History made at Lord's as rain prevents play on day one

Root hugs Rashid after the spinner whose selection split opinion dismissed Sharma

Root hugs Rashid after the spinner whose selection split opinion dismissed Sharma

Day 1 of India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's was washed out because of rain, but according to reports, India's playing XI has been leaked even before the toss happened. Some real good Test Cricket.

The bell-ringers for the subsequent days of the Test match will be announced via the Lord's website each day.

The match had been due to start at 11:00am local time (1000 GMT) but with rain still falling and the skies above Lord's increasingly dark, the umpires called it a day at 4:50pm (1550 GMT).

After the best Test match in England for years, despite the rush to castigation on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, the weather may ensure that we are in for another adrenaline-fuelled nipper.

New U.S. sanctions against Iran take effect
Speaking in a television interview, he also demanded compensation for decades of American "intervention" in the Islamic Republic. Iran's currency has lost around half its value since Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the nuclear pact.

Twenty-year-old batsman Ollie Pope is expected to be given his England debut at number four after replacing Dawid Malan in the squad. The first Test was a thriller which ended as a nightmare for Kohli's team as Joe Root's men were too strong for India as they completed a 31-run win.

Pope will become the fourth player under 21 to represent England in Test cricket this year, following Mason Crane, Dominic Bess and Sam Curran.

However, they will have to do it without Edgbaston match-winner Ben Stokes, whose trial for affray is ongoing at Bristol Crown Court. Moeen Ali could get a chance in Stokes's absence.

England selected seamer Chris Woakes ahead of second spinner Moeen Ali for the delayed start of the second Test against India, and made a decision to bowl first.

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