Edgbaston: India coach Duncan Fletcher believes the famed Indian batting came a cropper in this series because the wickets so far in the series have afforded uncommon assistance to seam and swing.
"I haven't seen so often when the ball has seamed and swung around the whole day. Only today, after the first session it swung less and less and did flatten out. It's pretty difficult for batters to adapt," said Fletcher after Indians, put into bat, were all out for 224 on the opening day of the Edgbaston Test.
India have so far batted five times in the series and not once posted a score of 300 or in excess and Fletcher conceded that it made things difficult for his bowlers.