LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: India stand for the national anthems ahead of day one of the Fourth LV= Insurance Test Match between England and India at The Kia Oval on September 02, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: India stand for the national anthems ahead of day one of the Fourth LV= Insurance Test Match between England and India at The Kia Oval on September 02, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

The Indian Cricket Team would be brimming with confidence after registering a 157-run win against England in the fourth Test of the five-match Test series. The two teams will take on each other in the final Test of the series at Emirates Old Trafford, starting 10th September.

India currently lead 2-1 in the series. With one game remaining in the series, the Men in Blue have a golden chance of winning a Test series against England in their own backyard. Virat Kohli and Co. would be eager to replicate a similar performance in the final Test and claim the series.

India won the fourth Test by a big margin of 157 runs. They didn’t start their innings too well, though, after being put in to bat first. India lost their top three batsmen for just 39 runs. Ravindra Jadeja got a promotion in the batting order but he didn’t make the most of the opportunity.

Indian cricket team.
Indian cricket team. Credits: BCCI

Virat Kohli resurrected the innings with a half-century, however, the likes of Rahane (9) and Pant (14) went back to the hut without making a significant contribution. At 127 for 7, India were all at sea. However, a brilliant half-century from Shardul Thakur helped India reach close to 200 runs at the end of the first innings.

India needed early wickets to get back into the game and Jasprit Bumrah gave India just that. He removed both English openers in only his second over. Malan and Joe Root added 46 runs before Umesh Yadav bowled a peach of a delivery to send Joe Root back into the hut.

He then removed Malan and Overton to give India an upper hand. Despite those wickets, England managed to finish their innings at 290, thanks to some valuable knocks from Ollie Pope (81 of 159), Jonny Bairstow (37 off 77), and Chris Woakes (50 off 66). England took a 99-run lead in the first innings.

Indian cricket team
Indian cricket team. Credits: BCCI

The 99-run deficit had India in trouble but the visiting openers were up to the task. They played with the utmost caution, stitching an 83-run partnership. KL Rahul was the first one to depart, however, Rohit Sharma looked resolute at the other end.

The Hitman scored a first overseas century and it came when it mattered the most. He went on to score 127 runs off 256 balls, including 14 fours and 1 six. Besides, Pujara, Rishabh Pant, and Shardul Thakur got half-centuries. India ended up posting a mammoth 466-run total.

Spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian bowling unit bundled England out for just 210 runs and won the game by 157 runs. Umesh Yadav claimed three wickets, while Bumrah, Shardul, and Jadeja picked two wickets each.

India vs England- Prediction, Today’s Winner, Most Runs, Most Wickets: 5th Test

India vs England: Head to Head Records: 

Joe Root

Stats Matches IND Won ENG Won Draw
Overall 129 31 48 50
Emirates Old Trafford 9 0 4 5
In the last five matches 4 3 1 1

Venue records (Records at Emirates Old Trafford)

Total matches 82
Matches won batting first 32
Matches won bowling first 15
Average 1st Inns scores 335
Average 2nd Inns scores 268
Average 3rd Inns scores 227
Average 4th Inns scores 168
Highest total recorded 656/8 (255.5 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest total recorded 58/10 (21.4 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Toss Prediction for 5th Test

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

(Teams’ forms) – Oldest to Latest

India: LDWLW

England: LLDWL

(Players’ form)

INDIA: 

  • Batting
Player Matches Runs Average
Rohit Sharma 4 368 52.57
KL Rahul 4 315 42.86
Cheteshwar Pujara 4 227 32.43
Virat Kohli 4 218 31.14
Ajinkya Rahane 4 109 20.86
Rishabh Pant 4 146 17.40
Ravindra Jadeja 4 160 22.86

Who will score the most runs for India in the fourth Test: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, or Virat Kohli

  • Bowling
Player Matches Wickets Average
Jasprit Bumrah 4 18 20.83
M Shami 3 11 30.71
M Siraj 4 14 30.17
I Sharma 2 5 34.80
R Jadeja 4 6 45.33
S Thakur 2 7 22.00

Who will take the most wickets for India in the fourth Test: M Shami, Umesh Yadav or M Siraj 

Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Rory Burns 4 183 26.14
Haseeb Hameed 3 140 28.00
Joe Root 4 564 94.00
Jonny Bairstow 4 184 26.29
Jos Buttler 3 72 14.40
Dawid Malan 2 106 35.33

Who will score the most runs for England in the fourth Test: Joe Root or Dawid Malan 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Bowling Average
James Anderson 4 15 19.06
Ollie Robinson 3 21 21.33
C Overton 2 8 21.00
Moeen Ali 3 6 49.83
Sam Curran 3 3 79.33
Mark Wood 1 5 28.40

Who will pick the most wickets for England in the fourth Test: James Anderson or Ollie Robinson.