ENG v IND 2018: Cricket fraternity lauds performance of Team India as it dominates England on Day 4

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya were the main performers for India in the Test.

Jasprit Bumrah ripped through the top order in England second innings | GettyTeam India made a triumphant comeback into the Pataudi Trophy as it will need just one wicket to beat England in the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge on the final day.

India made 329 in the first innings thanks to 97 from captain Virat Kohli and 81 from vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane.  James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Chris Woakes picked three wickets each. England managed only 161 runs in their first innings with Hardik Pandya picking his maiden five-wicket haul.

India scored 352/7d in their second innings with Kohli making 103, Pujara making 72 and Pandya making 52*. This set England a target of 521 runs to win in the fourth innings.

England couldn’t handle the pressure applied by Indian bowlers, especially Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma, who rattled the top order leaving England 62/4. Jos Buttler (106) and Ben Stokes (62) added 169 runs for the fifth wicket to give some respect to England innings, but Bumrah hit back with wickets of Buttler and Bairstow; and with Pandya removing Stokes, the end was near for England.

However, Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad kept the Indian bowlers at bay despite pressure from both ends. India took the extra half hour to finish the job, but Rashid held the fort to take the game into the fifth day.

Cricket fraternity took to the social media platform to commend this performance of Team India and we have collated some tweets for you.


By Jatin Sharma - 21 Aug, 2018

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