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Eng vs Ind, 3rd Test Day 4: India on verge of victory at stumps, England 9 down

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 21, 2018, 2:49 pm IST
Updated Aug 21, 2018, 11:59 pm IST
Score after 102 overs, England 311-9 (210 runs to win): Adil Rashid 30*, Anderson 8*; Ishant Sharma 2/70, Bumrah 5/85, Mohammed Shami 1/76.
Virat Kohli-led India will have to wait for a few more hours to celebrate their victory as England finished day four at 311-9, needing a further 210 runs to win. (Photo: AP)
 Virat Kohli-led India will have to wait for a few more hours to celebrate their victory as England finished day four at 311-9, needing a further 210 runs to win. (Photo: AP)

Nottingham: Virat Kohli-led India will have to wait for a few more hours to celebrate their victory as England finished day four at 311-9, needing a further 210 runs to win.

Earlier, the hosts lost a flurry of wickets, including that of Joe Root, who fell for an unlucky 13.

 

Centurion Jos Buttler (106 runs) and Ben Stokes (62 runs) also looked dangerous, but were successfully seen off.

During the day, Jasprit Bumrah picked up a five-wicket haul, which included the wicket of the maiden centurion.

However, Bumrah had a nightmarish moment when he accidentally bowled a no-ball to Adil Rashid with the latter batting at two runs in a delivery that was supposed to be a wicket.

Despite that, he comfortably got his fifth wicket by removing Stuart Broad for 20 runs.

England 291-9 after 96.2 overs

WICKET! It's Jasprit Bumrah's second five-wicket haul in Tests as he sees off Stuart Broad for 20 runs, with KL Rahul taking a catch at the slip.

 

England 241-8 after 85.5 overs

WICKET! Hardik Pandya joins the party as he removes Ben Stokes for 62 runs. KL Rahul takes a comfortable catch at the slip to see off Stokes.

England 241-7 after 84.4 overs

WICKET! Bumrah strikes again, as Rishab Pant takes a good catch behind the wickets to remove Chris Woakes for four runs.

England 231-6 after 82.4 overs

WICKET! Bumrah is on a roll here as he sees off Jonny Bairstow for a duck. India are back in it!

England 231-5 after 82.3 overs

WICKET! The new ball trick has worked for India as Jos Buttler (106 runs) is struck LBW by Jasprit Bumrah.

 

England 220-4 after 76 overs

HUNDRED! Jos Buttler celebrates his maiden Test century, and this has been a fantastic comeback for the hosts given the situation they were in.

England 201-4 after 71.5 overs

FIFTY! Ben Stokes finally gets to his 14th fifty after a long wait of 147 balls, his slowest-ever Test half-century.

England 154-4 after 55.1 overs

FIFTY! Jos Buttler scores his ninth Test fifty in style with a four. Will he carry on this momentum?

England 62-4 after 25.1 overs

WICKET! Olliee Pope is dismissed for 16 runs as captain Kohli dives to take a good catch at third slip. Is this the Great English collapse?

 

England 62-3 after 24.3 overs

GOT EM! Bumrah strikes as he removes Joe Root for 13 as KL Rahul takes his fifth catch of the match from the second slip position. Rahul does a 'Dele Alli' celebration as he enjoys the wicket in style.

England 32-2 after 12 overs:

CAUGHT! Ishant gets the better of Cook again. Back of a length round the wicket and outside off stump. The ball shapes away before the batsman nicks it towards Rahul in the slip cordon. 

England 27-1 after 10 overs:

 

WICKET! Ishant Sharma has delivered the first breakthrough for India. Short of a length outside off stump, Jennings defends and finds a healthy edge which is collected by Pant.

Preview:

Its advantage India as Virat Kohli and co aim to scalp their first win of the five-match Test series on Day 4 of the second contest in Trent Bridge.

The visitors, earlier declared at 352 for seven on the previous day thanks to India skipper Virat Kohli (103) and Cheteshwar Pujara (76) leaving Joe Root’s men a mammoth target of 521 to chase.

 

The hosts could have their task cut short with the pitch having quickened up now and it remains to be seen how the batsmen cope with the Indian bowling as the scoreboard reads 23-0 with Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook.

England were skittled out for 161 in the second innings after Hardik Pandya’s stellar five-wicket haul. After an opening fifty stand, they soon lost nine wickets for only 74 runs and avoided the follow-on courtesy of mini-assault by Jos Buttler.

England will have to cope with another blow after Jonny Bairstow suffered a finger injury.

 

Match-timing:

The match is scheduled to start at 3.30 P.M. IST.

Live streaming:

The live streaming of the match will be available on Sony Liv app.

Live telecast:

The live telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten and Sony Ten HD.

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