India still need 152 to win the fourth Test, with two days still left in the match. Captain Rohit Sharma made great use of full and overpitched deliveries from Tom Hartley to hit four boundaries and be 24 not out, as the England spinner’s inexperience with the new ball showed.
On a run-making spree, Jaiswal struck two double hundreds in the second and third Tests against England in the ongoing series.
England resisted their desire to play Bazball' but the Indian bowlers led by Jadeja (5/41) were an irresistible force, as they hustled out the tourists for 122 in their second innings while chasing an improbable 557-run target.
Under sunny skies at the Niranjan Shah Stadium, India dominated the morning session in rousing fashion. Kuldeep Yadav frustrated England’s bowlers with his 91-ball 27 while Shubman Gill missed out on a successive second-innings century by just nine runs.
England trail India by 238 runs after bowling out the hosts for 445 on an engrossing day of Test cricket, thanks to Duckett’s attacking display with the bat, which left the hosts with no answers to counter his whirlwind knock.
With no clarity on Virat Kohli’s availability, it is well understood that India’s squad will not include the star batter.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Bumrah shared his thoughts on how England’s aggressive style of cricket could actually work in his favour as in quest of scoring quick runs batsmen are likely to make errors.
The return of seasoned pacer Mohammed Shami, optimism was met with a dose of caution. Shami, on the comeback trail from an ankle injury, found himself omitted, perhaps as a strategic measure by the selectors and the BCCI medical staff.
Former England Test cricketer turned expert Mark Butcher is ‘terrified’ about England’s chances in the Test series in India without having any warm-up matches.
England have dropped some stalwarts and white ball specialists like Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root from the squad. Stokes had come out of retirement to play in the World Cup.
Currently, Pakistan have 8 points and are scheduled to clash with England on Sunday.
The emphatic win would not have been possible without the special effort of skipper Rohit (87 off 101 balls), whose sublime knock stood out as most Indian batters fell by the wayside on a two-paced pitch.
England won the toss the elected to field first against India in Lucknow. India will look to continue their winning streak after winning 5 games in a row.
The Lankans also benefitted from some sharp work in the field, which included two run outs.
“Yes, Hardik is likely to miss the next match vs England in Lucknow. It is more of a precaution at this stage and nothing serious, "a BCCI official source said.