New Delhi: Team India defeated hosts England by 157 runs in the fourth test match played at the Oval ground. With this, the Indian team is now ahead 2-1 in the 5-match series. Looking at the condition of the pitch on the fifth day, it seemed that the England team would either win this match comfortably or this match would be a draw. But the bowlers of Team India completely turned the match in favor of India.
Let us tell you that in this victory, a player also played a big role, who initially created a lot of ruckus when he was given a place in the playing 11 of the fourth Test. Big legends were criticizing Virat Kohli for the team selection, but later they all calmed down after seeing the result of this match.
One ball of this player turned the match
Captain Kohli has been giving Team India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja a place over the legendary spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin in this entire series itself. For this reason, big stalwarts raised questions on Kohli’s decision in the first three Test matches. But in the fourth Test, Jadeja did a great job in helping India win the match. Actually England’s opening batsman Haseeb Hameed was playing after scoring 63 runs. Like on the fourth day, on the fifth day also the Indian bowlers failed to put any pressure on Hameed.
But just after lunch, Jadeja came to bowl and he bowled Hameed and gave Team India a great comeback. This was the 61st over of England’s innings and the way Jadeja’s third ball turned around after taking the tap, Hameed kept watching. From here, Team India managed to put pressure on England and later won the match. Apart from Hameed, Jadeja also dismissed England’s dangerous all-rounder Moeen Ali.
Strong performance by bowlers
In this match, Team India had set a target of 368 runs in front of England. In the beginning, the English team seemed to have the upper hand. But after lunch, the bowlers reversed the course of the match. Shardul Thakur gave the first blow to England, after which the players breathed a sigh of relief. By lunch, England had lost two wickets and the match could have gone to anyone. But after lunch the Indian bowlers did wonders.
Bumrah and Jadeja did not allow the England batsmen to stay at the crease. At the right time, both the bowlers ensured victory for the team. Bumrah appeared in his form and bowled two batsmen. Jadeja also spread the magic of his spin. After that, Shardul Thakur dismissed captain Joe Root and brought Team India closer to victory. Umesh Yadav also did not lag behind and he also created a ruckus. Jadeja, Bumrah, Shardul took 2-2 wickets in their name. At the same time, Umesh Yadav took the maximum 3 wickets.