India vs England 5th Test Kennington Oval, Match Report: Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul’s breathtaking tons goes in vain as Joe Root’s England beat India by 118 runs to win series and give perfect farewell to Alastair Cook. Earlier in the day, Rishabh Pant brought up his maiden Test ton to raise hopes for India, but all that came to an end with Rahul’s dismissal for 149. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Today Latest Update After KKR vs KXIP, Match 46: Kings XI Punjab Move to Fourth Spot After Win Over Kolkata Knight Riders; KL Rahul Extends Lead Over Orange Cap, Mohammed Shami Grabs 2nd Spot in Purple Cap Tally
Rahul and Pant stitched a partnership of 204 runs. England thumps India 4-1 to win series. Rashid picked up the big wickets of Pant and Rahul to peg back India, yet Anderson’s three-for made him the pick of the English bowlers. Also Read - KKR vs KXIP 2020, IPL Today Match Report: Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Mohammed Shami Propel Kings XI Punjab to Top Four in Points Table, Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 Wickets
The second session certainly belonged to Pant, who hit 14 boundaries and three sixes including one over deep mid-wicket off Adil Rashid to complete a well-deserved hundred. Also Read - BCCI Announce India Squad For Australia Tour; Varun Chakraborty Picked For T20Is, Rohit Sharma Not Selected
One cannot really say that England outplayed India, even if the scoreline suggests so. Kohli scored 593 runs in the series and was the lead run-getter for India by far. Cook made this Test memorable by notching up his 33rd ton in his farewell Test. Joe Root, who had not had the best of series, came good in the final Test as he slammed his 14th Test century. For India, the silver lining was debutant Hanuma Vihari who got 56 in his first innings and also picked three wickets.
India had their opportunities early on in the series, when they came close at Edgbaston, but fell 31 runs short and then at Southampton, where India lost by 60 runs. India now take on West Indies in a few days time in India.