A dazzling display of batting and bowling by England crushed India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s.
England added 39 runs to their overnight 357-6, declaring on 396-7 when Hardik Pandya picked up the wicket of Sam Curran for 40. Chris Woakes remained undefeated on 137 off 177 balls, with Pandya picking up 3-66 and Mohammed Shami a superb 3-96.
Murali Vijay fell for a duck to complete his pair, out both times to a rampant Jimmy Anderson, who completed 100 Test wickets at Lord’s with Vijay’s wicket. Anderson also knocked over Lokesh Rahul leg before for 10 to have India on 13-2.
Then it was Stuart Broad’s turn to take centre stage, knocking over Cheteshwar Pujara (17), Ajinkya Rahane (13), Virat Kohli (17) and Dinesh Karthik (nought) to leave India reeling on 61-6 off just 30.4 overs.
Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin added 55 for the seventh wicket before Woakes trapped Pandya leg before for 26 off 43 balls (5×4). Anderson picked up his third and fourth wickets when he bowled Kuldeep Yadav and trapped Mohammed Shami leg before for ducks, bringing the total ducks in the Indian innings to four.
Player of the Match Chris Woakes ended proceedings by having Ishant Sharma caught by debutant Ollie Pope for two runs. India finished 130 all out in 47 overs to lose by an innings and 159 runs. Woakes finished with 2-24 after Anderson (4-23) and Broad (4-44) had destroyed the Indian innings.
England takes a 2-0 series lead into the third Test at Trent Bridge on Saturday, 19 August.
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