India outclassed England in the 4th Test to take a 2-1 lead in a five-game run.© Twitter
India outclassed England on Day 5 of the fourth Test at The Oval and took an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-game streak on Monday. India, captained by Virat Kohli, took a comfortable 157-run win after England bowled for 210 in their second innings. Following the win, Sourav Ganguly, former India captain and current chairman of India’s Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI), took to Twitter to applaud the team’s efforts, saying: “Indian cricket is way ahead of the rest.”
“Great show..The skill is the difference, but the biggest difference is the absorbing power of pressure..Indian cricket is way ahead of the rest @BCCI,” Ganguly tweeted.
Great show.. The skill is the difference but the biggest difference is the absorbing power of pressure.. Indian cricket is way ahead of the rest @BCCI
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 6, 2021
In the game, India was thrown out to 191 in the first innings under cloudy conditions after being sent to the battlefield by English skipper Joe Root.
England managed to score 290 runs in their first essay, with a crucial 99 run lead in the first innings.
Rohit Sharma laid the groundwork for a big total by scoring his first overseas Test century when he hit 127 runs in the second innings. He reached 14 limits and pushed the milestone with a huge six over long on Moeen Ali.
Helpful lower order contributions, including Shardul Thakur’s 60 and Rishabh Pant’s 50, helped bring India to a huge total of 466.
England went after 368 runs for the win and got off to a solid start, but despite an opening score of 100 runs, the visitors crumbled under pressure and ended up losing the game by a large margin.
The fifth and final test of the series starts on September 10 at Old Trafford in Manchester.
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