England vs India 5th Test Twitter Reactions: Hosts Register 4-1 Series Victory Despite Rahul and Pant Heroics - CricketAddictor
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England vs India 5th Test Twitter Reactions: Hosts Register 4-1 Series Victory Despite Rahul and Pant Heroics

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Rishabh Pant celebrates his century. (Getty Images)

Hosts England finished a 4-1 series victory as they defeated visitors India by 118 runs in the 5th and the final Test at the Kennington Oval. Despite special centuries from KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, India couldn’t save them from the blushed and ended up losing the series by a 4-1 margin. The visitors gave a valliant fight on the final day but eventually fell way short of the victory. However some exceptional batting by Rahul and Pant kept in the game for a long time.

Virat Kohli acknowledged in the presentation ceremony that the two young men deserves a lot of credit. India began pretty well with Rahane and KL Rahul starting with some composed batting.

He smashed a six and a couple of boundaries of Ben Stokes to bring up his century. On the other hand, his partner Rishabh Pant was also going great guns. The duo shared a 200+ partnership with each other to get the visitors back on track. Rahul was in great touch and took on the supporting role as Pant went after the bowlers with disdain.

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KL Rahul celebrates his century during at The Kia. Photo Credit: Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Pant kept smashing the English bowlers all around the park. He started off with a one-handed six of Moeen Ali. It was indeed a special shot from the stumper. The wicket-keeper batsman thrashed Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali all around the park. On the other hand, Rahul slowly but steadily made sure that India was going into a comfortable position.

As he was approaching a well deserved 150, Rahul was castled by a peach of a delivery from Adil Rashid. The delivery would have made even Shane Warne happy. It was a great delivery which pitched way outside the off stump and turned viciously to take the off stump. Soon after Rishabh Pant was also dismissed in an attempt to score quick runs. When the article was written India was 328/7 with more 23 overs left in the day’s play.

In the end after the loss of Pant’s wicket, India lost the last 3 wickets pretty qucikly as England regustered a 110 runs victory in the end. Despite a great effort from KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, the visitors fell 110 runs short. James Anderson as te pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he finished with figures of 3/45>

 

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