4th Test: Gill & Jurel steer India to series victory with hard-fought five-wicket win over England

by IANS |

Ranchi, Feb 26 (IANS) Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel joined forces to overcome massive pressure and nerves to steer India to a series victory with a hard-fought five-wicket win over England on Day four of fourth Test at the JSCA International Stadium on Monday.


Resuming from 40/0, India slipped from 84/0 to 120/5, including losing captain Rohit Sharma for 55. But Gill, who remained unbeaten on 52 and Jurel, who made 39 not out, kept their calm to stitch an unbroken 72-run partnership for the sixth wicket, to complete a tricky chase of 192.


Jurel had also played a terrific hand in the first innings with a career-best score of 90. The result also means India have sealed the series with an unassailable 3-1 lead a game to spare in Dharamshala, starting on March 7, especially after losing the opening Test in Hyderabad.


While India completed their 17th straight series win at home, it is also the first series defeat for England under the leadership of Ben Stokes. But the visitors’ can take a lot of heart from off-spinner Shoaib Bashir’s match haul of eight wickets, including five in the first innings, which wasn’t enough to stop India from winning the series.


Brief Scores: England 353 and 145 lost to India 307 and 192/5 in 61 overs (Rohit Sharma 55, Shubman Gill 52 not out; Shoaib Bashir 3-79, Joe Root 1-26) by five wickets

Latest News
Karnataka Congress stages empty pot protest in Bengaluru against Centre Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 04:27 PM
Iranian foreign minister in New York: Ease Middle East tensions Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 04:26 PM
HK, Singapore food regulators red flag 'cancer-causing' ingredient in certain MDH, Everest spices Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 04:13 PM
Gujarat contributes over 8.3% to national GDP: FM Sitharaman Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 04:12 PM
Turkey's President Erdogan to meet Hamas chief in Istanbul Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 04:11 PM
HDFC Bank posts Rs 16,511 crore net profit in Q4, declares dividend of Rs 19.5 per share Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 04:03 PM
Constituency watch: Massive MPLAD spending by MP keeps BJP ahead in Bankura Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:58 PM
Iraq: One dead, 8 injured in blast at pro-Iran militia's facility Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:47 PM
Reunited with family, 95-yr-old great grandma from Bihar seeks to cast vote Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:45 PM
Delhi court reserves order on Sisodia's regular bail pleas; he withdraws interim plea to campaign for LS polls Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:18 PM
Viksit Bharat Ambassador meet-up: India will be among world's top 3 economies by 2027-28, says Hardeep Singh Puri Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:16 PM
Man reported dead after self immolation near court during ex-US Prez Trump's trial Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:15 PM
Formula 1: Verstappen on pole for Chinese Grand Prix, Hamilton to start at 18th position Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:14 PM
Athletics: US quartet breaks distance medley relay world record in Eugene Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 03:13 PM
Golf: Field announced for 2024 China Open as DP World Tour returns to Shenzhen Sat, Apr 20, 2024, 02:03 PM