The fourth and final Test match between India and England turned out to be a one-sided affair. When England won the first Test against India, their body language indicated that they would give a tough competition by confronting the Indians.
However, Team India didn’t allow England to take advantage of the game from second Test onwards. Virat Kohli & Co won the second Test by 227 runs and after which they won the pink-ball affair by 10 wickets. Continuing the same form, India won by an innings and 25 runs in the series decider.
India won the high-profile Test series without much fuss. They won the series by 3-1. Axar Patel claimed 27 wickets in the debut Test series whereas Ravichandran Ashwin scored a century and picked up 32 wickets in the Test series. He was named the man of the series for putting on a great show.
Rishabh Pant who scored his third Test century including 13 boundaries and 2 sensational sixes was named the man of the match. England were restricted to 205 and 135 in the first and second innings respectively. India who posted 365 in the first innings didn’t bat again as they won by an innings.
Virat Kohli hits Joe Root in his abdomen
During England’s second innings, Indian captain Virat Kohli accidentally hit England captain Joe Root with a wayward throw in the 18th over. After the fifth ball of the over, delivered by spinner Axar Patel, Kohli picked up the ball and immediately threw it to Rishabh Pant.
As it happened, the ball went on to hit Root in his thigh and abdomen pad which hurt him and irked the England captain. Joe Root then said “Come on Virat” after he got hurt. Indian skipper went and apologised to him. The video of the incident went viral on social media.
Team India will take on New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final in June later this year. It is really going to be a massive contest and cricket fans all across the world will be looking forward to witnessing the spectacle after three months.