Bairstow and Woakes put England in strong position

More rain expected at Lord's

He departs for a well-made 93.

The opening day was washed out following persistent rain.

They will, however, make at least two changes to their side.

England captain Joe Root made a decision to field when he won the toss, a combination of cloudy skies and a green-tinged pitch were ideal for Anderson.

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James Anderson took five wickets in ideal swing bowling conditions after rain prevented play on Thursday (Friday NZ time) and more showers allowed only 8.3 overs before the first prolonged passage of play began shortly after 5pm local time. Murali Vijay was the first victim, his magnificent mullet no match for a full Anderson outswinger that he tried to work through midwicket while it was busy rearranging his stumps.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (29) then joined Rahane in the middle to add 22 runs for the seventh wicket before the old warhorse James Anderson came back to add more misery to the visitors with the dismissal of the Mumbai batsman.

Batsman Pujara was brought in for Shikhar Dhawan.

Edging through to Jonny Bairstow, Rahul became yet another victim of Anderson's relentless length.

England captain Joe Root and India captain Virat Kohli.

The actions of Guyana pacer Tanvir attracted a lot of criticism on social media and the left-arm seamer is expected to face strict action.

Early morning overcast skies in north London eventually gave way to gentle but persistent rain which was sufficient to ensure the pitch and square remained fully covered.

Pope, Bairstow (wk), Buttler, Woakes, Curran, Rashid, Broad, Anderson. Kohli might have survived going mano-a-mano with Anderson, but in these conditions Woakes proved no less worthy an adversary.

First, though, it was Jos Buttler who decided offence was his best option, hitting four boundaries as England surpassed India's first-innings total and took the lead. While Lord's has proved a happy hunting ground for Woakes - his 16 Test wickets in two and a half Tests coming at an average of just 9.93 - no bowler has had as much success here as Anderson.

Anderson, who has 544 Test wickets, will have his eyes on equaling Ian Botham's record of 27 five-wicket hauls in the longest format.

"When we bowl like that we would bowl most teams out in the world, we were that good".

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