Indian batsmen were also disappointed in the first innings of the fourth Test, except for Kohli-Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed both the openers, with the help of bowlers, India retaliated against England in the fourth Test at The Oval starting today. The first innings of the Indian team against the deadly bowling of England was reduced to 191 runs. However, the Indian bowlers also performed brilliantly and by the end of the first day, three batsmen of the host team had reached the pavilion. At the end of the first day, England scored 53 for three in their first innings. At the end of the day, David Garland was 26 and Craig Overton was the one in the game. Root’s team if still 138 runs behind.
Strong performance of bowlers, India’s counterattack
The Indian batsmen were disappointed in the first innings but the bowlers have once again taken the lead. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah gave England two big twists in the same over. The pair of Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed failed to give England the expected start. Bumrah bowled Rory Burns on the second ball of the third over of England’s innings. He scored five runs. When Hamid deposited the pavilion on the last ball of the over. Hamid could not even open the account.
4th Test: Virat Kohli made a ‘mistake’, Shashi Tharoor also suffered a setback
Umesh Yadav took the biggest wicket by dismissing Root
England came on the back foot with two twists and turns. However, England captain Joe Root, who became a headache for India in the current series, was batting brilliantly. He led England’s innings along with David Malan. But before it was even more dangerous, Umesh Yadav bowled it to give India a big lead. Root scored 21 runs in 25 balls with the help of four fours. Malan and Overton were in the game at the end of the day.
Opening pair fail, Cheteshwar Pujara’s poor form remains the same
England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat. However, India’s start was very disappointing. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul did not start as expected. When the team’s score reached 28, both the openers came together in the pavilion.
Rohit Sharma got out for 11 runs. Even before India came out of this shock, Lokesh Rahul had also collected the pavilion for 17 runs. Then Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Kohli tried to handle the bet. But Pujara, who has been in poor form for a long time, also flopped in this match. Cheteshwar Pujara fell victim to James Anderson for four runs. He scored four runs.
With a boundary, Kohli called for a slap, the fastest to achieve the feat.
Kohli’s half-century, not a strategy to send Jadeja instead of running
Virat Kohli has also failed in England tour. He scored a half-century in the first innings but could not make a big score. He was dismissed for 50 runs in 96 balls with the help of 8 fours. India then sent Ravindra Jadeja in place of Ajinkya Rahane at number five, but India’s strategy also did not work. Jadeja got out for 10 runs. While Ajinkya Rahane is playing in poor form like Pujara and he too was dismissed for 14 runs at the Oval.
Shardu Thakur’s aggressive half-century, Chris Woakes four wickets
Shardul Thakur, playing his first Test in the current series, batted aggressively. He scored a half-century but batted in one-day style. Shardul scored 57 runs in 36 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. Umesh Yadav scored 10 runs. Bumrah could not open the account while Siraj remained unbeaten on one run. For England, Chris Woakes took four, Ollie Robbins three and James Anderson and Craig Overton took one wicket each.
India made two changes in the team, Ashwin did not get a chance
The Indian team has made two changes in the team for the fourth Test. Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma got out. Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur were given a chance in their place. However, India did not include star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the match, which is being played on an oval pitch which helps the spinners. England has also made two changes in the team. Jos Butler was replaced by Ollie Pope. Chris Woakes was given the chance in place of Sam Karan.