India defeated England by 157 runs at the Oval Stadium on the fifth and final day of the 4th Test India vs England, thanks to a spirited bowling performance that saw Virat Kohli’s men knock out England on a pitch that favored the batters for the most part. With this victory, the visitors lead the five-match series 2-1 heading into the final game in Manchester. Highlights from Day 5 of the IND vs. ENG match.
After low light caused umpires to call early stumps on Day 5 of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur, the match ended in a tie. The last New Zealand combination out in the middle was debutant Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel, as the tourists managed 165-9 at stumps on the last day. New Zealand needed 280 runs to win, while India needed nine wickets.
Tom Latham and William Somerville, the opener and night watchman, combined for 76 runs to enable their team to reach 79/1 at lunch on Day 5. India fought back in the second session, with Umesh Yadav dismissing Somerville for 36 in the first ball, thanks to a stunning fine-leg performance by Shubman Gill.
Williamson then joined Latham in the middle, who reached fifty before being bowled by Ashwin for 52. With the wicket, the carrom ball specialist has passed veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh to become India’s third-highest red-ball wicket-taker.
After that, India began the final session by quickly scooping up wickets. Right before Tea, Ravindra Jadeja removed Ross Taylor in the penultimate ball. New Zealand began to lose wickets in clusters soon after the interval, with Axar Patel dismissing Henry Nicholls for 1 run.
On 24, Jadeja LBW’d New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, giving India a much-needed lead. After the batter put the ball back on the pitch, it hit one of the footmarks and skidded back onto the stumps, Tom Blundell lost his wicket in an unfortunate manner. The final two New Zealand hitters to be removed were Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee.
Day 5 Stat Highlights for India versus England 4th Test 2021:
After a 50-year drought, the visitors win at Oval to take a 2-1 series lead.
Starting the day at 77/0, England appeared to be in a good position to grind out a solid result on the last day, but the hosts buckled under duress, throwing away wickets for pennies on the dollar and eventually the match. Meanwhile, India demonstrated their character by earning a win that appeared unachievable at one point.
England vs India Test 2021:
Jasprit Bumrah becomes India’s fastest pace bowler to reach 100 Test wickets.
The visitors won the tour with another aggressive bowling effort, this time taking 10 wickets on the final day to take a 2-1 lead in the series, with everyone contributing. Meanwhile, here are some statistics from the 4th Test final between India and England at the Oval Stadium.
Highlights from Day 5 of the 4th Test between India and England:
- India took a 2-1 lead in the five-match series with a 157-run victory.
- For the first time in 50 years, India has won at the Oval.
- In Test cricket, Jasprit Bumrah took his 100th wicket.
- Bumrah has passed Kapil Dev as the fastest Indian bowler to 100 wickets.
- Rory Burns hit his 11th fifty in Test cricket.
- Haseeb Hameed scored his fourth half-century in Test cricket.
For the first time since 1964, England’s opening tandem put up a 100-run partnership against India in the fourth innings.
With India leading the series, England will look to recover in the last game, which will begin on September 10 in Manchester. Due to Ravi Shastri’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis, India will be without their head coach, and only time will tell if this will affect the match’s eventual conclusion ‘inputs from sportstar.thehindu.com’.