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IND vs ENG: England Great Changes His Opinion On Ranchi Pitch After Loss

The pitch at Ranchi for the fourth Test between India and England sparked debate. Despite initial concerns, Michael Vaughan acknowledged on social media that it ultimately provided a competitive balance. India's five-wicket victory extended their home series win streak to 17, with Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel's partnership pivotal.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Feb 27, 2024 17:10 IST
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The pitch at Ranchi for the fourth Test match between India and England sparked considerable debate among fans and experts. Prior to the match, England captain Ben Stokes and teammate Ollie Pope voiced worries about the cracks on the pitch, with former captain Michael Vaughan even labeling it as a poor surface. However, after India secured a five-wicket victory over England, Vaughan took to social media to share his post-match reflections, acknowledging that despite initial concerns, the pitch ultimately delivered the desired conditions for a competitive match.

Vaughan took to the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) to express his thoughts on the pitch, stating that initially, it seemed like it would be subpar, but he admitted that it has evolved into precisely the kind of pitch you hope for, striking a fantastic balance between favoring both batsmen and bowlers. He also praised the ground staff in Ranchi for their efforts.

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India clinched a five-wicket victory over England in the fourth Test, extending their remarkable streak of 17 consecutive series wins at home. Beginning day four at 40 for no loss, India encountered some tense moments before successfully chasing down the 192-run target during the afternoon session. With this win, India now holds an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the five-match series, setting the stage for the final game in Dharamsala commencing on March 7. The partnership of 72 runs between Shubman Gill (52 not out off 124 balls) and Dhruv Jurel (39 not out off 77) proved instrumental in guiding India to victory, rescuing them from a precarious middle-order collapse.

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First published on: Feb 27, 2024 05:10 PM IST

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