England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

England beat India by an innings and 159 runs

The Indian skipper could only manage scores of 23 and 17 as his team suffered an embarrassing innings-and-159-run defeat to give England a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against the world's top-ranked side within three days.

India was all out for 130 in its second innings, barely improving on 107 in the first. Woakes (2/24) continued his excellent performance trapping Hardik Pandya (26) lbw before Anderson came to clean up the tail.

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 ideal antidote to Bristol.

But Kohli downplayed fears over his condition, saying he was "confident" he'd be ready to play when the series resumes at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Saturday.

The only question then was whether India could take the game into a final day but the answer emphatically was that they could not, with Anderson again magnificent in going past 100 wickets at Lord's and Woakes again superb.

Anderson leaves Lord's having taken the most wickets against India in Tests, with 99 wickets in 24 matches.

There are also concerns for India over the fitness of captain Virat Kohli, who received treatment on the field for a sore back after missing much of the morning session.

KL Rahul was undone in similar fashion, pinned on the crease by Anderson, before Broad's afternoon spell disrupted the middle order to leave them 61-6.

"Coming back into the side - as someone that's always been a big part of the squad for a long period of time now - it's great to see him [Woakes] taste some rewards, " England captain Joe Root said.

He now has 553 Test wickets and is just 10 behind Australian Glenn McGrath's record for the most wickets taken by a seamer in Test cricket.

On the other hand, England is on a roll, with Anderson and Broad - combined age of 68 - bowling as well as they have ever done. His tweet read, "Very poor from India".

Anderson became the first man to take 100 tests wickets at Lord's when he dismissed opener Murali Vijay without scoring for the second time when India batted again.

The wasted review proved disastrous, as Karthik was adjudged lbw very next ball.

That partnership helped England recover from a top-order collapse that saw them slump to 89 for four at lunch on the third day.

Stuart Broad had Ajinkya Rahane caught at third slip for 13, bowled Cheteshwar Pujara for 17 and then picked up the prize wicket of Kohli, caught at short leg by debutant Ollie Pope for 17 off his glove. "I was feeling in really good rhythm". "We deserved to lose this game". Special performance from everyone but Chris Woakes was off the scale.

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