2nd Test: Ton-up Woakes more than just Stokes stand

Virat Kohli was involved in an almighty mix-up that led to Cheteshwar Pujara being run out as India were skittled for 107.

Anderson, who has 544 Test wickets, will have his eyes on equaling Ian Botham's record of 27 five-wicket hauls in the longest format.

Both teams had made changes from the first Test with India making two changes from Edgbaston and opting for a twin spin bowling attack.

Virat Kohli's mistake led to Cheteshwar Pujara being run out.

After the entire first day was lost to rain, further wet conditions forced a delayed start with England captain Joe Root eventually winning the toss and putting India in to bat.

While the cloud cover that had aided England's bowlers on day two was absent on a bright morning in St John's Wood, there was still ample movement for the Indian seamers during the morning session.

In a day deeply affected by the weather, England cashed in on conditions and put India's batsmen to the sword.

On Friday, during the rain-affected day two of the second Test, Arjun, who is now in London for a training session with MCC Young Cricketers, helped out the grand staff at Lord's.

After a delay of more than two hours, the players returned for 12 balls, during which Kohli and Pujara groped around trying to find the ball as Anderson and Stuart Broad terrorised them under leaden skies.

After rain meant there was no play on Thursday, Anderson struck with the fifth ball of the match when Murali Vijay, aiming legside, was undone by late outswing and bowled for a duck.

That brought 20-year-old debutant Ollie Pope to the crease and he acquitted himself well, getting off the mark with a boundary whipped behind square and swiftly reaching 28 before Hardik Pandya skidded one though to trap him in front.

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav was brought in for seamer Umesh Yadav, joining Ashwin in the slow bowling department.

As expected England gave a Test debut to 20-year-old Surrey batsman Pope, who has competed in only 15 first-class matches but takes the place of the dropped Dawid Malan.

Vanessa Coleman

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