Indian opener KL Rahul (46*) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (10*) stitched together a 56-run partnership to steady the Indian innings at stumps on Day 4 of the fifth and final Test match against England at The Oval. The day belonged to Alastair Cook (147) and captain Joe Root (125) as they strung together a massive 259-run partnership to put England in the driver’s seat with the declaring their innings on 423/8, setting India a target of 464 runs to win. James Anderson continued his fine form with the ball as he trapped Shikhar Dhawan in front of the stumps for just 1. He was not done yet as he dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara in the same manner in the same over for a duck. India were reeling at 1/2 when captain Virat Kohli came out to bat. However, Stuart Broad cut short his stay in the middle by dismissing him for a first-ball duck. This was just the third time that Kohli got dismissed for a duck in his Test career. Following which, KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane denied the English bowlers of any opportunities of taking anymore wickets. India still have a daunting task at hand, with them requiring more 406 runs to win the Test. (SCORECARD)
5th Test, The Oval, London, Sep 07, 2018
Day 4 | Stumps
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Highlights between India vs England, 5th Test, Day 4, straight from The Oval, London
22:45 IST: Thank you for staying with us for the live updates.
22:40 IST: Alastair Cook receives a a grand standing ovation, yet again, as he walks out of the field. A very, very good day for the former England captain.
22:38 IST: And this is STUMPS. India 58/3, need 406 more runs to win vs England.
A special day of Test cricket at The Oval comes to an end.
India recover from 2/3 to 58/3 at stumps on day four after Alastair Cook’s 147 and Joe Root’s 125 helped the hosts set India a target of 464 to win.#ENGvIND scorecard https://t.co/LQoNOzv9xA pic.twitter.com/0lU2liLj3x
— ICC (@ICC) September 10, 2018
22:34 IST: FOUR!! Over-pitched delivery and punished immediately. KL Rahul moves onto 46* after carving Stokes through the covers.
22:32 IST: FOUR! Stokes drifts down the leg side and KL Rahul flicks the ball towards the fine leg area for a boundary. 50-run partnership comes up between KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane.
22:30 IST: 50 comes up for India.
22:27 IST: Just one run from the Ben Stokes over. KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane holding the fort for India at the moment. A few more overs to go.
22:24 IST: Ben Stokes introduced in the bowling.
22:17 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul brings out the reverse sweep as the ball races away to the boundary. The fielder tried chasing it down but the ball wins the race. Moeen Ali is not impressed with himself.
22:11 IST: Change of bowling from both ends. Sam Curran is in the attack now.
22:10 IST: Just one run from the Moeen Ali over. India are being watchful at the moment.
22:07 IST: Change of bowling — Moeen Ali has been introduced in the attack. Joe Root is trying to get some more wickets before the end of the day’s play. Can Rahane and KL Rahul hold the fort for a little longer?
22:06 IST: 10 overs gone, India 40/3, need 424 more runs to win against England. This is a daunting task for the visitors as they lost their top-order cheaply and early.
21:59 IST: FOUR!! KL throws his bat at an away-going delivery, gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies over the slip fielder to race away to the boundary ropes. That was a risky shot but India get a valuable boundary.
21:51 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul hits the ball on the up, carves James Anderson through the covers for a boundary.
21:45 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul is looking to score runs here. Uppish cut over point earns him his second boundary. Rahul is looking to play his natural game. IND 13-3 after 5.2 overs.
21:41 IST: Review from England! Original decision from umpire is not out. And the decision stays. KL Rahul survives. James Anderson is bowling beautifully at the moment. Almost got his third wicket there. IND 8-3 after 4.3 overs.
21:33 IST: OUT! Virat Kohli walks back too. First ball duck for him. It’s Stuart Broad this time. Jonny Bairstow takes a simple catch behind the stumps. Indian batting order tumbling like a pack of cards. IND 2-3 after 3.2 overs.
21:30 IST: OUT! Second wicket for James Anderson in the over. Traps Cheteshwar Pujara this time in front of the stumps. Pujara walks back for a duck. India in big trouble right at the start. IND 1-2 after 3 overs.
1:26 IST: OUT! James Anderson strikes early for England. Traps Shikhar Dhawan in front of the stumps. He walks back after scoring just one run. IND 1-1 after 2.3 overs.
21:21 IST: Shikhar Dhawan and India are off the mark with a single in the second innings. Dhawan takes a quick single off Stuart Broad to get down to the non-striker’s end. IND 1-0 after 1.3 overs.
21:19 IST: Maiden! Tight start from James Anderson. Stuart Broad will share the new ball with him from the other end. IND 0-0 after 1 over.
21:15 IST: 18 overs remaining in the day! Openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are at the centre to start the second innings for India. James Anderson will bowl the first over for England.
Innings break – England declared on 423-8 in their second innings. Set India a target of 464.
England declare on 423/8 – the first 400+ total of the series. India require 464 to win the fifth Test!#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/LQoNOzv9xA pic.twitter.com/tKvM2jzjCi
— ICC (@ICC) September 10, 2018
21:05 IST: Out and England have declared! Sam Curran departs after scoring 21 runs. Hanuma Vihari picks up three wickets.
20:58 IST: FOUR! Adil Rashid goes up and over Ravindra Jadeja. Hits the ball straight down the ground to collect a boundary. England now lead India by 453 runs in the second innings. ENG 408-7 after 111.5 overs.
20:58 IST: 400 comes up for England! For the first time in the series either team has managed to cross the 400-run mark.
20:55 IST: OUT! Ben Stokes departs after scoring 37 runs. Trying to up the scoring rate, Stokes perishes on the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja. KL Rahul takes a simple catch in the deep. Third wicket for Jadeja. ENG 392-7 after 109.4 overs.
20:53 IST: SIX! Ben Stokes slams Ravindra Jadeja over long-on boundary to collect six runs. Stokes in one-day mode now. Looking to score runs quickly. ENG 388-6 after 109.1 overs.
20:46 IST: FOUR! Sam Curran gets his first boundary of the match. Fractionally short from Ravindra Jadeja and Curran pounces on the delivery. Hits it towards the vacant cover region to collect four runs. ENG 375-6 after 108 overs.
20:39 IST: FOUR! First boundary for England after tea. Ben Stokes hits an uppish drive straight down the ground off Mohammed Shami to collect a boundary. Mid-on fielder had no chance to stop that one. ENG 367-6 after 106.4 overs.
20:37 IST: Two runs from Ravindra Jadeja’s first over after tea. Mohammed Shami will share the ball with him from the other end.
20:33 IST: Ben Stokes and Sam Curran are at the centre to start the final session for England. Ravindra Jadeja will continue for India.
Tea Break – England 364 for the loss of six wickets. Lead India by 404 runs in the second innings.
Alastair Cook completes his final Test innings with 147 as England reach tea on day four on 364/6, extending their lead over India to 404 runs. #ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/LQoNOzv9xA pic.twitter.com/986WIpnLG7
— ICC (@ICC) September 10, 2018
20:13 IST: Three runs from Mohammed Shami’s final over before Tea. Ben Stokes misses the final ball of the over.
19:57 IST: OUT! Double blow for England as India strike in quick succession. Jos Buttler walks back for a duck. Ravindra Jadeja gets his second wicket. Shami takes a simple catch at point. ENG 351-6 after 101.3 overs.
19:56 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami gets his second wicket. Cleans up Jonny Bairstow for 18 runs. Ball takes the inside edge and drags on to the stumps. England are 5 down now. Their lead has now extended to 395 runs in the second innings. ENG 350-5 after 101 overs.
19:53 IST: 5 bye runs and 350 comes up for England! Rishabh Pant fails to collect the ball
19:50 IST: Tight over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just one run from it. India now trying to contain England’s fluent scoring. They now lead India by 384 runs in the second innings. ENG 344-4 after 100 overs.
19:36 IST: New ball finally taken by India! Mohammed Shami is back on the attack. Replaces Hanuma Vihari
19:31 IST: Hanuma Vihari is denied a memorable hat-trick as Ben Stokes, the batsman in, negotiates the ball carefully. ENG 321-4 after 94.3 overs.
19:30 IST: OUT!!! An era comes to an end as Cook departs for 147, Hanuma Vihari is on fire, gets two-on-two. Fires the ball in, Cook looking to cut, the ball brushes the bat and Pant takes a good low catch. Everyone from the Indian camp walks up and congratulates Cook on his stellar innings. Cook takes the long walk back for one last time as he receives a massive standing ovation.
19:27 IST: OUT!! Hanuma Vihari gives India the much-needed breakthrough. England captain Joe Root departs for 125 and Alastair Cook is distraught. However, there is not much of a celebration from the Indian side. Root goes for the slog-sweep, miscues and top-edges the ball to Hardik Pandya (substitute), who came running in to take a comfortable catch.
19:16 IST: 250-run partnership comes up between Alastair Cook and Joe Root. These two batsmen are batting comfortably and not giving any opportunity to the visitors to make a comeback in the game. Ball-by-ball, the match is tilting in England’s favour. Cook is nearing the 150-run mark.
19:13 IST: Drinks break – England 311-2 after 90 overs. Alastair Cook batting on 141 along with skipper Joe Root on 121 runs. England lead India by 351 runs in the second innings.
19:07 IST: Bowling change for India! Hanuma Vihari comes in to replace Jasprit Bumrah.
19:03 IST: 300 up for England! Both Root (115) and Cook (139) are batting flawlessly now. The partnership between the two has now moved on to 241 runs. England have extended their lead to 343 runs in the second innings. ENG 303-2 after 87.2 overs.
18:47 IST: FOUR! Boundaries are coming in quite easily for Alastair Cook at the moment. Jadeja bowls it wide outside off and Cook hits him through cover region to collect four runs. 12th boundary for Cook in this innings. ENG 285-2 after 83.1 overs.
18:35 IST: FOUR! Beautiful cover drive from Joe Root off Mohammed Shami. Both Cook and Root are scoring runs freely now. India now have only one slip in place. ENG 271-2 after 80.3 overs.
18:34 IST: 80 overs are up! New ball available for India but they are continuing with the old ball.
18:31 IST: 100 up for Joe Root! Scores his 14th hundred in Test cricket. What a knock this has been from the England skipper. England now taking the game away from India. ENG 265-2 after 79.2 overs.
England skipper @root66 follows up Cook’s special ton with his own century!
It’s his 14th in Test cricket, his fourth against India and his second against them at The Oval! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/EtZyMXCTYO
— ICC (@ICC) September 10, 2018
18:26 IST: Four and England lead now crosses 300-run mark! Alastair Cook pulls Mohammed Shami towards square-leg. Substitute fielder Karun Nair fails to pull the ball back inside the rope. ENG 262-2 after 78.1 overs
18:18 IST: Dropped! Joe Root dropped on 94 by Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip. Mohammed Shami bowls outside the off-stump, ball takes a thick edge, carries easily to Pujara but he fails to hold on. ENG 253-2 after 76.1 overs
18:10 IST: Alastair Cook and Joe Root are at the centre to start the post-lunch session for England. Mohammed Shami will bowl the first over for India.
Lunch break – England 243 for the loss of two wicket. Lead India by 283 runs in the second innings.
That’s Lunch on Day 4 of the 5th Test.
England 332 & 243/2, lead India 292 by 283 runs https://t.co/EhPQPnkoy2 #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/6hqoWsh066
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 10, 2018
17:28 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the final over before lunch. England 240-2 after 72 overs.
17:14 IST: 100 up for Alastair Cook! Slams his 33rd hundred in Test cricket. What a terrific knock this has been from the England opener. Looking to sign off his international career in style. Receives a thunderous applause from the crowd. ENG 230-2 after 69.1 overs.
He’s done it!
The Chef cooks up his 33rd Test century in his final innings!
What a way to sign off – congratulations Alastair Cook! #ENGvIND #CookRetires #ThankYouChef pic.twitter.com/OYxcGU1PnL
— ICC (@ICC) September 10, 2018
A CENTURY IN HIS FINAL INNINGS!!
Scorecard/Videos: https://t.co/g331syJAaj#ThankYouChef #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/ljmgOrH3c9
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 10, 2018
17:09 IST: FOUR! Beautiful straight drive from Alastair Cook to collect a boundary off Jasprit Bumrah. Presented the full face of the bat on that one. Times the ball to perfection. Cook has now moved on to 95 runs. ENG 223-2 after 68.3 overs.
17:01 IST: Just under 30 minutes to go for lunch on Day 4. Both Alastair Cook and Joe Root batting India out of the game. Can India get the much needed breakthrough before lunch? ENG 213-2 after 66 overs.
16:52 IST: Four and 200 comes up for England! Joe Root paddles Ravindra Jadeja fine to collect a boundary. Both batsmen scoring runs freely now. England now lead India by 243 runs in the second innings. ENG 203-2 after 62.3 overs.
16:51 IST: FOUR! Change of ends for Ravindra Jadeja. Bowls it short and wide outside off and Cook hammers it through deep cover region to collect a boundary. ENG 198-2 after 62.1 overs.
16:48 IST: Change in bowling for India! Hanuma Vihari replaces Ravindra Jadeja.
16:38 IST: SIX! First of the morning for England and Joe Root. Charges down the track and whacks Ravindra Jadeja over long-on boundary to collect six runs. Root is now looking to score runs quickly. ENG 182-2 after 59.4 overs.
16:27 IST: Four and 50 comes up for Joe Root! Scores his 42nd fifty in Test cricket. The England skipper has been terrific in the second innings. Wide ball from Mohammed Shami and Root it guides to the third-man region to collect a boundary. ENG 167-2 after 57 overs.
16:24 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Alastair Cook and Joe Root. What a brilliant effort this has been from both the England batsmen. They are taking game away from India. England now lead India by 201 runs in the second innings. ENG 162-2 after 56.1 overs.
16:21 IST: Dropped! Ajinkya Rahane drops Joe Root on 46 runs in slips off Ravindra Jadeja. It was a difficult chance and Rahane fails to hold on to the ball. ENG 152-2 after 53.2 overs.
16:16 IST: Change in bowling for India! Mohammed Shami comes in to replace Jasprit Bumrah.
16:13 IST: Four and 150 up for England! Joe Root sweeps Ravindra Jadeja from outside off to collect a boundary. There was no one in the deep to stop the ball. Easily done by the England skipper. ENG 152-2 after 53.2 overs.
16:04 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Ravindra Jadeja and Alastair Cook cuts the ball to collect a boundary. Places the ball beautifully in the gap. Cook is looking really confident this morning. ENG 139-2 after 51.1 overs.
15:58 IST: 50 overs up for England in the second innings! Tidy over from Ravindra Jadeja comes to an end. Just one run from it. Both Jadeja and Bumrah are keeping things tight at the moment, restricting the run flow. ENG 134-2 after 50 overs.
15:43 IST: Expensive start from Ravindra Jadeja. Seven runs from his first over of the morning. Jasprit Bumrah to continue from the other end. ENG 128-2 after 46 overs.
15:40 IST: Bowling change from India! Just one over for Ishant Sharma as Ravindra Jadeja replaces him.
15:35 IST: 50 for Alastair Cook! Second half-century for Cook in the match. Flicks Jasprit Bumrah off the pads to collect a boundary. Scores his 58th fifty in Test cricket. ENG 120-2 after 44.1 overs.
15:34 IST: Two runs from Ishant Sharma’s first over. Jasprit Bumrah will share the ball with him from the other end.
15:31 IST: First run on the board for England on Day 4. Joe Root pushes the ball into the vacant cover region to collect a single. Brings Alastair Cook on strike. ENG 115-2 after 43.2 overs.
15:29 IST: Alastair Cook and Joe Root are at the centre for England. Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India on Day 4.
Day four of the fifth Test at The Oval begins!
Alastair Cook is on 46* in his final Test innings as England resume on 114/2, leading India by 154 runs.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/LQoNOzMKp8 pic.twitter.com/MrXEGUrtZB
— ICC (@ICC) September 10, 2018
14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of Day 4 of the 5th and final Test between India and England.
Jadeja, playing his first Test of the series after being recalled in place of the injured Ravichandran Ashwin, added to his haul of four first-innings wickets by top-scoring with 86 not out in an India first-innings total of 292. England, who led by 40 runs on first innings, have long struggled to find an opening partner for Cook, with 12 batsmen given a shot at the job since Andrew Strauss retired six years ago. And ahead of their upcoming our of Sri Lanka, England may now be looking for two openers rather than one after Keaton Jennings completed a miserable series by being bowled for 10 playing no shot to Mohammed Shami on Sunday.
It was the second time in as many Test that Jennings had been dismissed leaving the ball and meant he ended the series with just 163 runs at a meagre average of 18. An unconcerned Cook, who has already batted for more than three hours this innings, went 26 balls without scoring but seized on an over-pitched ball to drive Shami down the ground for four. Moeen Ali, batting at number three — another of England’s problem positions — failed to demonstrate similar patience.
The third member of England’s all left-handed top three, Moeen drove loosely at Ishant Sharma on 14 only for normally reliable second slip KL Rahul to drop the head-high chance. Fortunately for India, Moeen was bowled by Jadeja for 20 trying to drive the left-arm spinner out of the rough. But Root, batting in his favoured position of number four, showed his class with a straight-driven four off Shami to take the score to 100 for two.