Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo: Twitter)

If it was the Indian pacers in the first ODI who tore the backbone of the English batting lineup, in the 2nd ODI, it was the turn of Yuzvendra Chahal.

Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field first, the ball swung in the first powerplay, but both Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow rode their luck as there were way too many plays and misses. It seemed at one point that they were past that phase as both of them tried to attack their way out of a tough spell. But Hardik Pandya gave India the first breakthrough with the wicket of Jason Roy.

If England thought they would have it easy after seeing off the opening burst from Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, they were in for a reality check as Yuzvendra Chahal got the wickets of Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Ben Stokes. One thing in common between all three dismissals was that the batters got out on full balls.

Yuzvendra Chahal Clean Bowled Jonny Bairstoow
Yuzvendra Chahal Clean Bowled Jonny Bairstoow PC- Twitter

Yuzvendra Chahal Also Becomes Just The 2nd Leg-Spinner To Take A Wicket Haul At Lords In More Than 20 Years

England after being 6 down found their way back in the game through a partnership between Moeen Ali and David Willey but as Ali was looking to accelerate in the final 10 overs, Chahal returned to get his wicket too.

Yuzvendra Chahal and Virat Kohli
Yuzvendra Chahal and Virat Kohli PC- ESPN

By picking up 4 wickets, Chahal broke the 39-year-old record of Mohinder Amarnath’s best figures at Lords.

Amarnath had picked up 3/12 in the 1983 world cup final.

Chahal also became the first leg spinner to pick 4 wickets at Lords after Shane Warne achieved the feat in the 1999 world cup Final.

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