The Indian cricket team recorded their biggest win of the tournament by beating host England by 151 runs in the second Test of the five-match series at the historic grounds at Lord’s. After this special victory, Team India has been cheering around the world. Following this defeat, former England captain Andrew Strauss believes that Joe Root’s side will lose the series to India in the second Test, with the rest of the series remaining. Strauss said, ‘They were close to winning, but the match was out of their hands before lunch on the last day. The top order has fallen again.
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Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “It put pressure on England’s middle order and India had enough overs to get them out.” He said, ‘Any series with India and especially Virat Kohli is challenging. He played good Test cricket for five days. India deserves this win. He did his best to win. The pain of this defeat for the England team is long over.
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He demanded a change in England’s top order. For the first time in England’s Test history, both openers were dismissed in the second innings without opening an account. Strauss said, ‘England has a lot of problems. Dom Sibley is not on the farm. The return of Ollie Pope is vital, but is it the right time to put him in third place? All these questions must be found. England, who are 0-1 in the series, will now face India at Headingley on 25 August.