India suffered an embarrassing 159-run innings defeat in the second Test against England after yet another batting failure on day four at Lord’s, leaving the struggling visitors 0-2 behind in the five-match series.
Indian batsmen failed to learn from their mistakes and were all at sea against the moving ball as the second innings folded up for 130 in 47 overs. James Anderson (4-23) once again toyed with the opposition, taking his match tally to nine, and equally effective was Stuart Broad (4-44).
England, who resumed at overnight 356 for six, declared their first innings at 396 for seven earlier on Sunday with Chris Woakes staying unbeaten on 137.
With the rain threat looming large over the remainder of the game, India needed to bat for survival. But it wasn’t to be as the batsmen once again cut a sorry picture after mustering 107 in the first innings that lasted just 35.2 overs.
The crushing loss has now given the Indian team management plenty to think about ahead of the third Test beginning August 18 at Nottingham.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:
An all-round performance by England. Excellent spells of fast bowling by @jimmy9 and @StuartBroad8, with a fine performance by @chriswoakes. We’ve got to pull up our socks and produce better cricket India. #ENGvIND
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 13, 2018
82.2 overs … 237 Runs … 20 wkts … That was a Test that lasted 170.2 overs … !!!!!! #2-0
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 12, 2018
Very poor from India. While we all want to stand by our team and support them when they don’t do well, going down without a fight is very disappointing to watch. Hope they have the confidence and mental strength to comeback from this.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 12, 2018
— Matt Prior (@MattPrior13) August 12, 2018
Lack of fight has been the most disappointing aspect. This is really painful to watch. No batsman exudes any confidence. #ENGvIND
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 12, 2018
Losing is a part and parcel of sport. But the manner of loss is worrying. The fact that we did not learn anything from Edgbaston is worrying. And that we make the same mistakes is worrying. @cricketaakash @vikrantgupta73 @DeepDasgupta7
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 12, 2018
Terrific win for Eng. Made most of luck with toss. Many heroes-Anderson, Broad, Bairstow, Curran & Woakes. None from India quite matching up
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 12, 2018
— Prithi Ashwin (@prithinarayanan) August 12, 2018
India have lost 9 of 11 Tests in England since 2011 now, won just one. It is a terrible record #ENGvIND
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) August 12, 2018
— Atul Wassan (@cricketguru) August 12, 2018
Completely outplayed. Outclassed.
India 107 and 130 all out. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 12, 2018
This is the first time that India have lost a Test under the captaincy of Virat Kohli while batting first.#ENGvIND
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) August 12, 2018
India effectively beaten inside two days. Brutal from England but shocking from the Indians. #ENGvIND
— Malcolm Upton (@Alky007) August 12, 2018
— Anmol Kumar Tiwari (@AnmolTiwari) August 12, 2018
James Anderson… 25.2 overs and match figures of 9-43. Astounding. #EngvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 12, 2018