|Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of Day 5 of the fourth Test between India and England at the Oval.|
DAY 4 review
An exhilarating Test match will get its deserved ending at the Oval, for the lead up to it has been perfect. Perhaps you could say the surface has not favoured all, particularly the seamers, but India and England brewed the perfect script for Day Five.
India was all set to sail past a hefty total, however, it set itself to a 367-run lead with the aid of its lower-order who has time and again stood up to adversities. While skipper Kohli missed out on a half-century, Jadeja’s move to no.5 faltered once again. Rahane followed a similar tide, failing to open the scoring once again.
With a mature Rishabh Pant soaking in the pressure, the ‘Lord’ Thakur once again met the English seamers with disdain – driving and smacking them with ease down the ground. Cameos from Umesh and Bumrah with the stick helped too as India set a 368-run target, one that has never been chased at the Oval, for the host.
However, hopes of an early breakthrough was shunned by England’s openers Burns and Hameed who not only bid time and saw off the day, but also kept the runs ticking towards the end of play. With 291 runs remaining in its chase and 90 overs at its disposal, England has done well to stay in the hunt. India’s hopes will be pinned particularly on Ravindra Jadeja who went misfiring in his late spell last evening. With turn on offer from the rough patches, the left-armer is the only bowler in India’s ranks to avail some assistance from the pitch. We’re all set for a riveting fifth day finish. Brace yourselves to enjoy the ride.
India XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav
England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali, Ollie Robinson, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Craig Overton
WHERE TO WATCH IND VS ENG FOURTH TEST LIVE?
|The fourth Test between India and England will be shown LIVE on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 4 channels and streamed online on Sony LIV and Jio TV from 3.30 pm IST.|