The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have jointly decided to call off the 5th Test Match scheduled at Manchester in ongoing India’s tour of England 2021.
England batter Ollie Pope and India all-rounder Shardul Thakur have made notable gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after fine performances in the fourth Test of their ICC World Test Championship series played at The Oval.
On a hectic action-packed 13-wicket day, England just about nudged ahead of India on the opening day of the fourth Test at The Oval on Thursday. India were bowled out for 191 after being asked to bat. Later, towards the end of the day, England finished on 53 for three still 138 runs behind the visitors.
India's batting collapsed in the face of sustained new-ball bowling by Ollie Robinson as the visitors collapsed to a massive innings defeat in the third Test. The five-Test series is now levelled at 1-1.
India fought back brilliantly on the third day of the third Test of the five-Test series to set up an interesting couple of days at Headingley, Leeds. At the end of the day, India finished on 215 for two, still 139 runs behind the host, England. So the visitors are still not out of the woods.
England took total control of the third Test in the five-Test series for the Pataudi Trophy at the second day's play at Headingley in Leeds. On Thursday, England now leads India by 345 runs as they finished on an impressive 423 for eight when stumps were drawn.
England took a total command of the third Test on the very first day at Headingley, Leeds on a day where only a total of 198 runs were scored. England finished the day at 120 for no loss after shooting out India for a mere 78 in just 40.4 overs.
India edged ahead in the first Test of the five Test series for the Pataudi Trophy with a fine 95 run lead at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. India was bowled out for 278 in response to the home team's 183. In their response, England finished the day on another rain-hit Friday at 25 for no loss still behind by 70 runs.
India ended a truncated second day's play in the first Test of the five-Test series for the Pataudi Trophy in a precarious position. India finished the rain-hit Thursday action on 125 for four after having resumed at an overnight 21 for no loss.
India hold the edge at the end of the first day's play in the first Test of the five-Test series for the Pataudi Trophy against host England. India's seam bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami bowled tremendously to shoot out England for a mere 183. In response India finished the day at 21 for no loss.
All-rounder Washington Sundar had taken an injection on his right-hand bowling finger. However, his recovery will take longer than expected and he is not bowling-fit. He is ruled out of the remainder of the tour.