India managed to gain an upper hand against the English team when they won the second test against them at Lords but were brought down to reality when the English team fought back and delivered a huge defeat to the Indians in the 3rd test. It’s been a battle of equals so far in this series, but with the series being a long one and a couple of Indian Players already facing Injuries and Fatigue, it seems like tough times for India going into the 4th test.
The major concern for the Indian team in this match would be the form of their top order batsmen. With the likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara failing to score big and struggling to convert starts into big ones, both the players have been major let downs for the Indian campaign in England this summer.
England on the other hand would be extremely happy with their performance at Southampton and the end result would be the one that would give them ample confidence going into the next game. Their top players are back in form and that is showing into their performance and body language as well.
England got the early advantage in the game when they wrapped up the Indian batting for a mere 152 runs before tea on day 1. After that they went on to score at a brisk rate and even though they have lost 3 wickets, they have maanged to score whatever deficit they had and are just 39 runs behind the Indian score. Going into day 2, It all looks england right now and Indian bowlers will have to create a miracle to get back in the game.
The 4th Test is scheduled for an 11 pm BST (3.30 pm IST, 6 am ET) start with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD1 in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India here. Catch the action in the UK on Sky Sports 2, with the option to live stream here. Viewers in the US can watch the game on ESPN 3 with the option to catch the action live online here.
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