England vs India Weather Forecast for Day 5, 2nd Test: London Weather on August 16
Rain hasn’t played much part in the ongoing Lord’s Test.
Updated - Aug 16, 2021 1:15 pm
Fans have witnessed some quality Test cricket in the ongoing second clash between England and India at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium. The game is somewhat hanging in balance after the end of Day 4 and it would be interesting to see how the final day pans out. Meanwhile, at stumps on the penultimate day, Team India was 181/6 in their second innings, having a lead of 154 runs.
Considering the current scoreline, one can say that the Three Lions are slightly ahead in the contest. However, Virat Kohli’s men still have all the chances of emerging victorious. Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma will resume proceedings for the visitors on the final day and the duo has a job in hand. The major focus will undoubtedly be on Pant as his performance could well decide the fate of the contest.
Speaking of the happenings of Day 4, India, conceding a first-innings lead of 27 runs, come out to bat in their second innings. They didn’t get a fruitful start with in-form openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul getting out cheaply. Skipper Virat Kohli also couldn’t do much as the visitors were tottering at 55/3. However, Cheteshwar Pujara joined forces with Ajinkya Rahane and the duo rebuilt the Indian innings.
Notably, both these veterans were short of runs lately. However, they gained form at the very right time as India got out of the danger zone. The duo added 100 runs for the fourth wicket to keep their side in the hunt. However, England bounced back yet again by taking three quick wickets at the brink of day’s play. Meanwhile, Day 5 has a lot in prospect and both teams would be raring to emerge victoriously.
Meanwhile, here is a look at how the weather is expected to play on Day 5 of England vs India 2nd Test:
Seldom, you’ll see a Test match in England not getting affected by rain. This clash falls in that rare category. Barring a short delay on the first day, the weather hasn’t intervened in this contest. Fortunately, the conditions will remain cricket-friendly on the final day. As per accuweather.com, it will be partly sunny in London on August 16. Although there will be some clouds, the chances of rain are minimal.