From Alastair Cook to Stokes..Ishant Sharma devastation at Lord’s, India’s 28-year wait is over
India ended their Test win drought at Lord’s in 2014 after 28 years. Captain MS Dhoni and fast bowler Ishant Sharma were the heroes of this victory.
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Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Matt Prior, Ben Stokes, Stuart Broad… these are the stars with whom Ishant Sharma has played on the historic ground at Lord’s. (Ishant Sharma) It wreaked havoc and ended a 28-year drought in India. The date is forever etched in the history of Indian cricket. 8 years ago ie 21st July 2014, India made a killing at Lord’s ground. India won this ground after 28 years and the hero of this victory was Ishant Sharma, who bowled the best of his Test career and wrote the story of India’s victory with 7 wickets for 74 runs.
India has created history
Chasing a target of 319 in the Lord’s Test, England were at one point 174 for 4, but were then bundled out for 223 as India won the second Test of the series by 95 runs. have done Ishant became the first Indian bowler to take 7 wickets in an innings on this historic ground. He was adjudged Man of the Match for this memorable performance. India have not won a Test at Lord’s since 1986. In 1986, India won by 5 wickets under the leadership of Kapil Dev, but after that, Team India won here only after 28 years and that too under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
The British became helpless in front of Dhoni’s strategy
Batting first under the leadership of Dhoni, India scored 295 runs in the first innings of the Lord’s Test. England took the lead by scoring 319 runs in reply. India scored 342 runs in the second innings. After that, all the responsibility of the victory fell on the bowlers. Ishant alone took all the responsibility and made the batsmen who looked dangerous for India their prey. Joe Root scored the highest 66 runs for England in the fourth innings. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 6 wickets for 82 runs in England’s first innings. Dhoni may not have walked with the bat in this match, but his tactics gave the team a historic win.