England's James Anderson becomes first to claim 100 Test wickets at Lord's


England's James Anderson becomes first to claim 100 Test wickets at Lord's

India vs England,Ajinkya Rahane,Cheteshwar Pujara

India vs England,Ajinkya Rahane,Cheteshwar Pujara

Having conceded the first-innings lead of 289 runs, India's batting line-up could register only 130 in their second innings to add to their first innings total of 107.

England pace bowler Stuart Broad has swept aside the India middle order batting in an inspired spell to propel his team to a crushing innings and 159-run victory on the fourth day of the second Test at Lord's. It took the Surrey right-hander just two balls to score his first Test runs when he flicked a Sharma inswinger behind square-leg for four.

However, having become the first batsmen to pass 30 in the match, Woakes and Bairstow took England to 230-5 tea, before going on the attack in the evening session.

It has been sorely needed too by an England Test team who were without a win in seven away games last winter and were on the brink of crisis when they were defeated by Pakistan here at Lord's in the first Test of this summer.

Rahane (one not out) was alongside Cheteshwar Pujara (5no) when drizzle brought about an early lunch.

The best batsman in the world ended it restricted by a back complaint that will be a huge worry for India in the five days leading up to a Test they now can not lose and Kohli will now have the weight of the world on his shoulders too.

Rahul square-drove Stuart Broad for four but he fell for 10 when, playing across the line, he was lbw to Anderson.

Kohli appeared restricted in movement and was caught by Ollie Pope at short leg for 17.

Anderson was now just 12 shy of the 563 Test wickets taken by Glenn McGrath.

Yes, India have traditionally struggled against the moving ball in England and had the very worst of conditions here from the moment Root won an important toss but this was a brutal defeat for a proud captain in Virat Kohli.

"I was gutted when that rain arrived, " Broad said.

Hardik Pandya (26) and Ravichandran Ashwin (33 not out) showed defiance to put on India's highest partnership of the match - 55 runs for the seventh wicket - but Woakes again showed his value. Even when the ball's doing a bit, you have to pitch it in the right areas.

Woakes made a pretty decent stab of replacing him here with his maiden Test century and two second innings wickets to add to his two from the first that earned him the man of the match award ahead of Anderson.

"Trying to get the ball out of Broad's and Jimmy's [Anderson's] hands when it's like that can be tricky, " Woakes said.