Farokh Engineer: So Disappointed In India's Performance
I am very disappointed with how India have performed because I was expecting them to put up a far better fight and show England what Indian cricket is all about but unfortunately it just hasn't materialised.
England lead by 237 runs after day two and that is a very very useful lead. Every run England score is like a dart through the chests of the Indians because this lead is far too much, and still England have wickets in hand.
They could easily finish up with a 350-run lead and from there I don't think the future is very bright for India - as we know, India are not very good at saving games.
I feel sorry for the Indians in a way. It's a young team, but they've played without any heart or skill, and I'm so disappointed in the way they have fared.
I blame the coach, Duncan Fletcher. Surely he should be showing them how to play in England? They are great players back home but unfortunately they have not done well here.
This lead is increasing all the time yet this is a Test match in which India had everything to play for to try and salvage some pride.
They bowled very well today and fielded ordinarily. There were some catches dropped and MS Dhoni wasn't his usual self behind the stumps.
They are out of the game already. I don't see a bright future for them tomorrow.
If England bat until lunch, they'll be at least 300 runs ahead and India have got to get those runs just to make England bat again that that will be a difficult task for them.
So, India will either lose by an innings or if they bat very well they'll still lose miserably unless it rains for the next three days.
I would like to finish on a positive note but there were not a lot of positives for India today. There was a fightback after lunch and Ishant Sharma bowled very well, showing just how much India have missed him in the last two matches but I don't know why Ravichandran Ashwin wasn't bowled until just before lunch.
He is the main spin bowler and he should be bowling a lot more but now the second new ball has been taken, it's over to the quick bowlers.
Farokh Engineer was talking to John Pennington. To win a holiday to India with Lycamobile, click here.
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