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India Vs England: Seam Attack Bundle Out India For 107 In Rain-Hit Lord’s Test

Lack of batting technique with unpredictable temperament of Indian batting line up was the only reason they crumbled to 107 all out against a top quality England seam attack on second day of the second cricket Test.

Captain Virat Kohli had confirmed that there are no technical problems but the terrible batting lineup painted a sorry picture which turned the whole table around.

Batting under overcast conditions, Veteran bowler Jimmy Anderson (5/20) made them hop, skip and jump on a track with his 26th five-wicket haul in longest form. He was accompanied by Chris Woakes (2/19), Sam Curran (1/26) and Stuart Broad (1/37) with their best.

The excessive seam movement became too hot to handle despite only 35.2 overs being bowled on the day.

Murali Vijay (0) was the first prey of Anderson who missed the line completely.

KL Rahul (8) lazily nicked a delivery and the visitors lost their openers in very first session where only 6.3 overs were bowled.

Cheteshwar Pujara (1, 25 balls) left a lot of deliveries but was once again run out trying a quick single with his skipper Kohli backtracking after initially responding to a call.

The only hope was the Skipper himself and his vice captain Ajinkya Rahane (18), who had scored a memorable century in 2014.

With the adverse conditions, not for once did the Kohli-Rahane duo look settled during their 34-run stand off 13.1 overs.

Then it was comeback man Woakes, who was ready to make India’s innings miserable.

Finally, Kohli (23) who battled hard for almost 70 minutes and facing 57 balls, forced into committing a mistake by Woakes.

Hardik Pandya (11) who repeatedly played wrong shots and didn’t learn from his mistakes was caught by the same fielder playing with hard hands.

Dinesh Karthik (1) seemed to be clueless as Curran got one to dart back in as it destroyed his defence.

Rahane patience gave away as Anderson coming for his second spell bowled a beauty to force him to edging one to the slips as India’s resistance ended in a jiffy.

It was Ashwin 29 who ensured that his team crossed the three-figure mark as England gained complete control.

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