England vs India: 5th Test Begins

Although it had looked promising for the Indian cricket team, England won the fourth Test match. England scored 246 and 271 while India ended on 273 and 184 all out in 69.4 overs. England won by 60 runs. With one Test to go, England wins the series 3 – 1.

Despite having lost the Test series, India will continue to fight hard in the final Test match. Virat Kohli, the team captain, complimented his team on how well they played in the Test.

He said: “Weren’t many negatives for us from this game. Need to focus on positives.”

Kohli further noted that it was “fun for the people to watch too.” He further noted that the team “won’t throw in the towel” and “will come out with the same intensity at The Oval.”

The 5th Test

The final Test of the 5-Test series between India and England is currently underway at The Oval in London. The tension was high as Kohli called heads, and England won the toss, opting to bat first.

Kohli’s comment about the toss: “I think I need heads on both sides. That is the only way I would win the toss. It looks a good wicket but there is grass on the pitch and the first session will be tough.”

Since 1998/99, Joe Root is the first cricket captain to win all five tosses in a five-Test series.

Changes for The Oval Test Match

There is one forced change since Ashwin is out. Replacing Ashwin is Jadeja. Hanuma Vihari is replacing Hardik Pandya, who has been left out of the lineup.

India’s most recent two Tests at The Oval were dismal. In 2011, the team lost by an innings and 8 runs, and in 2014, India lost by an innings and 244 runs.

The Test ends on Tuesday, 11th September 2018.