The young Indian side led by M.S.Dhoni troubled the Englishmen on their home turf and beat them at their own game. Rahane , Vijay , Jadeja , Ishant Sharma , Bhuvneshwar Kumar were the star contributers in the win. On the other hand, Virat Kohli is still struggling to get some form going after a duck off the first ball in the second innings and Pujara failed to convert his start into a big score in the second innings.  Bhuvi continued to show some promise with both bat and ball, having made his third fifty in the last four innings and taking 6 wickets in the match. The tactics of Dhoni surprised many but were successful in the end. On the batting front though he failed to convert his start into big score and is still a concern for the Indian team.

Since 1932 , Indians were always dominated at the Home ground of cricket (The lord’s) except in the year 1986 when Kapil dev led the Indian side to a 5-wicket win. The key players in that test match were Dilip Vengsarkar who made an unbeaten 126, Chetan Sharma with his fiver and the skipper himself took 4 wickets for 52 runs.

After that historic win after a 28-year long wait, let us have have a look at the last 10 matches of Indian cricket team at Lord’s before last night’s win.


Date Captain Result Margin of Result
June 25, 1932 CK Nayudu Lost By 158 Runs
June 27, 1936 Maharajah of Vizianagram Lost By 9 Wickets
June 22, 1946 Nawab of Pataudi Sr Lost By 10 Wickets
June 19, 1952 Vijay Hazare Lost By 8 Wickets
June 18, 1959 Pankaj Roy Lost By 8 Wickets
June 22, 1967 Nawab of Pataudi Jr Lost By an Inn & 124 Runs
July 22, 1971 Ajit Wadekar Draw
June 20, 1974 Ajit Wadekar Lost By an Inn & 285 Runs
August 2, 1979 Srinivas Venkatraghavan Draw
June 10, 1982 Sunil Gavaskar Lost By 7 Wickets
June 5, 1986 Kapil Dev Won By 5 Wickets
July 26, 1990 Mohammad Azharuddin Lost By 247 Runs
June 20, 1996 Mohammad Azharuddin Draw
July 25, 2002 Sourav Ganguly Lost By 170 Runs
July 19, 2007 Rahul Dravid Draw
July 21, 2011 MS Dhoni Lost By 196 Runs


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