England with work to do as India dig in

06 September 2021 01:53:46 GMTPlus11
Virat Kohli's side take control of fourth Test

After a good morning session, England's bowlers struggled in the afternoon as India reached 445/8.

England are priced up at 1501.00 to win the Test, with India 1.001 and the draw 51.00.

Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur racked up knocks of 50 and 60 respectively to help push India's lead to 346.

England's bowlers toiled for much of the afternoon before captain Joe Root eventually secured the breakthrough, as Thakur edged a drive to Overton at slip.

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Moeen Ali then got the wicket of Pant, just one ball after he got his half-century up. Ali took a sharp catch to secure the caught and bowled dismissal.

Tail wags again

The vice-captain had earlier missed a good run out chance after Pant was sent back by Thakur, Ali however rushed the throw at one stump and missed. He may have won a foot race to take the bails off before Pant got back into his crease.

After the dismissal of Pant and Thakur, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah took the chance against England's spin attack to attempt to ratchet up the score, with Yadav taking Ali over long-on for six. Bumrah also hit three fours of his own.

The tail, which caused England such problems at Lord's, looked to wag once more and cause more issues for an England side who seemed desperate to begin chasing the total India would set for them.

Chris Woakes still has the best figures of any English bowler, with two wickets for 72 runs from 30 overs.

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