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IND vs ENG 4th Test Day 4 Highlights: India win Ranchi Test by five wickets, seal series

If India go on to win the 4th Test in Ranchi, then it will be the first time England would lose a Test series after the appointment of Brendon McCullum as coach and Ben Stokes as captain of the red-ball team.

Written By : Kumar Rupesh, Aditya Kukalyekar
New Delhi
Updated on: February 26, 2024 14:18 IST
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Image Source : GETTY Dhruv Jurel and Shubman Gill

IND vs ENG 4th Test Day 4 Highlights: India win Ranchi Test by five wickets, seal series

India are on the cusp of scripting history as they find themselves just a few runs away from winning the fourth Test and the series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. If India win the series, they will get a healthy lead over Australia in the ICC World Test Championship (2023-25 cycle) Points Table. 

The weather on day four in Ranchi looks more promising compared to day three and hence the chances of the rain gods playing spoilsport are very low.

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IND vs ENG 4th Test Day 4 Live Score: India inch closer to series win against England in Ranchi

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  • 2:16 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    It's Player of the Match time!

    Dhruv Jurel wins the award and deservedly so. He played a crucial 90 in the first innings and backed it up with an excellent 39* in the second innings to win India the match.

  • 2:15 PM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    India captain Rohit Sharma's thoughts on the series win

    It's been a very hard-fought series, so to come on the right side of it feels very good. A lot of challenges thrown at us but we responded and were quite composed. These guys want to be here, growing up in the domestic circuit, local club cricket, and coming here. It's a big challenge, but the responses I get are encouraging. We have to give them the environment they want to be in, we can't just keep talking to them, they are very clear in what they want to do. Jurel showed composure, calmness and shots all round the wicket. His first innings 90 was crucial, and again in the second innings along with Gill.

    It's always not pleasing when you miss key players, but there's nothing we can do as a group. To fill their shoes was not easy, but they responded really well. When you make a mark like that, you hold yourself in a good position for a long career. This will motivate them.

  • 2:08 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    England Captain Ben Stokes says...

    I think it was a great Test match. If you see the scoreboard, it'll say India won by 5 wickets, but it doesn't give credit to the way things unfolded. I can only be proudof my team, we 've had some inexperiencedspinners (Bashir and Hartley), but I'm proud of their efforts. Part of my captaincy is allowing the young guys to revel and the freedom to play in some difficult conditions in India. I am a massive Test cricketfan, the numbers of youngsters coming along in both teams sets things up nicely for the future. If you look yesterday, anything was possible, it was incredibly difficult against the spinners, we knew the pitch wouldn't get any better, as we saw today. I don't think the criticismof Joe Root has been fair, the sheer amount of crickethe's played, he's incredible. So is Bashir, taking 8 wickets after having hardly played a lot of cricket is superb. You want to win series, you want to play and win cricketmatches. The only thing I can say is we left nothing on the field, we've fought hard and I'm happy with that.

  • 1:58 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Shubman Gill reacts after playing a match-winning knock!!

    We were put under pressure by them, but we got a good start by our openers, losing couple of wickets put pressure. But Jurel came out and took the pressure off. You have to see the situation and play accordingly - they were bowling well and protecting the boundaries, also not giving maidens and keep picking the singles (was the mindset). I just told him (Jurel) you batted beautifully in the first innings and to have the same mindset, try to use the feet to negate the off-spinner. The way he came down and played was beautiful. The first innings the ball was not turning much and hence I didn't use my feet, but second innings I decided to take the LBW out of the equation by using my feet. It means the world to us, coming here and having to play the series with not much batting experience, having lost KL after the first Test.. but Rohit Bhai backed us and gave us the confidence to go out and play with freedom.

  • 1:45 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Excellent temperament from Jurel and Gill!!!

    Things became tricky at one stage for India as they were 120/5. But then, Dhruv Jurel and Shubman Gill soaked in all the pressure and made sure they took the team over the line!!! Meanwhile, England will hold their heads high for putting up a fight. The scoreline of 3-1 certainly doesn't show how tight this series has been so far!!! 

  • 1:38 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    India have won!!!

    What a brilliant comeback this after losing the first Test!! India have won three Tests on the bounce to seal the series to become the first team to beat England's Bazball era!!!

  • 1:33 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    50 for Gill!!!

    Shubman Gill brings up his half-century with twin sixes...India in touching distance now!!

  • 1:30 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    50 partnership is up!!

    What a superb partnership!! A match-winning one indeed for India!!! Excellent from Jurel as his intent rubbed on Gill's shoulders too.. India within touching distance of winning the series!!

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    29 runs needed now!!!

    Partnership between Jurel and Gill has calmed things down to a lot of extent. India favourites now but anything can happen!!

  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    150 up for India!!!

    150 up for India and these are small milestones that matter in small chases. India are 41 runs away now!! Can England pick up a wicket?

  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    44 needed to win!!

    India are 44 runs away from a win. But England will still believe they are in the hunt!!!

  • 12:49 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Four!!!

    Dhruv Jurel finally hits a four as this is the first boundary for India after 31 overs!! Wow!!

  • 12:44 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Jurel has brought some calmness in middle!!

    After losing a quick couple of wickets, there has been some semblance in the middle. Dhruv Jurel has come out and played positively to rotate the strike!! Gill has also looked strong so far but needs to score runs instead of just defending!!

  • 12:19 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    OUT!!

    Another one bites the dust and India are in trouble now!! Five down with 72 runs still needed!!

  • 12:16 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    OUT!!!!

    England have got the wicket off the possible worst delivery from Shoaib Bashir. He delivered a full toss and Bairstow took a low diving catch. India are four down now with still 72 runs needed to win.

  • 12:11 PM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Play resumes!!

    This could possible be the last session of this Test match and it can go either way! India need 74 runs, England 7 wickets. Who will win?

  • 11:32 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Lunch!!

    It's Lunch on Day 4 and England have somehow managed to keep things tight in the second half of this season. They still have 74 runs in the kitty and must not have lost any hope with collapse in the offing especially in the fourth innings. Thriller could be loading in Ranchi in the second session which could be the last of this series! We will be back in 40 minutes.!!

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Match tentatively poised!!

    With India losing quick wickets, the Ranchi Test is still hanging in balance with India still needing 75 runs to win. In fourth innings, even a single wicket can trigger a collapse, and hence, England will not be losing hopes as of now.

  • 11:12 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Onus on Gill and Jadeja

    The responsibility of taking India home sits on the shoulders of Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja.

  • 11:10 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    80 more to get!

    India need 80 more runs to win the Test and the series. They are 112/3 at the end of 31 overs.

  • 10:56 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Jadeja walks in

    Ravindra Jadeja has come into the middle to replace Rajat Patidar.

  • 10:56 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Patidar perishes!

    Rajat Patidar goes for a six-ball duck. India in a bit of trouble with 100/3. The hosts still need 92 more runs to win.

  • 10:47 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    OUT!!!

    Huge breakthrough for England as Rohit Sharma has been stumped off Tom Hartley!!! India still need 93 runs more to win. Is this the turning point in this game?

  • 10:31 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Stat Alert!!

    The opening partnership of 84 runs between Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal is the highest in fourth innings for India since 2008 when Sehwag and Gambhir had added 117 against England in Chennai.

  • 10:22 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    50 up for Rohit!

    Rohit completes his 17th ha;f-century in Tests!!! Excellent batting from the India skipper in fourth innings! He will be looking to finish the match unbeaten now!

  • 10:21 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Brilliant batting from Rohit Sharma

    Rohit Sharma has been exceptional in the chase so far

  • 10:13 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    OUT!!

    Yashasvi Jaiswal is GONE!! Joe Root has struck and James Anderson has taken a good catch.

  • 10:09 AM (IST) Posted by Aditya Kukalyekar

    Superb start from India!!!

    Indian openers Rohit and Jaiswal have done a brilliant job so far!! Only 110 runs needed to win now

  • 10:02 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    India inching closer to the target

    The pair of Rohit and Yashasvi has already added 71 runs for the opening wicket. India need 121 more runs to win the game.

  • 9:54 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Rohit races to 40

    Rohit Sharma has raced to 40 off just 49 balls.

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    First 6 of the day!

    Rohit Sharma smashes James Anderson for a maximum over cow corner to make a solid statement.

  • 9:32 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Anderson to get the proceedings underway for England

    James Anderson is all set to bowl the first delivery of the day. Rohit is on strike.

  • 9:28 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Three minutes away from live action

    The Indian openers are about to come out to bat as we inch closer to live action on day four.

  • 8:52 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Rohit Sharma eyes another milestone!

    Rohit Sharma has tasted eight Test wins under his captaincy and a win in Ranchi will be his ninth in the format. If India win today, then Rohit will equal Sunil Gavaskar's tally of Test wins as India captain. Sunil Gavaskar helped India win nine Tests under his captaincy, Rohit has already won eight games.

  • 8:19 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Yashasvi Jaiswal chases Vinod Kambli's record

    Jaiswal needs 50 more runs to complete 1000 Test runs for India. If he gets there today then he'll become the second fastest Indian to do so after Vinod Kambli. Kambli took just 14 innings to scale the milestone and Jaiswal is batting in his 15th Test innings.

  • 8:12 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Trivia alert!

    A fantastic five-for in the second innings of the Ranchi Test helped R Ashwin surpass Harbhajan Singh to become the Indian bowler with the most Test wickets against an opposition at home. Harbhajan bagged 14 Test wickets against the Aussies at home and Ashwin now has 17 against England.

  • 8:07 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Watch out for Bashir!

    Shoaib Bashir was the star for England in the first innings of the Ranchi Test as he bagged a wonderful five-for and became the sixth English spinner to bag a five-wicket haul on Indian soil since 2000. Ashley Giles, Graeme Swann, Joe Root, Monty Panesar and Tom Hartley are the others.

  • 7:38 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    James Anderson two poles away from history!

    England's veteran pacer James Anderson needs two more wickets to become the first fast bowler to grab 700 Test wickets.

  • 7:33 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    First series loss for Stokes and company on the cards?

    If England go on to concede the fourth Test, then it will be their first Test series loss since the appointment of Ben Stokes as captain.

  • 7:31 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    How will the pitch behave on day 4?

    The pitch at the JSCA International Stadium Complex is deteriorating thick and fast. The ball is keeping pretty low and it can be a major cause of concern for India during their chase.

  • 7:26 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Milestone alert!

    India captain Rohit Sharma has completed 1000 Test runs against England. He is still unbeaten on 24 off 27 balls. 

  • 7:23 AM (IST) Posted by Kumar Rupesh

    Welcome!

    Hello and a warm welcome to our live coverage of the India vs England 4th Test. Today is the fourth day of the Test match and India just need to score 152 more runs to win the game and the series. Stay tuned to our live blog for all the live updates.

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