India’s decimating performance continues even on day 4. As the bowlers roll over the English batting making sure India secures its biggest win against England at Chepauk this Tuesday by 317 runs.
India outplayed England in all three departments. It all started from the day 1 with Rohit Sharma’s assault scoring a massive 161 which already decided the fate of the match. On a raging turner like the one it was, it was hardly possible for the inexperienced English team to survive.
The conditions favoured the home side and with the toss going in Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s favour everyone knew England’s fate.
With Sharma starting it off to Ravi Ashwin’s outstanding bowling and batting taking 8 wickets and getting a hundred in the same match. Axar Patel getting a five-for on his debut, it has been a brilliant show put up the hosts in front of their crowd who returned to field only after more than than a year. Not forgetting the contributions made by Ajinkya Rahane and Virat with the bat and the way Rishabh Pant showed his character with the bat and also behind the stumps, it was a valiant team effort put on display.
England’ performance against India in 2nd match:
For England it was indeed a tough one right from losing the toss to playing one spinner short to the defensive mindset during the field and with the bat in the first innings were the possible reasons for the loss. It wasn’t the way you would expect a team who seemed to be on a roll winning 8 matches straight in subcontinent conditions before this.
The major positive for England in this match was the performance of Moen Ali who not only was the highest wicket-taker, with 4 in each innings but showed some massive striking with the bat in the second innings scoring 43(18) until India’ Kuldeep Yadav put an end to his innings.
Ben Foakes was another big positive with the temperament he showed in the 1st innings with bat and the way he held the gloves was very pleasing to watch. England has enough time to figure out things before the next match and need to analyze the pitch before picking up the team.
And that was all about it folks as the caravan now rolls along to Ahmadabad for the pink ball test. Teams have 8 days’ time to get ready.