India fail to draw the series as England clinch the series 2-1
England won their Test series in India as they humiliated India on their own backyard and the conditions thatwere tailor made to suit the host players. England defied the Indian attack on the final day of the fourth and final test match as they lost just one wicket. Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell scored centuies adn debutant Joe Root remained unbeaten before the match was drawn.
Score: Aftr 151 ovr, England 336/4
Ian Bell scores ton off an Ashwin delivery. Bell will be personally very satisfied apart from the joy of winning the series.
Score: Aftr 139 ovr, England 310/4
It's tea time. At stumps Ian Bell is batting on 87 while Joe Root is on 7. Bell would like to complete his century before England declares.
Raj1 says, "Shame on you Team India!! Great work England!! You have done it yet again!". True, but really is it worth calling the Indian team 'Tema India'? Did they really play like a team?? Indians needs to do some serious rebuilding. Starting from the middle-order to the bowling department, everything is in shambles. Moreover, when a team is sinking, it is the Captain's responsibility to lift the sinking ship. Alastair Cook displayed the true spirit of a captain, Think India needs to learn lessons from England.
Score: Aftr 135 ovr, England 304/4
Ashwin dismisses Trott at 143. Trott while playing a shot on an Ashwin delivery flicks the ball towards the slips right into the hands of Virat Kohli. Joe Root walks in to bat along with Ian Bell.
Score: Aftr 130 ovr, England 287/3
Trott is going strong on 139 while Bell is lending good support at 75. This partnership has contributed to more than 200 runs so far.
Score: Aftr 120 ovr, England 265/3
Ian Bell is batting at 72 and Trott is on 120. For India it's Pragyan Ojha and Piyush Chawla doing bowling duties.
Score: Aftr 110 ovr, England 240/3
England are 240 for three in their second innings at lunch on the fifth day of the fourth and final cricket Test. Jonathan Trott is looking strong at 106 while Ian Bell is batting at 61.
Trott scores ton off Chawla delivery.
Ian Bell scores 50.
Score: Aftr 97 ovr, England 206/3
Both the English batsmen at stump are close to completing their fifty and hundred. Bell is on 47 while Trott is on 87. England lead by 210 runs with seven wickets remaining. Yes, England have almost won the series.
Score: Aftr 90 ovr, England 190/3
Trott is on 79 and Bell is on 38. Ojha and jadeja are yet to taste success with the ball today. If India has a bleak chance today then the bowlers need to pull their socks up.
Score: Aftr 79 ovr, England 161/3
Welcome to the final day of the series. England looks close on scripting history by winning the series against India after a gap of 28 years. For India to win, the bowlers need to pick quick wickets.At stumps Ian Bell is batting on 24 and Jonathan Trott is on 66. England lead by 165 runs with seven wickets remaining.