India will play the second Test at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, on Thursday in the five-match series. India trail 0-1 in the five-match series after having lost the Birmingham Test by 31 runs. India have won two Tests at Lord’s in 17 Tests at this ground. They have lost 11 and drew 4. Cricwizz takes a look at India’s finest wins at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
India win by 5 wickets in 1986
Under the charismatic leadership of Kapil Dev, India managed to win the 1986 Lord’s Test by 5 wickets. Kapil won the toss and put England into bat. England were bowled out for 294 as opener Graham Gooch struck 114 even as Chetan Sharma took 5/64. In reply, India scored 341 not out as Dilip Vengsarkar cracked a majestic 126*. Kapil Dev then bowled the spell of his life, taking 4/52 to bowl out England for 180. India then chased down the target of 134 with five wickets to spare. Kapil slammed 10-ball 23* with 4 fours and 1 six to steer the team to maiden Test win at Lord’s. Kapil Dev emerged the man of the match.
India win by 95 runs at Lord’s in 2014
India started well in the series, drawing the first Test. India were asked to bat first on a bowling-friendly conditions in the second Test at Lord’s. India had slumped to 145/7 before Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar resurrected the innings with 90-run stand, Rahane made a masterclass 103.
Bhuvi then unleashed his skills to take 6-wicket haul as England were bowled out for 319 in first innings. India batted well in second innings with half-centuries from Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvi to help India score 342.
England were set a target of 319 and were cruising at one stage at 173/4 before Ishant Sharma unleashed his short balls to knock out England for 223 all out. India won a Test at Lord’s after 28 years.