The Indian bowlers shattered through the English gates in phases and all of them combined to get them out quick. It was more like they hunted the batsmen down like a wolf pack together. India will have to chase down a target of 103 runs to win the 3rd test and take a lead of 2-0 in the 5 match series.
Root and Buttler were batting well till the latter threw it away with a rash shot. Root got his half century but could not carry on long so no tons in this test and was dismissed by a fantastic catch in the slips by Rahane. Hameed who came in late due to his injury kept fighting till he could as he ran out of partners. Woakes and Rashid got shattered by some tremendous body line stuff by Shami with the new ball. Anderson stuck up for sometime but he was run out by a brilliant fielding effort by Jadeja. Hameed stayed not out with a very brilliant knock of 59.
Root and Buttler were batting well till the latter threw it away with a rash shot. Root got his half century but could not carry on long so no tons in this test and was dismissed by a fantastic catch in the slips by Rahane. Hameed who came in late due to his injury kept fighting till he could as he ran out of partners. Woakes and Rashid got shattered by some tremendous body line stuff by Shami with the new ball. Anderson stuck up for sometime but he was run out by a brilliant fielding effort by Jadeja. Hameed stayed not out with a very brilliant knock of 59.
Shami takes another one! Shorter ball angling on the body, Rashid goes for the hook. The ball flies down to Umesh Yadav at deep fine leg who accepts the dolly. Virat Kohli is delighted and why not. Rashid is out for a two-ball duck. India inch closer, the lead is 61 runs.
That’s such a brilliant piece of fast bowling! Shami follows the shorter one with another one. It is well directed too, Woakes takes his eyes off that one and looks to fend it away. The ball goes off the top half of the bat and lobs back towards Parthiv Patel who accepts the catch and jumps in the air to celebrate. Shami set him up brilliantly and he has a wicket to his name. End of a stubborn 43-run stand. England lead by 61 runs.
Root is dismissed by a beautiful catch taken by Rahane at first slip. Jadeja bowls a flatter full ball around off, getting it to spin away after landing, Root has a tame push inside the line as he attempts to push it through the line. But he fails to middle it and the ball flies off the edge to first slip. Rahane standing there shows great reflexes to his left after getting wrong footed initially. Just takes his left hand out and it gets stuck to his palm. Rahane himself could not believe it and his teammates are ecstatic. A massive break for India. England have lost their seventh wicket.
RUN OUT TO END PROCEEDINGS! Fuller on middle, Hameed heaves it towards mid-wicket and is always looking for the second. They complete the first early, Jadeja fields the ball and fires the throw at the non-striker’s end. Ashwin collects the ball and deflects it onto the stumps as Anderson has to stretch to complete the second. The third umpire is referred and Anderson is caught short of the crease. Hameed stays unbeaten and he gets congratulated by the Indian players. INDIA NEED 103 RUNS TO WIN!