India’s
world
class
pace
attack
pulled
off
an
incredible
heist
with
the
bat
and
then
followed
it
up
with
a
magnificent
performance
with
the
ball
to
help
India
beat
England
by
151
runs
on
the
final
day
of
the
second
Test
at
the
hallowed
Lord’s
Cricket
Ground
to
take
a
1-0
lead
in
the
five-match
series.

“That
was
some
Test
match
#TeamIndia!
Enjoyed
watching
every
moment
of
it.
The
resilience
and
grit
that
the
team
displayed
in
difficult
situations
is
something
that
stood
out
for
me.
Very
well
played!,”
tweeted
Indian
batting
great
Sachin
Tendulkar.

Coming
into
the
fifth
day’s
play,
India
were
in
a
spot
of
bother
with
a
marginal
lead
and
with
them
reduced
to
209
for
eight,
nobody
had
given
them
much
of
a
hope.

But
tail-enders
Jasprit
Bumrah
and
Mohammed
Shami
scripted
a
heroic
show

that
too
with
the
bat

as
their
unbroke
89-run
stand
laid
the
foundation
of
a
great
Indian
win.

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Bumrah
and
Shami,
who
lead
Indian
pace
attack
revelled
with
the
bat
surprisngly
and
the
the
way
they
conducted
themselves
despite
being
peppered
with
short-pitched
bowling
as
well
as
verbal
volleys
from
the
English
camp
won
all-round
praise.

Role
reversals
for
Bumrah
and
Shami
as
they
play
redefining
knock
with
the
bat

The
Board
of
Control
for
Cricket
in
India
(BCCI)
President
BCCI
Sourav
Ganguly,
who
began
his
Test-career
with
a
century
on
debut
at
Lord’s
lavished
praise
on
the
fighting
attitude
of
the
Indian
team.

“Fantastic
win
for
india…what
character
and
guts
from
the
team
..each
and
every
one
..such
a
pleasure
to
watch
it
from
so
close,”
Ganguly,
who
was
at
the
venue
to
watch
the
historic
feat
tweeted.

The
laurels
for
Kohli
and
Co
came
not
just
just
Indian
cricketers,
but
also
from
stars
abroad
like
Shane
Warne.

“What
a
test
match
at
Lords.
Great
pitch,
great
cricket
&
great
character
shown
by
India.
Remember
they
lost
the
toss,
got
sent
in,
gave
up
a
1st
inn
lead
&
today
everyone
thought
Pant
out
&
Eng
win
!
India
fought
hard
&
deserved
the
win.
India
should
be
2-0
up.
Red
hearttest
cricket
!!,”
Warne,
who
has
had
many
good
spells
in
England
tweeted.

It
was
India’s
third
Test
win
at
hallowed
Lord’s
and
the
first
under
Kohli’s
leadership.
The
previous
victories
had
come
under
Kapil
Dev
in
1986
and
MS
Dhoni
in
2014.

Kohli
was
part
of
the
side
when
India
won
it
under
Dhoni
and
he
was
quick
to
add
that
it
was
special,
considering
the
circumstances
under
which
it
was
achieved.

India spurred on by verbal volleys as Kohli calls Lord's win a special oneIndia
spurred
on
by
verbal
volleys
as
Kohli
calls
Lord’s
win
a
special
one

“Have
been
a
part
of
the
winning
Test
last
time
under
MS
(Dhoni).
That
was
pretty
special.
But
this
one,
to
get
a
result
in
60
overs
is
quite
special.
And
especially
with
someone
like
(Mohammed)
Siraj
playing
for
the
first
time
at
Lord’s
and
he
bowled
superbly,”
Kohli
said.

“We
decided
60
is
our
mark.
Crucial
breakthroughs
with
the
new
ball
was
the
right
start
for
us.
Very
happy
with
the
support
(crowd)
we
got,”
he
added.

Both
the
teams
get
a
break
of
nine
days,
before
they
assemble
at
Headingley,
Leeds,
for
the
third
of
the
five-Test
rubber
which
begins
on
August
25.





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