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Jul 21, 2014
(India aim to script a famous win against England in their own backyard on the final day at Lord’s. Catch all the live cricket score and live updates of the match here)
Presentation ceremony underaway….
Man of the Match: Ishant Sharma
On bowling: I keep believing myself. All the short balls which got wickets, the credit goes to the captain. It is he who told that you are the tallest bowler and bowl short and get them. The partnership was going on and we needed to keep patience. But once a wicket falls, you need to put more pressure. We will enjoy for two days and head to Southampton and play the same cricket as we did before.
MS Dhoni: I think we did things right. Memorable Test for all of us. Not many players had played a Test away from home. But players took the onus.
I think it was a crucial toss. There was a bit of moisture on the wicket. The openers and No 3 did well to play there. Overall looking at the batting department we did well. And the tail is also performing well. The lesson from the 2011 series was to stay in the match till the third day of the series and we did that. Get the spinners in to play after that.
On Vijay – The more Tests he plays. His technique is very good but at times he doubts himself. So as time progresses he will be a good batsmen.
About the bowling post lunch: What was important was we had 200 runs. We had many ways to look at it. What cricket has shown is it’s a great leveler. We had to put pressure on them. There was a big partnership before lunch and we would have started doubting us. But that wicket of Moeen gave Ishant the confidence to come back hard. He has experience and is our strike bowler.
On Standing behind to Jadeja: Not really. I’ve never been there. I wanted Virat to stand wide, but I was worried that the ball will sneak between us. If there is an edge it will carry. We couldn’t have three fielders behind and hence I went back. We didn’t get many chances but it worked for us.
Alastair Cook: It’s a tough defeat. Got to give India a lot of credit. The pitch was turning and bouncing in the last innings. It was a good toss to win. We didn’t bowl well in the first innings and credit to India the left very well.
Credit to Jadeja, he was very brave. His innings was the turning point. There’s a group of players who are desperate to win for England. There will require some serious efforts and determination to turn this around. The lads in the team have a few days off before the Southampton Test and we need to regroup well.
A lot of the standout performances have been dealt by younger players. They (senior) players have to start pulling up. (On Matt Prior) It’s all up to Matt to decide. He has played fantastic cricket for England. At the moment he is the best wicketkeeper for England. It depends on how desperate he is to fight this and come back. He is a fighter.
On captaincy: It gets harder and harder until we win. I am willing to fight this around. If I don’t get this until the end of summer then we can think of it. I need to start scoring runs as well..
Ishant Sharma’s 7/74 is the 5th best by any visiting bowler at Lord’s after G McGrath 8/38, B Massie 8/53 & 8/84 and S Pegler 7/65 #EngvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 21, 2014
Here are some reactions to India’s win
Well done India-Well bowled Ishant!No sympathies fr Eng who need a head-master not a coach!!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) July 21, 2014
Eng may have comitted harakiri after lunch but Ind was the better side over 5 days. Deserving winners.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) July 21, 2014
The last time India won at Lord’s also involved the contribution of Sharma – Ishant Sharma 7/74 and Chetan Sharma 6/64. What a Test this has been. The lush green wicket had already created murmurs that India would fall apart. But superb batting from Ajinkya Rahane followed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s six wickets began India’s march towards this historic win. But none can match the magic of the short balls by Ishant Sharma registering his best bowling figures 7/74.
Stat: India’s first overseas win since 2011 when Rahul Dravid scripted the win against West Indies.
Stat: This is the first time an Indian bowler has taken seven wickets in the fourth innings of an away Test
England walk into a bar. The bouncers get them out
— Sidvee (@sidvee) July 21, 2014
Ishant Sharma kee jai! Congrats to selectors for persisting with him!
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 21, 2014
Stat: This is the first time two Indian bowlers have taken a five-for in the same Test at Lord’s
Sabash lambhe great spell.good to see you doing well.happy for you @ImIshant win this for india
— Harbhajan Singh (@harbhajan_singh) July 21, 2014
— BBC TMS (@bbctms) July 21, 2014
Before we lose sight of what’s going on, yes this is stupid by England, but it’s brilliant from Ishant. He’s figured out England are stupid.
— Burton DeWitt (@bsd987) July 21, 2014
Both of Ishant’s six-wicket hauls have come in away Tests.
the ability to self destruct can never be under-estimated. #england
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 21, 2014
This partnership for England had some mojo. Now only jo is left.
— Thejaswi Udupa (@udupendra) July 21, 2014
No matter the result ,interesting final day of a test match.both sides in the hunt.excellent for the purest version of the game #testcricket
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 21, 2014
— Indian Cricket Team (@IndianCricNews) July 21, 2014
— Indian Cricket Team (@IndianCricNews) July 21, 2014
100 Partnership between Joe Root and Moeen Ali
This Lords pitch has gone to sleep! The new ball in 10 overs time will wake it up I feel. #EngvInd
— Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) July 21, 2014
Actually think England winning this game is the worst outcome for the future. Changes are needed, soon. But a win papers over that.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) July 21, 2014
So no one’s giving England a chance…
— Vikki Wilkinson (@psychopanda123) July 21, 2014
With Dhoni standing back to Jadeja, I wonder if Moeen Ali could stand a foot out of his crease and take the rough out of play. #fulltoss
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) July 21, 2014
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 21, 2014
Hello and warm welcome to the fifth day’s play of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s. This is Abhijit Banare and I will take you through the live updates for the day’s play. India are six wickets away from scripting a fine win against England at Lord’s. England will resume on a score of 105 for 4 on the fifth and final day. If India win this Test match, it will be only their sixth victory in England. The fourth day turned out to be a keen tussle between both the sides, before Ravindra Jadeja‘s eye-catching innings helped India to gain the upper hand. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the star performer with a ball in hand for India also did well as a batsman on the fourth day. He gave good support for Jadeja.
Earlier, Murali Vijay made a fine knock of 95. His patient-vigil at the crease was ended by a delivery that bounced a bit more than expected and shaped away from Vijay to take the edge. James Anderson was the one who dismissed him. India ended up with 342 runs on the board. Liam Plunkett bowled well for England and made breakthroughs at regular intervals. England though, require someone to play a substantial innings from either Moeen Ali or Joe Root if they, have any chance of winning this Test match.
Actually, after losing the wicket of Sam Robson early on, Alastair Cook and Gary Ballance seemed to be stitching a fine partnership, before there was a collapse. The track is expected to help the bowlers on the fifth day in the sense that it is keeping low. Even Jadeja with his slow left-arm orthodox can come into play for the Indian team.
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