England host India in the fourth Test match of the ongoing five-match series at the Rose Bowl, Southampton starting from Friday. After three Tests of contrasting styles and results, the hosts have a slender edge to the visitors as they lead the series by 2-1 after winning the first two games. However, Virat Kohli-led Indian side bounced back after hammering England in the third match.
English skipper Joe Root has announced two changes in the playing XI as Sam Curran and Moeen Ali have replaced Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope, while it would be interesting to see what combination Kohli picks for the Southampton Test.
The pitch at the Rose Bowl offers a green tinge and the weather forecast hints at cloudy days ahead, so the pacers once again might be in for a treat.
England vs India 4th Test LIVE coverage:
# Stumps: India: 19/0; Rahul 11(16), Dhawan 3(8). India trail England by 227 runs with 10 wickets in hands
# Indian innings starts: Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul come out to bat for India. Anderson will open the attack.
# ALL OUT! Ashwin removes last hurdle Sam Curran. England all out for 246.
# OUT! Bumrah removes Broad. England 9 down with James Anderson last man on the crease.
# Score after 73 overs: England 231-8
# Fifty for Sam Curran. His second Test half-century and both against India. He is looking more confident as his hit Ashwin out of the park over cow corner to reach the milestone.
# OUT: England eight down as Ishant removes Adil Rashid.
# OUT: Ashwin provides India with another breakthrough, removes Moeen Ali. England: ENG 168-7 after 60 overs.
# OUT! Ben Stokes departs at 23, ENG 86/6 after 34.4 overs
# FOUR! Ben Stokes flicked at square leg, ENG 82/5 after 31 overs
# OUT! Buttler caught behind by Kohli, ENG 69/5 after 26.3 overs
# FOUR! by Buttler to Mohammed Shami, ENG 61/4 after 25 overs
# LUNCH..Bumrah got India off to a dream start by completely bamboozling ENG 57/4 after 24 overs.
# After 18 overs, ENG 40/4 with Stokes (6) and Buttler (3) out at crease
# OUT! Alistair Cook at 17, ENG 40/4
# After 13 overs, ENG 29/3 with Cook (17) and Stokes (0) out in the middle
# OUT! Bairstow departs at 6, ENG 28/3
# After 10 overs, ENG 21/2 with Cook (14) and Bairstow (1) at crease.
# IND XI: L Rahul, S Dhawan, C Pujara, V Kohli, A Rahane, H Pandya, R Pant, R Ashwin, M Shami, I Sharma, J Bumrah
# ENG XI: A Cook, K Jennings, J Root, J Bairstow, J Buttler, B Stokes, M Ali, S Curran, A Rashid, S Broad, J Anderson
# Joe Root and England win the toss and elect to bat first!