India vs England, 2nd Test: England 396/7 dec, lead by 289 runs

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India captain Virat Kohli batted with a lower back pain in the second Test against England but is confident of regaining full fitness ahead of the next game starting in Nottingham on 18 August. But credit to England, they were clinical.

Broad struck with his next delivery as he pinned Dinesh Karthik lbw, barely turning to appeal as the ball clattered into the wicketkeeper on the knee roll, but the hat-trick ball swung down the leg-side for four byes. The opening day was washed out here and even on Sunday time was lost due to intermittent rain, but England comfortably got the the result they wanted with a day to spare.

Anderson leaves Lord's having taken the most wickets against India in Tests, with 99 wickets in 24 matches.

Mail Today called India´s performance a "humiliating defeat" while The Hindu newspaper´s headline said "Another abysmal batting display sends India to its doom" after the team were bowled out for 107 and 130.

"The key ingredient of Test cricket is the surface that we play on, when you keep flat, dead surfaces, where the bowler thinks, "I have no chance, I'm going to stick to my channel", and the batter thinks, okay, on this surface if I don't do anything foolish, I (won't) be out, ' that game is becoming boring, it's becoming tiresome", Tendulkar, who had 15,921 runs to his name in Test cricket, explained.

Number three Cheteshwar Pujara, who did not play in the first Test, battled for the best part of 24 overs before his resistance was finally breached by a beauty from Broad that nipped back and bowled him through the gate. But one can not take anything away from the English bowlers, who made the most of the conditions. It is first time in the last five Test matches we've been outplayed. He also said the first Test between India and England at Edgbaston was a ideal illustration for the same. I'm so chuffed to bits for Chris; he fitted in beautifully.

What did the pundit make of it?

"We've got to pull up our socks and produce better cricket India", he wrote.

Broad was on a roll and Virat Kohli was the next to go.

Joe Root also hailed veteran paceman James Anderson as a "special commodity" after he crossed the 100-wicket mark at Lord's. "But what it did do was create an opportunity for Chris to come in and perform - and boy, he didn't disappoint did he?"

Former India opener Virender Sehwag: "Very poor from India". While we all want to stand by our team and support them when they dont do well, going down without a fight is very disappointing to watch.

Surely India must now regret their totally arrogant and unprofessional approach to preparations for this series that saw them cut short their only warm-up game in Essex by a day and just go through the motions for three days.



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