The BCCI chief reckons that both the teams have displayed great skill on the field and there is no substitute for a well-fought series.
The ongoing series stands level at 1-1, and heading into the final day of the fourth Test at the Oval, hosts England need 291 more runs for the win with all ten wickets in hand.
“Cricket at its best…Nothing can beat a well-fought test series. The one in Australia and now this one. The most skilfull form of cricket ..@BCCI @ICC,” tweeted Ganguly.
Cricket at its best..Nothing can beat a well fought test series..The one in Australia and now this one ..The most s… https://t.co/FCzfC8xBgu
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) 1630866060000
Earlier this year, India had defeated Australia 2-1 in the Border Gavaskar Trophy against all odds. Many players got injured, skipper Virat Kohli headed home but under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane and guidance of head coach Ravi Shastri, India pulled off a heist, especially after losing the first Test, where they were bundled out for 36 in the second innings.
Coming back to the ongoing Test series, England haVE been set a target of 368 in the fourth Test of the five-match series and the hosts have all ten wickets in hand heading into the final day of an absorbing Test match.
In India’s second innings, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur all registered scores of more than 50 as India set a target of 368 for England at the Kennington Oval. Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah also played cameos of 25 and 24 as India posted a score of 466, extending the lead to 367.
For England, Chris Woakes returned with three wickets.
At stumps on Day 4, England’s score read 77/0, still needing 291 runs for the win with all ten wickets in hand. For the hosts, Rory Burns (31*) and Haseeb Hameed (43*) are at the crease.