IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score: Yet another terrific show by England in the 4th innings of a game and they have put themselves into a real position to actually win it. They scored 152 runs in the last session in just 34 overs and now need just 118 runs to win!
Their approach was brilliant yet again! The openers scored at a very brisk rate and put up 100 in no time. England then lost three in quick time Read More
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Yet another terrific show by England in the 4th innings of a game and they have put themselves into a real position to actually win it. They scored 152 runs in the last session in just 34 overs and now need just 118 runs to win!
Their approach was brilliant yet again! The openers scored at a very brisk rate and put up 100 in no time. England then lost three in quick time but Root and Bairstow have continued their excellent form and have forged another outstanding stand which could well be a match-winning one. The day has well and truly belonged to them! First, their bowlers did brilliantly to not let India bat them out of the game, and then it was their batting that arrived to the fore.
SIX! KABOOM! Third short ball on the trot, around middle. Jonny Bairstow pulls this high over deep square leg for a biggie.
Fuller, angling in, around middle and leg. Jonny Bairstow clips it towards deep square leg and for a couple of runs! Yet another fifty for Jonny Bairstow! He just cannot stop scoring runs! It’s been yet another classy knock from him, but he will know his job is half done here!
FIFTY! Joe Root gets to his half century. Back of a length for Thakur on off, Root taps it to the cover region and picks up a single.
Well, this is getting interesting. The target now for England is under 200 now. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow well settled in the middle and the partnership has reached 82 runs for the 4th wicket. ENG 191/3, need 187 runs more to win
Shardul Thakur is going to have a go here
FOUR! Edged and in the gap! Or was it? Looks like Hanuma Vihari may have dropped this one! Back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Jonny Bairstow stays back and tries to play it off side, but gets a thick edge that flies towards the slip cordon. Hanuma Vihari is placed at the fourth slip and it goes straight between his palms and runs away for a boundary! This could prove to be very costly for India!
#TeamIndia make the most of the chaos and Alex Lees is run-out for 5️⃣6️⃣ 🤩
Two wickets soon after Tea for the visitors 👊🏼
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Appeal for an lbw! Not given and India decide to review. Around leg, Root looks to sweep but misses. It hits the pad. A loud appeal but turned down. Jadeja convinces his captain to take the review and Bumrah does but it is a waste of a review. That has pitched well outside leg! Not the ideal review taken by India there.
OUT! RUN OUT! Total chaos between the two batters! Ravindra Jadeja gets the ball to turn off the rough and gets an inside edge off Alex Lees’ bat towards short fine leg. Some yes and no leads to complete misunderstanding as they attempt the single but Alex Lees is half way down the pitch when the ball reaches the non-strikers end!
OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! This is the ideal start for India after the break! Whatever they had for Tea has worked wonders. Bumrah, the skipper, leads from the front. He gets Pope for the second time in this game. This is on a length and on off, it lands and moves away. Pope looks to defend but does so inside the line. It goes off the outside edge and Pant makes no mistake. England are on the back foot all of a sudden.
We are back for the third and final session of Day 4 in Birmingham. What a crucial session this may prove to be in the context of the game! We could very well know which direction this game will go. The Indian players have walked out with a bit of a spring in their steps as they are pumped up after the last two overs of the previous session. England will try to continue to be positive. Alex Lees and Ollie Pope are ready to resume the battle and Jasprit Bumrah is ready with the ball.
So the tea break has been taken. England’s session this one. They quickly got rid of India’s tail and then Alex Lees combined with Zak Crawley sending the bowlers on a leather hunt, hitting boundaries for fun. The pair added 107 runs in no time and brought down the target under 300. England now need 271 more to win with nine wickets remaining. The final couple of overs though belonged to India with their captain Jasprit Bumrah producing a wicket when he cleaned up Crawley on 46. And then Mohammed Shami bowled a tense over, beating the well-set Lees on a couple of occasions.
WICKET! The slice of luck India needed. A bad leave from Zak Crawley as the ball comes after pitching to crash onto the stumps. India captain slots him into the attack and makes the much needed breakthrough. Crawley scored 46. The opening partnership has been broken on 107. England 107/1 in 21.4 overs, chasing 378.
So after several failed attempts, the Indian team has finally been able to get the ball changed. The ball fails to cross the ring. Just two runs from the over of Shardul Thakur. England 106/0 in 21 overs, chasing 378.
With a single, Zak Crawley brings up England’s 100 in just 19.5 overs. An excellent start from the England openers this one. The crowd rises to their feet applauding the two. England now need 278 to win with all 10 wickets intact.
Alex Lees was the star of the session as he struck a breezy half-century and in the company of Zak Crawley added 107 runs for the opening stand for England in chase of 378. The ball did absolutely nothing and the flat pitch aided England’s start to the chase with Indian bowlers copping some punishment. It was late into the second session that India finally tasted some success with Crawley getting bowled. England are now 107/1 and need 271 runs more to win with nine wickets in hand.
Earlier in the session, England needed just 8.5 overs to wrap up India innings in the post-lunch session with captain Ben Stokes finishing with a four-wicket haul. Stokes accounted for all three wickets that fell in the second session as India were bowled out for 245 with an overall lead of 377.
Lunch Break Wrap
England bowlers hit the right length to trouble the Indian batters in the first session of Day 4 as they picked four wickets to reduce the visitors to 229/7 at Lunch. However, India stretched the lead to 361 courtesy of some quick runs scored by their batters. Centurion from the first innings Ravindra Jadeja is still in the middle as India eye to extend the lead to 400 to make things difficult for England.
Day 4 Preview
It’s going to be a crucial fourth day for the Indian team as they look to sweep the Test series 3-1 in Edgbaston. With a lead of 257, the dup of Cheteshwar Pujara (50*) and Rishabh Pant (30*) will resume India’s second innings on 125/3 on Monday.
India came back strongly after Jonny Bairstow’s remarkable 106-run innings to bowl out the hosts for 284 in the final session. Pujara played his usual waiting game with the clips off his toes and the occasional square cuts when provided width. Pant, on the other hand, mixed caution with aggression and if he stays for an hour on the fourth morning, he will completely turn the tables.
India would like to score at least 275 in their second essay and set England a target of at least 400 plus in order to close the match.
Kohli, as usual, got the best delivery of the entire third day’s play when rival skipper Ben Stokes got one to rear up off length and no batter would have survived such delivery with less than a split second of reaction time.
Kohli, who was standing a good two feet outside the batting crease, was literally putting his best foot forward to defend from 17 yards while tackling the probing questions that James Anderson kept on asking but, as luck would have it, that delivery outside the off-stump had his name written on it.
The third day is considered a moving day in Test cricket and things indeed proceeded at a breakneck pace as England scored runs at 4.61 runs per over, courtesy Jonny Bairstow’s (106 off 140 balls) counter-attacking third hundred in as many games.
Bairstow was swift yet brutal in his assault which got him 14 boundaries and two sixes.
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