India won a landslide victory over England on day five of the second 151-point try at Lord's Cricket Stadium. It was an amazing performance by the visiting team, led by their bowling players, who also contributed with the bat in hand. The fifth day of the match begun on an unpleasant note for India, as Rishabh Pant lost his wicket. But tail-end batters gave an exceptional performance, leading to India’s win. Shami-Bumrah registered a record. The pair became the highest run-getter in Test cricket for the ninth wicket on English soil. The order broke the previous record of 39 years. Kapil Dev-Madan Lal's 66-run partnership for the ninth wicket on English soil so far is a record. Kapil and Madan Lal set the record at Lord's in 1982.
Kohli's aggressive captaincy style was here for everyone to view again. He not only pushed Shami and Bumrah when the duet was batting, but also established an aggressive field for the English batters.
Joe Root ended up a loser and was completely shocked by the result. Speaking at the post-match press conference, Root shed light on Kohli being the aggressive captain. “Virat got his style and his way of doing things and, it’s probably contrasting to the way I naturally play my cricket. But I think everyone’s got their styles and their ways of doing things I think India as well has been a very good side for a long period. And I think we’re in a unique position, we’re trying to get to where they are and we need to keep finding ways of improving and getting better.”
“So, and for four days of this game, I think you know we played some fantastic cricket. You know it was disappointing to find ourselves in this position now after pretty average days. We just need to be better for a longer run and, that’s pretty much how I see it,” Root said.