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Cheteshwar Pujara will have to play a crucial innings if India has to win this match.
The fifth day of the first Test in Chennai between India and England continues. England gave India a target of 420 runs. In reply, India have lost 1 wicket. Rohit Sharma scored 12 runs. Jack Leach bowled him clean. Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill are at the crease. India still needs 370+ runs to win. Click here to see the scorecard of the match …
On the fourth day of the Test, 297 runs were scored and 15 wickets fell. This includes India’s 5 wickets and England’s 10 wickets. The English team was all out for 178 runs in the second innings. Ravichandran Ashwin took 6 wickets. He dismissed Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes, Dom Bess, Joffra Archer and James Anderson. England had scored 578 runs in the first innings. Whereas, Team India had scored 337 runs in the first innings.
India has to chase a record target
India will have to chase a record target to win this Test. The record of chasing the biggest target is in the name of West Indies. He scored a target of 418 against Australia in 2003.
India has scored the highest target of 406 runs in Tests. The team set this record against the West Indies in 1976. The record for chasing the biggest target in the fourth innings in India is 387 runs. Team India won the match against England in 2008 by scoring 387 runs for 4 wickets in Chennai.
Burns out on first ball of second innings
England had a poor start in the second innings. Half the team returned to the pavilion by 101 runs. Burns was dismissed by Ashwin on the first ball of the innings. At the same time, Sibley (16 runs), Daniel Lawrence (18 runs), Stokes (7 runs), Allie Pope (28 runs) could not do anything special. Captain Root was dismissed for 40 runs (32 balls). He was LBWed by Bumrah.
Jos Buttler was dismissed for 24 runs and Dom Bess 25 runs. Ashwin dismissed Archer and Anderson to bundle out England’s innings for 178 runs. Ashwin took 6 and Shahbaz Nadeem took 2 wickets. At the same time, Ishant Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah got 1-1 wickets.
Ishant became India’s sixth bowler to take 300 wickets
Ishant completed 300 wickets in his Test career. He became the sixth bowler from India to do so. Ishant is also the third fast bowler in India after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to take 300 wickets.
|Bowler||The wicket||Bowling style|
|Kapil Dev||434||Fast bowler|
|Zaheer Khan||311||Fast bowler|
|Ishant Sharma||300||Fast bowler|
India scored 337 runs in the first innings
Team India had a poor start in the first innings. India lost both their openers by 44 runs. Rohit Sharma scored 6 runs. At the same time, Shubman Gill was dismissed by 29 runs. Captain Virat Kohli (11 runs) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (1 run) also could not do anything special. After this, Pant and Pujara took the Indian innings by partnership of 119 runs on 145 balls for the fifth wicket.
This was followed by an 80-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Sundar and Ashwin. This enabled India to reach a score of 337. Pant scored the highest 91 runs for India. At the same time, Sundar was not out scoring 85 runs. Pujara scored 73 runs. Dom Bess took the maximum 4 wickets from England. At the same time, Leach, Anderson and Joffra Archer got 2–2 wickets.
England were out for 578 in the first innings
Earlier, England were all out for 578 runs in the first innings. England team got off to a good start after winning the toss. Opener Rory Burns and Sibli shared a 63-run partnership for the first wicket. Rory Burns returned to the pavilion for 33 and Daniel Lawrence zeroed. Sibli scored 87 runs. English Captain Root scored 218 runs. He formed a 124-run partnership with Stokes.
Stokes was out for 82 off 118 balls. Root then formed an 86-run partnership with Allie Pope. Pope 34, Jose Butler 30 and Jofra Archer were all out for zero. Bumrah bowled Dom Bess (34 runs) and Ashwin bowled Anderson (1 run) to wrap up England’s innings. Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah took 3-3 wickets for India. At the same time, Shahbaz Nadeem and Ishant Sharma got 2–2 wickets.
India’s playing-11: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma.
England playing-11: Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Allie Pope, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Joffra Archer, James Anderson.