England crush India by 196 runs


England bowler James Anderson celebrates after removing the key wicket of India's Suresh Raina

(CNN) — England took nine second-innings wickets on the final day’s play against India at Lord’s Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.

Stuart Broad took the final wicket of tailender Ishant Sharma to end a remarkable match that saw the fortunes of both teams veer dramatically over the course of 2,000th Test in cricket history.

The fifth day started in brilliant sunshine in north-west London as India — ranked number one in the world in the five-day game, with England following closely behind — attempted to save the match.

England had set India a tough target of 458 to win, and the tourists reached 80-1 at stumps on the fourth day, giving them hope of at least a draw.


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