Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Gill and Jurel help India seal the series in Ranchi

India defeated England by five wickets in the fourth Test of the five-match series on Monday at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi to take a commanding 3-1 lead, making history as the first side to win a series against the English men.

Chasing a modest 192 for the win, India cruised to 84 without loss before the English spinners orchestrated a collapse that left the hosts reeling at 120-5. Shubman Gill (52) and Dhruv Jurel (39) put on an unbroken stand of 72 for the sixth wicket to secure India's victory on the penultimate day of the match. Despite taking five wickets in the first innings, off-spinner Shoaib Bashir managed to capture 3-79, but he could not keep England in the series. The fifth and final test will be held in Dharamsala from March 7.

India beat England in 4th test

Day 4 of the gameplay

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal

On Day 4, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma amassed 42 runs in the first eight overs before the latter was sent out by Joe Root. Captain Rohit then led India's pursuit of 192 as he reached his half-century mark. Sarfaraz Khan was dismissed fairly soon, which sent Dhruv Jurel, the hero of India's first innings, to the middle with Gill. The duo not only managed to play out the last forty minutes of the first session, but they also routinely scored runs, which helped India's situation. They ended up putting together an undefeated stand of 72 runs off 136, with Gill scoring a half-century.

Dhruv Jurel the rising star 

Jurel's 90 off 149 balls propelled India to a score of 307, followed by a five-wicket haul from Ashwin and a four-fer from Kuldeep, who helped India dismiss England for 145 in the visitors' second innings. This left India with a target of 192 to chase, and the hosts strolled to 40 without loss at Stumps on Day 3. The ball spun rapidly and occasionally stayed low on a pitch that seemed unperturbed to Captain Rohit and Jaiswal.

Dhruv Jurel the rising star

Jurel shared a 76-run partnership with Kuldeep (28), whose 131-ball spell was the longest in his test career. Jurel hit four sixes and six fours throughout his knock, but he was bowled by Tom Hartley (3-68) before he could reach a century.

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