IND vs ENG Live: Washington Sundar hits a shot on Day 4 of the first Test match, in Chennai.© BCCI
England lead by 241 runs against India and they won’t be enforcing the follow-on, on Day 4 of the first Test match, in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. The hosts put in a decent display with Washington Sundar remaining unbeaten after scoring 85 runs from 138 balls. The all-rounder built a decent partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin. The partnership ended with the departure of Ashwin, and Sundar wasn’t supported by the other tailenders, who lost their wickets in quick succession. Jack Leach finally opened up his wicket-tally, registering the dismissals of Ashwin and Shahbaz Nadeem. Meanwhile, James Anderson took the wickets of Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. The visitors will be aiming to set a target close to 400 and torment India more with the bat. Meanwhile, the hosts will be aiming to grab an early wicket before the Lunch break. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium
OUT! Rory Burns c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 (1)
GETS BURNS IN THE FIRST BALL!
Ashwin tosses it from round the wicket. Burns defends it, but the ball spins away and snicks the shoulder of the bat. It goes to the left of slip, where Rahane does the rest.
In walks, Dan Lawrence.
The action resumes!
Rory Burns and Dom Sibley will begin England’s second innings. Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl with the new ball for India.
OUT! Jasprit Bumrahh c Ben Stokes b James Anderson 0 (2), IND: 337/10
A full delivery by Anderson, around off. Bumrah outside edges it low to the right of slip. Stokes put in a reactionary dive to catch it.
India have scored 337 in 95.5 overs. They trail by 241 runs.
Also, England haven’t enforced the follow-on.
Root tossed it closer to off stump. Sundar hits it high down the ground with ease, to the left of long-off for a six!
Root floats it up, wide of off stump. Sundar slams it on his back knee, in the gap to the left of deep cover for a four!
OUT! Ishant Sharma c Ollie Pope b James Anderson
A slower bouncer by Anderson. Ishant goes on the front foot, but is taken aback by the turn, and defends it awkwardly to short leg for an easy catch.
In walks, Jasprit Bumrah.
Ishant attacks this delivery by Leach on the turn. He smacks it over the square leg umpire for a four!
A full delivery by Anderson, in off stump. Sundar drives it back over the bowler and clears the boundary with ease for a six! MAGNIFICIENT!
OUT! Shahbaz Nadeem c Ben Stokes b Jack Leach 0 (12)
ANOTHER ONE ON DAY 4 FOR LEACH!
A length delivery, which was spinning away from off stump. Nadeem tried to defend it, but the ball goes down low to slip, where Stokes does the rest.
In walks, Ishant Sharma.
FOUR! India need 71 runs to avoid follow-on!
Archer offers width in this delivery, outside off. Sundar opens the face of his bat and smacks it between slip and gully for a four!
No run, IND: 308/7
Leach bowls a full delivery on middle stump. Nadeem drives it down towards Sundar. No run.
India are 308 for seven after 89 overs.
A full delivery by Arhcer, from around the wicket. Sundar cuts it, but misses it. He misses to outside edge it too.
OUTTT! Ravichandran Ashwin c Jack Buttler b Jack Leach 31 (91)
A quick delivery by Leach, spinning in towards off. Ashwin tries to poke at it, but he misses it. It snicks off the glove, and Buttler does the rest.
In walks, Shahbaz Nadeem.
Back of a length by Archer, and its a straight delivery. Ashwin edges it between lone slip and gully for a four!
A length delivery by Archer, outside off. Ashwin drives it through the covers for a four!
A full ball by Anderson, outside off. Ashwin moves forward and guides it to the left of short cover for a four!
FOUR! WHAT A SHOT!
Archer delivers a full ball, on middle. Sundar goes forward and dispatches it between the bowler and Ashwin for a four!
Anderson pitches it up, outside off. Its swinging away and Sundar ignores it.
Leach overpitches his delivery, outside off. Sundar guides it through the line for a four! REACHES HIS SECOND HALF-CENTURY IN ONLY HIS SECOND TEST!
One run, IND: 279/6
A full toss floated on middle by Bess. Sundar hits it to long-on for a single. After 79 overs, India are 279 for six.
A short delivery by Bess. Sundar cuts it through the gap at cover. Also beats the diving short cover and cover fielder. FOUR!
SIX! IND: 273/6
Not a good delivery by Bess. Ashwin goes down the track and sends it over long-on for a six!
After 77 overs, India are 273 for six.
A full toss by Bess, which Sundar smacks it to the left of the bowler for a four!
A short delivery by Bess. Sundar guides it to the right of short cover for a four!
Bess tosses up a turning delivery, down leg. Ashwin defends it to leg. No run.
The action begins!
Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin to resume batting for India. Meanwhile, Dom Bess will bowl for England.
There is scarring outside off stump. So there will be plenty of turn and bounce for the spinners.
Rishabh Pant to help in rescue efforts
On Sunday, a glacier broke in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand that triggered massive flooding in Dhauliganga and Alaknanda Rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project.
Rishabh Pant has revealed that he will donate his match fee for rescue efforts and will also urge others to do the same.
Dom Bess on fire!
Dom Bess has been on fire for England, registering some big wickets. He took the wickets of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant on Day 2. Will he take more today?
Hello and good morning everyone!
Hello and good morning everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 of the ongoing first Test match between India and England, in Chennai. The hosts finished at 257 for six on Day 3 and will be looking to avoid a follow-on. They currently have Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin batting, who are unbeaten. India still need 122 more runs to avoid follow-on. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket today, folks!
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