IND vs ENG 2nd Test：WHAT A MATCH! History At Lord’s, India’s Day!
Updated: Sep 14
What an incredible day of Test Match Cricket and one to remember for a long time for every Indian Fan. India’s victory, which came against all odds, tasted sweeter as it happened a day after the country’s 75th Independence Day.
Everyone is a Hero
India vs England (IND vs ENG) 2nd Test Day 5, a spirited performance from the Indian seamers helped the visitors beat England by 151 runs in the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday. Chasing 272, England were bowled out for 120 in 51.5 overs with skipper Joe Root top-scoring with 33.
On Sunday, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane smashed a much needed fifty against England in the 2nd Test here at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Rahane had earlier scored a century against England at Lord’s in 2018. India was in big trouble after losing KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli cheaply. Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara’s century helped India get out of trouble and post a competitive total against England.
From KL Rahul to Mohammed Siraj, the reasons behind India’s historic win in 2nd Test against England – Riding on superb batting and bowling performances by Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah Team India registered a historic win at Lord’s in the second Test against England on Monday.
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 win at Lord’s.
Of course, one must not forget the Indian opening batsman KL Rahul, the hero of this game, who scored a glorious century in the second test match against England.The 29-year-old batsman further added that playing Test cricket has always been his top priority and to get a hundred at Lord's adds to the excitement of delivering for the team.
"It's very very special. Not because it was a hundred at Lord's, that adds to the excitement and joy. I have been away from Test cricket for a couple of years now. I have grown up wanting to be a Test cricketer and to play Test cricket. That was the generation I grew in. My father loves Test cricket, my coaches always wanted me to be a Test cricketer. I always wanted to do well in Test cricket," Rahul added.
KL Rahul who was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant 129 runs in the second Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground is ‘looking every morning’ at honours boards to see if his name has been put there permanently or not.
He played an absolute gem of knock as he showcased tremendous patience and skill to see of the new ball. Notably, Rahul also became the first batsman to hit a hundred in the 2021-23 cycle of the ICC World Test Championship.
India Cricket Team Never give up
Team India captain Virat Kohli is overjoyed after winning the 2nd Test against England at Lord’s on Monday. This is India’s third win at the mecca of cricket in the longest format of the game. Virat said that It’s the best independence day they can give people back home.
“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. First day was the most challenging. The way we played in the second innings after being put under pressure – Jasprit Bumrah and Shami were outstanding. We had the belief we can get them out in 60 overs. The tension in the field in our second innings, what happened there, helped us,”
“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. Have been a part of the winning Test last time under MS. That was pretty special. But this one, to get a result in 60 overs is quite special. And especially with someone like Siraj playing for the first time at Lord’s and he bowled superbly,” Virat Kohli added.
The cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra elaborated : "You have learned from this team, that they have the belief. Back to the wall, they will bounce back. The more you pull them down, they will come back stronger. This team is like a spring or trampoline. They say - 'Please rule us out at your own peril'."
Never give up, never give in. That is this team's motto and they played the last day in that fashion only and won.