A verb is a ‘doing word’. It expresses the carrying out of action.
This is so because five hours is considered as one chunk.
Now: who has been put in to bat first? A huge total of India? Common sense tells us it must be India. But sentence 1, as it stands, appears otherwise. So, sentence 2 is correct.
The sentence 1, as it stands, gives us the impression that being a rainy day qualifies ‘I’. This is simply not true. I am not a rainy day. So, sentence 2 is correct.
The following examples exemplify the common mistakes committed.