IND vs ENG: Stokes concedes they didn't have a chance in hell against India

IND vs ENG: Stokes concedes they didn't have a chance in hell against India
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Ranchi: Skipper Ben Stokes expressed pride in how England have fought toe to toe with India despite not having "a chance in hell of competing" with the hosts in the ongoing series.
India registered a five-wicket win in the fourth and penultimate Test to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series against England, who suffered their first Test series defeat under the leadership of captain Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.
"3-1 doesn't look great, but the way in which we've come at India is what I'm most proud of," Stokes told British media.
"We didn't have a chance in hell of even competing with India. But even today(Monday), that wasn't an easy win for India, and I think they would admit that," he added.
In the fourth Test, England tried to fashion a fight-back before India crossed the line on the fourth day in Ranchi. Chasing 192, India slipped to 120/5, before Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel stitched a 72-run unbroken partnership.
"This young, inexperienced team has been successful over the past two years, but coming to India is a completely different beast, something that this team has not been exposed to." "The way in which we have reacted to everything, even being on the wrong end of three results, is something I'm incredibly proud of." The visitors had started off with a thrilling win in the opener but the hosts have come back strongly taking the next three fixtures in an emphatic manner.