The absence of Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma on day 4 and day 5 confused the fans. However, he gave positive news about his injury during the post-match presentation ceremony.
During his 127 star beat in the third innings of the oval test, Rohit sustained bruises on his thigh. After India’s turn on day 4, he did not step on the field and complain about a problem. The BCCI confirmed the same.
Rohit also did not take part in the match on the fifth day, which left the fans a little worried. However, while receiving his Man-of-the-Match award, Rohit gave an update on his injury.
“The message of physiotherapy is to take it per minute and keep assessing it, but it seems good so far,Said Rohit Sharma.
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India beat England by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the series
The fourth Test had many ups and downs, but India won on the fifth day at the Oval. The match was even, but the visitors broke in at regular intervals which put the English team under pressure.
The poor middle order could not handle hard periods of Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja and suffered an incredible collapse where they lost 4 wickets for six runs. They never fully recovered from it and once Joe Root fell Shardul Thakur, the writing was on the wall.
It was merely a formality to wrap the tail and India played with their food before hitting the last nail on the coffin. It was a joint bowling effort by the team on a quiet course that resulted in a 157-run victory.
Thakur scored fifty in both innings, Cheteshwar Pujara continued his revival, Umesh Yadav’s return to Tests was a success, indicating that almost everything is right for the team after conceding a 99-run lead.
The fifth and final Test will be played from 10 September in Manchester.