ENG beat IND by 118 runs | England vs India Live Cricket Score 5th Test Match

Pataudi Trophy, 2018

Date: Sep 07, 2018 Start Time: 15:30 IST | 10:00 GMT | 11:00 Local
Venue: The Oval, London
ENG
1st Inn - 332/10(122.0) 2nd Inn - 423/8(112.3)
IND
1st Inn - 292/10(95.0) 2nd Inn - 345/10(94.3)
England beat India by 118 runs

England vs India Live Cricket Score - 5th Test Match - Summary

End of Over : 94.3 IND: 345/10

We started this tour way back in July and now, it's September. It's been a long journey but we enjoyed your company throughout this time. However, that is it from our side for this Test and the Series. England has come out as the deserving winners of the Pataudi Trophy. But, but, but, the cricket never stops in this cricket frenzy world. We'll see you again as the Asia Cup starts in a few day's time in the Middle East. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh kick-off the tournament on Saturday. Till then, it's a goodbye from us.

94.3 W

OUT! There it is! What a fitting end to this Test match! James Anderson gets the last and his 564th wicket and with that, he now becomes the most successful fast bowler in Tests. Isn't he delighted, isn't the crowd delighted... You bet they are. Jimmy gets this one to come back in from around off, Shami tries to keep it out but the ball sneaks through and uproots the middle stump. Handshakes all around as ENGLAND HAVE WON THIS GAME BY 118 RUNS, TAKING THE SERIES 4-1!

94.2 0

OHHHH! On a length and around off, it pitches and goes away. Shami tries to drive it on the up but gets beaten.

94.1 0

On the pads, Shami flicks it down to fine leg and does not run.

End of Over : 94 4 Runs IND: 345/9
93.6 0

Goes for another inswinger from outside off but no swing again and Bumrah shoulders arms.

93.5 0

Going for the in-dipper from outside off but the ball does not swing. Bumrah lets it be.

93.4 W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! That is the final nail in the coffin. Jadeja walks back as he is done in by another excellent outswinger by Sam Curran. He is really making full use of the new ball. Once again angles it into the batsman first and then gets it to leave him. Jadeja plays inside the line, the ball kisses the outside edge and Jonny Bairstow behind does not drop it this time as he takes it with a dive to his left. One wicket away now, England.

93.3 4

FOUR! Pure timing that! On the pads, Jadeja flicks it through square leg and the ball races away. However, runs do not matter now.

93.2 0

Another length ball outside off, Jadeja leaves it.

93.1 0

Lovely stuff! He first angles it into the batsman and then gets it to shape away. Jadeja does really well to pull his bat out in time at the very last moment.

End of Over : 93 5 Runs IND: 341/8
92.6 1

This time he tucks it through mid-wicket and takes a run. More importantly for India, he will be on strike.

92.5 4

FOUR! Anderson was millimeters away from topping the list of the pace bowlers with most wickets in Test cricket. He lands it around off, Jadeja tries to force it through the off side and steal a run but he gets an inside edge instead which goes agonizingly close past the off pole and into the fine leg fence.

92.4 0

Good length again around off, Jadeja is solid in defense.

92.3 0

Good length again on off, Jadeja defends it onto the ground.

Summary

India will have only pride to play for after going down in the fourth Test and losing the five-match series 1-3 against England who will see former captain Alastair Cook don the white flannels for the last time, in the fifth and final Test at The Oval. The final match might only be of academic interest but India skipper Virat Kohli will want to finish on a high nonetheless. Head coach Ravi Shastri, on Tuesday, rated the team the "best travelling side in last 15 years", although being factually incorrect.

 

India under Sourav Ganguly drew a Test series in England (2002) and Australia (2003-04) apart from winning a Test in the West Indies and a series in Pakistan. Under Rahul Dravid, India won two series in the West Indies (2006) and England (2007) apart from winning a Test in South Africa.

 

When Anil Kumble was made the captain, India bagged a Test match win in Perth for the first time and under Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team won a series in New Zealand and also for the only time drew a series in South Africa. Kohli and Co., on the contrary, have failed to win a series in South Africa followed by the ongoing debacle in England.

 

India have retained the number one Test ranking despite series losses overseas where their batting frailties have time and again been exposed and bowling, although, doing well, have failed to put up a winning show.

 

India's team selection has been an eye-sore too starting from the South Africa tour with a lot of decisions raising more than an eyebrow.

 

The lack of consistency in the top order has affected the team balance with a number of players not being among runs.

 

Now with only pride to play for, India might opt for India's U-19 World Cup winning captain Prithvi Shaw to open the batting along with Lokesh Rahul or Shikhar Dhawan. Both Dhawan and Rahul have failed to make a mark in the series and Murali Vijay has already been sent home before the fourth Test.

 

The other player brought in is Hanuma Vihari who besides being a middle-order bat, is also a handy spinner. All-rounder Hardik Pandya has been off-colour with the bat and the team management could think of the road ahead and give Vihari a chance.

 

Coming to the bowling department, pacer Jasprit Bumrah could be rested keeping in view the Asia Cup beginning next week in the United Arab Emirates.

 

The pacer, along with Shardul Thakur, is part of India's limited-overs' squad and as such Umesh Yadav could make a comeback into the Test side.

 

For England, this Test will revolve around Cook who called time on his illustrious career recently. Pace ace James Anderson or Stuart Broad could be rested in the light of their workloads, as Chris Woakes is fit again and available for selection.

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