Stuart Broad and James Anderson picked up eight wickets between to help England beat India in the second Test of the series played at Lords Cricket Ground, London. The visitors failed to put up a fight as they were bundled out for 130 in the second innings.
Virat Kohli and co. were on the back foot from the start after getting dismissed for 107 runs in the first innings. Joe Root won the toss for England and decided to bowl first. James Anderson ran through the top order in the first hour to see India in all sorts of trouble. He picked up five wickets in the first innings and also completed 100 wickets at Lords.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the only player who batted with composure and produced scores of 29* and 33 for India. The rest of the batting lineup showed no application to work hard for runs in bowler-friendly conditions.
England were in trouble at 131 for 5 but Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes put on a big partnership to help the side post a competitive score on the board. Woakes smashed an unbeaten 137 runs to see England declare their innings at 396 for 7 after 88.1 overs.
It was more of the same for India in the second innings to see England win by an innings and 159 runs. Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin were the only ones who looked to work hard for their runs while the rest perished for low scores. Chris Woakes picked up the last wicket of Ishant Sharma to see England go 2-0 up in the five-match series.
For England, James Anderson was the standout bowler with nine wickets in the game. Stuart Broad also produced a splendid spell in the second innings to finish with figures of 4 for 44.
All-rounder Chris Woakes was adjudged player of the match for his splendid century and four wickets against India. The third game of the five-match series will be played on Saturday at Nottingham.