India won the fourth Test against England by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series after the home side collapsed to 210 all out on the final day at the Oval on Monday
India defeated England by 157 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the five-match series. England began the final day at 77/0, needing 291 runs to win. Openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns got to their fifties but once they were dismissed, it was all downhill for England
In the second session, England lost four wickets for six runs en route to losing 6 for just 62 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, two wickets each, were the wreckers-in-chief in that afternoon session, cleaning up England's middle-order with a fuss. At the end, it was Umesh Yadav's three-for that cleaned up India's tail and sealed a famous win for India. Amidst all this, let's not forget Shardul Thakur's brace, which included the all-important scalps of Burns and Joe Root.
Rohit Sharma, Player of the Match Said: “"I wanted to be on the field as much as I could. That hundred was special. Virat just mentioned the effort from the batsmen, and as a unit it was really important. Kept my head down and batted the situation and once we got the lead, we wanted to put pressure on the opposition." Virat Kohli speaks on the win: 'Well, I think the best thing about both the games has been the character the team has showed. We are not looking to survive in this game, we are here to win. Really proud of the character the team has showed. It's quite relative what you call flat. The conditions were hot and we knew were in with an opportunity when Jadeja was bowling in the rough. The bowlers were good with the reverse swing today. We believed we could get all 10 wickets, we had the belief. What Shardul has done has to be remembered for a long time.'