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On This Day: India Registered An Iconic Win At Lord’s Over England
By CricShots - Aug 16, 2022 6:38 pm
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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*.

Team India
Team India registered a historic win at Lord’s

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.

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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.

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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: