After the ruination of first test match by the classic English weather, left the people in the guess game that who is going to go home with a win in the second test match on the final day at Lord’s
Losing their all the recognized batsmen except for the dangerous Rishab Pant, It was all the Rishab Pant and the talent game for team India on the final day.
But then there is that, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami paying a decisive role with bat and bowl. The extra-ordinary partnership in two of them and Shami’s half century made it clear that they are here to win, after Rishab got out early.
For the first time in England’s Test history, both their openers were dismissed for a duck in the same innings. Despite fight from the likes of Jos Buttler, Joe Root’s wicket before tea put England right up against it.
India’s magnificent attack was too good for England’s brittle batting. Mohammed Siraj scriped another chapter in a beautiful story that is his cricketing rise, taking four wickets with shouts and screams that could be heard from Mumbai.
“Super proud of the whole team, the way we stuck to our plans, being put in our performance with the bat was outstanding. Pitch didn’t offer much on first three days. But the way we played in the second innings, under pressure, from Jasprit and Shami was outstanding. We thought with 60 overs to go we could have a crack, and they were outstanding. A bit of tension on the field really motivated us to finish the game,”Viral Kohli, Captain of India Team
“You’re always trying to find ways to deal with things like that [dressing room nerves], we couldn’t see out the day which was frustrating but a lot of cricket to play and we’ll come back hard. A lot on my shoulders, as captain you take responsibility, tactically we could have done things differently – we went from a position where we could win to being behind,”Joe Root, Captain of England cricket team