India breaks baseball's 'pride', Stokes-McCullum gets first defeat

In the fourth test of the series held in Ranchi, India defeated England by 5 wickets and won the five-match series 3-1.

The last match of the series is to be played in Dharamshala.

This is England's first defeat since Brendon McCullum became the head coach of the England Test team and since Ben Stokes was given the responsibility of the Test team.

England has suffered its first Test defeat by the pair of Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes.

With this, for the first time under the leadership of this pair, England has faced defeat in three consecutive Tests.

After Brendon McCullum became the head coach of the Test team, the English team played the Ashes series against Australia, in which the team had to face a crushing defeat of 0-4.

After this, Joe Root left the captaincy of the England Test team and after that a new era started for England and the England and Wales Cricket Board handed over the command of the team to Ben Stokes.

After Brendon McCullum became the coach and Ben Stokes became the captain, England's strategy of playing aggressively in every situation was called 'Baseball'.


After this, England registered series wins one by one on 'Baseball'.

Before coming to India tour, England had won four of their last seven series, while three series ended in a draw.

England first defeated New Zealand 3-0 in June 2022.

After this the team registered a 2-1 series win against South Africa.

In December 2022, England won the series 3-0 in Pakistan.

In February 2023, England drew the series 1-1 against New Zealand.

In June-July, England was successful in drawing the Ashes 2-2 against Australia.

Before the Ashes, England had won the series against Ireland 1-0.

If we talk about statistics, since becoming the captain, England has played 22 Tests under the leadership of Ben Stokes and the team has won 14 of them.

England has faced defeat in seven matches while only one match has ended in a draw.

In the list of captains who have captained the team in at least 10 Tests, Ben Stokes has a win percentage of 60.9 and he is second in the list of captains with the highest win percentage.

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