Ben Stokes finished the Test series against India with 203 runs and five wickets.© Twitter
England captain Joe Root took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate India on their Test series victory. India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth and final Test to win the four-match series 3–1. The hosts lost the Test series opener in Chennai, but came back strongly to win the last three Tests and seal their berth in the final of the World Test Championship. Root posted a picture of himself with Virat Kohli and wrote “There is so much to learn and learn from this tour – we continue to insist on improving as an individual and as a team. A top-class win on the series win. Congratulations and thanks to the India team. ” For hospitality. “
There is a lot to learn and learn from this tour – we will continue to insist on improving as an individual and as a team.
Congratulations to a top class India team on the series win and thanks for the hospitality pic.twitter.com/bkbFsKhuOK
– Joe Root (@ root66) March 7, 2021
England all-rounder Ben Stokes called the Test series against India “tough”, failing to tackle the spinner. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 59 wickets between them.
A tough series against a great team. Congratulations to India! We move forward pic.twitter.com/UhTWP6xfO2
– Ben Stokes (@ benstokes38) March 7, 2021
Root started the Test series with a double century that helped England register a mammoth 227-run win at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The England captain could not repeat his form with the bat in the remaining matches as he also failed to score a half-century in the next seven innings.
Stokes also started the series with a 72-run fluent innings, but struggled to progress to the series.
The all-rounder gave it in the final Test at Ahmedabad, but despite taking a half-century and four wickets, he could not stop England from an innings defeat.
Stokes will be in action in the upcoming five-match Twenty20 International series starting March 12.
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