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England in control, need 119 runs to win at Stumps

by Soumadeep Bagchi

ENG and IND Day 4 of the fifth test cricket score: After reaching 259 for 3 in pursuit of 378 at stumps on the fourth day of the delayed fifth Test match against India on Monday, England had the upper hand. After Alex Lees (56) and Zak Crawley (46) accumulated 107 runs for the opening partnership, Jonny Bairstow (72 batting) and Joe Root (76 batting) were at the wicket. They had added 150 runs for the fourth wicket. Jasprit Bumrah, the captain, took two wickets as England entered the final day needing just 119 runs. Earlier, Cheteshwar Pujara (66) and Rishabh Pant both scored half-centuries as India was bowled out for 245 in their second innings (57).


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Brief Scores:

India 416 and 245 (Cheteshwar Pujara 66, Rishabh Pant 57, Ben Stokes 4/33)

England 284 and (target 378) 259 for 3 (Alex Lees 56, Zak Crawley 46, Joe Root 76 batting, Jonny Bairstow 72 batting).



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