Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Brilliant Shardul Thakur smashes second fastest fifty for India in Tests

Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Brilliant Shardul Thakur smashes second fastest fifty for India in Tests
Ind vs Eng 4th Test: Brilliant Shardul Thakur smashes second fastest fifty for India in Tests

Ind vs Eng, 4th Test- Shardul Thakur: – India allrounder Shardul Thakur on Thursday scored a quickfire half-century to steady hosts. He made the lightwork of England pacers by dominating James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton. He smashes fifty off just 31 balls. It was the only second fifty in his Test career that propelled India’s score near 200 runs after the batting order disappointed. He walked in when India were struggling at 127/7. He went on to smash 57 runs off 36 balls at a strike rate of 158 – Follow India vs England 4th test LIVE Updates

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Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Shardul Thakur smashes second fastest fifty for India in Tests

Ind vs Eng, 4th Test- Shardul Thakur: Thakur went on to slam the second-fastest fifty for India in Test cricket. He eclipsed Virender Sehwag’s record who had slammed 32 balls fifty against England in 2008. Kapil Dev has scored the fastest Test fifty for India. He had slammed a 30-ball half-century against Pakistan in 1982.

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Fastest fifties in Tests by Indians:

30 – Kapil Dev v PAK, 1982
31 – Shardul Thakur v ENG, 2021
32 – Virender Sehwag v ENG, 2008
33 – Kapil Dev v PAK, 1978
33 – Kapil Dev v ENG, 1982

The 29-year-old slammed as many as 7 fours and 3 massive sixes to during his innings at the Oval. Shardul Thakur was drafted into the playing XI as senior pro’s Ishant Sharma and Mohd Shami had picked niggles. He had earlier played a match-winning knock in Australia. India would look to make his innings count.

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When asked what is the reason behind him playing with the straight bat and how did he get success in Test cricket with it. “I think playing with the straight bat is the key as it gives you more runs. It swings and seam a lot in here. So for batsmen, it is important to play with a straight bat and score runs. In recent times my batting has also improved. I have discussed this with our batting coach and the throwdown expert and they also suggested I to play with a straight bat whenever the opportunity comes “

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Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Shardul Thakur smashes second fastest fifty for India in Tests

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