India’s batsmen struggled against the England seamers on day two

On a stop-start second day thanks to frequent weather interruptions at Lord’s, India crashed to 107 all out after they were asked to bat first.

Forecasting the weather in Britain, they say, is fairly simple: predict sunshine and showers and you can never be wrong. There was a bit of one and a lot of the other at Lord’s on Friday.

 

There was also no shortage of action. James Anderson — hard to face on flat tracks but a nightmare in amiable conditions — took five for 20.

First the rain was a nuisance, coming and going, making for the kind of stop-start cricket that can never do batting sides any good. India lost the toss and duly suffered, slipping to 15 for three, with just over eight overs bowled by tea-time.

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