On the fourth day of the Lord’s Test between India and England, the umpires were forced to end the game ahead of schedule due to low lighting. His decision proved to be good for Team India, as if India lost one or two wickets at this time, it would definitely raise its problems. India captain Virat Kohli and opener Rohit Sharma also expressed their displeasure as to why the game continued despite the low light. He disagreed with this when sitting on the Lord’s balcony. The whole matter was discussed for some time between the umpires and the English team.
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Eventually both on-field umpires decided to take stock of lights and finish the day’s game. At the end of the day, India are leading the way with 181 and 154 for six. This time, wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant returned unbeaten with 14 and Ishant Sharma scoring four. On the fourth day of the match, if Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane did not have a century partnership for the fourth wicket, India’s troubles were on the rise. Both experienced cricketers batted very hard on the pitch and misled India.
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However, Pujara’s unfortunate, fast bowler Mark Wood caught Joe Root in his dangerous delivery. He scored 45 off 206 balls. His partner Rahane batted faster than him and scored 61 off 146 balls. Johnny Bairstow also gave Rahane a life of 31 off Moeen Ali. The match was in the hands of England after they were out one by one in the last session. In this innings, Indian fans expected Virat Kohli to become the hero of English captain Joe Root, but he could not. Kohli scored 20 off 31 balls and Sam Curran was caught behind the wicket.