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India Need 157 Runs To Win Nottingham Test, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Aug 8, 2021 12:02 am
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Team India has tightened the grip on the first Test match against England in Nottingham at the stumps of day four. India need 157 runs to win the first Test at Trend Bridge while England need to take nine Indian wickets before they reach the target. It is all set for a gripping final day of the series opener.

Jasprit Bumrah takes five more wickets in the second innings

England started the day at 25/0 with Rory Burns and Dom Sibley in the middle. They added 12 more runs in their overnight score before Burns got out to Mohammed Siraj. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Zak Crawley in the next over to turn things around.

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England skipper Joe Root backed up his first innings’ fifty with yet another sparkling knock. He added 89 runs for the third wicket with Sibley before Bumrah removed the latter. However, Root was unmoved by the things happening at the other end.

Jonny Bairstow played some shots but was caught near the boundary ropes by Ravindra Jadeja off Siraj. Shardul Thakur, then, removed Joss Buttler and Dan Lawrence in quick succession. Root, meanwhile, notched up his 21st Test century to give his team a handy lead. But Bumrah was exceptional and dismissing the English skipper for 109.

The rest of the batting lineup fell within no time as England managed 303 in the second innings. Bumrah bagged his sixth five-wicket haul and India got a target of 209 to win the first Test match.

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Rohit Sharma started the second innings cautiously but KL Rahul was riding high on confidence after scoring a fine fifty in the first innings. Rahul scored 26 runs in 38 balls before getting out to Stuart Broad, giving him his first wicket in the match.

Cheteshwar Pujara stopped England from making any more inroads and remained unbeaten at the stumps. Pujara and Rohit are batting on 12 as India reached 52/1 at the stumps of day four. India need 157 runs to go 1-0 up in the five-match Test series.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the fourth day’s play;