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AFTERNOON SESSION - England 230-5 (India 107): India needed a quick start after the lunch break in a bid to prevent England's first-inning lead from being too large.

When Woakes came to the crease England were, if not in trouble - India's capitulation on Friday for 107 meant that was already off the table - at the least undergoing the latest performance from a top order that refuses to be anything other than shaky.

Kohli, in particular, seemed reluctant to face Anderson, a bowler who dismissed him four times during India's last tour of England in 2014.

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As expected England gave a test debut to 20-year-old Surrey batsman Pope, who has competed in only 15 first-class matches but takes the place of the dropped Dawid Malan.

Woakes joined Bairstow and, while Shami and Sharma were getting the ball to reverse swing and there was some uneven bounce, the England pair negotiated their way through the tricky spells before beginning to accelerate and bringing up their 100 partnership in the first over of the evening session.

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India, who lost the first Test at Edgbaston by 31 runs, face a huge task to save the match but could have weather on their side with rain predicted to hit London on Sunday.

No player has more wickets there at a lower average.

Yorkshire star Bairstow also looked set for triple figures but, just six short of his sixth Test hundred, nicked behind off the bowling of Pandya as India finally found a breakthrough.

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. He got off the mark with a four and looked composed throughout out his innings of 28 before he was LBW to Hardik Pandya (one for 16).

Certainly, not a good time to be Indian cricket team's captain!

By contrast, England´s innings commenced under sunny blue skies that promised to make life easier for the batsmen.

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