IND vs ENG: Jack Leach celebrates after taking a wicket in the first Test match in Chennai.© BCCI
Losing an early wicket in their second innings, India were put in a difficult position by England on Day 4 of the first Test match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai. The hosts were 39 for one at Stumps and need 381 more runs to win. India had a shaky start to their second innings, losing opener Rohit Sharma to a brilliant delivery from Jack Leach. Rohit could only muster 12 runs from 20 balls before being sent back to the hut. However, Shubman Gill (15) and Cheteshwar Pujara (12) remained unbeaten and ensured there were no more setbacks before the close of play. Earlier on Day 4, England scored 178 runs in their second innings, setting a target of 420 runs. Joe Root was the top performer for the visitors, scoring 40 off 32 deliveries. Ravichandran Ashwin was in top form for India, taking six wickets which included the dismissals of Rory Burns (0), Dom Sibley (16), Ben Stokes (7), Dom Bess (25), Jofra Archer (5) and James Anderson (0). Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets, while Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah chipped in with one each. On Day 5, the hosts will be hoping to build a steady partnership and not lose early wickets. (SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 4 Highlights Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium
No run, IND: 39/1 | Stumps
Bess tosses it towards off stump. There is an extra bounce, and Gill defends it behind the wicket on leg side. No run.
That is end of Day 4, and India are 39 for one at Stumps. The hosts need 381 runs to win.
A short delivery by Leach, spinning away wider. Pujara smacks it to the right of deep point for a double.
No run, IND: 35/1 | Trail by 385 runs
A full delivery by Bess, in from off stump. Gill defends it to short leg. No run.
A good delivery by Anderson. Pujara glances it to deep forward square leg for a single.
OUT!! Rohit Sharma b Jack Leach 12 (20)
ROHIT GETS BEATEN BY THE TURN!
A quick length delivery by by Leach, pitched on leg stump and it strikes the outside of off stump. It just spin past Rohit, who had put his bat to defend! WHAT A WICKET!
In walks, Cheteshwar Pujara.
Archer’s delivery goes on chest height, and Rohit creams it past square leg boundary for a six!
A short delivery by Archer and Rohit mistimes his pull. It hits the toe end of his bat and goes through midwicket for a four!
A full delivery by Leach, angling down leg. Gill slams it away from backward square leg for a four!
A length delivery by Leach, towards middle and leg. Gill straight hits it wide of mid-on.
Leach tosses a good length delivery. Gill slams it to the right of midwicket for a four!
No run, IND: 0/0 | Need 420 runs
Back of a length by Archer, on off stump. Rohit defends it to mid-off. No run. Also a maiden over for Archer.
The action resumes!
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill walk into open the second innings for India. Jofra Archer to bowl for England.
OUT! James Anderson c and b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 (2), ENG: 178 | Lead by 419 runs
Ashwin tosses a length delivery. Anderson gets a leading edge to Ashwin, who catches it.
SIX-WICKET HAUL FOR ASHWIN!
Thats it for England. They lead by 419 runs. India need 420 runs.
OUT! Jofra Archer b Ravichandran Ashwin 5 (10)
Ashwin gets his fifer!
A good delivery by Ashwin, as Archer tries to defend. But the turn makes him miss it, and it hits the stumps. 28th five-wicket haul in Test wicket for Ashwin!
In comes, James Anderson.
A flat delivery by Sundar, in towards leg stump. Archer hits it through midwicket for a single.
A lofted delivery by Nadeem, wide of off stump. Leach smacks it over the fielder at slip for a four!
Not a good delivery by Nadeem. Leach finds the gap to the right of deep midwicket.
OUT! Dom Bess lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 25 (55)
Ashwin tosses up a good delivery. Bess goes to defend it, but the bat gets jammed by the back pad. The ball hit the pad first according to ultra edge and ball tracking shows its out. LBW!
In walks, Jack Leach.
OUT! Jos Buttler st Rishabh Pant b Shahbaz Nadeem 24 (40)
Nadeem pitches this delivery, outside leg. Buttler goes for it, and tries slamming it for a boundary. He misses and Pant does the rest. Takes the bails off!
In walks, Jofra Archer.
A slow delivery tossed up by Ashwin, short and wide. Bess cuts it through the off side for a four!
Nadeem tosses this through outside off. Bess goes low and smacks it over midwicket.
England’s lead crosses the 400-run mark
Nadeem tosses a short delivery, outside off. Bess slams it through the covers for a four!
No run, ENG: 147/6
A good length ball by Ashwin. It goes over Buttler’s bat, and through to the wicketkeeper. No run.
A length ball by Sharma. Buttler glances it to the sweeper. One run.
A good length delivery by Nadeem. Bess guides it to long leg for two runs.
Down the track by Nadeem. Bess lobs it to the right of the leg umpire. One run.
A good length delivery by Bumrah, in at off. Buttler hits it towards sweeper for a single.
Back of a length by Bumrah, Bess guides it to deep midwicket for a single.
One run, ENG: 133/6
A wider delivery by Nadeem. Bess sends it to the square leg region for a single.
England lead by 374 runs.
OUT!!! Ollie Pope c Rohit Sharma b Shahbaz Nadeem 28 (32)
Pope tries to reverse sweep Nadeem once again, but then mistimes his shot. He sends it directly to Rohit at cover for a catch.
In comes, Dom Bess.
A tossed up delivery outside leg by Nadeem. Pope smacks it through the covers. FOUR!
A full and wide delivery by Bumrah. Pope drives it through the extra cover region for a four!
The action resumes!
Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler return to resume batting. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl for India.
No run, ENG: 119/5 | Tea
A full delivery by Ishant, towards off stump. Buttler defends it to cover.
England have scored 119 for five in 27 overs, and lead by 360 runs.
A full delivery by Bumrah, in middle and leg. Buttler guides it between the two short mid-wicket fielders. Two runs.
Nadeem bowls a length delivery, spinning away from off stump. Buttler defends it to backward point.
Down the track by Nadeem, and Buttler smacks it over the long-on boundary for a six! Also, a no ball.
FOUR! ENG: 105/5
A good delivery by Bumrah, as Buttler inside edges it past leg stump. Nadeem tries to stop it with a dive near fine leg, but misses. FOUR!
OUT! Joe Root lbw b Jasprit Bumrah 40 (32)
A quick delivery by Bumrah, back of a length. Root could do nothing about it, as he gets stuck to the crease. He gets hit on the back pad in front of off stump. LBW!
In walks, Jos Buttler.
Back of a length by Bumrah, wider. Root slams it through the vacant point region for a four!
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