England skipper Ben Stokes mentioned his staff remained “level-headed” regardless of shedding to India within the second Check on Monday, however questioned the decision of DRS expertise on Zak Crawley’s key dismissal.
The vacationers had been bowled out for 292 chasing a report 399 on day 4 in Visakhapatnam as India bounced again from a gap loss to degree the five-match collection at 1-1.
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“Being 2-0 up would have been nice for us, however that’s the wonderful thing about a five-match collection, it’s the tip of the collection the place every little thing counts,” Stokes instructed reporters.
“We’re a really level-headed staff and that permits us to place issues behind us, transfer on to the following factor and focus there.”
Stokes, whose staff handed India simply their fourth loss since 2013 within the opener, mentioned: “Final week we had been fairly degree though we’d achieved one thing fairly particular. We recognised that however we didn’t get too excessive.
“Similar this week, within the altering room we’re nonetheless very upbeat about among the nice stuff we’ve managed to do albeit not getting the outcome we wished to.”
Opener Crawley stood out together with his 73 as England got here out attacking of their mountainous chase regardless of shedding Ben Duckett on day three.
Crawley’s lbw earlier than lunch was a topic of rivalry.
The on-field umpire denied India’s enchantment off Kuldeep Yadav, however the hosts efficiently reviewed the decision.
The tracker confirmed the ball would have hit a big a part of the leg stump, however Stokes mentioned expertise obtained it mistaken.
“Expertise within the recreation is clearly there. Everybody has an understanding of the explanations it may possibly by no means be 100 per cent which is why we’ve the umpire’s name,” mentioned Stokes.
“However in a recreation filled with ifs, buts and maybes, I’m not going to say that’s the rationale why we haven’t obtained the outcome we wished. I’m simply saying my private opinion is that the expertise has gone mistaken on this event, and I believe that’s truthful to say.”
England misplaced Jonny Bairstow 4 deliveries later, however Ben Foakes and Tom Hartley then placed on a cussed stand of 55 to make the opposition earn their wickets.
Jasprit Bumrah lastly broke the partnership, sending again Foakes and later the left-handed Hartley to wrap up the match, however Stokes mentioned it was heartening to see his batters struggle all the way in which.
“I assumed Zak and Ben took the sport to India in a reasonably tough scenario, because it at all times is whenever you’ve not obtained a very long time,” mentioned Stokes.
The third Check begins February 15 in Rajkot and the groups will take a break beforehand, with England flying to the United Arab Emirates for the week