TNI Bureau: Despite the best efforts, Indian bowlers failed to make a strong impact that would help them win the Nagpur Test against England. The match is heading for a tame draw, which means England would win a test series in India after 27 years.
Jonathan Trott kept his cool despite provocations from Virat Kohli and R Ashwin to rescue England from 94/3 to 161/2 at close on Day 4. He is still batting on 66, while Bell is on 24. They have added 67 runs so far. Compton scored 34.
As India declared at 326/9 in reply to England’s 330, England now have a lead of 165 runs with seven wickets in hand. Once they extend the lead to 300, it won’t be possible for India to win this game on Day 5.
England are leading the four-test series 2-1. A draw in Nagpur will ensure that they return with much pride and dignity, while Team India would see overhaul changes soon after this eventful series.