Twitter Reactions: James Anderson and Co. bundle out India for a paltry total of 107
Only 4 Indian batsmen could reach double figures.
Updated - Aug 11, 2018 12:17 am
The second Test between India and England finally started after the rain frustrated the fans on the first day. But to the dismay of the visitors, they lost the toss and what followed was an abject surrender by their batsmen. There was no application whatsoever from them as each one of them went fishing outside the off-stump. Only 35.2 overs play was possible on the rain-interrupted day which were enough for England to skittle their opponents for a total of 107 runs.
It all started with Murali Vijay being castled with a beauty of a delivery by James Anderson in the very first over after which KL Rahul followed suit by edging a harmless delivery to the wicketkeeper. The onus was now on Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to bail the team out of the trouble. But they were engaged in a hilarious mix-up and the former was run-out unnecessarily.
Flurry of wickets in the final session
Rain gods, however, made their presence felt and kept the groundsmen on the tenterhooks all the time. At one stage, it looked like there would be no play, but the drainage system at the ground was exceptional as the final session of play was possible. Rahane and Kohli resumed the proceedings and denied England a wicket for almost an hour. They stitched a stand of 34 runs and the score of 49/3 looked a little better for India.
But Chris Woakes had other ideas as he bowled a corker of a delivery to get rid of the Indian captain and then it was like a one-way traffic completely. The other batsmen fell like nine pins like Edgbaston Test without showing any fight. Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik looked literally ordinary during their brief stays in the middle while Ajinkya Rahane also went fishing outside the off-stump after scoring a patient 18.
Ravi Ashwin looked comfortable of all. But by then the magician with the ball in these conditions was at work. After rattling the top order, he was back to torcher the tail and he went on to pick a sensational five-wicket haul. His figures of 5/20 suggested how much Indian batting struggled against him. Ashwin was the only batsman who was smart as he was the top scorer with 29 runs as India were bundled out for 107 only.
Only 4 of their batsmen reached the double figures and they will have to bowl extremely well now to limit the lead of the hosts on the third day. Despite the rain wasting most of the time, India’s abject batting display has given a huge advantage to England.
Here’s how Twitter reacted during the course of play:
Let’s not forget these are the players who got India to the number 1 ranking. How about being little supportive when the going gets tough. This is our team
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 10, 2018
Pack of cards …. #India
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 10, 2018
When Sam Curran is bowling in swing to the right hand batsmen his arm is coming slightly away from his ears/head.When he tries to bowl away going delivery; his bowling arm is much closer to ears/head! #perfect #ENGvsIND
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) August 10, 2018
England played four seamers. India played two spinners. Both teams wanted to field first…. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 10, 2018
Team India just got bundled out for 107 in a very overcast Lord's where Kohli decided to bring in extra spinner which he should have done last game ,and played 4 Pacers here. Facepalm. #ENGvIND
— Vighnesh Nair (@iizvighnesh) August 10, 2018
We should have won the first test and now are definitely going to lose this. Series ended yet again after the first 2 tests. Same old. #ENGvIND
— Unai-Emeryck Aubameyang (@angry_paulista) August 10, 2018
— MAYUR RAO (@m26rao) August 10, 2018
— Mayank Maheshwari (@ms81097) August 10, 2018
Anderson : Outswing.
Broad : Inswing.
Indian batters: Pendulum Swing.
Ravi Shastri : Old Monk Swing.
Anil Kumble : Sarcastic smile swing!
Indian Cricket fans : Extrensic mood Swing. #ENGvIND 🙈
— BitterSweetSymphony🌿 (@PluviophilePoet) August 10, 2018
James "the evergreen" Anderson. #ENGvIND
— Ishfaq (@Animishfaq) August 10, 2018
Shami & Ashwin to open in the second innings 😂😂#ENGvsIND
— Hit wicket (@sukhiaatma69) August 10, 2018
People should understand it's ok to criticize Kohli. Teammate should understand it's ok to deny Kohli's call. He isn't a dictator.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) August 10, 2018
— Niladri Mitra (@niladri_m) August 10, 2018
Worst test batting squad in the history of Indian test cricket #ENGvIND
— Sujeet Singh (@sujeetkr31) August 10, 2018
Virat Kohli is the greatest batsman of this generation but one of the worst captain when it comes to selection for test team!
Playing Hardik Pandya in every test match even after underperforming…and dropping players after just 1st test match is ridiculous captaincy#ENGvIND
— Aahana (@aahxna) August 10, 2018
Anderson surely with a 5-fer but Woakes made all the difference, most importantly broke India’s only better looking partnership by taking Virat’s wicket. #EngvInd
— Monica (@monicas004) August 10, 2018
— Somitra baldua (@somitra_baldua) August 10, 2018
Dinesh Karthik, one innings away to lose his position #ENGvIND
— Srinivas (@srinu0072) August 10, 2018
— Duke and Kookaburra (@d_ktalkballs) August 10, 2018
— Prantik (@JoeHarts_hat) August 10, 2018