Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan believes that England are going to win the 2nd Test match against India at Lord’s. The former England skipper posted tweets to indicate that he thoroughly feels England defeat the Indian team in the Test. At the end of Day 4, England crushed to a score of 181-6, sending all the batsmen except Rishabh Pant to the pavilion.
After restricting India to 364 in the 1st innings with a 5-wicket haul by James Anderson, England put up 391 on the scoreboard with a 180-run marvellous knock by skipper Joe Root.
Managing a 27-run lead, India had to come up with a good total against the home team to take a dominating position in the match. However, India lost 3 quick wickets at the start of Day 4 and 3 quick wickets towards the end to struggle at 181-6 on the scoreboard.
Lovely day to win a Test at Lords: Tweets Michael Vaughan
After watching England’s powerful bowling attack on Day 4 of the Test, Michael Vaughan post tweets in which he predicted that England will defeat India in the Lord’s Test.
“Lovely day to win a Test at Lords … Think we are in for a nipper… #ENGvsIND”, Michael Vaughan tweeted.
The active cricket commentator also pointed out that England just have to outplay Rishabh Pant on Day 5 and it will change the scenario on England’s side.
“England favourites but only just … an hour of Rishab in the morning & that all changes … #ENGvsIND,” he further tweeted. Have a look Michael Vaughan’s tweets below.
England favourites but only just … an hour of Rishab in the morning & that all changes … #ENGvsIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 15, 2021
Lovely day to win a Test at Lords … Think we are in for a nipper … #ENGvsIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 16, 2021
Earlier, Michael Vaughan had also criticized Virat Kohli for his poor batting show in the ongoing Test series against England, saying that he should properly understand the position of his off-stump.
“Really good bowling, not good batting. Virat Kohli is a better player than that. When he had success in English conditions, he was knowing exactly where his off-stump is. His trigger movement goes over to the off-stump and he knows where it is.
“So far in this series, I just wonder whether he lost his off-stump because he is going over quite a long way and his head is going with him because of that, I think he thinks his off-stump is around the fourth and fifth stump line. He needs to get back into alignment,” Vaughan had said.
England vs India 2nd Test has entered an interesting phase with both the teams toiling hard to give their best show in the match. In the first innings, KL Rahul smacked a marvellous hundred on Day 1. Later, James Anderson picked 5 wickets to restrict India to 364.
Later, Joe Root smacked a 180-run knock in the 1st innings to help his team earn a 27-run lead in the 1st innings. With a 3-wicket haul and 2 wickets by Mark Wood and Moeen Ali respectively, England sent India into a pressure situation with 281-6 on the scoreboard.