England Crumble to Defeat on Final Day as India Takes Lord’s Famous Victory | Cricket News
England collapsed in a shock 151-point defeat in the second test against India after a dismal performance by the home side on Lord’s final matchday.
Set 272 to win in just under two sessions, the fragile England batting team were brought together by a dreaded Indian bowling display for 120 in 51.5 overs; earlier, Mohammed Shami (56th) and Jasprit Bumrah (34th) beat the game with an explosive and unbroken stand of 89 points for the ninth wicket to establish a statement.
The writing was on the wall for England then when openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley were both sacked for ducks in the first 10 balls of the innings. Fit skipper Joe Root did his best to rally the team, playing well for his 33th birthday before being the fifth wicket to drop to the third ball after tea.
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Sam Curran suffers the ignominy of becoming the first player to win a pair of Kings at Lord’s, but Jos Buttler (25) – who was ditched by Virat Kohli when he was on 2 – dragged through 96 deliveries in a desperate attempt to save the test before succumbing to the brilliant Mohammed Siraj (4-32), who then beat James Anderson to conclude the victory.
It was England, in fact, who started day five as a small favorite, 154 behind and just four more wickets in India’s long tail to knock out the tour side. But in an astonishing morning session, Shami and Bumrah won the match.
Shami smashed six fours and a six as he hit his highest score ever and only his second half-century in his 53 tests, while it was only the third time in his 33 testing rounds that Bumrah hit double digits with the bat.
When Ollie Robinson (2-45) dismissed the dangerous Rishabh Pant (22) in just the fourth of the day – a routine nick up to Buttler – England could have been forgiven for thinking they had dismissed the most great threat to his hopes. of victory.
Ishant Sharma (16) was a source of frustration for a few farm bat picks before Robinson also picked it up, lbw to a slower pitch. But England then got lost.
Anderson was taken off the attack after just a three-pass period, England too eager to resort to short bowling and ultimately wasted bounties with the second new ball as a result.
Bumrah, who had some heated exchanges with England outfielders following his own bouncer barrage at Anderson on the third night of the test, suffered most of the short-term tactics, but took it – no always in the most attractive of fashion, yet powerfully effective.
Wood, troubled by a shoulder injury he contracted on the pitch the night before, was still able to play quickly, although there were a scare or two when he fell into his follow-up, and he didn’t. failed to carry the same threat as earlier in the innings.
As Bumrah and especially Shami gradually gained their attention and Root pushed back the pitch, India’s grip on the game only grew stronger – the lead surpassing 200, the partnership of fifty coming and Shami hammering away. Moeen Ali for six to reach his half. -century.
With three more limits marked in the first nine deliveries after lunch, Kohli was content to call a 298-8, setting England an unlikely goal of 272 in 60 overs. And any vague idea that the hosts might go afterwards quickly died out as Burns and Sibley left without disturbing the scorers,
A swollen Bumrah (3-33) recovered Burns’ third ball, slightly jumping one from the box and gaining the advantage over Mohammed Siraj halfway through. Sibley, meanwhile, did well to even give the goalkeeper the advantage on an unplayable delivery from Shami (1-13) – England faltering at 1-2.
Haseeb Hameed, himself on a pair of kings, was naturally fragile to start his innings and was abandoned on 4 by Rohit Sharma in Shami’s second slip. Encouraged by his captain on the other end, Hameed gradually began to settle in, but just as Root approached a stand of fifty he was pinned lbw for 9 by an in-ducker from Ishant. (2-13).
England’s outlook deteriorated immeasurably when Jonny Bairstow (2) and Root fell within four balls of each other on either side of the tea gap, the former trapped in front by Ishant – this one given by the DRS after being examined by Kohli – and Root bordering Bumrah to the dizzy Indian skipper at the slip.
Kohli’s mood was toned down slightly when he dropped Buttler on 2 from the same pitcher a few overs later. The England wicket-keeper and Moeen at least held on there to approach the 16 overs in the evening session, facing superb, fast and skillful bowling – only for two wickets to then drop from back-to-back deliveries.
Siraj found himself on a hat trick as he passed Moeen (13) for the first slip – no Kohli error this time – and Curran’s sorry test ended with another starting player, moving closer to him.
Robinson, another who received a hostile reception upon arriving in the fold, survived the hat trick delivery and proved another willing partner for Buttler – the pair able to fend off a creeping Indian attack for more than 12 overs – until the Sussex seamer drops lbw to Bumrah after another criticism judiciously taken by Kohli.
In the final 10 overs of the day, Buttler was the key wicket, tempted to poke Siraj, and then Anderson was cleaned up three balls later to secure a famous victory for India.
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