BD News 24 – The victory narrows England’s lead in the five-Test series to 2-1 ahead of next Thursday’s fourth Test at Southampton.

Summary

  • The victory narrows England’s lead in the five-Test series to 2-1 ahead of next Thursday’s fourth Test at Southampton.
  • England ended their second innings 317 all out after Jos Buttler’s maiden Test century on Tuesday provided some cheer in what was a poor batting display against fine Indian seam bowling.
  • India’s seam attack deserves plenty of credit, though, with Hardik Pandya taking five wickets in the first innings and Jasprit Bumrah doing the same when England batted again.
  • While England retain the advantage in the series, their top order batting was a major disappointment and the only aspect to provide skipper Joe Root with any satisfaction was the 169 run partnership on Tuesday between Buttler and Ben Stokes.
  • England coach Trevor Bayliss said the first innings collapse to 161 all out was the decisive aspect in the Test and urged his batsmen to be wiser with their shot selection.


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