Another formidable performance by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (5/47) and left-arm spinner Akshar Patel (5/48) saw India beat England by an innings and 25 runs. The Modi Stadium. The team thus won the four-match series 3–1 and entered the final of the ICC Test Championship. After the match, Indian coach Ravi Shastri praised wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant.
Ravishastri said Rishabh Pant’s century in the fourth and final Test against England was the best hit innings scored by a sixth-ranked batsman in his home ground. Pant’s innings was a mix of caution and aggression, in which he scored 101 off 118 balls, and was instrumental in India’s innings and 25-run win on Saturday, helping the team win the series 3-1.
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Shastri, who praised Pant, said the wicket-keeper batsman’s hard work has now begun to show. “They’ve been working hard for the last three-four months, the results of which have come to the fore,” he said. I have yet to see the Indians’ best counterattack on the home ground of yesterday’s innings, especially when batting in the sixth, when the ball is spinning.
He said we are strict to him. They were told that nothing would come easily and they should respect the game more. He needs to lose some weight and strive for his wicketkeeping. “We knew he had talent,” Shastri said. They were real match winners and they did it. Shastri said he had to adjust his batting when he was batting with Rohit Sharma. He said it was a two-tier innings. He formed a partnership with Rohit against his nature (which was not easy) and did so only after scoring 50 runs. His keeping was excellent.
Captain Joe Root was disappointed after missing the Test series, explaining the big reason for the defeat