Team India showed glimpses of resistance during the third day’s play and had ignited hope among the fans. But England didn’t allow India to make another heroic come back in this Test and taken the remaining eight wickets to win the Test by an innings and 76 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli were the overnight batsmen who had the uphill task to negotiate the opening burst of the new ball. James Anderson and Ollie Robinson were bowling in tandem and the former trapped Pujara for his overnight score of 91, who tried to shoulder arm in incoming delivery.
Virat Kohli played two good-looking shots and notched up his first fifty of the series but got out in the old fashion when he tried to poke the outside ball.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant fell in the following overs to leave India 239/6. Rest was the formality for the England bowlers. Ravindra Jadeja played few shots to up the ante but England had already gained a match-winning lead and crushed every hope of a comeback. Jadeja perished after scoring 30 runs in 25 balls.
Robinson grabbed a stunning fifer – out of which four wickets came today. Craig Overton got three in the second innings while Anderson and Moeen Ali managed one wicket each to skittle India for 278 in the second innings.
Losing all the wickets before the lunch break describe how poor India were with the bat on day four. They lost their last eight wickets for 63 runs in 16 overs. In the first innings, India had collapsed from 56/3 to 67/9 before getting all-out for 78.
Robinson took seven wickets in the match and was adjudged man of the match.
The series stands 1-1 after the first three Test matches. The fourth Test will be played at The Oval in London from September 2.
See how Twitter Reacted to this game;
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) August 28, 2021
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 28, 2021
Incredible stats about Jimmy Anderson in the second innings in home tests. Last 9 innings, 2 wickets at 155 from 121 overs.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 28, 2021
Virat Kohli's last century for India was on 23rd November 2019 (644 days ago and 52 innings ago) #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) August 28, 2021
— DK (@DineshKarthik) August 28, 2021
Great fight back after losing the last test by @ECB_cricket . Outplayed India in this test match , special from @root66 leading from the front . As a unit they bowled brilliantly – Well done to #OllieRobinson for his 5-er.
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) August 28, 2021