Former senior cricketer Geoffrey Boycott said England were fooled by their tactics in the second Test against India and hoped to stir up feelings. India lost by 151 runs to England after the fifth day of the Lord’s Test began in a strong position. During the match, an argument broke out between the players of both teams and India took advantage of these situations by increasing their level of play, but England failed to do so.
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Former England captain Boycott wrote in his column for ‘The Telegraph’, ‘This Test match has proven two things. First of all, if you are a fool you are not eligible to win a Test match. As much as we love Joe Root for his brilliant batting, he is disappointed with his strategy. He said, ‘Secondly, England cannot rely on Joe (Root) for all their runs. The situation is now getting ridiculous and the top three batsmen need to improve quickly.
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Let us tell you that when Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Shami were batting during the Indian innings, England spread the field. The two fast bowlers made an unbroken 89-run partnership with the bat, helping England set a target of 272 in the fourth innings of the victory. When India declared their innings, England had to bat for 60 overs. His team bowled out for 120 before Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami bowled.