Following Team India’s Lord’s defeat in the second Test match, Sachin Tendulkar advised Virat Kohli & Co to pull up their socks and produce better cricket to keep themselves alive in the series. India is trailing the five-match series by 2-0.
‘The God of Cricket’ took to his official Twitter handle to congratulate the English bowlers and tell Team India that they were not up to the mark.
An all-round performance by England. Excellent spells of fast bowling by @jimmy9 and @StuartBroad8, with a fine performance by @chriswoakes. We’ve got to pull up our socks and produce better cricket India. #ENGvIND
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 13, 2018
England bowled out India for 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play.
Resuming the fourth day at 357/6, England added 39 runs to their overnight score before being declared their innings at 396/7, taking a lead of 289 runs. Chris Woakes remained unbeaten 137 in 177 balls, which includes 21 boundaries.
Coming to bat in the second innings, India continued their poor run with the bat as they were bundled out for just 130 runs.
For England, seamers Stuart Broad and James Anderson took four wickets each, while fellow seamer and Man of the Match Chris Woakes picked up two.
The loss at Lord’s is India’s first innings defeat under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. It comes in his 37th Test.
India’s last innings defeat was also in England, at The Oval in 2014. #EngvInd
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 12, 2018
The loss at Lord’s is India’s first innings defeat under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. It comes in his 37th Test. The last time India lost a Test match with innings defeat was also in England, at The Oval in 2014.