India Registers Clinical Victory in the Thrilling Last Overs; Shami Bumrah Shines but ‘with the bat’

India Registers Clinical Victory in the Thrilling Last Overs; Shami Bumrah Shines but ‘with the bat’


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Mohammed Siraj took the last two wickets to hand India a historic win at Lord’s by 151 runs. This also helped India take a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series, with three Tests still to be played.

Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah broke through the stubborn defences of Ollie Robinson and Jos Buttler. Siraj took two wickets in two balls after skipper Joe Root was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah straight after Tea as Virat Kohli took a great low catch in the slips. England were completely on the backfoot after wickets of Haseeb Hameed and Jonny Bairstow to Ishant Sharma just before the end of the second session.

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The home team got off to a worst possible start as they lost their openers Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley in the first two overs of the second innings on Day 5 of the second Test at Lord’s. Burns fell to Jasprit Bumrah while Mohammed Shami dismissed Dominic Sibley to hand over the advantage to Team India.

Earlier, Mohammed Shami scored a brilliant half-century, his second in Test cricket, and also stitched together an unbeaten 89-run ninth wicket stand with Jasprit Bumrah as India declared soon after Lunch to set England a 272-run target.

India declared at 298/8 after 109.3 overs and leading by 271 runs. Pacer Ollie Robinson got the crucial wickets of Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma to put England on top at the start of day’s play. But fortunes turned for India and they easily wrapped England in the last two sessions.

The 5 day test match ended in the last ten overs which is rare in these days, which is a positive sign for Test cricket existence in future years. Both the countries showed the fighting spirit as a result yesterday India was trying to draw the match and today England was struggling to be on the crease for the last two spells, and that’s the beauty of Test cricket!

Brief Score:

IND 1st Inns: 364/10 (KL Rahul 129, Anderson 5-62)

ENG 1st Inns: 391/10 (Joe Root 180, Siraj 4-94)

IND 2nd Inns: 298/8 D (Rahane 61, Wood 3-51)

ENG 2nd Inns: 120/10 (Root 33, Siraj 4-32)

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