Twitter reacts to India’s humiliating loss against England at Lord’s

Gokul Nair
|Published 12/08/2018

A tame display by India throughout the test resulted in a huge victory for England to stretch their lead in the five match test series to 2-0. The hosts secured their win by an innings and 159 runs after bowling out the Men In Blue for 130 in the second innings.

After declaring their innings at 396-7, England were quick to skittle the Indian top order. James Anderson begun where he left the last innings by picking up Murali Vijay for a pair. The onslaught from the England bowlers continued throughout as the visitors failed to string a partnership.

Stuart Broad’s dream spell in the middle of the innings skittled the Indian middle order as no one crossed the 20-run mark. Wicket keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik’s disastrous tour continued as he was dismissed for yet another duck.

Stuart Broad and James Anderson were the pick of the bowlers with four wickets apiece, the 36 year old picked up 9 wickets in the test and was a constant threat throughout.

Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin yet again top scored for India, the off spinner stayed unbeaten on 33 off 48 deliveries.

The innings began on a sour note for India as Virat Kohli was struggling with a bad back which forced him to come at No.5. Moreover, Ravichandran Ashwin was victim to numerous blows on his fingers.

Brief Scores:

India 107-10  1st Innings: ( R.Ashwin 29; J.Anderson5-20)

England 396-7d  1st Innings: (C.Woakes 137*; M.Shami 3-96)

India 130 2nd Innings: (R.Ashwin 33*; J.Anderson 4-23)

This is how Twitter reacted to the loss:

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