Despite winning the first Test match in a dominating fashion, England have surely struggled against a quality Indian side especially with the English batters lacking the ability to tackle the spinning conditions. England lost the second and third Test match inside 6 days and are now on the brink of conceding a massive loss in the ongoing fourth India vs England Test match as well. After getting England bowled out for 205 runs, Team India gained an imposing first innings lead of 160 runs on the back of Rishabh Pant’s sensational century and Washington Sundar’s brilliant 96-run unbeaten knock to put the visitors completely on the backfoot.
After his heroics with the bat Down Under, Rishabh Pant has had a brilliant time in this home Test series against England both with the bat and behind the stumps. Pant continued to show massive improvement in his wicket-keeping skills as he did an excellent job during that lightning fast stumping to dismiss Ollie Pope off Axar Patel’s bowling in the second innings of the 4th Test. After losing four wickets, Pope was looking comfortable at the crease before the right-hander advanced down the track and was beaten in flight by Axar and Pant removed the bails in a quick manner.
After India took a big lead of 160 runs, it was always going to be really difficult for the Englishmen to make a comeback in this England vs India Test match. England have already lost six wickets in the second innings including the prized scalp of their captain Joe Root and they are still behind by a lot of runs. The Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel are on a roll taking three wickets each and therefore, the hosts should wrap up things by the end of third day’s play with a big victory. India will successfully qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) finals alongside New Zealand after this win.
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