Sunday, October 1, 2023

    India v England: India need at least 250-run lead to win, know Oval’s fourth innings record

    New Delhi. The fourth Test between India and England at the Oval has reached an exciting turning point. On the second day, England were bowled out for 290 by the Indian bowlers. However, the hosts were able to take a 99-run lead. Team India got off to a good start in the second innings, dropping to just 191 in the first innings. At the end of the second day’s play, the Indian team scored 43 runs without wickets. KL Rahul is 22 and Rohit Sharma is 20. England now have a 56-run lead. If India are to win this Test match, they will have to take a lead of at least 25 runs.

    India holds the record for most runs scored in the fourth innings. 1 In 1979, during the tour of England, the Indian team lost wickets at this ground and drew the match with 929 runs. In the fourth innings, Sunil Gavaskar played a marathon innings of 221 runs. Outside of that, in 1947, South Africa also lost the match by seven wickets and drew the match with 423 runs.

    England won the match by 263 runs at the Oval. Although it has been since 1902. Outside of that, England managed to save the match by scoring more than 30,000 runs in the fourth innings twice on this ground. In 2007, against Rahul Dravid-led India, England lost six wickets in the fourth innings and drew the match with 369 runs. Also in 1965, England lost four wickets in the fourth innings against South Africa and scored 308 runs.

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    If India are to win this Test match, they need to score at least 350 in the second innings. It would give England a 250-run target to win the fourth innings.

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