India Seal 5 Wicket Win, Take Unassailable 3-1 Series Lead

Ranchi: India registered a thumping 5-wicket victory over England on the 4th day of the fourth Test at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. With this victory, India now take an unassailable 3-1 lead over the visitors in the five-match Test series.

Chasing a target of 192 runs, India reached 40/0 in eight overs at stumps on day three and registered their victory in the second session of the 4th day with Dhruv Jurel hitting the winning runs.

While the chase seemed easy, India faced some hiccups after openers Rohit Sharma (55 off 81) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (37 off 44 balls) provided a solid foundation with their 84-run partnership.

Yashasvi fell to a Joe Root delivery, slicing the ball to backward point where Anderson took a remarkable diving catch. India then lost their captain as Tom Hartley deceived Rohit with a turning delivery, and Foakes swiftly removed the bails as the opener lunged forward.

Rajat Patidar was the next to depart, dismissed for a duck by Shoaib Bashir. At lunch, India stood at 118/3. After the break, Bashir continued his impressive performance by removing Jadeja at 4 and Sarfaraz Khan (0) on consecutive deliveries.

An unbeaten strong partnership of 72 runs between Shubman Gill (52 off 124 balls) and wicket-keeper batter Dhruv Jurel (39 off 77 balls) played a pivotal role in guiding the home team to victory and securing the series win.