It’s IND vs ENG day 5 4th test match Highlights & The Video Is Down Below
England 246 & 271 (Keaton Jennings 36, Joe Root 48, Jos Buttler 69, Sam Curran 46; Mohammad Shami 4-57)
India 273 & 184 ( Kohli 58, Rahane 51, Moeen Ali 4-71 James Anderson 2-33)
India threatened briefly but England had too much fire power in their bowling and enough runs on board to skittle India out in the 4th innings and take an unassailable 3-1 lead, going into the 5th Test.
England’s final 2 wickets added 13 runs on the 4th morning as Mohammad Shami claimed another wicket to complete a four-for before Sam Curran’s run-out brought the innings to a close.
India’s chase got off to a disastrous start – a length delivery from Broad refused to rise up to KL Rahul’s liking and shot through to uproot his offstump. Next James Anderson got into the act. His snaking inswinger bruised Cheteshwar Pujara’s thigh n front of the stumps and a review couldn’t overturn the on field call. Next Anderson Jimmied open Shikhar Dhawan with a delivery from around the wicket and had him caught at 3rd slip. India were tottering but there was still Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli in the company of his deputy, Ajinkya Rahane fought back.
Captain and vice-captain battled hard against the accurate spin bowling of Moeen Ali who constantly exploited the rough outside off and threatened the batsmen with a short leg in place. Anderson and Stokes were able to reverse the ball occasionally but the Indian duo were resolute. There was a moment of debate when England reviewed an LBW decision for Kohli. The 3rd umpire opined that Virat Kohli had inside-edged the delivery onto his pad while Root & Co, after seeing the visuals on screen believed that the spike on snicko was due to the bat hitting the pad and that the ball had hit the pad directly. Kohli survived and England lost their review. They both added 101 runs as the Indian captain notched yet another half-century.
However, just as the 2nd break approached, Ali got the prized wicket of Kohli. An offspinner turned in sharply, kissed Kohli’s gloves and ballooned to short-leg. England went into the break with the wind in their sails.
India duly surrendered in the final session. Pandya went for a duck. Rishabh Pant’s youthful exuberance failed to provide anything substantial as he fell to a wild shot after claiming 18 runs off just 12 deliveries. Finally one of Ali’s turners found a way past Rahane’s willow to trap him LBW and that was final nail on the coffin. England won comfortably at the end, by a healthy margin of 61 runs.