India register Epic Win at Lord’s against England

India beat England by 151 runs to take 1-0 lead in the five match Test series at Lord’s. India’s pacemen starred with both bat and ball on Monday as Virat Kohli’s side thrashed England and victory gave India a 1-0 lead in a five-match series after just their third win in 19 Tests at the ‘home of cricket’ followed a rain-marred draw at Trent Bridge. England, set 272 to win in a minimum of 60 overs on the last day, were dismissed for 120.

Once the Indian team declared the innings, the morale of the team was sky-high and it was visible from the moment they stepped onto the field in the second session on Monday. With the pitch already playing a few tricks, England will have to bat extremely well to secure victory. Bumrah struck in the very first over in England’s second innings to send back Rory Burns and that was the beginning of what turned out to be one of the best shows of fast bowling from the Indian team in recent times. To pick 10 wickets with all of them going to pacers on a wicket that was taking turn showed the kind of dominance that the Indian fast bowlers displayed. It was the first time in 141 years of Test cricket in England that both home openers had been out for a duck in the same innings. Bumrah also topped his highest Test score for the second time this series after his 28 at Nottingham. India opener KL Rahul was named player of the match for his first-innings 129.