Published: Mon, August 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Broad propels England to victory over India

Broad propels England to victory over India

In claiming nine wickets, Anderson became the first player to take 100 Test wickets at Lord's and helped England clinch an innings-and-159-run victory in the capital.

Broad then dismissed captain Virat Kohli (17) and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik (0) off consecutive balls to reduce the Indians to 66 for six in their second innings at tea.

"It is a lower back issue, coming up again and again, purely because of the workload and the number of matches I have been playing", Kohli said when asked if he batted with an injury which affected his movement on the crease.

"I'm the first one to come out and accept that because unless you accept your mistake you can't improve on it and you can't get better and have a chance of competing in the next game", he said. The Indian batsmen capitulated against Anderson and company.

But the pick of the England attack this time was their other thoroughbred in Stuart Broad, who galloped in from the Pavilion End to take four wickets in a brilliant seven-over spell only ended by another untimely rain delay.

"I am not very proud of the way we played", Kohli admitted.

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Questions still remain over England's top order - they were struggling at 89-4 on Saturday - but Woakes' all-round performance is a promising sign for the hosts.

"We're certainly not thinking of anything else, but to get to 2-1 in the series and from there on build on that strongly", Kohli said. Sometimes the rub of the green will go your way too.

Effusive in his praise for very effective James Anderson, England skipper Joe Root says the veteran paceman is a "special commodity", who is getting better with age. "Looking at things now, the weather was so unpredictable", he added. We'll have to accept those, put them on the side, learn from them and make sure that we're not thinking about the same mistakes again rather get more confident and get ahead of the mistake and not repeat it again.

Sunday followed the same pattern of English domination as Friday and Saturday with Root, who appears to have visibly grown as a captain in the last two games, understandably deciding to extend England's first innings. He didn't disappoint - he bowled exceptionally well in those conditions, and it must have been very hard to come up against that.

Root added: "To go and get to a position where you can declare that far in front is testament to one partnership in particular - Jonny and Woaksy were magnificent". "I was feeling in really good rhythm". Time and again he puts in fantastic performances, and you know if he's not taking wickets he's going at two an over so he always gives you control as have the rest of the guys throughout this series. We're really enjoying being out there. But he settled in magnificently well with that first spell in particular, then took that confidence into his batting, that partnership changed the game, turned it on its head, and got us miles ahead on that surface.

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