Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of Day 5 of the 1st Test between India and England from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
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India 117/6 after 34 overs: Bess at Sundar. OUTSIDE! The Indians fall like nine pins. Bess pushes the ball quickly to the outside and gets a quick turn and rebound. Sundar nudges him and is comfortably grabbed by Buttler behind the stumps. Washington Sundar c † Buttler b Bess 0 (5b)
|Most wickets in the fourth round for England:
81 James Anderson *,
79 Stuart Broad, 59 Moeen Ali, 57 Bob Willis, 45 Derek Underwood
India 110/5 after 33 overs: Anderson at Pant. OUTSIDE!!! A tame dismissal for Pant as he tries to adjust Anderson’s ball at the last moment. Anderson deftly turns the stitching to keep the pace down, and Pant gives it straight to Root in short cover. Rishabh c Root b Anderson 11 pants (19b 2×4 0x6)
Jimmy unleashes GOAT mode
– Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 9, 2021
India 104/4 after 30 overs: Kohli and Pant have a tough job against an excited and edgy Anderson Leach on the other end. Kohli stays away from the crease to cancel Anderson’s reverse swing. Pant had an interim start against Leach and Root will consider exploiting that in future flyovers.
India 92/4 after 27 overs: Anderson to Gill. OUTSIDE! Jimmy bamboozles Gill with a beauty! Reverse swing does damage as Anderson leaves one down to Gill and passes his defense. And Anderson cleans up Rahane’s third ball! India, in deep trouble here. England review Anderson’s first ball to the Indian vice-captain when it hits his pads. The referee’s call saves Rahane there but Jimmy decides to take matters into his own hands and clean up Rahane! A great plus for the veteran who goes to 610 counters. Shubman Gill b Anderson 50 (104m 83b 7×4 1×6), Ajinkya Rahane b Anderson 0 (3b 0x4 0x6)
Average of Ajinkya Rahane’s tests in the 4th round: – Away: 37 Home: 14
Most of the time 0 against James Anderson:
India 92/2 after 26 overs: 3rd 50 for Shubman Gill. What a blow from the youngster in difficult conditions. Gill has set the tone for India here, but with Pujara gone, India is still on the back.
India 78/2 after 23 overs: Gill blunts Bess with two borders and a six across the long region in two overs. The first game was not confused by Pujara’s dismissal and put Bess under pressure from the start. Kohli works with singles and returns the strike to Gill.
|Average of the home test in the 4th round:– 67.8: Virat Kohli, 19.3: Ajinkya Rahane
Rishabh Pant will play his first 4th round at home.
Dom Bess in the attack as England introduce the spin from both sides.
India 58/2 after 20 overs: Leach at Pujara. OUTSIDE! A crisp delivery to start the day in style for England. A delivery similar to Rohit’s dismissal as Leach gets a hint of a late turn with more bounce from the middle stump. Pujara couldn’t do anything about it as Leach finds the edge that easily carries Ben Stokes on slips. A hard blow for the Indians. Cheteshwar Pujara c Stokes b Leach 15 (56m 38b 1×4 0x6)
India 53/1 after 17 overs: Pujara and Gill start off solid as they comfortably defend against Archer’s penetrating attack on the stumps. Leach, on the other end, allowed the batsmen to guess with a variable rebound preventing movement of Gill’s feet for a while.
India 47/1 after 14 overs: Gill’s positive start. Leach blips with a short bullet and Gill shows no hesitation in shooting it for a limit to start the day. Signs of aggression early on.
Day 5 action in progress! Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill come out in the middle as India takes over the heats at 39/1. Jack Leach opens the session for England with the ball.
We are 15 minutes from the action. 381 races for India. 9 counters for England. With an unlikely chase up its sleeve, India will attempt to break down the target session by session. Pujara will be India’s key man in the morning session. With Pujara holding on tight at one end, it will be up to Shubman Gill to start freely and take over to accelerate in the first session as India contemplates close to 100 races per session for a chance to beat the English.
VK and Co. ready for an exciting day of play.
One hour for the action to resume. Get ready, just in case we have another thrilling finish!
Chepauk ready for action on the last day. – Sportzpics
Numbers game – Day 4
Ishant enters club 300
Ravi Ashwin recreates a century-old record in Chepauk
Sundar Field Day at Home!
Sundar became the 8th Indian player to score over 50 points in home and away debut. The other seven Indian players to achieve the feat are Rusi Modi, Surinder Amarnath, Arun Lal, Sourav Ganguly, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya and Mayank Agarwal.
Sundar reached third place among Indians to score most races in the first three innings of their test career at number 7 or below. Sundar’s total of 169 is only behind Rahul Dravid (179) and Hardik Pandya (178).
Day 5 – Overview
Another exciting finish is upon us as the exhilarating Test cricket season continues. India’s historic heist in Australia, the miraculous West Indies’ last day chase in Bangladesh and Pakistan’s comeback victory over South Africa on Monday have fueled renewed energy for the White game.
On the fifth final day at Chepauk in Chennai …
1986: India completed 347 in 86.5 overs for TIE Test against Australia.
in 2008: India did 256/3 in 69.3 overs to win by six wickets against England (goal: 387)
Today: India needs 381 (with 9 weeks) in 90 ov#IndvEng#IndvsEng
– Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) February 9, 2021
Come Tuesday to the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, India and England are about to add to the cricket flavor of the season. The host, led by Virat Kohli, is found in a rare spot in his own den. England have pushed so far to hit India over the four days with excellent responses to the conditions led by their skipper Joe Root.
IND vs ENG, 1st day of test 4 Highlights: India needs 381 people on the last day; England remove Rohit for 12
Root has been perfect with his moves throughout the test except for the expectation of declaring England’s second set on Monday. Nonetheless, India was rocked late on Day 4 with a ripper from left arm spinner Jack Leach who ousted Rohit Sharma for 12. Poor Leach’s Test turned in the blink of an eye as England asserted himself in the lead.
With the Pujara steel and exuberant Gill at the center, India will be looking at a positive start as survival has essentially not been this team’s strong suit, especially in spin-friendly conditions.
What they said
“It was (the ball) was pretty weird in that game. I’ve never seen a SG ball wear through the seam like this. It could well be a combination of the harshness of the terrain the first two days. But even in the second. sleeves after the 35th-40th, the seam had started to come off, “- Ravichandran Ashwin on the conditions of the SG bullet used for the test.
“If we have a good start, then I’m sure we can continue that, because we have a batting team that is very fearless. So we’re obviously very positive about that, so that’s just the start, and then we watch how we put the sleeves on. “- Ishant sharma on the approach to India in the race on day 5.
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England XI: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (vs), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (week), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (vs), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh pants (week), R Ashwin, W Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
Toss: England won the Toss and chose to beat first