India skipper Virat Kohli did not perform well in the second Test of the five-match Test series between India and England at Lord’s. He scored 42 in the first innings and 20 in the second innings. Virat may not be very effective at bat, but he has made a special record in terms of leadership. Immediately after Virat declared India’s second innings at 298-8 on Monday, he became the first captain in the history of Indian cricket to declare an innings at Lord’s in Mecca for 89 years.
– Kaustub Gudipati (@kaustats) August 16, 2021
IND vs ENG: Jaspreet Bumrah becomes a villain in the eyes of Indian fans in the first innings, becomes hero in second innings, see video
Let me tell you that in 1932 India played the first Test at Lord’s under the leadership of CK Naidu. This ground is very special to India because it has played 19 Test matches outside India. On the fifth day of the match, India started at 181 for six and quickly lost their two wickets. These include wicket-keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma. At this time India seemed to be out soon, but it was not.
IND vs ENG: Mohammed Shami – Jaspreet Bumrah Breaking England Back, Virat Kohli Recalled Ben Stokes – Video
The partnership between Mohammed Shami and Jaspreet Bumrah grew after Ishant Outa. Presenting a good example of their batting prowess, the two put India ahead of England with an unbeaten 89 for the ninth wicket. Shami continued to play shots in the air and targeted spinner Moeen Ali on a slow pitch. Shami completed the second half of his Test career by hitting a 92-meter long six in mid-wicket with a boundary off successive deliveries from this spinner. Bumrah played the best innings of his Test career in 34 Tests.