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The day began on a happy note for young Ollie Pope who is making his Test debut at Lord’s against India, when he was presented the England Test cap by former England cricketer Alec Stewart. He is the 687th player to represent England in Test matches since they started playing Test cricket way back in 1877. (Getty Images)

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It was not such a happy start for India opener Murali Vijay though who got a peach of a delivery from ‘King of Swing’ James Anderson, one which pitched on middle and straightened, and Vijay got castled trying to play it across to the leg side. Vain attempt in the end. India were already 0/1 in 0.5 overs. (Getty Images)

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It was not long before Anderson struck again as he had the other opener KL Rahul caught behind in the seventh over with his relentless length in the corridor of uncertainty. Rahul strided forward to play at it and edged it to Johnny Bairstow’s glove for him to catch it comfortably. India were 10/2 in 6.1 overs. (Getty Images)

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The debutant Pope had his moment quite early in the match literally gifted to him by the terrible mix up between the Indian pair of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara who were not at all in sync with each other while judging a single. Pujara tapped it on the off-side and immediately set off for a run while Kohli started out and went back in the middle to leave Pujara way out of the crease. Pope just had to do the formality of clipping the bails, which he promptly did and India were 15/3 in the 9th over.  (Getty Images)

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Fortunately, the London skies turned a deep shade of grey for the Indians to breathe easy and the players had to run for cover in the safe haven of the pavilion as it started pouring cats and dogs with India at 15/3. (Getty Images)

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The spectators were disappointed and it looked gloomy as the match did not resume for close to three and a half hours due to persistent rains. (Getty Images)

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It did turn sunny in the evening and play finally resumed. Kohli & Rahane added 34 runs in roundabout 12 overs, scratchily though. It was then that Chris Woakes came in and bowled a magnificent spell to clip out Kohli caught at slip by Jos Buttler as he tried to close the face of the bat to a ball moving away from him. India were 49/4 and trouble was now for real. (Getty Images)

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Woakes spelt further damage and got Hardik Pandya out caught at slip with another one in the corridor of uncertainty. And how uncertain have Indian batsmen proved to be? India were 61/5. (Getty Images)

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Dinesh Karthik had no answer to this big booming in-swinger from Sam Curran and had his off-stump rooted out with India at 62/6 and it didn’t look like India would add much more to their tally despite the shaky Rahane being there on the crease. (Getty Images)

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The day finally belonged to Anderson as he took 5/20 in 13.2 overs and reached the mark of 99 wickets in Tests at Lord’s, just one shy of a historic landmark. He came back into the attack and got Rahane and three of the other lower order batsmen out in a matter of a few overs. (Getty Images)

Only Ravichandran Ashwin managed to show some resistance against the English attack and top-scored with 29 runs. India finally got bowled out for 107 in 35.2 overs.

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