Eng vs Ind 2021 – Chris Woakes


Seamer says England will aim to “tick it off slowly” in pursuit of their highest successful chase

Chris Woakes has insisted England can create history on the final day of the fourth LV= Insurance Test against India at the Kia Oval.

England were set 368 to win, a total they have never successfully chased in the fourth innings. But having made an impressive start to their second innings on the fourth evening – they will resume on the final day on 77 without loss – Woakes felt the team had the belief and the skill to pull off a “great, great chase”.

Woakes also pointed out that the surface on which England’s bowlers toiled for 148.2 overs in India’s second innings remained thankless for bowlers and should hold few fears for batters.