Ind Vs Eng: ''It’s disappointing and frustrating,'' says Joe Root

Following a tough final day at The Oval, England skipper Joe Root confessed that his team's humiliation in the fourth Test against India is "hard to take" and urged his squad to be more "ruthless at certain points of the game."

India thrashed the hosts by 157 runs, taking the lead of 1-2 ahead of the fifth and final Test in Manchester on Friday. Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed both scored half-centuries, but only Root made it to 20 before being bowled by Shardul Thakur for the second time in the game.
"It's disappointing and frustrating, especially when you've got a chance to win a Test match." It's difficult to take getting all bowled  all out. But we'll take a look at how we responded after Lord's and how we performed at Headingley.

The Daily Mail reported Root as stating, "We're going to aim to do precisely the same at Old Trafford." England was unable to capitalize on a first-innings advantage of 99 and then allowed the tourists' final four wickets to contribute 150 on the fourth day, following an error-plagued performance in which they had India 127 for seven on an opening day. Root confessed that his team wasted the opportunity.

"There's been a number of periods where we were ahead and we had a great chance to be sat here with something to show for the week. There's no hiding from that, and no point trying to sugar coat it. We should have got something from this game.

"We have to be a little bit more ruthless at certain points of the game, and say: 'Right, I'm going to grab this moment and get us into that advantageous position," he added.

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