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After the Indian team’s incredible victory at Lord’s in the 2nd Test against England, India’s head coach Ravi Shastri said that winning at Lord’s is something very special. The Virat Kohli and boys hammered England batsmen in the 2nd innings on Day 5 to restrict them to just 120 against a target of 272. Eight England batsmen were dismissed for a single-digit score against a dangerous pace attack by India.
England had a dominant position in the match at the stumps of Day 4. After gaining a 27-run lead in the 1st innings, the Joe Root led-side had pushed India to a miserable score of 208-8.
However, Indian pacers Mohammed Shami (56*) and Jasprit Bumrah (34*) shattered an 89-run stand for the 9th wicket, taking India to a total of 298-8 (d). Later, India pacers crushed England batsmen to win the game by 151 runs, earning a massive victory at Lord’s.
To Win Lord’s Is Something Very Special: Ravi Shastri
After the victory, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri shared a lovely post on Twitter to congratulate the team for the thrilling victory. Shastri mentioned that winning at the home of cricket Lord’s is something very special.
“To win at @HomeOfCricket as a player and coach is something very special. Thanks a ton guys for making it happen. Enjoy the moment #TeamIndia,” Ravi Shastri tweeted.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) August 17, 2021
Indian opener Rohit Sharma also shared a tweet in which he mentioned that every one of us wanted to bag the victory.
“Every single one of us wanted this win, you could see it, you could feel it and watching it play out was incredible.”
Every single one of us wanted this win, you could see it, you could feel it and watching it play out was incredible. pic.twitter.com/cJJ6PpcHm5
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 16, 2021
Rohit Sharma had played an important knock of 83 runs in the 1st innings, before losing his wicket at a low score of 21 in the 2nd innings. KL Rahul, who slammed a marvellous century (129) in the 1st innings, was awarded player of the match.
With the victory, India has gained a lead of 1-0 in the 5-match Test series. India has also earned 14 points in ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table, and currently holds the 2nd spot with a PCT of 58.33. The Virat Kohli and company will now battle against England in the 3rd Test at Headingly in Leeds, scheduled to begin on August 25 (Wednesday).