The Indian team had to wait for 50 years to win the Test match at the Oval. He had earlier won a Test match at the Oval in 1971 under ajit wadekar.
It’s been a contest
England won the toss and first invited India to bat first. The England bowlers proved their captain Joe Root’s decision right and bowled out Team India for 191. Chris Woakes was the highest wicket-keeper with 4 wickets. Oli Robinson took 3 wickets. Shardul Thakur top scored for Team India with 57 runs. Skipper Kohli scored 50 runs.
England got off to a bad start when they came out to bat. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed England openers Ronnie Burns and Haseeb Hameed for 6. David Malan and Joe Root then shared a 46-run stand for the third wicket.
Umesh Yadav bowled Joe Root with a brilliant delivery. He gave England their third blow at 52. Craig Overton and David Malan then returned to the pavilion early. Half of England returned to the pavilion at 62.
Alli Pope took the lead after falling 5 wickets for 62 runs. He shared a crucial partnership with Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali to take the team’s score past 200. Pope scored 81 runs and when he was dismissed, England had added 250 runs.
Chris Woakes then shared a 35-run stand with James Anderson for the 10th locket. Woakes scored 50 runs. England were bowled out for 290 with Woakes out. England got a lead of 99 runs on first innings basis. For Team India, Umesh Yadav took 3 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets each.
Team India got off to a good start in the second innings after trailing by 99 runs. Openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma shared an 83-run stand for the first wicket. Anderson dismissed Rahul for a personal score of 46 to give Team India their first blow. Rohit Sharma shared a century partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket after Rahul’s dismissal.
Team India’s second wicket fell to Rohik. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 127 runs. Team India suffered their second blow at 236. Rohit Sharma’s century was followed by a brilliant performance by the batsmen as India scored a mammoth 466 in their second innings to give England a victory target of 368 runs.
Team India win by 157 runs
Chasing India’s target of 368, England were 131 for two at lunch on the 5th and final day. England needed 237 runs to win the last two sessions while India needed eight wickets. After lunch, the Indian bowlers came down differently and immediately took 4 wickets for England, taking the score to 147 for 6. Ravindra Jadeja took the wicket of opener Haseeb Hameed (63) to give India a big breakthrough. Haseeb scored 63 off 193 balls with the help of 6 fours in his restrained innings.
Jasprit Bumrah then excelled and bowled Oli Pope (2). Jonny Bairstow could not even open his account when Bumrah guided him to the pavilion. Jadeja then caught Moeen Ali (0) at the hands of substitute Suryakumar Yadav, taking the score to 147 for 6 in 67.2 overs.
Skipper Joe Root (36) was bowled by Shardul Thakur and gave India a big breakthrough. Root and Woakes added 35 runs for the 7th wicket. Root hit 3 fours in his innings of 78 balls. Woakes was then guided to the pavilion by Umesh Yadav and was dismissed as the team’s 8th wicket. Woakes faced 47 balls and hit 1 four. By the t-break, England were 193 for 8. After tea, England’s last two wickets fell within 17 runs and the entire team was bowled out for 210.
For India, pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur took 2 wickets each while Umesh Yadav took 3 wickets in the second innings.
Team India’s record at The Oval
15-18 August 1936 – England beat India by 9 wickets
17-20 August 1946 – The match was drawn
14-19 August 1952- Draw
20-24 August 1959- England won the match by an innings and 27 runs
19-24 August 1971- India won the match by 4 wickets
August 30-September 4, 1979 – Draw
8-13 July 1982- Draw
23-28 August 1990- Draw
5-9 September 2002-Draw
9-13 August 2007- Draw
18-22 August 2011 – England won by an innings and 8 runs
15-17 August 2014 – England won by an innings and 244 runs
7-11 September 2018 – England win the match by 118 runs
2-6 September 2021 – England thrashed by 157 runs