IND vs ENG Live: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates a wicket on Day 4 of the fifth Test match, in Chennai.© BCCI
Having lost two wickets, England are still in a dominating position against India on Day 4 of the first Test match. The visitors have a huge lead, and will be aiming to set a target close to 400. Ravichandran Ashwin took the wickets of Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley. England currently have Joe Root and Daniel Lawrence batting for them, and the duo will be aiming to add more runs to the scoreboard. The hosts wrapped up their first innings early in Day 4, after scoring 337 runs in 95.5 overs. The hosts put in a decent display with Washington Sundar remaining unbeaten after scoring 85 runs from 138 balls. The all-rounder built a decent partnership with Ashwin. The partnership ended with the departure of Ashwin, and Sundar wasn’t supported by the other tailenders, who lost their wickets in quick succession. Jack Leach finally opened up his wicket-tally, registering the dismissals of Ashwin and Shahbaz Nadeem. Meanwhile, James Anderson took the wickets of Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. The visitors will be aiming to torment India more with the bat. Meanwhile, the hosts will be aiming to grab quick wickets and leak fewer runs. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium
A full and straight delivery by Ishant. Root guides it to deep midwicket for a single.
Nadeem tosses it outside off. Root smacks it with power to the midwicket fence for a four!
Nadeem tosses it up, outside off. Root uses his wrists to sweep it through square leg. FOUR!
OUT! Dominic Sibley c Cheteshwar Pujara b Ravichandran Ashwin 16 (37)
Ashwin floats it up on the middle, around the wicket. Sibley inside edges it to leg slip for a catch.
In walks, Joe Root.
Sibley attacks this flat delivery. He goes on one knee and sweeps it past Pujara at leg-slip for four!
Nadeem tosses it outside off. Lawrence drives it to the left of mid-off off the front foot. One run.
Ashwin delivers a short ball. Lawrence uses the bounce to glance it through square leg for a single.
Nadeem tosses it outside off. Lawrence guides it to the right of the fielder at point. Misfielding gives England a single.
Nadeem delivers a shorter delivery, outside off. Sibley uses its width to smack it to the left of short cover for a four!
Sibley inside edges this delivery by Ashwin, behind square leg for two runs.
Nadeem tosses it up, outside off. Sibley hits it towards cover for a single.
A full ball by Nadeem, and Sibley hits it straight of mid-off for a single.
Ashwin tosses it outside off. Lawrence guides it between midwicket and mid-on for a four!
The action resumes!
Dom Sibley and Dan Lawrence to resume batting for England. Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl for India.
No run, ENG: 1/1 | Lunch, lead by 242 runs
A flat length delivery by Nadeem, spinning away outside off. Sibley leaves it alone.
Its Lunch time now. England lead by 242 runs, and have lost the wicket of Rory Burns.
OUT! Rory Burns c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 (1)
GETS BURNS IN THE FIRST BALL!
Ashwin tosses it from round the wicket. Burns defends it, but the ball spins away and snicks the shoulder of the bat. It goes to the left of slip, where Rahane does the rest.
In walks, Dan Lawrence.
The action resumes!
Rory Burns and Dom Sibley will begin England’s second innings. Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl with the new ball for India.
OUT! Jasprit Bumrahh c Ben Stokes b James Anderson 0 (2), IND: 337/10
A full delivery by Anderson, around off. Bumrah outside edges it low to the right of slip. Stokes put in a reactionary dive to catch it.
India have scored 337 in 95.5 overs. They trail by 241 runs.
Also, England haven’t enforced the follow-on.
Root tossed it closer to off stump. Sundar hits it high down the ground with ease, to the left of long-off for a six!
Root floats it up, wide of off stump. Sundar slams it on his back knee, in the gap to the left of deep cover for a four!
OUT! Ishant Sharma c Ollie Pope b James Anderson
A slower bouncer by Anderson. Ishant goes on the front foot, but is taken aback by the turn, and defends it awkwardly to short leg for an easy catch.
In walks, Jasprit Bumrah.
Ishant attacks this delivery by Leach on the turn. He smacks it over the square leg umpire for a four!
A full delivery by Anderson, in off stump. Sundar drives it back over the bowler and clears the boundary with ease for a six! MAGNIFICIENT!
OUT! Shahbaz Nadeem c Ben Stokes b Jack Leach 0 (12)
ANOTHER ONE ON DAY 4 FOR LEACH!
A length delivery, which was spinning away from off stump. Nadeem tried to defend it, but the ball goes down low to slip, where Stokes does the rest.
In walks, Ishant Sharma.
FOUR! India need 71 runs to avoid follow-on!
Archer offers width in this delivery, outside off. Sundar opens the face of his bat and smacks it between slip and gully for a four!
No run, IND: 308/7
Leach bowls a full delivery on middle stump. Nadeem drives it down towards Sundar. No run.
India are 308 for seven after 89 overs.
A full delivery by Arhcer, from around the wicket. Sundar cuts it, but misses it. He misses to outside edge it too.
OUTTT! Ravichandran Ashwin c Jack Buttler b Jack Leach 31 (91)
A quick delivery by Leach, spinning in towards off. Ashwin tries to poke at it, but he misses it. It snicks off the glove, and Buttler does the rest.
In walks, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Back of a length by Archer, and its a straight delivery. Ashwin edges it between lone slip and gully for a four!
A length delivery by Archer, outside off. Ashwin drives it through the covers for a four!
A full ball by Anderson, outside off. Ashwin moves forward and guides it to the left of short cover for a four!
FOUR! WHAT A SHOT!
Archer delivers a full ball, on middle. Sundar goes forward and dispatches it between the bowler and Ashwin for a four!
Anderson pitches it up, outside off. Its swinging away and Sundar ignores it.
Leach overpitches his delivery, outside off. Sundar guides it through the line for a four! REACHES HIS SECOND HALF-CENTURY IN ONLY HIS SECOND TEST!
One run, IND: 279/6
A full toss floated on middle by Bess. Sundar hits it to long-on for a single. After 79 overs, India are 279 for six.
A short delivery by Bess. Sundar cuts it through the gap at cover. Also beats the diving short cover and cover fielder. FOUR!
SIX! IND: 273/6
Not a good delivery by Bess. Ashwin goes down the track and sends it over long-on for a six!
After 77 overs, India are 273 for six.
A full toss by Bess, which Sundar smacks it to the left of the bowler for a four!
A short delivery by Bess. Sundar guides it to the right of short cover for a four!
Bess tosses up a turning delivery, down leg. Ashwin defends it to leg. No run.
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