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PODCAST: Bob Willis and Luke Wright discuss England’s series-clinching win in Southampton | Cricket News

Last Updated: 02/09/18 9:26pm

Luke Wright joins Charles and Bob to discuss England’s series-clinching victory over India at the Ageas Bowl in the fourth Test.


England opening pair, James Anderson and Stuart Broad, got England off to a flyer after setting India 245 to win and from there it was over to Moeen Ali. He took four wickets, to go with his five in the first innings, to claim the player-of-the-match award as the hosts secured a 60-run win.

Having got over what Bob labelled his “severe disappointments” of the winter, he showed once again he is a force to be reckoned with in England. However, Bob is still not entirely convinced Ali is ready to be England’s No 1 spinner overseas, with spin-friendly surfaces in Sri Lanka and the Caribbean the next challenges to face him and England.

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Ali was also involved in the moment of controversy on the fourth day when he appeared to have trapped Virat Kohli lbw, only for the third umpire to uphold the on-field decision of ‘not out’, citing an inside edge. There was a spike on UltraEdge but that seemed to coincide with bat hitting pad, rather than ball.

Bob believes England were right to feel extremely hard done by and Luke says a tweak to the DRS system to allow more of a discussion between the umpire on the field and the third umpire would be a welcome change.

The panel also explore the reasons behind India’s defeat in a series they appeared to have dominated for large parts – Bob was not particularly impressed by Kohli’s captaincy – and discuss the potential changes to the sides ahead of Friday’s fifth Test at The Oval.


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Watch the fifth and final Test between England and India live on Sky Sports Cricket from 10am on Friday, September 7.

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