England vs India Weather Forecast for Day 2, 2nd Test: London Weather on August 13
Rain is not expected to play a spoilsport on Day 2.
Indian openers stole the show on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test against England at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Stadium. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul continued their sensational run and put up an exhibition of high-class batting at the Mecca of Cricket. While the Hitman got for 83, Rahul reached the three-figure mark and is still going strong. Riding on their prowess, India finished Day 1 at 276/3.
Earlier in the day, English skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bowl first with the conditions being overcast. However, the decision has proved costly so far with Indian players making their bat talk. Both Rohit and Rahul were watchful at the start as James Anderson and Co failed to inflict any damage with the new ball. Notably, Rohit was the aggressor in their partnership as he did the bulk of the scoring.
He even looked all set to get his maiden Test hundred overseas. However, a sharp inswinger from James Anderson rattled his stumps and Rohit fell 17 runs short of the landmark. England seemed right back in the hunt when Anderson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara (9) as well. However, skipper Virat Kohli came out at number four and made sure India didn’t lose the command.
He joined forces with Rahul and the duo continued to torment England bowlers. In the process, Rahul also brought up his sixth Test century and first at the Mecca of Cricket. It has to be noted that this series marks the dashing opener’s comeback in Test cricket after two years and he grabbed the chances with both hands. Kohli also looked impressive during his stay at the crease. However, he fell prey to Ollie Robinson for 42 at the brink of the day’s play.
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane joined Rahul in the middle and the duo made sure India didn’t lose any more wickets till stumps. Meanwhile, Day 2 has a lot in prospect as the visitors would like to post a massive first-innings total. At the same time, England would aim to forge a comeback by minimizing the damage.
Meanwhile, here is a look at how the weather is expected to play on Day 2 of England vs India 2nd Test:
Rain and Test matches in England are two parts of the same coin. In fact, the opening Test resulted in a draw only because of the opening of heaven gates. The ongoing Test game also didn’t start on a fruitful note with rain delaying the day’s play. The fortunate part is 90 overs of play happened with rain not coming in the picture later in the day.
As per accuweather.com, Day 2 of the Lord’s Test also won’t be affected by rain. The humidity level will be on the lower side with chances of rain being minimal. In fact, it will be sunny in London which is a good piece of news for batters. Hence, fans must brace themselves to witness some exciting action in the purest format.