In the post-match presser of the topsy-turvy Lord’s Test, Joe Root conceded that his tactics weren’t always spot on during the final day and he would have liked to approach the match scenario differently in hindsight. The England skipper was referring to the unbeaten 89-run partnership between tail-enders Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah that changed the complexion of the game, not only providing India with a cushion of extra runs but also ensuring they enter into the fourth innings with momentum firmly on their side.
Joe Root says he could have been better tactically as Mohammed Shami & Jasprit Bumrah put on an unbroken ninth-wicket partnership of 89 for India #ENGvIND 🏴🇮🇳
India won the second Test by 151 runs, leaving them 1-0 up in the series ahead of third Test in Leeds from August 25 🏏
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 17, 2021