Team India won the fourth Test between India and England at Kennington Oval by 157 runs. England had a target of 368 runs in the match, but the entire team was bundled out for 210 runs and India won the match and took a 2-1 lead in the series. After 50 years, the Indian team was able to win a Test match at The Oval. Click here to view match score board
Team India’s bowlers got a great performance in the match. Umesh Yadav took 3 wickets in the team’s memorable win, while Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets each.
England’s middle order disappointed
England at one time seemed to be in a strong position. It also seemed that perhaps the team would be successful in getting the match drawn but it did not happen. Not a single player in the middle order could show the courage to stand on the wicket. England lost their 6 wickets one after the other within 52 runs. From here the Indian bowlers did not give England a chance to return and registered a brilliant victory.
Bumrah’s 100 wickets
Jasprit Bumrah has become the fastest bowler to take 100 Test wickets for India. Bumrah made this record in just 24 matches. Before him, the record of taking the fastest 100 wickets for India was recorded in the name of fast bowler Kapil Dev (25). Kapil is followed by the names of Irfan Pathan (28), Mohammed Shami (29) and Javagal Srinath (30).
Bumrah made this record by dismissing Oli Pope (2). After Pope’s wicket, he clean bowled Jonny Bairstow (0) in his very next over, giving India the fifth success. Jadeja broke England’s back by sending Moeen Ali to the pavilion on zero. After this, Joe Root did the job of handling the innings, but Shardul Thakur almost made India’s win by dismissing him. Returned to the pavilion after getting out on Route 36.
The first wicket came in Shardul’s account, on the
fifth day, India got the first success Shardul Thakur got Rory Burns (50) out. Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed added 100 runs for the first wicket. Shortly after this, substitute fielder Mayank Agarwal gave India a second success by running out David Malan while doing a brilliant fielding.
On the score of 112, Mohammad Siraj left a simple catch of Haseeb Hameed while fielding at mid-on off Ravindra Jadeja. At that time Hameed was batting on 55. However, after lunch, Jadeja clean bowled Hameed (63) to give India a third breakthrough.
The successful chase took place in the Oval in 1902. The
last successful chase on the Oval ground was seen in the year 1902. At that time, Australia had set a target of 263 runs in front of England, which England achieved at the loss of 9 wickets. After that in 1963 West Indies set a target of 253 runs in front of England, which was achieved by the hosts at the loss of just 2 wickets. This time the supporters of England were expecting another big charisma from the team, but it did not happen.
England’s fourth loss in the last 10 matches This was England’s fourth loss
in the last 10 Tests at the Oval. The hosts lost these four matches against South Africa, Pakistan, Australia and India. Also, in the last four matches, England had to face defeat at this ground for the first time.