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Rain may follow sunny start on day 2

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Jul 22, 2011 at 01:26pm IST

London: After a rain-curtailed first day of the Lord's Test between England and India on Thursday, a sunny Friday morning gave signs of a timely start to the second day's play; however, the forecast remains for intermittent showers later on.

Inclement weather allowed only 49.2 overs to be completed on Thursday and the sun is expected to continue to play hide and seek in overcast skies, leading to possibility of a rain-marred second day as well.

As per last reports, though, the weather was holding up to allow a timely start on day two but rain is expected to spoil progress of the match during the later part of the day.

Lord's: rain may follow sunny start on day 2

A bright and sunny Friday morning should allow a timely start to the second day's play.

At the end of play on day one, England had reached 127/2, mainly due to a not-out effort of 58 runs by Jonathan Trott after Zaheer Khan had snared England openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook.

However, Zaheer's further participation in the Test rests on the results of medical tests after he reportedly pulled up his hamstring and returned to the pavilion on Thursday.

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