England defeated India in the 2nd Test match by innings and 159 runs.
Host leading the 5 Match Test series by 2-0.
England once again folds up India under 150 runs in the 2nd innings to take a 2-0 lead in the Test series. Visitors batting completely get exposed in the challenging conditions at Lord’s. India scored 107 & 130 in both innings. Two Indian batsmen complete their king pair of duck. Murli Vijay and Dinesh Kartik failed to open their account in the home of cricket. England bowlers execute their plan effectively in both innings. Anderson is the pick of the bowler for England with his 9 wickets in the Match. He is very well supported by the Broad and Woakes.
The number 1 side in the world could not able to bat for 90 overs including 1st & 2nd innings. Batting certainly tough, but Indian batters made it unplayable by showing uncertain technique. R Ashwin is the highest run scorer for India with 29 & 33 runs in the Match.
Perhaps India has certainly sunk in deeper water. Were they stuck with the uncertainty of Team combination and most of the batsman is out of form. Virat Kohli back problems added salt on the wound of Indian Cricket Team.
However, they’re still 3 matches to go and we can only hope for an India comeback in the Test series. Meanwhile, India needs to accept their faults and start to work on it as a team otherwise 0-5 on the card in the favor of Home Team.
England has outplayed India and displayed the positive sign with the bat going forward in the series. Stokes might come in for Buttler in 3rd Test to enhance their batting and bowling depth.
Brief Score :
ENG 396/7 declare
IND 107, 130-all out (47.0 Ovs)
Note: Chris Woakes Adjudged player of the Match for showing his All-round skills with the bat by scoring his maiden Test century to enter his name in the owner’s board and scalping 4 wickets in the Match.