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England all out for 120 with four ducks as India wins Lord’s Test

India’s pacemen have stood tall to help crush England by 151 runs late on the final day of the second Test at Lord’s, taking a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

England were bowled out for 120 in pursuit of a victory target of 272 with about half an hour and 8.1 overs left on day five, succumbing to the steady pressure built by India’s attack.

Jasprit Bumrah (3-33) ensured England’s run chase started disastrously by removing Rory Burns for a duck in the first over before Mohammed Shami (1-13) produced an unplayable out-swinger to get the better of fellow opener Dom Sibley, who also failed to score.

Bumrah got the big wicket of the in-form Joe Root (33) soon after tea, the England skipper edging to opposite number Virat Kohli at first slip.

Jos Buttler, who was dropped on two by Kohli, briefly threatened to salvage a draw for the hosts with his 96-ball knock of 25.

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But all hopes of such a result were extinguished by Mohammed Siraj (4-32), who accounted for both Buttler and James Anderson in the same over, handing India only their third-ever Test win at Lord’s.

“The pitch didn’t offer much for the first three days… but we thought with 60 overs to go (on the final day) we could have a crack, and they (the bowlers) were outstanding.”

Earlier, India declared at 8-298 after Shami and Bumrah put on an unbeaten partnership of 89 for the ninth wicket.

Resuming on an overnight score of 6-181, India lost Rishabh Pant (22) and Ishant Sharma (16) early, both falling to Ollie Robinson (2-45) before Shami (56 not out) and Bumrah (34 not out) thwarted the England attack with some gutsy strokeplay.

India’s Ishant Sharma leaving the pitch after a strong performance on day two.(

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Shami was particularly impressive, taking 10 runs off one Moeen Ali over just before lunch, which included a huge six over mid-wicket to bring up his half-century.

Bumrah was peppered with short deliveries by the England quicks but displayed great application, taking advantage of a spread-out field that had ample singles to offer.

The England players cut frustrated figures, with Mark Wood and Buttler getting into a verbal altercation with Bumrah over what seemed like a response to the Indian fast bowler’s barrage of bouncers aimed at Anderson at the end of day three.

The third Test starts at Headingley on August 25.


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