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James Anderson took 5-65 as England stormed to a 196-run victory over India on the final afternoon of a thrilling opening Test at Lord’s.

Needing nine wickets to win, England made the perfect start, removing three batsmen in the morning session, and taking the key wicket of Sachin Tendulkar after lunch.

With Suresh Raina (78) offering stern resistance, India battled through to tea with five wickets intact, but Chris Tremlett removed captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the tourists’ tail offered little resistance.

With a packed Lord’s cheering every ball, Stuart Broad took the last Indian wicket, sparking jubilation among the England players as they seized a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

And Andrew Strauss’s men will head to Trent Bridge on Friday full of confidence after getting the better of the world’s top-ranked side in a match which proved entirely worthy of the 2,000th Test in history.

India remain the number one side in the Test rankings but England will supplant them if they can win the series by a two-match margin.