James Anderson took five wickets in ideal swing-bowling conditions as England skittled India out for 107 on day 2 of the second test at Lord’s on Friday.
Rain prevented play on Thursday and more showers allowed only 8.3 overs before the first prolonged passage of play began shortly after 5 pm.
But for the third successive time, the Indian batting line-up crumbled under testing condition in England. It was as if none of the batters had any answer to the swing of Anderson and Co.
Kohli had single-handedly made the first test at Edgbaston competitive, his 200 runs failing to save India as England took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, but he couldn’t repeat his heroics on a green wicket at Lord’s.
In the end the Indian wickets fell like ninepins.
Here’s a look at how Twitter reacted to India’s meek surrender on day two of the second test at Lord’s:
India vs England | Day 2: India Bowled Out For 107, Anderson 5/20
India Skittled Out For 107 at Lord’s on Rain-Curtailed Day 2
Very early in the day Anderson had removed opening pair Murali Vijay (0) and Lokesh Rahul (8).
To make matter worse for India, recalled Cheteshwar Pujara (1) was run out following a mix-up with captain Virat Kohli when play briefly resumed after lunch.
This was the eighth time Pujara was involved in a run out in India’s last 12 run out dismissals in Test.
Skipper Kohli was guilty of the mix-up but Pujara also needs to equally blamed as he has make it an habit of running down the pitch without looking at his partner.
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(With inputs from AP)
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