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England beat India by an innings and 76b runs on day four of the Leeds Test match. Having resumed on the day for on 215/2, India were bowled out for 278 runs. England from trailing in the series has now drawn level courtesy of some brilliant performance throughout the third Test. Meanwhile, the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 points table has seen some changes after the Leeds Test.
India have dropped down to the third spot in the ICC World Test Championship points table. They are now on 14 points with one win and one loss with a percentage point of 38.88. Meanwhile, the fourth Test match at The Oval starts from next Thursday with just four days for a turnaround.
Updated ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 Points Table
"When you're out for under 80 in the first innings, you're always up against it."
India captain reflects on his side's heavy defeat in the third Test at Headingley. #ENGvIND
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 28, 2021
Indian skipper Virat Kohli had to answer some difficult questions at the post-match presentation after his team’s defeat in the third Test. The team combination for the next Test was one which he tried to sideline.
“It depends on the moisture and how it will hold up for the five days. The pressure from the fourth seamer is important sometimes and sometimes we have to make sure taking only three seamers means that the spinners have to come in quickly. We need to correct our flaws quickly and we’ve done this before, and we look forward to the Oval Test” said Kohli.
We Lost Due To Scoreboard Pressure: Virat Kohli on India’s Defeat At Leeds
Before answering this question, Kohli congratulated the England team on their win in this Test match. He said that one of the main reasons why they lost this Test match was due to the scoreboard pressure.
It’s down to scoreboard pressure. We knew we were up against it when we were out for 80 and the opposition put up a big score. We put up crucial partnerships and saw the day through, but the pressure from the English bowlers was brillaint this morning and we didn’t respond well. Batting collapses can happen in this country, the pitch was good to bat on, but their discipline with the ball forced us to make a few mistakes, and it was difficult to deal with spells where we weren’t getting runs. We didn’t make good decisions as a batting side.”
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