England defeated India by 60 runs in the 4th test match and now lead the series 3-1 in a five match series. The Indian batting unit collapsed yet again which ultimately led India to another series loss in the overseas. Given a target of 244 to chase, India got off to a bad start like it has been the case in the whole series.
KL Rahul’s stumps were knocked down by Stuart Broad. Dhawan and Pujara did not take long and joined Rahul in the dressing room. India, 22-3, looked up to ‘Captain Marvel’ Virat Kohli to bail them out. Rahane and Kohli made a partnership of 101 runs before Kohli got out in slips.
The rest of the Indian batters failed to put on a show when the team required them to deliver. Only Ashwin managed to show some promise. His innings of 25 went in vain as India lost by 60 runs.
Moeen Ali, having picked 9 wickets in the match, was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’. Twitterati was having none of India’s failures in the series.
Both teams had shaky batting line-ups and nifty pace attacks.. The difference between the two teams is SAM CURRAN. Played two most crucial innings of the series at critical junctures and helped England set up targets over 200 runs. Most impactful player of the series #ENGvsIND
— Navneet Mundhra (@navneet_mundhra) September 2, 2018
7 of them added a total of 61 runs after Kohli got out. And 3 of them added 17 runs before he came in. There is a problem & it's a big one outside Asia. This team is far more reliant on Kohli than earlier teams were on Sachin. Also time to take a hard look at Hardik. #ENGvsIND
— Sumanth Raman (@sumanthraman) September 2, 2018
#ENGvsIND @BCCI a lesson for Indian cricket – 'products' of IPL (likes of Pandya, Rahul) are neither reliable nor serious about national duties – stop making stars out of IPL, start focusing on grass root cricketers.
— Naveen VA (@naveen_va) September 2, 2018
India have had their moments in every test match barring Lord's. But moments don't win series and it is back now to introspection.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 2, 2018
Series in the nutshell…..
Avg contribution (Runs/wkt) by top-5 wickets: Eng 27.68 Ind 29.22
Avg contribution (Runs/wkt) by last-5 wickets: Eng 27.78 Ind 17.35#ENGvIND
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) September 2, 2018