Cricket is a recreation of nice uncertainties and Indian followers will hope their staff does one thing extraordinary to show the tables round within the ongoing Headingley Take a look at.
Realistically, staging a comeback after conceding a 354-run first-innings lead can be no in need of a miracle, particularly if we take India’s poor batting numbers in England into consideration.
5 out of India’s final seven innings defeats have are available England. India’s batting common of 23.78 is the bottom for any touring staff in England since 2011. Even the West Indies have averaged 25 in England in the course of the stated timeframe.
India must produce certainly one of their most unimaginable abroad performances to avert an innings defeat. Whereas we hope for a robust Indian comeback to make sure an excellent Take a look at, let’s have a look at India’s final three innings defeats. Not surprisingly, all of them got here in England.
#3 2018: England crush India at Lord’s
After a detailed defeat within the first Take a look at in Birmingham, Lord’s was India’s subsequent project. A greenish floor awaited them, and the guests blundered by selecting Kuldeep Yadav because the second spinner. Rain deserted the primary day’s play. Despatched in to bat, India had been bowled out for 107 within the first innings courtesy of James Anderson’s five-for.
England misplaced half their facet for 131 earlier than Chris Woakes got here to the get together and slammed his maiden Take a look at hundred. Woakes would additionally go on to choose up 4 wickets within the Take a look at.
Gazing a giant deficit, India folded for 130 within the second innings, this time Anderson and Stuart Broad selecting 4 wickets every.
India 107 (James Anderson 5/20) & 130 (James Anderson 4/23, Stuart Broad 4/44) misplaced to England 396 for 7 dec (Jonny Bairstow 93, Chris Woakes 137*, Sam Curran 40; Mohammed Shami 3/96, Hardik Pandya 3/66) by an innings and 159 runs
#2 2014: India’s Oval humiliation
Virtually a month earlier than the Oval Take a look at, India had gone one up within the collection by securing a well-known win at Lord’s. Two defeats later, they returned to London, hoping to make it 2-2. Their hopes had been thwarted within the first session of the Take a look at when the English pacers diminished them to 43 for 5 at Lunch. Skipper MS Dhoni’s lone hand took India to 148, one lower than what Joe Root would rating.
Joe Root’s unbeaten 149 was an innings of sophistication and authority as he piled on the runs, putting at over 90. England managed a 338-run lead within the first innings. India didn’t hassle the English bowlers a lot, folding for 94 within the second innings and struggling back-to-back innings defeats.
This stays India’s worst defeat since Lord’s 1974.
India 148 (MS Dhoni 82; Chris Jordan 3/32, Chris Woakes 3/30) & 94 (Chris Jordan 4/18) misplaced to England 486 (Alastair Cook dinner 79, Gary Ballance 64, Joe Root 149*, Jos Buttler 45; Ishant Sharma 4/96, Ravichandran Ashwin 3/72) by an innings and 244 runs
#1 2014: Grey skies and Stuart Broad deliver down India in Manchester
India had been courageous sufficient to elect to bat below grey skies. Anderson and Broad introduced them to eight for 4 within the sixth over. Skipper MS Dhoni helped them to 152, which wouldn’t be sufficient towards a superb English batting line-up that managed a 215-run lead.
India folded for 161 within the second innings, struggling their first innings defeat in two-and-a-half years.
India 152 (MS Dhoni 71, Ravichandran Ashwin 40; James Anderson 3/46, Stuart Broad 6/25) & 161 (Ravichandran Ashwin 46*; Moeen Ali 4/39) misplaced to England 367 (Ian Bell 58, Joe Root 77, Jos Buttler 70; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/75, Varun Aaron 3/97) by an innings and 54 runs