- KL Rahul Man of the Match in the second Test against England
- Walkout between India and England players during the match
- Mohammad Siraj took 8 wickets in two innings
Lord’s: India are leading by a huge margin in the second match of the Test series against England. The first Test ended in a draw, giving India a 1-0 lead in the second match. India won the toss and elected to bat. KL Rahul, who scored 126 in the first innings, was the man of the match.
During the match, there were several altercations between the players of both the teams. Receiving the Man of the Match award, Rahul reacted to this. Rahul said that they do not care about small-scale ridicule. When the best two teams clash, there may be some behaviors like this for competitive success as well. “If you turn against one of our players, all 11 of us will fight together,” Rahul warned.
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The walkout between James Anderson and Jaspreet Bumra was also reflected in the bowling. Boomera shuddered with bouncers as Anderson came to bat. Following this, the English bowlers also threw bouncers while Bumra was batting. KL Rahul praised the performance of the bowlers. The Indian opener said that their performance was as expected.
Mohammad Shami and Jaspreet Bumra put on 89 for the ninth wicket, while Mohammad Siraj’s 8 wickets in two innings, KL Rahul’s century and some crucial DRs all contributed to Lord’s in India. Taking advantage of the home ground, India also benefited from the inability of the England bowlers to shine.