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IND vs ENG 2021, 4th Test, Day 1 Live Score: ENG 53/3 at stumps, trail by 138 runs

IND vs ENG 2021, 4th Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates

The five-match test series between India and England was up in the air with a score of 1-1. After an encouraging victory in India, the back-to-back hit in Headingley failed. As the series came to the end, the oval The penultimate game will definitely affect both sides.

IND vs ENG 2021, 4th Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates: IND 122/6
IND vs ENG 2021, 4th Test, Day 1 Live Score Updates: IND 122/6

Joe Root won the first place in more than three centuries of testing and easily became the series' leading scorer. The England captain has changed his life, spent six centuries in the test this year and became the number one test hitter.

India (Playing XI):

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI):

Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

23:05 (IST)02 SEP 2021

ENG trail by 138 runs at stumps!

Stumps! Malan (26*) and night-watchman Overton (1*) make it to the end of the day. ENG: 53/3 (17 overs)

22:54 (IST)02 SEP 2021


Huge, huge wicket! Umesh justifies his selection with this one wicket as he gets the man in form, Root! The pacer's delivery comes in with the angle to breach the England captain's defence. Root departs on 21. ENG: 52/3 (15.3 overs)

22:32 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Root, Malan hold fort well

As expected, ever since Root (12*) has stepped onto the pitch, England have looked threatening. The skipper smacks Umesh for two fours and his partner Malan (12*) joins in on the act too against Bumrah. ENG: 29/2 (10 overs)

21:57 (IST)02 SEP 2021


Gone! Bumrah with the breakthrough! Burns is sent back to the pavilion early on after being bowled and minutes later, Hameed follows his opening partner after being caught behind by Pant. Bright start by India. ENG: 6/2 (4 overs)

21:45 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Burns, Hameed open ENG's innings

Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed are at the crease. Umesh Yadav opens the attack for India with the ball.

21:31 (IST)02 SEP 2021

IND bowled out for 191

WICKET! Umesh Yadav is the last man to depart, caught by Bairstow! A one-handed grab from Bairstow and India have been bowled out for 191.

21:29 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Run Out!

Bumrah departs without facing a ball, he has been run-out by Burns who scores a direct-hit. IND- 190/9

21:28 (IST)02 SEP 2021

End of Entertainment! Shardul falls

Shardul Thakur's entertaining knock comes to an end on 57. Woakes gets another, and it is a vital one in the context of the game. A sustained, standing ovation after a lower-order special from Shardul Thakur. He has done the job for India. We were wondering sometime back that will India reach 200 and Shardul has ensured that they do! IND- 190/8

21:24 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Fifty with a SIXXXXXX!

Shardul brings up his half-century in style with a maximum. This has come off just 31 deliveries. Everyone at the Oval is on their feet, and deservedly so for Shardul Thakur

21:23 (IST)02 SEP 2021

What a shot! Shardul on fire

21:21 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Umesh gets lucky

A big inside edge has saved him - on a good length and angling into the right-hander, he fell across on the clip and if not for some bat on it, would have been a dead duck. IND- 160/7

20:59 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Shardul Thakur on the counter-attack

Shardul is playing a blinder! A couple of fours and followed by a six! The perfect counter-punch from the right-hander! Can he take India past 200? It's still a long away. IND- 146/7

20:56 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Pant is gone!

Pant is gone! Caught by Moeen Ali! Walks down the pitch in a pre-meditated manner, Woakes saw it coming and cleverly pushed it wide - Pant goes for it and the ball hits the toe-end and a simple catch to Moeen at mid-off. IND- 127/7

20:16 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Tea break!

That's the end of the second session... another that has gone England's way. India lost Jadeja early on and just when things started to settle down a bit, Kohli lost his wicket yet again after a half-century. Afterwards, Rahane's poor form continued as he was dismissed by Overton. Pant (4*) and Thakur (4*) are in the middle now. IND: 122/6 (51 overs)

20:07 (IST)02 SEP 2021


Overton bags his first of the innings as he removes Rahane (14) from the middle. The India vice-captain repeats his pattern of mistakes, doesn't move too well, edges one behind to Moeen Ali at third slip. IND: 117/6 (49.5 overs)

19:39 (IST)02 SEP 2021


Robinson gets the big fish just before the tea break! Kohli departs on 50 in a very familiar fashion... nicking one behind to the wicketkeeper. The pacer finally gets his length right, angling it in on a fourth stump line and then straightening it just a fraction. Kohli tries to work it on his leg-side but ends up with an inside edge to Bairstow. IND: 105/5 (42.5 overs)

19:23 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Kohli hits consecutive fifties!

Kohli (50*) brings up his 27th Test fifty in back-to-back innings! Eight boundaries in 85 balls. IND: 105/4 (40 overs)

19:14 (IST)02 SEP 2021

IND cross 100-run mark!

India finally manage to cross the 100-run mark, thanks to Kohli's stable and responsible knock so far. He has settled in, taking on both Robinson and Anderson, hitting them for some classy fours. Rahane's on 5*. IND: 100/4 (39 overs)

18:36 (IST)02 SEP 2021


So, that didn't work out, did it? Jadeja, after coming on at number five, perishes after edging a Woakes delivery straight to the hands of Root at first slip. The batsman departs on 10 and on comes vice-captain Rahane. IND: 69/4 (30 overs)

18:17 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Second session underway

Kohli (22*) starts the second session with a bang as he takes on Woakes and smacks a glorious cover-drive all the way to the boundary rope! Can the skipper step up to the occasion and play a match-defining knock? IND: 60/3 (26 overs)

17:43 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Time for some lunch!

A testing first session of the day for the visitors! After losing three of their top-order batsmen, Kohli (18*) guided his team over the fifty-run mark with the help of Jadeja (2*). Robinson and Anderson have looked deadly. IND: 54/3 (25 overs)

17:09 (IST)02 SEP 2021


After Kohli became the fastest player to reach 23000 international runs, calamity strikes again for India! Pujara (4) falls prey to an Anderson away-swinger and he edges it straight

to Bairstow. Up next, Jadeja! IND: 39/3 (19.4 overs)

16:43 (IST)02 SEP 2021


After six consecutive maidens, England finally reap the rewards! Rahul (17) is sent back to the pavilion early on again as he gets trapped between the wickets by Robinson. Even a review couldn't save him. IND: 28/2 (14 overs)

16:37 (IST)02 SEP 2021

SIX Maidens

India were 28/0 in first 7 overs till then England bowls 6 back to back maiden overs and India lost a vital wicket of Rohit Sharma.

16:36 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Rahul 'Not Out': England lose review

LBW appeal against Rahul. On-field umpire is not interested so England take the review. The ball is missing stumps.England lose a review looking for Rahul lbw on 17. Robinson's ball set to bounce over the top of leg stump.

16:29 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Woakes is back!

Chris Woakes has found the most swing of the three England bowlers so far, the most seam movement, and has hit a good line and length most often. After a long break he's started very nicely indeed. IND are 28/1 after 11 overs.

16:26 (IST)02 SEP 2021

OUT! Rohit departs for 11

OUT! England get the breakthrough, Woakes strikes in his first over. The seamer strikes with just his sixth ball as Rohit edges a snorter behind. For the first time in the series, Rohit edges one to the wicketkeeper. Rohit Sharma departs for 11, Cheteshwar Pujara walks in. IND are 28/1 after 9 overs.

16:05 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Shot, Rohit's first boundary

Beautiful from Rohit Sharma, presenting the straight bat and just timing it. That's a decent start from team India. Haven't seen the ball really swing or do much in this opening half hour. Been quite comfortable for Rohit and Rahul getting runs. IND are 21/0 after 6 overs.

15:47 (IST)02 SEP 2021

Successive boundaries off Anderson

Anderson overcooks it, Rahul takes a stride forward and creams it past covers for the first boundary of the match. And the Indian opener is off the mark again, successive boundaries off Anderson. IND are 9/0 after 3 overs.

15:39 (IST)02 SEP 2021

4th Test begins!

The Indian Cricket Team is sporting black armbands today to honour the demise of Shri Vasudev Paranjape. Conditions are heavily overcast and it’s Anderson who takes the new ball. Rohit and Rahul are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. If India can dig in and get a decent 1'st innings score, batting 4th could get tricky for England.

There’s no point stating the obvious, that Joe Root’s scintillating form has been India’s biggest obstacle. But there’s a pattern in this golden run – fast starts, quickly getting into the groove. India’s counter-measure at The Oval could be Ravichandran Ashwin, arguably the world’s best off-spinner, who hasn’t yet got a game in this series. Root’s fast starts have subdued the Indian bowlers. In the first Test at Trent Bridge, on his way to 109 in the second innings, the England captain opened his account with a four. He was into the 30s off just 35 balls, and his half-century came in 68 deliveries. This was done coming in at 46/2 with England trying to save the game.