India tempo bowler Mohammed Shami could have been lacking the continued fourth Test between India and England however fans at The Oval on the second day ensured he remained within the highlight even when it was for a second.
The right-arm pacer, who was overlooked of the continued Test as a consequence of a niggle, celebrated his 31st birthday on Friday and a bit of the group comprising Indian fans celebrated it with a cake.
The fans requested Shami to chop the cake to which the tempo bowler obliged.
Nice gesture from Shami, slicing the cake as he celebrated his birthday with an Indian fan within the floor. pic.twitter.com/t2k5iC26a1
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 3, 2021
The right-armer has performed the primary three Tests of the sequence and brought 11 wickets. His finest haul of the sequence — 4/95 — got here within the third Test at Headingley, Leeds.
He additionally picked a four-wicket haul — 4/76 — within the World Test Championship ultimate towards New Zealand in June.
He is simply 5 wickets wanting finishing 200 Test wickets. If he does so, he might be solely the fifth Indian pacer to get to the milestone.
Meanwhile, Indian bowlers bundled England on 290 of their first innings because the hosts lead guests by 99 within the fourth Test towards India at the Kennington Oval on Friday.
Things appeared fairly grim within the morning session after they had been struggling at 62/5, however the center and decrease middle-order batsmen stitched some helpful partnerships to assist England bounce again from that state of affairs.
Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes blended warning with aggression as they contributed important 50s. The last-wicket stand simply prolonged issues for a little bit bit longer than Virat Kohli and his troops would have favored.
Initially, it was the partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Pope that steadied the ship, after which it had been the contributions from Pope and Woakes that helped England stretch that lead nearer to the 100-run mark.
Thakur took the all-important wicket of Pope after which Ravindra Jadeja bowled Ollie Robinson (5). Pope went again pavilion after scoring a gritty 81. Woakes then stepped up and scored a fast 50 earlier than getting run out.
Off the motion, Daniel Jarvis — also referred to as Jarvo 69 — invaded the pitch once more on the second day of the continued fourth Test. The incident came about throughout the thirty fourth over of the England innings which was being bowled by Umesh Yadav and the match needed to be halted for 5 minutes.
Brief Scores: India 191; England 290 (Pope 81, Woakes 50; Umesh 3/76)