After that 17-match streak of successful chases ended, India lost another seemingly simple chase in the final one day match.
I would say India has reached a bit of a low (at least in the string of very recent series) and I hope it is a good wake up call for the team. Just like I think it was good (somewhat) for the USC Trojans to lose the Rose Bowl, I think the Indians needed to realize what it means to lose a match chasing, to lose a series and try to think of what to do in the future.
On to the test series. Much as I wanted SRT to play, I think it was a good decision to push the comeback by a series and ensure there is no relapse. Let’s hope the Indians buck up in the tests where they have been struggling somewhat recently.