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India vs England 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights: India lord over Lord’s, win second Test by 151 runs

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights: India beat England by 151 runs to win the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 17, 2021 4:42:45 pm
india vs england 2nd test liveSiraj, second left celebrates with India's Virat Kohli, right after taking the wicket of England's Jos Buttler. (AP)

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights: A spirited performance from the Indian seamers heped the visitors beat England by 151 runs in the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday. Chasing 272, England were bowled out for 120 in 51.5 overs with skipper Joe Root top-scoring with 33.

With about a half-hour left of a fractious day featuring regular verbal clashes between players, Mohammed Siraj bowled Jimmy Anderson and celebrated by removing the off stump he had just clattered and wheeling around the outfield in delight at the home of cricket.

India declared on 298-8 just after lunch to set England 272 to win in 60 overs. It was a victory target the hosts never intended to chase, but one they couldn’t defend either.


Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 2nd Test


391 (128.0) u0026 120 (51.5)


364 (126.1) u0026 298/8 dec (109.3)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test )
India beat England by 151 runs

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India vs England 2nd Test, Day 5: Highlights

23:49 (IST)16 Aug 2021
India's pacers script 151-run win over England

India beat England by 151 runs to win the second Test and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday. Chasing 272, England were bowled out for 120 in 51.5 overs with skipper Joe Root top-scoring with 33.  India had 60 overs to bowl out England and the task was made possible by an all-round effort from the pacers. Mohammad Siraj was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets including the final one. India's  long tail wagged as Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah shared an unbeaten 89-run stand to take India to 298 for eight before declaration came shortly after lunch.  

23:05 (IST)16 Aug 2021
2nd Test. It's all over! India won by 151 runs

Siraj cleans up Anderson, uproots the stumps and then is off for a celebratory run. India wins the second Test against England by 151 runs, go 1-0 up in the series.

23:02 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Siraj has done it!

Jos Buttler is gone and it's Mohammed Siraj who picks up the wicket! India are 1 wicket away from victory. 

22:59 (IST)16 Aug 2021
WICKET! The magic of Bumrah

BOOM BOOM GOES BUMRAH! He set up a field for the short ball, comes round the wicket and delivers a brilliant slower ball to get Robinson, who was standing deep in the crease. Great use of DRS from India. England 8 down with 9.1 overs left.

22:46 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Change in field placements

KL Rahul has taken up the position at a close silly-mid-on, hardly a few metres away from the batsman. But India need to bowl straight and make the batsmen play. By bowling wide outside the off- stump, bowlers are only wasting deliveries, and curtailing their chances of a win here.

22:34 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Only 14 overs left for the match.

Count Down Begins. Indian Running out of Time/Overs. The question will come up. Should India (Virat Kohli) have declared Early?


22:21 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Time for one final burst from Bumrah

England 108/7. India needs 3 wickets to win the test match. Now 16 overs left for days play.  England players aren’t touching any ball outside stumps. May be the Indian seamers should try yorkers, stump-line bowling so if “you miss, I hit.” |  ENG- 108/7 in 44 overs

22:14 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Listen: Kohli's welcome for Robinson
22:05 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Watch: Siraj gets two-in-two

19 overs, 3 wickets to go. What a test match!

21:57 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Unwanted record for Curran

4th King Pair in England:
TA Ward - SA v Aus - Old Trafford 1912
C Wesley - SA v Eng - Trent Bridge 1960
V Sehwag - Ind v Eng - Edgbaston - 2011
SM Curran - Eng v Ind - Lord's 2021

21:50 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Siraj gets the breakthrough

Mohammed Siraj finds Moeen Ali's outside edge and this time Kohli makes no mistake at 1st slip. The line and length from Siraj was perfect, pitched on the off-stump line and then moved away-- nothing the batsman can do. Sam Curran is the next man in and he is on a king pair. Will he survive? No he doesn't !!! Siraj gets 2 in 2 and once again its the ball moving away from the left-hander which does the trick. ENG- 90/7 in 38.2 ovs    

21:46 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Good phase for England post Tea
21:40 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Chance! But an anti-climax

Jadeja is brought into the attack and there is a loud appeal for caught-behind. 'Awaz aya,' says Ishant Sharma and Kohli goes for the review! But its a no-ball! Replays show there was a spike on UltraEdge. WOW! Another chance goes begging by for India.


21:36 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Will the dropped catches cost India?

Haseeb Hameed and Jos Buttler have now batted for more than an hour after their dropped catches. Could prove the difference between a draw and a win. Time is ticking. Light is fading. ENG- 88/5 in 35 ovs

21:05 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Kohli drops Buttler at first slip

Rohit dropped one earlier and Virat joins him now. It was a short one from Bumrah which took the edge of Buttler bat and flied to first slip. But Kohli went for the reverse cup and pays the price. 


20:39 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Root has been uprooted!

Perfect start for India after tea as the England skipper edges one from Bumrah to 1st slip. Virat Kohli catches it cleanly and Joe Root falls in the third ball after tea! Moeen Ali comes to the crease. ENG- 67/5 (23) 

20:35 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Final day, final session!

Day 5 began with a chance for England to go 1-0 up. At Lunch, it seemed like a draw would be the more likely result. And now, after Tea, it seems as though India might well go on to win this. Test cricket, you beauty! 

20:15 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Tea: England need 205 runs, India need 6 wickets in final session

Ishant's short but eventful 4-over spell ends the second session. The last ball brings a wicket! Bairstow given not out, but India review and overturn the decision. Ishant takes a 2nd wicket. Bairstow is gone!

At Tea, Root is in the middle for England. They are 67/4, needing 205 runs to win.

20:06 (IST)16 Aug 2021
2nd session draws to a close, all 3 results still look possible

Shami back for a spell before the Tea break. Again, there's an inswinger that goes wrong, Pant can't collect - four byes. England looking for quick singles as the second session draws to a close. 

If all the overs left in the day are possible, England need to bat at around 6 runs per over. Not impossible, of course, given the depth of their batting order. India, though, will be the team with the edge to force a result, of course provided they can orchestrate a lower order collapse in the last session.

ENG 66/3, need 206 more to win

19:52 (IST)16 Aug 2021
Light drizzle at ground

There's some mild drizzle at the ground now. In a drastic change of circumstances from yesterday, when Rahane and Pujara were buying India time, India will now be praying for the rain to stay away from spoling their chances of a win. Ishant ramping up the pressure in his opening spell. Rusty in the 1st innings, familiarly dangerous in the 2nd. Bairstow gets his first run after 10 balls.

ENG 56/3, need 216 more to win

India's Ishant Sharma reacts as England's Joe Root runs between the wickets during the second Test. (AP)

James Anderson got his five-for with swing. Mohammed Siraj worked over Dom Sibley and Haseeb Hameed with seam. The second Test is now intriguingly poised after India wasted a golden opportunity to slam the door shut on the hosts. Against the visitors’ 364 all out in their first innings, England finished Day Two on 119/3.

As evening approached, Mohammed Shami dismissed a well-set Rory Burns to break an 85-run third-wicket partnership for England. It was a fitting end to a day when fortunes swung back and forth and no team could claim ascendency.

The start was anti-climactic. After a flawless first day of batting, KL Rahul got out to an Ollie Robinson half-volley off the second ball of the day. He drove the hit-me delivery but failed to keep it down to give a simple catch to Sibley at cover. The Indian opener looked guilt-ridden, although a full house at Lord’s stood up to applaud an excellent innings. Rahul’s 129 had 12 fours and a six, and a bucketload of application. (Read Full Day 2 Report)

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