Bazball Breached! India Beat England By 5 Wickets In Ranchi To Bag Test Series

OB Bureau

Ranchi: India on Monday took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match Test series with a 5-wicket victory in 4th Test against English at Ranchi.

Chasing 192 for victory, India reached the target in the second session on day four of the contest with unbeaten 72-run stand between Shubman Gill (52 not out off 124 balls) and Dhruv Jurel (39 not out off 77) amid middle order collapse after Rohit Sharma-Yashaswi Jaiswal’s 84-run opener of which 42 runs came in the first eight overs.

Wicket-keeping batter Jurel was adjudged Player of the Match for his terrific batting performance across the two innings. He had walked in to bat in the second innings with Shoaib Bashir on a hattrick, having dismissed Ravindra Jadeja and Sarfaraz Khan off consecutive deliveries. He along with Gill, however, soaked up the pressure by scoring runs consistently.

This was Jurel’s second Test match for India.

This is also the first series defeat for England in Bazball era, an aggressive brand of cricket adopted under the leadership of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum, the captain and coach duo.


India 192-5 in second innings: Rohit Sharma (55), Shubman Gill (52*), Dhruv Jurel (39*), Yashasvi Jaiswal (37); Shoaib Bashir (3-79)

England 145 all out in second innings: Zak Crawley (60), Jonny Bairstow (30); Ravichandran Ashwin (5-51), Kuldeep Yadav (4-22)

India 307 all out in first innings: Dhruv Jurel (90), Yashasvi Jaiswal (73); Shoaib Bashir (5-119), Tom Hartley (3-68), James Anderson (2-48)

England 353 all out in first innings: Joe Root (122*), Ollie Robinson (58); Ravindra Jadeja (4-67), Akash Deep (3-83)

The fifth and final Test is scheduled in Dharamsala from March 7.


OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Congress Chief Kharge, Rahul Gandhi To Visit Odisha Again, Campaign For 3 Days Before Last Round

Bhubaneswar: With electioneering for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha gathering more steam,…

May 19, 2024

Rajnath Singh Blames BJD, Congress For Poverty In Odisha, Says BJP Will Unravel Mystery Behind Ratna Bhandar Key

Sambalpur: Mounting a scathing attack on Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party…

May 19, 2024

UK PM Rishi Sunak & Wife Akshata Murty Now Richer Than King Charles

New Delhi: The United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty have…

May 19, 2024

Setback Again For Baba Ramdev: Patanjali Official, 2 Others Jailed For Failed Quality Test of Soan Papdi

New Delhi: In yet another setback for Patanjali, three persons, including Patanjali Ayurved's assistant manager,…

May 19, 2024

People Of Odisha Need Not Panic As No Cyclone Predicted So Far: Bhubaneswar Met Centre Director

Bhubaneswar: Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Manorama Mohanty on Sunday made it clear that no…

May 19, 2024

Odisha Elections 2024: Will Lotus Bloom In Aska Lok Sabha Seat?

Berhampur/Bhubaneswar: Having remained a pocket borough of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the…

May 19, 2024

9-Month-Old Jharkhand Baby Sold In Odisha Rescued, 5 Held

Bhubaneswar: A nine-month-old baby, who was allegedly kidnapped from Ranchi in Jharkhand and sold for…

May 19, 2024

Odisha Elections 2024: Ex-Minister Samir Dash Hops To BJP Ahead Of PM Modi’s Puri Roadshow

Bhubaneswar: Shortly after resigning from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) amid Lok Sabha and Assembly polls…

May 19, 2024