Points to Highlight in England vs India Test Match
- India (364 & 298/8d) beat England (391 & 120) by 151 runs at Lord’s to take 1-0 series lead
- Virat Kohli is now the 4th most successful captain in Test history with 37 wins
- Kohli became only the third Indian captain to win a Test at Lord’s after Kapil Dev & MS Dhoni
England vs India; India secured victory on the last day of the 2nd test but it was special for the whole nation because it was not only against England but also it was against the lord’s which is famous for its rough conditions.
Virat Kohli was a proud captain and had a massive smile on his face as India registered a historic Test win against England at Lord’s on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.
Kohli said the tension on the field motivated his players to push for a win at all costs and that is exactly what they did as a charged-up Indian team beat England by 151 runs after bowling out the hosts for 120 in just 51.5 overs on the final day.
There was constant sledging throughout the day from the likes of Kohli, James Anderson, Mohammed Siraj, Jos Buttler, and Jasprit Bumrah which heated the atmosphere at the Home of Cricket.
“Super proud of the whole team. The way we stuck to our plans after being put in. The pitch didn’t offer much in the first three days.
England vs India; tension on Field motivated us say’s Virat Kohli
“The first day was the most challenging. The way we played in the second innings after being put under pressure – Jasprit and Shami were outstanding. We had the belief we can get them out in 60 overs. A bit of tension on the field really motivated us to finish the game,” Kohli said before praising Bumrah and Shami for their all-around contributions on the final day.
Shami and Bumrah added 89 crucial runs during an unbroken record 9th-wicket partnership to tilt the scales in India’s favour before running through the English batting lineup with the Duke’s ball in less than two sessions.
“Putting their hand up was something we were really proud of and we wanted to let them know (ovation for Bumrah-Shami). The batting coach has worked really hard with the boys. They have the desire in them to do well for the team. We know how priceless those runs are,” Kohli said.
India skittled out England for 120 in less than two sessions on a highly charged Day 5 at Lord’s to win the second Test by 151 runs on Monday and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
With about a half-hour left of a fractious day featuring regular verbal clashes between players, Mohammed Siraj bowled to Jimmy Anderson and celebrated by removing the off-stump he had just clattered and wheeled around the outfield in delight at the home of cricket.
India declared on 298-8 just after lunch to set England 272 to win in 60 overs. It was a victory target the hosts never intended to chase, but one they couldn’t defend either.
Over and all India emerge victorious at the end of the day on Load’s first time after a long-awaited win from 2007.
The next test match of England and India is going to be played on 25 August 2021, and we hope it will be the fight on toe vs toe which can make series interesting.