India’s bowlers came up with an inspired performance on the final day as they pulled off a historic 157 run win against England in the fourth Test at the Oval on Monday.
Resuming at overnight score of 77/0, England’s opening pair of Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed added 23 more runs before the former edged a Shardul Thakur delivery to Rishabh Pant behind the stumps for 50.
Dawid Malan didn’t last long as he was run out by Mayank Agarwal following a mix up with Hameed. Ravindra Jadeja then got into the act by dismissing the 24 year old Hameed bowled for a well made 63.
Jasprit Bumrah ran through the English middle order by both Ollie Pope (2) and Jonny Bairstow (0), the latter with a brilliant inswinging yorker .
Moeen Ali was caught at short leg by Suryakumar Yadav off Jadeja leaving the hosts in big trouble at 147/6.
Thakur provided the visitors a much needed breakthrough by claiming the prize scalp of England skipper Joe Root for 36, to take them within a touching distance of victory.
Soon Umesh Yadav polished off the tail by getting rid of Chris Woakes (18), Craig Overton (10) and James Anderson (2) to give India a famous win.
Yadav was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/60, while Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur claimed 2 wickets each.
Rohit Sharma was declared the Player of the Match. The visitors lead the series 2-1 with one to play.
The fifth and the final test match will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester on September 10, Friday.