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IND vs ENG 5th Test Commentary

Results
5th Test, Dharamsala, March 07, 2024, England tour of India, 2024
EnglandENGEngland
218/10195/10
IndiaINDIndia
477/10
India beat England by an innings and 64 runs
Day 3Session 2

Commentary

9:16 AM IST Right then, a series that began on 25th January has finally reached its conclusion on the 9th Match and what a five-match series this has turned out to be. Rohit Sharma receives the series-win trophy and walks to the podium where he hands it to the youngsters and they revel in the joy and pose for a team photograph, amazing scenes. We rarely see five Test matches being played but that's what made this one very engrossing and after Ollie Pope led England to a remarkable victory in Hyderabad in the 1st Test, things quickly got galvanized. India lost a few key players and handed out as many as five debuts throughout the series and all of them contributed to the comeback. Rohit Sharma led the side well and there were some memorable individual performances as India rampaged back to a 4-1 win. Both teams will be now away from international cricket for a while and most players will gear up for the upcoming Indian T20 League. We hope you enjoyed our coverage and until next time, take care and goodbye!
9:14 AM IST The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma starts by saying that a lot of things pleased him in this Test and they did a lot of things right throughout the match. Adds that at some stage people are going to go and new guys are going to come in and even though the new guys are short in experience, they played well and his job was to make them understand the situation better and they were able to perform under pressure. Mentions that when you win a series like this, you talk about runs on the board but it is equally important to take 20 wickets in a Test match and they came close in the first game after which they were able to achieve that feat and the bowlers did a fine job. On Kuldeep Yadav, he says that it was a long conversation every now and then with him and has the potential to be a regular match-winner and he has got something about him that everyone needs to accept and be happy about and the way he has bounced back after the injury is commendable. On Yashasvi Jaiswal, he says that he has a long way to go and has started off brilliantly and we saw throughout the series that he wants to put bowlers under pressure from the word go and that is something they want to encourage and there will be challenges ahead but he has come a long way already.
9:07 AM IST Yashasvi Jaiswal is the Player of the Series for scoring more than 700 runs in the five Test matches including a couple of double hundreds as well. Jaiswal says that he really enjoyed it and the series gives him a lot of experience. On the amount of sixes he hit, he adds that he was just thinking to play his shots and if he felt like he wanted to take the bowler down, he went for it. Mentions that he is trying to play one match at a time and help his team in any way possible.
9:04 AM IST Kuldeep Yadav is the Player of the Match for his stellar performance. Kuldeep says that he reckons this is the best he has bowled and it is all due to the hard work he put in over the last couple of years. Adds that his best performance came in Ranchi and he enjoyed bowling on it and reckons that he liked the wicket of Ben Stokes in Ranchi. Adds that he is just focusing on the length and is trying to bowl on a good length and it is helping a lot not to think about what the batter is looking to go. Ends by saying that the credit goes to the batting coach who helped him a lot and even in the mental aspect.
9:02 AM IST Ben Stokes, the captain of England says that the series has come to an end and they have a lot of positives to take back as they have a lot of cricket coming up against Pakistan and Australia. He further adds that the players are all professionals and are performing at the highest level, for new people it is not very easy to come out and express themselves straight away and he gives credit to all the debutants who managed to leave an impact on the stage. He finally talks about the 700th wicket of James Anderson and says that he is someone every kid who wants to be a fast bowler should look up to and he is still brilliant to watch.
8:56 AM IST The Presentation ceremony...
8:47 AM IST The Indian head coach, Rahul Dravid now comes up for a chat as well. Dravid says that he is really proud and to go behind in the 1st Test was a bit disappointing but credit to the boys for bouncing back. Adds that it was nice to see the boys fight back after being pegged down on various occasions and gives credit to the support staff as well. Reckons that it can be tough when you lose players of such high stature and adds the amount of talent there is in India and one could see that throughout the series. Gives credit to the selectors as well as they did a fine job of picking the team. Says that there were many standout performances and it is hard to pick one but Ravichandran Ashwin's effort to come back after a difficult 24 hours shows what this team is made of.
8:47 AM IST The star of the moment in his 100th Test match, Ravichandran Ashwin is down for a chat. Ashwin says that he is feeling extremely happy to have bowled well in his 100th Test Match. Adds on by saying that in a country like India, the wickets from city to city are very different and the bowlers adjust according to the wicket on offer. He mentions that he extremely enjoyed bowling on this wicket even though he went for a few hits. He talks about taking criticism well and he says that he works hard to become better every match. Ends by saying that there are a lot of batters who play spinner really well and with all the videos going around it is very important to stay on top of that as it requires you to outsmart yourself at times to do something that is never done before and he looks to keep working on his bowling and keep picking wickets for the country.
8:44 AM IST India will be absolutely thrilled with that victory and with how the series panned out after that shocking loss in the first Test in Hyderabad that seems to have happened ages ago it seems. It was a near-perfect performance as all their top five batters got runs, with three fifties and two centuries and then spin ruled the roost in both innings. Kuldeep Yadav, on a high from the last game, picked up another five-wicket haul as Ravichandran Ashwin racked up 4 wickets in his 100th Test and then went on to pick up a fifer himself in the second innings to make it 9 wickets in the game. Kuldeep bowled well in the second innings as well and Jasprit Bumrah who captained the side on the field in the second innings bowled a lovely spell in the middle to knock over a couple of wickets. All in all, it was a stellar performance and the hosts will be very proud of it.
8:38 AM IST England had a poor showing with the bat in the first innings after opting to bat first on a pitch that seemed pristine for batting and that's where they lost the game, on Day 1 itself. They failed to make inroads with the ball as well and thanks to some real persistence from Shoaib Bashir, they managed to finally bundle out the opposition having conceded a lead of 259 runs. With the pitch still good for batting, the English openers got out cheaply and a struggling Ollie Pope soon followed suit. This put pressure on the middle order and there was a counter-punch from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow but that didn't last long either. Root held up one end and played some quality shots as well but the wickets kept tumbling on the other end and the skipper, Ben Stokes got out on the stroke of Lunch. Root stitched a steady stand with Bashir down the order and looked all set for a fighting ton but in the end, he went for a big shot and was the last man to be dismissed.
8:32 AM IST INDIA WIN THE SERIES 4-1! What a dominating performance this has been in Dharamshala from the hosts as they have wrapped up proceedings inside three days and have sealed the 5th and final Test match by an innings and 64 runs, a huge margin of victory. England were already five down when the players went into the Lunch break and after an astute fightback from Joe Root, they have folded before Tea and will be truly disappointed as they reflect on what could have been if they had just applied themselves better when the opportunities were presented to them.
End of over 48.10 run
ENG: 195/10CRR: 4.05
Ball
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Joe Root:84 (128)
Kuldeep Yadav:14.1-0-40-2
W
48.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! India finish the match within 3 days and lift the series 4-1! Kuldeep Yadav flights the ball up on the off stump line and Joe Root dances down the track and launches the ball flat and straight to Jasprit Bumrah at long on, who takes a reverse cup and punches the air with joy.

End of over 481 run
ENG: 195/9CRR: 4.06
Ball
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0
47.6

Ravindra Jadeja to James Anderson, no run

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and James Anderson knocks it off the front foot.

0
47.5

Ravindra Jadeja to James Anderson, no run

Holds the length back on the stumps. James Anderson blocks it off well.

1
47.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 1 run

Tosses it up slow outside the off stump. Joe Root tucks the ball to the left of covers and runs a single.

0
47.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Joe Root taps it towards covers.

0
47.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Fires one on the off stump line. Joe Root plays it out well.

0
47.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

End of over 475 runs
ENG: 194/9CRR: 4.13
Ball
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  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
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Joe Root:83 (123)
Kuldeep Yadav:14-0-40-1
0
46.6

Kuldeep Yadav to James Anderson, no run

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. James Anderson takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

0
46.5

Kuldeep Yadav to James Anderson, no run

Flights the ball up on the stumps. James Anderson flicks it towards square leg.

1
46.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Just short on the pads and Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

0
46.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump line. Joe Root sweeps the ball through towards deep mid-wicket and denies the single.

0
46.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Joe Root drives the ball straight to covers.

4
46.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Joe Root starts the over with another boundary! Kuldeep Yadav tosses the ball up outside the off stump line and Joe Root plays a brilliant reverse sweep to the left of point and gets a boundary.

End of over 465 runs
ENG: 189/9CRR: 4.11
Ball
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0
45.6

Ravindra Jadeja to James Anderson, no run

Fuller on the off-stump line. James Anderson blocks it off the front foot.

8:20 AM IST James Anderson is the last man in for England.
W
45.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Ravindra Jadeja cleans up Shoaib Bashir! India now need just one wicket to win the match. Bowls an arm ball, quicker through the air and gets the ball to nip back in after pitching. Shoaib Bashir gets caught up on the crease and the ball zips through the bat and pads into the middle stump.

1
45.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 1 run

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Joe Root drives the ball through covers for a single.

0
45.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Turns well from a fuller length on the middle stump line. Joe Root gets a faint outside edge dropping short of slip.

0
45.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Joe Root knocks it off well.

4
45.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Starts the over with a boundary, Joe Root! Ravindra Jadeja floats one outside the off stump line and Joe Root switches the side and plays a reverse scoop, beating Shubman Gill to his left and running away to the fence.

End of over 451 run
ENG: 184/8CRR: 4.09
Ball
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Joe Root:73 (115)
Kuldeep Yadav:13-0-35-1
0
44.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump, and gets it to turn into the right hander. Shoaib Bashir looks to keep it out and gets an inside edge onto the front pads.

0
44.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Bowls a wrong one, tossed up on the stumps. Shoaib Bashir offers a front foot defence.

0
44.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Shoaib Bashir stays back and blocks it off.

1
44.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Short ball on the stumps this time. Joe Root pulls it away towards deep backward square leg for a single.

0
44.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Flights the ball outside the off stump line. Joe Root looks to play the sweep but gets a hit on the front leg outside the lien of the off stump.

0
44.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball towards square leg.

End of over 440 run
ENG: 183/8CRR: 4.16
Ball
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  • 0
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  • 0
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Joe Root:72 (112)
0
43.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Shoaib Bashir knocks it off well.

0
43.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Holds the length back on the off stump. Shoaib Bashir stays back and blocks it off.

0
43.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Pitches it up on the leg stump line. Shoaib Bashir flicks it towards mid-wicket.

0
43.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Fuller on off. Shoaib Bashir blocks it off the front foot.

0
43.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Flights it up on off. Shoaib Bashir drives it towards covers.

0
43.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Shoaib Bashir blocks it off the front foot.

End of over 438 runs
ENG: 183/8CRR: 4.26
Ball
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  • 4
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Joe Root:72 (112)
4
42.6

Mohammed Siraj to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Fuller outside the off stump line. Joe Root takes out the front foot and drives it through point to pick up another boundary to end the over.

4
42.5

Mohammed Siraj to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Pitches the ball on the length and Joe Root walks around the stumps and flicks it late, taking the ball fine, towards the fine leg fence.

0
42.4

Mohammed Siraj to Joe Root, no run

Bowls it up outside the off stump line. Joe Root takes the front foot out and taps it down to point.

0
42.3

Mohammed Siraj to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball on the length on top of the off stump. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

0
42.2

Mohammed Siraj to Joe Root, no run

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Joe Root stays back and knocks it off.

0
42.1

Mohammed Siraj to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball short at the body of the batter. Joe Root flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

End of over 424 runs
ENG: 175/8CRR: 4.17
Ball
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Joe Root:64 (106)
0
41.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Loops it up slowly on the off stump line. Shoaib Bashir takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

0
41.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Flights it up on the stumps line. Shoaib Bashir gets an inside edge towards square leg.

0
41.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shoaib Bashir blocks it off well.

4
41.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, 4 runs

FOUR! Slashed and slashed hard! Ravindra Jadeja pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and Shoaib Bashir throws his hands at it, getting an outside edge flying away from slips and running away to the fence.

0
41.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Holds the length back and gets it to turn away. Shoaib Bashir gets beaten.

0
41.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Flights the ball up on the off stump line. Shoaib Bashir drives the ball to point.

End of over 414 runs
ENG: 171/8CRR: 4.17
Ball
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Joe Root:64 (106)
Jasprit Bumrah:10-2-38-2
4
40.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah pitches it up and wide and Joe Root throws his arms at it, getting a top edge over point running away to the fence to end the over.

0
40.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Beats the outside edge once again outside the off stump line from a good length.

0
40.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Joe Root taps it towards mid on, off the front foot.

0
40.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Bangs on the good length and gets the ball to nip back in. Joe Root gets a hit high on the inner thigh.

0
40.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Joe Root stays back and taps the ball to point.

0
40.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

End of over 402 runs
ENG: 167/8CRR: 4.17
Ball
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Joe Root:60 (100)
Kuldeep Yadav:12-0-34-1
0
39.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

A bit quicker through the air and pitched up on leg stump, Shoaib Bashir defends it back to the bowler.

1
39.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Back to over the wicket now and bowled short around leg stump, Joe Root goes deep in the crease and flicks it just behind square leg for a quick single.

1
39.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, 1 run

Floats it full and just down leg, Shoaib Bashir gets his hands out in front and pushes it past square leg for one.

0
39.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Quicker through the air and angled into the stumps, Shoaib Bashir blocks it off.

0
39.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Slightly shorter around off, Shoaib Bashir is taken aback by the extra bounce and gets an inside edge through the vacant leg slip region.

0
39.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Bowled from around the stumps and pushed through onto the legs, Shoaib Bashir flicks it to mid-wicket.

End of over 394 runs
ENG: 165/8CRR: 4.23
Ball
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0
38.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Swings one in from the stumps line. Joe Root blocks it off from the crease to end the over.

4
38.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Pitched up on the stumps and got punished! Jasprit Bumrah nails a yorker on the middle stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket for a superb boundary.

0
38.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Hits the good length on the off stump. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

0
38.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Joe Root takes a front foot and looks to block it but the ball misses the outside edge of the bat and goes back to the wicketkeeper.

7:50 AM IST A slight halt in play! Joe Root seems to have broken his bat and wants it changed.
0
38.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Hits the good length outside the off stump line and Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

0
38.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Zips past the outside edge of Joe Root! Jasprit Bumrah hist the nagging length just outside the off stump and Joe Root is beaten all ends up.

7:45 AM IST Drinks break! Potentially, the last drinks break of the series and England are staring at a 4-1 series loss. They have folded quickly on Day 3 and the batters simply haven't given themselves time. The only batter who has done so is Joe Root and he is still batting. India have been pretty brilliant and have kept their eyes on the prize and will now look to pick up the remaining two wickets before the Tea interval.
End of over 384 runs
ENG: 161/8CRR: 4.24
Ball
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Joe Root:55 (93)
Kuldeep Yadav:11-0-32-1
4
37.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, 4 runs

FOUR! Tossed up on the off stump line. Shoaib Bashir slogs the ball well, taking it to the left of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

0
37.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Floats the ball up on the off stump. Shoaib Bashir blocks it off the front foot.

0
37.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Holds the length back on the line of the stumps. Shoaib Bashir takes out the front foot and knocks it off.

0
37.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Fuller on the off stump line. Shoaib Bashir blocks it off the front foot.

0
37.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Drops it short on the stumps. Shoaib Bashir pulls it away hits Sarfaraz Khan on his helmet at short leg and bounces towards mid on.

0
37.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Shoaib Bashir blocks it off the front foot.

End of over 379 runs
ENG: 157/8CRR: 4.24
Ball
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4
36.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! The extra ball resulted in a beautiful boundary! Joe Root nails the cover drive to perfection. Jasprit Bumrah pitches the ball up and outside the line of the off stump and Joe Root takes the front foot out and crunches the ball to the left of covers for a boundary.

1
36.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, 1 run

Bowls it fuller outside the off stump line. Joe Root drives it straight to covers and the Umpire signals a NO BALL!

0
36.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Pitches it on the good length outside the off stump line. Joe Root punches the ball towards point.

0
36.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Joe Root stays inside the crease and knocks it off.

0
36.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

4
36.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Strays down the pads of Joe Root and he stays on the crease and flicks it to the right of deep square leg and gets a boundary to bring up his FIFTY.

0
36.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Joe Root taps it down towards mid-wicket.

End of over 363 runs
ENG: 148/8CRR: 4.11
Ball
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  • 1
Joe Root:47 (86)
Kuldeep Yadav:10-0-28-1
1
35.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Tosses it up fuller on the stumps. Joe Root tucks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

2
35.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 2 runs

Just short on the stumps and Joe Root flicks the ball to the right of deep mid-wicket for a couple.

0
35.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Top spinner from outside the off stump line this time. Joe Root looks to sweep again but is beaten by the bounce.

0
35.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Fuller on the off stump. Joe Root sweeps the ball to deep square leg and does not take the single.

0
35.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Holds the length back outside the off stump line and Joe Root stays back and taps it down to point.

0
35.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Joe Root lets the ball go through.

End of over 354 runs
ENG: 145/8CRR: 4.14
Ball
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4
34.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Shoaib Bashir, 4 runs

FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah nails another yorker on the middle stump line at 142 clicks and Shoaib Bashir gets his bat down right on time, and flicks it towards the square leg boundary line to pick up four runs.

0
34.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Shoaib Bashir, no run

Swings one outside the leg stump line. Shoaib Bashir looks to flick it but gets beaten.

7:29 AM IST Shoaib Bashir comes out to bat for England.
W
34.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Mark Wood, no run

OUT! LBW! Jasprit Bumrah brings out that trademark inswinging yorker and nails it as well. Bumrah steams in and bowls this one at 141.7 clicks and gets it to swing back into the legs. Mark Wood is hurried on and the ball hits the left toe before Wood can get his bat down and there's an appeal for LBW. The finger is raised but Wood does review it. Nothing on UltraEdge. Ball Tracker confirms that it is three reds and Bumrah is cleaning up the English tail in a hurry.

0
34.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Mark Wood, no run

Switches to over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls it on a good length but spills it down the leg side.

7:25 AM IST Mark Wood walks out to bat for England.
W
34.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Hartley, no run

OUT! LBW! A masterstroke from the stand-in captain and he gets his first wicket of the match. Jasprit Bumrah stays around the wicket and pitches it a bit further up on off stump, gets it to angle in a bit and then holds its line after pitching. Tom Hartley doesn't pick the length and goes on the back foot before getting beaten all ends up. The ball crashes into the back pad and that is an easy decision for the umpire to make as the finger is raised and Hartley doesn't even bother with the review.

0
34.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Tom Hartley, no run

Jasprit Bumrah brings himself back into the attack and starts from around the stumps. Bowls this one a bit fuller and into the pads, Tom Hartley flicks it to short mid-wicket.

End of over 342 runs
ENG: 141/6CRR: 4.15
Ball
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  • 0
Joe Root:44 (80)
Tom Hartley:20 (22)
Kuldeep Yadav:9-0-25-1
0
33.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Drags the length back and gets it to turn in from off stump, Joe Root goes on the back foot to defend.

1
33.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Hartley, 1 run

Floats it up around off stump, driven away nicely through extra cover for a single.

0
33.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Hartley, no run

Flatter and quicker through the air, pushed onto off and middle, Tom Hartley hops back and manages to block it onto the deck.

0
33.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Hartley, no run

Full and straight, Tom Hartley makes another good block.

1
33.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Tossed up on middle, Joe Root clears the front leg and hammers it away wide of long on for a single.

0
33.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Nice and full, dipping onto middle, Joe Root strides ahead to defend.

End of over 335 runs
ENG: 139/6CRR: 4.21
Ball
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Tom Hartley:19 (19)
Joe Root:43 (77)
0
32.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Tossed up full and around off stump, Tom Hartley solidly blocks it off the front foot.

4
32.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, 4 runs

FOUR! Too short and outside off, Tom Hartley rocks back and latches onto it before cutting it away through point for a boundary.

0
32.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Nice and full again, driven off the front foot to wide of mid off.

0
32.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Full and on the stumps, blocked out by Tom Hartley.

1
32.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

On the shorter side, played away off the back foot on the off side for one.

0
32.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

A prolonged appeal for LBW from Ravichandran Ashwin but the umpire says no. Jasprit Bumrah isn't sure but the team forces him to take the review. This is the carrom ball, flighted up on a length on leg stump and Joe Root looks to put his pad across and block it off. The UltraEdge shows that there was an inside edge on that one and another review is wasted here.

End of over 321 run
ENG: 134/6CRR: 4.19
Ball
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Tom Hartley:15 (15)
Joe Root:42 (75)
Kuldeep Yadav:8-0-23-1
0
31.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Hartley, no run

Tossed up onto middle and leg, Tom Hartley leans on to defend.

1
31.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Shorter and on middle, Joe Root has enough time to go back and across and flick it away down to fine leg for a single.

0
31.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Floats it up now, fuller on middle, Joe Root defends this one off the front foot.

0
31.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

On the shorter side and turning into the pads, nudged away off the back foot past short leg.

0
31.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Extra bounce! Tossed up on a length on leg stump and this one pops up off the deck, Joe Root does well to keep it down in front of leg slip.

0
31.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

A big grunt from Kullep as he bowls this one at 81 clicks and bowls it full around off, Joe Root defends it out.

End of over 315 runs
ENG: 133/6CRR: 4.29
Ball
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Tom Hartley:15 (14)
Joe Root:41 (70)
4
30.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, 4 runs

FOUR! Crashed away! Tossed up outside off but a bit too full and Tom Hartley plays a free-flowing cover drive and gets it in the gap for four runs.

0
30.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Tossed up on the stumps, blocked out by Hartley.

0
30.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Nicely flighted and fuller on the stumps, Tom Hartley looks to bring out the big heave across the line but miscues it back onto his back leg.

0
30.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Drifted in from around the stumps and looking to turn it away from leg stump, Tom Hartley looks to play it on the leg side but gets a leading edge on the off side.

1
30.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Full and on the stumps, Root leans on and plays it away to wide long on for a run.

0
30.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Just drags the length back a bit and bowls it at the stumps, Joe Root goes on the back foot to keep it out.

End of over 306 runs
ENG: 128/6CRR: 4.27
Ball
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Tom Hartley:11 (10)
Joe Root:40 (68)
Kuldeep Yadav:7-0-22-1
0
29.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Hartley, no run

Quicker through the air and full around off, Tom Hartley gets it off the inside edge towards short leg.

1
29.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Gives it a nice loop and floats it full on off stump, Joe Root pushes it away through covers and picks up a single.

0
29.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Nice and full on middle and leg, flicked away straight to short mid-wicket.

0
29.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Tossed-up delivery on the stumps, Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

1
29.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Hartley, 1 run

Flighted ball, full and on off stump, Tom Hartley edges it down with soft hands towards third man and turns the strike over.

4
29.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Tom Hartley, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely played in the end. Slightly short but just angling down leg, Tom Hartley goes on the back foot and tickles it fine as the ball rolls away into the fine leg fence.

End of over 293 runs
ENG: 122/6CRR: 4.21
Ball
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1
28.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, 1 run

Fuller length again on middle and sliding on, Tom Hartley looks to defend with soft hands but gets it off the inside edge wide of square leg for a single.

0
28.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Fuller and on off and middle, Tom Hartley with another solid front-foot defense.

0
28.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Held back a bit and bowled on off stump, Tom Hartley leans on and manages to block it out.

1
28.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

One more now as Joe Root presses back to a shortish delivery and punches it down to long on.

1
28.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, 1 run

Tossed up outside off, inviting the big shot and Tom Hartley forces it away wide of covers for just a single.

0
28.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Bowled on a length and on off stump, Tom Hartley defends it late and back onto the surface.

End of over 282 runs
ENG: 119/6CRR: 4.25
Ball
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Joe Root:38 (64)
Kuldeep Yadav:6-0-16-1
2
27.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 2 runs

Flatter and a touch shorter around off, Joe Root goes back and across and turns it away in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

0
27.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Floated up on the stumps, Joe Root gets a good stride in and blocks it down the pitch.

0
27.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Nagging length around off stump, Joe Root presses back and blocks it off.

0
27.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Flatter one around off, Joe Root rocks back and punches it in front of point but Ravindra Jadeja is quick to cut it off.

0
27.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Bowled full on off stump, Joe Root blocks it off the front foot towards cover-point.

0
27.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

More than half a shout for LBW but turned down and Kuldeep Yadav walks away quickly as there were a couple of sounds. Hold on, Jasprit Bumrah, the stand-in skipper is interested and they do take the review. Nicely tossed up on off and middle, turning back in, Joe Root leans on to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads and UltraEdge confirms the same. India lose the review but they are so far ahead that they could afford to take that review.

End of over 274 runs
ENG: 117/6CRR: 4.33
Ball
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4
26.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin just holds this one back a touch and flights it up around off. The ball grips a bit and Tom Hartley presses back to defend but gets an outside edge that goes quickly past the first slip and into the third man fence.

0
26.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Tom Hartley, no run

Comes from around the stumps and floats it up on off stump, Tom Hartley leans on to defend.

6:54 AM IST Tom Hartley walks out to bat.
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26.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, no run

OUT! CLEANS HIM UP! A FIVE-WICKET HAUL FOR ASHWIN IN HIS 100TH TEST! Ravichandran Ashwin tosses this one up nicely and gets the ball to dip around off stump. Ben Foakes looks to slog-sweep it with the turn but misses the line of the ball and the ball turns back in to crash into the stumps. Foakes departs after a disappointing shot and Ashwin joins an elite list of players to have taken a fifer in their 100th Test match and the entire Indian team is delighted.

0
26.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, no run

Drifted into the pads, Ben Foakes works it away on the leg side.

0
26.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, no run

Flighted one on middle and going the other way, Ben Foakes tentatively keeps it out on the off side.

0
26.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, no run

Pushed through on off, it is the one that straightens and Foakes solidly blocks it off.

End of over 263 runs
ENG: 113/5CRR: 4.35
Ball
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  • 0
  • 1
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Joe Root:36 (58)
Ben Foakes:8 (13)
Kuldeep Yadav:5-0-14-1
0
25.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

On the shorter side on middle and leg, Joe Root goes on the back foot and tucks it to the left of short leg where Sarfaraz Khan makes a sharp diving stop.

1
25.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, 1 run

Fuller one on the pads, flicked uppishly and quickly and well in front of short leg for a single to the deep.

0
25.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, no run

Flatter and turning back in from middle, rushing the batter as well but Foakes manages to block it on the leg side.

2
25.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, 2 runs

Fuller one pushed across off, Ben Foakes drives it nicely through extra cover for a brace.

0
25.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, no run

Floated up around off and turning back in, Ben Foakes watches it well and defends it off the middle of the bat.

0
25.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, no run

Bowled quite full on middle and leg, Ben Foakes pushes it back to the bowler off the front foot.

End of over 255 runs
ENG: 110/5CRR: 4.40
Ball
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0
24.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Flatter around off, flicked straight into Sarfaraz Khan at short leg who keeps Joe Root on his toes with a quick grab.

1
24.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, 1 run

On the shorter side again and on off, worked away using the wrists to deep mid-wicket for one more by Foakes.

2
24.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, 2 runs

A bit too short and turning back in from outside off, Ben Foakes rocks back and punches it away through covers for a couple of runs.

1
24.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Drags the length back and bowls it on the pads, tucked away off the back foot through mid-wicket for a run.

0
24.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Pushed through from around the stumps, trying to angle it across the off stump, Joe Root watchfully pushes it out on the off side.

1
24.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, 1 run

Flighted ball, dropping it on middle, Ben Foakes leans on and knocks it down to long on for a single.

End of over 242 runs
ENG: 105/5CRR: 4.38
Ball
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  • 1
  • 0
Joe Root:35 (54)
Kuldeep Yadav:4-0-11-1
0
23.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Pushed through flatter and around off stump, blocked off the back foot by Root.

1
23.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, 1 run

Good hustle to get off the mark! Floated quite full and on middle, Ben Foakes clips it away wide of Yashasvi Jaiswal at mid on and scampers through for the single.

0
23.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, no run

Tossed up full and around off, Ben Foakes gets on the front foot and makes the block.

0
23.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, no run

Bowls it quite full now and on the stumps, Ben Foakes jams the ball down to mid off.

0
23.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Foakes, no run

Flighted ball in and around the off stump, Ben Foakes leans across and solidly blocks it off.

1
23.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

This is nicely tossed up on middle, Joe Root gets on the front foot and drives it down to long on for a single.

End of over 231 run
ENG: 103/5CRR: 4.48
Ball
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0
22.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Foakes, no run

Beaten! Bowled flatter and on a nagging length outside the off stump, Ben Foakes gets pushed back but the ball goes straight on and beats the outside edge.

6:38 AM IST We are back after LUNCH! Joe Root and Ben Foakes walk out to bat for England as they are 103/5, still trailing by 156 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin to finish the last ball of his over. Let's play!
6:37 AM IST ... DAY 3, SECOND SESSION ...
6:12 AM IST With just five wickets needed to secure victory and seal the series with a resounding 4-1 triumph, India stands on the cusp of a historic achievement. As the teams retreat to the sanctity of the dressing rooms for the lunch break, anticipation mounts for the impending conclusion of the series. Will the coming Second Session be the last of the series? The answer lies in the unfolding drama of the coming session. Let us await with bated breath as the thrilling saga of the series reaches its climax.
6:10 AM IST Day 3 began with India losing their final two wickets in the early exchanges, with James Anderson reaching the monumental milestone of 700 Test wickets. England commenced their second innings trailing by 255 runs, only to face immediate setbacks as their top order crumbled under the relentless pressure exerted by Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin's mastery with the ball was on full display as he claimed four vital wickets, dismantling the English batting lineup with precision and guile. Despite a brief resistance from Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, England found themselves facing an uphill battle as India tightened their grip on the match.
6:08 AM IST As the morning sun ascends to its zenith, casting a radiant glow upon the cricketing arena, the curtains fall on a gripping first session of Day 3, with India firmly in the driver's seat, having seized control of the match. India's dominance was evident as they claimed five crucial English wickets for a mere 103 runs in a display of relentless bowling prowess. The session culminated in the dismissal of England's skipper, Ben Stokes, on the penultimate ball before the lunch interval, leaving the visitors reeling and India poised for victory.
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22.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Stokes, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Right through the defense and Ravichandran Ashwin has four wickets yet again. Ashwin pushes this one through on a fullish length around off stump and draws the batter forward. Ben Stokes gets a good stride in to block the ball but leaves a fair bit of gap between bat and pad. The ball comes on with the arm after pitching and castles into the off stump. Stokes cannot believe it and England are left reeling at the Lunch break.

1
22.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Marginally short amd Joe Root is able to rock back and work it behind short leg for a single.

0
22.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

A bit straighter now and Joe Root flicks it on the bounce into short leg where Sarfaraz Khan fumbles the ball.

0
22.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

A bit quick and full again, trying to angle it across off, Joe Root manages to keep it out.

0
22.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Comes from around the stumps and pushes it through quicker on off stump, Joe Root defends it out.

End of over 221 run
ENG: 102/4CRR: 4.64
Ball
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  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Joe Root:33 (48)
0
21.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Stokes, no run

The wrong'un now, bowled flatter around off and staying a bit low, Ben Stokes goes on the back foot and gets across the off stump to keep it out.

0
21.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Stokes, no run

Floats it up on the pads and gets the ball to hold a bit in the surface, Ben Stokes tentatively pushes it towards mid on.

1
21.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

Nice and full on the stumps, Joe Root plays it off the front foot towards wide long on and turns the strike over.

0
21.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Justr a fraction short and turning in from leg stump, Joe Root is taken aback a bit but manages to nudge it away towards short fine leg.

0
21.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Tosses it up now on off stump, Joe Root leans on and punches it back to the bowler.

0
21.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Nicely flighted up, full and on middle, clipped away to short leg.

End of over 212 runs
ENG: 101/4CRR: 4.81
Ball
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Joe Root:32 (44)
1
20.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 1 run

Floated up on the pads, Joe Root leans on and taps the ball to the right of mid-wicket for a single.

0
20.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Bowled flatter and on off and middle, Joe Root presses back and plays it away towards point.

0
20.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Pushed through on middle stump, Joe Root solidly blocks it off.

1
20.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Ben Stokes, 1 run

The 100 now comes up for England with that single. Nagging length on middle, Stokes plays it off the back foot past short leg and scampers across for a single.

0
20.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Ben Stokes, no run

Bowled full again and on off stump, Ben Stokes looks to turn it leg side but closes the bat face early and miscues it down the track.

0
20.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Ben Stokes, no run

Pushed through quick and full around off, Ben Stokes leans on and plays it towards point.

End of over 204 runs
ENG: 99/4CRR: 4.95
Ball
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  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
Joe Root:31 (41)
0
19.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Floated up on off stump, Joe Root leans on to defend.

0
19.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Pushed through a bit quicker, trying to attack the pads, Joe Root tucks it to backward square leg.

4
19.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Well-controlled by Joe Root! Tossed up, a bit too full and on off stump, Root leans ahead and just punches it on the full and gets it to the right od mid off for a boundary.

0
19.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

A bit flatter and on leg stump, Joe Root tucks it to short fine leg for no run.

0
19.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Floated up a bit fuller and outside off, Joe Root has enough time to go back in the crease and push it out on the off side.

0
19.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, no run

Flighted ball around leg stump, Joe Root goes back in his crease and dabs it down behind short leg.

End of over 191 run
ENG: 95/4CRR: 5.00
Ball
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Joe Root:27 (35)
0
18.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Ben Stokes, no run

Full on middle, wristed away straight to the man at mid-wicket.

0
18.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Ben Stokes, no run

On a slightly dragged length and on off stump, Ben Stokes manages to keep it out from the crease.

0
18.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Ben Stokes, no run

Nice and full on off stump, Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

1
18.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 1 run

A bit flatter and angled in from middle, Joe Root works it away behind square on the leg side for a run.

0
18.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Flighted ball around middle, Joe Root lunges ahead to defend.

0
18.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

A bit more round arm and drifted into the legs, Joe Root blocks it in front of short leg.

End of over 184 runs
ENG: 94/4CRR: 5.22
Ball
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Joe Root:26 (32)
1
17.6

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

On a nagging length on off stump and turning back in, Joe Root goes back and across in his crease before nudging it away towards short fine leg for another single.

1
17.5

Kuldeep Yadav to Ben Stokes, 1 run

Floats this one up around leg stump, looking to turn it across, Ben Stokes gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes it down to long on for a single.

5:43 AM IST Ben Stokes, the skipper of England walks out to bat now.
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17.4

Kuldeep Yadav to Jonny Bairstow, no run

OUT! LBW A big shout for LBW and the finger goes up. Jonny Bairstow has a small chat with Joe Root and opts for the review. Kuldeep Yadav bowls this one on a nagging length on off and middle and gets it to turn back in a long way. Bairstow opts to go on the back foot and defend it out but is beaten all ends up. The ball crashes into the pads and Bairstow seems in trouble. Nothing on UltraEdge and Ball Tracking shows the wickets as Umpire's call. Bairstow will be disappointed but Kuldeep will be elated as he picks up a wicket in his first over.

1
17.3

Kuldeep Yadav to Joe Root, 1 run

A touch shorter on leg stump and turning back in, Joe Root goes on the back foot and tucks it away to deep mid-wicket for one more.

1
17.2

Kuldeep Yadav to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

On a length and on off stump, sliding on well, Jonny Bairstow hops back and plays it through covers for a single.

0
17.1

Kuldeep Yadav to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now and begins from over the stumps. Bowls it flat and full on middle and leg, Jonny Bairstow watchfully defends it out.

End of over 172 runs
ENG: 90/3CRR: 5.29
Ball
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Joe Root:24 (30)
0
16.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Straightens the line now and bowls it on the stumps, Joe Root stays solid in defense.

0
16.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Flighted delivery around off stump, Joe Root gets a good stride in and defends it right off the middle of the bat on the off side.

1
16.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

Still a bit fuller and this time Jonny Bairstow drives it down to long off for a single.

0
16.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, no run

And again! Nice and full on the stumps, blocked back to the bowler off the front foot.

0
16.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Pushed through a bit full and on off stump, Jonny Bairstow decides to block it off the front foot.

1
16.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 1 run

Bowled flatter around middle, Joe Root pushes it out on the off side for a single.

End of over 1612 runs
ENG: 88/3CRR: 5.50
Ball
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4
15.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 4 runs

FOUR! Short and punished! Jonny Bairstow is playing some knock at the moment. On the shorter side and outside off, Jonny backs away and slaps the ball in front of point and the ball rockets to the fence.

0
15.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Looked like the carrom ball, bowled on a nagging length around middle and glowing the other way. Jonny Bairstow watches it well and gets right behind the line to block it off.

1
15.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

On a length and on the stumps, this is swept away towards deep square leg for a run by Root.

0
15.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Nicely drifted into middle and leg, Joe Root leans on and flicks it behind short leg.

1
15.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

Quick and short, Jonny Bairstow latches onto it and muscles the pull to deep mid-wicket for just a single.

6
15.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 6 runs

SIX! Oh, that is massive and the battle between the two players playing their 100th Test match goes on. Flighted ball around off stump, Jonny Bairstow just holds his shape and whacks it into the top tier over the mid-wicket fence for another biggie. The sound the ball is making off Bairstow's bat at the moment is so sweet.

End of over 156 runs
ENG: 76/3CRR: 5.07
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Joe Root:22 (25)
1
14.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

Floated up around off, pushed away towards mid on for a single.

0
14.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Slightly flighted and bowled on the pads, Jonny Bairstow leans on to flick and miscues it straight to the man at 45 on the leg side.

0
14.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, no run

On a dragged length and around middle, Jonny Bairstow blocks it off the back foot.

1
14.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 1 run

Fuller and drifted into the pads, worked away past short leg for a single.

4
14.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! This one just slides onto the pads and Joe Root tucks it neatly off the back foot down to the vacant fine leg region for a boundary. Runs are now flowing for England.

0
14.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Nice and full on the stumps, Joe Root squeezes it out to covers.

End of over 1414 runs
ENG: 70/3CRR: 5.00
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0
13.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Drags the length back and bowls it flat around off, Jonny Bairstow gets outside the line of off stump looking to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.

1
13.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Around off, Joe Root dabs it down past point for a quick run.

1
13.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

A bit quicker and flatter, pushed through on off, Jonny Bairstow eases it down the ground for a single.

0
13.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Shortens the length and bowls it on off stump, Jonny Bairstow blocks it off.

6
13.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 6 runs

SIX! That is outta here! Floated up full and on middle, this time Jonny Bairstow sits down and nails the slog-sweep over deep square leg and the ball flies into the stands.

6
13.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 6 runs

SIX! BANG! Tossed-up delivery around middle and turning in, Jonny Bairstow steps down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball before heaving it with the turn well over wide long on for a maximum. England now trail by less than 200 runs and that is also the 100th six of the series that comes from the bat of someone who is playing his 100th Test against a bowler who is also playing his 100th Test, unreal!

End of over 134 runs
ENG: 56/3CRR: 4.31
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1
12.6

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

Just drifts it into middle and leg and gets it to grip a bit, Jonny Bairstow edges it down with soft hands on the off side and picks up a single.

0
12.5

Ravindra Jadeja to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Good shot for no run! Bowled quite full and on off stump, Jonny Bairstow drives it well but straight to the man at covers.

1
12.4

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 1 run

Holds it back a touch and bowls it around off stump, Joe Root presses back and bunts it down towards point for a quick single.

2
12.3

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, 2 runs

Full again and on the legs, Joe Root leans on and tucks it away neatly behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.

0
12.2

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

A bit more round arm and on the pads, Joe Root fails to find the gap with the flick.

0
12.1

Ravindra Jadeja to Joe Root, no run

Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack now and drifts it into middle and leg, Joe Root blocks it down the pitch.

End of over 125 runs
ENG: 52/3CRR: 4.33
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4
11.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 4 runs

FOUR! That is a cracking shot! Ravichandran Ashwin decides to come from around the stumps on the final delivery and bowls it full on middle stump. Jonny Bairstow gets into position early and nails the hard sweep just behind square leg for a boundary.

0
11.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Flatter again and a bit slower as well outside off, Jonny Bairstow looks to flick it off the back foot but closes the bat face early and gets it off the leading edge onto the off side.

0
11.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Bowled flatter and around off stump, Jonny Bairstow rocks back to defend.

1
11.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Gives it a bit more air now and floats it outside off, Joe Root presses forward and pushes it wide of covers for a single.

0
11.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Beaten! Tossed up on a length and floated wide of off stump, this one holds its line a bit and beats the outside edge of Root's bat.

0
11.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Goes wider on the crease and fires it in on a fuller length outside off, Joe Root goes on the back foot and works it to the leg side.

End of over 116 runs
ENG: 47/3CRR: 4.27
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0
10.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Slightly full and angled back into the stumps, Jonny Bairstow stays solid in defense.

2
10.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Jonny Bairstow, 2 runs

Goes searching for the inswinging-yorker at 141 clicks but ends up bowling it a bit too full at the toes, Jonny Bairstow manages to clip it away in front of square leg for a couple of runs.

0
10.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Good length, close to the off stump and holding its line, Jonny Bairstow blocks it right under the eyes.

4
10.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Jonny Bairstow, 4 runs

FOUR! Nicely put away! Length ball sliding onto the pads at 140 clicks, Jonny Bairstow stands tall and flicks it away past square leg and the ball races away into the fence.

0
10.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Good length in the channel around off and jagging back in, Jonny Bairstow is caught on the back foot and jams the ball down on the bounce to first slip.

0
10.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Nagging length, pitched up around off and seaming in late, Jonny Bairstow gets his hands forward and punches it gently and straight back. The ball goes off the bowler's hand and onto the stumps at the other end but Joe Root is inside his crease.

End of over 106 runs
ENG: 41/3CRR: 4.10
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4
9.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Glorious from Joe Root. Ravichandran Ashwin floats this one up a bit too full and outside off, Root gets on the front foot and creams it through covers for a boundary.

0
9.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Tossed up on middle, Joe Root lunges forward to defend.

1
9.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, 1 run

Dropped short around off and turning back in, Jonny Bairstow with a half-pull off the back foot down to long on and he gets off the mark with a single.

0
9.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Jonny Bairstow, no run

Flights it up nicely outside the off stump and a bit fuller as well, Jonny Bairstow is a bit tentative to stride across but manages to play it away on the off side.

5:10 AM IST Jonny Bairstow is the new batter in.
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9.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Ravichandran Ashwin has picked up the top three of the England batting lineup! It's Ollie Pope to walk back now! Floats one on the off stump line and Ollie Pope looks to play the sweep shot, in the end only manages to get a top edge to the left of Yashasvi Jaiswal at deep square leg who runs and grabs a good catch to send back Ollie Pope.

1
9.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Holds the length back on the middle stump line and Joe Root flicks it down to deep square leg for a single.

End of over 91 run
ENG: 35/2CRR: 3.89
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Ollie Pope:19 (22)
Joe Root:7 (11)
0
8.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

Pitches the ball up, fuller on the middle stump line. Ollie Pope tucks the ball straight to mid on to end the over.

0
8.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

Pitches the ball on the good length, just outside the off stump line. Ollie Pope takes a front foot out and blocks it off.

1
8.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, 1 run

Bowls on a good length outside the off stump line. Joe Root looks to play a defence but gets an inside edge running down to fine leg for a single.

0
8.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Joe Root flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

0
8.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Joe Root stays back and taps it down.

0
8.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Joe Root knocks it off from the crease.

End of over 810 runs
ENG: 34/2CRR: 4.25
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4
7.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, 4 runs

4 BYES! Straight through, misses everyone this time! Ravichandran Ashwin flights the ball up on the middle stump line and the ball turns in beating Ollie Pope between bat and pad and misses the leg peg by a whisker before running away to the fine leg boundary as Dhruv Jurel had no chance of getting a glove to that one.

1
7.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Just short on the stumps. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

4
7.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 4 runs

FOUR! Brings out the reverse sweep to a ball outside the off stump and executes it really well. Joe Root gets his first boundary of the innings as he beats point to his left for a boundary.

0
7.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Joe Root tucks the ball to short leg off the front foot.

0
7.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Tosses it up on the off stump. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

1
7.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, 1 run

Floats the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 71 run
ENG: 24/2CRR: 3.43
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Joe Root:1 (3)
Ollie Pope:18 (18)
0
6.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Joe Root stays back and knocks it off well.

1
6.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, 1 run

Bowls the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks it to the right of mid on and runs a quick single.

0
6.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

A wild swing outside the off stump from Ollie Pope. Trying to hit a good length ball outside the off stump. Gets beaten.

0
6.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Ollie Pope taps it to mid-wicket.

0
6.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

Swings one in from a fuller length on the stumps. Ollie Robinson flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

0
6.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

Zips past the outside edge of Ollie Pope from a good length outside the off stump. What a ball from Jasprit Bumrah.

End of over 64 runs
ENG: 23/2CRR: 3.83
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1
5.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, 1 run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and taps the ball down towards mid-wicket.

1
5.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, 1 run

Fuller on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single to open his account, Joe Root.

0
5.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Joe Root, no run

Flights the ball up on the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

4:54 AM IST Joe Root walks out to bat with England in a spot of bother.
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5.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Zak Crawley, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! England in trouble as both their openers have been sent back by Ravichandran Ashwin. Floats this on the leg stump line, fuller in length and Zak Crawley looks to flick the ball hard on the leg side and gets a thick inside edge straight to Sarfaraz Khan at backward short leg and he takes a sharp low catch. India all over England at the moment.

0
5.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Zak Crawley, no run

Flights the ball up on the off stump line and Zak Crawley blocks it off well.

2
5.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Zak Crawley, 2 runs

BYE! Huge turn from outside the off stump, shorter in length to outside the leg stump. Dhruv Jurel does well to get a hand at it. The batters pick up a couple.

End of over 510 runs
ENG: 19/1CRR: 3.80
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0
4.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

1
4.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, 1 run

Leg Bye! Swings one outside the off stump line and Zak Crawley gets a hit on the pads for a single from square leg.

1
4.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, 1 run

Hits the deck hard on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

0
4.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, no run

Comes over the wicket and hits the good length hard. Ollie Pope knocks it off from the crease.

4
4.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, 4 runs

FOUR! Ollie Pope times that to perfection. Jasprit Bumrah pitches the ball slightly up on the stumps and Ollie Pope plays a beautiful flick, beating mid-wicket to his right and the ball runs away to the fence.

4
4.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Ollie Pope, 4 runs

FOUR! Thick outside edge but the batter gets FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope looks to drive it straight but gets an outside edge running down the third man area for a boundary.

End of over 47 runs
ENG: 9/1CRR: 2.25
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1
3.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, 1 run

Flighted ball on the stumps. Ollie Pope drives the ball to the right of mid on for a quick single

2
3.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, 2 runs

Holds the length back on the middle stump line. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to the left of deep square leg and runs a couple.

4
3.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, 4 runs

FOUR! Ollie Pope gets his first boundary of the innings. Ravichandran Ashwin drops the ball short outside the off stump line and Ollie Pope gets back deep into the crease and cuts the ball hard to the right of point to find a boundary.

0
3.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, no run

Floats the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks it to short fine leg.

0
3.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, no run

Just short at the stumps. Ollie Pope stays back and flicks the ball to square leg.

0
3.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, no run

Short and wide, cut away but straight to point.

End of over 30 run
ENG: 2/1CRR: 0.67
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2.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Absolute beauty to end the over from Jasprit Bumrah! Pitches the ball on a good length on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley looks to block the ball but the late away swing zips past the outside edge back to the wicketkeeper.

0
2.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley drives the ball back to the bowler.

0
2.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Bowls an inswinger, fuller on the stumps. Zak Crawley flicks the ball to mid-wicket off the front foot.

0
2.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley offers a solid front foot defence.

0
2.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Swings one on the pads from a good length. Zak Crawley gets a hit on the front pads outside the line of the leg stump.

0
2.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Pitches the ball short at the batter. Zak Crawley gets a hit on the thigh pads over the line of the stumps.

End of over 22 runs
ENG: 2/1CRR: 1.00
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0
1.6

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ollie Pope, no run

Flights the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to mid-wicket to end the over.

4:38 AM IST Ollie Pope walks in at number 3.
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1.5

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Duckett, no run

OUT! TIMBER! Just the kind of start India needed and Ravichandran Ashwin gets his man. Ben Duckett walks out. Floats the ball up on the off stump line and Ben Duckett dances down the track and launches a long heave. In the end misses the ball and it goes on to hit the off stump. England lose a wicket in the second over itself.

0
1.4

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Duckett, no run

Tosses the ball up on the leg stump line. Ben Duckett flicks the ball straight to short fine leg.

0
1.3

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Duckett, no run

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett taps the ball straight to covers.

0
1.2

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Duckett, no run

Brings out the sweep to a ball outside the line of the off stump and misses it.

2
1.1

Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Duckett, 2 runs

First runs for England and Ben Duckett as Ravichandran Ashwin pitches the ball on the pads, fuller and Ben Duckett flicks the ball to deep square leg for a couple.

4:34 AM IST It will be Ravichandran Ashwin to share the new ball with Jasprit Bumrah.
End of over 10 run
ENG: 0/0CRR: 0.00
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0.6

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Pitches the ball on the good length on top of the off stump line. Zak Crawley stays on the crease and knocks it off well. A maiden to begin with from Bumrah!

0
0.5

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Swings one into the right-hander from the length. Zak Crawley taps it down to mid on for a single.

0
0.4

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Pitches the ball on the length and gets it to nip back into the batter. Zak Crawley gets a hit high on the front pads but the ball looks to be missing the leg stump.

0
0.3

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley punches the ball straight to covers.

0
0.2

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Hits the length hard outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley lets the ball go through.

0
0.1

Jasprit Bumrah to Zak Crawley, no run

Starts off on the good length outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley offers a front foot defence.

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