England vs India: India won the fourth Test by 157 runs at The Oval on Monday, taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. The fourth Test at The Oval was won by India by 157 runs. In the five-match series, India had a 2-1 lead. The fifth Test, which will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester, will bring the series to a close.
India won the fourth Test by 157 runs at the Oval on Monday, taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. India won the match after England were bowled for 210 after lunch on the last day, just over fifty years after their first Test — and series — victory in England at the Oval in 1971. After lunch, England were in a nice situation at 141-2 until left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah both struck twice in a stunning collapse that saw them lose four wickets for six runs in 36 balls.
Recalled paceman Umesh Yadav, who took 3-60, cleaned up the tail and ended the match when James Anderson was caught behind. Earlier in the match, visitors piled up 466 in their second innings after conceding a 99-run first-innings lead. Opener Rohit Sharma scored 127 — despite being missed twice in the slips — for his maiden Test century outside of India.
In both innings, India all-rounder Shardul Thakur, who was returned after suffering a hamstring injury in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge, struck half-centuries, while the paceman also took England skipper Joe Root's important wicket on Monday.
The series concludes with the fifth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester, starting on Friday.
India 1st Innings 191 (S Thakur 57, V Kohli 50; C Woakes 4-55, O Robinson 3-38)
England 1st innings 290 (O Pope 81, C Woakes 50; U Yadav 3-76)
India 2nd Innings 466 (R Sharma 127, C Pujara 61, S Thakur 60, R Pant 50; C Woakes 3-83)
England 2nd Innings (H Hameed 63, R Burns 50; U Yadav 3-60)
Result: India won by 157 runs
Series: India lead five-match series 2-1