"Winning is a dream come true, Kohli's only goal now is to save the match".
Winning is a dream come true, Kohli's only goal now is to save the match
At the end of the third day, it was understood that the first Test had slipped out of India's hands, and it was not possible to win as the hill faced an equal run. At the end of the fourth day, the idea became clearer.
Now, if nothing miraculous happens in front of India on the fifth day, it does not seem possible to win this Test. Instead, they now have only one way to save the match. On the fourth day, Rohit Sharma lost his wicket and India scored 1 for 39.
Now Shubhaman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara are at the crease. After losing 6 wickets for 257 runs the day before, the eyes of our cricket fans were on how long Rabichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar could fight.
Moreover, both of them have experience of batting before, so they were fighting in front of the ball of Zafra Archer, James Anderson, Dom Base. On the fourth day, Ashwin returned with 50 runs.
After Ashwin's dismissal, it was not possible for those who came to bat to hold the wicket for long, and that did not happen in the end. On the one hand, Washington played beautifully like him, but on the other hand, those who came to bat are getting out one by one, as a result, India's highest run in the last century stood at 337 runs.
The condition of Chennai's red clay pitch is said to be worse at the end of the fourth day, so the ball is turning in the same direction. The ball is getting lower and lower all of a sudden, so there is no way for Kohli to save the match.
Cricket experts also think that chasing 420 runs on this pitch is almost impossible to win. It is worth noting that India chased down a big run on Australian soil to win both, as there was no poker on the pitch.
But the pitch of this stick has started to erode from the second day. Moreover, with the new ball on the fifth day, it is feared that Jack Leach and Dom Base may become more dangerous.
At the end of the fifth day, the Indian team could not save their match. They were all out for only 192 runs. As a result, England won the 1st Test match by 228 runs.