India won 1-0 in the five-match Test series by winning the second Test against England at Lord’s Cricket Stadium. The hosts were well in the game at one time, but then they lost the chance and were beaten by 151 runs. Former India batsman VVS Laxman has said that after the defeat, it will be very difficult for England to return in the next three Tests. Apart from Laxman, former cricketer Michael Vaughan also believes England are too hard to return to now.
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Speaking to the Times of India, Laxman said, “Joe Root played as spectacularly as he did in the first innings. He is practically alone. No one, except Johnny Bairstow, has any hope. .
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Laxman believes the return of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara’s farm will make it more difficult for the hosts. Pujara scored 45 while Rahane scored 61 in the second Test. Both batsmen had a 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket. “In the second innings, when the opportunity was very demanding, veteran duo Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were instructed to return to their best form.