Monday, April 22, 2024

India beats England by Innings, 25 runs in 4th test

  • Clinches series 3-1
  • Rishabh Pant, Washinton Sundar, Aswin, Axar Patel do the trick

India has won the fourth Test against England to clinch the series 3-1 on Saturday. The hosts won by an innings and 25 runs in the final test of the inaugural edition of World Test Championship. Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar made 101 and 96 not out respectively to pile up a huge total and the bowlers did their wonderful job. The visitors were all out for 205 runs in the first innings. Ravichandran Aswin and Axar Patel got five wickets each in the second innings bundling out England for 135 runs.

The third day of the five-day match, Saturday,  started with India on 294 for seven. Sundar and Axar were scoring freely in the morning till the latter was run out after putting on 106 runs for the eighth wicket. Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Siraj were sent packing in four successive deliveries. Sundar remained unbeaten at 96. India made 365 runs in the first innings. Stokes took four wickets for 89. James Anderson took three wickets for 44 runs.

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In the second innings, England managed to remain without losing a wicket till lunch. But after lunch the wickets started falling at a regular interval with Ravichandran Aswin taking two wickets in two successive balls. Axar Patel dismissed Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes in quick succession. Joe Roots looked stable for a while before misunderstanding a delivery from Aswin who trapped the batsman in front of the stumps.

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