India vs England: Siraj, Bumrah, Shami, Ishant guide India to a famous 151-run win at Lord's


Chasing
a
target
of
272
in
60
overs,
England
were
bundled
out
for
120
runs
in
51.5
overs
which
is
their
lowest
ever
total
batting
last
against
India.
With
this
win,
Team
India
claimed
their
third
win
at
the
‘home
of
cricket’.

Jasprit
Bumrah
(3/33),
Mohammed
Siraj
(4/32),
Ishant
Sharma
(2/13),
and
Mohammed
Shami
(1/13)
played
key
roles
with
the
ball
as
they
subdued
England
batters
with
a
quality
display
of
pace
bowling
on
a
lively
fifth-day
pitch.

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For
England,
their
captain
Joe
Root
was
the
lone
bright
spot
with
the
bat
as
he
top-scored
for
them
with
33
in
the
second
innings.
Root

who
slammed
a
sensational
180*
in
the
first
innings

didn’t
get
any
support
from
the
rest
of
the
batsmen.

It
was
the
first
of
Root’s
22
centuries
which
ended
up
in
an
England
defeat.
England
have
won
16
and
drawn
five
Tests
in
which
Root
slammed
a
ton.
The
previous
longest
such
sequence
for
a
player
was
legendary
Gary
Sobers
whose
first
20
centuries
ended
in
a
West
Indies
win,
draw
or
tie.

Root’s
deputy
Jos
Buttler,
however,
showed
great
composure
and
offered
some
resistance
but
his
defiant
knock
of
96
balls
came
to
an
end
when
he
was
caught
behind
by
Rishabh
Pant
off
Siraj.
Buttler
was
the
ninth
English
wicket
to
perish
and
soon
after
the
Hyderabadi
pacer
clean
bowled
James
Anderson
for
a
duck
to
end
England’s
innings.

At
one
stage,
the
partnership
between
Buttler
and
Ollie
Robinson
for
the
eighth
wicket
ensured
the
match
went
down
the
wire
as
the
equation
boiled
down
to
the
last
10
overs
of
the
day
and
India
still
needing
three
wickets.
However,
Bumrah
ended
Robinson’s
resistance
with
a
slower
one
and
it
opened
the
floodgates
and
the
tourists
picked
up
the
remaining
wickets
in
no
time.

Earlier
in
the
day,
having
declared
the
innings
at
298/8,
thanks
to
the
record
89-run
unbeaten
stand
between
Shami
and
Bumrah
for
the
ninth
wicket,
India
took
a
whopping
271-run
lead
and
put
England
on
the
mat
immediately.
Bumrah
and
Shami’s
partnership
in
the
morning
session
set
the
tone
for
India
and
tilted
the
game
in
their
favour
for
the
English
players
were
frustrated
with
the
gritty
performance
from
the
tailenders.

The
hosts’ response
in
the
run
chase
was
disappointing,
to
say
the
least
as
their
openers
Rory
Burns
and
Dom
Sibley
were
dismissed
in
a
gap
of
5
balls
and
went
for
a
duck.
It
was
the
first
instance
when
both
the
English
openers
were
dismissed
for
a
duck
against
India.
The
hosts
lost
Jonny
Bairstow
too
on
the
final
ball
before
the
tea
break
and
left
his
team
in
the
lurch.

Comeback
mans
Haseeb
Hameed
and
Moeen
Ali
showed
some
resistance
but
the
task
was
a
monumental
one
for
them
too
as
they
were
out
bowled
by
the
Indian
bowlers.
Sam
Curran
had
a
forgettable
game
with
the
bat
as
he
returned
with
a
king
pair.

KL
Rahul
was
awarded
the
player
of
the
match
for
his
knock
of
129
in
the
first
innings
and
setting
the
tone
for
a
fantastic
first
innings’
total
for
India.

In
the
second
innings,
the
gritty
century
stand
between
senior
pros,
Cheteshwar
Pujara
(45)
and
Ajinkya
Rahane
(61),
helped
the
tourists
revive
from
the
early
blows.

Kohli
the
batsman
might
have
failed
at
Lord’s
as
he
failed
to
make
an
impression
but
he
certainly
had
a
memorable
game
as
the
captain
as
he
became
only
the
third
India
captain
after
Kapil
Dev
and
MS
Dhoni
to
have
registered
a
win
at
the
‘home
of
cricket’.
He
also
registered
his
37th
win
in
63
Tests
and
is
fourth
on
the
list
of
most
successful
Test
captains.



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