2nd Test, Lord's, August 09 - 12, 2018, India tour of England
107 & 130

England won by an innings and 159 runs

Player Of The Match
2/19, 137* & 2/24
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end of over 473 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 130/10CRR: 2.76 
Ravichandran Ashwin33 (48b 5x4)
Chris Woakes 10-2-24-2
James Anderson 12-5-23-4

6:08pm And that is all from our live coverage. Sid Monga's report will be up soon, and we have Miller, Naga and Mel lurking at Lord's to give you plenty of analysis, alongside Polite Enquiries. Good night!

Chris Woakes: Delighted. I suppose to win the Test match inside four days when you lose a day and half to rain is special. Scoring a hundred and getting on the honour's board is something that'll stay with me a lot. It's sinking in more. I wish I'd soaked it in a little more. But like I said, I was a bit nervous out there yesterday. Jonny calmed me down, which is funny, it's usually the other way around. We just looked to tick it off in fives. Once we got through the tough part, we started scoring freely. [His return from injury] Really pleased with the bowling. Getting competitive cricket was important, even though it was white-ball cricket.

Yes it was a fight [getting the ball out of Jimmy's hands]. Once Broady gets his legs pumping, it's brilliant to watch. Well backed up by Sam as well.

Chris Woakes is the Man of the Match.

Joe Root: Less stressful [win] definitely. The bowling unit were exceptional throughout. We had the conditions in our favour, but we had to put it in the right places. Jonny and Woakesy were magnificent. Really pleased for Woakesy. A number of times he's showed how talented he is. He's been working hard. Coming back into the side, someone who's always been a big part of the side. Good to see.

Ultimately it was about doing the same things again and again. We're in a nice position. I thought he [Pope] played really well. To come in and put pressure on the opposition in a tough batting period was good. We've got another day to rest and recover and get our heads around what we've done this week. We still haven't played our best game. There's room to improve and that's the most exciting part for us.

Virat Kohli: Not proud of the way we've played. First time in the last five Tests that we've been outplayed. We deserved to lose this game, the way we went about things. Can't really think about conditions when you're playing the game. You can't sit and crib about these things. Sometimes the rub of the green won't go your way. Even when the ball's doing a bit, you have to pitch it in the right areas. Their guys were relentless, they made us work for the runs. [Extra seamer] Yeah looking back, I thought we got the combination wrong. [About his injury] I should be fine. Lower back issue, I'm confident I'll be fine in five days time with a bit of rehab.

Stuart Broad: "I think it's a powerful performance. Right up there. The emotions at Edgbaston took a lot out of us. Good to come to Lord's and put the same kind of energy. We were fortunate with how the clouds came to work for us. We talked bout it [patience]. We didn't give India too many freebies. We're really enjoying being out there. We [bowling unit] each bowl it a bit differently, that helps. Was gutted when it rained [during his fiery spell].

So disappointed with the hat-trick ball, it was so bad!

We talked a lot about the bowlers maybe having to rotate, but we've not had an innings where someones's got a lot of runs. A few calm days before the next one."

Andrew: "Ashwin should be moved to no. 4"

D: "Sanjay Bangar and Ravi Shastri need to answer a lot of questions. all those chops and changes has turned a world class batting lineup into smush. this is embarrassing. "

The_Truth: "Pope was seen carrying Barrastow's helmet. I liked that. I don't know whether he was forced to carry or just obliged as a youngster. Haha"

cartoft: "@John. Perhaps England will put Rashid up for the post-match press conference."

5:42pm A stump for Woakes, a stump for Anderson, a stump for Pope. Even Adil Rashid has grabbed one by the looks of it. Why not! A win by an innings and 159 runs. India have been rolled over with more than an hour left on the fourth day of a Test that didn't have play on the first day. Yes, it's been that bad for them. This Test lasted 170.3 overs. But we have a result. Anderson, Bairstow, Woakes and Broad the wreckers-in-chief as India crumbled across all three innings. The toss, the team selection, the decisions from their batsmen - nothing going their way. It's 0-2 for the visitors.

Woakes to Sharma, OUT

taken at leg gully! That's the innings win for England. Ishant shuffles across at a length ball angled into him, gets good bat on the glance, but that's exactly the shot England have a fielder there for. Ollie Pope grabs it to complete a memorable debut.

Ishant Sharma c Pope b Woakes 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 11m) SR: 28.57
Woakes to Sharma, no run

short of a length outside off, dead-batted towards the slip cordon

Woakes to Ashwin, 1 run

length on the stumps, whipped through midwicket on the up

Woakes to Ashwin, 2 runs

dives back in and loses his helmet as he does so to complete the second run. Length ball outside off, runs it past the slips with an open face

Alex: "When your specialist spinner top scores in both innings!! Ashwin is a beast"

Neil: "Ashwin was presumably selected for his batting. "

John: "Good to see Rashid fielding a few down at fine leg. He's got to do something to earn his money. Hasn't bowled an over and didn't bat."

He'll get more treatment and the umpires have called for drinks as well

Woakes to Ashwin, no run

short of third slip. Ashwin cops another on the knuckles of his right hand. Gets forward to one that kicks up and it lobs off his bottom glove. Jennings can't get there with the dive. Ashwin's in pain again.

Woakes to Ashwin, no run

length and in at middle stump. Flicked to deep midwicket and won't take the run

end of over 462 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 127/9CRR: 2.76 
Ishant Sharma2 (5b)
Ravichandran Ashwin30 (44b 5x4)
James Anderson 12-5-23-4
Chris Woakes 9-2-21-1
Anderson to Sharma, no run

full and in at middle stump. Pushed down the pitch from deep in the crease

Bit of a race now. The umpire's aren't happy with the lights.

Anderson to Sharma, no run

length outside off, gets inside the line again as he looks to defend. Beaten.

Anderson to Sharma, 2 runs

that's nicely played. Full ball into the pads, flicked to fine leg's left

Anderson to Sharma, no run

beaten. Short of a length and angled into the corridor. Hangs an open-faced bat inside the line to be beaten

Anderson to Sharma, no run

length ball wide outside off, left alone

Anderson doesn't have a ten-wicket haul at Lord's. This is his chance.

Anderson to Shami, OUT

this will be out. Yes, given and not reviewed. Full inswinger on off, and he's shaped to deposit this into the stands over deep midwicket. Caught on the shin of the back leg, right in front of off

Mohammed Shami lbw b Anderson 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 10m) SR: 0
end of over 454 runs
IND: 125/8CRR: 2.77 
Ravichandran Ashwin30 (44b 5x4)
Mohammed Shami0 (2b)
Chris Woakes 9-2-21-1
James Anderson 11-5-21-3
Woakes to Ashwin, FOUR runs

outside edge to third man. Short of a length and straightening outside off. Squared up a tad as he pokes at this. But he's gone with soft hands

Woakes to Ashwin, no run

length and in at off stump. defended on the front foot

Woakes to Ashwin, no run

length ball slanted in at middle stump, defended from the crease

Woakes to Ashwin, no run

length ball just outside off, solidly defended on the front foot

Woakes to Ashwin, no run

short of a length just outside off, defended into the off side off the outside half

Woakes to Ashwin, no run

full on middle stump, flicked to mid-on

end of over 445 runs • 1 wicket
IND: 121/8CRR: 2.75 
Mohammed Shami0 (2b)
Ravichandran Ashwin26 (38b 4x4)
James Anderson 11-5-21-3
Chris Woakes 8-2-17-1

With this talk of India's potential replacements, a good time to travel to the outskirts of Bengaluru with Sreshth Shah, who wrote about Hanuma Vihari who grabbed eyeballs with a 148 for India A. Can he be the answer?

Anderson to Shami, no run

review for caught-behind down leg. Shami doesn't look to convinced. He's looked to hook one and Bairstow has taken it cleanly...there's nothing on Ultra Edge. Shami will survive. Marais Erasmus' decision is overturned

Anderson to Shami, no run

length on off stump, punched to mid-off on the up

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