India vs England 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights – Aug 16, 2021

IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights today Monday, 8-16-2021 – 2nd Test, India tour of England from Lord’s, London.

ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20

The host team’s captain won the toss and chose to bowl.

India team: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Cheteshwar Pujuara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Jasprit Bumrah, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Mohammed Siraj.

England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Haseeb Hameed, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Mark Wood, 11 James Anderson.

Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Umpires – Michael Gough, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match number – Test no. 2429

Post Match Presentation.

Joe Root:

“You’re always trying to find ways to deal with things like that, we couldn’t see out the day which was frustrating but a lot of cricket to play and we’ll come back hard. [Morning meltdown] A lot on my shoulders, as captain you take responsibility, tactically we could have done things differently – we went from a position where we could win to being behind.

[Antagonism?] More than anything we got a few things wrong, credit to them [Shami and Bumrah], they played well for that partnership. But I’d do things differently. [Wood and Moeen] They threw everything into the Test, Mark hurt himself, but his attitude was great, seeing Mo playing the way he has was encouraging. [Series] We’ve found ourselves in this position before and come out on top. Be patient, learn the lessons and be better next time.

India captain Virat Kohli:

“Super proud of the whole team, the way we stuck to our plans, being put in our performance with the bat was outstanding. Pitch didn’t offer much in the first three days. But the way we played in the second innings, under pressure, from Jasprit and Shami was outstanding. We thought with 60 overs to go we could have a crack, and they were outstanding.

A bit of tension on the field really motivated us to finish the game. [Clapping Shami and Bumrah off] Wanted to let them know that we appreciated what they did, and they took the new ball and made breakthroughs for us. When we were most successful, our lower order was contributing, we went away from that a bit away from home but they are putting in the hard work with the coaches. The belief and the desire is there, to do the job for the team. [Lord’s victories] Last time was special, Ishant bowled outstandingly.

But this one, to get a result in 60 overs, is quite special. With someone like Siraj playing at Lord’s for the first time and bowling as he did was outstanding. We decided 60 was our mark, crucial breakthroughs were great for us and we carried on from there. The second half of the day, we thought we were on top and our fans got behind us. We feed off the energy of the crowd as well. [Independence Day win] The best gift we can give to India, but we have three more Test matches and we can’t sit on our laurels. [Robinson review] That one was gut feel but I like to go with my instinct.”

KL Rahul is Player of the Match:

[Honours board] “I’ve been looking at it every morning to see if they’ve put it up permanently. Really happy that the hundred could set up a victory for India. Put into bat we had to go out and give the team a good start and put up a total, the opening partnership was really crucial. We’ve been here for a couple of months, been working hard on our skills. At Trent Bridge we showed discipline, really pleased and happy we could go out and put up a performance like that.

[On-field chat?] With two competitive teams, you’re going to see a lot of heart and great skills and some words. We don’t mind a bit of banter, but if you go after one of our guys all eleven will come right back. That got us going, and the bowlers were really pumped to go out and have a crack. Really happy with the performance.”