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The Indian team had given a target of 378 runs to England, but even after that the team lost by 7 wickets and lost the historic chance to win the series.
The match that was most awaited for the last 10 months is over. Not in the way that the Indian cricket team and its fans had hoped for. Despite leading 2-1 against England Indian team The series failed to win. In the last Test of the series played at Edgbaston, England’s batsmen smashed India vigorously in the second innings and achieved a record target of 378 runs and registered a win. In this way, Jasprit Bumrah, who was captaining the Indian team for the first time, could not get a chance for a historic start. The star fast bowler, who himself performed well in the series, blamed Team India’s batting as the reason for the defeat and said that India easily lost the dominance of the first three days.
The target of 378 also fell short
Despite a poor start in the first session of this match, the Indian team made a big score of 416 runs in the first innings. Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja had scored brilliant centuries in the first innings. Then the Indian bowlers bundled out England for just 284 runs and took a lead of 132 runs. On the fourth day of the match, when there were good conditions for batting, Indian batting could not take advantage of it and could score only 245 runs. Despite this, England had got a target of 378 runs, which they achieved without any trouble. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow scored brilliant centuries for him.
Blame it on second innings batting
Despite giving such a big target, this defeat of the team disappointed everyone because such performance was not expected from the team. Bumrah, who was captaining for the first time, also did not get a chance to open the account with victory. After the match, Bumrah blamed the batsmen for the team’s defeat. Bumrah said,
The beauty of Test cricket is that it is possible even after playing well for three days. We could not bat well yesterday and from there the match went out of our JD. This if but it will always be there. Had it not rained in the first match, we would have won the series. But England played very well.
Pant and Jadeja made a comeback
Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja kept the team in the match with their innings despite the first session’s play on the first day and captain Bumrah did not fail to praise them. The captain said, “Pant and Jadeja got us back in the match with a counter attack. We had put pressure on the match.
Said this thing on his captaincy
As far as captaincy is concerned, Bumrah was leading at any level for the first time and got this opportunity directly in Test cricket. Despite the team’s defeat, Bumrah said that it was a good experience for him. Bumrah said, I had not decided this. I like responsibilities. It was a good challenge and it is a matter of pride and a great experience to captain the team.