On this day: Ishant Sharma guides India to first Test win at Lord’s in two decades

Ishant Sharma bagged 7 wickets in the second innings at the cost of 74 runs to dismantle England's batting line up.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 21, 2016 3:59 pm
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It was on this day in 2014 when India grabbed their first ever Test win at Lord’s after 28 years against England. Ishant Sharma’s heroics with the red cherry marked India’s historic victory at this very venue.

The right-arm fast bowler bagged 7 wickets in the second innings at the cost of 74 runs to dismantle England’s batting line up.

Earlier after winning the toss, the English skipper Alastair Cook invited India to bat first.

Ajinkya Rahane emerged to be the pick among India’s batsmen as he went on to register his name on the honour’s board after smashing a hundred in first innings.

India then rode on Bhuvneswar Kumar’s figures of 6/82 to wrap up hosts’ first innings for 319.

The visitors then took the charge of the game in the second innings after Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneswar Kumar scored individual half centuries which took India’s total to 342.

England looked steady with their run chase of 319 runs in the beginning before some ‘tactical’ bowling from Ishant Sharma did the damage against the Englishmen.

Ishant’s continuous short-pitch bowling caused a flurry of wickets and eventually England were bundled out for 223 to hand over India, a famous win at Lord’s.

India though later lost the 5-match series 3-1.

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