IND vs ENG Live Score: Ollie Robinson took the all-important wicket of skipper Virat Kohli for 50 runs.© AFP
India lost the wickets of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession as England bowlers jolted the visitors with regular intervals in the second session on Day 1 of the fourth Test at The Oval. At Tea, India were placed at 122/6 after 51 overs. Kohli was dismissed by Ollie Robinson while Rahane departed off Craig Overton’s bowling to put India on the backfoot. Pacers Robinson and James Anderson all joined the party early on as England got rid of the top-order cheaply in the first session. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started well but lost their wickets soon after as Cheteshwar Pujara was fell without adding much to the scorecard. At Tea, Rishabh Pant was in the middle with Shardul Thakur. Earlier, England captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl. Kohli brought in Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur in place of Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma while for England, Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope came in place of Sam Curran and Jos Buttler for this Test. After losing the third Test match by an innings and 76 runs in Leeds, India will be looking to make a strong comeback. Root led from the front as the hosts outclassed India at Headingley to level the five-match series 1-1. (LIVE SCORECARD)
England vs India, 4th Test, Day 1 Live Cricket Updates From The Oval, London
Tea Taken !
India go to Tea having lost their skipper Virat Kohli as well as his deputy Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession
Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur are at the crease with England clearly dominating play
IND 122/6 after 51 overs
— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2021
England Bowlers Keeping It Tight !
England bowlers are keeping it tight as Rahane and Pant are fighting hard to get runs under their belt
IND 111/5 after 48.4 overs
Rahane – Pant Need To Bat Cautiously !
A lot rests on Pant and Rahane now as India will look to bat out the session and go to Tea without further loss of wicket
IND 106/5 after 45.2 overs
India Reach 100 !
Kohli and Rahane are batting cautiously as India reach the 100-run mark
IND 100/4 after 38.5 overs
Kohli moves to 45 with a superb cover drive off Anderson
IND 96/4 after 37.2 overs
Twin Fours !
Kohli flicks Robinson off the pads for a boundary on the leg-side and then drives him again on the off to release some pressure
IND 91/4 after 36.4 overs
Woakes Keeping It Tight !
Woakes is keeping things tight for both Kohli and Rahane as India look to build a partnership
IND 79/4 after 34 overs
Rahane Survives !
Rahane reviews successfully as the decision is reversed
Umpire had given LBW off Woakes bowling
IND 73/4 after 32 overs
India Need Partnership !
Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli will need to put on a big partnership to avoid any further loss of wickets
IND 72/4 after 31 overs
Kohli Dropped !
Root drops Kohli off Woakes’ bowling at first slip as India get a let off
IND 69/3 after 28 overs
Jadeja edges Overton for a boundary behind the stumps
Luck going India’s way despite there being 3 slips and a gully
IND 64/3 after 26.5 overs
Craig Overton From The Other End !
Craig Overton starts from the other end
Some really baffling decisions from the Indian camp today – No R Ashwin in the playing XI and sending R Jadeja ahead of Rahane in the batting order
Only time will tell if Kohli and the think tank went the right way
IND 60/3 after 26.2 overs
Session 2 Beings !
Chris Woakes starts after Lunch
A crucial session this for India
IND 58/3 after 25.3 overs
Lunch – 4th Test, Day 1 !
Lunch Taken !
Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson and James Anderson all joined the party as England got rid of the top-order cheaply to put India on the backfoot
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started well but fell in quick succession along with Cheteshwar Pujara
IND are 54/3 after 25 overs
Virat Kohli 18*
Ravindra Jadeja 2*
Earlier, England captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl
Kohli brought in Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur in place of Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma
England brought in Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope in place of Sam Curran and Jos Buttler
That will be Lunch on Day 1 of the 4th Test.
After being put into bat #TeamIndia are 54/3.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 2, 2021
Anderson vs Kohli !
Anderson and Kohli are at it again with both greats trying to outwit each other
IND 39/2 after 19.3 overs
Kohli uses his wrist against Anderson to hit a magnificent boundary straight on the on-side
IND 38/2 after 18 overs
India Need Partnership !
Skipper Virat Kohli is looking a bit tentative at the start and would want to calm his nerves with some runs under his belt
Need a partnership with Pujara here
IND 34/2 after 16 overs
Drinks Taken – 6 back-to-back Maidens !
England have bowled six back-to-back maidens and are clearly on top
IND 28/1 after 13 overs
2 Maidens !
Two back-to-back maidens from England bowlers after Rohit’s wicket
India will be looking to rotate strike and keep the scoreboard ticking as well
Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul need a partnership going
IND 28/1 after 11 overs
Chris Woakes Into The Attack !
Joe Root brings in Chris Woakes as first change after Rahul and Rohit give India a good start
IND 28/0 after 8 overs
Rohit Sharma’s shot falls short off Anderson and runs away to another four
Big let off this against Robinson’s bowling
IND 21/0 after 6 overs
KL Rahul is making his intentions pretty clear, hits another boundary off Anderson
IND 17/0 after 5 overs
Twin Fours !
2 fours in successive balls by Rahul off Anderson
IND 9/0 after 2.2 overs
Maiden – Ollie Robinson !
Pacer Ollie Robinson starts from where he left off
Maiden to start with
IND 1/0 after 2 overs
Good Start By James Anderson !
Anderson bowls a perfect first over – Tight line and length
IND 1/0 after 1 over
4th Test, Day 1 Begins !
Openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma start India’s innings against James Anderson
Hint of movement from the first ball
IND 0/0 after 0.1 overs
England Playing XI !
Here’s England’s Final XI
Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope came in place of Sam Curran and Jos Buttler
Eng Win Toss, Opt To Bowl !
Joe Root has won the toss and England will be bowling first
Overcast Conditions so it will be tough again for the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the fourth Test between India and England, set to get underway at The Oval
The series is level at 1-1 and it promises to be another exciting contest
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