India vs England highlights, 1st Test, Day 4: India reach 39/1 at stumps, need 381 runs to win
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FEB 08, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Stumps on Day 3
India reach 39/1 at stumps and they will need 381 runs on the fifth day to win the match. Shubman Gill was batting on 15*, accompanied with Cheteshwar Pujara (12*).
FEB 08, 2021 04:57 PM IST
Dom Bess into the attack
Dom Bess, the highest wicket-taker of the last innings, comes into the attack and bowls a very good first overs. Bess concedes 5 dots and a single to end the 11th over of Indian innings. IND: 35/1, 385 to win.
FEB 08, 2021 04:54 PM IST
Leach bowls a maiden over
Jack Leach bowls a maiden to end his fifth over. The left-arm spinner jolted India with the prized wicket of Rohit Sharma and has given 19 runs so far in his spell. IND: 34/1 after 10 overs.
FEB 08, 2021 04:49 PM IST
Rohit Sharma dismissed for 13 by Jack Leach
· 4th consecutive innings without fifty for Rohit in Tests.
· 4th consecutive innings without fifty against England for Rohit in Tests.
· 4th consecutive innings without fifty at home for Rohit in Tests.
FEB 08, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Pujara off the mark
Cheteshwar Pujara opens his account with a boundary. Shorter delivery, Pujara moves back and cuts away for four through point.
FEB 08, 2021 04:41 PM IST
Leach to Rohit: OUT
OUT! Jack Leach draws the first blood. Cleans up the Indian opener so beautifully. The ball pitched on leg stump and spun past the face of Rohit's bat to hit the top of the off-stump. IND: 25/1, need 395 to win
FEB 08, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Jofra Archer to Rohit - FOUR, SIX
Rohit Sharma joins the party and goes after Jofra Archer. His trademark pull shot to get those four runs and then, backing it up with a maximum over the square leg boundary.
FEB 08, 2021 04:30 PM IST
Words of appreciation from from ex-England captain
FEB 08, 2021 04:28 PM IST
Leach to Gill: FOUR, FOUR
Shubman Gill once again trying to give a good start his team. Back-to-back boundaries to Jack Leach with utmost comfort. IND: 12/0 after 4 overs.
FEB 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Jack Leach to Shubman Gill: FOUR
Gill goes off the mark with a boundary. Shorter delivery from Leach, Gill moves back and flicks it through mid-wicket. IND: 4/0, need 416 to win.
FEB 08, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Jofra Archer begins with a maiden-over
England pacer Jofra Archer comes into the attack and begin his spell in the final innings with a maiden over. IND: 0/0, need 420 to win.
FEB 08, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Indian openers are out to chase
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are out to chase the 420-run target set by England. Jofra Archer begins the attack for England.
FEB 08, 2021 04:09 PM IST
5-wicket haul for Ravichandran Ashwin
· 27th five-wicket haul for Ashwin in Tests
· 26th five wicket haul for Ashwin in Asia in Tests
· 22nd five-wicket haul for Ashwin at home in Tests
· 8th five-wicket haul for Ashwin in 3rd innings of Tests
· 4th five-wicket haul for Ashwin against England in Tests
· 1st five-wicket haul for Ashwin after 16 innings in Tests
· 3rd five-wicket haul for Ashwin at Chennai in Tests
· 2nd most five-wicket haul by an Indian against England in Tests
· Joint 4th most five-wicket hauls at home in Tests
FEB 08, 2021 04:04 PM IST
England all-out for 178
Ravichandran Ashwin's 6-wicket haul helped India bundle England for 178. India now need 420 runs to win the first Test in Chennai.
FEB 08, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Washington Sunder into attack
Sundar comes to ball after 45 overs in England's second innings. England aren't willing to declare despite taking a lead of 418 runs which makes Kohli use all his bowlers.
FEB 08, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Ashwin to Dom Bess: OUT
OUT! Ashwin claims his 4th wicket. Dom Bess was trying to defend the flatter delivery but get struck on the back pad. Huge appeal and umpire Chaudhary give out. But Bess takes the review. Ball tracking shows three reds, Bess have to walk back.
FEB 08, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Jos Buttler dismissed for 24 by Shahbaz Nadeem
· 3rd consecutive innings without fifty for Buttler in Tests.
· 3rd time Buttler dismissed by a LA spinner against India in last 4 innings.
· 3rd consecutive innings without fifty for Buttler against India in Tests.
o His last fifty vs IND was of 89 in 1st innings at The Oval in 2018.
· 3rd consecutive innings without fifty for Buttler in Asia in Tests.
· 5th consecutive innings without fifty for Buttler in India in Tests.
FEB 08, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Nadeem to Buttler: OUT
Wicket! Shahbaz Nadeem strikes again and gets another wicket of Jos Buttler. The English stumper moved down the line and tried to tonk it big but missed. Pant collects the ball cleanly and dislodged the bails. ENG: 165/7, lead India by 406 runs
FEB 08, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Dom Bess goes after Nadeem
FOUR, dot, FOUR: That's a brilliant piece of batting from the England spinner. A boundary to deep extra cover to begin the over and backing it up with another one, towards cow corner. An expensive over from Nadeem ENG: 160/6, lead by 401 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Buttler to Ashwin: FOUR
FOUR! A boundary almost after 10 overs. Ashwin bowls shorter, Buttlermoves back and cuts away through sweeper boundary. And... it's another no-ball.
FEB 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST
England showing no urgency at all: Shane Warne
FEB 08, 2021 03:11 PM IST
Over rate could be a concern for India
India bowled only 25 overs in the second session. The hosts need to keep a check on the over rate as well.
FEB 08, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Ishant back into the attack
Ishant Sharma is back into the attack and he has replaced Jasprit Bumrah. He will be bowling his 6th over and look to shorten the English innings. ENG: 137/6, lead by 378 runs
FEB 08, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Rishabh Pant named ICC Men’s Player of the Month for January 2021
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Monday won the ICC's inaugural Player of the Month award for his performances in Australia Tests. South Africa's Shabnim Ismail was named the ICC Women's Player of the Month.
FEB 08, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Ollie Pope is dismissed for 28 by Nadeem
· 4th consecutive dismissal at the hands of a spinner for Pope.
· 5th consecutive innings without fifty for Pope.
FEB 08, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Nadeem removes Pope
OUT! Ollie Pope has to walk back to the dressing room. He was trying a switch-hit but ended up getting caught by Rohit Sharma at covers. ENG: 130/6, lead India by 371 runs
FEB 08, 2021 02:34 PM IST
Pope begins with a boundary
FOUR! Ollie Pope begins the third session with a cracking shot. Full and wide from Bumrah, Pope reaches out and slams ith through extra-cover for four runs.
FEB 08, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Back after Tea
Buttler and Pope return after Tea for the final session. Jasprit Bumrah begins the attack for India. ENG: 119/5, lead by 360 runs
FEB 08, 2021 02:28 PM IST
England: 578 and 119/5 in 27 overs
[Joe Root 40, Ollie Pope 18*; Ravichandran Ashwin 3/49]
India 1st innings: 337 all out in 95.5 overs
[Rishabh Pant 91, Washington 85*, Cheteshwar Pujara 73; Dom Bess 4/76, Jofra Archer 2/75]
FEB 08, 2021 02:24 PM IST
Third session to begin shortly
FEB 08, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Tea on Day 4
England were 119/5 at the tea break and are leading India by 360 runs. India picked up four crucial wickets in the second session including Joe Root (40) and Ben Stokes (7). Meanwhile, Ishant Sharma became the third Indian pacer to pick 300 Test wickets.
FEB 08, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Most runs after 100 Tests
Brian Lara: 8916
Kumar Sangakkara: 8651
Younis Khan: 8640
Rahul Dravid: 8553
Matthew Hayden: 8508
Joe Root: 8507*
FEB 08, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Jor Root dismissed LBW - stats alert!
· Consecutive innings dismissed LBW
· 3rd time Root has been dismissed Bumrah in Tests (2 in England and 1 in India)
FEB 08, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Nadeem to Buttler - SIX
SIX! It's a massive hit from Jos Buttler. Makes room for himself and belts it over the long-on boundary. An guess what, it's a no ball bowled by Nadeem.
FEB 08, 2021 01:57 PM IST
Bumrah removes Joe Root
OUT! Bumrah gets the big wicket of Joe Root. Back of a length delivery kept low and the England captain gets beaten by the lack of bounce. He gets hit on the back pad in front of off-stump. ENG: 101/5, lead India by 342 runs on Day 4.
FEB 08, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Ben Stokes dismissed for 7 by Ashwin
- 3rd consecutive dismissal at the hands of a spinner for Stokes.
** All 3 dismissal against different types of spinners
** 9 by Yasir Shah (Leg-break) in 2020
** 82 by S Nadeem (LA Orthodox) in 2021
** 7 by Ashwin (RA Offbreak) in 2021
- 8th time Ashwin has dismissed Stokes in Tests.
**3rd most dismissals for Ashwin against a batsman behind Warner (10)
and Cook (9)
FEB 08, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Bumrah into the attack
Here comes Jasprit Bumrah and begins his spell with a no-ball and a boundary. The Indians bowlers have been struggling too much with the overstepped no-balls in this game.
FEB 08, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Ollie Pope survives
Pope went for the reverse sweep but gets beaten extra bounce. The ball lobs off his arm to short leg. Huge appeal from India and umpire Anil Chaudhary gives it straightaway. Pope reviews it with confidence as he knows the ball has brushed his arm guard.
FEB 08, 2021 01:31 PM IST
Ishant to Ollie Pope - FOUR
Pope brings up up his first boundary in style. Fuller delivery and the batsman drives it on the rise through covers for four runs. Astonishing shot this.
FEB 08, 2021 01:29 PM IST
Ashwin to Stokes: OUT
OUT! Third wicket for Ashwin. Tossed it up, and Stokes drove its away from the his body. Ends up getting a thin edge through to Pant. ENG: 71/4, lead by 312 runs
FEB 08, 2021 01:26 PM IST
Ishant to Stokes, FOUR
FOUR! A slower ball from Ishant and Stokes pick it up quickly, extends his arms through to loft it flat over mid-on.
FEB 08, 2021 01:19 PM IST
India's 300-wicket club in Tests
Anil Kumble: 619
Kapil Dev: 434
Harbhajan Singh: 417
Ravichandran Ashwin: 379
Zaheer Khan: 311
Ishant Sharma: 300*
FEB 08, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Time for drinks
India have started the things well after getting bundled for 337. Ashwin double strike removed the English openers while Ishant Sharma removed Daniel Lawrence (18) to claim his 300th Test wicket. England captain Joe Root is batting on 26 and is accompanied with Ben Stokes (1*).
ENG: 64/3, lead by 305 runs
FEB 08, 2021 01:11 PM IST
300 Test wickets for Ishant Sharma
- 6th Indian to take 300 Test wickets and 3rd Indian pacer
- Overall, Ishant is the 35th bowler and 26th pacer to take 300 wickets in Tests
- Ishant is also the slowest to reach 300 Test wickets
FEB 08, 2021 01:06 PM IST
300th Test wicket for Ishant
Ishant Sharma traps Daniel Lawrence in the front to claim his 300th Test wicket. ENG:
FEB 08, 2021 01:02 PM IST
50-up for England
England go past the 50-run, taking a lead of 292 runs in the 2nd innings. Joe Root is currently batting on 14 and is accompanied with Daniel Lawrence (17*).
FEB 08, 2021 12:56 PM IST
Ishant Sharma into the attack
India introduce pace after 13 overs of spin. Ishant Sharma comes into the attack and replaces Shahbaz Nadeem. The senior Indian pacer needs just one wicket to complete 300 Test scalps.
FEB 08, 2021 12:51 PM IST
Ashwin gets Sibley
OUT! Another wicket for India. Ashwin comes from around the wicket and bowls the off-break. Sibley steps too far to defence only to find an inside edge. Cheteshwar Pujara takes a dolly at leg slip. ENG: 32/2, lead by 273 runs
FEB 08, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Nadeem bowls another No-ball
Shahbaz Nadeem bowls another no-ball, adding an extra run to England's growing lead. This was the 23rd no-ball being bowled by India in this match. ENG: 27/1, lead by 268 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 12:38 PM IST
Most no balls by India against England in a Test match
FEB 08, 2021 12:33 PM IST
India lose a review
Ashwin goes big with the appel but Umpire gives it not out. Kohli calls for the review at the last moment. It spun back from outside off Daniel Lawrence missed the forward defence and gets struck in the front.
Ball tracking: Impact outside off, decision remains not out. India lose the review.
FEB 08, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Nadeem to Sibley: FOUR
FOUR! Cracking shot from Sibley to get his first boundary. Stays low and belts it towards the left of short cover for four runs.
FEB 08, 2021 12:16 PM IST
Ashwin to Daniel Lawrence - FOUR
FOUR! Lawrence begins the action right after the lunch break. Moves down the line and clips it away towards the cow corner fence for a boundary.
FEB 08, 2021 12:13 PM IST
2nd session begins
Dom Sibley and Daniel Lawrence resume India's innings after Lunch. R Ashwin begins the attack for India. ENG: 1/1, lead by 242 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin is now the first spinner in over a century to take a wicket off the first ball of an innings.
- Bobby Peel, 1888
- Bert Vogler, 1907
- Ravi Ashwin, 2021
FEB 08, 2021 11:59 AM IST
An exciting second session awaits!
FEB 08, 2021 11:53 AM IST
Rory Burns dismissed for a golden duck
- 3rd duck for Burns in Tests and 1st golden duck.
- 2015 was the last time when England lost their first wicket for 0 in an away Test
- 2002 was the last time when a team lost their 1st wicket for 0 at Chennai
FEB 08, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Lunch on Day 4
England reach 1/1 at Lunch on Day 4. Dominic Bess and Daniel Lawrence will begin again after the break. Stay tuned.
FEB 08, 2021 11:32 AM IST
Ashwin strikes with first ball
WICKET! What delivery from Ashwin to begin the second innings for India. Tossed up, Burn tries to defend but gets beaten by the extra bounce. The ball hits the shoulder of his bat and goes straight to Rahane at leg slip. ENG: 0/1, lead by 241 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 11:21 AM IST
England lead by 241 runs
- 2012 was the last time when a visiting team gained 1st innings lead in India
- Only 4th time a visiting team has taken a lead of 200+ runs against India at Chennai and 1st since 1985
- 6th time England have gained the 1st innings lead of 200+ runs in India
FEB 08, 2021 11:20 AM IST
India all-out for 337
James Anderson hits the last nail in the coffin as Jasprit Bumrah goes for a 2-ball duck. India are bowled out for 337 while England haven't enforced the follow on. That means the visitors will begin their 2nd innings with a lead of 241 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 11:11 AM IST
Root to Washington Sundar : SIX
SIX! Another handsome shot from Sundar who is now leading India's fightback against the Englishmen. Picks the ball perfectly and lofts it straight back over.
FEB 08, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Anderson takes a wicket
GONE! A short ball from Anderson and Ishant Sharma tries to ride the bounce but fails. An easy catch to Pope at short leg. Jimmy claims his first wicket in the match. IND: 323/9, trail by 255 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 10:57 AM IST
Leach to Ishant: FOUR
FOUR! Ishant Sharma extending support to Washinton Sundar. Flighted delivery from Leach, Ishant sits down and swipes over the square leg umpire for a four.
FEB 08, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Sundar hits a SIX!
Anderson to Sundar - SIX! Gorgeous shot. Connects the full ball too well and tonks it straight back over for a maximum.
FEB 08, 2021 10:52 AM IST
Leach to Nadeem: OUT
WICKET! Shahbaz Nadeem goes for a duck. The new ball is favouring the left-arm spinner. The extra bounce did the job again. Nadeem looked to defence on the back foot but the ball bounced to hit the shoulder of the bat. An easy catch for Stokes at the first slip. IND: 312/8, trail by 266 runs
FEB 08, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Leach into the attack
Spinner Jack Leach is back into the attack after removing Ashwin in his previous over. After delivering a wicket-maiden, Leach continues to look for another quick wicket.
FEB 08, 2021 10:36 AM IST
Time for drinks
India have added 50 valuable runs to their overnight score of 257 and lost the wicket of Ashwin. They still need 72 runs to be on the safer side, i.e, avoid the follow-on. 88 overs gone in the Indian innings, IND: 307/7, trail by 271 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Jack Leach to Ashwin: OUT
WICKET! Jack Leach provides a breakthrough for England as Ashwin is out for 31. India 305/7, trail by 273 runs.
FEB 08, 2021 10:25 AM IST
300 up for India
300 runs on board for India. The partnership between Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin is growing stronger as India moving ahead to avoid the follow-on.
FEB 08, 2021 10:09 AM IST
Anderson to Ashwin - FOUR
FOUR! Impressive shot. Length ball from Anderson, Ashwin moves forward plays it to the left of short cover.
FEB 08, 2021 10:04 AM IST
- 50s in consecutive Test for Washington Sundar
- 50+ score by India’s no. 7 in consecutive innings against England in Tests.
(Pant was the last India’s no. 7 to score 50+ by smashing 114 at The Oval in 4th innings in 2018.)
FEB 08, 2021 10:02 AM IST
Fifty partnership for 7th wicket between Sundar and Ashwin
- 3rd 50+ partnership involving Sundar in Tests
- 22nd partnership of 50+ runs for 7th wicket at Chennai
- Consecutive 50+ stand for 7th wicket by Indian pair in Tests
- 2017 was the last time when India’s 7th wicket pair added 50+ runs — 96 runs by Jadeja-Saha in 2nd innings vs AUS.
FEB 08, 2021 10:00 AM IST
James Anderson into the attack
Time for the Washi and Ashwin to face some pace. Anderson comes into the attack and begins his spell on day four with a maiden over. IND: 284/6
FEB 08, 2021 09:53 AM IST
Half-century for Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar brings up his 2nd consecutive fifty in style. Flighted delivery from Jack Leach and Washi leans forward to play a terrific cover drive to reach the feat.
FEB 08, 2021 09:49 AM IST
Sundar goes after Bess
Bess to Sundar - FOUR! Another cracker of a shot from Sundar. Makes the most of the short ball and cuts it away through the gap between short cover and extra-cover. Sundar moves to 47.
FEB 08, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Ashwin hits a maximum
Bess to Ashwin - SIX. What a shot from the local boy. Dances down the track and goes all the way over long-on. Amazing shot this. IND: 273/6
FEB 08, 2021 09:35 AM IST
Bess to Sundar: FOUR
FOUR! Washington Sundar gets away with the first boundary of the day. A crunching shot - moves back and plays through the right of short cover for four runs. IND: 262/6
FEB 08, 2021 09:31 AM IST
India vs England 1st Test Day 4 - LIVE!
Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin have come out to bat. Dom Bess kicks off the proceedings on Day 4. HERE WE GO!
FEB 08, 2021 09:25 AM IST
5 minutes to go!
FEB 08, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Nick Night gives an update on Day 4 pitch:
“First time some scarring outside off stump for right-hander.There is going to be turn and bounce for Bess,” says Nick Night on the broadcast.
FEB 08, 2021 09:12 AM IST
The weather is pretty similar to the first three days. Temperature is 26 degrees Celcius - slightly cooler than day three - with 69% of humidity.
FEB 08, 2021 09:03 AM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara on Pant's batting
"The way Rishabh bats especially against spinners, I think he likes to take them on and that's the way he will go about it," Pujara in the post-match press conference. "He still has to learn a few more things, he still has to put the team in a commanding position because he is capable of that and he's missing out on hundreds. I'm sure he will learn from this but it is good that he is in form."
FEB 08, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Sunil Gavaskar on Kohli's century draught
"Pressure is what brings the best out of Virat Kohli. And we've seen that time and again over the years then when he's got his back to the wall is when he plays his best cricket. Sometimes when you're batting at No. 4 and you're 200/2 when you go in to bat, you tend to think that batting is easy. He knows now that batting is not easy and he's got to put everything out there and focus," Gavaskar said on the Star Sports Network during Day 3 of the India-England Test in Chennai.
FEB 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST
India need 122 runs to avoid follow-on
It's going to be a tough day for India as they need to make another 122 runs to avoid follow-on. The hosts are currently 321 runs behind the England total. Washington Sundar (33) and R Aswhin (8) will resume the proceedings for the hosts on the fourth day morning.
FEB 08, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Day 3 session highlights
1st session: 24.1 overs, 82 runs, 4 wickets, Score: ENG: 578 all-out (190.1) | IND: 59/2 (14)
2nd session: 27 overs, 95 runs, 2 wickets, Score: IND: 154/4 (41)
3rd session: 33 overs, 103 runs, 2 wickets, Score: IND: 257/6 (74)
FEB 08, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Milestone for Rishabh Pant
Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant another rapid innings on the third day of the first Test. He became the 10th wicketkeeper batsman to score 50+ scores in 3 consecutive innings at home. He is the only 2nd Indian wicket keeper-batsman after MS Dhoni to do so.
FEB 08, 2021 08:26 AM IST
India vs England 1st Test Day 4 - LIVE!
Hello and welcome to another exciting day of Test cricket. The third day of the game was enlightened by the knocks of Rishabh Pant (91) and Cheteshwar Pujara (73) as they put up a fighting 119-run stand for the fifth wicket. But the heart-breaking moment was Pant losing his wicket in 90s again on the home soil. Now comes the penultimate day of the match when the onus is on Washinton Sundar (33) and Ravichandran Ashiwn (8*). In response to England’s mammoth 578 for 10, India have scored 257 for 6 and are 321 runs behind.
So, get ready for yet another roller coaster ride as we enter Day 4 of the first Test from Chennai.
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- Rahul Dravid said that both the spinners, one who is returning to the Test side after an injury and the other being in great form, could be the team’s first-choice spinners during the Test series against England.