Phew! what a game? who would have thought that India will win the match at the start of the day?. But this fearless Indian team scripted their victory, thanks to their pacers who were unstoppable and English batsmen were not having any answers to them, even in form Joe Root.
It’s all started with India having the lead of 154 runs with just 4 wickets in hand, England might have thought about 200-220 runs to chase. Even the Indian team also might have thought the same as well.
But it was the Indian tail-enders who came as an out-of-syllabus for England bowlers, scored crucial runs almost fetched 100 runs for the ninth wicket.
Wickets were tumbling
60 overs to go and 272 runs to chase, in that stage match, is going towards yet another draw. But yet again Bumrah-Shami performers of the day with the bat, struck in their first over to send the English openers to the Pavillion. Later Ishant Sharma removed Haseeb and Jonny Bairstow before the Tea.
Just after the Tea, Bumrah sent English skipper Joe Root to reduce England 67 for five, in that time England was required to bat 37 overs to more to save the match. Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler had their time to settle when the things were looking they can save the match for England, Mohammed Siraj took the wicket of Moeen Ali and Sam Curran.
Then there were mere formalities for Indian bowlers to uproot the England innings to give sensational victory to India, soon after India’s victory fans are praising Indian team, let’s have a look at some response,
After the win Indian captain, Kohli told “Have been a part of the winning Test last time under MS. That was pretty special. But this one, to get a result in 60 overs is quite special.”
“We went from a very strong position where we looked like we would win the game to losing. More than anything, just got a few things wrong. That partnership, they did pretty well.” England skipper addressed after the match.