Ishant Sharma alone on the English team, Dhoni’s captaincy ended 28 years of drought


Today is a special day in the history of Indian cricket
India won the Test against England at Lord’s after 28 years
Ishant Sharma took 7 wickets for 74 runs in the second innings.

New Delhi. Team India has won many memorable Tests in England and Australia in recent years. But, the victory that India got over England in the historic ground of Lord’s in 2014 was really special, because it ended the 28-year drought of Team India on this ground. The architect of this victory was fast bowler Ishant Sharma. He broke the back of England’s batting and led India to a 95-run victory in the Lord’s Test. The result of this test match came today i.e. on July 21, 2014. India had won a Test at Lord’s after 1986 and with this Team India had put the brakes on England’s winning campaign after winning 10 consecutive Tests.

This was India’s first win in Tests outside home after three years. In the fourth innings of the match, Ishant took 7 wickets giving 74 runs in his career best performance.

In this test held at Lord’s, India had given a target of 319 runs to the host country. Chasing this, at one time England’s score was 173 for 4 wickets. But, after this the English innings faltered and the entire team was all out for 223 runs and India won the match by a margin of 95 runs. A single Ishant dominated the entire English team and he took 7 wickets. Ishant was adjudged the player of the match for this performance.

While Ishant broke the back of England’s batting in the second innings, Bhuvneshwar Kumar did this work in the first innings. He took 6 wickets for 82 runs.

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India won the Test at Lord’s in 1986
India had earlier won the Test at Lord’s in 1986 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev and after that had to wait 28 years for the second victory. This time the crown of victory was tied on the head of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. India scored 295 runs in the first innings thanks to Ajinkya Rahane’s century. In reply, England took the lead by scoring 319 runs. India scored 342 runs in the second innings thanks to Murali Vijay (95), Ravindra Jadeja (68) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (52). England got the target of 319 runs. But, in front of Ishant’s short bowling with the old ball, the English bowlers surrendered and India got their second win at Lord’s in 82 years.

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