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Kohli says India 'should be better' after Lord's debacle

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Virat Kohli said India should be "better than that" after an innings and 159-run hammering by England in the second Test at Lord's on Sunday.
The heaviest defeat of Kohli's reign as India captain was completed after tea on the fourth day, with his side now 2-0 down in a five-match series.
Yet in a fixture marred by rain -- Thursday's first day was completely washed out -- India were effectively defeated inside two standard days' playing time.
Their batsmen were left helpless as Joe Root's attack, led by spearhead James Anderson, made the most of the overcast and typically English swing-friendly conditions, with India dismissed for just 107 and 130.
Significantly, India's two innings were completed in 82.2 overs, while England batted just the once while making 396 for seven declared in 88.1 overs.