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Ind Vs Eng 2nd Test: Incessant Rains Call Off Day 1 Play At Lords

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| August 10 , 2018 , 12:09 IST

Incessant rain washed out the first-day play of the second Test between England and India at Lord's, London on Thursday. It was a frustrating day for both the teams and as well as for the fans who came to watch a good battle between India and England.

The match officials called off the day’s play at 4.50 pm local time without a single ball being bowled. The ground staff and match officials tried hard to start off the proceedings by scheduling break ahead for a span time of 30 minutes.

Even after the lunch, there was no relief from the rain and it went on throughout the afternoon. Finally, 45 minutes after the tea break, the umpires inspected conditions twice before declaring no play was possible.

It’s for the first time a full day's play has been lost at Lord's since the opening day of the first Test against Pakistan in 2001.

After the 1st day abandoned play, the remaining four days will see 96 overs each to cover up for the lost time.

Neither team had named their final XI, although batsman Ollie Pope is all set to make his debut for the English team.

Pope will become the fourth player under 21 to play for England this year, after Mason Crane, Dom Bess and Sam Curran.

The forecast department has predicted more rain for the weekend and the fans can witness some routine rain breaks.

A few players, including Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings, did make their way to the indoor nets to pass time.

England team lead the 5-match series with 1-0 after a 31 runs win over the Men in Blue in 1st Test at Edgbaston.