India beat England by 151 runs in the second Test at the historic Lord’s Ground. With this win, India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series. On the fifth and final day of the match, India scored 272 runs in 60 overs against England on Monday, but Mohammad Siraj (4/32), Jaspreet Bumrah (3/33), Ishant Sharma (13) and Mohammad Shami (13) One wicket for the English team put together for 120 in 52nd over. After the win, India captain Virat Kohli made a big statement. One day after Independence Day, Kohli said there was no better gift than this victory.
After the match, Kohli said, ‘I’m proud of my whole team. The pitch did not help much in the first three days and bowling became difficult. Jaspreet and Shami have done a great job this morning. The atmosphere created in the second innings also helped. We knew we could take 10 wickets in 60 overs. As bowlers, you don’t get much opportunity to make such partnerships, so we all want to encourage Shami and Bumrah. His run was very important to us.
It was India’s third win at Lord’s in 19 matches. He had first won this historic ground in 1986 and 2014. This is the third victory for the Indian team at Lord’s Ground in its 89-year history, known as the Mecca of Cricket. At the moment, India have played a total of 19 matches so far. Of these, he has lost 12 but has had four draws. India were defeated in five consecutive matches between 1932 and 1967 at Lord’s Ground. Team India’s first win in the field was in 1986 by five wickets. At the same time, he took his second win of the year by 95 runs in 2014 and is now 151.
The captain said, ‘In 2014 I was part of the team with Dhoni Bhai where Ishant had taken 7 wickets but today it was fantastic to win 60 overs. Siraj played for the first time at Lord’s and he bowled superbly. We needed more than 55 overs so we didn’t declare the innings first. The bowlers have taken us to the top of Test cricket and they have done the same today. We were helped a lot by the support of the fans. There is no better gift than this victory for the people of India on Independence Day (one day later). We have not won one Test, we have a target of five Tests.