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Adil Rashid Creates Unwanted Record In England's Win Over India At Lord's

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • It was a rather unfortunate event for the leg-spinner, who didn't bowl even a single over, or batted for even one delivery, or did anything significant in the field
  • England won the second Test by an innings and 159 runs, which results in a 2-0 lead in the five-Test series

The second Test between England and India at Lord's was a fruitful affair for the hosts. They won the fixture by an innings and 159 runs, which results in a 2-0 lead in the five-Test series. 

Joe Root and co. were so good that the match was finished within two and a half days. All the players played their part, barring one. Adil Rashid, the only spinner chosen in the team, did absolutely nothing during the whole match.

It was a rather unfortunate event for the leg-spinner, who didn't bowl even a single over, or batted for even one delivery, or did anything significant in the field. When England were bowling, the conditions were so pacer friendly that the fast bowlers dismissed Indian batters in 35.2 and 47 overs respectively. And when England were batting, they declared their innings at 396 for 7, with Rashid not getting a chance to enter the field.

He became the 14th player in the cricket history to have had no impact whatsoever during a Test match. The last English player to have suffered a similar fate was Gareth Batty, when England took on Bangladesh in 2005.

The Lord's Test was full of drama and action. For most parts, the rain played spoilsport and threaten to affect the proceedings. But during the two and a half days of cricket, there were numerous headlining moments.

India's batting collapse was one of the biggest talking points. Virat Kohli and co. were bowled out for 107 in their first innings, before getting dismissed for 130 in the second innings. Then there was the brilliant bowling display by England. Their pacers were at their utmost best, and ensued that 20 wickets were taken in less than 83 overs. Further, there was the non-involvement of Rashid, who despite playing, contributed nothing in his side's big win. 

READ: England Demolish Virat Kohli, India In The Second Test At Lord's

But for fans, it seems a funny incident which occurred during India's batting in the second innings was the best moment. India were 61 for 4, with Stuart Broad bowling. The English pacer took two wickets in two deliveries, and was set for a possibility of a hat-trick.

Prior to the hat-trick ball, the TV visuals showed "Chris Broad on a hat-trick". It was met with a round of laughter, given Chris Broad is the father of Stuart.

READ: Virender Sehwag Terms India's Performance Against England At Lord's As "very Poor"

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