England vs India, India’s tour of England, 2021
1st Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Aug 4 – Aug 8 (DRAWN)
2nd Test at Lord’s, London, Aug 12-Aug 16 (India won by 151 runs)
3rd Test at Headingley, Leeds, Aug 25 – Aug 28 (England won by an innings and 76 runs)
4th Test at Kennington Oval, London, Sep 2 – Sep 6 (India won by 157 runs)
5th Test at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Sep 10 – Sep 14
Here’s ENG vs IND 4th Test Day 5 live action! The fourth test at the Kennington Oval in London has a blockbuster fifth day in the store.
Team India have registered a historic win in the Oval Test match against England and taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. England were bowled out for 210 runs in the fourth innings on Day 5 as India won the match by 157 runs despite conceding a lead of 99 runs in the first innings. It was a collective effort from the Indian bowlers on Day 5 as Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets while the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur also finished with two scalps each.
India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has bowled remarkably well in the second session on Day 5 picking the crucial wickets of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow with two mindboggling deliveries. Ravindra Jadeja also removed Haseeb Hameed and Moeen Ali in quick succession. India are just four wickets away from registering a historic victory in this fourth Test against England.
After giving a valuable start of 100 runs for the first wicket, England opener Rory Burns has been dismissed on Day 5 of the fourth Test match. For India it was Shardul Thakur who provided the first breakthrough as Burns got out after scoring 50 runs. England have scored runs at a decent rate in this opening session on the final day and with Haseeb Hameed batting on an unbeaten half-century, the hosts are looking in a good position at this moment.
The ongoing fourth IND vs ENG Test match at the Kennington Oval has witnessed a lot of twist and turns as the hosts did made a slight comeback during the final session on Day 4. After being set a monumental fourth innings target of 367 runs, the opening duo of Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns successful tackled the 32-over period and even added a fine partnership of 77 runs. England will be feeling a lot positive as they will be going into the final day of the Test match with all 10 wickets in hand but they still trail India by a total of 291 runs.
Team India have surely put up a monumental batting display posting a total of 466 runs in the second innings of the ongoing fourth Test match especially after conceding a lead of 99 runs. Rohit Sharma scored a sensational century while Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant smashed crucial fifties each, however, there were some useful contributions from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli as well. England now need to chase down a mammoth total of 367 runs in the fourth innings to win this Test match.
After losing three big wickets in the opening session itself on Day 4 including the prized scalp of Virat Kohli, the pair of Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur has batted beautifully well to stitch a brilliant half-century partnership for the seventh wicket. Due to this unbeaten stand, India have now taken their lead over the 250-run mark. Both Pant and Shardul have shown a lot of maturity in this innings and will want to keep batting like this to induce more pressure on the hosts.
India’s overnight pair of skipper Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja did started off things really well on Day 4 putting up an excellent partnership of 59 runs for the fourth wicket. However, just when things looked to slip away from the hosts, Chris Woakes first got the better of Jadeja in his very first over of the day and then also got rid of Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession. India still have a lead of 197 runs and with five wickets in hand including Virat Kohli looking in a fabulous touch, they would be eyeing to set a big fourth innings target.
On the back of Rohit Sharma’s staggering innings of 127 runs and Cheteshwar Pujara scoring crucial 61 runs, India are in a really good position in the Oval Test match against England. The duo of Rohit and Pujara composed an amazing partnership of 153 runs for the second wicket that took the game away from the hosts on Day 3. India were 270 for 3 at stumps on the end of the third day with a powerful lead of 171 runs. The pair of captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja are still unbeaten at the crease and with seven wickets in hand, India will definitely are in a great situation to dictate the terms in this Test match.
Rohit Sharma has batted remarkably well bringing up a beautiful century in the second innings of the ongoing Oval Test against England. This is the first hundred away from home for Rohit and he has worked really hard for this special innings. The duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma have already added more than 100 runs for the second wicket partnership and India’s lead has also crossed the 100-run mark.
Even after losing his opening partner, Rohit Sharma has shown great composure and application to counter the quality England bowling attack in the second innings at the Kennington Oval. Rohit notched up his third half-century of this Test series and India have already taken their lead above 50 runs with nine wickets in hand.
India got off to a brilliant start in the second innings with the bat as their openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma added 83 runs for the first wicket stand. However, it was once again veteran pacer James Anderson who provided England with the opening breakthrough on Day 3 in the form of Rahul’s wicket. The Indian opener was dismissed after getting a good start of 46 runs.
England were bowled out for 290 runs in their first innings on Day 2 of the fourth Test against India. Ollie Pope was the top-scorer for the hosts with a wonderful innings of 81 runs while Chris Woakes also smashed a crucial half-century towards the end to help England take a vital first innings lead of 99 runs. However, the Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma successfully tackled the 16-over period in the final session against the England pacers coming out unscathed at stumps with India 43 for no loss.
On his return to Test cricket, Ollie Pope has scored a wonderful half-century to help England take a crucial lead of 36 runs in the Oval Test match at Tea during Day 2. Pope added half-century partnerships both with Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali to take the hosts ahead in the Test. The right-handed batsman is currently unbeaten at 74 runs as England are placed at 227 for 7 after the conclusion of the second session on Day 2.
India were right back in the Test match at the Kennington Oval when England were reeling at 62 for 5, but then the pair of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow displayed brilliant counter-attacking batting to frustrate the visitors. Pope and Bairstow added 89 runs in quick time to put their team slightly ahead in the game.
After getting bowled out for 191 runs in the first innings, the Indian bowlers have once again brought their team back in the game by rattling England at 62 for 5 on Day 2 of the fourth Test. Umesh Yadav picked up the prized scalp of England skipper Joe Root late on Day 1 and then he has also removed both Craig Overton and Dawid Malan on the second day of the Test match.
After getting collapsed to 127 for 7, Shardul Thakur first bailed out India with an aggressive innings of 57 runs off just 36 balls and then their pacers took three big wickets including the prized scalp of England skipper Joe Root in the final session on Day 1. India were bowled out for 191 runs in the first innings. For England, Chris Woakes picked up four wickets while Ollie Robinson also took three crucial scalps. In reply, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed both the England openers quite early in the last session and on his Test return, Umesh Yadav provided India with the big wicket of the in-form Joe Root.
Things have not turned out to be good for the visiting Indian team in the ongoing Oval Test against England. At Tea Break on Day 1 of the fourth Test, India were placed at 122 for 6 with skipper Virat Kohli back in the pavilion after scoring 50 runs. India’s problems increased when they lost the big wicket of Rishabh Pant at the start of the third session.
India have been reduced to 70 for 4 at the Kennington Oval in the fourth Test against England. The trio of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed before lunch on Day 1 while Ravindra Jadeja, who was promoted ahead of Ajinkya Rahane, has also been dismissed by Chris Woakes in the second session.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India have once again got off to a poor start losing the key wickets of both their openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the opening hour of the 4th Test against England. On his Test return, England seamer Chris Woakes picked up the big wicket of Rohit in his very first over while Rahul was sent back by Ollie Robinson.
While considering the overcast conditions, England captain Joe Root has decided to bowl first after winning the toss in the fourth Test against India. For the hosts, Sam Curran and Jos Buttler have been replaced by Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope. On the other hand, India have included Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur in place of Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami.
ENG Confirmed 11
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, James Anderson.
IND Confirmed 11
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
India have been bowled out for 278 runs in the second innings and the big news is that England have made a wonderful comeback in this series winning the third Test match by an innings and 76 runs. From 215/2, India crumbled to 278 all out in just the opening session on Day 4 of the third Test as England pacer Ollie Robinson picked up his second five-wicket haul of this series.
The England team have once again fought back hard in this ongoing third Test against India. Ollie Robinson picked up three big wickets in the form of Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma to absolutely thrash the visitors on Day 4. From being 215 for 2, India collapsed to 257 for 8 and they are nearing a big defeat now.
When the chips were down and pressure kept on increasing on the Indian team, Cheteshwar Pujara has once again stepped up playing an amazing unbeaten knock of 91 runs. He first added 82 runs with Rohit Sharma for the second wicket and then stood solid as a rock alongside Virat Kohli before play was suspended early on Day 3 due to bad light. The duo of Pujara and Kohli have already scored 99 runs in this third-wicket partnership as India were 215 for 2 at stumps on Day 3 trailing by a total of 139 runs.
Even after losing his opening partner, Rohit Sharma has looked in a fabulous touch in this ongoing second innings of the third Test against England. The right-handed batsman notched up his second half-century of the series before Tea break on Day 3 while Cheteshwar Pujara has also looked solid. India did not lose a single wicket in the second session winning their first passage of play in this Test match but they still trail by a total of 238 runs.
England got bowled out for 432 runs in the first innings on Day 3 of the third Test against India taking a mammoth lead of 354 runs. For India, Mohammed Shami finished with four wickets while Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja took two scalps each. India’s opening pair of KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma tackled the challenging conditions very well at the start but then the former fell at the stroke of lunch courtesy a brilliant one-handed catch by Jonny Bairstow in the slips region.
England captain Joe Root amassed yet another hundred but then got dismissed after scoring 121 runs that included 14 boundaries. The Indian bowlers claimed a total of five wickets in the final session on Day 2 , but England are currently way ahead in this Test match due to a massive lead of 345 runs. The duo of Craig Overton and Ollie Robinson are still unbeaten at the crease as England were 423 for 8 at stumps on Day 2 of the third Test against India.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that England captain Joe Root is in the form of his life in the ongoing Test series against India scoring his third successive century in three matches. Root registered his 22nd Test ton and is already looking set for another mammoth knock. For India, Mohammed Shami has picked up the wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler after the tea break. However, England’s first innings lead has already crossed the 250-run mark and that is a big worry for the visitors.
India have finally got rid of the dangerous Dawid Malan after taking a successful Decision Review System (DRS) call over a down the leg delivery from Mohammed Siraj. However, Malan still played a brilliant knock of 70 runs that included 11 fours. On the other end, England’s in-form skipper Joe Root is once again looking in a fabulous start batting on an unbeaten 80 runs with the hosts placed at 298 for 3 with a massive lead of 220 runs.
England’s opening pair of Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns composed a sensational partnership of 135 runs for the first wicket to get their team off to a fabulous start on Day 2. Burns was dismissed after scoring 61 runs by Mohammed Shami while Ravindra Jadeja removed Hameed for 68 runs before the lunch break.
England ended the first day of the third Test match against India in a commanding position as both their openers, Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed were unbeaten at stumps. Hameed notched up his third Test fifty against India while Burns was 52 not out as England took a 42-run lead due to a fabulous unbeaten opening partnership of 120 runs.
England’s newest opening pair of Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed have looked in a fine touch adding an unbeaten brilliant 50-run partnership. Both the batters have played some gorgeous strokes and it has been tough work for the Indian bowlers.
After a poor batting display, India have been bowled out for a paltry total of 78 runs on Day 1 of the third Test against England. Rohit Sharma with 19 runs off 105 balls was the top scorer for India in the first innings as they lost their last 7 wickets for just 22 runs. For England, Jimmy Anderson and Craig Overton finished with three wickets each. Sam Curran and Ollie Robinson also picked up two scalps apiece.
India finds themselves in complete disarray before lunch on Day 1 of the third Test match against England as they lost a total of three wickets quite early. India have already lost the wickets of KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Rohit Sharma is still unbeaten at the crease as India are placed at 56 for 4.
James Anderson has yet again put India on the backfoot by dismissing skipper Virat Kohli for the second time in this series so far. Once again the Indian captain was found chasing for the wide delivery gifting an easy catch to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. Virat managed to score just 7 runs off 17 balls.
England’s most experienced pacer Jimmy Anderson has once again stepped up to dismiss India’s dependable Cheteshwar Pujara to pick his second wicket in the first session of the third Test. Even after gaining some king of form in the second innings of the Lord’s Test match, Pujara’s poor run continued in the longest format here at the Headingley. India’s scorecard currently reads 19 for 2 after 9 overs.
India have suffered a massive blow losing the key wicket of opening batsman KL Rahul in just the first over of the Test match. England’s veteran pacer James Anderson set up things remarkably well to remove India’s in-form opener on the fifth ball. Rahul scored a wonderful century in the first innings of the Lord’s Test, but has been dismissed for a duck at the Headingley, Leeds.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has finally won the toss and opted to bat first in the third Test against England. India has decided to field the same side which won the Lord’s Test and this means that senior off -spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will once again warm the bench. On the other hand, England have included Dawid Malan and Craig Overton in the playing XI for Dominic Sibley and Mark Wood.
England Playing 11: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson.
India Playing 11: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.
Here are the best fantasy cricket tips for the third England vs India Test match.
A 151-run win! India go 1-0 up in five-match series. A complete team effort and domination of England at their backyard. A historic win, a win to remember for ages. Stay tuned for the final report.
Joe Root falls in the third ball after tea! India on the verge of scripting history
Ishant strikes at stroke of Tea, India 6 wickets away from historic win. England 67/4. Here’s session report
Bumrah, Shami strike early! Both England openers back for naught
DECLARATION! Over 109.3 – India 298-8 (Shami 56, Bumrah 34)
60 overs remaining in the day. Target 272
Here’s 1st session report India 286/8 at Lunch on Day 5: Shami, Bumrah stand tall for Team India
105 runs off 26 overs in 1st session and what an entertainment! Incredible session by the Indian tail. India’s lead now 259
Shami, Bumrah put India in command. India’s lead past 250
India’s lead swells past 200
Rishabh Pant falls early! Ollie Robinson induces edge to the keeper. India are 194/7, lead extends to 167.
Under the pump Indian middle order battled hard on day 4 to keep England at bay for long but the hosts made a return in the final session to make inroads into India’s batting prowess.
India 181/6 at Stumps on Day 4, India lead by 154 Runs
The only recognized batsman, Rishabh Pant is key for India when they start Day 5. The Indian wicketkeeper batsman has to score the bulk of them from here to give India a chance. England have the second new ball available to them and would look to wrap up the Indian tail as soon as possible and keep the lead to minimum. Click to read the report of the last session on Day 4
England struck back in the final session, with the tourists leading just over 150 at stumps on Day 4.
Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara batted valiantly to keep hosts at bay in the second session.
India were rocked early on Day 4, with top three returning to the pavilion when the score was just 55.
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England 183 and 303, India 278 and 52/1
India were hard done by the rain as they were favourites going into the day 5 with 157 runs required and nine wickets in hand.
The fixture saw terrific performances from England captain Joe Root and Indian quick Jasprit Bumrah