Joe Root statement after 1st Test I england captain joe root says if 40 overs have been bowled on last day than our bowlers might have chance to beat india I Joe Root statement after 1st Test I india vs England
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- The first test between India and England ended in a draw
- English captain expressed confidence of victory after the match
- Root said that if there was a game of 40 overs, there could have been a chance
Nottingham: England captain Joe Root on Sunday said his bowlers could have created a chance against the Indian batsmen if at least 40 overs had been played on the fifth and final day of the first cricket Test that ended in a draw.
Not a single ball could be bowled on the fifth and final day. Chasing England’s target of 209 runs, India made 52 for one wicket. “From our point of view, maybe 40 overs could have been bowled at one point of time, we thought we could create a lot of chances on a pitch like this,” Root told the post-match press conference.
“So in many ways the weather has actually deprived us of a wonderful final day of Test cricket which is a shame,” he said. Root said that despite India being in a better position, on the kind of pitch the match was taking place, the dice could have turned at any time.
“Today the Indian team was probably in a better position. We know that taking a few wickets on a pitch like this changes the course of the match.
India dominated the match
Let us inform that in the first Test played in Nottingham, England won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts were bundled out for 183 in the first innings. In response, India scored 278 runs in the first innings and took a 95-run lead on the basis of first innings.
Then the hosts scored 303 runs in the second innings thanks to a century from captain Joe Root (109) and set a target of 209 runs for India to win. Chasing this, till the stumps on the fourth day, India had scored 52 runs in 14 overs for the loss of one wicket.
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