5 talking points from England vs India day five as Kohli’s side earn famous win

India beat England by 151 runs on day five of the second Test at Lord's, as what has been a magnificent game experienced even more twists and turns.

The day began with England hoping to bowl India out quickly for a lead of under 200 and they got off to a good start, dismissing the dangerous Rishabh Pant early.

However, India's tail proceeded to wag in a way nobody had forseen, with Ishant Sharma adding 16, Mohammed Shami adding 56 and Jasprit Bumrah adding 34.

They took India's lead well beyond 200 and allowed them to declare, setting England an improbable 272 to win.

In response, India got both of England's openers out for nought to put them under immediate pressure.

Haseeb Hameed managed to avoid getting a king pair, but he also perished for just nine runs, before Jonny Bairstow was dismissed for two on the stroke of tea.

Bumrah then got the prize wicket of Joe Root for 33, with Virat Kohli taking the catch at first slip.

Despite some stiff resistance from England's lower order, India managed bowl them all out for 120 to earn a dramatic win and conclude what has been an absorbing five days of Test match cricket.

Here are five talking points from the day's play.

Pant's dismissal

India's wicketkeeper-batsman is absolutely box-office and could have taken the game away from England with a counter-attack in the morning session.

However, England were able to dismiss him early for just 22 runs, with Ollie Robinson getting him caught behind.

It seemed like a hugely important wicket at the time as it exposed a very long Indian tail which England were hopeful of mopping up with relative ease.

Crucial tailender cameos

However, things did not go to plan for England when it came to dismissing India's tailenders, with Sharma, Shami and Bumrah all managing to reach double figures.

Shami in particular impressed, scoring his second ever Test fifty, and those lower-order runs were crucial as they pushed India's lead well over 200 and virtually extinguished any chance England had of winning.

England's bowling plans were roundly criticised as they looked to pepper India with short balls and set some curious fields.

Speaking on BBC Test Match Special, former England captain Michael Vaughan said: "England, from being in a position in a position of strength, didn't know how to get that key moment going their way.

"They didn't have that instinct to keep it simple. They over thought it and got it in their head that they had to be really complicated with their field settings and it has given India a chance of winning this game.

"I wonder how much it will impact the rest of the series."

Burns and Sibley's unwanted record

Rory Burns and Dom Sibley have both come under fire for their struggles with the bat and the pair were both dismissed for nought on day five, earning an unwanted record in the process.

Bumrah got Burns caught at mid-off for a duck and Sibley was then dismissed by Shami in the next over for a duck.

It was the first time ever that both of England's openers had been dismissed without scoring in a home Test innings as England's top-order frailties were once again exposed.

They also set a new Test record, with Sibley's duck the tenth time an England opener has been dismissed for nought in a calendar year – the most by any team in history.

Burns' duck, meanwhile, was the fifth time he has been dismissed without scoring in 2021, tying the record for the most Test ducks in one year with former England captain Michael Atherton and former India captain Pankaj Roy.

Root's dismissal

As the England wickets continued to fall, captain Root was once again tasked with holding things together.

However, India managed to dismiss him for 33 in the final session, with Bumrah drawing the edge and Kohli snaffling the catch.

Root fell with the score at 67-5 and his wicket was a major blow to England's hopes of holding out for a draw.

Although Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali and Robinson put up some resistance, it was not enough to earn England a draw.

Test cricket at its best

This game showcased the absolute best of Test cricket, with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma batting beautifully on day one, Anderson showing his class with the ball, Root putting on a batting masterclass, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane battling valiantly and India's lower-order firing with the bat.

There was also plenty of needle between the two sides, with Bumrah peppering Anderson with some short stuff and Kohli clashing with the veteran seamer.

In the end India secured a famous victory in what has been an excellent showcase of Test cricket.

Stuart Broad tweeted: "Whatever the result ends up being, this has been a superb Test Match. The sways of momentum towards each team at different points is really what makes Test Cricket so unique & absorbing to watch #ENGvsIND"

Nasser Hussain simply tweeted: "Brilliant test match cricket !!! Just brilliant"

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