England Won The Oval Test, India Lost The Series By 1-4, Anderson Becomes The Fastest Bowler To Take More Wickets.
- Rishabh became the first Indian Test wicketkeeper to score a century in England, the first run of his career was also made by a six.
- England’s Sam Curran and #Virat Kohli were selected as Player of the Series.
- Alistair Cook, who retired from international #cricket, became player of the match.
London: England defeated India by 118 runs in the Oval Test. With this, England won the five-Test series by 4-1. This is the 11th Test defeat to India in England in the last seven years. England won the series by 4-0 in 2011 and by 3-1 in 2014. England’s #James Anderson (564 wickets) became the highest wicket-taker in the world. He left behind Australia’s Glenn McGrath (563 wickets). In this Test, England won the toss and decided to bat first. England declared 332 in the first innings and 423/8 in the second innings. India scored 292 runs in the first innings and 345 runs in the second innings. In the second innings, India’s #KL Rahul (149) was the top scorer. Apart from them, Rishabh Pant (114) made his first Test century.
Rishabh joins the club of Kapil, Irfan, Harbhajan: Rishabh completed the century with a six. He also made the first run of his career through sixes. Prior to Rishabh, Kapil Dev, Irfan Pathan, and Harbhajan Singh also made their first Test century by hitting six. Rahul scored his fifth Test century. He is the first Indian opener to score a century in this series. Rahul is India’s third opener to score a century in fourth innings. Before him, Sunil Gavaskar and Shikhar Dhawan have done it three more times, respectively. Apart from Rahul and Rishabh, #Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja have reached the tenth digit. India’s four players returned to the pavilion without scoring any runs.
Rahul-Rahane shared 100+ partnerships: Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane shared 118 runs for the fourth wicket. When the team score was 120, Rahane (37) was dismissed on Moeen Ali’s delivery. After a run, Hanuma Vihari returned to the pavilion without scoring any run on Ben Stokes’s ball. Hanuma has debuted this Test in this match. He scored 56 runs in the first innings. England declared at 332 in the first innings and 423/8 in the second innings. India scored 292 runs in the first innings.
Rahul scored the century after two years: Rahul scored a Test century after 20 months and 28 innings. He last made a century in December 2016. Then he scored 199 against England in Chennai. He is the first Indian opener even before making 50 or more runs in this Test series.
Curran is the world’s second young cricketer: Sam Curran (272 runs and 11 wickets) is the second youngest cricketer to take more than 250 runs in a series and take 10 wickets. At the beginning of the series, his age was 20 years and 59 days. Record of achieving this achievement at the youngest age is the name of Kapil Dev of India. He took 329 runs and 17 wickets in the series against the West Indies in 1978/79. Then, at the beginning of the series, his age was 19 years 329 days.
Record in Oval: Both teams played 13 Test matches at Oval. England won five. India only won a Test. India defeated England by four wickets in 1971. There were seven matches draw between the two teams. Talking about the last two matches at Oval, India lost the inning and by 8 runs in 2011 and lost the inning and by 244 runs in 2014.
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