England quicks seal thumping win over India at Lord’s

England v India 2018 tour

England bowled India out for 130 to seal an innings and 159 run win over the tourists in the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday.

The hosts briefly batted on when play resumed on the fourth day with Chris Woakes (137*) able to move to 1000 Test runs before Sam Curran (40) holed out to Mohammed Shami off the bowling of Hardik Pandya.

India needed 289 runs to make England bat again after Joe Root declared their first innings closed at 396 for 6.

The ball has done too much for the India batsmen to handle in this Test and it appeared to be only a matter of how long it took for the frontline pacemen to tear through a team that looked completely at sea.

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Jimmy Anderson (4/23) and Stuart Broad (4/44) did the bulk of the damage in the 28 overs shared between them while Woakes (2/24) and Sam Curran (0/27) also bowled well.

Ravichandran Ashwin (33*) again top-scored in a disappointing India effort while Virat Kohli had to come in at number five after spending time off the field with a back niggle.

The skipper was not able to lift his team this time as he gloved one to short leg off Broad, Kohli (17) was certain he had made no contact but replays showed contact with his glove, albeit feint.

Man of the match Woakes finished off the contest when he had Ishant Sharma caught at leg slip to seal a 2-0 series lead for England.

The series moves to Trent Bridge next where India will once again be faced with a trial by swing.

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