For the second time in the series, after the Lord’s Test, England implies losing 10 wickets in their second innings on day 5 In the achieved the victory at The Oval. Joe Root supported the collapse of Jasprit Bumrah in the middle of the day, which left the captain in frustration.
At 146/3, the hosts still had a chance to save face. Bumrah, however, shocked them with a twin attack after lunch – Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow, who tipped the match to India, who eventually won it by 157 runs and an unbeaten 2-1 lead with one game left has.
Bumrah, who completed 100 Test wickets, finished with astonishing 22-9-27-2 figures, which Joe Root considered “world-class bowling”.
‘It’s frustrating, I thought we were getting something out of the game today; we had a chance to win a Test match. The opening partnership was excellent, with honor to India, they turned the ball around. “I thought Bumrah’s game was the real turning point of the game,” Joe Root said during the post-match conference.
‘He’s an excellent bowler, and sometimes we have to be realistic and accept that he bowled very well, it was world class bowling. Must manage better if we are in a similar situation in the near future, especially our game against reverse swing. ”
We’ll have to look at other areas where we missed opportunities: Joe Root
Joe Root further lamented the “missed opportunities”: the number of late catches, including twice the chief Rohit Sharma; the inability of the batting order to gain a big lead, just as in Leeds. If this time had not been Root, no one else would have got the ‘big hundreds’, which would have put England in a completely dominant position in the third Test.
“For our part, we will have to look at other areas where we have missed opportunities. We always try to get better, ”he said.
“Every time we lose a game, we can always look back on the throw, we can always think about a few things and how it happened, but at the end of the day we have to be ruthless.
‘I should have gotten more than a 100-run lead. We needed those big hundreds, big partnerships … When we started, you had to make the 20-30 runs count. We have to play good cricket in Old Trafford. ”
The fifth Test match in Manchester starts on 10 September. However, there is a Covid-19 scare around the Indian camp as Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.