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England v India fifth Test: Anderson’s historic record wicket wraps up 118-run victory

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2018/09/11

Play has resumed on the final day of the fifth Test at The Oval with England pressing for a victory that would give them a commanding 4-1 series win over India.

The tourists are 58 for three with the not out batsmen with Lokesh Rahul on 46 and Ajinkya Rahane on 10. The danger man for England, Indian captain Virat Kohli, won’t be playing any part today – dismissed for a rare golden duck, caught behind off Stuart Broad.

The hosts got two wickets in Tuesday’s play but Rahul frustrated England as he scored a century with India approaching the 200-mark. The opening batsman is still unbeaten and has found himself good support in the form of Rishabh Pant. The wicketkeeper/batsman brought up his maiden Test half-century with the pair putting on a 100-run stand.

Pant went on to reach his maiden Test century when he smashed Adil Rashid for a six as India reached 298-5 at tea. Rahul is unbeaten on 142.

After tea, finally there was something to celebrate for the hosts as Rashid bowled Rahul for 149 in the 81st over. The spinner then struck again to remove Pant for 114.

Sam Curran took two wickets to put England on the verge of victory before veteran bowler Jimmy Anderson bowled Mohammed Shami to clinch victory on the final day and a 4-1 series win.

For Anderson, it meant he broke the record for most Test wickets by a fast bowler, overtaking Glenn McGrath with his 564th scalp.

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