Off-spinner Moeen Ali produced a superb bowling spell in his comeback Test to hand England a series win against India on day 4 of the fourth Test in Southampton. With a total of 9 wickets in the match, Moeen Ali swung the match and the series in England's favour as the hosts won the penultimate Test by 60 runs to go 3-1 up in the series with one Test match remaining. Chasing a target of 245 in the fourth innings, India were looking solid with 123 for the loss of three wickets in the second session but Moeen Ali dismissed skipper Virat Kohli just before tea ending a crucial 101-run partnership between the Indian skipper and Ajinkya Rahane. In the final session, wickets tumbled like a pack of cards as England bowlers cleaned up the remaining six batsmen for 61 runs. After taking a five-wicket haul in the first innings, Moeen shone yet again on day 4 clinching four wickets. Along with Ali, all-rounder Ben Stokes and James Anderson chipped in with two wickets each crushing India in the run chase. For India, Virat Kolhi was the highest run scorer in the second innings with 58 runs. His deputy Ajinkya Rahane also scored a gritty half-century but crumbled under pressure. (HIGHLIGHTS)
Highlights between India vs England, 4th Test, Day 4, straight from The Rose Bowl, Southampton
21:55 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of day 4 of the fourth Test between India and England.
England win the fourth Test by 60 runs to take a 3-1 lead in the series.
The series goes to England!— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2018
A thrilling Southampton Test comes to an end with India bowled out for 184, England winning by 60 runs to take an unassailable 3-1 lead.
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21:50 IST: Out and it's all over for India! Sam Curran takes the final wicket. Traps Ashwin (25) in front of the stumps. England win by 60 runs.
21:43 IST: SIX! Ashwin is not done yet. Dances down the track against Moeen Ali to deposit the ball over the long on fence. Ashwin has moved on to 24 with the shot. IND 183-9 after 68.5 overs.
21:23 IST: OUT! Moeen Ali picks up his fourth wicket. What a performance from the off-spinner. Mohammed Shami walks back after scoring 8 runs. England are just 1 wicket away from victory. IND 163-9 after 64.2 overs.
21:15 IST: FOUR! Juicy full toss from Ben Stokes and Mohammed Shami whacks it towards the point region for a boundary. IND 158-8 after 62 overs.
21:12 IST: OUT! England are on a roll here. Eighth wicket goes down for India as Ben Stokes strikes for the second time in the final session. Ishant Sharma is out for a duck. IND 154-8 after 61.5 overs.
21:05 IST: OUT! Review from Ajinkya Rahane. Original decision is out. And once again Moeen Ali strikes. Rahane walks back after scoring 51 runs. Third wicket for Moeen Ali in the second innings. India in all sorts of trouble now. IND 153-7 after 60.5 overs.
21:03 IST: Another tight over from Ben Stokes comes to an end. Just 2 runs from it. India crumbling under pressure. Need another 93 runs to win with four wickets remaining. IND 152-6 after 60 overs.
20:56 IST: OUT! Little cameo from Rishabh Pant (18) comes to an end. Trying to go over the top, Pant hits the ball straight into the hands of Alastair Cook at deep. Moeen Ali strikes again. IND 150-6 after 58.4 overs.
20:54 IST: FOUR! Once again Rishabh hits Moeen Ali straight down the ground to collect a boundary. He is not hesitating to step out against the off-spinner. 150 comes up for India with the boundary.
20:49 IST: Rishabh Pant goes down the track against Moeen Ali and places the ball in the mid-wicket region to take a couple of runs. With this India now require another 99 runs to win with 5 wickets remaining. IND 146-5 after 57 overs.
20:48 IST: 50 up for Ajinkya Rahane! His 14th in Test cricket and second in this series. This has been a brilliant knock from the vice-captain so far under pressure. IND 144-5 after 56.5 overs.
20:39 IST: SIX! First one for India in the second innings. Rishabh Pant dances down the track against Moeen Ali and hits him straight over his head. IND 138-5 after 54.4 overs.
20:34 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya departs for a duck. Ben Stokes strikes for England right after tea break. Joe Root takes a fine catch at second slip. IND 127-5 after 53.3 overs.
20:30 IST: Ajinkya rahane and Hardik Pandya are back at the centre for the final session. Ben Stokes will start the proceedings for England.
Tea, Day 4 - India 126 for the loss of 4 wickets. Need 119 more to win with 6 wickets remaining.
Kohli and Rahane add a crucial 101 run partnership but the India captain falls for 58 shortly before tea, the visitors reaching the break on 126/4, needing 119 to win.— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2018
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20:01 IST: OUT! Review from Virat Kohli. Original decision is out. And the decision stays. Virat Kohli (58) is out caught bat-pad at forward short-leg. Moeen Ali gets the much need breakthrough for England just before tea break. IND 123-4 after 50.5 overs.
4000 runs for Virat Kohli as India captain.
19:57 IST: Four and 100-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Both have played really well against the England bowlers in the second session. India now looking strong in the run chase. IND 122-3 after 49.5 overs.
19:49 IST: Bowling change for England! Ben Stokes replaces James Anderson.
19:44 IST: Four and 50 for Virat Kohli! Yet again leading from the front. Slams his 19th fifty in Test cricket. On the pads from from James Anderson and Virat flicks it away for a boundary. IND 112-3 after 45.5 overs.
19:38 IST: Bowling change for England! Moeen Ali comes back on the attack to replace Adil Rashid.
19:31 IST: 100 up for India! Ajinkya Rahane guides Adil Rashid's delivery to fine leg to collect three runs. This has been a brilliant partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. IND 100-3 after 42.2 overs.
19:28 IST: Beaten! This time it's Virat Kohli. The ball pitches on the fourth-stump line and then moves away. IND 96-3 after 41.3 overs.
19:18 IST: Beaten! Beautiful delivery from James Anderson. Angled in and then moves across after pitching. Rahane had no idea about that one. IND 92-3 after 39.1 overs.
19:11 IST: Drinks Break! It has been a good session for India so far. First hour of the second session is over and India have managed not to loose any wicket. Both Virat (35) and Rahane (28) are looking comfortable now at the crease. IND 86-3 after 38 overs.
An hour into the afternoon session and the India pairing of Kohli and Rahane are still at the crease, putting on a 65* run partnership.— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2018
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19:07 IST: Bowling change for England! James Anderson comes back to replace off-spinner Moeen Ali. IND 82-3 after 37 overs.
19:00 IST: Run scoring has been difficult but Virat and Rahane are fighting on. Another good over from Moeen Ali comes to an end. Just two runs from it. IND 74-3 after 35 overs.
18:51 IST: Four and 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Both have played very patiently so far in the second session. India need another 173 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining. IND 72-3 after 31.5 overs.
18:44 IST: Spin at both ends now for England. Adil Rashid comes on to the attack. Replaces Stuart Broad. IND 64-3 after 29 overs.
18:35 IST: Another tight over from Moeen Ali. Just one run from it. But Virat Kolhi and Ajinkya Rahane are looking comfortable now at the crease. Partnership between the two has now moved on to 42 runs. IND 64-3 after 27 overs.
18:25 IST: Review from England! Original decision is not out. Moeen Ali looks confident but umpire Kumar Dharmasena is spot on. replay clearly shows that the impact was outside the line of off-stump. Virat Kohli survives. England have lost bothe there reviews now. IND 57-3 after 24.2 overs.
18:24 IST: FOUR! On the pads from Stuart Broad and Rahane clips it fine for a boundary.
18:18 IST: Four and 50 up for India! Moeen Ali bowls wide outside the off stump and Virat opens the face of his bat to collect a boundary. IND 53-3 after 22.3 overs.
18:16 IST: Quick single from Virat Kohli to finish Stuart Broad's over. Could have been tight if Anderson had gathered the ball in the first attempt. Eventually turns out to be an easy run for the Indian skipper. IND 49-3 after 22 overs.
18:12 IST: Just one run from Moeen Ali's first over after lunch. Stuart Broad will share the ball with him from the other end. IND 47-3 after 21 overs.
18:09 IST: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are at the centre to start the post-lunch proceedings for India. Moeen Ali will continue for England.
Lunch Day 4 - India 46 for the loss of 3 wicket. Need another 199 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining.
An action packed first session of day four! Five wickets fall - two for England, three for India, with Virat Kohli surviving an lbw review. The visitors go into lunch on 46/3, needing 199 runs to win.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/VUru4XV87u pic.twitter.com/n0TQzwnCx5— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2018
17:25 IST: Review from Rahane! Original decision is out. Rahane survives. Replay clearly shows that the ball struck his pads outside the line of off-stump. Sam Curran cannot believe it. IND 45-3 after 19.2 overs.
17:15 IST: Huge lbw appeal and England have gone for the review! Original decision is not out. And the on-field decision stays. Ultra edge shows that the ball took the inside edge of Virat's bat before hitting the pads. Moeen Ali is disappointed. Virat Kohli survives. IND 41-3 after 16.3 overs.
17:12 IST: Second over from Ben Stokes comes to an end. Seven runs from it. Both Virat and Rahane rebuilding for India in the fourth innings. India need 206 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining. IND 38-3 after 16 overs.
17:00 IST: Bowling change for England! Moeen Ali introduced in to the attack. 30 minutes to go for lunch. Can India avoid fall of another wicket? IND 29-3 after 12 overs.
India have found themselves three down, and they need their fourth biggest successful chase away from home to level the series - do you think they can do it?#ENGvIND #howzstat pic.twitter.com/sNFC4vpNmE— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2018
16:53 IST: Maiden! Another tight over from James Anderson comes to an end. England are on top at the moment. Both Virat and Rahane are under pressure. This partnership is crucial for India. IND 25-3 after 11 overs.
16:41 IST: OUT! Second wicket for James Anderson. England pacers are on fire. Dhawan walks back after scoring 17 runs. Sharp catch taken by Ben Stokes at gully. India in all sorts of trouble. IND 22-3 after 8.3 overs.
16:38 IST: FOUR! James Anderson drifts on to the pads and Dhawan flicks it away in the vacant mid-wicket region for four runs. IND 22-2 after 8.1 overs.
16:31 IST: OUT! Review from Pujara. Original decision is out. And the on-field decision stays. Anderson's delivery was just clipping the top of middle stump. India loose their second wicket. After scoring a century in the first, Pujara (5) disappoints in the second innings. IND 17-2 after 7 overs.
16:26 IST: Another tight over from Stuart Broad comes to an end. Both Pujara and Dhawan are pretty cautious at the moment. Broad is moving the ball quite a lot. IND 14-1 after 6 overs.
16:16 IST: FOUR! Stuart Broad drifts the ball on to the pads and Dhawan flicks it through mid-wicket region for a boundary. IND 9-1 after 3.5 overs.
16:11 IST: OUT! Stuart Broad draws first blood. Cleans up KL Rahul for a duck. The ball kept quite a bit low and Rahul missed it by a margin. IND 4-1 after 3.1 overs.
16:08 IST: FOUR! India are away in their run chase with a boundary. Thick outside edge from Dhawan and the ball goes through the vacant gully region for a boundary. Anderson is disappointed. IND 4-0 after 2.3 overs.
16:04 IST: Stuart Broad is fired up! Beautiful out-swinging delivery from Broad. Says a few words to Rahul in his follow through. IND 0-0 after 1.3 overs.
16:02 IST: Maiden! A tight start from James Anderson. Stuart Broad will share the new ball with Anderson from the other end. IND 0-0 after 1 over.
15:58 IST: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are at the centre to start the run chase for India. James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.
Innings Break - England set a target of 245 for India in the fourth innings.
15:47 IST: OUT! Sam Curran gets run-out on 46 as England bundle out on 271 in the second innings.
15:46 IST: James Anderson negotiates the final two deliveries of Mohammed Shami's over. ENG 270-9 after 96 overs.
15:40 IST: FOUR! Full length delivery from Ashwin and Sam Curran hits it straight down the ground for a boundary. Curran moves on to 44. ENG 268-9 after 94.2 overs.
15:35 IST: Sam Curran plays Shami's hat-trick ball with ease. Hits it through covers for a single. ENG 262-9 after 93.1 overs.
15:31 IST: Spin from the other end! Ravichandran Ashwin will share the ball with Mohammed Shami.
15:29 IST: OUT! First ball of the fourth day and Mohammed Shami strikes for India. First ball duck for Stuart Broad. Shami will be on a hat-trick for the second time in the inning in his next over. ENG 260-9 after 92 overs.
15:28 IST: Sam Curran and Stuart Broad are at the centre to start the fourth day for England. Mohammed Shami will bowl his last delivery of the over.
14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of day 4 of the 4th Test between India and England.
The match is expected to end on Sunday if weather permits. This was Buttler's ninth Test fifty and he showed a lot of application even though he was troubled by the initial spell from Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami. He survived a good spell of reverse swing from Shami and was ready to cut down on the shots square of the wicket. He only played the deliveries on the drivable length as his 122-ball innings had seven boundaries. In fact, England were in trouble at 122 for 5 when Joe Root was run out for 48. The lead was not even 100 runs but it was Buttler, who took the attack back to the opposition camp as Ravichandran Ashwin (35-7-78-1) despite being economical was not half as effective as Moeen Ali. The Tamil Nadu off-spinner couldn't use the footmarks created by the trio of Mohammed Shami (3/53), Ishant Sharma (2/36) and Jasprit Bumrah (1/51 in 19 overs).
His only success was Stokes, who has been showing his defensive traits in this series with some dogged resistance. He was finally out caught in the slips to Ajinkya Rahane after a stand that lasted for 22 overs. Buttler, however, continued to defy the Indian bowlers in the company of Curran as they also consumed nearly 17 overs. Finally, it was the second new ball that did the trick as Ishant angled one into Buttler to trap him leg before. Curran, however, batted in a positive fashion hitting Bumrah for a couple of boundaries. Earlier, India maintained upper hand during the first two sessions on Saturday. A well-set Root was back in the pavilion for 48 after Mohammed Shami's direct throw found him short of the crease before tea. Having removed Keaton Jennings (36) at the stroke of lunch, Mohammed Shami (2/40) was on a hat-trick when he removed Jonny Bairstow (0) off the very first ball post break. However, Stokes and Root negotiated the Indian bowling well for the next 14 overs before the skipper didn't ground his bat properly while sprinting towards the striker's end.
Shami bowled a sharp and precise spell, giving nothing away to the batsmen. It could be seen in how England only added 60 runs in the session, never getting ahead of the scoring rate, particularly as they were forced to rebuild the innings again. The pivotal moment came in the 46th over, when Shami ran out Root with a direct throw from mid-on. Thereafter, Buttler and Stokes batted with calmness in a bid to bring England back in the game. By tea time, they had added 30 runs for the sixth wicket, with the scoring coming only in spurts. Ravichandran Ashwin (0-46) bowled a long spell in this second session and albeit wicket-less, he kept it tight, conceding at only 2.2 per over.