After losing to New Zealand for the first time in the ICC World Test Championship final, India recorded their first victory in the repeat of the new 2021-2023 ICC World Test Championship, which topped the ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023 Table.
The Indian cricket team recorded a solid 151-run victory over England at the prestigious Lord's Cricket Ground in the second match of the five-match Test series. It was not known who would win the match until the last moment.
Team India and England both expected a draw, but it proved to be a coveted victory for India. TeamIndia is also close to winning the first Test; However, due to the rain, the 5th day was completely washed away and as a result, it ended in a draw. But India did well in the second match to win the game that the fans did not expect.
Joe Root won the toss and elected to ball, scoring 129 run from KL Rahul. England took a 27-run lead after their innings. Although the second innings was not the best for India, strong batting performances from the tail ends allowed Shami and Bumrah to draw the match. However England batsmen were in poor form and Team India dismissed them at 120 in 2 sessions.
The match saw some controversial scenes as spectators threw wine and champagne corks at KL Rahul, who was fielding near the border. There was another talking point of the match, two English fielders were caught stepping on the ball, which led to allegations of ball tampering by Indian team fans.
England captain Joe Root asked the Indian team to win the toss and start the innings. The match started with minor drizzles and interruptions. However, it was not enough to stop TeamIndia from a big start as the massive opening partnership of 126 laid the foundation for India.
Opener KL Rahul completed the century while Rohit Sharma was unfortunately dismissed for 83. The middle order failed because only Virat Kohli was able to co-operate with 42 runs.
Some good knocks from Ravindra Jadeja (40 from 120 balls) and Rishabh Pant (37 run from 58 run) helped India end their innings with 364 runs. James Anderson took five wickets for England. England lost two wickets for just 23 runs and got off to a poor start with the bat reduced to 3 for 119 by the end of the second day's play. But captain Joe Root was 180 not out and a key partnership with Johnny Bairstow, Jose Butler and Moin Ali gave England a 27-run lead by the end of their first innings.
Mohammad Siraj took four wickets while Shami took two and Ishant Sharma three.
India did not contribute much from top odersin the second innings as Cheteshwar Pujara scored 45 with 200 plus balls.
Ajinkya Rahane (146 balls 61) was the highest run scorer for India in the second innings. However, the main title of the innings was the performance of the tailenders with the bat. Mohammad Shami and Jaspreet Bumra gave India hope of winning 56 runs and 34 runs in matches respectively.
England were all out for 120 runs in the second innings. Mohammad Siraj took four wickets against England's second innings. KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings, was named Man of the Match
The series between India and England continues with the third Test match to be played in Leeds from August 25.