India’s pacemen shone with both bat and ball as Virat Kohli’s team hammered England by 151 runs in the second Test at Lord’s on Monday. After a rain-affected tie at Trent Bridge, India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series with their third win in 19 Tests in the ‘home of cricket.’ On the last day, England were bowled for 120 after being assigned a target of 272 to win in a minimum of 60 overs. They were 1-2 down as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami dismissed openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley for noughts.
Mohammed Siraj, another paceman, then followed up with 4-32, a return that saw him end the match by bowling No. 11 James Anderson.
Earlier, Shami (56 not out) and Bumrah (34 not out) both achieved their highest Test scores and had an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 89 during India’s 298-8 declared second innings.
Bumrah then had Burns caught off a leading edge at wide mid-off for naught.
Soon after, the struggling Sibley nicked a stunning Shami leg-cutter to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant.
India got Root Early
It was the first occasion in England’s 141-year Test history that both home openers were out for ducks in the same innings.
Despite a review, Haseeb Hameed, who was in on a pair, was dropped in the slips on four before his nine off 45 balls ended when he bowled lbw to a nip backer from Ishant Sharma
Jonny Bairstow, the new batter, was out for just two runs when he was lbw to Ishant, albeit India had to review the original not out ruling.
England’s 67-4 at tea was reduced to 67-5 three balls later when England skipper Joe Root, who had made a brilliant 180 not out in the first innings, was out for 33 when he edged a Bumrah delivery that slanted in to opposition captain Kohli at first slip.
Kohli dropped Jos Buttler on two in the slips off Bumrah.
At the other end, Siraj struck twice in two balls to leave England 67-5, with Moeen Ali caught by an ecstatic Kohli before Sam Curran edged to Pant to complete a king pair.
Ollie Robinson, a new batsman in an England side without Ben Stokes, who is taking a break from all cricket due to mental health difficulties, and fellow all-rounder Chris Woakes (heel injury), resisted for 35 deliveries.