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Coming to the match: England v India Test

Alastair Cook took his first Test wicket at Trent Bridge
Alastair Cook took his first Test wicket at Trent Bridge

England and India meet at Lord's for the second Investec Test match, with the series locked at 0-0 after a high-scoring draw at Trent Bridge.

Centuries from Murali Vijay and Joe Root left bowlers from both sides frustrated on a pitch that offered little for the ball, and both sides will be hoping to strike an important blow at the Home of Cricket.

Alastair Cook's England are looking for their first Test win since last August, having now gone nine matches without victory, while MS Dhoni's India are hoping for their first Test win at Lord's since 1986.

Visitor information:


11:00am each day


Lunch interval will be at 1:00-1:40pm, Tea will be at 3:40-4:00pm.

Scheduled close:

6:00pm or after 90 overs have been bowled (whichever is the later) - play shall not continue beyond 6:30pm


Extremely warm weather is expected for the Test, and visitors are advised to prepare accordingly.

Prospects of play:

Please visit our Prospects of Play page for more information.


Any remaining tickets will be on sale from the Ticket Sales Point at the North Gate from 9:00am each morning.

Information about any Late Gate tickets - for entry after the Tea interval - will be announced at 2:30pm each day.

Day four: There is NO Late Gate today.

Internet sales (at for Day Five of the match will cease at 8:00pm on Saturday 19 July - they will be available on the gate on the day.

Ground opening times:

Gates open at 9:00am each day for MCC Members, and 9:15am for all other ticket-holders.

The gates will be particularly busy from 10:00am so please arrive in plenty of time to get into the Ground. Please go to the gate which is advertised on the right hand side of your ticket.

Admission with alcohol:

Each spectator is permitted to bring 2 pints of beer or 75cl of wine into the Ground on entry. Amounts of alcohol in excess of this will be confiscated.

Food & drink:

The Lord's Food Village will be open throughout the match, with the extended facility offering spectators the choice of delicious food during each day.

In addition, public bars around the Ground (including the new Bicentenary Bar located under the Mound Stand) are open from 11:00am until the close of play, and offer a selection of food and drink.

Find out more about the Food Village


 St John’s Wood is the closest tube station (approximately 5 minutes walk), and Warwick Avenue, Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street are all within 15 minutes’ walk. A good service is due on London Underground lines, though it is worth checking on the TfL website on the day.

Find out How to get to Lord's


Free Wifi is available around the ground via The Cloud. To sign up, connect to the service through your device and follow the instructions to register.

Look out for:

There is plenty of entertainment on offer away from the action on each day of the match. At the Harris Garden, the John Barnes Outswingers band will be entertaining the crowd as they enter the ground, with a wide variety of entertainment available on the outfield during the lunch interval each day.

On Days One and Four, young cricketers will demonstrate their abilities with Kwik Cricket on the Lord's turf. Day Two sees a touch of Bollywood at the Home of Cricket with a Dance Masterclass from Karan, and the Band of the Royal Engineers will play during the third day.

In addition, guitarist Milan Ackerman will perform outside the Food Village during the fourth day of the game.

Shopping & book signings:

For those wanting to take home of souvenir from their day at Lord's, branches of the Lord's Shop can be found by the East Gate, adjacent to the Nursery Ground and next to the Grace Gate.

There will be book signings taking place during the lunch intervals of the first four days just outside the Main Shop behind the Mound Stand. Former Australian captain Steve Waugh will be signing his book 'The Meaning of Luck' on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 July, with TMS commentator Henry Blofeld signing 'Squeezing the Orange' on Saturday 19. Former England captain Andrew Strauss will be signing copies of 'Lord's: A Celebration in Pictures' on Sunday 20 July.

Text message incident system:

Lord's has launched a text message incident reporting system for spectators at major matches. Spectators can now instantly and discreetly report incidents by texting 'Lords' to 020 3322 4252.

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