ENG vs IND: Team India messed up their approach as England eked out a fantastic seven-wicket win in the rescheduled Test at Edgbaston. India had kept England at bay for the majority of the Test, but their batting and bowling on days 4 and 5 were not upto the mark. However, India had enough runs and time to manage a result. England openers Alex Lees and Zak Crawley got them off to a flier. The duo 107 runs for the 1st wicket but in the space of 2 runs, England lost three wickets. If you are searching for the best trusted betting sites in India, you are in the ideal place!

However, a strong batting performance by Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root at the end of Day 4 shifted the momentum back in England’s favour, and they eventually wrapped up the massive 378-run chase in the first session of the final day.

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Several questions were raised following the outcome because this wasn’t the first time, India’s bowling unit flustered in the 4th innings of a Test. In fact, in the last three overseas Test, India have failed to defend a target in excess of 200. This was also the first time, India failed to defend 300+ runs in their Test history.

ENG vs IND: India were too defensive in their approach reckons Wasim Jaffer

ENG vs IND: ‘Bumrah Was Playing a Cat and Mouse Game,’ Ex- India Batter Rues Rohit's Absence
ENG vs IND: ‘Bumrah Was Playing a Cat and Mouse Game,’ Ex- India Batter Rues Rohit’s Absence

Wasim Jaffer, an ex-Test cricketer, also expressed his thoughts on the matter. However, Jaffer was most critical of India’s defensive field setup, believing that things would have been different had regular skipper Rohit Sharma been present. The skipper was ruled out of the match after he tested positive for Covid-19 and Jasprit Bumrah filled his boots.

“The field position, that too much defensive fielding position for far too long made batting lot easier. Jasprit Bumrah might have played cat and mouse game, you need to be little bit pro-active, and you cannot complain because it was his first Test match. Probably if Rohit was there, a much more mature captain, somebody who has done that before it would have made a difference,”

Jaffer said to Cricinfo

Jaffer also highlighted that India’s batting fell short in the third innings. After scoring 416 all-out in the first innings and bundling England out for 284, the tourists could only muster 245 in the second.

“Probably batting in the third innings led England into the game. India could have batted them out of the game and that didn’t happen and that presented an opportunity,”

he added

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