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India win a historic test vs England at The Home of Cricket, Lord’s.

India win a historic test vs England at The Home of Cricket, Lord’s.

India win a historic test vs England at The Home of Cricket, Lord’s. from sports

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  • saltpepper90

    Teams that declared the 3rd innings of a Test after lunch on the final day and won:

    New Zealand beat Sri Lanka at Kandy in 1984

    India beat England at Lord’s 2021

  • VespasianTheMortal

    For context, in Cricket, away matches are extremely difficult for the touring side and you generally expect the hosts to win

    Moreover, the Lord’s Cricket Ground is like the Mecca of Cricket, fondly called as “The Home of Cricket”

    To win at Lord’s over England is pretty rare, if no unheard of

  • In_The_Play

    It was an extremely impressive win, and they have a very good chance at winning the series which would be a special achievement – to win in England and Australia under Kohli. It is hard to win away from home, so if they win in some of the toughest overseas conditions then it surely would have to be one of India’s most successful periods.

    It was also just a really enjoyable Test match, even as an England fan. The way it ebbed and flowed, the way the pressure shifted, and the high level of the cricket on show was a joy to watch.

  • The0thHour

    What a final day of cricket it was! England looked set to win but India’s tailender’s did a great job piling on the runs that meant England could have only really hoped for a draw after the declaration.

    Think overall India deserved to win one after the rainy draw at Trent bridge.

    Excited to see if England can come back and get a win, hopefully we aren’t just relying on Root for all our run scoring though!

  • i__ozymandias

    Kohli said after the match that they don’t bother with the ground whether it’s Lords or not, also I suppose grounds with bigger capacitive and louder supporters are a bigger challenge IMO

  • p001b0y

    As an American watching the clip, even watching with the sound on, I still have no idea how this game works. And I have watched AND read the Harry Potter movies/books

  • UnspeakableGnome

    When someone who averages around 10 in test cricket comes out to bat, sending fielders out to the boundaries and letting the bowlers bowl defensively – whether it was his idea or not – Doesn’t suggest Joe Root was thinking of winning. When England were batted out of any chance of winning and had to survive and didn’t, it’s probably time for England to consider a new captain.

  • ukexpat

    Another crap batting performance by England in their second innings. And some very dodgy bowling and fielding tactics by Root in India’s second innings.

  • SmokeGSU

    As someone who doesn’t follow cricket, I had to watch the close-up shot to realize that the guy with the bat missed the ball. I thought the guy had deflected the shot and I was thoroughly confused about what the objective was.

  • amitym

    It is so hard for me (as a complete non-cricket fan) to understand what happened from the slow-mo shots, because of the angle. I had to watch it a few times before I grasped it. That is an astonishing pitch. The ball sneaks around the bat like it has a mind of its own. If I were that bowler I would be howling my head off too. Amazing.

  • EMAW2008

    help me out .. what happened there? Looked like the guy hit the ball…but the guy that threw the ball celebrated?


    edit: nm. full video didn’t load at first so i didn’t see the slow-mo. Ball hit the thing behind the batter.

  • _schenks

    Potentially ignorant question: Why is India seemingly not good at any other sport? With such a large population you’d expect them to excel at the Olympics or soccer for example.

  • cperdue

    For those of you confused about the rules:

    You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out. When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
    When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides have been in and all the men have been out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

    Hope this is all clear now.

  • GorillaSnapper

    As an Aussie I love this Indian team, and more broadly Kohli as captain. They’re such fiece competitors and beating them now is almost as good as beating the poms.

  • Dabrawl

    Best form of cricket was and always will be test matches. For the folks who don’t know cricket, it can last upto 5 days and still not have a winner 😂

  • rankus17

    I had a bet on for the draw and it came to the last two sessions. Went to sleep feeling pretty happy, then woke up to this.. absolutely useless

  • unclefire

    Years ago I was going to the UK frequently for business. One year there was some huge cricket tournament so pretty much every day or night some channel was showing cricket matches but I think they were the shorter version. It was actually pretty interesting to watch.

    Congrats to India.

  • yahyaaleemii

    A true champion deserved that victory, They worked hard and dominated from the first ball. Congratulation from neighbor country Pakistan. India is the best team in test cricket.

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