England can exploit India's batting inconsistency - Cricket World TV
After the second Test in Visakhapatnam ended in a 246-run victory for India, Chetan Narula believes England can bounce back in the third Test in Mohali if they exploit the home team's batting inconsistency.
Speaking from Delhi, Chetan praised the efforts of Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad in the second Test that exerted a little pressure on India.
On day four, England did exceeding well with the ball dismissing India for 204 and the openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed batted for 50.2 overs inflicting a self doubt on the Indian spinners on whether they could bowl out England.
However, Chetan believes the wicket of Cook at the end of day four opened the floodgates for India on the final day and eventually they completed a massive 246-run victory.
Nevertheless, the fight showed by England on the penultimate day will give the visitors a lot of confidence heading into the third game in Mohali according to Chetan.
Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara top the list for the highest run getters in this series with 367 and 262 runs respectively while the rest of the Indian batsmen have struggled to get going.
Lokesh Rahul managed just 10 runs on his comeback game while Murali Vijay scored a solitary century in the first Test but failed in other three innings. Ajinkya Rahane had an ordinary series till now and a lot depended on Ravichandran Ashwin and the lower order to provide a decent finish to their innings.
Chetan believes if England manage to get Kohli and Pujara early in their innings, India can be put under considerable pressure.
However, for England to achieve that they need to be disciplined in their bowling and Chetan feels Zafar Ansari has been a big let down for the visitors in the first two games.
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