India vs England second test match highlights – India slump to massive defeat at Lords
- England won by an innings and 159 runs
- They declared at 396-7 in their 1st innings
- India could only manage 130 in their second innings
- England lead the series 2-0
A shambolic display by the Indian batsmen saw them suffer a massive defeat in the second test against England. With England deciding to declare their innings at 396-7 on Day 4 to lead India by a mammoth 289 runs, India knew they needed a miracle if they wanted to save the match. However miracles just don’t happen, they need to be worked for. It seemed that the Indian batsmen were in no mood of even trying, let alone working for a result. Batting a mere 47 runs, India could only muster up 130 runs against their name to hand England an innings and 159 run victory in the second test match.
Coming back to India vs England second test match highlights, Indian attack continued from where they had left of on Day 3. Surprisingly inefficient on a track that had everything and more on it for the pacers, India struggled to extract any sort of purchase from a moist track which had proved to be heaven for the English bowlers. The Indian pacers were poor to say the least with last match’s hero Ishant Sharma conceding more than a 100 runs in his 22 overs. Playing two spinners in Yadav and Ashwin turned out to be another poor afterthought by the Indian team management.
And Bairstow and Woakes took full advantage of these incumbencies of the Indian side on Day 4. Smashing his maiden test hundred, Woakes a player who couldn’t even manage a score past 30 in the IPL, dismissed the Indian bowlers with disdain. Barstow gave him fine company, playing an aggressive inning of 93. Barstow’s dismissal just 7 short of his 100 saw England declare at 396, giving themselves more than enough time to bowl the Indians out.
There really is nothing to write about the Indian batting. Short-sighted, poor, and lacking any sort of technique, the batting was all that it has been over the past three innings. A match which saw India put up no fight whatsoever, continued on the same route for the visitors. The same old nightmare continued with Vijay departing for a duck early on to start the Indian collapse. The rest were quick to follow with not even one batsmen interested in showing some sort of resilience and fight for the jersey. Broad and Anderson played havoc, teaching the Indians how to bowl on such a pitch as they dinked the ball left, right and center to dismiss India for 130 in their worst defeat at Lords since 1970.