For the first time since 1986, India have managed to win more than a single Test on a tour to England as Virat Kohli‘s team take a 2-1 lead in the series with one remaining game in Manchester to be played.
India bagged all 10 English wickets in the second innings on Day 5, Monday. Chasing 368, England started the day with perhaps victory in mind at 77/0; the opener partnership grew to 100 runs before Shardul Thakur made the first breakthrough removing Rory Burns after the left-hander notched up his fifty. Dawid Malan ran himself out ahead of Lunch and India could sense the panic station blowing off in the hosts camp.
The second session blew off England and an Indian victory was certain by the end of it. India went on to take 6 wickets in the second session.
Ravindra Jadeja got rid of half-centurion Haseeb Hameed and Moeen Ali. Those two wickets flanked Jasprit Bumrah brace as he burst through the defences of Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow.
Thakur would return for only his second spell after the 80th over getting the prized scalp of Joe Root before Umesh Yadav dismissed Chris Woakes at the stroke of Tea.
Yadav, who is playing his first Test this year, wrapped things up quickly in the third session with a couple more to his name – those of Craig Overton and James Anderson – as India go 2-1 up. Rohit Sharma, for his century in India’s second innings, was named the Player Of The Match.
ICC World Test Championship 2021–23: Updated points table after India’s win at The Oval
India earned 12 points for the win and they took up the top position in the ICC World Test Championship(2021-23) points table with 54.17 percentage of points won (PCT) – ahead of Pakistan’s 50 and West Indies’ 50 PCT.
The fifth Test match at Old Trafford is scheduled to commence on September 10th.
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