India won by 151 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. VVS Laxman feels the players would remember this victory for the rest of their lives. On the final day of the second Test match at Lord’s, India led by 154 runs.
- India won by 151 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
- VVS Laxman feels the players would remember this victory for the rest of their lives.
- India were in trouble at 181/6 at stumps on Day 4, with Rishabh Pant the only recognized batsmen unbeaten and the team leading by 154 runs.
- England were bowled out for a measly 120 after chasing 272 to win in 60 overs.
A triumphant return! The Virat Kohli-led Indian team staged a stunning comeback on the final day of the Lord’s Test match to defeat England by 151 runs and grab a 1-0 series lead. The second Test match exceeded all expectations, with analysts describing England as “favorites” before day 5 and applauding India. VVS Laxman feels the players would remember this victory for the rest of their lives.
“I believe they (the Indian squad) will never forget this victory. They will remember this victory for the rest of their lives, especially given the scenario the team was in at the start of the fifth day, when they were unduly reliant on Rishabh Pant and the tail to follow “In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, former India batsman Laxman remarked.
He went on to say that the players’ energy never died on the field, and that the intensity played a huge impact in the outcome.
“And I thought the excitement and enthusiasm you could see in each and every over was incredible. It was contagious. The captain took the initiative and led the way. When Virat Kohli is captaining the team, the intensity is always high.”
India were in trouble at 181/6 at stumps on Day 4, with Rishabh Pant the only recognized batsmen unbeaten and the team leading by 154 runs. Pant fell cheaply to begin the day’s play, and many predicted a subsequent collapse. However, bowlers Mohammed Shami (56) and Jasprit Bumrah (89) put up a brilliant 89-run ninth-wicket stand to effectively bat England out of the game.
England were bowled out for a measly 120 after chasing 272 to win in 60 overs. Mohammed Siraj took four wickets, with Bumrah and Shami each taking three and one. Ishant Sharma took two wickets as India was able to complete the task in just 51.5 overs.
Met him for the first time at frmr Hyderabad great Abdul Azeem’s residence. And I feel so proud to see the rapid progress #Siraj has already made in intern’al cricket.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 17, 2021
His life is another testament of what one can achieve through hardwork & will-power.More power to you young man pic.twitter.com/MHjezzlzxz
What an incredible day of Test Match Cricket and one to remember for a long time for every Indian Fan.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 16, 2021
Bumrah and Shami fighting with the bat early in the day, and pace attack of Siraj, Ishant, Bumrah, Shami giving it their all and India registering a sensational win #LordsTest pic.twitter.com/JB2lIZc4iM
Waah ! Mazaa aa gaya.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 16, 2021
What a wonderful partnership between Shami and Bumrah. They may not have the best of techniques but from experience i Can say that bowlers have a big heart. And Ishant, Shami and Bumrah have displayed just that today at a decisive stage in the #LordsTest . pic.twitter.com/y72j3BRdpB
Really happy to see the entire team giving a grand welcome to both Bumrah & Shami. Such partnerships in trying circumstances lifts the morale of the entire team and suddenly gets everyone charged up. Great to see the team enjoying each other’s success pic.twitter.com/V3TYRQWIT0— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 16, 2021