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India vs England, 4th Test at Motera, Day 2, Highlights: Pant Ton Takes India to 294-7 - As It Happened

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India vs England (test)

CONCLUDED

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4th Test test, Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad, 3rd Day, 3rd Session

England

1st INN

205/10

(75.5) RR 2.7

2nd INN

135 /10

(54.5) 2.46

England Joe Root (C)
India beat England by an innings and 25 runs
India Virat Kohli (C)

India

1st INN

365/10

(114.4) RR 3.18

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17:10 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 294-7: India are well and truly in pole position of this Test match. England will have to get some good rest overnight and ensure they come fresh and motivated on Day 3. England won the first two sessions but Pant ensured that India didn't just win the final session but won it in such a way that the day belonged to the hosts. 

17:00 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 294-7: Washington Sundar is given out off Dom Bess' bowling but he reviews instantly and it is NOT OUT! Big spike off the bat. Sundar is safe and he used the DRS nicely. 

16:43 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 281-7: FOUR! Another gift from Bess. This hasn't been his day to be honest but then you cannot bowl dollies like this at this level. Juicy full toss, Sundar strokes it over Bess and finds the fence. 

16:39 (IST)

Praise for Pant keeps growing. 

16:24 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 259-7: OUT! TAKEN! Pant falls now! But not before playing a majestic Test ton. Take a bow, champion. He is mighty disappointed as he heads back to the pavilion. 

16:19 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 259-6: SIX! CENTURY FOR PANT! Century with a biggie! Take a bow, young man. What an unbelievable knock this has been from him. He has just grown in stature ever since his return to the Indian Test side. 

16:15 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 252-6: WOW! Pant! What a player! A reverse sweep against a pacer. Against a pacer of the quality of Anderson. Genius. Fullish ball around off, Pant nails the the reverse sweep and hits it over the slip cordon for a boundary. 

16:04 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 232-6: James Anderson is brought into the attack as the new ball has been taken. Pant responds by smacking back-to-back boundaries on the first two balls. This guy is something special! 

15:54 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 217-6: FOUR, FOUR! This time off the meat of the willow from Pant, who had previously edged one past the slips for four. Tossed up and on middle, he gets down and nails the sweep. All along the ground and into the fence at deep square leg. Pant ends the over surviving an LBW appeal.

15:45 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 209-6: FOUR, FOUR! Pant gets two boundaries off Stokes and frustrates the all-rounder to the point he kicks out at the ball. India are now officially in the lead though.

15:15 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 186-6: Fifty for Pant! Seventh half-century in Test matches for the young wicketkeeper-batsman and he brings it up with a single off Jack Leach. Excellent innings from him.

15:12 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 185-6: Pant and Sundar are now slowly but surely finding their groove on a pitch that hasn't proved the easiest to bat on. Any lead in the first innings will be valuable for the home side. 

14:53 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 171-6: It's been a slow start to the final session so far, with neither Pant nor Washington willing to take risks. Pant does a cop a throw to the shoulder though when diving into the crease. That would have hurt! 

14:41 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 155-6: The final session of Day 2 in the fourth and final Test between India and England is underway. India will want a big partnership between Sundar and Pant whereas England know a quick wicket could spark a collapse.

14:17 (IST)

India vs England, live score, IND 153-6:That's TEA. And this game hangs in the balance as Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar walks back to the pavillion. While Pant is unbeaten at 36, Sundat has 1* to his name. How will this game pan out? Join us after Tea.

14:00 (IST)

India vs England, live score, IND 146-6: WICKET! Ravi Ashwin is out and England are in with a real belief. The ball has turned and gripped and Ashwin played it straight to Pope who took an amazing catch.

13:57 (IST)

India vs England, live score, IND 146-5: The pace of runs has dipped and now England have the upper hand. They still lead India more than 50 runs and if they can get a breakthrough, it will be England who will be at the top.

13:46 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 139-5: After being dismissed for a duck on day 2 of the fourth Test match, Kohli has registered a new record. He now has eight ducks as India Test captain- the joint most for any Indian skipper alongside MS Dhoni in Tests.

13:32 (IST)

India vs England live score, IND 130-5: After Rohit's fall, the pace of runs have dipped. Rishabh Pant had the license to go big but no longer. He has now fallen back into a shell and can't play his strokes freely as a good score from him will help India get a lead, albeit a slender one.
 

13:26 (IST)

Ind 130/5.

India vs England, 4th Test at Motera, Day 2, Highlights: Pant Ton Takes India to 294-7 - As It Happened

India vs England Live Score, Live Cricket Score, 4th Test at Motera Live Updates – India are well and truly in pole position of this Test match. England will have to get some good rest overnight and ensure they come fresh and motivated on Day 3. England won the first two sessions but Pant ensured that India didn’t just win the final session but won it in such a way that the day belonged to the hosts.

India vs England 4th Test Live Score 

Usually, Day 3 is called the moving day of a Test but here Day 2 can be the one that decides the fate of the game. Can England strike early and push the Indians under pressure? Or will the Indians be able to put on a big first innings score to take control of the game? Big first session coming up.

Michael Vaughan Shifts Focus from Motera Pitch, Lauds Indian Bowlers

Hello and welcome to day two of the final Test of the series between India and England. India is 181 behind England’s 205, and in a strong position at the moment. But as we have seen in the series, home batsmen haven’t been able to perform well, so it will be interesting to see, as to how much they end up scoring.

Day 1 Review: England wasted an opportunity on Day 1 of the fourth and final Test at Motera in Ahmedabad. After winning a crucial toss and electing to bat first, despite playing with an extra batsman, the visitors were bowled out for a below-par 205 in the 76th over. It was a combination of some excellent bowling from the Indians and some poor batting from the England batsmen on a wicket that was good to bat on and was not doing much for the bowlers on an opening day in Ahmedabad. Axar Patel gave India the early breakthrough when he saw the back of Dom Sibley in the sixth over – the opener left a huge gap between the bat and pad and the ball went through his defense hitting the stumps. Sibley has failed in his last 6 innings in India after the brilliant 87 in the first innings of the series opener in Chennai. The impressive Zak Crawley got a bit over ambitious and danced down the track to Patel in his very next over only to sky one to Mohammed Siraj at mid-off. Mohammed Siraj then got the biggest wicket of the day – of the English captain Joe Root nipping one back in trapping him leg before wicket after feeding him with a number of deliveries that shaped away in the previous over. It was a brilliant set-up by the young fast bowler. He was not done. Siraj ended a blossoming stand between Stokes and Jonny Bairstow with an effort delivery bowled at 10 kms per hour quicker which skidded off the surface, jagged back and trapped Bairstow plumb in front of the wickets. England were now reeling at 78 for 4.

Ben Stokes was looking good today and has his sights on a big one for England. He was mixing caution with aggression, defending well and taking some calculated risks to keep the scorecard ticking. In Ollie Pope he had found an able partner and the pair was just beginning to look comfortable at the crease when, against the run of play, Washington Sundar, slipped in the arm-ball to get Stokes leg before wicket for 55. England lost their fifth wicket with a score at 121. It was now time for the Axar Patel and R Ashwin show once again. The off spinner broke another budding partnership getting rid of Pope for 29. That opened the floodgates for India. England lost their last four wickets for 35 runs and were bowled out for a below-par 205. Axar Patel returned with 4 wickets while Ashwin bagged three.

It was a complete team effort in the bowling department for India today. Axar started with the early breakthroughs, Siraj and Sundar got the big three in the middle order and then the trusted pair of Axar and Ashwin returned to rout the lower-order and tail. While Stokes was England’s best batsman, Dan Lawrence also stood out for his intent and strokeplay. He was the second-highest scorer of the innings with 46 off 74 deliveries which included 8 boundaries. England just could not forge any significant partnerships – whenever there was a pair which looked set to stitch that match-changing stand, one of the Indian bowlers came in and broke the partnership. India lost their opener Shubman Gill for his fourth consecutive cheap dismissal in the series as he was trapped leg before wicket by Anderson. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara ensured that there was no further damage on the day as India went into stumps at 24 for 1. Day 1 belonged to India. England batted poorly yet again and wasted a great opportunity to post a big first innings total.

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