England beat India by an innings and 159 runs at Lord's

News Desk , Bol News

08:26:24, Monday, August 13, 2018

England completed a crushing innings and 159-run victory over India at Lord's to take a 2-0 series lead.

James Anderson took 4-23 to finish with nine wickets in the match and Stuart Broad shone with 4-44 as India were bowled out for 130.

The hosts had declared on 396-7, with Chris Woakes finishing on 137 not out, before Anderson reduced India to 17-2.

Rain delayed play twice but India lost wickets regularly and Woakes took the final scalp to secure an emphatic win.

England enjoyed the better of the bowling conditions in the match but India produced two poor batting performances.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya's 55-run partnership for the seventh wicket was India's only real stand of the innings and the tourists never looked comfortable under grey skies at Lord's.

Only once has a team come back to overturn a 2-0 deficit to win a Test series - and that was an Australia side that contained Donald Bradman in the 1936-37 Ashes.

The third Test of the five-match series begins at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

Almost nothing went right for India in this Test.

They lost the toss and were dismissed for 107 after being inserted in the first innings in conditions made for swing bowling, before England batted in the best weather of the match.

After the competitiveness of Edgbaston this was a let-down for India, with their batsmen unable to resist England's bowlers, and the decision to play wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav over seamer Umesh Yadav not working out.

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