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England vs. India, 4th Test: Day 2 Highlights, Scorecard, Report

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Joe Root of England bats during day two of 4th Investec Test match between England and India at Old Trafford on August 8, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorAugust 8, 2014

England established an 85-run first innings lead on a rain-affected Day 2 of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford.

The hosts were 237-6 at stumps in Manchester, replying to India's 152, with no play possible after 2:15 p.m. as a torrential downpour left the outfield unfit for play.

England 1st Innings: 237 for 6 (71 overs)
Cookc Singhb Aaron175842
Robsonb B Kumar63724
Ballancelbwb Aaron3711687
Bellc Dhonib B Kumar5814282
Jordanc Aaronb B Kumar133322
Rootnot out4812094
Moeenb Aaron134127
Buttlernot out226553
Extras5nb 4w 5b 9lb23
B Kumar186473

England resumed on 113-3, and lost nightwatchman Chris Jordan for 13 in the seventh over of the morning as he was caught at mid-wicket, pulling Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Just two overs later, Ian Bell went for 58, a routine outside edge to keeper MS Dhoni earning Kumar a third wicket.

Bell's wagon-wheel... featuring that sublime straight six. #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/09cEFzfsTW

— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 8, 2014

The hosts were six down at lunch as Moeen Ali was bowled through the gate for 13 by a Varun Aaron in-swinger, the seamer also picking up his third wicket of the innings.

Just nine overs were possible after lunch before the heavens opened with Joe Root moving to 48 and Jos Buttler unbeaten on 22.

#EngvsInd Chances of resumption of play on Day 2 at Old Trafford are not looking too bright http://t.co/zqlKs3eVzS pic.twitter.com/lGuItGMRFw

CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) August 8, 2014

Despite sunshine for most of the afternoon, play was finally called off after a 5:40 p.m. inspection with the drainage on the ground not proving effective.

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