India vs England 2nd Test Lord’s: English legspinner Adil Rashid bagged an unwanted record and became only the 14th international Test cricketer to achieve the feat during the 2nd Test at Lord’ where hosts beat India by an innings an 159 runs. Rashid becomes the 13th player to win a Test without facing a ball, bowling a ball, taking a catch affecting a stumping.
Rashid was picked after a lot of dilly dally as he had retired from Test cricket to extend his ODI career. He was roped into the Test squad on the basis of his phenomenal limited overs record.
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Meanwhile, Chris Woakes was the Man of the Match for his back-to-the-wall century and four wickets on his comeback game.
The 3rd Test starts in five days time at Trent Bridge where India will look for inspiration to bounce back and keep the five-Test series alive. For England, it would be about sealing the series with the win against the ICC No 1 ranked Test side.
On the other hand, it would be interesting to see if England persist with Adil Rashid or make a change.