India started off strongly before losing quick wickets as rain forced abandonment of play after just 33.4 overs of action on Day 2 of the first Test match at Nottingham on Thursday. India were 125/4, with KL Rahul (57*) and Rishabh Pant (7*) unbeaten at the crease, when persistent showers interrupted the proceedings.

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave India a strong start and did all the hard work to build a 97-run partnership in the first session. However, just at the stroke of lunch, Rohit (36) ended up playing a hook shot off Ollie Robinson only to be caught by Sam Curran at the backward square leg.

Cheteshwar Pujara didn't last long either as he edged one off James Anderson soon after lunch break. Virat Kohli returned for a golden duck the very next ball, while playing a fuller length delivery that forced him to come out in defence.

KL Rahul on the other end was rock solid, reaching his 12th Test fifty. He, however, was part of a mix-up that saw Ajinkya Rahane falling short of his crease as Jonny Bairstow's precise throw hit the stumps.

India will begin Day 3 with the sole aim to consolidate the partnership between Rahul and Pant and give themselves a healthy lead over England in the first innings. India still trail the hosts by 58 runs.