Woakes and Bairstow grind India into the Lord's dirt as England dominate

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England bowled India all out for 107 in its first innings on a rain-interrupted second day. That meant England were on 137 for five, already 22 runs ahead of India's first-innings total of 107. He was fortunate to enter the fray with the ball no longer swinging as it had throughout the match and India's bowling attack - undoubtedly rueing the decision to pick two spinners - either tiring or ineffective.

Chris Woakes continued a superb return to England duty with a maiden Test century against India at Lord´s on Saturday as the home side took a firm grip on the match.

The all-rounder's unbeaten 120, coupled with 93 from Jonny Bairstow, took the hosts to 357-6, a lead of 250.

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While on the first day, the team was treated to dishes like chicken lasagna, paneer tikka curry and apple pie with custard, among many others, the second day saw them being served with banana and date sticky toffee pudding, chicken carbonara, prawns in marie rose sauce and much more.

In the first match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, he scored 149 runs in the first innings followed by a gutsy knock of 51 runs. Indeed no batsman had made more than 29 and the overall batting average in the game stood at 14.93 - the lowest for a Test in England since 1958.

England were then forced to wait more than three hours before getting a third crack at India at 5.10pm.

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Five balls later Jennings´s fellow left-handed opener Alastair Cook (21) was out as well, caught behind off a superb Sharma delivery from around the wicket that squared him up and seamed away before finding the outside edge.

Towards the end, tailender Mohammed Shami struck a few lusty blows to guide India to the three-figure mark before fellow quick Ishant Sharma (0) was trapped by Anderson.

That brought in new cap Ollie Pope. The veteran Indian spinner, who is a close friend and former teammate of Arjun's father Sachin Tendulkar, took to Twitter and posted a picture with the budding cricketer. The Indian batsmen have themselves to blame as much as the top-class bowling from the English fast-bowlers led by James Anderson. Root LBW to Shami for a less than fluent 28.

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That easy wicket for England left India at 3/15.

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