England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day July 21, 2014

Ishant's seven destroys England

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India 295 (Rahane 103, Anderson 4-60) and 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68, Bhuvneshwar 52) beat England 319 (Ballance 110, Plunkett 55*, Bhuvneshwar 6-82) and 223 (Root 66, Ishant 7-74) by 95 runs
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Ishant Sharma, bowling short and aggressively with the old ball, produced one of the most memorable spells in the history of Indian fast bowling to destroy England's resistance in the second Investec Test at Lord's.

As India completed a 95-run victory 50 minutes before tea on the final day, it ended a run of more than three years without an overseas Test victory and left England befuddled and bereft as they contemplated a winless streak of 10 Tests and the continued failures of their senior players to contribute to a rapidly-changing landscape.

England's defeat, and the muddle-headed cricket they regularly played en route, will increase criticism of Alastair Cook's captaincy despite repeated protestations from England's hierarchy that he remained the man to lead them during a period of rapid change. As their innings ended to a farcical run-out, Cook and his coach Peter Moores, their dejection only half-hidden behind reflective sunglasses, were deep in conversation on the balcony.

But India, who won at Lord's for only the second time in 82 years, will have eyes only for the performance of Ishant, who returned career-best figures of 7 for 74 and invited comparisons with the brilliant spell in Perth in 2008 when he roughed up no less a player of fast bowling than Ricky Ponting and encouraged India's hopes that they had a great fast bowler to reckon with.

Ishant's career has never quite turned out like that, but one could imagine that the intervening years had not existed as he pounded life from the Lord's pitch with the old ball, reviving India's spirits with the last ball before lunch by removing Moeen Ali, and adding Matt Prior, Ben Stokes and Joe Root to hook shots in a burst of 3 for 2 in eight balls as England descended into a self-destructive display of machismo.

Stuart Broad, caught down the leg side, was his final victim, in a spell of 5 for 41 in eight overs, broken by lunch. His use of the short ball was encouraged by his captain, MS Dhoni, and began as a last throw of the dice 10 minutes before lunch, a response to a draining morning in which India had failed to disturb the equanimity of Root and Moeen. From that moment, India never looked back as, bowling from a great height, he exploited occasional indifferent bounce. This was the Ishant of India's dreams - but for those who cared to look deeply enough, it was England assisted.

The ending, in India's eyes, was pure Bollywood. Ravindra Jadeja ran out his adversary, James Anderson. Then he offered a handshake which Anderson felt obliged to accept. Tomorrow, they are pitted against each other again in an ICC enquiry into the off-field brouhaha between them in the Trent Bridge Test.

Ishant's bohemian side was captured by the occasional appearance of non-cricket coloured purple pants as he tore in to bowl, East Perth replaced six years on by St John's Wood. England's innings ended in the 89th over, but the new ball was never even taken.

That these are two middle-ranking teams with problems is undeniable, but their inadequacies as much as their promise had contributed to an engrossing spectacle on a Lord's pitch of uplifting quality. India can celebrate in London before heading to the Ageas Bowl for a third Test beginning on Sunday; England face recriminations, with the Test future of their wicketkeeper, Matt Prior, also bound to be under scrutiny.

India went unrewarded until the final ball of a morning session in which Root and Moeen played with skill and fortitude. Then Ishant summoned a wicked bouncer to have Moeen caught at short leg. One wicket, but potentially a huge psychological shift. There was no skill and fortitude after that, not from England anyway.

Without that wicket, England could have taken enormous satisfaction from a morning which had chipped away 68 of the 214 runs they still needed. India's dressing room morale would have been shaken. But the ball reared aggressively enough for Moeen to tilt his head away in self-protection and a simple catch flew off the glove to Cheteshwar Pujara at short leg. India, it turned out, had found a way to succeed.

Root seemed to have ensured that England went to lunch as buoyant as possible. Ishant had been brought back to hunt a wicket that India were desperately in need of but 14 came off the over. Root struck three boundaries in that first over back, passing his half-century on the way. He moved through the offside arc - straight, covers, backward point. With England 170 for 4, an unlikely victory 149 runs away, it was India's lowest point.

From 72 for 4, Root and Moeen had assembled a fifth-wicket stand of 101 in 44 overs, Root relishing the tension, Moeen composed alongside him, vulnerable occasionally against Ravindra Jadeja's left-arm spin as a couple of nudges dropped safely away from the leg trap.

There had only been one successful chase at Lord's beyond 319 and only 27 successful chases of 300 or above in Test history. But sides bat deeper these days and, although a wonderful Lord's pitch was now offering substantial turn, India only had one (fairly) specialist spinner in Jadeja. The choice of Stuart Binny's medium pace above the spin of R Ashwin was hard to justify.

Such debates were silenced by Ishant. With the new ball only four overs away as he began his innings after lunch, Prior might have been expected to try to hang around with Root, so protecting a young talent like Stokes from the new ball. Instead, he chose aggression, eager to make progress against the short stuff. With the new ball theoretically only two balls away, Prior hooked Ishant to deep midwicket with three men laid out for the trap.

Stokes, out in Ishant's next over, collected a pair, failing to pull him up the slope and skying to Pujara at midwicket. His run of England failures is so long it is now a phone number in the UAE according to fans there. At least Root's swivel pull later in the over had an element of control, but he picked out deep square all the same. Root had imagined he might plot a route to victory. Instead Root 66 turned out to be a road to oblivion.

India's only other win at Lord's came in 1986. David Gower, a captain under pressure, had just followed up a home Ashes victory with a heavy defeat the following winter. He was replaced by Mike Gatting as captain after India won at Lord's. It was easy to advance a theory, perhaps fanciful given England's protestations of loyalty, that Cook might go the same way. But at his post-match press conference he insisted that he had no intention of resigning.

David Hopps is the UK editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • Navdev555 on July 22, 2014, 3:33 GMT

    Historic win for team INDIA... discipline and hard work of the of Indian pacers have paid off..Bhuvi in 1st innings and Ishant in the 2nd..All three results were possible till the last ball before Lunch..but the tables were tilted by Ishanth then..what a time to bowl his heart out to claim his career best of 7/74 for a winning cause.. fantastic display of fast bowling.. something which players like kapil, Srinath and Zaheer would be proud off. good show by vijay, rahane, bhuvi and Jaddu..Ishanth deserves the Man of the match...expecting many more in future from the spearhead.Ashwin in place of Binny will make team India more stronger as England have 6 left handers..

  • jmcilhinney on July 22, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    There's different ways of looking at England's collapse in that second innings. Prior was lauded for his "match-saving" century in NZ and he played like that the whole time. Runs were of no consequence and only time mattered but he played aggressively because he believes that he's less likely to get out that way than defending. Given the situation here, perhaps he could have been more circumspect but if it had come off he would have been lauded again. Stokes is out of form and probably should have been more circumspect but he's also an aggressive batsman who was lauded for doing the same in Perth. Root had been playing the short ball very well until his dismissal. It looks bad to lose several quick wickets the same way but I'm not sure that it was bad shot selection; just poor execution. I'm sure I wasn't the only one thinking that England needed to avoid getting bogged down so you can then only be so critical if they get out playing shots.

  • ihaq1 on July 23, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    i remember ishant asking kumar how he swings the ball in an earlier time...his second inning wickets were at a time when england had already lost the match in spirit and the first two wickets looked as if the ball was not bouncing properly...i would give this victory to kumar actually whose batting has kept india afloat although one did see a stokes ball hit him in the stomach...he did not bowll well in the second inning after that...i would suggest that cook bow out if india wins the next test and cook fails with the bat again...we have seen relatively good captains like ponting and inzamam hang on for two three years...but hanging on does not help...and experience shows that england does not have that sort of patience with a dying captain...

  • on July 23, 2014, 2:15 GMT

    Congrats to team india. Ishant bowled well luck also needed at d same time. Its a team effort. Aahwin replace binny we need best spinner in playing 11.

  • vkumar_086 on July 22, 2014, 20:34 GMT

    INDIA is the only subcontinent team which won a test in Lards (Mecca of cricket) and in Perth (world's fastest pitch)....

  • on July 22, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    Congratulations to the India Team. Great to see a team performance.

    Apologies to Ishant, for all the derisive comments made during the last few years. Couldn't help it, since that is what he delivered after the great promise on tormenting Ponting. Nice to see that the weapons were different. He knocked down Ponting repeatedly with swing. Here he bounced out most of them. Hope he keeps up the superb show.

    In the midst of the euphoria of such a historic win, it may sound blasphemous to say that India's close-in fielding (including wicket-keeping) was far below acceptable standards. Almost made me nostalgic about Azharuddin, Dravid, VVS and their like, at their best. We have to improve tremendously in that area.

    Thanks to Dhoni, for remembering by lunchtime on day-5 that he is captaining his team in a test match. Keep it up. You can become as good a captain in the test format too, if you remove the cob-webs of of certain amount of latent dislike for this format. Congrats.

  • samincolumbia on July 22, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    Excellent and morale boosting win for India! And to have achieved it after being put on a green top, the sweeper digging with his shoes to assit english bowlers and without tampering the ball is remarkable in every sense.

  • Coolcapricorn on July 22, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    Yes, it was an exciting win for India but the series has not yet been won! Whatever changes are contemplated by MSD & the Indian team management for the next Test, we definitely need to stick with having five frontline bowlers - as it is ridiculous overbowling the likes of Bhuvi, Ishant etc & risk them breaking down with injuries. Our close catching still needs improvement - our slip cordon stand a bit too deep at times, we shouldn't really be missing that snick from Ballance which went between MSD & Dhawan in the 1st innings & the likes of Kohli need to be always alert to dive for any ricocheted catching opportunities like the one from Moeen Ali just before the close of play on Sunday. Just one of these catches missed could be the difference between winning or losing the Test.

  • InnocentGuy on July 22, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    It is not as much the bouncers that undid England as Dhoni not being defensive. On the field, a thinking and result-oriented Dhoni is always dangerous. As long as Dhoni continues being this way, we can at least be sure of exciting cricket. 3 more matches to go and I wouldn't count my chickens yet. May the best team win the series.

  • toowkd4u on July 22, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Everyone is full of praise for Ishant and MSD, and rightly so. But please let us acknowledge the significant achievement of a slight, quiet, young man - Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Along with Rahane, played an innings that demoralised England on that tricky first day, took six English wickets in their first innings, then repeated his batting heroics in the second innings and made yet another half century. It is tricky enough for top order batsmen to be that consistent and he is the number 9/10 batsman!!! He has also joined very elite company in being only the third player EVER to have taken 5 wickets and scored fifty runs each in two consecutive tests. He joins the incomparable Hadlee and Botham. Think about it, even Kallis and Sobers, two of the greatest all rounders to have ever played cricket did not manage that!!! Let us fete this quiet, unassuming, rough diamond from Meerut.

  • Navdev555 on July 22, 2014, 3:33 GMT

    Historic win for team INDIA... discipline and hard work of the of Indian pacers have paid off..Bhuvi in 1st innings and Ishant in the 2nd..All three results were possible till the last ball before Lunch..but the tables were tilted by Ishanth then..what a time to bowl his heart out to claim his career best of 7/74 for a winning cause.. fantastic display of fast bowling.. something which players like kapil, Srinath and Zaheer would be proud off. good show by vijay, rahane, bhuvi and Jaddu..Ishanth deserves the Man of the match...expecting many more in future from the spearhead.Ashwin in place of Binny will make team India more stronger as England have 6 left handers..

  • jmcilhinney on July 22, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    There's different ways of looking at England's collapse in that second innings. Prior was lauded for his "match-saving" century in NZ and he played like that the whole time. Runs were of no consequence and only time mattered but he played aggressively because he believes that he's less likely to get out that way than defending. Given the situation here, perhaps he could have been more circumspect but if it had come off he would have been lauded again. Stokes is out of form and probably should have been more circumspect but he's also an aggressive batsman who was lauded for doing the same in Perth. Root had been playing the short ball very well until his dismissal. It looks bad to lose several quick wickets the same way but I'm not sure that it was bad shot selection; just poor execution. I'm sure I wasn't the only one thinking that England needed to avoid getting bogged down so you can then only be so critical if they get out playing shots.

  • ihaq1 on July 23, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    i remember ishant asking kumar how he swings the ball in an earlier time...his second inning wickets were at a time when england had already lost the match in spirit and the first two wickets looked as if the ball was not bouncing properly...i would give this victory to kumar actually whose batting has kept india afloat although one did see a stokes ball hit him in the stomach...he did not bowll well in the second inning after that...i would suggest that cook bow out if india wins the next test and cook fails with the bat again...we have seen relatively good captains like ponting and inzamam hang on for two three years...but hanging on does not help...and experience shows that england does not have that sort of patience with a dying captain...

  • on July 23, 2014, 2:15 GMT

    Congrats to team india. Ishant bowled well luck also needed at d same time. Its a team effort. Aahwin replace binny we need best spinner in playing 11.

  • vkumar_086 on July 22, 2014, 20:34 GMT

    INDIA is the only subcontinent team which won a test in Lards (Mecca of cricket) and in Perth (world's fastest pitch)....

  • on July 22, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    Congratulations to the India Team. Great to see a team performance.

    Apologies to Ishant, for all the derisive comments made during the last few years. Couldn't help it, since that is what he delivered after the great promise on tormenting Ponting. Nice to see that the weapons were different. He knocked down Ponting repeatedly with swing. Here he bounced out most of them. Hope he keeps up the superb show.

    In the midst of the euphoria of such a historic win, it may sound blasphemous to say that India's close-in fielding (including wicket-keeping) was far below acceptable standards. Almost made me nostalgic about Azharuddin, Dravid, VVS and their like, at their best. We have to improve tremendously in that area.

    Thanks to Dhoni, for remembering by lunchtime on day-5 that he is captaining his team in a test match. Keep it up. You can become as good a captain in the test format too, if you remove the cob-webs of of certain amount of latent dislike for this format. Congrats.

  • samincolumbia on July 22, 2014, 16:45 GMT

    Excellent and morale boosting win for India! And to have achieved it after being put on a green top, the sweeper digging with his shoes to assit english bowlers and without tampering the ball is remarkable in every sense.

  • Coolcapricorn on July 22, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    Yes, it was an exciting win for India but the series has not yet been won! Whatever changes are contemplated by MSD & the Indian team management for the next Test, we definitely need to stick with having five frontline bowlers - as it is ridiculous overbowling the likes of Bhuvi, Ishant etc & risk them breaking down with injuries. Our close catching still needs improvement - our slip cordon stand a bit too deep at times, we shouldn't really be missing that snick from Ballance which went between MSD & Dhawan in the 1st innings & the likes of Kohli need to be always alert to dive for any ricocheted catching opportunities like the one from Moeen Ali just before the close of play on Sunday. Just one of these catches missed could be the difference between winning or losing the Test.

  • InnocentGuy on July 22, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    It is not as much the bouncers that undid England as Dhoni not being defensive. On the field, a thinking and result-oriented Dhoni is always dangerous. As long as Dhoni continues being this way, we can at least be sure of exciting cricket. 3 more matches to go and I wouldn't count my chickens yet. May the best team win the series.

  • toowkd4u on July 22, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Everyone is full of praise for Ishant and MSD, and rightly so. But please let us acknowledge the significant achievement of a slight, quiet, young man - Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Along with Rahane, played an innings that demoralised England on that tricky first day, took six English wickets in their first innings, then repeated his batting heroics in the second innings and made yet another half century. It is tricky enough for top order batsmen to be that consistent and he is the number 9/10 batsman!!! He has also joined very elite company in being only the third player EVER to have taken 5 wickets and scored fifty runs each in two consecutive tests. He joins the incomparable Hadlee and Botham. Think about it, even Kallis and Sobers, two of the greatest all rounders to have ever played cricket did not manage that!!! Let us fete this quiet, unassuming, rough diamond from Meerut.

  • Nicky59 on July 22, 2014, 13:39 GMT

    Good win for India and a lot of headaches for England. This lot of English batsmen are either is mental disarray or they simply can't handle decent short-pitch balling. Ishant was good but by no means unplayable at the test level.

    As for those rating these two teams as average, clearly they are; however, SA and Aus fans should rid themselves of the delusion that their sides aren't average. In the last thirty years or so, there has not been a great side that could wallop any team in any condition save for the West Indies. Waugh's Aus was good but considering they could never win in India when he was around, I wouldn't rate them as great. No other team even merits mentioning.

    Eng should stick with Cook till the end of the series. If he does not manage to turn it around by then, by all means, drop him as captain. As a player, he is the best they have had in a long while, so letting go of such talent is not something this poor England side can afford. India should just replace Binnny.

  • NCP1 on July 22, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Because Ind won, Dhoni may not make any changes. However, Ashwin will make a strong team. You can still give Dhawan a chance but Gambhir is a better choice for test. What a change from 2011 when Dhoni removed Ishant after few overs when he was on song. Wasim Akram has been crying out for bouncers in the first innings when he said he and Imran felt like they were watching a club cricket with no bouncers used by India to test the batsman. Wonder where Dhoni got the idea from, did he talk to Wasim or just felt it was time to test after 2 hours of no wicket and possible defeat facing the team. A great start for India in this series, they should do well all the way if weather stays good.

  • RD_CricFan on July 22, 2014, 13:18 GMT

    Kudos to Team india for the great and historic win. But going into next month team must rectify the selection by removing Binny and Dhawan. Ghambir is experienced and proven player, Dhoni just can't keep him out of the team despite the poor performance by Dhawan. Binny should be replaced with Ashwin in order to add variety to spin department and it will give good rest to our fast bowler as Ashwin is capable of stopping runss

  • ThePacifist10 on July 22, 2014, 12:50 GMT

    But let's not get ahead of ourselves! We still have a series to win! 3 matches left: fellow Indians, let's wait until next month to judge our true progress! GO INDIA!

  • ThePacifist10 on July 22, 2014, 12:50 GMT

    And our bowlers took 20 wickets on pitches that were not green! We lost the toss, bowled on easier surfaces and took 20 wickets! Brilliant!! Our batting was awesome, but with some luck from the toss and more helpful pitches next time, our bowlers should be good!

    Things will change in Aus, though. The No. 7 spot will have to go to Aaron or Yadav in places like Perth or Brisbane!

  • ThePacifist10 on July 22, 2014, 12:47 GMT

    The best part about this win was that those whom were really expected to win the game for India did not. Binny was a silly selection, so we'll fix that next match with Ashwin. Kohli looked in good touch and he got unfortunate with some dismissals. Those balls were pretty good! Those bashing Kohli don't remember that Shami kept Amla quiet last year in the SA Test series. No one rebuked him. Imagine the kind of damage our team could do if we fire on all cylinders. Virat's close to getting back to his run scoring ways, and when he does, England will really be up against a wall!

  • harshthakor on July 22, 2014, 11:46 GMT

    It is sad that in the end England capitulated like a pack of cards after lunch. in an otherwise hard-fought test with the ebb and flow continuously changing.To me the turning point was the partnership between Ravi Jadeja and Bhuveneshwar Kumar which took the lead to over 300.Had England hit the final nail in the coffin with the target around 260 we may have witnessed a great test match thriller.Infact for may the result looked a forgone conclusion before the revival of England in the session before lunch on the final day with the century partnership of Moin Ali and Joe Root.Infact when Matt Prior was batting it looked as though England may just edge their way.His exit possibly deprived us of witnessing an epic finish.

  • itsthewayuplay on July 22, 2014, 11:25 GMT

    The record will show this was India's first overseas win for India in three years but you have to say England lost the game rather India wion it. The biggest positive for India over the two test is that performances have been good and have incomparable to the last shambolic tour in 2011. India still has plenty to think about: Dhawan seems out of sorts and not playing with ny fluency or confidence, the batting has depended too much on the bowlers and with Binny in the team, India are effectively playing with 10 men whilst Jadeja's bowling has been inconsistent. India needs allthe bowlers firing at the same time. Dhoni has been getting a lot of praise for instrucing Sharma to bowl short but I wonder how much of that tactic was down to the coach, Duncan Fletcher.

  • Coolcapricorn on July 22, 2014, 11:19 GMT

    As we've seen time & time again, our 'Captain Cool' MSD has ice coursing through his veins! When Ishant resorted to continue with his short-pitched bowling immediately after lunch & started being clattered for a number of fours, even the pundits on T.V. said Ishant was overdoing it & hope was rapidly being drained from fans like me thinking we've blown it once again. However MSD had the guts to stick at it, England got too over-confident with these 4's scored & then fell right into the trap one after the other & the rest is history! Just amazing!

  • Sheikasif on July 22, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    Well played India. Deserving winners. Lot of people doubted the ability of Indian bowlers to take 20 wickets on a green pitch and were proven wrong with a very gutty performance. Game on...

  • krishna_bangalore on July 22, 2014, 10:56 GMT

    Congratulations India on a fantastic win. It has helped to reduce the pain of 4-0 and 2-1 somewhat. Need to keep the momentum and go for kill. This is good time for India to look for improvements. Irrespective of the state of the pitch at the start of the game, they seem to dry out by 4th and 5th day. Not a bad idea to get Ashwin in place of Binny. Lack of pace will be felt on pitches that offer pace and bounce. Kumar will be much less effective bowler if there is no swing. have to try Aroon in place of Shami.

  • NP_NY on July 22, 2014, 10:49 GMT

    @woodgreen: Can't agree more. The pitch was a perfect test wicket, keeping up with Lords' reputation as the Mecca of cricket. The Lords' crowd was quite sporty too, except when they boo'ed Jadeja when he first came out to bat (but that's just them showing support to one of their favorite sons, which is understandable). They did applaud Jadeja's effort with the bat in the second innings. Let's hope the quality of cricket stays the same the rest of the series.

  • ravi_b on July 22, 2014, 10:41 GMT

    1. England players hooked because new ball was due and were fed up of defending. Their only chance was to score heavily against Ishant with old ball as always happen in limited overs. 2. India has best chance to win series as bad luck for Kohli will take rest in the rest of the series and also there won't be much grass like lords on first day on remaining venues. 3. India has found new strategy against England. 4. India will bring Ashwin. 5. INDIA managed to shake English team compulsively.

  • rickyvoncanterbury on July 22, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    You can only beat what is in front of you so congrats to India, @ Ibanezfan the Saffers smugness is not phony they have been the best team for a long time the only team to take it to them where Australia, winning one test against England seems to be the trigger for some unnecessary smugness from the victors, even taking into account the poor record away..

  • brusselslion on July 22, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    Firstly, congratulations to India. They had the worst of the conditions and umpiring decisions but still (deservedly) won.

    @ Ravishankar Thyagarajan makes an excellent point: "we outbounced England despite not having a fierce fast bowling attack.." Sharma executed his plan to perfection but, there is no excuse for England's batsmen feeble surrender. In terms of pace, he's no Johnson. Boycott neatly summed up England's post lunch batting performance: "Brainless".

    I can't get that irritating 90s song, "Things can only get better" out of my mind. I bloody well hope so. As an England fan, it comes to something when you read posts from @Cpt. Meanster & @Jonesy2, and have to agree with their contents.

    @Nutcutlet: "I wonder if we can hope for a bit of humility from the England selectors?" No chance. Unless you've seen something that indicates that they will change the habits of a lifetime?

  • memoriesofthepast on July 22, 2014, 10:21 GMT

    319 was always a tough target, Eng were in trouble when their bowlers could not stop Ind from making 342 runs despite quick wickets of Virat and Rahane. It remains unclear about the exact role of Kumar and Jadeja-are they bowlers or batters or all-rounders? It is difficult and tiring for Kumar to make a fifty ,then bowl medium pace to get 6 wickets and then make another fifty in 2nd innings and then no wicket in 2nd innings. The top order batting must take care not to tire out their bowlers who are the lower order batters. In a test in past, captain Bishen Bedi had declared early so that Ind bowlers Chandra and Prasanna dont get retired hurt while batting against WI bowlers. Shocked about poor shot selection from Eng and Ishant needing Dhoni's advice on how to get wicket. India won because it got 20 Eng wickets for 542 runs & Eng got 20 Ind wickets for 637 runs.

  • on July 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    @ritesh agarwal : Rahane's contribution with the bat was awesome and 5th day pitch was not helpful for fast balling at all . Due to heavy roller thr was no swing or good seam movement.So Isant's 7 wicket was also a awesome contribution. But a 7 wicket i equal with a double century or even triple century , so isant has contributed more logically and got the mom.So no doubt at all.

  • on July 22, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    Tough luck england and awesome performance by team india but we dont need to carried away.This win shows that our team has capability but to be the top team again we need to have consistency.And English team best of luck for future games its tough to endure such times i remember how i felt when team lost to england than to australia but keep fighting guys. :)

  • woodgreen on July 22, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    The most important thing to come out of this game surely isthe wicket.What a brilliant test match,ok the result is not great for us England fans but an even contest between well matched teams provided a n enthralling spectacle.Test match cricket is the best form of the game but only as long as there is a threat of losing a wicket any ball and where 300-350 is a good total.600 for 4 will turn off a generation whereas 290 all out means you darent turn your back for a second.Cant wait for the next game

  • on July 22, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    Well done India........we still need to improve our performance.

  • Bilal_Choudry on July 22, 2014, 9:55 GMT

    fantastic win for Dhoni and co ... England is down .. India should pile up the pressure .. congrats from Lahore

  • Ibanezfan on July 22, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    Thankfully, the second test was so much more watchable than the dreary draw in the first. More "English" pitches on this tour please. Good win by India. Disappointing to see how bereft of ideas the English bowlers were. Once the short stuff was negotiated by the Indian batsmen, they had no idea what to do. Good fight back by Joe Root and Moeen Ali. They are good middle order batsmen for England and add some grit to a brittle line up. I hope Ishant keeps bowling in this manner. If Shami can find some form, and Ashwin is played in the remaining tests, we should have a great series involving two competitive teams. C'mon England, get an in-form 'keeper and bring KP back. Will he do any worse than what's on display? Also, the phony smugness of certain SA fans is laughable. SA didn't exactly look invincible at home against a young Indian side. :D

  • Rajnish_aggarwal on July 22, 2014, 9:41 GMT

    Now it is a catch 22 situation for England. Whether to go for a pacy and swing assisting pitch or for a flat pitch. Indians particularly Murali Vijay, Rahane,Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jadeja and Pujara fought well with the bat and countered the swinging fast deliveries. While England batsmen were found wanting in countering just one Fast bowler in Ishant Sharma. If England persists to offer another fast wicket then India must induct Ishwar Pandey in place of Binny or Shami or even Kohli who has been marked because of his faulty shuffling of feet. Absence of Sachin has made Murali Vijay and Rahane grow up. It is time for Dhawan and Pujara to put a price to their wicket. Kohli, despite being a good batsman has one drawback which all fast bowlers on fast pitches take advantage of and shall get him wrong footed and be-fool him. Perhaps batting at four down may help him.

  • sgrp on July 22, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    Awesome win by the Indian Team. Felt good watching a professional performance after a long while. I only hope that this is the start of a long winning way.

    I know many would not change the winning combination but , I would do a small change. I will replace Dhawan with Gambhir and Binny with Ashwin or Rohit.

  • AJS007 on July 22, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    IIIrd TEST SCORE CARD: England I Innings 666/6 in 90 overs - L.Plunket 333 n.o. James Anderson 222 n.o. S.Dhawan 5/444 M.Vijay 1/111. India Ist Innings 99 all out I.Sharma 80 n.o. I.Bell 7/77, G.Ballance 3/21 - IInd Innings 299 all out - Mohd. Shami 124 n.o. I.Sharma 144 James Anderson 1/245, A.cook 9/23

  • on July 22, 2014, 9:33 GMT

    I think Bhuvi is real Man of Match. excellent first innings bowling and superb batting in both the innings.

  • Kaka13 on July 22, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    Congrates and great victory, but India needs to strengthen bowling and wht Binny doing I team, Ashwin should be in team, he is good bowler and decent batman. All the well !

  • Yuosufahmed on July 22, 2014, 9:21 GMT

    Congrat India. From a Pak fan.

  • on July 22, 2014, 9:15 GMT

    Very well written! An absorbing Test match.

  • Rajnish_aggarwal on July 22, 2014, 9:05 GMT

    This match was a match of temperament, grit, courage, technique and attacking skills. Attack is the best form of defense was displayed twice by Indians. In the first innings by Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and in the second innings by Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar again. In bowling Ist innings Bhuvneshwar Kumar extracted little bit of life from the pitch while maintaining a probing line and length. In the second innings bowling only Jadeja looked to get some response from the pitch rest all bowlers were fading during 101 runs partnership between Root and Moin Ali. In the entire session Indian bowlers were bowling a disciplined line and length which could have won them an ODI match. There were no bouncers or intimidating balls till 10 minutes of Lunch. Indians had almost surrendered the match from a nearly winning situation. Atlast some aggressive bowling was ordered by Dhoni to Ishant and he reluctantly followed the instructions of his captain and a very sweet result emerged.

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:55 GMT

    @vkias- Everyone of those who predicted for an Indian loss has fallen flat on their face along with their predictions and hence these silly comments downgrading Indian victory..They couldn't fathom this..EVEN IN THEIR WILDEST DREAMS! An Indian fast bowler and not just any other fast bowler, The bowler whom everyone on this planet wanted out of this team..Won it for India in the end(Bhuvi bowled really well in the first inning)..Ishant Sharma.. I supported his inclusion despite Indian and other fans continuously discarded him.. Feeling really good.. Egos smashed and crashed and burned to ashes.. I said it will be like a superhero smashing villains in one punch.. India's the superhero and you can guess who are the villains..

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:51 GMT

    @Ajay Vijayan : Can't agree with you more.

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:46 GMT

    First blood >India. I wish people don't single out India or for that matter any other team & permanently cement them as 'cannot' win here/there! In cricket, can you vouch that the on-form team will win the next match or the out of form team lose the next one!? Think SL,think AUs,think Eng,think Pak,think Ind & the answer is an overwhelming NO. Each time India wins overseas, suddenly there is widespread respect & the moment they slip, the detractors say they cannot win overseas ever (even if they have won abroad in the past). England had matched India innings after innings. This was very very hard fought for both teams. And yet, look at how England is being mocked!. Outrageous really. Wonder why people take the moment of loss(or session) as the whole test match performance card itself...have you forgotten how England fought hard for the 1st two tests generally & had a tiny edge mostly!? Fed up of this hype (the negative one esp). If india had lost,dread hw dhoni wd hv been torn apart!

  • yogicoolboy on July 22, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    well done team India. Keep the winning streak going

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:33 GMT

    now tell me who is the most deserving mom rahane who makes a wonderful 103 on a green top (not helpful for batting even for don bradman) or ishant who no doubt delivered an outstanding spell but on a very helpful wicket

  • DaisonGarvasis on July 22, 2014, 8:30 GMT

    By the way England, Virat Kohli is due for a big one!!! Consider yourselves warned!!!

  • Kruns on July 22, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    Excellent performance this by India and Young India is showing that they are capable of doing this Outside India as well...

    Indians are Known to surrender against Short pitch bowling but was awesome to see them getting the team surrender in short pitch stuff , Some say it was teriible Eng and wrong shot selection i do agree but dont forget this short selection had come only cause they wanted to get rid of the short balls and though playing aggressively would do that..

    Nothing against Binny but , he is a a bits and piece criketer in test matches as said earlier by me and should be replaced with Ashwin cant replace him with fast bowlers as in that case Batting would get weak. Gambhir in for dhawan is needed for sure as Dhawan will have to learn how to Value your wicket. Cant see Rohit getting a test this series but should loose hope as he is the one for future as well...

    GO INDIA GO.... WIN IT AND SHOW THE WORLD OF YOUR CLASS

  • Seamer_Singh on July 22, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    The risk's India took paid off. Jadeja's attacking innings and Ishant's spell. A few areas for concern i.e Dhawan, Kohli and Dhoni's batting. Shami's bowling has been OK-ish and what is Binny doing in the team if he isn't fully utilised as an all rounder? There is going to be a time in this series when India will need these guys to step up in their specialised skillsets as Bhuvi and co can't keep bailing the batting out of jail for the remainder of the matches.

  • DaisonGarvasis on July 22, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    For those who wants Binny out of the side - Binny had a decent outing in first test and did well on day 5 to draw the game. Short memory is a big problem. For all the guys wanting Binny's blood for the way he got out in second innings at Lords, probably he was following team plans/instructions to go after the bowling. Even after his getting out, Jadeja did the exact same thing - difference is it came off! As it is now, his position in the 11 is subject to playing conditions. Given the loss here, it is yet to be seen what kind of wicket is prepared for the next test. Hope Binny gets a reasonable run before getting overlooked.

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:25 GMT

    Kudos to Indian victory. Nice to watch such a good indian domination after long time. Thanks a lot Vijay, Rahane ,Jadeja and Ishant.

  • vkumar_086 on July 22, 2014, 8:23 GMT

    @Arun Bose ...mate now people are giving lame excuses for England's loss....still they are not accepting that India outplayed England in all 5 days in all departments inspite of not having senior players except Dhoni....whole world was expecting India to lose 5-0 and said that Indian pacers are unable to take 20 wickets....but see now our pacers proved them wrong....Indian pacers took 5 wicket haul thrice in three innings....expecting 3-0/3-1 or at least 2-1 series win for India....

  • on July 22, 2014, 8:16 GMT

    It's difficult to know where to start with this, so it must be with congratulations to India, who out bowled, out batted, out fielded and out thought England. Certainly the England bowlers looked listless and clueless as to what length to bowl on a helpful pitch on Day 1. Wonder if a day and a half in the field at Trent Bridge 3 days earlier (when India didn't declare) was a factor: credit that to Dhoni and Fletcher. England's senior players have all played poorly. Cook and Bell can't buy a run, Prior is not scoring runs, and dropping catches (I accept he's injured, and he's done the right thing in taking time off). Broad and Anderson have been outbowled by India and Sri Lanka's seamers this summer. Cook clearly can't cope with the pressure of captaincy. England have now lost 7 and drawn 3 of their last 10 tests, which can't continue. And they've done it playing dull cricket, except when the batsmen queue up like lemmings to fall into a trap (like yesterday afternoon).

  • JG2704 on July 22, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    @Vinod_Fab on (July 21, 2014, 23:09 GMT) I know you love KP but regardless of whether he is still good enough or not the guy has not been the flamboyant , attacking player he used to be for England. You mentioned an inns he played in Australia and that was at a SR of less than 45. Besides this was not a situation where Eng needed to score at a pace to win. If KP (in the last year) was batting in a style he used to bat then I'd see your point and maybe if you're watching highlights it looks like he is but trust me he isn't. He hardly ever comes at bowlers like he used to and much of his aggression in recent times have been born of desperation after being bogged down and not dictating the game like he used to. Also you say about the pace of the side being a problem and you have Compton in your side. I'm a Somerset fan but Compton is the dourest batsman out there

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    Now its certain that Once in a while Ishant would confirm his place for another 20 tests to get dropped. Now, for the next test, I think Dhawan should be replaced by Gambhir, gritty gambhir with assured Vijay will be ideal. And instead of Binny, Aswin or another pace bowler should be included, so that the workload gets evened out.

    If jadeja and Bhuvi bats like this, surely, we dont need an extra batsman, rather an extra bowler so that 20 wickets can be grabbed .!

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:50 GMT

    @Arun Bose. Stop trying to compare Australia to India as you have no hope there! For starts Aussies have won series in India before but have India ever won a series in Australia? NO is the answer , Australia won 4 World Cups how many do India have ha ha ? Australia have a far better record in England than India , and SA and SL. Actually Arun Bose if you look up the stats then Australia are the most successful test team ever as we have won everywhere we have had to play Test Cricket and Espn cricket info actually posted this on here just recently too. But where is India ranked in that? Everybody could clearly see that Dhoni nearly bottled it again as was only for a terrible terrible England that you got over the line.

  • NP_NY on July 22, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    @Herath-UK: Just saw your other comment giving Srilanka credit for India's win. And I am really laughing out loud. SL got two flat sub-continent pitches. Lords was a green top where India lost the toss. The match was over way before tea, not in the last over of the game with Anderson hanging about for 50 overs. If anything, England should have learnt from the SL loss and played better. So I am sorry, we can't give SL credit for this Indian win. LOL.

  • DaisonGarvasis on July 22, 2014, 7:42 GMT

    Let's celebrate this fantastic Victory! Lets see what all we did right to get this victory and make sure we do them again. Also lets see whatever went wrong even in the victory and rectify them. Yes, England is in a lot of bother and their only way out of it is hit back hard. Lets expect England to hit back hard and be ready for it. Lets be prepared for a resurgant England so when that happen lets not be surprised. Its ok to be surprised if the same England as Lords come back in the remaining of the series. Which England shows up is up England. Let us be prepared and take this series win!!! England are on the mat, keep them there!!!

  • MBIOF on July 22, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    For me Bhuvi was real MOM, took 6 wickets and scored good amount of runs whenever came to bat, however Ishant bowled well, in do die situation, may be that's why it counted more than anyone else's contribution. It was like dream to realize that INDIAN BOWLERS are terrifying ENGLISH BATSMEN on LORD's :)

    Well done India, but its just the start, Ashwin must play in the place of Binny, otherwise it feels like we are playing with only 10 players.

    (2/2)

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    Congratulations Indian Team!!! All players gave there 100%, but I think Bhuvneshwar Kumar is more deserving candidate for "Man of the Match" instead of Ishant Sharma. I think 6 Wickets + 88 Runs > 7 Wickets. Its nice to see young generation of Indian Cricket is doing fabulous work. Good going.... Keep it up!!!

  • MBIOF on July 22, 2014, 7:39 GMT

    More than scorecard victory, I'm happy for team India for their psychological victory. Psychological victory of their belief that yes they can play on green tops against world class bowlers like Broad and Anderson.

    England had won highly crucial toss and forced India to bat on nearly unplayable pitch, but Rahane used his flawless technique to shield India. Whenever England offered a challenge, there was always a man to take a stand for India. First Rahane, then Bhuvi, Vijay, Jadeja and Ishant. It was a complete team victory. For me the most impactful moment was when Jadeja counterattacked English bowlers, even Cook acknowledged that. 300 runs have a special status in cricket, be it test cricket or ODI cricket. First achievement for India was to score 300 runs on the first tough day of the match, and second achievement was to give England 300+ target. (1/2)

  • twistatwistaa on July 22, 2014, 7:38 GMT

    and whats important is India won playing one player less, stuart binny was never the case

  • Paddy789 on July 22, 2014, 7:34 GMT

    Why was Binny in the team, what was his role?? 6 Left handers in the opposition and we are asking our off spinner to warm the bench !!!!

  • Yousufahmed1 on July 22, 2014, 7:33 GMT

    Now we have tough matches ahead. But knowing MSD now I think he is becoming more aggressive and would want to win next matches as well. If the pitch is flat then bring in Aaron and give him 3 over spells and ask him to bowl as fast as possible even if he goes for runs, If pitch is green then bring in Ashwin coz we will need another all rounder and these 3 fast bowlers can take 10 wickets on a lively pitch in the 1st innings and when it becomes a bit spin friendly then Ashwin can really put pressure on left handers. All I am saying is to be aggressive. Winning abroad is not an every day occurrence and we need to win at least 1 more match and draw one match to win a series. Eng is a great team and they will get up but they are down right now and we should keep them down for the upcoming matches. Best of Luck young ENG and Young IND team. Again hats off to ENG fans your rock. From now on ENG is my 2nd fav. team. :)

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:33 GMT

    @Biggus- I know the reason for ur smug comments, You just can't fathom that India did to England in England which u guys did to them in ur "backyard"..Tell me something, What you guys have achieved out of australia in recent times? Other than winning a test series in SA where if you take out Mitch out of the equation, ur team looks like a one-trick pony side? This very same England beaten you guys black and blue in 2013 Ashes..3-0..India drubbed Australia 4-0 last time they toured India.. @xyz- Atleast our team didn't lose 4-0 against England, 2-1 is fairly respectable..Where as 4-0 was a classic drubbing..@Biggus-Talk big when you have something to back it up with, You guys seems like bouncy track bullies to me and without Mitch, You're nothing.. Wait for the series to begin and then talk big..Yes, We saw horrid times but this is our time to rise up..Take India lightly and suffer the consequences..

  • twistatwistaa on July 22, 2014, 7:32 GMT

    i completely agree with Sunandha Sreeram it was Ishant's spell on day 4 and way he bowled too cook was pleasure too watch, he made cook leave the ball and than when cook was leaving he again made him play the ball, and bowling with the same consistency for longer and longer spells, he was like a bug on cooks nose who was just not ready to leave him , soon his hard work payed and what a ball to dismiss Ian bell and soon afterwards cook who has nobody too blame but himself

  • NP_NY on July 22, 2014, 7:26 GMT

    @Herath-UK: By comparing Kohli and Sanga, you've raised two very important points. 1) This Indian team is not about individuals, that's why India won the test match at Lords when their main batsman failed and SL lost the test match at Galle when their main batsman succeeded (SL may want to think about where they will be when Sanga retires soon) 2) Kohli is 25 and Sanga is 38, so comparing these two can only point to the impact Kohli has had on the game at such a young age. Besides, he's achieved far more than Sanga had when Sanga was 25.

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    I do hope that the Indians will not get carried away by this win. It can all change come 3rd test match. With Butler in for Prior the batting will be far better. I get the feeling that Woakes will be dropped for the next match. The greatness of any team is not winning some and losing some but winning consistently. In that context Indians have a long way to go to be termed a good team. Remember one swallow does not make a summer.

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:19 GMT

    Here is a chance to disprove "Indians are poor travellers" oft said comments of English and Australian cricketers. The young Indian Team should not rest on laurels until the mission to erase the stigma is completed.

  • twistatwistaa on July 22, 2014, 7:18 GMT

    it was no surprise, first against aussies than lanka and now India , i want to ask aliastar cook when Indians where playing in their second innings why their was no short leg or leg gully and instead he kept a fielder on deep square leg boundary , whats the logic behind that ? batsman are not quality, bowlers are little intrested in telling their captain where they want their fielders to be and captain is clueless

  • Yousufahmed1 on July 22, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    @ Herath-UK On his 1st tour to ENG Sanga scored a total of 20 runs in 4 innings. He debuted in 2000 and scored his 1st 100 outside SC in 2006, it took his over 50 matches to do that. On the other hand Kohli scored his 1st ton in his 1st tour in AUS, then in SA and then in NZ and I bet he will in ENG as well. Please tell me who is standing tall.

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:12 GMT

    sewag gambir dravid sachin laxman ganguly bhajji kumble zaheer ..... bless the young indian side who picks up de correct path..wer you the senior players left indian test cricket... Go india Go......!

  • sivadubai on July 22, 2014, 7:07 GMT

    I am thrilled having visited Lords for the first time. A dream come true since my school days. I was there on the 18th and 19th (2nd and 3rd day) and one of the most memorable events in my life time. Great to see the triumphant Indian Team and enthusiastic crowds at the gate. I can write a detailed Fan report with pictures should Cric info provides me access to write. Wonderful memories are there to share and I will be only pleased to get access to submit my standpoint. Having been to almost many cricketing stadiums around in India, the Lords experience was a moment to cherish. Great going India. Vijay, Rahane, Bhuvi, Shami, Ishant and Jaddu - Great team effort

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:03 GMT

    Wonderful team work by Team India. But at the same time English players also played very well.But the collective of Indian team was high compared to English team.Good team effort by Vijay,rahane,SRJ and bhuvanesh.Team India can be slightly reorganized in the next match.But I am not sure whether it will happen or not.Because Dhoni will be very much defensive in changing the winning team.Lets see...

  • CodandChips on July 22, 2014, 7:01 GMT

    Based on my earlier comments on this article, my chosen side looks like:

    1.Robson 2.Lyth 3.Ballance 4.Taylor/Patel 5.Root 6.Ali 7.Woakes 8.Stokes 9.Foster 10.Jordan 11.Kerrigan

    However I think the bowling looks a bit light, especially if Kerrigan struggles again. The deep batting lineup would allow an extra bowler to play. Perhaps Onions, though I know he's had injury problems. Brooks has had an excellent season. Barker has done well, and as a left-armer provides something different.

    Therefore: 1.Robson 2.Lyth 3.Ballance 4.Ali 5.Root 6.Woakes 7.Stokes 8.Foster 9.Jordan 10.Barker/Onions/Brooks 11.Kerrigan To The reason Ali at 4 is because Root deserves some continuity of staying at 5. Ali batted brilliantly at 3 for Worcestershire last season, therefore I assume he'd be able to bat at 4.

  • on July 22, 2014, 7:01 GMT

    why compare this team with the past indian teams.....this is shame from few people on this site...unnecessary dragging past and present... we indian always lives in present ..come next week if god forbids we loose the next test match everyone wil start shouting for few heads... and why kohli debate....it seems after sachin few people want to target kohli for his failure...dont forget he is the new run machine for india....spare him for some time. we have won convincingly and its time now to give a killer punch in next match.

  • CodandChips on July 22, 2014, 6:59 GMT

    I suppose the biggest issue is from the interviews after play. It looks like Cook will remain captain.

    Unless of course the selectors decide differently. I wonder who has the most say in this complicated system.

    The shortball issues are a serious concern. It won't go unnoticed or untested come the world cup, which is being played in Australia. In West Indies as well, despite the dry pitches, I'm sure Kemar Roach will cause problems. Perhaps the scars of Australia.

    I reckon the decline started with the narrow champions trophy final loss. We were far from the best team that tournament but should have won the final from the position we were in. Perhaps that has had an effect on Trott, Anderson and co, and led to the iffy performance in the home ashes, and then the continued shambles that has followed

  • CustomKid on July 22, 2014, 6:59 GMT

    Well done India a great away win. As for England that was horrid, i cant say much more than that.

    it does make me laugh though when you go back 2 years back and Anderson and co were talking up an English dynasty, player stocks had never been stronger, the goose was laying golden eggs everywhere.

    how times have changed. Even the media are now questioning the English system which two years ago was being praised class. Its amazing how things change and i love nothing more than seeing the ecb struggling.

    we Aussies need to keep a lid on it as well. We have some great bowling prospects but being good in first class and transition to a quality test player is a massive leap. There are more failures than legends and potential doesn't mean you have made it.

  • TommytuckerSaffa on July 22, 2014, 6:53 GMT

    This Test series is proving to be a great viewing spectacle. Watching two weak Test teams battle it out for the Number 5 spot in world Test cricket.

  • Proteas_Power on July 22, 2014, 6:53 GMT

    @Arun Bose "When England won the series in India last time, India were a fairly new side with Sachin, Dhoni and Zaheer & that too out of form, Our youngsters played well but couldn't win it for India" That's same thing was happened to Australia when they travelled to India. And you all Indians sung it like a song a fairy tale every time that we beat Aussies 4-0 in India. Every team goes thru this transition stage, but you made mockery of this in ur last many comments. 1st see yourselves than point finger on others.

  • CodandChips on July 22, 2014, 6:51 GMT

    @Jono Makim Everyone's entitled to their own opinion. And I love your comment about Jordan's run-up. So true.

    Your attack could never be ready for next test. Broad looks in dire need of a rest. Monty has been bowling poorly in county cricket. Finn started off well but that's tailed away slightly and he is still leaking runs.

    Woakes and Kerrigan have both been performing well in county cricket time and time again. They deserve their chances.

  • nikhil_24 on July 22, 2014, 6:48 GMT

    The worst period of Indian test cricket started from England in 2011 and it will end in England itself in 2014. After a long time I have seen a combined team effort from Indian team. Awesome display by Indians.!

  • jitheesh surendran on July 22, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    @ harshthakor::Great to see Ajay Jadeja in the list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on July 22, 2014, 6:43 GMT

    @Biggus- You seems like don't follow my comments much but I think I was the only one among all Indian fans who was backing up this team even b4 the series started..Many of them dismissed my opinions but look now, How this Indian team is playing.. And I was thr only one who supported the inclusion of Ishant Sharma in the team whereas everyone including Indian fans wanted his head.. Ponting and Clarke knows how dangerous a bowler Ishant is, If he gets his wrist position right then there's no batting line-up in the world which can survive him and he has improved a lot regarding his wrist position and hence this outstanding performance from him.. History is a fickle mistress, It changes everyday with every game..The tour of Australia hasn't begun yet, Wait for it and then come back with your smug comments..Look what's happening to all of them who predicted for a disastrous Indian series defeat but instead India are one up in the series now.. You might suffer the same fate.. #Bleedblue

  • on July 22, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    @Biggus. Couldn't have put it better myself! Explains perfectly why they have never beaten us in a series in Australia.

  • on July 22, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    I think Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the real man of the match, although Ishant Sharma played superbly on the decisive 5th day, but Bhuvneshwar was the player in the rest 4 days. He was deserving the reward unlike the 1st Test.

  • SL_Fan1986 on July 22, 2014, 6:31 GMT

    ECB ...... Please Bring back KP........................

  • on July 22, 2014, 6:30 GMT

    Its the first time i saw India with a killer instinct. Dhoni first time came out of his shell and got a better result. Bhuvi the great advantage of indian team. 314 balls almost eight hours of vijay battle which out played the Englant team mentally...great work team India.just a beginning need to focus way to go.All the best....

  • ladycricfan on July 22, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    Imagine if Kohli clicked, Ashwin played and Shami had bit more luck with dropped catches india would've been even more devastating.

    India was rebuilding after the retirement of the elders and now has a settled team. England on the other hand is still in the process of rebuilding. Yet to find out if their young ones are of international standards. Many of their seniors are also out of form, which is adding to their problems.

  • Marcel_Ci on July 22, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    unnecessary comments about kohli in comments section. He is the kind of player India should never worry about. Kohli can play anywhere across the globe. He is world class..... willing to see him score huge in upcoming tests. Gambhir should be brought in place of dhawan. He deserves his chances now.

  • on July 22, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    It was a famous win for Team India and plan to bowl short pitch worked according to the plan.Many inspirational individual performances which held the team together to create an historic victory at Lords.Rahane,Vijay,Jadeja,Bhuvi,Ishant played an important role and Ishant getting Man of the Match award was well-deserved as the team looked like loosing the match until that last from Ishant before lunch.But as the team won this match Dhoni should not stick with the same playing XI for the 3rd Test in Southampton. Dhawan failed in all the innings,so replace Dhawan with Gambhir.I agree that Kohli failed too in all the 4 innings,but one shouldnt forget his overseas record.So Kohli can still score big.The other change is..Binny should be dropped.He scored 88 runs in his 4 innings and didnt even pick a wicket in the 3 innings that he bowled,not even considered in the 2nd innings.So replace him with Rohit/Ashwin.Because Rohit can score more runs than him and Ashwin can surely pick up few wkts

  • Biggus on July 22, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    @Arun Bose:- Strange that Sharma averages 73 runs per wicket in tests in Australia then isn't it? I hate to burst you bubble Arun but that's NOT a very good average you know, no matter which way you look at it. They way you guys go on about him you'd think we were discussing Curtly Ambrose or Michael Holding. Anyway, you were all calling for his sacking until very recently too. Short memories. We won't be losing any sleep over Ishant 'Bodyline' Sharma, just like we didn't over Zaheer 'Wasim Akram' Khan.

  • Nandu_Athadu on July 22, 2014, 5:58 GMT

    5) Vijay - he is showing how a TEST should be played being an opener. his determination, grits has ensured that new ball effect is being nullified thus ensuring that we not loosing quick wickets at the top which puts the opposition in the drivers seat. He made bowlers bowl to him rather that going after the ball which are not in his zone. he deserved century.

    It is very disappointing to see few comments terming that this young side is better that side of 2011 with old ones.One has to remember that comparison wont work in the field of cricket as there would be many factors influencing the out come of particular match. Dont write off our old ones performance. It is because of them Indian cricket is the current position.

    This win should not hide performance of the other players. Dhoni need to be mix aggression with caution which suits him. He cant grind out the bowlers. play his natural game and score quick runs which Jaddu did it. All the best Team India for the series.

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    Kumar, Vijay, Ishant bought a victory......................What happen to Kohli ????

  • Nandu_Athadu on July 22, 2014, 5:46 GMT

    WELL DONE India. you have out played England in all aspects.As an Indian I am proud of the way our MEN won this match. Heroes of the match 1) Bhuvi - he looks more composed batsman which is key feature of a TEST player and his bowling in the first innings is truly admirable 2) Rahane - Man..he is a complete TEST batsman. Perfect technique, foot work, temperament, composure. Hope he keeps going the same way. 3) Ishant - I am one of the true Indian fans who wondered why he is in the team for these years with once-in-a-blue-moon performance. But I am happy to eat my words with his performance. he bowled his heart out mixed with aggression which any captain need to win a test match. Hope he will repeat such performances continuously. 4) Jadeja - his innings is the defining one of the match. his quick fire runs ensured the lead is stretched to defend able one and put opposition on the back foot. (Continued)

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    @Biggus, as an Indian fan, I am worried about the same. Based on Ishant's career graph, his next good performance could be right at the end of the series against Australia.

    As Indian fans who are used to seeing Ishant being picked ALWAYS we can only hope that this is a beginning of a more consistent Ishant.

    As a footnote, the last time India visited your shores they had been humbled by England, had players past their prime and were still in descent as a team. Now Australia is a higer ranked team than India and it should make India fight that much more harder. As an Indian fan, I am expecting a lot more fight from y team. It wont be easy for Australia

  • Webba84 on July 22, 2014, 5:36 GMT

    @VinodGupte Thats because it isnt.

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:32 GMT

    @Biggus- Yeah, Sharma will bounce out aussies as well, Clarke and Ponting knows what Ishant Sharma is.. Aussies are Ishant's fav bunnies...

  • saravananunga on July 22, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    Wonderful team effort from India and also England ,England could have drawn the match but they tried to win went for the shots india bowlers used that very well and got the wickets,a good contest has just started we are waiting for more excitements in forthcoming 3 tests.Well played Rahane,Bhuvi,vijay,jadeja and ishant ,well played ballance,root,ali and anderson

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    Congrats India for this victory. India played better than England in most of the sessions. England is facing a bitter result for what they did with KP. Its a time for them to be practical. The way Prior, Root and Stokes played pull on every short ball, showed they do not want to spend time on wicket. More than Ishant, it is England batsmen, who gave it away.

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:25 GMT

    the team had shown its class in s/a and n/z but the inexperience and the final killer instinct had been missing here also it looked liked that they will give it away but plan b worked ishant showed he needs support and he can deliver and remembered what mike had done that was enough

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    @biggaus do you forget how ishant made punter his bunny ? or do you forget perth test ? or are you in denial that aus wickets have less bounce ? mate..his one day record in INdia has been abysmal but if you have followed india team (I am sure you wouldn't) in SA or NZ he has come out good...so wake up from your dream will see this december who turns the tables..till then enjoy cricket

  • hnlns on July 22, 2014, 5:16 GMT

    This win to me ranks right at the top of recent overseas test victories for team India, which are as scarce as hen's teeth. WELL DONE TEAM INDIA. All Indian supporters would be proud of the way this bunch of cricketers have performed over the last 5 days. This test has proved a few things: 1. That this team India will not be bullied by the prospect of playing on greenish seaming and bouncy tracks. 2. That they are second to none in tackling difficult batting conditions with aplomb. 3. That Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is a real asset to the team in spite of his pace limitations. His batting would make any top order batsman extremely proud. 4. That bowlers like Ishant Sharma can excel if there is even the slightest hint of help in the playing surface for them. 5. That England has a serious introspection to do after this debacle about how they will face this inspired Indian team.

    WILL ENGLAND BE AGGRESSIVE STILL AND DARE TO ASK FOR/PLAY ON ANOTHER GREEN TOP at Southampton ?

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    @ chin-music: being bounced out does not imply a fear of the rising ball, but an inadequacy in dealing with it. stokes, prior and root were out playing the pull badly, thus "bounced out"

  • on July 22, 2014, 5:09 GMT

    @chin-music- Why don't you just accept that India outplayed England at Lord's and won it bcz they played better than England and not bcz England got themselves out and gifted their wickets? If you can't do that then just shut the hell up! You were one of those pundits who predicted India's disastrous defeat in this series but now India is 1 up in the series and you can't just stand that quietly..That's what happens when you talk too much in cricket..Cricket is a game of uncertainty and no one is bigger than anyone in cricket..It all depends what happens on the field on a given day..India were better and they deserved to win it, period..

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 22, 2014, 5:08 GMT

    In fact was among quicker bowlers on view this test.Also was among best with a few crucial Ind W when pitch flattened out.But his batting?His 100 @ Perth-1 of best in series-was 1 of such courage,class it reminded of Hussey.Looks a struggling no.11 now.

  • VinodGupte on July 22, 2014, 5:01 GMT

    it is difficult to believe this is the same side that thumped AUS in two Ashes series not too long ago. IND will take the series comfortably no matter what the pitches look like. Green? No problem. Turning? No problem. Bounce? No problem. IND all the way. IND should kick Binny out and bring in Nohit Sharma or Ashwin. No problems in giving Gambhir a go in Dhawan's place either.

  • Realistic_cri_fan on July 22, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    History rewritten by India!!!A fitting answer to all Dhoni and Sharma critics.It's time to carry on the momentum.England is already shell-shocked.It's time to attack with full force.It's time for the non-performers (Kohli,Dhawan,Shami) to perform.I will suggest just one change.Whatever the condition replace Binny with Ashwin/Rohit.India will win this series 3-0.

  • sundarchennai on July 22, 2014, 4:58 GMT

    I feel to Dhoni change the players at next match. Like Gambir instead of Dhawan, Rohit instead of Kohli, Ashwin instead of Binny, This is a good playing eleven for the 3rd test match....

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 22, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    1 thing as a neutral observer/watcher here in India,I'm still struggling to get a clue on.The thing about B Stokes.Granted this is a fickle,funny game.But is it same Stokes from the Ashes?Bowling's alright.Still is hitting 140 cliks as he did then. Cont..

  • atthipatti on July 22, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    @BradmanBestEver....please come back when you could comment something sensible! Overall one of the best teamwork from team India...congrats to us!

  • chin-music on July 22, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Well as Ishant bowled & certainly deserves congratulations -- Indian fans getting over-excited about "bouncing out" English batsmen had better come down to earth. Only Moin & Broad were in discomfort with the short ball - the other 3 (Prior, Stokes, Root) all fell to suicidal ego-driven machismo , not any discomfort with the short ball. Their problem was not lack of confidence against short bowing - but the overconfidence of continuing hooking/pulling with 3 men deep on legside waiting for such a stroke. If the lesson India take from this is that they should be bumper-happy next game also , we are going to witness the inevitable result of the 2+2=11 phenomenon.

  • on July 22, 2014, 4:43 GMT

    Congrats Team India.. it was a memorable win. we now want u to focus on the remaining 3 tests and who knows we would win the test series against england in england.

  • .Raina on July 22, 2014, 4:42 GMT

    Congratulations to the Indian Team for this hard fought win that for a whole session seemed to be slipping away once more in the foreign conditions. It was a stupid game-play by England. India was probably two balls away from taking the new ball when Mat Prior fell. That probably wouldn't have saved England but the curtains wouldn't have come down so quickly. Root was playing well and could have delayed it much further, if he had some support from the other end. It was good to see Jadeja-Anderson 'handshake' after the game. I believe India / ENG should 'patch-up' and take their respective complaints back from the ICC. There may have been a lot of reasons for those complaints earlier, but now both parties should forgive and move-on. Both teams have a strong character, and don't need to behave like softies.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on July 22, 2014, 4:32 GMT

    England thought they can defeat India by preparing a green top. But they under estimate this young Indian side and lost the game. They are in the same situation of Indian team in the last tour.A team with players waiting for retirement date and out of form players.

  • on July 22, 2014, 4:30 GMT

    that was pitiful, england finding another way to lose a test match. after root and moeen batted so well in the morning, they allowed themselves to be bounced out by a bowler who averages something in the late 30s, and bowls no faster than 85mph on a good day. moeen's own dismissal came about as a result of his inadequacies when dealing with the rising ball - batsmanship 101, you'd have thought, for a test player. and as for the rest ... if cook is inclined to carry on being a poor captain of a poor team, then so be it, but the selectors should bite the bullet and make changes. bring in jordan to replace stokes, and buttler to replace prior (he couldn't keep any worse and will bat a lot better), and compton to replace robson, and anyone in form, such as james vince, to replace bell. even if england lose the next one they would be at least trying something

  • on July 22, 2014, 4:27 GMT

    I think, Bhuvi should get Man of Match for his wonderful bowling in 1st innings and wonderful batting in both innings. Good Performance by India.. All the best team India.

  • garysam123 on July 22, 2014, 4:27 GMT

    Binny was not given even a single over in the second inning inspite of being a medium pacer. If dhawan and vijay can bowl why not he. Surely dhoni will axe him in the next test match.

  • anver777 on July 22, 2014, 4:21 GMT

    " MAGNIFICENT SEVEN " for Ishant... he bowled lively on the final day for his career best 7 for !!! also nice to see the image of Jadeja & Anderson shaking hands after the game... ALL is WELL !!!!

  • Fast_Track_Bully on July 22, 2014, 4:19 GMT

    Well done team India. All of them played their part. Only on to replace is Binny. Either Rohit Sharma or Gautham Gambhir can be included. Adding one more bowler will not be a good idea. Give one more chance to Dhavan as he did well in the second inngs.

  • landl47 on July 22, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Root and Moeen batted very well until the last ball before lunch, when Ishant bounced out Moeen. It looked as though England came out after lunch determined to put Ishant in his place, but unfortunately the place they chose was the hands of the fielders.

    Well bowled, Ishant; he's taken more stick from his so-called fans than anyone I can remember, including Alastair Cook, so it was nice to see him getting some of his own back.

    A good win for India. Now England must come back strong in the tests to come.

  • harshthakor on July 22, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Above all what won the game was a combined team effort and no mere heroics of an individual .Ishant's great burst ultimately was lighting the candles on the cake with players like Rahane,Murli Vijay ,Ajay Jadeja and Bhuvaneshwar kumar laying the very foundation.The game showed how much cricket is about mental attitude , if you asses how inexperienced this Indian side is without the likes of Tendulkar,Dravid,Zaheer ,Laxman etc.Infact the fresh talent has been a positive factor

  • Meety on July 22, 2014, 4:11 GMT

    Very happy for Ishant. The poor buggar cops a hiding from his own fans. Ishant has/had the worst bowling average of any specialist bowler to have played 50 Tests or more at one stage. This is primarily due - to Ishant being totally unsuited to bowling on Indian pitches. I still remember that roughing up of Punter, and it was not a once off, he worked the Ozzy top order over in one of the quickest spells in an ODI I had ever seen (MCG?). Ishant should be one of the first Indian players picked for an overseas test, and used sparingly in India. When India were smashed in Oz a few yrs ago, I applauded the fact that whilst most of the Indian team didn't really seem to care that they were being smashed, Ishant would chase the ball all day with 101% effort. So Ishant - I am very happy for you getting a 7 for at Lords. == == == Didn't think the England team looked that strong before the SL series, didnt think it looked any better before the India series. Bring back KP :)!!!!

  • USAMAAJMAL678 on July 22, 2014, 4:09 GMT

    this is what happens when u play mediocre bits and pieces cricketers like stokes in ur team...england this whole summer based their strategy defensively..they were afraid..first against srilanka it was that mediocre jordan at 8 and now stokes..they are packing their team with batsmen and not even playing 4 full fledged bowlers..they should have gone with finn a specialist bowler at 8...instead they are going with stokes who is neither a quality batsman nor a test quality bowler..england thought stokes would bowl a bit and bat a bit but what they got is no run in 2 tests and a couple of tailender wickets from him..england this whole summer have been afraid of losing and not going for the kill...they cant win unless they go for a specialist wicket taking bowler like finn at 8...mediocre players like stokes and jordan can never win u test matches...

  • on July 22, 2014, 4:08 GMT

    Bhuvi Deseved the Man of the match award. He only saved the match from England. 6 Wickets an nealy h made 100 runs in this test. But any how wellone team India. You deseved it. One of the great day in Indian test Cicket.

  • on July 22, 2014, 4:07 GMT

    Something very ironic about this test and the Leeds test with Lankans. At Leeds Herath and mathews put on that stand which gave a big lead. At Leeds the last to lose wicket was Anderson. Here at Lords, Jadeja and Kumar made that crucial 99 stand and India won by just 95 runs. Also last to get out was Anderson.

  • paulvandy on July 22, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    Fantastic win by India!!! very good match winning contributions from a lot of Players. Well done Ishant, hope you can now back this up and move forward.

  • MelbourneMiracle on July 22, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    Congrats India! Dhoni, Ishant and Jadeja proved Indian fans wrong! Indian fans never liked Jadeja and Ishant as test players but Dhoni always liked those two. Finally those 2 people delivered by proving Indian fans wrong.

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 22, 2014, 4:00 GMT

    A good,and rare W for India.Can u'stand reactions as its a rare Ind test W.But dont forget,game was v even until that mad post lunch-bumper,Ishant@7-session.It could've gone either way.Its still a mediocre Ind side,expect Eng come back with couple of Ws.

  • BetterReading on July 22, 2014, 3:59 GMT

    For the next test India should replace Dhawan with Gambhir and Binny with either Ashwin or Rohit.

  • Sayantann on July 22, 2014, 3:53 GMT

    Firstly, congratulations to Mick Hunt for producing such a cracking test match surface. It's really these surfaces which has kept test cricket alive. This will surely go down as India's one of the best performances ever produced in test cricket. Ishant's been hostile and reaped through English lower middle order when everyone questioned his place in the team before this tour. His credibility is even more enhanced as India bowled when the wicket offered relatively less assitance. Englishmen did resist the inevitable, however, they have got only themselves to blame at, starting from team selection. oh, Boy, How badly had England missed kerrigan. Binny was automatic choice ahead of Ashwin on the first day when outfield couldn't be distinguished from 22 yards as far as greenary is concerned. Dhoni marshalled his troops from the front as he always does with innovative field placements. For England, plenty to think about this week especially on Prior and how a spinner can be brought on.

  • on July 22, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    Stuart Binny should get another chance before anyone come on any conclusion. Why? 1st test: first innings he played he was nervous, 2nd innings he saved the test and he was not out, 2nd test: 1st inning he was not out and MSD / S Dhavan dropped catch on his bowling, 2nd innings he gave away his wicket because he was trying to play aggressive / positive cricket. In Jadeja case that worked but in his case it didn't. Well done I Sharma I think whoever was criticising his bowling got answer again from him. Please Indian guys try to support Indian Team. Don't over criticise.

  • on July 22, 2014, 3:43 GMT

    @bighitter123556789:- where r u sir.. u become coach of england ..very gud plain sir... lolz .. green or dusti pitch both favour in india .look at ur side .... I cannot stop laughing after reading u r comment

  • PCMondal on July 22, 2014, 3:41 GMT

    Congrats team india & also suggest that learn from your mistakes Replace Binny & Shami & bring in Ghambhir & Iswar Pandey ( Ghambir will play in no-3 slot) Indain batting will more strong as well as bowling

  • harshthakor on July 22, 2014, 3:37 GMT

    England gave one of the most lack lackadaisical bowling displays I have ever seen ,particularly in the 1st innings.They simply let India off the hook on the 1st day on a seamer's paradise.They also let the Indian tail wag in the 2nd innings.Infact England should have atleast not have had to chase more than 280 in the 2nd innings.After Anderson and Broad their bowling attack has no penetration.

    On the final day session before lunch Moin Ali and Joe Root gave one of the best 5th wicket partnership batting displays on the final day of a test when chasing a target.They gave England the sniff of what looked a highly improbable victory at the start of the day.

    England will have to instill anew spirit within their team to comeback.It is sad to see English cricket in such state.

  • Anil_Koshy on July 22, 2014, 3:36 GMT

    England should bring in Onions as the fast bowling simply lacks sting, a genuine fast bowler is the need of the hour, they cannot win a test match with just 3 and half bowlers.

  • on July 22, 2014, 3:33 GMT

    England teams luck is gone and the reason being the loss of the mean machine kevin peitersen

  • harshthakor on July 22, 2014, 3:30 GMT

    Congrats India for achieving a victory that will be remembered for ever in the annals of Indian cricket.It was one of India 's greatest comebacks as it had not won a test overseas for over 3 years.Above all it was acheived at Lords,the mecca of Cricket.

    What won the game for India was the postiive spirit in which they played and their relentless mental attitude which never let England completely off the hook.This explosive burst displayed on the 4th day final session when 3 wickets toppled and just after the post -lunch session on the 5th day is something rarely seen in Indian cricket.

    Ishant Sharma bowled one of the best spells ever by an Indian paceman overseas and it was heartening to to see him deploy the short ball , as though a spirit of fire was blazing through him.He also obtained seam movement with meticulous skill.Ajinkya Rahane,to me was joint man of the match who steered India out of danger in difficult condition son the 1st day.

  • on July 22, 2014, 3:13 GMT

    The significant contributor to this victory is the contributions of most members of the team. In a team sport the team should play as one. I am glad to see most of the players in the Indian team contribute to this victory. If they make this habit, they will be consistent. There will be losses, but they will not be crushing and devastating. Well done team India. Well done captain...

  • JustIPL on July 22, 2014, 3:11 GMT

    At last the war of tailenders came to a conclusion. Only the first time in eight innings when lower order/tail-enders did not fire and as a result England lost. Hard to understand what was so special with Ishant's bouncers and why everyone fell to the same plan. No swing or movement and wickets fall in heap. What a nightmare losing wickets like this. At a time when English fans would have bought tickets to enter the ground just before lunch game changed towards india. Now we will hear stories of Ishant's whereabouts and to forget bhuvi's scissors.

  • on July 22, 2014, 3:10 GMT

    As predicted, England have once again have been tamed in their own den despite all the odds in their favour. Superb allround performance by the Indians which other teams could take as an example of how to play with application,dedication and commitment for your country. Cook probably has cooked himself with his poor batting form as well as Prior and Stokes. They should get Jordan, Butler, Hales or Morgan into the next game to consolidate their line up. It will be good to see Rohit Sharma & Ashwin coming into the next match at the expense of Dhawan & Binny.

  • MariusPontmercy94 on July 22, 2014, 2:59 GMT

    For India - Binny out, Aaron in. Bhuvi basically is an allrounder anyway, and a bit more pace in a bowling attack can't hurt.

    For England - Cook out, Compton in. Prior out, Foster in. Stokes out, Jordan in. Anderson out, Onions in. Give Foster or Bell the captaincy, and get someone on the phone to Pietersen as a possible replacement for Bell in the next Test match.

    Of course, it's not gonna happen. This is the English team we're talking about here.

  • on July 22, 2014, 2:52 GMT

    Bhuvi should have been MOM. He kept India in the game with nearly 2 hundred partnerships and for 6 wickets with swing bowling.

  • anupkeni on July 22, 2014, 2:52 GMT

    A year repeats itself after 28 years. So does the history of Indian cricket team. 1983- India won the World Cup. 1984- India lost the Test Series 1-2 to England at home. 1985- India won World Championship of cricket. 1986- India lost to Pakistan in Australasia Cup due to last ball six from Javed Miandad. 1986- India won the Lord's test.

    2011- India won the World Cup. 2012- India lost the Test Series 1-2 to England at home. 2013- India won the ICC Champions Trophy. 2014- India lost to Pakistan in Asia Cup due to last ball six from Shahid Afridi. 2014- India won the Lord's test.

  • on July 22, 2014, 2:49 GMT

    Jadeja taking Andeson"s wicket is a poetic Justice.

  • nilb on July 22, 2014, 2:30 GMT

    This english team can be beaten by Bangladesh and Zimbabwe as well.

  • vishwa1111 on July 22, 2014, 2:10 GMT

    Well done MSD and team india...congratz..from Sri Lanka

  • JustIPL on July 22, 2014, 2:09 GMT

    Blessing in disguise for England as they can now shed some dead wood and select from other talented players. India, as usual will not change the lineup however they should as both India/England have to improve their ICC ranking. Top order of both the teams is fragile and both teams have largely depended on tails to wag.

  • bjcm12 on July 22, 2014, 2:08 GMT

    Cook needs to carry on as captain until the ashes in England. Prior and Stokes should be dropped immediately. What's wrong with Compton. ECB should have had a contingency plan if they were to drop KP. They have really got things wrong by dropping KP.

  • vick2025 on July 22, 2014, 1:29 GMT

    Bringing Ashwin in for Binny will be ideal...with Shami, Ishant, Kumar, Jadeja and Ashwin, taking 20 wickets per game is possible...and Dhoni should also look into bringing either Rohit/Gambhir for Dhawan....Dhawan is not playing that bad but it will be nice to give the other two a chance to see how they do...Rohit Sharma at times fires up too...as we have see in the past...and Gambhir was pretty good during IPL...so either one maybe a better choice than Dhawan...

  • on July 22, 2014, 1:24 GMT

    @Ottawarocks- Ishant is deservedly the MoM bcz he won us the game when it looked like heading for a draw or possibly loss..But he produced an extraordinary spell to bounce out England on their soil to win it for India.. Mishra is worse than Ashwin in overseas conditions and his batting worse than Ashwin as well..Ashwin is the ideal choice in place of Binny.. And besides, Mishra isn't even there in the squad.. I want to see just this one change in the team, Ashwin in place of Binny.. Shami shouldn't be dropped as he is very talented and deserves another match.. And if change is required then bring Pankaj Singh in place of Shami not Aaron..Aaron has pace but no control..He would leak runs and would lose confidence and bowl rubbish the whole match..Pankaj Singh has proved it in domestic circuit that he's got control and some pace as well and good height too to generate some bounce from the wicket.. Pandey is good too but he's lacks control..

  • on July 22, 2014, 1:16 GMT

    @ oliver starrky its no fluke..check out ishants stats in last 4 test matches prior to trent bridge test...its one dayers he struggled on flat dead indian pitches..where india is chasing down 350 plus targets ..

  • Not_Another_Keybored_Expert on July 22, 2014, 1:11 GMT

    Englands obsession with swing bowling has created a massive flaw in there batsmans technique, there batsman are very static on the crease and are very reluctant to come forward or backwards. Until they rectify this they will continue to get out to the short ball.

  • on July 22, 2014, 1:09 GMT

    @Mushtanda- Weren't you predicting for an India losing this series? India made you chew ur words quite fantastically and now you have come out with new absolutely ridiculous excuse.. Sour grape..

  • on July 22, 2014, 1:03 GMT

    @soumyas- When England won the series in India last time, India were a fairly new side with Sachin, Dhoni and Zaheer the only seniors in the team and that too out of form, Our youngsters played well but couldn't win it for India but I didn't heard any Indian make a fuss abt it or saying that we lost it bcz of absence of our senior players.. Now, England is in similar position as India were during that series so I hope ppl mustn't make a spineless excuse like England didn't had their main players in the team that's why India won.. Remember, Ppl were predicting for India to lose this series by 5-0, even with these very same players in the English squad? India played well, period..Please no silly excuses..

  • IndianInnerEdge on July 22, 2014, 0:47 GMT

    @ Mushtanda on (July 21, 2014, 19:06 GMT) "this was me a case of england's batters throwing it away (both Root nd Prior did) than India forcing a win"...dude - India had the worst of the conditions, had they won the toss the match would have been over in 4 days. Kudos to India to show exeplary grit and intensity and were not fazed by the pitch that was straight wimbledon centre court. For all those harping about flat track bullies and dust bowl kings and the like....here is one in the eye for you....but then bagging India is a certified obsession for some.....For all india bloggers - lets celebrate the win the best of spirits, and leave the scorn, boorishness, one-upmanship and petty crowing out....lets appreciate the fact that we saw a fascinating test match played in good spirits on a wonderful wicket which i wish would be more prevalent in india(this i say irrespective of the result)...kudos to the groundsman.....test cricket rocks

  • Syed_imran_abbas on July 22, 2014, 0:34 GMT

    one of the worst ever england team i have seen. So many players need sitting on bench. Team selection is so pathetic. Absolutely disgrace.

  • IndianSRTfan on July 22, 2014, 0:27 GMT

    Well done India! Indian team simply never did let go of the game, kept fighting and finished the job.

    I have followed the Indian team through thick and thin. Since '11 till the SA tour, overseas tours were like a long, unending horror movie. Defeat after defeat after defeat...No fight, no resolve, just limp surrender...I saw our legends lose form, be ridiculed, retire one after the other, become mere mortals....there seemed no end. After the highs of WC 2011, it was painful.

    Today a significant milestone has been achieved. After being unable to finish the close matches in Jo'burg and Wellington, this young team has finally achieved a deserved win. This series is far from over but winning a game like this where everything was against them will give India a lot of confidence.

    Don't lose heart England fans. As an Indian fan who has witnessed a gigantic transition in my team, I can tell you it will be painful. Just when the old stars inevitably go, give your young players enough time.

  • challagalla on July 22, 2014, 0:19 GMT

    Interesting test. Evenly balanced , could have gone either way , with India holding a slight edge. Well played India . A win after 28 years at Lords, good show. I have been observing the shoddy catching of England over the last 5 -6 years. Its unbelievable that they don't work on that. The one single reason the Brits lost this test is the poor catching. Given the amount of county cricket they play, its hard to understand dropped catches.

  • flavamonkey on July 22, 2014, 0:17 GMT

    I say Ashwin in for Binny and Aaron for Shami. Dhawan and Kohli need to come good in the next Test.

  • on July 22, 2014, 0:17 GMT

    This is a time for Ghambir to place in squad. If still Dhoni behave the same manner sure he will answer soon

  • Biggus on July 22, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    As an Australian I feel we should thank England for this service. We can now be confident that Sharma will still be 'leading' the attack when they arrive down here. Cheers guys, we owe you one!

  • LoveCric1975 on July 22, 2014, 0:04 GMT

    Part5: Now the million dollar man, the guy who needs to get up and grab the game by the scruff, the leader of the pack, he has to emerge from this 11. I would expect Ian Bell, at this crunch time in the English game, to step forward and show his class. I would back Bell to lead from the front with the bat, pick Read's brains and melt all his 102 test experience into a boiling cooking pot. So Ballance, Robson, Bell, Root, Ali, Roy, Read, Jordan, Plunkett, Broad, Anderson, to go for it. And standby Bresnan, Carberry, Vince and Monty.

  • on July 22, 2014, 0:04 GMT

    It's way too early for India to start celebrating. A couple of years ago when England came to India for a series, India won the first test but went on to lose the series 1-2 in India. There are still 3 matches to go so India will have to play well and not get complacent.

  • AvidCricFan on July 22, 2014, 0:03 GMT

    Aaron is the fastest of the lot in the Indian. He can put the English batsmen in real pressure. Aaron had decent IPL performance and needs to be groomed. With Bhuvi performing well with bat and bowl, he is the all-rounder option that the Indian team needs. Stuart Binny had no contribution. His medium pace is not going to make much impact and his batting in testing conditions is suspect. Hope Kohli and Pujara comes through in the next game.

  • LoveCric1975 on July 22, 2014, 0:00 GMT

    Part4: So I have stuck with Plunkett at 9. Now 10 and 11 is a conundrum. A fast left arm quick like an Akram or a certain M Johnson is what England is craving for but there isn't one around. Tymal Mills, Keith Barker and couple others aren't good enough yet. More so than any other logic, how could one justify dropping chappies who share 616 test wickets between them and who at 31 and 27 are at or around their peaks. I would trust Broad and Anderson to deliver and they would surely be my respective 10 and 11s. Lets face it they are the best among all the rest.

  • jmcilhinney on July 21, 2014, 23:59 GMT

    Well, you have to admire England's tenacity and creativity in finding ways not to win. They started out bowling badly and then when they were still in danger of getting into a winning position they dropped yet another catch so that India could put on an extra hundred runs and finally, when they still looked like they might win, they decided to give India some outfield catching practice. England's catching has been a worry since the last time WI were in England. The batting was poor in Australia but, even then, the bowlers were doing a creditable job for the most part with no support. Now even the bowlers seem to have given up. Either they are being given poor plans or are just not bowling to the plans they are given. Some of the younger batsmen have shown significant flashes of potential but they are still inexperienced and getting no support from the remaining seniors. They probably need a new keeper. Maybe even a new captain after this series too, but who? Immediate future: bleak.

  • pravineswar on July 21, 2014, 23:43 GMT

    India should play Aaron in place of Shami and Ashwin in place of Binny to keep the balance.Aaron should bowl in short spells of 3 to 4 overs. When we play Aaron, we need 5 specialist bowlers. England have enough left hand batsman which will help Ashwin to play containing role. His problems are against attacking right hand batsman. Even in Australia, he bowled well to Hussey. He struggled against like Clarke & Pointing. Even in SA, he struggled against Faf & ABD but bowled reasonably to G.Smith. Then this attack will give pace, swing, bounce, off spin (carrom ball) & left arm spin which adds to variety. Ashwin, Jadeja, Bhuvi can bat. So lower middle order will be strong.

  • CricketFever11 on July 21, 2014, 23:35 GMT

    Congratulation India. It was really a great test win on a green top. All the best for next matches. From Sri Lanka.

  • LoveCric1975 on July 21, 2014, 23:26 GMT

    Part3: my first two posts highlighted the need to reshuffle the English side and illustrated the reasons of picking Ballance, Robson, Bell, Root, Ali and Roy the new boy at 6. With so many young guns, we now need an old head with hands as safe as houses.C Read and J Foster spring to mind. Foster with 50 and Read with 47 dismissals this season are ranked 1st and 3rd this year so far but Read averages 45 with bat to Foster's 38. For me it's Read who pips Foster to 7 primarily because he has guided Notts more effectively over many recent seasons as compared to Foster at Essex. Stokes at its lowest ebb makes room for Jordan at 8 who brings with him a great heart and will to perform. Plunkett has done nothing to harm his cause but Bresnan should be breathing down his neck

  • on July 21, 2014, 23:24 GMT

    I am so happy for Indian team for the way they won this match. A lot to take out of this match. Indian team has outplayed England in all departments. By winning this Indians have killed all their demons they were carrying . But I feel some people making comments on Ishant and Dhoni's intellegence is very much annoying and shameful. Some say Ishant was worse until he bowled short stuff. Go, get life buddies. People who say these things are one who never saw match. Ishant was excellent through out day bowling around off stump line. Just things didn't go India so he tried short stuff. Now to doubt that Dhoni tactics is more shameful. Just when he has advised Ishant that short stuff be used you people post- mortem incident to such an extent that you neither recognize Dhoni as a captain nor do you recognize Ishant as bowler. 2011 series loss was because of lack of proper preparation and many fitness concerns. It cannot be said captain has no control of his team when he suggests something t

  • on July 21, 2014, 23:22 GMT

    The delivery which dismissed Ian Bell was a peach, virtually unplayable. Bell did nothing wrong. He played the right angle.The ball was angling in through the air and it appeared that when it hit the ground it continued in. So Bell played, covering middle and leg. After that it straigtened in the air and knocked over off stump. Bell and the commentators would have the audience believe that Bell was dismissed because the ball kept low. Nonsense. He was not covering off stump so it did not really matter whether it hit the root of the stump or the bail. It did not pass under the bat. Bell should not feel embarassed, he got a devil of a ball which would have accounted for most if not every batsman.

  • poms_have_short_memories on July 21, 2014, 23:12 GMT

    For England's sake hopefully Steven Finn gets back into form, every team needs a fiery, hostile quick and Finn looks to be England main hope in that regard.

  • Vinod_Fab on July 21, 2014, 23:09 GMT

    319 target and u see ENG don't have any attacking batsman(except prior) to put the pressure back on IND.. There itself ENG lost this match(so many nudgers in this current lineup), Root tried his level best but he is still raw at this level as far as counter attacking is concerned.. It has to be KP who did far consistently with his not so famed batting technique..!!. You can't find #4 like KP and irrepleceable swann..!!. Atleast KP is available..!!. Vaughan should be brought back in as a coach

  • Vinod_Fab on July 21, 2014, 23:04 GMT

    319 target and u see ENG don't have any attacking batsman(except prior) to put the pressure back on IND.. There itself ENG lost this match(so many nudgers in this current lineup), Root tried his level best but he is still raw at this level as far as counter attacking is concerned.. It has to be KP who did far consistently with his not so famed batting technique..!!. You can't find #4 like KP and irrepleceable swann..!!. Atleast KP is available..!!. Vaughan should be brought back in as a coach

  • JustIPL on July 21, 2014, 22:59 GMT

    At last the war of tailenders came to a conclusion. Only the first time in eight innings when lower order/tail-enders did not fire and as a result England lost. Hard to understand what was so special in Ishant's bouncers and why everyone fell to the same plan. No swing or movement and wickets fall in heap. What a nightmare losing wickets like this. At a time when English fans would have bought tickets to enter the ground just before lunch game changed towards india. Now we will hear stories of Ishant's whereabouts and to forget bhuvi's scissors.

  • on July 21, 2014, 22:57 GMT

    England deserved this humiliation . These are the same senior players that showed legend pieterson the way out . He was a class act and now after a series defeat against lankan tigers they will taste loss against indians . It would have been a perfect summer if they had to play pakistan for two test matches at the conclusion of this series as England would have made record by surrendering to all major asian countries in a single summer . ;) happy for our neighbours they deserved it after continous good bowling performances .From a pakistani fan

  • Vinod_Fab on July 21, 2014, 22:54 GMT

    @Michael House on (July 21, 2014, 16:25 GMT), Take Balance out,instead put bell in then instead of Ali,jordan and prior it has to be James Taylor(or bairstow),Jos butler . My team XI's -- Lyth,Compton,bell,KP,James Taylor,Jos,Panesar,Finn,Gurney,Broad(C),Jimmy plus remaining 4 (Bopara,patel,Root,plunkett) This is so disgrace to the english public,how can one say like i won't be stepping down from captaincy when his batting form itself doesn't guarantee a place in the side..??.. If KP is dropped,then cook,bell,prior,jimmy,broad all must be dropped(atleast KP played well against AUS although his scores don't reflect)

  • JG2704 on July 21, 2014, 22:51 GMT

    Well done India. Showing great fight and tenacity.

    I recorded the highlights as I thought the fields/river of the Totnes/Dartington Estate was a more tempting proposition. My radio packed up so I couldn't follow it there. Watching the highlights I felt that Ali was a wicket waiting to happen to spin - all it needed was a ball with indifferent bounce and he was sure to serve up an easy catch to one of the close fielders. Then he was bounced out by IS and that looks to be a weakness in his game. Root played well but I think he possibly gave up the ghost on Prior's wicket. Prior looked like a desperate man going down swinging and we can see that was exactly the case with the subsequent news and Stokes looks hopeless and is part of the consistent problem with our batting in a seeming inability to play aggressively but not recklessly

  • JG2704 on July 21, 2014, 22:51 GMT

    @iwatcheditwhenwewasrubbish on (July 21, 2014, 18:53 GMT) I'm a big Onions fan but I don't think he's played any cricket for a while

  • TRAM on July 21, 2014, 22:41 GMT

    England curators in serious problem now! What kind of pitches they will prepare? Spin pitch? Ashwin and Jadeja will sweep them. Swinging conditions? Bhuvi will rip them apart. If needed Eshwar Pandey will join. Bouncy pitch? Ishant has learnt to target their heads. Flat tracks? Dont even think about it. Some 9 out of 11 India players will score centuries. But, flat track may be preferred since they would result in drawn matches, better than losing.

  • malomay on July 21, 2014, 22:35 GMT

    1 year ago.....England had just finished giving Australia a 347 run pounding at Lords…..on the way to a 3-0 series win…..as the number 1 ranked test side in the world !!!

    What a difference a year makes.

  • LoveCric1975 on July 21, 2014, 22:28 GMT

    Part2: So we have, after a much needed reshuffle and assuming there is no KP come back, our top five in Ballance, Robson, Bell, Root, Ali. Now come the most daring and charismatic choice at 6. This guy has 5 scores of 50+ including 2 tons in his last 6 championship knocks and has already set the T20 blast alight with his fearless hitting and tremendous skills. If we can't have KP we atleast deserve his understudy; the Surrey Slasher Jason Roy. Like a certain Nathan Astle who once tormented England as a young prodigy, Roy has flair in abundance and he can dominate and press the opposition into submission. That's only 6 players picked so far and we already have 6 very good bats, 2 able tweakers who also bat 4&5 and some good catchers.

  • on July 21, 2014, 22:28 GMT

    Can Indian team make 3 changes in the next test? EAHWAR PANDEY for BINNY, GAMBHIR for DHAVAN, ROHIT SHARMA for VIRAT KOHLI , Kohli is vic captain and great player that will exist definitely, just resting Kohli for one test, but these changes are part of rotation policy and giving every Indian players opportunity to play in this condition , and team can avoid over played/injury with few great players and they have a long season ahead. These changes will provide same result as 2nd test

  • JaranNirsi on July 21, 2014, 22:28 GMT

    Big_Poppa_94: How about Aaron in place of Shami, and Ashwin instead of Binny? Jadeja stays, if only to keep Anderson in check? Just kidding, but he bowled well, and played a knock that turned the match on its head.

  • Patchmaster on July 21, 2014, 22:24 GMT

    Andrew Gale, of Yorkshire, is the obvious choice for the new captain, his team is top of the first division, he's scoring a shed load of runs, and he's a great captain. Which is a sure fire way of saying the ECB will never ever pick him......sigh.........

  • Collegefastbowler on July 21, 2014, 22:18 GMT

    A bit of extra pace made the difference on the pitch due to its uncertain bounce. Bringing in Aaron for the next match in place of Binny is a no brainer. Similarly Ashvin has to come in. Gambhir or Rohit Sharma should also replace one of the out of form batsmen.

  • stumpedlloyd on July 21, 2014, 22:17 GMT

    England fans, is it possible, just possible, that this could turn out like the 1983 Ashes and we see a turn around in the next three tests? Can we hope? On the other hand, those selectors were smart enough to bring in someone like Mike Brearley to steady the ship, lead the side and also handle Ian Botham. Oh, if only we had such intrepid selectors now.

  • Herath-UK on July 21, 2014, 22:10 GMT

    A good win for India but do not forget credit goes to Sri Lankan team too making the way for India.England had lost the big talk of new management & new vigour & vitality that was there at the start of the season after succumbing to series losses to Sri Lanka in all three formats.They were an uncertain hesitant lot with Cook already in the firing line.India can make a great series win from here.

  • on July 21, 2014, 22:09 GMT

    who ever says jaddu should be dropped for Ashwin really cant have a clue about cricket or a team sport. the confidence that Jadeja brings with his batting (and bowling) to the team is priceless!! he is a fighter (something India has always lacked) and he is a star! if u know cricket u wud look at recent performance and that means Binny defo out and Kohli or Dhoni place up for grabs!

  • ChuckyDoll on July 21, 2014, 22:03 GMT

    Congratulations !! Happy to see that you won a test outside India. However, I still worry about a few things on a long term basis: (a) What will you do with Stuart Binny and his position ? SB is a failed experiment already. He did not even bowl in the 2nd innings. That puts too much burden on the other 4. (b) Too much reliance on lower order for batting. This is worrisome. (c) Short stuff is not going to work all the time. Then, who will step up ?

  • on July 21, 2014, 22:02 GMT

    Great win team India.. Keep the pressure on..now with prior gone, Anderson almost likely to go, cook under immense pressure, India needs to so what the Aussies did in the ashes..#wintheseries

  • ADARSH100 on July 21, 2014, 22:02 GMT

    Congrats to Indian team. Special Congrats to Ishanth, Bhuvi, Rahane, Vijay and Jadeja.

    I had faith in MS and his captaincy skills. Its not only his captaincy that loses or wins the match. But a captain should have options to go after the opposition.

    I was disappointed and wondered why Ishanth was picked after having nightmare in practice matches. I really hated when I saw him over stepping many times. But this time you proved your critics wrong. Tremendous effort. Kind of him to give the credit to MS. Praying he continous his form.

  • FiGhtCluB_99 on July 21, 2014, 22:02 GMT

    For the first time in several years, the Indian pace attack looks settled. Zaheer's career might well be over now. And to think India won this match without big contributions from their two best batsmen (Pujara and Kohli)... The only thing that remains is Dhawan to find form now, because we all know what can happen if he starts scoring heavily at the top. Also Binny can be replaced by a proper Test player (preferably Ashwin who is a genuine allrounder), but it is very unlikely Dhoni would tinker with his winning combination. Congrats on a very good team effort. Southampton should be another good Test wicket. Looking forward to a good match there.

  • LoveCric1975 on July 21, 2014, 22:00 GMT

    England needs a quick and timely reshuffle and it should start right at the top and Cook needs to be rested. Balance has shown solidity and composure and at times looked a bit like Graeme; not very easy on the eye but effective in run making. Lets push him up the order to open with Robson. Bell is England's best (if KP stays out of picture) and should slot in at 3 and should for once hold his hand up and take the game from the scruff of its neck as Ponting used to. Root and Moeen Ali have both shown enough fight and grit. Both have shown composure and can withstand pressure with cool calm heads and hence should be pencilled in at 4 and 5. Coming up next at 6 is the most daring and charismatic part of the reshuffle

  • iceaxe on July 21, 2014, 21:59 GMT

    England loose yet again on their own turf. Time to look for some fresh talent,...

  • Front-Foot-Lunge-Needs-A-Hug on July 21, 2014, 21:57 GMT

    @stumpedlloyd, I'm not even sure wholesale changes are necessary but they must pick players in form and drop ones who aren't. This game is about performance not potential or past records. Bell I make an exception for and besides he has made runs this summer. I reiterate that the selectors must front up to their continued mistakes, drop Cook and bloody well start to pay the English fans some respect by selecting the best 11, not the safest or most popular within their secret circle. I'm an Aussie for goodness sake but a cricket fan first and it's very frustrating watching the same mistakes over and over. Pick your best 11, professional cricketers will work out the rest if they are good enough.

  • on July 21, 2014, 21:41 GMT

    Here's another selected team who have all played in the county championship this season. Just couldn't find a wicket keeper. Kieswetter perhaps (born in South Africa) Could the rules be changed to let them play for England in Southampton ?

    Chris Rogers Phil Jacques Kane Williamson Alviro Peterson Jacques Rudolph Shivnarine Chanderpaul Wicketkeeper Peter Siddle Saeed Ajmal Steve Magoffin Doug Bollinger

    No shortage of others to be 12th man.

  • Puffin on July 21, 2014, 21:38 GMT

    Looks like Prior has stepped down at least for the remainder of the summer.

    They can't go on like this: there has to be changes.

  • Mastervillain on July 21, 2014, 21:36 GMT

    Although the headlines focus on Cook, who is admittedly going nowhere fast as captain, I do share his view that many of his players let him down in this game.

    Broad had a shocker and I am surprised more people have not referred to the media and supporters' darling in a more critical manner. He offered nothing in this game.

    Anderson's frustration has boiled over again and he, too, needs to reappraise his performance. Of the two experienced opening pacemen, I would retain Anderson and omit Broad next time out, particularly as he has fitness issues in any case.

    I have worries with Butler's glove work, but expect him to play in the next match. I also feel a specialist spinner needs to come into consideration - logic suggests Kerrigan is that option.

    The younger and returning lads have been the better performers of late and clearly Bell joins the other senior pros in the,must do better' bracket. Future skipper? - not Morgan in my book. Michael Vaughan is talking cobblers again!

  • bighitter123456789 on July 21, 2014, 21:35 GMT

    there is no need to get panic England. All England need is to have seeming pitch prepared in Southampton with greentop and drop the following members from the team that played in lords.

    1) Stokes = Replace with "T. Bresnan" 2) M.Prior = Replace with "T.Braistow" 3) Robson = Replace with some other opener who played well in county

    india is not great team if u put them under pressure

    1) First Prepare Much more green pitch than that was in Lords 2) Put india into bat first and bowl them for 150 3) Bat well to score 300 4) Dismiss india again for 270-300 5) Score 150 for loss of 4 wkts in 4th innings this is ideal for england

  • CricBlogger05 on July 21, 2014, 21:34 GMT

    Rose Bowl: Vijay, Gambhir, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Dhoni, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bhuvi, Shami, Ishant

  • Agila on July 21, 2014, 21:27 GMT

    Short balls just did not work!! ha ha ha

  • Agila on July 21, 2014, 21:26 GMT

    Did the heading not read that England finally gets the pitch to their liking? Do not see many of those dismissive posts about Indian batsmen being flat track bullies! Probably these were not the "aged out" batsmen that England were bowling at back in 2011.

  • vkumar_086 on July 21, 2014, 21:24 GMT

    Bhuvi is the unsung hero here in both tests...superb performance with 11 wickets and 3 half centuries (even cook, Dhoni, Kohli, Pujara, Prior, Bell, Dhawan etc unable to achieve this feat)...England again proved luckiest ground to him...on the way to become fast bowling allrounder...Congrats TEAM INDIA...YOUNGISTAN is determined this time....feel sorry for England...get rid of old players...infuse more young blood to the side...Moin Ali, Ballance, Root, Robson are performing well but England lost due to failure of senior players (cook, Bell, Prior, Anderson, Broad)...build young team for world cup 2015....at starting the team will have to face defeats but in long term it will benefit

  • here2rock on July 21, 2014, 21:24 GMT

    "This was the Ishant of India's dreams", this sums it up, he played with passion often missing from his game, he ran hard and gave it all for his captain and country. Thank you Ishant, you made India proud today.

  • Vishal.Patel on July 21, 2014, 21:21 GMT

    @Chris P lol.... where are you hiding man.... you said flat pitch bullies right? so by your logic... English team is not even worth for flat pitch bullies too right? stupid....you guys would be bundle up way early if they didn't give too many chances to ALI and ROOT hahahahaha

  • on July 21, 2014, 21:13 GMT

    Lyth Ali Balance Patel Root Hales Woakes Butler Plunkett Stokes Anderson

    Clearly the Ashes hangover is still stuck under the grills of Cook,Bell. Stacks of county runs before Sri Lanka series. As soon as back in the eng environment can't buy a run. I find it hard to believe they are enjoying their jobs right now. Back to the county circuit is only fair, others deserve a crack. Prior, Broad both clearly injured. Broad will always give it everything but needs managing better. Prior not finished, Haddin came back better. Butler far from finished article. Robson not good enough, we will see he nick off time after time if he stays. For sure my team is inexperienced bar Jimmy but experience seems to equal Mitch and Haddin syndrome. Cook, Bell and Prior are serious players and good enough to come again, and these young guys will be all the better for not having them and the baggage they are carrying as they look to build this "new era".

  • Mervo on July 21, 2014, 21:12 GMT

    For all his promise early, Ishant has been a real disappointment for India. But once in a blue moon, it happens for him. The occasion needed a strike bowler, not gentle medium pace or tweaking spin. Well done. There is no debate on Cook. He has to go. It is now embarrassing to watch him. The team needs hope. He has none to offer.

  • Oracle_Magus on July 21, 2014, 21:12 GMT

    We got to see a wonderful all round performance by team India in this match. Most of the players contributed to this historic win and that's why cricket is a team sport and only a team playing as a unit will win. MSD and Ishant has proved their critics wrong today and they will be spared for a while as we all have short term memory. Today Cook is the target of all the critics, but one Win and a good innings from him is all that is required to reverse the tide. The English were outplayed at Lords and let's give the credit to team India for their excellent performance on the field rather than blaming the English players. They had their chances in this match, but were not able to capitalise on the advantages. All the best to both teams for the rest of the matches. Cheers!!!

  • on July 21, 2014, 21:07 GMT

    5 Wickets on Bouncers, except for Ali none of the bouncer deserved a Wicket. I fathom it is Cook's Captaincy and Cook's batting that is playing havoc with the Mental Condition of the English Players. Cook has made a stew out of mental state of the English Cricketers. Cook, Prior and Ian Bell should all be replaced. For India it is memorable win. Credit to Dhoni for changing the Tactics and pursued the Bouncer route.

  • on July 21, 2014, 20:59 GMT

    @CodandChips, to be honest I think the bowling line-up you have there is horrendous. Jordan may make an admirable third seamer, but he is no spearhead. He runs in like he has a bungee cord tied to his backside, I keep expecting him to come shuttling back through my television screen upon completing his delivery. Stokes and Woakes are allrounders and no better. Kerrigan just isn't there. This bowling would struggle to take 10 wickets leave alone 20. I enjoy your posts etc but I think what you really need is a reinvigorated Broad, a firing Finn and a fit Onions. That would be a good bowling attack. And get Monty into rehab.

  • on July 21, 2014, 20:50 GMT

    "Instead Root 66 turned out to be a road to oblivion."

    That needs a bit of explanation. Route 66, also known as Main Street America and the Mother Road, is an iconic route of the US Highway System.

  • on July 21, 2014, 20:48 GMT

    Please correct the report. It says that India won in the Lords after 82 years whilst it is after 28. The last time India won a game here was in 1986.

  • jaybandhu on July 21, 2014, 20:46 GMT

    Today eleven children playing on the green field of Lord's ground in London, England were terrorized by a tall man firing bazooka. Seven of the children were victimized by this guy who may even have given bruises on their body. Children had willow to defend themselves and it looked that they may fight off this guy, but it proved useless. One of the kids was run off the field by the team mate of this tall guy. Report says that they may have some prior bad encounter. Such violence is very uncommon in London.

  • on July 21, 2014, 20:41 GMT

    Its pretty evident that he will be dropped for the next test match. Now India has 2 options:

    1) Bring in Rohit Sharma. With Rohit at 6, followed by Dhoni, Jadeja and Bhuvi the batting looks a lot stronger. He can also bowl his part time offspin and along with Vijay and Dhawan, they wouldnt have much problem bowling 20 overs in 2 tests.

    2) Bring in Ashwin, Dhoni stays at 6 followed by Ashwin, Jadeja and Bhuvi. Ashwin is a handy batsman, so the batting strength isnt affected. But the bowling is definitely strengthened. We will have a swing bowler, a seam bowler, a hit the deck bowler, an offspinner and a left arm spinner.

    But the tricky thing is, India has not yet needed to use the 5th bowler as a regular bowler. Their top 4 bowlers were good enough to take 20 wickets. So is there a need to bring in Ashwin knowing that he might be under utilized as a bowler? Should we trust our bowlers to get the wickets and go with Rohit to further strengthen our batting?

    Happy problems for India.

  • on July 21, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    Brilliantly bowled Ishi...fingers crossed for more!!well played

  • 1stwarrior on July 21, 2014, 20:20 GMT

    I would not celebrate this victory YET. Reason being, I think this is a consolation win to India for not objecting anymore on the ANDERSON/JADEJA ISSUE. Watch-on, Nothing will come out of that situation, but then, who cares about that in India. MERA BHARAT MAHAAAAAAN

  • Worldcricketlover on July 21, 2014, 20:06 GMT

    Well i have not seen SL lions here to say any words on Indian Victory on green top. Well i can understand how it feel to loose at home ODI and TEST too. Indian lost test series at Home against England but won ODI Series . So Lions ask Great Mahela ( Only SL call him great otherwise mediocre batsman though he is good caption )if you have to win.

  • getgopi on July 21, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    "Instead Root 66 turned out to be a road to oblivion".

    Clever wording but a harsh statement. Joe Root is the main batting reason why England managed to come through so far in this Test. With wickets falling around him, he had to get going. Also, prior (no pun intended) to getting out with that pull/hook shot, he did play several controlled pulls where he kept the ball down unlike his team mates who kept hitting the ball into the air and thereby showing he had a good head on his shoulders in a pressure situation like that.

  • on July 21, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    If this trend continues, India may send their "A" team to England next time!

  • NP_NY on July 21, 2014, 19:45 GMT

    Wow, let's take it easy about Ishant here fellow Indian fans. He bowled his heart out and bowled to Dhoni's plan today and won India the match, no question. But calling this the turning point, dawn of a new era of Indian fast bowling, etc. is going a bit far. He is not going to get 5 wickets with short-pitched deliveries every time. He is no Steyn or Johnson. Realistic expectations lead to less disappointment later :).

  • RahulWise on July 21, 2014, 19:43 GMT

    Bhuvi, in first innings shared partnership of 90 crucial runs with Rahane. In their partnership that lasted for almost 25 overs, Bhuvi faced 84 balls. He took 6 wickets when no other indian bowler was even able to swing the ball. In the second innings he shared 99 run, match defiening parthership with Jadeja. In both innings, he scored match changing runs, bowled excellently. What more is needed to get Man Of The Match? How can match official forget the platform laid? yes, Ishant bowled really well and won the second innings, but with out Bhuvis contribution, england might have won the match. It would have been fair, if the MoM was given to both Bhuvi and Ishant. Bhuvi : If you are reading this, please keep doing what you are doing, awards doesnt matter. You are like Rahul Dravid, the unsung hero. Dont get disappointed.

  • gdalvi on July 21, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    The big mistake that opponents make is making bowler friendly fast pitches for India hoping they will skittle through Indian batting. But they forget that the same fast pitch will allow Indian bowler to significantly narrow their skills gap and get on par with home team bowlers. Now India in last 25-30 years have produced some really top-of-the-line batsmen - which meant that India ends up our-scoring the home team and winning. Although the new middle-order - Pujara, Kolhi and Rahane - is new - they have in their short career proven to be top-class both in India and abroad. Vijay has been playing out of his skin. India needs to only replace Dhawan with either Rohit or Gambhir, Binny/Sami with Ashwin and Aaron. Please publish

  • CodandChips on July 21, 2014, 19:39 GMT

    I suppose the biggest issue is from the interviews after play. It looks like Cook will remain captain.

    Unless of course the selectors decide differently. I wonder who has the most say in this complicated system.

  • on July 21, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    Congrats India, Vijay,pujara,rahane,jadeja,buvi, ishant performed very well, but what about others. India will make three changes for next match.Everybody talking about dhawan out and gautham in the playing 11, but I thing Rohit will open with Vijay for next match because he has open in ODI. He can able to perform well in as a test match opener.Ashwin in for binney because many left handers in England and he can able to bat also panday in for sami .He is a excellent swing bowler and using for the condition. My playing 11 for next match.

    Vijay, Rohit, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Dohni, Ashwin, Jadaja, Buvi, Ishant, Panday

  • Nish_US on July 21, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    Binny better retire from TEST cricket - as otherwise he will only subject himself to more agony.Or if he has patience and skill like Rahane. Pujara, Bhuvi, he should hold his head down and when he gets that opportunity to bat - bat BIG. I do not think DHONI can stop binny from batting at least (assuming we have a batting paradise and the first four hit hundreds)

    The couple of times the ball went to him - he looked so frustrated (who would not be) - after all he was not allowed to bowl a single over in the whole innings

  • bhushanB on July 21, 2014, 19:30 GMT

    One change that I am forced to suggest - is to replace Binny with whoever Dhoni wants in the team. Not because of Binny's form or skill level (which is yet to be tested), but if Dhoni is only going to bat him at 7 or 8 and only going to give him 10 overs - for a swing bowler in the whole test match on such a live pitch --- there is no point in continuing with him.

  • bhushanB on July 21, 2014, 19:28 GMT

    Great win - Congrats to Ishant. While this is a moment that calls for a huge celebration - India should remember that they've only won the battle but not the WAR.

    There are three more tests to go. India should not get complacent (Remember 2011-12 ENG tour to India when India went up 1-0)

    Can some one in the IND supporting contingent keep reminding Dhoni so that he cam remind Ishant that he is 6'4" and can bowl faster and bounce when required. Hope he does not do it more often than required. Hit the deck and bounce are needed when swing and seam do not work.. and has to be used as a surprise element.

    India, please do not get complacent.

  • on July 21, 2014, 19:26 GMT

    The morning wasn't without its' moments of concern, but England looked to have weathered it until that fateful last ball before lunch. Afterwards, it was a procession due to poor cricket and decision making. Credit to Ishant, a basic tactic worked superbly for him and his team. Prior will make way, too many chances have been dropped, and maybe changes in the bowlers. As for the batting, I can't see a callow line up being further weakened by the omission of Cook and/or Bell. It may just be a case of play your way out of it, as unlikely as that seems.

  • CodandChips on July 21, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    The shortball issues are a serious concern. It won't go unnoticed or untested come the world cup, which is being played in Australia. In West Indies as well, despite the dry pitches, I'm sure Kemar Roach will cause problems. Perhaps the scars of Australia.

    I reckon the decline started with the narrow champions trophy final loss. We were far from the best team that tournament but should have won the final from the position we were in. Perhaps that has had an effect on Trott, Anderson and co, and led to the iffy performance in the home ashes, and then the continued shambles that has followed.

  • Opine on July 21, 2014, 19:23 GMT

    A great day for Indian Cricket! An almost non-Indian match.

    Day 1: Batsmen surviving a golf course of a pitch on Day 1. Day 2&3: Tireless striving fast bowlers to dismiss the opposition under best batting conditions. Day 3&4: Batsmen grind it out and counter attack Day 5: Bowlers dismissing the opposition with aggressive bowling. Unbelievable 5 wickets to bouncers!

    The performance quenched thirst piled up following decades of Indian cricket. As an Indian cricket fan I feel very satisfied. May this be the start of something new.. a belief to win anywhere from any situation. Well dome Team and MS.

  • StevieS on July 21, 2014, 19:23 GMT

    Nexttoimpossible lol and what if they get a green top and get bundled out for under 200?

  • Shuraim on July 21, 2014, 19:22 GMT

    Just one fluke victory and indian fans think they have conqured England haven't they forgotten what happened india england bounced back from 1-0 down and won the series similar comments were posted that time around too but england overcame all odds and the same outcome is expected now.

  • OttawaRocks on July 21, 2014, 19:09 GMT

    Bhuvi should have been MOM. Depending on what the pitch is for the next match, in place of Binny we need to select either Mishra/Ashwin (if dustbowl) or Aaron (if green pitch). Reason for suggesting Mishra as the possible spin option is because Ashwin has bowled poorly overseas where he has failed to take wickets AND leak runs (something Jadeja can at least prevent). Selecting a bowler in place of Binny is mandatory since having just 4 bowlers will result in the 3 pacers (Shami, Bhuvi and Ishant) all becoming fatigued (Jadeja can't relieve them all on his own). They need that 5th bowler to ensure everybody is fresh enough to take 20 wickets per match in this long gruelling marathon of a test series (which happens to be taking place over a very very short period of time - judging by typical test match scheduling standards).

  • Big_Poppa_94 on July 21, 2014, 19:06 GMT

    Aaron in for Binny if India are serious to win at the Rose Bowl. Ashwin in place of Jaddu as England have 5 left handers in the team. He also has the carrom ball whiich the current English batsman won't have seen besides the seniors. Pace will scare England so Aaron is a no brainer. Open the Ashes scars even moreby terrorizing them with brute pace.

  • Mushtanda on July 21, 2014, 19:06 GMT

    this was me a case of england's batters throwing it away (both Root nd Prior did) than India forcing a win.

  • on July 21, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    England team for next test :

    S Robson M Carberry (or A Lyth) G Balance I Bell (or J Taylor) J Root S Patel (or M Ali) J Butler (or C Reed) A Rashid T Bresnan (or C Woakes) L Plunkett S Finn

    Others to consider Tom Smith, Chris Jordan, Jack Brooks.

    Lots of batting. Lots of bowling options. Lots of people in form.

    This is a lot of changes, but what is there to lose. Too many experienced performers are not performing.

  • CurrentPresident on July 21, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    The pattern of England's loss was eerily similar to the Champions Trophy final against India a couple of years ago.

    They were similarly on course for a win with a stable partnership. Then Ishant was forced in by Dhoni, took some surprise wickets, and England collapsed. Jadeja played a cameo there too.

    Come on guys, think of a new pattern!

  • on July 21, 2014, 19:03 GMT

    The 3rd Test, at the Ageas Bowl, could see a few changes in the Indian side. Going 1-0 up in the series, India can afford to play an extra batsman, in Rohit Sharma and play Ashwin, as a second spinner - leaving out Binny and Mohamed Shami. I would even advocate a change in the batting order, with Kohli moving up, ahead of Pujara at number 3 - being his natural position, in the Indian team, in all forms of cricket.

  • ram4crictheory on July 21, 2014, 19:02 GMT

    I read a lot of comments here people asking to sack players from the team at the earliest chance of their failure and lift them to skies with smallest achievement. I will just say my point of view here.

    1. Ashwin to replace Sir Jadeja. I know his half century at lords is crucial for India's victory, but I believe Ashwin might have certainly been more useful with the ball and who knows might be with bat as well in an odd match here and there. 2. Binny. I think Binny is useful in pitches where there is no scope for spinner and one of the seam bowlers has a bad day, which has not happened in the first two tests luckily but who knows. Team proposition should be for all conditions. If we certainly feel there is no need for a part time medium pacer, then go for a proper batsman in place of Binny rather than Jadeja as one end will be blocked by Ashwin and other three seam bowlers can be rotated from the other end.

  • grahaam on July 21, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    The difference at this stage of the series is Fletcher, an expert at winning Test matches in these conditions, Moores has a lot to learn with little experience of these occasions.

  • CurrentPresident on July 21, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    Ishant is a stubborn guy.

    When Dhoni asked him to bowl short, Ishant could simply have said No. Instead he went I-shan't, I-shan't, I-shan't... 7 times on the scoresheet!

    If they are to improve their chances, England have to work to promote more harmonious communication between Dhoni and Ishant :-) Don't ask the guy to do something he does not want to.

  • iwatcheditwhenwewasrubbish on July 21, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    Compton,Cook,Ballance,Root,Bell,Ali,Foster(wk+cpt),Stokes,Broad,Plunket,Jordan/Onions/Finn

    Foster is a better Captain than Cook and a better wkt than Prior. Anderson is more interested in sledging than bowling, he is a liability and needs to miss a few games.

  • Alberteinstien on July 21, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    If India play 11 batsman (murli Dhawan pujara Kohli Rahane Rohit Ashwin gambhir dhoni Jadeja Bhuvi) then India can draw next three matches and win the series.SUm of averages of these player is 450 and in normal cicumstances they will make 550 in first inning and 350 in 2nd innings which will give 450 as average.Total run scored by indian will be 900(550 350).If India scores at 3 run per over than for scoring 900 will take 300 over.In a match 450 over are possible so England canot be able to chase 900 in 150 overs @6runs per over.In presence of bowler like Jadeja Ashwin and Bhuvi England cannot even score at 3run per over. If enland try to accelerate then they will loose wicket and loose the match against Jadeja and ashwin

  • on July 21, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    Congrats India! The new Indian team is emerging and finding its way up. After a couple of challenging tours to SA and NZ the team is finally reaping success (the seeds of hardwork were sown in those 2 series). The batting looks settled but the bowling needs a little more strength. Jadeja can never win you test matches alone. Ashwin should be played and as an attacking bowler that he is.he was used badly in Aus in 2011/12 and in SA. His presence will bolster the attack. jadeja should always play attacking game with the bat to be successful. hes not a person to grind the opposition. I know he has scored 3 300s but this is test match! unfortunately Binnys at the firing end but i feel he will show his mettle. its only his second test. vijay and dhawan should be nurtured as spinners so that they can be confidently used as backups in the long run instead of using them for 1or2 overs. English are wounded tigers. Expect them to bounce back. is an SOS sent to Tredwell or Monty?

  • on July 21, 2014, 18:43 GMT

    congratulation INDIA, dear dhoni and team management please do not stick with winning combination eleven ( the old idea) for the next test if it is pace friendly pitch again, definitely binny batted in the first test but it was a flat pitch, instead of him definitely Eshwar Panday should be playing , or any other fast bowler sitting in the bunch needs to be playing, also its a long tour for India, specially till one day world cup 2015, all matches 'll be played in fast bowling pitches all our 18 number squad must be well trained in these pitches while they reach in Australia, nothing wrong with rotating players, Dhavan to Ghambir, Kohli to Rohit all our current players are talented

  • fguy on July 21, 2014, 18:41 GMT

    ppl were criticisng binny for that shot in 2nd inngs but he tried to do the same thing that jadeja did ie counterattack. only difference between the 2 were that binny was unlucky & got out while srj was lucky & cld carry on. remember that second or 3rd shot of his that went in the air, imagine if that had been caught?

    i actually thnk they were right tactics by both as with new ball due it was better to hit out & get some quick runs & put eng bowlers on back foot rather than just stick around which wouldnt have moved the game forward. i think few tactical mistakes were made on day 3/4 - - SRJ should've been sent ahead of dhoni with full freedom to attack. Ball was some 40 overs old, bowlers were tired if he'd made even a quick 30,40 their heads would've fallen - Even if dhoni came out he should've played aggressively - Bhuvi should've been sent ahead of binny

  • CodandChips on July 21, 2014, 18:40 GMT

    Therefore my chosen side looks like:

    1.Robson 2.Lyth 3.Ballance 4.Taylor/Patel 5.Root 6.Ali 7.Woakes 8.Stokes 9.Foster 10.Jordan 11.Kerrigan

    However I think the bowling looks a bit light, especially if Kerrigan struggles again. The deep batting lineup would allow an extra bowler to play. Perhaps Onions, though I know he's had injury problems. Brooks has had an excellent season. Barker has done well, and as a left-armer provides something different.

    Therefore: 1.Robson 2.Lyth 3.Ballance 4.Ali 5.Root 6.Woakes 7.Stokes 8.Foster 9.Jordan 10.Barker/Onions/Brooks 11.Kerrigan

    The reason Ali at 4 is because Root deserves some continuity of staying at 5. Ali batted brilliantly at 3 for Worcestershire last season, therefore I assume he'd be able to bat at 4.

  • jonesy2 on July 21, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    this has to be the worst team england have ever had and thats saying something. whats worse is there is obviously nobody of quality to come in and i cant see a captain anywhere. a cricket nation with prior still allowed to torture himself, joe root getting games, an opener who couldnt get a game for nsw second XI, a bowler who had one year where if conditions suited he was good, another bowler who was never good but thinks he is an allrounder and literally no other bowlers or spin bowler has to be deemed among the worlds worst if not the worst and i cant see it getting any better for the foreseeable future at the very least.

  • rajhe1 on July 21, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    Great effot by Ishant . But a this really good fast bowling ? . I did not see Ishant mix the short balls with yorkers or outswingers or inswingers . It was plain short pitched bowling - Ishant got lucky here :) . Bhuvi bowled really wel in the first innings and deseved the MOM .

  • Cricfever_PM on July 21, 2014, 18:33 GMT

    Short!! Short!! Short ball which is haunting the England from the last Ashes serious and it was well planned by Dhoni and executed by ishanth, frankly telling i never expected ishanth to perform this much and he does it when we needed this win at any cost.

    I written the comment before the start of this match and saying that green top will backfire England and this what happens here, feeling sorry for cook but this victory needed to as we have been criticized by all the over the world. Keep the current form and win the serious.

  • CodandChips on July 21, 2014, 18:32 GMT

    (continued again)

    Robson, Ballance, Root and Ali have all scored runs and therefore deserve more chances. Robson has looked patient, though surprisingly has struggled at Lord's, despite it being his home ground. Root has scored a lot and has shown fight. Ballance has shown some grit and looks like a good replacement for Trott. Ali has batted well at times and looked good, especially during that Headingly hundred, though at other times has looked a little unconvincing. But generally the signs from him are bright.

    I also think he has improved as a spinner in the 4 tests. He is no Swann, but bowled pretty well in this match. He has been underused imo.

    However I believe that the Ageas Bowl pitch is likely to turn, and so a front-line spinner might be required. Hopefully Kerrigan's rehabilitation has been successful. His county record suggests he is a fine spinner. However I reckon there is more hope than expectation that he'll be the new Swann.

    (continued)

  • fguy on July 21, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    If dhoni's going to bowl binny only for 10 overs then play Ashwin, irrespective of the pitch. he's a better batsman & will give you much more than 10 overs. Don't think of him as you're playing second spinner but a batting all rounder

  • y4yoga on July 21, 2014, 18:25 GMT

    Binny Rarely used( Not at all) Then Why do you still keep ur best all rounder in Bench(Ashwin).. Afterall Having 6 Left Handers in oppsition?

  • soumyas on July 21, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    Of course Ishant,Bhuvi bowled well, Indian batsmen batted well, but it is England's failure more than India's success, because current England team is weak, they are at No.5 in test ranking, they lost their 3 best players KP,Trott,Swann. Cook is going through rough patch, they are also distracted by controversies around them. Indian team has utilized this situation to their best.

  • ramz30380 on July 21, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    Wht a win! I almost had lost hope by the end of the 1st session when the last ball gave some hope - once lunch was done, it was all downslide for England. Amazing - I think some credit to MSD for making Ishant understand wht his strength was on tht wicket!

    Many of them are criticising tht someone else must have been made MOM, but I think Ishant deserved it - Yes there were amazing performances by Rahane, Vijay, Bhuvi and SRJ but wht eventually won this match was Ishant's spell today - so right choice!

    Ideally I think it is a team's performance - Vijay & Pujara set it up for Rahane & Bhuvi on India's first innings. Bhuvi backed it up with an amazing bowling performance. Vijay was the pillar around whom the 2nd innings involved, once again offering tht elusive support tht Ind never had on away series from an opening bat. SRJ & Bhuvi spoiled the party for the Eng by giving a lead of 319 and eventually Ishant sealed it with his 7-fer! Good team performance - keep it going boys!

  • Alberteinstien on July 21, 2014, 18:23 GMT

    Ashwin is better batsman than Jadeja,dhoni,&binny.Ashwin has always batted at no. 8 where you have to bat with tailenders most of the time.Harm of batting with tailenders is that you could not able to complete your innings after getting set.Remember that scores of 0,0,100 gives better average than 0,0,40not out because 100/3 is 33.33 and 40/2 is just 20.Even after batting at no.8 ashwin has average of 40 and that too with a strike rate of 65. His strike rate says it all, he know his team mates will not last long therefore he has to go for quick runs since there is no meaning behind building a inning.He would have easily converted many of his 30s and 40s not out into 100or 200.He should bat at no.6 in next match with dhoni Jadeja and Bhuvi to follow.

  • fguy on July 21, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    In all my years of watching cricket I have never seen A) a Wicket as green as that B) such a stark difference in the Wicket between days 1 & 2 that made it look like they were being played in different countries

    eng must be in a quandry as to what kind of pitch to prepare. i hope they are not flattened. green pitches with life are our best bet as that brings our bowlers into the game. if we'd won the toss here eng would've been out for <100 & game would've been done in 3 days

  • fguy on July 21, 2014, 18:18 GMT

    woah that was nerve wracking. if we'd only gotten 230-250 like many experts felt was enough we might have lost that

    cant believe how poorly england played there they were like lemmings. india couldnt have advertised their tactics more obviously & still not 1 or 2 but 5 batsman fell to it. they are really in dire straits getting out like that. that stokes dismissal reminded me of our very own raina. saw him on the balcony y'day & he was looking nervous as hell

    if india had been dismissed like that there would've been plenty of comms on their weakness to short pitch bowling & their timidity

    felt that rahane should've been MoM. if not for his 1st innings performance india would've been way behind in the game on day 1 itself

  • Abdul319 on July 21, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    England should Bring Morgan back

  • y4yoga on July 21, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    It was a evenly Poised match even at Lunch Time but Irrestible Batting was the cost of the match.. England could still had the chances after Moen Ali, But their Instincs in counter attack cost their match.. England Batsmen from 1-11 Need to Learn from M Vijay's Batting Instincts and his patience

  • on July 21, 2014, 18:15 GMT

    English batsmen tried to follow Jadeja's aggression, but perished to Sharma as they against Jhoson in Australia.

  • fguy on July 21, 2014, 18:12 GMT

    "Then Ishant summoned a wicked bouncer to have Moeen caught at short leg"

    i dont think that ball was that great it was just very poorly played by Moeen. even Raina would've played short balls better than moeen has this series.

    i wonder if there'll be any articles on Eng batsmen's "timidity" & specifying each delivery which was awkwardly played by them or on their weakness to short pitch bowling like was written about it in great detail after 1st test?

  • CodandChips on July 21, 2014, 18:12 GMT

    (continued)

    I know it's a big ask to bring somebody in to captain the side, but I genuinely believe that given current circumstances it's the best option. Out of the 2 I'm a Foster fan.

    Broad and Anderson have also let the side down. I think they need to be rested, since playing 3 tests with little rest will be very demanding, especially with both bowlers being of such importance, I'd hate to risk injuries. It would also give Jordan and Woakes their well-deserved chances.

    Stokes may be struggling for batting form, and when watching the highlights I thought his dismissal was very irresponsible, but when at Lord's on Saturday I thought he was our best bowler. I believe he deserves another chance, and wouldn't rest him yet as he didn't play vs Sri Lanka.

    Bell has been struggling for runs. I think he should be temporarily dropped. There are some fine middle-order players in county cricket. Patel has had a good season. Vince started well. Taylor hasn't had the best season, but is classy

  • on July 21, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    wow thats the weapon bowling short that most of top teams applied on india took away england praise to dhoni and ofcourse ishant.First time this team is looking to create history wining after england 4-0

  • CodandChips on July 21, 2014, 18:04 GMT

    For England, changes must be made. Obviously I believe players should be given chances, but when the same players are failing time and time again, and the team keep on losing, you know that changes must be made.

    First and foremost I'd get rid of Alastair Cook. He just isn't scoring runs, and also his captaincy doesn't appear to be helping the side. England have failed to win in 10 tests, and his captaincy is partly to blame for this. I'd let Cook take a break from international cricket, to give him time to relaxe mentally and physically, and then give him time to work on his technical issues.

    Matt Prior should also get the chop imo. He's been a fine servant of English cricket, but both his batting and keeping standards have slipped dramatically. This is partly due to his injuries. I unfortunately think that Prior is approaching the end of his international career.

    Lyth has scored runs so I'd bring him in to open. I'd like Foster or Read to come in and keep and captain.

    (continued)

  • Bodders70 on July 21, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    Can't get much worse for England and I know there's been a lot of 'this is the lowest point' but some articles a year ago today...

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/653939.html http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/653959.html http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/653657.html

    Somehow Australia dragged themselves up from that point and began to compete again to now be the no.1 test team... I don't expect England to do the same but you just never know, cricket can be a very strange game.

  • on July 21, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    India doesn't need any spinner but they should still go with jadeja. I think Rohit Sharma should get a chance to replace dhawan. Viral kohli should also concentrate on his game, if he get difficulty to get score here it means something wrong with him. He should not involve his personal life with professional life, just pay attention on cricket. In the history of Indian cricket If any cricketer get involve with Bollywood actress they lost their touch with game.

  • CodandChips on July 21, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    Well done India. You have completely outplayed England.

    All of their bowlers in particular deserve a lot of credit. Kumar has been outstanding this series with ball and bat and could have easily won man of the match in both games. Sharma started England's middle order collapse at Trent Bridge and bowled excellently today. Shami and Jadeja have worked hard and bowled well also.

    The batting looks excellent as well. Vijay and Pujara have looked very patient. Rahane played brilliantly on Thursday. Dhawan and Kohli have struggled, but Kohli has an awesome record in international cricket, and Dhawan had an excellent champions trophy in England last year, so both are dangerous.

    However this cannot distract from the clear problems that England have. This summer England have been poor, and failed to press home any home advantage. They have been outbowled by Asian seamers in England. Plain and simple.

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    congratulations to indian test cricket team, on defeating a strong england cricket team, in their own country.

  • Kirchoffs_law on July 21, 2014, 17:51 GMT

    Just saw the highlights, impressive performance. But I do not think Ishant pulled anything exceptional. Dohni tried short ball strategy and it worked because of mistakes by English batsmen (plain and simple). You cannot expect the same result each time, to win these series we need consistent good swing bowler who keeps the pressure on for few overs. Ishant has not been able to do this for long time and I am bit surprised he got MoM

    I feel for Binny, most likely he is getting dropped in next match.

  • Manxmuppet on July 21, 2014, 17:45 GMT

    We really need to stop asking if this England team has plumbed new depths as they seem to be accepting it as a challenge. I thought I could never be as embarrassed as I was after the Ashes but at least the Aussie bowlers were threatening. They have managed to lose to a medium pacer and a medium fast bowler who has one good session every 4 years. If it gets any worse than this the ECB should be issuing refunds to fans who pay good money to see quality cricket.

    This "new era" seems strikingly similar to the old one. England need a new opener, captain, keeper, no 4, and 2 strike bowlers. And I've always been a big fan of Cook.

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:43 GMT

    Ishant Sharma is a very hardworking cricketer, He bowls more than any other bowler in the nets to hone his skills.. His only problem is his wrist position and I request legendary wasim akram to please help him with that and you will see an Indian train wrecking every top test nation anywhere around the globe.. If he gets his wrist position right then every batting line-up in the world would crumble and tremble at the sight of Ishant Sharma..He's 6'5" tall..That's his advantage..He can generate bounce from any pitch but his wrists betrays him most of the time but when he gets it right, No batting line-up can survive him.. Ppl just criticise him like it's a fashion..Criticise Ishant Sharma even if he bowls out almost an enrire team on his own.. I said b4 the series that he's our best bet and he will wreck England batting line-up along with Bhuvi.. C'mon Ishant, Won us this series..I believe in you and ur talent.. Show the world what you're made of.. #Bleedblue

  • pneogy on July 21, 2014, 17:40 GMT

    I think it is a pity that what finally carried the day for India wasn't the exquisite swing and seam of Kumar and Shami, but the brutish chin-music of Ishant.

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:39 GMT

    deserved this win . india can go for gambhir,rohit or ash in place of binny.

  • entryholedia on July 21, 2014, 17:36 GMT

    At Last ! At Last! Ishant Sharma has come of Age and back to the form of the '2009 Australia series & much more intensely at That ! Had he not the Moeen & Root pair had nearly put paid to Indian Hopes and were going the same way as at Jo'burg against the proteas . Thank god I have been proved wrong and overcame the humiliation of the '2011 tour !!! Binny ???? I think Ashwin should get a look in or Aaron

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:29 GMT

    How much longer will we have to see Cook fail with the bat. He needs to leave and play for his county until he finds some form. Several players in county cricket with over 1000 runs this season. Lyth in division one as an opener averaging almost 60.

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Test matches are always hard, India were in position to win a test in SA & then in Nzl but failed on both occasions but finally get the success. Well its a big series we still have 3 test matches so anything is possible but after a long time we are 1 up in a series. We may win or we may not but this team has finally broken the ice by winning abroad after a long period of 3 years.

  • Big_Poppa_94 on July 21, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Binny should go an be replaced by Aaron. Jadeja hasn't done much with the ball, so should be replaced by Ashwin who is also a better batsman (he did well in 2011 as a batsman).

    Dhawan, Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Dhoni, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Shami, Ishant and Aaron.

    That looks like a better side imo. Why? Because you have an element of pace with Aaron and a genuine frontline spinner in Ashwin who can also bat. Don't forget Bhuvi has shown he can bat in these conditions.

    Whoever said Kohli should be dropped, is ridiculous. Kohli has got out to 3 good deliveries. He will score runs and don't forget his hundreds in SA & NZ. Pujara will score one eventually too. Dhawan should just play his natural game, because everyone is criticising him regardless of him attacking or defending.

    Another option is to have Binny replaced by Rohit and Jaddu replaced by Ashwin. Although I would rather have the tall bowler in Ishant, the skiddy one is Shami, raw pace in Aaron and the controlled swing of Bhuvi.

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Positives for INDIA from these 2, test matches..emergence of kumar as good bowler / batsmen,Rahane batting,ishant bowling in second test though not sure whether he will be consistent enough. England positives..root batting, ballance batting,stokes bowled well though he did not have to show in wickets column,ali improved bowling performance INDIA negatives...shami not bowling well,dhoni.not keeping good enough,jadeja is not full time spinner England negatives absence of front line spinner,prior keeping nd batting,cooks form with bat nd also captaincy

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    I think it's a perfect team effort from Indians. I think Kohli is perfectly following Tendulkar. what matters for India is without Kohli's contributions they defeated Eng so effectively. Congrats!!! But this was a team effort. Remember Rahane century under adverse conditions, jadeja heroics under immense pressure, Vijay 95 again in pressure situation! and Bhuvi sixer and fifty under pressure, and Ishant' s satta (7) I think all these performances can win all of them mom the other day. Only Ishant' s performance was more overwhelming , that's all. had Ishant taken seven in first innings and Bhuvi in the second, who would have been mom? These awards are always ambiguous!!!

  • ambsmams on July 21, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    Was that a 'man of the match' or the 'man of the innings'? I don't dispute the effort of Ishant Sharma and that he bowled very well. However, I would have given the MoM to Bhuvneshwar Kumar - for his 6-for (ripping the heart out of England first innings) and for the resolute batting in the second innings which gave a lot of breathing space for our bowlers. Please judge cricketers on their impact in the whole match, and not in the last innings. This is a classic case of "halo effect"!

  • vkumar_086 on July 21, 2014, 17:15 GMT

    Bhuvi is the unsung hero here in both tests...superb performance with 11 wickets and 3 half centuries (even cook, Dhoni, Kohli, Pujara, Prior, Bell, Dhawan etc unable to achieve this feat)...England again proved luckiest ground to him...on the way to become fast bowling allrounder...Congrats TEAM INDIA...YOUNGISTAN is determined this time....feel sorry for England...get rid of old players...infuse more young blood to the side...Moin Ali, Ballance, Root, Robson are performing well but England lost due to failure of senior players (cook, Bell, Prior, Anderson, Broad)...build young team for world cup 2015....at starting the team will have to face defeats but in long term it will benefit

  • SatishTembey on July 21, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    We'll done India! It was indeed a great win, satisfying .

    However India should not be complacent. Results would have been other way, had Moeen Ali survived last over before lunch.

    Few areas / actions required :

    1. Substitute Binny with a batsman Rohit. Additional batsman is required to ensure sufficient score and intern enhance or maintain 1-0 lead over England in 5 test series. 2. More strategic leadership - though Dhoni's decision of bowling short pitched deliveries worked. Implementation was delayed, as per Wasin Akram - this should have been implemented approx 1 hr earlier 3. Bowling changes - I feel Bhumi was introduced very late today. He should been introduced early to use newish ball to exploit uneven bounce . Also England is weak against leg spinners. It would have worth trying his leg spinners on 3rd day evening or today morning.

  • Coolcapricorn on July 21, 2014, 17:08 GMT

    When one considers that by England having won the toss, they not had such a huge advantage of bowling first on a green top but also that the poor umpiring decisions went against India in this Test, it is a much more crushing & humiliating defeat for England than indicated by the 95 run winning margin. If India's bowling resources were considered at the start of the series as no better than a ordinary county attack by pundits such as Michael Vaughan, God only knows where this leaves England's bowlers! Anyway if Binny is not going to be used by MSD as a 4th seamer or used only very sparingly, then he certainly needs to replaced by Ashwin for the remaining Tests.

  • on July 21, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    Not sure why people are still criticizing Ishant. When I saw Ishant bowl that spell to Crook towards the end of day 4, I know he is in for something. I was surprised that England lost only 4 wickets when Ishant bowled so well. Ishant was getting his wrist behind the ball beautifully like how he troubled Ponting in Australia. Saying that England batted poor to give Ishant the wickets only shows the lack of cricketing knowledge by few comments here. Congrats India, great team effort. Still some questions with Binny's position. If Dhoni does not have confidence in him as bowler then why play him? Replace him with Ashwin who is equally good bats man in tests and way better bowler.

    I would have given man of match to Bhuvi. Great with both bat and ball.

  • Cpt.Meanster on July 21, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    India have won a remarkable test match in conditions that are ALIEN to them. This was a complete package for England to make use of - win the toss, bowl India out for less than 300 and then go on to win the test. No, they don't do that thanks to India's brilliant team game where every man put his hand up and contributed towards the team's success. This will only make the Indian team stronger in the coming 3 matches. England played a negative and weak game with the wrong mindset. They focused too much on the conditions instead of improving their own game. On the other hand, India focused on winning the match; therein lies the difference. India have a strong set of players who are young and hungry for success away from home. I am still not sure about Dhoni as a leader but he does bring charisma and confidence to the players. A winning attitude is all that is needed in sport. India are 1-0 up and hopefully they go on to win the series 3-0.

  • Chaitanyareddy90 on July 21, 2014, 16:57 GMT

    Go india go. Good work from ishant.bhuvi bad luck he can't mom. It's to give rest for shami and give chance for pandey. And remove sikhar and binny bring ghambhir,aron. Dhoni also axed but captency protect him.

  • ultrasnow on July 21, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    'If Dhoni had captained England and Cook India, England would have won easily'

    @Michael House : funny you say that about Dhoni - a man much derided for his test match captaincy (or the lack of it!). Cricket's a funny game and things change fast. From an Indian viewpoint I admired the way Cook led and won in India. Not an easy task. I also had an uneasy feeling he'd have a crack at some of Sachin's records looking at his batting feats at a young age. He still might.

  • vkumar_086 on July 21, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    Bhuvi is the unsung hero here in both tests...superb performance with 11 wickets and 3 half centuries (even cook, Dhoni, Kohli, Pujara, Prior, Bell, Dhawan etc unable to achieve this feat)...England again proved luckiest ground to him...on the way to become fast bowling allrounder...Congrats TEAM INDIA...YOUNGISTAN is determined this time....feel sorry for England...get rid of old players...infuse more young blood to the side...Moin Ali, Ballance, Root, Robson are performing well but England lost due to failure of senior players (cook, Bell, Prior, Anderson, Broad)...build young team for world cup 2015....at starting the team will have to face defeats but in long term it will benefit

  • shreemanta on July 21, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    Great show by Indians. Test cricket is not all about who is technically correct but it's all about who is Mentally strong.If any body is thinking TEST CRICKET is dying, think twice. This the best form of cricket which is still played.Oh ! what a TEST MATCH.We showed that we are mentally far superior than the English.We grabbed all the opportunities which came our ways.Tactically MSD was brilliant,and the ball which took the wicket of Moin Ali changed it all, in fact the way he got out changed it all.He was out plum LBW yesterday evening but we were unable to understand what K. Dharamshena was thinking. England, got the taste of there own medicine.I think India should keep there 11 unchanged for the 3rd Test. Best of Luck India for the remaining 3 Test......

  • shrastogi on July 21, 2014, 16:50 GMT

    My Man of the match is shared by Rahane & Bhuvi. I only remember that Gavaskar hit a hundred on green pitch in 1974 in England. Perhaps this Lords pitch was greener. I havent seen such a green pitch ever since I've been following cricket seriously. So Rahane's effort was special. Bhuvi gets the credit for splendid all round effort. Even though he didnt get any wicket in second innings he kept things tight. Ishant did well but England later order had misgiving that they can win the match by throwing their bats around.

  • chrismpofu on July 21, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    There is a lot of things England need to worry about.Cook is not scoring and not leading the side well.Probably England's best batsmen Bell is not in good touch.What about Prior? They have an attack which is very limited With only two world class bowlers.England can't find a decent spinner to replace Swan.They might still go on to win the series,as their opponents are not that great as well.But England have some tough issues to ponder before the next test.

  • dmohanty2014 on July 21, 2014, 16:42 GMT

    Good to know that the team wanted the win as badly as we wanted a win. It had been an agonizing wait. Congrats Ishant. If you are reading this, please continue the good work. You always had it in you to blow away any batting line up.

  • chechong0114 on July 21, 2014, 16:38 GMT

    Never in a million years would I have backed India to win a single test match in this series not because I don't believe they have the talent but mainly considering the volume of cricket and the wear and tear of their senior team each year. But u have to hand it to MS Dhoni, the man is truly a mastermind behind the stumps and encouraging Sharma to implement the short ball on the last day of the game like that he timed it to perfection. Dhoni in my opinion still needs to do more with the bat in this series and in the future but for now he has proven that his brain is always working and hats off to him and his team on a fabulous victory. At one point when Root and Ali were batting the game looked like an ENG win or another draw but that spell from Sharma truly put the cat among the pigeons. All of India can sleep peacefully for a few days until the next test match starts, GOD knows those Indian players can do with some rest.

  • gujratwalla on July 21, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    The moment i saw Joe Root taking his eye off a short ball and then Moin Ali getting out like a scared rabbit,eyes completely off the ball i knew England where out for another drubbing.In fact i think that the Indian pacers did a lot better than the English counterparts.They were more disciplined and this won the match for them.I just can't fathom how on earth are such batsmen classed Test cricketers who can't cope with an average Test pacer like Sharma! He is no Johnson for God's sake.Moin Ali and Joe Root should never take their eyes off a short ball..i have been watching cricket since 1966 and in those days it was normal to hook the short ball or get in line behind it, hardly any premier batsmen made the cardinal sin of turning a shy to a short pitched ball except when there was a genuine fast bowler on the flow.Sharma is merely a fast medium bowler who ran into one of his rare purple patches today.Overall i am impressed with the collective effort of the Indians.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    Tongue-in-cheek, is this one spell going to provide the Indian selectors a reason to pick Ishant, no questions asked, for another six years? If so, all cricket teams due to play India in that time will be celebrating!

  • nishitgandhi on July 21, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    Congrats, India! Great effort - especially Vijay, Rahane, Jadeja, Bhuvi and Ishant.

    India still needs to justify Binny's selection. I see Rohit coming in for Binny in the next match. Otherwise same team.

    As for England, a lot of changes are needed. Moores is doing to England what Chappell did to India. Drop him (highly unlikely). Alleviate Cook from captaincy, drop Prior, Broad, Plunkett and Ali.

    Cook, Carberry, Ballance, Root, Bell (c), Bopara, Buttler, Tremlett, Finn, Anderson, Panesar

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:34 GMT

    Wow, this team can take a bow, magnificent fighting spirit, young India is looking exciting, no more individuals but a team. Congratulations and god speed for the rest of series. From a Pakistani cricket fan.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:30 GMT

    Sorry, forgot about Root! Root for Bell.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    Both teams played well till 5th day lunch...but after that India was all along....Congrats Men in Blue..Congrats MSD...

  • aarifboy on July 21, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    Without KP England is nothing.

  • niazbhi on July 21, 2014, 16:28 GMT

    This india team has too much talents. Tendulkar is considered the best ever indian bat. Guys like Rahane, Kohli and Pujara have already played against the best bowlers. So they have more experience with natural talent. When you have three or four of them and you have 7 players with FC average of 50 or more with 5 bowlers, you have depth in the both department. India always have a few accurate swing bowlers, BK almost exceeded all of them. Then he can bat. Ishant is getting better. Physically he is more gifted than Srinath. If he gives india a few years of good bowling with BK, india looks dangerous. Sami did not do much in this series. But his test result so far is really good. India will probably replace Binny with Ashwin or Pankaj.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    My team for the next test: Cook, Compton, Ballance, Pieterson, Ali, Jordon, Prior, Plunkett, Broad (Captain), Anderson, Panesar.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    happy by the way indian fst bowlers bowled today.digging it short to english batsmen...at the begining of the seires every one are discussing about how indian batsmen are gonna face this short ball,,...look at you batting problems now english team

  • Sentryman on July 21, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    How appropriate for Kapil to be the one ringing the bell at the beginning of the test match - the captain and the man of the match of India's last win at Lord's in 1986. Go team India. The short pitch bowling directive from Dhoni was a stroke of genius. As with most such strokes, it looked like a bad move to begin with. It takes a lot of conviction to stick with it when the bowlers were getting hammered post-lunch for a couple of overs.

  • batman_gothamcity on July 21, 2014, 16:24 GMT

    Many Many congratulations to team India for great win after loosing the toss . MSD tactics of shot pitch bowling payed off with good execution from Ishant . For the next test only change could be Ashwin for Binny and persist with Dhawan. For England KP and Finn if fit to be in the team and how about Monty the man who troubled India so much in 2012 series in India .

  • myStraightTalk on July 21, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    There is no need to worry much for England. India under Dhoni is not a good test team. England can easily win the test series. Today India won since England gave up wicket easily not because Ishant bowled well. Man of the match to Ishant is a joke when he cannot take a single wicket in the first innings.

  • iamgroot on July 21, 2014, 16:23 GMT

    Congratulations to India! for a well deserved massive victory. Pujara played excellently on 1st day to shield others when Eng bowlers were on top. Then few of our batsmen failed and then Rahane rescued with a brilliant Century. Then Bhuvi bowled superbly with 6 wickets for 82 and his valuable contribution with important runs, he is truly an all rounder. And then Jadeja came out banging Eng all over and that was really crucial period of test match. His contribution came at right time.Many have forgotten Dhoni's contribution. First he ensured India didn't lose any wickets on 3rd day. Then 4th day he was there for a while before getting out. And then 4th and 5th day it was all about Dhoni and Ishanth this time on field. Dhoni's brilliant captaincy was in full display. Dhoni came up with that short ball plan and it paid off excellently. Pujara, Vijay, Rahane, Bhuvi, Dhoni, Jadeja , Ishanth all have contributed to the success and silenced critics very nicely. Well done India! Good luck.

  • chrismpofu on July 21, 2014, 16:22 GMT

    Congrats team India, a memorable test win at home of cricket.The wait of 3 yrs is finally over and all the doubts whether Indian bowlers can take 20 wickets has come to an end.England's shot selection after lunch was horrible, they made Ishant's bowling look a lot better than it was.This is a series between two sides who are going through a transition period and the team making fewer mistakes will clinch this contest. Ishant bowled well in this match and hope he continues to do the same in the future, as he has been persisted regardless of his long term failures and its time for him to payback to the team and the fans.Going forward into the series ,India should replace Binny with Ashwin or a seamer after having a look at the conditions. As Indian fans we should celebrate today but keep the best celebrations for the series win.Come on team India do it.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:22 GMT

    I'll keep on telling this that ishant needs to be dropped next test match as he's a one off performer. he impresses me in one out of twenty test matches. wake up dhoni coz if it's varun aron, this test match would end inside four days with his pace. England will bounce back winning the series 2-1 with ishant being the main culprit. MARK MY WORDS.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    rahane should be the man of match...he kept india in the game otherwise it was all over for india on the first day itself

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:19 GMT

    An important and much needed win for India. However, there are a few problems to sort out - Dhawan not firing, Kohli and Pujara falling after starts, Dhoni's position at 6 and finally the way Binny is being handled. While batting will run into form, poor Binny is suffering...first he should play ODIs or T20. In tests can he play as a batsman at 6 who can bowl a bit? Looked like he and Jadeja were asked to go for runs. For jadeja it came off and it looked great but Binny fell. In the last test Binny saved India though. So MSD must play Binny as a batsman at 6. Then he and Jadeja can go for the bowling. Or don't pick Binny at all. Hwy was he not given a bowl to break up the Moen-Root partnership? Or play Aswin for Binny. Another idea worth trying is to drop Dhawan and ask Binny to open! Might work.

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:18 GMT

    If Dhoni had captained England and Cook India, England would have won easily.

  • Speng on July 21, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    Coming into the day England would have been thinking primarily for a good defensive draw and an outside win if Ali and Root can get something going. Ali needs to learn how to play the short ball - taking your eye off and fending is so 80s. Sway, duck or play a shot and don't be afraid to get hit but a poor attempt at s defensive shot to a rib tickler is useless.

    Prior needs a drop big time - useless keeping and useless batting. Three beautiful pulls along the ground for four are good safe shots but a hook to an above shoulder-height ball is way too much. It's Joss Buttler time, the selectors have to see that.

    The game was lost on the first day when England should've had India out for 200 odd. The inability of this team to seize the moment is the sign of a team lacking the confidence and tactical nous to be a good cricket team. In Tests you've got to bowl teams out cheaply and have the confidence to pile on runs when you've got the chance.

  • Nampally on July 21, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    In a war of tactical battle, Dhoni won by Miles!. Congrats Dhoni for well planned strategy & to Ishant for executing it to perfection + England batsmen falling a prey to these tactics. On a pitch with variable bounce & Pace, it is not easy to hook or pull the short pitched balls. England batsmen would have been better off by just ignoring the short pitched balls. But they thought it was easy to dispatch them for 4's as Root did initially before he too fell to the bait. Dhoni had the New ball available right after lunch with a new batsman IN. But he preferred to stick to his plan- Jadeja for run control + exploit any spin while he works his possibly expensive plan of short pitched pace bowling of Ishant. On a pitch with true bounce it would have failed but not on this pitch. Kudos to Dhoni & Ishant! A lesson for England to judge & counter such tactics with plan B. India outplayed England & the whole team except Binny & Kohli contributed. Well done INDIA for a Great historic Win @Lords!

  • on July 21, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    Complete Team Effort : Day 1 : Awesome Ajinkya Day 2 : Bhuvis Magic Day 3 : Vijay the Wall Day 4 : Sir Jaddu nanchaku assault Day 5 : Ishant the finally bowler

  • Nutcutlet on July 21, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    I wonder if we can hope for a bit of humility from the England selectors? They have got so much wretchedly wrong, beginning with not providing a captain who is at ease with steering the ship. It is painful, almost cruel, to Cook to allow him to continue in the job. Anyone who's worked for a living knows a good boss from a poor one (and that's nothing to do with the boss being a good person). The good boss inspires confidence, motivates, is on top of his own game & has a clear sense of direction - sometimes called a vision. How much of that can apply to AC? His only saving grace is backing his players. But that is precisely what a boss under fire does - he must be accepted by them, or he's gone. England's Old Guard (Prior, Bell, & Broad - on current form) all need AC as much as much as he needs them. How else will they keep their places in the team, unless the capt speaks up for them? It's an unhealthy symbiosis. The selectors have to show initiative & make some tough calls. Now.

  • surajk123 on July 21, 2014, 16:01 GMT

    Congrats to Indian Team on historic win. Nothing to take away from Ishant's fine bowling but the win couldnt have been possible without some very ordinary stuff from the England team. They were out of sorts when Jadeja attacked with the bat and they didnt have the techinique or patience. The same Indian bowling couldnt get the opposition out in SA or NZ in bowling friendly pitches. The entire blame should go to Cook, who is very ordinary captain and cannot motivate his team since he himself is awefully short of runs since one year. cook couldnt come up with ideas and let the match slip from their hands twice, in both the innings. Indians seized the opportunity and with limited bowling, they created chances. England selectors should take tough decisions and leave out cook from the team and also prior, stokes. Moeen ali should be batting higher. They should try out new people, since the series is already lost.

  • StatisticsRocks on July 21, 2014, 16:00 GMT

    Congratulations team India, but please keep your feet on the ground. It's only one game that we have won and not the series. Celebrate, but get back to work quickly. I feel ENG batsmen just threw their wickets post lunch and I am shocked. They could have easily won the game had Prior and Root just stood their for an hour or so. Binny needs to go, so does Kohli who keeps his place based on his past reputation alone. Bring Umesh Yadav, as he will be a great 4th option. Vijay, Rahane, and Pujara look solid, even though Pujara seems to forget to make big scores after a good start. If Kohli starts firing, then this can be a formidable batting lineup and a long series for ENG. Dhawan needs to play his natural game. I hope they dont drop him. I feel for Cook, IMO captaincy is really affecting his batting, just like it was affecting SRT. Only he needs to realize that and drop himself from leading England. Try Bell for Captain.

  • Nero28 on July 21, 2014, 15:59 GMT

    Drop stoakes? How can you say so? He is getting more wicket than broad and plunkett and bowling like a work house. Drop the senior batsmans. Eng have enough bowler who can bat like a batsman . Play stoakes down the order. He will be able to bat out of pressure.

  • Zia999 on July 21, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    As a English Fan.England deserve to lose from the day first when they did not bowled out India under 160. now be Brave English management and its time to change. Next Test Eleven: 1-Je Root 2-GS Ballance 3-IR Bell 4-AN Cook* 5-I Morgen 6-MM Ali 7-MJ Prior† 8-SCJ Broad 9-JM Anderson 10-LE Plunkett 11-Monty Penasar / tradewel

    please make the green pitches at-least we get result end of 5th day.

  • vick2025 on July 21, 2014, 15:53 GMT

    I don't think I had imagined seeing Ishant bowl this well...Just Wow...This game proves why team work is so crucial when it comes to winning test series...India today showed the Eng team but more or less to the other nations what team sport means...Excellent work from everyone....Well Team India Congrats...enjoy your few days off then please get back to the training because you all need to continue with the winning...#ChakDeIndia

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:50 GMT

    well done indian team! really impressed. from a Pakistani :)

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    Without any doubt i can say that there will be a century from Mr Virat in the next Test match. He cherishes bouncy wickets with pace. Watch out England. The young Indian team has arrived. And that too in STYLE!!!

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    Total team effort possible because... There are no sachin & sehwag...:) Our team is united under d inspirational n outstanding captain MSD....:)

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    It's only second time when Indian Player made century in LORDS and India Won the match....

  • kc69 on July 21, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    Wow ...what a win...well the match was India's right from first innings..looking forward for India's series win again after 2007.l guess its high time India should go for the kill in the series.Not expecting much changes excep for Binny in the third test.

  • stumpedlloyd on July 21, 2014, 15:46 GMT

    @Front-Foot-Lunge-Needs-A-Hug: I agree England needs wholesale change, but you know this group of selectors is not going to do it. As Boycs often has remarked, Downton, Whitaker et al have hung their hats on the Cook-Prior peg - that is, after all, what firing Pietersen and bringing in Moores was all about - and they are not going to admit their mistake. All they're doing is hoping (and waiting) for Cook to come good in one of these innings - the law of averages says he will - so they can say they've been right all along and the ship's turning around. Never mind that this team is in terrible trouble.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:45 GMT

    Congratulations team India. Really impressive spell from Ishant Sharma. In my view, Bhuvi was real hero of the match.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:43 GMT

    well done Ind. English got 4 unplaying guys prior bell cook Stokes

  • SpaMaster on July 21, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    Yep, I also agree that Bhuvnesh Kumar should have been the man of the match. I think awarding to Ishant was a bit getting carried away. Anyway, I don't think Bhuvnesh would mind too much. His chance would come.

  • anees210 on July 21, 2014, 15:42 GMT

    India's overseas winless streak started with first test of 4-0 series at Lord's 21July2011, and ended on 21July2014; what an Irony! Kudos to Team India!

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    we outbounced England despite not having a fierce fast bowling attack..

  • KeepitHonest on July 21, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    Completely different gameplan to the one everyone thought would be put to use today when we went to bed last night. Spin, we thought would be the solution - dual spin attack with cameras showing Jadeja licking his chops all evening. ALL CREDIT TO CAPTAIN DHONI TO DECISIVELY CHANGE TACTIC & COURSE of the match. His captaincy also probably made the difference earlier when he may have instructied his lower order batsmen to bat in 1-day mode - the gamble added 50-75 additional runs. This morning, it looked like it was slipping away - DHONI EARNED THIS ONE!

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    If India make just 1 change by bringing in Ashwin for Binny then India will win the series fairly comfortably , as provides a proper spinner to work in tandem with Jadeja and also he bats well too. Also going on Kumars batting then you could promote him up there order too.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:37 GMT

    India needs to make at least a few changes for the next Test. Bring in Ashwin and Gambhir for Binny and Dhawan.

    The batting order should be : Vijay, Gambhir, Rahane, Pujara, Kohli, Bhuvneshwar, Ashwin, Dhoni, Jadeja, Ishant, Shami.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    Historic win for team INDIA... discipline and hard work of the of Indian pacers have paid off..Bhuvi in 1st innings and Ishant in the 2nd..All three results were possible till the last ball before Lunch..but the tables were tilted by Ishanth then..what a time to bowl his heart out to claim 7/74 for a wiining cuase.. fantastic display of fast bowling.. something which players like kapil, Srinath and Zaheer would be proud off. good show by vijay, rahane, bhuvi and Jaddu..but i think , exept Binny everyone else have contributed. Ishanth deserves the Man of the match...expecting many more in future from the spearhead.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:35 GMT

    Yesterday I was at Lords and turned to my uncle and said give it to Ishant and let him dig it in short with pace. So good to see Dhoni sticking with him and for Ishant repaying his faith. Rewind 4 years at Lords (the 1st test) and Ishant had blown England away at the beginning of their 2nd inninings before lunch (I remember it well was there too) and they were 120 odd for 6, but Ishant didnt bowl again after lunch - a bizzare decision which saw England get to 270 and win the test by almost 200 runs and set the tone for a 4 nil drubbing. Dhoni must have thought back to that test and not wanted to make the same mistake. England had 5 players in the side from that test in 2011 and India just 2 (Dhoni and Ishant). India have been in transition for the last 3 years and deserve huge credit for winning this test with a young inexperienced team especially having had to bat first on the greenest test wicket seen for years

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:32 GMT

    Finally......the most awaited overseas victory has come.....India seems to be finding some rhythm with the new set of relatively inexperienced youngsters....The biggest positive is that the win is a result of team effort. India was not reliant on any particular player alone to win the match....Virat was expected to be the trumpcard along with pujara...but it is nice that young heroes like Rahane, Jaddu, Vijay, Bhuvi and Ishant are rising to the occasion....All our main bowlers in this match is below 26 and that itself is great sign for the bright future.....CHAK DE INDIA

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:30 GMT

    @Nish_US Yes I agree with you. Bhuvi should have been awarded for everything he did. But on a Winning perspective, Ishant deserve it for what he got. Keep in mind, Morning session partnership turned everything down what Ind played for four days. The Streaming winning line is mainly happened is bcoz Ishant. No problem Bhuvi will look for Man of the series and hope he wil get it.

  • Old_Keeper on July 21, 2014, 15:28 GMT

    As an England fan - I am saddened by the current approach! Who is setting the tactics? The hook shot - 3 wickets after lunch in quick succession. All that was needed was to play like they had before lunch!

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    And people say Indians are worst at facing short pitch stuff...lol...looking at root's wicket it reminded me of Jonathan Trott, the trap which was set for him from the aussies...great win from team India,a wonderful hundred by my favorite Ajinkya Rahane who has a bright future ahead even though he got his chance very late in the test arena, keep going mate....dhawan,binny,shami under the scanner but atleast two of them might get away because of this win...once again congratulations to TEAM INDIA

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on July 21, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Congratulations India. Great effort by Root and Ali this morning - personally I didn't think the game would even last until lunch - but the end result was as expected. Shocked at the modes of dismissal really; not taking any credit away from Ishant Sharma at all because he bowled his heart out - but really that compulsive hooking/pulling by the England players was laughable. Now I'm beginning to understand why the England bowlers are obsessed with bowling short: the England batsmen in the nets/practice games probably get out frequently to rash hooks/pulls, so the bowlers have got into the habit and think they're doing the right thing. Anyway... great game and well done India.

    I'm hoping for significant changes to England team for next game, but honestly won't be surprised if there's not...

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Bhuvaneshwar Kumar deserved the MOM award. A tailender contributes 88 runs, where top guns abysmally fail, takes 6 wickets, is consistent...and here we have a start-stutter-stop performer getting the award. Nothing against him, just that he deserved it less.

  • gundapps on July 21, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    It was a treat to watch Indian batsmen Murali, Pujara, Rahane and Bhuvi leaving balls close to the off stump. This was key to tiring the English bowlers and getting scores close to or above 300 in all four innings so far. The other batsmen in the side should emulate this. For the next test Binny to be replaced by Ashwin and Shami by Pankaj (his height should be a factor and he was impressive in the warm up games).

  • ladycricfan on July 21, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Congrats team India. Well done Ishant. Lucky 7. MOM. Long may his form continue.

    Ishant kept on banging the short balls and England batsmen kept on hooking and pulling. They didn't watch Vijay I suppose. What was the need to play those balls? Just self destruction.

    Cook, Prior and Stokes may not play in the next matches. India needs one change. Ashwin for Binny. Jadeja and Ashwin bowl well in tandem. Dhoni should bat at 7 and bat like Jadeja bats, attack. That is when they are effective. No 6 is too high for Dhoni.

    Dhawan, Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Ashwin, Dhoni, Jadeja, Bhuvi, Shami, Ishant. All the best for a series win.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Fantastic performance. This is a wonderful result for India

  • Nutcutlet on July 21, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Well done & many congratulations to MSD and his team! This was a resounding & memorable win built on several fine performances. For Me, Rahane's 1st innings ton was outstanding - and given the conditions, the classiest knock I've seen for some time; he's a gem. B Kumar is a fine allrounder who would be an asset in any side. England hasn't got an allrounder to compare. Jadeja is a player with attitude and must be a real tonic in the Indian dressing room. His positive presence will lift others. The match pivoted on his 57 ball 68; it knocked the stuffing out of England and, in all honesty, Eng wasn't in the game after his whirlwind contribution. Then he bowls 32 overs for 53/1! That's want you want from a holding spinner. Ishant, so much derided by many Indian fans, played Mitch Johnson today and cut down the last 5 Eng wickets in the same way as he does. (Eng doesn't have the stomach for a fight these days.) Vijay: an absolute rock. Well played. Indian fielding: international class.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    Actually two crucial catches dhoni dropped even though lucky India won. One Stuart Binny Bowling time and also another one 4th day after tea Jadeja bowling time he drope the catch of MM Ali.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:23 GMT

    ISHANT SHARMA is truly a hero.He can be compared to a child who always fails in unit tests but always performs well at the final exams.EX- CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2013 FINAL,LORD'S TEST 2014.

  • SinSpider on July 21, 2014, 15:21 GMT

    I wont say England were playing like Head-Less Chicken. I do not want to insult the foultry

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    well done indian team !!!

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:20 GMT

    I thought ishant bowled with a lot more fire than bhuvi in the first innings too but somehow he was luckless. this time he was got more than share of luck.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    The best thing abt this win is that it was a team performance, Everyone contributed either with the bat or ball or in the field saving runs and taking important catches.. Rahane, Vijay, Pujara, Bhuvi, Sir ji(Jadeja), Ishant bhai, Dhoni(with his excellent captaincy), The coach, The mentor..Everyone.. That's how you win a test match on foreign soil or anywhere.. Don't need any superstars just pure talented cricketers who could deliver when it matters most.. Is this the new beginning for Indian test cricket? I think it is.. I loved Cook's honesty, He's under extreme pressure to perform and he said in the presentation that if he's not good enough till the end of the summer, He will stand down as captain of England test team.. You need a big heart to say that in front of the world.. Hats off man! Root and Ali played very well but rest just messed this up for England.. Ishant the hero today so pls ppl cut him slack and don't worry abt the future, Future is bright for India.. #Bleedblue

  • NP_NY on July 21, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    @Salil Punnoose: Excellent point. But Dravid has never been someone to look for credit or pat himself in the back. Whatever his job, he just goes about ti methodically and gives his very best. There is no doubt he has played a major role in improving the technique and temperament of some of these youngsters.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge-Needs-A-Hug on July 21, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    The guys are hurting, I am determined, we want to win for England, his record shows it, we've won a lot in the past, he's the best in the country, I'll stay on till they don't need me anymore, he wants to carry on playing for England, blah blah blah. The selectors and management have to draw a line in the sand or continue to bury their heads in it. This team needs leadership on the field, not in the dressing room. They need form in the middle, not in the nets. They need performances now, not reminiscing about how great they once were. Matthew Prior is not the best wicketkeeper batsman in the country and nor is Cook the best captain or opening bat anymore. They should be building on some good form from new guys in the team, Plunkett, Ali, Root, Ballance and bringing in players in form. I think it is a huge disrespect to English fans to keep picking this team, a monumental disrespect to the fans.

  • Navdev555 on July 21, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Historic win for team INDIA... discipline and hard work of the of Indian pacers have paid off..Bhuvi in 1st innings and Ishant in the 2nd..All three results were possible till the last ball before Lunch..but the tables were tilted by Ishanth then..what a time to bowl his heart out to claim 7/74 for a wiining cuase.. fantastic display of fast bowling.. something which players like kapil, Srinath and Zaheer would be proud off. good show by vijay, rahane, bhuvi and Jaddu..but i think , exept Binny everyone else have contributed. Ishanth deserves the Man of the match...expecting many more in future from the spearhead.

  • sundersingh on July 21, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    guys pls Don't Compare legends of different era....

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    This was a greener pitch than headingly 2002. All the more a special victory.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:16 GMT

    Well Done, India. Each day a different Indian player stood up and was counted. Rahane, Bhuvi, Vijay, Jadeja and Ishant helped India get the upper hand on each day, and this was a great performance. Still think Shami and Binny have a few questions to answer. Dhawan could get another opportunity, as he has gotten some starts, 20s and 30s and looked fluent, but he needs to convert to the starts soon.

    Also as great as this win is, India should remember that 3 tests are still to be played and the excellent work here could yet be undone. Enjoy the win though, but keep an eye on the bigger Prize.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:16 GMT

    Well done India.. Congratulations to whole team, it's been a team effort.. Now we are well n truly arrived...!! Congrats Ishant for bouncing out England, n bhuvi,jaddu, rahane, vijay, n whole team..not to forget the leading force MS Dhoni... Rohit in place of binny for next match is only change in my X1..

  • p3000g on July 21, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    Let not the euphoria of this victory mask the undelying problems in the Indian team.. Dhawan is looking shaky as an opener and Binny is probably more limited overs material than tests.. Rohit Sharma and Ashwin should come in for Dhawan and Binny who can replace them in the one dayers

  • satanswish on July 21, 2014, 15:15 GMT

    England have noone to blame but themselves for the result. Their inability to wrap up Indian tail cost them a match. Indian top order hasn't performed really well so far but lower order is playing unexpectedly well.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    Hope this will be the turn around in Ishant Shrma's career

  • sundersingh on July 21, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    Don't want to be in the position of ' CURATOR of the SOUTHAMPTON'...

  • vkumar_086 on July 21, 2014, 15:12 GMT

    whole world is expecting India to lose the test series by 5-0....but what happened we are taking 1-0 lead now (still 3 tests are there)...one thing makes me feel very happy is INDIA won the test match in foreign soil (on greenest pitch) by bouncing out the opposition and without the help of seniors unlike OTHER TEAM....Dhoni is the senior most batsman in the side...everybody contributed in this test...firstly awesome batting by Vijay-Pujara on day one on deadliest pitch...then marvelous innings came by Rahane with the support of Bhuvi...on third day, it was Bhuvi's show with bowling, then again on 4th day...firstly vijay-pujara's hundred run partnership...after that vijay-Dhoni steady partnership...then came the thunderstorm of Jadeja and Bhuvi partnership....on last day, it is Ishant's complete domination....result of these wonderful performances is....WE WON AT LORDS

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:11 GMT

    Congrats India ! Well Done on a great team performance ! Historically , India is known to produce great batsman and spinners but it seems we have great fast bowlers as well !!

  • Nampally on July 21, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Dhoni gambled big time with Ishant Sharma & Won! With the score standing at 173 for 4, it looked like England will chase the target of nearly 320 easily. But then Ishant produced that nasty bouncer to get Ali out & 50 runs later England were all out. All the 5 wkts. were taken by one bowler on Day 5- Ishant. the sixth fell to a run out. Strangely enough Ishant & India beat England at their own game of Pace bowling & at their own HQ of Cricket- Lords. This is only the second win for India in 82 years at this HQ, the last one was 28 years back. Dhoni's gamble with the short ball worked & England fell like 9 Pins, although there were only 6! A magnificent spell by Ishant ended up with 5 for 41 in 8 overs. Credit to Dhoni for persisting with his philosophy of using Ishant even when the New ball was due. He knew that he will have to trade some runs for Wkts. + tie the other end with jadeja's spin. Magically, England were victims of reckless batting! Well Done India & Ishant- Congrats!

  • sundersingh on July 21, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    Ishant the the HERO... hope it stays in that way for INDIA's sake????

  • timeless_steel on July 21, 2014, 15:09 GMT

    'India bounces England out at lords' rare sights but indeed proud moments for Team India. I think century by Rahane and quality bowling by Kumar and Sharma ensured India's victory at the Lord's. As a fan it was thrilling and entertaing 5 day match which could have gone either way. Also, the match was a fitting tribute to the legends like Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid and Saurav Ganguly former captains who were are there to witness India's only second win at the Lords after 1986.

    Team MSD Rocks!!!

  • FlatTrakBully on July 21, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Good tactics by Dhoni and Ishant. They saved their places by supporting each other!!!!

  • yogicoolboy on July 21, 2014, 15:07 GMT

    Congrats India. Great bowling by Ishant. His intensity was good. Hope he continues the same intensity in the remaining three matches. Good luck team India

  • Hareshsundaram on July 21, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    Thats Superb... Hats off to India... Ishant, Rahane, Jadeja, Bhuvi.... All of you and needless to mention, the man himself, Captain M.S. Dhoni. Great Going guys.

  • sarangsrk on July 21, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    Wow...what a great, great win. I hope India create a template out of this win for how to play in rest of this series. Go for 3-0 or 4-0 boys.

  • Nish_US on July 21, 2014, 15:04 GMT

    So a 6 for in the first innings, a 36 in the first innings on such a devlish pitch, and 50 with the bat in the second innings, take those three.. see where the match would have been when Ishant came to bowl. For some reason Bhuvi missed MOM for the straight second time.

    Indians only looks at the last over 6 that won the match, but not what set it up much earlier

  • LAKINGSFAN on July 21, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    So crux of the matter is no batter is gonna like well directed short balls at reasonable pace. They perish sooner or later be it English or Aussie. It's not the SC players that were unable to play well directed short balls. Well done,Ishant. Ishant too came to party when needed. It's high time Dhawan and Kohli start making themselves count in the team. I hope Binny gets dropped and let play with either Rohit Sharma or Ashwin depending on the pitch conditions.

  • Old_Keeper on July 21, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    Cook needs to step down! Let the man develop his batting again. Moores well the less said the better. Come on England think this through!

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:01 GMT

    Its all about Reward for Team effort...... Young guns achieved, whats our Legends Missed... Lords Victory.......... Jai hind...

  • r1m2 on July 21, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    What happened there with England? I thought dropping Kevin Pietersen the best batsman from the Aus tour would have solved all of England's problems, since they have the best coach in Moores, best captain in Cook, best bowler in Anderson, best batsman in Bell and best all-rounder in Broad... All of them had problems with KP, whose body language supposedly showed he wasn't interested in the game? I thought Cook was holding out to "reveal" the big secret of why KP was dropped. I wonder if he'll have a voice by the time he's ready to share. :-) Also let's not get over excited about Ishant Sharma. Yes he did well, but England does not know how to play short pitched bowling (Mitchel Johnson has already shown how foolish they can be (excepting KP) against short pitched bowling). But more than that, Ishant Sharma's problem hasn't been lack of occasional brilliance. He can occasionally be quite brilliant. But his problem is inconsistency. So by his pattern, he'd have a horrible game next test.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Well played Team India! Its always special to win a test at Lords!!!

  • getgopi on July 21, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Agree with @Sunil_Canada. Dhoni likely will stick to same team unless its Gambhir for Dhawan or Ashwin for Binny. The former is a remote possibility seeing how Dhawan looked like he was due for a big score in the latest Test and the latter will depend on how pitch conditions look Sunday morning. I don't see both changes being made.

    With three Tests to go, now would be a great opportunity for England to blood a new wicketkeeper against the experience of a Test team like India. Also, very likely Ben Stokes will be replaced. Plunkett should bat before Broad. I don't see any other changes being made on the English side.

  • on July 21, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Hearty congratulations to team India and hatsoff to Ishant Sharma. Nobody thought India has bowling resources to clean English batting twice in a match.

    Nice to see an Indian bowler hitting the deck and generating so much bounce.. Way to go Ishant..where were you all these years. You must thank Dhoni for putting faith in you..

    Great effort by India and a great win.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Congrats India. Winning a test match away from home is always special. At the same time, I am surprised at the meekness of the English batsmen! It was not as if Ishant was bowling continuously at a speed of 140 km/hr or more. In fact, he was averaging 133-134 km/hr.! Still, he did a great job.

  • sergio11 on July 21, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    Historic victory for india..Ishant bouncing out england batter add to the joy even more..dont forget the 3rd test will be played in Southamton,which have even more pace and bounce..India won the game and England is yet to see the best of Kholi and Pujara..i believe Ashwin will play next game for ind..Jordan and buttler for Eng..wil be a great Series for sure..well played young ind..

  • Front-Foot_lunge on July 21, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    As an England fan, it's hard to take positives from this as I doubt anything will change in the English setup. After being humiliated in Australia (where we lost all games in all formats), we needed a big change in personnel. We actually went backwards, we moved to a previously discarded coach and we sacked out best player. Strauss resigned after a loss to SA, Cook refuses to budge after humiliations from both the Australians, Sri lankans and now the Indians! Winter has come!

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    ISHANT you a beauty MR Sharma .... Hopefully Next Match if its a green pitch ( very expected ) then Varun Aaron should be replaced by Binny .... coz bhuvi , jadeja and shami are there to bat in the tail ..... Ishant and Varun 'Pace and Bouncers' Combo can just Rattle England .....

    And well If Its a Trent bridge like pitch , then ashwin should play instead of binny ... without question

  • pavankumark on July 21, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    Well Done India!!!. I think appointing Dravid as a mentor is working well here!!

  • MeijiMura on July 21, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    It's time for Cook to resign the captaincy and Prior to retire. Meanwhile Stokes has to be dropped.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    give credit to dhoni. he gave instructions to ishant to bounce england out and it worked. ishant is always underrated but takes wickets when needed.

  • pinn on July 21, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    Indian win in Lords, against England, on a green track ! Beauty ! Will remember this game for ever. Congratz India. Top 5 never played in England, no star bowlers, still determined to win the match. Can see this, even when they were 7 down for 140 odd runs, kept their confident and scored that near 300 runs.

    You never felt the England lead in the first innings, as India kept them under pressure throughout the game. Keep going guys. Will request to replace Binny with Ashwin ( doesn't mean Binny is bad but Ash can be more effective ).

    ( Somehow the famous win in Perth test (2007/8) comes to my mind on this occasion ).

  • Nish_US on July 21, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Indian fans --- please take a break and give a chance to our fellow ENG fans to post something - you

    guys are using all the bandwidth, and system resources..

    @5wombats - Sir, I would like to hear your expert comments on the match.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    well play india and well captaincy by msd.well bowling by sharma

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Very Fine Performance from the young Indian Brigade! If England continued for another Hour after Lunch, they would have really fancied their chances of winning this match as Indians were loosing steam by Lunch Hour.

    Very Smart Move by Dhoni and Instructing Ishant to go for it and I guess his hunch behind the Wickets paid off handsomely. What is so good about the Bowling was that they did it with the Old Ball!!! The Look on Jadejas face when he broke the wicket for the Run Out was Priceless!. Jolly Good Show and keep the Momentum for the Test and One Day Series...

  • cricpanther on July 21, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    watching discussion of botham, gower and strauss. Good points by ian botham, make him chief selector, Eion, Morgan can lead better than anyone. Botham talked about Matt Prior injury, Broad, Cook...fair...but why he is not mentioning single word for Ian Bell!!!!! This is too bad!! Bell need to drop straight away, any other batsman who will come replacing bell, can make more runs than this gye!!

  • ste13 on July 21, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    Very good game, with plenty of twists. Jadeja counter-attack proved to be decisive. Quite surprisingly, India proved to be mature team and showed a lot of patience in both batting and bowling. Did anybody expect this level of patience? Still, Binny and Dhawan should be replaced. Big question mark on Shami.

    For England - Cook should be given rest to regain form. But bowling is the biggest problem - with Anderson and Broad outplayed by Kumar and Sharma.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    Ishant...yup beauty!!! Please keep up the great show..

  • Nish_US on July 21, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    cricinfo - please change the highlights video in this article. I was expecting see how in the world Ishant managed so many wickets.. and to my pleasant surprise saw him bowling all over the place, the usual hit-me dollies that are creamed for boundaries... and when the short ball tactic began.. all his attempts were way on the leg-side and did not even bounce...

  • Flash_hard27 on July 21, 2014, 14:54 GMT

    Congratulations India, well played and a fully deserved victory. As an England test cricket fan I am bitterly disappointed...again. This is a team that has forgotten how to win and it is difficult to see how we are going to get out of this slump. Too many players performing well below an expectable level - Cook, Bell, Prior in particular.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Well done India. Could not get a better birthday gift than this

  • soumyas on July 21, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    England beat India on Indian soil by Indian way(spin bowling), Now India gave it back by beating England on English soil by there own way (short pitch bowling). Well bowled Ishant, Bhuvi.

  • Zomac on July 21, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    Johnson stuff frm ishant the very sight of him coming in n bowling deadly short balls was jst awesome wud hav reminded England of Johnson. great stuff and great bit of captaincy frm dhoni he was attacking all d time and didn't mind to leak boundaries, a gamble which paid off . A start of new era for Indian cricket

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    The fantastic teamwork was united by Dhoni.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    What a fantastic win for India. No one would have believed when Moen Ali and Joe Root were playing well until the ultimate ball before lunch. I wonder how English batsmen capitulated with short pitched stuff. There is no planning in England dressing room and batsman after batsman surrendered merely to the short pitched stuff posed by Indian bowlers. The important point is why this was not been tried by Indian bowlers earlier as they knew that Moen Ali is susceptible to short pitched stuff. Anyhow its a great victory and India should win more test matches going forward in England. That is how they can take sweet sporting revenge on England when they lost 4-0 in England.

  • Front-Foot-Lunge-Needs-A-Hug on July 21, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    @Anand Kumar "Getting whipped by Sub Continent teams at home on green tops is worse than Dhoni's overseas losing streak". Right you are. This begs the question though, who is going to be in the 11 for England next test? I doubt anything will change but Vaughn's idea of getting Morgan in as captain isn't so far fetched. England are loyal to players out of form and don't select their best options (KP, Carberry, Compton, Butler Onions etc etc). Root is proving me wrong and finding a little more consistency though I suspect his very sluggish starts will cost him against better bowling. Well done India on a great victory at the home of cricket. So much for another unfancied 'county' attack not posing a threat to England.

  • Rajesh.Kumar on July 21, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    Who says IPL is bad for Indian test cricket team? It was Sir Jadeja's IPL style batting which turned the tables for India in this match. In the previous innings of this test match, he tried batting like a test cricketer, and he was meekly out LBW to Ali's bowling, without scoring much.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Don't take Dhoni on this win. Yes he did fairly well as a captain than he did it in the past. We really appreciate that he moulded some young ones in the team. But, He is not fit in this 11. In this match, he batted really bad and even shocking to see wicket keeping. He is not picking the balls well and not even put on proper diving and jumping and missed some chances. I admit that he is not in form have to work on it. But as a keeper, you have to be perfect.

  • aquarianx on July 21, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    I believe that the chief reason for England's demise was their arrogant approach. On day one they bowled aggressively snarling all the time when the conditions demanded disciplined line and length. In the Indian second innings Anderson let his ego get the better of him as he tried to bounce out Jadeja. And on the final afternoon, pulling every short ball when they could have left them alone. Why? It was a misguided attempt to dominate when they should have defended. Arrogance!

  • Brahams on July 21, 2014, 14:47 GMT

    England bounced out by India??

    Great piece of bowling by Ishant and an inspired move from Dhoni! I really hated when Dhoni was following the ball - looks like he is getting a bit tactical in tests. Also good to see the fruits of labor from Duncan - Bhuvi, Shami and other tailenders all played a big part with the bat in this series.

    So the question now is: Can India carry this intensity to the next three tests?

  • stumpedlloyd on July 21, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    So England gets thrashed and Alastair Cook says this: "It is all up to Matt Prior. If Matt is up for carrying on playing for England - a fabulous player for England - then he has a place because I think he is best wicketkeeper-batter in the country."

    Is he really the best stumper-batsman in the country right now? I don't follow English county cricket keenly, so I don't know. But surely Buttler couldn't do any worse? Prior got out hooking twice; in the second innings, India couldn't have telegraphed their intent any better with three men on the legside boundary for the hook, and what did Prior do? Sent it right down the throat of one of those three! It's one thing to take it to the opposition, it's another entirely to be daft about it. Cook, the selectors and Moores, if you listened to his comments, seem hell bent on proving they're right no matter what the facts. I am an England fan, and this is simply pathetic. The obstinacy has me utterly gobsmacked.

  • citizenkc on July 21, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    Time for me to eat humble pie. This is about as fine a team effort as I have seen in a long time: Murali, Pujara, Rahane, Ishant, Bhuvi, Jadeja. I strongly doubted that India could get 20 wickets this series. I am so glad to be proven wrong. I am also one of those who doubted the inclusion of Ishant. Once again, I am glad to be proven wrong. What I particularly like about this team is its spirit. It refuses to go down. Someone always steps up. Maybe the desire to win is really strong after the 2011 debacle. Congrats to a team made up of mostly first timers in England. You have done something which Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, and Laxman couldn't accomplish last time!

  • aquarianx on July 21, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    I remember KP saying at the time of Cook's last century that he would be the one to beat Tendulkar's record. One wonders if that comment is what has jinxed Cook!! KP's final revenge?

  • rock.rockyin on July 21, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    I hope gooing forward the team will not be built around few individuals like sachin . dravid etc.. This is a team performance..this is what we need going forward.. we need small or medium performances from most members like they did in this match... pls we dont need superstars.. we need normal cricketers...

  • Rajesh.Kumar on July 21, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    Congratulations to India and sympathies for England. When India visited England last time in 2011, we had players like Sehwag, Gambhir, Tendulkar, Dravid, and Laxman. All of them great, and all of them had wonderful records to back them up. But we all know what happened on that tour. Our selectors did not learn any lessons from that washout, and selected the same team for Australian tour, and again we lost 4-0. After that slowly the players started retiring one by one, and today we have a very young team, with hardly any star players. Yet this team has achieved something for us, which earlier ones couldn't do. Hope, that henceforth, players will be picked on merit, and not based upon their records. England team today is like team India in 2011. They have players with great records, who don't deliver. All of them are beyond their sell-by date. It is when the selectors become merciless, and slowly encourage them to retire, and blood young ones in, that things will change for England.

  • ThePacifist10 on July 21, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    And we have rebuilt! A nice young team doing the job. Unlike the previous generation, this team seems to be a bunch of street fighters rather than gentlemen when it comes to attitude. Marvellous killer instinct! Great stuff from Ishant! Dhoni's brilliant captaincy pays off! Wonderful man!!!

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Every Indian will be delighted to see the long awaited win on a foreign soil. Thanks to the diligent bowling from Ishant Sharma. Root and Ali played their best. Advantage India. There gonna be some changes in the England squad for sure. Kudos to the curator for providing this master class pitch. Proves Test matches are still gripping. Interesting matches ahead #IndvsEng

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    Congrats India for the historic win at Lords. All the best for the rest of the series.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    I can almost foresee a change in English captaincy midway through the series. Getting whipped by Sub Continent teams at home on green tops is worse than Dhoni's overseas losing streak

  • sanjeevmukherjee2006 on July 21, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Well played india....well eng lost to sl and now india on both the occassions pacers did the work..so plz stop criticizing asian teams for sl matthews changed da game for india jadeja and bhuvi good to see rahane and vijay scoring runs and lower order contributing the only change i want to see is bring bak ashwin in place of binny

  • MiddleStump on July 21, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    Well, well. I never thought I would see the day when Ishant Sharma is the best bowler from either side in a Test match. But full credit to him for bowling better than the much heralded Anderson and Broad. The fact that Binny did not even get a chance to bowl on a green top over a period of 88 overs speaks for itself. If Dhoni has more faith in the bowling of Vijay and Dhawan, he needs to explain why Binny is playing at all.

  • p3000g on July 21, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Congrats India.. Great bowling Ishant! Unbelievable that an Indian fast bowler will win a test for India at Lords bouncing out the opposition! whan was the last time that happened.. Taking nothing away from Ishant, I am puzzled at the English batsmen's approach in playing the short-pitched stuff as the innings caved in.. It seems , they have learnt nothing from the Ashes

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Well played india respect for england spectators and i think after root and ali everyone throw their wicket away but ishant really bowled to a plan and executed it really well Congrats team india

  • IndTheBest on July 21, 2014, 14:35 GMT

    Congrates Team India on outperforming Eng in all the department. While some of the individuals gave there best performance of the life we still have areas for improvement. We need consistent Ishant! Pankaj Singh as replacement for Binny. It wouldn't harm to give Kohli rest for just one match and use Rohit.. Good luck for team India. My prediction is 2-0 win in India's favor but hope to see it as 3-0.

  • Wiffy on July 21, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    Bounced! Lovely bowling by Ishant! Reminds me of the olden days of the WI! Well done India.

  • cjscanada on July 21, 2014, 14:33 GMT

    Wow, what a game. Well played both teams. This game had too many twists. I felt at one stage England would win. The pressure of playing the 4th innings probably took that equation away. Although I like the way Matt plays but today I think he started the slide by that reckless shot. India has got a very good batting side but the bowling still has a lot to learn, Bhuvi apart. Ishant, I am not convinced is a good bowler despite his match winning bowling today. Wish I am proved wrong. Though I have nothing against Binny, I feel you have to be brave and look at an attacking bowler, probably Ishwar Pandey or if it is spin assisted then Ashwin. I would probably go for both and a lot of you may not like this comment but I still am not convinced that Jadeja is a test player. Feel bad for Cook-good guy. There is a lot of mental issues going through. It is just a matter of an innings to change that. Geoff is right. He needs to drop himself for a Test, relax and come back. Hope for a close series.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:32 GMT

    Now ishant can rest for another some time in this Indian team.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    I feel bad for cook ..So bad ...so so bad....!Despite India winning ( Of course congratulations to India-Yep they are no more just a flat track bully and they can take twenty wickets) ,i admire how open cook was .his honesty have taken me by my heart...The burden that cook holds on his shoulders is immense.. I wish cook the best of luck ,I don't want England to win ,I want Cook to score..

  • PanthuMattai on July 21, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    India played so complete. Hope they take this momentum to win the series and England will bounce back and will have some good test matches. No more quitting in the mid-way series please...

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:31 GMT

    Congrats India. @kbza. England's team has combined over 50 test hundreds. Their bowling has more than 600 test wickets. Is this mediocore??? Go smell the coffee buddy. Give credit where it is due. India played better.The combined experience of Indian batsmen is less than 50 tests if you take out Dhoni. The bowling attack too is relatively young, except Ishant. Give credit to the Indian cricket team.

  • cricpanther on July 21, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    I would say....get the county cricketer, one day players or even t20 young gyes...allrounders....can make table turn for england.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:28 GMT

    congratulations India. Great finish with RJ and Ishant giving their best.Dhoni is the captain of India.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:27 GMT

    Finally, It was Bhuvi & Co. Won aginst Anderson & Co., bcz the two test matches till today were of those two cricketers series..

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Ishant g8 India win at lords - emphatic

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Short-pitched bowling BY INDIA decides a test match? Against one of SA, Eng, Aus, or WI? Wow, who would have thought? That must be a first. Still, Shami & Binny are passengers, and must be replaced by Aaron & Rohit, plus Ashwin for Jadeja is needed. Eng need to replace Cook, Robson, Prior (with Buttler) and Stokes or Ali (with a real spinner).

  • Sunil_Canada on July 21, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Congratulations India! The two most criticized Indian players Ishant Sharma and Ravinder Jadeja had huge contribution for this win. India could review options to play Gambhir for Dhawan and Anhwin for Binny in 3rd Test.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    It is great team work by India and hat off to Indian team

  • JohannK on July 21, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    England have lost the plot. They could score at a pedestrian rate and would still win, so long as they survived for long enough. Atritional cricket, which is what England is good it, was all that was needed. Who decided they should take on the short ball (a terrible tactic on most final day pitches)? Was it Cook? Or Moores? It certainly looked like team strategy, so the blame should be taken by leadership. It was indeed a memorable final day, but for all the wrong reasons. Congrats to India, who took the opportunity given to them.

  • BradmanBestEver on July 21, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    Only Bradman, the best ever batsman by a country mile, could have saved England today

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:23 GMT

    5 Days 5 Indians making it @ Lords ! Day 1. Rahane Day 2. Kumar Day 3. Vijay Day 4. Jadeja Day 5. Ishant.. Thats called Team work !

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    No one is giving credit to the great Rahul Dravid--he is the one who sa batting coach/consultant who has taught Murli Vijay & Ajinkya Rahane .

    On TV he is so modest in giving everyone else the credit. My idea of a cricket hero--Rahul Dravid.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    Day 1 - Rahane Day 2 - Kumar Day3 - Vijay Day 4 - Jadeja Day 5 - Ishant..Thats called Team work !

  • ashatcricinfo on July 21, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Was it the Legendary Wasim Akram who said that Ishant cannot lead a fast attack, it's the wake up call for all cricketing nations, The legacy is back where India could win test matches with fast bowling on a turf like lords, It's great to have Kapil,Rahul and Ganguly with the team on a day like this, ISHANTS BOUNCES ENGLAND TO THEIR SCARIEST DREAMS AND INDIA TO A WIN AFTER 28 YEARS, BRAVO,............ TEAM INDIA

  • lovepork on July 21, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    Well done India, congratulation! awesome display by Ishant, Bhuvi, Rahane , Vijay and last but not the least SIR Jadeja.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    ok so Sharma informs that was Dhoni's tactic to ball short which changed the game totally that should now silence critics on his Test Captaincy In the present Times he was very active with his plans fielding and tactis changing them quicly not exactly waiting for things to happen, I bet he is gonna come back strong with the bat in the next match!

  • Rajesh_india_1990 on July 21, 2014, 14:19 GMT

    I m really sorry for Cook who is a lovely bloke and nice human being..But he needs to step down from captaincy to regain his old form like the Greatest Tendulkar once did...

  • Prabhash1985 on July 21, 2014, 14:18 GMT

    Congratulations India! Great captaincy and incredible bowling!

  • blaster.pk on July 21, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    Good to see india perform so well outside without old legs of sachin and company.

    Many people said if sachin is gone india cannot win or survive. How did they win now, Rahane scored his century in lords .

    Moral of the story is Give chance to youngsters and they will find a way to win. Good for india that Sachin finally retired so youngsters now get chances,, WAY TO GO YOUNGISTAN... KEEP ROCKING INDIA.... DHONI YOUR THE BEST EVER ...

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    My personal all-time favourite Ishant Sharma takes England to the gallows

  • Cricsnake on July 21, 2014, 14:11 GMT

    Congratulations team India. Its gonna be a new era to begin. India will keep the momentum for years. Ishant Sharma is climbing up to the class of Mitchel Johnson & Steyn. He took long time for that but he has to be consistent like this. I see another Philander in Bhuvi. Shami, Yadav & Aaron all looks very promising. Now who's gonna say India has week bowling attack? Specially the pacemen did their best to this historic win. India did well in all departments. Best of Luck for the future. Good Luck England for the next 3 matches to regain their lost pride on home soil. It was a thrilling match & thanks both teams for giving this much of entertainment. Cheers !

  • Cool_Jeeves on July 21, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    Now it is very difficult to drop Ishant and Dhoni. I dont know what I want more - to see the back of Dhoni or to see India win...cant we have both please?

  • SridharKalyan on July 21, 2014, 14:09 GMT

    A win at Lords is always so special - and what a win this was!! I was one of those who bayed for Ishant's blood right from his selection - he seems to have found that single nerve that gets him going, after all. I was also hoping for two distinct landmarks - a lords-ton for Vijay and a 10-wkt haul for Bhuvi, but this win is so sweet that those dont matter anymore (Bhuvi in any case made it to the Honours Board with his 6-for in the first innings!!). Well done, guys.

  • NP_NY on July 21, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    Hats off to the curator, excellent test match pitch, not a flat wicket like Trent Bridge. Now no one (starting with yours truly :)) can say India can't win Test matches on green tops, India can't take 20 wickets away from home or that Indian fast bowlers are useless.

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    If Eng have been tuned well, they are one of the best batting lineup in tests. All 11 have the potential to bat well. But, some of them are behaving like not interested to stick in the crease. Anyway well played England. #Root deserves a salute from all. Really Pretty happy to see India winning this game. This is the historic win for us ground Lord's to cherish for long time . This is the team absolutely filled with young players but showed some great character throughout the game. This win would really help Indian team have the ability to win this series. Salute to #Ishant #Bhuvi #Vijay # Jadeja # Rahane

  • CricketMakdi on July 21, 2014, 14:06 GMT

    Hope we dont have to wait for another 5 years for Ishant's another seven. Hope this is not fluke. Hope Ishant has learn't. Hope will spearhead the Indian attack.

  • Hanumall on July 21, 2014, 14:05 GMT

    Congrats India! A great win! Ishant's initial run leaking profligacy, just before lunch, made me sigh "Oh no not again", but what a brilliant performance by him in the end. Were the English batsmen a little over confident about their ability to handle 'short stuff' from the Indian quickies?

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    What a fabulous and fantastic bowling by sharma.........gr8 win....

  • BradmanBestEver on July 21, 2014, 14:04 GMT

    As an English supporter, I must say the following: very well played India.

  • rock.rockyin on July 21, 2014, 14:03 GMT

    Bob willis said that in his entire cricketing career or prior to that he has never seen a green wick like that at LORDS . THIS sums up what India have acheived compared to all other teams. India have silenced its critics..

  • kbza86 on July 21, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    Bangladesh and Zimbabwe must fancy their chances against this English team in England...Australia has damaged this team mentally.,forced retirements, changed management etc...They are an absolute joke to test playing nations.This very same Indian bowling line up struggled in seam friendly conditions in SA & NZ, but are cruising here.well done India, but it has to be noted that thus English team is very mediocre!

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    well done ishant

  • on July 21, 2014, 14:01 GMT

    This victory is as historic as it ever could be! Bounced out a foreign team on foreign soil! Best figures for an Indian fast bowler on foreign soil, Ishant bhai-7/74! Won by 95 runs! And if this was not enough, They won it at the home of cricket..Lord's.. @electric_loco- You're impossible man.. What a finish to the match, Sir ji ran out Anderson! This is awesome!

  • NP_NY on July 21, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Got to give it to Dhoni. The man has some body parts made of pure steel. To come up with such a risky plan after lunch, stick with it even after going for 20 in the first two overs and then getting England out with perfect field placements, is something extra-ordinary. Kudos to Ishant (for once) for sticking to the plan. 7 for 71 looks great but do not try this short pitched stuff against SA or Aus :).

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 21, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    Incredible scenes here in India!All the news,channels-Hindi,English and other- have only 1 breaking news ,in fact just 1 thing on tube at this time! India's 'historic' W @ Lords! Its certainly the most important national event for next 1/2 hour or so.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    The day I roar, It would thunder in Cricket Mecca. Strike from the highest bowler India

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    woooooooow what a win for India. ... atlast we won, by a huge margin also. Buvi you beauty. .. sharma's rare performance also notable here. Rahna, Vijay & sir also do their best.

  • RayMcCooney on July 21, 2014, 13:57 GMT

    Well played India! Excellent pitch Mick! Interesting comment on TMS at lunchtime to the effect that Cook is under less pressure to go than Peter Moores. This should be an interesting few days in the lead up to the Rose (Ageas) Bowl test.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    ishant's spell inspired from Mitch Johnson's aussie summer.!! thats the way to go bowling in these conditions. even though he is not as fast as Mitch he generated the bouncers with his height!! Way to go ishant.

  • Englishmanabroad on July 21, 2014, 13:55 GMT

    Congratulations to India, a well deserved win.

    England players should be ashamed of themselves, and English supporters should be embarrassed, I KNOW I AM!!!!

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    england satring at d barrel at Lords. Itz sort of a dream coming alive..Lord is kind enuf. welldone our gen next!!

  • I_AM_INDIA_SUPPORTER on July 21, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Congrats India ! Well done... wohooooooooooo! I am really happy today...Respect England spectators for standing ovation :)

  • BellCurve on July 21, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    Ishant should still be dropped. He is been given too many opportunities. He will end up with an bowling average of 40+

  • BradmanBestEver on July 21, 2014, 13:53 GMT

    If Sharma can take 7 for 70-odd, MJ would have taken all 10 for less than 30 against this English team

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    wow, it was 120 runs with 6 wickets remaining before i left for work, and India's completely run over England in an hour!!!!!

  • BradmanBestEver on July 21, 2014, 13:49 GMT

    And so a cellar-dweller battle ends, with India the deserved victor.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:45 GMT

    Gee these England batters just don't know how to play the short ball well. All being exposed again. Sharma is bowling the short ball well though. He had been impressive.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    England batting poorly still one wicket left ,Anderson can do it

  • electric_loco_WAP4 on July 21, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    Well watching live here in India.Broady has just been 'Mitched' by-believe it-Ishant Sharma.Out to short ball.Now real game begins.Engs most solid,resiliant 'batsman' Jimmy is in. 220-9 now.Will Jimmy see Eng through with another 100 p'ship?50-50 for me!

  • Samychennai on July 21, 2014, 13:44 GMT

    Will English side prepare flat track for next match to avoid short balls from Ishant and aiming draw the match?

  • BradmanBestEver on July 21, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    The English selectors should keep Cook as captain, Anderson as the leader of the attack and Prior as the keeper. After all, their performances have been of the highest order in recent times and they should be supported.

    In fact, the selectors should maintain the status quo for the next series. Steady as she goes lads.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    Now no one can remove Ishant for atleast next 15 test matches even if he underperforms later, the story of Indian Cricket but anyways very heartful and hard-working spell from Ishant Sharma ..Congrats Sharma! Congrats MSD.. Congrats team India! Party begins in the lords after some odd 28 years!

  • pathaivasudev on July 21, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    GRAHAM,'s comment - England all-out for 226 before tea! How true and prophetic

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    The way Ishant is bowling, it surely calls for a Mitchell Johnson reference. Ishant Sharma finally comes good, and when it mattered most. Ishant has single handedly taken England out. Come on, just one more. And just yesterday, people were calling for Ishant 's head, saying Pankaj/Ishwar /Aaron should play instead.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Ishant Sharma just ripped apart England batting line-up by picking up his career best 7-71(till now cz there's still one more left).. What a spell of hostile short bowling! England batsmen were going for victory but instead they are now on the verge of defeat.. Ishant proved it today that he's our main attacking bowler! This is unreal stuff at Lord's, That's why this ground is so so special!

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    For England defeat is looming at its own backyard. Well done young INDIAN lads. This one is a true fightback by lower order, which was completely absent in overseas tests.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    It's ISHANT SHARMA all the way.. 6-54! I said before the start of this series, Ishant bhai is our best bet and he's proving that today! Many ppl wanted him out of the team and he's the one who's winning this test for us today! I am feeling so good for him.. He needed this, desperately! England is trying to win and hence losing it now.. C'mon Ishant bhai, clean up the tail now! England- 202/8!

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:08 GMT

    If stokes has to prove his ability as a batsman its now . Prior is gone and now of Stokes and Root are able to guide england home england would be more than happy as these are good for the future and as I am typing this comment stokes is already gone !!! Not good signs for england.

  • Resultpredictor on July 21, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    Congrats to Sharma and India for that wicket. India just 5 wickets away from fantastic victory at Lords. Hip hip hurray, waiting for last wicket to celebrate India's victory.

  • on July 21, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    Great counter attacking play by Root. Well played.

  • on July 21, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    Great counter attacking play by Root. Well played.

  • Resultpredictor on July 21, 2014, 12:48 GMT

    Congrats to Sharma and India for that wicket. India just 5 wickets away from fantastic victory at Lords. Hip hip hurray, waiting for last wicket to celebrate India's victory.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:08 GMT

    If stokes has to prove his ability as a batsman its now . Prior is gone and now of Stokes and Root are able to guide england home england would be more than happy as these are good for the future and as I am typing this comment stokes is already gone !!! Not good signs for england.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    It's ISHANT SHARMA all the way.. 6-54! I said before the start of this series, Ishant bhai is our best bet and he's proving that today! Many ppl wanted him out of the team and he's the one who's winning this test for us today! I am feeling so good for him.. He needed this, desperately! England is trying to win and hence losing it now.. C'mon Ishant bhai, clean up the tail now! England- 202/8!

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    For England defeat is looming at its own backyard. Well done young INDIAN lads. This one is a true fightback by lower order, which was completely absent in overseas tests.

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    Ishant Sharma just ripped apart England batting line-up by picking up his career best 7-71(till now cz there's still one more left).. What a spell of hostile short bowling! England batsmen were going for victory but instead they are now on the verge of defeat.. Ishant proved it today that he's our main attacking bowler! This is unreal stuff at Lord's, That's why this ground is so so special!

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    The way Ishant is bowling, it surely calls for a Mitchell Johnson reference. Ishant Sharma finally comes good, and when it mattered most. Ishant has single handedly taken England out. Come on, just one more. And just yesterday, people were calling for Ishant 's head, saying Pankaj/Ishwar /Aaron should play instead.

  • pathaivasudev on July 21, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    GRAHAM,'s comment - England all-out for 226 before tea! How true and prophetic

  • on July 21, 2014, 13:40 GMT

    Now no one can remove Ishant for atleast next 15 test matches even if he underperforms later, the story of Indian Cricket but anyways very heartful and hard-working spell from Ishant Sharma ..Congrats Sharma! Congrats MSD.. Congrats team India! Party begins in the lords after some odd 28 years!

  • BradmanBestEver on July 21, 2014, 13:42 GMT

    The English selectors should keep Cook as captain, Anderson as the leader of the attack and Prior as the keeper. After all, their performances have been of the highest order in recent times and they should be supported.

    In fact, the selectors should maintain the status quo for the next series. Steady as she goes lads.