As the chase began, the openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave a good start to Team India but soon lost their wickets. Right after Rohit’s dismissal, Pujara played a poor shot, giving his wicket too easily.
Although the top order crumbled, a fine partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane ensured the team that there would be no setback now.
With the title on the line on Day 5 and Kohli standing on the crease, there is a chance for India to create history. After day 4 was over, the former Indian captain posted a lurking Instagram story that left fans scrambling for answers.
India 280 runs away to create history
In the history of test cricket, the highest score by a team in the fourth innings of a test to win a match was 418, which was made by the West Indies in 2003 at their home. While the highest target chased by India was 406 against the West Indies in 1976.
Rohit Sharma and Gill gave a promising start Against the mammoth target given by Australia, but the youngster was dismissed right before the tea break with a controversial case.
The skipper looked in good form, but one bad shot gave his wicket to the Australian spinner Nathan Lyon, while Cheteshwar Pujara was sent to the pavilion after playing an unusual shot.
Kohli’s IG story left fans wondering
As Kohli and Rahane came into the play, they shared an unbeaten 71 runs, with the former standing at 44 off 60 balls. This left India 280 runs away from creating history at the Oval.
After the end of the fourth day, Kohli took to Instagram and shared a cryptic post that read, “If we have too many worries, fears, and doubts, we have no room to live and love, we need to practice letting go”. The post left fans thinking as they kept searching for the meaning behind it.
Kohli’s response to the vicious social media attack
This isn’t the first time that Virat Kohli has shared a mysterious post with hidden meaning. After the third day was over, on Friday he shared a quote on Instagram that read, “You must develop the ability to dislike in order to free yourself from other people’s opinions.” .
This post was a response to the vicious attack on social media for the viral dressing room picture where Kohli was seen eating right after his dismissal.