Virat Kohli & Co scripted yet another famous victory. They beat England by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series and win a historic match at Oval after 50 years.
Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur were the pick of the bowlers. Chasing 368 to win, England was finally bowled out for 210.
The win also sent India to the top of the World Test Championship Points Table. With 26 points and 54.17 percentage points, India pipped Pakistan to move to the top.
Earlier, Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns resumed the chase for England with 291 required on the final day. Shardul Thakur struck, sending Burns back. Soon, Dawid Malan’s run-out gave India another chance to come back. At lunch, England were 131/2, still needing 237 runs in 63 overs. India needed 8 wickets in the final two sessions.
But the final session belonged to India. England added just 79 runs and lost eight wickets. Joe Root was the lone fighter in the middle but Jasprit Bumrah’s magical spell and all the pacers bowling in tandem left no chance for the English team.
|Rory Burns||c Rishabh Pant b Shardul Thakur||50||125||5||0||40.00|
|Haseeb Hameed||b RA Jadeja||63||193||6||0||32.64|
|Dawid Malan||runout (Rishabh Pant / MA Agarwal)||5||33||0||0||15.15|
|Joe Root (C)||b Shardul Thakur||36||78||3||0||46.15|
|Ollie Pope||b JJ Bumrah||2||11||0||0||18.18|
|Jonny Bairstow (WK)||b JJ Bumrah||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Moeen Ali||c (sub SA Yadav) b RA Jadeja||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Chris Woakes||c KL Rahul b UT Yadav||18||47||1||0||38.30|
|Craig Overton||b UT Yadav||10||29||1||0||34.48|
|Ollie Robinson||Not out||10||32||2||0||31.25|
|James Anderson||c Rishabh Pant b UT Yadav||2||5||0||0||40.00|
|Extra||14 (b 2, w 0, nb 7, lb 5)|
|Yet To Bat|