England Vs India Live Score (TEST)
England beat India by an innings and 159 runs
India 130/10 (47.0 ov) R/R 2.77 | Match Ended
- Ishant Sharma 2,
- Ravichandran Ashwin 3
this over :
|Ravichandran Ashwin||not out||33||48||5||0|
5 ( 1.5 ) R/R:2.72
Ishant Sharma 2(7)
Ravichandran Ashwin 3(4)
Last Wicket 130/10 (47 over)
Ishant Sharma 2 (7) S.R (28.57)
c Ollie Pope b Chris Woakes
- Right, then! We've come to the end of the 2nd Test and England lead 2-0. If the first game was close, then this was the complete contrast. India are by no means a bad team, but it's about time they start showing it. Figuring out their best combination and who will have what role will be a must, followed closely by reading the conditions better and deciding on their tactics. England, well, the only thing have to do is not be complacent. They can win the series at Trent Bride where the third Test takes place, at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Do join in on all the action. Will be a good contest. Cheers!
- CHRIS WOAKES HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is delighted, not only to win the award but to win the Test match inside 4 days and also score a century at Lord's. Agrees that the feelings have not yet sunk in though Bairstow tried his best to calm him down. Regaining his composure a bit, Chris says that he is happy that it aided the team's cause. On the batting display, Woakes says that the main aim was to see off the good balls and once set, start to score some runs. On his comeback to cricket, he says that there is nothing better than red-ball cricket but his stint with Worcestershire with the white ball gave him immense confidence. Praises Anderson and Broad for showing why they are called world-class.
- Victorious England captain, Joe Root, accepts that it was a less stressful win. Praises his side for being on top from the very first ball. Admits that England had the conditions in their favour but they used them well. Praises Anderson with the ball, Bairstow with the bat and then Woakes' all-round show. Also says that Woakes has been a big part of the side and his comeback has lifted the team spirits, which is why his century was celebrated by the entire dressing room. On his team's bowling, Root stresses that even if the conditions were overcast, the balls needed to be put in the right areas. And when they have guys like Anderson and Broad, the youngsters will keep learning. On Ollie Pope, he praises the youngster for transferring pressure back on to India when they were getting on top and feels he looks promising for the future. For the third Test, Joe stresses that there are areas to improve and that is the exciting part since they are already winning. Feels for the guys who will not be a part of the news headlines tomorrow and stresses that the team did well as a whole.
- Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says that he is not bery proud of the way his team has played because this is the first time in the last 5 Test matches that India have been outplayed. Praises England for the way they played and credits them the win. Does not want to complain about the conditions not being favourable and humbly accepts that everytime conditions cannot come to your rescue. Again, praises England for bowling well in conduvive conditions. Admits that in hindsight, he would have played an extra seamer. Wants to forget this match and perform better in the third Test as from 0-2 down, there is nowhere to go but up. On his own availability, Virat is confident that he will be fit and fine come the third Test.
- Stuart Broad is caught on the sidelines for a little chat. He says it was a powerful performance from the team. Mentions that after the emotional scenes at Edgbaston, it was good to come here and win. Is happy they could take full advantage of the overcast conditions on offer and take the game by the scruff of its neck. States it was difficult to bat and cites Cheteshwar Pujara's gritty knock as an example of that and says that he really made them work for his wicket. Feels that the rain break was a bit disappointing for him as he was in good rhythm before that. He laughs it off as he let's everyone know how let down he feels that he messed up his hat-trick ball, as the conditions were perfect for him. Reckons the team is feeling pretty fresh and everyone is ready for Trent Bridge. Praises Chris Woakes for his outstanding (maiden) hundred and thinks that getting it at Lord's makes it all the more special.
- Post that, with the Indian batting line-up as frail as it is and Virat Kohli playing with an injury, the task was always going to be difficult. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane showed first signs of some kind of Indian resistance, but that was about it. When Stuart Broad broke that stand, the writing was on the wall. Everyone before and after them showed no stomach to fight and succumbed to the pressure applied by the English bowlers. Anderson bagged four, so did Broad and Woakes collected two for himself. Plenty for the home side to celebrate, even more for the Indians to work out.
- The home side faced their own problems too when they took the bat, losing the top order early, but once more it was the lower middle order which bailed them out. Heroes emerged in the form of Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes who showed that the only way forward is by attacking, and the duo stitched 189 runs in rather quick time. Bairstow missed out on a ton, while Woakes got to the triple-figure mark. That partnership more or less finished things, but some quick runs on the morning of Day 4 from Woakes and Sam Curran added the finishing touches.
- A humiliating defeat for the visitors as they lose by a big, big margin. The match was effectively played for just 2 and a half days, but that was enough for England to wipe India off. The first day was washed out, but come the second, the Englishmen won the toss and used the overcast conditions to their advantage. They bowled India out for a mere 107, in just under one session, with James Anderson leading the charge with a 5-fer.
- The Englishmen walk off the field to a rising ovation from the Lord's faithful. They wave to acknowledge their support, Chris Woakes' teammates pat him on the back and applaud his efforts in this game along with the crowd. A valiant effort, a well-deserved victory, at the Home Of Cricket. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
- 46.6 OUT! And there's the final nail in the coffin. ENGLAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 159 RUNS! A comprehensive victory for them, a deal which is sealed, rightly, by Chris Woakes. Curls it back in on middle and leg, Ishant Sharma moves inside the line and flicks it aerially down the leg side. A leg slip is in place and Ollie Pope there does well to dive to his right and take the catch.
- It's getting quite dark. Not sure for how long the umpire would let play continue. Maybe Root should consider bringing Adil Rashid on, if a pacer wouldn't be considered safe as such?
- 46.5 Back of a length outside off, it's run down to third slip off the outer half.
- 46.4 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
- 46.3 Ashwin with a desperate dive! This is the second Test after all, plenty remaining. Maybe he should consider avoiding these risks, given there's no real need for it. Cut through point and Ashwin calls for the second. Runs back in and there is a throw at Bairstow's end. Ravichandran dives and just about gets in.
- Ashwin has copped another blow and it's on his bowling hand again. Not exactly good for him and India. The physio is called out and seeing this momentary halt in play, the umpires have decided to call for Drinks.