India legend Sachin Tendulkar credited England for putting up a brilliant show and urged the visitors to pull up their socks in a bid to save the Test series.

Meanwhile, Chris Woakes, who replaced Ben Stokes, was the star of the one-sided show. His all-round performance with both and ball got him the man of the match award.

Woakes bagged four wickets in total including the prized wicket of India skipper Virat Kohli in the first innings. He then came and scored 137* runs to bring his maiden Test century, to put England on the driver’s seat. However, James Anderson contributed equally returning with nine wickets in all.

However, it was the same old story for the Indian batters in seaming wickets. They once again struggled to put in an improved effort, as they suffered another humiliating defeat. Ravichandran Ashwin was the highest scorer for India in both the innings which shows sign how much the top-order needs to improve.

ENG vs IND 2018: India Need to pull their Socks up - Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar credited the England team for their effort. Getty Images

Meanwhile, India will have plenty of food for thought as they prepare for the remaining three Tests. On the other hand, England are on a roll, with Anderson and Broad – combined age of 68 – bowling as well as they have ever done.

India needs to pull their socks up, says Sachin Tendulkar

Former India cricketer Tendulkar congratulated winning England side for giving an excellent all-round performance. Notably, he lauded veteran fast bowling duo of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad for their magical spells.

Chris Woakes also earned a special mention from the legendary batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar.

An all-round performance by England. Excellent spells of fast bowling by @jimmy9 and @StuartBroad8, with a fine performance by @chriswoakes,” Sachin wrote.

In conclusion, Sachin Tendulkar also urged the India team to apply themselves and play better cricket in the upcoming games.

We’ve got to pull up our socks and produce better cricket India,” Sachin concluded.

Ankush Das

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