|Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of Day 4 of the fourth Test between India and England at the Oval.|
2:50PM IST: Session timings for Day 4 – Morning session: 1100 – 1300 (3.30 – 5.30 PM)
Afternoon session 1340 – 1540 (6.10 – 8.10 PM)
Evening session 1600 – 18:18 (8.30 – 10.48 PM)
Extra half hour available. 95 overs to be bowled
DAY 3 REVIEW
It truly took a masterpiece from up top for India to regain its grip on the game. Rohit Sharma, the tried and test opener, finally bloomed and came of age in his final frontier in the red-ball game. The new monk-like version of the ‘Hitman’ bid his time and carefully pushed India into a comfortable zone and, well, struck of a big monkey on his back that’s been on and about for eight years.
Rohit pushed and defended like a man of supreme control and if a lull on the pitch was of help, no one else deserved it more than him on this tour. Rohit has played the most deliveries on this tour and well the finesse for the job at the top has been incredible. And in quite the emphatic grandeur, Rohit launched a massive six over long-on to register his first overseas Test hundred.
While Rohit hogged the spotlight, Pujara made merry at the other end with an uncharacteristic, stroke-filled innings that receded the burden on his partner’s shoulders.
The duo looked all set to blunt the Englishmen all day, however, the new ball came to England’s rescue. Robinson, as he’s been all series, snapped Rohit and Pujara in one over a bit of luck and a snorter to follow.
Kohli and Jadeja were up soon and did well to see off the new ball threat as bad light forced an early stumps. India, with its 171-run lead, seems to be on the driver’s seat. However, given the way this series has swayed from one side to another, you cannot count England out, not just yet. A couple of quick wickets in the first hour and India would be pushed back flat on the ground. Day Four is a cracker on its way, no two ways about that!
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.|