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4th Test Day 3 Eng v Ind: India set an imposing target, England openers firm

India set an imposing 368 run target for England to take a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series for the Pataudi Trophy.

At The Oval on the fourth day India were finally bowled out for 466, to end with an overall lead of 367. In their response at the end of the day's play England's openers were still at the crease with the score at 77 for no loss with Rory Burns on 31 and Haseeb Hameed (43). England still need a further 291 runs for a win.

Earlier India began at their overnight 270 for three. But they lost their overnight batsman Ravindra Jadeja first. Thereafter, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (0) was dismissed for a duck. Skipper Virat Kohli fell soon after.

India had slipped to 312 for six. Then, Rishabh Pant (50: 106b, 167m, 4x4) and Shardul Thakur (60: 72b, 119m, 7x4, 1x6) added 100 runs for the seventh wicket. Towards the end, Jasprit Bumrah (24) and Umesh Yadav (25) added a crucial 36 runs for the ninth wicket to pull India ahead. India finally finished 0n 466

For England, the key wicket-takers were Chris Woakes (3-83), Ollue Robinson (2-105) and Moeen Ali (2-118).

In their response, England survived some anxious moments to finish on 77 for no loss.

Match Summary

India 1st Innings: 191 (61.3)
England 1st Innings: 290 (84)

India 2nd Innings: 466 (148.2)
Fall of wickets: 4-296 (Ravindra Jadeja-101.2 ov), 5-296 (Ajinkya Rahane-103.4 ov), 6-312 (Virat Kohli-110.6 ov), 7-412 (Shardul Thakur-136.5 ov), 8-414 (Rishabh Pant-137.3 ov), 9-450 (Jasprit Bumrah-145.6 ov), 10-466 (Umesh Yadav-148.2 ov)

England 2nd Innings: 77-0 (32)

End of Day 4: England need 291 more runs for a win


Vikram Rathour, Batting Coach, Indian Cricket Team, addressed a virtual press conference after Day 4 of the fourth Test against England at The Oval, London.


Playing XI
England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Match Details

Toss: England, elected to field
Venue: The Oval, London
Start time: 1100 hrs (UK Time)
Match officials: Alex Wharf, Richard Illingworth (On-field umpires); Michael Gough (TV Umpire); Mike Burns (Reserve Umpire); Chris Broad (Match-referee)