Bairstow and Woakes put England on top against India in second Test

India vs England,Ajinkya Rahane,Cheteshwar Pujara

India vs England,Ajinkya Rahane,Cheteshwar Pujara

England bowled out India for 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play on Sunday.

Play resumed with England, 1-0 up in a five-match series after their 31-run win at Edgbston last week, yet to bat.

India, who trailed by 289 runs from the first innings, were 17 for two when rain stopped play half an hour before the scheduled lunch interval.

And having bowled Vijay for nought in the first innings, it was not long before Anderson had him caught behind by wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow for his second duck of the match.

At he "Home of Cricket", the Virat Kohli-led unit showed no semblance of a fight, bringing back the haunted memories of the 2014 and 2011 series.

Yes, India have traditionally struggled against the moving ball in England and had the very worst of conditions here from the moment Root won an important toss but this was a brutal defeat for a proud captain in Virat Kohli.

India batted for just 82.2 overs in the entire match, with England's lone innings occupying 88.1 overs.

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As they sat in their dressing room, watching day one slowly and torturously washed out, India must have been willing the English rain to go away.

While other bowlers took most of the headlines, Anderson bowled beautifully last week at Edgbaston for comparatively little return - here at Lord's a Test later he fully reaped the rewards.

An inspired spell from Stuart Broad, during which he took four wickets in seven overs for just seven runs, put England on the brink of victory.

"Coming back into the side - as someone that's always been a big part of the squad for a long period of time now - it's great to see him [Woakes] taste some rewards, " England captain Joe Root said.

Resuming on 357-6, England surprisingly chose to bat on despite extending their lead past 150 on day three when Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow shared a partnership of 189. We deserved to lose this game, the way we went about things. "You can't really think about the conditions, you have to counter them as and when they come to you". "I was feeling in really good rhythm".

England celebrate with man of the match Chris Woakes.

The conditions were favourable to a side with four quick bowlers on form, and it was a superb toss to win, but England have shown, after a dismal winter past year, that they are capable of being a stunning side. I am chuffed to bits for Woakesy to get a hundred. To get a hundred and be on the Honours Board is something that will stay with me forever.

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