5th Test, Day 4 Report: India vs England at The Oval
London, Sep 11 - A batting collapse saw India struggling at 58/3 at stumps after England set them a victory target of 464 on day 4 of the fifth and final Test here on Monday. SCORECARD
K.L. Rahul was batting on 46 while Ajinkya Rahane was on 10 after James Anderson scalped Shikhar Dhawan (1) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0). India captain Virat Kohli was sent back for a golden duck by Stuart Broad. With seven wickets remaining, India still need 406 more runs for a win.
Earlier, Cook, playing his final match, cracked 147 while Root made 125 to help England declare on 423/8. For the tourists, Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari grabbed three wickets apiece.
Cook took 286 balls for a patient 147 while Root roared back with 125, his first hundred in 28 innings, as the duo put on a 259-run stand. Toiling for 112 overs, India's jittery top order once again flopped as Dhawan (1), Pujara (0) and Kohli (0) were dismissed in quick succession.
Anderson (2/23) equalled Glenn McGrath's 563 Test wickets and is expected to break the record on Tuesday while Broad (1/17) with 433 wickets is just one short of Kapil Dev's 434-wicket haul.
Dhawan's poor run continued as he was adjudged plumb leg before to an incoming delivery from Anderson.