India beat England by a wide margin of 157 runs in the Fourth Test at The Oval and took England 2-1 in the five-match series with the win. The team is looking in good form and after their remarkable performances at Lord’s and The Oval, Virat Kohli and the team are the favorites to go all the way and win the 5-match series. The fifth match will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester.
The Marylebone Cricket Club introduced the Pataudi Trophy in 2007 to commemorate 75 years of the first Test match played between India and England in 1932. India won the Pataudi Trophy for the first time in 2007.
India now has to win this match if it has to win the trophy. However, if England wins the final match and draws the series, the trophy will go to the previous winner which is England. Team India has lost its last three series in England in 2011, 2014 and 2018. The fifth and final Test match will be played at Old Trafford from 10 September.
Back in 2018, Sharmila Tagore, wife of late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, was invited by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to hand over the winner’s trophy. However, he has not been invited this year, he confirmed to Deccan Chronicle. “I haven’t heard from the ECB,” he was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.
India registered a resounding victory from behind in the Oval Test. After taking a 99-run lead in the first innings, the Indian batsmen posted a mammoth total in their second innings and then the bowlers bowled out England for 210 on the final day, which was India’s second win at the Oval.