Farokh Engineer: India Deserve To Lose
It's been another outstanding day for England and all credit to them for continuing to dominate this match.
The Indian batting resembled an IPL match, going for very quick and risky singles for which there is no need. They should be trying to stay in the match, save the Test and look to bat all day. I don't know what they were thinking about.
That's how it goes though, there were a few decisions today where the batsmen weren't too happy.
The umpiring has been diabolical in this game, as it has been in the earlier matches. The umpires are not helped because they are missing the DRS big time - thanks to India's insistence on not having it.
Regardless, India are now in a heap of trouble and I think the game could well finish by lunchtime tomorrow or even just before because none of the batsmen show any signs of holding on, or holding one end up.
Joe Root and Moeen Ali are taking wickets on what is now almost a typical Indian wicket, and if they can't last on this sort of wicket, then that is bad news.
By not following on, England let India back into the game to a certain extent because had they followed on, I think the game would have been over by now. The bowlers were fresh enough to dismiss India again.
It wasn't the pace bowlers, it was the spinners taking the wickets and they are completely fresh. The Indian batsmen are good enough to bat against this attack, but they weren't good enough today.
They don't deserve to win - they deserve to lose, and that is exactly what is going to happen tomorrow.
Nothing went right for India today, but they didn't give themselves a chance of staying in the game.
So, some time tomorrow, the series will be 1-1, which will be good for Old Trafford, where the next Test is played.
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