The first Test is being played in Chennai between India and England. England gave India a target of 420 runs. By the end of the fourth day’s play, Team India has scored 39 runs losing 1 wicket. Cheteshwar Pujara 12 runs and Shubman Gill are 15 not out. India will have to score 381 runs on the last day to win. Rohit Sharma scored 12 runs. Jack Leach bowled him clean.
On the fourth day of the Test, 297 runs were scored and 15 wickets fell. This includes 5 wickets of India and 10 wickets of England. 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. Apart from him, Shahbaz Nadeem took 2 wickets. At the same time, Ishant Sharma and Jaspreet Bumrah got 1-1 wickets. 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 achieved 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. The team lost the wicket of Burns on the very first ball of the innings. Ashwin catches him in the slip at the hands of Ajinkya Rahane. At the same time, Sibli was out after scoring 16 runs. He was caught by Ashwin in the short lane by Cheteshwar Pujara. After this, Daniel Lawrence also could not do anything special. He became the victim of Ishant by scoring 18 runs.
30-run partnership between Root and Pope
Stokes makes Ashwin his third victim. He scored 7 runs. Captain Root was dismissed for 40 runs (32 balls). He was LBWed by Bumrah. Nadeem caught Allie Pope (28 runs) by Rohit Sharma. There was a 30-run partnership between Root and Pope.
Nadeem then stumps Jose Butler. He scored 24 runs. Ashwin dismissed Archer and Anderson to bundle out England’s innings for 178 runs. Ashwin took five wickets in the innings for the 28th time. He took five wickets in an innings for the fourth time against England. Whereas, this is his third 5 wicket hall in Chennai.
Ishant became India’s sixth bowler to take 300 wickets
Ishant’s Test career saw 300 wickets complete with Lawrence’s wicket. 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.
India wasted 2 reviews
India took the first review in the 7th over of the innings. Ashwin, who was bowling at the time, appealed to LBW against Lawrence. Which was rejected by the field umpire. After this, Indian captain Kohli took the review. The ball missed the stump. The TV umpire also canceled the review.
Bumrah then appealed to LBW against Root in the 22nd over. This was also rejected by the field umpire. In the review too, the ball was missing the stumps. The TV umpire once again canceled the review. In this way India lost two DRS.
Ashwin became the world’s third spinner to take wickets on the first ball of the innings. He equaled the 114-year-old record. Earlier, South Africa’s Burt Vogler in 1907 dismissed England’s Tom Hayward for the first ball of the innings.
80-run partnership between Ashwin and Sundar
India started playing ahead of 257 for 6 wickets today. The team added 48 runs that Ashwin was out after scoring 31 runs. He was caught by wicketkeeper Jose Butler by Jack Leach. Sundar and Ashwin shared an 80-run partnership for the seventh wicket after which Shahbaz Nadeem was dismissed for zero. He was also caught in the slip by Ben Stokes at slip. Ishant Sharma bowled out for 4 runs. Anderson was caught by Ellie Pope.
Anderson dismissed India’s innings by catching Jasprit Bumrah at the hands of Stokes. Washington Sundar was not out scoring 85 runs. Rishabh Pant scored the highest score of 91 for India. At the same time, Cheteshwar 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.
Sundar’s fifth consecutive test
Sundar marked Fifty for the second consecutive Test. Earlier, he had scored 62 runs in his debut Test against Australia in Brisbane. This is Sundar’s first Test in India. He is the 8th player from India to score 50+ runs in the first innings in foreign land and in India.
Team India started poorly on the third day
Team India started poorly. 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. Playing for the first time in India, Bess destroyed the Indian middle order. He took the wickets of Rahane, Kohli, Pujara and Pant.