England vs India 4th Test: Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
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- Date: August 30 to September 03 2018
- Time: 11 AM Local
- Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
England won by 60 runs
Test 4 of 5 (ENG leads 3-1)
Read here the ful ENG vs IND 4th Test result.
Latest Update: September 2nd
The much awaited and crucial match of the Test series in the India’s Tour of England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton started with England winning the toss and choosing to bat first.
England vs India 4th Test Betting Tips
- The odds on the 3-way market have changed after 3 days of play and the odds on an England win now are 1.57 and that on an Indian victory are 2.40. Bet now with Bet365
- An event of a draw is highly unlikely and hence the odds offered for the selection are 101.00 by the bookmaker. Bet now with Bet365
- The match has come to a point where either of the teams can win. It has been nothing less than a see-saw game. The odds for England in this market were less than that for India at the beginning go the game and now are even lower.
- This is because England’s chances of winning are seen as highly likely given the changing pitch conditions and England’s bowling attack that shattered the Indian batting line up in their 1st innings.
- Pujara and Kohli were the only two batsmen who put up a fight against the English bowling attack.
- England looks in a good position at the moment with a lead of 233 runs and with 2 wickets in hand, the lead could go beyond 250 and if it reaches 300, that will put England in a solid position to win the match.
- Watch out for the two batsmen – Kohli and Pujara play a fine innings again in the second innings as Kohli is known to be the best chaser in the world. The odds for Kohli to be the top 2nd innings batsman – 3.25 and for Pujara – 4.75.
- Runs in the 93rd over are likely to be under 2.5 (1.70). Bet now with Bet365
England 1st Innings – 246/10
England did not get off to a good start as they lost their first wicket at the score of just 1 run. England opener Keaton Jennings was dismissed by Bumrah lbw out for a duck.
Wicket fell in quick succession for England and they lost the captain Joe Root when the scoreboard had just 15 runs. Joe Root scored 4 runs before getting out lbw by Ishant Sharma.
Alastair Cook who had performed well on this ground against India in 2014 didn’t repeat the feat and was dismissed in the 18th over for 17 and England were 4 wickets down for 36.
The top run scorers for England in 1st innings were Moeen Ali (40) and Sam Curran (78). After England were 86-6, the innings from the two saw England score go beyond 150. Moeen Ali was dismissed when England were 167.
3 wickets for Jasprit Bumrah, and 2 each for Ishan Sharma, Mohammad Shami, and R Ashwin were crucial to wrap up England 1st innings for 246.
India 1st Innings – 273/10
Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul opened the innings for India and things looked good for India in the beginning.
As the two were getting off to a good start and opening partnership had reached 37, Stuart Broad got the break-through for England dismissing KL Rahul for 19.
We had predicted India to have the highest 1st Innings opening partnership and so it turned out to be. The odds on the match coupon were 1.9 and all that was needed to win the bet for this selection was an Indian opening stand of more than 1 run.
After the dismissal of KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan didn’t stay on the crease for long and was caught out on a delivery from Broad.
Virat Kohli and C Pujara, the top contenders for the top 1st Innings batsman, stayed on the crease long enough building a solid partnership for the 3rd wicket – 92 runs partnership.
Sam Curran continuing his good form gave another all-round performance as he dismissed the Indian captain Virat Kohli (46) and India were 3 wickets down for 142.
Things went a downfall from that point on for India and they lost big wickets too soon.
Ajinkya Rahane, was out for 11, while Rishabh Pant didn’t disturb the scoreboard and was dismissed lbw by Moeen Ali for a duck.
Hardik Pandya, who gave an all-round performance in the last test failed to play a good innings and was out for 4.
The whole Indian innings rested on the shoulders of C Pujara, the number 3 batsman who stayed on the crease not out 132 and was the top 1st Innings batsman for India.
We had said to watch out for this batsman, the odds offered on whom were 4.5 to be the top 1st innings batsman. If you chose to bet on C Pujara over Virat Kohli, you definitely got great returns. Congratulations on a smart decision.
As C Pujara scored runs and defended his wicket with all his might and patience, the England bowlers attacked the batsmen on the other end and India were all out for 273.
Stuart Broad picked 3 wickets for England and the top 1st Innings bowler for England was Moeen Ali with the figures of 5-63.
His selection in the team was announced just a day before the Test and we had updated our readers about his inclusion in the team and that he was likely to be the top 1st innings bowler with the odds of 6.00.
England 2nd Innings – 260/8
England started their 2nd innings trailing behind India by just 27 runs. This time too, England openers didn’t put up a good start as England would have expected.
Alastair Cook was the first wicket to fall when England had just 24 runs on the board.
Keaton Jennings looked good with 6 fours and 36 runs to his name. But was dismissed by Mohammed Shami and England was 92-3.
Joe Root in an attempt to play a captain’s knock played some fine shots to the boundary – 6 fours. He was dismissed run out for 48.
After Root’s dismissal, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler kept the England innings alive and moving with a 56-runs partnership for the 6th wicket.
When Stokes was dismissed by R Ashwin, Jos Buttler and Sam Curran added another 55 runs together to the scoreboard. Their 55-run partnership came to an end as Buttler was lbw out by Ishant Sharma.
Sam Curran is batting on 37 and Adil Rashid was the last wicket to fall as Day 3 ended.
At the end of Day3 England lead by 233 runs.
4th Test England vs India – Betting odds and Tips
- The odds for an England win are 2.00 and those for India’s win are 2.75.
- Jos Buttler and Joe Root had scored a half century at this ground against India in the 2014 Test. Watch out for these two batsmen in this Test. Jos Buttler scored a century in the 3rd test and is in good form.
- Jos Buttler (7.5) and Joe Root (3.75) are the top contenders for the top team 1st innings batsman along with Jonny Bairstow (7.0) who’s been moved up the batting order.
- Watch out for Alastair Cook (5.0), he can be expected to find his form back in this Test as he has scored well on this ground in the past.
- Virat Kohli (2.87) is the favourite when it comes to top team 1st innings batsman for India. Watch out for C Pujara (4.5) and Ajinkya Rahane (7.5) to build a strong first innings for India. Ajinkya has a good history on this ground.
- Going by the previous match performances, India is likely to have the highest 1st innings opening partnership. The odds are same for both the teams in this market (1.9).
- Watch out for James Anderson to be the top Team 1st innings bowler (3.00) as the weather forecast shows cloudy days ahead and this might help the pace bowlers.
- If the pitch changes with time and becomes more conducive for spinners, Moeen Ali can trouble the Indian batsmen like he did at this ground in 2014. Odds for Moeen Ali to be the top team 1st innings bowler for England are 6.00.
- For India, R Ashwin can be expected to bowl a great deal of spin and get the English side struggle for runs. Watch out for him (3.75) and R Jadeja (6.00) if the pitch starts turning. R Jadeja can be expected to be in playing XI if the pitch changes before toss time.
Our Prediction: England vs India 4th Test
India is likely to level the series in this match. Though nothing can be said for certain and we will update the tips and predictions as Days unfold.
The match is very crucial for a series prediction and as the Test progresses, the players’ and teams’ performances will clear many things for the bettors to bet on the series markets.
Moeen Ali and Sam Curran have been called back by England and are expected to be in the playing XI.
Here are the probable XI for India and England –
India – Probable Xi
Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma.
England – Probable XI
Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.
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England vs India – Previous match at The Rose Bowl – 2014
- England had won the Test at The Rose Bowl in 2014 by 266 runs.
- James Anderson was the player of the match picking 5 wickets in the first innings and 2 in the second.
- Stuart Broad picked 3 wickets in India’s first innings; Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay were two of them.
- Ajinkya Rahane scored a half century in both the innings. He scored 54 in the first innings and was not out on 52 in the second.
- England’s first innings total was 7 for 569 and India was all out for 330 in their first innings.
- Alastair Cook scored 95 in England’s first innings. The two centurions, Gary Balance, and Ian Bell scored 156 and 167 respectively.
- England declared their second innings at 4 – 205 and set a 445 runs target for the Indian side. In return India were all out for 178.
- Moeen Ali picked 6 wickets for 67 runs in the second innings restricting India to 178.
England vs India 4th Test – 2018 – Preview
A lot has changed since the Test at The Rose Bowl in 2014. Cook has not been in a great form in this series. The two centurions of that match four years ago, are not in the England team anymore.
James Anderson and Stuart Broad were left powerless in the 3rd Test by the Indian batsmen as the pacer duo couldn’t do much with the pitch not offering any swing.
Indian pacers on the other hand came on top breaking through the England defence and troubling the England batting order in both the innings.
Cheteshwar Pujara has found his form again after he scored 72 runs in India’s second innings at Trent Bridge.
Three Indian batsmen are in the top 5 run scorers of the series with Virat Kohli being at the top with a batting average of 73.33.
3 of the top 5 wicket takers of the Test series are from the Indian team.
The average 1st innings score on this ground is 376 and the average 2nd innings score is 353.
A look at the current form of Indian bowlers and the inability of the English seamers to pick wickets on a pitch that doesn’t offer swing, tells a lot about what you can expect from the 4th Test.