The Indian cricket team registered their first win at The Oval in 50 years as they defeated the England cricket team in the 4th Test match. Riding on the sensational performances by the Indian bowlers, the Indian cricket team has now taken a lead of 2-1 in the ongoing 5-match Test series.
As both the team entered the final day of the 4th Test match, the equation was 291 runs-10 wickets-90 overs. England openers Rory Burns (50) and Haseeb Hameed (63) started off well as they gave a solid kickstart to their team.
With their partnership going strong, all three results were possible and the spectators were all up for a thrilling climax, however, the Indian bowlers had some other plans. The Indian bowlers showed immense fighting spirit to bounce back into the game as they made things happen in the second session of the final day.
Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, and Umesh Yadav took charge of the game while Ravindra Jadeja backed the bowling attack by consistently pitching the ball to help the Indian cricket team register a famous win at The Oval.
It all started after things looked blurry when their partnership was going stronger with Burns scoring his well-deserved half-century, but ‘Lord’ Shardul Thakur gave the much-needed breakthrough to the Indian side. He struck in his very first over to dismiss Burns with a brilliant delivery.
India conquer The Oval – their first Test win at the venue since 1971 ?#WTC23 | #ENGvIND | https://t.co/zRhnFiKhzZ pic.twitter.com/aH7r53QMst
— ICC (@ICC) September 6, 2021
Shardul’s breakthrough increased the pressure on the England cricketers and as a result, Dawid Malan had to walk back to the pavilion because of a run-out.
Later, on Jasprit Bumrah picked two crucial wickets in his two consecutive overs to shatter the hopes of England to make a comeback into the game. He dismissed Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow in his two consecutive overs. Jasprit Bumrah’s magical spell put India in a commanding position in the ongoing 4th Test match. Now India was two down at lunch.
Umesh Yadav picked three crucial wickets, while Ravindra Jadeja picked two wickets to help the Indian side register this stunning win.
Meanwhile, cricketers, fans and experts, everyone went berserk and took to Twitter to celebrate the amazing win of team India at the Oval.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
So proud of the boys for playing exceptionally well. Congratulations Team India ??Many more to come #INDvENG ? https://t.co/TccP9nhmqM
— Suresh Raina?? (@ImRaina) September 6, 2021
Great win boys ! Amazing stuff ?? bowlers have done it again !! Congratulations to @Jaspritbumrah93 on fastest 100 test wickets #gamechanger great to see @y_umesh coming back with a bang ! Aur @imShard aapki batting ke to kya kehney ?? #INDvENG
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 6, 2021
The beauty of Test cricket.
Team INDIA reaching new heights every series ??
That’s it, that’s the tweet#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/3vcuEZxyzA
— DK (@DineshKarthik) September 6, 2021
Tactically this is arguably the best Virat Kohli has captained on a single day of Test cricket. Bowling changes, field placements & overall his tactics have been creative but simple for the bowlers to execute.
— Gav Joshi (@Gampa_cricket) September 6, 2021
What a great win congratulations #TeamIndia #indiancricket#BCCI ???? pic.twitter.com/A3E7MxoDms
— Ashoke Dinda (@dindaashoke) September 6, 2021
This Virat Kohli-led Indian side is special. They know how to bounce back into the game. A huge shoutout to the bowlers, they are incredible, both with the bat and the ball. ??? #INDvENG
— उन्नति मदान (@unnati_madan) September 6, 2021
India won the match …
Brilliant win today ? By Indian Cricket team.
Now india can not lose the series #indiavsEngland #TeamIndia #Cricket #INDvENG #ENGvsIND #viratkholi #india #win #GoodNewsToday pic.twitter.com/jdIhfoshZO
— Ram (@kapilgupta54) September 6, 2021
Indians fans be like #indiavsEngland #LordShardul pic.twitter.com/BHsWw0wGTY
— Ritweek Sinha?? (@SinhaRitweek) September 6, 2021
Well done team India. Victory after 50 years at Ovals. Test match is real test of cricket, cricketers and cricket fans. #Cricket #indiavsEngland pic.twitter.com/fnIyBA18xn
— Agneeshwar Vyas, IFS (@agnee_cool) September 6, 2021
Last session of a Test match abroad, India bowling for the win, the tail enders struggling to survive against top tier Indian pace bowling.
My generation dreamed of this scenario 20-25 years ago. Nowadays it is becoming a regular occurrence in Test cricket ? ? #IndiavsEngland
— Rajeev Mantri (@RMantri) September 6, 2021
#INDvENG Gruelling Fight and Eternal wait comes to halt with an Epic ?
India emerges victorious at the Oval after 50 years.
Congratulations Team India ??#indiavsEngland #TeamIndia
Remember the name #lordshardulthakur pic.twitter.com/BWNU8axNHo
— Hritick Kumar (@its_hrk_7) September 6, 2021
Just hope the 2-1 lead eventually becomes a 3-1 series win for India. That would be the best compliment to the Indian bowling #INDvENG #OvalTest
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) September 6, 2021
Every single player at their best.. ??????#India #INDvENG ? pic.twitter.com/1Qfhnn5OCN
— Kavin (@Kavin_m_0431) September 6, 2021
2-1 and we aren’t satisfied! Want 3-1!! #INDvENG
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 6, 2021
The better man/team always wins on their day. Wins & losses are part of sportsmanship. So let’s zip the trolling & cheer the #BoysInBlue. Proud Indians win hearts too. That’s what I call making music friends. Cheers #TeamIndia #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/hhp5OYqYzc
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) September 6, 2021
Rohit Sharma is Player of the Match. Okay, can we now have the Lord of The Match. #INDvENG
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) September 6, 2021
Brilliant win @BCCI Indian men’s team! Heartiest congratulations to the entire team! #INDvENG
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) September 6, 2021
Note that Umesh Yadav’s Test bowling average in England, after two matches, sits at 23.55 and his strike-rate is 40.8. Proven wicket-taker. Which is what matters. #INDvENG
— Jamie Alter ? ?? (@alter_jamie) September 6, 2021
Came Back In Style !!!
Congratulations Team India @BCCI For The Comprehensive Test Victory At Oval London.#INDvENG
— Manoj Kotak (@manoj_kotak) September 6, 2021