India have been “pushing their conditions to the limits,” said England’s wicketkeeper Ben Foakes about the pitches for the second and third Tests, and added that it will not be any extraordinary for the fourth Test in Ahmedabad. Foakes, in any case, is cheerful that England can set up a superior show in the fourth Test understanding what will be in store taking everything into account.
Having won the initial Test in Chennai on what was a level wicket, England slipped to a 317-run misfortune in the second game on a position turner – getting bowled out for 134 and 164. Batting was significantly harder during the pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad which India won by 10 wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the arrangement. With the pink ball sliding on snappier for the spinners, upwards of 21 excusals came in the way of leg-previously or bowled as England were skittled out for 112 and 81. In spite of overseeing just 141 in their first innings with Joe Root sacking a five-wicket pull, India had no issues in pursuing down the irrelevant objective of 49 to wrap up the Test inside two days.
“Clearly, we got altogether defeated. Those were precarious conditions, yet they played well. They two or three class spinners and we didn’t have answers to them so I think going ahead, we must be sufficient to counter that to score huge sudden spikes in demand for the board,” Ben Foakes said during an online public interview on Sunday (February 28), adding that England will not be too worried on what lies underneath.