Woakes and Bairstow grind India into the Lord's dirt as England dominate

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Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan.

As far as the Lord's Test is concerned, India, who are trailing 0-1 in the five-match series, were bowled out for 107 on the second day with James Anderson picking up five wickets. All the bowlers, be it pacers or spinners, leaked runs to give England a healthy lead of 250.

Team India will look to bounce back strongly on Day 3 of the second Test against England at Lord's.

If the leaked team-sheet proves authentic, then Kohli and the team management have opted to field the same playing XI that had lost the first Test of the five-match series at Edgbaston last week.

Amazingly, the same thing happened with the fall of India's fifth wicket, Buttler again spurning a chance in the cordon off Woakes to spare Hardik Pandya before grasping the second edge the very next delivery. But Kuldeep rarely troubled Bairstow, who cover-drove him for four to complete a 76-ball fifty featuring seven boundaries.

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England's Jos Buttler celebrates taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli. "I don't think it's just the Indian batsmen who would have struggled".

Earlier, India chose to play with two spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav, whereas Cheteshwar Pujara had a horrific return to Test cricket.

With Woakes, the first of England's three bowling all-rounders, at the crease alongside Bairstow, India could sense an opportunity to expose the tail.

What's done is done, though, and India will look for a disciplined bowling performance to get back into the game.

Woakes joined Bairstow and, while Shami and Sharma were getting the ball to reverse swing and there was some uneven bounce, the England pair negotiated their way through the tricky spells before beginning to accelerate and bringing up their 100 partnership in the first over of the evening session.

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