ENG 396/7 (88.1ov)
IND 107, 130 (47.0ov)

England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

MOM: Chris Woakes

  • Right, then! We've come to the end of the 2nd Test and England lead 2-0. If the first game was close, then this was the complete contrast. India are by no means a bad team, but it's about time they start showing it, more so than anything else that they are not a one-man team. Figuring out their best combination and who will have what role will be a must, followed closely by reading the conditions better and deciding on their tactics. England, well, the only thing have to do is not be complacent. They can win the series at Trent Bride where the third Test takes place, at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Do join in on all the action. Will be a good contest. Cheers!
  • CHRIS WOAKES HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Says that he is delighted, not only to win the award but to win the Test match inside 4 days and also score a century at Lord's. Agrees that the feelings have not yet sunk in though Bairstow tried his best to calm him down. Regaining his composure a bit, Chris says that he is happy that it aided the team's cause. On the batting display, Woakes says that the main aim was to see off the good balls and once set, start to score some runs. On his comeback to cricket, he says that there is nothing better than red-ball cricket but his stint with Worcestershire with the white ball gave him immense confidence. Praises Anderson and Broad for showing why they are called world-class.
  • Victorious England captain, Joe Root, accepts that it was a less stressful win. Praises his side for being on top from the very first ball. Admits that England had the conditions in their favour but they used them well. Praises Anderson with the ball, Bairstow with the bat and then Woakes' all-round show. Also says that Woakes has been a big part of the side and his comeback has lifted the team's spirits, which is why his century was celebrated by the entire dressing room. On his team's bowling, Root stresses that even if the conditions were overcast, the balls needed to be put in the right areas. And when they have guys like Anderson and Broad, the youngsters will keep learning. On Ollie Pope, he praises the youngster for transferring pressure back on to India when they were getting on top and feels he looks promising for the future. For the third Test, Joe emphasizes that there are areas to improve and that is the exciting part since they are already winning. Feels for the guys who will not be a part of the news headlines tomorrow and feels that the team did well as a whole.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    कोहली ने अपने बयान में कहा है कि इंग्लैंड जीत के असली हकदार हैं. 

  • Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says that he is not very proud of the way his team has played because this is the first time in the last 5 Test matches that India have been outplayed. Praises England for the way they played and credits them the win. Does not want to complain about the conditions not being favourable and humbly accepts that every time conditions cannot come to your rescue. Again, praises England for bowling well in conducive conditions. Admits that in hindsight, he would have played an extra seamer. Wants to forget this match and perform better in the third Test as from 0-2 down, there is nowhere to go but up. On his own availability, Virat is confident that he will be fit and fine come the third Test.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    क्रिस वोक्स को मिला मैन ऑफ द मैच अवॉर्ड

  • Stuart Broad is caught on the sidelines for a little chat. He says it was a powerful performance from the team. Mentions that after the emotional scenes at Edgbaston, it was good to come here and win. Is happy they could take full advantage of the overcast conditions on offer and take the game by the scruff of its neck. States it was difficult to bat and cites Cheteshwar Pujara's gritty knock as an example of that and adds that they really made the Indians work for their runs. Feels that the rain break was a bit disappointing for him as he was in good rhythm before that. He laughs it off as he let's everyone know how let down he feels that he messed up his hat-trick ball, as the conditions were perfect for him. Reckons the team is feeling pretty fresh and everyone is ready for Trent Bridge. Praises Chris Woakes for his outstanding (maiden) hundred and thinks that getting it at Lord's makes it all the more special.
  • Post that, with the Indian batting line-up as frail as it is and Virat Kohli playing with an injury, the task was always going to be difficult. Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane showed first signs of some kind of Indian resistance, but that was about it. When Stuart Broad broke that stand, the writing was on the wall. Everyone before and after them showed no stomach to fight and succumbed to the pressure applied by the English bowlers. Anderson bagged four, so did Broad and Woakes collected two for himself. Plenty for the home side to celebrate, even more for the Indians to work out.
  • The home side faced its own problems too when they took the bat, losing the top order early, but once more it was the lower middle order which bailed them out. Heroes emerged in the form of Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes who showed that the only way forward is by attacking, and the duo stitched 189 runs in rather quick time. Bairstow missed out on a ton, while Woakes got to the triple-figure mark. That partnership more or less finished things, but some quick runs on the morning of Day 4 from Woakes and Sam Curran added the finishing touches.
  • A humiliating defeat for the visitors as they lose by a big, big margin. The match was effectively played for just two-and-a-half days, but that was enough for England to wipe India off. The first day was washed out, but come the second, the Englishmen won the toss and used the overcast conditions to their advantage. They bowled India out for a mere 107, in just under one session, with James Anderson leading the charge with a 5-fer.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    विराट कोहली फिलहाल पीठ दर्द से जूझ रहे हैं. उम्मीद करते हैं कि अगले टेस्ट मैच तक वह पूरी तरह फिट हो जाएंगे. 

  • The Englishmen walk off the field to a rising ovation from the Lord's faithful. They wave to acknowledge their support, Chris Woakes' teammates pat him on the back and applaud his efforts in this game along with the crowd. A valiant effort, a well-deserved victory, at the Home Of Cricket. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Their last win at this venue against an Asian team also came against India in 2011, after 5 games to be precise.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    आपको बता दें,  अगला टेस्ट मैच अब ट्रेंट ब्रिज में खेला जाएगा. 

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    Khel BabuaPro

    एंडरसन ने मैच में कुल 9 विकेट चटकाए. वहीं, ब्रॉड ने पांच विकेट लिए. 

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    Khel BabuaPro


    पहली पारी में जेम्स एंडरसन का जलवा देखने को मिला. तो दूसरी पारी में स्टुअर्ट ब्रॉड का

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    Khel BabuaPro

    अश्विन पहली पारी में 29 बनाए. जबकि दूसरी पारी में उनके बल्ले से 33 रन निकले. दोनों पारियों में अश्विन सर्वोच्च स्कोरर रहे. 

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    Khel BabuaPro


    बेहतरीन प्रदर्शन इंग्लैंड गेंदबाजों और बल्लेबाजों की ओर से. इंग्लैंड की टीम जीत के हकदार थे.

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    Khel BabuaPro

    इंग्लैंड ने ली पांच मैचों की टेस्ट सीरीज में 2-0 की बढ़त 

  • 46.6CWoakes to ISharma

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    OUT! No need for Adil Rashid who will receive wages for this match for just featuring in it. There's the final nail in the coffin. ENGLAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 159 RUNS! A comprehensive victory for them, a deal which is sealed, rightly, by Chris Woakes. Curls it back in on middle and leg, Ishant Sharma moves inside the line and flicks it aerially down the leg side. A leg gully is in place and Ollie Pope there does well to dive to his right and take the catch.
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    Khel BabuaPro


    लीजिये, भारत की पारी 130 रनों पर सिमटी. इंग्लैंड ने भारत को पारी और 159 रनों से हराया.

  • It's getting quite dark. Not sure for how long the umpire would let play continue. Maybe Root should consider bringing Adil Rashid on, if a pacer wouldn't be considered safe as such?
  • 46.5CWoakes to ISharma

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    Back of a length outside off, it's run down to third slip off the outer half.
  • 46.4CWoakes to RAshwin

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    The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 46.3CWoakes to RAshwin

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    Ashwin with a desperate dive! This is the second Test after all, plenty remaining. Maybe he should consider avoiding these risks, given there's no real need for it. Cut through point and Ashwin calls for the second. Runs back in and there is a throw at Bairstow's end. Ravichandran dives and just about gets in.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    अगर, अश्विन को फिंगर इंजरी हुई तो अगले टेस्ट मैच में उनका खेलने संदिग्ध हो सकता है. क्योंकि चोट उनकी दाहिने उंगली पर लगी है.

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    Khel BabuaPro

    अश्विन को एक बार फिर चोट लगी है. दाहिने उंगली पर उन्हें चोट लगी है. मैदान में फिजियो को बुलाया गया है. 

  • Ashwin has copped another blow and it's on his bowling hand again. Not exactly good for him and India. The physio is called out and seeing this momentary halt in play, the umpires have decided to call for Drinks.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    अश्विन का कैच स्लिप में छूटा. 

  • 46.2CWoakes to RAshwin

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    Nasty! Uneven bounce on this surface again. This just takes off and takes Ashwin by surprise. He tries to defend but is struck on the fingers again. Same place as before. The ball lobs behind and falls just short of third slip, who dives forward to take but can't get under it.
  • 46.1CWoakes to RAshwin

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    Full delivery shaping back in, on the stumps, Ashwin flicks this in front of square leg but doesn't take the run.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    लेकिन, इस मैच के सबसे बड़े विलेन टीम इंडिया के बल्लेबाजों का खराब प्रदर्शन रहा. 

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    Khel BabuaPro

    अब तो बस मैच में सिर्फ औपचारिकता बचा रह गया है. 

  • 45.6JAnderson to ISharma

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    Full ball attacking the stumps, A straight blade is brought down in defense.
  • 45.5JAnderson to ISharma

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    Holds its line on this occasion as it's on a length outside off, Ishant hangs his bat inside the line and gets beaten.
  • 45.4JAnderson to ISharma

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    A couple of runs for Ishant Sharma. Full and swinging back in, it's flicked through the vacant square leg region.
  • 45.3JAnderson to ISharma

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    a length ball, Ishant this time stays back to dab it past the slip cordon maybe but gets beaten.
  • 45.2JAnderson to ISharma

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    Good length ball outside off, Ishant covers the line and lets it be.
  • Ishant Sharma is the last batsman in for India.
  • 45.1JAnderson to MShami

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    OUT! England inch closer to victory. Wouldn't have mattered in the grand scheme of things, but maybe India could have delayed the inevitable if Shami had taken the review. Seemed like the impact would be outside off. Anyway, Jimmy bowls it full and angles it in around off, Shami looks to clear London with a big swing, probably towards long on. He misses and is caught on the back pad. Loud appeal and umpire Erasmus raises his finger.
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    Khel BabuaPro

    जेम्स एंडरसन को मिला मोहम्मद शमी का विकेट.

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    Khel BabuaPro

    टीम इंडिया भले ही हार के चौखट पर खड़ी है. लेकिन, आर अश्विन ने अपनी बल्लेबाजी से सभी का दिल जीत लिया है. थर्डमैन में अश्विन के बल्ले से बेहतरीन चौका 

  • 44.6CWoakes to RAshwin

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    FOUR! Played that with complete control. Short of a length outside off, moving away, Ashwin opens the face of the bat and runs it past the slip cordon for a boundary.
  • 44.5CWoakes to RAshwin

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    Length delivery rising off the surface and cutting away, Ashwin rises on his toes and keeps it out.
  • 44.4CWoakes to RAshwin

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    Hangs back inside his crease and safely guards it out.
  • 44.3CWoakes to RAshwin

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    Ahead of a length, just outside off, Ashwin leans ahead a bit and pushes it gently towards covers.