The fragile technique of Indian batting in favourable bowling conditions was exposed by the England team as they crumbled to 107 all out on a rain-hit Day 2 of the second Test match at the Lord’s on Friday.
Skipper Virat Kohli constantly blamed the batting effort and claimed that there were no technical problems.
Veteran seamer Jimmy Anderson took his 26th career five-wicket haul in Test cricket as they made the Indian batsmen hop, skip and jump with his delicious seam bowling. He was beautifully supported by Chris Woakes, Sam Curran and Stuart Broad.
However, it was Ravichandran Ashwin that made sure that India crossed the three-digit mark as England dominated the day and put enormous pressure on the visitors.
Scorecard of England vs India 2nd Test match at the Lord's
India 1st Innings
M Vijay b Anderson 0
KL Rahul c Bairstow b Anderson 8
C Pujara run out 1
V Kohli c Buttler b Woakes 23
A Rahane c Cook b Anderson 18
H Pandya c Buttler b Woakes 11
D Karthik b Curran 1
R Ashwin lbw Broad 29
K Yadav lbw Anderson 0
Md Shami not out 10
I Sharma lbw Anderson 0
Extras (lb-5, nb-1) 6
Total (All out in 35.2 Ov) 107
Fall of Wickets: 1-0, 2-10, 3-15, 4-49, 5-61, 6-62, 7-84, 8-94, 9-96
Bowlers: Anderson 13.2-5-20-5, Broad 10-2-37-1, Woakes 6-2-19-2, Curran 6-0-26-1.
(With inputs from agencies)