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Man of the Match ( James Anderson ) says that it was a good birthday present to have a five-fer on the birthday and everyone bowled well. He also adds that Ballance and Bell batted magnificently to post a huge total and help their side to reach a good total. He also says that he is at his best when the ball is reversing and hopes that he can repeat the performance over and over again.
ALASTAIR COOK says that he is not relieved but happy that they won and virtually won each and every session of the match. He adds that it was a tough Test match but the crowd has backed them completely and he thanks the crowd for their support. He further adds that his game is heading back in the right direction and is happy that he scored 160 odd runs in the Test match. He also says that Moeen Ali's bowling has improved leaps and bounds and the lad has worked really hard to up his game.
MS DHONI says that we played the fast bowlers well but crumbled to Ali and need to get more aggressive against hi. He adds that the soft dismissals hurt his side and losing wickets at crucial moments lead to the downfall. He further adds that they went with an extra batsman this time because they never used the extra bowler. He also says that he will reconsider the strategy and think about the four bowler plan and will take a decision according to the pitch. ( On Pankaj Singh ) He did bowl well but was certainly unlucky. He did beat the outside edge often but was unlucky.
It was the same story in the fourth innings as India got off to a horrible start. Anderson and Ali bowled exceptionally well to bundle the Indian side. Rahane was the lone man to score a gritty innings of 56 as his side was all out for just 178 runs.
India, in response, were bundled for a mere 330 runs. None of the players really went on to convert their starts. Dhoni and Rahane both scored half-centuries but it wasn't enough as the home side had a lead of 239 runs. England came out to bat with all guns blazing. They scored 205 runs more to add to their lead and declared to put in the visitors to bat.
The Test match started with England winning a crucial toss and electing to bat first. The English players backed the captain's call and posted a humungous total of 569 runs. It was good to see the captain amongst runs as he scored a gritty knock of 95. Bell and Ballance both scored daddy hundreds. Buttler too joined the party by scoring a quickfire 85 of just 83 balls.
Well India have been outplayed throughout the Test match and this session was no different. Anderson started with a brilliant spell and got Sharma and Dhoni early. Then came the bearded spinner, Moeen Ali, and took 4 quick wickets to sum up the Indian innings. The off spinner took his maiden 5-wicket haul and was applauded all the way as he left the field.
Moeen Ali to Pankaj Singh
OUT! It's all over for India. Flighted on off, Singh tries to defend it off the front foot but plays the wrong line and the ball crashes into the off stump. ENGLAND WIN THE MATCH BY 266 RUNS.
Driven straight back to Ali.
FOUR! Brutal power! Short on middle and leg, Singh camps back and pulls it hard through the mid-wicket region to find the fence.
FOUR! Muscled! Flighted on off, Singh sits put, clears his leg and heaves it over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
Fourth Test fifty for Rahane.
Chris Woakes to Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! Nice shot! Back to back fifties for Rahane, Length delivery outside off, Rahane caresses it through the cover region for a boundary.
Lands on a length just outside off, Rahane goes after it but only manages to cut thin air.
Edged and falls short! Length on off, Rahane comes forward in defense but gets an outside edge that falls short of the first slip fielder.
Chris Woakes to Pankaj Singh
Singh tucks it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
Back of a length around off, jags away a little, Pankaj tries to defend but his bat gets stuck behind the pad.
Full on off, Pankaj defends it from within the crease. Thinks of a single but sent back.
Moeen Ali to Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! Rahane going after it now! Another flighted delivery on middle and off, Rahane comes down on one knee once again and plays the slog sweep, this time connects it better, over the square leg region to find the fence.