India wins 2nd cricket test match at Lord’s


GUWAHATI: Putting a brilliant show India won the second cricket test match against England by 151 runs. England were set 272 to win on the last day but were dismissed for just 120 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.

It was the Indian bowlers that led from the front to get this historic victory. India got to the flying start after Bumrah removed Burns off the third ball of the second innings. In just next over, Shami got Sibley’s outside edge and Indians were all over the hosts as both English openers were gone in space of 10 deliveries.

Thereafter Mohammed Siraj took 4 wickets for 32 runs thereby paving the road to victory for Team India.

This is the third win for India of the total 19 tests played at Lord’s.

This victory give India a 1-0 lead in this five-match series after a rain-marred draw at Trent Bridge.

Earlier, India declared with a score of 298/8 in the second innings. Shami (56* off 70) and Bumrah (34* off 64) frustrated the English bowling attack throughout the final morning as they added 89 crucial runs for the 9th wicket and gave India the upper hand going into the final two sessions.