England seamers take two wickets before lunch

England's James Anderson leaping into the air after bowling the Australian captain Michael Clarke for 10 runs on the second day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match against Australia in Melbourne on December 27, 2013
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England take two wickets on the first morning of the second Test match against India at Lord's.

England's pace attack have taken two wickets on the first morning of the second Test against India at Lord's, with the visitors managing 73-2 in the opening session.

Alastair Cook chose to bowl on a pitch that looked suited to seamers, and he was rewarded in the third over as Shikhar Dhawan edged to Gary Ballance in the slips for just seven runs off the bowling of Jimmy Anderson.

After the early breakthrough, India managed to slow down the pace of the match and were looking likely to get through the rest of the session without further loss at a run-rate of 2.7 an over.

However, Liam Plunkett continued with his short of a length deliveries and got the wicket that his patience deserved as Murali Vijay also edged to Ballance.

India will resume the second session with Cheteshwar Pujara (11) and Virat Kohli (20) at the crease.

Englands Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lankas Kumar Sangakkara for 147 runs with Englands James Anderson during the third day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket ground in London on June 14, 201
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