England cricket team were the last visiting nation that dominated India on Indian soil. They won the series by 2-1 under Alastair Cook’s captaincy. Since then Team India won 12 Test series in a row. England arrived in Chennai to play a four-match Test series against India.
The English team made a bold statement in the first Test by beating the hosts by 227 runs at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai to take a 1-0 lead in the series. However, in the second Test match at the same venue, Team India made a great comeback by beating England by 317 runs to level the series.
India continued their winning tempo by beating Joe Root & Co by 317 runs at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The pink-ball affair ended in two days. Coming to the fourth and final Test match, India channelised their aggression in the right way and executed their plans quite well.
Despite losing the toss, India restricted England to 205 in the first innings. In reply, Team India managed to accumulate 365 with the help of Rishabh Pant’s 101 and Washington Sundar’s 96*. During England’s second innings, they were bundled out for just 135 runs. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin took a five-wicket haul each.
Unlucky Dominic Sibley!
During England’s second innings, Dominic Sibley was dismissed in a strange fashion during the 18th over of the game. The right-handed opener tried to play a sweep off Axar Patel’s bowling. In the process, the red-leather went on to hit Shubman Gill who was patrolling at a silly point.
The ball hit him so hard that Gill lost his balance and fell down. However, the ball had bounced off him in the first place. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant quickly came forward and took the catch. Sibley who scored 2 runs in the first innings made his way back to the dugout after scoring just 3.
Team India won the game by an innings and 25 runs to win 13 Test series in a row. What an achievement by the Indian cricket team. Rishabh Pant was named the player of the match for his third Test century. Ravi Ashwin was named the man of the series for his all-round contribution. He scored a century while also took 32 wickets in the series.