Well, this sounds to be something a survival for India to play for a final 5th test. Only the second three-figure score for Root in the second innings after 180 against Australia at Lord's in 2013. . We are once again in the third innings of the Test in the second day of the match. And the on-field decision stays.
Vice captain Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 81 and 72 runs respectively in the third Test and both will need to repeat their performance here. Pujara is only able to slice it to deep backward point. The pivotal moment came in the 46th over, when Shami ran out Root with a direct throw from mid-on. Ajinkya and I really enjoyed the partnership but then I got dismissed. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. It was a jittery start for Hanuma Vihari when he came out to bat on day 2. India in all sorts of trouble.
Curran ends the over with one down the leg side for a dot. Visitors England on the other side will be hoping to bowl out India as quickly as possible and take the lead in the first innings. The Oval continues to resound with claps all around. Pujara, who had scored an unbeaten 126 in the first innings, opts for a review but replays show umpire's call. It will be a praiseworthy effort if these two can bat till tea here and put pressure on the Indian bowlers.
But umpire says not out. Both Virat and Rahane are under pressure. Will he convert it into a 33rd Test century in his final innings? This is a fightback of sorts even though the target is still miles away. This information alongwith your contact information will be shared with the partners associated with this program, who contribute towards subsidizing the offer. This partnership is crucial for India.
The field gets brought up to try and get Bumrah on strike for the next over, and Ashwin takes full advantage with an expertly placed sweep. From there to getting 273 was a tremendous effort. He has looked to play every ball on its merit. Again way outside off stump and Pujara reaches out for it, can't get there. Ishant was looking for an adventorous shot as he jumped out of his crease, he picked the googly late and got the bat down in time to block the delivery. This after Bumrah dismissed Joe Root. England need Buttler and Stokes to stay at the crease till the lunch break that is round the corner.
Innings Break - England set a target of 245 for India in the fourth innings. Ravichandran Ashwin 0-46 bowled a long spell in this second session and albeit wicket-less, he kept it tight, conceding at only 2. India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli c , Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant wk , Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. India face a daunting target to win the 4th Test and level the 5-match series with England taking a healthy 233-run lead already. On Ravichandran Ashwin The sun was out.
As the fourth Test match is a week away, both the teams would be chalking out strategies to win the game. The English team celebrates, smiles and handshakes all around. Sam Curran takes the final wicket. Finally, it was the second new ball that did the trick as Ishant angled one into Buttler to trap him leg before. James Anderson and Ben Stokes bagged two wickets each. Indian players applaud him and shake his hands. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad to.
This is exactly what he would want with tea round the corner. Need another 93 runs to win with four wickets remaining. Owing to the 30-year-old's unbeaten 132, his first century outside the sub-continent since 2013, India recovered from a precarious 195 for eight to go past England and finish at 273 in their first innings. He will take strike for the second new ball that England are likely to take. Dhawan wants to go for a review but decided against it.
The inevitable has happened as Sam Curran, fittingly, plucks the final wicket. The crowd are on their feet and he receives a standing ovation. Stuart Broad will share the ball with him from the other end. Once again he was dropped by Pujara at first slip on 94. A draw here would still give India a chance to level the series in the fifth match. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.
It has been a good session for India so far. Brings the 200 up for India and turns the strike over off the penultimate delivery with nudge to square leg. Jos Buttler top scored with 69 while Joe Root 48 and Ben Stokes 30 also made valuable contributions for England. It ended the 59-run partnership between Jennings and Root. For India, Virat Kohli 58 and Ajinkya Rahane 51 scored fifties.