England reduced India to 15-3 on day two of the second Test at Lord’s as the rain again intervened, taking the players off twice in 8.3 overs.
With day one a washout, England opted to bowl first on the second morning as play finally got underway and James Anderson made immediate inroads.
Anderson (2-6) bowled Murali Vijay for a duck with the fifth ball of the day, and had KL Rahul (8) edging behind, to two terrific deliveries that angled into the batsmen and nipped away.
Virat Kohli came to the crease under heavy rain, and had to face up to two deliveries – playing and missing at another beauty from Anderson first up – before play was first stopped after 6.3 overs.
Play resumed after lunch, enough for India to lose a third wicket somewhat controversially, Cheteshwar Pujara run out for one after a mix-up with Kohli. It came two balls after the umpires had began taking the players off the field, only to restart as the rain briefly relented.
The run out was the last act of the second mini-session of a frustrating second day as heavy rain returned.
England have recalled Chris Woakes to the Test team, replacing Ben Stokes, while India made two changes following their defeat at Edgbaston with Pujara and Kuldeep Yadav coming in for Shikhar Dhawan and Umesh Yadav.