India vs England, 4th Test, Day 1 Live Cricket Updates: England In Control At Oval, India 122/6 At Tea

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

  • 20:16 (IST)

    Tea !

    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

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    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

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    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

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    India Reach 100 !

    Kohli and Rahane are batting cautiously as India reach the 100-run mark

    IND 100/4 after 38.5 overs

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    Four !

    Kohli moves to 45 with a superb cover drive off Anderson

    IND 96/4 after 37.2 overs

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    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

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    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

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    Rahane Survives !

    Rahane reviews successfully as the decision is reversed

    Umpire had given LBW off Woakes bowling

    IND 73/4 after 32 overs

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    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

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    Kohli Dropped !

    Root drops Kohli off Woakes’ bowling at first slip as India get a let off

    IND 69/3 after 28 overs

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    Four !

    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

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    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

  • 18:15 (IST)

    Session 2 Beings !

    Chris Woakes starts after Lunch

    A crucial session this for India

    IND 58/3 after 25.3 overs

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    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

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    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

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    Four !

    Kohli uses his wrist against Anderson to hit a magnificent boundary straight on the on-side

    IND 38/2 after 18 overs

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    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

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    Drinks Taken – 6 back-to-back Maidens !

    Drinks !

    England have bowled six back-to-back maidens and are clearly on top

    IND 28/1 after 13 overs

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    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

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    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

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    Four !

    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

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    Four !

    KL Rahul is making his intentions pretty clear, hits another boundary off Anderson

    IND 17/0 after 5 overs

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    Twin Fours !

    2 fours in successive balls by Rahul off Anderson

    IND 9/0 after 2.2 overs 

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    Maiden – Ollie Robinson !

    Pacer Ollie Robinson starts from where he left off

    Maiden to start with

    IND 1/0 after 2 overs

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    Good Start By James Anderson !

    Anderson bowls a perfect first over – Tight line and length

    IND 1/0 after 1 over

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    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

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    England Playing XI !

    Here’s England’s Final XI

    Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope came in place of Sam Curran and Jos Buttler

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    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

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    The series is level at 1-1 and it promises to be another exciting contest

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