India Capitulate at Lord’s, Lose to England by Innings & 159 Runs
- England beat India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s
- England: 396-7 dec (Chris Woakes 137 not out, Jonny Bairstow 93, Sam Curran 40; Hardik Pandya 3-66, Mohammed Shami 3-96)
- India 107 (Ravichandran Ashwin 29; James Anderson 5-20) and 130 (Ashwin 33 not out; Anderson 4-23, Stuart Broad 4-44)
Chris Woakes crowned a starring performance by taking the final wicket as England beat India at Lord's in the second Test by an innings and 159 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series on Sunday.
India was all out for 130, barely improving on its first-innings total of 107, after England had declared on 396-7 during the opening session of the fourth day. Seamers Stuart Broad and James Anderson took four wickets each, while Man of the Match Chris Woakes picked up two.
Resuming their first innings on the fourth day at 357/6, England added 39 runs to their overnight score with Woakes scoring 137 in 177 balls, which includes 21 boundaries. England lost the lone wicket of Sam Curran on 40 before electing to declare at 396/7, taking a lead of 289 runs.
Coming to bat in the second innings, India got off to a disastrous start as the were reduced to 17/2 by lunch, trailing by 272 runs. Opener Murali Vijay (0) was the first one to go, caught behind off pacer James Anderson in the third over.
Lokesh Rahul (10) and Pujara then tried to repair the damage work but Anderson once again struck to dismiss the opener, adjudged leg before wicket in the seventh over.
Rahane and Pujara then played sensibly and did not lose their wickets till the end of the first session.
The second session saw the same struggle as England pacer Stuart Broad took all the four wickets in the session to push India on the verge of defeat. It was 66/6 when it started raining again and teams took Tea early.
On the other side though, Broad's fiery spell swept aside India's batting spine, with Ajinkya Rahane (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (17), Virat Kohli (17) and Dinesh Karthik (0) falling to the right-armer, leaving the visitors trailing by 223 runs.
Rahane was the first to go, chasing a wide delivery outside the off-stump only to edge it to Keaton Jennings at third slip. Pujara worked really hard, showing many of his attributes, like patience and doggedness until a late inswinging delivery from Broad rattled his stumps.
Kohli, who was being troubled by back stiffness, could score only 17 runs. A delivery from Broad rose to kiss his gloves before hitting his hip as Ollie Pope at short leg dived forward to take a sharp catch.
Broad then sent back wicketkeeper-batsman Karthik for a duck as he failed to negotiate an inswinger before it hit his pad and the umpire declared him out LBW.
Hardik Pandya (1 not out) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0 not out) were at the crease when rain forced an early close of the second session of play. The final session was a mere formality as India had virtually lost the match. With four more wickets remaining, England bowlers came out all guns blazing and wrapped up the lower order of Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma with ease.
Pandya and Ashwin, however, tried to put break on the fall of wickets but Woakes dismissed Pandya and then Anderson did the rest to hand his team a convincing victory.