India‘s record at Lord’s in Test cricket against England is something that they wouldn’t be so prowd of. India has played 16 test matches at Lord’s so far and have won only one match of all.

Here is a complete detail of how India has fared in Test matches at Lord’s so far –

Winner Margin Toss Choice Match Date
England 158 Runs England Bat 25 June 1932
England 9 Wickets England Bowl 27 June 1936
England 10 Wickets India Bat 22 June 1946
England 8 Wickets India Bat 19 June 1952
England 8 Wickets India Bat 18 June 1959
England Innings & 124 Runs India Bat 22 June 1967
DRAW England Bat 22 July 1971
England Innings & 285 Runs England Bat 20 June 1974
DRAW India Bat 2 Aug 1979
England 7 Wickets England Bat 10 June 1982
India 5 Wickets India Bat 5 June 1986
England 247 Runs India Bowl 26 July 1990
DRAW India Bowl 20 June 1996
England 170 Runs England Bat 25 July 2002
DRAW England Bat 19 July 2007
England 196 Runs India Bowl 21 July 2011

The matches India have lost at Lord’s have all been from huge margins. This time round will be a good opportunity to set this record a bit right though it will take a lot more time to make this record look respectable.

If we take look at what the teams have mostly opted to do after winning the toss is choose to bat. In the 16 matches played, 12 times the team winning the toss as opted to bat first.

The only time when India won match here was because of some good bowling performances by Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev.

With Dhoni being the captain we can still expect him to do the unexpected. Overall England’s domination at Lord’s over India is clearly seen, it will be interesting to see what will happen this around.

Stat updated till 16 July, 2014

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