India beat England at Lord’s: Shami, Bumrah & Siraj set up the historic win for India at Lord’s
An enthralling final day at Lord’s ended up in India’s favor after Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj in the 2nd Test. First, Shami and Jasprit Bumrah put up an 89-run stand to put India in a comfortable position, and then Siraj bagged four wickets as India bowled out England for 120 to register a 151-run victory and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Shami scored a brilliant fifty with the bat while with the ball he took crucial wickets to turn the game on its head on Day 5. Tailender Jasprit Bumrah also scored crucial 30 runs and picked up wickets which helped India register their third win at Lord’s. England, set 272 to win in a minimum of 60 overs on the last day. They were in dire straits at 1-2 after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami removed openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley for naught apiece.
Mohammed Siraj then followed up with 4-32 -- a return that saw him end the match by bowling No 11 James Anderson. It was the first time in 141 years of Test cricket in England that both home openers had been out for a duck in the same innings. Virat Kohli was a proud captain and had a massive smile on his face as India registered a historic Test win against England at Lord's on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match series.
Kohli said the tension on the field motivated his players to push for a win at all costs and that is exactly what they did as a charged-up Indian team beat England by 151 runs after bowling out the hosts for 120 in just 51.5 overs on the final day. There was constant sledding throughout the day from the likes of Kohli, James Anderson, Mohammed Siraj, Jos Buttler, and Jasprit Bumrah which heated up the atmosphere at the Home of Cricket.
"Super proud of the whole team. The way we stuck to our plans after being put in. The pitch didn't offer much in the first three days.
"The first day was the most challenging. 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. A bit of tension on the field really motivated us to finish the game," Kohli said before praising Bumrah and Shami for their all-around contributions on the final day.
"Putting their hand up was something we were really proud of and we wanted to let them know (ovation for Bumrah-Shami). The batting coach has worked really hard with the boys. They have the desire in them to do well for the team. We know how priceless those runs are," Kohli said.