England rout India by an innings and 159 runs in 2nd Test

England rout India by an innings and 159 runs in 2nd Test

In the end, the Indians were bowled out for 130 and they lost the match by an innings and 159 runs to go 2-0 down in the series.

It now seemed further rain was India's best hope of avoiding a defeat that would leave them 2-0 down in this five-match series.

England resumed on 357 for six, already 250 runs ahead of India's meagre first-innings 107 all out. And on Sunday, they had a mighty scare when their batting mainstay and skipper Kohli did not come to the field when the fourth day's play began.

"Coming back into the side - as someone that's always been a big part of the squad for a long period of time now - it's great to see him [Woakes] taste some rewards, " England captain Joe Root said.

England celebrate with man of the match Chris Woakes.

Anderson, who took his 100th Test wicket at Lord's earlier in the day, returned to dismiss Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami.

England's Stuart Broad appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of India's Cheteshwar Pujara during the Second Test at Lord's, London, Britain, August 12, 2018.

The only question then was whether India could take the game into a final day but the answer emphatically was that they could not, with Anderson again magnificent in going past 100 wickets at Lord's and Woakes again superb.

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But that's of zero concern to Scott, who carded a superb five-under-par 65 to climb to five under overall and a share of ninth. But he needed 18 putts on the back nine for a total of 30, and the difference between being closer to the lead.

After the tea interval, Anderson and Woakes combined to sweep aside the tail, with Anderson adding four wickets to his first innings haul of five for 20.

Kohli did not take the field on Day 4 due to back issues and was forced to bat at No. 5 after missing a chunk of play due to the injury.

Broad only claimed one wicket in the first innings but began a devastating spell today by finding Ajinkya Rahane's outside edge, with Keaton Jennings taking the catch in the slips.

He completed his maiden Test century on Saturday, when he shared an England record sixth-wicket stand against India of 189 with Bairstow (93).

The very next ball Broad trapped Dinesh Karthik LBW to reduce India to 61-6 as England closed in on a devastating victory.

Anderson once again got into the act and wrapped up the lower order but credit must go to Ravichandran Ashwin and Hardik Pandya the two all-rounders in the team who made the English bowlers work hard. Even when the ball's doing a bit, you have to pitch it in the right areas. But like I said, I was a bit nervous out there yesterday.

Fittingly, it was Woakes who wrapped up the win for England as Ishant Sharma was caught down the leg-side.