XtraTime Web Desk: More humiliation for World No.1 Indian Test team as they lost to England by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s on today. With this win England has taken 2-0 lead in the five-match Test series. After a poor show in the first innings the batting order of the visitors continued their poor form again as they were all out on 130 runs in the second innings.
The top order failed miserably again as opener Murali Vijay again got out on a duck in the second innings. Another opener Lokesh Rahul didn’t last long as well as he got out on 10. Skipper Virat Kohli wasn’t allowed to bat at his normal position as he didn’t field earlier in the moring session due to back strain. India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane came in his place who scored only 13 runs before getting out. In between that there was a rain interruption. After coming on to the crease skipper Virat Kohli tried to held one side but he also got out on 17 while trying to score runs against Chris Broad. After his departure there was a little partnership between Hardik Pandya (26) and Ravichandra Ashwin (33*) but unfortunately it was not enough. In the first innings Anderson took a five-for to destroy the Indian batting. In the second inning Broad and Anderson both shared 4 wickets each to take their team to the victory.
Earlier in the day’s play England declared their innings on 396 for 7 after the deperture of Sam Curran who was out on 40. Chris Woakes remained at the crease on 137 runs.