India vs England 4th Test Highlights: India beat England by an innings and 25 runs. They have clinched the 4-match Test series 3-1 and made it to the final of the ICC World Test Championship as well.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 04:32 PM IST
India vs England 4th Test Live Highlights, Day 3: Five-wicket hauls from Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel led India to a magnificent win by an innings and 25 runs on Saturday. India won the 4-match series 3-1 and made it to the finale of the ICC World Test Championship. Kohli & Co will now face Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the mega event which is scheduled to be held in June 2021 at the Lord’s. Get IND vs ENG, 4th Test, Day 3 Full Scorecard, and ball by ball updates.
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MAR 06, 2021 04:32 PM IST
‘Now we can accept that the WTC final’: Virat Kohli
“The first game was an aberration and England outplayed us. The toss played a crucial role and the bowlers weren’t in the context. We bowled and fielded with more intensity and so the comeback was very heartening. Our bench strength is extremely strong and that’s a good sign for Indian cricket. When the transition happens, the standards won’t fall and Rishabh and Washy’s partnership showed exactly that in a crucial juncture of the match. We had to pick up our body language after the first game in Chennai. Every team in international cricket is a quality side and we need to work hard to beat them, even at home. Keeping that intensity going is most important and is the hallmark of our team. Rohit’s knock was the defining moment in Chennai, and Ashwin has been our most bankable player over the years so they have been our best players this series. Now we can accept that the WTC final, which was a distraction in New Zealand in 2020, but now it’s a reality.
MAR 06, 2021 04:26 PM IST
Man of the Series: Ravichandran Ashwin
“The fact that we qualified for the WTC final is very important. The intensity was low after Chennai, despite the high in Australia. Every time there was a challenging time in the series, someone put their hand up, so this series win was right up there. The last four months have been quite a ride. I didn’t think I’d make a hundred in Chennai, I went with the flow because my form with the bat wasn’t great. I didn’t think I’d start in the XI in Australia, but after all the injuries, especially to Jadeja, there was more responsibility on me and I’m content with my performances in Australia and here. Being desperate is bad, being content is bad, but it’s important for me to be happy, and I’ve stayed on my feet, and worked out batsmen and I’m happy it has worked out well for me,” said Ashwin.