India vs England First Test Day 4 Nottingham Match Report 2021

Jasprit Bumrah claimed 5/64 as India restricted England to set up a thrilling final innings run chase Of 209 at the end of Day 4 at Nottingham on Saturday.

Resuming at an overnight score of 25/0, the hosts lost opener Rory Burns early as he edged a Mohammed Siraj delivery to wicket keeper Rishabh Pant behind the stumps.

Bumrah then got in the act by dismissing Zak Crawley for 6- the first of his five wickets on the day. Dom Sibley along with skipper Joe Root added 89 runs for the third wicket before the former departed for 28.

Jonny Bairstow batted positively during his 50-ball 30 before he pulled a Siraj delivery to Ravi Jadeja at deep square leg.

Dan Lawrence looked solid during his short stay, but was trapped leg before wicket by Shardul Thakur for 25.

Jos Buttler made an error in judgment against Thakur as he was bowled for a 22 ball-17.

Sam Curran and Root added 37 runs before Bumrah struck with the new ball by dismissing the England skipper caught behind for a superb 109.

The 27 year old Bumrah then claimed wickets of Curran and Stuart Broad off consecutive deliveries. Mohammed Shami who had struggled with the ball in the innings, got rid of Ollie Robinson caught at deep third man as England were bowled out for 303, giving India a target of 209 to chase.

India reached 52/1 in their second innings, with Broad dismissing the visitors’ first innings top scorer KL Rahul with a peach of a delivery for 26. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara were unbeaten at the crease; both batsmen on 12 each.

Stumps at the end of Day 4.

England 303 all out in second innings (Joe Root 109, Jasprit Bumrah 5/ 64) vs India 2nd innings 52/1 (Rohit Sharma 12*, Cheteshwar Pujara 12*) require another 157 runs.

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