Revealed: Why India And England Are Wearing Red Caps On Day 2 Of The Lord's Test
Joe Root and Virat Kohli lead their teams. (Photo: Twitter)

In a wonderful and heartwarming gesture, England and Indian players have decided to don red caps to show their solidarity and support to the Ruth Strauss Cancer Foundation.

Virat Kohli, Joe Root, India, England
Virat Kohli, Joe Root. (Photo: Twitter)

Former England skipper Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth tragically passed away in 2018 following her long battle with lung cancer.

Following her demise, Andrew Strauss reached out to former Aussie cricketer Glenn McGrath, who lost his first wife due to breast cancer.

Consequently, Strauss proceeded to set-up the Ruth Strauss Cancer Foundation which aims to “aid families facing the death of a parent and drives the need for more research into non-smoking lung cancer.”

The second day of the ongoing Lord’s Test is being celebrated as ‘Red for Ruth’ day with the home side as well as commentators and crowd using red colour in their clothing.

Meanwhile, England bowlers-led by the ever-so relentless James Anderson (5/62) fought back brilliantly on the second day to ensure that India got bowled out for 364.

India, Andrew Strauss, James Anderson
James Anderson (Image Credit: Twitter)

India lost both their overnight batters- KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane- within a space of first 7 balls on the second morning but a 49-run-stand between Rishabh Pant (37 off 158) and Ravindra Jadeja (40 off 120) ensured that India did not get rolled over inside the first session.

Pant, however, got out just before the Lunch break and he was soon followed by Mohammed Shami.

Ishant Sharma hung around for a while with Jadeja before Anderson came back to dismiss him and Jasprit Bumrah in quick succession.

With only Mohammed Siraj left, Jadeja finally decided to play some shots and he ended up skying an attempted pull which was easily gobbled by Anderson at mid-on.

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