History made at Lord's as rain prevents play on day one

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The first day of the Lord's Test was a washout, and it gives me precisely 0.00 per cent pleasure to tell you today's forecast isn't much better.

England will take on India in the second Test at Lord's tomorrow.

Cheteshwar Pujara returned, with opener Shikhar Dhawan dropped and KL Rahul promoted to partner Murali Vijay.

Final delivery: Writer and broadcaster John Arlott (1914-1991) ends his final spell of commentary during the 1980 Centenary Test between England and Australia.

Dirty business: Mike Atherton was the first cricketer to be caught tampering with the ball when he rubbed dirt on it during a Test match against South Africa at Lord's in 1994. Their last defeat came against Pakistan back in May this year when Joe Root's men were beaten by nine wickets.

Everton seal sensational Bernard, Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes triple swoop
The La Liga champions confirmed Mina's move for a fee of around £27 million, saying they had an option to buy him back. The English club will pay FC Barcelona 30.25 million euros plus 1.5 million euros in variables.

Despite the issues with the batting order, Kohli remains upbeat about his team's chances of levelling the series when the match gets under way on Thursday.

Officials later confirmed they would look to conduct the toss at 10:30am on Friday, with a view to an 11:00am start and that 98 overs, rather than the standard 90, would be scheduled for the second day in a bid to make-up lost playing time.

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

Four years on, current captain Virat Kohli has an opportunity to achieve the same feat as Dhoni did as India take on England in the all-important second Test.

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