The fourth day of the fourth match of the five-match Test series against England at the Kennington Oval here was not entirely in India’s name as the Indian bowlers could not break the opening pair of England. On the other hand, the Indian team suffered two major setbacks on the third day, the effect of which was seen on the fourth day of the match, as two Indian players could not field against England.
In fact, India’s senior openers Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara could not come out to field against England on the fourth day due to injury. While batting on the third day of the match, Hitman Rohit Sharma sustained a knee injury and Cheteshwar Pujara sustained an ankle injury. Due to these injuries, Rohit and Pujara could not field in England’s second innings on the fourth day of the fourth Test match.
Talking about this match, Rohit Sharma scored 127 runs, while Cheteshwar Pujara scored an important 61 for the team despite being in severe pain. There was a 153-run partnership for the second wicket between Rohit and Pujara, on the basis of which India managed to reach the big score. India scored 466 runs in the second innings. Apart from Rohit’s century and Pujara’s half-century, Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant also played half-centuries.
Let us tell you, during this innings, Pujara’s ankle was twisted and during his innings he had to play with a bandage. At the same time, Rohit Sharma, who scored his first century on foreign soil, also suffered a knee injury during this innings. It was not clear whether he would take the field on the fifth day. According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rohit has pain in his left knee and Pujara’s left ankle. The medical team is assessing them.