Chris Silverwood’s comments came after India recorded a 157-point win over England.© AFP
England head coach Chris Silverwood has said the Virat Kohli-led Team India should be recognized as they “know how to fight back” from difficult situations. Silverwood’s comments came after India recorded a 157-point win over England in the fourth Test at The Oval to take a 2-1 lead in the ongoing five-game streak. Despite being thrown out for 191 in the first innings, India was able to record a thrilling victory. “If we’ve been honest, I’d have liked to have gone further along with them at that point. That’s going to be the chance to really put pressure on the Indians. We didn’t manage to do that, so it’s something we’ll think about in the locker room and talk about it among themselves,” Silverwood told Sky Sports, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“It would have been great to go past maybe 190 and really ramp up the pressure, but again the Indians know how to fight back,” he added.
Indian bowlers put in a stellar performance as the genius of Jasprit Bumrah on Monday’s final day of the fourth Test, and an all-round performance from Shardul Thakur helped the visitors beat England.
This was India’s first win at The Oval in 50 years.
With the conditions good enough to hit, the England openers got the hosts off to a good start. Both scored 50’s, but Shardul came on the attack, beating Burns in his first over of Day 5.
Shardul, who was part of the Indian quartet and scored more than 50 runs in the second innings, also removed India’s biggest threat in England captain Joe Root.
The hosts were still in the game until just after lunch on Day 5, but Jasprit Bumrah produced a glorious spell to dismantle England’s middle class and clear the way for a famous win for India.
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