The fourth Test between India and England as part of a five-Test series has transformed into an intriguing match. Victory is looming large for both teams. However, Team India bowlers must take ten wickets on the last day to win. On the other hand, England need another 291 runs to win. It is quite challenging for any team to score over 250 runs on the last day. Against this background, it is interesting to see how many turns the game would take on the final day of the fourth Test.
The England team reached the target of 368 runs with 77 runs by the end of the game on Sunday. Currently at the crease are openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns. Team India, who had earlier continued the second innings with an overnight score of 270, was all out for 466. Shardul Thakur scored 60 and Rishabh Pant 50 with half centuries. In this Test, Team India scored 191 runs in their first innings. England scored 290 runs. With that, Team India scored 466 in the second innings with a deficit of 99 runs.
After Team India were all out on the fourth day, England went on a 368-run chase. On the fourth day, they played consistently in the final session. The English opening pair effectively faced the Team India bowlers. They put on an unbeaten 77 off 194 balls for the first wicket. However, in the first session on the fifth day, Team India not only knocked out the opening pair from performing, but also sent Joe Root, who was in terrific form, to the pavilion. Now, the chances of Team India getting a good grip on the match and succeeding are a quite a lot, let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.