On Saturday, England bowlers had a tough day at the Oval.


Paul Collingwood bemoaned the lack of swing on Day 3.

India won the Oval Test with Rohit’s brilliant innings.

He hit his first overseas Test century on Saturday.

“The lack of swing from the duke ball surprised us,” remarked England assistant coach Paul Collingwood.

In the fourth and penultimate Test at The Oval, India took the lead on day three because of a lack of swing from the duke ball. After losing 13 wickets on day one, India was all out for 191 runs on Saturday, with England bowlers taking just three wickets. “I thought we were pretty focused all day.” “The lack of swing from the duke ball startled us,” he told reporters after the match.

“We all know that if the air moves and the wicket carries, it will hamper the Indian batsmen. So we were stunned and couldn’t swing. “We tried everything, shifting the gleaming side, but nothing worked,” he lamented.

Rohit Sharma got his first Test century outside India, a patient 127 off 256 balls, as India finished the day on 270 for 3, a 171-run lead.

Rohit added 153 runs for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara after an opening stand of 83 runs with KL Rahul (46). (61).

Ollie Robinson (2/67) dismissed Rohit and Pujara in one over before Virat Kohli (22 batting) and Ravindra Jadeja (nine batting) completed the victory.

“I thought we asked questions all day,” Collingwood said. But the Indian batters, led by Rohit, deserve a lot of credit. We had to wait for the breakthrough, which came with the second new ball.”

“He’s got great technique,” he added of Rohit’s innings. He’s been great so far. We’ve seen him before as an attacking batsman. But he’s been very careful. It was difficult to create chances. He deserves a lot of credit.” Collingwood, on the other hand, claimed they would not be terrified of any total. “Throughout the Test series, the momentum switched quickly. In order to put pressure on the middle and tail orders, we need movement. Considering the situation, we shouldn’t be terrified of their total. “I hope tomorrow goes well,” he said. England won the third Test by an innings and 76 runs at Headingley to level the five-match series. The final Test begins on September 10 at Old Trafford.

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