Cricket: India registers historic test victory at Lord’s against England

India bagged their first Test victory at the historic Lord’s in nearly three decades as they rode on Ishant Sharma’s inspired spell of fast bowling to flatten England by 95 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the five match series being played in England.

The tall pacer, whose consistency has always been questioned, played a pivotal role as he grabbed a career-best 7 for 74 to bowl out the home team for a 223 chasing a competitive victory target of 319.

It took 28 long years for India to win a Test match at the ‘Home of Cricket’ after ‘Kapil Dev’s team achieved the feat back in June 1986 winning by five wickets.

The victory also marked Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s first major victory as Test captain outside the sub-continent. The last time India won a Test match outside the South Asian region was back in 2011 when they defeated West Indies in a 1-0 series win.