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The all-rounder shared a sixth-wicket stand of 189 with Jonny Bairstow, who fell seven short of a hundred of his own, to help England to 357-6, a lead of 250, when bad light brought day three to a close. That meant England were on 137 for five, already 22 runs ahead of India's first-innings total of 107.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (29) top-scored for the visitors even as the English pacers used the overcast conditions well, with Anderson emerging the wrecker-in-chief to pick 5/20.

It was not certain that Woakes would play this Test. England decided on the second morning to select him over off-spinner Moeen Ali, with Ben Stokes on trial for affray.

Chris Woakes hit his maiden Test century as England hammered home their advantage over India in the second Test at Lord's.

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But England, so often susceptible to collapses, kicked on as Bairstow and Woakes began to look comfortable on a pitch offering far less assistance to the bowlers than on day two.

When the first day of the second Test match got washed out, there were a lot of apprehensions about the result as rain was predicted on the rest of the days of the match.

England's Jos Buttler celebrates taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli.

Chris Woakes gave Bairstow fine support as England stretched their lead.

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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.

Hosts England lost Keaton Jennings for 11 runs after a quick start, as Mohammed Shami provided the breakthrough for India.

Pope made a promising 28 before he was lbw to Pandya. Not a five-a-side team from some half-remembered dream but instead an elite foursome who on Saturday became a quintet - the only five men in cricket's long history to earn their place on all three Lord's honours boards.Five wickets in an innings? However, the other batsmen offered little to no resistance and James Anderson ended up with figures of 5/20. Just before lunch, however, India struck with the vital wicket of the skipper.

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

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