India’s Innings was reduced to 191 runs, England also lost three Wickets

The fourth match of the 5-match Test series between India and England is being played at Kennington Oval. Team India was reduced to the score of just 191 runs in the first innings.
India’s Innings was reduced to 191 runs, England also lost three Wickets
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The fourth match of the 5-match Test series between India and England is being played at Kennington Oval. Team India was reduced to the score of just 191 runs in the first innings. Shardul Thakur scored 57 and captain Virat Kohli scored 50. Chris Woakes took 4 wickets for England.

In reply, England did not start well either. His score at stumps on the first day was 53 runs for 3 wickets. Rory Burns scored 5 runs and Haseeb Hameed was dismissed without opening an account. Jasprit Bumrah took both the wickets. Joe Root (21) was bowled by Umesh Yadav. David Malan (26) and nightwatchman Craig Overton (1) are at the crease.

Shardul batted well

In the final session, Shardul Thakur entertained the fans with his stormy batting. Shardul completed the second half-century of his Test career in just 31 balls. Thakur was dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 57 runs in 36 balls. Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur shared 63 runs in 48 balls for the eighth wicket. Jasprit Bumrah was run-out for zero after Thakur's wicket. Shardul became the second-fastest batsman to score a half-century for India in Test cricket. The fastest fifty is in the name of Kapil Dev (31 balls). Rishabh Pant flopped once again and was dismissed for 9.

Rahane did not take advantage of life donation

After lunch, Ajinkya Rahane got a big life in the last ball of 32 overs. Rahane was given out LBW by the umpire on the delivery of Chris Woakes, but he took the DRS on Kohli's request and it was clearly visible that the ball was away from the line of the stump. After which the umpire changed his decision and Rahane remained not out. However, he could not take advantage of this life-giving and be dismissed on the score of 14. Rahane's wicket came in Craig Overton's account. With this, the poor form of Ajinkya Rahane continues.

Kohli missed opportunity

Indian captain Virat Kohli completed his 27th half-century in Test cricket and 9th against England. This was Virat's second half-century in this series. A big innings was expected from Kohli, but he once again got his catch behind the wicket off Robinson's ball and was dismissed for 50. Let us tell you that before the half-century, Joe Root had dropped a simple catch of Virat on the score of 22. Kohli was dismissed for 50 and the catch left by Root to England was not heavy.

Bad start for India

Earlier, India's start was quite disappointing. Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 11 off 27 balls by Chris Woakes, while Ollie Robinson gave India the second blow by dismissing KL Rahul (17). Rahul is out LBW. Although he took DRS, it did not go in his favor and Rahul got out and returned to the pavilion.

Pujara became Anderson's victim for the 11th time

Cheteshwar Pujara also failed to play big innings and was dismissed by James Anderson for 4 runs. India lost their third wicket at 39. This was the 11th time in Test cricket that Anderson had dismissed Pujara. Ravindra Jadeja, who came to bat at number five, was also disappointed and gave his wicket to Woakes after scoring 10 runs.

Virat created history

Virat Kohli has become the fastest player to score 23,000 runs in international cricket. Kohli made this record in 490 innings and surpassed Sachin Tendulkar (522). Virat became the third player in India and the seventh in the world to score 23,000 runs in international cricket.

Indian team landed on the field wearing a black band

In the fourth test, Team India has come on the field wearing a black band. Team players have donned black bands to pay tribute to Mumbai cricket's veteran coach Vasudev Paranjpe. Vasudev Paranjpe passed away on 30 August due to prolonged illness.

Anderson overtakes Sachin

James Anderson became the highest Test player on home soil. This is Anderson's 95th Test match in England. Before him, this record was recorded in the name of Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin played 94 Tests in India. The name of Ricky Ponting 92 and Alastair Cook 89 comes after Sachin.

Source: Google/ Image Credit: Daily Excelsior
Source: Google/ Image Credit: Daily Excelsior

Two changes in both teams

England included Chris Woakes in place of Olly Pope and Sam Curran in place of Jos Buttler, while India's playing XI also saw two changes. Shami was replaced by Shardul Thakur and Ishant Sharma was replaced by Umesh Yadav.

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