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India vs England: Why Ben Stokes lost 5 kgs in fourth Test at Ahmedabad

The Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes has now revealed that playing in the 41 degree heat had made things more taxing in the series finale. India managed to win the fourth and final Test by innings and 25 runs to clinch the series 3-1 and book their berth in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. 

Mar 09, 2021, 10:32 AM IST

India vs England: Rohit Sharma finally gets ‘consistent’ run in Test cricket

At stumps on Day One of the fourth and final Test against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Rohit was unbeaten on 8 taking his series average to 60.8 with 1 hundred and 1 fifty. 

Mar 05, 2021, 07:08 AM IST

Ind vs Eng 4th Test Day 1 Highlights: IND 24/1 after bowling out England for 205

India lost Shubman Gill early and ended the Day 1 for 24/1 after Axar Patel and Ashwin help India restrict England to 205 in first innings in the fourth Test after the visitors opted to bat first at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad from Thursday (March 4). Virat Kohli's side need a win or a draw in the fourth Test to win the four-match Test series and book their place in the inaugural ICC World Test Championships (WTC) final against New Zealand.

Mar 04, 2021, 09:06 AM IST

India vs England 4th Test: Virat Kohli's side eye third win over Joe Root's boys

India will take on England in the fourth and final Test match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad starting on Thursday (March 4). Skipper Virat Kohli brushed aside all claims about the pitch in Ahmedabad, claiming that India are successful because they don't 'crib about the pitch'. The third Test between India and England had finished inside two days in Ahmedabad last week. India need to win or draw the fourth Test against England to reach the World Test Championships final. Here we take a cool at India and England's preparation ahead of the fourth Test.

Mar 03, 2021, 17:24 PM IST

India vs England 3rd Test: Will India be docked 3 points, Joe Root says ICC should decide

The International Cricket Council (ICC) rules say that if a pitch is rated poor then the home team would be docked three points. The rules further add the conditions that make the pitch poor and one of the conditions is about assistance to spin bowlers from early on. 

Feb 26, 2021, 07:19 AM IST

India vs England 3rd Test: Team India, pink ball and 5/8

In two innings against the pink ball, India have now managed to tally 181 for the loss of 19 wickets with one batsman – Mohammed Shami – out injured. Apart from the pink ball, there was another thing in common in the two innings in Adelaide and Ahmedabad – the figures of 5/8 with ball. 

Feb 25, 2021, 16:50 PM IST

India vs England 3rd Test: This is not a 5-day pitch, blasts Michael Vaughan

A little over an hour into the second day’s play and already 2 innings are over and 19 wickets have fallen. England skipper Joe Root, who is nothing more than a part-time off-spinner, has picked up 4/5 in five overs. Vaughan, who had blasted the Chennai track for the second Test as well, made it clear on social media that this pitch was not good enough for the ‘five-day’ Test. 

Feb 25, 2021, 16:04 PM IST

India vs England 3rd Test: Joe Root’s side complain about umpire for THIS reason

Indian opener Shubman Gill was caught off Stuart Broad in the slips by Ben Stokes, but the third umpire decided that the all-rounder had grassed the catch. In another incident, a quick stumping by Ben Foakes didn’t result in a wicket as Rohit Sharma had grounded his foot at the right time.

Feb 25, 2021, 09:32 AM IST

India vs England 3rd Test Preview: Virat Kohli faces pace or spin dilemma in pink ball game

India will consider replacing Kuldeep Yadav with possibly Umesh Yadav to give them additional pace options with R Ashwin and left-arm spinner Axar Patel, in his second Test, manning the spin bowling responsibilities. Both teams don’t expect that the Motera track will have too much of grass left by the time toss takes place at 2pm on Wednesday (February 24). 

Feb 23, 2021, 16:24 PM IST

India vs England 2nd Test: India level series with 317-run win in Chennai

India posted a series-levelling win over England on Day Four of the second Test in Chennai on Tuesday, with a 317-run win. Chasing 482 to win, England were bundled out for 164 just after lunch on Day Four with left-arm spinner Axar Patel picking up 5/60 on debut. 


Feb 16, 2021, 12:22 PM IST

India vs England 2nd Test: Virat Kohli loses cool with umpire over DRS decision

Joe Root was still batting in the middle at lunch on Day Four on 33 off 90 balls with wickets falling around him. England were reduced to 116 for 7, needing 482 runs to win the second Test. Kohli was seen arguing with on-field umpire Nitin Menon when skipper Joe Root managed to survive a close leg-before decision.

Feb 16, 2021, 12:00 PM IST

IPL 2021 auction: Opting out of auction was a very difficult decision, says Joe Root

One up in the four-match series, England are in contention for the only available spot for the inaugural ICC World Test Championship final at the Lord’s from June 18-22. England know that two more wins in their remaining three Tests in India will see them qualify for the WTC final against New Zealand. 

Feb 12, 2021, 17:15 PM IST

India vs England: Virat Kohli slips to fifth spot as in-form Joe Root rises to third

Off-spinner Ashwin and pacer Bumrah have jumped a rung each to be seventh and eighth respectively. Root, who helped his team to a memorable 227-run victory in Chennai that kept England in contention for the ICC World Test Championship final, has reached 883 rating points. 

Feb 10, 2021, 15:02 PM IST

India vs England: Joe Root is England’s best-ever player of spin, says Nasser Hussain

The 52-year-old Hussain said the massive win against India in their own den was a ‘perfect performance’ and will go down as one of the great England Test wins. Hussain felt that England have improved a lot on the road having won six away matches on the trot. 

Feb 10, 2021, 11:15 AM IST

IND vs ENG: James Anderson's double strike reminded me of Andrew Flintoff in 2005 Ashes, says Joe Root

Joe Root said the dismissal of Indian batsmen Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane by James Anderson in the space of three balls in the game, which England won by 227 runs on Tuesday, reminded him of Andrew Flintoff in the 2005 Ashes.

Feb 09, 2021, 23:26 PM IST

IND vs ENG, 1st Test Day 3: Visitors take control after Joe Root & Dom Bess show in Chennai

After wrapping the England tail inside the first hour of play on Day 3, none Indian batsmen apart from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant were able to resist the English attack. R Ashwin along with Washington Sundar kept the Indian fight moving as the pair added 32 runs from 104 deliveries to help the hosts finish at 257/6, with 121 more required to save the follow-on.  

Feb 07, 2021, 17:51 PM IST

IND vs ENG 1st Test, Day 2 Tea: Joe Root becomes first cricketer to hit double century in 100th Test

The England skipper, who said that England are looking for a gigantic first-inning total, is currently batting on 209, helping his side reach 454/7 at Tea on Day 2 of the opening match. Ollie Pope is batting at the other end with Root and the 23-year-old is currently playing on 24. 

Feb 06, 2021, 14:30 PM IST

IND vs ENG 1st Test: Joe Root matches Virat Kohli's top record after yet another imperious show

Joe Root, who scored a double hundred and a big century in his previous two tests in Sri Lanka, also became the seventh batsmen to slam three consecutive 150-plus scores in three matches. The England skipper is playing his 100th Test. 

Feb 06, 2021, 13:49 PM IST

In Pics: Joe Root celebrates 100th Test with ton, puts England on top

England skipper Joe Root became only the 10th batsman to score a century in his 100th Test match as his unbeaten 128 put the visitors in strong position at 263/3 against India after Day One of the first Test in Chennai on Friday. Root put on 200 runs for the third wicket with opener Dominic Sibley, who was dismissed in the final over of day's play for 87. Jasprit Bumrah, playing his first Test at home after 17 Tests, picked up two wickets including that of Sibley to give some cheer to India. We take a look at how the enthralling day of Test cricket turned out through these pictures.

Feb 05, 2021, 17:31 PM IST

India vs England 1st Test: Joe Root century and 200 partnership with Sibley put visitors in charge

Jasprit Bumrah ended up with two wickets in his maiden appearance in a Test match on Indian soil, finishing with 2/40 in 18.3 overs. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the only other wicket-taker, scalping 1/68 in 24 overs. The day, however, belonged to the England skipper Root who notched up his third hundred in three Tests in 2021. 

Feb 05, 2021, 17:12 PM IST