ENG v IND 2018: 5 Reasons why India lost the fourth Test at Southampton

England defeated India by 60 runs to win the fourth Test and leads in series by 3-1.

Virat Kohli has a lot to think about his decisions and players he back after second straight series loss overseas | GettySo, England has gained an unassailable lead of 3-1 in the five-match series with one Test match to go. They defeated the visiting Indian side by 60 runs in a tightly fought contest that India seemed to have lost, more than saying that the England team won it.

The Indian side had England on the edge of the sword in both innings, but due to some unfathomable reasons and poor decision making, let the control slip away both the times and in the end were tasked with chasing 245 runs in the fourth innings to win the match, something that they have done only three times outside Asia in their history of Test cricket.

In the end, one might say that the England team had a relatively easy win at the Ageas Bowl, thanks to their spinner Moeen Ali, who picked 9 wickets in the match and bowled extremely beautifully. Team India, the no.1 Test side in the rankings, failed to put up any fight in the fourth innings of any of the Tests that they have lost on this tour.

Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why India lost the Southampton Test match to England

By Jatin Sharma - 03 Sep, 2018

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