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India vs England 4th Test, Day 4 Highlights: ENG still need 291 runs to win

India vs England 4th Test, Day 4 Highlights: After India were bowled out for 466, England started their chase of 368 in the final session of the fourth day.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 5, 2021 11:38:29 pm
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India vs England 4th Test, Day 4 Highlights: England were 77 for no loss at stumps on the fourth day of action, chasing a mammoth target of 368 in the fourth Test of the five-match series against India.

After India were bowled out for 466, England started their chase in the final session. The hosts made a good start in the batting-friendly conditions with openers Rory Burns (31*) and Haseeb Hameed (43*) playing out 32 overs. Earlier, Shardul Thakur (60 off 72) struck his second fifty of the match and shared a hundred-run stand with Rishabh Pant (50 off 106) to put India in a strong position. India’s innings lasted 148.2 overs. Resuming the day at 270 for three, India lost three wickets in the morning session including of skipper Virat Kohli (44 off 96).

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 4th Test


290 (84.0) u0026 210 (92.2)


191 (61.3) u0026 466 (148.2)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 4th Test )
India beat England by 157 runs

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India vs England 4th Test, Day 4 Highlights:

23:20 (IST)05 Sep 2021

Burns (31*) and Hameed (43*) take England safely to stumps on the fourth day of action. The hosts still need 291 runs to win after a superior batting effort from India set up a mammoth target of 368. ENG: 77/0 (32 overs)

22:50 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Burns, Hameed help ENG cross 50!

Just like India's opening pair, the hosts' Burns (27*) and Hameed (29*) have provided an excellent start to their chase of 368. Siraj tries to find a way to break the partnership but Hameed smacks him for a four. ENG: 59/0 (25 overs)

21:54 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Burns finds the fence

Burns crashes the first boundary of the innings against a short ball from Umesh. And in the next over, by Jadeja, Burns crashes the second boundary of the innings. Which gets India to go to Bumrah.

ENG 30/0

21:39 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Ravindra Jadeja first change for India

The first change in the bowling is in the 8th over and it is in the form of Ravindra Jadeja. And he gets the ball to spin off the rough off his first ball. The TV cameras immediately pan to Ashwin. Hameed and Burns getting a few more singles than before.

ENG 17/0

21:29 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Hameed, Burns begin chase with circumspection

Burns and Hameed begin the chase with circumspection. Umesh and Bumrah look to bowl tight lines but the English openers do well not to throw their bats at anything that could end up biting them in the back. 

ENG 11/0

21:03 (IST)05 Sep 2021
4th innings begins

263 is the highest successful fourth-innings chase at the Oval. But of course the track here has been much better for batting as the match has worn on.

367 to defend for India. 368 to win for England. The fourth innings of this fourth Test match is now set to begin. A good two hours to go today, because play will be extended today. Burns and Hameed begin England's chase. Umesh Yadav steams in for India.

20:52 (IST)05 Sep 2021
India all out for 466

Bumrah departs for 24, off 38 balls. Siraj comes in. Umesh keeps swinging for the hills. Four on the leg side. Six down the ground. India's lead swells. Woakes's face drops. Goes for one swing too many. He is out for 25. India have been bowled out for 466. England will chase 368 to win.

20:40 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Third session: India lead by 350

Bumrah gets India's lead to 350 with a four pulled to the leg side as the third session begins.

20:12 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Tea: India lead by 346 runs

Bumrah and Umesh smash India to a lead of 346 runs by the Tea break. They walk back with the session having been definitively won by India. 

IND 445/8

20:05 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Umesh smashes a six

A six by Umesh Yadav to signal the memo has reached the last 3 as well. And now it's Bumrah. A pull! For four. The Indian tail-enders are making merry against England's spinners. India's lead now inching towards 350.

IND 435/8

19:45 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Shardul undone by Joe Root, Pant undone by Moeen Ali

Shardul goes for 60 off 72 balls. Joe Root the man who does the trick, gets the danger man Shardul to edge one to the slips. Umesh Yadav comes in at 9. And now Pant is gone just after getting his 50.

IND 414/8, lead by 315

IND 412/7, lead by 313

19:41 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Records broken by Pant-Shardul pair

Some records being broken at the moment, and looking at the way these two are batting, there are many more records to fall today.

For the first time since 2013, India have scored over 400 in their second innings of a Test.

Shardul Thakur is only the fourth Indian No.8 to make two 50 scores in the same Test. Shardul, Harbhajan, Bhuvi and Wriddhiman are the others.

IND 411/6

19:31 (IST)05 Sep 2021
50 for Shardul

The fireworks have begun! Shardul slams a slower ball by Robinson for a six down the ground! Maybe time to fasten seat belts. Pant now inside edges a four past the keeper. All the luck going India's way now. Shardul now gets to his 50. Shardul's twin 50s keep the blushes away from India's batting card.

IND 396/6

19:22 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Reprieve for Pant; Shardul pulls Anderson with disdain

What a moment! There's a run out - or you'd think there should have been one, or actually in there - till Pant walks into the crease with Haseeb Hameed playing sand castles with the ball. Moeen threw - he missed with Pant miles down. Haseeb came in to collect the throw, but then could not collect it with both hands and Pant walked back in. Now, Shardul pulls Jimmy Anderson with disdain! Four! It's all India at the moment.

IND 378/6

19:12 (IST)05 Sep 2021
India's lead crosses 275

The lead now stretches beyond 275, with Pant and Shardul now batting in fine form, also showing early signs of attacking as English bowlers lose their sting. There's one more hour left in the afternoon session. The question which will begin to beg being asked if this partnership continues for the next half hour or so is - When will India declare?

IND 375/6

18:53 (IST)05 Sep 2021
India steadily moving towards a comfortable lead

Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant bring up their partnership of 50 in quick time. India 372/6, lead of 273. English shoulders drooping a bit.

18:29 (IST)05 Sep 2021
India's lead reaches 250

Shardul and Pant drive the innings forward with conviction, England again struggle to get a breakthrough. Pant showing a lot more respect to the bowlers than usual, letting most balls outside off stump go by without bothering about it.

IND 349/6

18:13 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Afternoon session

Moeen Ali begins the afternoon session for england. Shardul and Pant, both of them now in their double digits, resume India's innings.

IND 332/6

17:33 (IST)05 Sep 2021
Lunch: India lead by 230 runs

Shardul smashes a four down the ground to end the first session of the day. Pant and Shardul have held on till the end of the morning session. How much more will they add to India's lead?

IND 329/6, lead by 230

17:24 (IST)05 Sep 2021
England lose last Review

England burn their last Review in hopes of getting another LBW wicket off Moeen's bowling. But replays show the ball would have missed Shardul's leg stump. Last few minutes left before the Lunch break.

IND 317/6

India vs England Live India's Rohit Sharma celebrates scoring a century with teammate Cheteshwar Pujara during the fourth Test against England. (AP)

In his first overseas Test hundred, Rohit Sharma showed dignified restraint. A raised bat to acknowledge the applause, a handshake with Cheteshwar Pujara and a smile, which more than anything else had the relief of breaking the jinx. He has been playing Test cricket since 2013. Eight years and 42 Test matches later, the monkey was finally off his back.

Carried by his century and Pujara’s effervescent 61, the tourists mounted a fightback and two wickets in an over notwithstanding, they finished the day on 270/3, when bad light stopped play. With two days to go, India lead by 171 runs and the ball has started to turn off the footmarks. (READ MORE)

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