England take series 4-1 as Anderson goes past McGrath

England 332 (Buttler 89, Cook 71, Moeen 50, Jadeja 4-79) and 423 during 8 dec (Cook 147, Root 125, Vihari 3-37) win India 292 ( Jadeja 86 *, Vihari 56, Moeen 2-50) and 345 (Rahul 149, Pant 114, Anderson 3-45) for 118 races

England got everything they wanted on the last day in the Oval – victory for 118 races , a final emotional farewell to the retiring Alastair Cook, and a 564th wicket of the Record Test for James Anderson. But they were forced to wait. And fret.

The day lasted much longer than they would have liked, and there was a terrifying pace. Silent stillness followed by a CRACK. The sound of mouths hitting the floor. Another CRACK. The beat of hearts against chests. CRACK. CRACK. CRACK. India came to the field as the team that needed to survive 90 overs. But in the tea, they were stabbing an appropriate target of 464. Nothing in the vicinity had been pursued in the history of the Test Cricket.

The equation said 166 of 33 overs, and there were two centurions in the fold. KL Rahul arrived there leaving most of his caution. He had served him badly in England, which led him to an average of 16 until the start of this Test. Attacking the ball, on the other hand, brought him 149 runs. Rishabh Pant could have come to the same conclusion after recording a 29-ball duck in Southampton. Hundreds of only 117 deliveries, with a half more than six in depth. India began to believe.

The madness does not begin to cover what they did in the 44.3 overs that were together, just as the madness does not begin to cover the ball that broke that association of 204 runs. Adil Rashid – for a long time the forgotten asset – ran from the gate to the right Rahul, and threw the rough ball about three feet away from the line of the stumps. The batter cleared his front leg and prepared to push the ball away, except he turned. It turned fierce, ridiculous and incredibly to lower the bail of the stump.

England was a bowler hat: Stuart Broad was in the field with a fringe on the right side, a memory of having taken the gorilla Jasprit Bumrah in the ribs, and it almost seemed like they were happy to wait for the second new ball to make a move. His two most prolific pawns released only nine of the first 49 overs. The others turned to the gorillas: a strange tactic in a slow pitch. There were times when Rahul hit without problems.

India did not have to deal with the pressure as they recorded 131 runs to 4.37 above in the middle session. But there was too much time on the clock. And too many careers to follow. It all ended, in a rather slapstick way, with No. 10 cultivating the No. 11 hit, and two balls later causing his central stump to fall backwards. Anderson roared in triumph (he had just deposited Glenn McGrath as the most prolific bowler in Cricket's test) and ran into the arms of his teammates. They asked him to take them off the field, but he insisted that Cook receive that honor, and then choked during an interview when they asked him if he would miss his partner.

There was-indeed-only one winner after Cook and Joe Root had hit hundreds of fairy tales. But it was fun, since Rahul and Pant made everyone think about what would happen if. They joined in 121 by 5 with more than two sessions to play. But both men took the situation of the party and smuggled it out. No one who has seen their association would have realized that they were playing for the team that was behind in the match and the series.

Rahul pitched fast pitch throwers above. The lack of rhythm on the court helped him solve a problem against the inswinger, as did his adjustment of the stride of the front foot, taking him down instead of the other side, and slowing down the speed of his bat, less while defending. But every time it was wide, it did not stop. There was a six outside of Ben Stokes that was downright stately, standing on the back foot and cutting the ball into a thousand pieces.

The trousers looked special when flayed around the floor, and weird when hit in the air. It simply puts so much on the swing that it literally falls, which means that even its unsheathed covering units end up looking like asymmetric sweeping shots. A much more adequate interpretation of it, on midwicket, was crowned by the first Indian wicketkeeper to turn a century in England. These two were India's top scorers in the IPL of 2018. A few months later, they achieved India's largest association in a series of tests in England.

But the lower order could not do much to hide a scorecard that once read 2 for 3. India's biggest problem in this series, especially when it was alive, was a lack of racing from its superior order . Rahul's century is a hope for the future, but it will not be enough for the fact that this team has once again fallen short at home.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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