Virat Kohli (Left) and Murali Vijay's centuries have put India in the driver's seat in the 4th Test against England at Wankhede    IANS
Virat Kohli (Left) and Murali Vijay’s centuries have put India in the driver’s seat in the 4th Test against England at Wankhede IANS

Mumbai: The Wankhede Stadium was almost packed to its capacity today as spectators continued to throng the venue to witness the fourth cricket Test between India and England on Saturday. The Garware, Divecha, MCA, Sunil Gavaskar and Vijay Merchant pavilions were nearly filled, and so was the Sachin Tendulkar stand, which was mostly occupied by English fans on the fourth day. The seats were occupied despite local boy Ajinkya Rahane missing from the team due to an injury which he sustained during a practise session on the eve of the match. The city is hosting a Test after three years, the last being Tendulkar’s 200th, which was also his farewell game, against the West Indies in 2013.

A Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) official told PTI that around 22,000 people were in attendance at the stadium today. The stadium witnessed similar crowds for matches involving India during the World T20, which was held earlier this year. “We anticipated this crowd as it was a Saturday. The first day of the match, a Thursday, saw some 15,000 people in attendance and Friday also saw a decent turnout. We are expecting a similar attendance tomorrow and if Virat Kohli keeps batting, it could be full,” said the official.

Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs England 4th Test at Mumbai

India lead England by 51 runs, with three wickets in hand at the end of the third day. Virat Kohli is still batting on 147, along with Jayant Yadav, who has carried on his impressive form with the bat in this match as well. England had scored exactly in their first innings. Keaton Jenning scored a superb century on debut.