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India vs England, 5th Test, Day 4 - Karun Nair, Murali Vijay take hosts past 400-run mark

Welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 action of the India-England fifth Test being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.

Stay cricket rating and live updates from Day 4 of the fifth check match between India and England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk. Lokesh Rahul was unlucky as he was dismissed on the rating of 199, but his knock without a doubt positioned the hosts on top of things of the lawsuits.

Karun Nair and Murali Vijay persevered the good paintings for India within the morning consultation. beginning play at 383/4, those have brought 13 runs to this point. Nair, who is searching for his maiden test tonne, charged down the wicket towards Liam Dawson to dispatch him over lengthy-on for a six. The partnership is now really won 32 runs.

Day 3 Recap

Talented opener ok L Rahul displayed the first-rate temperament but ignored out on a well-deserved double century by way of a solitary run even though India were in a commanding position at 391 for four on the 0.33 day.

India is only 87 runs at the back of England with six wickets in hand and the penultimate day's proceedings on how the hosts play an enforcer will determine if there would be a result in the in shape.

Rahul, who hit a profession-excellent 199, changed into in a file breaking spree en path his fourth test hundred.

He becomes devastated after coming tantalisingly near his maiden double hundred before a second's laziness noticed him scale back a crazy leg destroy from Adil Rashid instantly into the arms of Jos Buttler.

A gap partnership of 152 with Parthiv Patel (71) set the ideal platform and it changed into utilised flawlessly with some other 161-run stand for the fourth wicket with Karun Nair (71 batting).

Both Parthiv and Karun also notched up their individual best in Test cricket.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali (1/96 in 24 overs) and Adil Rashid (1/76 in 17 overs) bowled bulk of the overs but were not effective with literally no help from the track. Moeen was smashed for 10 boundaries and a six.

Stokes (1/37) was also erratic occasionally.

With injured Murali Vijay (17 batting) coming in at No 6, India will hope to score quick runs and get a lead of 100 which would enable them to put pressure on England and go for a victory.



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