Bairstow and Woakes put England on top against India in second Test

Bairstow and Woakes put England on top against India in second Test

Both Kohli and Rahane survived the early jitters from the English pacers to start the rebuilding work with a 34-run fourth wicket stand before the in-form India captain fell to Chris Woakes.

England won the first Test by 31 runs.

But it was new-ball partner Mohammed Shami who made the breakthrough when Keaton Jennings (11) was lbw playing across the line.

Virat Kohli was trapped in an almighty mix-up as the Indian captain's blunder led to Cheteshwar Pujara being run out as India were skittled for 107 by England on day two of the second test at Lord's on Friday (Saturday NZ time).

Presumably wondering whether the ball would have missed leg-stump, Jennings reviewed the decision, only for DRS to show the ball clattering into middle.

As expected England gave a test debut to 20-year-old Surrey batsman Pope, who has only 15 first-class matches under his belt but takes the place of the dropped Dawid Malan. He was unfortunate to be dismissed by Hardik Pandya on 28 but looked a promising talent while he was batting.

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Bairstow received sound support from the correct Woakes, selected after fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes was omitted because of clash with his ongoing trial for affray.

Having scored 141 runs in the afternoon session to take the lead past 100, England continued to dominant after tea, with Bairstow reaching his half-century and Woakes following suit shortly after. The forecast of further rain over the final two days of the match appears to offer India's best chance of avoiding defeat.

Finally, Kohli (23) who had battled hard for 70 minutes and 57 balls, forced into committing a mistake by Woakes.

What's done is done, though, and India will look for a disciplined bowling performance to get back into the game.

This was a day in three parts - all interspersed by showers - with the first dominated by Anderson, the second by a horrendous run-out of Cheteshwar Pujara and the third by Woakes and Anderson again.

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