Team India defeated England in the second Test at Lords Cricket Ground in London on Monday to go 1-0 up in the five-match series. The visitors packed England’s second innings for 120 to register the memorable victory by 151 runs. It was India’s third victory in their 19 Tests at ‘Home of Cricket’.
Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the bowler for India, taking a wonderful four-wicket haul in the fourth innings for just 32 runs.
After Ajinkya Rahane’s brilliant 61, tailenders Mohammed Shami (56 not out) and Jasprit Bumrah (34 not out) took the game away from the hosts. The duo made their highest individual Test scores and shared an unbroken stand of 89 before skipper Virat Kohli declared the innings on 298/8, giving England 272 runs to chase.
Bumrah and Shami started the proceedings by removing England openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley for ducks. Thereafter, Bumrah claimed the prized scalp of England captain Joe Root, who scored a scintillating 180 not in the first innings. Siraj took eight wickets in the Test overall, including the scalp of James Anderson, to finish the match.
“The way we played in the second innings after being put under pressure – Jasprit and Shami were outstanding. We had the belief we can get them out in 60 overs. The tension in the field in our second innings, what happened there, helped us. Putting their hand up was something we were really proud of, and we wanted to let them know,” said Kohli in the post-match presentation.
“Very happy with the support we got, especially when we’re playing away from home; these things are very important. It comes a day later (after Independence Day), but it’s the best gift we can give,” he added.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 16, 2021
Teamwork, spirit, character and intent. It has taken all that and much more behind this very special win at @HomeOfCricket. What an outstanding effort to pull off a win in the final hour after 5 days of riveting cricket. @Jaspritbumrah93 @mdsirajofficial @MdShami11 @klrahul11
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) August 16, 2021
From survival to revival, the final day at Lord's was no less than a binge-worthy thriller.
Big win #TeamIndia 👏
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 16, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) August 16, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) August 16, 2021
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 16, 2021
What fight! A win to remember 🇮🇳🤗 pic.twitter.com/e5LpDhpl8u
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) August 16, 2021
Nothing can beat a great test match. Love a balanced game where bat doesn’t dominate ball or ball doesn’t dominate bat. When’s the next test?❤️
— Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) August 16, 2021
There will be a lot of emotion going around, but it shouldn’t be forgotten just what a great Test match this has been. Two teams going head on at each other over five days at @HomeOfCricket!! This is why Test cricket is the pinnacle. Congratulations both teams. #ENGvIND
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) August 16, 2021
Amazing game of Cricket .. India today showed why they are so much better than England .. The belief to Win was immense .. #ENGvsIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 16, 2021
What an incredible day of Test Match Cricket and one to remember for a long time for every Indian Fan.
Bumrah and Shami fighting with the bat early in the day, and pace attack of Siraj, Ishant, Bumrah, Shami giving it their all and India registering a sensational win #LordsTest pic.twitter.com/JB2lIZc4iM
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 16, 2021
What a test match 👏👏👏🤯🤯
— Liam Livingstone (@liaml4893) August 16, 2021
That is a famous Test win for India. Shami, Bumrah, then Siraj. Extraordinary way they grabbed the match with bat then ball, in front of feverish fans at Lord’s. England let it run away in the morning session #engvind
— Alison Mitchell (@AlisonMitchell) August 16, 2021
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 16, 2021
Love your never give up attitude 🔥🔥🔥 Great win boys 🇮🇳👏 pic.twitter.com/3gHi5mOeBu
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 16, 2021
— Daren Ganga (@DarenGanga) August 16, 2021
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) August 16, 2021
Astonishingly Superb Test Match Cricket. Congratulations India. Always special winning at Lords. 0-1, 3 Test Matches to go. We’re in for a very competitive Series us fans!!
— Stuart Broad (@StuartBroad8) August 16, 2021
Today Lord's belongs to India. #ENGvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 16, 2021
Amazing how Mohammad Siraj made sure the ball didn’t uproot James Anderson’s off-stump, ensuring that he could pick it up on his victory sprint. If you didn’t know he’s skilful already #EngvIND
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) August 16, 2021
OUT! TEAM INDIA HAS WON WITH 8 OVERS TO SPARE! 🇮🇳
India take 1-0 lead in the series 🙌🏽
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 16, 2021
Only for the second time in their Test cricket history spinners haven't taken a wicket for India in consecutive Tests. The first time it happened was against Pakistan in Karachi & Faisalabad in 1989/90 (Sachin Tendulkar's first two Tests).#ENGvIND
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) August 16, 2021
This Indian team is different. The spirit is different. The determination is different. The pump is different.
This match will be remembered for a long long time. Everyone contributed. Every contribution crucial.
India steal thunders at Lord's. #ENGvIND
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) August 16, 2021
What a win! If you had told me some years ago that fast bowlers would win games like these, I wouldn't have believed you. What a quartet
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 16, 2021
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) August 16, 2021
Most Test wins at 'away venues' for India
4 – Melbourne
3 – Port of Spain/Kingston/ColomboSSC/LORD'S
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 16, 2021
India have found a jewel in Mohammad Siraj. What a bowler he has been for them since the Australia tour. 5-wicket haul in the historic win in Brisbane and 8 wickets now in his first Lord’s Test. Well played, India. Great game of cricket. #EngvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) August 16, 2021
Most ducks by a home team against India in a Test match:-
7 – ENG at Lord's, 2021
6 – BAN at Chattogram, 2004
6 – SL at Galle, 2008#ENGvIND
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) August 16, 2021
Dear Jimmy and Broad, tell you a little secret. Backyard cricket mein to hum kabhi haare hi nahi. Aao kabhi…. #INDvENG
— cricBC (@cricBC) August 16, 2021
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 16, 2021
Inject this Indian bowling attack into my veins. Tattoo their names on my back. Name roads, and monuments and cities after them. #EngvInd
— cricBC (@cricBC) August 16, 2021
Asian teams Test records at Lord's:
Played 15, Won 5, Lost 4, Drawn 6
Played 19, Won 3, Lost 12, Drawn 4
Played 8, Won 0, Lost 2, Drawn 6
Played 2, Lost 2#Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 16, 2021
India win 👏
— ICC (@ICC) August 16, 2021
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) August 16, 2021
That was a brilliant Test match. England actually did a lot of good throughout it but they simply couldn't cope with the intensity of India on this final afternoon. The tourists were simply too good. #ENGvIND
— Rob Johnston (@RobJ_Cricket) August 16, 2021
That was a magical game of cricket. Astonishing performance by India today.
— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) August 16, 2021
INDIA WIN! 🇮🇳
Their third Test win at Lord's and what a way to do it.
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 16, 2021