India’s captain Virat Kohli (centre) during his verbal spat with England’s Ben Stokes on the first day of their fourth Test in Motera on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
India captain Virat Kohli has attributed the batsmen’s failures to score runs on spin-friendly wickets over the last two Tests against England to an overdose of limited overs cricket.
India, leading 2-1 in the series, struggled to make runs and lost crucial wickets early in the day, including skipper Virat Kohli who failed to score. But Pant put on 113 for the seventh wicket with Sundar to hit back after the England bowlers reduced India to 146 for six at one stage.
India look to spin out England in the fourth Test on a similar pitch to the one that hosted last week’s two-day match, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said on Tuesday. The hosts demolished England in one of the shortest Tests in history to lead the four-match
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