London: In the Headingley Test, Team India suffered a crushing defeat of an innings and 76 runs. Regarding this, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said that the English team won the third Test match because it played better with the new ball than India.
‘It is important to play with the new ball in Tests’
Geoffrey Boycott wrote in a column for ‘The Telegraph’, ‘England won the Headingley Test because they played the new ball better than India. Getting over with the new ball is important in Test cricket and is very effective in winning the match.
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‘Virat did not get the advantage of winning the toss’
Geoffrey Boycott said, ‘England’s top 3 batsmen scored 199 runs. that is excellent. Look at India, Virat Kohli won the toss and batting first lost the Test match. By lunch, four of his batsmen were out because they failed in front of the new ball.
England can win Oval Test
Boycott said, ‘Indian batsmen failed in the second innings as well and their 8 wickets fell for just 63 runs.’ Boycott believes England can replicate Headingley’s result at The Oval if they maintain consistency in batting. Boycott said, ‘England will have to maintain consistency from the beginning. He will have a chance to do 2-1 at the Oval.