India vs England HIGHLIGHTS, 4th Test Day 1: Root century takes England to 302/7

IND vs ENG Highlights: Check the score and updates from Day 1 of the India vs England 4th Test match being played at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.

Updated : Feb 23, 2024 16:58 IST

Joe Root plays a shot during the first day of fouth Test.
Joe Root plays a shot during the first day of fouth Test. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR

Joe Root plays a shot during the first day of fouth Test. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR

Welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the India vs England 4th Test Day 1 being played at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.

  • February 23, 2024 16:57
    Day 1 - Match Report

    IND vs ENG: Centurion Root digs England out of a hole on day 1

    On Friday, at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, Root reminded the world that he is still in verse with his older patient self, as he scored a vigilant, chanceless ton to dig England out of a hole against India. 

  • February 23, 2024 16:38
    STUMPS - Day 1

    Joe Root bounces back and how. None of those reverse scoops were on display today. He stuck to the trusted traditional shots and notched up his 31st Test century. Ben Foakes played the perfect supporting role along with Root which allowed England to bounce back from a precarious 112 for five. Earlier in the day, Akash Deep tore through the England top order in the first session. Mohammed Siraj picked two wickets in the final session which gave hope to India of ending the English innings on Day 1 before Root and Ollie Robinson took matters into their hands.

  • February 23, 2024 16:31
    ENG 302/7 in 90 overs

    Yashasvi Jaiswal bowls the final over of the day. Six runs off it including a boundary from Robinson down the ground.

  • February 23, 2024 16:28
    ENG 296/7 in 89 overs

    Akash Deep gives away seven runs from his over. He oversteps and Robinson picks a boundary of it too.

  • February 23, 2024 16:17
    ENG 289/7 in 87 overs

    Robinson connects his slog sweep over cow corner. Seven runs from the Kuldeep over.

  • February 23, 2024 16:09
    ENG 282/7 in 86 overs

    Akash to Robinson. Still no signs of a new ball. Robinson runs down the first delivery down to fine leg for two runs. It was a certain boundary had it not been for Kuldeep’s diving save.

  • February 23, 2024 16:08
    ENG 280/7 in 85 overs

    Kuldeep back into the attack and gives away just one run.

  • February 23, 2024 16:02
    ENG 279/7 in 84 overs

    Root faces Akash. He picks a single with a clip to deep square leg. A loud shout for leg before too in the over but the ball was angling down leg. Another couple on the on side for Root to get to 99. HUNDRED FOR ROOT! Driven through covers to pick a boundary.

  • February 23, 2024 15:59
    ENG 271/7 in 83 overs

    Jadeja to Robinson, FOUR! Clears his front leg, gets to the pitch and tonks it past the man at mid on. 

  • February 23, 2024 15:54
    ENG 267/7 in 82 overs

    Akash Deep for his new spell, but with the old ball still. FOUR! On the pads and Root guides it down to the fine leg fence. Into the 90s now. A couple more from the over.

  • February 23, 2024 15:53
    ENG 261/7 in 81 overs

    Loud appeal for leg before as the ball turns from middle stump line and passes the outside edge and the off stump. Jadeja is convinced that Robinson is out but the umpire disagrees.

  • February 23, 2024 15:50
    ENG 260/7 in 80 overs

    Jadeja gives just a single in his over, the 79th of the innings.

    Root hits the ball square off Siraj and runs two on the final ball of the over.

  • February 23, 2024 15:40
    ENG 256/7 in 78 overs

    Siraj again. Five runs from the over. Root nearly gets caught short of his crease trying to sneak in a single after a clip to mid wicket. Rajat Patidar had just one stump to aim at and hence missed.

  • February 23, 2024 15:30
    ENG 251/7 in 77 overs

    Jadeja is back. A waist height full toss, no ball, is put away for four by Robinson towards the midwicket. 

  • February 23, 2024 15:24
    ENG 246/7 in 76 overs

    Outside edge for four! Moved away from Hartley, thick outside edge that goes just past the second slip. GONE! Similar delivery, this time beats the outside edge, and the off stump goes for a toss. 

    Tom Hartley b Mohammed Siraj 13

    Ollie Robinson at the crease now. 

  • February 23, 2024 15:22
    ENG 241/6 in 74 overs

    Ashwin mixing his top spinners and side spin deliveries. Not much of success though. 

  • February 23, 2024 15:11
    ENG 240/6 in 73 overs

    Root is happy to take singles. England in no hurry whatsoever. Well... Hartley comes down the track and smacks a huge hit over midwicket for a SIX. Huge appeal on the next ball and GIVEN. Hartley is adjudged LBW. He has taken a review. A small spike and the decision is reversed. NOT OUT. 

  • February 23, 2024 15:09
    ENG 233/6 in 72 overs

    India has kept catching mid-on and mid-off for Hartley. Late movement of the ball. 

  • February 23, 2024 15:05
    ENG 230/6 in 71 overs

    Tight bowling by India. Runs not coming that easy since the arrival of Hartley. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:57
    ENG 227/6 in 69 overs

    Siraj comes around the wicket for left hander Hartley. Getting the ball to reverse away from the left hander. A good start to spell here by Siraj. Getting the ball to move a bit late. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:55
    ENG 227/6 in 68 overs

    Ashwin continues from the other end. Not much turn for Ashwin. Focus is more to control the speed of the ball. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:48
    ENG 225/6 in 67 overs

    Mohammed Siraj into the attack now. He has drifted a lot on the pads today. OUT! A slight hint of reverse, finishes at middle stump, Foakes ends up chipping it straight to catching midwicket. India gets a massive breakthrough. 

    Ben Foakes c Jadeja b Mohammed Siraj 47

    Tom Hartley at number eight. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:45
    ENG 224/5 in 66 overs

    Foakes comes down the track and hits Ashwin over midwicket for SIX. And now takes out the sweep and gets another boundary. Ashwin comes around the wicket, Foakes slog sweeps it towards midwicket for four. A thick outside edge towards point and gets a double. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:42
    ENG 208/5 in 65 overs

    Root and Foakes are looking very comfortable at the pitch. Playing the ball on merit and using their feet well. Ashwin and Jadeja can’t do much other keep bowling in the same areas and hope for a false shot. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:35
    ENG 204/5 in 63 overs

    Ashwin from the other end. A few still keeping a bit low but Foakes and Root are quite well set. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:31
    ENG 199/5 in 62 overs

    Jadeja begins the proceedings. A quick single in that over. 

  • February 23, 2024 14:12
    TEA - Day 1

    Joe Root and Ben Foakes soaked up all the pressure brewing after the first session and got their side back on track in the afternoon session. the pitch too seems to have flattened out a bit even with the odd ball keeping low. 86 runs in the session and no wicket for India.

  • February 23, 2024 14:09
    ENG 198/5 in 61 overs

    Ashwin to bowl probably the last over of the session. Just a single off it for Root.

    That will be Tea on Day 1.

  • February 23, 2024 14:05
    ENG 197/5 in 60 overs

    Jadeja to Foakes, appeals for LBW! The ball pitches and goes straight with the angle. Foakes is caught in front. India goes for a review but it looks like this is going down leg. The ball tracker confirms and India loses its third and final review. A maiden over from Jadeja.

  • February 23, 2024 14:01
    ENG 197/5 in 59 overs

    Ashwin continues. Foakes’ clip on the on side falls just short of Sarfaraz at short leg. The third delivery stays low and Foakes is beaten. Luckily for him it misses the off stump. A more eventful over than usual.

  • February 23, 2024 13:58
    ENG 196/5 in 58 overs

    Jadeja to Foakes. An inside edge in the air on the first delivery as the ball rises on Foakes from good length. There is no short leg in place and chance goes. FOUR! Root cuts and gets an under edge. No third man in place and the ball runs down to the fence.

  • February 23, 2024 13:55
    ENG 191/5 in 57 overs

    Ashwin to Foakes, clips to deep square leg for one run. FOUR! Slightly short and Root goes to his back foot to punch it through covers.

  • February 23, 2024 13:52
    ENG 186/5 in 56 overs

    A change in bowling. Jadeja back to bowl his 18th. Root on strike. He starts this new spell with a maiden.

  • February 23, 2024 13:50
    ENG 186/5 in 55 overs

    Ashwin for his 12th over. Two singles from the over.

  • February 23, 2024 13:46
    ENG 184/5 in 54 overs

    Kuldeep to Root, FOUR! Wide and over-pitched and the batter leans in and drives it past mid off. 

  • February 23, 2024 13:44
    ENG 180/5 in 53 overs

    Ashwin to Root, clips a full length delivery behind square for another single.

  • February 23, 2024 13:40
    ENG 179/5 in 52 overs

    Kuldeep again. Root gets to the pitch of the fourth delivery and flicks it towards mid wicket for a single. Just the one run from it. The partnership now worth 67 runs.

  • February 23, 2024 13:39
    ENG 178/5 in 51 overs

    Ashwin gives away just two runs from his next - a single each for Foakes and Root.

  • February 23, 2024 13:36
    ENG 176/5 in 50 overs

    One more maiden over from Kuldeep Yadav. There was a delivery that kept low but Root was able to get bat to that awkward ball.

  • February 23, 2024 13:30
    ENG 176/5 in 49 overs

    Ashwin back into the attack. Foakes drives to mid on for a single. A clip to deep mid wicket brings up Root’s fifty

  • February 23, 2024 13:27
    ENG 174/5 in 48 overs

    Kuldeep to Root, there’s an edge as he tries to work the ball down leg. Jurel gets a glove to it but cannot hold onto it. The umpire gives it as leg bye but the Ultra Edge shows a spike. Four runs from the over.

  • February 23, 2024 13:22
    ENG 170/5 in 47 overs

    Akash to Root, works it down to fine leg for a single. FOUR! Foakes latches on at this wide delivery and gets the ball through covers.

  • February 23, 2024 13:21
    ENG 165/5 in 46 overs

    Kuldeep follows up with a maiden over. Ben Foakes is content with simply blocking the ball off his front foot.

  • February 23, 2024 13:13
    ENG 165/5 in 45 overs

    Akash Deep again. Root gets FOUR more! He uses the late cut again and beats the slip cordon.

  • February 23, 2024 13:07
    ENG 161/5 in 44 overs

    Kuldeep continues. Foakes comes down the track and hits the ball straight down the ground and finds a boundary. 

  • February 23, 2024 13:02
    ENG 156/5 in 43 overs

    Change of ends for Akash. He replaces Jadeja. Pitch is looking much better to bat now. Akash has dropped his pace slightly. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:58
    ENG 151/5 in 42 overs

    After a short burst by Akash, Kuldeep Yadav is introduced into the attack. Channel of attack: stumps. Coming over the wicket, England looking in no hurry. Just a single in that over. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:58
    ENG 150/5 in 41 overs

    England happy to play out Jadeja here. He’s not giving away anything. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:54
    ENG 150/5 in 40 overs

    Akash Deep keeping up with the line of attack: off stump. Mixing his lengths a bit now. Pitch has eased out a bit in this session. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:49
    ENG 147/5 in 39 overs

    Jadeja now has dipped his speed into late 80s and early 90s in the last two overs. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:46
    ENG 146/5 in 38 overs

    Akash Deep continues to attack the off stump. Idea is to keep bowling the length ball and hope for the lateral movement to its bit. A loose delivery after a while, wide outside off and Root square cuts it for four. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:41
    ENG 138/5 in 37 overs

    Jadeja continues from the other end. He’s mixing speeds and his release points. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:36
    ENG 137/5 in 36 overs

    Now Akash Deep is back into the attack. Foakes takes a double on the first ball. Bowling away from the stump, angling into the right handers. Keeping the inside edge into play more than outside. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:35
    ENG 135/5 in 35 overs

    Both Jadeja and Ashwin are going through their overs very quickly here. Root and Foakes have been very patient post Lunch. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:33
    ENG 135/5 in 34 overs

    Ashwin has been bowling slightly quicker. Wonder what the strategy is there. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:27
    ENG 131/5 in 32 overs

    Ashwin drifting too much on the pads. Foakes has no problem to hit on the leg side and find singles. Two singles from the over. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:25
    ENG 129/5 in 31 overs

    Jadeja has been consistent. Hasn’t offered much to batters. Root happy to push forward and defend. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:24
    ENG 129/5 in 30 overs

    England has been milking runs off Ashwin so far this session. Ashwin’s deliveries ending on the middle and leg stump has given England batters a bit of time to play. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:21
    ENG 124/5 in 29 overs

    Jadeja bowling quicker through the air - all in the 90s. Maybe expecting the bounce on the pitch to do a bit of help. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:18
    ENG 123/5 in 28 overs

    Ashwin. Root and Foakes finding singles every over. Looks like they have decided to give running a priority than boundaries. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:16
    ENG 120/5 in 27 overs

    Jadeja doing a Jadeja here. Keeping attack on the stumps. Asking the batters to play on the front foot. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:12
    ENG 118/5 in 26 overs

    R Ashwin from the other end. He has kept coming around the wicket to right handers, keeping LBW in play. Two singles and a double in that over. 

  • February 23, 2024 12:09
    ENG 114/5 in 25 overs

    Jadeja continues with his over that ended with Ben Stokes’ wicket on the first ball. Ball has been turning. Two runs from the over. 

  • February 23, 2024 11:31
    LUNCH - Day 1

    India has sent half the England side into the hut. It was Akash Deep who lapped up the top order with some serious seam bowling before the dependable spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja got the next two wickets.

  • February 23, 2024 11:27
    ENG 112/5 in 24.1 overs

    Jadeja for his ninth over. GONE! Stokes has to walk back. A bit unlucky as the ball stays low. He misses his flick and gets caught plumb in front.

    Ben Stokes lbw b Jadeja 3 (6)

    That’s will be Lunch on Day 1.

  • February 23, 2024 11:25
    ENG 112/4 in 24 overs

    Ashiwn to Stokes, a single through fine leg off the first delivery. That’s the only run from the over.

  • February 23, 2024 11:21
    ENG 111/4 in 23 overs

    Jadeja wraps Root on the pad and Rohit goes up for a review. But there is an inside edge and India loses another review. Just one run from the over.

  • February 23, 2024 11:20
    A record for Ashwin

    IND vs ENG, 4th Test: Ashwin becomes first Indian bowler to pick 100 wickets against England

    Ravichandran Ashwin became the first Indian bowler to pick 100 wickets against England during India’s fourth Test at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Friday.

  • February 23, 2024 11:14
    ENG 110/4 in 22 overs

    Ashwin to Bairstow, FOUR! Too short from Ashwin and Bairstow rocks back to put it through point. Bairstow misses a sweep and India goes up for a review. GONE! The pitch of the delivery was the only question and the ball tracker shows its in line. Ashwin has his man.

    Jonny Bairstow lbw b Ashwin 38 (35)

    Ben Stokes in the middle now. Gets off the mark with simple tap through covers.

  • February 23, 2024 11:10
    ENG 105/3 in 21 overs

    Jadeja to Bairstow. Sharp turn for Jadeja which beats the batter’s outside edge. Bairstow pushes to long off for a single. Now Root is beaten! Just outside off and as Root pushes to his front foot to defend, the ball shoots wide after pitching. FOUR! Placed to perfection by Root through the point region.

  • February 23, 2024 11:05
    ENG 100/3 in 20 overs

    Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack now. SIX! Bairstow slog sweeps to collect the first maximum of the innings. 11 runs from the over. England gets to 100 too.

  • February 23, 2024 11:02
    ENG 89/3 in 19 overs

    Jadeja for his sixth over. FOUR! A late cut from Root to pocket a boundary through third man. Six runs from the over.

  • February 23, 2024 10:59
    ENG 83/3 in 18 overs

    Siraj continues. Sloppy work from Rohit at mid off. He misses a straight forward drive and allows two runs to Bairstow. FOUR! Bairstow slaps a length delivery right back over the bowler’s head. FOUR to end the over. Too full from Siraj and Bairstow laps it up with a cover drive through covers.

  • February 23, 2024 10:56
    ENG 71/3 in 17 overs

    A maiden over from Jadeja. The first delivery of the over pitches on off-stump line and turns sharply and misses the off stump.

  • February 23, 2024 10:48
    ENG 71/3 in 16 overs

    Siraj replaces Akash. FOUR! Root waits for this back-of-a-length delivery and places it late to pick a boundary.

  • February 23, 2024 10:45
    ENG 67/3 in 15 overs

    Jadeja to Bairstow. Gets his drive through covers off the middle and picks two. Bairstow attempts a sweep off the final ball which is angling down leg but only gets it off his pad. Three runs in the over.

  • February 23, 2024 10:40
    ENG 64/3 in 14 overs

    Akash Deep for his seventh over. Bairstow pulls the second delivery behind square for two runs. He opens the bat face on the fifth delivery to guide the ball to third man for a single.

  • February 23, 2024 10:36
    ENG 60/3 in 13 overs

    Jadeja again. Root drives and picks a single off the first delivery. The ball keeps low as Bairstow misses his cut, but he’s able to get off the mark on the next delivery with a square drive. Root glances the final delivery for the third single of the over.

  • February 23, 2024 10:28
    ENG 57/3 in 12 overs

    Akash Deep continues. Length ball and Crawley smacks it away towards midwicket for four. It’s a no ball as well. GONEE! Crawley’s off stump has been breached yet again! Similar delivery, seamed back into him, through the gate. Terrific opening spell by the debutant. 

    Jonny Bairstow at the crease now. 

  • February 23, 2024 10:26
    ENG 50/2 in 11 overs

    Jadeja continues. Tight over. Three runs from the over. 

  • February 23, 2024 10:15
    ENG 47/2 in 10 overs

    Akash Deep continues from the other end. OUT! Duckett is gone and Akash finally gets his maiden Test wicket. Kept challenging the outside edge and finally one takes the edge straight to the keeper. 

    Ollie Pope in at number three. And India has reviewed a LBW against him on the second ball. Three reds and gone! Akash Deep strikes twice in the over. It was a surprising review given Pope had walked down a bit when the ball hit him. 

    Joe Root at four. A loud appeal on the first ball, umpire isn’t interested again but India takes a review after a long discussion. Impact outside and India lose a review. This has been a terrific over by the debutant. 

  • February 23, 2024 10:08
    ENG 46/0 in 9 overs

    Ravindra Jadeja into the attack early in the innings. Typical Jadeja: wicket to wicket attack. Duckett goes for a sweep and a very loud appeal but umpire isn’t interested. India discuss and take a review. Impact and wickets umpire’s call which means Duckett survives. Drives through the covers for four to end the over. 

  • February 23, 2024 10:05
    ENG 39/0 in 8 overs

    Duckett hasn’t faced a lot of deliveries so far. He’s still sedate. Akash Deep continues to challenge his outside edge. Two runs from the over. 

  • February 23, 2024 10:01
    ENG 37/0 in 7 overs

    Most of the bowls have seamed into the right hander. Driving length, Crawley shows the face of the bat and hits the ball down the ground for four. On the pads and flicks it towards the leg side for another boundary. He is finding his rhythm now. And another one! Same delivery and this time hit towards square leg. SIX! Wow. Hit over long on. That was on a length, not a half-volley! 19 runs from the over. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:56
    ENG 18/0 in 6 overs

    Impressive speed. Crawley is looking to find ways to score boundaries, getting lured by a deliveries well outside off. Seamed away from Crawley, gets a thick outside edge goes past the slip cordon for four. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:51
    ENG 14/0 in 5 overs

    An appeal for LBW on the first ball against Crawley. On the next ball, hits the ball straight down the ground for four! Length ball by Siraj, and likely the first ball he timed perfectly this morning. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:45
    ENG 9/0 in 4 overs

    Uneven bounce. Akash Deep has started pretty well here. Taking the ball into the right hander and away from the left. GONE!! But wait, it’s a no ball. Crawley’s off stump went cartwheeling. Tough for Akash. A terrific ball, came into the right hander, right through his defence. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:41
    ENG 5/0 in 3 overs

    Two singles on the first three balls to start the Siraj over. Looks like a pitch where it won’t be easy to time the ball early in the innings. Three runs from the over. Tricky pitch. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:35
    ENG 2/0 in 2 overs

    Akash Deep, the debutant, from the other end. Right arm fast starts off around the wicket to left hander Ben Duckett. Starts off with targeting the stumps on the first two ball on length. Down the leg and a terrific take from Dhruv Jurel, diving to his right. First runs on the board with a single. Challenges the outside edge on the off stump. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:30
    ENG 0/0 in 1 over

    Mohammed Siraj to open the bowling for India. Starts off with a down the leg delivery. Gets his line and length right on the next ball. Ball swings away from right hander Zak Crawley from the driving length. Surprises Crawley on the third ball with a short ball that jumps off the surface and hits the gloves. Early signs of the pitch playing tricks w.r.t bounce. A maiden to start. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:28
    All set!

    The players are out in the middle. 

  • February 23, 2024 09:20
    JUST IN - Rehan Ahmed returns home

    IND vs ENG: Rehan Ahmed returns home ahead of fourth Test against India

    England bowler Rehan Ahmed will be returning home with immediate effect and won’t be available further in the ongoing series against India on Friday.

  • February 23, 2024 09:05
    IND vs ENG - Lineups

    England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.

    India Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel, R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj.


    England - IN: Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir | OUT: Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed

    India - IN: Akash Deep | OUT: Jasprit Bumrah

  • February 23, 2024 09:03
    Pitch Report

    It looks like a dry river bed with a lot of cracks, the ball could turn from certain areas and it could happen very early in the match. There will be slow and low turn, some shots could be tough, but this is not a rank turner.

  • February 23, 2024 09:00

    England wins the toss and opts to bat.

    Ben Stokes: We will bat first. The first one hour will give us an idea about how the pitch will play, but it was always going to be a bat-first track. I’m happy with the way we’ve operated through the series and looking forward to more of the same.

    Rohit Sharma: We would have batted first. Looks a bit dry and has cracks. The last two games were good for us and we’ll have to play the same way. Proud of a lot of young guys in the squad, they’ve taken responsibility and have taken the challenge head-on. One change with Akash Deep making his debut.

  • February 23, 2024 08:59
    All set for the coin flip

    India captain Rohit Sharma is on his way to the centre. Despite the cracks on the pitch, the winner of the coin flip should still opt to bat first.

  • February 23, 2024 08:43
    Akash Deep to make Test debut

    Our correspondent Pranay Rajiv pings that Akash Deep is being handed the cap in the team huddle. The 313th cap for the Indian men’s cricket team.

  • February 23, 2024 08:28
    Will Jaiswal continue to push Bazball?

    Yashasvi Jaiswal has been a thorn for England in the first three Tests. Just seven Test matches old, Jaiswal has taken the English bowlers on at will and with aplomb. The 21-year-old is just 139 runs away from completing 1000 runs in Test cricket. If he gets those in the first innings, he will be the joint-fastest Indian alongside Vinod Kambli.

  • February 23, 2024 08:19
    James Anderson nearing Mount 700

    James Anderson sits just four wickets away from becoming the first pacer to clinch 700 Test wickets. Though the early signs hint at a spin-friendly surface, count out Anderson from getting to the feat at your own peril.

  • February 23, 2024 08:07
    India batting coach Vikram Rathour on match eve

    IND vs ENG, 4th Test: ‘Have required balance in team to deal with any pitch,’ says batting coach Vikram Rathour

    Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour brushed aside the comments made by English players on the Ranchi pitch ahead of the fourth Test between the two sides set to start here at the JSCA International Stadium on Friday. 

  • February 23, 2024 07:58
    Will Bumrah’s absence hurt India?

    The pacer averages 13.65 over the three Tests so far, picking 17 wickets in six innings. He was Rohit Sharma’s go-to option when looking for a wicket. Will resting Jasprit Bumrah cost India in Ranchi? More so, who will take his place in the XI - Mukesh Kumar or Axar Patel?

  • February 23, 2024 07:54
    WTC Points Table 2023/25

    WTC 2023-25 Points Table Update: India moves to second spot in standings after record win vs England in 3rd Test

    India moved to the second spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023-25 points table following its 434-run win against England in the third Test in Rajkot on Sunday.

  • February 23, 2024 07:47
    IND v ENG in India

    Matches played: 67

    India wins: 24

    Drawn: 28

    England: 15

  • February 23, 2024 07:37
    Pitch in the talks again

    IND vs ENG: ‘Interesting’ Ranchi pitch in front and centre ahead of India vs England 4th Test

    With the first three Tests of the ongoing India-England series witnessing action for 12 of the 15 designated days, all talk about the nature of surfaces were put on the back burner. Ahead of the fourth Test at the JSCA Stadium from Friday, however, the pitch is now front and centre.

  • February 23, 2024 07:31
    Bazball under fire - But its here to stay, writes Ayan Acharya

    IND vs ENG: Bazball is not going anywhere, but there’s a caveat

    England’s Bazball approach may have altered the countenance of the format but not its DNA.

  • February 23, 2024 07:28
    Questions on Jonny Bairstow

    The England batter has struggled for form in the first three Test matches, scoring just 102 runs in six innings. But coach Brendon McCullum put faith in him before the start of the fourth match in Ranchi. He was included in the playing eleven too. About time Bairstow repays the faith and gets among the runs.

  • February 23, 2024 07:22
    India vs England Head-to-Head Record

    Matches played: 134

    India wins: 33

    Drawn: 50

    England wins: 51

    Latest result: India won by 434 runs (Rajkot)

  • February 23, 2024 07:16
    India vs England Dream11 Prediction


    Dhruv Jurel, Ben Foakes


    Yashasvi Jaiswal (c), Ben Duckett, Shubman Gill, Sarfaraz Khan


    R. Ashwin (vc), Ravindra Jadeja


    James Anderson, Tom Hartley, Kuldeep Yadav

    Team Composition: IND 7:4 ENG Credits Left: 17.5

  • February 23, 2024 07:09
    What Ben Stokes said ahead of the fourth Test

    IND vs ENG, 4th Test: Stokes says England ready to adapt to any conditions in Ranchi

    England skipper Ben Stokes highlighted his side’s intention to adapt to the conditions going into the fourth Test against India at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, set to start on Friday.

  • February 23, 2024 06:43
    India Predicted XI

    Rohit Sharma (c), Yashavi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar

  • February 23, 2024 06:41
    England Playing XI

    Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir.

  • February 23, 2024 06:35
    The fourth act

    IND vs ENG, 4th Test: Defining act of series looms as India eyes unassailable lead against England in Ranchi

    IND vs ENG, 4th Test: India heads to a potential fourth act, at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi on Friday, knowing that a win will all but behead the fire-breathing nemesis that is England.

  • February 23, 2024 05:01

    The third Test between India and England in Ranchi will be telecast live on the Sports18 network from 9:30 AM IST. The match can also be live streamed on the JioCinema app and website.

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