London: India’s paceman defeated their host, England, in a starry show of bat and ball at the ‘home of the cricket’ – The Lord’s. India clinched victory, taking a lead in a five-match series after just their third win in 19 tests, followed by a rain-marred draw at Trent Bridge.
England, set 272 to win in a minimum of 60 overs on the last day, were dismissed for 120. They were in dire straits at 1-2 after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami removed openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley for naught apiece.
Fellow paceman Mohammed Siraj then followed up with 4-32, a return that saw him end the match by bowling No 11 James Anderson.
It was for the first time in 141 years of Test Cricket history in England that both home openers were out for a duck in the same innings. Not to forget that the country which was taught the “Game of the Gentlemen”, showed their prowess with the bat and ball.