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England vs India - 3rd Test

Series: India tour of England, 2018
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Date: 18-22 August 2018

England 317/10 (104.5 Ovs) RR: 3.02 | India won by 203 runs

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Let's just leave it there. 2-1 it is, with England still leading and two Test matches to go. This is Rishi Roy, bidding adieu on a truncated day in the company of our crew of commentators - Abhinand Raghavendran, Srivathsa, Hariprasad Sadanandan, and our scorer Mukesh Gowda, who have been bringing you the action in this rollercoaster ride of a Test match. Do join us in Southampton in 8 days time for the fourth Test, because it's not really goodbye after all - Test cricket is very. much. alive. *Curtains Down*

Jasprit Bumrah, an T20 League recruit, has attracted the limelight; The masters of grit, Pujara and Rahane, are back amongst the runs and have contributed handsomely in this win; Pant has been fantastic behind the stumps and looked solid with the bat; Hardik Pandya, with his quick five-for and a run-a-ball fifty, reinforces his all-rounder's spot and makes a statement. And speaking of statements, Virat Kohli - I bow down to thee. England have some tough decisions to make, in terms of team composition, injuries and more importantly, catching.

12:23 Local Time, 16:53 IST: Breathless? I know I am. And yes, a Test match can do that to you. What an exhibition for the longer format! Four-day games are being considered, to keep up with our fast-moving world. Not taking sides here, but there's something that appeals to the inner cricket romantic when a Test match tips over into the final day with the fourth innings in progress.

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Shastri: (Talking to Michael Atherton for Sky Sports) "You can't ask for more. What we demanded from the boys, was accountability. We knew we were close to beating England, despite the results, despite being 0-2 down. I said at the press conference that there wasn't a negative bone in the team and I mean it. We came out here to win this Test match, it's about applying yourself. It's about executing your plans in the best possible method and they did it magnificently. As a batting unit, bowling unit and more importantly, as a catching unit. (On India's fine slip catching) Terrific, because they realize now that they have a potent pace attack and if you have to support the pace bowlers, you need to take your catches. If you do that, they get the wickets and you stay on the ground lesser. Emphasis has been on fielding. If you look at the ODI side, it has been the best fielding side India has had, ever. Idea is to get the Test side also in same frame of mind as well. (Whether this is the best Indian pace attack ever) By a mile, and the best strength. If you look, the two potent fast bowlers for English conditions were Bhuvi and Bumrah, they didn't play in the ODIs at all and in the first couple of Tests, yet to play together. Then you have Ishant and Shami bowling beautifully with Umesh waiting in the wings. I don't know what they are eating but they're surely eating something different. I am not complaining. It's a conscious effort from this side to be the best travelling side in the world. Not just at home. We know we thrash oppositions at home. They don't stand a chance, especially when we prepare spinning tracks. We want to win away from home. I think this side can be the best travelling side in the world. (On Kohli) He is very passionate about the game. He loves batting, he loves to do the hard yards. His work ethics are second to none. Haven't seen any cricketer, I'll put Tendulkar in it as well, in the way he visualizes situations. I promise you, he will forget these two innings now and take guard again as if he hadn't scored a run in the series. It's going to be tough (to change this XI). In the four years that I have been doing this job, especially overseas, I haven't seen a more clinical performance. We have won a Test match, not yet won the series but we there are two Test matches to go. We'll be thinking in that fashion."

Kohli (2/2):The partnership between me and Ajinkya was crucial if you look back at the Test. Ajinkya was clear in his mindset in the first innings, and when he goes out and plays like that, he is attractive to watch and he can change the complexion of the game. It was about getting stuck and not throwing our wickets away. They're a quality attack and you need grit and determination to score against them, and Ajinkya did that in the first innings and Pujara in the 2nd. I haven't thought about the 2014 failures, but I'd like to dedicate this to my wife who is here and keeps motivating me. She's copped a lot in the past but she deserves the credit for this one. The four fastest bowlers in the series have been Indians and we're proud of our fitness levels. We want the opposition to bat well and get runs and we don't want to gift them any, we want to get rid of loose balls. They're getting into that kind of a mindset and getting Test runs should be difficult. We definitely believe we can come back from 0-2 to 3-2, we just need to keep moving forward, keep winning. We wouldn't be 2-1 if we didn't believe. The respect and the belief in the change room is important, and one must keep wanting to win. We need to bring out the impact performances in the next two Tests as well.

Virat Kohli, India captain and Man of the Match, (97 and 103), (1/2): We, as a team, want to dedicate this win to the flood victims in Kerala. (Applause from the crowd). This is our bit we can do as the Indian cricket team. A tough time there. The victory was much-needed in this series and in context, and to have been clinical in all departments is a victory for the entire dressing room. A complete Test for us. There was no panic, and we were outplayed in only one game out of the last 5, and that was Lord's. We dominated in this game because we put runs on the board and then the bowlers did well, they were waiting and ready, even Ashwin did well with his injury. The bowling group was ready to take 20 wickets again, and I'm glad the batsmen stepped up. So we, as batsmen, did well to give them a cushion for the bowlers to go hard. Even the slips did well, and this mix of all skills couldn't have come at a better time.

Root (2/2): You're always looking to find a way to get people out (on Virat Kohli), and it's not like he has got quick runs against us so we have bowled well, but he's got a way to adapt to these conditions and he's found a good method to play in these conditions. We have experienced bowlers, who can work him out. We need to give our bowlers a good chance in the slips (about the 12 catches dropped), but we are working hard on our catches and we will continue to do so, and that will make a massive difference and give us a chance to win the game. It's early days for the Bairstow injury, and over the next few days we will have a better idea about the swelling. It would be great if he manages to recover - you want guys like that in your side, and I know he'll be desperate to play. It has been challenging in the top-order in this series, and these conditions, so it's difficult to rule the openers out. Very easy to look past that, and we need to be realistic about things. We need to find a good method to adapt. The best thing about Buttler's 100 was that he showed how good a cricket brain he has and how well he worked out the situation, as opposed to what people know about him - hitting the ball hard. This'll give him a great amount of confidence. It was great to see what he is capable of doing and hopefully this was just the first of many hundreds to come in his career.

Joe Root, England Captain (1/2): I don't think there are any regrets for me. (About the team selection) It's a strong team that we have if you look at the card. It was always going to be a difficult decision because the guys to miss out did extremely well in the series till now, and looking at the toss, there was some light grass on the wicket and it was a good opportunity to get ahead in the game. That didn't happen. That's nitpicking, if I say we should have bowled fuller and straighter, so we just have to give the credit to India. They left very well, and it was hard for the seamers to get wickets early on, so credit to India. We very much underperformed in the first innings. In the 2nd innings, the partnership between Buttler and Stokes was admirable and a lesson in how to play Test cricket. It's not about being defensive, but how well they adapted to the situation and built the partnership. We have to look at that, and adapt our games individually in Southampton and give ourselves a good chance to score 400+ so we can put some scoreboard pressure.

Here comes the presentation ceremony...

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Deepu Narayanan's stat-attack:

Most wins as captain after 38 Tests:
30 R Ponting
27 S Waugh
22 M Vaughan/ V Kohli
21 V Richards/ M Taylor
20 A Strauss

Most wins as captain for India:
27 MS Dhoni (60 matches)
22 V Kohli (38)
21 S Ganguly (49)
14 M Azharuddin (47)

Only the fifth time in last 24 Tests in England since the start of Ashes 2015, a Test match has lasted five days:
Eng vs SL, Lord's, 2016
Eng vs Pak, Edgbaston, 2016
Eng vs SA, The Oval, 2017
Eng vs WI, Leeds, 2017
Eng v Ind, Trent Bridge, 2018

India winning multiple Tests outside Asia in the same calendar year:
Three in 1968 (in NZ)
Two each in - 1971 (Eng, WI); 1976 (NZ, WI); 1986 (Eng); 2002 (WI, Eng); 2005 (Zim); 2006 (WI, SA); 2016 (WI); 2018 (SA, Eng)

Most wickets by Indian pacers in a Test:
20 vs SA, Joburg, 2018
19 vs Eng, Trent Bridge, 2018
18 vs SA, Durban, 1996
18 vs WI, Bridgetown, 1997
18 vs SL, Kandy, 2001

Venues outside Asia where India have won multiple Tests:
3 Queen's Park Oval
2 Eden Park, Leeds, Lord's, MCG, Queen's Sports Club, Sabina Park, Wanderers, Trent Bridge

Biggest wins for India against England by runs:
279 Leeds, 1986
246 Vizag, 2016
203 Trent Bridge, 2018
187 Kolkata, 1961/62

India winning third Test of a series after losing the first two:
vs WI, Kolkata, 1974-75 (85 runs)
vs Aus, MCG, 1977-78 (222 runs)
vs Aus, Perth, 2008 (72 runs)
vs SA, Joburg, 2018 (63 runs)
vs Eng, TB, 2018 (203 runs)

Teams winning after a 150+ runs innings defeat in previous Test of the series:
Eng v Aus, Sydney, 1954 (38r)
WI v Aus, Perth, 1997 (10w)
Aus v Ind, Bengaluru, 1998 (8w)
Ind v SL, Galle, 2008 (107r)
WI v Eng, Leeds, 2017 (5w)
Ind v Eng, Trent Bridge, 2018 (203r)

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England meanwhile have concerns. Their openers are struggling as is Root and with Bairstow breaking a finger, their batting woes just compounded. Buttler and Stokes saved some face with a brilliant rearguard effort yesterday but the way they have batted in this series, for the next game there could be changes and it could start right at the top. Jennings looks certain to be dropped. Even Cook is under pressure. Ed Smith and James Taylor have their plates full. More of that later as our men Vishaal and Vithushan dig into that from the venue. The presentation is up next. Do stay tuned for that. And for a whole lot more stuff which includes stats and others.

If it was Kohli who erred at Lord's by picking a spinner in seamer-friendly conditions and then proceeded to lose the toss before caving in for 107, here Root's generosity helped India. But that can take nothing away from the visitors' professional performance right through the game. They outplayed the hosts in all three departments of the game and richly deserve the victory. Once India bowled England out for 161 with Hardik Pandya taking a 29-ball five-for it was almost improbable to see any other result other than an Indian win. Then in the second innings when Buttler-Stokes were looking stubborn, Bumrah came to the party with a five-for. Lots of positives for India in this game but two things stand out - the opening stands in both innings and the slip catching with KL being the standout. Took 7 catches and didn't drop one in the whole game. At last India seem to have found a capable slip fielder even though KL's primary responsibility is still to get runs with the bat.

11:11 Local Time, 10:11 GMT, 15:41 IST: Was a formality today. And so it turned out to be. The Indians are happy as they head inside. Why wouldn't they be. After being mauled at Lord's, they have bounced back in style when few gave them a chance. But you have to question Root's decision at the toss when he inserted India in looking at the overcast conditions. Soon that evaporated as day 1 turned out to be a batting day and India through Kohli and Rahane set the platform for a good first innings total.

104.5
0
Ashwin to Anderson, out Caught by Rahane!! All over. End of the game. Exactly 10 minutes it has taken India to get this final wicket. The carrom ball, came in and bounced at Anderson who was attempting to cut, gloved as he couldn't handle the extra bounce, Jinks goes back at first slip and has the simplest of catches. The umpire had his finger up in a flash and there were no doubts about the decision. India make it 1-2. Anderson c Rahane b Ashwin 11(24) [4s-1]

Ashwin to Anderson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

104.4
1
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, 1 run, slower outside off, Adil Rashid sits down to slog, gets a thick inside edge, rolls behind square
104.3
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, the seam-up, swinger, nearly bowls Adil Rashid around the legs, sweeps and misses, just past leg stump
104.2
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, slower and Adil Rashid comfortably defends off the back foot
104.1
3
Ashwin to Anderson, 3 runs, thick edge on the push, wide of the gully and Ishant travelling back from backward point, somehow wants the ball to roll to the ropes, had his right leg hanging on the air near the cushion as he picked it up. Did all his best to see whether that could go to the fence. It didn't and he has a wry smile on his face after that

Ravichandran Ashwin [22.0-8-40-0] is back into the attack

103.6
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, wants to take a run but this is shortish outside off, Adil Rashid belatedly dabs it to backward point. More as an afterthought, didn't find the gap
103.5
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, fuller than a good length just outside off, Adil Rashid gets half-forward to press to cover

Two slips and a deep short leg

103.4
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, short down leg, Adil Rashid hooks and misses. Good diving stop by Pant
103.3
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, short of length on off, neatly in behind that
103.2
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, short of length just outside off, Adil Rashid defends with an open face wide of backward point, doesn't take the run
103.1
2
Shami to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, look at Ash jog after that from mid-on. So slow that he allows Adil Rashid who wasn't even looking to run come back for two. Fullish on off, wristed wide of him and he is not at all fit. Doesn't stretch himself at all

Mohammed Shami [18.0-3-76-1] is back into the attack

102.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Anderson, no run, plays inside the line! Maiden to start the day. Angling across the left-hander once again, Anderson pushes meekly at it
102.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Anderson, no run, off the back thigh and rolls towards the cordon. Was angling across Anderson who was trying to defend. Got squared up
102.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Anderson, no run, play and a miss! Shortish and very wide outside off, Anderson chases it with a cut. Misses by a mile
102.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Anderson, no run, another attempted bouncer, doesn't rise much and is down leg as well. Anderson lets it pass and Pant does well to collect this as it kept swerving till the end
102.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Anderson, no run, sharp bumper! Anderson didn't know too much about this one as he took his eyes off the ball to duck. Whistled over him
102.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Anderson, no run, blocked out. Full and around off, Anderson stood in the crease as he tapped this towards point

Right then, out come the players and the two umpires. Anderson on strike and it will be Hardik to start proceedings on Day 5. Three slips and a short leg in place.

For India, it's almost been the perfect script in this Test. They always had the bowling arsenal and it was a question of whether their batsmen could stand up to the challenge. Once the visitors managed a competitive total on the board, the bowlers did the rest and the most heart-warming thing for Kohli and the think tank will be the slip catching. Apart from the batting woes, this was one area that had been haunting Indian cricket for a while now in overseas conditions. Therefore, it was a dramatic turnaround to see the cordon gobbling almost everything that came their way with KL Rahul being the wrecker-in-chief. The tourists will hope that this isn't a one-off game. Plenty of positives for India although they will rue the fact that they couldn't seal the deal yesterday itself. It should still be a rather comfortable win but England's middle and lower order have limited some damage I reckon by not giving in easily. On that note, this is Hari Sadanandan welcoming you all to Cricbuzz's live coverage for the final day. With me are Abhinand Raghavendran, Srivathsa, Rishi Roy and our scorer Mukesh.

Day 5, 10:05 local: Cricket is an unpredictable sport but today is one of those rare days of a Test match where the result is more or less known to all in advance. Barring the unthinkable of course or well, a miracle! If you are an Indian fan, then such days are all the more sweeter, considering that this is an overseas encounter. Everything is in readiness for Kohli's men to register their second Test win outside Asia this year. an achievement really for a team whose struggles in Non-Asian territories have been well documented. For those asking about the weather, it's another cloudy morning at Trent Bridge with no threat of rain at the moment although it is overcast. After a shambolic batting effort in the first innings, England's batsmen (or rather Buttler and Stokes) showed impeccable resolve and application to keep the visitors at bay for a considerable amount of time. The duo's heroics have ensured that the game has dragged into the final day, even though it's for mainly academic reasons. Nevertheless, the pair's rearguard action will have given a massive confidence boost to the hosts' dressing room that seems to be morally down during the course of this Test match - ironic considering that they are the side who are in front in this series.

India took the second new ball immediately after 80 overs and straightaway they found the breakthrough. Jasprit Bumrah removed Buttler and Bairstow in successive balls and bounced out Woakes in the very next over. He should have had Rashid too, but Bumrah had overstepped. After Stokes's wicket, Rashid shared a fifty partnership with Broad. Bumrah came back and bagged the fifer by removing Broad. However, the duo of Rashid and Anderson dug out for 34 balls. How long will the match last tomorrow? That's the only question to be answered. Could get over in a ball too. We'll be back for that with our build-up. Until then, it's goodbye..

England, chasing an almost impossible target, got off to a bad start this morning. The struggling openers were dismissed inside three overs, both falling victim to Ishant Sharma. Root and Pope too were dismissed before lunch. The hosts were heading towards another collapse. That's when Buttler joined hands with Stokes. The former was dropped on 1 by Pant. Together, the pair batted for four hours - 346 deliveries and 169 runs to be precise. Buttler went onto register his maiden Test ton - a fourth innings century that he won't forget for a long time.

19:06 Local Time, 18:06 GMT, 23:36 IST: After the last-ball block, Broad in the dressing room, applauded with a beaming smile on his face. Kohli too is pretty happy. So, with one day to go, India need 1 wicket and England require 210 runs. FYI, the weather forecast indicates 12% chances of rain tomorrow.

101.6
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, Rashid keeps it out! And, England have taken this match to day five. Tries to bowl the yorker, doesn't execute it well. A half-volley and Rashid blocks with a crouched stance. Smothered...
101.5
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, very full and Rashid smothers it into the pitch
101.4
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, ooh! Rashid belatedly decides to withdraw his bat. The short of a good length ball held its line around the fifth stump channel

Three slips, backward point, and forward short leg in place.

101.3
1
Bumrah to Anderson, 1 run, straying down leg, tucked behind square leg and Anderson goes to the other end
101.2
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, short of a good length ball, Anderson stoutly blocks it towards cover
101.1
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, short ball, well-directed, Anderson awkwardly fends. Goes over the bat and into the keeper's mitts

Two slips, a gully, a forward short leg, and a leg slip.

Jasprit Bumrah [28.0-8-84-5] is back into the attack

100.6
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, another carrom ball, Rashid nearly edged that, missed the drive
100.5
4
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, leg byes, FOUR, loud appeal for lbw. Chris Gaffaney shakes his head in denial. India review. Fair delivery. Impact - umpire's call and wickets - umpire's call. Rashid survives. It was the carrom ball from Ashwin and Rashid didn't pick it as he prodded forward to block. The impact was marginally on leg-stump and HawkEye showed it to be clipping leg. What drama! Anderson was wandering out of his crease and there was a throw at the bowler's end. A direct hit would have been curtains for Jimmy! Misses the target and runs away to the fence
100.4
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, quicker delivery, hurriedly blocks
100.3
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, and again, gets outside the line by pressing forward. The impact is outside off
100.2
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, lbw appeal, not given. India don't review. Presses forward to block and is beaten by the in-turn. The impact was outside off

Two slips, leg-gully and FSL in place

100.1
1
Ashwin to Anderson, 1 run, in-drifter, Anderson inside-edges the block to backward square leg. Gives the strike to Adil Rashid..

Two slips, a leg-gully and forward short leg..

Ravichandran Ashwin [21.0-8-39-0] is back into the attack

Two overs left in the day.

99.6
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, 142kph, length ball might have kept a shade low. Solidly defended into the off-side
99.5
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, 137kph, too wide and Rashid watches it go through to the keeper
99.4
4
Shami to Adil Rashid, FOUR, he'll punish you if you bowl it there. On a good length and on the pads, Rashid closes his bat-face and neatly leg-glances through square leg
99.3
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, tad fuller on middle and leg, nudged into the leg-side
99.2
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, bends his back and bowls a seam-up delivery at 141kph around the fifth stump channel, Rashid plays inside the line and lets it go
99.1
4
Shami to Adil Rashid, FOUR, top shot! Everything was right about that. Back of a length delivery, Rashid stands tall on the back foot and punches it on the rise. Through backward point and there's the pose
98.6
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, where are the yorkers? Bowls a length ball on the stumps and Anderson covers the line to block
98.5
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, pacy length ball on the pads, tucked to leg-gully, who collects it on the bounce
98.4
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, full and very wide, Anderson chases that by crouching low. Doesn't make contact
98.3
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, ooh! That was close .. to off-stump and the inside edge. A seam-up delivery that went with the angle, Anderson played outside the line of the ball
98.2
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, that made a cracking sound. Moved back and across to middle the drive. The cover fielder makes a diving stop
98.1
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, shuffles across to defend it adjacent to the pitch on the leg-side
97.6
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, pacy ball angled in on the stumps, Rashid brings his bat down in time and keeps it out
97.5
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, gently taps this length ball towards cover
97.4
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, shaping away outside off, Rashid lifts his bat and lets it go
97.3
1
Shami to Anderson, 1 run, stays leg-side of the ball and pats it towards cover for a quick single. Jaddu has a shy at the keeper's end. Rashid would have made his ground anyway
97.2
0
Shami to Anderson, no run, an appeal for lbw, not given. A pacy in-slanter from a length that beats Anderson's inside edge and raps his on the back leg. Anderson kicks the ball away from the sticks
97.1
4
Shami to Anderson, FOUR, the plan is clear against Anderson. Bounce him out. A head-high bouncer and he gets into a tangle as he hops to fend it. The ball hits the bat and flies over and wide of the keeper. Into the fine leg fence

Mohammed Shami [16.0-3-63-1] is back into the attack

Most catches in a Test by a fielder:
8 A Rahane v SL, Galle, 2015
7 G Chappell v Eng, Perth, 1974
7 Yajuvindra Singh v Eng, Bengaluru, 1977
7 H Tillakaratne v NZ, Colombo SSC, 1992
7 S Fleming v Zim, Harare, 1997
7 M Hayden v SL, Galle, 2004
7 KL RAHUL v ENg, TB, 2018 *

96.6
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, sees the line outside off and shoulders arms
96.5
1
Bumrah to Anderson, 1 run, gets on the stumps does the Burnley Lara. A tap into the off-side to a short of length delivery and runs to the other end
96.4
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, a nasty delivery. An attacking bouncer, Anderson takes his eyes off it as he jabs his bat in front of his face. Hits the left hand and then onto the helmet. Shows a bit of pain too..
96.3
0
Bumrah to Anderson, no run, walks across and looks to have a feel for it. A shortish ball outside off and it missed the outside edge by an inch or two

James Anderson, left handed bat, comes to the crease

India just one wicket away...

96.2
0
Bumrah to Broad, out Caught by Rahul!! Yet another catch for KL Rahul at second slip. His spot in the side has to be cemented. He has been superb. Was a simple catch on this occasion. Bumrah bowls the away-angler in that nagging zone outside off and Broad dries his bat out. Off the outside edge and straight into the bucket hands of KL. Bumrah bags a fifer and silences the crowd by placing his finger on the lips. Broad c Rahul b Bumrah 20(29) [4s-3]

Bumrah to Broad, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

96.1
0
Bumrah to Broad, no run, length ball on the pads, Broad fails to put bat on it with his attempted flick. Brushes the pad and Pant dives to his right and catches

Jasprit Bumrah [26.0-7-83-4] is back into the attack

95.6
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, more loop, this was bowled at 79kph. The length is slightly too full and Rashid keeps it out
95.5
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, flighted off-break, Rashid allows the ball to do its bit and nudges it with soft hands
95.4
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, forward defence
95.3
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, curling away a tad, Rashid pushes it to mid-off
95.2
1
Ashwin to Broad, 1 run, arm-ball, Broad pushes it into the mid-wicket region off the inside edge. 50 partnership between the duo!
95.1
0
Ashwin to Broad, no run, 88kph, straight ball outside off, left alone

Two slips and short leg..

94.6
3
Shami to Broad, 3 runs, 142kph, low full toss, Broad squirts it away behind backward point off the outer half. Collects three and retains the strike
94.5
0
Shami to Broad, no run, full and wide of off, Broad shoulders arms

Words exchanged between Kohli and Broad!

94.4
0
Shami to Broad, no run, hops to a ball that doesn't rise much. Defended on the off-side
94.3
0
Shami to Broad, no run, wasted delivery outside off, ignored
94.2
0
Shami to Broad, no run, Shami bowls the bumper and Broad does well to duck under it

India have claimed the extra half an hour with just two wickets for the win..

94.1
0
Shami to Broad, no run, 137kph, seam-up delivery that thuds into Broad's thigh pad after beating the inside edge. An optimistic appeal for lbw from Shami, turned down. Too high
93.6
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, similar to the third ball of the over, Rashid tries to block and is beaten on the outside edge by a mile
93.5
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, forward and smothered
93.4
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, off-break, defended off the top portion of the bat
93.3
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, flicks the ball and gets it to swing away, left alone
93.2
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, presses forward and strangely looks to leave it. The ball ball spins in, brushes the top of the pad and settles into the hands of leg-gully
93.1
0
Ashwin to Adil Rashid, no run, 92kph, floater outside off that doesn't spin, Rashid plays for the spin and is beaten on the outside edge. Was the carrom ball

Ravichandran Ashwin [19.0-7-38-0] is back into the attack

The ninth wicket partnership - 46 off 44 deliveries..

92.6
4
Shami to Broad, FOUR, Shami smiles, Kohli doesn't look happy! Change of pace, looped up the slower ball outside off and a backing away Broad manages to slice it away through backward point
92.5
0
Shami to Broad, no run, moves leg-side and pushes as he is on the move. Finds mid-off

Achieving double of 3000 runs & 400 wickets in Tests:
R Hadlee (3124r & 431w)
Kapil Dev (5248r & 434w)
S Warne (3154r & 708w)
S Pollock (3781r & 421w)
S BROAD (3001r & 427w)

92.4
0
Shami to Broad, no run, attacks the stumps from a good length and Broad blocks
92.3
0
Shami to Broad, no run, seam-up delivery slanted into the lefty, Broad clears the front leg to hack it away. Inside-edges it onto his boot

3000 Test runs for Stuart Broad!

92.2
1
Shami to Adil Rashid, byes, 1 run, off-line, down the leg-side. Rashid misses the flick and Pant fails to gather it. A single nabbed via byes
92.1
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, beaten! The out-seamer, Rashid looks to punch/drive despite the line being outside off. Misses
91.6
0
Ishant to Broad, no run, back of a length delivery seaming away a touch, Broad moves leg-side and looks to have a feel for it. Seams past the outside edge
91.5
4
Ishant to Broad, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries! Broad knows what he is going to be fed. Ishant serves that - a bumper. Broad gets into a strong position. Stayed deep and cleared his front leg to muscle the pull through square leg
91.4
4
Ishant to Broad, FOUR, short ball below shoulder-high, a half-swivel-pull from Broad. Didn't quite middle, but he got it fine of the man at long leg
91.3
0
Ishant to Broad, no run, back of a length delivery and once again the line is outside off, another leave
91.2
0
Ishant to Broad, no run, too wide outside off, a backing away Broad lets it go through to Pant
91.1
2
Ishant to Broad, 2 runs, Ishant starts from round the wicket and bowls a pitched up delivery, Broad stays leg-side of the ball and manages to squirt it away through backward point

Ishant Sharma [19.0-4-60-2] is back into the attack

90.6
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, dropped! It's the captain - Kohli. Pitched up delivery and Rashid drives with hard hands. Gets a fat outside edge and went quickly to Kohli's right at third slip. He probably responded late and failed to hold onto it. An apology from the skipper to the bowler..
90.5
1
Shami to Broad, leg byes, 1 run, strays it on the pads from round the wicket, Broad is late on his flick. Off the pad and towards backward square leg
90.4
1
Shami to Adil Rashid, 1 run, Shami bangs one short, wristily pulled to deep backward square leg
90.3
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, Shami shortens his length and Rashid defends it with an open face of the bat
90.2
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, 135kph, angles in and seams away ever so lightly. Rashid stays in his crease to block by playing inside the line. Deviates off the pitch and misses the outside nick
90.1
0
Shami to Adil Rashid, no run, 136kph, good length ball on the stumps, neatly defended back to Shami

Mohammed Shami [13.0-3-55-1] is back into the attack

89.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Adil Rashid, leg byes, 1 run, too straight, Rashid is slightly off-balance as he tries to clip it away. Hits the front pad and rolls towards square leg
89.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Adil Rashid, no run, and again. The out-curler, touch fuller and Rashid bends the back knee to cover-drive. Goes past the outside edge
89.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Adil Rashid, no run, almost an action replay of the second ball of this over. Tries an ambitious drive and misses
89.3
4
Hardik Pandya to Adil Rashid, FOUR, Rashid is a wristy batsman. A hit-me delivery from Hardik Pandya. Strays one on the pads and Rashid flicks it over square leg
89.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Adil Rashid, no run, chases a wide ball with a booming drive. Beaten on the outside edge by a long way
89.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Adil Rashid, no run, Rashid gets square up by this pacy length ball. The leading edge goes to backward point
88.6
1
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, 1 run, short again, another pull from Rashid. Controlled on this occasion. Keeps the strike as the ball rolls to deep square leg
88.5
6
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, SIX, the bumper, gets big on the batter. Rashid goes through with the pull shot and top-edges. Goes all the way over fine leg

Moves to round the wicket!

88.4
4
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, FOUR, shot! Stands tall against this short of length delivery outside off and uses his bottom hand to elevate it over a vacant cover-point region. Middled it
88.3
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, skiddy in-angler on the stumps, Rashid brings his bat down in time and blocks
88.2
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, there's the flirt to a back of a length delivery wide of off. Beaten!
88.1
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, 137kph, shortish ball, Rashid hops and defends
87.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Broad, no run, short ball, easily fended in front of short leg

For the first time in the history of Test cricket, two players from the same side - Rishabh Pant & KL Rahul - have taken six catches each in a match. #HistoryMade

87.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Broad, no run, ducks again, this didn't rise much as he expected it to. Nevertheless, the line was a touch outside off
87.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Broad, no run, bouncer down leg, Broad half-ducks and evades with ease
87.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Broad, no run, fuller than a good length, pushed towards mid-off
87.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Broad, no run, hops and bunts this short of length delivery to mid-off
87.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Broad, no run, seam up delivery that seams away, Broad sticks his bat out with cemented feet. Whizzes past the outside edge
86.6
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, the expected bouncer, going down leg, Rashid misses the pull

Leg-gully and forward short leg in addition to three slips..

86.5
4
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, FOUR, width served outside off, Rashid stands tall and flashes his bat hard. Laced through covers
86.4
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, short of length delivery, defended
86.3
4
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, leg byes, FOUR, in-nipper on the hips, Rashid is late to close his bat-face. Thuds his thigh pad and rolls away to the fine leg fence
86.3
1
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no ball, edged and taken! Bumrah bags a fifer?. A nothing shot from Rashid. Was a back of a length delivery just outside off and Rashid stays back to steer it wide of the cordon. Not a sane shot with so many fielders there behind the stumps. Kohli, at third slip, cups it. Oh, wait! They are checking if it's a fair delivery. Has Bumrah got anything behind the line? Touch and go! Aleem Dar takes his time and deems it as a no-ball. Kohli knows how close that was...
86.2
2
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, 2 runs, firm punch of the back foot through extra cover

Most catches as a fielder for India in a Test:
8 A Rahane v SL, Galle, 2015
7 Yajuvindra Singh v Eng, Bengaluru, 1977
6 E Solkar v WI, POS, 1971
6 V Sehwag v Eng, Leeds, 2002
6 KL RAHUL v Eng, TB, 2018 *

86.1
1
Bumrah to Broad, 1 run, yorker length, Broad stays back in the crease looking to work it through the leg-side. Gets a leading edge towards point
85.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Broad, 1 run, clipped towards square leg for a single

A leg-gully and short leg in place..

Stuart Broad, left handed bat, comes to the crease

QdK and Jeff Dujon took eight & seven catches respectively in their maiden Test as WK but those were not their Test debut

85.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, out Caught by Rahul!! Wow! England are falling apart here. Top nut from Hardik Pandya. Completely squared up Stokes with this short of length delivery that nipped away after pitching around leg. Stokes 'got into an S' as he looked to block. Got a healthy edge and the ball flew quickly to second slip. Yes, again into the safest pair of hands - Rahul. Stokes is livid.. Stokes c Rahul b Hardik Pandya 62(187) [4s-6]

Hardik Pandya to Stokes, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

85.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, fullish and across outside off, Stokes watchfully lets it be
85.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Stokes defends it on the leg-side
85.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, very full outside off, Stokes mistimes the drive to cover after leaning across
85.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, wayward delivery! Pitches outside off and goes further wide outside off. Left alone

Seventh catch for Pant on his his debut Test. Equals the most by a WK on Test debut - Brian Taber, Alan Knott, Chamara Danusinghe, Chris Read, Peter Nevill

84.6
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, the bumper again, the line is wide of off on this occasion, ignored
84.5
0
Bumrah to Adil Rashid, no run, shortish ball, Rashid hops and drops it in front of cover

Adil Rashid, right handed bat, comes to the crease

84.4
0
Bumrah to Woakes, out Caught by Pant!! Woakes has been bounced out twice in this match. A brute of a delivery. Too good for the centurion from Lord's. A sharp bouncer around head-high and Woakes got into a tangle. He was too late to react and tried to get out of its way by swaying away. He didn't drop his bat and the ball balloons up off the glove and settles into the mitts of Pant. He won't drop those. Chris Gaffaney was quick to raise the dreaded finger. India are now just three wickets away! Woakes c Pant b Bumrah 4(3) [4s-1]

Bumrah to Woakes, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Three slips and short leg in place..

84.3
1
Bumrah to Stokes, 1 run, hurries off the pitch, does this short of length delivery, Stokes is surprised by the pace on it, manages to put bat on it and tucks it to deep square leg
84.2
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, 139kph, very full, Stokes walks forward and across to drill the on-drive. Shami at mid-on bends across and stops
84.1
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, 131kph, short of a good length ball, left alone
83.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, 1 run, away-slanter from a short of length, Stokes stands tall to tap it towards cover
83.5
4
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, FOUR, fullish and on the pads, probably was going for the inswinger. Errs in line and Stokes helps it on its way to fine leg
83.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, short of length delivery around off, fenced into the off-side
83.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, gets behind the line with a small shuffle and blocks it back at the bowler
83.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, angling away outside off, left alone
83.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, skiddy back of a length delivery, Stokes goes for the pull, was late on the stroke. Falls into the pitch off the under-edge
82.6
0
Bumrah to Woakes, no run, full again, jammed to mid-on

Highest % of runs made from boundaries for England (100+ runs):
80.29 A Flintoff (110/137) v NZ, Christchurch, 2002
79.25 M Butcher (84/106) v SA, Trent Bridge, 2003
79.25 J BUTTLER (84/106) v Ind, Trent Bridge, 2018 *
77.23 B Stokes (78/101) v NZ, Lord's, 2015

82.5
4
Bumrah to Woakes, FOUR, Bumrah goes full with the inswinger. Ends up doling a low full toss, Woakes clips it past through the mid-wicket region finding the gap between the two fielders there. Woakes opens the account with a boundary

Hat-trick ball. Four slips, short leg and short mid-wicket in place. Here's Bumrah..

Chris Woakes, right handed bat, comes to the crease

82.4
0
Bumrah to Bairstow, out Bowled!! One brings two! An absolute peach from Bumrah and he is now on a hat-trick! Even a 100 percent JB fit would have found it difficult to cope with that. Pounds a pacy length ball that was angled in. Bairstow was playing inside the line thinking that he had it covered. However, this new ball had other ideas. Straightened off the pitch and crashed into the off-stump. Bairstow b Bumrah 0(1)

Bumrah to Bairstow, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

Jonny Bairstow, right handed bat, comes to the crease

82.3
0
Bumrah to Buttler, out Lbw!! Buttler has been given out lbw. He didn't offer any shot. So, the impact doesn't matter. Fair delivery. Hit him just above the knee-roll. Umpire's call on hitting wickets and India have the breakthrough. England don't lose a review, but they've lost Buttler here. A big blow. He walks off for a thunderous standing ovation. A gritty knock - probably the longest he has ever batted. Coming to the ball, it was an in-angler from over the wicket and further nipped in after hitting the deck. Once Buttler shouldered arms, he was always going to be in trouble. The only thing that could have saved him was height, but umpire Gaff had raised the finger. Buttler lbw b Bumrah 106(176) [4s-21]

Bumrah to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!

82.2
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, in-angler on the sticks at 132kph, blocked back to the bowler
82.1
1
Bumrah to Stokes, 1 run, got to bowl fuller. Was on the back of a length and Stokes has ample time to get on top of it and force it square of the wicket on the off-side

Three slips now for Bumrah..

168* by Stokes & Buttler is the highest fifth wicket partnership for England in the fourth innings of a Test surpassing 163 between Trevor Bailey & Willie Watson against Australia at Lord's in 1953.

81.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, now gets it to shape away from the bat, Buttler leaves it on line - well outside off
81.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, shortens his length does Pandya and Buttler stands tall and pats it towards mid-off
81.4
4
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, leg byes, FOUR, in-nipper, ending on the pads, Buttler is hurried into the glance. Misses and the ball runs away off his pad into the fine leg fence. That seam-up ball skids through and keeps a touch low
81.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, 1 run, bowls full and gets it curl away a tad away from the left-hander, Stokes walks across and defends with hard hands. The ball rolls through backward point off the outer half of the bat
81.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, 137kph, fullish and angled across, Stokes lets it be
81.1
2
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on the hips, tucked away behind square leg and they decide to come back for the second. Stokes makes his ground with a dive. A direct hit would have made things interesting

Three slips in...

80.6
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, in-angling yorker length delivery, Buttler jams it out to the right of the bowler
80.5
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, brave leave! Angled in from wide of the crease and the new ball keeps coming in. Buttler trusts the bounce and shouldered arms. Went over the stick. Was perhaps a very good leave
80.4
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, back to the line outside off, left alone
80.3
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, in the air... and safe! Buttler would have had his heart in his mouth for a while. Fell short of Shami at mid-off. An uppish punch to a short of length delivery and the ball went uppish. Luckily, didn't carry to the fielder
80.2
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, darted fuller, but persists with the line outside off, another leave

Two slips and a gully in place

80.1
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, starts with the back of a length delivery that keeps comes in with the angle, Buttler shoulders arms and watches it settle into the mitts of the keeper

Jasprit Bumrah [21.0-6-58-1] is back into the attack

Right then, three and a half sesssions left, England need less than 300 runs to win with 6 wickets in hand. Possible? Well, the set batsmen will have a different challenge now. The second new ball has been taken.

The massive pounding mallet on its way out to flatten the deteriorated areas on the holy strip, as the players rush to the trolley for a cold beverage. Time for drinks.

79.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Buttler gets on his toes and punches it away to deep point for a single
79.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, good length delivery fractionally wide outside off, Buttler gets his front foot across outside off and leaves it alone

Commentator's instinct: Kohli will take the new ball as soon as it is available...

79.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery and seaming away outside off, bouncing on the seam, hence the extra bounce, as Buttler leaves it alone
79.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, back of a length and fractionally wide outside off, seaming away but that's no use, as Buttler comfortably shoulders arms
79.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, good length delivery just outside off and skidding on, Buttler gets back and across in full balance to defend right under his eyes
79.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery straightening on a 4th stump line, and defended off the tall stance into the off-side
78.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, the carrom ball outside off and turning in, Stokes might have read it but it holds up in the pitch. Slow turn and easily pushed into the off-side
78.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, Ashwin isn't happy with his own wide line, fires in the yorker length delivery, and Stokes digs it out hastily
78.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, a tad wide outside off and turning away, Stokes gets forward and freezes. A leave-alone
78.3
1
Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run, an off-spinner outside off, a little too short, and with a topspin component which pushes Buttler onto the back foot. Punched away to sweeper cover for a single
78.2
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, flat side-spinner, no turn, and wide outside off, left alone

B Simpson (9), TL Goddard (7), Chanderpaul (7), Tillakaratne (7) and Steve Waugh (6) reached 70+ more times than Buttler at the time of scoring his maiden Test hundred.

78.1
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, loopy in trajectory and on the pads, Buttler stretches forward and turns it away in front of square leg

12 deliveries to the new ball. India desperate for change.

Only Jack Hobbs and Graham Gooch had scored as many 70-plus scores as Jos Buttler - five before scoring his maiden Test hundred for England. Gooch ended with 20 and Hobbs with 15 hundreds

77.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, good length delivery just outside off, Stokes charges down the wicket and blocks it back to the bowler. Pandya collects it in his followthrough and threatens to throw down the stumps; doesn't
77.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, fuller length delivery marginally wide of off-stump, driven to short cover
77.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, a bit of off-cut from a back of a length, pitching outside leg and jagging towards middle and leg, Stokes tries to clip it away, sees the movement, and checks his shot with a loose bottom hand to get a dying leading edge back to the bowler
77.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, 1 run, angling on a good length into the leg-stump, tickled away towards deep fine leg for a single
77.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery on off and skidding at the off-stump, Buttler hops expecting true bounce but the dying bounce makes him crouch and tap it into the on-side
77.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery on middle and off, Buttler nudges it softly into the on-side after a shuffle across

Hardik Pandya [6.0-3-7-0] is back into the attack

76.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, skids on towards off, and Stokes gets on the back foot to close the face of the bat towards midwicket. Bunted away
76.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, straightens and a bit of topspin from a length, Stokes is on the back foot to tap it into the pitch
76.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, a tad shorter, Stokes stretches forward to smother the turn
76.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, full and on off this time, Stokes gets forward to stonewall
76.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, another full toss-up just outside off, and he presents the deadbat
76.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up outside off and deadbatted into the off-side
75.6
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, away-swinger just outside off on a length, push-driven to cover

This is the longest partnership of the series. Pujara-Kohli batted 48.1 overs.

75.5
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, fired into the pads, the ideal ball for the batsman on 99, one away from his maiden Test hundred, and he just whips that away to backward square leg for four. An emotional moment, even for one of the premier T20 batsmen in the world, to get a maiden Test hundred. A flashback for him as he takes his helmet off, to when he first started playing cricket and dreamed about donning the Three Lions crest on his chest with the English flannels. His moment is here, and what a moment of crisis for it to arrive in...
75.4
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, short and into the body, Buttler turns his head away before the ball gets to him but nevertheless, nails the pull short to backward square leg for four. He's on 99 now.
75.3
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, good length delivery in the channel outside off and a hint of contrast swing in, Buttler is forward into a half-cocked stance to defend
75.2
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, tailing in on a good length and onto the pads, clipped away off the back foot behind square leg for four. The 150-run partnership comes up. India in a bit of a pickle. The see-saw is back
75.1
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, short of length outside off, not an iota of lateral movement, Buttler gets across and shoulder arms
74.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, fired in flatter outside off, Stokes gets forward to defend into the off-side, gets a thick inside edge into the on-side
74.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, fired in full outside off, squeezed out towards the off-side
74.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, nice and tempting on middle, Stokes isn't quite to the pitch of it but goes for the sweep, mistimes to short fine leg
74.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, a tad fuller, Stokes hurries with a stretch forward and blocks
74.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up enticingly, Stokes gets forward to smother the turn
74.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, skiddy one on middle and leg, Stokes is back in the crease and defends that hurriedly
73.6
1
Shami to Stokes, 1 run, back of a length delivery on the hips, tucked away in front of square leg for a single
73.5
0
Shami to Stokes, no run, good length delivery and hurrying onto the off-stump line with some extra bounce, Stokes opens up his stance and defends off the back foot with a half-closed bat-face
73.4
0
Shami to Stokes, no run, good length delivery angling away, and nipping even further away outside off, and it's left alone
73.3
1
Shami to Buttler, byes, 1 run, good length delivery skidding in towards off, Buttler leaves it alone bravely and it hits Pant on the fingers. He winces, but he's alright. Just rubs it and gets on with it
73.2
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, another one on the pads, a worse half-volley this time, whipped away, but finds short mid-wicket
73.1
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, a bit of tail in but a length ball on the pads is the result of the uncontrolled contrast swing, clipped away off the leg-guards for a four in front of deep square leg

Mohammed Shami [11.0-3-38-1] is back into the attack

72.6
1
Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run, flatter and full at the stumps, a throwback to the Bhajji yorkers, clipped away to deep square leg for a single
72.5
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, classical off-spinner's delivery, on the rough patch and turning sharply into the pad, clips the pads and it goes over the stumps, and Pant misses it too. In fact, he gets a hand but can't collect cleanly. Wild turn
72.4
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, fuller and loopier, whipped away upon impact with the pitch behind square leg
72.3
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, a tad shorter and some slow topspin, Buttler gets on top and taps it on the head into the pitch
72.2
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, even fuller this time, nearly yorker length and flatter, bottom-handed to mid-off this time - hockey skills into play
72.1
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, the usual toss-up outside off, this time a little full, Buttler leans forward into a drive to short cover
71.6
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, a fractionally wide yorker outside off, and Stokes digs it out into the off-side
71.5
2
Ishant to Stokes, 2 runs, Stokes' slowest fifty, off 147 balls, and that was a threatening full-toss at the groin. Stokes crouches instinctively and gets that glance off the splice to deep square leg for a brace
71.4
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery and skiddy, heading towards the fourth stump line, Stokes waits a little too long before tapping it on the head, ends up chopping it towards the cordon off the toe/under-edge
71.3
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, half-volley just outside off, Stokes gets forward and nails the timing on the check-drive to mid-off, can't get the placement right though it's straight to the fielder
71.2
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery and angling in, ends up just outside off-stump, and Stokes stands tall in his stance to get behind it and defend
71.1
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, fuller length delivery just outside off, Stokes is forward and drive it full throttle towards mid-off

This is now Buttler's highest score in Tests. The previous highest was 85, on debut, against... wait for it... India

70.6
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, straighter and a little quicker, full as well, and a polite nudge into the on-side to the FSL fielder's left
70.5
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, a little less flight and pitched just outside off, pushed into the off-side with a forward stride
70.4
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, skidding after a loopy trajectory on middle, tucked into the on-side
70.3
4
Ashwin to Buttler, FOUR, tossed it up outside off, invites the drive, Buttler stretches forward, reaches out and cuts off the spin angle, nails the drive to deep extra cover for four
70.2
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, a tad shorter but skiddy, Buttler judges the pace off the pitch to tuck it behind forward short leg
70.1
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, loopy trajectory and tossed up outside off, Buttler gets forward to plant his foot, defends into the off-side
69.6
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery, a hint of skid as it approaches the off-stump line, Stokes is back and across to give his stumps some protection, and he is solidly behind it to defend
69.5
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off and straightening off the seam this time, stays low, and Stokes keeps his stance low to gets a thick and dying outside edge towards backward point
69.4
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, good length delivery just outside off, wide enough, though, for Stokes to shoulder arms. And he obliges
69.3
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, good length delivery just marginally wide outside off, Stokes gets his front foot across only to shoulder arms
69.2
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, swerving in sharply from a round the wicket angle, Stokes has to quickly drag his foot out of the way into the on-side to make room and bring his bat down to play the ever-changing line
69.1
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, fuller in length and tailing away, Stokes gets forward and punches this to mid-off
68.6
1
Ashwin to Stokes, 1 run, far too full this time, Stokes remains in the crease and manages to cut off the angle for the turn to push it towards extra cover for a single
68.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up on a length and straightening, Stokes is forward and to the pitch of it to block
68.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, flatter one fired in on middle and leg, Stokes gets forward into a front-on stance and defends off the inside half
68.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, flatter one fired into the blockhole, dug out with a puff of dust hastily
68.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up and full outside off, turning away, defended into the off-side
68.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, some topspin, loopy on middle, straightens, Stokes defends off the back foot

Ravichandran Ashwin [13.0-5-31-0] is back into the attack

67.6
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, good length delivery just outside off, tapped in front of point from the crease
67.5
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, fuller length delivery on off-stump, pushed towards wide mid-on

Buttler 3 away from his highest Test score.

67.4
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, fuller length delivery on the pads, clipped away towards short midwicket
67.3
3
Ishant to Stokes, 3 runs, good length delivery outside off, some seam movement away, in the driving zone, Stokes leans into a check-drive and punches it with good timing and placement towards deep extra cover. Shami gives chase and manages to catch up, saving one run for his side in the process
67.2
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, Stokes blocks it whilst on the back foot into the off-side. Angled bat, and steer
67.1
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, reaaally wide outside off, the yorker length is irrelevant. In fact it landed behind the stumps too I suppose, and Stokes lets it go through
66.6
1
Bumrah to Stokes, 1 run, fuller length in length just outside off and angling in, Stokes gets forward to defend it hard into the ground, Bumrah leaps to collect it on the bounce on his followthrough, but it goes over his fingertips to mid-off as they scamper through for a single
66.5
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, good length delivery just outside off, Stokes steers it away open-faced towards backward point
66.4
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, yorker length delivery from round the wicket, Stokes has a big back lift to hack it away, ends up digging it out to mid-on with a bit of bulli
66.3
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, short and wide-ish, deserved a bit of a tonk, Stokes had the backlift for it, but just lets it go through in the end - restraint
66.2
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, Stokes manages the trigger once again, stands tall to get on top of it and defends stoically
66.1
2
Bumrah to Stokes, 2 runs, back of a length on off and middle, but Stokes is walking crab-like towards the off-side to get behind the line; whips it away in front of square leg for a brace
65.6
4
Ishant to Buttler, FOUR, another one in the probing channel outside off, swerving in late once again, Buttler is forward and gets a thick outside edge wide of the cordon towards third man for four
65.5
4
Ishant to Buttler, FOUR, tailing in but far too much, into the on-side, Buttler just tickles it away towards the fine leg fence for four. Hasn't been able to control the movement in this case, and he pays the price
65.4
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, tailing in sharply this time, well-nigh yorker length, Buttler hastily corrects his trigger (back and across) back towards middle and digs it out towards mid-on
65.3
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, a bit of tail in once again, gives it time to tail, courtesy the loopy trajectory, and Buttler opens the face late to steer it towards gully
65.2
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, straighter delivery on off-stump, quite full too, punched from the crease towards mid-off
65.1
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, good length delivery marginally wide outside off, tailing in off a seam-up position a little, Buttler tries to drive through cover but ends up playing inside the line
64.6
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery on the stumps, Stokes hops on top of it to ride the bounce and taps it on the head and down the wicket
64.5
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, fuller length delivery on middle and leg, check-driven with a dragged-back foot in front towards mid-off
64.4
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, good length delivery but angling too wide outside off, left alone by Stokes
64.3
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, on the hips this time, tucked into the on-side
64.2
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, that high backlift is causing him some trouble: an away-seamer angling away and then nipping as well, and Stokes, who was playing for the original line, committed and was almost too late to leave it alone. Thankfully (for him) misses the bat
64.1
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, short of length delivery heading for the off-stump line, Stokes has his back foot right behind off-stump and defends in a stoic manner
63.6
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, short of length delivery shooting up at the gut, Buttler hops to get on top of the bounce and nudges it with a closing face in front of square leg
63.5
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, good length delivery outside off, Buttler has to reach out and lean into the drive, nails the timing on it but can't quite check the timing box as that goes straight to short cover
63.4
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, good length delivery with low bounce, marginally wide of off-stump, Buttler gets back and across to off-stump to shoulder arms
63.3
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, better, good length delivery just outside off and skidding in off the seam, Buttler opens the face slightly and steers it towards cover. They take off for the run, but rightly decide against it
63.2
4
Ishant to Buttler, FOUR, short, wide, a wholesome meal for the rather lean Buttler who feasts on it and bottom-hands a drive in front of point for four
63.1
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, punched to cover off the back foot

Ishant Sharma [14.0-3-43-2] is back into the attack

62.6
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, fuller length delivery slightly wide outside off, Stokes gets on his knee again to drive, but miscues it back to the bowler
62.5
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery angling outside off, Stokes gets back and across to get solidly behind it
62.4
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, full and a tad wide outside off, Stokes gets on his knees and reaches out to drive towards cover
62.3
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, back of a length delivery angling away from off-stump, Stokes tries the back foot defensive and is a little late to shoulder arms, and is beaten on the outside edge
62.2
3
Bumrah to Buttler, 3 runs, very full delivery, well-nigh yorker length but ends up being a low full-toss, Buttler drags his feet towards leg-stump and whips it away in front of deep square leg for three as Rahane chases after it and puts in the dive to cut it off
62.1
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, good length delivery skidding low, Buttler gets low in his stance and defends hastily from the crease

Buttler and Stokes walk out to some serious applause from the crowd, after the Indians take their positions in the field. Bumrah to start proceedings with some skiddy ones. Can he get the much-needed breakthrough for India? We'll see. Here we go. Three slips in...

15:40 Local Time: Respite for England and their supporters. The session started with their backs to the wall and it's still the same but the fightback will be give the dressing room some heart. The first wicketless session with the bat of the series for England. Buttler and Stokes did really well, playing the ball on merit and being proactive at the crease. The former in particular looked very compact. There were some close calls, as you would expect on a fourth day pitch but the important thing is that they are still there. India's bowlers tried hard, albeit without much luck. Need to question some of Kohli's tactics, especially the field placings which were a bit too defensive at times. With so many runs still in the bank, he can afford to attack more. India still firmly on top but if they don't stay patient, things could get frustrating. Still another 18 overs for the second new ball and that could be pivotal to England's life in this game. Join us shortly for the final session to see if the hosts can drag this into day 5.

61.6
1
Shami to Buttler, 1 run, tailing into the pads this time, clipped towards the mid-wicket fielder for a single. He'll keep strike and that shall be Tea!
61.5
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, freebie from Shami! There was some outward shape on this but that's pointless because it's a low full toss as well. Buttler just reaches out and finds the gap at cover with his drive
61.4
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, another pacy delivery! Excellent ball and Buttler did really well to keep this out. The yorker on middle stump, did well to jam it to the off-side
61.3
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, fourth stump line, on a good length and once again, left alone. David Lloyd on air says that this clocked 90 mph
61.2
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, shortens the length this time, outside off and jagging away a tad as Buttler lets it pass
61.1
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, fullish and just around off stump, defended strongly towards mid-off

Eighth time Buttler reached 60 in an inngs in Test. Never scored more than 85 in the seven previous instances.

60.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, fired in on leg stump, nudged towards the backward square leg fielder. Buttler wanted the single, rightfully sent back
60.5
1
Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run, thrown up outside off, aiming for the rough but perhaps a touch too full this time. Driven to the left of mid-off

This is only the second 100+ stand for the 5th wkt in the 4th inngs of a Test in TB after 177 by Bev Congdon & Vic Pollard for NZ vs Eng in 1973

60.4
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, spins in a bit from a good length, straighter lines though as Buttler dabs it to FSL
60.3
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, a bit of flight this time, nicely driven but straight to cover
60.2
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, flatter and very full on off, dug out towards the mid-off fielder
60.1
4
Ashwin to Buttler, FOUR, poor ball and put away! A full toss and Buttler reaches out to drive it wide of mid-off. Easy pickings really
59.6
0
Shami to Stokes, no run, pitched right up, just around off stump and Stokes is solid in defence this time around
59.5
0
Shami to Stokes, no run, almost found the edge! Wry smile from Shami. Another good ball, came in with the angle on a full length and just about straightened a tad. Enough to beat Stokes' poke
59.4
0
Shami to Stokes, no run, goes very full again, targeting the stumps with the indipper, drilled towards mid-on
59.3
0
Shami to Stokes, no run, speared wider outside off this time, Stokes makes a leave to this
59.2
0
Shami to Stokes, no run, angling in from outside off, quite full and Stokes shuffles across to defend
59.1
1
Shami to Buttler, 1 run, top nut from Shami! Buttler did well to get his bat down in time to this inswinging yorker, jammed down to fine leg
58.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, flatter and around middle, defended off the back foot towards short leg
58.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, sharp turn! The off break from Ashwin and Stokes is beaten on the outside edge by some margin. Played inside the line and that helped
58.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, flighted this time, just outside off and defended with soft hands to the left of slip
58.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, thrown up wider outside off, Stokes goes hard on the drive and mistimes it to cover
58.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, appeal for LBW but it's clearly missing leg. Was the slider and Stokes fell across on the flick. The angle was taking it down
58.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, floated up on a length outside off, defended off the back foot onto the track
57.6
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, pitched up just outside off stump, curling in a shade as Buttler defends solidly to mid-off

Definite reverse swing on offer for Shami. Needs to get his lines right to exploit it.

57.5
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, tailing in a bit, Buttler jams it out towards the mid-on fielder this time
57.4
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, very full and outside off, jammed out towards the man at mid-off
57.3
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, waste of a review! Sharp inswing was there and hence, looked like sliding down leg even in real time. Was quite full and Buttler couldn't dig it out, thereby getting pinged on the pads. Shami was excited and Kohli eventually went for the review. No bat involved and HawkEye showed it to be missing leg stump

India review for LBW! It was avery full ball that will give India some hope. No bat clearly. Over to HawkEye. Okay this is missing leg stump!

57.2
3
Shami to Stokes, 3 runs, 'catch it' was the call because Stokes didn't quite get the drive in control. Was uppish but bisected extra cover and mid-off perfectly. The former chases it down in the end. 100-run stand comes up! Excellent fightback this has been
57.1
1
Shami to Buttler, 1 run, a hint of inward shape into Buttler who is stuck on the crease. Clipped towards the backward square leg region

Mohammed Shami [8.0-3-28-1] is back into the attack

56.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up fuller outside off, jams the drive towards the short cover fielder
56.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, quicker one around leg stump, defended onto the pitch with a shuffle across
56.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, almost a drag on! Stokes has played the slog sweep well but the shot could have got him here. Probably went too hard on this one on seeing the flight, got a thick inside edge onto the pad
56.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, fullish on leg stump, jammed out towards the leg-side as Pant gets around to tidy up
56.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, flatter trajectory again, full outside off and defended off the front foot
56.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, fullish and flatter outside off, defended off the front foot to short cover
55.6
4
Bumrah to Buttler, FOUR, edged but no third slip! Why isn't it there? Bizarre from Kohli! With all these runs on the board, there should have been that third slip and maybe even a fourth! Was the fuller one again from Bumrah, had been probing there for quite some while and Buttler finally cannot resist going for a loose drive. Off the edge and well wide of second slip en route to the fence
55.5
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, back of a length, angling into Buttler who defends solidly to cover-point
55.4
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, the teasing full length again, just outside off stump and Buttler is happy leaving
55.3
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, fullish and fourth stump line, watchfully left alone by Buttler
55.2
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, slanting into Buttler from just outside off, blocked from the crease towards cover
55.1
4
Bumrah to Buttler, FOUR, what a shot! Buttler's cover driving has been of high quality. Was a half volley alright but the execution was mighty impressive from Jos, gentle stride forward and caressed it through extra cover. 9th Test fifty! Much needed rearguard for England from these two, Buttler in particular has looked very solid. Lot of work still left though
54.6
1
Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run, another well judged single. Was tossed up around off, Buttler used soft hands to tap it towards cover
54.5
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, goes very full this time, jammed out towards the man at silly mid-on
54.4
1
Ashwin to Stokes, 1 run, strays onto the pads, Stokes gets across and tickles it towards square leg
54.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, close shave from Stokes! Played down the wrong line to this slider from Ashwin and got pinged on the pad. Was a really loud shout for LBW from Ashwin and it was a marginal call that was turned down by Gaffaney. No bat clearly as shown on UltraEdge and HawkEye confirmed that it was a decision that could have gone either way. Just clipping leg stump and that won't do for India. Will do for Stokes

India review for LBW! Marginal call to me and I guess it could be umpire's call. No bat and UltraEdge confirms it. Over to HawkEye and yes, it's clipping leg stump which means umpire's call it is. Good decision from the umpire.

54.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, the slider outside off stump, skids off the deck and Stokes is on the back foot in defence
54.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, flatter and fuller, middle and leg line as Stokes gets forward to defend
53.6
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, loud LBW shout! Turned down by Erasmus and the Indians are not confident enough to review it. Was very full from Bumrah, almost in the blockhole as Buttler looked to flick. Got struck on the pads in the process and that generated the excitement. Was it going down leg? Maybe, with the angle Bumrah is creating
53.5
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, full and slanting in around off stump, Buttler looks to defend and it goes off the inside half of the blade towards short mid-wicket
53.4
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, angling in from a shortish length, Buttler handles the bounce with a soft handed dab, dies in front of the cordon
53.3
1
Bumrah to Stokes, 1 run, smart strike rotation! Was on a good length with that angle across Stokes, he dabbed it softly towards point to get across to the other end
53.2
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, extra bounce! Bumrah continues to generate uneven bounce from his unusual action. Was on a good length and Stokes was looking to fend, got surprised by the climb off the deck and did well to go with soft hands. Trickles to backward point
53.1
4
Bumrah to Stokes, FOUR, a rare loose ball from Bumrah and it's been dispatched. Short and wide, Stokes reaches out to carve it away. Bisects the cordon and backward point with ease
52.6
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, drifting in a bit from around middle, soft hands as Buttler dabs it towards short leg
52.5
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, too full yet again, Buttler gets forward and jams it towards extra cover
52.4
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, there is that sharp turn off the rough! Was the off break and Buttler sat back due to the length, just about chopped towards the leg-side in time
52.3
4
Ashwin to Buttler, FOUR, fine shot! Buttler continues to grow in confidence. He is putting the bad balls away without fail. Another half-volley from Ashwin who is clearly not a 100 percent, Buttler drills the drive past extra cover and it speeds away
52.2
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, very full again, straighter lines this time and nudged towards mid-wicket
52.1
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, very full and outside off, squeezed out towards the man at mid-off
51.6
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, good length ball just outside off-stump, Stokes is about to go into the forward defence, then decides to shoulder arms last moment, eventually the ball rises into the face of the bat as the bat is on its way up and deflects with a downward trajectory towards the cordon. Drops well short of the slip fielder.
51.5
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, replica of what happened for Buttler off the second ball of this over. Fuller outside off, Stokes went hard on the drive and jammed it onto the pad
51.4
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, slanting across the left-hander from a good length, left alone by Stokes
51.3
1
Bumrah to Buttler, 1 run, good stop by Rahane at cover, didn't gather cleanly but saved a boundary. Was too full, tempting Buttler into the drive and he caressed it really well. Jinks got a hand to it and parried towards the mid-off region
51.2
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, ouch! He's jammed that onto the back knee. Slight hobble from Buttler after that delivery. Was quite full from Bumrah and he went for the drive, bat face turned in the hand
51.1
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, angling in from a good length, pitches outside off and Buttler lets it pass
50.6
2
Ashwin to Stokes, 2 runs, more runs! Too full again from Ashwin, on the pads and it's clipped past Pandya at mid-wicket. HP gives chase and mops up in the deep
50.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, a touch flatter and very full, dug out in time by Stokes by clearing his front leg
50.4
4
Ashwin to Stokes, FOUR, clobbered away! Nice sound off the blade as Stokes struck this. Was a touch fuller and he opted for the slog sweep, made terrific connection to send it whistling to the deep mid-wicket fence
50.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, very full this time, attacking the stumps and Stokes defends with that big shuffle across of his
50.2
1
Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run, slower this time and wider outside off, Buttler presses forward and pats it into the big gap at cover. Easy single
50.1
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, quicker one around off, skids off the deck as Buttler defends towards silly mid-on
49.6
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, sprayed down the leg-side this time, Stokes wanted to glance it away but doesn't connect
49.5
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, excitement from the Indians. Bumrah asking the LBW shout while Kohli at third slip feels there was some bat. This was probably adjacent to the stumps when Stokes got struck on the pads but pitched outside leg for sure. No bat either
49.4
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, fuller this time, leg stumpish once more and it's worked towards the leg-side
49.3
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, leg stump line, on a length and Stokes tucks it towards short mid-wicket
49.2
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, fuller this time, around off stump and Stokes is happy blocking off the front foot
49.1
1
Bumrah to Buttler, 1 run, off the inside half of the blade, Buttler was pushing at the in-angler and it trickled towards the backward square leg region

Time for the "Doctor" to take over. Here he is!

48.6
2
Ashwin to Stokes, 2 runs, "bhaagna padega" [got to run] is the cry from one of the Indians after Stokes went back and whipped that through mid-wicket. Easy two
48.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, India appealing for a bat-toe catch to silly point. Toe and then ground. Not out! Stokes defends that into the toe, then it hits the ground, before carrying to silly point. Third ump makes the call
48.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, beaten. Scrambled seam as it left Ashwin's hand, nicely tossed up, lands outside off, Stokes gets forward to defend, spins away to beat the bat
48.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, he should've been forward to that, but decided to play back, to a fullish delivery, but defends in the end
48.2
4
Ashwin to Stokes, FOUR, deft little shot and it races away. Tossed up outside off, Stokes gets low and then paddles it fine, beats Ishant behind square and this outfield is very quick
48.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up outside off, Stokes gets forward to defend

Drinks. A wicketless hour. Good batting conditions and till Bumrah's introduction, both Buttler and Stokes didn't have any issues. The ball didn't do much for Ishant and Pandya and they were rendered ineffective. Bumrah should've had Buttler on another day, but the luck is with the keeper-bat. Still one wicket away from getting into the lower middle-order - the Indians and they would be thinking the same. How long can England prolong this? Let's see. Ash to continue after the break...

47.6
4
Bumrah to Buttler, FOUR, "catch" was the cry but went right through the vacant gully. Bumrah causing Buttler problems but the Lancashire man gets away. Full outside off, Buttler drives away from the body, thick edge and the ball was in a catching range but there was no fielder. Had there been a fielder there, would've been straight to him
47.5
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, hits a back of a length delivery outside off, Buttler lets it go and Pant has an awkward take, but he does well
47.4
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, third leave in a row. Angled in a back of a length, rising, Buttler lifts his bat and lets it go
47.3
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, closer to off, but still not close enough
47.2
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, well wide of off, left alone
47.1
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, edged and short of Che at first slip. Bumrah wants the Indian No. 3 to come up a bit. Length delivery outside off, Buttler looked to defend with an open face, takes the splice and doesn't carry to the fielder. Bumrah isn't happy
46.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, almost falls over, as he defends the quicker delivery to silly point. The weight wasn't fully forward. No damage done
46.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, good leave. Tossed up outside off, goes straight through, but Stokes knew where his off stump was
46.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, quicker outside off, driven hard but Kohli is sharp at short cover
46.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, sharp spin again, but Stokes had that covered, doesn't push out, holds the bat inside the pad and watches it go to Pant
46.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, fired a bit quicker outside off, jammed out to backward point
46.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, beaten on the outside edge. Slower and pitched outside off, brings Stokes forward and across, the spin away takes it past the edge. Oohs and aahs from the Indians
45.6
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, short of length outside off, Buttler shoulders arms
45.5
4
Bumrah to Buttler, FOUR, there's the edge but wide of Pant and in front of him as well. He dove but bounces and then right through Che's hands at first slip. Four after that. Wide of the crease, fullish, Buttler makes the mistake of playing across the line, but the leading edge dies down
45.4
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, late to leave and the ball brushes the elbow on the way to the slip cordon. Got across to let that go and was a glancing blow
45.4
1
Bumrah to Buttler, no ball, angled in, on a length, Buttler defends. Bumrah oversteps and just
45.3
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, back of a length outside off, left alone
45.2
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, short of length outside off, Buttler defends off the back foot, finds backward point
45.1
2
Bumrah to Buttler, 2 runs, was a more of a half-hearted attempt at a pull and he gets away. Shortish outside off and Buttler short-arm jabs it over Dhawan at mid-wicket, he keeps it to three

Jasprit Bumrah [12.0-5-26-1] is back into the attack

Very difficult for Ash to get anything without pivoting his hips and upper body, he relies a lot on those things and when that's hampered he's half the bowler

44.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, wide of the crease, but still tossed up on off, Stokes defends
44.5
2
Ashwin to Stokes, 2 runs, tossed up on the pads, gently nudged through mid-wicket for two more and that's the 50-run stand is up. Ramps - the batting coach applauds
44.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, quicker on off, Stokes defends from the crease
44.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Stokes defends to silly point

Now round the wicket with two slips and a silly point

A grimace after that ball from Ash. He is clearly struggling

44.2
1
Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run, tossed up outside off, Buttler gets forward and drives wide of mid-off, takes the run

Slip, leg gully, short leg and short mid

44.1
0
Ashwin to Buttler, no run, darted in at the pads, turned to short mid

Ravichandran Ashwin [4.0-2-4-0] is back into the attack

43.6
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, so comfortable now is Stokes that he is charging at Ishant, defends the length ball back to Ishant, who hurls it back at the stumps in a show of frustration
43.5
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, down leg again, wasted delivery

Back over the wicket to Stokes

43.4
1
Ishant to Buttler, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Buttler gets forward and defends wide of cover, another easy run
43.3
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, length delivery outside off, left alone

Two slips, silly mid-on in. Sun's out now

43.2
3
Ishant to Stokes, 3 runs, length delivery outside off, Stokes presses forward and times the off-drive, wide of Pandya at mid-off for three more

So far the best batting conditions in this phase of play after lunch. The ball is doing nothing

43.1
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, down leg, Stokes glances and misses
42.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, length delivery angled in, Buttler presses forward to block, the ball runs off a thick outer half of the bat to backward point
42.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, back of a length outside off, Buttler defends easily
42.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, short of a driving length, outside off, Buttler lets it go
42.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, short of length on middle, nudged to mid-wicket

Bairstow in his whites with a cream jumper on

42.2
4
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, FOUR, pitched up outside off and when there's no swing nor seam, turns out to be a driveable ball and Buttler obliges with a cracker wide of cover
42.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, full on off, angled in, Buttler drives to cover
41.6
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, full on off, pushed to that silly mid-on fielder

Silly mid-on and short mid in

41.5
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, length ball just outside off, Stokes gets on the front foot and blocks solidly
41.4
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, short of length on off, defended solidly
41.3
4
Ishant to Stokes, FOUR, lovely on-drive. Four more. The 100 comes up as well. Fullish just outside off, Stokes stroked that with a straight bat past the left-hand of Ishant, mid-off and mid-on are too square and had no chance
41.2
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, full outside off, defended solidly

Sun beginning to peek out as Broad, Anderson and Cook are seated next to each other

41.1
4
Ishant to Stokes, FOUR, sliding into the pads and easy pickings for Stokes, length delivery on the middle and leg line, flicked wide of square leg
40.6
1
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, 1 run, dug in short but doesn't rise at all, Stokes swivels into the pull, finds deep backward square
40.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, that's the off-cutter, Stokes shuffles across and clips it to mid-wicket
40.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, no movement, fuller length outside off, Stokes lets it go
40.4
1
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no ball, Hardik Pandya oversteps, length delivery outside off, Stokes shoulders arms

Now round the wicket

40.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, pitched up outside off, driven to mid-off
40.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, length delivery just outside off, Stokes gets forward to defend and the ball rolls near his feet after taking a thickish inside half
40.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, angled across on a fuller length, left alone
39.6
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, full outside off, brings Buttler forward who defends to mid-off
39.5
4
Ishant to Buttler, FOUR, superb shot. Length ball around off and that's a check-drive, just a mere push and it races away wide of Jadeja at mid-off, who chases and slips as he is about to dive, still dives but can't pull the ball back in. He's fine as he gets up from that awkward dive
39.4
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, full outside off, Buttler defends to cover

Shami off now. Umesh on

39.3
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, full outside off, hint of inshape, Buttler lets it go
39.2
3
Ishant to Stokes, 3 runs, comical from Shami at mid-on and then he slips near the fence. Holds his right leg and takes time to get up. But now he is jogging back to his fielding position - which means he's fine. Defended to his right and he was slow to bend, allowed the ball to run away and then had a long chase. Slips but there's Jadeja for company so lobs to him. Three they take
39.1
0
Ishant to Stokes, no run, from round the wicket, yorker length just outside off, jammed out
38.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, full on the stumps, Buttler shows it a straight bat in defence
38.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, length delivery angled in, Buttler looks to flick across the line, a thickish leading edge rolls to the left of Hardik Pandya
38.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Buttler, no run, beautiful delivery. Full and just outside off, angled in and then beats Buttler who was defending inside the line. That saved him
38.3
1
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, 1 run, length ball outside off, Stokes mistimes the cover drive, dribbles wide of mid-off and it's the first run after lunch
38.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, full on the stumps, Stokes on-drives straight to the fielder at mid-on
38.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, pitches outside leg on a short of length and cuts back in a little, cramps Stokes on the flick, rapped on the thigh pad
37.6
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, well stopped by Shami to his left at mid-off and saves four with that effort. Went a bit slow to his left but then dove and stopped that good-looking off-drive of Buttler
37.5
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, that's too far wide of off to trouble Buttler
37.4
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, throws it up full and outside off, sucker ball, left alone
37.3
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, isn't getting huge shape like he was in the morning, still hint of indeck as Buttler defends
37.2
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, back of a length and just outside off, Buttler defends with soft hands to third slip
37.1
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, short of length and decking back in, Buttler defends off the back foot to short mid
36.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, on a length and outside off, Stokes gets forward to defend solidly to cover
36.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, way outside off, easy leave
36.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, full outside off, pushed with a straight bat to mid-off

Gaff has a word with Hardik Pandya about his transgressions on the danger area. Just a word for now

36.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, a grunt from Hardik Pandya as he delivers full outside off, left alone
36.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, hint of swing for Hardik Pandya, went full on middle, Stokes didn't close the bat face fully or else he would've been in trouble, pushed to mid-on
36.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, full and angled across Stokes, who shoulders arms

Hardik Pandya [2.0-2-0-0] is back into the attack

35.6
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, angled in on a good length, Buttler turns it to short mid. Carefully played
35.5
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, angled in on a good length, on the middle and leg line, turned to short mid
35.4
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, good ball and it beats the bat. Closer to off so that Buttler has to play. Fullish and zipping past the defending bat. Pant dives to his right to take that. That's where Ishant should be
35.3
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, doesn't bring it back in, the ball pitches outside off and holds its line, third leave
35.2
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, similar to the last one, Buttler is happy to leave again
35.1
0
Ishant to Buttler, no run, short of length and well wide of off, left alone

Welcome back. How long will it take for the Indians to wrap this up? If they bowl and catch like they did in the first session, shouldn't be long. Ishant has the ball and it will be Buttler on strike. Here we go then...

Next over Shami with the help of Kohli took out Pope and England were in all sorts of trouble. With Bairstow not able to bat at his original position due to a fractured finger, Stokes and Buttler saw out the rest of the session. India with all the aces and their slip catching in this match has been outstanding with KL leading the way. And he did the Dele Alli celebration too - couple of extra points for that. The England selectors are watching the game at TB and some tough calls do look to be in store. A recall for Ian Bell? Who knows. We may well see Pope and Bell bat together at the Ageas Bowl. But that's for later. India will be looking to polish off things after the break. Don't go too far. We'll be back shortly to bring you all of that and more...

13:00 Local Time, 12:00 GMT, 17:30 IST: Four wickets for India and they are just six or even five away from making it 1-2 in the series. Would set it up quite beautifully for the last two games. The conditions were overcast and suited to swing and seam bowling when play began today and Ishant was right on the money, taking out both Jennings and Cook. Now serious questions will be asked of the former as his place is under grave danger. May have played his last Test in a while. The latter too is struggling but the lack of alternatives in domestic cricket may just give him a bit of a lengthier rope. Root and Pope tried to battle it out and did so for a while before Bumrah got the England skipper out. Bumrah didn't do anything fancy in his unchanged 9-over spell as his persistence paid off.

34.6
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, ooh! The new delivery that Ashwin has developed in recent times. The swinger, with the seam tilted towards fine leg, swings in the air and Stokes leaves. Doesn't swing in enough to hit off. Oohs and aahs from the Indians and that's lunch

Last ball before lunch

34.5
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, slower and hint of turn, slow turn and Stokes is able to handle that off the back foot
34.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, wide of the crease, tossed up on the stumps, Stokes wants to play back and keeps it out
34.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, still slower and a bit more loop on off, Stokes defends from the crease
34.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, slower and on the stumps, Stokes defends
34.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, quicker just outside off, Stokes presses to silly point

Now a leg-slip in for Ash

33.6
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, full and attacking middle and leg, Buttler shows the straight bat
33.5
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, can't be out. Buttler shouldered arms to that indecker, from a short of length but too high as the batsman takes it on the thigh pad. Buttler left that on length. The appeal dies down quickly
33.4
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, wide of the flying Jinks at cover. Kohli can't believe it as he closes his mouth with his hands and has a smile. Floaty half-volley outside off, Buttler bent the back knee and drove in the air, Jinks flew like a goalie but the timing and power was too much. Eventually doesn't even get a fingertip on that. Full marks to the effort though
33.3
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, too straight and tickled away. Middle stump length delivery and Buttler glanced it well. No chance for deep backward square. Second boundary in the over
33.2
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, Kohli at third slip saves four with a one-handed grab on the bounce. Buttler hung his bat out to dry to that short of length delivery outside off, thick edge but landed short and was zipping off from there, till the Indian skipper made a sharp stop
33.1
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, suprise short ball but Buttler swivels on the pull and sends it through square leg. Just above waist-high and Buttler controlled the shot well
32.6
1
Ashwin to Buttler, 1 run, lovely tossed up delivery outside off, pitching short of Buttler's forward defence, then taking the inside edge, between short leg and leg-slip. Not a catch but still well bowled
32.5
1
Ashwin to Stokes, 1 run, no leg-slip and Stokes gets away. Had there been one, would've been straight to him. Quicker and sliding into the pads, Stokes gets a thick inside edge onto pad on the block. Will take the run on offer
32.4
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, nudged behind Pant and Buttler sends Stokes back, there was no run there

There's no pivot from Ashwin at all. He cannot turn those injured hips

32.3
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, again tossed up on the middle and leg line, Stokes blocks
32.2
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, thrown up with lots of flight, Stokes jams it out

Two slips and a silly point

32.1
0
Ashwin to Stokes, no run, tossed up on the stumps from round the wicket, Stokes defends

Ravichandran Ashwin [2.0-1-2-0] is back into the attack

31.6
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, beaten. Closer to off, seaming away from a short of length, making Buttler defend off the back foot. The movement takes it from the bat
31.5
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, fullish outswinger, just outside off, moving away, left alone
31.4
4
Shami to Buttler, FOUR, lets it run off the bat face and wide of the slip cordon. Full just outside off, Buttler gets forward to defend and the ball runs through the gap for four

Pope is seen looking intently into the video analysis on the lappy. While Ed Smith and James Taylor are in the house

31.3
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, short of length outside off, Buttler defends off the back foot to cover
31.2
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, wide of the crease, short of length outside off, Buttler leaves
31.1
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, fullish just outside off, Buttler thinks about playing, then tucks the bat inside the pad. Good leave

Slightly off-topic but here's Nasser on air about Pujara: "Give me a Pujara any day of a week in Test cricket."

30.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, angling in, on the middle and leg line, tucked to square leg
30.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, he shuffles across now and then pushes the full ball back to Hardik Pandya
30.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, fullish and angling in, doesn't threaten off, Stokes lets it go
30.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, short of length outside off, left alone
30.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, pitched up outside off, angles in but Stokes leaves well
30.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, full and angled in towards off, Stokes nudges to leg

Pandya now round the wicket

29.6
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, pitched up outside off, Buttler gets forward to press to cover
29.5
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, outswinger but pitches well outside off, easy leave
29.4
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, good length on the middle and leg line, turned to mid-wicket
29.3
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, wide of the crease and shortish outside off, good leave
29.2
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, full outside off, Buttler lets it go and Pant fumbles trying to take it fingers pointing upwards. Has a smile about it
29.1
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, back of a length outside off, Buttler shoulders arms

#SolidCordonSolidKeeper:
Two players taking more than 5 catches in a Test for India:
M Azharuddin/ K More v Pakistan, Karachi, 1989
K Srikkanth/ K More v Australia, Perth, 1992
S Ganguly/ SS Das v Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2000
R Pant/ KL Rahul v England, Trent Bridge 2018 *

28.6
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, full outside off, left alone
28.5
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, good bowling. Full just outside off, Stokes defends and it runs off the outside edge to gully. Straight down
28.4
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, now beats the bat. Fullish angled across Stokes, he is getting across his off stump to defend and the ball goes with the angle to beat the bat
28.3
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, "hoho yes, look at that" is the chirp from the Indians in the cordon. Full on off, Stokes pushes it back to Hardik Pandya
28.2
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, full and on off, Stokes dead-bats from the crease

Three slips and a gully

28.1
0
Hardik Pandya to Stokes, no run, full outside off, pushed back to Hardik Pandya's right and he dives to field

Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

27.6
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, short of length and Buttler defends to backward point
27.5
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, beaten. Lovely full delivery just outside off, seam-up and Buttler is beaten on the defence. Not far from the edge too

Root looks a defeated man as he looks at the video analysis on the lappy

27.4
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, back of a length and on the stumps, Buttler blocks
27.3
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, short of length and around off, Buttler defends to cover
27.2
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, same line and length, Buttler shoulders arms
27.1
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, full outswinger, well wide of off, left alone
26.6
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, full from round the wicket, Stokes keeps it out
26.5
1
Bumrah to Buttler, 1 run, angled in and a soft defence, in front of cover and the strike changes
26.4
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, dropped by Pant. But the Indians go up to the youngster and console him by clapping. Technical flaw from Pant and that's why the catch went down. To Bumrah, he takes one or two steps to his left, saw that in the first innings as well, this takes the regulation edge on the defence and since Pant is already to his left, he cannot get back in time. Still he sees the edge and dives to his right but can only get a glove and down it goes. Needs to work on his keeping skills
26.3
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, pitched up outside off, doesn't angle back in enough to hit off, left alone
26.2
0
Bumrah to Buttler, no run, full on off, Buttler defends from the crease
26.1
1
Bumrah to Stokes, 1 run, angled in from round the wicket, Stokes gets inside the line and clips to fine leg
25.6
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, short of length on off, neatly defended
25.5
1
Shami to Stokes, 1 run, full outside off, Stokes just defends wide of cover and takes the single on offer

For the uninitiated, Dele Alli's celebration which KL did after taking Root's catch is the rage right now. Check it out on YouTube if you haven't already. KL did it pretty well too

25.4
1
Shami to Buttler, 1 run, full and on the pads, easy for Buttler as he clips in the air, finds long leg who is very square, off the mark
25.3
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, short of length outside off, Buttler just about pulls the bat inside the line

Coming back to the Root dismissal as soon as KL caught that, the England skipper was so distraught that he waved the air with his bat. Then walked forlornly back inside

25.2
0
Shami to Buttler, no run, fullish outswinger outside off, Buttler lets it go

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

25.1
0
Shami to Ollie Pope, out Caught by Kohli!! What a catch. Kohli now at third slip takes a blinder. That's one of Kohli's best ever slip catches. Wide of the crease and clever from Shami as he bowled it full and wide outside off, sucked Ollie Pope into the square drive, he couldn't keep it down and the edge was flying, at pace to KL's right but Kohli dives across to his left and takes it over his head two-handed. He liked that too as he signals to someone in the Indian camp as to how he dove and took that. Seriously good catch and India all over England now. Ollie Pope c Kohli b Shami 16(39) [4s-3]

Shami to Ollie Pope, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

24.6
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, fullish and around off, Stokes defends again
24.5
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, short of length again, on off, Stokes is happy to block
24.4
0
Bumrah to Stokes, no run, short of length from round the wicket and Stokes is right behind that

Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease

24.3
0
Bumrah to Root, out Caught by Rahul!! Gone. And the Indians are cock-a-hoop. KL is the man. At second slip. End of Root. Good catch as well and he does the Dele Alli celebration - fingers closed like a circle to the right eye. If Alli is watching, he will be a happy man. Generally he is so good with the back foot punches, this was there as it was on a short of length and the width allowed Root to go after it, but since he is in such bad form at the moment, edges it and the ball flies to the right of KL at 2nd slip who takes it behind him. And then runs away to celebrate. Maybe he was doing the Alli celebration to someone in the Indian camp. Reward for Bumrah who has plugged away whole morning from one end. Root c Rahul b Bumrah 13(40) [4s-2]

Bumrah to Root, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

24.2
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, yorker length outside off, squeezed out to gully
24.1
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, that fullish length, with the slingy action from Bumrah, with the angle coming in, Root can't get forward, defends and the thick inside edge takes it onto the pad

Six balls on the money from Shami and that's where he should be

23.6
0
Shami to Ollie Pope, no run, and he finishes well. On a short of length and around off, Ollie Pope pushes it with soft hands to backward point

This has been a very good over

23.5
0
Shami to Ollie Pope, no run, now just outside off and on a fullish length, once more Ollie Pope does well to leave
23.4
0
Shami to Ollie Pope, no run, Shami has his hands on his head. But that's a good leave; just outside off, on a length and decking in, Ollie Pope knew where his off stump was and let it go
23.3
0
Shami to Ollie Pope, no run, sharp indeck from a short of length, Ollie Pope is cramped for room, but manages to get a thick inside edge onto the thigh pad. Rolls away to the off-side. Good ball
23.2
0
Shami to Ollie Pope, no run, full again, around off, Ollie Pope presses it from the crease
23.1
0
Shami to Ollie Pope, no run, full outside off, Ollie Pope shoulders arms
22.6
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, my word! Root would have not been walking to the dressing room had he found Ash at mid-on. That was a loopy full-toss and he was early into the flick, totally mistimed that and almost lobbed to the offie who was a bit deep. Luckily for the England skipper, goes on the bounce. That would've been one of the softest dismissals ever
22.5
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, beaten. Full outside off, angled in and Root is a bit late in getting across and when he does so, makes a decision to defend, past the bat
22.4
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, yorker length outside off, Root hits the ground with the bat after the ball had passed it. Pant takes it and then appeals more as an afterthought. Nothing doing from Gaff
22.3
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, full outside off and that moves away from the seam, Root lets it go
22.2
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, short of length and kept a bit low just outside off, Root defends to backward point
22.1
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, short of length on off, defended

Bumrah to continue..

Time for drinks. This has been a solid rearguard stand between these two. Yes they have been beaten and looked not so comfortable at the crease, but they are digging in there. After two early blows of the openers, imperative for these two to forge a big partnership if their side are to have any chance. Ishant it was who again opened up things by getting the openers, nicking off. His round the wicket angle to left-handers is now becoming very potent ala Morne Morkel who was a beast with that angle. Ishant has some way to go before reaching that status, but is getting there with every game. Bumrah has been tidy but needs to be a bit fuller than his stock length. India though well on top and the only interest would be whether Ash gets a bowl in this session.

21.6
1
Shami to Root, 1 run, fullish outside off, dabbed wide of backward point and that will be a single
21.5
0
Shami to Root, no run, "don't do that" is the comment from David Gower on air. Very loose from Root. Was a late call to chop that widish delivery outside off and the ball misses the bottom edge, so easily could've feathered that. Kohli likes that and has a smile as he gees up his bowler
21.4
0
Shami to Root, no run, full and on off, Root defends
21.3
0
Shami to Root, no run, full and hint of seam movement away, just outside off, good leave
21.2
0
Shami to Root, no run, back of a length outside off, still not enough to make Root play
21.1
0
Shami to Root, no run, pushed wider of off, on a length, left alone
20.6
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, angling in always, Ollie Pope comfortably sees that out delivery heading to off
20.5
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, full outside off, Ollie Pope gets forward and across before shouldering arms

Gully moves to short mid. Point to backward

20.4
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, beautiful setup and suddenly when the full delivery comes around, Ollie Pope is caught on the crease, only the thick inside edge onto the pad saved him
20.3
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, another one hitting the bat, Ollie Pope is right behind that
20.2
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, back of a length and angling in, Ollie Pope defends off the back foot
20.1
1
Bumrah to Root, 1 run, head-high short ball and Root controls the hook, rolls his wrists and keeps it down, finds Shami at deep backward square
19.6
1
Shami to Root, 1 run, good run. Dabs the short of length delivery wide of backward point and asks Ollie Pope to come for it, they take it easily in the end
19.5
0
Shami to Root, no run, full on middle, Root nudges to mid-on

Short mid in

19.4
4
Shami to Root, FOUR, now a half-volley outside off and even when Root is struggling, wont' miss out. Bends the back knee and and then lets the bat flow through the line, superbly timed through cover. Shami knows it is a bad ball

The Indians are chirping quite a bit with Kohli leading the way, understandably so

19.3
0
Shami to Root, no run, full and attacking the stumps, Root shows it a straight bat in defence
19.2
4
Shami to Root, FOUR, can't bowl there. On the pads, full delivery and it has been flicked away past square leg. Into the gap and raced away
19.1
0
Shami to Root, no run, close to the stumps and on a fullish length first up, Root shoulders arms

Mohammed Shami, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

18.6
4
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, FOUR, angled into the hips and that's four. Got inside the line a tad and then helped it to fine leg
18.5
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, this short one has him in trouble. Chest-high and he is not fully back, maybe wasn't expecting that, luckily it falls into no-man's land after hitting the splice
18.4
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, shoulders arms to that fullish delivery outside off, didn't come back in so that was a good leave
18.3
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, no problems when the ball is angling like that on a true bounce, Ollie Pope defends
18.2
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, hits a good length outside off, Ollie Pope again jabs away from the body, this time no single to cover
18.1
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, short of length and attacking the splice, Ollie Pope defends it down and well
17.6
1
Ishant to Ollie Pope, 1 run, another soft jab after getting forward, rolls in front of Jadeja at mid-off, a quick single stolen
17.5
1
Ishant to Root, 1 run, short of length on off, Root drops it in front of cover and takes the single
17.4
0
Ishant to Root, no run, pitched up and swinging in, Root drives and the ball takes a thick outside edge to backward point. Again streaky but rolled to the fielder
17.3
1
Ishant to Ollie Pope, 1 run, too much swing and on the pads, clipped to long leg

There's a catching backward square and a short mid though for Ollie Pope

#AllOrNothing #RawOrFullyCooked:
Alastair Cook:
Between 243 at Edgbaston & 244* at MCG: 144 runs at 14.40 in ten innings
Since 244* at MCG: 269 runs at 19.21 in 14 innings

17.2
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, full on off, solidly pressed by Ollie Pope

No leg gully for Pope

17.1
1
Ishant to Root, leg byes, 1 run, Root's head falls over and he misses the inswinger on the pads, takes the thigh pad and rolls away. Was going down so no chance of an lbw

Not sure why Ash is off the field. Will update when we get info

16.6
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, full and on off, Ollie Pope is half-forward to defend to cover

Ash is sitting inside the dressing room alongside a topless DK!

16.5
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, short of length and testing the pitch, Ollie Pope defends off the back foot to cover

Now a gully in for Pope

16.4
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, back of a length and keeps a bit low on off, Ollie Pope defends and finds backward point
16.3
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, full and almost yorker length, Ollie Pope squeezes it out to mid-on
16.2
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, thick inside edge onto the pad and the slip cordon's oohs and aahs doesn't account for anything. Sharp inducker, and takes the edge onto pad
16.1
0
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run, back of a length and hitting the bat hard, Ollie Pope defends off the back foot to cover
15.6
0
Ishant to Root, no run, full outside off, Root drives but there's no timing so the ball dribbles to mid-off

Leg gully in now

15.5
1
Ishant to Ollie Pope, 1 run, short of length outside off, Ollie Pope jabs the push in front of Shami at mid-off and off they go. Well taken run
15.4
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, another inswinger, Ollie Pope's weight is perfect that time, gets the bat in front of the pad to defend to mid-on
15.3
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, swinging in appreciably, Ollie Pope falls over and gets struck on the thigh pad. The body weight is going to his right and that's why he didn't connect with the flick

Now Pope pulls out as something was in his eyeline. An insect near his face

15.2
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, full outside off, good leave

Ollie Pope should be careful of not glancing that line from Ishant down the leg-side. That's how he got out in the first innings

15.1
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, full and swinging down leg, Ollie Pope flicks and misses
14.6
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, short of length and around off, Root defends wide of third slip and doesn't want the quick single
14.5
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, short outside off, left alone
14.4
1
Bumrah to Ollie Pope, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Ollie Pope jabs at it but is in control, wide of backward point for another run
14.3
1
Bumrah to Root, 1 run, drifting in fuller on off and middle, Root clips that from there and finds deep backward square. Cheers from the crowd after that single
14.2
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, back of a length and just outside off, the angle is causing Root problems. It is not coming in, instead he is playing away from the body and is beaten once more. A matter of time before one takes the edge

Three slips and a deepish short leg in

14.1
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, short of length and a tad low on off, Root brings the bat down to defend
13.6
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, much better. Full around off, Ollie Pope strides forward to block solidly
13.5
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, again pushing at it with hard hands. Could've left this full delivery outside off alone but went after it. Thickish inside edge back down the pitch
13.4
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, this swings and angles in at pace and late. Ollie Pope takes the bottom hand off as it jabs into the glove. Rolls to leg
13.3
4
Ishant to Ollie Pope, FOUR, four through gully. Ishant isn't afraid to bowl full, outside off, Ollie Pope reaches out to drive and the ball runs off a thickish outside edge and into the unmanned region. Streaky but Ollie Pope will take it
13.2
0
Ishant to Ollie Pope, no run, beautiful comeback! So nearly the edge too. Threw the full one outside off again, this straightened after pitching and Ollie Pope thought he was in for the cover drive but the ball held its line to go past the bat. That's the natural variation of Ishant coming into play
13.1
4
Ishant to Ollie Pope, FOUR, so Ian Bellesque that! The off-drive to get going first ball and superbly hit. Full and swinging in, Ollie Pope gets forward and then times the drive so well past Ishant. Intent was right up there
12.6
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, good leave. Similar to the last one, he lets it go
12.5
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, Root is in trouble. Is tentative so far. Scrambled seam fullish delivery angled in, Root is expecting the ball to come in all the time, makes a late call to defend and the ball beats the edge once more. Lovely stuff
12.4
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, fullish and on middle, Root brings the bat down and defends
12.3
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, now a thick leading edge, rolls to backward point. Fullish and on middle, squares Root up, lucky for him that the ball took the edge
12.2
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, this he played inside the line, so not that much danger of edging that. Another typical Bumrah ball, wide of the crease, angled in and then just about nipping away or straightening, Root by virtue of defending inside the line, misses
12.1
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, so nearly another. Angled in on a short of length and then just about straightens, Root flirts on the back foot push and is inchces from nicking off

Ollie Pope, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Indian bowlers dismissing an opposition batsman most times:
12 Kapil Dev - Mudassar Nazar
11 Kapil Dev - Gooch
11 Ishant Sharma - Cook

11.6
0
Ishant to Cook, out Caught by Rahul!! End of Cook. It is Ishant again. 11th time he has got the opener out. Another failure for Cook. Is time running out for England's all-time highest rungetter? This round the wicket angle from Ishant has had him in trouble all series. Has no clue whether to play or leave. In all sorts of strife and nicks off now. Regulation back of a length delivery outside off, with a hint of away movement, he jabs the defence and KL is in good catching form. Takes it easily at 2nd slip. India have two in three overs early on day 4. Cook c Rahul b Ishant 17(39) [4s-2]

Ishant to Cook, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

11.5
0
Ishant to Cook, no run, similar delivery to the last one, but just a little wide, Cook lets it go
11.4
4
Ishant to Cook, FOUR, full outside off, half-volley and Cook gets going with four. Got forward and drove superbly through cover. Perfect balance and that raced away
11.3
0
Ishant to Cook, no run, full again and that's a solid half-forward block to cover, from the middle of the bat
11.2
0
Ishant to Cook, no run, much better. Full and on off, good ball and Cook keeps it out from the crease
11.1
0
Ishant to Cook, no run, short of length on off, Cook defends off the back foot to cover
10.6
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, back of a length again, right behind that is Root, on the back foot and defending
10.5
0
Bumrah to Root, no run, angled in on a back of a length from wide of the crease, Root defends wide of short leg
10.4
1
Bumrah to Cook, 1 run, back of a length outside off, Cook stands tall and defends wide of cover, it is a quick single and they take it with ease
10.3
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, good length on off this time, and jags away sharply off the seam, no way he wasn't going to play at that, and he is beaten on the outside edge whilst defending
10.2
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, back of a length delivery outside off and angling in, holds up in the wicket, and Cook hops to defend in a stoic manner off the back foot

Three slips, all standing really close together. A gully too. Massive gap between 1st slip and keeper.

10.1
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, short of length delivery down leg side from round the wicket, Cook misses the glance and it's through to the keeper

Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-1-16-0] is back into the attack

Rishabh Pant is the first Indian WK to effect six dismissals on Test debut.
Naren Tamhane, Kiran More, Nayan Mongia & Naman Ojha all effected five each.

9.6
0
Ishant to Root, no run, good length delivery but marginally wide outside off, left alone comfortably by Root

Over the wicket this time to Root. 3 slips and a forward short leg in place.

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease

9.5
0
Ishant to Jennings, out Caught by Pant! This was coming. Since ball 1. Wobbly seam, and pitches on a short of length, perfect line just outside off-stump, and it just straightens a hint off the tilted orientation with which it hits the turf to nip away and misbehave. Jennings is caught on the back foot and gets a healthy edge through to Pant behind the stumps who holds on and throws it up in elation. India strike for the first time today, and they're nine more away from a victory. Beware though - Cook and Root will be out at the center now. Jennings c Pant b Ishant 13(31) [4s-2]

Ishant to Jennings, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

9.4
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, fuller length delivery just outside off, and that's check-driven off a half-cocked stance to cover
9.3
3
Ishant to Cook, 3 runs, another half-volley on the pads, and a nonchalant whip off the pads in front of deep square leg for a three
9.2
1
Ishant to Jennings, leg byes, 1 run, on the pads this time, and comfortably nudged away behind square leg for a leg-bye

He pulls out of his stance, does Jennings. Some sightscreen issue. Ishant isn't pleased. Meanwhile, Isa Guha mentions the dark clouds and how they are a bad omen for batting.

9.1
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, short of length delivery from round the wicket, a crackerjack of an away-swinger, nips away and beats the outside edge of the back foot defence

Kohli marches in with his troops. Cook looks sombre as usual, and Jennings looks red and nervous. Ishant Sharma to start off for India. Three slips and a gully, and a short cover. Here we go...

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Right, we're all set. The countdown begins. England need to bat six sessions, and/or chase down 521. Or perhaps do a bit of a rain-dance if they believe in that kinda thing. India just need 10 wickets to win their first Test of the tour to make it 2-1. Remember, in the bigger picture, they're still down and out and need a comeback of a larger magnitude beyond the scope of this Test match. But let's focus on today - It's Rishi Roy on the hot seat, and I'll be taking you through the first mini-session today. Giving me company, are Mukesh, Hari and Abhinand, who will take over when my fingers are too sore for the keyboard. All set for the first ball of the day, and here we go...

Pitch Report: The pitch has deteriorated a little bit, so there is some grip that has developed which is likely to help seamers and spinners. There is a rough patch on one end, but it's on a shortish length, so there is something for Ashwin to exploit. Bumrah, Shami and Ishant will all come into play but they need to put in some effort and bend their backs because the seam will be slow and it will hold up in the track. Lots for the bowlers in it, but not impossible to bat on.

Some reading up above, for you anxious nailbiters, just to rile yourself up for another potentially scintillating day of Test cricket:

Cook and Jennings managed to see through a probing spell by Ishant and Bumrah, and a tight couple of overs by Ashwin at the end of Day 3, but the real task lies today. Blockathon? All guns blazing? Looks like more of the former from the opening pair. And if, if Cook settles in, India must be wary that they'd be in for a looooong day. So don't count out the unlikely then. If 400+ can be chased in ODIs, one can't rule out the unprecedented from Test matches.

As for England, they need a blend of fierce character and divine intervention to even save this game. The hosts have been tasked with a historically unlikely chase of 521, and I would assume Joe Root would be reminding them about the bigger picture to inspire them to go out there and save the Test, or perhaps pull off an unthinkable heist: that they are, in fact, 2-0 up in the series as of this very moment. And they will be leading 2-1 even if they are to lose this one. Jonny Bairstow's injury to his left middle-finger just added to England's woes, although there are reports that he is likely to bat (a la Graeme Smith @SCG, circa 2009). He's a tough man, Bairstow, but it's safe to say that England have ten-and-a-half wickets in the bag right now.

10:15AM local time, 2:45PM IST: The very best of mornings to you all, as we bring you Day 4 of this mouthwatering encounter at Trent Bridge. After hitting rock bottom at Lord's, the only way to go for India was up. Virat Kohli spoke of the "having your backs to the wall" challenge, and boy, hasn't he led from the front in the redemption Test? England have looked deflated on the field, thanks to yet another hundred by the Indian captain yesterday to follow his 97 in the first innings, bringing his match tally to an even 200. Furthermore, Pujara struck some much-needed form with a scratchy 72 in the second innings, as did deputy skipper Rahane with some time in the middle for both.

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Cheteshwar Pujara (2/2) (Talking to Sky Sports): Virat is a great player, timing the ball sweetly from the first Test, and I don't think anyone can play a cover drive like he does, particularly in England. It's great to watch from the other side, particularly the drives that he plays. The pitch has quickened up a bit compared to the first day, so I think it will be tough to bat on Day 4. Some balls are climbing from the dents and some are shooting through so it will be difficult to bat, and if we bowl in the right areas, we should be able to bowl them out tomorrow. Both seam and spin will come into play. (About Ashwin's injury) He is okay; the way he bowled a couple of overs today, I hope he continues to do that. He's getting it to turn. I hope he stays fit and continues to do well tomorrow.

Cheteshwar Pujara (1/2) (talking to Sky Sports): I've been batting really well. I didn't score too many runs this season, but in county I was batting well. I didn't get many runs so it is good to be amongst the runs. We are in a good position at this stage. You do fret if you don't get runs, but the way I was batting in the nets and the way I was moving my feet, I knew a good score was just a game away from a big score. I missed out on a hundred today, but it's good to get 72. (About his omission from the first Test) It's tough to sit out of the team, due to the team combination, but it's good to be back in the team and scoring runs. Maybe I would've started the series if I didn't play county (laughs), but it's always good to play county cricket, and I played on some challenging pitches in England during the county season; on those, sometimes you do get out, but it was good to have that preparation.

The pitch wasn't as lively as it was yesterday, but if you bowl it in the right channel, you can trouble even the good batsmen. Ishant and Bumrah beat the outside edge 4-5 times. Expect it to assist Ashwin too later tomorrow. Remember, Bairstow - one of England's in-form batsmen - isn't 100% fit. India are firm favourites to win this Test. What can England do different in the second essay? Do join us tomorrow. Until then, it's goodbye.

The day was entirely dominated by the visitors. They lost just one wicket in the first two sessions and consolidated on the lead. Pujara, who was dropped on 40, missed out on his ton. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, who got a reprieve on 93, breached the nervous 90s to record his 23rd Test century. He seems to like batting in England. Doesn't he? India's 'all-rounder' Hardik Pandya backed up his maiden Test fifer with a run-a-ball fifty today before India declared with a lead of 520.

18:30 Local Time, 17:30 GMT, 23:00 IST: England survive the tricky nine overs without losing any wickets. Root applauds the effort. And India's captain - Virat Kohli - leads his team off the ground. So, this is the equation: India need 10 wickets and England need 498 runs with two days to go.

8.6
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, pushed through quicker and on the stumps, Cook bunts it towards the leg-side. That's stumps on day three
8.5
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, the slider and Cook keeps it out with a firm block off the front foot

Two balls left in the day and VK asks for a helmet. Another close-in fielder. Shardul Thakur brings the helmet and Jaddu brings the box with a bright smile. So, this is the field - two slips, forward short leg and silly-point

8.4
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run half-forward and a push into the off-side
8.3
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, 81kph, off-break from a good length that turns, Cook is late on his glance, to backward square leg
8.2
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, too full and Cook closes his bat-face to blunt it wide of the man at forward short leg
8.1
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, defended off the back foot
7.6
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, too full and there's the push towards cover sans any feet movement
7.5
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, nervy! He is under pressure and that shows. That should have been left alone with ease. Saw the width and goes after it half-heartedly with a horizontal blade. Inside-edges, but luckily doesn't drag it onto the sticks
7.4
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, he's been beaten umpteen number of times this innings. All to these kind of deliveries. The in-angler which decks away. Jennings flirts and the ball misses the kiss

Marais Erasmus has a word with the bowler - probably indicating that he is flirting with that danger area. No official warning

7.3
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, pitched up and moving away, left alone
7.2
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, full on the pads and Ishant gets away with that as Jennings wrists it straight to square leg

Kohli, as usual, is egging up his fast bowler

7.1
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, too straight, nudged towards square leg
7.1
1
Ishant to Jennings, no ball, Ishant oversteps and delivers a short of length delivery. Blocked from the crease. A huge no-ball
6.6
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, fuller in length, pushed to cover

Ashwin is struggling.. Looks grumpy after delivering the ball

6.5
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, sees the line outside off and shoulders arms
6.4
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, ripper! Loads of flight, plenty of revs and Cook is drawn forward. He looks to block and is beaten by the sharp turn
6.3
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, drifting into the pads and Cook misss the nudge. Falls in front of the keeper after brushing the batter's thigh pad
6.2
0
Ashwin to Cook, no run, 92kph, slightly too full, Cook smothers off the front foot
6.1
2
Ashwin to Cook, 2 runs, slow turn on this shortish off-break, Cook hangs back and works it through mid-wicket

Two slips and forward short leg in place for the off-spinner.

Ravichandran Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

5.6
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, out-seamer too wide outside off, left alone
5.5
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, brave leave. Ishant pounds in a short of length delivery that holds its line around the fourth/fifth stump channel. Jennings let it go on line
5.4
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, solid defence towards cover
5.3
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, this one keeps going with the angle and Jennings is late on his glance. Gets beaten on the inside edge and is hit on the body
5.2
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, past the edge! So close. Angling in from round the wicket and straightens off the seam. Jennings has to play at it as the ball threatens to come towards off. Whizzed past the outside edge
5.1
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, full ball on the stumps at 138kph, a walk across followed by a push to mid-on
4.6
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, the length is dragged back by a fraction and Cook pokes it towards point
4.5
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, 142kph, in-angler from a goodish length. Cook hurriedly blocks from the crease
4.4
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, slightly too short from Bumrah. Cook stands tall, rides the bounce and taps it to backward point
4.3
4
Bumrah to Cook, FOUR, errs in line slightly and Cook latches onto it. A good-ish length ball on leg and Cook closes his bat-face in time to clip it away through mid-wicket. First boundary for Cook
4.2
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, a corker from Bumrah! Scrambled seam delivery on a good length that pitches on off and seams away. Cook had to play at it and luckily for the lefty the ball cut away sharply
4.1
2
Bumrah to Cook, 2 runs, 135kph, back of a length, Cook gets on top of it and punches it through cover-point. Easy two
3.6
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, 'oohs' from the men behind the stumps. Skiddy delivery on a good length. Jennings decides to let it go very late. Nice carry to the keeper
3.5
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, away-shaping delivery, touch fuller, but Jennings covers his stumps and shoulders arms
3.4
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, good length ball holding its line outside off, Jennings watches it go through to the keeper
3.3
1
Ishant to Cook, 1 run, Ishant squares up Cook with this out-seamer around off and Cook gets an outside edge that goes towards point. A single nabbed
3.2
0
Ishant to Cook, no run, sticks his bat out and defends with soft hands. Rolls to the left of the fifth slip, who makes a diving stop
3.1
0
Ishant to Cook, no run, 139kph, full and just outside off, seamed away a touch and Cook lets it pass
2.6
0
Bumrah to Jennings, no run, fuller and angled on off, Jennings covers the line by shuffling across and offers a straight bat to knock it to mid-on
2.5
4
Bumrah to Jennings, FOUR, an angled bat poke at this short of length delivery around the fourth/fifth stump line. Catches the outside edge and rolls away between the slips and gully. Loud cheers
2.4
0
Bumrah to Jennings, no run, Bumrah cramps Jennings for room with this in-ducker. It kept coming in and beat the inside edge to thud into his thigh pad

Shifts to round the wicket does Bumrah

2.3
2
Bumrah to Jennings, 2 runs, another firm push down the ground with cemented feet to a full ball. The mid-off fielder runs back and keeps the batsmen down to a couple
2.2
4
Bumrah to Jennings, FOUR, loud applause from the Trent Bridge crowd. First boundary of the innings. Bumrah bowls full and wide of off asking the batsman to drive. Jennings does the same. With very limited feet movement reaches out and square-drives it behind backward point
2.1
0
Bumrah to Jennings, no run, stands tall and taps this back of a length delivery with soft hands to the left of cover. He yells a loud 'no' to Cook
1.6
0
Ishant to Cook, no run, continues from round the wicket and bowls the out-seamer, Cook watches it closely and lifts his bat up

It's Ishant Sharma versus Cook! Ten times, he has dismissed England's leading run-scorer in Tests..

1.5
1
Ishant to Jennings, 1 run, very full and Jennings taps it towards cover from the crease. Hurries across for a single

Five slips in place now!

1.4
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, beaten! Angled in on a good length and seams away after pitching on off. Jennings hangs his bat out to block, lucky not to get a nick
1.3
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, that's in the probing length. Climbs from a length and Jennings almost poked at it. Withdrew the bat at the last moment. Nice carry-through to the keeper
1.2
2
Ishant to Jennings, 2 runs, very full and Jennings pushes it down the ground with miminum feet movement. Beats mid-off to his left and Hardik runs back to hunt it down. Jennings gets off the mark with a brace

Three slips (standing very close to each other) and a gully in.

1.1
0
Ishant to Jennings, no run, Ishant starts from round the wicket and bowls a full ball on middle and leg, knocked to mid-on

Ishant Sharma, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, 138kph, keeps a tad low from a short of a length, a hopping Cook adjusts to block it into the pitch. A maiden over!
0.5
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, slanted across outside off and Cook shoulders arms
0.4
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, attacks the stumps this time, but the length is slightly on the shorter side, Cook can tuck it towards mid-wicket
0.3
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, wow! That's unplayable. Superb ball from Bumrah. Short of a good length delivery that hits the deck around off and straightens a touch. Cook got opened up as he hopped up to block. Past the outside edge. Missed the nick by an inch or two..
0.2
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, good carry-through to the keeper on this occasion. Bumrah hurled it a tad fuller and got it to zip across the southpaw. Nothing doing from Cook
0.1
0
Bumrah to Cook, no run, Bumrah starts from over the wicket. A 133kph away-angler wide of off, Cook lets it be. Pant takes it on the bounce

Cook and Jennings are at the crease. Cook is on strike. Bumrah will open the attack