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'After Day One of the Lord's Test, I told Arjun we are winning this'

July 23, 2014 08:10 IST

'After Day One of the Lord's Test, I told Arjun we are winning this'

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Sachin Tendulkar has revealed that he had predicted a India win in the just-concluded second cricket Test against England after witnessing the opening day's proceedings at the historic Lord's. 

Tendulkar, who was in London and watched the first day's play along with his son Arjun, said the "wonderful" showing by the young team has lifted the spirits of the entire nation. 

"I am so happy, it was a wonderful performance," he told NDTV

"In fact, when the Test match started I was in London on Day 1. I watched Day 1 and told my son Arjun "we have an upperhand. According to me we are 80 per cent right now. If England bat exceptionally well in the first innings then they have a chance, otherwise we are winning this Test".

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Image: Sachin Tendulkar of MCC looks on during the MCC and Rest of the World match at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 5
Photographs: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

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And I am glad it worked out that way because the entire nation was looking forward to be 1-0 up in the series," he added. 

On Monday, India clinched their first Test win at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades after riding on Ishant Sharma's inspired spell of fast bowling to demolish England by 95 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. 

India registered their first Test win at the 'Home of Cricket' in 28 years -– only second win in 17 Tests here -– after 'Kapil Dev's team achieved the feat back in June 1986 winning by five wickets.


Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (left) speaks to Ishant Sharma
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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