channelnewsasia.com (Singapore) – SOUTHAMPTON: Jos Buttler’s well-judged 69 helped leave India facing a record run-chase if they are to win the fourth Test against England at Southampton and so level the series.

Summary

  • SOUTHAMPTON: Jos Buttler’s well-judged 69 helped leave India facing a record run-chase if they are to win the fourth Test against England at Southampton and so level the series.
  • The most India have made to win in the fourth innings of a Test in England is 174 at The Oval in 1971.
  • They were needed after England slumped to 92 for four – the 33rd time in 64 Test innings they had been four wickets down for 100 or fewer runs.
  • Shami took two wickets in two balls separated by the lunch break before running out England captain Joe Root for 48 with a direct hit.
  • It had looked as if Jennings, under pressure for his England place after a first-innings nought, would bat through the morning until Shami had him lbw for 36 with what became the last ball before lunch.


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