In the second test, the Indian cricket team was shredded to ribbons by hosts England won by an innings and 159 runs in under four days to take a handsome 2-0 lead in the five-Test series. Chris Woakes won the Man of the Match for his double of a century and four wickets in the game. The fact that the Warwickshire cricketer was coming back to cricket after an injury made it even more special as James Anderson picked up his 100th wicket at Lord’s, becoming the only cricketer to do so. Anderson picked nine wickets in the match and was the wrecker-in-chief for the hosts. Also Read - Anushka Sharma Shares Funny Video of Virat Kohli, Captions it as, ''Measured Eating''
The Indian cricket team was left shattered as England crush India by an innings and 159 runs at Lord’s. Indian batsmen failed to learn from their mistakes and were all vulnerable against the moving ball as the second innings folded up for 130 in 47 overs. Also Read - Virat Kohli is Being Dragged Into Absurd Allegations: Cornerstone CEO on Conflict of Interest Claims
Another batting collapse saw India suffer one of their biggest defeats in recent times. Although the first day of play being completely washed out, the match was completed on the fourth day, with England emerging victorious. Also Read - Selection is Where India Have Gone Wrong in ICC Tournaments: Nasser Hussain
Apart from Ashwin, whose scores of 29, 33 were the highest scores from both innings of the visiting team. Ashwin’s (29 & 33*) is the first Indian batsman to top score in each innings of a Test batting at #8 or below in both innings. Sixth to do so overall after Tup Scott, Lee Germon, Guy Whittall, Peter Siddle & Graeme Cremer.
Murali Vijay had a disastrous Lord’s Test as he bagged a pair. None of the Indian batsmen showed the temperament to counter the trying conditions and hence one has to accept that the hosts batted when the conditions were best for batting, but that does not take anything away from the win as Virat Kohli said at the post-match ceremony. This was also the first occasion that the Indian Test Cricket side lost by an innings under the leadership of Virat Kohli in his 37 appearances as captain.
India was bundled out for 107 in the first innings after Day 1 was washed off and then managed to put on merely 130 runs. Indian famed batting line-up managed to bat all of 73 overs in the entire test and that was the biggest problem.
India now goes to Trent Bridge for the 3rd Test, which would be a Test to keep the series alive for the No 1 team in the world.
Ahead of the third test, the Indian pacers are sweating it out to take on England’s formidable batting line-up WATCH-
The third test is a must-win for India to get back in the series as England currently holds a comfortable 2-0 lead.