Pataudi Trophy 2021, 4th Test: Here are records scripted on Day 4
India came up with a phenomenal performance against England on Day 4 of the fourth Test At The Oval. Consequently, it also led to some records getting broken and scripted.
On Sunday, India continued to remain on top on Day 4 of the fourth Test against England at The Oval in London. Having set a target of 368, the English openers have done a fine job to stay on the hunt. Meanwhile, we take a look at the records scripted on this day.
Ajinkya Rahane attains an unwanted since 2015
Rahane's current Test average happens to be 39.63. It is the first time since 2015 that his Test average has gone below 40.00.
Shardul Thakur joins a notable list
Thakur scored half-centuries in both the innings of this Test, batting at number eight. As a result, he became the fourth Indian to do so after Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha. Overall, he is the sixth to do so at number eight and ninth at eighth or lower.
India scripts a first and second
The second innings saw four Indian batsmen score 50-plus, while it is the first time in England that four Indians have done so in a Test innings. Also, it was the second time in an away Test that India has registered a lead of 300-plus after conceding a lead of 50-plus in the first innings, having batted first. The first instance was against the Windies in 2006.
Virat Kohli joins a notable list
Kohli managed to score 44 in the second innings. However, in the process, he became the third subcontinent batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to score more than 1,000 runs in Australia and England.
India was invited to bat first and could manage 191, while England could manage 290. In the second innings, the visitor produced a great show with the bat, handing a target of 368 for the host. In the chase, the English openers have done a fine job, curtailing India's lead to 291, with a lot to play for on the final day.
Brief scores: India 191 & 466 (Rohit- 127, Pujara- 61, Pant- 50, Thakur- 60; Woakes 3/83) leads England 290 & 77/0 (Hameed- 43*; Bumrah- 0/11) by 291 runs.
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