LONDON (AP) – The undefeated 142 of Lokesh Rahul and the first test of Rishabh Pant lead India to 298-5 in tea on the fifth day of the fifth test against England, maintaining the possibility of completing a record pursuit on Tuesday's Oval
England set an impressive goal of 464 to win and seemed to be sailing towards victory by reducing India to 2-3 and then to 121-5, but Rahul and Pant's association of 177 runs in The sixth ascent has created the possibility of a spectacular return victory.
Five more courts would see England extend their inexorable 3-1 series lead, but other results, which seemed very unlikely when tourists started the day with 58-3, are at stake.  While the 166 races required to improve the Antilles world record pursuit of 418 – achieved against Australia in 2003 – still seems unlikely, India is well positioned to ensure a draw, particularly with clouds and rain threatening to disrupt the final session.  Having seen Rahul b During his first century of testing since 2016 before lunch, Pant, a wicketkeeper who made his test debut earlier in the series, followed him just before tea.
According to his entertaining entries, Pant hit Adil Rashid by six more to reach his century and finished session 101 not out of 118 balls.
James Anderson could not claim the dismissal he needs to overtake Glenn McGrath as the fourth highest wicket holder, and the most successful bowler in the history of evidence. His chances of doing so will be increased when England is allowed Take the new ball in five times of oversteer.