Latest Cricket News: The fourth Test match between England and India is still going strong at the Oval. With a little over a day left in the Test match, Team India would have wanted to take the 10 wickets fast after setting the home team a tough target of 368 runs. However, for the first time since 1964, the English openers scored 100 runs in the fourth innings of a Test match against India, bringing the match to a tense climax in which any result appeared imaginable.
However, Shardul Thakur’s wicket in the opening over of the innings, followed by a run-out before lunch on Day 5, boosted India’s prospects of winning just a little bit. The dismissal of Haseeb Hameed by Ravindra Jadeja, on the other hand, has tipped the balance back in India’s favour. As the ball spun from the leg-stump line to rattle the top of the right-handed Hameed’s off-stump, Jaddu got the third ball of the 62nd over to get that additional bit of purchase from the rough.
The dismissal not only put India ahead on the last day, but it also took England’s chance of winning out of the equation, as they needed almost 220 runs in around 55 overs. Soon after Jadeja’s dismissal, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed England’s new man, Ollie Pope, for 2, reducing England’s score to 4 for 146.
Here’s the wicket:
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While the wicket appears to be more or less suitable for batting, the English batsmen’s memories of the Lord’s test will be fresh. India declared at lunch on Day 5 of the Lord’s test and then bowled England out in less than two sessions to record a remarkable victory. Despite bowling India out for 191 in the first innings, the home team finds itself in a precarious situation after bouncing back strongly at Leeds to win by an innings and more.
The five-match series is now tied at 1-1, and the victor of the Test will ensure that the Test series will not be lost with one test remaining.
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