Murali Vijay faces Twitter's wrath for registering 'pair' in Lord's Test

WION Web Team
Lord's Cricket Ground, Saint John's Wood Road, London, UK Published: Aug 13, 2018, 01:08 PM(IST)

A file photo of Murali Vijay. Photograph:( Reuters )

India suffered an embarrassing defeat at the hands of England at Lord's on Sunday. Though there are numerous reasons behind the loss, batting was a major concern as the batsmen failed to stick to the crease and kept on losing wickets in quick successions. 

Angry at the way the world No 1 Test team played on foreign soil, Indian fans slammed the batsmen on Twitter, especially, Murli Vijay, who left them exasperated with his performance. 

The opener was dismissed for a duck by James Anderson in the first innings as the visitors were rolled over for 107 and suffered a similar fate in the second innings. 

With two ducks in a single Test, Vijay became only the sixth Indian opener to register a 'pair' in Test cricket history. 

Many even sought his exclusion from India's playing XI for the rest of the series in England.

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Vijay managed a total of 26 runs in the first Test but survived the selectors' chop with Shikhar Dhawan dropped from the second Test. 

Chris Woakes's unbeaten 137 and a gritty 93 from Jonny Bairstow helped England declare their innings at 396 for seven, taking a 289-run first innings lead. 

India bundled out for 130 runs in the second innings and lost the second Test by an innings and 159 runs. 

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