IND vs ENG, 1st Test Day 4 Live Updates: Bharat, Ashwin Fall As England Inch Closer To Victory In Hyderabad

IND vs ENG, 1st Test Day 4 Live Updates: Bharat, Ashwin Fall As England Inch Closer To Victory In Hyderabad

Live updates from day 4 of the 1st Test between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 05:13 PM IST
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Day 4: Third Session Live Updates:

Tom Hartley began proceedings for England in third session as he bowled to Axar Patel. In the first over of the session, Hartley removed Axar for 17 at 95/4.

India are in big trouble as Joe Root picked the crucial wicket of KL Rahul for 22 at 107/5. Now, Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja are at the crease to carry on hosts' run-chase.

However, India's batting further collapsed after lost two wickets in Jadeja (2) and Iyer (13) for 12 runs. The visitors are currently reeling at 119/7, with 112 runs required to win.

KS Bharat and Ravichandran Ashwin are playing defensively, ensuring no more wickets fall towards the end of Day 4. Ashwin and Bharat are fighting hard, but the former certainly holds the pedigree to take India home from this position. The partnership between the two has soared to 42, but the target is still 69 runs away.

50-partnership is up between the pair.

Day 4: Second Session Live Updates

Indian Openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal walked out to bat as visitors are set to 231-run target.

Joe Root began England's proceedings on Day 4 as he bowls to Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma takes charge of visitors run-chase. Rohit and Yashasvi Jaiswal were looking to form a good partnership until Tom Hartley drew first blood for England by dismissing latter for 15 at 42/2.

Then, India lost another wicket in Shubman Gill for a Duck, dismissed by Hartley at 42/2.

Rohit Sharma has now been joined by KL Rahul in the middle.

Rohit Sharma looked in good touch as he leads the India's batting in 231-run chase. But, his innings came to an end after Hartley dismissed for 39 at 63/3.

KL Rahul and Axar Patel keep India's ship sailing. In the 27th over, Rahul accelerated India's run-chase by hitting 3 fours off Rehan Ahmed.

At the end of second session, India posted a total of 95/3 in 29 overs, with KL Rahul and Axar Patel batting on 21 and 17, respectively.

Day 4: First Session Live Updates

Ollie Pope and Rehan Ahmed walked out to bat with England at 316/6 on the board in the first innings. Ravindra Jadeja began the proceedings for India on Day 4 as he bowls to Rehan Ahmed.

That's 150 for Ollie Pope. He brings up century and a half in 212 balls. Pope is leading England from front.

Ollie Pope and Rehan Ahmed complete 50-run partnership for the seventh wicket as duo keep England's ship floating.

Jasprit Bumrah picked the first wicket of the session as he dismissed Rehan Ahmed for 28 at 339/7. Pope, who is nearing double century, has been joined by Tom Hartley.

Ollie Pope and Tom Hartley complete 50-run partnership for the eighth wicket.

England continue to pressure on India as the visitors take 200-run lead in the second innings. Meanwhile, Ollie Pope nears maiden double century against India.

Pope and Hartley 80-run partnership came to an end after Ashwin got the better of latter for 34 at 419/8. Then, England lost another wicket in Mark Wood at 420/9.

Ollie Hartley, who was looking well set to score double century, was bowled out for 196 at 420 all-out. England set a target of 231 for India to chase.

Day 3 Summary

India resumed their innings at 421/7 on the board, with Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel batting on 81 and 35, respectively. In the first session itself, the hosts were bundled out for 436 in 121 overs and 190-run lead.

Jadeja missed out on a well-deserved century by just 13 runs as he was dismissed for 87, while Axar scored 44. For England, Joe Root emerged as the best bowler despite not being among frontline spinners as he registered figures of 4/79 at an economy rate of 2.7 in 29 overs.

England assumed their second innings batting. The opening pair of Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett provided a good start for the visitors until R Ashwin drew first blood for India by dismissing the former for 31 at 45/1.

Then, Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope kept Englandโ€™s batting sailing and took the team past the 100-run mark. The pair was looking to form a good partnership until Jasprit Bumrah removed Duckett for 37 at 113/2.

Thereafter, England wickets began to tumble after Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes failed to deliver their best in the middle, leaving Pope to wage a lone battle. However, Ollie Pope received support from Ben Foakes at the other end, with whom he took England past 200-run mark with 112-run partnership for the sixth wicket.

Ollie Pope continued to put on a good fight throughout the third session as he brought up his maiden century on Indian soil in 154 balls. Pope and Rehan Ahmed shared an unbeaten 41-run partnership towards the close. At the end of Day 3, England posted a total of 316/6 in 77 overs and a 126-run lead, with Pope and Rehan batting on 148 and 16, respectively.

For India, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin scalped two wickets each.

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