Broad propels England to victory over India


Having conceded the first-innings lead by 289 runs, India's batting line-up could register only 130 runs in their second innings here to add to their first innings total of 107.

Just as at Edgbaston, fortune it seemed was on the side of the Indian captain, CricViz calculated that Anderson has induced 33 false shots from Kohli in this series without dismissing him - a number that would typically produce 2.75 wickets.

Anderson took his tally for the match to nine wickets by removing Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami for ducks, before Woakes fittingly finished the job with Ishant Sharma caught at leg slip to put the hosts in firm control of the series.

Chris Woakes hit the joint second-highest score for a No.7 at Lord's with his unbeaten 137 not out matching Les Ames' knock against New Zealand in 1931.

Should England have declared overnight?

Despite interruptions for rain, the past three days at Lord's have been gripping.

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"The key ingredient of Test cricket is the surface that we play on, when you keep flat, dead surfaces, where the bowler thinks, "I have no chance, I'm going to stick to my channel", and the batter thinks, okay, on this surface if I don't do anything foolish, I (won't) be out, ' that game is becoming boring, it's becoming tiresome", Tendulkar explained. Also, to get to a position where we could declare after Jonny and Woakesy's magnificent partnership. But like I said, I was a bit nervous out there yesterday.

England celebrate with man of the match Chris Woakes. Scoring a hundred and getting on the honour's board is something that'll stay with me a lot.

Yes, India have traditionally struggled against the moving ball in England and had the very worst of conditions here from the moment Root won an important toss but this was a brutal defeat for a proud captain in Virat Kohli. "Fighting to get the ball out of Jimmy and Broady's hands in conditions like that was tricky!" Credit has to go to England who were clinical with the bat, ball and in the field.

Speaking after the match, visiting skipper Virat Kohli admitted saying, "We deserved to lose". Can't really think about conditions when you're playing the game.

They certainly stunned India: but they, and their opponents, did something even more important. After a brittle performance last week, India had hoped they had shored up their batting card -Cheteshwar Pujara brought in, KL Rahul's promoted up the order - as it was the pair managed less than 40 minutes at the crease between the two of them.