12 Aug 2018, 22:42 IST
By Chetan Narula
London, Aug 12 (PTI) India suffered an embarrassing 159-run innings defeat within the second Take a look at in opposition to England after yet one more batting failure on day 4 at Lord’s, leaving the struggling guests 0-2 behind within the five-match collection.
Indian batsmen didn’t study from their errors and had been all at sea in opposition to the shifting ball because the second innings folded up for 130 in 47 overs. James Anderson (4-23) as soon as once more toyed with the opposition, taking his match tally to 9, and equally efficient was Stuart Broad (4-44).
England, who resumed at in a single day 356 for six, declared their first innings at 396 for seven earlier at this time with Chris Woakes staying unbeaten on 137.
The Indian batsmen let the group down additionally within the first Take a look at however the away aspect a minimum of put up a combat. Right here on the ‘House of Cricket’, the Virat Kohli-led unit confirmed no semblance of a combat, bringing again the haunted reminiscences of the earlier collection in 2014 and 2011.
With the rain menace looming massive over the rest of the sport, India wanted to bat for survival. However it wasn’t to be because the batsmen as soon as once more minimize a sorry image after mustering 107 within the first innings that lasted simply 35.2 overs.
The crushing loss has given the Indian group administration lots to consider forward of the third Take a look at starting August 18 at Nottingham. The opening day was washed out right here and even at this time time was misplaced attributable to intermittent rain, however England nonetheless comfortably acquired the the end result they wished with a day to spare.
The climate was additionally variety on the spectacular hosts, who batted within the sunshine on day three whereas overcast situations made the job harder for the Indian batsmen.
“Not very pleased with the best way we performed. For the primary time within the final 5 Assessments, we had been outplayed,” stated captain Virat Kohli on the post-match presentation.
Publish tea, Ravichandran Ashwin (33 not out) and Hardik Pandya (26) added 55 runs for the seventh wicket, the very best for India in two innings of this Take a look at.
Extra importantly, they batted out practically 12 overs displaying that with just a little extra software, this Indian line-up may have performed higher. Each batsmen took hits on their proper arms, but continued to soldier on.
Chris Woakes (2-24) broke the resistance, trapping Pandya lbw within the 43rd over.
An over later, Anderson got here again into the assault with a single-minded focus to complete off the Indian innings. Kuldeep Yadav (0) was bowled, a pair on this Take a look at, whereas Mohammed Shami (0) performed a horrendous shot to fall lbw two overs later.
Woakes completed off the formalities, as Ishant Sharma (2) was final out, caught at leg slip.
Earlier, Broad took 4-7 in his post-lunch seven-over spell and destroyed the Indian center order earlier than mild drizzle introduced forth an early tea break.
Cheteshwar Pujara (17) and Ajinkya Rahane (13) had began watchfully after the lunch break and so they appeared to eat up as many deliveries as potential.
Woakes had an entertaining contest with Rahane, however the batsman prevailed for a short time. The bowling adjustments labored although as England’s relentless tempo assault once more benefitted from overcast situations.
Rahane was the primary to go, taking part in at a large supply off Broad within the 19th over as Keaton Jennings held a pointy catch at third slip.
Kohli (17), fighting a stiff again, got here out to bat as India reached 50 within the 26th over. He was clearly restricted in his motion and stroke making, and acquired on-field consideration.
Broad then pulled out an inswinger that deflected off Pujara’s pad and crashed into the off-stump, ending his 87-ball keep.
4 overs later, Broad struck twice. First, Kohli was caught at ahead quick leg, with DRS detecting a faint glove because the ball bounced off his jumper. Instantly, one other fast inswinger noticed Dinesh Karthik trapped lbw for a first-ball duck.
Ashwin fended off his hat-trick ball, and thereafter simply held on with Pandya for firm as a 2-Zero score-line loomed massive for India.
Rain supplied some reduction to India additionally within the morning session after they had been struggling at 17-2 in 9 overs and early lunch was taken.
This was after England declared their first innings at 396 for seven in 88.1 overs, taking a 289-run lead.
England appeared for some fast runs on this morning session however they did not come so simply as Mohammed Shami (3-96) bowled a really sharp spell.
He beat Woakes and Sam Curran (40) on a variety of events, however was unfortunate to not induce any edges in any respect.
The runs got here in a trickle, however when it began drizzling a bit, Curran threw his bat round. When he was lastly out caught at third man off Pandya (3-66), England declared their innings shut for worry of extra rain.
India then acquired off to a different poor begin. James Anderson (2-8) had Murali Vijay (0) caught behind within the third over. This was his 100th Take a look at wicket at Lord’s.
Vijay turned the sixth Indian batsman to attain a pair’ in a Take a look at, and he has now managed solely 128 runs in 10 abroad innings in opposition to South Africa and England in 2018.
4 overs later, Anderson trapped KL Rahul (10) plumb lbw and the batsman walked off with out even checking for DRS along with his companion Pujara
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