A scintillating show from England once again helped them win the 2nd Test against India. Indian team were on the back foot throughout the match and lost by a huge margin of an innings and 159 runs.
First innings loss under Kohli’s captaincy
This is the biggest defeat for India under skipper Virat Kohli. India’s last innings defeat came at The Oval in 2014 under Dhoni’s captaincy. In 2014 series, India went on to win the Test at Lord’s and managed to escape from a whitewash. This time its look tough looking at the situation of the players. Can India make a comeback from here?
One of the occasions where India played fewer deliveries (both the innings)
India just played 494 deliveries in this match which is yet another disappointing show by the Asian giant. In the English conditions, India once played just 349 balls in the year 1952 which is still a a record for India. Apart from this, this was the worst-ever Test performance by India at the iconic Lord’s.
England won with the help of 10 players only
Did you get this? Well, It’s an interesting fact as Adil Rashid didn’t bowl, didn’t bat and didn’t take any catch as well. So, there was no contribution from the leggie, which itself became a unique fact. Wriddhiman Saha is one of the players from India who played a Test that India won but he didn’t take any catch/stumping, didn’t bat and bowl as well.