Indian pacer Ishant Sharma was the star of the day. He took career-best 7 for 74 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.
England started fifth day on 150-4. They dominated the morning session as India went unrewarded until the final ball of a morning session in which Joe Root and Moeen Ali played with skill and fortitude.
But Ishant Sharma in the post lunch session thrashed English batting line up collecting wickets at quick succession.
India’s victory 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.