India vs England Highlights, 1st Test, Day 4: India 52/1 at stumps, need another 157 to win after Bumrah claims five-for
India vs England Highlights, 1st Test, Day 4: Stuart Broad struck for England as he had KL Rahul out caught behind for 26, but India finished the day on 52/1 and need another 157 runs to win on the final day. Jasprit Bumrah picked up a five-wicket haul as England were bowled out for 303 in second innings and set India a target of 209 runs to win the Test. Joe Root peeled off his 21st Test century as England extended their lead to over 200. He was dismissed by Bumrah who struck thrice with the second new ball, dismissing Root, Curran and Broad. Shardul Thakur clean bowled Jos Buttler right after team. Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj struck for India after lunch to remove Dom Sibley and Jonny Bairstow to provide their team a crucial breakthrough. Root and Sibley added an 89-run partnership for the third wicket. The fourth day began on a promising note for India with Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah striking in quick succession to dismiss Rory Burns and Zak Crawley.
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Aug 07, 2021 11:34 PM IST
STUMPS on Day 4: India 52/1, need another 157 to win
Pujara finishes the day high on confidence. He sends the last two balls of the day to the boundary as India finish the day on 52/1. Not a bad start to the innings at all. Surely, it would have been better had they not lost KL Rahul, but still a pretty good position to be in. Right then, onto Day 5, and with the position India are on, their fans would be hoping for another rain-less day tomorrow. We'll return on Sunday. Can India cap off a memorable win? We shall find out. Until then, CIAO!
Aug 07, 2021 11:26 PM IST
Broad to Pujara: FOUR
That's a good start, something Pujara wanted. He's faced a few really good deliveries, getting beaten by Ollie Robinson's extra bounce. On his pads and Pujara flicks it for four towards mid-wicket. That would settle some nerves.
Aug 07, 2021 11:25 PM IST
Final six minutes remain in the day
After 209, that is the figure on the Indian cricket team's mind. Just six minutes left in the day. If another wicket goes down, that surely is the end of the day, but if you're an Indian fan, that's not what you'd want. We know it.
Aug 07, 2021 11:17 PM IST
GONE! Broad gets Rahul
OUT! Edged and taken. England have struck timely as India lose KL Rahul for 26. A little extra bounce and that does Rahul in. He was playing so well. England would breathe a lot better with that wicket. India 34/1.
Aug 07, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Streaky, but Rahul collects his 6th boundary
In two minds there, KL Rahul. Couldn't decider whether to leave it on play at it. In the end, he tries to get the bat away but the ball hits it and once again, goes towards that third-man region. India 33/0 after 10 overs. All seven boundaries have come off the bat of KL Rahul, he moves to 26.
Aug 07, 2021 11:08 PM IST
FOUR! Rahul growing in confidence
That's another drive and it results in another boundary from KL Rahul. Anderson offers width and the length for Rahul to lean into the cover drive and into the ropes she goes. India 28/0 after nine overs and you have to believe, this has been a good start from the two openers.
Aug 07, 2021 11:04 PM IST
It's raining somewhere in Nottingham
Some not so promising visuals here. The broadcaster shows the nearby areas in Nottingham getting lashed with rain. But thankfully, it has stayed away from Trent Bridge so far. Suddenly, the light has gotten a lot better and it's a lot brighter at the venue. 13 overs still left but we doubt we'll get the whole of it.
Aug 07, 2021 10:53 PM IST
FOUR more: Two in the over
If the last four was slightly streaky, this one was as clean as they come. Broad pitches it full and Rahul brings out the off drive. Four boundaries to him as India reach 19/0 after 6 overs.
Aug 07, 2021 10:52 PM IST
Runs down to third man, FOUR of them
Another boundary towards third man off the edge. How many of those have we seen in this Test match? Rahul defends but the ball takes the outer half of the bat and runs between slips for a third four. After the previous over was a maiden bowled by Anderson, Rahul sends the second ball of the over for a boundary.
Aug 07, 2021 10:39 PM IST
Straight down the ground, FOUR
Second four for KL Rahul. Anderson knows he bowled that one too full. Rahul takes advantage of it. Leans into the drive and send the ball past Anderson down the ground for a boundary. India 10/0 after 3 overs.
Aug 07, 2021 10:33 PM IST
India are away: Rahul drives for FOUR
Full ball from Stuart Broad and KL Rahul brings out the cover drive to get himself and India their first boundary. Slightly overpitched and that's all Rahul need with most of the fielders inside the circle. India would want him to continue from where he left off in the first innings.
Aug 07, 2021 10:28 PM IST
Right then, the Indian innings begin
The final innings of the Test match is about to get underway as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul make their way to the middle. The clouds have settled in and it's gotten a lot darker at Trent Bridge. Tough, testing period awaits the Indian openers.
Aug 07, 2021 10:15 PM IST
England all out for 303, India need 209 to win
Shami finally gets his first wicket as Ollie Robinson edges to third man. England all out for 303. India need 209 runs to win the match. Won't be a long break, so stay tuned.
Aug 07, 2021 10:04 PM IST
WICKET! It's a five-for for Bumrah
BOWLED HIM! It's a five-wicket-haul for Jasprit Bumrah as Stuart Broad falls for a golden duck. England 295/9. He was on a hat-trick but Anderson plays it out.
Aug 07, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Another one for Bumrah as England lose 8th wicket
OUT! Bumrah with his fourth wicket as Curran mistimes one to Siraj at mid on. Digs it in short but on Curran's waist. He tries to go after it and gets himself in an awkward tangle. The ball lobs in the air and the fielder grabs it. England 295/8, with a lead of 200.
Aug 07, 2021 09:51 PM IST
DROPPED! Rahane puts one down
A toughie at gully. Curran tries to fend the ball but it lobs off the edge and flies to the right of Rahane at gully. He gets a hand to it but can't hang on to it.
Aug 07, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Bumrah dismisses Root for his third wicket
OUT! Bumrah gets the wicket with the second new ball as he dismisses centurion Joe Root for 109. Big, big wicket this for India as Root pokes at the ball and is out caught behind. None the less, he walks off to a rousing applause, and well deserved. One of his finest innings. If England win this, it's the captain who has led from the front. England 274/7, lead by 179
Aug 07, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Curran frustrates India again
Sam Curran has been more effective with the bat for England that he's been with the ball. In the first innings, he was not out on 27 and in the second, he has moved to 23 off 27 with four boundaries. A few words exchanged between him and Siraj but it's all cool. England now lead by 177.
Aug 07, 2021 09:17 PM IST
A 100 to cherish for Joe Root
A straight drive and up go the arms in celebration. Joe Root will remember this century, his 21st his Tests. Follows his fifty in the first innings with a 100 in the second. Also, this is his first century in England in three years. More importantly, he has ensured England continue to extend the lead, which is already over 150.
Aug 07, 2021 09:04 PM IST
India out of reviews
Another unsuccessful review from India, and they have wasted all three. Siraj appeals for an LBW against Root, who is batting on 97 but the impact was outside off. Kohli taps Siraj on his shoulders. England 244/6, lead by 149.
Aug 07, 2021 08:56 PM IST
India strike right after tea
TIMBER! Shardul Thakur picks up his second wicket as he knocks over the Jos Buttler's stumps. England lose their sixth wicket.
Aug 07, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Tea on Day 4
England 235/5 at tea on Day 4, lead India by 140 runs at the end of the second session. It's a session that has gone both team's way, with India picking up three wickets and England scoring 116 runs. Root is batting on 96, while Buttler is 15 not out off 20 balls. There has been no rain so far in the day, and let's hope it stays that way. With plenty of overs left, this match is likely heading towards a result.
Aug 07, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Buttler away with couple of early boundaries
On a pair, Jos Buttler got off the mark with a flick for four. Sloppy effort by the fielder at deep square leg. Two balls later, Bumrah bowls a widish delivery outside off. Out comes the cover drive and Buttler gets himself to 8 off just 6 balls.
Aug 07, 2021 08:06 PM IST
WICKET: Thakur gets Lawrence
OUT! Thakur with his first wicket, Lawrence out LBW. England lose a review and their 5th wicket for 211. Pitched outside off but came in and hit the batsman flush on the pads. It looked plumb right at the moment of impact. Still Lawrence went upstairs but to no avail. A review lost by England.
Aug 07, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Now Lawrence gets in the act
Short and wide from Jadeja, and Dan Lawrence cuts it away for a four. That would help his confidence. England's lead is a 100 as their second innings total nears 200.
Aug 07, 2021 07:31 PM IST
WICKET! Siraj strikes against the run of play
OUT! Bairstow middles it but the ball lands straight down Ravindra Jadeja's throat at deep square leg. Completely against the run of play. Right in the slot for Bairstow to hit it, and he does so. The only thing he isn't able to do is keep the ball down, or find the right placement. England 177/4.
Aug 07, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Appeal turned down
Huge appeal by Jadeja against Bairstow, but the ball may just be missing leg. India have already lost two reviews so every referral here onward needs to be extremely well thought. Right call from the umpire. The turn not enough to hit the stumps.
Aug 07, 2021 07:20 PM IST
Drinks on the field
One hour into the session and despite the wicket, you've got to believe it's England who are on top at the moment. Root is inching towards a century while Bairstow has started well. England lead India by 76 runs a the moment. Watch out for those skies though.
Aug 07, 2021 07:11 PM IST
England seize control
India may have picked up the wicket but there has been no shortage or stoppage of runs since. Jonny Bairstow has begun confidently, racing away to 17 off 22 balls with three fours. Root has entered the 70s and these two have already added 22 off 34 balls.
Aug 07, 2021 06:35 PM IST
OUT! Bumrah with the breakthrough for India
OUT! Bumrah strikes for India. An inside edge off Sibley's bat lands in Rishabh Pant's gloves. A lazy stroke from Sibley, as the ball nips back in, takes the inner edge and flies to the left of Rishabh Pant, who does well to grab on to the catch. Much needed breakthrough for India as the 89-run stand comes to an end.
Aug 07, 2021 06:20 PM IST
Live, 1st Test, day 4: FOUR more, Root is in imperious touch
Another full ball, another cover drive and another four. Phew! He has been unstoppable with that shot. Connects another one right off the middle and gets his 11th four of the innings. He moves to 67 off just 80 balls. A century is surely here for the taking.
Aug 07, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Bumrah to Root: FOUR
Loose! Loose from Bumrah first up as he drifts into Root's pads and the England captain would put them away every time with ease. Clips it for a four first over of the second session. England just starting to press on here.
Aug 07, 2021 06:11 PM IST
Second session underway
It's supposed to be a long day, with 70 more overs left in the day, but it remains to be seen how many of those can we actually get? England are ahead by 24 and they would look to swell it to above 200. Bat through the day and give India the entire Day 5 maybe? Big session awaits.
Aug 07, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Back to cricket: How good has Joe Root been today?
His start was fidgety, but the manner in which Joe Root picked things up from there was incredible. The England captain is not out in 56 off just 74 balls with nine fours. And those cover drives were just another reminder that Root is in fact part of that Fabled 'Fab 4' of batting.
Aug 07, 2021 05:51 PM IST
ICYMI: A historic moment for Indian sports
A massive moment for India. Neeraj Chopra becomes the first individual gold medallist from the country since Abhinav Bindra' equally magnanimous feat in 2008.
Aug 07, 2021 05:33 PM IST
End of first session
England 119/2 (& 183) at lunch, lead India (278) by 24 runs in second innings in Nottingham. It started going well for India with Siraj and Bumrah picking up two early wickets, but from there, it's been a little classy knock from the England captain Joe Root. He started unconvincingly but once those cover drives got going, he grew in confidence. A shared session with credit going to both teams.
Aug 07, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Fifty for Joe Root
The England captain continues his fine run with a second fifty in the match. It's his 51st in Tests, and he gets there off 69 balls. Slashes at Shami as the ball goes between slips and gully for a four. England now growing in confidence at 114/2.
Aug 07, 2021 05:12 PM IST
England in the lead
Sibley takes a single and England are in the lead, their scoring moving to 96/2. The fifty partnership is also up between Root and Sibley off 100 balls. Good partnership developing between the two. And now that the number 95 has been achieved, England should hope to bat till the end of the day and give their bowlers one whole day against India. That is of course, if there is no further rain.
Aug 07, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Close! Sibley takes the review and survives
India's search for a third wicket continues. The umpire had declared Sibley out LBW to Thakur, but the batsman takes the review and it pays off. The ball pitched in line and the impact was also in line, but the ball tracking shows it missing the leg stump by quite some margin. Sibley survives, Root is ecstatic at the non-striker's.
Aug 07, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Mix up but India throw at the wrong end
Run out chance missed. Not the best piece of communication between Root and Sibley. Sibley taps the ball to mid wicket and takes off. Root answers the call hesitantly but a moment of reluctance from both batsman saw Sibley stranded in the middle of the wicket. The throw needed to be at the keeper, but Siraj went the other way. There was no calling from anyone. India had the chance to get another one. Root and Sibley take a long breath.
Aug 07, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Consecutive boundaries for Root
And the fourth off a cover drive. Once again, the England captain nails the cover drive perfectly. Similar balls, similar strokes with great timing, and Root helps himself to a couple of more boundaries. Virat Kohli is not impressed, looks at Mohammed Shami and points towards the leg-side, where the field is.
Aug 07, 2021 04:38 PM IST
Shardul keeps it tight after drinks
India would be happy with the first hour of play. Their pacers continue to impress with probing lines and length. Despite the sun being out and conditions good for batting, Root and Sibley are battling it out against India's pacers. Both batsmen on 21, only Root has taken 28 balls (50 less than Sibley).
Aug 07, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Shami, Thakur in the attack for India
Shami starts his first over of the day in riveting fashion, making the ball zip off the seam and beating Dom Sibley twice. Thakur gives away two as England now trail India by less than 30 runs.
Aug 07, 2021 04:20 PM IST
Two fours in the over for Root
That's more like it. Joe Root has already moved to 17 off 18, with 16 of those runs coming in boundaries. Plays a delightful cover drive and gorgeously tucks the ball off his hips for two boundaries off Mohamed Siraj's over. Good batting conditions and rest assured, Root is not going to miss out on the loose deliveries.
Aug 07, 2021 04:16 PM IST
Edged... but doesn't carry
Joe Root just appearing a little fidgety early on. Bumrah is teasing the England captain outside off stump and the move almost works. Draws the outside edge off Root's bat twice in the over. While on the first instance, the ball goes in between the slips for four, the next one went to Virat Kohli at first slip but on the bounce. Just falls a tad short. Nervy moments for England.
Aug 07, 2021 04:08 PM IST
Shot! Root off the mark with a four
Outside off stump is a good line to start with against Root, but not with that length. Not when it's a wide half-volley. Easy for the England captain and he leans into the ball and caresses through the covers for four.
Aug 07, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Crawley departs for 6
WICKET! Another success for India inside the first 30 minutes of the fourth day's play. Jasprit Bumrah strikes. Zak Crawley edges an away-moving delivery while Pant takes another dolly. England: 46/2 after 17 overs, trail by 49 runs.
Aug 07, 2021 03:56 PM IST
Crawley goes off the mark
Zak Crawley is the new man in and he goes off the mark with a boundary. Legth ball, the batter looks to defence but gets the edge that flies through wide of gully for a boundary. ENG: 41/1 after 15.2 overs.
Aug 07, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Siraj gets Burns
WICKET! Mohammed Siraj strikes early for India and removes Rory Burns. Lovely delivery from Siraj down the leg side and Burns edges it to the keeper Rishabh Pant. ENG: 37/1 after 15.1 overs, trail by 58 runs.
Aug 07, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Bumrah bowls a maiden over
Great comeback from Bumrah, especially after getting hit for a boundary by Burns in his previous over. ENG: 37/0
Aug 07, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Burns gets a boundary
Back of a length from Bumrah and Burns tucks it away through an empty square leg region for four runs. First boundary for England on Day 4.
Aug 07, 2021 03:36 PM IST
Bumrah comes into the attack
Jasprit into the attack after Siraj. The right-arm quick will look to get an early wicket here as he did in the first innings by getting Rory Burns for a duck.
Aug 07, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Sibley goes off the mark
Sibley flicks fuller delivery down the leg side to score first runs on Day 4. Nicely played, they get two runs. ENG: 27/0
Aug 07, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Action begins on Day 4!
England openers Dom Sibley and Rory Burns are out to bat under a clear sky. England resume innings at 25/0. Mohammaed Siraj opens India's attack.
Aug 07, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Five minutes to go
Aug 07, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Good news: No signs of rain
The sun is shining bright in Nottingham and there is no signs of rain as of now. The play on Day 4 is expected to begin on time.
Aug 07, 2021 03:02 PM IST
Players warming up
The sun is out there as of now but there is a dense cloud cover as well. Players are warming up as action begins in 30 minutes at Trent Bridge.
Aug 07, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Most Test runs in 2021
Joe Root is the leading run getter in 2021 with 891 runs at an average of 55.68 which includes two double tons and a score 186 runs.
Joe Root: 891
Lahiru Thirimane: 659
Dimuth Karunaratne: 624
Rishabh Pant: 560
Rohit Sharma: 538
Aug 07, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Mohammed Shami in Tests
It is often said that Mohammed Shami bowls better in the 2nd or 3rd spell. In other way, it can be said that Shami bowls well after first 30 overs has passed in Tests. As number suggests, the saying seems right as Shami has the average of 25 after first 30 overs, while 32.6 in first 30 overs.
Aug 07, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Bumrah's cameo on Day 3
Jasprit Bumrah has certainly made a terrific return after the WTC final massacre. He picked up a 4-wicket haul and then slammed 28 runs off 34 balls, including 3 boundaries and a six to help India take a 95-run lead.
Aug 07, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Rain in Nottingham has forced early stumps on last couple of days. A little rain interruption is expected today as well. The players will experience breezy and cloudy weather.
Aug 07, 2021 02:16 PM IST
IND vs ENG, 1st Test: Score update
England: 183 & 25/0 | Burns: 11*, Sibley: 9*, trail by 70 runs
Aug 07, 2021 12:54 PM IST
India vs England 1st Test Day 4 - LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 4 of the first Test between India and England at Trent Bridge. Wickets be the name of the game for India and seamers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj will be key to get those. Despite so much stoppage, all three results are still possible.
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