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India vs England 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: IND 52/1 at stumps

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test Day 4: India need 209 runs to win the first Test of five-match series

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 8, 2021 3:15:12 pm
India's Rohit Sharma, right, and Cheteshwar Pujara leave the field at the end of fourth day of first test cricket match between England and India, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: England scored 303 in their second innings, setting India a target of 209 on day four of the opening Test on Saturday. Skipper Joe Root (109) led from the front to score his 21st Test hundred. For India, Jasprit Bumrah picked up a five-wicket haul.

India got off to a good start in the run chase despite losing the wicket of KL Rahul for 26. India need 157 more runs on Day 5 with nine wickets in hand.

India vs England 1st Test: Day 5 Live Cricket Score Updates

Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 1st Test


183 (65.4) u0026 303 (85.5)


278 (84.5) u0026 52/1 (14.0)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
England drew with India

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India vs England 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: Joe Root's marathon knock helped hosts get back in the game after a low first-innings score.

23:36 (IST)07 Aug 2021
India end Day 4 on a high

Cheteshwar Pujara gets three boundaries in the last over of the day and has a strike rate over 90. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has played two pull shots so far and kept both of them down. India have crossed the 50-run mark and look set to chase down the target of 209 on Day 5 until and unless English seamers pull off a heist. India will need 157 runs to win the first Test with 9 wickets in hand when they walk out to bat on Day 5. However, rain may play spoilsport tomorrow. IND 52/1 after 14 overs

23:15 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Broad outsmarts Rahul

Joe Root's changes work. Stuart Broad makes KL Rahul play and the outside edge carries to Jos Buttler. India lose their first wicket. Rahul was looking to score. He departs after scoring 26. IND 34/1 after 10.5 overs, Target 209

23:10 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Ideal start for India

This is turning out to be an ideal start to India's run chase. After 10 overs, India have not lost a wicket and the scoring rate is over 3 runs per over. KL Rahul is doing the bulk of scoring. He has hit six boundaries so far. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma is taking his time. IND 33/0 after 10 overs, Target 209

22:36 (IST)07 Aug 2021
India's run chase begins

KL Rahul gets off the mark with a single in first over and then hits Stuart Broad for a boundary. India will be hoping both the openers walk back to the dressing room after the day's play. Meanwhile, there are dark clouds hovering and bad light may cut the third session shot. IND 5/0 after 2 overs

22:16 (IST)07 Aug 2021
England all out

Once again, India get rid of the tail quickly. Mohammed Shami gets the wicket of Ollie Robinson. He contributed 15 runs to the win. India need 209 runs to win the first Test. ENG 303 all out, Target - 209

22:03 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Bumrah on hat-trick

Jasprit Bumrah looks to mop the tail quickly. Once again, Bumrah gets rid of Stuart Broad with a full delivery. On to the pads and hits the stumps. Broad out for a golden duck, five-wicket haul for Bumrah. ENG 295/9 after 84.5 overs

22:00 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Bumrah gets another

Jasprit Bumrah puts an end to Sam Curran's cameo. A soft dismissal for Curran as he gives an easy catch to Mohammed Siraj inside the circle. Bumrah gets another wicket, just one scalp away for a five-wicket haul. ENG 295/8 after 84.4 overs, lead by 200 runs

21:42 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Bumrah strikes with new ball

The new ball does the trick. Joe Root finally outside edges one that carries to the wicketkeeper. India have a major breakthrough and will look to mop up the tail quickly like first innings. Root departs after a well-made 109. ENG 274/7 after 81 overs, lead by 179 runs.

21:14 (IST)07 Aug 2021
21st Test century for Root

Joe Root hits the ball down the ground for a boundary and lets out a loud cheer. Root brings up his 21st century when his team needed the most. He reaches the milestone from 154 deliveries. The innings has helped England come back in a game. He is also the only England captain to register two 50-plus scores in a Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. ENG 253/6 after 75 overs, lead by 158 runs

21:08 (IST)07 Aug 2021

That one went straight through the gate. Poor judgement by Jos Buttler cost him his wicket. Buttler just shouldered his arms as Shardul Thakur's delivery hit the stumps. He departs after scoring 17. ENG 237/5 after 70.2 overs

20:36 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Tea Break

The game is delicately poised between the two teams at this point. England bat deep and with Joe Root leading them from the front they can set a tough target for India to chase in the fourth innings. Root is batting on 96 and the lead is now 140 runs. If England manage to take a lead between 200-250, it will be a tough challenge for India. ENG 235/6 after 70 overs

20:08 (IST)07 Aug 2021
England lose fifth wicket

Dan Lawrence's stay at the crease comes to an end after he got a few freebies on the pads from Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur. Reverse swing does the trick for Thakur as Lawrence misses the ball completely. He scored 25 runs from 32 deliveries. Joe Root is still fighting it out in the middle batting on 90 and towards his 21st Test century. Even a 200-run target will be challenging for India and Root is the key to getting there. ENG 211/5 after 65 overs

19:31 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Siraj gets breakthrough

Another partnership for England comes to an end. Jonny Bairstow times the pull shot beautifully but finds Ravindra Jadeja in the deep. Mohammed Siraj gives Bairstow a send off. He contributed with 30 runs in the 42-run partnership. On the other end, Joe Root is crusing towards his century. ENG 177/4 after 57.3 overs, lead by 82 runs

18:36 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Bumrah strikes

Jasprit Bumrah provides a breakthrough as he breaks the third-wicket partnership between Joe Root and opener Dom Sibley. Bumrah manages to induce an inside edge and Rishabh Pant dives to his left to take the catch. Sibley departs after scoring a patient 28. Meanwhile, Joe Root is the main threat, batting at 71. ENG 135/3 after 46 overs, lead by 40 runs

16:05 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Boom Boom Bumrah

Now Bumrah strikes, with Crawley edging behind for six. Bumrah's gotten this to zip away off the deck, square him up, draw the flat-footed outside-edge, for Pant to dive low to his right. ENG- 46/2, still trail by 49 runs

15:57 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Siraj strikes

The first breakthrough for India! Perfect line and length from the Indian seamer and Burns edges the out-swinger and is dismissed for 18. Pant makes no mistake. ENG- 37/1

15:41 (IST)07 Aug 2021
Good signs for England

On 4th day, bounce off the pitch seems to be less and so the speed as well. It's mean that it has been easy to bat on compare to last three days! Good signs for England so far with the ball not doing much off the straight. Chance for Burns and Sibley to ease the pressure that is growing on their places. ENG- 36/0

15:39 (IST)07 Aug 2021
ENG resume Day 4 with Burns, Sibley

The sun is out at Trent Bridge and a big day is under way! Siraj and Bumrah have resumed proceedings for Team India on Day Four. And a Four! Rory Burns hits the ball off Bumrah towards square-leg and gets the first boundary of the day. ENG- 34/0, trail by 61 runs

15:28 (IST)07 Aug 2021
India vs England 1st Test Day 4 Live: Ollie Robinson maiden 5-for.

15:25 (IST)07 Aug 2021
India vs England 1st Test Day 4 Live: Anderson's record

James Anderson took two more wickets to eclipse retired India great Anil Kumble as the third highest wicket-taker in test history on 621. Ollie Robinson added a maiden 5-for..

India's Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot during the third day of first test cricket match between England and India, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. (AP/PTI Photo)

After a James Anderson masterclass, India edged ahead, taking a formidable 95-run first-innings lead. Ravindra Jadeja once again showed his value as a genuine all-rounder and exhilaratingly, India’s tail wagged. Anderson’s 4/54 was a connoisseur’s delight. Ollie Robinson bagged his maiden five-for in Tests, but support around them was non-existent.

Mohammed Shami stayed with Jadeja during a 27-run eighth- wicket partnership. Then, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj added 33 runs for the last wicket to take India’s total to 278. England’s fielding was poor and Sam Curran, in particular, bowled too short at 130kph. Indian tail-enders accepted the favour gleefully.

Irrespective of conditions, Jadeja is un-droppable in this team. The left-hander had his share of luck, surviving a run-out opportunity on four. KL Rahul pushed a Robinson delivery in the cover region and a horrible mix-up ensued. Dan Lawrence had oodles of time, but his throw was nowhere near the target. Jadeja went on to score 56, hitting eight fours and a six off Anderson.

Over the last two years, he has been in glorious batting form, scoring 637 runs in 13 Tests at an average north of 53. This is a testament to his batting improvement. Jadeja came to long-form cricket predominantly as a front-foot player but the recent development in his back-foot game has been immense. [Read More]

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