Former Pakistan batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq felt that India deserved the win at Lord’s for their consistent performances in the first Test at Nottingham and was impressed by India’s approach. After having lost the toss, India was put in to bat first in a tough day 1 pitch and the Indian openers responded in the best way possible by sharing a century partnership for the first wicket.
It started off from there and in the second innings when India batted, it was the middle order that chipped it. Towards the end of day four, the onus was on Rishabh Pant to deliver and take India home to safety. But the tailenders contributed really well and took India to a comfortable position.
Inzamam- Ul-Haq Impressed By India’s Aggressive Approach
Inzamam-Ul-Haq mentioned that India bowled throughout the series so far and hasn’t gone in the back seat. He added that India’s missed-out the opportunity at the Nottingham with rain affecting the final day’s play was rewarded with a win at the Lord’s. He added the attitude and aggression of the Indian team impressed him a lot.
“Bowlers were bowling well in the first Test match, and even here they did not miss any opportunity. According to me, the opportunity that India missed out on in the first Test, this fantastic Test win is a reward for that. You win Test matches and you lose some, But, the most impressive thing for me is that the approach and the aggression, which matters the most,” Inzamam-ul-Haq told on his Youtube Channel.
Inzamam-Ul-Haq Stresses The Importance Of The Tailender Partnership
Inzamam notified that the tail ender’s contribution could define the strength of a team and lauded Mohammad Shami for scoring a memorable unbeaten half-century in the second innings. He added that the partnership between Shami and Bumrah of 89 shattered England’s hopes in the Test.
“If you want to assess the strength of any team, you’ll get to know about the strength of the team when their tail order bats. They fight, and you are aware of their strength. So, when Shami scored his 50, the batsmen above him were dismissed, but he fought and this partnership was crucial to break England down,” he added.
India bowled out England for 120 in their last innings on the final day under 60 overs and won the Test by 151 runs.