Ind v Eng – Fifth Test – Day 4 Insights

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Karun Nair’s Prolific Use of Sweep Shots

Karun Nair became the second Indian batsman to score a triple century, and broke numerous records on his way to the feat today. The ease with which he played the spinners was the highlight of Nair’s innings.

Karun Nair against Pace/Spin in this innings

Nair’s regular use of the sweep shots to counter the spinners was the standout aspect of the innings. He was extremely efficient when he played the sweeps, scoring 15% of his runs against the spinners at a strike rate of 241.7

Karun Nair v Spinners – This innings

English bowlers failing to capitalize on their good start

England started the proceeding with Broad and Dawson bowling from the respective ends. England had the better of starts compared to India as they never allowed India to score freely with Dawson scalping Vijay in the 124th over of the innings. India had a run rate of 2.67, which England later failed on to capitalize.

England bowling in 1st Session (Today)

Building up of partnerships – Four 100+ stands powered India to 759

It is important for a team to have partnerships in middle. India excelled well in this department in this innings. They had four 100+ runs partnerships in this innings, which helped India to land at a mammoth total of 759/7 dec, their best in Tests.

Liam Dawson trumping Ali & Rashid

Right from the start England had problems with their spinners as they weren’t as good as Indians. The reason behind that was they were not trying to attack the stumps unlike Ashwin or Jadeja. But this time though, Dawson has done well to attack the Indian batsmen. Dawson has been the pick of the English spinners, looking at hitting the stump far more often compared to Moeen Ali & Adil Rashid.

% of Deliveries – Hitting the Stumps

Indian Spinners excelling in their cameo in the last 15 minutes

England was given just five overs to bat at the end of the day, but struggled a lot to survive the 4 overs from Ashwin & Jadeja. Both Ashwin and Jadeja were teasing the left handers by bowling a bit fuller outside off inviting them to drive, which Moeen Ali lacked to do. Indian spinners in their little cameo before the close of play remained threatening on a pitch were England spinners didn’t get anything to work on for wickets.

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