The series was reluctantly treading into predictable circumstances owing to the toss factor, as toss was directly proportional to the win and with the stakes so high, toss inevitably became essential for the 4th match. Despite losing the toss, India managed to set an above-par score and hold the nerves to emerge victorious beating the visitors by merely 8 runs to level the series 2-2. Read more - Shubman Gill shares his quarantine training regime designed by Nick Webby
Ishan Kishan's exclusion due to groin injury was quite surprising but compensated with another two fresh faces Suryakumar Yadav and the debutant Rahul Chahar who replaced Yuzvendra Chahal. Talking about the post-match, Chahal was again replaced at Chahal TV by Shardul Thakur who interviewed the hero of yesterday's game. Shardul asked about his last match's performance and he managed to hold his nerves, SKY replied "I just wanted to express myself, but I was pretty certain if I could play a couple of balls naturally, it gonna be a lot easier for me to tread. Having lost Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav was remarkably promoted One-down and the MIian pulled a stunning shot on his first International ball off Jofra Archer becoming one of only three cricketers to do so.
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Shardul Thakur mentioned it as quite an unorthodox shot and questioned him about this little feat, Suryakumar replied." I've been watching Archer a lot, so I'm aware of quite how he approaches a new batsman. I've also played a quite few times in the Indian Premier League. So I was kind of ready for that shot, also I've played a lot of times."
SKY owned the first innings but the second innings was all about Englishmen's savage reply until Shardul dismissed both Stokes and English captain Eoin Morgan in the same over on two successive deliveries. Both of them altered their roles and SKY questioned Shardul Thakur about how it felt like bowling to two quality batsmen in the pressure situation, Shardul said. "Lot of discussions was going around between captain and bowlers and among the fielders as well, then Bhuvneswar bowled a decent over and when it was bowled according to plan and the two wickets boosted me and the team as well."
Surya mentioned it was not very easy to bowl the last over due to the dew factor, how he managed to hold nerves for the final over, Shardul responded "We had a lot of discussions. The standing captain was recurring asking me to work according to plans and try to provoke the batsman to launch it on the leg side which was comparatively large and I also knew a good bowl or two can impose extra pressure on the batsman and that's exactly what happened."