Rahane stands tall as India collapse against in Lords test

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 22:45 hrs

Mumbai batsmen Ajinkya Rahane on Thursday stood tall against England pace attack with a fighting half century, as India lost seven wickets for 185 runs on the first day of the second test between the two sides being played at Lords.

At the time of filing of this report, Rahane was batting on 55 run and giving him company was Bhuv Kumar on 14 runs.

The runs come in 72 overs.

Fast bowler James Anderson scalped three wickets for 26. Stuart Broad, Liam Plunkett, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali claimed one wicket each.

Earlier, England won the toss and decided to bowl first on a pitch with a decent covering of grass.

With the first Test ending in a draw, both sides are fighting for an advantage in the five-match Test series.

Before the toss, England captain Alastair Cook said that the pitch is certainly a very green in colour, and added that he did not feel there would be much sideways movement.

Cook's opposite number Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he had thought of having a bowl first, but the toss willed otherwise.

Dhoni said there wass an even spread of grass which makes the wicket look good. (ANI)

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