India VS England 2nd Test Day 4 Live Score: Here you can follow live score and updates of IND vs ENG 2nd Test match from Vizag.
India VS England LIVE Cricket Match Score 2nd Test, Day 4: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Day 4 of second Test match between India and England from Vizag. England have an uphill task in front of them as they are on the quest to chase the record 399-run target against India. The visitors were off to a positive start on Day 3 with a solid fifty-run stand between openers Ben Duckett and Zack Crawley, however, veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin got the better of the former to force England to send tailender Rehan Ahmed up in the order.
England ended at 67 for one at stumps with Crawley and night watchman Rehan Ahmed (9 batting) in the centre, still needing for 332 runs for a famous victory.
Veteran Ashwin will look to complete his 500 Test wickets on Day 4 as he is just three away from achieving the landmark. He is going to be they key for India to level the series. Meanwhile, a lot will also depend on Jasprit Bumrah’s reverse swing which troubled the English batters in first innings.
India were 227 for six at tea for a lead of 370 runs, but could only manage 28 runs in 14.3 overs in the final session with their long tail not wagging again.
“I think the nerves were there to see today, the way they batted, they didn’t know how many was enough. They were quite cautious, even when they had a big lead,” said Anderson after the close of play.
England need another 332 runs for a record chase in Asian conditions, having ended the day at 67 for one in 14 overs.
Anderson seemed supremely confident about his team’s chances in the game, reflecting the mindset of the players under Ben Stokes’ leadership. In 2022, England had chased down 378 against India in Birmingham.
“The chat last night from the coach (Brendon McCullum) was that if they get 600, we were going to go for it. It makes it very clear to everyone that we will try to do it tomorrow.
“I know there are 180 overs left in the game, but we will try to do it in 60 or 70. That’s the way we play, and we saw that tonight with Rehan (Ahmed) going out and playing his shots.
“He wanted to get out there and chase those runs down, even tonight. We have set our stall out, tomorrow will be no different, we will play the same way we have (played) the last two years.
“Whether we win or lose, it’s not relevant because we are extremely competitive and want to win every game we play, but we want to play in a certain way,” said the 41-year-old who was England’s best bowler across the two innings.