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Patna : Set a target of 420 runs to win, India were 39/1 after 13 overs in their second innings at stumps on Day 4 in the first test against England at M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Tamilnadu, on February 8, 2021, with opener Shubman Gill unbeaten on 15 in 35 balls with 3 fours while Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 12 in 23 balls hitting 1 four. Opener Rohit Sharma fell to spinner Jack Leach for 12 in 20 balls hitting 1 four and 1 six. India need to score 381 runs more on Day 5 with 9 wickets in hand to win this match.

Earlier, England, who had scored 578 in their first innings with captain Joe Root scoring 218 runs, were all out for just 178 runs in their second innings in the third session of play on Day 4 on with Root scoring 40 runs. Spinner Ravichandra Ashwin took 6/61 in England 2nd innings to finish with a 9 wicket haul in the match.

Resuming at their overnight score of 257/6, India were all out for 337 in 95.5 overs in their first innings in the first session of play on Day 4 with Washington Sundar scoring an unbeaten 85 in 138 balls with 12 fours and 2 sixes and Ravichandran Ashwin scoring 31 in 91 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. Fifteen wickets fell on Day 4.