Lord’s Test (IND vs ENG): India beat England by 151 runs to win the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here on 16th August 2021.
- Chasing 272, England was bowled out for 120 in 51.5 overs with skipper Joe Root top-scoring with 33.
- Mohammed Shami (56*) and Jasprit Bumrah’s mind-blowing 89-run 9th wicket combination turned the tide back in India’s favour from a position when the hosts appeared to be favorites to win.
- India declared on 298-8 just after lunch to set England 272 to win in 60 overs. It was a victory target the hosts never intended to chase, but one they couldn’t defend either.
- After a rain-affected tie at Trent Bridge, India now leads the five-match series 1-0.
- The third Test at Headingley in Leeds starts on August 25.
Note: Virat Kohli is now the 4th most successful captain in Test history with 37 wins and the only third Indian captain to win a Test at Lord’s after Kapil Dev & MS Dhoni.
- Lord’s: Lord’s Cricket Ground, commonly known as Lord’s, is a cricket venue in St John’s Wood, London.
- It was established in 1814.
- Known as the ‘home of cricket’, Lord’s is the most famous cricket ground in the world and is home to the world’s oldest sporting museum.
- It is named after its founder, Thomas Lord.
- It is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC), and, until August 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC).
- Note: The first test was played between England and Australia on 21–23 July 1884.