England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

Chris Woakes reached 55 not out at tea on day three at Lord's

Ishant Sharma, whose Test-best seven for 44 against England sealed India " s 95-run win in the corresponding Lord " s Test four years ago - one of just two Indian victories in 17 previous Tests at "the home of cricket" - bowled the first over.

India, the world's top-ranked Test side, failed to cope with overcast and swing-friendly conditions in both their innings, with a rain-marred match effectively over in under two days' standard playing time.

England had stretched their 250-run overnight lead to 289 before declaring as Chris Woakes walked off unbeaten on 137 in an innings which saw Sam Curran provide a highlight with a stunning six.

The pacer, who took nine wickets in the second Test against India, gained 19 points to move to 903 rating points.

Virat Kohli has angered Indian fans once again with a second "selfish" act in as many innings. "They deserved to win and we deserved to lose".

England captain Joe Root speaking to TMS: "We still had to exploit the conditions - the seam group were outstanding".

The Lord's hiding followed the 31-run defeat in the first Test at Edgbaston, giving England a dominant 2-0 lead in the five-match Test series. Although he consumed around 19 overs (112 balls) of India's 82.2 overs, he scored just 18 runs, approximately 7 per cent from India's total score of 237 at the Lord's.

Resuming on 357-6, England surprisingly made a decision to bat on despite extending their lead past 150 on day three when Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow shared a partnership of 189.

After a horrendous batting display in first two tests, the team management should consider their place in the side.

This, in the form of the sublime bowling of the master craftsman in Jimmy Anderson and an all-round performance of considerable substance from Stokes replacement in Chris Woakes, was the flawless antidote to Bristol.

Asked if inclusion of an extra seamer would have been better, he said, "Yeah looking back, I think we got the combination a bit off".

England all-rounder Chris Woakes celebrates his maiden test ton as India are trounced at Lord's.

"To get a hundred and be on the honours board is something that will stay with me forever", said Woakes.

England's James Anderson leaves the pitch with his team mates after England bowled India out for 130.

Broad only claimed one wicket in the first innings but began a devastating spell today by finding Ajinkya Rahane's outside edge, with Keaton Jennings taking the catch in the slips. Another in-swinger did for Lokesh Rahul (10), striking him on the pad for a clear leg before wicket and India was 17-2 at lunch, hoping for prolonged rain.

Kohli was clearly struggling with a stiff back on Sunday, the injury seeing him bat at number five rather than his usual number four position.

While Pujara can be excused for his first innings dismissal, the second innings at the Lord's has not done his record any good.

Related News:

  • Iran's leader links talks with U.S.  to lifting sanctions

    Iran's leader links talks with U.S. to lifting sanctions

    When Iran's military has lashed out or tested the USA in Syria, the United States has beaten them back emphatically , as has Israel .
    When 5G networks get here, Motorola’s newest smartphone will be ready

    When 5G networks get here, Motorola’s newest smartphone will be ready

    Google , which had a greater ambition for modular phones and LG, which tried modular phones once, have both given up on the idea. There is an 8-megapixel image sensor at the front for selfies with 1.12 micron pixels and 84-degree field of view.

    Trial of Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort Set To Begin

    The case is being prosecuted by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Jury selection is underway in the trial of Paul Manafort , President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman.
  • California's Carr Fire 30 Percent Contained As New Blazes Erupt Elsewhere

    California's Carr Fire 30 Percent Contained As New Blazes Erupt Elsewhere

    The huge Redding area blaze has displaced 38,000 from their homes and killed six people, and police say four people are missing. He bought his three-bedroom house a year ago using a loan from the Department of Veterans Affairs .
    UK Foreign Secretary Really Just Called His Chinese Wife 'Japanese'

    UK Foreign Secretary Really Just Called His Chinese Wife 'Japanese'

    Wang had made an offer "to open discussions about a possible free trade deal done between Britain and China post Brexit". However, he was quick to realise his mistake as he immediately added, "Sorry, that's a bad mistake to make".
    Google’s

    Google’s "Pixel Stand" For Pixel 3 LEAKS: Not Your Average Wireless Charger!

    If Google runs with the schedule they've had in the past, they'll reveal the Google Pixel 3 at the beginning of October 2018. This houses dual front-facing cameras as well as one of two speakers, with the second placed in the handset's thicker chin.
  • Baker Mayfield shines during his Browns debut

    Baker Mayfield shines during his Browns debut

    However, in his second series on the field, Mayfield connected with tight end David Njoku for a short touchdown pass. He hit 11 of 20 passes for 212 yards, didn't turn the ball over and converted two fourth-down plays with his feet.
    Transfer deadline day: Manchester United 'launch shock Diego Godin bid'

    Transfer deadline day: Manchester United 'launch shock Diego Godin bid'

    The newspaper also claimed United have contacted Atletico, with Mourinho determined to bring in one more signing. Any hope that Manchester United would sign Diego Godin on transfer deadline day didn't last very long at all.

    US Intelligence: North Korea Is Continuing to Produce ICBMs

    North Korea has threatened to attack the USA and its allies with nuclear weapons on numerous occasions. It is unclear how the USA has already determined they are likely to be American.
  • OH  judge orders man's mouth taped shut during sentencing

    OH judge orders man's mouth taped shut during sentencing

    As Williams was in contempt of court, Russo was well within his legal rights to order Williams to be gagged in the courtroom. Later, the frustrated judge asked: "Does the comment, 'quit talking, ' do you understand that?" In the 1970 case IL v.

    Only 12 Percent of Android Devices Will Run Fortnite Well

    However, novice users are typically discouraged from doing so, because apps from unknown sources could pose a security risk. Fortnite has been available on Apple's iOS platform - installable on iPhone and iPad - for quite some time now.
    Remains from North Korea likely American soldiers who fought at Chosin Reservoir

    Remains from North Korea likely American soldiers who fought at Chosin Reservoir

    Army soldiers who fought in the November, 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir - 1,024 Americans are still missing from that battle. The site hosted a famous battle fought from November to December of 1950 during the Korean War. "But we'll see what happens".


Most liked

Aretha Franklin Reportedly Gravely Ill
It's unclear what may have led to Franklin's hospitalization, but her family is reportedly asking for "prayers and privacy". Her most recent performance was last November for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in NY . "This will be my past year ".

Florida police encouraged to boycott Dolphins games
The NFL announced a new policy during the offseason stating players have the option to stay in the locker room during the anthem. After Thursday's protests, the NFL said the league's anthem policy is still on hold while it talks with the players association.

Premier League, NBC Sports, Snapchat and you
As it stands, Alderweireld and Maguire are considered too expensive, while Bayern Munich have knocked back a loan move for Boateng.

Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois fulfilling 'a dream' with move from Chelsea
The west London club completed a world-record deal for the 23-year-old last night and he will train with his new team-mates today. Chelsea will now reportedly receive a cash fee and midfielder Mateo Kovacic on loan as part of a deal to send Courtois to Real.

PDP commends Osinbajo, demands Buhari's expulsion from UK — NASS Siege
Daura was appointed to head the agency on 2 July following the sacking of Ita Ekpeyong by President Muhammadu Buhari. The blockade came amid heightened tensions between lawmakers and the presidency.

Rick Gates Set to Testify Against Ex-Boss Paul Manafort
Gates admitted that at Manafort's behest, they later created a loan agreement for Lyovochkin's payment, though no loan existed. On Tuesday, Gates did connect one part of the bank fraud charges against Manafort to his role in the Trump campaign .

Chief: "More questions than answers" after mother drowned daughter in river
A member of the TPD dive team discovered the unconscious child underwater at about 4:30 p.m., according to police. In 2015, police say a man threw his 5-year-old daughter to her death off the Skyway Bridge in St.

Android P is called ‘Pie’ and is now available for Pixel smartphones
Out of nowhere, Google just announced that the latest version of Android , Android P , is officially called Android 9 Pie . The digital wellness features are all still in beta, and won't be included when you get the update.

Strong winds continue to fuel California wildfires
Braden Varney, 36, was working alone overnight July 14 fighting the wildfire while his assistant went to get a new hydraulic hose. The report says the death of the 10-year veteran highlights the need for better risk assessment, communication and supervision.

Meghan Markle will go without Prince Harry details
According to Samantha's tweets, she not only took issue with her sibling, but also with the entire royal family. The Royals are an embarrassment for being so cold.

FUEL EFFICIENCY: Trump proposes rollback of Obama's clean auto rules
The Natural Resources Defense Council said the administration is "driving our auto future in reverse". The Trump administration wants to take away California's right to set higher standards.

Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide
The smoking ban goes beyond the inside of apartment units. ►Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. In South Dakota, nearly 3000 people live in public housing, but the rule is nothing new in KOTA Territory.

Russian Federation trying to hack U.S. elections confirms Trump administration in SHOCK outburst
Right before the briefing began, the White House released a letter Bolton sent to Senate Democrats about election interference. Stewart, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he's often asked what he sees as the biggest threats to the U.S.

Trump says he's willing to talk to Iran without preconditions
Thirdly, Iran is not almost as politically isolated as North Korea , as Rouhani's recent visit to Europe demonstrates. Trump's statements drew responses from the U.S.as well. "For now, it's not appropriate to talk with the U.S".

Actor Ving Rhames held at gunpoint in his own home
He said once he opened the door, a police officer told him to put his hands up while pointing his pistol at the actor. By sheer coincidence, one officer (who Rhames remembers being a captain with the Santa Monica Police) recognized him.