India registers a terrific win at the Oval and Joe Root analyses the reasons for the defeat
India is leading the 5-match Test series against England by 2-1 and defeated England by 157 runs on the last day of the fourth match. Jaspreet Bumrah and his splendid bowling became the reasons behind this win. He got Ollie Pope and Bairstow out at 02 and 00 runs respectively which gave India solid ground to register this marvelous win. Even Joe Root could not stop himself and said that Bumrah’s bowling was a gamechanger in India’s innings. It couldn’t have been done without him.
Bumrah started his Test career against South Africa in 2018 in Capetown. Since then he has been an integral part of Virat’s playing XI. England captain Joe Root also said that it was disappointing to have lost in this match. As the team felt that it could win and had all the opportunities to make that win happen. He said that the team could have built a bigger score in the first innings which did not happen and impacted the entire game.
Bumrah has reached the tally of 100 wickets in Test cricket. Which means that he has left the legendary batsman Kapil Dev behind. Kapil Dev had touched this record playing his 25th Test while the Oval Test was the 24th Test match of Bumrah’s career. He achieved this number by sending Ollie Pope back to the pavilion for 2 runs. India registers a terrific win at the Oval and Joe Root analyses the reasons for the defeat.
Rohit Sharma was chosen as the ‘Man of the Match’ for making splendid 127 runs. Which is also his first Test century abroad. Rohit Sharma said that he wanted to stay on the pitch and keep playing. His goal was not to hit 100 but to make India win. He was aware that creating a big score in the second innings was important. He was focused on giving his best but nowhere in his mind he had thought of going for a century.