ENG vs IND: India will be looking to get some early breakthroughs.© AFP
England and India enter the final day of the enthralling fourth Test at the Kennington Oval with the match delicately poised. England still need to score 291 more runs to complete their chase of 368, while India face the tall task of taking all 10 wickets. Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns took England to 77/0 at the end of day’s play on Sunday after India put 466 on the board in their second innings. Rohit Sharma scored his first overseas Test century, while Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant all scored half-centuries as the Indian batsmen made England toil hard. But the England openers gave a good start to their team and will look to play long on Monday as well as England eye their biggest ever chase in Tests. (Live Scorecard)
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Burns nicely opens the face of the bat and hits towards the third-man region for a boundary off Umesh
ENG 84/0 after 35 overs – Need 284 more to win
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Maiden – Bumrah !
Bumrah starts accurately as he completes a maiden in his first over on Day 5
ENG 78/0 after 34 overs – Need 290 more to win
Bumrah To Start From Other End !
A tidy first over from Umesh, gives away only one run
Jasprit Bumrah starts from the other end
ENG 78/0 after 33.1 overs – Need 290 more to win
Day 5 Begins !
England openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns are in the middle
Pacer Umesh Yadav starts proceedings for India on Day 5
ENG 77/0 after 32.2 overs – Need 291 more to win
Ganguly Looking Forward To Day 5 !
BCCI president and former Indian captain is glued to the Test series as the match moves into the final day of the 4th Test
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 5, 2021
Vikram Rathour Speaks !
Here’s what our batting coach had to say after yesterday’s day of play without certain support staff members
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 6, 2021
Amazing Day 5 On Our Hands !
What an amazing final day we have on our hands
After a good start by the England openers, the home team will be looking to go session by session in order to chase down the 368-run target
India, on the other hand, will be looking to take early wickets to jolt the run-chase
An exciting final day awaits!
— ICC (@ICC) September 6, 2021
Hello And Welcome !
Hello and Welcome to the Live Blog of Day 5 of the fourth Test match between England and India being played at The Oval
All three results are possible with both teams entering the final day with high hopes
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