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ENG vs IND 2021: Top 3 Performers Of Second Test At Lord’s

ENG vs IND 2021: Top 3 Performers Of Second Test At Lord’s

Team India went against team England at iconic Lord’s venue for the second Test of 5-match Test series. India was led by no.5 ranked Test batsman Virat Kohli and England was led by no.4 ranked Test batsman in the ICC rankings Joe Root. Fans witnessed a nail-biting encounter between teams. Virat Kohli’s toss losing saga continued and he was invited by Joe Root and co. to bat first. Meanwhile, in the end after lots of ups and downs India was able to clinch a victory in the match by 151 runs.

Also surprisingly there was not lots of interruption by rain during the match. The match was filled with amazing performances of several players unlike the first Test at Nottingham where there were only a few star players. KL Rahul and Joe Root scored a century, James Anderson picked a five-wicket haul.

Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, and Jonny Bairstow smashed a brilliant half-century. Bumrah’s brilliance, Mark Wood’s marquee performance, Siraj’s sensational run with the ball. The match was just filled with star performers.

 In this article, we have a look at Top 3 performers of the England vs India second Test match at Lord’s, London.

#3. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah Dominic Sibley
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Jasprit ‘Boom Boom’ Bumrah once again showed the class in the Lord’s Test match. Notably, Jasprit Bumrah was sensational in the first test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. He picked a total of 9 wickets in the match. Bumrah picked a 4 wicket haul in the first innings and a 5-wicket haul in the second innings.

Talking about his performance at Lord’s, Bumrah went wicketless in the first innings. However, he scored crucial 34* runs on Day 5 in India’s second innings. Notably, he registered his highest score in Test cricket at Lord’s. Meanwhile, in the last innings of the match, Bumrah bagged a 3 wicket haul. Those 3 wickets were the most crucial in the match. Also among the 3 wickets, one wicket was of the man in red hot from England captain Joe Root.

#2. Joe Root

Joe Root 2nd Test ton
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The England captain was absolutely sensational once again. Notably, Joe Root scored a brilliant half-century in the first innings and an amazing century in the second innings at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Meanwhile, Root has already amassed over 1000 Test runs in 2021. Also, he has been the one-man army in the English Tets batting unit.

Moreover, Talking about Joe Root’s performance in the second Test at Lord’s. It was just mind-blowing, Root utilized every bit of the help from the surface and scored a marvelous unbeaten 180 in the first innings. Notably, Root came to bat at number four and wickets kept going down one after another. However, the Englishman stood strong like a wall on the other end helped England to get 27 runs lead in the first innings. Meanwhile in the second inning Root was able to contribute only 33 runs.

#1. Mohammed Siraj

The 27-year-old is cementing his spot in the Indian Test team. The journey of Mohammed Siraj has been filled with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Siraj was once trolled for his bowling and since then with his hard work and dedication, he has improved a lot. Siraj has already registered a 5-wicket haul in his name against Australia at Gabba.

Also Read: ENG vs IND 2021: “Mohammed Siraj Is Consistently Making A Case” – Aakash Chopra

Meanwhile, talking about his performance in the second Test against England at Lord’s, it was just exceptionally good. Notably, in both innings, he had a hat-trick chance but unfortunately, he missed both times. In the first innings, he bagged a 4-wicket haul. He picked back-to-back wickets of Dom Sibley and Haseeb Hameed, also he dismissed Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Robinson. In the second innings, he dismissed Moeen Ali and Sam Curran back to back.

Also, he dismissed Jos Buttler who stood on the crease like a wall, and clean bowled James Anderson to help India win. Overall it was a sensational run for Siraj in the Lord’s Test.

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