England managed to beat India in the 3rd test match, by an innings and 76 runs. While Day 4 of the test began with high stakes, the tide soon began to turn in England’s favor, with India losing its last 8 wickets for 63 runs and their last 7 for 41.
The 5-match series is at 1-1 now.
Indian Batsmen No Match for England Bowlers
England’s bowler, Ollie Robinson managed to claim 5 for 65, while Craig Overton took two wickets which sealed the match, while Moeen Ali had got a wicket as well.
On the Indian side, Pujara had begun the day 9 runs short of what would have been his first test hundred since 2019, however, he was not able to add to that score. Kohli was out for 55, having begun the morning on 45. The wickets then fell like a flash flood.
“It was a fantastic and clinical performance from the bowlers. The two big lads put loads of pressure with three maidens, and we had a really good opportunity to take wickets and we took them ruthlessly. We know we are capable of performances like this, and we have the talent, that opening stand was fantastic too. We controlled and hung in with the new ball, and we reaped the rewards” said English skipper Joe Root.
“It’s down to scoreboard pressure. We knew we were up against it when we were out for 80 and the opposition put up a big score. We put up crucial partnerships and saw the day through, but the pressure from the English bowlers was brilliant this morning and we didn’t respond well. Batting collapses can happen in this country, the pitch was good to bat on, but their discipline with the ball forced us to make a few mistakes, and it was difficult to deal with spells where we weren’t getting runs. We didn’t make good decisions as a batting side. The pitch looked good to bat on, and when England batted it hadn’t changed much, so they had a lot more intent with the bat, made a better decision. They were the deserving side to win, to be honest.” Says Virat Kohli.