August 16, is the same day on which Team India completed registered an iconic comeback win over England at Lord’s in the history of Test cricket. Virat Kohli and his men managed to squeeze out an improbable win by 151 runs against England at Lord’s when it looked like they would end up on the losing side of the game. The then-skipper Joe Root took the hosts to a strong position with a commanding 180*.
In their second innings, India was reeling at 209/8 and it looked like the hosts will be walking away with a win and will take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after a drawn first game at Nottingham. However, bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami made a brilliant partnership of 89 runs that put the visitors in a position from which they couldn’t lose the game. It was all about surviving 60 overs for England and the momentum had completely shifted to India’s favor by then.
It took the Indian team less than 52 overs to bowl out the hosts and celebrate an incredible win at an iconic venue. Jasprit Bumrah had earlier troubled James Anderson in England’s first innings with a barrage of short balls and the veteran seamer was certainly not happy about it. The hosts came out with a barrage of bouncers to hurt Bumrah with bouncers instead of trying to get him out.
This fired up both Bumrah and Shami in India’s second innings as they guided the score to 298/8 from 209/8 to be in a position from which they could call the shots. Then, Indian skipper, Kohli gave 60 overs to his bowlers to bowl out the hosts and it looked like there was little time to get all 10 wickets.
However, a fired-up Jasprit Bumrah, combined with Mohammad Siraj, gave no chance to the hosts’ batters to survive for long at the crease as they ended up getting bowled out for 120. Although the visitors didn’t win the series, this win at Lord’s remains one of their best in overseas conditions.
On Tuesday, fans on Twitter celebrated the first anniversary of that mind-boggling victory by Team India. Teh fans hailed then-captain Virat Kohli as well as top performers from that match like KL Rahul, who scored a hundred, and Bumrah, who picked up wickets at crucial junctures. Here are some of the best reactions:
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 16, 2022
🇮🇳 #OnThisDay in 2021: India conquered Lord's in some style, thanks to KL Rahul and Siraj's masterclasses ⚡
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) August 16, 2022
On this day in 2021 – Captain Virat Kohli spoke the probably most iconic line in the huddle speech on ground in test cricket "For 60 overs they should feel hell out there" on day 5 and India beat England in Lord's test and win a Iconic test match. pic.twitter.com/3AVVRDcxXD
— Sahil Vaddoriya (@sonofvaddoriya) August 16, 2022
Last year on this day, India won the Historic Test Match of Lord's under the Captaincy of THE GREATEST TEST CAPTAIN @imVkohli 👑 🔥 🛐#ViratKohli𓃵 #Lords #INDvENG #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/DPhw8lqDHN
— Kriti (@Imkriti18) August 16, 2022
𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟐-𝐲𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫.
A year back, India produced a memorable win at Lord's. pic.twitter.com/GyJQ81olah
— Cricket.com (@weRcricket) August 16, 2022
On this day, Lord's 2021.
Jasprit Bumrah's genius over to Robinson.
Perfect set-up & execution. pic.twitter.com/b0wFTHU6p0
— Adi (@WintxrfellViz) August 16, 2022
On this day, Team India created History at Lords against England under the most successful Test captain for India, Virat Kohli.
What a day, what a moment. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/BiEuxgpn1Z
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) August 16, 2022