The IND vs ENG 5th Test is scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala1. This will be the final match of the Anthony de Mello Trophy, 2024. Let’s delve into the complete details on IND vs ENG 5th Test 2024 Venue Records & Stats in Test Matches.

IND vs ENG 5th Test 2024

IND vs ENG 5th Test 2024

The Indian team is ready to face England in the fifth and final Test of the series at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala from 7th March, after securing the series in Ranchi. The hosts aim to finish the Test series with another victory in Dharamshala and gain more points in the 2023-25 World Test Championship standings. India displayed some brilliant performances with both bat and ball in Ranchi, where they defeated England by 5 wickets despite conceding a 46-run lead in the first innings.

In response to England’s 353 runs in the first innings, India collapsed to 177 for 7 and the visitors seemed to have a huge advantage over the hosts. However, Dhruv Jurel, who was playing only his second Test, saved India with a 90-run knock off 149 balls and added 76 runs with Kuldeep Yadav as India scored 307 runs in the first innings and reduced the deficit.

Then, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav wreaked havoc with the ball, taking 5 and 4 wickets each, as England were dismissed for 145 runs in the second innings. Chasing 192 runs to win, Shubman Gill remained not out on 52 runs off 124 balls, along with Jurel who scored an unbeaten 39, as India sealed the fourth Test and took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series with one more game to play.

India, who were missing their key players like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, gave opportunities to the young players who have contributed to a historic series win against a formidable England team. Now, the hosts will try to dominate the series by 4-1 with another win in Dharamshala.

India at HPCA Cricket Stadium

The HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala hosted its first and only Test match from 25th to 28th March in 2017. In the series finale, Australia chose to bat first and scored 300 runs in their first innings, thanks to a century by their captain Steve Smith. India replied with 332 runs in their first innings, boosted by the fifties by KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja.

In the second innings, Australia collapsed to 137 runs, setting India a modest target of 106 runs to win. India reached the target in 23.5 overs, losing only 2 wickets, with KL Rahul hitting another fifty and Ajinkya Rahane, the skipper, staying not out on 38 runs.

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HPCA Dharamshala Stadium Test Matches Stats and Records

The HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala is an international cricket venue situated in Dharamshala City, Himachal Pradesh. It is also the home of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, which oversees all the cricket activities in the state. Initially, the stadium only hosted domestic matches, but later it also started hosting international matches.

The stadium has a beautiful view of the mountains and is located at a height of 1,457 m above sea level. The stadium has been the witness of many domestic and international matches in the history of cricket. The first one-day international match at this venue was played on January 27, 2013, and since then, it has become a host for all the international formats of the game of cricket.

Now, this venue will host the fifth and final Test between India and England from 7th March. It will be the second international Test match that will be played at the HPCA Stadium. The first and only Test match on this ground was played between India and Australia in March 2017. India won that match by 8 wickets and secured the four-match Test series by 2-1. Let’s take a look at all the stats and records at the HPCA Stadium in Tests.

HPCA Dharamshala Stadium Stats

Matches Played 1
Won Batting First 0
Won Batting Second 1
No Result  
Matches Tied 
Matches Drawn 0
Average First Innings Score 300
Highest Team Totals 332 
Lowest team Totals 106
Matches won after winning the toss 0
Matches won after losing the toss 1

India vs England Head to Head in Tests

The Test cricket rivalry between India and England has seen 135 matches, with England having an edge of 51 wins over India’s 34. The remaining 50 matches have been drawn by both teams.

When it comes to Test matches on Indian soil, India and England have played 68 times. India have dominated with 25 wins, while England have managed 15 wins, and 28 matches have been draw.

IND vs ENG Head to Head in Tests

Total Matches135
India Won 34
England Won 51

IND vs ENG Squads ahead of the fifth Test

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (WK), KS Bharat (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep

England Squad: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Daniel Lawrence, Gus Atkinson, Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed, Shoaib Bashir

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