India Lost The Series From England, Losing By 60 Runs In The Fourth Test; Moeen Ali Man Of The Match, Taking 9 Wickets.

India vs England fourth Test Day 4

  • Moeen Ali captured Captain Virat Kohli and Vice-Captain Ajinkya Rahane’s key wickets.
  • Moeen Ali also had 8 wickets against India in the 2014 Southampton Test.
  • This is the second time in 40 years when India lost two matches of a series less than 100 runs (31 and 60 runs).
  • In 1977-78, India had lost two Tests against Australia by a difference of 16 and 47 runs.

Southampton: India lost the fourth test against England by 60 runs. Chasing the target 246 runs, Team India returned to the pavilion at 184 runs. WIth this, England achieved an unbeatable 3-1 lead in the series. India has not won the series in England for the last 12 years. During this time India lost three-Test series.  Team India won the series 1-0 in England in 2007.

Virat Kohli scored the highest of 58 runs in India’s second innings in this Test. Ajinkya Rahane contributed 51 runs. Moeen Ali was the most successful bowler taking 9 wickets in the match for England. He took 9 wickets in both innings with a total of 49 runs.  In the first innings, 5 players were out and 4 players were out in the second innings. In the second innings, James Anderson and Ben Stokes also took 2-2 wickets. Losing 3 wickets at 122 runs at a time, India looking to win, lost their last 7 wickets 19 overs in 61 runs.

In 2018, achieving the goal of below 250, India missed three times: This is the only 10th chance in Test history when India could not achieve the goal of fewer than 250 runs. However, it is fourth in the captaincy of Kohli and this is the third chance in 2018 when India could not achieve less than 250 targets.

Kohli as the captain, who scored the fastest 4,000 runs: India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest player to score 4,000 runs as captain. He played just 65 innings for this. Before them, this record was named after West Indian Brian Lara. Lara touched this figure in 71 innings. Apart from this, Virat, who made more than 500 runs in a Test series in England, became the sixth foreigner and first Asian captain too.

England collapsed at the start of the fourth day: Earlier England’s second innings was reduced to 271. On the first ball of the day, Shami dismissed Broad. After this, Sam Curran was run out in an attempt to make 2 runs fastly on Ashwin’s fastball. They scored 46 runs. In this way, India got the target of 245 runs to win.

Jos Buttler became the most successful batsman for England by 69 runs. At one stage, England’s half team had returned to the pavilion at 122 runs. After this, Buttler first shared with Stokes and then Curran. Mohammad Shami was the most successful bowler from India. He got four wickets. Apart from Shami, Ishant took two wickets. Apart from Buttler, in the last innings, Moeen Ali, the best batsman to bat, caught by KL Rahul in the slip. With this, Rahul became the 11th Indian player to take the maximum number of catches in a series in England.

England reaches the respectable score, thanks to Curran: Despite the poor performance 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.


India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (Wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jaspreet Bumrah, KL Rahul.

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (Captain), Johnny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Ben Stokes.

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