A record run chase: Can Virat Kohli-led India win fourth Test against England?

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 02, 2018, 05:07 PM IST
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A file photo of Virat Kohli and teammates. Photograph:(Reuters)

Virat Kohli-led team is chasing a target of 245 runs at Southampton as were dismissed for 271 in their second innings. 

India need to show a strong batting performance to win this match to keep the five-match Test series alive by levelling it 2-2. 

However, the road to victory is not easy, as it will be a record run-chase as the most India have made to win in the fourth innings of a Test in England was 174 at Oval in 1971. 

That match also had marked team India's first Test-match win on English soil in the leadership of Ajit Wadekar, who recently passed away. 


India have scored 200 or more to win in the fourth innings of a Test outside of Asia just three times.

406 for four against the West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 1975/76, 233 for six against Australia in Adelaide in 2003/04 and 200 for five against New Zealand at Dunedin 1967/68.

They are now bidding to become just the second side in history to win a five-match Test series from 2-0 down, with an Australia side inspired by batting great Don Bradman the only team to have achieved the feat, against England in 1936/37.