It looks like India’s luck in sports is shining this year. Apart from the undeniable victories at the Olympics and Paralympics, India also managed to take a lead in the five-match test series against England. The Indian cricket team won the 4th test match of the series at The Oval on Monday, and it was a fantastic sight to behold.
What Happened In The Oval?
Even when the primary attackers of Indian bowling were absent in this match, the bowling attack was potentially fierce. Ravindra Jadeja joined forces with Jasprit Bumrah to destroy the English players in this series. Despite the absence of Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma in this game, the rest of the team managed to bowl England out for 210 in 92.1 overs.
There was an intense ferocity in the attack of Bumrah and Jadeja that made Joe Root awestruck, standing on the other side of the crease. It was the crucial moment when man-of-the-moment Shardul Thakur was dragged onto the stumps. That was indeed the end of the English players.
Cleaning up the tail, Umesh Yadav managed to finish the match by taking James Anderson’s wicket. The moment the red ball nipped the edge and rested in pant’s cloves, the match came to an end.
The earlier scenes of the match were also kind of intense. The opener, Rohit Sharma, scored 127. Although he missed out on the slips twice. It was his first century on foreign soil.
What Was The Gist Of The Score?
In the first innings, India had a total score of 191. Kohli scored 50, while Thakur scored 57. On the other hand, England scored a total of 290. It was handled mainly by Pope with an 81 running streak, Woakes with a 50 running streak, and Yadav with his impressive 3-76 score record.
In the 2nd innings, India’s performance was unbeatable. They made a total score of 466. R. Sharma scored 127, S. Thakur scored 60, R. Pant scored 50, C. Pujara scored 61. Where C. Woakes being the highest wicket taker taking 3-83.
In the 2nd innings, the luck was not so much in England’s favor. R. Burns had a running streak of 50, and H. Hameed had 63 while Umesh Yadav scored 3-60. England’s team can only put on a total of 290 while chasing 368.
As a result, India won the match by 157 runs, and they led the five-match series with a 2-1 score record.
We should thank Bumrah for unleashing his stark incoming reverse delivery that ultimately broke the defense of Jonny Bairstow and Ollie Pope. Even Jadeja made his moves quite smartly this time. He let Haseeb Hameed pay for his ultra-defensive tactic with the left-arm spinner’s dismissal. These two players’ impressive moves left the English players in pieces. We wish to see such exclusive performances in the future from them.