Cricket is one of the best and most loved sport in the world. One of the biggest reason for this being the three main formats that are ODI, T20 and Test Cricket. While ODI and T20 have become normal and less thrilling except for the world cup, Test match has always been thrilling and often test the real skills of players.
The recent test match between India and England was one such thrilling match. The play of the second test between the teams is delayed due to rain.
Due to the continuous rainfall since morning at Lord's, the entire first day of the second Test match between India and England washed out, that too without the toss, on Thursday.
The last time a complete day's play was washed out at Lord's in a Test match between England and Pakistan in May 2001. Incidentally, it was also the opening day of the Test match.
The players did not even step out for warm-ups due to the rain, lashing the city of London since last night. A few players, including Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings, did make their way to the indoor nets to pass time.
When the tea break came over, there was some weather clearance in the distance and the rain did slow down. The umpires came out and had a chat with the ground staff as well and declared that no play was possible today.
The remaining four days of the test will see 96 overs each to make up for the lost time. However, there is more rain forecast for this weekend and as such this match could see routine rain breaks.
England is leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Birmingham by 31 runs.
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