India wins a thrilling second Test at Lord’s to take a 1-0 series lead over England

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India won the second Test at Lord’s by 151 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Virat Kohli’s side beat England by 151 runs in the second Test at Lord’s on Monday, with India’s pacemen shining with bat and ball. After a rain-affected tie at Trent Bridge, India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. It was India’s third win in 19 Tests in the ‘home of cricket.’ On the last day, England was bowled for 120 after being assigned a target of 272 to win in a minimum of 60 overs. They were 1-2 down after openers Rory Burn and Dom Sibley were dismissed for zero by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

Mohammed Siraj, a fellow paceman, followed up with 4-32, a return that saw him bowl No 11 James Anderson to end the match.

Earlier, during India’s second innings 298-8 declared, Shami (56 not out) and Bumrah (34 not off) scored their highest Test scores and had an unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 89. When Bumrah got Burns off a leading edge at wide mid-off, the left-hander was out for nought.

Soon later, the struggling Sibley followed suit, nicking a magnificent Shami leg-cutter to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. It was the first time in England’s 141-year history of Test cricket when both home openers were dismissed for ducks in the same innings.

After his 28 at Nottingham, Bumrah surpassed his most excellent Test score for the second time this series. For his 129 in the first innings, India’s opener KL Rahul was named player of the match.

A fan of MS Dhoni walks 1,400 kilometres to meet him.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a large fan base, and there is no doubt that people from all over the world go out of their way to be spotted by the Chennai Super Kings ‘Thala.’ However, one MS Dhoni devotee, Ajay Gill, has gone over and above to see the Indian captain. However, he was unable to meet the former Indian cricket team captain, much to his sadness.

Ajay Gill, 18 years old, trekked 1,400 kilometres from his village in Haryana’s Hisar district to meet Dhoni in Ranchi, the state capital. Gill claimed that he only wanted to see Dhoni for 10 minutes, so he walked for 16 days starting on July 29. In Hisar, he works as a barber.

Outside Dhoni’s Simaliya farmhouse of Ranchi, he was waiting. ((On the other hand, Dhoni is currently not in Ranchi and is with the CSK squad for the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to a Telegraph storey, Gill’s appearance in Ranchi drew the attention of onlookers. His hair was yellow, orange, dark blue, and light blue, the CSK colours, and he had partially tonsured his head such that “Dhoni” was written on one side and his nickname “Mahi” was written on the other.

Gill, on the other hand, was insistent about sticking out and waiting for Dhoni. According to accounts, he was persuaded to return by a young business person because he wouldn’t be back for three months. He also booked a flight for Gill to Delhi. Dhoni’s charisma and his followers’ lengths to see their favourite skipper are testaments to his popularity.

Meet the most educated cricketer in India.

Multiple players are allowed to represent India in international matches, and while some of these players become famous, such as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. In contrast, others, many more fail to shine on the big stage and fade into obscurity.

Cricket players from all around the country contribute to Team India’s diversity, which is reflected in their educational qualifications. While some people have solid academic qualifications, others struggled in school.

Avishkar Salvi, who made his international debut for India against Bangladesh, is the player in question. ‘India’s most educated cricketer,’ according to Salvi. Salvi played a lot of first-class cricket for Mumbai, but he failed on the international stage. Salvi’s career was shortened owing to a catastrophic injury, and he only played four ODIs for India. Salvi also played for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.

The Mumbai-born cricketer holds a doctorate in astrophysics. Astrophysicists work for both ISRO and NASA. Astrophysics is a subject that anyone interested in space research can study. It should be emphasised.

 

 

Kanaka Yeldutti
Kanaka Yeldutti
Pursuing MA in mass communication at Pondicherry University. An avid writer, Blogger with a keen passion for Journalism. Areas of interest are sociocultural struggles, women-centric issues, economic inequality.

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