India vs England 1st Test, Day 4 Updates: At the end of Day3 England was trailing India by 70 runs. Rory Burns was batting at 11 runs and Dom Sibley was batting at 9 runs with England on 25 for no loss. Day 4 of India versus England first test started by Mohammed Siraj from where he left off, he continued to bowl from the second ball of the 12th over.
The drama started in the first over of Day 4 When Siraj struck Dom Sibley on the pads and Indians started appealing massively but overturned by the Umpire. India didn’t choose to take up the review which proved to be right as the ball went past the stumps.
Siraj struck in the fifth over of the day by dismissing Rory Burns 18 runs caught by Rishabh Pant. Sairaj bol with the scrambled seam angled across the batsman to take up the outside edge and taken neatly by the wicket-keeper Pant. R Burns c Pant b Siraj 18(49) [4s-3] England 37-1 trailing by 58 runs
Crawley the right-handed batsman joined Sibley but soon he perished after nicking one delivery off of Bumrah to Rishabh pant scoring only 6 runs. Crawley c Pant b Bumrah 6(7) [4s-1]England 46-2 trailing by 46 runs. The England captain came into the crease when England was under pressure and played some beautiful cricketing shots along with Dom Sibley to take England into a comfortable position.Sibley played very slowly giving company to Captain Root who was scoring effortlessly by scoring all most run a ball and completed a fine half-century.
When things looked good and comfortable for England, Bumrah gave India the much-needed breakthrough and dismissed Sibley for 28 runs. Sibley once again failed to capitalize on the start he got and thrown his wicket away by playing away from the body for full-length delivery but unfortunately, he got the inside edge flown towards the keeper. Sibley c Pant b Bumrah 28(133) [4s-2]England 135-3 leading by 40 runs.
Jonny Bairstow, right-hand batsman joined the England captain and stitched together a partnership of 42 runs for the 4th wicket before being dismissed by Mohammed Siraj. Siraj banged this short delivery to Bairstow which never bounced as much as Bairstow expected and was caught by Ravindra Jadeja in the deep excellently. Bairstow c Jadeja b Siraj 30(50) [4s-4]England 177-4 leading by 82 runs, Joe Root was batting at 82 runs.
No England batsman had capitalized their start they got except the England captain Root and other batsmen fell in the late 20s Lawrence fell for 25 runs, Butler dismissed for 17 runs, and Joe Root also dismissed for a well made 108 after not getting enough support from the other batsmen. India got their breakthrough after taking the new ball and Root fell in the first over of the new ball bowled by Bumrah. Root c Pant b Bumrah 109(172) [4s-14]England 274-7 leading by 179 runs.
Root scored an excellent century to take England on the track in this match. He played a captain’s knock when his team needed him the most. That is the reason he is one of the best Test players around the world at the moment.
Sam Curran was also dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah with the short delivery for 32 runs caught by Siraj. Stuart Broad was out, bowled by Justin Bumrah in the first ball he faced for a Duck. Bumrah was on a hat-trick after taking two wickets in two deliveries. But James Anderson played out the hat trick delivery to deny Bumrah the hat-trick record.
Then Mohammed Shami finished off things by dismissing Robinson for 15 runscaught by Rahane in the deep. Robinson c Rahane b Shami 15(12) [4s-2] England 303 all-out lead by 208 runs with India needing 209 runs to win the first test.
Only thrice India had successful 4th innings run chases in England
173 The Oval in 1971
134 Lord’s in 1986
73 Trent Bridge in 2007
All three times India went on to win the series.
India started their run chase very cautiously with KL Rahul batting brilliantly but Rohit Sharma looks like he was under pressure as he wasn’t able to time the ball really well. On contrary, KL Rahul was batting brilliantly and timing excellently to score some early boundaries for team India. England got their first breakthrough from Stuart Broad playing in his home ground by dismissing KL Rahul with a peach of a delivery. Rahul seemed disappointed as he was timing the ball really well than Rohit Sharma the other and. Finally at the end of Day4 India finished at 52/1 needing 157 runs to win the first test of the series. England needs 9 more wickets to win the match.
Let’s wait until the start of Day 5 to check which team is coming on top and going to win the first test of the series. Anyhow, it’s going to be an interesting day. We will meet you guys tomorrow with more updates about Day 5 until then bye bye viewers.