Bazball beaten: Indian young guns’ nerveless stand aces chase, ensures Poms’ first series loss under McCullum


India have accomplished a nervy run-chase to secure a five-wicket victory against England in the fourth cricket Test in Ranchi.

Chasing a modest 192 for victory on Monday, India cruised to 0-84 before the English spinners engineered a collapse that left the hosts reeling at 5-120.

Shubman Gill (52 not out) and Dhruv Jurel (39no) combined in an unbroken stand of 72 for the sixth wicket to clinch India’s victory on the penultimate day of the contest and seal an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Offspinner Shoaib Bashir claimed 3-79, to go with his five first-innings wickets, but could not keep England alive in the series.

The fifth and final Test is scheduled to be played in Dharamsala from March 7.


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