India vs England: Visitors reduced to 11/2 at lunch on rain-hit 2nd day at Lord's

After rain washed out the first day, England won the toss and chose to field

India vs England: Visitors reduced to 11/2 at lunch on rain-hit 2nd day at Lord's England's James Anderson celebrates with captain Joe Root after dismissing India's K.L. Rahul | Reuters

Jimmy Anderson once again exposed the frailties of a wobbly Indian top order as they were reduced to 11 for two at lunch on a rain-hit second day of the second cricket Test.

The wily seamer removed openers Murali Vijay (0) and K.L. Rahul (8) in a space of 15 balls as play was stopped after 6.3 overs due to the heavens opening up.

After rain washed out the opening day without a ball being bowled, England skipper Joe Root today won the toss and elected to field against India.

The visitors once again made a horrendous start under heavy cloud cover even as the match started on time on the second morning, after the entire first day was washed out due to inclement weather.

At stoppage, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting with both having opened their accounts with a single each.

Vijay looked to do well, but played an uncharacteristic flick shot to a late outswinger from Anderson and was bowled for a five-ball duck.

Rahul started well against Stuart Broad and managed to get two boundaries as well. Against Anderson, it was a sterner challenge, as he nicked one in the seventh over and was caught behind.

The hosts made two changes from the first Test, bringing in Chris Woakes for Ben Stokes and handing 20-year-old Ollie Pope his maiden cap replacing an out of form Dawid Malan.

India made two changes, and surprisingly, brought in an extra spinner. Kuldeep Yadav was picked ahead of Umesh Yadav, while Pujara made a comeback to the playing eleven with Shikhar Dhawan left out after a poor outing at Edgbaston.