India won the five-match Test series 1-0 by defeating England by 151 runs in the second Test at the historic Lord’s Ground. After the defeat, England captain Joe Root admitted the strategic mistake in the second Test against India and took India’s lower order batsmen lightly. England held the match on the fifth day of the Lord’s Test, but Mohammad Shami (56 not out) and Jaspreet Bumrah (34 not out) put India back in the game with 89 runs for the ninth wicket.
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England were all out for 120 in two sessions and lost the match at 151. Root said at a virtual press conference, ‘As a leader, my responsibility is high. There was a mistake somewhere in terms of strategy. The partnership between Shami and Bumrah was a turning point in the game and we made the mistake of taking it lightly. “It’s disappointing not to be able to finish as many innings as we can,” he said. Root admitted that the short-ball strategy against Shami and Bumrah failed.
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He said, ‘We could have thrown more balls on the stump. Short ball bowling technique is ineffective. As such, both batsmen are credited with a fine run. There was tension between the two teams, but Root said, ‘Virat is a different style and my style is different. I think there was no bitterness on the field. The third match of the series between the two teams will take place at Headingley on August 25.