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Monday, April 22, 2024

In Dharamsala, India defeated England, winning the Test series 4-1

<p>In the last part of an exciting five-match rivalry, India capitalized on the frustration of the England batsmen to win by innings and 64 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a historic five wickets in his 100th Test match, delivering the visitors their worst loss since the ‘Bazball’ era.</p>
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<p>India was fighting for vital World Test Championship points, but England made their work easier by self-imploding on day three of this series, which India already had.</p>
<p>Towards the close of the afternoon session, Ashwin ran through England’s careless batting lineup, bowling them out for 195 and taking nine wickets for the match.</p>
<p>Joe Root, the team’s lone ranger, batted well to score 84 off 128 balls. The final batter to be out was him.</p>
<p>The tempo of England’s second innings was fairly frantic as the batsmen tried to survive against the Indian spinners by going on the attack, but they were unsuccessful once again.</p>
<p>India gained a commanding 259-run lead in the first innings during the morning session, replying to England’s 218 on day one with 477 all out, and it seemed as if the match was headed in one direction alone.</p>
<p>Stokes had brushed off suggestions of departure lounge sickness before of the last game of their lengthy tour, but his batters’ performance suggested they were eager to get home.</p>
<p>Their strategy of attacking at all costs evidently failed them in India, and the fiasco has left them with plenty to consider ahead of the English summer.</p>
<p>Even though they were without players like Mohammed Shami and Virat Kohli for the whole series, India managed to have a spectacular triumph.</p>
<p>In the absence of the elders, the younger members, headed by Yashasvi Jaiswal, seized the chance to provide the team management with other alternatives going forward.</p>
<p>After Ashwin broke through England’s self-destructing top order to leave them reeling at 103 for five at lunch, it was clear what was happening.</p>
<p>Ben Stokes (2), the captain of England, looked pitiful after being hit by Ashwin with a straighter shot just before lunch.</p>
<p>In addition to starting the bowling with Ashwin, Bumrah led the side in the middle as Rohit Sharma did not take the field because of a sore back.</p>
<p>Ashwin defeated England’s opening batsman Ben Duckett (2) once again. The southpaw, who had found it difficult to contain Ashwin in the earlier games, attempted to counterattack by charging down the wicket, but he was bowled out because he was nowhere close to the ball’s pitch.</p>
<p>With some spin and bounce in the pitch, Ashwin had a leg slip in place for Zak Crawley (0).</p>
<p>Ashwin’s third victim was England’s opener Ollie Pope (19), a hesitant beginning, who diverted the ball straight into Sarfaraz Khan’s hands after getting an inside edge on the pads. Once again, an England batsman made a mistake in judgment by attempting an outrageous sweep off a ball that was on the shorter side and went right to the arm.</p>
<p>Similar to Ashwin, Jonny Baristow (39 off 31) was playing in his 100th Test match when he joined Joe Root in the middle and immediately launched an attack.</p>
<p>Bairstow used his spin to his advantage, hitting three thunderous sixes off Ashwin on the on-side before Kuldeep Yadav declared him leg before wicket. Bairstow performed another boom and bust knock in the series.</p>
<p>He spoke with Shubman Gill, who was stationed at first slip, for a little while and became distracted.</p>
<p>After lunch, England continued to utilize the long handle and failed badly, clearly not convinced that they could defend against Ashwin and Co.</p>
<p>Ben Foakes attempted a crazy slog sweep off Ashwin, but he missed the ball entirely, handing the top spinner in India his 36th five-wicket haul in Test matches.</p>
<p>With two wickets in the afternoon, Bumrah’s scorching stint removed Tom Hartley and Mark Wood, putting India on the verge of an enormous victory.</p>
<p>With veteran James Anderson reaching the 700-wicket milestone, the visitors ended India’s batting in less than 20 minutes in the morning.</p>
<p>In his first series, Jasprit Bumrah was dismissed for a second five-wicket haul by rookie off-spinner Shoaib Bashir.</p>

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