India vs England, 4th Test – Day 4: Lunch Break – India Need 74 Runs , England Spinners Stage Dramatic Comeback .

India vs England, 4th Test – In a gripping turn of events on Day 4 of the fourth Test match between India and England, held at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi, the visitors’ spinners orchestrated a stunning comeback to keep the game finely poised. With the lunch break approaching, India finds themselves in a precarious position, needing 74 runs to secure victory.

India vs England, 4th Test -Day 4 Lunch Break - India need 74 runs
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India vs England, 4th Test -Day 4 Lunch Break – India need 74 runs .

England’s innings had seen a competitive total of 353 runs in the first innings, followed by a modest 145 runs in the second innings. In response, India managed 307 runs in their first innings and were chasing a target of 192 runs in the final innings to clinch the victory.

As the game entered its crucial phase on Day 4, England’s spinners struck vital blows to derail India’s chase. The well-settled opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal had provided a solid start on Day 3, stitching together an impressive partnership of 84 runs for the first wicket. However, Joe Root’s breakthrough wicket of Jaiswal provided the opening for England to claw their way back into the match.

Rohit Sharma, who had reached a well-deserved half-century, seemed poised to guide India to victory. However, his dismissal by left-arm spinner Tom Hartley in the 26th over proved to be a significant setback for the hosts. Rohit’s attempt to block the ball saw him deceived by the turn, resulting in a crucial stumping by Ben Foakes.

India vs England, 4th Test -Day 4 Lunch Break - India need 74 runs
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Following Rohit’s departure, the pressure mounted on India, and the dismissal of Rajat Patidar only added to their woes. Patidar, who had endured a challenging start to his Test career, fell victim to Shoaib Bashir’s off-spin, edging the ball onto his pad before Ollie Pope at backward short-leg took a sharp catch.

Patidar’s struggles with the bat have raised questions about his place in the team, especially with the final Test of the series looming in Dharamshala. Having scored only 63 runs in six innings so far, the right-handed batter faces a pivotal moment in his Test career.

With the lunch break signaling a moment of respite for both teams, India finds themselves in a daunting position, needing a further 74 runs to secure victory. As the game heads towards an enthralling conclusion, all eyes will be on India’s remaining batsmen to see if they can withstand England’s spin onslaught and steer their team to a memorable win.

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