India suffer horror five minutes at Lord’s with ridiculous run-out squeezed between two rain delays during Second Test

INDIA were up against it early in the second Test against England at Lord's after a mad few minutes on day two reduced them to 15-3.

After losing the toss, Joe Root and Co had the early advantage as they opted to bowl in swing-friendly conditions.

 Lord's looked like a lake on Friday with rain causing havoc on day two

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Lord's looked like a lake on Friday with rain causing havoc on day two
 Spectators were frustrated by the weather on Friday

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Spectators were frustrated by the weather on Friday

Superstar swinger James Anderson took full advantage too, taking two quick wickets to leave India 11-2 as rain interrupted play.

Hours later, when the rain had subsided, India were left in more trouble after a bonkers five minutes.

Having come back onto the Lord's turf, the players were hauled ALMOST off due to more rain, only to be turned around and told to continue playing as they headed to the pavilion.

Moments later, Che Pujara charged for a quick single with a motionless Virat Kohli staring at his partner allowing Ollie Pope to simply saunter over to the stumps to whip off the bails on his debut.

 India suffered a horror run out in a breathless five minutes at Lord's

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India suffered a horror run out in a breathless five minutes at Lord's
 England giggled as they took the easiest wicket between rain breaks

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England giggled as they took the easiest wicket between rain breaks

Of India's last seven run-outs, Pujara has now been involved in a ridiculous seven.

Seconds after the comedy run-out, the players were sent back to the pavilion.

Just two balls – including the embarrassing India wicket – were bowled between rain breaks.

It was a slither of action in a severely weather-affected Test – with the entire first day written off thanks to the Great British summer.

For once, it will be England cursing their bad luck as they've already got a firm grasp of the Second Test – after winning the First in a thriller at Edgbaston.

 Ollie Pope whipped the bails off as Che Pujara lost his wicket

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Ollie Pope whipped the bails off as Che Pujara lost his wicket

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Despite bowling fewer than nine overs, England have taken three top-order wickets, with even Kohli struggling to battle through the horror conditions.

The Indian star was the tourists' only real source of runs in the Birmingham Test.

But should conditions stay the way they are, he's unlikely to add many more to his impressive start to the England tour.

 Bad weather had the players on and off over and over again on Friday

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Bad weather had the players on and off over and over again on Friday

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INDIA were up against it early in the second Test against England at Lord's after a mad few minutes on day two reduced them to 15-3.