Former England captain Michael Vaughan lauded the Indian team for their amazing victory in the fourth Test match against England at the Oval. India bowled out England for 210 in a chase of 368 and won the match by 157 runs.
It was an incredible performance by the India bowlers as England resumed their innings on day five at 77/0 and at Lunch, England were 131/2. However Indian bowlers, especially Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja turned the game around for the visitors as Bumrah removed Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow in quick succession, while Jadeja removed Haseeb Hameed after he had scored 63 and then removed the dangerous Moeen Ali for a duck.
England just couldn’t get back into the game after Shardul Thakur got rid of Joe Root 36 and Umesh Yadav ran through with 3 wickets, while everyone else apart from Mohammed Siraj took two wickets. Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match for his maiden overseas Test century, which was also his 8th Test ton as well.
Sometimes You Have To Accept That A Team Is Better Than You: Michael Vaughan On India’s 157-Run Win Over England In Oval
Michael Vaughan had backed England to win this Test match when the toss happened in Joe Root’s favor. However as he watched the match unfold, and finally he saw the Indian team registering a historic win at the Oval, which was only their second win at the venue after 50 years.
“Sometimes you have to accept that a Team is better than you when the pressure is on … India are better when it really matters … #Fact #ENGvIND,” Vaughan tweeted.
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 6, 2021
India’s second innings was the reason for their victory as Rohit Sharma’s 127, KL Rahul’s 46, Cheteshwar Pujara’s 61 helped the visitors get into a good position. However, England kept picking wickets as India reeled at 212/6 when Virat Kohli fell for 44.
But then Shardul Thakur hit his second fifty of the Test and Rishabh Pant supported well with a restrained half-century as well, adding 100-runs. Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah made 25 and 24 respectively as India ended with 466 runs and set England 368 runs to win.