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England vs India - 5th Test

Series: India tour of England, 2018
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Date: 07-11 September 2018

India 345/10 (94.3 Ovs) RR: 3.65 | England won by 118 runs

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Both skippers were vocal about this series being a perfect advertisement for Test cricket. And they were dead right. This series swung like a randomly oscillating pendulum and England ensured they pipped India at regular intervals to take the series 4-1. About today, it looked like Rahul and Pant wanted to be uninvited guests at Cook's farewell party but just as when it looked they will gate-crash it, the fun ended with Rashid's massive leg break. Anderson also etched his name into the history books by becoming the fourth highest wicket-taker by pipping McGrath. It has been a long English summer and on behalf of our team of Vineet Anantharaman, Varun Dikshit, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Shashikant Singh and many others who have typed tooth and nail to bring to you this spectacle, this is Kumar Abhisekh Das signing off. Tadaa!

Joe Root being champagned out by his mates as he holds the Trophy aloft. This party will continue for a long long time tonight and may be tomorrow.

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Stats round-up courtesy Deepu Narayanan

** Most wickets by pacers in Tests:
564 JAMES ANDERSON
563 Glenn McGrath
519 Courtney Walsh
434 Kapil Dev
433 Stuart Broad
431 Richard Hadlee

** India losing four Tests in a series:
0-4 in Aus, 1947/48
0-5 in Eng, 1959
0-5 in WI, 1961/62
0-4 in Aus, 1967/68
0-4 in Aus 1991/92
0-4 in Eng, 2011
0-4 in Aus, 2011/12
1-4 in Eng, 2018

** Man of the Match in last Test:
Ian Redpath
Greg Chappell
Sarfraz Nawaz
Sunil Gavaskar
Murray Goodwin
Jason Gillespie
Shane Bond
Alastair Cook

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Joe Root: Very gratifying. It has been a very tough series. India have played some exceptional cricket. And it has been some special stuff from our guys as well. Everyone watching would have been thrilled as well. It shows Test cricket is still in a good place. There were a few nerves. India batted really well to get into that position in the final session. So, credit to India for batting well and to our lads for performing in the manner like we did in the end. I mean Alastair has been such an exceptional player for such a long time. He has been a huge part of our dressing room, the way he goes about things and the way he sets up standards. I thought the reception he has had over this Test has been fitting. Jimmy has a lot left, I am sure. To achieve what he has is unbelievable. He has been bowling as well as he ever has. Hopefully, he can continue for many more years. We are growing all the time as a team. We have got some good experienced players who have done well. Some young guys have stood up and performed. We have a lot of learning to do to reach where we want to.

Now, the English players getting their medals. The first one was Alastair Cook and was greeted with a thunderous applause and so was James Anderson, who got his at the end of the line. Joe Root poses with the winners' trophy.

Virat Kohli, (2/2): We did not take our opportunities. England also don't go for draws and they played fearless cricket and so did we. You will have competitive series'. That is why you won't see draws in these kind of series'. We have not been outplayed barring Lords. We can take a lot of heart from this but need to apply ourselves better the next time around. There is a reason why we voted Sam (Curran) to be the Man of the series. He has made significant contributions. It takes character to come in and play like that. He put England in front in the 1st and 4th Test match. There should be exciting pitches all over world. I don't believe in playing safe cricket after taking a lead in the series. The fans will come and watch if both teams play for a win. Just one word for Alastair Cook. You have had a great career. I wish you well and congratulate you for what you have done. All the best for all your future endeavors.

Virat Kohli (1/2): I think a lot of credit has to go to the two young guys. Stepping up at such a crucial juncture with three wickets down for just two runs was really good. The kind of cricket we have played might not show on the scorecard. But both the teams know this series has been a competitive one. It has taken a lot out of both the sides and something that we have enjoyed. We have taken on the challenge head on and today was a case of two guys not giving up. And they actually entertained the crowd. Probably, this is the revival of Test cricket. This has been a great advertisement for Test cricket. To be brutally honest, we did not talk about whether we will win this game or not. The basic idea was to go out there and play the cricket we are known to play. When those two guys (Rahul and Pant) started hitting the ball, we thought there might be hope. There were overs left and both those guys were scoring freely. We know England are a professional side and we were just waiting and watching. Things can change in Test cricket and we realized that as the game changed within two-three overs. And that is the beauty of the format. But it takes nothing away from the two guys. Pant showed a lot of grit and character. We have character in the team and we just need some experience to close out games. I was thinking when I was watching him (Pant), when you get into a zone and when you are not thinking about the result, things go your way. It was just a great preview of what is in store for him individually and for Indian cricket. I am delighted for both the guys and it speaks of India's future. There will be some things that we will sit down and discuss.

Virat Kohli, India's Man of the Series. He will talk later after the Indian players receive their medals. Dhawan was the first one to collect and he had a wry smile on his face while picking the medal up.

Sam Curran, England's Man of the Series: It is just nice to be involved in such a great series. It came off luckily. To win the series and send off Cookie, it is perfect. I was trying to keep it as natural as I can. Playing with the likes of Broady, Jimmy and Stokes, It has been a great learning curve. For Jimmy to go past the record was pretty awesome for me to see it. I have grown up watching them play and now playing with them has been pretty cool. I think consistency is the main thing. If you look at the stats of Jimmy and Cookie, they are very impressive. Don't want to look too far ahead. It is like if you can do it once, you have the belief that you can do it again. Hopefully, I can keep contributing. Missing out on the third game and then coming back to contribute was a great thing for me. As I said, I will take one game at a time.

Alastair Cook, Man of the Match in his final Test: It has been the most amazing week. One you couldn't be able to script. Got a text from Beefy (Ian Botham) and he said 'Can I have your script writer?' It is great to be contributing to a series win. The game going into the last session with all the three results possible was a great advert for Test cricket. The memories shared with my team is what I'll miss the most. Some very good moments. Today it showed how tough Test cricket can be. I leave with great memories. I have been very privileged to have worn the cap for as long as I have. To see Jimmy go past Glenn McGrath was brilliant. Him and Broady are the ones that I have played most cricket with. To make the decision that I won't be standing at slips and dropping catches off their bowling has been tough (chuckles). Just has been a privilege to have played with England's greatest cricketer (Anderson). No disrespect to any other cricketer. He (Anderson) almost takes it for granted that he will hit the length from ball one. It is fitting that he got the last wicket, to knock out the middle-stump and win the series for us. The pressure that you go through, I won't miss that. You miss all the highs. I would miss playing for this team. Not a chance, this week can't be beaten (when asked if there was a chance he could make a comeback next Ashes if the series was on the line). I can walk away with my head held high and I have always wanted to do that.

Time for the presentations.

That moment when both Cook and Anderson wanted the other to lead the men off the field is what makes cricket such a beautiful sport. The words from Anderson and him choking with emotions tells us about the camaraderie and respect that the two legends have between them. The cricketing fraternity will be poor without you - Mr. Cook! Not much changed in Cook's cricketing demeanour throughout. He emerged as the blue-eyed boy in English cricket in the early 2000s and has gone on to become one of the greatest to have donned the English jersey.

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Final Test was all about giving farewell to Cook. He scored a ton in his final Test innings to sign off in style. KL Rahul and Rishab Pant threatened to do a miracle on the final day but just when the pendulum was swinging India's way, England fought back to win at the OVAL and win the series 4-1. The scoreline doesn't reflect how close the series actually was. England nailed the vital moments, India couldn't and that really summarizes the entire series.

When one would have thought, 5-0 is on the cards, Virat Kohli and co. came storming back at the Trent Bridge. Hardik Pandya's five-wicket-haul and Indian captain's second ton of the series steered India to a memorable victory. At the Rose Bowl, Moeen Ali made a stunning come back to the Test cricket and played a stellar role in a close victory.

Who says Test cricket is on a death bed? Over the course of this series, these two teams have proved that when quality players are on the field, and conditions are cricket friendly, it is the most wonderful spectacle one can ask for. Let's summarize the series: On all the five venues, grass was as long as 8 mm, even longer than that at times. And along the expected lines, the new Dukes ball as well as the old dukes deviated extravagantly off the deck. Virat Kohli demolished the demons of 2014 tour with a magnificent hundred at Edgbaston but failed to steer his team home on the final day. England got the best of conditions in the second Test and they utilized it to the fullest, thumping India to win comprehensively.

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James Anderson (teary-eyed): Happy to see that Cookie was on the field to see that wicket. I am happy to win the game. When they were building a partnership, I think it looked that they will get close. My job was to hold an end. I was going through good rhythm and thankfully Joe let me take the new ball. And eventually, it gave me half-a-chance to get that wicket. On Cook, yes, he is my best mate and I am going to miss him. He has been brilliant and has been there for me all the time.

India fought hard, India had their moments, but it was England who finally seized the initiative as they completed a 4-1 series win. Thoughts of chasing 464 were doused within two overs yesterday as the visitors found themselves in the doldrums, at 2 for 3. KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane stemmed the rot with a hundred partnership. When those two were out in the middle, thoughts of an unlikely draw emerged, then Rahane fell and was followed almost immediately by Hanuma Vihari. The end seemed near. Out walked Rishabh Pant, KL changed gears and brought up his 5th Test hundred, Pant wasn't to be left behind, he mesmerized the crowd with some dazzling strokeplay as he brought up his own maiden Test hundred. Suddenly, India envisioned hopes of an unlikely victory. The greed perhaps brought about their downfall. Rahul was stunned by a vicious leg-break from the much-maligned Adil Rashid, Pant let the emotions get the better of him and the rest fell in a heap. So, 4-1 it is, might sound harsh for the Indians, but the scoreline doesn't lie.

94.3
0
Anderson to Shami, out Bowled!! Wicket number 564 for Jimmy, he goes past Glenn McGrath in the wickets tally, to number four in the list. A perfect end to the Test, on a good length and nipping back into the right-hander, Shami's feet went nowhere as he pushed forward, gets beaten on the inside edge and the middle-stump is flattened. A round of applause from the Oval crowd, the English players shake hands, Cook is the man at the centre of attraction. Cook removes his cap and leads his men back to the dressing room. Shami b Anderson 0(3)

Anderson to Shami, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

94.2
0
Anderson to Shami, no run, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, some extra bounce off the seam as well, Shami has a waft at that and misses
94.1
0
Anderson to Shami, no run, length ball on Shami's pads, clipped away towards long leg and of all batsmen, Shami denies the single
93.6
0
Sam Curran to Bumrah, no run, Curran keeps it full and gets it to shape away from outside off, another good leave from Bumrah
93.5
0
Sam Curran to Bumrah, no run, fuller length delivery and holding its line outside off, Bumrah watches it all along and lets it go

Four slips, a leg slip and a FSL for Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah, right handed bat, comes to the crease

93.4
0
Sam Curran to Jadeja, out Caught by Bairstow!! Edged and caught! That's that for India, any hopes for a draw is now done and dusted. It's that man, Sam Curran once again, finds the perfect length, just outside off and gets the ball to nip away, Jadeja had to play at that, pushes forward and finds a thick edge, straight through to Bairstow and he doesn't drop those. Jadeja c Bairstow b Sam Curran 13(46) [4s-2]

Sam Curran to Jadeja, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

93.3
4
Sam Curran to Jadeja, FOUR, full and on Jadeja's pads, he gets inside the line and flicks it over square leg, runs away to the boundary
93.2
0
Sam Curran to Jadeja, no run, fuller length delivery and shaping away from well wide of off, left alone

Three slips for Jadeja, a gully is in now

93.1
0
Sam Curran to Jadeja, no run, short of a length and shaping away from outside off, drew Jadeja into a poke and beat his outside edge

Drinks are on the field now. We are into the final mandatory hour of the final Test and India need to survive 90 balls to let the series remain 3-1. For England, they need just 2 wickets to make it 4-1.

92.6
1
Anderson to Jadeja, 1 run, length delivery without any lateral movement outside off, Jadeja VVSes it away surgically towards mid-wicket for a single
92.5
4
Anderson to Jadeja, FOUR, good length delivery angling outside off, Jadeja lets the T20 instincts get the better of him for once and trusts the bounce to go for an on-the-up cover drive, gets an inside edge past off-stump to fine leg for four
92.4
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, banged into the deck on a short of length, Jadeja hops onto the back foot and taps it on the head to guide it behind point

Sam Curran (20y 59d) is the second youngest to score 250+ runs & pick 10+ wickets in a series after Kapil Dev (19y 329d) against WI at home in 1978/79 (329 runs + 17 wickets).
** Age taken at the start of the series

92.3
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length delivery pitching on leg-stump, Jadeja stays tall in his stance and defends it down the pitch on the walk
92.2
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery and angling across wide of the stumps, such that Jadeja can leave it comfortably whilst on the backfoot
92.1
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, angling across and straightening late in the air from over the wicket, Jadeja gets forward and defends it late into the off-side

Mohammed Shami, right handed bat, comes to the crease

91.6
0
Sam Curran to Ishant, out Caught by Bairstow! A scrambled seam delivery straightening in the initial part of the flight towards off-stump, pitching on a length and going away with the angle a tad. Ishant is stuck on the crease, and defends under his eyes, but down the wrong line as that kisses the outside edge before settling itself in Bairstow's gloves. Ishant reviews straightaway, perhaps as a last resort. India, 8 down, and they have one review left. Ishant c Bairstow b Sam Curran 5(24) [4s-1]

Sam Curran to Ishant, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Given out caught behind. Ishant reviews, and ultra-edge confirms an edge!

91.5
0
Sam Curran to Ishant, no run, angling away but the disoriented seam makes it swerve back in, landing on a yorker length at his feet. He does well to dig it out
91.4
0
Sam Curran to Ishant, no run, back of a length angling across the stumps, Ishant gets back in the crease to leave it alone
91.3
0
Sam Curran to Ishant, no run, good length delivery skidding onto the stumps, Ishant hurries into the defence
91.2
1
Sam Curran to Jadeja, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the pads, Jadeja is early on the glance and gets a leading edge to square third man for a single
91.1
0
Sam Curran to Jadeja, no run, fired full down leg-side, Jadeja misses the glance, and that's through to the keeper

Sam Curran [7.0-2-18-0] is back into the attack

Just as well: Anderson would much rather his 564th be Jadeja than Ishant. They have a bit of history you know...

90.6
0
Anderson to Ishant, no run, angling into that Heisenberg's zone outside off-stump and straightening off the seam after Ishant has committed to the line, beats the outside edge on the tentative defence from the crease.
90.5
0
Anderson to Ishant, no run, good length delivery skidding onto the middle-stump, Ishant nudges it away after getting behind the line towards mid-on
90.4
0
Anderson to Ishant, no run, some late outswing after the angle in towards middle, Ishant stays put in the crease to defend it late into the off-side
90.3
1
Anderson to Jadeja, leg byes, 1 run, fuller length delivery but straying down leg-side, Jadeja misses the glance and gets it off the pads towards fine leg for a leg-bye
90.2
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, skiddy off a scrambled seam, pitching on middle and heading for off, Jadeja is stuck on the crease and jabs his bat down at the last moment to defend
90.1
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, jumps off a fuller length just outside off, taking off after bouncing on the seam, left alone after a shuffle across

Second new ball has been taken. The Dukes factory, that churns out 300 units a day, supplies one final Special County ball this season

89.6
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, zippy flipeer, backspin, Ishant hurries onto the back foot and hastily jabs his bat down in defence

Over the wicket!

89.5
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, another loopy leg-break on a negative line, Ishant passively kicks it away into the on-side
89.4
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, fuller and flatter outside leg again, and he's back to his deliberate padding
89.3
4
Adil Rashid to Ishant, FOUR, the googly from round the wicket, did he pick it? Ends up running his wrists over a neat sweep away to deep mid-wicket for four
89.2
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, outside leg and turning back in again, Ishant defends down the wrong line and it strikes him on the pad
89.1
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, loopy outside leg, Ishant opens his stance up and sticks his pad out, it lobs off the pad, possibly onto his bat-handle, and over the slips
88.6
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, good length delivery just outside off, Jadeja plays a defensive stroke that gets the ball to trundle into the off-side
88.5
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, that was expected. The walk by Jadeja has certainly pushed Jimmy to bowl the bouncer coming into the ribcage, and Jadeja just drops his elbow to avoid getting hit on the funny bone as it sails through to the keeper
88.4
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, he walks across this time before the release, ends up being a fullish one just outside off, and he's already to the pitch of it to defend it off the outside half of his bat on the walk
88.3
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length and angling in, straightening off the pitch, presumably wobbly-seamed, Jadeja just moves across to watch it through to the keeper
88.2
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, good length delivery and skiddy on off-stump, he walks down the wicket and shifts his weight onto the back foot to defend it late under his eyes
88.1
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, fuller length delivery fractionally wide outside off, Jadeja gets his front foot across and lets it go through to the keeper
87.6
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, another leg-break marginally wide outside off that stays low, Ishant shuffles across sideways to shoulder arms
87.5
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, far too full outside off, Ishant steers it with a closed face towards point
87.4
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, the googly on a length closer to the stumps, Ishant swats it towards mid-off with a run of the hands through the line. In the air for a while, but safe
87.3
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, tossed up outside off, turns away, and left alone

Two slips, two silly points, and a forward short leg

87.2
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, this ones fuller and flatter, Ishant uses his reach to stretch forward and defend
87.1
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, the leg-break beats the forward defence on the outside edge
86.6
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length with a tight line outside off once again, Jadeja walks across to cover the line of the stumps and watches it through to the keeper
86.5
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery with minimal width outside off, Jadeja gets on top opf the bounce to defend
86.4
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, good length delivery fractionally wide outside off, left alone by Jadeja
86.3
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, dropped by a diving Bairstow! The off-cutter outside off, Jadeja gets forward and push it into the off-side, gets a massive edge to the left of Bairstow, who half-dives to take it, but it pops out. It was his catch, as it wouldn't have carried to first slip. That would have been #564 for Anderson!
86.2
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, another fuller length delivery just outside off from round the wicket, Jadeja check-drives it by transferring his weight onto the ball towards mid-off
86.1
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, half-volley outside off, Jadeja walks at the ball and punches it back to Anderson
85.6
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, fuller and flatter but still outside leg, Ishant gets front-on by opening up that stance and defends back down the wicket
85.5
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, leg-break in the rough outside off, Ishant opens up the stance in a forward defence, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs to the left of silly point who leaps to his left but can't reach it. Ooohs all around
85.4
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, googly straightening from round the wicket, pitching on a length, Ishant stretches forward to defend, plays down the wrong line. Struck on the pad. Appeal, but pitching outside leg, perhaps

Rashid bowling from very wide of the crease here. Needs to be careful of his back foot...

85.3
1
Adil Rashid to Jadeja, 1 run, looped up above the eye-line a tad wide outside off, Jadeja reaches out with the front-foot, and drives it away towards extra cover for a single
85.2
1
Adil Rashid to Ishant, 1 run, the leg-break with a bit more flight outside off, Ishant gets forward and pokes it with an angled bat away towards short third man for a single
85.1
0
Adil Rashid to Ishant, no run, the googly on a length, shooting in, Ishant defends off the back foot against the turn into the off-side

Slip, silly point, forward short leg, and leg slip for Rashid

Hundreds by WKs in 4th innings:
149* A Gilchrist v Pak, 1999
117* Moin Khan v SL, 1995
114 RISHABH PANT v Eng, 2018
113* M Prior v NZ, 2013
106* A Knott v Aus, 1975
103 AB de Villiers v Ind, 2013
101 Mushfiqur Rahim v Ind, 2010

84.6
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length delivery wide outside off, Jadeja walks across to cover the line of the stumps and leaves it alone
84.5
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, good length delivery angling in towards off-stump, Jadeja gets forward and steers it, angled-batted, towards cover point
84.4
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery angling in, Jadeja trusts the bounce from that length, which he really shouldn't, and shoulders arms
84.3
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length and wide outside off, Jadeja walks forward and across at the ball, watches it go through to the keeper in an implied leave
84.2
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, good length delivery from round the wicket, pitching on off-stump, Jadeja gets into a half-cocked stance forward and defends
84.1
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, length delivery just a tad too wide outside off, left alone

Ishant Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease

83.6
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, out Caught by Moeen Ali! The US Open ended a few days ago, but that's game, set and match here at the Oval. Finally tempted into the flighted ball, tries to throw his bodyweight at that floater outside off, an attempted loft over long-off, and he ends up slicing it towards Moeen Ali who charges in and picks it up to send the crowd into raucous cheers. That's the end for India in this Test in isolation. No win likely now. Perhaps a draw still on the cards? Nevertheless, a magnificent maiden Test hundred comes to an end. Take a bow Pant! Pant c Moeen Ali b Adil Rashid 114(146) [4s-15 6s-4]

Adil Rashid to Pant, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

83.5
1
Adil Rashid to Jadeja, 1 run, a tad shorter than usual and outside off, Jadeja gets back and steers it with an angled bat towards backward point for a single
83.4
0
Adil Rashid to Jadeja, no run, another gentle leg-break, floaty, another forward defence to smother the turn
83.3
0
Adil Rashid to Jadeja, no run, tossed up leg-break once again, Jadeja gets forward to the pitch and defends it this time
83.2
0
Adil Rashid to Jadeja, no run, leg-break outside off again, tossed up, Jadeja gets across to defend with the bat behind his pad, nearly lobs up towards forward short leg
83.1
1
Adil Rashid to Pant, 1 run, leg-break outside off, turns in and stays low, Pant crouches and slaps it away towards sweeper cover for a single
82.6
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, short of length delivery without much width outside off, Jadeja tries to get on top of the bounce and defend off the back foot, ends up getting beaten on the outside edge
82.5
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length and outside off once again, left alone by Jaddu
82.4
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, good length delivery once again, but fractionally wide outside off, Jadeja sees it through to the keeper
82.3
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length delivery marginally wide outside off, seaming in sharply but not enough, left alone

Anderson is bowling from round the wicket by the way, and Bairstow isn't up to the stumps any more.

82.2
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length and a tad wide outside off, Jadeja thinks of going for a scythe, pulls out of it at the last moment
82.1
0
Anderson to Jadeja, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Jadeja stands tall and taps it on the head towards backward point. He's going for a run! Phew, sees sense and heads back
81.6
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, tossed up enticingly outside off, Pant gets forward and pushes it towards the bowler

A delay, as Pant takes some time to recover. Physically from the twisted ankle, and mentally from the shot that he can't believe he played.

P.S.: Rashid also dismissed Rahul on 199 in Chennai. Now on 149 at the Oval.

81.5
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, too full for the reverse-sweep, Pant goes for it, and ends up twisting his ankle in the process. Makes no contact, but overly ambitious. Oh, the zeal of youth can do funny things to the heart in moments of pressure
81.4
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, a wild sweep, is there some bat on that? Lobs into the off-side and Bairstow settles under it, but England have no reviews left

Highest 4th innings stands for India (all wickets):
213 S Gavaskar - C Chauhan (1st) v Eng, Oval, 1979
204 KL RAHUL - R PANT (6th) v Eng, Oval, 2018 **
194*S Ganguly - R Dravid (3rd) v NZ, Hamilton, 1999
185 M Vijay - V Kohli (3rd) v Aus, Adelaide, 2014

81.3
1
Adil Rashid to Jadeja, 1 run, spits off the rough, that leg-break, Jadeja tucks it off the back foot, gets some bat on it towards backward square leg for a single
81.2
0
Adil Rashid to Jadeja, no run, leg-break just outside off and turning in, Jadeja comes forward to defend, with the bat behind his pad. Into the keeper's gloves

Ravindra Jadeja, left handed bat, comes to the crease

81.1
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, out Bowled! It needed something like this to get Rahul. A magnificent 149 by Rahul comes to an end. That pitches on a length in the rough outside leg-stump, in the blind-zone for the side-on stance, Rahul gets back in the crease and opens up his stance to defend off the back foot and it whooshes about a foot past his outside edge to rattle his off-stump. Top of off-stump. And the decision to not take the new ball pays off. A ridiculed decision being hailed as a masterstroke now. Massive moment. Rahul b Adil Rashid 149(224) [4s-20 6s-1]

Adil Rashid to Rahul, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

80.6
0
Anderson to Pant, no run, length delivery outside off and Pant shows discipline to let it pass
80.5
0
Anderson to Pant, no run, pushes the ball out into the off-side with a lot of caution
80.4
0
Anderson to Pant, no run, uses the pace on the length ball outside off and steers it for the man at gully to dive to his left and stop it
80.3
0
Anderson to Pant, no run, shortish outside off and has been left alone. Does not get tempted into a shot this time around
80.2
0
Anderson to Pant, no run, drops the ball short outside off and Pant was almost tempted into a false stroke. Thought of cutting it and then backed out for the ball to sail into the mitts well over the bat's edge
80.1
1
Anderson to Rahul, 1 run, length delivery closer to the sticks and the batsman prodded forward to inside edge the ball away to fine leg for a single

England have not taken the new ball.

79.6
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, goes right back and pushes the ball out behind square

Highest scores for India in 4th innings:
221 S Gavaskar v Eng, Oval, 1979
148* KL RAHUL *
146*D Vengsarkar v Pak, Delhi, 1979
141 V Kohli v Aus, Adelaide, 2014
136 S Tendulkar v Pak, Chennai, 1999

79.5
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, stays behind the turn of the ball and blocks it off the front foot
79.4
4
Adil Rashid to Pant, byes, FOUR, 200 runs for the duo! This has been nothing short of a fairytale. But it almost had a horror ending. That was a flighted ball outside off and the batsman got lured into a ugly swish only to miss it outside off. The keeper missed it and the ball raced away into the fence for four byes
79.3
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, shorter ball and has been slapped down to find the man at mid-wicket
79.2
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, lands in the rough outside off and Pant goes for a big booming slog sweep only to miss it
79.1
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, and goes for the reverse. Audacious. Toe-ends the ball away into the off-side

144 needed off 29 overs

78.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, clear calling from Pant helped as Rahul wanted to eke a single out on the attempted drive into the covers. Rahul set off as soon as he mistimed the drive but Pant was quick to shriek out a 'no'
78.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery and the batsman stayed behind the line of the ball to block it
78.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, was an educated steer but failed to impart timing and placement on it. Man at point picks the ball up
78.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, on the pads, clipped away into the on-side
78.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length ball and has been defended into the deck

Highest 4th innings stands for India (all wickets):
213 S Gavaskar - C Chauhan (1st) v Eng, Oval, 1979
199* KL RAHUL - R PANT (6th) v Eng, Oval, 1979
194*S Ganguly - R Dravid (3rd) v NZ, Hamilton, 1999
185 M Vijay - V Kohli (3rd) v Aus, Adelaide, 2014

Keeper is up to the sticks.

78.1
4
Anderson to Rahul, FOUR, length delivery and Rahul picks the ball away off the pads. Rahul has shed his inhibitions as well. Got hold of the clip in a stylish way. The ball also had enough legs to trickle over the ropes
77.6
4
Adil Rashid to Pant, FOUR, full, wide, gift! Accepted! With open arms. That was smashed as it was full and wide. Pant reached out for it and the man at deep cover did not pick it up
77.5
2
Adil Rashid to Pant, byes, 2 runs, and the little bit of extra turn and bounce forces the keeper to let it go. They will come back for a double
77.4
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, allows the ball to turn in and Bairstow pouches it after juggling the ball
77.3
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, stays back and tucks the ball away square of the wicket for a single
77.2
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, jumps out and curtails his instincts to tap the ball down. That was from round the wicket and Rahul jumped out so much outside leg but got behind the line of the ball to defend it
77.1
2
Adil Rashid to Rahul, leg byes, 2 runs, turning well down leg and misses everyone for the umpire to signal it leg-byes as he was right I guess. It might have kissed the pads on the way. The batsman only prodded at that and can be debated if he offered a shot or not

Three more overs and then the second new ball will be available.

76.6
0
Anderson to Pant, no run, length ball outside off and has been pushed away to point as he was right behind the line of the ball
76.5
0
Anderson to Pant, no run, length delivery outside off and has been left alone
76.4
1
Anderson to Rahul, 1 run, push and run. Another hallmark of this partnership. They have run well. That was tapped away with soft hands and Pant responded to Rahul's call
76.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, short, slightly wide and Rahul cut it away. That was airy and landed on the bounce to the man at gully, who dived to his left to stop that with both hands
76.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, full ball and retorted back with a straight drive. The bowler gets down on his haunches to stop that with his right-hand

A lot of rough outside off and Anderson is trying to target that I suppose.

76.1
1
Anderson to Pant, 1 run, full toss well wide outside off and the batsman just checks his drive to find extra cover. The fielder misfielded and allowed a single

Pant's ton is first by an Indian wicket-keeper batsman in the SENA countries.

75.6
1
Adil Rashid to Pant, 1 run, uuhhhhh! That almost went through the gate. The ball landed in the rough and turned in sharply to take the inside edge. The ball evaded the sticks but not by much
75.5
6
Adil Rashid to Pant, SIX, this man does not understand the meaning of brakes. He feeds on pressing on the accelerator. That was little full and he has tonked it over the bowler's head for a massive six. He ain't changing his methods
75.4
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, goes back to cover the turn and allows the ball to picked up by the keeper
75.3
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, allows the ball to land in the rough and then pads it out with a stride forward
75.2
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, turning in outside off and has been left alone
75.1
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, tossed up delivery and has been pushed back to the bowler

Here we go! Rashid has the ball in his hands. Slip in place. Can't see too many fielders stopping the single.

Hundreds by India's WKs outside Asia:
118 V Manjrekar v WI, 1959
115*A Ratra v WI, 2002
104 W Saha v WI, 2016
100 R PANT v Eng, 2018

India are still afloat. Rather they have the fins in the form of Pant and Rahul to swim towards their targets. One is 33 overs and the other is 166. Pant in that session reached his maiden Test ton in only his 3rd test. Detractors called for his head because of his shabby keeping but he has answered them back with a pompous knock. England's target of 5 wickets still remains. India have not lost a wicket in that middle session ensuring the long sapping summer will need a final hurrah from one of the opponents to set up another dramatic finish. Have a break and race back to see the action unleash.

74.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery outside off and has been ignored. Tea on day 5!
74.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery outside off and has been left alone

Indian players reaching their maiden Test 100 with a six:
Kapil Dev v WI, Delhi, 1978/79
Irfan Pathan v Pak, Bangalore, 2007/08
Harbhajan Singh v NZ, Ahmedabad, 2010/11
RISHABH PANT v Eng, Oval, 2018 **

74.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, high elbow, eyes on the ball and then the flourish of the bat to find the man at cover

The keeper is up to the sticks.

74.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, back of a length delivery outside off and Rahul employs the leave

Last over before tea? I guess one more over.

74.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, back of a length delivery and has been defended out into the off-side
74.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery and has been guarded out with caution. He is making a consistent effort of ensuring the front foot does not come too across. Indian batters mean business

Youngest Indian WK at the time of maiden Test 100:
20y 150d A Ratra v WI, 2002
20y 342d R PANT v Eng, 2018
21y 188d V Manjrekar v WI, 1959

73.6
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, swats the pull down and mistimes it to the man at mid-wicket
73.5
6
Adil Rashid to Pant, SIX, my oh my! This lad has made a lot of people eat tons of humble pie. Does not have the nerves as he was on 95 and decides to slog sweep the ball away over deep mid. Ton for Pant! Whatta knock!! Another Delhi man used to reach landmark with sixes. Has another one arrived? Saw the flight on it and just knelt down to allow his hands to do the rest
73.4
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, little flight on it and has been pushed out into the off-side for a single
73.3
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, pitched miles outside leg and the batsman missed the tuck. It did rap the pads but did not matter
73.2
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, back footed slap and it finds the man at mid-off
73.1
1
Adil Rashid to Pant, 1 run, allows the ball to turn in a bit and then defends it out into the on-side for a single

Only 10 more minutes to go for Tea.

72.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, and again. Does not get his front foot too across. Just allows the ball to come in and then closes the face of the bat on it

The balance has been impeccable.

72.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, not a big stride but more importantly covers the line of the ball outside off to block it
72.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, again plays it under his nose as he did not stride big to defend it down into the off-side
72.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery and jammed out solidly into the deck as he had his eyes on the ball
72.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, a little bit of push on to the front foot and then jabs the ball out into the off-side
72.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, pushed away with soft hands into the off-side and Rahul wanted a single only to be sent back by Pant
71.6
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, stays behind the line of a flatter ball and has been guarded out off the back foot
71.5
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, picks the googly and slaps it but finds the man at cover. Goo one-handed stop
71.4
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, opens his stance and pushes the ball away into the off-side for a single
71.3
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, turning well down leg and Rahul missed the tuck. Bairstow did appeal but don't know why
71.2
1
Adil Rashid to Pant, 1 run, hangs back and turns the ball away behind square for a single
71.1
6
Adil Rashid to Pant, SIX, into the 90s! Pretty much like Rahul did. With a six. Kneels down and welcomes Rashid by hacking the slog sweep over long-on for a maximum. 93 now!

Adil Rashid [5.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

The magical number is getting into that reachable realm. 37 overs, 182, 5 wickets.

70.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, allows the ball to deck in and has been tucked off the pads to mid-wicket
70.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery and has been straight-batted into the deck
70.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, does not commit too forward and allows the ball to go away. Ended up playing that well inside the line of the ball
70.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, back of a length delivery and Rahul goes back and across to employ the block
70.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, fuller ball outside off and has been kept out into the off-side as the batsman moved towards the line of the ball
70.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length ball and Rahul gets the bat down in a straight line to block the ball out
69.6
4
Broad to Pant, FOUR, squares the batsman up and the ball takes the edge to run away through the vacant gully region for a four. India are piling on the agony for the Englishmen and are lighting up a splinter of hope now
69.5
0
Broad to Pant, no run, little on the fuller side and has been guarded out as well
69.4
0
Broad to Pant, no run, another delivery outside off and has been fenced out into the off-side

Oh forgot to mention, the keeper is up to the sticks now. It clearly tells us he can't bowl full throttle.

69.3
0
Broad to Pant, no run, another length ball and has been defended down the deck
69.2
0
Broad to Pant, no run, length delivery aiming for the sticks and has been defended
69.1
4
Broad to Pant, FOUR, jabs at a ball outside off and it runs away to the third man fence for a four

A half-fit Broad. An overworked Anderson. A off-the-radar Moeen Ali. England have a few problems now I feel.

68.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, and beats the bat! Was trying to push forward when the ball curved a smidgen to almost kiss the edge. Not to be for Anderson and Rahul carries on
68.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery outside off and the hung bat outside off steers the ball to gully
68.4
4
Anderson to Rahul, leg byes, FOUR, misradars the parabola and India would benefit from that. That was off the pads as the batsman missed the clip for it to run away into the fine leg fence
68.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, pushed away into the off-side as another length ball was delivered
68.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, steers the ball away outside off as he tapped the ball for the man at gully to pick it up
68.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, length delivery outside off and has been barricaded from the crease

James Anderson [9.0-2-33-2] is back into the attack

67.6
0
Broad to Pant, no run, back of a length delivery and has been defended into the on-side
67.5
0
Broad to Pant, no run, slips that well down leg and the keeper does exceedingly well to pouch that down leg
67.4
0
Broad to Pant, no run, does not get his front foot too across and allows an easy passage for the bat to come down and defend it

Highest scores by an Indian WK in 4th innings:
79* RISHABH PANT v Eng, Oval, 2018
76* MS Dhoni v Eng, Lord's, 2007
67* Parthiv Patel v Eng, Mohali, 2016
63 Deep Dasgupta v SA, Port Elizabeth, 2001

67.3
0
Broad to Pant, no run, stays behind the line of the ball and defends it
67.2
4
Broad to Pant, FOUR, uppish and this is getting into tricky territory. Length ball on the pads and Pant clipped it past mid-wicket and did not bother keeping it down. India will take the four
67.1
1
Broad to Rahul, 1 run, that hit a crater on the deck and held on to the surface a bit longer than expected. The batsman wanted to drive and ended up slicing it in the point region. That landed well short in the end. A single amidst the chaos

Stuart Broad [10.0-1-30-1] is back into the attack

66.6
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, sanity as Pant climbs back and pats the ball down under his nose as it decked back in
66.5
4
Stokes to Pant, FOUR, opens the face of the bat on impact and just guides the ball fine enough on the off-side to run it down towards deep third man for a four. Power previously and now shows his cheeky side. Indian juggernaut rolls along
66.4
4
Stokes to Pant, FOUR, as hot as a sizzling chocolate brownie! That was short, Pant gets into position and pulls the ball past the dive from the man at deep square leg. Bisected the men at deep fine and dep square perfectly
66.3
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, banged in short down leg and has been left alone by Pant
66.2
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, back of a length delivery and Pant climbs up to tap the ball down into the on-side
66.1
4
Stokes to Pant, FOUR, that was a swat! Swatted past cover like a fly as the ball rose outside off for the batsman to climb up and bring his wrists into use

India need 211 off 42 overs.

65.6
0
Root to Rahul, no run, little hint of turn but negated off the front foot as the batsman showed the full face of the bat there
65.5
1
Root to Pant, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off and has been driven past cover for a single. Three singles of the over already. Again the field is moved
65.4
1
Root to Rahul, 1 run, change the field again - Mr. Root as that was clipped away to mid-on for a single. Nicely done

Slip and FSL stays for Rahul.

65.3
1
Root to Pant, 1 run, the latex-laden wrists tuck the ball away into the on-side as it was speared in flatter just outside off
65.2
0
Root to Pant, no run, too full and yorked out into the deck
65.1
0
Root to Pant, no run, tossed up delivery and has been blocked out
64.6
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, back of a length delivery and has been pushed out into the off-side off the back foot
64.5
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, full ball and has been left alone
64.4
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, length ball and has been guarded out into the off-side
64.3
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, angles it in but Rahul is right behind it to defend that out into the off-side
64.2
1
Stokes to Pant, 1 run, gets on top of the ball and controls the pull down to stroke the ball away into the deep square region for a single

Pant needs to be careful about the short ball stuff. England will try to set him up.

64.1
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, banged in short and goes over the batsman as Pant made no effort to even think of playing at it
63.6
0
Root to Rahul, no run, pushed away into the on-side off the inner half of the bat
63.5
4
Root to Rahul, FOUR, the bowler spilt it wider seeing the batsman charge out and Rahul stretched himself to nail the drive away through covers for a four. That was pretty well done as he maintained his balance despite jumping out
63.4
1
Root to Pant, 1 run, that dangled in after landing and it sat up a bit. The batsman trampled back and slapped it past point for a single
63.3
0
Root to Pant, no run, flatter ball outside off and has been ignored
63.2
1
Root to Rahul, 1 run, jumps out, gets too close to the length and jams the ball out to long-on for a single
63.1
0
Root to Rahul, no run, rapped on the pads from round the wicket as the batsman kicked the ball away
62.6
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, kicks back and punches the ball square of the wicket on the off-side for a single
62.5
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, length delivery and has been knocked away to the man at mid-wicket
62.4
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, opens the face of the bat on impact and has been steered to the man at gully
62.3
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, short of length delivery outside off and has been left alone
62.2
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, back of a length delivery outside off and the batsman inside-halves the ball away into the off-side as he looked to punch it on the up
62.1
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, back of a length delivery outside off and has been patted out into the off-side

Stokes to restart proceedings. India will look to carry on.

Pretty uneventful hour as the players take drinks. Strange captaincy from Root, Anderson hasn't bowled a ball after his first spell, neither has Broad. Moeen has looked innocous, Stokes has looked sharp without threatening, Rashid has been a disappointment and Root gave himself a spell. Rahul has looked very solid, Pant has helped himself to a maiden half-century and India have to bat another 46 overs to force an unlikely draw

61.6
0
Root to Pant, no run, Root drifts this one on off, Pant gets half-a-stride forward as he blocks
61.5
0
Root to Pant, no run, slower and spinning away from outside off, Pant covers the line and lets it go
61.4
0
Root to Pant, no run, Root tosses this one just outside off, Pant gets well forward as he blocks
61.3
4
Root to Pant, FOUR, lovely, too full and too wide from Root, Pant gets close to the ball and cracks it wide of extra-cover, no need to run for those

Couple of lapses in Pant's concentration, he takes a fresh guard and gets ready for the next ball

61.2
2
Root to Pant, 2 runs, leading edge and safe, Pant gets lucky once again, wasn't close to the ball as he drove, sliced a leading edge and has enough for the ball to spoon over backward point
61.1
0
Root to Pant, no run, tossed up well outside off, Pant gets a big stride forward and lets it go
60.6
1
Stokes to Pant, 1 run, top-edge and safe, banged in short and at the stumps, Pant wasn't on top of the bounce as he pulled, as a result gets a top-edge that bounced once and through to fine leg
60.5
2
Stokes to Pant, 2 runs, short of a length and just outside off, pushed wide of point and Pant scampers across for a single
60.4
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, banged in short and at Rahul's body, he swivels across and helps it along to long leg for a single

Broad has a sore rib and hasn't bowled since his first spell, not sure about Anderson

60.3
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Rahul prods forward, doesn't cover the inward angle and gets an inside edge onto the pads
60.2
1
Stokes to Pant, 1 run, maiden Test fifty for Pant, gets a punch of the gloves and a pat on his back by Rahul, the dressing room looks happy as well, short and wide of off, cracked square on the off-side for a single
60.1
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, full and sliding down the leg-side, Pant was looking to help it on its way and missed
59.6
0
Root to Rahul, no run, Root drifts this one well outside leg, Rahul is happy to pad it away
59.5
0
Root to Rahul, no run, tossed up on the leg-stunmp line, defended back at the bowler
59.4
1
Root to Pant, 1 run, pushed through flatter and on Pant's pads, whipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single
59.3
0
Root to Pant, no run, sharp turn for Root, pitched on the rough outside off, drew Pant forward before bursting past the outside edge
59.2
0
Root to Pant, no run, flighted well outside off, Pant leans forward and pushes it towards the off-side
59.1
0
Root to Pant, no run, tossed up well outside off, Pant covers the line and lets it go
58.6
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Rahul gets close to the ball and blocks it towards cover
58.5
1
Stokes to Pant, 1 run, Stokes has been way too short in this over, cut away square on the off-side for a single
58.4
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, short of a length and well wide of off, left alone
58.3
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, that's a poor shot from Pant, short and wide of off, Pant has a half-hearted waft at that and is beaten on the top-edge
58.2
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Rahul drives with an open face and gets a single to deep point
58.1
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, on a length and just outside off, Rahul gets half-forward as he defends
57.6
4
Root to Pant, byes, FOUR, that beat everyone, pushed through flatter and quicker, stayed very low as well, Pant let it go by and it went through poor Bairstow's legs, will go down as four byes
57.5
0
Root to Pant, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Pant leans forward, covers the line and lets it go
57.4
0
Root to Pant, no run, very full and just outside off, drilled back at the bowler who does well to get a hand and stop the ball in its tracks
57.3
0
Root to Pant, no run, tossed up slower and spinning away from outside off, left alone
57.2
0
Root to Pant, no run, that's the straighter one, this time by Root, Pant was prodding forward in defence and is beaten on the outside edge
57.1
1
Root to Rahul, 1 run, Rahul comes down the track, gets close to the ball and whips it to mid-on for a single
56.6
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, short of a length and well wide of off, left alone
56.5
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, yorker length delivery on the stumps, Pant jams his bat down and squeezes it back at the bowler
56.4
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, short of a good length and just outside off, defended towards the off-side
56.3
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, very full and slanting down the leg-side, Pant was looking to flick and missed, went off the pads to Bairstow
56.2
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, short of a length and on Rahul's hips, nudged away behind square on the on-side
56.1
1
Stokes to Pant, 1 run, length ball on Pant's pads, clipped away towards long leg for a single

Stat: Only the fifth time India have had two 100+ stands in the fourth innings of a Test.

55.6
0
Root to Rahul, no run, pushed through flatter and quicker, Rahul goes back and turns it towards the on-side
55.5
0
Root to Rahul, no run, tossed up outside leg, Rahul gets close to the ball and defends
55.4
0
Root to Rahul, no run, very full and outside leg, Rahul was looking to sweep and missed, the leg-break it was from Root
55.3
0
Root to Rahul, no run, tossed up on the leg-stump line, Rahul gets half-forward in defence
55.2
0
Root to Rahul, no run, flighted delivery on Rahul's pads, he's happy to pad it away
55.1
0
Root to Rahul, no run, that stayed very low and well outside leg, left alone

Another change and Root brings himself on..

100+ sixth wicket stands for India in 4th innings:
136 S Tendulkar/N Mongia v Pak, Chennai, 1999
119 ML Jaisimha/C Borde v Aus, Brisbane, 1968
100 KL RAHUL/ R PANT v Eng, Oval, 2018

54.6
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, short of a length and angling back into the left-hander, Pant has the line covered as he lets it go
54.5
4
Stokes to Pant, FOUR, too full and too straight from Stokes, Pant shuffles across and flicks it in front of square on the on-side, beats mid-wicket and rolls away to the fence, brings up the 100-run stand
54.4
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Pant stands tall and punches it to cover
54.3
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, on a good length and slanting back into the left-hander, defended towards the off-side
54.2
4
Stokes to Pant, FOUR, short, wide and four, width on offer and Pant makes it count, gets on top of the bounce and cracks it square behind point for a boundary
54.1
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, short of a length and angling back into the left-hander, turned towards the on-side

Rashid is off, Stokes is in with two slips and a gully..

53.6
4
Moeen Ali to Rahul, FOUR, beautifully played, Rahul skips down the track, gets close to the ball and drills it back over his partner's head, wide of Cook at mid-off for a one-bounce boundary
53.5
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, flighted outside off and going with the angle, Rahul presses forward defensively

Moeen switches to round the wicket

53.4
1
Moeen Ali to Pant, 1 run, fraction short and wide of off, cracked in front of square on the off-side for a single
53.3
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, very full and just outside off, Pant lunges forward and defends it towards the off-side
53.2
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, tossed up just outside off, Pant leans forward and defends it towards the off-side
53.1
4
Moeen Ali to Pant, FOUR, lovely, good use of the feet from Pant, comes down the track, gets close to the ball and crunches it through cover
52.6
1
Adil Rashid to Pant, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off, Pant plays with the turn and works it past the bowler for a single
52.5
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, nicely tossed up outside off, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off
52.4
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, tossed up on off, Pant gets a good stride forward in defence
52.3
4
Adil Rashid to Pant, FOUR, cracking shot, fraction too short and wide of off, Pant backs away and cuts it in front of square on the off-side. Cook is at deep backward point and has no chance
52.2
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, flighted well outside off, Rahul leans forward and drives it past cover for a single
52.1
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, Rashid tosses one on middle, defended back at the bowler
51.6
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, that's a shooter, hit the rough and went straight on, stayed low as well, left alone
51.5
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, flighted delivery on off, Pant gets a big stride forward in defence
51.4
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, flatter and on Rahul's pads, tucked away behind square on the on-side for a single
51.3
1
Moeen Ali to Pant, 1 run, tad too short and well outside off, worked away in front of square on the on-side for a single
51.2
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, pushed through quicker and just outside off, Pant was pressing forward in defence, gets an edge past the slip cordon
51.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, tossed up well outside off, Rahul leans forward and pushes it wide of cover for a single
50.6
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, Rashid drifts this one across the right-hander, Rahul gets well forward and nudges it square on the off-side for a single
50.5
1
Adil Rashid to Pant, 1 run, tad too short from Rashid, allows Pant to go back and punch it down towards long-on for a single
50.4
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, this one went straight on, pitched outside off and a hint of turtn back into the left-hander, Pant was prodding forward in defence and missed
50.3
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, the wrong 'un and Pant didn't pick it, was pressing forward in defence and squirts a soft edge wide of slip
50.2
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, tossed up on off and spinning back into the left-hander, defended towards the on-side
50.1
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, Rahul pushes it to the left of cover-point for a single
49.6
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, slower and spinning away from outside off, Pant covers the line, lifts his bat and lets it go
49.5
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, flighted just outside off, Pant leans forward and then smothers the turn
49.4
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, Moeen tosses one just outside off, Pant gets well forward in defence
49.3
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, Moeen drops one short and well outside off, cracked straight to the fielder at point
49.2
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, Moeen pitches this one in the rough outside off, but the length is short and allows Rahul to go back and punch it wide of cover
49.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, tossed up on off, Rahul takes a step down the track and then defends
48.6
2
Adil Rashid to Pant, 2 runs, that's a strange looking shot, rubbish ball from Rashid, short and well outside off, Pant shuffles across and then whips it through mid-wicket, comes back for the second run, that's his highest score now
48.5
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, slower and just outside off, Pant leans forward and then blocks
48.4
4
Adil Rashid to Pant, FOUR, beautifully played, this was tossed up and spun back into the left-hander, Pant got close to the ball, that allows him to play against the turn and then lifted it over mid-off, one bounce and over the ropes
48.3
2
Adil Rashid to Pant, 2 runs, big turn for Rashid, pitched on the rough and spun back in sharply, Pant shuffled a long way across and clipped it behind square on the on-side for a couple of runs
48.2
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, Rashid flights this one well outside off, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off
48.1
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, Rashid tosses one well wide of off, driven towards deep cover for a single
47.6
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, Rahul comes down the track to a well flighted delivery and pushes it towards long-on for a single
47.5
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, slower and on off, Rahul goes back and finds mid-wicket with the clip
47.4
1
Moeen Ali to Pant, 1 run, Moeen tosses this one well outside off, driven down towards long-off for a single
47.3
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, Moeen tosses this one wider of off, Rahul gets well forward and pushes it towards cover for a single
47.2
2
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 2 runs, nicely played by Rahul, comes down the track, gets close to the ball and drives it wide of cover for a couple of runs
47.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, Moeen tosses one just outside off, Rahul prods forward and blocks
46.6
4
Adil Rashid to Pant, FOUR, easy pickings for Pant, this was dropped short and wide of off, the attempted wrong 'un from Rashid, Pant stays back and slices the cut behind square on the off-side
46.5
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, tad too full from Rashid, Rahul works it wide of mid-on for a single
46.4
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, flighted delivery outside off, Rahul gets close to the ball and pushes it towards the off-side
46.3
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, tossed up well outside off and spinning away, Rahul covers the line and lets it go
46.2
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, flatter and wider of off, Rahul waits on it and chops it behind point where the fielder makes a tumbling stop
46.1
2
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 2 runs, nicely played by Rahul, gets close to a well flighted delivery and drives it wide of cover. Broad gets across from the deep, slides and makes a good stop, keeps the batsmen down to a brace

Rashid, from the other end. A slip and a FSL in place..

45.6
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, Moeen tosses this one on the middle-stump line, nudged away behind square on the on-side for a single
45.5
1
Moeen Ali to Pant, 1 run, flighted on off, Pant leans forward, plays with an open face and drives it square behind point for a single
45.4
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, Moeen drops one short and well outside off, Pant went hard on the cut and got a bottom edge towards the off-side
45.3
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, flighted on off, Pant gets well forward and blocks
45.2
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, tossed up just outside off, Pant leans forward and then blocks

Two slips for Pant

45.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, tossed up on middle and spinning down the leg-side, Rahul goes back and nudges it behind square on the on-side for a single

Moeen to resume after lunch, a slip, FSL and a short mid-wicket in place..

Welcome back.. KL Rahul banished all his doubts with a swushbuckling innings - one of those knocks that might prove to be a turning point of his career, but will his century be the last piece of positivity in the Indian dressing room? The target is miles away and Jadeja is the last recognised batsman still left in the shed. 63 overs to survive for a draw, at the moment, the odds are very much in favour of England completing a 4-1 series victory

13:01 Local Time, 12:01 GMT, 17:31 IST: England players applaud as Rahul goes back into the dressing room. This has been his morning. He has not only survived but also dominated the England bowlers on a pitch where other Indian batsmen have found it tough. The first hour of the day was absolutely flawless for India. Both Rahul and Rahane were cruising but against the run of play, Rahane attempted an extravagant sweep shot and he perished. Soon Vihari followed him for a duck. Since then, Rahul has swept, reverse swept, pulled and hooked to keep India in the game. England need just 5 wickets to win it and make the scoreline 4-1. See you on the other side of the lunch break.

44.6
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, flighted and outside off, inside half of the bat takes it to leg-slip. That will be lunch on day 5
44.5
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Pant went for a pull. It keeps low and went under his bat
44.4
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, yorker length delivery aiming at the stumps, Pant was quick to get his bat down and defend it back. Jonny appeals from behind, he thinks it was pad first. Umpire isn't interested
44.3
0
Adil Rashid to Pant, no run, not a smart shot this, it was well outside off, it pitches on the rough. Pant wanted to sweep it from there, misses it and it hits his pads. Line was well outside off

FSL, leg-slip and slip in place.

44.2
1
Adil Rashid to Rahul, 1 run, rocks back and cuts it to deep point to hand over the strike to Pant
44.1
0
Adil Rashid to Rahul, no run, dragged down delivery outside off, Rahul should have put it away but instead he decides to defend it to the leg-side

Adil Rashid, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

This will be the last over before lunch.

43.6
6
Moeen Ali to Pant, SIX, this is the Pant we know. He dances down the track, fails to reach the pitch of the ball but still goes through with it and slogs it one-handed. He puts enough muscles into the shot to send it over the ropes
43.5
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, gets behind this nut and defends it to cover
43.4
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, tries to pitch this one on the rough. It was well outside off and Pant leaves it alone
43.3
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, plunges forward and blocks it to cover
43.2
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, yorker length delivery at the stumps, Pant makes room and defends it to cover
43.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, misreads the spin and inside edge takes it wide of Cook at FSL. Rahul was lucky there. It ends up at deep square leg
42.6
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, short of length delivery outside off, Pant goes behind it and defends it to cover
42.5
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, bangs this one half way into pitch again, Rahul pulls it to fine leg for a single
42.4
4
Stokes to Rahul, FOUR, this is getting predictable. Poor short delivery at the helmet, Rahul helps it between fine leg and deep square leg, he breaches the gap perfectly and it reaches the fence
42.3
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, again a short one. He has decided to bowl this length and he is sticking to it. There is no plan B for Stokes. Rahul this time, rises gets behind the line of the ball and defends it back
42.2
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, another short delivery, Rahul decides to hop and block it down to the bowler
42.1
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, another short delivery, Rahul sways away from the line, drops his shoulder and ducks under it

KL RAHUL's hundreds:
110 vs Aus, SCG, 2015
108 vs SL, Colombo PSS, 2015
158 vs WI, Kingston, 2016
199 vs Eng, Chennai, 2016
101*vs Eng, The Oval, 2018

41.6
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, flighted and outside off, left alone
41.5
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, he hangs his bat out this time, it clips the bottom part of the willow and goes to first slip, one bounce to first slip
41.4
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, this one was at the stumps, Pant bat and pad were close as he defends it to FSL

Highest scores for India's openers in 4th innings in England:
221 S Gavaskar, Oval, 1979
101* KL RAHUL *
80 C Chauahan, Oval, 1979
60 D Karthik Lord's, 2007

41.3
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, flighted delivery around off, bat comes on the front foot and defends it to cover
41.2
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, defends it to the off-side

KL Rahul joins Sunil Gavaskar & Shikhar Dhawan as the only Indian openers to score a century in the fourth innings of an away Test.

41.1
2
Moeen Ali to Pant, 2 runs, at the pads and Pant tucks it to backward square leg for a brace
40.6
4
Stokes to Rahul, FOUR, Rahul reaches his 5th Test ton in style with a boundary. Kohli appaluds from the dressing room. He waits for a wee bit and then flaunts his bat to the crowd stylishly. He will be a relieved man. This hasn't been the best series for him but he has made amends in the final innings of the tour. Ball: Rahul had width on this ball and he flat-bats it down the ground for a boundary
40.5
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, this was way too short and Rahul had no difficulty in leaving it alone
40.4
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, short of length delivery down the leg-side, Rahul ducks it
40.3
4
Stokes to Rahul, FOUR, Stokes is getting predictable with this short stuff. It was around helmet height and Rahul helps it to fine leg for another boundary. He moves to 97 now!
40.2
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, short of length delivery down the leg-side, Rahul leaves it
40.1
6
Stokes to Rahul, SIX, he is flaunting his hitting prowess now. It was a back of a length delivery outside off, Rahul gets on top of the ball and cuts it over deep point for a maximum. He identifies the length so early and that enables him to execute it. We have seen play such shots so many times in T-20 cricket
39.6
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, on a good length and outside off, left alone
39.5
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, takes out the reverse sweep again. Stokes anticipates that and moves to his right, it beats him and goes to deep point for a single
39.4
4
Moeen Ali to Rahul, FOUR, now a conventional slog-sweep. It was well outside off, Rahul takes it from there and sweeps it well. It beats the deep mid-wicket fielder and races along the carpet
39.3
4
Moeen Ali to Rahul, FOUR, audacious from Rahul. He takes out the reverse sweep, times it well and places it even better. It beats the short third and races to the boundary
39.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, decides to stay in the craese on this fuller length delivery. This can be risky if the ball keeps low. This time he manages to defend it back
39.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, plunges forward and defends it back
38.6
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, another short delivery. Rahul would have expected a full ball and he was in an awkward position. He manages to get on top of it and pulls it to fine leg where Rashid puts in a dive and stops it
38.5
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, short of length delivery at the body, Rahul gets behind the line of the ball and defends it back
38.4
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, another short delivery, a full one might be coming soon. Rahul drops his shoulder and allows it to go Jonny
38.3
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, banged in half way down the crease, Rahul gets behind it and tucks it to FSL
38.2
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, another nasty short of length delivery. Rahul identifies the length early and ducks without much discomfort
38.1
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, good short of length delivery, Rahul sways under it and it thuds into the gloves of Jonny
37.6
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, flighted and at the stumps, Pant defends it back. He presents the straight and holds his pose for a long time

Two slips in for Pant.

37.5
4
Moeen Ali to Pant, FOUR, rare poor delivery from Moeen Ali. Pant goes on the back foot and pulls it through deep square leg for a boundary
37.4
0
Moeen Ali to Pant, no run, flight, dip and turn. It beats Pant and went past his outside edge. He ends up missing it by a mile

Rahul has taken his helmet off. He looks to be in some sort of pain. I am not sure entirely what is the reason. Pandya has charged to the ground with a drink.

37.3
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, goes on the back foot and nudges it with the turn to the leg-side for a single
37.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, huge shout by Jonny and Moeen Ali. Rahul went for the sweep again and he was rapped on the pads. Impact was just outside the line and umpire Kumar Dharmasena shakes his head firmly. He has been terrific in this Test match

50+ score & duck on debut for India:
G Viswanath 0 & 137 vs Aus, Kanpur, 1969
Devang Gandhi 0 & 75 vs NZ, Mohali, 1999
H VIHARI 56 & 0 vs Eng, Oval, 2018

37.1
2
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 2 runs, another overpitched delivery to Rahul, Rahul drives at it using his bottom hand and finds the sweeper cover. He come back for a brace
36.6
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, another short of length delivery, Pant this time sways away form the line and ducks under it. He wasn't comfortable at all
36.5
0
Stokes to Pant, no run, short of length delivery aiming at the body, Pant was hurried by it. He manages to get behind the line of the ball and defend it back

Rishabh Pant, left handed bat, comes to the crease

36.4
0
Stokes to Hanuma Vihari, out Caught by Bairstow!! One brings two for England. India in trouble now. Short stuff from Stokes gets him. It was a nasty short of length delivery outside off, Hanuma Vihari hops in the crease, he fails to sway away from the line and needlessly pokes at it outside the off-stump. It was a nothing shot really. It kisses the outside edge and goes straight into the gloves of Jonny who is not going to drop it. Hanuma Vihari c Bairstow b Stokes 0(6)

Stokes to Hanuma Vihari, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

36.3
0
Stokes to Hanuma Vihari, no run, another short of length delivery, Hanuma Vihari was not behind it properly, it hits his chest and might have hit his gloves too and it pops back into the pitch
36.2
0
Stokes to Hanuma Vihari, no run, short of length delivery, Hanuma Vihari sways away form the line and ducks
36.1
1
Stokes to Rahul, 1 run, was that deliberate? Yes, it was. It was a short of length delivery at the body, Rahul had bit of room, he hops in the crease and opens the face of the willow to guide it to third man who is very fine. There wasn't any slip and that allows Rahul to play this shot

Ben Stokes [2.0-1-8-0] is back into the attack

35.6
0
Moeen Ali to Hanuma Vihari, no run, allows it to turn and defend it to the leg-side with the turn
35.5
0
Moeen Ali to Hanuma Vihari, no run, comes on the front foot and blocks it back
35.4
0
Moeen Ali to Hanuma Vihari, no run, 2 slips for Hanuma Vihari, flighted delivery turning in to the batsman who misses the clip

Hanuma Vihari, right handed bat, comes to the crease

35.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, out Caught by Jennings!! What has Rahane done there? He was looking in such good touch today. It was a flighted delivery outside off, Rahane went for a sweep. Sweep isn't his shot but he thought about executing it today. He toe-ends it and it pops up in the air. Jennings at mid-wicket takes a sitter of sitters. Rahane c Jennings b Moeen Ali 37(106) [4s-5]

Moeen Ali to Rahane, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

35.2
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, it pitches well wide of off, Rahul sweeps it from there and drags it to fine leg for a single
35.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, plunges forward and defends it to the off-side
34.6
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, on a good length and outside off, left alone
34.5
4
Sam Curran to Rahane, FOUR, now a punch. Rahane is putting up a show. It was a back of a length delivery around off, Rahane goes on the back foot and punches it handsomely. He doesn't try to hit it too hard, just the timing and it races along the carpet for another boundray
34.4
4
Sam Curran to Rahane, FOUR, stellar shot! It was an inswinger at the stumps, Rahane clips it with the swing through deep square leg, timing was extraordinary and it races to the fence

Lowest scores from which India have put together 100+ p'ship for the 4th wicket:

2 KL RAHUL/ A RAHANE v Eng, The Oval, 2018 (103*)
9 R Surti/ MAK Pataudi v Aus, Brisbane, 1968 (128)
10 M Apte/ P Umrigar v WI, PoS, 1953 (135)

34.3
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, on a fuller length and at the off-stump, Rahane plays it late and flicks it right under his eyes. It ends up wide of square leg where Stokes puts in a dive and stops it from going any further
34.2
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, defends it back to Sam Curran
34.1
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, polite tap to point and Rahane wanted a quick single, Rahul shouts a loud 'NO' and they decide against taking a run, rightly so
33.6
2
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 2 runs, there wasn't any room on offer for Rahul but he generates room, rocks back too and punches it handsomely. Timing not as good as Rahul would have liked and they will only come back for a double
33.5
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, pushes it back to Moeen Ali
33.4
4
Moeen Ali to Rahul, FOUR, cheeky from Rahul. He has been brilliant in this innings, not allowing Moeen Ali to settle. It was well outside off, Rahul paddles it from there, times it pretty well and it had just enough legs to reach the fence. Sam Curran chases it, puts in a valiant dive but fails to reach it

Rahul pulled out at the last moment. Moeen Ali will have to reload again.

33.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it back
33.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, defends it back
33.1
4
Moeen Ali to Rahul, FOUR, 100 partnership comes up between the pair. It was half-volley outside off, Rahul had room and he drives at it sumptuously, it goes wide of cover for another four
32.6
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, walks into the shot now to negate the movement available and drives it to cover
32.5
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, he wanted to come forward on this ball but decides to stay in the crease at the last moment. Line was outside off and Rahane pokes at it away from the body, he controls the shot though and it ends up at slip on a bounce
32.4
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, this delivery was a touch slower and was aimed at the stumps, Rahane waits patiently to arrive and defend it wide of short cover
32.3
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, on a good length and at around off, Rahane waits for it to arrive and defends it to the off-side
32.2
4
Sam Curran to Rahane, FOUR, filthy delivery, it was a full-toss and had enough room. Bread and butter stuff from Rahane who opens the face of the bat and guides it wide of point for a boundary. Rahane is looking composed in this innings
32.1
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, Rahane comes down the track and moves across to the off-side. He blocks it to the leg-side

Twop slips and short cover in.

It's drinks. So India, apart from a few unnecessary plays and misses, a few misadventured, have looked decent. England, meanwhile, have been nursing an injured Broad. But given the interest a couple of overs of Moeen's been around for, it should be a fun next hour.

31.6
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, another rip in, with Rahul staying back, letting the big get close and dropping it to leg
31.5
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, sharp spin back in, softer, converntional defence
31.4
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, he's living very dangerously here. VERY. A wayward walk across his stumps, misses the flick all ends up. And the ball - the scooting ball - strikes him low on the front leg. England appeal. Umpire Dharmasena denies. And Root challenges. The impact was always going to be dodgy, given how much Rahul shuffled. And yes, it is outside off. England lose both reviews
31.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, full, too full in fact. Jammed out
31.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, early into the flick, walking right into Moeen's set up trap .. casually chips it in the air, and very luckily straight of short leg
31.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, ugly charge down, with an ungainly hoick. Ends up squirting out an inside egde onto his leg
30.6
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, on the walk down again. Curran throws up the bumper, past the nose
30.5
4
Sam Curran to Rahane, FOUR, back to walking down, holds his drive back too a touch longer to intercept the gap and opens it just a touch to get it to extra cover's left
30.4
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, nipping back in on the legs. Watchfully tucked out
30.3
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, loud lovely sounding drive, a lovely looking one too to extra cover. And a lovely looking bit of fielding to cut it off by Buttler
30.2
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, 131kph, and naturally Curran ends up shortening his length. So Rahane stays put to block
30.1
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, a few ambitious steps down the pitch to counter the swing Curran's been getting. Ends up flicking it in the end to short mid-wicket

Oh and I forgot, Moeen had a slip and a short leg. Okay, Curran now has three slips.

29.6
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, drifting in closer to off. Squeezed back down the pitch
29.5
1
Moeen Ali to Rahane, 1 run, the forward-back motions, making room eventually for a square punchy-steer
29.4
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, decent enough toss up outside off, Rahul gets to the pitch of it, pushing it wide of cover
29.3
1
Moeen Ali to Rahane, 1 run, on middle, spinning in further. Nudged away round the corner
29.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, misjudges the length, trying to cut one that's just too full to be doing so. Misses it on the under-edge, after getting himself in all sorts of a tangle
29.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, 84kph, dragged down start. Rahane rocks behind, adjusts to the lack of bounce to pull it to mid-wicket

Moeen Ali [4.0-1-8-0] is back into the attack

28.6
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, a tall crunchy punch through the line. Cover
28.5
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, 130kph, uncertain flirt. He isn't really picking the swing, or the direction of the seam off the palm. So what does he do - yes, poke away from his body - and get beaten
28.4
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, 130kph, middle and leg with some inswing to help. And Rahul uses the help to help it to mid-wicket
28.3
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, 129kph, up tall, riding the bounce in his stab to point
28.2
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, gets squared up, closing down the bat face and making sure the edge can't carry through to second slip
28.1
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, half volley of sorts outside off. Drilled, cover
27.6
2
Broad to Rahane, 2 runs, through the line, with a pleasing on the eye check-drive. Breaches extra cover, who chases it to the boundary
27.5
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, 126kph, walks down, sticking out the full straight blade, mid-off
27.4
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, good length, middle-lined in the end, Rahane goes head-on-ball
27.3
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, pretty slow inswing. Rahane has more than enough time to keep it out, despite commiting himself onto the front foot
27.2
2
Broad to Rahane, 2 runs, neat opened up bat face, guiding it away bisecting point and cover. Point wins with his chase
27.1
1
Broad to Rahul, 1 run, 134kph. Swivels violently on his back heel, nailing the pull. And in the perfection of all this, finds backward square leg to perfection too
26.6
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, fuller. Covers the swing off the front foot
26.5
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, and again. Half a flirt, not quite getting closed up as the earlier one though. But a beaten is a beaten
26.4
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, beaten, comprehensively. Rahane stands flat-footed, poking away from his body for the angle that has been usually coming in. This one though holds its line, straightening past
26.3
1
Sam Curran to Rahul, 1 run, shorter. Rahul gives his arms some space to open his defence into an empty point
26.2
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, 126kph, swings back typically, too full though to cause troubles. Rahul can squeeze it out
26.1
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, 125kph, gentle away-angle with the brezze. Not bothered

Sam Curran [2.0-1-1-0] is back into the attack

25.6
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, fifth-stumpish, tailing back in, but the fifth-stump is no off. And Rahane knows, and Rahane leaves
25.5
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, 132kph, a couple of steps down, settling in and checking the defence in the process
25.4
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, covers the in-nip, courtesy full straight bat
25.3
1
Broad to Rahul, 1 run, tries the shorter one, but sits up nicely for Rahul to swat it powerfully, almost making the square leg umpire duck for cover. But there's a man right behind him
25.2
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, 133kph, much fuller, allows Rahul to get low on the front foot in smothering it into the pitch
25.1
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, 134kph, forces out a dangle outside off. That tempting line, that tempting region and Rahul is tempted. Fishes, beaten

Stokes is seem warming up. News?

24.6
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, cutting back in off the turf, but nothing alarming with Rahane softly knocking it to leg
24.5
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, tight on the stumps. The staple Rahane block
24.4
2
Anderson to Rahane, 2 runs, arches back, makes width to cut, but he'll do with a miscued version of it through point
24.3
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, 137kph, shuffles behind the line, keeping it off the tummy-line under his nose
24.2
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, 142kph, on a good length outside off. That tease. Rahane doesn't succumb, not as yet
24.1
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, a checked push into the covers, the one he stays back and waits for to get beside
23.6
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, much closer. Behind it to defend
23.5
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, sinks, bat as usual hidden behind the pad. The curve isn't big enough to come back in enough though
23.4
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, yup, the surprise inswinger on the stumps. Rahul spots early and gets his bat down in time
23.3
4
Broad to Rahul, FOUR, just too full. Rahul gets to the pitch of it, and his bat face is fuller in creaming it through the covers. But Broad wouldn't mind it, he's setting up for the inswinger well
23.2
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, up tall, on the bounce to jab it back down the pitch
23.1
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, 134kph, full inswing - the Rahul nemesis - which he does pressing low with his bat hidden behind his pad. The ball meanwhile holds the channel outside off, and stays
22.6
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, close enough to off, but not full enough to get out a nibble
22.5
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, quickly behind in the crease, behind the line to stay up on the bounce in defence
22.4
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, flashes outside off, quite half-heartedly, and in the process ends up with a loose slap at a length delivery just not short enough to be doing that to
22.3
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, on a back of a length, tapped away to point
22.2
1
Anderson to Rahul, 1 run, pulls the length back, jabbed out towards point
22.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, there's the morning jaffa. The perfect line threatening to come back in, forcing Rahul to draw out a poke, only to go the other way and whizz past
21.6
4
Broad to Rahane, leg byes, FOUR, another stray onto the legs. Rahane's been making them worse with his premeditated shuffles inside the line and he'll make peace with his runs coming off the outside of his pad
21.5
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, keeps getting swing back in, sharply enough to beat Rahane's inside edge too to find the thighs, but thighs are usually too high
21.4
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, inswing, on top of off, but with Rahane safely behind the line in defence

Stuart Broad has his ribs strapped, after taking a blow while batting.

21.3
2
Broad to Rahane, 2 runs, quite a bat-sticker of a drive, after Rahane walks down, adjusts to the spitting bounce and punches it down the ground
21.2
4
Broad to Rahane, leg byes, FOUR, very leg-lined. Ahh, a ploy too greedy to be looking for the sharp incoming delivery, and Rahane gets enough of a tickle off the outer pad. Goes fine enough
21.1
1
Broad to Rahul, 1 run, 130kph, almost zero feet, just wafting the angled bat off the back foot to Broad's in-zipper. Lucky enough to get some bat, and luckier enough that the inside-edge on it doesn't chop on
20.6
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, 133kph, a bit of lift off the pitch, but all of it is way outside off. And surely Rahane isn't going after this

Three slips, in case you're wondering.

20.5
1
Anderson to Rahul, 1 run, up on the toes, riding the short-outside-off stuff to stab it backward of point
20.4
1
Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, delicately tapped in front of point, and the Indians have quicker legs than those of Buttler who has to come to it all the way from cover
20.3
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, on a back of a length, with nothing strange off it. A hopping bunt down
20.2
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, 134kph, an angle-batted forward poke, quite off the outside half of it to roll out to point
20.1
1
Anderson to Rahul, 1 run, pitches it up in the teasing drive region. Rahul gets low, opens up his bat face in the square drive
19.6
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, holds it's in-angle, but Rahane's been doing well with his shuffling defence to deal with it
19.5
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, inswing again, ends up on the top of middle for some soft hands on top of it
19.4
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, 131kph, inswing, coming from the wide of the crease angle. But quite short to surprise anybody, surely not Rahane, who's come out only to watch. And then defend
19.3
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, 127kph, the hard heavy good length on off. Head on ball, bat on pad, block
19.2
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, shuffles deep in the crease, behind the line in defence
19.1
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, pitched up, Rahane leans, carefully to the pitch of it to drive it out to cover

Stuart Broad [5.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack

18.6
4
Anderson to Rahul, FOUR, loose lines. Gets one on the legs. And Rahul gets his first off the morning with a tuck in front of square .. to his fifty - the first outside the sub-continent in ages
18.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, a hint of a kick up off the pitch with this shortened delivery, allowing Rahul a leave on length
18.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, shortens the length, allowing a beside the line steery tap
18.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, closer, but with the length and the line. But again, closer isn't close enough
18.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, floated up fuller, but again, decent enough shape in the air going away to get Rahul interested
18.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, 128kph, the typical good length start outside off, swinging away. Rahul starts with a sighter

We're up live. Two slips. And two hours?

Most LBW dismissals in a series:
45*Eng vs Ind, 2018 (5 Tests)
43 Eng vs Aus, 1981 (6)
43 Eng vs WI, 2000 (5)
43 Pak vs Eng, 2011/12 (3)
42 WI vs Aus, 1998/99 (4)
40 Eng vs Aus, 1989 (6)

Sam Curran - Very good, it's been a great series for me personally. To play well against the number 1 team in the world is very satisfying. We are 3-1 up and looking good to go 4-1, couldn't have hoped for anything better. I have had a few good innings and it has come off well, looking forward to ending the series on a high. It's nice to play with the greats of the game, Jimmy is a bit tired, but he's just one shy of going past Glenn McGrath. I have learnt a lot from the seniors, getting rid of Kohli yesterday was something very special. I am looking forward to taking this experience to the winter tours. We would love to send off Cooky with a victory. He's been a great player, we will miss him a lot, scoring 33 Test hundreds is pretty special. Looking forward to ending the series on a high

Pitch report: "Light clouds but no possibility of rain. The pitch is still good enough. All the three wickets that fell yesterday, pitch had nothing to do with it. It is a good day 5 pitch and it is all about believing that you can survive today," opines Sanjay Manjrekar in his pitch report.

Ravi Shastri in the pre-match presser talked about the fighting spirit of this Indian team; that they will not throw in the towel. Yesterday they didn’t put up the kind of fight one generally associates with this Indian team. They gave the impression that they have had enough of England and want to fly back home on the next flight. Let's see what the final day of the series, the final day of the Cook's career has in store for us.

There is only one element left in Cook's perfect farewell: England's victory. By the look of things, that isn't too difficult, unless Rahul and Rahane replicate their compatriots’ feat at the Eden, 17 years ago.

Day 5: Who says fairytale endings don't exist? Alastair Cook's final Test innings yesterday proved, they do. It is amazing how, at times, sport ends up serving us stories that even the most gifted fictional writers would struggle to come up with. By now, even Cook would have lost count of the number of standing ovations he has received at the 'KIA OVAL' over the past four days. About 15, I guess! Guinness Book of World record?

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This has been a miserable day for the Indians. Their only hope to come back in the match today was to break the partnership of Cook and Root early, which they failed to do. And then Cook and Root made them chase the leather for one and a half sessions. Of all people, Hanuma Vihari broke the 259-run partnership, he picked up both Root and Cook on back-to-back balls. And that was probably the only positive for India in a day that has been the worst of their two-and-a-half month tour. India had a disaster of a start: they were 2/3 at one point. Even the saviour of the tour, Virat Kohli failed to bail them out of the trouble as he departed for a golden duck against Broad. Rahul has looked ultra-positive in his approach and thus far that has paid off for him. He and Rahane have provided some respect to India's total. The defeat looks inevitable for India but for how long India can bat tomorrow? Join us for that.

18:08 Local Time, 17:08 GMT, 22:38 IST: Another standing ovation for Cook as he takes that long walk back into the dressing room for the penultimate time in his Test career. The journey that started with a ton in the heart of India, Nagpur, would end with a ton too against India in the capital of England. He has been an absolute legend of the game. Arguably the best England have ever produced.

17.6
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, oh it falls short of Cook at FSL, it would have been a perfect way to end the day for Cook but he already has a close to perfect day and would be content with it. It was a flighted nut turning in to Rahane, it bounces a touch extra and hits the bat of Rahane high and just short of FSL
17.5
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, gets right behind it and defends it back

Five fielders around Rahane. Two slips, leg-slip, FSL and silly point.

17.4
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, flighted delivery turning into Rahane who goes on the back foot and defends it to the leg-side
17.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, defends it back
17.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, turns it with the turn to the leg-side
17.1
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, defends it back to the bowler
16.6
4
Stokes to Rahul, FOUR, what a response from Rahul. This is class batting. He wasn't affected by the last miss at all. Comes on ths front foot in a flash, the transfer of weight forward and the connection with the ball was perfect and hence that great timing on the drive. It beats the cover fielder and reaches the fence in a canter
16.5
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, peach from Stokes, absolute peach. He angles the ball in and then gets it to move away off the deck. Rahul was comprehensively beaten as it goes past his outside edge
16.4
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, on a yorker length and at the stumps, Rahul gets his willow down just in time to defend it back
16.3
4
Stokes to Rahul, FOUR, another one on the pads. Stokes is searching for the LBW but at the moment he is providing dollies for Rahul who flicks this one to fine leg for a boundary
16.2
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, this one was at the pads, Rahul would have been enticed into playing an across the line flick but he decides to counter this with a straight bat
16.1
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, fuller length delivery aiming at the stumps, Rahul takes a semi-stride forward and defends it back
15.6
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, comes on the front foot and defends it back
15.5
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, how did that miss the stumps? Rahane, you lucky lucky boy. He goes on the back foot to counter it, gets an inside edge, it comes back off the pitch and was very very close to hitting the stumps
15.4
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, Rahane defends this one back
15.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, flights this one and huge turn for Moeen Ali. Rahane ends up missing the pull

Two slips in for Rahane.

15.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, blocks this back to Moeen Ali. He defended it right under his eyes
15.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, flighted delivery at the stumps, Rahul goes on the back foot and opens the face of the bat to cover

Change of ends for Moeen Ali.

14.6
0
Stokes to Rahane, no run, on a fuller length and wide of off, Rahane observes the line quickly and decides he is not gonna touch this one
14.5
0
Stokes to Rahane, no run, short of length delivery aiming at the body, Rahane did well to hop in the crease and keeps it down
14.4
0
Stokes to Rahane, no run, takes a good positive stride forward and crunches the drive straight to cover on this fuller length delivery
14.3
0
Stokes to Rahane, no run, touch fuller of good length and outside off, it hardly deviates off the deck, line was outside off and Rahane vigilantly leaves it alone
14.2
1
Stokes to Rahul, leg byes, 1 run, back of a length delivery at hips, Rahul was hurried by the pace of Stokes and he was late on the tuck. Thigh pad takes it to the leg-side and they take a single
14.1
0
Stokes to Rahul, no run, fuller length delivery around off, Rahul gets his bat down swiftly and defends it back to Stokes

Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

13.6
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, just when I said he is batting well, he misses one. It was a good length delivery outside off, Rahane plays inside the line of the ball and it goes past the outside edge
13.5
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, crouches low on this delivery and drives this fuller length delivery straight to cover. He is timing the ball well in this innings, much better than the previous innings
13.4
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, this was fuller and angling across Rahane who takes a good stride forward and opens the face of the bat a touch in his drive to point
13.3
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, another good length delivery at the stumps, Rahane takes out the straight bat and blocks it back
13.2
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, Rahane waits for this one, plays it as late as possible, under his eyes and defends it to cover
13.1
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, on a good length and around off, Rahane gets behind the line of the ball and defends it to the off-side
12.6
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, now defends it back to the bowler. More orthodox approach
12.5
4
Moeen Ali to Rahul, FOUR, now takes out the reverse sweep. This is a different Rahul that we are watching in this match. More audacious, ready to attack to counter the bowlers. Sehwag like approach to opening. He connects the reverse sweep well and finds the gap through third man
12.4
0
Moeen Ali to Rahul, no run, slower and at the stumps, Rahul defends it back
12.3
1
Moeen Ali to Rahane, 1 run, opens the face of the bat to backward point for a single
12.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, defends it back
12.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, flatter and outside off, it pitches on a rough and bounces extra. Rahul wanted to cut, edges it and it goes wide of the stumps. It ends up behind the keeper for a single. Risky shot!
11.6
0
Sam Curran to Rahane, no run, square driven on the up! Sliced the ball away stylishly but failed to get it past point who put in the dive and stopped it
11.5
1
Sam Curran to Rahul, 1 run, steps out a bit and clips the ball away carefully between mid-on and mid-wicket for a single. The man at mid-on picked it and had a shy at the bowler's end only to miss it. Single nabbed
11.4
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, shortens the length and Rahul has the comfort of playing it off the back foot into the off-side
11.3
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, it is not yet swinging for Sam Curran. Rahul bends down and defends it into the off-side
11.2
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, length delivery again sans any bend into the batsman and Rahul blocks the ball out into the off-side
11.1
0
Sam Curran to Rahul, no run, length delivery and has been pushed out into the off-side. Rahul needs to his commitment on to the front foot

Sam Curran, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

The ball is relatively newish and it did not turn much in that over. A pegged back length will also help as well.

The over-rate compared to all the other days has been better as we won't be eating into the entire lot of 30 minutes of extra time available.

10.6
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, goes back and taps the ball down into the on-side
10.5
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, little too full for his skipper's liking. Blocked back to the bowler
10.4
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, this is tantalizing from the bowler who is giving it a lot of air. Rahane guards it out off the front foot
10.3
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, too full, squeezed out to cover
10.2
0
Moeen Ali to Rahane, no run, lovely dip as it was tossed up and Rahane bends down to defend it into the deck
10.1
1
Moeen Ali to Rahul, 1 run, treks back and pushes the ball away into the off-side for a single

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Broad in that last over kept it full and at the sticks. He knows it is a patience game. England need only one strike. Both Rahane and Rahul are getting a little across the sticks.

9.6
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, length delivery outside off and again some bend into the right-hander but the line was good enough to be ignored by Rahane
9.5
3
Broad to Rahul, 3 runs, fuller ball and has been clipped away between mid-wicket and mid-on for a triple. That again tailed in but Rahul managed to get enough wood on it
9.4
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, swinging in and has been barricaded into the off-side
9.3
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, big, big swing into the batsman and Rahul bends down to defend the ball away with a slightly open face of the bat
9.2
1
Broad to Rahane, 1 run, goes across the line of the ball and tickles it fine to fine leg for a single
9.1
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, length delivery bending in and Rahane gets behind the line of the ball to block it

Nine more overs to go.

8.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, that was a lovely out-swinger! Gets the ball to curl away as the batsman was moving forward and then Rahul had to hide his bat out of the harm's way. He does so easily as it nipped away big outside off
8.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, too full, knocks the ball out into the on-side
8.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, taps the ball down into the off-side
8.3
4
Anderson to Rahul, FOUR, that was a tad risky but he steers the ball away with an open face of the bat. That jagged away and Rahul was playing for the line to steer it away for a four
8.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, right up there at the feet and Rahul gets his bat down to knock it away into the on-side
8.1
4
Anderson to Rahul, FOUR, when you flash, flash hard! That was full and wide, the batsman gets a four as the ball went well over the cordon for a four
7.6
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, length delivery again and has been fenced out into the off-side
7.5
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, angles in and has been knocked away to square leg
7.4
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, length ball with a little bit of bend outside off and has been left alone
7.3
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, fuller ball and the batsman pushes the ball away to mid-off
7.2
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, wider line outside off and has been left alone
7.1
4
Broad to Rahane, FOUR, is there anything sweeter than the ball hitting the meat of the bat on an attempted drive? Not really. That was just caressed away with a touch from Rahane and sped away after beating the man at cover

Most runs for India in a losing series:
692 V Kohli vs Aus, 2014/15
598 M Amarnath vs WI, 1982/83
593 V Kohli vs Eng, 2018
584 M Amarnath vs Pak, 1982/83
568 G Vishwanath vs WI, 1974/75

6.6
1
Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, stamps his front foot and then just pokes the ball away into the off-side for a single
6.5
3
Anderson to Rahul, 3 runs, checked on-drive as the ball nipped in late. The ball was fetched back by the man at mid-on and they get a triple
6.4
4
Anderson to Rahul, FOUR, leans into the drive outside off and creams the ball into the covers for a four. Hit it on the up and the followthrough of the bat was picturesque as well for it to scream away
6.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, well forward and blocked into the off-side
6.2
1
Anderson to Rahane, 1 run, that was a steal! Push driven on the up and the man at point put in the slide to stop that. The fielder slipped a bit and allowed the single to be taken
6.1
0
Anderson to Rahane, no run, fuller ball and pushed away into the off-side
5.6
1
Broad to Rahane, 1 run, angles in big from over the wicket and the batsman drops his wrists on the ball for it to hit almost the shoulder of the bat and dribble away behind square for a single
5.5
1
Broad to Rahul, 1 run, pushed away into the off-side with soft hands and they race through for a single
5.4
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, again saw the line outside off and raised his bat to let it go
5.3
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, length delivery outside off and Rahul shuffles a bit across the sticks to cover the sticks and then let it go as he saw the line
5.2
4
Broad to Rahul, FOUR, short, wide, slammed! Threw his bat at that and got it over point for a four. Had the width and converted it into a four. He will play like he did in the first innings
5.1
1
Broad to Rahane, 1 run, pats the ball down into the off-side and scampers through for a quick single
4.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off and has been missed actually. He hung his bat close to his bat and that is why would have never edged it
4.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, that was short and Rahul was walking towards the line of the ball and in the end decided to let it go
4.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, clips the length ball away and finds the man at mid-on
4.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, that decked in and the batsman was hit on the move as he prodded forward. The ball hit him high and lobbed up to be taken by the man at first slip. There were two noises which confused the English players and they opted for the review only to be disappointed. Got a bit carried away there

A review. Rahul looks to be in trouble here. It does not seem to be a call for lbw. But for an inside edge which was taken by the man at first slip. There is no inside edge. Rahul did look back though. As far as the lbw call was concerned, it was always pretty high. It is missing. NOT OUT!

4.2
4
Anderson to Rahul, FOUR, flashy punch! But the ball flies away off the outer edge and goes over the cordon as well as missed gully to race away into the fence
4.1
2
Anderson to Rahul, 2 runs, walks across his sticks and clips the ball away behind square to bisect the man at long leg and deep square for a brace
3.6
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, length ball and has been pushed out just behind square on the off-side

The ghosts of 2014 are back. Kohli gone edging behind the sticks and India might be rolled over here. It has been a long summer in England and finally after so many months Virat feell prey to poor footwork.

3.5
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, full, wide, too wide to the batsman's liking and has been left alone
3.4
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, a very gingerly looking Rahane prods forward to fence the ball out into the off-side
3.3
0
Broad to Rahane, no run, back of a length delivery and has been patted down into the deck off the back foot

Ajinkya Rahane, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.2
0
Broad to Kohli, out Caught by Bairstow! A fabulous series for perhaps the world's best batsman, comes to a lousy end! The demons of 2014 are back, albeit a little late. A back of a length delivery outside off, seaming away from Kohli, who has trained himself to not go after those over the last 4 years, but manages to poke away from the body with that O-grip this time. He remains untouched by Anderson this time, but he's out to Broad poking outside off. A first-ball duck for Kohli, and an anticlimactic end for him. Kohli c Bairstow b Broad 0(1)

Broad to Kohli, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.1
1
Broad to Rahul, 1 run, on the pads, whipped away towards backward square leg for a single

Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Most wickets by pacers in Tests:
563 G McGrath/ J ANDERSON
519 C Walsh
434 Kapil Dev
432 S Broad
431 R Hadlee

2.6
0
Anderson to Pujara, out Lbw! That's pitching outside off, and seaming in, holding it's line, Pujara just manages to play down the wrong line and doesn't come forward. He's hit in line with off-stump. Pujara thinks about the review, perhaps because it may have been missing off-stump, but he's run out of time. Anderson = McGrath = 563 wickets. Disaster for India. Calamity. Pujara lbw b Anderson 0(3)

Anderson to Pujara, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

2.5
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, good length and angling in, the wobbly seamer, Pujara defends down the wrong line, lets it hit him high on the pad. Going down leg-side, and the umpire shakes his head
2.4
0
Anderson to Pujara, no run, full and on the pads, whipped to square leg

Cheteshwar Pujara, right handed bat, comes to the crease

2.3
0
Anderson to Dhawan, out Lbw! Oh, I heard two sounds, but if there was no bat, that was as dead as a dodo. Very full and swerving in on middle, Dhawan tries a glance and plays all around it, falls over into the off-side, and manages to lose his balance, before getting struck on the pads. That was crashing into stumps. Absolutely no chance, and an abysmal tour comes to an end for Dhawan. Anderson on 562 wickets; 1 away from equalling McGrath. 2 away from beating him. Dhawan lbw b Anderson 1(6)

Anderson to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

2.2
0
Anderson to Dhawan, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, angling in from round the wicket, absolutely no width on offer, as Dhawan takes a little hop on the spot to get on top of the bounce and pushes it back down the wicket
2.1
0
Anderson to Dhawan, no run, back of a length delivery on the hips, tucked off a side-on stance whilst standing tall on the back foot in front of square leg

Most catches for a fielder in a series:
15 Jack Gregory vs Eng, 1920/21
14 G Chappell vs Eng, 1974/75
14 KL RAHUL vs Eng, 2018 *

1.6
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, gets too far across once again, Broad fires it in full on middle and leg searching for LBW, Rahul manages to get back in line with his head falling over into the off-side, and punches it to mid-on with that custom T20 O-grip
1.5
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, short of length delivery but angling down leg-side, Rahul plays a mock-glance, as it sails through to the 'keeper
1.4
0
Broad to Rahul, no run, the dreaded O-grip from Rahul again, on a good length, Rahul steps across and has a short-arm jab coming in from gully into the on-side for a block. Looks a good candidate for LBW and bowled right now
1.3
1
Broad to Dhawan, 1 run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Dhawan stays on the back foot and taps it on the head towards point for a single. Played right under his eyes
1.2
0
Broad to Dhawan, no run, back of a length delivery marginally wide outside off and Dhawan just steps across to let it go through
1.1
0
Broad to Dhawan, no run, round the wicket from wide of the crease, angling in on a good length and straightening, Dhawan gets across and shoulders arms

Stuart Broad, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, short and wide, seaming sharply away, Rahul suddenly visualizes himself in red'n'silver, slashes at this one hard outside off, misses it completely
0.5
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, good length delivery on off-stump, a hint of straightening in the air, Rahul shuffles across in his trigger, and defends it with an O-grip. Late block
0.4
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, away-swing from the arm and some nip away off a length as well, too wide outside off to cause any trouble, and left alone comfortably by Rahul
0.3
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, good length delivery just outside off and seaming away, straightening, Rahul stays in the crease to defend it hurriedly
0.2
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, ah, the leave! An away-swinger, seaming away off the deck, Rahul shuffles across and executes a well-judged leave outside off
0.1
0
Anderson to Rahul, no run, short of length delivery just outside off, Rahul punches it off the back foot to the right of a diving point fielder

Rahul and Dhawan are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Anderson will open the attack