IND vs ENG: After Lord’s high, Virat Kohli & Co succumb innings defeat humiliation 1st time since 2018: After an emphatic victory at Lord’s, Virat Kohli and Co. now have an unforgettable humiliating defeat of an innings and 76 runs against England at Headingley, Leeds. With this unwanted defeat, India have registered their first defeat by an innings margin since 2018. The last one came against England in 2018 where England won by an innings and 159 runs against India at Lord’s.
Infact, India have lost by an innings and some runs margin against England for the sixth time in the last decade. During the 2011, 2014 tours- India lost two matches each, in 2018- one match to this one in 2021.
Besides, this is India’s 45 defeat by an innings margin and some runs in the whites.
India’s share of ups and down
Not long ago, India had a similar below-par show with the bat against Australia in Adelaide (December 2020) during the first Test where the batting unit collapsed for a total of just 36 runs. A similar unwanted situation surfaced during the Headingley, Leeds Test where the Indian unit was bundled for just 78 runs in the first innings despite the turf being a batting-friendly pitch.
With England roaring ferociously right in their first innings, Joe Root led side posted a high total of 432 runs and left India with a trail of 354 runs. In reply, the hosts did come with a few solid partnerships but the English pacer- Ollie Robinson’s fifer to wrap up India’s innings on day four left the visitors to a humiliating defeat.
With England’s win- the series is equalled 1-1 with two more contests yet to play into.
IND vs ENG: After Lord’s high, Virat Kohli & Co succumb innings defeat humiliation 1st time since 2018