Ind v Eng – Fifth Test – Day 5 Review

Day 1 – England 284/4 (90 Overs) Day 2 – England 1st Inns 477/10 (157.2 Overs) – Added 193/6 in 67.2 Overs to the overnight score India 1st Inns – 60/0 (20 Overs) – Trail by 417 runs Day 3 – India 1st Inns 391/4 (108 Overs) – Added 331/4 in 88 Overs to the overnight score Day 4 – India 1st Inns 759/7d (190.4) – Added 368/3 in 82.4 Overs to the overnight score – India took a lead of 282 runs England 2nd Inns 12/0 (5 Overs) – Trail by 270 runs Day 5 – England 2nd Inns 207/10 (88 Overs) –Added 195/10 in 83 Overs to the overnight score – India won by an innings and 75 runs Day five started off with England trailing by 270 runs with all their wickets in hand. India was the only team with a realistic chance to win and going up 4-0 in the series, otherwise the game would’ve ended in a draw. Despite the pitch being batting friendly, England batsmen still had to go through the challenges posed by the Indian spin twins. The first session belonged to England, as they scored 85 runs with no damage being done after Kohli used

Ind v Eng – Fifth Test – Day 4 Insights

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

Five Insights from Day One, Fifth test, Ind v Eng

 Batting in Pairs Batting in pairs is just as important in test matches as bowling in pairs, it helps check the fall of wickets and also helps put pressure on the bowling team. Before this test match, England have only three instances of consecutive partnerships scoring 50+ in this series, on the other hand India have had five such instances. If more batsmen were able to get in and build partnerships, it could have been a different series for England. 50+ Partnership in fifth test, first innings The Sweepers Make Hay Since the beginning of the series against New Zealand, it was clear that sweeping would play an important part in the success of batsmen while batting in India. Take the below three sweepers, Ali has his second hundred of the series, Bairstow is the second highest run-getter for England in this series and has three half centuries, and Joe Root has consecutive 50+ scores in the last 11 test matches he has played against India. England batsmen in Fifth test India’s tryst with DRS a success India chose to review the umpires decision three times on the first day of the fifth test match. Even though India got two

Five Test Moments at Chepauk

After three-and-a-half-year hiatus a test match is to be played at Chepauk stadium, home to two-time Indian Premier League champions, Chennai Super Kings. Having hosted 31 tests, the third most for any stadium in India, Chepauk has seen many memorable cricketing moments, including eight double hundreds, three eight-fors and even a triple century.  Cricket-21 puts together five such memorable moments. The Second Tied Test Match (Australia Tour of India, 1st Test at Chennai, Sep 18-22, 1986 Australia 574/7 d  in  170.5 overs and 170/5 d in 49 overs India 397/10 in 94.2 overs and 347/10 in 86.5 overs Result: Match Tied) After over 100 years of test cricket, cricket witnessed just its second tied test match in Chepauk. The MAC, as the stadium is called, looked different in 1986, with the stands huddled close to each other making it a boiling cauldron by the fifth day of the test match between India and Australia. India had a target to chase 348 to chase in the fourth innings and they went for it. By the last over they needed four runs. Ravi Shastri, who had just scored six sixes in an over the last year, was in the crease in the