India registered a memorable 95-run win over England in the second Test at Lord’s bringing an end to a draught of overseas victories. The win was more remarkable as it was the result of a team effort rather than an individual brilliance as has been case so many times. Here are the details of all important records made and milestones achieved in the Test:
- The win is India’s first in 16 Tests outside India since the Kingston Test against West Indies in June 2011. During this period India had lost ten and drawn five matches.
- The win is India’s second at Lord’s in 17 Tests and first in 28 years. Their only other win at Lord’s had come in 1986 when Kapil Dev led side beat England by 5 wickets.
- The win is India’s only sixth on England soil in 54 Tests. The details:
- Ishant Sharma (7-74) recorded the best figures by an Indian bowler in England, surpassing Amar Singh’s 6 for 35 also at Lord’s in 1936. Interestingly two of India’s best bowling performances in England came in this Test. The details:
- Ishant’s figures are now the fourth best by an Indian pacer in an away Test. The details:
- Ishant’s figures are the fourth best by a visiting bowler at Lord’s. The details:
- The above figures are also Ishant’s personal best in Test cricket, beating 6 for 51 he took against New Zealand at Wellington in 2013-14.
- This was Ishant’s sixth five-for in Test cricket. Incidentally five of them have come in away Tests. In his first 53 Tests Ishant took only three five-fors. In his last four Tests he has taken three five-fors!
- The match provided the first instance of two Indian pacers taking a six-wicket haul in the same Test – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (6-82) in first innings and Ishant Sharma (7-74) in second innings.
- Dhoni has now won 27 Tests as captain. Now only Graeme Smith (53), Ricky Ponting (48), Steve Waugh (41), Clive Lloyd (36), Allan Border (32) and Stephen Fleming (28) have won more Tests as captain. Viv Richards and Hansie Cronje have also won 27 Tests.
- England have now not registered a win in last 10 Tests (losing seven of them). This is their worst streak since 1993.
- Roger and Stuart Binny provided the first instance of an Indian father-son pair to appear in a won Test outside India. Interestingly Roger’s first win outside India had also come at Lord’s!
- James Anderson’s wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in the first innings made him the leading wicket-taker in all Tests in England, moving ahead of Fred Trueman’s tally of 229 wickets. At the end of this match, Anderson has a tally of 234 wickets at home.
- Anderson- with the wicket of Virat Kohli in the first innings- became England's leading Test wicket-taker against India, surpassing Derek Underwood and Bob Willis, who had taken 62 wickets apiece against India. Kohli’s wicket also made Anderson the highest wicket-taker in Tests at Lord’s, surpassing Ian Botham’s tally of 69 wickets.
- Stuart Broad completed his 250 wickets in Test cricket when he had MS Dhoni caught by Matt Prior in the first innings. He became eighth England bowler and 38th overall to accomplish this feat.
- Broad also completed the allround double of 2000 runs and 250 wickets, becoming the second England player after Ian Botham and 13th overall to do so.
- At 28 years 23 days Broad became the third youngest player to complete the allround double of 2000 runs and 250 wickets after Kapil Dev and Ian Botham.
- Ajinkya Rahane (103) became only the second Indian batsman to score a hundred in his first innings at Lord’s after Sourav Ganguly, who made 131 in 1996 (Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Agarkar scored hundreds in second innings of their first Tests at Lord’s).
- Rahane’s 103 are now the most scored by an Indian batsman on the opening day of a Lord’s Test. Nariman Contractor had made 81 in 1959.
- The 90 run-partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is India’s best for eighth wicket at Lord’s. The pair obliterated the previous record stand of 74 runs between Lall Singh and Amar Singh way back in 1932.
- Alastair Cook’s catch to dismiss Mohammed Shami in the first innings was his 100th in Test cricket. He became seventh Englishman and 31st fielder overall to do so.
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the leading wicket-keeper in India-England Tests when he caught Sam Robson off the bowling of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He moved ahead of Alan Knott’s tally of 54 dismissals. By the end of the match, Dhoni has extended his dismissal-tally to 59.
- Dhoni’s 59 dismissals against England are now the most dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper against a particular country. Interestingly Dhoni himself held the previous Indian record, with 57 dismissals against Australia.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (6-82) took his second successive five-wicket haul (he had returned the figures of 5 for 82 at Trent Bridge). The last Indian bowler to take five-wicket hauls in successive innings away from India was Irfan Pathan (vs Zimbabwe in 2005).
- Virat Kohli recorded his third duck in 45 Test innings. The only other time he was dismissed off the very first ball was against Australia at Melbourne in 2011-12 (lbw to Ben Hilfenhaus).
- Matt Prior – with Pujara’s dismissal in second innings – completed 50 dismissals at Lord’s, becoming the first wicket-keeper to do so.
- Ravindra Jadeja (68) scored his maiden fifty in 10th Test. His previous highest was 43 against Australia at Delhi in 2012-13.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (52) became first player to cross 50 thrice in a series while batting at number nine or lower.
- During his innings Bhuvneshwar also completed his 200 runs in the series. With 11 wickets already on his name, Bhuvneshwar became first Indian and only the eighth player in Test annals to aggregate 200 runs and 10 wickets in first two Tests of a series. Others to do so are: England’s Billy Barnes, Australia’s George Giffen, South Africa’s Aubrey Faulkner, Pakistan’s Mushtaq Mohammad and Wasim Akram; and New Zealand’s Daniel Vettori.
- Bhuvneshwar has now scored a fifty and taken a five-wicket innings haul in back to back matches. He had scored 58 and 63* besides taking 5 for 82 at Trent Bridge. He thus became only the third player- after England’s Ian Botham and New Zealand’s Richard Hadlee- to score a fifty and take a five-wicket haul in consecutive Tests.
- Alastair Cook has now played 27 innings without scoring a hundred. This equals his worst such streak in Test cricket. Cook had a sequence of 27 innings between March 2008 and 2009 when he did not reach three-figure mark even once. However, on that occasion Cook’s average was 37.19 as against 23.62 in the current streak.
- Cook, however, completed his 4000 runs in Test matches in England during his innings. He became eighth batsman to accomplish this feat.
- Cook was dismissed off the bowling of Ishant Sharma for the eighth time in his Test career. Ishant now holds the record of dismissing Cook on most occasions along with Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson.
- The match provided the first instance of three Indian players etching their names on Lord’s honour board in one match. In 1979, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1996 and 2011 two players had achieved this feat.
- India have now won 12, drew 8 and lost only one while defending a fourth innings target of 300 or more. The defeat came at Perth in 1977-78 when Australia chased down a target of 339 with two wickets to spare.
- MS Dhoni has never lost a Test defending a fourth innings target of 100 or more. Of the ten such instances India have won five, while five were drawn!
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