Fourth Test Second Day: England 6/0 In The Second Innings, India Scored 273 Runs In The First Innings By Pujara’s Century.
- In the Test played in 2014 in Southampton, England defeated India by 266 runs.
- Virat Kohli, the Asian Captain who has scored the most runs in a series ‘Host’ countries.
- Part of South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia host with a fast and bouncy pitch.
Southampton: On the second play of the Fourth Test, England scored 6 runs without losing any wicket in their second innings. Alastair Cook scored 2 runs and Keaton Jennings scored 4 runs returned unbeaten. Before this, Cheteshwar Pujara’s combative century helped India to score 273 runs. India also got a 27 runs lead over England. During his unbeaten innings of 132 runs, Pujara scored 16 boundaries. Captain Virat Kohli contributed 46 runs in the team score. On the other hand, Moeen Ali took 5 wickets. He dismissed Pant, Pandya, Ashwin, Shami, Ishant.
Pujara’s partnership with 9 different players: Pujara’s century after 5 years outside Asia. Before that, he made a century in Johannesburg against South Africa in December 2013. After KL Rahul wicket falling, Pujara came to bat at number three. During his innings, he shared partnership with 9 different players. Pujara’s longest partnership with Kohli was of 92 runs. Even for the last wicket, Pujara added 46 runs with Bumrah. However, Bumrah’s contribution was just 6 runs.
Kohli is the second fastest Indian to make 6000 runs: Kohli completed his 6th run in the innings and Kohli became the 10th Indian player to score 6000 runs. He achieved this achievement in his 119th innings. Kohli is just behind Gavaskar to complete the fastest 6000 runs, who had taken 117 innings to reach this figure. Before this, after KL Rahul (19) Stuart Broad made Buttler to caught Shikhar Dhawan on 23 runs and gave two big strokes to India.
England reaches the respectable score, thanks to Curran: Despite the poor performances of openers and middle order on the first day, England scored 246 runs in the first innings thanks to Sam Curran’s 78 and Moeen Ali’s 40. Bumrah was the most successful bowler from India. He took three wickets. Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, and Ashwin took 2-2 wickets. Ishant completes 250 wickets in his Test career by taking the wicket of Captain Joe Root. Only the Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan were able to touch this figure for India among the fast bowlers.
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