India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has admitted that India failed in executing their plans against England’s lower order as the hosts yet again recovered to stay on top. Bumrah also felt that an extra bowler could have helped their cause.
“When you have an extra bowler, that gives you some cushion while bowling. With four bowlers you tend to bowl more overs because then you have to come back quickly,” Bumrah explained in a PTI report.
“That was the only difference I felt, otherwise we tried our best, we bowled our hearts out, we bowled a lot of overs. An extra bowler sometimes gives you enough rest,” he added .
England recovered from 198-7 to post thanks to Jos Buttler’s 89. Explaining further Bumrah said, “We were in a good position at 190-odd for seven, but they batted well and we couldn’t capitalize. So it is a combination of both. We tried hard to bowl in the right areas but we couldn’t bowl that well today and they also applied well.”
The hosts ended day 3 at 114 for 2, an impressive lead of 154.
--By A Cricket Correspondent