England Vs India: Video - Ishant Sharma's Brilliance at Lord's

Published - 21 Jul 2018, 07:58 PM

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Ishant Sharma would want to continue his fine show. Credits: Getty Images.

With India all set to lock horns in the United Kindom (UK) within the next couple of weeks, a lot of entertainment is on cards in overseas conditions. The two teams are top quality Test outfits and in the last few years, have been involved in some memorable contests.  One of the contests between these two teams was more memorable for a certain and lanky Delhi-based paceman Ishant Sharma, who displayed his masterclass.

During India’s previous tour to the shores of the UK in 2014, the Test series turned out to be a forgettable outing. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian side was drubbed 3-1, and despite having a lead early on in the series, the side went on to make an absolute mess.

Ishant Sharma
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The sole win was extremely memorable. India registered their first win at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Stadium in over 28 years. That victory is still ranked among the most important ones in India’s Test history.

There were a few heroes for India. Also, Ajinkya Rahane’s blazing counter attacking ton gave India the edge on day one.

However, on day two; best known for the five-wicket haul of the pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the swing sensation was on fire.

Similarly, the next two days were about Murali Vijay and Ravindra Jadeja respectively.

However, India’s biggest hero of that game stole the show on the final day of the Test. It was Ishant Sharma, who single-handedly decimated English batters on the final day – to hand India a convincing win.

Ishant Sharma
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With a target of 319, England seemed to be in a decent position with Joe Root and Moeen Ali almost playing out the first session without any damage.

But, in the dying moments of the first session, Ishant dismissed Ali, which in a way began a procession.

Soon Matt Prior, Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Stuart Broad were victims to the short ball ploy. And some fine bowling from Ishant sealed the game for India.

Registering career-best figures of  7-74, Ishant was the Man of the Match as India won the Test by 95 runs.

On the fourth anniversary of the spell, below, we have a look at the video. It proved to be a memorable performance by very own Ishant.


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