Michael Vaughan praises Team India after series win over England
By SMCS - Feb 28, 2024 12:13 pm
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan applauded Team India for taking an unassailable lead in the ongoing Test series against England with a win in the fourth match at Ranchi as well. The veteran said that the victory is more impressive since the hosts are without at least five first-choice players.

Team India
Team India registers a thrilling win

Speaking to BBC Test Match Special, Vaughan said, “They’ve got five world-class players missing. They also lost a very important toss [in Ranchi], and they faced a first-innings deficit. It’s an incredible win for now, but also for the future of this team. England wanted Jurel and Gill to play aggressively after lunch, because that would give them a chance to take wickets. But they played sensibly, and just knocked it around. Shubman Gill was Mr Calm, he played with so much clarity and control.”

However, Team India captain Rohit Sharma said that it was a relief to win the Test series with the win in Ranchi. He lauded the youngsters for responding well to the challenges thrown at them.

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Team India

He said at the post-match presentation: “It has been a very hard-fought series without a doubt and to come on the right side of it at the end of four Test matches feels really good. Really proud of everyone in the dressing room. They were a lot of challenges thrown at us but I thought we responded pretty well. We had different challenges in different Test matches and I thought we were quite composed in what we wanted to achieve and what we wanted to do on the field, very happy.”

The fifth and final Test of the series will begin in Dharamsala on March 7.