Tuesday, July 22, 2014

India beats England in Test after 28 years at Lord’s

Defeating England by 95 runs on the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord’s, India has made a historic win against the host nation after a period of 28 years. It was their second Test win at Lord’s since 1986 when the Indian cricket team led by Kapil Dev won here. India also saw their first away victory in 16 Tests since 2011. With this victory, the touring team has taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series.
England was bowled out for 223 after coming to chase a target of 319 runs in their second session. Except Joe Root and Moeen Ali, neither of the English batsmen could stand in front of the devastating spell of fast bowling by India’s Ishant Sharma. Joe Root scored a passionate innings of 146-ball 66 while Moeen Ali scored 39 runs from 147 balls.
Ishant Sharma was given ‘Man of the Match’ award for his career best figure of seven wickets for 74 which no Indian bowler ever do in England.
Indian cricket team has been congratulated by PM Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, and millions of supporters.

Skipper, MS Dhoni, is happy for this achievement. No doubt, it will increase their confidence when they will take on England in the third Test match.