Batting collapse in fourth innings, a recurring theme for India

India lost seven for 61 in the second innings at Southampton as England bagged the fourth Test and the series. However, this wasn't the first time India had succumbed to a tremendous collapse while chasing.

India lost seven for 61 in the second innings at Southampton as England bagged the fourth Test and the series.   -  AFP

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane had added 101 runs for the fourth wicket before Kohli's dismissal on 58 triggered a collapse which saw India lose seven for 61. England clinched the fourth Test at Southampton and with it, the five-Test series.

This wasn't the first time India suffered a batting collapse in the fourth innings while chasing targets.

66/10

1996- India vs South Africa, 1st Test

Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock and Lance Klusener reduced India to a rubble in Durban, with Donald bagging a 4-for as India capitulated for 66 chasing 395. Rahul Dravid topped the batting chart in the second innings with a fighting 27. 

81/10

1997 - India vs West Indies, third Test

Chasing a modest 120 to win in the second innings, India lost all its wickets for 81. V.V.S. Laxman top-scored with 19.

Ian Bishop was the wrecker-in-chief, claiming four for 22 while Curtly Ambrose and F.A. Rose took three each to seal a 38-run win.

101/1  to  105/5  

1986 - India vs England, third Test

After being set a target of 236 to win, the Indian top order began solidly to reach 101/1, with Mohinder Amarnath and Sunil Gavaskar at the crease. However, a middle-order collapse saw India lose four wickets for as many runs - Phil Edmonds returning with figures of four for 31 as the Test ended in a draw.

254/6  to 258/10

1999 - India vs Pakistan, first Test

Sachin Tendulkar's individual brilliance went in vain as arch-rival Pakistan beat India by 12 runs in a keenly fought Test match. While chasing 271 in the fourth innings, Tendulkar produced an innings of the highest pedigree, amassing 136 off 273 balls but found little help from the other end.  India lost four wickets in a space of four runs, Saqlain Mushtaq bagging a five-for.