India tour of England 2018, Fifth Test Match, England vs India – England won by 118 runs
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, The Oval, London
England had overcome Rahul-Pant scare in the fourth innings to win the fifth Test match at The Oval of the five-match series! Rahul and Pant batted well to take the game in to the final session on Day 5 and with all the three results possible! Adil Rashid, somehow, found a way to dismiss both these batsmen which opened floodgates and helped England get to victory!
James Anderson picked up the final wicket in India’s second innings to complete the 118-run victory. This was his record-breaking 564th wicket in Tests. With that wicket, he surpassed Glenn McGrath (563) to become leading wicket taker among pacers in Test matches, fourth highest wicket taker overall!
It was a great Test match on a whole for the England team. Alastair Cook (71 &147) playing his last Test match became the first England player to score a hundred in his debut and last Test match. James Anderson surpassed Glenn McGrath while Stuart Broad (433 wickets) came close to Kapil Dev (434).
Alastair Cook has been awarded with the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his great knock – half century and century! Virat Kohli and Sam Curran who have been consistent all through the five match Test series have been presented with ‘Player of the Series’ award for India and England respectively.
With this victory in the fifth Test match, England won the five match series by a margin of 4-1.
England– 332 all out (Jos Buttler – 89, Ravindra Jadeja – 4/79) & 423/8 decl (Alastair Cook – 147, Hanuma Vihari – 3/37) beat India – 292 all out (Ravindra Jadeja – 86*, Moeen Ali – 2/50) & 345 all out (Lokesh Rahul – 149, James Anderson – 3/45) by 118 runs
Player of the Match:
Alastair Cook (Eng) – 218 runs (71 & 147)
England Player of the Series:
India Player of the Series:
Playing XI: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Moeen Ali, Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Bench:Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes
Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench:Prithvi Shaw, Karun Nair, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin
Specsavers Test Series Schedule:
Test #1: Aug 01 – 05, England vs India, Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Test #2: Aug 09 – 13, England vs India, Venue: Lord’s, London
Test #3: Aug 18 – 22, England vs India, Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Test #4: Aug 20 – Sep 03, England vs India, Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Test #5: Sep 07 – 11, England vs India, Venue: The Oval, London
** Photo credits to Evening Standard