India vs England 5th Test Kennington Oval: It was the same story for Shikhar Dhawan he was dismissed by James Anderson of a peach that swung back in and crashed onto Dhawan’s pads and he was given leg before wicket. Dhawan was out for 1 run. His dismissal was identical to that of the first innings where he was trapped in front of the bowling of Stuart Broad. His dismissal was a testament to the woeful series he has had.
Anderson did not stop there, as he wrapped Pujara on the pads in a span of four balls. The replays showed the ball was hitting the stumps and India was reeling at 1/2. Pujara was dismissed without scoring. Anderson equalled former Australian great Glenn McGrath by scalping the two batsmen. Both the great fast bowlers now are equal with 563 wickets in Tests.
Here is the video of the dismissal.
Chasing a daunting 464, India lost two big wickets in one over and then to make matters worse India captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck, trying to flirt at a ball outside the off-stump. It was the third occasion that Kohli was out for a golden duck.
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At stumps on Day 4, India is 58/3, needing 408 runs to win and seven wickets in hand. The win looks improbable, now it is to the remaining batsmen to show some spine and settle for a draw, which would be a great result for India.
Earlier in the day, former English skipper Alastair Cook registered his 33rd Test century in his farewell Test to sign off a great career on a high. English captain Joe Root, who was due for a big score in the Test series slammed his 14th Test hundred.