Sports news | Eng Vs Ind: Hosts need 237 runs, visitors need 8 wickets to win 4th Test (lunch, day 5)


London [UK]Sep 6 (ANI): In a fascinating day of test cricket, India won the honor in the first session of the fifth morning in the fourth test at the Kennington Oval on Monday when visitors picked two England wickets to host in it to tie in second innings.

Shardul Thakur removed Rory Burns before Dawid Malan retired in a clearly intense session where both teams gave it their all. At lunch England’s score was 131/2 – it still took 237 runs to win the last two sessions of the match with eight wickets in the bag. England scored 54 runs in the first session for losing two wickets.

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If Haseeb Hameed showed resistance for England, Shardul showed determination as he broke India by firing Burns in the first hour of play.

The English struck on the final morning, starting off steadily, and both finishing their respective fifties. However, shortly after Burns brought up his half-century and a 100-run stand with Hameed, Shardul removed him to give England the first blow.

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Meanwhile, Hameed was also bringing up his fifty. It was his second fifty in the series and his fourth in the longest format in the game. Dawid Malan, who got into the racket at three, couldn’t leave a mark as he fell short at the end of the striker and went out of the race after five hits. It was Hameed’s fault as he misjudged the quick single and Malan paid the price as Rishabh Pant made no mistake in removing the bail.

English skipper Joe Root and Hameed then added 11 runs before the first session came to an end. On Sunday, the opening games Hameed and Burns gave England a solid start to the final session after India was eliminated in the second innings with 466.

Brief results: India 191 and 466 complete (Rohit Sharma 127, Cheteshwar Pujara 61; Chris Woakes 3-83); England 290 and 131/2 (Haseeb Hameed 62 *, Rory Burns 50; Shardul Thakur 1-15). (ANI)

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