IND vs ENG: India created history by defeating England by 5 wickets, won 17th consecutive test series at home

IND vs ENG 4th Test: Chasing the target of 192 runs set by England, the Indian team scored 192 runs at the loss of 5 wickets on the fourth day and registered a spectacular win by 5 wickets in the Ranchi Test. With this victory, India has also captured the series 3-1.

Feb 26, 2024 - 15:09
IND vs ENG: India created history by defeating England by 5 wickets, won 17th consecutive test series at home

By winning the fourth match of the five-Test series being played between India and England by 5 wickets, Team India has captured the series 3-1. This is India's 17th consecutive Test series win at home. The Indian team was last defeated by England at home in 2012. England scored 145 runs in the second innings and had set a target of 192 runs for India with a lead of 46 runs based on the first innings. India achieved this target on the fourth day by losing 5 wickets.

By the end of the third day of play, the Indian team had amassed 40 runs without losing any wickets while chasing the target of 192 runs. India suffered its first setback today, the fourth day, at the hands of Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored 84. After Yashasvi scored 37 runs, Joe Root took him out. Following this, captain Rohit Sharma delivered the greatest blow to India with a score of 99. After hitting 55 runs in the innings, Rohit Sharma was taken out by Tom Hartley.

Only one run was added to the team's account when Rajat Patidar was dismissed for zero by Shoaib Bashir. After this, Shoaib Bashir gave the fourth blow to India at the score of 120 in the form of Ravindra Jadeja (4). On the very next ball, Shoaib Bashir took his third wicket by sending Sarfaraz Khan to the pavilion on zero.

England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bat first. The English team scored 353 runs in its first innings. For England, while Joe Root played a brilliant inning of 122 runs, Ollie Robinson played a half-century of 58 runs. At the same time, for India, Ravindra Jadeja took four wickets, debutant Akashdeep took three and Mohammad Siraj took two wickets.

India's reply to England's 353 runs in the first innings was off to a very poor start when they elected to bat. Later on, though, Dhruv Jurel contributed 90 runs in an inning, pushing the team's score past 300. After India scored 307 runs in their opening innings, England took a 46-run lead. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 73 runs and Dhruv Jurel scored 90 runs for India. On the other hand, Anderson claimed two, Tom Hartley claimed three, and Shoaib Bashir claimed five for England.

With a 46-run lead, England's second innings got off to a normal start. India set a target of 192 runs after the English team was reduced to just 145 runs in their second innings due to Ashwin's skill. For England, Jack Crawley played an inning of 60 runs and Jonny Bairstow scored 30 runs. Apart from this, no other batsman could even reach the figure of 20. Whereas, for India, R Ashwin took five wickets and Kuldeep Yadav took four wickets.

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