England added 11 runs to their overnight score of 260, and they were bundled out for 271. At a score of 46, Sam Curran got run out, leaving India to chase a target of 245. The enthralling fourth test between England and India had remained intriguingly balanced at the end of the third day, on Saturday.
For India to win, and level the five-match series 2-2, they will need to improve on their poor record of winning only three tests outside Asia when set a target in excess of 200. After Alastair Cook and the promoted Moeen Ali fell cheaply, Joe Root and Keaton Jennings provided the first resistance before the opener was trapped lbw by Shami for 36 to the final ball of the morning session. Shami claimed another success with the first ball after lunch when he bowled Jonny Bairstow with a delivery the batsman completely misjudged. Shami then ran out Root on 48 with a direct hit from mid-on to reduce England to 122-5. But Buttler has provided terrific value down the order for England, top-scoring in three of his 10 innings since winning a recall this summer.
-Inputs from Reuters