India Crush England To Expose ‘Bazball’ Shortcomings

India Crush England To Expose ‘Bazball’ Shortcomings

India’s dominant performance against England in the third test highlighted flaws in the touring side’s aggressive batting strategy.

Joe Root’s doubtful dismissal caused England to collapse from 224-2 to 319 all out, squandering a 126-run lead, despite Ben Duckett’s gallant century. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s spectacular 214 not out led India to declare at 430-4, setting England a daunting target of 557. Sarfaraz Khan and Shubman Gill both made substantial contributions.

Prior to Mark Wood’s courageous 33 leading them past 100, England stumbled in their pursuit, falling to 50-7.

India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma, highlighted the determination of his bowlers and underlined the significance of maintaining composure during Test matches. England’s best batsmen struggled against spin in the second inning, casting questions on manager Brendon ‘Baz’ McCullum’s and captain Stokes’ aggressive style.

Stokes defended the team’s approach, highlighting its emphasis on internal dynamics. England hopes to recover in the remaining games, beginning with the fourth test in Ranchi, with the series now tied at 2-1.

Ravindra Jadeja was named player of the match for his 5-41 century in the first inning. The game highlighted England’s need to strike a balance between stability and aggression, as well as India’s dominance.