India vs England Highlights, 4th Test, Day 5: India beat England by 157 runs at The Oval to take a 2-1 series lead
- IND vs ENG 4th Test Highlights: Virat Kohli-led India bowled England out for 210 to win The Oval Test by 157 runs and take a 2-1 series in the five-match series. India, with just one game remaining, cannot lose the series.
India vs England Highlights 4th Test Day 5: India defeated England by 157 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match series. England began the final day at 77/0, needing 291 runs to win. Openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns got to their fifties but once they were dismissed, it was all downhill for England. In the second session, England lost four wickets for six runs en route to losing 6 for just 62 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, two wickets each, were the wreckers-in-chief in that afternoon session, cleaning up England's middle-order with a fuss. At the end, it was Umesh Yadav's three-for that cleaned up England's tail and sealed a famous win for India. Amidst all this, let's not forget Shardul Thakur's brace, which included the all-important scalps of Burns and Joe Root.
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Sep 06, 2021 09:50 PM IST
That's all! Thank you so much
This brings us to the end of this live coverage! Thank you so much for joining us on this 5-day rollercoaster of a ride. Until the penultimate session of the Test, one just couldn't predict the winner. But 6/62 in 25.1 overs was the game-changing phase and the match-defining too.
The fifth and final Test at Old Trafford in Manchester will begin on Friday, September 10. We will see you then! Until then, keep following the Hindustan Times for all the latest happenings from the world of sports.
Take care and goodnight. CIAO!
Sep 06, 2021 09:44 PM IST
This presentation ceremony culminates the Test. India made 191 in their first innings before bowling England out for 290. Trailing by 99, Indian batsmen, led by Rohit Sharma's 127, posted 466 and set England a target of 368. Eventually, England were bowled out for 210 as India sealed a 157-run win.
Sep 06, 2021 09:41 PM IST
The winning moment
The moment India's win was confirmed
Sep 06, 2021 09:36 PM IST
ROHIT SHARMA IS AWARED THE MAN OF THE MATCH
For his brilliant century in the second innings, Rohit Sharma is awarded the ‘Man of the Match’
“I wanted to be on the field as much as I could. That hundred was special. We know how important was the second innings. Virat just mentioned the effort from the batsmen, and as a unit it was really important. It's my first overseas hundred. Really glad that I could get the team in an important position. There was pressure after that 100-run trail. Once we got the lead, we just wanted to put pressure on the bowlers. I try to contribute for the team, it's important for me. I know the importance of opening the innings. I am glad I could make it count. It's always important to embrace the challenge, it's not going to be easy. The real game-changer was after the World Championship final. Looks good at the moment, the message from the physio is that we got to asses every minute.”
Sep 06, 2021 09:33 PM IST
Shardul Thakur is not the ‘Man of the Match’ award. Thoughts?
Sep 06, 2021 09:31 PM IST
India's Virat Kohli, the winning captain, speaks next
"Well, I think the best thing about both the games has been the character the team has showed. We are not looking to survive in this game, we are here to win. Really proud of the character the team has showed. It's quite relative what you call flat. The conditions were hot and we knew were in with an opportunity when Jadeja was bowling in the rough. The bowlers were good with the reverse swing today. We believed we could get all 10 wickets, we had the belief. As soon as the ball started revering, Bumrah said give me the ball. He bowled that spell and swung the game in our favour with those two huge wickets. I think you pointed his performance. Rohit's innings was fantastic. What Shardul has done in this game stands out. His two fifties deflated the opposition. I think he batted well in both the innings. We never go towards analysis, statistics and numbers. We know what we need to focus on and we take a collective decision as a group. It's unfortunate they are not here. Everyone is happy with the win. It gives us more motivation to win the next Test. We have the belief, we are just looking forward to the opportunities. The fans have been amazing as well."
Sep 06, 2021 09:27 PM IST
England's Joe Root, the losing captain, speaks first
"Frustrating not to get something from the game today, we felt we had an opportunity to win, but credit to India, they got the ball to reverse and that was the turning point. Could have made more of a first-innings lead, and you have to make chances count against world-class players. Got to find ways to get better but be realistic and realize that was world-class bowling. It might reverse at OT, we'll have to manage it better. Whenever you lose the game you can look at the toss, but we've got to be more ruthless and make that a 200-run lead. Got to be clinical, not be comfy, make big partnerships. We have played good cricket and important to remember that."
Sep 06, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Right then! Time for the presentation ceremony. Mike Atherton is the host
Sep 06, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Heroes of Day 5:
Bumrah- 2/27 in 22 overs.
Jadeja- 2/50 in 30 overs.
Umesh- 3/60 in 18.2 overs.
Thakur- 2/22 in 8 overs.
Siraj- 0/44 in 14 overs.
Sep 06, 2021 09:24 PM IST
Why is this win special?
Just like Lord's, the final day of this Test belonged to the Indian bowlers. This pitch, by the time Day 5 turned up, had absolutely nothing to offer to the pacers. The roughs surfaced and yes Jadeja picked up two wickets, but the pacers' hard work played a massive role. Be it Bumrah's fiery spell that brought the stadium and the crowd to life, or Shardul Thakur's brief yet magical spells or Umesh's carnage towards the end, this was a complete bowling effort.
Sep 06, 2021 09:17 PM IST
TAKE A BOW, TEAM INDIA! This is sensational
From 127/7 on the first day to winning the Test, this is proper Test cricket win. What a seriously good side this is.
Sep 06, 2021 09:09 PM IST
OUT! IT'S OFFICIAL! INDIA WIN
INDIA HAVE WON THE TEST AND THIS IS IT! LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN!
For the second time in this series, India have hailed victorious in London once again! What a performance this has been! Tremendous moments for the side.
Sep 06, 2021 09:07 PM IST
UMESH YADAV TO JAMES ANDERSON.
Yadav to Anderson. Do we get the final result in this over?
This is absolutely nail-biting stuff. I am blogging but I can't help myself either. The fate is more or less sealed but it's not over till it's over.
HOWZAT? OUT! INDIA LIKE IT! ANDERSON IS GIVEN CAUGHT BEHIND BUT HE REVIEWS IT IMMEDIATELY!
Coming to the delivery, Umesh digs it short and at the bodyline of Anderson. The English pacer tries to fend it but nicks it. IND appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Anderson reviews but the ultra-edge showed a spike as the ball passed the bat. AND THAT WAS THAT
ENG 210/10 in 92.2 overs , lost by 157 runs
Sep 06, 2021 09:05 PM IST
Bumrah…can he now?
Bumrah, looking ever so dangerous, is here to finish it off! How much longer?
NOT THIS OVER! Robinson plays out the over
Sep 06, 2021 09:01 PM IST
ROBINSON TO UMESH- FOUR
FOUR! Well, hello! Where did that come from! A proper top-order batsman's shot from Robinson. Overpitched from Umesh, Robinson presents the full face of the bat and drives the ball right back past the mid-on fielder for four. STYLISH!
Robinson runs a single off the final ball as the duo survives yet another over.
ENG are 210/9
Sep 06, 2021 08:55 PM IST
ANDERSON TO BUMRAH- THAT BATTLE
Three slips, one leg slip. Short mid-wicket and short square leg.
How many balls does Bumrah need?
ROBINSON AND ANDERSON SURVIVE THE OVER! But for how long can they continue
Sep 06, 2021 08:49 PM IST
2nd NEW BALL TAKEN
INDIA HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE THE SECOND NEW BALL, AT LAST!
Umesh will have a crack with it first
OUT! BOWLED HIM! Umesh Yadav cleans up Craig Overton and India are just one wicket away from the win! The ball struck Overton's right elbow before ricocheting onto the stumps. Overton stood there clinging onto his elbow for a long time. He walked back in discomfort
Sep 06, 2021 08:46 PM IST
UMESH GETTING CLOSE TO ANOTHER WICKET
EDGES BUT DOESN'T CARRY! Umesh Yadav outfoxes Overton with a slower delivery and he manages to get his bat down on time. The ball finds the edge of the bat but doesn't carry to the slip cordon.
FOUR! HOW DID THAT GO THROUGH? Umesh squares up Overton with a shortline aimed at his rib cage. Overton fends it but still manages to guide it through the slips for four. COMICAL!
Sep 06, 2021 08:42 PM IST
Bumrah back from the other end
Bumrah on target throughout the over but the English tailenders negotiate the threat, for now.
IND are 198/8
Sep 06, 2021 08:33 PM IST
We are back with the third session and it shouldn't take India long to clinch the remaining two wickets.
Ollie Robinsons joins Overton in the middle
FOUR! Robinson off the mark with a square cut behind point for four.
ENG are 197/8
Sep 06, 2021 08:14 PM IST
What a session for India. 62/6 in 25.1 overs.
This was the session they were looking for and they are just two wickets away from the win.
Do not go anywhere. The final session followed by the presentation ceremony on the other side of this very short break.
Sep 06, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Yadav back on and he strikes
Yadav back into the attack from the Pavilion end. Still no new ball
OUT! AND THEY DON'T EVEN NEED IT! India's field placements does the trick as Woakes chips the ball directly to KL Rahul at short mid-wicket. For Woakes's whips, they had a short mid-wicket and a short leg in place.. And the players will take tea.
Sep 06, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Overton survives…for now
OUT! REVIEW! NOT OUT! Overton survives. Bumrah, again coming in wide form over the wickets, angles the ball in sharply. The ball thumps into Overton's pads and the umpire had initally given it out. Overton reviewed it and while there was no inside the edge, the ball-tracking showed that the ball was drifting down the leg side and wide of the leg stump.
ENG are 193/7.
Sep 06, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Bumrah is back on
Kohli has thrown the ball to Bumrah to try and clean up the tail now that Root is gone. India need just three wicket-taking balls to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Three slips for Overton.
ENG are 185/7 after 82 overs.
Sep 06, 2021 07:51 PM IST
THAKUR BACK ON AND HE STRIKES
OUT! BOWLED HIM! IS THAT THE GAME? SHARDUL THAKUR YOU BEAUTY!
Root looks to guide the ball down to third man but chops it onto his own stumps. Thakur was just reintroduced into the attack and he got the all important wicket on the first ball.
Root is gone for 36. ENG's main anchor is gone.
Craig Overton is the new man in
ENG are 182/7 after 80.1 overs.
Sep 06, 2021 07:47 PM IST
Jadeja brought back on
2/49 after 28 overs. Jadeja is reintroduced into the attack.
ENG are 182/6 after 80 overs.
Second new ball is available. But doesn't look like India are taking it right away.
Sep 06, 2021 07:47 PM IST
ANOTHER FOUR FOR ROOT
FOUR! Root leans into the cover drive and creams the ball past Rahane. He gives it a chase but to no avail as the ball runs off the practice pitches and into the boundary cushions.
ENG are 181/6 after 79 overs.
Sep 06, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Umesh strays onto Woakes' pads. The all-rounder flicks the ball and threads it between the catcher and mid-on for four.
While Siraj has been on money so far, Umesh hasn't quite shown the same accuracy.
44 overs left in the day. ENG are 177/6 (78). They still need 191 runs to win
Sep 06, 2021 07:29 PM IST
FOUR! Joe Root still has the shots in him. Well, of course, his team may be in trouble but his class is permanent. Overpitched from Siraj, Root present the full face of the bat and times the ball past mid-on for four. LOVELY.
ENG are 160/6 after 75 overs.
Sep 06, 2021 07:19 PM IST
Jadeja given a rest
Umesh Yadav is back into the attack
Sep 06, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Siraj pulled out of a delivery as a fly entered his mouth during the run-up. So, he can use this drinks break to wash the fly away. Not my words. Nasser Hussain said so.
NEW BALL IS AVAILABLE IN 7 OVERS
ENG 150/6 after 73 overs. They need 218 runs to win, India need 4 wickets.
Safe to say, that was the game-changing hour
Sep 06, 2021 07:10 PM IST
WOW! The last 20 minutes were something, huh? Jasprit Bumrah has been replaced, he's been given a break. Siraj comes back on.
Sep 06, 2021 06:58 PM IST
WHAT AN ATMOSPHERE AT THE OVAL CURRENTLY! The Indian supporters are rallying behind every single delivery now. Bumrah to Root is a battle to watch out for and fair to say, Bumrah ruled the roost in that over. His slowest delivery in this over was 87MPH. And the fastest, you may ask? 90.
The 5th ball of the over was a scorching yorker that Root, somehow, managed to survive.
ENG are 149/6 after 60 overs.
Sep 06, 2021 06:56 PM IST
OUT! ENGLAND ARE CRUMBLING AFTER LUNCH! FROM 100-0 TO 149-6. England have lost four wickets since the start of lunch, in the last 40 minutes.
Coming to Moeen Ali's dismissal, He pitches it up on the roughs and the ball turns sharply into the left-hander. The ball balloons to Suryakumar Yadav at short leg after finding the inside edge of Ali's front-foot defense.
ENG are 149/6 after 58 overs, IND need 4 wickets to win
Sep 06, 2021 06:46 PM IST
OUT! BUMRAH HAS 2
OUT! BOWLED HIM! THIS IS A JAFFA! WIDE FROM THE POPPING CREASE AND FROM OVER THE WICKET. He fires the yorker into the base of the leg stump, leaves Bairstow defenseless and disturbs the timber.
Bairstow is gone for a duck, Moeen Ali is the new man in
Eng in trouble, they are 146/5.
Sep 06, 2021 06:44 PM IST
A look at Hameed's dismissal
Sep 06, 2021 06:43 PM IST
NOT OUT! REVIEW! NOT OUT
HOWWZAATT…NOT OUT! INDIA REVIEW! Root misses the sweep against Jadeja. Umpire gives it not-out. It has to be either an under-edge or ball not pitching in line.
REPLAY SHOWS THE BALL IS PITCHING OUTSIDE LEG.
Richard Illingworth's original decision stays.
Sep 06, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Bairstow joins skipper
Jonny Bairstow joins his skipper in the middle.
Sep 06, 2021 06:36 PM IST
OUT! 100 Test wickets for Bumrah
OUT! BOWLED HIM! BUMRAH CLEANS UP OLLIE POPE AND ENGLAND ARE FOUR DOWN! India inching closer to victory!
Coming in wide from over the wicket, Bumrah fires the ball into the stumps. He beats Pope's defense easily to bag his 100th Test wicket in style. He's gone for 2
ENG 146/4 after 64.4 overs, still need 222 runs to win
Sep 06, 2021 06:33 PM IST
Bumrah continues from the other end
Jasprit Bumrah continues to operate from the other end. Two slips in place for Root.
Sep 06, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Pope is the new man in
Ollie Pope is the new man in
Sep 06, 2021 06:24 PM IST
OUT! JADEJA STRIKES
OUT! BOWLED HIM! That's a ripper of a delivery from Jadeja to castle Hameed's stumps. From around the wicket, Jadeja pitches the ball on the roughs and the ball turns a mile towards the off side of Hameed. The batter lunges forward, looking to get bat on ball, but the ball beats the outside edge and rams into the off stump.
THAT'S WHAT INDIA WERE LOOKING FOR! AND THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT MORE OF!
ENG 141/3 after 61.3 overs, another 227 runs needed to win.
Sep 06, 2021 06:15 PM IST
FOUR! Good start from Root. A juicy full-toss from Jadeja first up and Root reverse sweeps the ball behind point for four.
Jadeja follows it up with a no-ball. ANOTHER NO-BALL!
ENG ARE 136/2 AFTER 60 OVERS
Sep 06, 2021 06:12 PM IST
The players are back out
Root and Hameed, who have added 11 so far for the 3rd wicket, are back out with the Indian team.
Jadeja will continue and Root will face the first ball of the session
Sep 06, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Welcome back for the second session! Hope you are refuelled and rejuvenated for what could prove to be the decisive session of the Test!
ENG 131/2 after 59 overs, still need 237 runs to win.
Sep 06, 2021 05:36 PM IST
We will be back very soon
Right then! Time for me to grab a bite as well! The match is nicely poised. The runs required are beginning to look less daunting but India are also in it. It can go anywhere? But make sure you don't go anywhere and join us in a few minutes time for the second session! Bon Appétit!
Sep 06, 2021 05:32 PM IST
LUNCH TAKEN- WHO IS ON TOP?
An engaging and action-packed 1st session comes to an end! England finish at 131-2 after 59 overs, and they still need 237 runs to win.
Hameed is holding firm so far as he sees out another session. Unbeaten on 62 and Root is unbeaten on 8.
Sep 06, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Umesh before lunch
Looking to capitalize on the menial amount of reverse swing, Kohli has thrown the ball to Umesh Yadav.
THREE! Root drives the ball beautifully through the cover region and Rahane does well to clean it up and keep the runs down to three.
KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THIS BATTLE! Remember what happened in the first innings?
BEATEN! But no ball. Nonetheless, Root needs to be careful. Pitched on length but not wide enough to be cut. Root attempts the shot but is beaten.
He picks a single off the last ball. ENG are 129/2.
Sep 06, 2021 05:10 PM IST
OUT! MALAN IS GONE! ENGLAND TWO DOWN
Malan runs out of luck as he is run-out on 5. He never looked comfortable and after two close shaves, he has to walk back.
Coming to the dismissal, Hameed plays the ball to covers and calls for a quick single. The ball had gone straight to the fielder, substitute Mayank Agarwal, who throws the ball to Pant and he does the rest. Malan was well short and as they say, THERE WAS NEVER A RUN THERE
Skipper Joe Root is the new man in
ENG are 120/2 after 53.1 overs, still needing 248 runs to win.
Sep 06, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Siraj comes into the attack
Mohammed Siraj replaces Shardul Thakur in the attack and begins with a juicy low full-toss. But Hameed can only hit it straight to short mid-wicket.
1 OFF IT. ENG are 120/1 after 53 overs, needing 248 runs to wi
Sep 06, 2021 05:01 PM IST
UMPIRE'S CALL SAVES MALAN
NOT-OUT AND INDIA REVIEW…IN THE NICK OF TIME! Jadeja gets one to turn back in sharply. Malan looked to pad it away but was struck in a dangerous position. India's appeal was turned down and upon review, the ball tracker showed “umpire's call” as the ball was clipping the top of off.
HE HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH ONE THERE! FIRST A RUN-OUT AND NOW LBW! Is today his day?
ENG are 119/1 after 52 overs
Sep 06, 2021 04:54 PM IST
COLLISSION, DIRECT HIT, CHATTER, SMILES
Well, that was one very, very eventful delivery. Jadeja to Malan and the batter skips down the track to bunt the ball to mid-on. He takes off for a quick single but he has to scamper back as Jadeja, who was looking to collect the ball, collides with Hameed at the non-striker's end. Both players go down and Siraj then nails a direct hit. But Malan had reached back home on time.
During the changeover, Kohli and Malan could be seen sharing a word or two and ending the discussion with a smile.
Not hard to guess how the conversation would have played out
ENG are 119/1 after 50 overs
Sep 06, 2021 04:43 PM IST
HAMEED GOES BIG…DROPPED
DROPPED! IS THIS GOING TO BE PROVE COSTLY FOR INDIA! Out of nowhere, Hameed looks to clear mid-on with a lofted drive. He fails to time the shot off Jadeja and Siraj, stationed at mid-on, fails to hang on to the ball. A costly drop and he seems to have injured himself in the process. The physio is out.
IND is 114/1 after 48 overs, needing 254 runs to win
Sep 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
Shardul to resume
Shardul Thakur kicks off the second hour
Sep 06, 2021 04:32 PM IST
DRINKS! A short break for the players as the first hour ends!
Runs scored-32 | Overs bowled-14 | Wickets lost-1
ENG are 109/1 after 46 overs, still needing 259 runs to win.
Sep 06, 2021 04:25 PM IST
The equation now
ENG are 105/1. Eng need 263 runs, India need 9 wickets. Easy! But not for those who are on the field.
Sep 06, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Jadeja…but can he?
The roughs surfacing on the deck are becoming more and more prominent. India must be salivating at the sight of those patches but Jadeja needs to make things happen.
Sep 06, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Jadeja replaces Bumrah
Immediately after the wicket falls, Kohli brings on Jadeja. He begins with a full-toss and Hameed flicks it off his pads, runs 3 and brings up his 4th Test fifty.
Sep 06, 2021 04:10 PM IST
OUT! INDIA GET THE BREAKTHROUGH
OUT! It's all happening in this over and it's that man. Shardul Thakur!
Coming to the wicket ball, it was anabsolute peach from Thakur. From around the wicket, he got the ball to jag back out just the right amount. Burns looks to defend but the ball catches the nick on its way to Pant. India is pumped and so is Kohli.
Dawid Malan is the new man in. He plays out the remaining two deliveries of the over.
ENG are 100/1 after 41 overs, needing 268 to win.
Sep 06, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Thakur replaces Umesh
Shardul Thakur has been brought on by Kohli as India are desperate for a wicket.
FOUR! Third boundary of the day for Burns and once again, the batter did not have to work hard for it. Thakur, from around the wicket, strays onto his pads and Burns obliges; flicks the ball to the fine leg boundary.
TWO! 50 FOR RORY BURNS AND THE 100-RUN STAND BETWEEN THE TWO! What a time to play this knock.
Sep 06, 2021 04:01 PM IST
FOUR! Too straight from Umesh and Burns obliges with the flick off his pads behind square for four.
The first half an hour yields 15 runs, including 2 boundaries, and 0 wickets. England batter continue to make merry.
After 39 overs, ENG are 92/0
Sep 06, 2021 03:51 PM IST
"WATCH THE GAME, NOT TWITTER"
Michael Holding, who is currently in the commentary box for host broadcaster Sky Sports, commented “watch the game, not Twitter” when the cameraperson showed a group of four people in the stands checking out their phones.
Definitely made me chuckle.
Sep 06, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Extra slip for Burns
Umesh To Burns: Kohli brings in an extra slip but Burns does well enough to get off strike on the very ball by picking off a single.
For Hameed, back to two slips.
SHOUT FOR A CAUGHT BEHIND! NOT OUT! NO REVIEW. The ball raced past Hameed's bat when he looked to flick the ball off his hips. Indians were excited but the umpire wasn't.
ENG are 85/0 after 37 overs.
Sep 06, 2021 03:47 PM IST
On the Money so far
Both bowlers, especially Bumrah, have been on the money so far. The on-air experts have revealed that there is a hint of reverse swing, citing Bumrah's previous over. The shiny side was facing the legside and yet, the ball nipped back in. Could be…interesting.
But for now, ENG seem just fine as Bumrah bowls a maiden.
35 gone, ENG 84/0. Still 284 away.
Sep 06, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Burns will get his first look of the morning at last. He clips the ball off his hips to deep square-leg and he is also off the mark in the morning.
FOUR! Edged and four. First boundary of the morning comes off Burns's bat. The key to the ball staying low and bouncing before reaching the slip cordon was Burns defending the ball with soft hands.
ENG are 84/0 after 35 overs, still need 284 runs to win
Sep 06, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Jasprit Bumrah operating from the other end
As expected, Bumrah will operate from the other end.
YORKER! Straightaway, Bumrah goes full and straight with the yorker. Haseeb does well to dig it out. The plan is clear and India have set the field for it. They are going to attack Hameed's stumps and pads and hope to get him bowled or LBW.
He begins with a maiden!
ENG are 78/0 after 34 overs, still need 290 runs to win
Sep 06, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Umesh Yadav will get the day going. Hameed will face the first ball of the day.
Umesh Yadav was very straight to Hameed throughout the over. On the final ball, Hameed takes a single to get off the mark in the morning.
ENG are 78/0 after 33 overs, still need 290 runs to win
Sep 06, 2021 03:29 PM IST
The players are out on the field and as always, Kohli was seen giving a pumped-up pep talk to his teammates.
Sep 06, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Can England pull off another heist?
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Sep 06, 2021 03:19 PM IST
What are your thoughts on this?
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Sep 06, 2021 03:15 PM IST
15 minutes to go
How excited are you? I, for one, cannot wait for the action to begin! This will be ariveting day of cricket. The equation is simple:
90 overs. 10 wickets.291 runs
Sep 06, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Shardul speaks to the host broadcasters
“We're into the last day and the game is equally poised. Both teams are pushing hard for a result, you can't expect a lot more. All we need is an early wicket, or even if we get a couple of wickets in the middle, the pressure will be on them. We'll need to keep pushing them back. There can be a bit of reverse swing with the older ball, there's enough footholes and Jadeja will be obviously bowling into the rough. I think there could be a bit of reverse swing on offer later today.”
Sep 06, 2021 03:01 PM IST
'It's a beautiful morning here in London. The batsmen should really enjoy batting on this surface, it's still a good batting pitch. There are some footholes for Ravi Jadeja to exploit, especially against the left-handers. India will have to bowl really well to force a win today,' reports Dominic Cork
Sep 06, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Can Jadeja spin his web?
India will heavily bank on Jadeja's exploits. The left-arm spinner conceded a few yesterday due lack of accuracy and consistency. Whenever he got the ball to pitch on the roughs, he caused some discomfort to the batsmen. Today, India would want him to do more of it. Should he nail consistency and target the roughs more often, he can tilt the momentum into his side's favour very quickly
Sep 06, 2021 02:46 PM IST
First session to decide the fate?
The first session will be of utmost importance today. The plan for both teams is very clear:
- For India- if they can pick up 3-4 wickets without giving away too many, they will have a shot at wrapping up the game before 90 over.
- For England- The openers continue need to continue the good work from yesterday. If they can survive this session, the hosts will be the favourites to win the Test.
Sep 06, 2021 02:38 PM IST
What happened on Day 4?
Following Ravindra Jadeja (17), Ajinkya Rahane (0), and Virat Kohli (44) falling in quick succession, India were in a spot of bother. However, Shardul Thakur (60) came to India's rescue once again in the lower-middle order and along with Rishabh Pant (50), he stitched an important 100-run stand for the 7th wicket to get India's innings back on track. After their departure, Umesh Yadav (25) and Bumrah (24) added quick runs to take India to 466.
In response, Burns and Hameed played out 32 overs to end the day at 77/0.
Sep 06, 2021 02:30 PM IST
India vs England, 4th Test, Day 5 LIVE!
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 5 of the 4th Test between India vs England at The Oval. England, at 77/0, still need 291 runs to win but their openers, Haseeb Hameed (43*) and Rory Burns (31*), look well settled. India need to boss the opening hour and the opening session to improve their chances. Can they get it done? Stay tuned to find out
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- But former India cricketer Aakash Chopra believes that it would be better for Team India's batting order if Kohli bats at no. 3 and Rohit and Rahul open the innings.
- Kohli on Monday, posted a video on Twitter and Facebook aping the batting stance of India teammate Shikhar Dhawan, and needless to say, his mimicking game was spot on.