Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Pant sledges Crawley, Axar Patel strikes next ball- India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant’s tactics on the field against England worked for India in the fourth Test. Pant tried to pump up England opening batsman Zak Crawley to distract his focus. His sledging reaped reward for India as the batsman fell off the very next ball to Axar Patel. The latter picked up two wickets to repeat his success from where he left in the last Test.
Continuing the trend after MS Dhoni, Pant keeps advising the bowler on where to bowl. Take a look at the video:
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England were in deep trouble after losing 144/5 at Tea. Top scorer Ben Stokes scored 55 before falling prey to Washington Sundar. The top three, including Joe Root failed to reach double figures. They are in search of a partnership.
Meanwhile, Mohd. Siraj justified his selection ahead of Umesh Yadav in the final Test. He has also scalped two wickets putting India in a dominant position.
Joe Root has made two changes to the England lineup. Dom Bess comes in to assist Jack Leach while Larence was picked to strengthen the batting. Broad and Archer were left out of the playing XI.
The hosts need a win to qualify in the WTC Final against New Zealand in June.
India are 2-1 ahead in the ongoing Test series. On the other hand, England are on the brink of losing successive Test series in India. They were thrashed 4-0 in the last Test series in India (2016/17)
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