New Delhi: A five-match Test series is currently being played between India and England. After defeating England by 157 runs in the fourth match of this series, Team India has taken a 2-1 lead in the series. The performance of all the players of Team India in this match was excellent. But in the meantime, former England captain Nasser Hussain has told who was the match winner of the fourth Test from India.
Told this player a game changer
Former England captain Nasser Hussain says skipper Virat Kohli’s clever use of spinner Ravindra Jadeja on the fifth day of the fourth Test was one of the reasons for India’s win against England. Hussain said that while Kohli was successful in using the spinner on one hand, England captain Joe Root could not use Moeen Ali properly on the fourth day.
Root’s big mistake also came to the fore
India has now taken the lead in the five-match series after the victory in the fourth Test. India has won the Test for the second time at this venue. Earlier, he had won in 1971. Hussain said in a column for the Daily Mail, “Kohli used Jadeja cleverly while Root could not do the same with Moeen. The Indian captain kept the spinner engaged from one end. Root ignored Moeen and kept on bowling to the fast bowlers.
Jadeja did a better job – Hussain
Hussain said, ‘Jadeja did a better job in another place as well. Apart from taking the wickets of Haseeb Hameed and Moeen, he cracked the leg-stump to create opportunities for reverse swing. He further said, ‘I cannot criticize England’s batting too much. It was such that the team was completely stacked. From scoring 100 runs for no loss to scoring 147 for six, it is not too clever. But sometimes you have to give credit to the opposition team, especially Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling. We often forget that the opposition team is also free to play well.