England beat India by 60 runs in the 4th Test match to seal the series by 3-1: In the third session of the match, English spinner Moeen Ali wreak havoc the Indian middle order and picked up 4 wickets for 71 runs in his 26 overs. Performing equally well, English pacers James Anderson picked up 2, Stuart Broad 1, Sam Curran 1 and Ben Stokes dismissed 2 wickets.
Captain Virat Kohli (58) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s (51) could not manage to avoid the 3rd defeat of the series. The lower-middle order and tail waged as the no except R Ashwin looked confident in front of the English bowling line-up.
Youngster Rishabh Pant once again wasted a good opportunity to prove his ability and skills. Pant, who was expected to bat maturely with Ajinkya Rahane, scored only 18 runs.
The second session of the day 4 ended in favour of team India as captain Virat Kohli played an important 58 runs inning off 130 balls with four boundaries, which helped team India to score 124 runs. With the captain, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane played a steady inning (44 not out).
At lunch, India scored 46 runs with the loss of 3 crucial wickets in the 4th test match against England at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.
In the first session of India’s innings, visitors lost early wickets of Kl Rahul (0), Cheteshwar Pujara (5) and Shikhar Dhawan (17). Right now skipper Virat Kohli (10) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (13) are present on the crease and trying to build up a much-needed partnership.
Earlier, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami started the day for his side on a positive note as he dismissed Stuart Broad on the first delivery of the day. Stuart Broad makes his way back to the pavilion on a duck. Soon after Broad’s dismissal, Ishant Sharma’s powerful throw provided another breakthrough for the visitors as Sam Curran got run out on 46 runs.
England set a target of 245 runs for India after their second innings in the 4th test match.
India vs England, 4th Test match, Day 4 LIVE updates
England seal the test series by 3-1 against India
England beat India by 60 runs
England defeated India by 60 runs. R Ashwin was the last man to get out after scoring 25 runs.
India need 62 runs
R Ashwin is still fighting like a warrior. India need 62 runs to win, England need 1 wicket.
England need 1 wicket to win
The English team need one more wicket to mark the victory and secure the 4th test match against India.
England need 1 wicket to win
Last man Jasprit Bumrah comes to bat. India 163/9, need 80 runs to win, Jasprit Bumrah 0, R Ashwin 4
9th down for India
Moeen Ali gets one more wicket for England. Mohammed Shami out for 8 runs off 11 balls. India 163/9, need 80 runs to win, Jasprit Bumrah 0, R Ashwin 4
India in trouble
India in trouble as the middle order collapsed like a house of cards. India 160/8 (63 overs) Mohammed Shami 5, R Ashwin 4, India need 85 runs to win
Birthday boy Ishant Sharma out for a duck. Pacer Ben Stokes gets the wicket of Ishant Sharma. India 154/8, India need 91 runs to win
A big set back for India as Ajinkya Rahane make his way back to the pavilion after playing a good knock for India. India 153/7, need 92 runs to win, Ajinkya Rahane 51, R Ashwin 2, India vs England, 4th Test match, Day 4 LIVE updates
R Ashwin comes to bat
R Ashwin will replace Rishabh Pant, who went back to the pavillion after scoring 18 runs off 12 balls. India need 95 runs to win.
Moeen Ali gets the wicket of Rishabh Pant. Another set back for team India as they lose quick wickets. India need 99 runs to win.
Half-century for Ajinkya Rahane
Batsman Ajinkya Rahane raises his bat after completing the half-century off 147 balls with 1 boundary. India 146/5 (57 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 50, Rishabh Pant 14, India need 99 runs to win
India need 103 runs to win
Team India need 105 runs to win with 5 wickets in hand. India 142/5 (56 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 49, Rishabh Pant 11, India need 103 runs to win
Rishabh Pant walks in to bat
Youngster Rishabh Pant walks in to bat with Ajinkya Rahane.
England get another wicket. Hardik Pandya went back to the pavilion without scoring. India 127/5 (53.3 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 45, Hardik Pandya 0, India need 118 runs to win
India scored 124 runs at the tea on the Day 4 of the 4th Test match against England at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton. India need 119 runs to win.
Hardik Pandya comes to bat
Hardik Pandya replaces Virat Kohli, who was dismissed on spinning delivery from Moeen Ali and take the edge of the glove. Virat out for 58 runs off 130 balls. India need 120 runs to win.
Virat Kohli out!!! Moeen Ali dismisses Indian skipper Virat Kohli for 58 runs off 130 balls
India need 122 runs to win
After the play of 50 overs, team India scored 123 runs in the second innings of the 4th test match against England. India need 122 runs to win.
Virat raises his bat after half-century
Indian skipper has been playing an important inning so far and completed his half-century off 114 balls.
India 108/3 (45 overs), need 137 runs to win
The hard work from the captain and vice-captain has brought team India close to the target of 246 runs. India 108/3 (45 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 38, Virat Kohli 47, India need 137 runs to win
Hundred up for India
With Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane's steady innings, India has crossed the 100 run mark and need 143 runs to win
India need 150 runs to win
Virat Kohli and men need only 150 runs to win the 4th test match against England, while English team need to dismiss 7 more wickets.
English spinner Rashid Ali bowls another maiden over for England. India 95/3 (41 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 31, Virat Kohli 41, India need 150 runs to win
India 95/3 (40 overs)
Team India is now moving closer to the 100 run mark. Captain and vice-captain have managed to steady the innings. India 95/3 (40 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 31, Virat Kohli 41, India need 150 runs to win
India 86/3 (38 over)
Ajinkya Rahane 27, Virat Kohli 35, India need 160 runs to win, India vs England, 4th Test match, Day 4 LIVE updates
India 74/3 (35 overs), need 171 runs to win
Spin attack from both ends for England. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are trying to trap the India batsmen with turning balls. India 74/3 (35 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 24, Virat Kohli 27, India need 171 runs to win
India 72/3 (32 overs)
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are playing and building a partnership slowly and steadily. India 72/3 (32 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 23, Virat Kohli 26, India need 173 runs to win
Moeen Ali has been bowling a tight spell. Another maiden over for England, India 64/3 (29 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 19, Virat Kohli 22, India need 181 runs to win
India need 181 runs
Team India need 181 runs to surpass England's total of 244 runs. India 64/3 (28 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 19, Virat Kohli 22, India need 181 runs to win
India 64/3 (27 overs)
Ajinkya Rahane 19 and Virat Kohli 22 are playing steady innings for India, need 185 runs to win the 4th Test match against England at the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.
India 60/3 (25 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 19, Virat Kohli 18, India need 185 runs to win
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are holding the fort for India. Visitors need 185 runs to win with 7 wickets in hand.
Half-century for India
With Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane's 15 runs each contribution, India crossed the 50 runs mark. India 53/3 (23.3 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 15, Virat Kohli 15, India need 192 runs to win
India 49/3 (22 overs)
India now need 196 runs to win the 4th test match, while England need to dismiss India's 7 more wickets.
2nd session of the Day 4 begins
The play resumes after lunch on the Day 4 of the 4th Test match between India and England.
At the lunch on the day 4, India need 199 runs with 7 wickets in hands.India 46/3 (20 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 13, Virat Kohli 10, India need 199 runs to win
Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Ishant Sharma on his birthday
India 46/3 (20 overs)
After the 20 overs, team India has scored 46 runs and now moving inches closer to the victory line. India 46/3 (20 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 13, Virat Kohli 10, India need 199 runs to win
India 42/3 (17 overs)
Skipper Virat Kohli (10) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (09) are now rotating the strike and dealing in singles and doubles. India need 203 runs to win
India 31/3 (15 overs)
English pacers have been using the new ball effectively, which provided 3 early breakthroughs for the hosts. India 31/3 (15 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 04, Virat Kohli 04, India need 214 runs to win
India 29/3 (13 overs)
Captain and vice-captain are trying to steady the ship and eying to build a much-needed partnership. India 29/3 (13 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 04, Virat Kohli 03, India need 220 runs to win
India 25/3 (11 overs) Ajinkya Rahane 02, Virat Kohli 01, India need 220 runs to win
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane need to build a good partnership from here.India 25/3, Ajinkya Rahane 02, Virat Kohli 01, India need 220 runs to win, India vs England, 4th Test match, Day 4 LIVE updates
India need 220 runs to win
Skipper Virat Kohli has to play a big here as the responsibility to rescue the team and bag the 4th test match against England is now on his shoulders.
Another set back for India
James Anderson gets his second wicket, this time he traps Shikhar Dhawan. India 22/3, Ajinkya Rahane 00, Virat Kohli 00, India need 223 runs to win.
Virat comes to bat
India skipper Virat Kohli steps in to bat following the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara (05). India 17/2, Shikhar Dhawan 12, Cheteshwar Pujara 05, India need 228 runs to win
Cheteshwar Pujara LBW!!! James Anderson gets the second breakthrough for England. India 17/2, Shikhar Dhawan 12, Cheteshwar Pujara 05, India need 228 runs to win
India 12/1 (5 overs), need 233 runs to win
After the 5 overs, team India scored 12 runs with a loss of wicket of Kl Rahul (00). India 12/1, Shikhar Dhawan 09, Cheteshwar Pujara 03, India need 233 runs to win.
Stuart Broad takes the revenge
English pacer Stuart Broad, who got out on the first delivery of the day, took the revenge by dismissing KL Rahul early. India need 234 runs to win.
Pujara replaces Kl Rahul
After the early dismissal of opener Kl Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara makes his way to the crease to bat for India. India need 236 runs to win.
A big set back for India as the opener KL Rahul makes his way back to the pavilion for a duck. India 4/1, Shikhar Dhawan 04, Cheteshwar Pujara 00, India need 241 runs to win