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England vs India - 2nd Test

Series: India tour of England, 2018
Venue: Lord's, London
Date: 09-13 August 2018

India 130/10 (47 Ovs) RR: 2.77 | England won by an innings and 159 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Murali Vijay c Bairstow & b James Andersonc Bairstow & b James Anderson0800
Lokesh Rahul lbw James Andersonlbw James Anderson101620
Cheteshwar Pujara bowled Broadbowled Broad178710
Ajinkya Rahane c Jennings & b Broadc Jennings & b Broad133320
Virat Kohli c Ollie Pope & b Broadc Ollie Pope & b Broad172920
Hardik Pandya lbw Chris Woakeslbw Chris Woakes264350
Dinesh Karthik lbw Broadlbw Broad0100
Ravichandran Ashwin Not OutNot Out334850
Kuldeep Yadav bowled James Andersonbowled James Anderson0700
Mohammed Shami lbw James Andersonlbw James Anderson0300
Ishant Sharma c Ollie Pope & b Chris Woakesc Ollie Pope & b Chris Woakes2700
Extras 12 (b 6, lb 6, w 0, nb 0)
Total 130 (10 Wkts, 47 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Murali Vijay,2.2), 13-2 (Lokesh Rahul,6.1), 35-3 (Ajinkya Rahane,18.6), 50-4 (Cheteshwar Pujara,26.5), 61-5 (Virat Kohli,30.3), 61-6 (Dinesh Karthik,30.4), 116-7 (Hardik Pandya,42.1), 121-8 (Kuldeep Yadav,43.4), 125-9 (Mohammed Shami,45.1), 130-10 (Ishant Sharma,46.6),
BowlingO M R WEcon
James Anderson12 5 23 4 1.92
Stuart Broad16 6 44 4 2.75
Chris Woakes10 2 24 2 2.40
Sam Curran9 1 27 0 3.00
Alastair Cook0 0 0 0 0
Keaton Jennings0 0 0 0 0
Joe Root0 0 0 0 0
Ollie Pope0 0 0 0 0
Jonny Bairstow0 0 0 0 0
Jos Buttler0 0 0 0 0
Adil Rashid0 0 0 0 0


That's all from what was a highly anticipated Lord's Test before it started. Rain turned the first day into an anticlimax, India did the rest. Very hard for them to come back from here. Trent Bridge is next. Until then, this is Sagar Chawla signing off on behalf of Srivathsa, Ramakrishnan, Nikhil Jadhav and our scorer Naga. Goodbye!



Deepu's stat corner:

Fewest balls India faced in a Test (two innings):
349 v Eng, Manchester, 1952
440 v SA, Durban, 1996
444 v Aus, Pune, 2017
493 v NZ, Hamilton, 2002
494 v Eng, Lord's, 2018

Indias first innings defeat since Oval 2014 (inngs & 244 runs) - first under Virat Kohli's captaincy.

Players part of a winning Test without batting, bowling, taking a catch or effecting a stumping:
P Chapman
B Valentine
Bill Johnston (twice)
AG Kripal Singh
N Contractor
C McDermott
Asif Mujtaba
N McKenzie
A Prince
G Batty
J Rudolph
W Saha

India's innings totals in England after Lord's win in 2014:
They have now lost five Tests in succession in England.

Lowest highest individual inngs for India in a Test (bowled out twice):
26 C Sarwate v Aus, Brisbane, 1947
27 H Adhikari v Eng, Manchester, 1952
27*R Dravid v SA, Durban, 1996
33 V Manjrekar v Aus, Kolkata, 1956
33*R ASHWIN v Eng, Lord's, 2018

Ashwin (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 Whittal, Peter Siddle & Graeme Cremer.


Woakes, Man of the Match: Obviously delighted. To win the Test inside four days when we lost a day and a half to rain is special. Emotions have run high all game I suppose. Scoring a hundred and getting on the honours' board is something that will stay with me forever. Sunk in a little bit more now. Wish I had sunk it up more in the middle, kind of went by in a flash. I was a little bit nervous from 80 onwards, started wooshing outside off stump. Jonny calmed me down a bit, which is funny because usually I calm him down. Been an amazing game. Complete performance from the team which is more special. We tried to tick it off in fives. At the time, we were in a tricky position even though we were ahead. Just tried to creep that lead up. Just tried to get through certain bowling spells. They came at us pretty hard at the time and occasionally the ball was moving around. Once we got through that, we started scoring freely. Would've been nice to have a bit more red ball cricket. Went back to Warwickshire and played some white-ball stuff. Wrist was behind the ball, did a bit of work on how I was holding the ball and it's worked. Excellent performance from the bowling group. Trying to get the ball out of Broad and Jimmy's hands when it's like that can be tricky. They're world class. Jimmy could've been easily standing here with his 9-fer. Broady's spell today, once he gets his legs pumping, he's great to watch.

Root, England captain: Less stressful, definitely. Fantastic from the very first ball. Bowling unit were exceptional throughout the whole game. We probably did have the conditions throughout, but you still have to perform, ask the right questions of the batsman. To get that far in front, testament to the partnership between Jonny and Woakes. Really pleased for Woaksey. Number of occasions he's shown how talented he is with the bat. Chuffed to bits for Woakes. State of the game, everything about it, and him coming back into the side, someone who's always been a big part of the squad, great to see him have the rewards. When you've got senior guys like Jimmy and Broad, the others are going to improve. Really good position to be in at the moment. Got to make sure that we don't take anything for granted. I thought he (Pope) played really well. He batted at a very challenging time. To come in and put pressure back on the opposition was a great sign. We knew what he was capable of doing, we've seen him in county cricket. To see him fit seamlessly in the environment is a pleasing sight. Obviously got another day now to rest and recover, get our heads around what we've done this week. Still areas where we can improve, that's the exciting part. Chuffed to bits. Pleased for the guys, lots of hard work. Lot of fellas that weren't getting headlines, but you've got to pull together as a team. Great team performance.

Kohli, India captain: Not very proud of the way we played to be honest. First time in last five Test matches we've been outplayed. Credit to England. They were clinical. When a team plays like that they deserve to be on the winning side. Can't really think about those things (conditions not in favour). You have to counter the conditions as and when they come to you. Can't crib about these things. Sometimes the rub of the green will go your way too. Won't sit around and say that we didn't have the best of conditions. Their bowlers were relentless with the ball. Looking at things now, the weather was so unpredictable, I think we got the combination a bit off before the game. Chance to correct that next game. Five days to go, should be okay. Lower back issue coming up again and again, purely because of the workload. Confident I'll be fine in five days time.

Stuart Broad: I think it was a powerful performance from the team right up there. The emotions of the Test match at Edgbaston last week, so close that went, it took a lot out of us. So, it was great of us to come at Lord's with the same amount of intensity and energy. We got the best of the conditions. The clouds seemed to work for us and also the sun was out when we were batting. There was a lot of skill involved with the side. We are delighted with the way we performed. When the ball is swinging it gets easy to chase, with five slips in place all the time. The economy rates were very good and we didn't give India too many freebies. We made Pujara work so hard for his runs. 87 balls, I think. He's a world class batsman with an average of 50. But there was always a ball with the batsman's name written on it. It was a really strong performance by all our bowlers and it really worked. I was gutted when the rain came in, I was really getting in the rhythm then. It was a real shame. I didn't bowl much from the pavilion end much. It was nice to get a chance from this end. The hat-trick ball was disappointing, it was so bad. I started it too straight. We talked a lot before the series. About the bowlers rotating a bit. We are feeling pretty fresh and we have a few calm days before the Trent Bridge Test. (Woakes) is such a wonderful player, he's great at everything he does. Lord's is a wonderful place. Walking through the Long Room is such a great feeling and something that you take with you.


India have more than just mental scars from this defeat. Virat Kohli, easily the best batsman in this team, appeared to be struggling with a bad back. Ashwin took a whole number of blows on his fingers. And their top-order has been in woeful form. Do they have it in them to bounce back from a 0-2 deficit in the series? Very very grim outlook for them right now.

No excuses for India whatsoever. They batted under overcast skies both times, while England's batsmen had bright sunshine blessing them, true. But there's no comparison between the skill-sets of the two teams in these conditions. The visitors were handicapped further by some poor tactical calls - the selection of Kuldeep over a third seamer being the highlight. England were 131/5 in their first innings, there's no telling if an extra seamer could've kept India in the game rather than the intensity sinking after Shami's spells, which was the case. That's not to take anything away from how well Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes played in their match-defining partnership of 189. What a match Woakes, in particular, had! Replacing Ben Stokes, he sparkled with the ball and quashed India with the bat.

17:41 Local Time, 16:41 GMT, 22:11 IST: End of a disastrous Test for India. An absolute disaster. They had won over here at Lord's back in 2014, but they didn't even get off their knees this time. Rolled over in both innings against top quality swing and seam bowling. Meanwhile, England are applauded on their way back to the pavilion. Jimmy Anderson leads them off. What is he, 36? He was phenomenal with the mastery over his skill-set. Outswingers, wobble-balls, inswingers, India were at his mercy. Really unfortunate to miss out on his first 10-wicket haul at Lord's.

Woakes to Ishant, out Caught by Ollie Pope!! Glanced off the bat-face straight to leg slip. Anderson remains on nine wickets for the game, don't think he'd mind too much. Pretty good catch actually, the ball flew to Pope's right and the debutant was quick on his feet. Anyway, India are done here. 170.3 overs, that's all this Test has taken. Ishant c Ollie Pope b Woakes 2(7)

Woakes to Ishant, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Woakes to Ishant, no run, plays it very late, dabs the ball right under the eyes to third slip
Woakes to Ashwin, 1 run, full ball on middle, turned through midwicket, takes the single
Woakes to Ashwin, 2 runs, oh dear, Ashwin not taking it easy at all. He throws himself into the crease while completing the second, helmet flying off his head. He was desperate to retain strike after dabbing this through backward point. Great commitment

Getting pretty dark at the moment. Surely the umpires will hang on for the last wicket to fall? Actually they can't, if the reading gets below the benchmark.

Best match figures for Anderson at his beloved Lord's
Previous best was 9/73 vs WI last year.

Sudarsan tweets: Indian bowlers should learn from Anderson. He is not only taking wickets but not giving away any easy runs too.. it's all about sticking to your basics.

Woakes to Ashwin, no run, darts up from a length, pops up off Ashwin's glove but doesn't carry to third slip. Another blow to the fingers for India's off-spinner who gets visited by the physio again. India getting scarred in more than one way. They'll take drinks too
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, wide on the crease, slants it in on middle. Ashwin turns it to deep midwicket. Spread field from England
Anderson to Ishant, no run, this time Anderson targets the stumps as he pitches it up, but Ishant manages to keep it out on the back foot
Anderson to Ishant, no run, full ball outside off, Ishant with his best bit of french cricket to hang back, beaten on the outside edge
Anderson to Ishant, 2 runs, full ball dipping in on middle and leg, flicked away through square leg. They decide to come back for the second rather than Ashwin taking strike for the next two balls
Anderson to Ishant, no run, back of a length, nips in from outside off. Ishant hung his bat out there, lucky not to nick it
Anderson to Ishant, no run, full ball outside off, left alone

Bowler dismissing two batsmen for PAIR in a Test:
Bill O'Reilly v NZ, Wellington, 1946
Jim Laker v Aus, Manchester, 1956
Dale Steyn v NZ, Centurion, 2007
JAMES ANDERSON v Ind, Lord's, 2018

Ishant Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Anderson to Shami, out Lbw!! Big swing down the line from Shami, awful shot. Anderson's wobble-ball nips in and strikes the back pad, doesn't take long for the umpire's finger to go up. In real time that looked out, but just looking at the replays now, could it possibly have hit him outside the line? That doesn't matter because when Shami asked Ashwin if he should take a review, the instruction he got was to get on his bike. Nine wickets for Anderson in the game. He's never taken a ten-wicket haul at Lord's. Will he get it? Shami lbw b Anderson 0(3)

Anderson to Shami, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

Woakes to Ashwin, FOUR, back of a length outside off, Ashwin opens the bat-face and runs it away past the slip cordon. Well controlled steer, played with soft hands
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, length ball on off, prodding forward is Ashwin as he presents the full face to defend

Two PAIRS for India in a Test:
BS Bedi/ BS Chandrasekhar v Eng, Delhi, 1976
Maninder Singh/ D Doshi v Pak, Karachi, 1982
Harbhajan/ A Nehra v WI, POS, 2002
M Vijay/ K Yadav v Eng, Lord's, 2018

Woakes to Ashwin, no run, back of a length on off, blocked
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, length ball just outside off, blunted to cover
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, back of a length, holds its line after being angled towards off. Not pretty from Ashwin as he's opened up in defence, but what matters is that he keeps it out
Woakes to Ashwin, no run, gentle half-volley on middle, Ashwin is content to keep it out
Anderson to Shami, no run, Shami bemused as umpire Erasmus's finger goes up. He comes down for a chat with Ashwin and then decides to review. Nothing on UltraEdge. The decision will have to be overturned. Quite a convincing appeal from England it was and the ball did appear to be close to Shami's glove, but there was no contact. He was beaten for pace while trying to hook this short ball on leg stump
Anderson to Shami, no run, presses forward to an overpitched ball and punches it to mid-off

Mohammed Shami, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Anderson to Kuldeep Yadav, out Bowled!! Inside edge back onto the stumps. Full ball swinging away from off, Kuldeep overcompensates for how he got beaten the previous delivery, plays well outside the line and slides it off the inside edge. Kuldeep Yadav b Anderson 0(7)

Anderson to Kuldeep Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Anderson to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, swings it away across off, beats Kuldeep's outside edge by six inches or more


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