Fourth defeat is on the cards for India as Alastair Cook saved best for the last by playing a 147 runs innings and stitching a 259 run-partnership with skipper Joe Root(125) to take England’s score to 423, giving an impossible target of 464 runs to India.
Indians didn’t put any fight for the first time in the series and the scoreline of 3-1 in England’s favour clearly depicts the story. The Indian players were humiliated after fielding for 112 overs which reflected in their batting. Shikhar Dhawan(1) again proved why he’s not a trustable batsman in overseas conditions. India’s spine Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli didn’t trouble the scorers as India was struggling at 2/3 at one stage. KL Rahul(46) and Ajinkya Rahane(10) rescued India from an embarasing situation and made sure that the game goes into the last day. India are 58/3 with 406 runs more required on the last day.
Here’s what twitterverse feels after England’s domination on day 4
@imVkohli What you have done virat. I thought you will score century on last innings of fifth test against England. Not a single batsman shown a responsible to win a test match for India. Please go ahead, and do separate team for test and ODI in future .
— santosh d.gouda (@sammtogouda) September 10, 2018
That early spell from Anderson and Broad has pretty sealed the deal. India need 406 tomorrow, England 7 wickets. We’ll have coverage from ball one.
— ByTheMinute Cricket (@ByTheMinCricket) September 10, 2018
Most definately 4-1 in favour of England. India played well in patches, There were lack of application by Indian Batters. https://t.co/MzgkBiFPWk
— Waqar (@mwaqarh) September 10, 2018
where are those, who talked about India winning test series in England. Same old story, poor management, selection & leadership
— Ganapathy Narayanan (@GSLNarayanan) September 10, 2018
Well said, and the Gap between 2 teams look less is not because India have been good but more because England have been poor. Great chance of winning a overseas series blown away #ENGvIND #SackShastri https://t.co/hfyVPtNcCO
— Keshav Bapat (@kewlkeshav) September 10, 2018
India is just making England look good. #IndiaVsEngland
— The Great. (@MossBanele) September 10, 2018
@sanjaymanjrekar said 3 things beautifully-
1) We need to forget about home winnings,
2) We need to find 3 proper batsmen &
3) This is not the great England side India lost its best chance.
Could’ve said it better! #ENGvIND
— Ankita (@imankitarathore) September 10, 2018
We don’t want India team to win against the nest srilankan and West indies. My dream to se India in England and Australia before I die. That is only Possible if you remove politics and consider India best players as contributors
— Hritun Tiwari (@Hritun) September 10, 2018
Fact is that India are Tigers at home and pussies in England, SA, Australia and New Zealand.
The ICC rankings are not relevant at all.
Nowhere India looked a No 1 Test side save the 3 rd Test
— Kishore Vaid (@KishoreVaid) September 10, 2018
No, today’s play isn’t a reflection of how India played in this series. Played much better than this.
But let’s also accept that the scoreline will ‘rightly’ reflect where and how things went wrong…being delusional will only stall progress. #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 10, 2018
Today india have shown glimses of the 2014 side that toured england. Bowlers were flat and tired & Kohli in particular feeling for that ball outside off just as he did in 2014. Sad end to a great series. #IndvsEng
— Dilen Pattni (@PDilen) September 10, 2018