New Delhi. The fourth match of the five-Test series between India and England is being played at the Oval. England won the toss and elected to bat first. But like Leeds, Indian batsmen have been seen surrendering to swing bowlers. Virat Kohli’s side were bowled out for 191 in 61.3 overs. Captain Virat Kohli played an innings of 50 runs for India. But fast bowler Shardul Tagore, who was returning to the team after recovering from injury, has scored more runs than him. Shardul made 57 off just balls.
He hit four fours and six sixes. That is, 46 runs were scored from the boundary. Shardul completed his 50 runs with a six off Robinson. The Indian fast bowler completed 50 runs off just one ball. This is the fastest Test fifty in England. Before Shardul, this record was in the name of Ian Botham. In 1986, he made a half-century off 32 balls against 32 New Zealanders. Interestingly, both fifty came to the Oval. This is India’s second fastest half-century in Test cricket. Kapil Dev holds the Indian record for the fastest fifty in a Test.
Kapil Dev holds the record for the fastest fifty in a Test
Kapil made 50 off balls0 against Pakistan in 1il2. He scored 50 off 33 balls against England this year. Earlier in 1978, the former Indian captain had scored 50 runs in 33 balls against Pakistan. Apart from him, Virender Sehwag completed 50 off 200 balls with 2 balls against England.
IND vs ENG 4th Test: India’s innings reduced to 191, Virat-Shardul’s half-century, Chris Oakes ‘four’
Shardul has a strike rate of 158.33
Shardul scored 57 runs at a strike rate of 158.33. This is the second best strike rate of an Indian batsman in a Test innings (minimum 50 runs). Kapil Dev is in the first place. He scored a half-century against England in 1982 at a strike rate of 1 half1.11. Harbhajan Singh is in the third place. He completed his fifty in 2002 against England at a strike rate of 1 fifty5.4. Mohammad Azharuddin (141.55) and Kapil Dev (137.73) are fourth on the list.
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