India vs England Day 4 Match Report-2018

England, chasing a target of 521 to win, started the fourth morning disastrously as they lost Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings in quick succession to Ishant Sharma.

Skipper Joe Root and Ollie Pope added 30 runs for the third wicket, before Bumrah got into the act by getting rid off the opposition captain who played a loose shot for 13 runs. Pope also fell for a poor shot, chasing a wide ball from Mohd Shami, and was brilliantly caught by Virat Kohli at slip.

England were staring down the barrel at 62/4, but a magnificent partnership of 169 runs between Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes kept the India at bay.

The bowlers failed to break the partnership,as the duo batted the entire second and half of the third session.

However, the new ball worked for India, as Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah broke England’s resistance by dismissing Jos Buttler (106) and Jonny Bairstow (for a duck) off consecutive deliveries. As seen on CricZapp, Bumrah was rested for the Nidahas Trophy, and missed the first two tests here due to injury. One could not help but feel this series might have been different if he had been fit for the games at Edgbaston and Lord’s too.

Jasprit Bumrah

In his next over, he claimed Chris Woakes with a bouncer for 7 runs.

Hardik Pandya joined the party, as he dismissed the well set Ben Stokes (62) who was caught at slip by Rahul.

Stuart Broad and Adil Rashid added a quick fire 50-run stand but Bumrah dismissed Broad to claim his fifth wicket of the innings.

Rashid and James Anderson managed to take the test into the fifth day despite the visitors claiming the extra half an hour. With just one wicket remaining, Team India will be looking to wrap up the game early on Day 5 and go 2-1 ahead of the fourth test which begins on 30th August at Southampton.

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