England skipper Joe Root credited an all-round Indian performance that blew away the visitor to a 317-run loss in the second Test in Chennai on Tuesday.

“Credit to India, they outplayed us in all three departments. It has been an education for us. You could come up with conditions like these and we have to learn from this and find a way to score runs,” Root said after England suffered its biggest defeat on Asian soil.

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Root added that his side lacked intensity with the ball while also insisting that England could have played an extra spinner. “We need to learn to build pressure and bowl six balls at one batsman. On day one we could have been a bit tighter, squeeze the game a bit more and make it harder for them to score. From day two it was a very difficult wicket to bat on. But we have got to be smarter…

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