New Delhi: There's nothing much to write home from for England in the fifth and final Test against India in Chennai.
First, their seemingly big total of 477 was overshadowed by a brilliant team batting effort from India, staring triple centurion Karun Nair, KL Rahul, Parthiv Patel, etc.
But amid the ruins, Jos Buttler kept the English interests alive with his on-field antics, so much so that he has become latest fan favourite, a la South African AB de Villiers.
While fielding on day four, he not only keep himself busy with the chores of collecting balls but also engaged to sizeable Chepauk crowd.
— Aishwaryaa Haridas (@ImAishu_) December 17, 2016
— Ranga Prasana (@RaPrasana) December 17, 2016
— Bharathwaj Murali (@bharathwajm7) December 17, 2016
— Murugan (@muruganmass26) December 18, 2016
— Imtiyaz Patel (@patelimtiyazabd) December 18, 2016
And generous fans responded to his call for celebration.
But come tomorrow, England are likely to suffer their fourth successive defeat of the tour. They still need 270 more runs to avoid an innings defeat.