New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s team India defeated England by 151 runs at Lord’s Stadium, which is called the Mecca of cricket. At one time in this match, England was moving towards victory comfortably, but the Indian team turned the match upside down on several occasions. In this report, we are going to tell you about the turning points from where Team India turned the match towards itself.
1. Bumrah-Shami partnership
In the first session of the fifth day, the brilliant batting of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami almost dragged the match out of England’s hands. Actually, there was a partnership of 89 runs between these two players for the 9th wicket. Shami returned unbeaten on 56 and Bumrah 34. Due to this partnership, India’s lead increased to 271 runs.
2. Two blows in the first two overs
Chasing the target of 272 runs in the second innings, the start of the England team was very poor. In fact, in the very first over, Jasprit Bumrah showed the way to the pavilion to England opener Rory Burns. After this, Mohammed Shami also dismissed Dom Sibley in the very next over. Due to this, Team India got a good start in this match and they also managed to put pressure on England.
3. Siraj took two consecutive wickets
There was a time when Moeen Ali, along with Jos Buttler, almost made the match a draw. But in the 39th over, Mohammad Siraj turned the match again. On the first and second ball of the 39th over, Mohammad Siraj took the wickets of Moeen Ali and Sam Curran and once again got Team India back.
4. Root’s wicket
The biggest wicket in this match was that of England captain Joe Root. England had 6 wickets left after the tee. Then Jasprit Bumrah took the wicket of England captain Joe Root and put the match in Team India’s bag. Let us tell you that Root had scored 180 not out in the first innings.
5. Bumrah’s dodge to Robinson
There was a time again in this match when England were easily moving towards a draw. There were only 11 overs left in the match and England had three wickets. Joss Butler and Ollie Robinson were quite set too. But a slow ball from Bumrah dodged Robinson. After this Butler and James Anderson were shown the way out by Siraj.