Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

ENG vs IND: India will be looking to get some early breakthroughs.© AFP

England openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns started well in their pursuit of the 368-run target on Day 5 of the fourth Test at The Oval. England were placed at 92/0 after 39 overs, still needing 276 runs more to win. India face the tall task of taking all 10 wickets on the final day as Virat Kohli will be hoping to have a good day from the bowlers. Hameed and Burns took England to 77/0 at the end of day’s play on Sunday after India put 466 on the board in their second innings. Rohit Sharma scored his first overseas Test century, while Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant all scored half-centuries as the Indian batsmen made England toil hard. (Live Scorecard)

England vs India 4th Test, Day 5 LIVE Updates From The Oval, London

  • 16:16 (IST)

    50 For Hameed !

    Hameed keeps his composure as he reaches yet another fifty in the series

    ENG 103/1 after 41.2 overs – Need 265 more to win

  • 16:13 (IST)

    Wicket – Shardul Gets Burns !

    Shardul gets Burns straight after his 50 as India get the early breakthrough they needed 

    ENG 100/1 after 40.4 overs – Need 268 more to win

  • 16:12 (IST)

    Fifty – Burns !

    Rory Burns hits a remarkable fifty as England get off to a remarkable start on the final day

    ENG 100/0 after 40.3 overs – Need 268 more to win

  • 16:02 (IST)

    Four !

    Once again Burns intelligently guides a leg-sidish Umesh delivery off the hips towards the boundary behind the stumps for a splendid four

    ENG 92/0 after 39 overs – Need 276 more to win

  • 15:52 (IST)

    Steady Start !

    This seems like a steady start from the England openers as they try to negotiate the tricky first hour of the day

    ENG 85/0 after 37 overs – Need 283 more to win

  • 15:43 (IST)

    Four !

    Burns nicely opens the face of the bat and hits towards the third-man region for a boundary off Umesh

    ENG 84/0 after 35 overs – Need 284 more to win

  • 15:39 (IST)

    Maiden – Bumrah !

    Bumrah starts accurately as he completes a maiden in his first over on Day 5

    ENG 78/0 after 34 overs – Need 290 more to win

  • 15:35 (IST)

    Bumrah To Start From Other End !

    A tidy first over from Umesh, gives away only one run

    Jasprit Bumrah starts from the other end

    ENG 78/0 after 33.1 overs – Need 290 more to win

  • 15:31 (IST)

    Day 5 Begins !

    England openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns are in the middle 

    Pacer Umesh Yadav starts proceedings for India on Day 5

    ENG 77/0 after 32.2 overs – Need 291 more to win

  • 15:29 (IST)

    Hightlights – Day 4 !

    Here’s looking at Day 4 highlights, which had everything on offer for the pacers, batsman and spinners 

  • 15:27 (IST)

    Ganguly Looking Forward To Day 5 !

    BCCI president and former Indian captain is glued to the Test series as the match moves into the final day of the 4th Test

  • 15:26 (IST)

    Vikram Rathour Speaks !

    Here’s what our batting coach had to say after yesterday’s day of play without certain support staff members

  • 15:24 (IST)

  • 15:22 (IST)

    Amazing Day 5 On Our Hands !

    What an amazing final day we have on our hands

    After a good start by the England openers, the home team will be looking to go session by session in order to chase down the 368-run target

    India, on the other hand, will be looking to take early wickets to jolt the run-chase

  • 15:17 (IST)

    Hello And Welcome !

    Hello and Welcome to the Live Blog of Day 5 of the fourth Test match between England and India being played at The Oval

    All three results are possible with both teams entering the final day with high hopes 

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