The Indian team has been quite impressive in their performances in the test cricket for the past 2 years. The WTC 2019-2021 also saw spirited performances from India under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Although the captain Kohli could score only 2 centuries in the previous cycle of WTC, his aggressiveness in the field has brought Indian bowlers in confidence, especially in the overseas tours. In the current 4th Test between England and India, the different phases have been quite interesting for the viewers and with one more day to come, the match is swinging like a pendulum.
The Indian team will be happy with the their batting efforts in the 2nd Session of Day 4 in the ENG vs IND 4th Test Match. After a cautious and a rather bad start for the Indian team in the first session of Day’s play, the Indian team have bounced back harder to take the lead of 346 runs. In 26 Overs, Indian team scored 116 runs and lost 2 wickets, which depicts a session which was clearly won by the visitors.
The wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur stitched a partnership of 100 runs to put India in frontfoot and gain psychological advantage. Thakur has now scored half-century in both the innings and Pant who looked out of form finally came out of his shell to hit a 50 as well.
The middle-order and lower-order of the Indian team has performed quite well in this series. After gaining confidence from Shardul Thakur’s innings, Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav are playing well and have stitched a fine partnership of 30+ runs.
With a lead of 346 runs, the Indian team is at advantage position and have a decision to declare the innings to make their case for winning the test match. It is expected that Bumrah and Umesh Yadav will be instructed to bat for 1 more hour and accumulate as much runs as possible and then the Indian team will declare their innings.
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