India vs England, 5th Test Day 4: As it happened

The fourth day of the last Test ends with India still needing a massive 406 runs to win the match against England.

India vs England, 5th Test Day 4: As it happened
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The fourth day of the last Test ended with India still needing 406 runs to win against England. 

India's 2nd innings did not kick start as expected with the visiting side losing three wickets in four overs. England's James Anderson grabbed 2 wickets while Stuart Broad sent-off Indian skipper Virat Kohli for the golden duck.

Earlier in the day, England struck 423 runs in their 2nd innings with Alastair Cook scoring a huge 147 runs for his last innings before he retires from international cricket. Captain Joe Root also completed his ton.

Here are the highlights from Day 4:

Brief score: 

India's 2nd innings: 58/3, India needs 406 runs to win (KL Rahul 46, Ajinkya Rahane 10 / James Anderson 2/23, Stuart Broad 1/17)

England's 2nd innings: 423/8 (Alastair Cook 147, Joe Root 125 / Ravindra Jadeja 3/179, Hanuma Vihari 3/37)


# The day ends. India 58/3 after 18 overs. India need 406 runs to win. Click here for the detailed scorecard.

# Today's game will be remembered in history as it was Cook's day. Cook gets another standing ovation from the crowd at the Oval.

Meanwhile, the attention shifts back to Cook. The crowd cheers and sings for the veteran cricketer who is playing his last match before he retires from international cricket! 

India comes up to 50 runs and so does Rahul-Rahane's partnership. The duo seem to struggle in take India forward while the English bowlers try to crack a wicket. With just two overs to go, India needs 410 runs to win. 

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# India 36/3 after 9 overs. India needs 428 runs to win.

Rahul tries hard to revive the Indian side. He is sliding the ball towards boundaries but will have to be careful as India needs a steady game just like England's second innings.

India is in real trouble here with batsmen like Virat Kohli, Cheteswar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan retiring early. Kohli was sent-off by Broad for a golden duck! India needs a miracle here!

# India 2/3 after four overs. India needs 462 runs to win.

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# Ajinkya Rahane is in at five!

# WICKET!! There goes another one and this time it is the Indian Skipper. Broad takes this one for England.

# Virat Kohli is in at four.

# WICKET! Another one for England! This time it is Pujara. Anderson is enjoying this!

# Cheteswar Pujara is in at three. 

# WICKET! India lose the first one with Dhawan. He goes with just 1 run. Anderson kicks off for England.

# KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan come in to open for India.

# Match resumes!

# Innings Break

# England declare at 423/8. India needs 464 runs to win. Click here for the detailed scorecard.

WICKET! San Curran, Vihari takes. With Curran's wicket, England declares and Innings break comes up.

# Adil Rashid is in at nine. 

# England 398/7 after 110 overs. England lead by 438 runs.

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WICKET! This time it is Stokes! Jadeja takes his third wicket! The ball was in the air and KL Rahul catches it. 

# Match resumes!

# Tea break

# England 364/6 after 105 overs. Click here to check the detailed scorecard.

England ahead by a 400 run lead. England has successfully transformed their 154 runs lead to 400-runs lead with no sign of declaring.

# Sam Curran is in at eight.

England 357/6 after 102 overs. England lead by 397 runs.

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WICKET!! Another one as Jadeja sends off Buttler without a run. Shami secures the catch.

# Jos Buttler is in at seven.

WICKET! Bairstow bowled by Shami. England lead by 395 runs.

# Ben Stokes is in at six. 



# An emotional moment for the fans at The Oval as Cook departs for the final time. England still maintain a huge lead of 361 against India.

# England 322/4 after 96 overs. Click here to check the detailed scorecard. 

# WICKET!! Cook departs for the last time! Vihari takes the veteran's wicket!

Jonny Bairstow is in at five.

# WICKET!! Finally! India manages their first wicket by sending off the English captain. Bringing in Vihari works for India as Hardik Pandya catches to grab the session's first wicket.

# The situation is grim for India now. Kohli tries to bring a change by calling Hanuma Vihari to bowl for India but Cook-Root duo stands strong. Cook and Root complete 250-run partnership.

# England 319/2 after 93 overs. England lead by 359 runs.

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# Cook and Root to continue the outstanding partnership, completes 200 run partnership. What a last match for Alastair Cook. India bowlers will now have to prove themselves as none of the bowlers have taken a wicket in this session till now. England steering with a massive lead of 320 runs. 

# England 279/2 after 82 overs. England lead by 319 runs. 

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# Skipper Joe Root completes his century. Both the English batsmen are now past 100 run mark.



# Match resumes!

# Lunch

# England 243/2 after 74 overs. England lead by 283 runs. 

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# Watch out for Joe Root as he marches towards his century now.

# Cook is the only Test player to score a century on debut as well as in the last match among players with 100+ Test appearances.

# Cook completes his century for the innings. What a way to play his last match! Cook receives a standing ovation from the audience for his contribution for the game. The applause goes on for a while. A moment of pride for the English side. India should start feeling nervous now as there has not been a wicket in the session. 



# This session has till now cost India 100 runs without a wicket. 

# 150-runs partnership comes up for the duo. Cook eyeing century now. England 214/2 after 67 overs. England lead by 254 runs.

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# India will be sending off Cook with a perfect end. Jadeja, Shami and Bumrah are trying their luck but Cook and Root are finding spaces for boundaries. Root has become more comfortable after completing his half-century and quickly paces up with Cook's score. Root hits up a six adding up to Kohli's annoyance.

# Alastair Cook completes 12,401 runs, playing 291 innings. Cook secures 5th rank in the leading run-scorers list in Test matches and gets pasts Kumar Sangakkara's record of 12,400 runs. This is Cook's 161st match. The next bar ahead was Rahul Dravid's record of 13,288 runs.

# Skipper Root comes up with 50 runs! England 167/2 after 57 overs. England lead by 207 runs.

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# England makes it a fairy-tale as Root and Cook completes 100 runs partnership. Root is nearing his half-century and England lead by 200 runs with 8-wickets in hand. England is not pacing or rushing the game but makes the overall score look classic. 

# Jadeja on to defend India's position with his fielding from deep point and off-side. He slides in behind the wicket-keeper and saves a couple of runs. With a smile on his face and maintaining his calm. Is he ready with a plan for India's second innings?

# Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah bowls for India. Jadeja took Moeen Ali's wicket on Day 3 with a lovely swinger. England with their best performers eye a more steady situation annoying the Indian side and making the second innings more difficult for Virat Kohli's team.

# Cook and Root steering the lead and the ship for England. The duo's partnership is bringing out a stable situation for the English side.

# England 129/2 after 47 overs. England lead by 169 runs. 

# Cook completes half-century with a boundary! This is the last innings that Cook is playing before he retires from international cricket.

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# Brief score:  

England lead by 154 runs

England 2nd innings: 114/2, lead by 154 runs ( Alastair Cook 46)

India 1st innings: 292/10 ( Ravindra Jadeja 86, Hanuma Vihari 56)

England 1st innings: 332/10 (Jos Buttler 89, Alastair Cook 71 / Ishant Sharma 3/62, Jasprit  Bumrah 3/83)

Playing XI: 

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

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