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