England swing kings seal second Test rout of India
- Author: Stacy Allen Aug 14, 2018,
Aug 14, 2018, 2:53
The low scores and one-sided loss have led to a fall in rankings for most India players with Ravichandran Ashwin the notable exception, moving up in the list for batsmen from 67th to 57th, with defiant innings of 29 and 33 not out.
And a thumping victory by an innings and 159 runs that leaves England two up with three to play was achieved while their talisman in Ben Stokes was preparing to continue his attempt to clear his name at Bristol Crown Court. Another in-swinger did for Lokesh Rahul (10), striking him on the pad for a clear leg before wicket and India was 17-2 at lunch, hoping for prolonged rain.
England record wicket-taker Anderson claimed match figures of 9-43 and Broad took five wickets as the home side built on their opening Test victory at Edgbaston.
Assuming the sun returns at Trent Bridge, and that India's batsmen cope rather better with England's quick bowlers than they did in the first two Tests, Rashid can expect his workload to increase as the series wears on - not least if England start to turn half an eye to their next Test challenge in Sri Lanka in November, when Rashid's wiles will doubtless be in higher demand.
"An all-round performance by England". Any chances of avoiding an innings then soon disappeared after Broad removed Kohli to leave India reeling at 61 for 5. It is first time in the last five Test matches we've been outplayed. It was on the senior team's insistence that we send the India A team during the same time starting the concept of "Shadow Tour" Two senior India players (M Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane) were accommodated for A team games.
Anderson, who took his 100th Test wicket at Lord's earlier in the day, returned to dismiss Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami. There are sometimes where you can be over analysed (with the) technique a little bit, mount hills becomes mountain, you think too much about it, that is just the way it went.
Fittingly, it was Woakes who wrapped up the win for England as Ishant Sharma was caught down the leg-side. But I can not help but feel there is going to be nothing but an England series win. But credit to England, they were clinical.
Ex-England captain Michael Vaughan on TMS: "India have all the problems, and England's seam bowling is up there with the best we have seen from them". I am really pleased for Woaksey (Chris).
"He's something that doesn't come along very often and we've got to enjoy him while he's around", he added.
Here are few of the tweets of former Indian cricketers:Very poor from India. While we all want to stand by our team and support them when they don " t do well, going down without a fight is very disappointing to watch.