India vs England Second Test Match Report-2018

The English team crushed India by an innings and 159 runs to win the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday.

The visitors could only manage a paltry score of 130 runs in their second innings on Day 4, thus leaving them 0-2 behind in the five match series.

Team India once again struggled against the moving ball and were bowled out in 47 overs.

James Anderson claimed 4-23 to finish with nine wickets in the match, while Stuart Broad was equally effective with 4-44, including two wickets in consecutive deliveries.

England, who had resumed overnight at 356 for six, declared their first innings at 396 for seven earlier, with all rounder Chris Woakes remaining unbeaten on 137.

The partnership of 189 runs with Jonny Bairstow, for the 6th wicket helped the hosts recover after they had slumped to 131 for five at one stage.

As mentioned on the Cricket Bats website, only rain could’ve prevented the visitors from going 2-0 down and while it did arrive in sporadic intervals, it was not enough to save the hapless Indian batting from Anderson, Broad and co.

Chris Woakes

Ravichandran Ashwin (33 not out) and Hardik Pandya (26) added 55 runs for the seventh wicket, the highest individual scores for India in both the innings put together.

India batted for only 82.2 overs in the entire match- their fifth lowest ever. This was also their lowest aggregate score in a test match at Lord’s, beating the 240 they scored over eight decades ago.

The third Test of the five match series begins at Trent Bridge on 18 August.

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