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India vs England Anthony de Mello Trophy, 2024

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1st Test, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, 25 Jan, 2024

England

ENG

246/10

(64.3) overs

420/10

(102.1) overs

India

IND

436/10

(121.0) overs

202/10

(69.2) overs

England beat India by 28 runs

Player Of The Match

Ollie Pope,
England
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Commentary

Right then folks, Test cricket is well and truly alive and time and again we are reminded that it is the ultimate test for any international cricketer and what a coincidence to see two giants of the game getting defeated on their home turf against sides that looked down and out early in the game but managed to pull off miraculous wins and this game is a great humbler as well. We have a long five-match Test series but England have done what they needed to do and have got a headstart against the formidable Indian side. Next up, the caravan moves to Visakhapatnam for the 2nd Test match and that game will begin on 2nd February at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT). However, you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up to that one. Until then, take care and goodbye!

Ollie Pope is the Player of the Match for his sensational knock in the second innings. Pope says that to come here to India, probably the toughest place for an overseas batter and to play like that, it feels great. Adds that he got a bit lucky in the second innings as he played and missed a few and wanted to cover the inside edge and looked to employ both the sweeps. Mentions that he changed his technique slightly for this series and he also had shoulder surgery not long ago and it turned out better from the last time he was here probably 3 years back. Ends by saying that his family would be watching back home and they would be proud.

Ben Stokes the skipper of England says that this win has been their greatest triumph since he was made captain. He adds on by saying that he is a great observer and he observed how the Indian spinners operated in the first innings and wanted to implement the same when they came out to bowl. When asked about Tom, he says that there is a lot of effort been done for him, everyone has backed him up to do well and he has proven to be a great asset and hopefully continues to do the same for them. He adds that Ollie Pope’s inning is the reason they won the game and says that it has to be the best overseas innings by an English batter till now. He finally says that the series is a long one but it's always a good thing to start well and they will be looking to continue this in the upcoming games.

The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma says that the game was played over four days and it is hard to blame one thing but to bottle a lead of 190 runs was heartbreaking. He then goes on to applaud Ollie Pope and says that it is one of the best innings he has seen by an overseas batter in India and thinks that 230 was gettable and they didn't bat well. Adds that at the end of the day, you analyze what went well and didn't go well and they did realize that the bowlers executed their plans but Pope simply batted really well. Goes on to say that he wanted the last pair to take the game into Day 5 but in reality, the lower order showed character and did a much better job than the top order and they wanted to take chances and it just didn't happen and there's a long way to go.

The Presentation ceremony...

The star with the ball for England and the debutant, Tom Hartley is down for a chat. He says that he is very happy and it's still not sunk in till now. He adds that after the first innings, he understood that it is hard work and tough to survive in this standard but the dressing room has been very kind and very good and the skipper has been very supportive in this journey and he is very thankful to everyone for this chance. He adds that the first and the last wickets mean a lot as they take off the pressure. He finishes by saying that reading the game and length is going to be a key on such wickets.

Earlier in the game, Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first on a track that turned a bit from Day 1 and the spinners were always in the game. It was a shoddy display with the bat from England in the first innings and it required a rescue effort from the skipper and a few other batters to take them to a meager total of 246 runs. All Indian bowlers apart from Mohammed Siraj bowled well and contributed with wickets after which Yashasvi Jaiswal came out firing late on Day 1 and made a quickfire 50. Day 2 belonged to the hosts as well as we saw three batters get into the 80s and a few good partnerships took them to 421 runs, with a lead of 190 runs in the bag. At that point, it looked like even an innings wouldn't be far-fetched for India but the English batters fought well and Ollie Pope who was given a bit of stick for playing with jarring hands in the first innings, turned the game completely on its head. The English vice-captain ended just 4 short of what would have been a stellar double hundred but in the end, it was enough for his side to get over the line.

Coming into the final session on Day 4, India were 95/3 and not in much trouble but they were certainly extra watchful. This allowed the English spinners to bowl the way did and keep piling on the pressure by drying up the runs and soon, 95/3 became 119/7. England were on the verge of a win and at that time, they wouldn't have thought that the game would go into Extra Time on Day 4 and in the very last over of extra time as well but it did as KS Bharat and Ravichandran Ashwin put on a gritty stand with the former really playing beautifully. Once Bharat got out though after a 57-run stand, things went downhill again for the hosts and they were 9 down quickly. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj then hung around playing a few false shots like tailenders do but ate away a few runs as well. Tom Hartley though just kept his head down and with the captain's complete faith in him, got that elusive wicket and Ben Stokes and his men notched up a famous win. This win feels extra special as this is only the 4th Test match India have lost at home since 2013 and they have played 47 Tests for those four losses.

WHAT A TEST MATCH WE HAVE JUST WITNESSED! This has been a Test match of epic proportions and it is England who have pulled themselves from the abyss and have taken a  crucial 1-0 lead in the five-match series and these are the matches the players and the fans live for. To be honest, cricketing fans all over the globe have not witnessed one but two fantastic Test matches, one of which concluded a few hours earlier with West Indies defeating Australia at the fortress that is Gabba in unreal fashion and now India and England going toe-to-toe, round after round and just when it looked like the Knockout punch won't come on Day 4, Mohammed Siraj lost his cool and Tom Hartley turned his worst nightmare into a dream debut with 7 wickets in the final innings.

69.2W

OUT! STUMPED! That is all over and England has grabbed an extraordinary win! Tom Hartley gets another wicket and this time it's Mohammed Siraj. Tossed up ball outside the line of the off stump and Mohammed Siraj steps down and looks to heave the ball hard but the extra turn and bounce in the ball rushes past the bat towards Ben Foakes behind the stumps who clips the bails off and England wins the first test match of the series and move up 1-0.

69.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Mohammed Siraj takes the front foot out and gets beaten by the turn.

One last over left in the day and the two batters taking their time to ensure it is in fact the final over of the day. Will we see something special here? Or will the Test match miraculously move into Day 5? Let's find out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 202/9

J Bumrah6 (18)

M Siraj12 (18)

M Wood8-1-15-0

68.60

Hits the length on top of the off-stump line. Jasprit Bumrah blocks it off the front foot to keep Mark Wood out.

68.51lb

Leg bye! Pitches the ball outside the line of the off stump. Mohammed Siraj takes the front foot out and gets a hit on the pads and the batter run another leg bye from covers.

68.41

Hits the length hard on top of the stumps. Jasprit Bumrah flicks the ball to the right of mid on and runs a single.

68.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah taps it back to the bowler.

68.21lb

Leg bye. Hits the length hard again on the stumps. Mohammed Siraj gets a hit high on the thigh pads and the batter run a quick single. Mark Wood runs towards the ball and flicks it with his left foot to hit the stumps. The third Umpire is called in and the replay shows that Jasprit Bumrah has made his ground.

68.10

Hits the length hard on top of the stumps. Mohammed Siraj is stuck on the crease and gets beaten between bat and pads.

Just a slight halt in the play as less than 10 minutes remain in the day and the 12th man runs out with drinks for the batters and some information from the dug out as well. England need just one wicket but can't seem to get this final pair out.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 199/9

J Bumrah5 (15)

M Siraj12 (15)

T Hartley26-5-62-6

67.60

Pitched up on the stumps. Jasprit Bumrah blocks it off to keep it away and end the over.

67.51

Short ball on the pads again. Mohammed Siraj flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

67.42

Just short on the pads. Mohammed Siraj flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket and runs a couple from Ben Stokes.

67.41nb

No ball! Drags the ball short outside the line of the off stump. Mohammed Siraj steps down again and looks to swing the bat, gets an inside edge and is safe again.

67.30

tossed up ball again on the off stump line. Mohammed Siraj steps down and taps the ball to covers.

67.20

Pitched up on the off stump, beats the outside edge of Mohammed Siraj. The keeper dislodges the bails and the third umpire is called in to check the stumping but Siraj has his leg inside the crease when the bails come off.

Is that stumped? Ben Foakes with another appeal for stumping as he whips the bails off and the umpires do go upstairs. The third umpire checks the replays from a few different angles and concludes that Mohammed Siraj has some part of the back leg rooted inside the crease. NOT OUT!

67.14

FOUR! Mohammed Siraj launches the ball high towards mid-wicket and finds a very vital boundary for India. This is tossed up on the stumps, Siraj gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it high and well in front of Rehan Ahmed at deep mid-wicket to find the fence. The game isn't over yet.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 191/9

J Bumrah5 (14)

M Siraj5 (9)

R Ahmed6-0-33-0

66.60

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Jasprit Bumrah taps it out to end the over.

66.50

Holds the length on the off stump. Jasprit Bumrah stays back and blocks it off.

66.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah takes the front foot out and keeps the ball away.

Commentary

We are back for the post-Lunch session on Day 4 and the pivotal run chase is also about to get underway. Earlier in the break, the light roller was used but now it is all up to the players from both teams. The umpires are out in the middle and so is the Indian opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and skipper Rohit Sharma. It will be Joe Root who will take the new ball for England. Let's play...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

Right then, as England are bowled out for 420 runs, Lunch has been taken and when India come back out, they will have to chase down 231 runs for the win which will be one of the highest-successful run chases in the final innings on Indian soil. England now have a lot to bowl at but their spinners really need to make an impact and Joe Root will be crucial with the ball in hand. A Test match that is brilliantly poised and we couldn't have asked for more. Do join us in about half an hours time for the exciting run chase.

India seemed to have the game well in control in the first two days of the Test match but have been frustrated for more than a day by an English side that simply doesn't give up. The spinners were put under pressure and couldn't get the same purchase like they did in the first innings but Jasprit Bumrah stood out as he bowled extremely well and got wickets at crucial stages of the game. A couple of catches were dropped and the fielders looked lethargic but after a lot of resistance, they were able to pick up the final three wickets in a jiffy. Bumrah ended with four wickets and now, the onus is on the Indian openers to give their side a good start.

Wow, that was some innings from Ollie Pope and he will be devastated to have fallen just of a double hundred here and the crowd rightly gives him a big standing ovation. One of the best innings you will see from a touring batter and that too in the second innings but India have finally managed to take wickets in clusters and have kept the English lead to well below the 250-run mark. The final lead stands at 230 runs which is still pretty massive to get beyond in the final innings of a Test match on a turning track. It was a fine first session for England as both Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley were able to build stands with Pope who kept on playing his shots. Hartley in particular played very well and that should give him confidence with the ball as well.

102.1W

OUT! TIMBER! Jasprit Bumrah outsmarts Ollie Pope on this occasion to bring an end to the England innings! Bowls a slower ball, pitched right up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope looks to play the reverse scoop as he expected it to be a fast yorker but misses the ball completely due to the lack of pace on the ball. The ball hits the off stump and India ends the innings. A superb innings from the England vice-captain, Ollie Pope comes to an end.

Jack Leach is the last man in for England.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 420/9

M Wood0 (7)

O Pope196 (277)

R Jadeja34-1-131-2

101.6W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! India gets the 9th one down and its Ravindra Jadeja who gets rid of Mark Wood. Tosses the ball up on the off stump line and Mark Wood looks to play a defence off the front foot. The extra turn in the ball gets a faint outside edge through to KS Bharat who takes a simple catch to end the innings of Mark Wood.

101.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Mark Wood blocks it off the front foot.

101.41

Short ball outside the off stump line. Ollie Pope cuts the ball to sweepers for a single.

101.30

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

101.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope taps it straight to short mid-wicket.

101.10

That is pitched up and straight on the pads of Ollie Pope who looks to play the reverse sweep. Huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says NO. India take a review. The ball looks very close to the off stump line. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows that the wickets are missing. Ollie Pope survives.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 419/8

M Wood0 (5)

O Pope195 (273)

R Ashwin29-4-126-3

100.60

Full again on the off stump. Mark Wood blocks it off and ends the over.

100.50

Slow and full on the stumps, turning away. Mark Wood gets a hit on the pads but outside the line of the leg stump.

100.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Mark Wood drives the ball straight to covers.

100.30

Just short outside the off stump from around the wicket. Mark Wood gets beaten as he looks to cut the ball late.

100.20

Pitched up on the off stump line. Mark Wood blocks it off the front foot.

Mark Wood walks out to bat next.

100.1W

OUT! TIMBER! The breakthrough that India wanted has come. A really good partnership has been broken and its Ravichandran Ashwin who does it again! Pitches the ball up on the off stump that stays low and rushes into the off stump. Tom Hartley is stuck on the crease and could not manage to block the ball as it doesnt bounce much. India need 2 more wickets from here to close the innings out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 419/7

T Hartley34 (51)

O Pope195 (273)

A Patel16-2-74-1

99.61

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Tom Hartley flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single to end the over.

99.51b

Bye. Turn and bounce that misses everything. KS Bharat fumbles the ball for a single as BYE!

99.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off solid.

99.34

FOUR! Superb drives from the well set Ollie Pope that takes him to 199! Pitched up from Axar Patel outside the off stump line and Ollie Pope leans into the drive and places it well infront of sweeper covers to find another boundary.

99.20

Pitches it up again on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

99.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope drives the ball to covers off the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 413/7

T Hartley33 (50)

O Pope191 (268)

M Siraj7-1-22-0

98.60

Short ball outside the line of the off stump. Tom Hartley looks to cut the ball but gets a think inside edge of the bat back to the wicket keeper on the bounce to end the over.

98.50

nails a yorker on the off stump line. Tom Hartley moves away from the stumps and manages to block it back to the bowler.

98.40

Bowls a good length ball from around the wicket on the off stump line. Tom Hartley stays on the crease and knocks it off well.

98.31lb

Leg bye! Straying on the pads from the length. Ollie Pope looks to heave it on the leg side but gets a hit on the pads and runs a single as leg bye.

Commentary

We are all set for England's reply! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the players of India. It will be Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley to open the innings for England. Jasprit Bumrah has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

... THIRD INNINGS ...

India have a massive lead of 190 runs but they will be a tad disappointed to have added just 15 runs on Day 3. Both Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel were a bit passive against the likes of Mark Wood and Joe Root and the runs only flowed in the one over that Jack Leach bowled. Jadeja kept on just blocking and missed one that got him out LBW and then it was all over within a span of five minutes. However, that stand between Jadeja and Axar has given India a good chance of bundling out the opposition and they have a real shot of an innings victory here. A big innings in the context of the match is coming up and all eyes will be on the English openers. Join us in a few minutes as England's second innings is up next.

Right then, a quick turnaround for England in the first hour or so on Day 3 and they will be fairly relieved to have not conceded many runs either. Joe Root has been their best bowler and got a couple of quick wickets to give his side the much-needed breather and ended with 4 wickets overall. Rehan Ahmed then came in and got the final wicket to keep India's lead under the 200-run mark. Overall, it was a sedate display with the ball but they have done well here to give themselves half a chance of making a comeback in the game.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 121 overs : 436/10

A Patel44 (100)

M Siraj0 (2)

R Ahmed24-4-105-2

120.6W

OUT! TIMBER! It's all over for India as they are bowled out for 436! A short ball outside the line of the off stump, gets it to turn back sharp into the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and looks to cut it hard but the lack of bounce on the ball beats his bat and rushes onto the middle stump. Axar Patel goes for a well-made 44. India conclude their first innings with a lead of 190.

120.50

Pitches the ball up, slow on the off stump. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

120.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel takes the front foot out and taps it back to the bowler.

120.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off from the crease.

120.20

On the pads again. Axar Patel pulls it away to deep backward square leg and denies the single.

120.10

Just short on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball straight to square leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 120 overs : 436/9

M Siraj0 (2)

A Patel44 (94)

J Root29-5-79-4

119.60

Fuller on the off stump. Mohammed Siraj blocks it off to end an eventful over for England.

119.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Mohammed Siraj offers a good front foot defence to the Hat Trick ball.

Mohammed Siraj is the last man in for India and will face the hat-trick ball.

119.4W

OUT! TIMBER! Two in two for Joe Root! Tosses the ball up on the off stump line and gets the ball to turn sharp back into the right hander. Jasprit Bumrah looks to take a big stride forward and block the ball but in the end the sharp turn beats him between bat and pads and crashes into the stumps. Jasprit Bumrah goes out on a first ball duck.

Jasprit Bumrah walks out to bat next.

119.3W

OUT! LBW! Given! Ravindra Jadeja doesn't look happy and takes a review! Joe Root tosses the ball up on the fourth stump line from around the wicket angle and gets the ball to shape in through the arm. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out to block it but gets a hit on the front leg with the bat very close to the ball. The umpire raises his finger and in the review, the UltraEdge shows that the ball might be in contact with bat and pad at the same time and it is too hard to determine one way or another and the third Umpire has to go with the onfield call. The Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitched in line, impact Umpire's call, and the wickets are Umpire's call as well. Another Indian batter falles short of a well deserved century. Ravindra Jadeja walks off!

119.20

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off the front foot.

119.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 119 overs : 436/7

A Patel44 (94)

R Jadeja87 (177)

J Leach26-6-63-1

118.64

FOUR! Almost an action replay to the last one. Tossed up way too full and outside off again, Axar Patel gets on the front foot and thrashes it away through the vacant cover region for another boundary.

118.50

Tossed up on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off.

118.44

FOUR! Lovely shot! Nice flowing cover drive! Brings up the first boundary for India on Day 3. Pitched up outside the line of the off stump by Jack Leach and Axar Patel plays a perfect cover drive through covers, along the ground for a superb boundary.

118.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump again. Axar Patel offers a solid block off the front foot.

118.20

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

118.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja drives the ball towards mid on and runs a quick single.

Jack Leach comes into the attack for the first time on Day 3. Ben Stokes taking too much time to set his field here and England even with all the spinners have been behind on the over rate since Day 2.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 118 overs : 427/7

A Patel36 (89)

R Jadeja86 (176)

J Root28-4-79-2

117.60

Holds the length back on the off stump. Axar Patel takes a long stride forward and blocks it well to end another maiden over for Joe Root.

117.50

Pitches it further up. Almost a yorker on the off stump. Axar Patel knocks it off from the crease.

117.40

On the off stump this time, fuller. Axar Patel watchfully blocks it off the front foot.

117.30

Fuller on the stumps. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

117.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel drives the ball straight to mid off.

Commentary

We are back for India's first innings! The umpires are back out and the English players are also on the field. Skipper, Rohit Sharma will open the innings alongside Yashasvi Jaiswal for India. Mark Wood, the lone seamer in the English side has the new ball in hand and is ready to steam in. Let's play...

... SECOND INNINGS ...

As for India, the spinners did a fine job at various occasions but it was Jasprit Bumrah who broke through at a couple of vital times. Ravichandran Ashwin got two big wickets up top and one at the backend while Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel ran through the middle order. Jadeja did go for plenty later on but his three wickets were a good trade-off. A solid showing overall and India will feel they can easily go beyond this total given the inexperienced spin attack of the opposition. England though will come back out on the field and come hard at the Indian openers. Stick around as India's reply is up next and there are still 23 overs left on Day 1.

Wow, a fast and furious half an hour or so of the final session and India have managed to bundle England out for just 246 runs. England came in post-Tea being 215/8 but soon enough, the skipper Ben Stokes launched an all-out attack and brought up his Fifty and went beyond that as well. Mark Wood couldn't hang around for too long and was castled after which Stokes played a few more shots before being dismissed by a beauty from Bumrah. All in all, the English batters got start and partnerships brewed but they couldn't get that three-figure stand and have fallen short of the 250-run mark as well.

64.3W

OUT! TIMBER! It's all over for England. They are all out for 246 on the first day after winning the toss and batting first. Jasprit Bumrah delivers a beauty to get rid of Ben Stokes. He bowls the ball up with pace and makes it move away very late. Ben Stokes steps down the track looking to make room and is bamboozled by the late swing on the ball, completely playing all over it. The ball rushes on to hit the top of the middle stump and Jasprit Bumrah finishes things in style with a smile on his face.

64.20

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump line. Ben Stokes stays back and cuts it to deep point and denies the single.

64.14

FOUR! The thick edge falling short and goes through for a boundary! Slower ball from Jasprit Bumrah just short on top of the off stump. Ben Stokes looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge falling short in the gap between KS Bharat and Rohit Sharma at slip. The ball races away to the boundary. Lucky runs for England.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 242/9

B Stokes66 (85)

J Leach0 (3)

R Ashwin21-1-68-3

63.61

Tossed up on the off stump. Ben Stokes walks across and flicks the ball to deep square leg for an easy single.

63.50

Brilliant ball by Ravichandran Ashwin, tosses it up on the stumps and makes it turn away from the left hander. Ben Stokes is caught at the crease and he looks to throw his hands at the ball but misses it completely. KS Bharat grabs the ball and takes the bails out. India appeal for a stumping but the Third Umpire sees the foot behind the line and calls it NOT OUT.

63.40

Bowls it outside the line of the off stump. Ben Stokes drives the ball to deep cover and denies the run.

63.36

SIX! What a shot by the England skipper! Ravichandran Ashwin forced to pitch the ball up to contain the reverse sweep and this time Ben Foakes walks in and launches the ball straight and high over the head of the bowler for a flat Six. What a player!

63.20

Pitched up again by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ben Stokes switches again but this time gets a hit on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the ball looks to be hitting Stokes outisde the line of off stump.

63.10

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Ben Stokes switches the position to a right hander and plays the reverse sweep to deep point and denies the single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 235/9

B Stokes59 (79)

J Leach0 (3)

J Bumrah8-1-24-1

62.61

Bowls the full toss on the off stump line. Ben Stokes punches it with easy to long off and runs a single to keep strike.

62.50

Hits the length on top of the leg stump with pace. Ben Foakes looks to flick it on the leg side for a single but the ball rushes onto him, resulting in a mistime on the crease. No run takes.

62.40

Beautifully bowled off cutter this time by Jasprit Bumrah, just outside the line of the off stump, gets the ball to cut away from the left hander. Ben Foakes gets beaten off the outside edge while looking to block the ball.

62.30

Bangs one short on top of the off stump. Ben Stokes taps it down towards the point area with comfort.

62.20

Hits the length hard just outside the line of the off stump. Ben Stokes stays inside the line of the ball and lets it go through.

62.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ben Stokes stays at the crease and knocks it off to mid off.

Jasprit Bumrah (7-1-23-1) is brought back into the attack now. Everyone apart from first slip is out in the deep for Ben Stokes to take the single and get off strike.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 234/9

J Leach0 (3)

B Stokes58 (73)

R Ashwin20-1-61-3

61.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump, makes the ball dip on the batter. Jack Leach plays a front foot defence in the air but away on the left of silly point.

61.50

Holds the length on the off stump line. Jack Leach takes the front foot out and watchfully blocks it off.

61.40

tossed up ball on the off stump. Jack Leach offers a front foot defence.

Jack Leach is the last man in.

61.3W

OUT! TIMBER! Ravichandran Ashwin gets the wicket and this time no review is required as the ball rushes past the bottom edge of the bat to hit the top of the off stump. Mark Wood walks out. Tossed up ball on the off stump, too full for Mark Wood to execute the sweep and the ball does the rest. India now need just one wicket to end the innings.

61.20

A huge appeal for LBW but turned down. There is a long deliberation between skipper Rohit Sharma, the bowler and the keeper and Rohit goes for the review. Ravichandran Ashwin tosses this one up on a length around leg stump and angling it across. Mark Wood attempts the reverse sweep but misses and gets rapped on the pads. There is nothing on UltraEdge and Ball Tracking shows that the ball pitched outside leg stump. India lose another review.

61.11

The reverse sweep comes out from Ben Stokes to a pitched-up ball on the off stump. Takes a single from deep point.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 233/8

M Wood11 (22)

B Stokes57 (72)

R Jadeja18-4-88-3

60.60

Tossed up ball outside the off stump line. Mark Wood blocks it well from the crease.

60.51

Short ball outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes taps the ball into the covers gap for a single.

60.40

Goes again on the on side to a pitched up ball by Ravindra Jadeja. Falling short of deep mid-wicket. Ben Stokes denies the single.

India
England
India
England
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
R Sharma

lbw b T Hartley

39 58 7 0 67.24
Y Jaiswal

c O Pope b T Hartley

15 35 2 0 42.85
S Gill

c O Pope b T Hartley

0 2 0 0 0
Rahul

lbw b J Root

22 48 3 0 45.83
A Patel

c & b T Hartley

17 42 3 0 40.47
S Iyer

c J Root b J Leach

13 31 1 0 41.93
R Jadeja

run out (B Stokes)

2 20 0 0 10
Bharat

b T Hartley

28 59 3 0 47.45
R Ashwin

st B Foakes b T Hartley

28 84 2 0 33.33
J Bumrah

not out

6 18 0 0 33.33
M Siraj

st B Foakes b T Hartley

12 20 1 0 60
Extras

(b 4,lb 14,w 1,nb 1,Penalty 0)

20
Total 69.2 (RR: 2.91)
202/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(Y Jaiswal, 11.4 ov) (S Gill, 12 ov) (R Sharma, 17.5 ov) (A Patel, 29.4 ov) (Rahul, 32.4 ov) (R Jadeja, 38.1 ov) (S Iyer, 40.2 ov) (Bharat, 62 ov) (R Ashwin, 63.2 ov) (M Siraj, 69.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Root
19 3 41 1 2.15
M Wood
8 1 15 0 1.87
T Hartley
26.2 5 62 7 2.35
J Leach
10 1 33 1 3.30
R Ahmed
6 0 33 0 5.50
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley

c R Sharma b R Ashwin

31 33 4 1 93.93
B Duckett

b J Bumrah

47 52 7 0 90.38
O Pope

b J Bumrah

196 278 21 0 70.50
J Root

lbw b J Bumrah

2 6 0 0 33.33
J Bairstow

b R Jadeja

10 24 1 0 41.66
B Stokes

b R Ashwin

6 33 0 0 18.18
B Foakes

b A Patel

34 81 2 0 41.97
R Ahmed

c Bharat b J Bumrah

28 53 3 0 52.83
T Hartley

b R Ashwin

34 52 4 0 65.38
M Wood

c Bharat b R Jadeja

0 7 0 0 0
J Leach

not out

0 0 0 0
Extras

(b 20,lb 6,w 0,nb 6,Penalty 0)

32
Total 102.1 (RR: 4.11)
420/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(Z Crawley, 9.2 ov) (B Duckett, 18.5 ov) (J Root, 21 ov) (J Bairstow, 27.4 ov) (B Stokes, 36.5 ov) (B Foakes, 67 ov) (R Ahmed, 82.3 ov) (T Hartley, 100.1 ov) (M Wood, 102 ov) (O Pope, 102.1 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Bumrah
16.1 4 41 4 2.53
R Ashwin
29 4 126 3 4.34
A Patel
16 2 74 1 4.62
R Jadeja
34 1 131 2 3.85
M Siraj
7 1 22 0 3.14
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Y Jaiswal

c & b J Root

80 74 10 3 108.10
R Sharma

c B Stokes b J Leach

24 27 3 0 88.88
S Gill

c B Duckett b T Hartley

23 66 2 0 34.84
Rahul

c R Ahmed b T Hartley

86 123 8 2 69.91
S Iyer

c T Hartley b R Ahmed

35 63 3 1 55.55
R Jadeja

lbw b J Root

87 180 7 2 48.33
Bharat

lbw b J Root

41 81 3 0 50.61
R Ashwin

run out (T Hartley / B Foakes)

1 11 0 0 9.09
A Patel

b R Ahmed

44 100 7 1 44
J Bumrah

b J Root

0 1 0 0 0
M Siraj

not out

0 2 0 0 0
Extras

(b 5,lb 6,w 2,nb 2,Penalty 0)

15
Total 121.0 (RR: 3.60)
436/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(R Sharma, 12.2 ov) (Y Jaiswal, 23.4 ov) (S Gill, 34.5 ov) (S Iyer, 52.3 ov) (Rahul, 64.5 ov) (Bharat, 88.2 ov) (R Ashwin, 90.3 ov) (R Jadeja, 119.3 ov) (J Bumrah, 119.4 ov) (A Patel, 121 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Wood
17 1 47 0 2.76
T Hartley
25 0 131 2 5.24
J Leach
26 6 63 1 2.42
R Ahmed
24 4 105 2 4.37
J Root
29 5 79 4 2.72
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley

c M Siraj b R Ashwin

20 40 3 0 50
B Duckett

lbw b R Ashwin

35 39 7 0 89.74
O Pope

c R Sharma b R Jadeja

1 11 0 0 9.09
J Root

c J Bumrah b R Jadeja

29 60 1 0 48.33
J Bairstow

b A Patel

37 58 5 0 63.79
B Stokes

b J Bumrah

70 88 6 3 79.54
B Foakes

c Bharat b A Patel

4 24 0 0 16.66
R Ahmed

c Bharat b J Bumrah

13 18 1 0 72.22
T Hartley

b R Jadeja

23 24 2 1 95.83
M Wood

b R Ashwin

11 24 2 0 45.83
J Leach

not out

0 3 0 0 0
Extras

(b 0,lb 1,w 0,nb 2,Penalty 0)

3
Total 64.3 (RR: 3.81)
246/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B Duckett, 11.5 ov) (O Pope, 14.4 ov) (Z Crawley, 15.1 ov) (J Bairstow, 32.4 ov) (J Root, 35.3 ov) (B Foakes, 42.5 ov) (R Ahmed, 48.3 ov) (T Hartley, 55 ov) (M Wood, 61.3 ov) (B Stokes, 64.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Bumrah
8.3 1 28 2 3.29
M Siraj
4 0 28 0 7.00
R Jadeja
18 4 88 3 4.88
R Ashwin
21 1 68 3 3.23
A Patel
13 1 33 2 2.53
India
England
India
England

Commentary

Right then folks, Test cricket is well and truly alive and time and again we are reminded that it is the ultimate test for any international cricketer and what a coincidence to see two giants of the game getting defeated on their home turf against sides that looked down and out early in the game but managed to pull off miraculous wins and this game is a great humbler as well. We have a long five-match Test series but England have done what they needed to do and have got a headstart against the formidable Indian side. Next up, the caravan moves to Visakhapatnam for the 2nd Test match and that game will begin on 2nd February at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT). However, you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up to that one. Until then, take care and goodbye!

Ollie Pope is the Player of the Match for his sensational knock in the second innings. Pope says that to come here to India, probably the toughest place for an overseas batter and to play like that, it feels great. Adds that he got a bit lucky in the second innings as he played and missed a few and wanted to cover the inside edge and looked to employ both the sweeps. Mentions that he changed his technique slightly for this series and he also had shoulder surgery not long ago and it turned out better from the last time he was here probably 3 years back. Ends by saying that his family would be watching back home and they would be proud.

Ben Stokes the skipper of England says that this win has been their greatest triumph since he was made captain. He adds on by saying that he is a great observer and he observed how the Indian spinners operated in the first innings and wanted to implement the same when they came out to bowl. When asked about Tom, he says that there is a lot of effort been done for him, everyone has backed him up to do well and he has proven to be a great asset and hopefully continues to do the same for them. He adds that Ollie Pope’s inning is the reason they won the game and says that it has to be the best overseas innings by an English batter till now. He finally says that the series is a long one but it's always a good thing to start well and they will be looking to continue this in the upcoming games.

The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma says that the game was played over four days and it is hard to blame one thing but to bottle a lead of 190 runs was heartbreaking. He then goes on to applaud Ollie Pope and says that it is one of the best innings he has seen by an overseas batter in India and thinks that 230 was gettable and they didn't bat well. Adds that at the end of the day, you analyze what went well and didn't go well and they did realize that the bowlers executed their plans but Pope simply batted really well. Goes on to say that he wanted the last pair to take the game into Day 5 but in reality, the lower order showed character and did a much better job than the top order and they wanted to take chances and it just didn't happen and there's a long way to go.

The Presentation ceremony...

The star with the ball for England and the debutant, Tom Hartley is down for a chat. He says that he is very happy and it's still not sunk in till now. He adds that after the first innings, he understood that it is hard work and tough to survive in this standard but the dressing room has been very kind and very good and the skipper has been very supportive in this journey and he is very thankful to everyone for this chance. He adds that the first and the last wickets mean a lot as they take off the pressure. He finishes by saying that reading the game and length is going to be a key on such wickets.

Earlier in the game, Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first on a track that turned a bit from Day 1 and the spinners were always in the game. It was a shoddy display with the bat from England in the first innings and it required a rescue effort from the skipper and a few other batters to take them to a meager total of 246 runs. All Indian bowlers apart from Mohammed Siraj bowled well and contributed with wickets after which Yashasvi Jaiswal came out firing late on Day 1 and made a quickfire 50. Day 2 belonged to the hosts as well as we saw three batters get into the 80s and a few good partnerships took them to 421 runs, with a lead of 190 runs in the bag. At that point, it looked like even an innings wouldn't be far-fetched for India but the English batters fought well and Ollie Pope who was given a bit of stick for playing with jarring hands in the first innings, turned the game completely on its head. The English vice-captain ended just 4 short of what would have been a stellar double hundred but in the end, it was enough for his side to get over the line.

Coming into the final session on Day 4, India were 95/3 and not in much trouble but they were certainly extra watchful. This allowed the English spinners to bowl the way did and keep piling on the pressure by drying up the runs and soon, 95/3 became 119/7. England were on the verge of a win and at that time, they wouldn't have thought that the game would go into Extra Time on Day 4 and in the very last over of extra time as well but it did as KS Bharat and Ravichandran Ashwin put on a gritty stand with the former really playing beautifully. Once Bharat got out though after a 57-run stand, things went downhill again for the hosts and they were 9 down quickly. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj then hung around playing a few false shots like tailenders do but ate away a few runs as well. Tom Hartley though just kept his head down and with the captain's complete faith in him, got that elusive wicket and Ben Stokes and his men notched up a famous win. This win feels extra special as this is only the 4th Test match India have lost at home since 2013 and they have played 47 Tests for those four losses.

WHAT A TEST MATCH WE HAVE JUST WITNESSED! This has been a Test match of epic proportions and it is England who have pulled themselves from the abyss and have taken a  crucial 1-0 lead in the five-match series and these are the matches the players and the fans live for. To be honest, cricketing fans all over the globe have not witnessed one but two fantastic Test matches, one of which concluded a few hours earlier with West Indies defeating Australia at the fortress that is Gabba in unreal fashion and now India and England going toe-to-toe, round after round and just when it looked like the Knockout punch won't come on Day 4, Mohammed Siraj lost his cool and Tom Hartley turned his worst nightmare into a dream debut with 7 wickets in the final innings.

69.2W

OUT! STUMPED! That is all over and England has grabbed an extraordinary win! Tom Hartley gets another wicket and this time it's Mohammed Siraj. Tossed up ball outside the line of the off stump and Mohammed Siraj steps down and looks to heave the ball hard but the extra turn and bounce in the ball rushes past the bat towards Ben Foakes behind the stumps who clips the bails off and England wins the first test match of the series and move up 1-0.

69.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Mohammed Siraj takes the front foot out and gets beaten by the turn.

One last over left in the day and the two batters taking their time to ensure it is in fact the final over of the day. Will we see something special here? Or will the Test match miraculously move into Day 5? Let's find out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 202/9

J Bumrah6 (18)

M Siraj12 (18)

M Wood8-1-15-0

68.60

Hits the length on top of the off-stump line. Jasprit Bumrah blocks it off the front foot to keep Mark Wood out.

68.51lb

Leg bye! Pitches the ball outside the line of the off stump. Mohammed Siraj takes the front foot out and gets a hit on the pads and the batter run another leg bye from covers.

68.41

Hits the length hard on top of the stumps. Jasprit Bumrah flicks the ball to the right of mid on and runs a single.

68.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah taps it back to the bowler.

68.21lb

Leg bye. Hits the length hard again on the stumps. Mohammed Siraj gets a hit high on the thigh pads and the batter run a quick single. Mark Wood runs towards the ball and flicks it with his left foot to hit the stumps. The third Umpire is called in and the replay shows that Jasprit Bumrah has made his ground.

68.10

Hits the length hard on top of the stumps. Mohammed Siraj is stuck on the crease and gets beaten between bat and pads.

Just a slight halt in the play as less than 10 minutes remain in the day and the 12th man runs out with drinks for the batters and some information from the dug out as well. England need just one wicket but can't seem to get this final pair out.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 199/9

J Bumrah5 (15)

M Siraj12 (15)

T Hartley26-5-62-6

67.60

Pitched up on the stumps. Jasprit Bumrah blocks it off to keep it away and end the over.

67.51

Short ball on the pads again. Mohammed Siraj flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

67.42

Just short on the pads. Mohammed Siraj flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket and runs a couple from Ben Stokes.

67.41nb

No ball! Drags the ball short outside the line of the off stump. Mohammed Siraj steps down again and looks to swing the bat, gets an inside edge and is safe again.

67.30

tossed up ball again on the off stump line. Mohammed Siraj steps down and taps the ball to covers.

67.20

Pitched up on the off stump, beats the outside edge of Mohammed Siraj. The keeper dislodges the bails and the third umpire is called in to check the stumping but Siraj has his leg inside the crease when the bails come off.

Is that stumped? Ben Foakes with another appeal for stumping as he whips the bails off and the umpires do go upstairs. The third umpire checks the replays from a few different angles and concludes that Mohammed Siraj has some part of the back leg rooted inside the crease. NOT OUT!

67.14

FOUR! Mohammed Siraj launches the ball high towards mid-wicket and finds a very vital boundary for India. This is tossed up on the stumps, Siraj gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it high and well in front of Rehan Ahmed at deep mid-wicket to find the fence. The game isn't over yet.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 191/9

J Bumrah5 (14)

M Siraj5 (9)

R Ahmed6-0-33-0

66.60

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Jasprit Bumrah taps it out to end the over.

66.50

Holds the length on the off stump. Jasprit Bumrah stays back and blocks it off.

66.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah takes the front foot out and keeps the ball away.

66.30

Tossed up on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah offers a front foot block.

66.22

Fuller on the leg stump. Jasprit Bumrah launches the ball straight over the bowler's head for a couple from long on.

66.10

Pitched up outside the off stump. Jasprit Bumrah gets beaten on the outside edge.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 189/9

J Bumrah3 (8)

M Siraj5 (9)

T Hartley25-5-54-6

65.61

Pitched up on the pads. Jasprit Bumrah flicks the ball into the leg siude gap and takes a run.

65.50

Just short outside the line of the off stump and Jasprit Bumrah looks to pull it away on the leg side but misses the ball completely. Jasprit Bumrah is angry on missing out and jumps on the crease. Ben Foakes takes the bails off and asks the umpire for a stumping. The Third Umpire shows that Jasprit Bumrah has landed back on the crease when the bails come off. NOT OUT.

65.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah taps it down off the front foot.

65.30

Fuller again on the middle stump line. Jasprit Bumrah offers a front defense.

65.20

Pitched up on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah blocks it off the front foot.

65.10

Tossed up outside the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah looks to sweep the ball but misses it completely.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 188/9

M Siraj5 (9)

J Bumrah2 (2)

R Ahmed5-0-31-0

64.62

Just short on the pads again. Mohammed Siraj flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a couple.

64.54lb

4 LEG BYES! Turns the googly from the stumps and its hits Mohammed Siraj on the pads outside the line of the leg stump. The ball brushes his pads and runs away to the fine leg boundary for 4 runs as LEG BYES!

64.40

Pitched up on the off stump line and gets the ball to turn away. Mohammed Siraj gets beaten and Ben Foakes flicks the bails and askes for a stumping. The Third umpire confirmed that the foot is grounded behind the crease. NOT OUT.

Is that out? Half a shout for stumping from Ben Foakes behind the stumps and the umpire goes upstairs. The replays roll in and we can see that Mohammed Siraj has his back leg just back inside the crease. NOT OUT!

64.30

Tossed up ball and Mohammed Siraj steps down again looking to go over the top, gets another outside edge towards point and there is no run taken.

64.20

Tossed up on the off stump line. Mohammed Siraj steps down and launches a big heave and gets a thick top edge falling short of Ben Duckett at point. Jasprit Bumrah looks for a run and is sent away a bit late by his partner.

64.10

Pitched up on the middle stump line. Mohammed Siraj blocks the ball off the front foot.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 182/9

J Bumrah2 (2)

M Siraj3 (3)

T Hartley24-5-53-6

63.62

Pitched up outside the off stump line and Jasprit Bumrah looks to drive the ball with hard hands and gets an outside edge to the right of slip and the batter come back for a second.

63.51

On the pads again, a bit short in length this time. Mohammed Siraj flicks the ball through mid-wicket and runs a single.

63.40

drops the ball short outside the off stump. Mohammed Siraj taps the ball towards point off the backfoot.

63.32

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump line. Mohammed Siraj flicks the ball through the mid-wicket gap and runs a couple to open his account.

Mohammed Siraj is the last man in and gets welcomed to the crease with a few kind words from the opposition players in and around the bat.

63.2W

OUT! STUMPED! Tom Hartley gets another the last hope of India, Ravichandran Ashwin throws his wicket and walks off. Tossed up ball on the off stump line and Ravichandran Ashwin runs down the crease and swing his bat in hope to get a connection with the ball. The ball spins away and misses the bat and Ben Foakes does the rest behind the stumps. England need one more wicket to win the game.

The umpires now inform the batters that Ben Stokes has exercised the option of extending the play by half an hour. We will have eight overs if possible or else play will go into Day 5.

63.10

Tosses the ball up on the leg stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 177/8

J Bumrah0 (1)

R Ashwin28 (82)

J Root19-3-41-1

62.60

Pitches the ball fuller on the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah takes the front foot out and keeps the ball away to end the over.

62.51

Just short on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin tucks the ball to the left of covers and runs a single.

62.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it off the front foot.

62.30

Pitched up on the off stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin plays the front foot defence to keep it out.

62.20

Falls short of Zak Crawley at slip! Everything is happening in the middle. Joe Root drops the ball slow and short on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin looks to cut the ball but gets a glove on the ball falling short of slip.

62.10

Tosses the ball up on the leg stump. Ravichandran Ashwin gets an inside edge onto the pads and falls on the crease.

Jasprit Bumrah walks out to bat with just 2 overs left on Day 4 and England are 2 wickets away from the win as well. Will we see the umpires extend play here?

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 176/8

Bharat28 (59)

R Ashwin27 (77)

T Hartley23-5-48-5

61.6W

OUT! TIMBER! Tom Hartley gets a FIFER on debut! KS Bharat has to walk off and we have drama late on Day 4. A good partnership for India comes to an end. Tom Hartley tosses the ball up on the leg stump line and gets the ball to turn just enough to beat KS Bharat's bat as he comes down to block the ball. The ball rushes onto the off stump and KS Bharat does not believe it. What a ball to get a five-wicket haul on debut. Tom Hartley has broken the Indian resistance here and England will now truly believe.

61.51

On the pads this time and Ravichandran Ashwin tucks it towards square leg and takes a quick single.

61.40

Fuller on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

61.30

Tossed up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin offers a front foot defence.

61.22

Pitches the ball up on the off stump and Ravichandran Ashwin gets a thick outside edge towards the third man area and runs a couple.

61.10

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin tucks it to covers.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 173/7

R Ashwin24 (72)

Bharat28 (58)

J Leach10-1-33-1

60.61

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin drives the ball through to sweepers for a single.

60.54

FOUR! Short ball again and punished this time with a boundary! Ravichandran Ashwin stays back in the crease and cuts the ball hard between point and covers this time and the ball runs away to the point fence. FIFTY of the partnership comes up between Ravichandran Ashwin and KS Bharat. India now need 59!

60.42

Short and outside the line of the off stump and Ravichandran Ashwin cuts the ball hard to the right of covers and runs a couple more.

60.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin offers a front foot defence.

60.20

Bowls the ball slow outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

60.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat taps the ball off the front foot infront of point and runs a single.

60.11wd

Wide! That turns too much from outside the off stump. Wide called!

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 164/7

R Ashwin17 (67)

Bharat27 (57)

J Root18-3-40-1

59.60

Just short on the pads. Ravichandran Ashwin flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and denies the single.

59.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat offers a front foot defence.

59.41

Short and wide again on the off stump. KS Bharat rocks back and drives the ball through to the sweepers and runs a single.

59.31

Just short on the off stump this time. Ravichandran Ashwin gets back and taps the ball to the left of mid off and takes a run.

59.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and blocks it well.

59.11

Pitched up on the off stump from around the wicket. KS Bharat drives the ball to the left of mid off and runs a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 161/7

Bharat25 (55)

R Ashwin16 (63)

R Ahmed4-0-29-0

58.61

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. KS Bharat drives the ball to mid off and runs a quick single.

58.50

Holds the length back on the off stump. KS Bharat taps the ball to covers.

58.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KL Rahul offers a front foot defence.

58.34

FOUR! KS Bharat takes on Rehan Ahmed and gets a boundary. Tossed up on the stumps from Rehan Ahmed and KS Bharat gets down on a knee and launches the ball over mid on for a one bounce boundary. What a shot.

58.20

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. KS Bharat offers a front foot defence.

58.11

Short and wide on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin gets back and punches the ball into the covers gap and runs a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 155/7

Bharat20 (50)

R Ashwin15 (62)

T Hartley22-5-45-4

57.62

Low full toss on the stumps. KS Bharat flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a couple to end the over.

57.50

Short ball on the off stump. KS Bharat cuts the ball to point and denies the single.

57.40

Just short on the stumps and turns away. KS Bharat stays back and looks to take his bat away from the ball but gets an outside edge falling short of Joe Root at first slip.

57.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. KS Bharat offers a solid front foot defence.

57.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat taps it down on the crease and looks for a quick single and Ravichandran Ashwin sends him back.

57.10

tossed up on the off stump line. KS Bharat blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 153/7

Bharat18 (44)

R Ashwin15 (62)

R Ahmed3-0-23-0

56.61

Short ball again on the stumps. KS Bharat pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

56.54

FOUR! Lucky boundary for India and KS Bharat! Rehan Ahmed drops the ball short on the off stump and it shoots up from the length. KS Bharat gets a bit of a bat on it and it flies over Joe Root at slip and runs away to the boundary. Second boundary of the over and KS Bharat gets a bit more comfortable at the crease.

56.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat blocks the ball well off the front foot.

56.34

FOUR! Short, wide, and slow from Rehan Ahmed. KS Bharat rocks back and cuts the ball hard between the cover and point gap with superb timing to take the ball rolling away to the fence. India needs a lot more of these.

56.20

Pitches the ball up just outside the off stump. KS Bharat leave the ball and it goes really close to the off stump.

56.10

Short ball outside the off stump line. KS Bharat cuts it straight to point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 144/7

R Ashwin15 (62)

Bharat9 (38)

T Hartley21-5-43-4

55.60

Maiden! Slows it up and floats it full around off, Ravichandran Ashwin leans on and punches it late off the outer half and just behind the man at silly point.

55.50

This is bowled full and straight by Tom Hartley, Ravichandran Ashwin gets a big stride in to keep it out.

55.40

Drifted in much fuller and onto middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin makes yet another block.

55.30

Slows it up and bowls it on a shorter length into middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin goes back in his crease and blocks it off.

55.20

Floated up on off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin watchfully keeps this one out off the front foot.

55.10

Tossed up full on the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin leans right ahead and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 144/7

Bharat9 (38)

R Ashwin15 (56)

R Ahmed2-0-14-0

54.60

Full around off again, KS Bharat leans on to defend.

54.50

That one came out nicely from Ahmed's hand. Bowls a big leg-break on a nagging length around off and gets it to turn and bounce quickly, KS Bharat strides across and does well to pull the bat back.

54.40

Bowled a bit flatter onto middle and leg, turning it away, KS Bharat does well to keep it out off the back foot.

54.31

Nice and full, turning away from off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin leans on and pushes it away through covers for one.

54.20

Bowled full and on the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin digs it back out to the bowler.

54.10

Rehan Ahmed comes into the attack now and starts with a slower short one around off, Ravichandran Ashwin hangs back and tucks it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 143/7

Bharat9 (35)

R Ashwin14 (53)

T Hartley20-4-43-4

53.60

Pitched up on the off stump line. KS Bharat blocks it off the front foot and gets a thick outside edge falling short of the 1st slip.

53.51

Fuller on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

53.40

Short and turning away from the leg stump. Ravichandran Ashwin looks to pull it away but misses the ball.

53.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and blocks the ball.

53.20

Too short outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin looks to pull it but gets beaten by the lack of pace.

53.10

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and blocks it well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 142/7

Bharat9 (34)

R Ashwin13 (48)

M Wood7-1-14-0

52.60

Ends the over with another swinging in ball from outside the off stump. KS Bharat looks to play the cover drive but gets an inside edge towards mid on.

52.50

Swings the ball in from a good length. KS Bharat stays on the crease and adjusts to the swing well, punches the ball to mid on.

52.40

Another short ball at the batter. KS Bharat ducks down and lets it through.

52.30

Just short outside the line of the off stump. KS Bharat stays back and plays it straight to covers.

52.21

Pitches the ball on the length outside the line of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin punches the ball into the covers gap and takes a run.

52.10

Good short ball outside the line of the leg stump. Ravichandran Ashwin lets the go through.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 141/7

R Ashwin12 (46)

Bharat9 (30)

T Hartley19-4-42-4

51.61

Really short this time outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin gets deep in the crease and taps the ball into the covers gap for a single.

51.50

Pitches the ball short on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and pushes the ball to covers.

51.40

Just short at the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and looks to cut the ball but gets beaten.

51.30

fuller on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

51.20

Just short at the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and blocks it well.

51.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 140/7

R Ashwin11 (40)

Bharat9 (30)

M Wood6-1-13-0

50.61

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin taps it into the covers gap and runs a single.

50.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin drives the ball off the front foot straight to mid off.

50.40

Swings it in from the length again. Ravichandran Ashwin adjusts to the swing and blocks the ball off the front foot back to the bowler.

50.30

Good bouncer this time, on the body of Ravichandran Ashwin, who ducks down and lets the ball go through.

50.21lb

Leg bye. Hits the ball hard on top of the leg stump line. KS Bharat gets a hit straight on the pads, high and runs a single from square leg as leg byes.

50.10

Swings one in from the length on the off stump. KS Bharat stays on the crease and blocks the ball well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 138/7

R Ashwin10 (36)

Bharat9 (28)

J Root17-3-37-1

49.62

Bowls one short on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin strokes the ball to the covers gap and runs a couple.

49.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin taps it back to the bowler.

49.40

Fuller on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

49.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin looks to drop it down and run but is sent back by KS Bharat.

49.20

Just short on the pads of Ravichandran Ashwin and he stays back and flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and denies the single.

49.10

tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin offers a solid front foot defence.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 136/7

Bharat9 (28)

R Ashwin8 (30)

M Wood5-1-12-0

48.60

Holds the length back on top of the stumps. KS Bharat stays back and tucks the ball to mid on to end the over.

48.50

Pitches the ball further up on the off stump line. KS Bharat takes the front foot out and blocks it well towards covers.

48.40

Holds the length back on the stumps. KS Bharat stays on the crease and punches the ball to mid-wicket.

48.31

Short and wide this time. Ravichandran Ashwin taps the ball towards deep point and runs a single.

48.21

Just short again on the leg stump. KS Bharat flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

48.10

Hits the short length hard on top of the off stump. KS Bharat stays back and blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 134/7

R Ashwin7 (29)

Bharat8 (23)

J Root16-3-35-1

47.60

On the pads this time. Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

47.51

Fuller on the off stump. KS Bharat switches and plays a reverse sweep towards deep point for a single.

47.42

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat steps down the track and launches the ball to the right of long on and runs a couple.

47.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat offers a front foot defence.

47.20

Pitched up on the off stump line. KS Bharat looks to defend it but gets a hit on the pads. There a huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says NO. England dont take a review as it looks too high.

47.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

DRINKS! It is Drinks being taken when India is 131/7 and has lost 4 wickets in this session already. England needs 3 more to win and India needs another 100 runs to win the game. Ravichandran Ashwin and KS Bharat are trying to stitch up a partnership. England is currently on top. Let's see what unfolds in the final hour of Day 4.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 131/7

R Ashwin7 (28)

Bharat5 (18)

J Leach9-1-24-1

46.60

Drifted into the legs, Ravichandran Ashwin tucks it away to mid-wicket.

46.50

Spears one in on middle stump, Ravichandran Ashwin digs it out to the bowler.

46.44

FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin gets one away and India now need exactly 100 runs to win with 3 wickets in hand. On the shorter side and turning away from off, Ashwin rocks back and cuts it nicely past the diving man at point for a boundary after a long while.

46.31

Very full again on leg stump, KS Bharat plays late and squeezes it off the inner half to short fine leg for one more.

46.21

Very full but on the legs, Ravichandran Ashwin flicks it away in front of square leg and runs an easy single.

46.10

Nice and full, straight on the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin strides ahead to block it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 125/7

Bharat4 (17)

R Ashwin2 (23)

J Root15-3-32-1

45.60

Drifted in across the off stump a bit, KS Bharat looks to go for the reverse sweep but misses it completely and the ball lobs up off the pads past the keeper on the leg side.

45.51

A good hustle from the batters there. Floated up around off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin leans on and bunts it out in front of covers for a quick single.

45.40

Flatter one around off and angled across, Ravichandran Ashwin rocks back and dabs it away to point.

45.30

Tossed up around off, Ravichandran Ashwin gets on the front foot well and drives it straight to mid off.

45.20

Flaoted very full and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin squeezes the ball away past the keeper and first slip but doesn't get the single.

45.11

Joe Root comes back into the attack and comes from around the stumps. This is floated up across the off stump, KS Bharat blocks it toward cover and gets across quickly for the single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 123/7

R Ashwin1 (19)

Bharat3 (15)

J Leach8-1-18-1

44.60

This is speared in on a nagging length onto middle and skids right on, Ravichandran Ashwin gets pushed deep in the crease but manages to keep it out.

44.50

Fuller one on off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin keeps it out off the front foot.

44.40

Uppish but well short! Just drags the length back and bowls it around off, the ball grips and turns away with a lot of extra bounce. Ravichandran Ashwin gets caught on the crease and gets a leading edge that lands well in front of Rehan Ahmed at cover.

44.30

Tossed up full and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin gets on the front foot and jams it out to extra cover.

44.20

Floats it up down on the pads, Ravichandran Ashwin gets his hands well out in front and plays it to mid on.

44.11

Shorter and around off at 85 clicks, KS Bharat rocks back and punches it away square through covers for one.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 122/7

R Ashwin1 (14)

Bharat2 (14)

T Hartley18-4-41-4

43.60

Shortens the length and bowls it outside off, Ravichandran Ashwin reaches out and taps it away to cover-point.

43.50

Floats it up again and drifts it into middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin leans ahead and blocks it down the pitch.

43.40

Tossed up on the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it nicely off the front foot,

43.30

Slow and short angled in and turning well away, Ravichandran Ashwin looks to pull but has to adjust and just keep it out.

43.21

Holds it back a touch and angles it into middle and leg, KS Bharat gets well forward and edges it away off the gloves wide of slip for a single.

43.10

Nice and full on middle stump, KS Bharat strides out and solidly blocks it off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 121/7

R Ashwin1 (10)

Bharat1 (12)

J Leach7-1-17-1

42.60

Short and around off, turning away square but its slow turn, Ravichandran Ashwin reaches out and dabs it to point. KS Bharat sets off for the single but is sent back and rightly so. The last thing India would want here is another run out.

42.51

Very full on the leg peg, KS Bharat digs it out past leg gully and picks up a single to finally get off the mark.

42.40

Short and outside off, KS Bharat makes a bit of room and has to reach for it before cutting it straight to covers.

42.30

Drifted into the legs and looking to turn it across, KS Bharat strides forward and blocks it off.

42.20

Full and quick, outside off, KS Bharat leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.

42.10

Bowled full and on the stumps, KS Bharat squirts it out to the left of the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 120/7

R Ashwin1 (9)

Bharat0 (7)

T Hartley17-4-40-4

41.60

Through Ollie Pope at silly point. Shorter one, angled into middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin goes on the back foot and punches it right past silly point and Pope has no time to react there.

41.50

Floated up full around off, Ravichandran Ashwin leans on well and punches it to silly point.

41.40

A huge shout from behind the stumps for caught behind but the umpire says no. Tom Hartley tosses this one up full and around off, getting it to turn away. Ravichandran Ashwin looks to slog-sweep against the turn but is beaten past the outside edge. Ben Stokes does review it but UltraEdge confirms that there is a gap between bat and ball and it will be Not Out.

41.30

Flighted delivery around off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin keeps it out off the front foot.

41.20

Kept out! Shorter and over off, Ravichandran Ashwin looks to tap it away but gets an under edge that could have gone back onto the stumps and hence, Ashwin hits it away a second time to save himself.

41.10

Nagging length on middle and turning away, Ravichandran Ashwin leans ahead to block but gets an inside edge off the pads.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 120/7

Bharat0 (7)

R Ashwin1 (3)

J Leach6-1-16-1

40.60

Fired in on middle and leg, turning away, KS Bharat manages to squeeze it out on the off side.

40.51

That one kept low! Shorter one on the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin looks to rock back and cut but the ball keeps low and Ashwin almost gets chopped on. The ball goes past the leg stump and they get a single.

40.40

Oh, that one almost went to hand. Nicely flighted around off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin leans on and looks to drive but miscues it to the right of Ollie Pope at silly point.

40.30

Just past the outside edge! Gives it a fair bit of rip and bowls it full around off, the ball turns away sharply and beats the inside edge of a defending Ravichandran Ashwin.

Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to bat for India at number 9.

40.2W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! The limping Jack Leach comes back in and knocks over another big wicket. Leach lands this one quite full on off stump at 88.5 clicks. Shreyas Iyer doesn't quite get forward and just drives at it. The ball catches the outside edge and goes to the right of Joe Root at first slip and he takes a sharp catch with both hands. England ripping through the Indian batting order now and are just 3 wickets away from a stellar victory. India still need 112 runs to win.

40.10

Jack Leach is back into the attack and starts off with a fuller one on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer nudges it with soft hands toward wide mid on.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 119/6

Bharat0 (6)

S Iyer13 (29)

T Hartley16-3-40-4

39.60

Nice bit of drift in from around off and the ball just turns away sharply, KS Bharat does well to play inside the line on that occasion.

39.50

Half a shout for LBW and nothing more. This is floated up and KS Bharat attempts the reverse sweep and misses, getting hit on the pads.

39.40

Tom Hartley is landing the ball perfectly every single time here. Nice and full again, turning away from off stump, KS Bharat looks to block but is beaten past the outside edge.

39.30

Peach of a delivery that! A bit more flighted and fuller on off stump, KS Bharat looks to play at it but the ball grips and turns away sharply with a bit of an extra bounce and goes over the stumps. Bharat is left bamboozled.

39.20

Beaten all ends up! Slower through the air and nicely drifted into middle, the ball pitches and turns away sharply and square too as KS Bharat plays well inside the line of the ball.

39.10

On a shorter length, drifted in and then turning away from off, KS Bharat hangs back and tucks it onto the leg side.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 119/6

S Iyer13 (29)

Bharat0 (0)

J Root14-3-30-1

38.60

Tossed up full on the stumps, Shreyas Iyer leans well forward to defend.

38.50

Floated up on a length on leg stump and turning down the leg side, Shreyas Iyer pads it away.

38.40

Top delivery again from Joe Root. Nagging length, angling across the off stump and Shreyas Iyer is drawn forward. The ball beats the outside edge and Ben Foakes whips the bails off in a flash but Iyer has his back leg inside the crease.

38.30

On the stumps, fuller and blocked out by Iyer.

38.20

Nicely bowled by Joe Root as he angles this one across on a flatter length and beats Shreyas Iyer on the outside edge.

KS Bharat walks in to bat at number 8 for India.

38.1W

OUT! RUN OUT! Wow, a moment of unbelievable magic from the English skipper and Ravindra Jadeja is a goner. Joe Root tosses the ball up on the stumps and Jadeja leans on well to punch it to the right of mid on. The batters set off for the quick single but Ben Stokes attacks the ball well, puts in the dive to his right and reverse-flicks it in one swift go back onto the stumps at the bowler's end. The umpires go upstairs and we can see that Jadeja is short of his crease. What a moment in the game and the crowd has been brought down to a pin-drop silence. India still need 112 runs with 4 wickets in hand.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 119/5

S Iyer13 (24)

R Jadeja2 (19)

T Hartley15-2-40-4

37.60

Dropped well short over middle, Shreyas Iyer rocks back and pulls it against the turn toward wide mid on.

37.50

Floated up around middle, Shreyas Iyer nudges it away with soft hands behind square leg.

37.40

Quicker one, pushed through outside off and Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone.

37.34

FOUR! A real gift from Tom Hartley and Shreyas Iyer gleefully accepts it. Bowls a juicy full toss around middle and Iyer just flicks it away well in front of the man at deep mid-wicket for a crucial boundary.

37.20

This is bowled full and on off stump, turning away, Shreyas Iyer gets forward well and defends it with an open bat face toward point.

37.10

Turns one away from the stumps. Shreyas Iyer looks to offer a front foot defence and gets beaten.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 115/5

R Jadeja2 (19)

S Iyer9 (18)

J Root13-2-30-1

36.60

Pitches this one up on the middle stump. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

36.50

Bolws it flat on the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and adjusts to the low bounce to block the ball out.

36.41

Over pitched on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball to the left of mid off and takes a run.

36.30

Big spin from the stumps. Shreyas Iyer gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the stumps.

36.21

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja pushes the ball to the right of mid on and runs a single.

36.11

Was momentarily in the air but goes in the gap. This is tossed up on the pads, Shreyas Iyer reaches out and nudges it off the inner half of the past in front of square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 112/5

R Jadeja1 (16)

S Iyer7 (15)

T Hartley14-2-36-4

35.60

More than half a shout for LBW but it is turned down. Tom Hartley thinks Ravindra Jadeja is a bit too forward and Ben Stokes doesn't review it. This is nicely flighted around middle and on a length, dropping on the batter. Jadeja gets a big stride in but misses the ball and gets struck on the pads.

35.50

Nice and full, bowls it around middle, Ravindra Jadeja leans forward to block.

35.41

On the shorter side and stylishly played away well behind square leg by Iyer for another single.

35.31

Flatter one on leg stump, Ravindra Jadeja goes back in his crease and forces it wide of mid-wicket to get off the mark with a single.

35.20

Flighted up on a length around middle and leg, Ravindra Jadeja reaches forward and misses the block as the ball goes off the pad to the right of short leg. There is a stifled appeal from behind the stumps for LBW as well.

35.11

Good running! Floated up full and around off, Shreyas Iyer plays at it with very soft hands and bunts it out on the off side for a quick single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 109/5

R Jadeja0 (12)

S Iyer5 (13)

J Root12-2-27-1

34.60

Bowls it much straighter around middle, Ravindra Jadeja leans right ahead and makes the block.

34.50

Pushed through quicker and in the channel around off, Ravindra Jadeja makes a leave on line.

34.40

Full and around off stump, blocked out by Jadeja.

34.30

Flighted delivery around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja leans on to defend with soft hands but gets an outside edge that doesn't carry to first slip.

34.20

Slides one into the legs at almost 95 clicks, Ravindra Jadeja leans on to defend but gets it off the pads past leg gully.

34.11

Flatter one, turning back in from around off at just 81 clicks, Shreyas Iyer has enough time to rock back and help the pull past square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 108/5

R Jadeja0 (7)

S Iyer4 (12)

T Hartley13-2-33-4

33.60

Good keeping again! A real drag down from Tom Hartley down the leg side and Ravindra Jadeja shapes up for the pull but the ball almost goes along the ground and Ben Foakes does well to collect it.

33.50

Tossed up again on middle stump, Ravindra Jadeja leans ahead to defend.

33.40

Tossed up on off stump, Ravindra Jadeja gets a big stride across to negate the turn and blocks it out.

33.30

Drifted down leg and keeping low, this time the keeper does well to collect it.

33.20

Flights it up on a nagging length on leg stump and turning in, Ravindra Jadeja gets an inside edge to short fine leg and looks for one but has to get back quickly.

33.11

Floated up full and on the stumps, Shreyas Iyer works it away towards the vacant mid-wicket region and picks up a single as the bowler chases it down.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 107/5

R Jadeja0 (2)

S Iyer3 (11)

J Root11-2-26-1

32.60

Nicely flighted and drifted onto off, Ravindra Jadeja gets a big stride out in front and blocks it with a dead bat.

32.50

Tossed up around the off stump, Ravindra Jadeja gets on the front foot and blocks it out.

Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat for India at number 7.

32.4W

OUT! LBW! A huge appeal and the finger goes up. It looked quite straight but KL Rahul has taken the review. Joe Root bowls this one quicker at 91 clicks and on a nagging length around off and middle. The ball turns back in as Rahul goes on the back foot to tuck it away but is beaten and gets hit on the pads. There is nothing on UltraEdge and Ball Tracking comes up with three reds. India lose a second review but more importantly, Joe Root has picked up a massive wicket in the context of the game. India now need 124 runs to win with half the side back in the hut.

32.31

Short around off and turning back in, Shreyas Iyer uses the depth of the crease and backs away to cut it in front of point for one.

32.20

Tossed up full on middle, Shreyas Iyer leans ahead to defend.

32.14lb

FOUR LEG BYES! Runs flowing here via extras and that will really annoy England. Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, turning back in sharply and the ball just takes a bit of pad on its way past the keeper and rolls away into the fence.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 102/4

Rahul22 (47)

S Iyer2 (8)

T Hartley12-2-32-4

31.60

Tossed up full and around off, pushed out toward cover.

31.50

Consistent turn here for Tom Hartley. This is floated up on a length around off and turning away, Rahul plays nicely inside the line yet again.

31.44b

FOUR BYES! Oh, that has beaten everyone. Fuller one around off and turning away, KL Rahul plays nicely inside the line and the ball stays really low and goes through the keeper into the fence.

31.31

Shorter one on the stumps, worked away from inside the crease through mid-wicket for a run.

31.20

And again! A bit shorter and turning away square from around off, Shreyas Iyer drops the hands and plays inside the line.

31.10

Lovely delivery, turn and bounce! Flighted up on a length around off and this one grips and rips away sharply, Shreyas Iyer drops his hands and lets it through to the keeper.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 97/4

S Iyer1 (5)

Rahul22 (44)

J Root10-2-25-0

30.61

Floats it up on the legs, Shreyas Iyer works it away through mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.

30.50

Flatter one, on a length and around off and middle, Shreyas Iyer gets back and across to keep this one out.

30.40

Pushed through just a bit quciker and down the leg side, Shreyas Iyer looks to glance it away but misses.

30.31

Flatter one on leg stump, KL Rahul goes back in his crease and tucks it away past square leg for a single.

30.20

Slower through the air again at 84.3 clicks and on off stump, KL Rahul blocks it out.

30.10

Holds it back a touch and flights it up on a length around off at 85 clicks, KL Rahul leans forward to defend.

Joe Root comes into the attack to bowl the second over of this Session.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 95/4

S Iyer0 (2)

Rahul21 (41)

T Hartley11-2-31-4

29.60

A wicket-maiden to begin the final session on Day 4! This is floated up full and on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer looks to clip it away but almost gets a leading edge back to the bowler.

29.50

Nicely flighted delivery on off stump and turning in, Shreyas Iyer tentatively leans on and manages to block it with soft hands.

Shreyas Iyer walks in to bat at number 6 for India.

29.4W

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Soft dismissal and Axar Patel will be livid with himself. Tom Hartley tosses this one up on a length around middle and turns it back in, Axar Patel gets on the front foot and looks to drive on the up but the ball bounces a bit and gets chipped back to the bowler. Hartley takes an easy return caatch low to his left on the followthrough and gets his fourth wicket. England strike right after the interval.

29.30

On a length and around leg stump, Axar Patel keeps it out on the leg side.

29.20

Slower through the air but bowled shorter and turns it down the leg side, Axar Patel looks to swivel and pull but misses.

29.10

Tosses it up full and on the pads, Axar Patel nudges it away behind short leg.

We are all set to start the Third and the final session on Day 4. KL Rahul and Axar Patel are walking out to bat for India along with the Umpires and the England team. India needs 136 runs to win and England will look to pick up 7 wickets before that. Tom Hartley (10-1-31-3) will start the attack for England. Let's Play!

... DAY 4, THIRD SESSION ...

Right then, the Test match is nicely poised at the moment where both the teams have a chance to emerge victorious. India still needs 136 runs to win and England needs 7 wickets before that. Time is no factor in this match as there is one full day left tomorrow. The Final session of the day is coming up which is definitely going to keep all of us on the edge of our seats as this session can determine where the result is going to fall on this 1st Test of this series between England and India. Stay tuned for the final session of Day 4 which is going to start in the next 20 minutes.

England on the other hand have been pretty solid with their tactics but they did let it slip in the last half an hour of the session. Tom Hartley seems to have let go of all the jitters from the first innings and bowled brilliantly as he picked all three wickets. Joe Root did bowl well in patches but Ben Stokes would have liked a bit more from him. Jack Leach also bowled a few overs and looked good but they still need to keep their focus and look to take wickets as the runs will keep on coming sooner or later.

SESSION SUMMARY - 29 overs, 95 runs and 3 wickets. Another riveting session of Test cricket has gone by and at the end of it, India still need 136 runs to win with 7 wickets in hand. England looked to be in control of that session for a long time but India have managed to pull it back nicely with an unbeaten stand of 32 runs between KL Rahul and Axar Patel. For India, it wasn't the best of starts as Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill both fell in the same over in the first half an hour or so and then the skipper was also undone by Tom Hartley. Rahul though ha taken his form from the first innings and hasn't let that dropped catch of Ollie Pope bother him too much. Axar, who has been sent up the top order has done a fine job as well.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 95/3

Rahul21 (41)

A Patel17 (38)

J Root9-2-23-0

28.60

Well negotiated by KL Rahul and England end the session with a maiden. Joe Root flights this one up on the off stump, Rahul leans on and blcoks it with a dead bat. That will be Tea on Day 4!

28.50

Tossed up on the stumps, KL Rahul uses his feet but drives it right back at the bowler.

28.40

Fuller this time on off and middle, defended out by Rahul.

28.30

Tossed up on a length around middle and turning back in, KL Rahul blocks it off the back foot down the pitch.

28.20

In the air but safe! Shorter on leg stump and turning back in, KL Rahul goes on the back foot and gets an inside edge that goes off the thigh pads and lobs up well behind short leg.

28.10

Joe Root comes back in to bowl probably what is going to be the final over of the session. Starts with a tossed-up ball around off, KL Rahul leans on and pushes it away to mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 95/3

A Patel17 (38)

Rahul21 (35)

M Wood4-1-10-0

27.60

Another well-directed short ball at the body and this one comes in at an awkward height, Axar Patel hops back and does well to nudge it past short leg.

27.50

Short again at 143.6 clicks and right around the rib cage, KL Rahul hops again and keeps it down on the bounce to short leg.

27.40

Quick and short again over the stumps, Axar Patel hops back and keeps it down on the track using soft hands.

27.30

Banged in short over off stump at a good pace as well, Axar Patel does well to duck under that one.

27.21

Drop and run! Good length around the top of off and just tailing back in a bit at 140.2 clicks, KL Rahul plays it with soft hands and in front of point for a quick single.

27.10

Hard length over off stump, KL Rahul stands tall and plays it toward mid off.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 94/3

A Patel17 (34)

Rahul20 (33)

R Ahmed1-0-13-0

26.64

FOUR! A third boundary in the over and all the pressure is released. Way too short again and angling into the body, Axar Patel hangs back and pulls it away nicely through square leg for four more runs. Ollie Pope had to dive for cover there.

26.54

FOUR! This time to the right of mid off! Tossed up outside off stump, Axar Patel leans on well and creams it away past mid off for another boundary.

26.40

Too short and turning down the leg side, Axar Patel looks to pull but misses.

26.34

FOUR! Just too full from Rehan Ahmed and Axar Patel picks up a boundary. This is tossed up on off stump, Axar gets to the pitch of the ball and drills it well to the left of mid off for a boundary.

26.20

Flatter one on the pads, Axar Patel nudges it behind short leg.

26.11

Rehan Ahmed comes into the attack now and begins with a shorter one that turns away from off at just 80 clicks. KL Rahul rocks back and cuts it away behind point for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 81/3

A Patel5 (29)

Rahul19 (32)

M Wood3-1-9-0

25.60

Maiden! Good length at 142.6 clicks, starts on middle and angles into the pads, Axar Patel stays back and tucks it to the leg side.

25.50

Takes pace off and bowls it fuller on the off stump at just 120 clicks, Axar Patel is drawn into the drive and hits it straight to extra cover.

25.40

Goes full now and angles it in at the toes, Axar Patel flicks it away to mid-wicket.

25.30

Another effort bumper from Mark Wood, banged in short and down the leg side at 141 clicks and the ball almost takes an age to reach the keeper which gives an indication of how slow the surface is.

25.20

Attempted bumper but angling down the leg side at 143.3 clicks and Axar Patel gets inside the line to leave it alone.

25.10

Back of a length at 142 clicks and angled into the body, Axar Patel hangs back and drops it down with soft hands in front of mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 81/3

Rahul19 (32)

A Patel5 (23)

T Hartley10-1-31-3

24.60

Stifled appeal for LBW and nothing more. Tossed up full on leg stump, KL Rahul looks for the paddle again but fails to get it away. The ball rolls toward short fine leg.

24.50

Flatter one pushed through on the stumps, KL Rahul keeps it out off the back foot.

24.44

FOUR! That is a shot of real authority! Tom Hartley gives this one a bit too much air and floats it full on the leg stump, KL Rahul gets down on one knee and nails the sweep a lot squarer and into the square leg fence for four more runs. 150 more needed now.

24.34

FOUR! Nicely done by KL Rahul! Floated up full and on the stumps, Rahul sits down for the paddle sweep and gets it very fine for a boundary to fine leg.

24.20

On the shorter side around off, KL Rahul backs away and cuts it to point.

24.10

Slightly shorter on middle and leg, KL Rahul goes on the back foot to defend and the ball slides straight on this time but Rahul manages to keep it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 73/3

A Patel5 (23)

Rahul11 (26)

M Wood2-0-9-0

23.60

Hits the deck hard and bowls it over the off stump, Axar Patel presses back and taps it in front of point.

23.50

Hard length over middle and angling in, Axar Patel stands tall and pushes it down mid on.

23.40

Full and on off stump at 141 clicks, looking for some reverse swing that isn't there yet and Axar Patel jams it back to the bowler.

23.30

Comes from around the stumps to the left-hander and angles it in on a shortish length into the body. Axar Patel hangs back and just tucks it to the leg side.

23.21

Shorter and straighter at 137 clicks, tucked away off the hips by KL Rahul and to deep square leg for a run.

23.10

Starts on a back of a length and at just 133.4 clicks, angling it in from around off. KL Rahul gets on the back foot and manages to push it out on the off side.

Mark Wood (1-0-8-0) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 72/3

Rahul10 (24)

A Patel5 (19)

T Hartley9-1-23-3

22.61

Drops it short over middle, KL Rahul goes deep in the crease and works it away past square leg for a single.

22.50

That one turned square! Almost a similar line again and just a tad shorter, KL Rahul looks to lean ahead and block but does well to withdraw the bat and just play well inside the line of the ball.

22.40

Beauty! Just slows it up and keeps it on a length on off stump, the ball angles in a bit and then grips and spins away. KL Rahul leans on to block but the ball goes just past the outside edge.

22.31

Just drags the length back a bit and bowls it on the pads, Axar Patel goes back in his crease to flick it past leg gully for a single.

22.20

Tossed up around middle, Axar Patel gets on the front foot and blocks it off.

22.10

Tom Hartley comes back in from the other end and starts with a low full toss around off, Axar Patel drives it gently to short mid off.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 70/3

Rahul9 (21)

A Patel4 (16)

J Root8-1-23-0

21.60

Floated up around middle, KL Rahul leans forward to defend.

21.50

A bit more round arm and floated very full outside off, KL Rahul gets on the front foot but toe-ends the drive toward mid off.

21.41

Fuller one drifted into middle, driven nicely along the ground down to long off for one more.

21.31

On the shorter side, KL Rahul rocks back and cuts it away through the point region for a single.

21.20

Flatter one, pushed outside off and looking to turn it back in, KL Rahul strides across and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

21.11

Tossed up way to full and on middle, Axar Patel takes the front leg out and drives it through wide mid off for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 67/3

A Patel2 (14)

Rahul8 (17)

J Leach5-1-15-0

20.61

On a length and on the pads, this is flicked away through the square leg region for an easy single.

20.50

Flights it up on a length on leg stump and the ball turns in, Axar Patel looks to tuck but the ball turns past the bat and into the hands of the keeper.

20.40

A bit fuller and straighter, Axar Patel leans on and nudges it to short leg.

20.30

Slower through the air and flighted up on middle stump, turning back in, Axar Patel tucks it past short leg.

20.21

Floated up full and drifted into the pads, KL Rahul leans on and gets his hands out in front before just nudging it toward mid-wicket for a single.

20.10

Loopy delivery, very full on middle and leg, KL Rahul makes a bit of room and jams it out toward extra cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 65/3

A Patel1 (10)

Rahul7 (15)

J Root7-1-20-0

19.60

Nice and full again on the stumps, Axar Patel plays it back to the bowler off the front foot.

19.50

Too full and around off stump, Axar Patel keeps it out on the off side.

19.40

Beaten! Tosses this one right up on the off stump, Axar Patel gets forward to defend but the ball just pitches in front of the bat and turns away sharply past the outside edge with some extra bounce as well.

19.30

Floated up full around off, Axar Patel plays it away with soft hands past silly point.

19.20

Oh that is a gritty leave! Joe Root goes a bit wider on the crease and angles it in from outside off, Axar Patel leans on and shoulders arms as he thinks the ball will turn away but it keeps coming on with the angle and misses the of stump.

19.10

Joe Root comes back into the attack and begins with a round-arm delivery from around the stumps. This is drifted into the legs of Axar Patel who clips it away on the leg side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 65/3

Rahul7 (15)

A Patel1 (4)

J Leach4-1-13-0

18.60

Gives it a nice loop and flights it up on the middle stump line, KL Rahul watches it well and blocks it out on the off side.

18.51

Tossed up now on middle and leg, Axar Patel steps out and drives it firmly down to long on for a single.

18.40

Flatter one again on middle and leg, Axar Patel blocks it out.

18.30

Flat and around leg stump, turning sharply down the leg side and Axar Patel leaves it only before Ben Foakes makes a good pouch.

18.21

Tossed up full around off stump, KL Rahul pushes it out toward covers for a single.

18.10

Gets away with it. This is floated full and down the leg side, KL Rahul sweeps it away but straight to short fine leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 63/3

A Patel0 (1)

Rahul6 (12)

T Hartley8-1-21-3

17.60

A wicket-maiden for Tom Hartley! Pushed through a bit fuller on middle and leg, Axar Patel nudges it gently to the left of short leg.

Axar Patel comes in to bat at number 5 for India.

17.5W

OUT! LBW! A massive appeal for LBW and after a few seconds, the finger goes up. Rohit Sharma has a word with KL Rahul and opts to review. This is beautifully bowled by Tom Hartley as he slows it right up and drifts it onto the stumps, pulling the length back a few inches yet again. Rohit leans on to defend off the front foot but the ball holds its line and beats the inside edge to hit the pads. There is nothing on UltraEdge and three reds come up on Ball Tracking. A huge wicket for England and Tom Hartley is having a fine second half of his debut Test match as he gets his third victim of the innings.

17.40

Flighted delivery onto middle and leg, Rohit Sharma defends it out with a straight bat.

17.30

Just drags back the length a few inches and tosses it up around off, Rohit Sharma gets a good stride forward but the ball hits the handle of the bat.

17.20

Floated up around off stump, Rohit Sharma gets on the front foot and keeps it out on the off side.

17.10

That one kept low! On a length on off and middle and the ball just skids across the turf, Rohit Sharma does well to hang back and gets his bat down in time.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 63/2

R Sharma39 (53)

Rahul6 (12)

J Leach3-1-11-0

16.61

Floated up on the legs, Rohit Sharma tucks it away neatly through mid-wicket for a single.

16.50

Pushed through on the off stump line, Rohit Sharma defends it out from his crease.

16.40

On the shorter side on the stumps, Rohit Sharma blocks it out.

16.34

FOUR! And again! This is flighted up on the off stump, Rohit Sharma goes for the reverse sweep again and gets it off the top edge well over Joe Root at first slip for another boundary.

16.24

FOUR! Nicely done! Rohit Sharma brings out the reverse sweep now, taking a leaf out of Pope's book. This is tossed up around off, Rohit gets down on one knee and sweeps it a bit uppishly but quickly past Jonny Bairstow who is fielding on his knees at wide slip for a boundary.

16.11

On a nagging length on off and middle, turning away gently at 83.3 clicks, KL Rahul has enough time to go on the back foot and work it away in front of square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 53/2

R Sharma30 (48)

Rahul5 (11)

T Hartley7-0-21-2

15.64

FOUR! Fine shot for Four. Tom Hartley drifts down the leg stump and gets punished! Pitches the ball up outside the line of the leg stump and Rohit Sharma sweeps the ball hard and fine, taking it to the deep backward square leg boundary along the ground. Indian skipper picks up another boundary to end the over.

15.51

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. KL Rahul flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

15.40

Beats him all ends up, Tom Hartley. KL Rahul looks to play the defence but gets beaten.

15.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KL Rahul offers a front foot defence.

Ollie Pope has been hit right on the helmet standing close in at silly point and the physio comes out for a concussion check. The umpires also call for Drinks. The first hour or so of the post-Lunch session on Day 4 has belonged to England yet again as they have kept the runs in a fair bit of check and have picked up a couple of wickets as well. Skipper, Rohit Sharma is still out there though and KL Rahul will have to do what he did in the first innings if India are to win this game. It is all slowly boiling up here and the equation for India reads - 183 runs needed with 8 wickets in hand.

15.20

Short and wide by Tom Hartley and KL Rahul rocks back and cuts the ball hard but straight into the helmet of Ollie Pope standing at silly point.

15.10

Just short on the off stump. KL Rahul stays back and blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 48/2

R Sharma26 (47)

Rahul4 (6)

J Leach2-1-1-0

14.60

Just short on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma stays back and blocks the ball well towards mid off.

14.50

Beats the outside edge for the third time in the over. Rohit Sharma survives again.

14.40

Low fulltoss on the off stump. Rohit Sharma looks to reverse sweep but mistimes it towards covers.

14.30

Pitches the b all up again on the off stump and gets it to turn away. Rohit Sharma gets beaten again off the front foot.

14.20

Just short on the stumps. Rohit Sharma stays back and blocks it off.

14.10

Tossed up slow on the off stump, turning away. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and gets beaten.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 48/2

Rahul4 (6)

R Sharma26 (41)

T Hartley6-0-16-2

13.60

Just short on the stumps. KL Rahul stays back and blocks it well to end the over.

13.50

Pitched up on the off stump. KL Rahul offers a front foot defence.

13.40

Good turn and bounce beating the outside edge of KL Rahul as he looks to block the ball.

13.34

FOUR! Will that be called a chance dropped? Zak Crawley has no clue where the ball is and he moves in the wrong direction. Short ball from Tom Hartley on the off stump and KL Rahul makes room and cuts it hard to the left of Zak Crawley who misses the ball completely and the ball races away to the fence but it looks like it would landed have in front of him anyway.

13.20

Tossed up ball on the off stump. KL Rahul offers a front foot defence.

13.11

Just short outside the off stump line. Rohit Sharma taps the ball through covers from the crease and takes an easy single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 43/2

Rahul0 (1)

R Sharma25 (40)

J Leach1-0-1-0

12.60

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. KL Rahul offers a front foot defence.

12.51

Pitched up on the stumps. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to the right of mid on and runs a single.

12.40

Just short on the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and blocks it off towards point.

12.30

Fuller in the middle stump again. Rohit Sharma watchfully blocks it off.

12.20

Pitches the ball up again on the middle stump line. Rohit Sharma takes the front leg out and taps it out.

12.10

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot.

KL Rahul walks in with India in a spot of some bother. Also, Jack Leach is finally into the attack with England looking to attack.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 42/2

S Gill0 (2)

R Sharma24 (35)

T Hartley5-0-11-2

11.6W

OUT! CAUGHT! Tom Hartley turns the game in one over as he now sends back Shubman Gill as well. Tosses the ball up on the off stump line and Shubman Gill takes a big stride forward and looks to block it. There is some extra bounce in the ball and Shubman Gill is not able to keep it down, hits it straight into the hands of Ollie Pope standing at silly point who takes another catch to send the Indian number 3 back.

11.50

Bowls it low and short on the off stump. Shubman Gill stays back and taps it back to the bowler.

Shubman Gill walks in at number 3.

11.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Yashasvi Jaiswal is gone! Tom Hartley holds the length back on the leg stump line as he watches Yashasvi Jaiswal step out of the crease. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to flick it on the leg side and pick up a single but in the end strokes it straight to Ollie Pope sitting at short leg who take a brilliant reflection catch to send the Indian left hander back to the hut.

11.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

11.20

On the fuller length on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

11.14

FOUR! Cut away handsomely by Yashasvi Jaiswal to pick up a boundary. Short and wide by Tom Hartley and Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back on the crease and cuts it hard through the point region for a welcome boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 38/0

R Sharma24 (35)

Y Jaiswal11 (31)

J Root6-0-20-0

10.62

Drifting down the pads this time. Rohit Sharma flicks it to the fine leg area and runs a couple to end the over.

10.51

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off and takes a run.

10.40

Pitches the ball up outside the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a hit on the pads but survives.

10.30

Too full on the off stump, slower in the air. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball but straight to covers.

10.20

Fuller on the off stump again. Yashasvi Jaiswal offers a front foot defence.

10.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 35/0

R Sharma22 (34)

Y Jaiswal10 (26)

T Hartley4-0-7-0

9.60

Holds the length back on the of stump. Rohit Sharma punches the ball straight to covers to end the over.

9.50

On the fuller length again. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot.

9.40

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Rohit Sharma gets a hit on the pads and there is a huge appeal for LBW turned down.

9.31

Fuller on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball through covers and runs a single.

9.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal offers a front foot defence.

9.12lb

2 Leg byes. Short ball on the stumps turning away from the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to pull it away but gets a hit on the pads and the batters runs back for a couple from the fine leg region.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 32/0

R Sharma22 (31)

Y Jaiswal9 (23)

J Root5-0-17-0

8.60

On the pads, fuller. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to mid-wicket to end the over.

8.54

FOUR! Another fulltoss and another boundary! Joe Root is not able to pitch the ball this time and ends up bowling a low fulltoss on the off stump. Rohit Sharma drives the ball straight through mid off and picks up another boundary for him.

8.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Rohit Sharma offers a front foot defence.

8.31

Fuller again on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal this time drives the ball towards long off and runs a single.

8.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball well but straight to covers.

8.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps the ball back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 27/0

Y Jaiswal8 (20)

R Sharma18 (28)

T Hartley3-0-6-0

7.61

Bowls on a nagging length on the leg stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

7.50

Just short on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off from the crease.

7.40

Pitches the ball up outside the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to play the reverse sweep but misses the ball.

7.31

Just short again on the stumps. Rohit Sharma drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

7.20

Short and wide, lack of bounce on this occasion. Rohit Sharma cuts it straight to covers.

7.10

Pitched up full on the off stump. Rohit Sharma takes the front oot out and blocks the ball well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 25/0

Y Jaiswal7 (17)

R Sharma17 (25)

J Root4-0-12-0

6.60

Comes back to the off stump line, fuller on length. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

6.50

Bowls one away from the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal lets the ball go through.

6.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball straight to covers.

6.31

Fuller on the stumps. Rohit Sharma steps down and flicks the ball to long on for a run.

6.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot.

6.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Rohit Sharma taps the ball back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 24/0

Y Jaiswal7 (14)

R Sharma16 (22)

T Hartley2-0-4-0

5.60

Tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

5.51

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump line. Rohit Sharma gets down on a knee and sweeps the ball to deep square leg for a single.

5.40

Fuller on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma offers a front foot defence.

5.31

Just short on the pads, flicked away for a single from deep mid-wicket.

5.20

Just short on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and blocks it off.

5.10

Pitches the ball up on the line of the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to play it with the spin and gets a hit on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the Umpire says NO. England take a review this time. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitched in line, the impact is on the line and the ball is turning away from the stumps. The decision stays NOT OUT.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 22/0

R Sharma15 (20)

Y Jaiswal6 (10)

J Root3-0-11-0

4.60

Holds the length on the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and blocks it off.

4.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot.

4.41

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball towards long off and takes a run.

4.34

FOUR! First boundary for Yashasvi Jaiswal as he brings out the big sweep out. Joe Root bowls one outside the line of the leg stump and Yashasvi Jaiswal says thank you and sweeps it hard along the ground beating short fine to his right and gets the ball through to the boundary.

4.20

Tiosses the ball up outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball straight to covers.

4.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 17/0

R Sharma15 (18)

Y Jaiswal1 (6)

T Hartley1-0-2-0

3.60

Holds the length on the off stump. Rohit Sharma takes a big stride forward and offers a defence to end the over.

3.50

Bowls this one on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma takes the front leg out and blocks the ball well.

3.40

Fuller on the leg stump. Rohit Sharma taps it out to mid-wicket.

3.30

Pitched up on the stumps. Rohit Sharma offers a front foot defence.

3.21

Gets off the mark, Yashasvi Jaiswal this time. Tom Hartley bowls it away from the off stump, fuller in length. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to the right of mid off and takes a run.

3.11

Pitched up on the leg stump line. Rohit Sharma taps the ball to the right of mid on and runs a quick single to get the left hander in strike.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 15/0

Y Jaiswal0 (5)

R Sharma14 (13)

J Root2-0-6-0

2.60

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump line from the around the wicket angle. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and looks to block it but the ball hits him on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the Umpire says NO. England don't take the review as it looks to be missing the leg stump.

2.51

Tossed up again outside the off stump line. Rohit Sharma punches the ball to the covers gap and runs a single.

2.44

FOUR! This time he doesn't miss out on the full toss! Drives it straight past mid off and gets himself a boundary. Rohit Sharma picks up his third boundary of the innings already.

2.30

Pitched up on the off stump from around the wicket angle. Rohit Sharma offers a solid front foot defence.

2.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and blocks it off.

2.10

Full toss on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma drives it straight to covers.

Jack Leach is back on the ground which is a good sign for England.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 10/0

Y Jaiswal0 (4)

R Sharma9 (8)

M Wood1-0-8-0

1.60

Good length ball left alone as it is outside the line of the off stump. End of the over.

1.51lb

Leg bye. Hits the length outside the line of the leg stump. Rohit Sharma gets a hit on the thigh pads and runs a single as leg byes from the square leg area.

1.44

FOUR! DROPPED! Rohit Sharma survives and gets a boundary as well. Mark Wood hits the length hard outside the off stump and gets a thick outside edge of Rohit Sharma's bat and carries to Zak Crawley at second slip. He misses the catch and the ball goes through his hands towards the third man boundary.

1.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

1.20

Hits the length outside the off-stump line. Rohit Sharma watchfully lets the ball go through.

1.14

FOUR! The first boundary for India and it's off Rohit Sharma's bat! Short ball outside the line of the off stump and Rohit Sharma stays back and times the ball well to the left of point taking it racings towards the point boundary for Four runs.

Mark Wood to steam in from the other end. Also, Jack Leach hasn't taken the field due to that heavily strapped knee and England are a bowler short here.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 1/0

Y Jaiswal0 (3)

R Sharma1 (3)

J Root1-0-1-0

0.60

Pitched short outside the off-stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal goes back and lets the ball go through. Good bounce once again.

0.50

Just short on the off stump, gets extra bounce on this occasion. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays on the crease and blocks it off well.

0.40

Pitched up to the left-hander. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

0.31

Just short at the stumps and its first runs for India as Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and takes a run to get off the mark.

0.20

Holds the length on the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and taps it back to the bowler.

0.10

Tosses the ball up, on the middle stump line from around the wicket. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

Commentary

We are back for the post-Lunch session on Day 4 and the pivotal run chase is also about to get underway. Earlier in the break, the light roller was used but now it is all up to the players from both teams. The umpires are out in the middle and so is the Indian opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and skipper Rohit Sharma. It will be Joe Root who will take the new ball for England. Let's play...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

Right then, as England are bowled out for 420 runs, Lunch has been taken and when India come back out, they will have to chase down 231 runs for the win which will be one of the highest-successful run chases in the final innings on Indian soil. England now have a lot to bowl at but their spinners really need to make an impact and Joe Root will be crucial with the ball in hand. A Test match that is brilliantly poised and we couldn't have asked for more. Do join us in about half an hours time for the exciting run chase.

India seemed to have the game well in control in the first two days of the Test match but have been frustrated for more than a day by an English side that simply doesn't give up. The spinners were put under pressure and couldn't get the same purchase like they did in the first innings but Jasprit Bumrah stood out as he bowled extremely well and got wickets at crucial stages of the game. A couple of catches were dropped and the fielders looked lethargic but after a lot of resistance, they were able to pick up the final three wickets in a jiffy. Bumrah ended with four wickets and now, the onus is on the Indian openers to give their side a good start.

Wow, that was some innings from Ollie Pope and he will be devastated to have fallen just of a double hundred here and the crowd rightly gives him a big standing ovation. One of the best innings you will see from a touring batter and that too in the second innings but India have finally managed to take wickets in clusters and have kept the English lead to well below the 250-run mark. The final lead stands at 230 runs which is still pretty massive to get beyond in the final innings of a Test match on a turning track. It was a fine first session for England as both Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley were able to build stands with Pope who kept on playing his shots. Hartley in particular played very well and that should give him confidence with the ball as well.

102.1W

OUT! TIMBER! Jasprit Bumrah outsmarts Ollie Pope on this occasion to bring an end to the England innings! Bowls a slower ball, pitched right up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope looks to play the reverse scoop as he expected it to be a fast yorker but misses the ball completely due to the lack of pace on the ball. The ball hits the off stump and India ends the innings. A superb innings from the England vice-captain, Ollie Pope comes to an end.

Jack Leach is the last man in for England.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 420/9

M Wood0 (7)

O Pope196 (277)

R Jadeja34-1-131-2

101.6W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! India gets the 9th one down and its Ravindra Jadeja who gets rid of Mark Wood. Tosses the ball up on the off stump line and Mark Wood looks to play a defence off the front foot. The extra turn in the ball gets a faint outside edge through to KS Bharat who takes a simple catch to end the innings of Mark Wood.

101.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Mark Wood blocks it off the front foot.

101.41

Short ball outside the off stump line. Ollie Pope cuts the ball to sweepers for a single.

101.30

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

101.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope taps it straight to short mid-wicket.

101.10

That is pitched up and straight on the pads of Ollie Pope who looks to play the reverse sweep. Huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says NO. India take a review. The ball looks very close to the off stump line. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows that the wickets are missing. Ollie Pope survives.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 419/8

M Wood0 (5)

O Pope195 (273)

R Ashwin29-4-126-3

100.60

Full again on the off stump. Mark Wood blocks it off and ends the over.

100.50

Slow and full on the stumps, turning away. Mark Wood gets a hit on the pads but outside the line of the leg stump.

100.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Mark Wood drives the ball straight to covers.

100.30

Just short outside the off stump from around the wicket. Mark Wood gets beaten as he looks to cut the ball late.

100.20

Pitched up on the off stump line. Mark Wood blocks it off the front foot.

Mark Wood walks out to bat next.

100.1W

OUT! TIMBER! The breakthrough that India wanted has come. A really good partnership has been broken and its Ravichandran Ashwin who does it again! Pitches the ball up on the off stump that stays low and rushes into the off stump. Tom Hartley is stuck on the crease and could not manage to block the ball as it doesnt bounce much. India need 2 more wickets from here to close the innings out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 419/7

T Hartley34 (51)

O Pope195 (273)

A Patel16-2-74-1

99.61

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Tom Hartley flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single to end the over.

99.51b

Bye. Turn and bounce that misses everything. KS Bharat fumbles the ball for a single as BYE!

99.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off solid.

99.34

FOUR! Superb drives from the well set Ollie Pope that takes him to 199! Pitched up from Axar Patel outside the off stump line and Ollie Pope leans into the drive and places it well infront of sweeper covers to find another boundary.

99.20

Pitches it up again on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

99.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope drives the ball to covers off the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 413/7

T Hartley33 (50)

O Pope191 (268)

M Siraj7-1-22-0

98.60

Short ball outside the line of the off stump. Tom Hartley looks to cut the ball but gets a think inside edge of the bat back to the wicket keeper on the bounce to end the over.

98.50

nails a yorker on the off stump line. Tom Hartley moves away from the stumps and manages to block it back to the bowler.

98.40

Bowls a good length ball from around the wicket on the off stump line. Tom Hartley stays on the crease and knocks it off well.

98.31lb

Leg bye! Straying on the pads from the length. Ollie Pope looks to heave it on the leg side but gets a hit on the pads and runs a single as leg bye.

98.20

Holds the length back on the middle stump. Ollie Pope taps it down to mid on.

98.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Ollie Pope blocks the ball from the crease towards mid off.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 412/7

O Pope191 (265)

T Hartley33 (47)

R Ashwin28-3-126-2

97.61

Flatter one angled across off stump, Ollie Pope goes right back in his crease and watches it all the way before applying a deft touch past first slip for a single. The lead is now 222 runs.

97.51

Slow and short, turning away from off, Tom Hartley rocks back and pulls it down to long on for a single.

97.44

FOUR! Out comes the reverse sweep again and Tom Hartley helps himself to another boundary. This is bowled into middle and leg, Hartley goes for the reverse and nails it past backward point for four more runs.

97.30

Full on off, jammed out towards cover.

97.20

Nicely bowled! Holds this one back a touch and floats it up on the off stump, Tom Hartley is caught in two minds but eventually goes for the drive but the ball turns past the outside edge.

97.11

Tossed up full around off, Ollie Pope gets on the front foot and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 405/7

T Hartley28 (43)

O Pope189 (263)

M Siraj6-0-22-0

96.60

Banged in short and over the off stump, Tom Hartley gets right back behind the line and keeps it down on the deck.

96.50

Short ball but angled down the leg side, Tom Hartley misses the pull and gets a bit of glove on it as the ball goes on the bounce to the keeper who does well to make a diving stop.

96.40

Changes the angle of attack by coming from around the stumps and angles it in a bit fuller into middle and leg, Tom Hartley tucks it away to mid-wicket.

96.30

Attempted bumper, rolls his fingers over the ball though Siraj and angles it across off stump, Tom Hartley gets low and sways away from the line of the ball.

96.20

Full and sliding just down the leg side, Tom Hartley misses the flick and the ball goes off the legs to the keeper.

96.14

FOUR! Tom Hartley answers back in the best way possible. Mohammed Siraj looks for another bumper over leg stump but doesn't get it to rise up, Hartley pulls and pulls well behind square leg for a boundary.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 401/7

T Hartley24 (37)

O Pope189 (263)

R Ashwin27-3-119-2

95.61

Full again around off but a bit too full allowing Tom Hartley to drive it away through covers for one.

95.50

Lovely delivery! Tosses this one right up on the off stump line and induces the drive from Tom Hartley who is well beaten by the turn and bounce.

95.40

Tossed-up delivery around off stump, Tom Hartley looks to defend off the front foot but misses and the ball gets and inside edge onto the pads.

95.31

On a length and floated across the off stump, Ollie Pope gets down on one knee and hard-sweeps it in front of square on the leg side for one more and the 400 now comes up for England.

95.21

Nice and full, Tom Hartley sweeps it away well to deep backward square leg for one more.

95.11

Nicely floated up full and outside off, Ollie Pope looks to fetch and sweep but gets it off the inside edge and goes down to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 397/7

T Hartley22 (33)

O Pope187 (261)

M Siraj5-0-18-0

94.60

A bit of hostility now from Mohammed Siraj after that dropped catch. This is banged in right around the shoulder and Tom Hartley awkwardly fends it away. Siraj gives Hartley and unnecessary piece of mind.

94.51

Fuller in length and outside off, driven away toward cover for a single.

94.40

Slower one, dug in a bit over off stump, Ollie Pope looks to pull but is way early into the shot and the ball goes off his body back to the keeper.

94.30

DROPPED! Would you believe it? KL Rahul has put down a sitter and that is the catch that should have been taken. Bowled back of a length by Mohammed Siraj and angles it back in from outside off, Ollie Pope hangs back and looks to guide it away but edges it down in front of a wide first slip where Rahul is caught day dreaming and spills it out, Siraj cannot believe it and Pope gets a big reprieve.

94.24

FOUR! Beautiful shot! Pitched up around off, Ollie Pope comes down the track and punches it straight back past the diving man at mid on for a boundary.

94.12

Uppish but in the gap and the fumble in the deep allows Ollie Pope to get back on strike. Pitched up on off and angling in, Pope drives it off the outer half of the bat and square on the off side. Jasprit Bumrah runs to his right and doesn't collect it cleanly, allowing the second run.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 390/7

T Hartley22 (32)

O Pope180 (256)

R Ashwin26-3-115-2

93.60

Slower through the air, getting it to drift in and then leave the left-hander, Tom Hartley edges it down with soft hands and past the slip cordon.

93.50

Full and on the stumps, Tom Hartley uses his feet and punches it away to covers.

93.40

Drifted in on middle and leg, turning away, Tom Hartley adjusts and keeps it out.

93.31

Full and around off, Ollie Pope leans on and bunts it out on the off side for a quick single and the lead now does read 200, staggering.

93.21

Tossed up full and wide, driven away firmly and to sweeper cover for one. The 50-run stand comes up between these two and the lead in now one run short of 200 runs.

93.10

Nicely bowled! Drifted in on a shorter length and into the legs, turning away sharply, Tom Hartley gets a bit squared up but does well to keep it down past first slip.

Drinks break! Well then, Day 3 belonged to England and now they have made the first hour on Day 4 all theirs as well. Ollie Pope is playing on a different pitch altogether it seems and Tom Hartley has given ample support as well. India got an early wicket but have looked a bit flat and frustrated and they need to show a bit more urgency now while the ball is still new and hard or else they could be looking at a very tricky chase here. There is a bit of a hold-up now as there in an issue with the sight-screen. The umpire walks toward the sight-screen and sorts it out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 388/7

O Pope179 (255)

T Hartley21 (27)

M Siraj4-0-11-0

92.60

Much better from Mohammed Siraj, probing last few deliveries. Hard length in the channel and coming back in off the deck, Ollie Pope is a bit tentative again and gets a late edge on the bounce to the slip cordon.

92.50

Full and outside off, slanting it back in, Ollie Pope gets on the front foot and punches it right back to the bowler.

92.40

Nagging length a bit more outside off, Ollie Pope looks to run it down to third man but gets an under edge towards gully.

92.30

Pitches this one up around off at 138 clicks and gets it to nip back in, Ollie Pope with a tentative push at it and almost chops it back on but luckily for Pope, the ball hits the back leg.

92.22

On a good length and angling in from outside off, Ollie Pope comes down the pitch right away and punches it on the up in front of deep point for a couple of runs.

92.11

Starts with a fuller delivery outside off, Tom Hartley just hangs back and plays it away to deep backward point for a single.

Mohammed Siraj (3-0-8-0) is into the attack now.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 385/7

O Pope177 (250)

T Hartley20 (26)

R Ashwin25-3-113-2

91.64b

FOUR BYES! That one took everyone by surprise. Quicker one, angled across the right-hander on a length, Ollie Pope is beaten past the outside edge and the ball skids on and bounces extra beating the keeper and first slip and rolls away into the fence.

91.51

Tossed up on middle and leg, Tom Hartley steps out and forces it on the full to long on for one more.

91.41

Flighted delivery on middle, flicked away off the legs to short fine leg for a quick single.

91.33

Good effort in the deep to save the boundary. Tossed up again but again a bit too full and around off, Tom Hartley with the cover drive past the man at covers and Mohammed Siraj in the deep runs to his left and puts in a big dive to save one run.

91.21

Floats this one up really full on off stump, Ollie Pope clips it using the wrists and past mid-wicket for a single.

91.10

Tosses this one up around off stump, Ollie Pope leans on and tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 375/7

O Pope175 (246)

T Hartley16 (24)

R Jadeja33-1-130-1

90.61

Nicely tossed up on off, Ollie Pope drives it inside-out and down toward long off for a single.

90.50

Nice and full at the stumps, pushed out on the off side.

90.40

Flighted one around off and turning away, Ollie Pope looks to lean on and stroke it away but edges it down with soft hands in front of first slip.

90.31

Full and quick angled across off, Tom Hartley jams it past the gully region and picks up the single.

90.24

FOUR! Another clean hit from Tom Hartley. Tossed up around off and turning in, Hartley comes down the pitch and keeps his shape before hammering it flat and straight down the ground for another boundary.

90.10

Really full and around off, Tom Hartley bunts the drive back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 369/7

T Hartley11 (21)

O Pope174 (243)

R Ashwin24-3-107-2

89.61

This one is angled in from middle, Tom Hartley clips it away on the leg side and picks up a single. It is getting more and more frustrating now for India.

89.50

Full and around off, driven off the front foot but into the deck and the ball bounces wide of the fielder at short extra cover.

89.41

Gives it more air and tosses it on off stump, Ollie Pope looks to dive it through covers but gets it off the inner half to mid-wicket for a run.

89.30

Nicely bowled! Flatter and a bit full, angled sharply across the right-hander, Ollie Pope looks to drive but the new ball zips past the outside edge.

89.21

Drifted in full again, Tom Hartley comes down the pitch and punches it on the full to wide long off for a single.

89.10

Full and quick onto middle and off, Tom Hartley solidly blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 366/7

O Pope173 (241)

T Hartley9 (17)

R Jadeja32-1-124-1

88.60

Flatter delivery angling into the stumps, Ollie Pope goes back and across and keeps it out on the leg side.

88.54

FOUR! Nicely done once again by Ollie Pope. Quicker around off at 97 clicks, Pope pre-meditates and gets down before reverse-lapping it over the first slip fielder and into the third man fence.

88.40

Straighter this time, Ollie Pope has to lean on quite a bit but keeps it out on the off side.

88.30

Flights it up a bit around off, Ollie Pope goes inside-out and drives it away to covers.

88.20

Nicely angled into middle and turning away, Ollie Pope leans on well and keeps it out on the off side.

88.11

Quicker one around off, Tom Hartley pushes it out to the left of short cover and gets across quickly for the single.

The second new ball has been taken! It will be Ravindra Jadeja to begin with the brand-new cherry.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 361/7

O Pope169 (236)

T Hartley8 (16)

R Ashwin23-3-104-2

87.60

Nagging length around off, Ollie Pope gets pushed on the back foot and the ball turns back in with a bit of an extra bounce but Pope nudges it down well.

87.51

Tom Hartley growing in confidence now. Full and straight, reverse-swept away with solid timing to deep backward point for a single.

87.44

FOUR! Top shot! Tossed up on the stumps, Tom Hartley shimmies down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball before thumping it right back over the bowler's head for a boundary. The lead now stretches to 170 runs.

87.31

Slower at 85 clicks and angled across off stump, Ollie Pope makes a bit of room and taps it away behind point to rotate the strike.

87.21

Flatter one angling into the pads, Tom Hartley goes back in his crease and flicks it through backward square leg for another easy single.

87.11

Way too short and slow, allowing Ollie Pope to get on the back foot and just work it 'round the corner for one more.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 353/7

O Pope167 (233)

T Hartley2 (13)

R Jadeja31-1-119-1

86.61

Tossed up outside off, Ollie Pope leans on and strokes it square through cover-point for a single.

86.50

On a length and sliding into the legs, Ollie Pope tucks it off the back foot to square leg.

86.40

Full on the stumps, Ollie Pope attempts the reverse sweep but dabs the ball just to the right of first slip.

86.30

Well in! This is nicely flighted up on a length around off and Ollie Pope is drawn forward, the ball turns past the bat and KS Bharat whips off the bails. There is half a shout for stumping but by the time the replays are checked everyone is back in position and the replays confirm that Pope's back leg never left the crease.

86.21lb

LEG BYE! Flighted one around off, Tom Hartley gets a big stride across and gets inside the line to lap it down to fine leg for a single.

86.11b

BYE! Through everyone! Tossed up really full and outside off stump, Ollie Pope looks for the booming cover drive but the ball hits the rough and just turns away sharply past the edge and through the hands of Rohit Sharma at first slip as well. The batters get a bye.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 350/7

T Hartley2 (12)

O Pope166 (228)

R Ashwin22-3-96-2

85.60

A bit more air on that one, drifting into middle, Tom Hartley blocks it down the pitch without a fuss.

85.50

Pushed through quicker and angled into the off stump, Tom Hartley solidly keeps it out to silly point.

85.41

Fuller and turning in from middle stump, Ollie Pope flicks it away with soft hands and gets it behind square leg for a single.

85.32

Excellent running! Short of a length onto middle, Ollie Pope rocks back and tucks it away past square leg before racing back for the second run.

85.20

Nagging length on off stump, pushed across the right-hander, Ollie Pope stays back and watchfully keeps it out.

85.10

Starts with a tossed-up delivery but spills it down the leg side and the keeper fumbles.

Ravichandran Ashwin (21-3-93-2) comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 347/7

T Hartley2 (10)

O Pope163 (224)

J Bumrah16-4-41-3

84.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Tom Hartley drives the ball straight into the hands of mid off and ends the over.

84.50

Holds the length back outside the off stump this time. Tom Hartley stays back and taps the ball towards covers.

84.40

Bowls another yorker on the stumps this time. Tom Hartley blocks it off well.

84.30

Nails a yorker outside the line of the off stump and Tom Hartley looks to drive it but hits the bottom of the bat back to KS Bharat on the bounce.

84.21

Pitched up again on the off stump. Ollie Pope pushes the ball to long on and takes a run.

84.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and taps the ball towards covers.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 346/7

O Pope162 (222)

T Hartley2 (6)

R Jadeja30-1-118-1

83.63

Tosses this one up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope gets his leg out and blocks it getting a thick outside edge running towards the third man boundary where Shreyas Iyer makes a good stop to save the boundary, but the batters come back for a third run and Ollie Pope keeps strike.

83.51

Holds the length back again on the off stump line. Tom Hartley steps out and launches the ball falling short of long on and runs a single.

83.41

Brings the reverse sweep out for the first time this morning. Ollie Pope gets a single from the right of point.

83.31

Holds the length back on the off stump. Tom Hartley drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

83.20

Just short on the stumps, turning away. Tom Hartley stays back and gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the leg stump.

83.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball through to sweepers for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 339/7

T Hartley0 (3)

O Pope157 (219)

J Bumrah15-4-40-3

82.60

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Tom Hartley takes the front foot out and lets the ball to through to end a successful over for India.

82.50

Bowls this one outside the line of the leg stump. Tom Hartley sees it through.

82.40

Hits the length outside the off stump line. Tom Hartley lets the ball go through.

Tom Hartley walks in to bat for England.

82.3W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Jasprit Bumrah gets India the break through on the morning of Day 4 and its Rehan Ahmed who walks back into the hut! Hits th elength hard and gets the ball to move away after pitching from outside the off stump line. Rehan Ahmed looks to stay at the crease and runs his hands over the ball but in the end could only get a feather back to KS Bharat who grabs an easy catch. India looking to get back into the game.

82.20

Drops short of the man at slip. Rehan Ahmed stays at the crease. Jasprit Bumrah hits the length hard outside the off stump line. Rehan Ahmed stays back and lets the ball come to him. The ball takes the outside edge and falls short of Shreyas Iyer at slip.

82.11lb

Leg bye! Hits the length outside the leg stump line. Ollie Pope gets a hit on the thigh pad and runs a leg bye.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 338/6

R Ahmed28 (51)

O Pope157 (218)

R Jadeja29-1-111-1

81.60

Pitched up again, spinning away from the stumps. Rehan Ahmed takes the front foot out to block it but the ball beats the outside edge back to the keeper.

81.50

Fuller on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed blocks it off the front foot.

81.40

Just short outside off, turns away from the right hander. Rehan Ahmed gets beaten outside off.

81.34

FOUR! Rehan Ahmed gets one over the top and finds a boundary!

81.21

Short and wide on the off stump, cut away for a single through sweepers.

81.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 333/6

R Ahmed24 (47)

O Pope156 (216)

J Bumrah14-3-40-2

80.60

Tries a yorker that turns into a low fulltoss. Rehan Ahmed taps it down to covers.

80.50

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Rehan Ahmed blocks it off well.

80.41lb

Hits the length outside the leg stump line. Ollie Pope gets a hit on the pads and runs a leg bye from covers.

80.34

FOUR! First boundary of the morning! Ollie Pope gets his first of the Day. Jasprit Bumrah holds the length back outside the off stump line with pace and Ollie Pope stays back, waits on it, and plays it under his eyes to take it flying to the right of the gully fielder for a boundary at the third man fence.

80.21

Holds the length outside the off stump. Rehan Ahmed taps the ball to the point gap and runs a single.

80.10

Hits the length on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed gets an outside edge straight to the gully from the crease.

New ball is now available for India.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 327/6

O Pope152 (214)

R Ahmed23 (43)

R Jadeja28-1-106-1

79.60

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump. Ollie Pope gets a hit on the pads but outside the line of the leg stump.

79.51

Short ball outside the off stump. Rehan Ahmed cuts it through covers and runs a single.

79.40

Tosses this up on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed offers a front foot defence.

79.30

Jolds the length again on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed is comfortable behind and blocks it off.

79.20

Just short on the off stump again. Rehan Ahmed stays back and blocks the ball well.

79.12

Stays short outside the off stump. Rehan Ahmed punches the ball through covers and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 324/6

O Pope152 (213)

R Ahmed20 (38)

J Bumrah13-3-35-2

78.62

Strays down on the pads with pace this time. Ollie Pope flicks the ball through to the right of deep square leg and comes back for a second.

78.53

Swings one in, fuller in length on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed drives the ball through covers and runs three runs till the time Shreyas Iyer picks the ball and gets it back.

78.40

Pitches the ball up and straight attacking the stumps. Rehan Ahmed looks to flick it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

78.30

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Rehan Ahmed stays back and blocks the ball well.

78.21

Just short outside the off stump and Ollie Pope taps the ball towards covers and runs a single to bring up his HUNDRED and FIFTY. What an inning it has been.

78.10

Hits the length hard just outside the off stump line. Jasprit Bumrah starts off well. Ollie Pope stays back on the crease and throws his hands at it but is beaten by the extra pace and bounce.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 318/6

R Ahmed17 (35)

O Pope149 (210)

R Jadeja27-1-103-1

77.60

Another ball keeping low outside the off stump. Rehan Ahmed watchfully lets the ball go through.

77.50

Tosses the ball up on the off stump and gets it to turn away. Rehan Ahmed gets beaten on the back foot.

77.41

Short and wide, Ollie Pope taps the ball towards short third man and runs a single.

77.30

Holds the length back just outside the off stump line and the ball turns and keeps low. Ollie Pope gets beaten as he tries to cut the ball.

77.21

Short and wide, Rehan Ahmed punches the ball to sweepers for a single.

77.10

Starts off with a short ball outside the off stump line. Rehan Ahmed lets the ball go through.

We are all set as the Players and the Umpires are out in the field to start the Day 4 of this Test match. Ollie Pope and Rehan Ahmed walk out to bat for England. Ravindra Jadeja to start the attack for India. Let's Play!

The day promises to be a superb one for cricket as the Test match still hangs in the balance. Will India be able to get the wickets soon and come out to start their chase in the first session itself? Or will Ollie Pope be the star for England and bat through the innings to take his team to a good second-innings score? Let’s find out as the Day 3 of this 1st Test between England and India, starts soon. Stay tuned.

India, after being on top for the first 2 days suffered a setback yesterday with both bat and ball. They were all out in the first hour of the match and then leaked a lot of runs during their bowling. Jasprit Bumrah has been the pick of the Indian bowlers as he not only has picked 2 very important wickets but also has been very economical and has bowled according to the plan. India will be eager to bounce back and get the English batter all out before they touch the 200 mark. Regardless, they will have to bat really well to chase down anything over 150 as the wicket is becoming more and more favorable to the spinners. India has the second new ball due in the next three overs and will be formulating all their plans keeping that in mind.

A very good morning to each and everyone joining us here today on Day 4 of this 1st Test Match between India and England where England in their second innings is 316/6 after 77 overs bowled and currently holds a lead of 126 runs. England won the toss and chose to Bat first and was able to put a first-innings score of 246. India in reply scored 436 runs getting a first innings lead of 190 runs. England came out to bat positive yesterday and are eyeing a lead of over 200 runs and looking at the way the wicket is playing, it is going to be a par total for India to chase. Ollie Pope, England’s number 3 is still at the crease batting at 148 not out overnight score, and along with him is the young Rehan Ahmed batting on the overnight score of 16. England at one point were 163/5 when Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes stitched up a 100-run partnership before Ben Foakes was dismissed by Axar Patel in the final hour of the match. England currently holds a strong position and will be looking to capitalise and turn the game in their favor. The first session is going to be a very important one for both teams.

... DAY 4, FIRST SESSION ...

Right then, England leads by 126 runs and will be looking to go past the 200-run mark if they want their bowlers to have a chance to get India all out before that as there are still 2 days left in the Test match. India will be looking to regroup as a bowling side and will be looking to execute the plans better. Day 4 will begin on Sunday at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) but you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Cheers!

Zak Crawley is down for a chat. He says that they are very happy and Ollie Pope played a wonderful knock and a few more runs and it could be a tricky chase. Adds that the process was to play good cricketing shots and on his dismissal he says that Ashwin bowled a good ball and there's nothing he can do about it. Mentions that the lines the bowlers bowled allowed them to go for the reverse sweep more and ends by saying that they would have taken a lead of 100 runs but will now look to add 40-50 more runs.

India finds itself reflecting on missed opportunities and areas for improvement in their performance. While the day witnessed commendable efforts from the Indian bowlers, the team would have aspired for a more productive outcome, both in terms of wickets taken and runs conceded. Throughout the day's play, the Indian bowling unit struggled with consistency, proving to be expensive at times and failing to apply sustained pressure on the English batters. Additionally, lapses in fielding, falling below international standards, compounded India's challenges, with missed opportunities, such as the dropped catch of Ollie Pope by Axar Patel at point, proving costly. Furthermore, the bowlers' inability to maintain pressure and restrict boundaries allowed England to build momentum, posing a significant challenge for India's quest to regain control of the match. Notably, Ravindra Jadeja's uncharacteristic tally of seven no-balls further added to India's woes, highlighting the need for greater discipline and focus in their bowling efforts. With the Test match hanging in the balance, India recognizes the importance of a proactive approach on the field from the onset of play tomorrow. The team will be eager to rectify their shortcomings, striving for improved bowling accuracy, tighter fielding, and enhanced focus to create opportunities and mount a spirited comeback in pursuit of victory.

As the sun sets on the third day of this gripping Test match, the equilibrium of the contest remains delicately poised, with England emerging as the dominant force, posting a formidable total of 316/3 in 77 overs and securing a crucial lead of 126 runs. Today belonged unequivocally to England, who exhibited resilience and determination reminiscent of a champion team. Commencing their resurgence by swiftly dismissing the Indian side in the opening hour, England then showcased their batting prowess, defying the challenges posed by the experienced Indian bowling attack to establish a commanding position in the match. At the forefront of England's resurgence stands Ollie Pope, whose masterful innings of 148 runs off 208 balls epitomizes excellence and grit, currently in support of the promising Rehan Ahmed. With their sights set on extending their lead beyond the 200-run mark, England's performance today stands as a testament to their perseverance and skill.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 316/6

R Ahmed16 (31)

O Pope148 (208)

R Ashwin21-3-93-2

76.61

A single to end and that will be Stumps on Day 4! This is tossed up outside off, Rehan Ahmed gets on the front foot and plays it away through extra cover for a single and England end with 316/6 on Day 4, having a lead on 126 runs in the bag.

76.50

Just holds it back a touch and bowls it on off stump, Rehan Ahmed reaches out to defend but gets a bit of an inside edge onto the pads.

76.40

Full again and on middle and leg, Rehan Ahmed strides forward to make the block.

76.30

Tossed up full around off, Rehan Ahmed blocks it off the front foot.

76.24

FOUR! Way too short and put away! This is dragged down over middle stump and turning in, Rehan Ahmed rocks back and pulls it away to deep square leg for a boundary.

76.10

Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to bowl the final over of the day and starts with a flighted one around off. Rehan Ahmed leans right on and pushes it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 311/6

O Pope148 (208)

R Ahmed11 (25)

R Jadeja26-1-101-1

75.62

A bit too full and offering width, Ollie Pope drives it away nicely and in front of square on the off side for a couple of easy runs. The lead currently stands at 121 runs.

75.50

Flighted delivery, a bit fuller and around off, Ollie Pope keeps it out.

75.40

Tossed up around off, Pope leans on and defends it to the off side.

75.31

Flighted ball around off, Rehan Ahmed pushes it out on the off side for one run.

75.32nb

No ball! Ravindra Jadeja oversteps yet again and this is getting highly frustrating for the bowler and the captain. On the stumps, worked away past mid-wicket for a single.

75.21

Floated up on the stumps, Rehan Ahmed leans on and flicks it away in front of mid-wicket for a quick single.

75.10

Tossed up full and around off stump, Rehan Ahmed gets on the front foot and blocks it out on the off side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 305/6

O Pope145 (204)

R Ahmed9 (22)

J Bumrah12-3-29-2

74.60

Slows it up now and bowls it around the top of off stump, Ollie Pope holds back and just jams the ball out on the off side.

74.51

Back of a length around off, punched away off the back foot to point where Mohammed Siraj misfields and allows the single.

74.40

Good stop by Shubman Gill! Full and on the legs, flicked away to the left of short mid-wicket where Gill dives down and gets both hands to it.

74.30

Good length in the channel and just straightening a bit, Rehan Ahmed plays inside the line as the ball zips through to the keeper.

74.20

Goes wider on the crease and angles it back in on a fuller length onto the stumps, Rehan Ahmed keeps it out with a straight bat.

74.10

Hard length over middle, this one jags back in a bit and beats the bat of Rehan Ahmed to hit him on the thigh pads.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 304/6

O Pope145 (203)

R Ahmed8 (17)

R Jadeja25-1-95-1

73.60

Drifted into middle and leg, Ollie Pope blocks it down the pitch.

73.51

Dragged well short and outside off, cut away easily off the back foot past point for one and Ravindra Jadeja lets out a grunt as he isn't happy with the ball he just bowled.

73.41

Too full on middle, Ollie Pope drives it along the ground to long off and picks up another single.

73.30

Tossed up around middle and leg, gripping a bit, Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

73.21

Flatter one, just short of a length, Rehan Ahmed backs away and dabs it down in front of square on the off side for one more.

73.11

Full on middle, Ollie Pope stays leg side of the ball and leans on to stroke it away down to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 300/6

R Ahmed6 (15)

O Pope143 (199)

J Bumrah11-3-28-2

72.60

Hard length over middle, Rehan Ahmed gets pressed onto the back foot but jams it out on the off side.

72.50

Beaten! A touch fuller and on the fifth stump line, sliding straight on, Rehan Ahmed looks for the expansive cover drive but gets beaten past the outside edge.

72.40

Good-length ball on middle, angling in and staying a shade low, Rehan Ahmed stands tall and punches it toward mid-wicket.

72.31

Good length, angling back into the off stump, Ollie Pope stays on the front foot and taps it in front of point for a single. 300 comes up for England now.

Halt! Jasprit Bumrah gets a sprain on the right knee and receives treatment and some fluids to ensure that he can continue.

72.20

Short and dragged well outside off, Ollie Pope fetches the ball and pulls it down to mid on.

72.14

FOUR! Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack and gets hit for a four right away. A gentle loosener to begin with as this is bowled fuller and on the legs, Ollie Pope clips it away with good timing and gets it past square leg for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 295/6

R Ahmed6 (12)

O Pope138 (196)

R Jadeja24-1-91-1

71.60

Beaten! Full and around off, turning away sharply, Rehan Ahmed looks to block down the pitch but the ball beats the bat and keeps low as well.

71.50

Flatter delivery on the fifth stump line, Rehan Ahmed leaves it alone.

71.41

Pushed through a bit quicker on off stump, Ollie Pope leans on and edges it away with soft hands past silly point for a single.

71.31

Tossed up on off stump, Rehan Ahmed makes a bit of room leg side and goes inside-out over the cover region. There is a sweeper in the deep and it will only be a single.

71.21

Floated up on off stump, yet another reverse sweep that is nailed down toward third man for a single.

71.10

Half a shout for LBW and catch but nothing doing says the umpire. This is floated up around leg stump, slower through the air and turning away, Ollie Pope looks to defend but misses and the ball goes off his pads to Rohit Sharma at first slip. The replays clearly show that it did pitch outside the leg stump.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 292/6

R Ahmed5 (9)

O Pope136 (193)

A Patel15-2-69-1

70.60

Play and a miss! Shorter one outside off and angled in, Rehan Ahmed looks to rock back and cut but is beaten by the extra bounce.

70.51

Full and straight, knocked down the ground to long on for a single.

70.42

Tosses it up around off stump, Ollie Pope leans right ahead and strokes it away wide of long off for a couple of runs. The lead now goes past 100 runs for England.

70.30

Fuller now on off, Ollie Pope gets well forward and blocks it out.

70.20

Shortens the length and keeps it around off, Ollie Pope goes on the back foot and plays it late past first slip.

70.10

Flighted, a bit more round arm too and angling in from outside off, Ollie Pope leans on to defend.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 289/6

O Pope133 (188)

R Ahmed5 (8)

R Jadeja23-1-88-1

69.61

On the stumps, reverse swept away past point for an easy single.

69.50

And again! Fuller and around off, turning away sharply after pitching and Ollie Pope is beaten past the outside edge.

69.40

Good comeback! Slightly fuller on off and turning away sharply, Ollie Pope leans on and plays inside the line.

69.34

FOUR! How cheeky is that? This is fuller on middle and leg, Ollie Pope shapes up for the reverse sweep but adjusts and ends up scooping it right over the keeper's head for four runs.

69.20

Around off stump, defended off the front foot on the off side.

69.10

Quick turn! Dragged down outside off, Ollie Pope has a poke at it but the ball goes well past the outside edge.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 284/6

R Ahmed5 (8)

O Pope128 (182)

A Patel14-2-66-1

68.60

Beaten! On a nagging length around off stump and turning away sharply, Rehan Ahmed looks to make room and cut it off the back foot but is beaten by the turn and additional bounce.

68.51

Dragged down on the legs, keeping low yet again, Ollie Pope manages to get bat on it and gets it away behind square leg for a single.

68.41

Ever so slightly short and around off, Rehan Ahmed makes room and cuts it past the diving man at gully for one more.

68.31

Fuller this time on off, Ollie Pope uses his feet and plays it inside out through square on the off side for a single.

68.20

Flatter again, Ollie Pope looks to come forward and play at it but gets hit on the pads.

68.10

Quicker delivery, bowled back of a length on off and coming back in sharply with the arm, Ollie Pope backs away to defend.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 281/6

R Ahmed4 (6)

O Pope126 (178)

R Jadeja22-1-83-1

67.60

Flighted delivery on the off stump line, Rehan Ahmed leans on well to defend.

67.50

Too full on the stumps, Rehan Ahmed leans on and pushes it out to mid on.

67.44

FOUR! Nicely played! Just a tad short and wide, Rehan Ahmed picks the length early and rocks back before cutting it past the point region for a boundary.

67.30

Fuller this time and Rehan Ahmed pushes it out on the off side.

67.20

Quciker one around off and turning past the outside edge once again.

67.21nb

No ball! Dropped well short and quicker around off, this one shoots off the deck and beats the outside edge as Ravindra Jadeja oversteps for the nth time in this innings and that is very poor, especially by a spinner.

67.11

Short and turning away from around off, Ollie Pope cuts it away off the back foot to the right of third man and looks for two but has to settle for the single.

Rehan Ahmed walks in to bat.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 275/6

B Foakes34 (81)

O Pope125 (177)

A Patel13-2-63-1

66.6W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! One keeps low and Ben Foakes has to walk back. Axar Patel bowls it with a high-arm action and angles it in flatter from outside off. The ball comes in with the angle and Foakes looks to back away and push it out on the off side but the ball stays low and sneask under the willow to crash into the stumps. Some respite for Axar who went for plenty runs and even dropped a catch but has now broken the vital stand. Foakes has done his job though.

66.50

Flatter one, defended off the back foot to covers.

66.41

Dtops it short now, Ollie Pope rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

66.30

Fuller around off, pushed away to covers.

66.24

FOUR! The audacity of that shot! Quicker one around off, Ollie Pope goes for the reverse sweep yet again but adjusts and ends up reverse-flicking it over first slip for a boundary.

66.10

On the shorter side and angled in, Ollie Pope rocks back to defend it on the leg side.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 270/5

B Foakes34 (79)

O Pope120 (173)

R Jadeja21-1-77-1

65.60

Full and around off, pushed out on the off side.

65.50

JAFFA! That was inches away from the off stump. Drifted in on a length and on off, Ben Foakes looks to block with soft hands but the ball turns away sharply after pitching to beat the outside edge and misses the off stump by a whisker.

65.40

Beaten! This is flighted a bit fuller and around off stump, the ball grips and rips away from the right-hander and Ben Foakes is beaten past the outside edge.

65.31

Shorter in length on the stumps, played off the back foot toward mid-wicket for a run.

65.24

FOUR! Miscues the reverse sweep but gets it away still. Tossed up around off stump, Ollie Pope gets the reverse sweep off the top edge and the ball flies over Rohit Sharma's head at first slip for a boundary.

65.11

Short on off, Ben Foakes goes on the back foot and pushes it away square on the off side for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 264/5

O Pope115 (171)

B Foakes33 (75)

A Patel12-2-58-0

64.60

Floated full and around off, Ben Foakes leans on to defend.

64.51b

Bye! Quicker one, turning away sharply from around off, Ben Foakes is beaten past the outside edge and the keeper lets it through as well. A bye is taken.

64.40

Floated up in and around the off stump again and Ben Foakes makes another block.

64.30

On a length and angled in from outside off, Ben Foakes defends it off the back foot.

64.21

One more and the 100-run stand comes up between these two and what a game-changing stand this is turning out to be. Shorter one on the pads, Ollie Pope flicks it off the back foot past square leg for one more.

64.11

Flatter one into the pads, played off the back foot past square leg for one.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 261/5

O Pope114 (169)

B Foakes32 (71)

R Jadeja20-1-71-1

63.60

Tossed up around off, blocked out.

63.54

FOUR! Adding salt to the wounds now. This is bowled flatter on off, Ollie Pope gets on the back foot and just punches it brilliantly through the gap between sweeper cover and long off for a boundary.

63.40

DROPPED! Axar Patel should have held onto it and that is a regulation chance gone by. On a length and around off, Ollie Pope goes for the reverse sweep yet again but gets a top edge to the right of backward point. Axar Patel there mistimes the leap and spills it out.

63.34

FOUR! Ollie Pope brings out that reverse sweep yet again and plays it to perfection. Tossed up on the stumps, Pope reverses it past point for a boundary.

63.20

Nicely bowled! Slows it up a bit and drifts it in from outside off and gets it to turn past the poking outside edge of Pope's bat.

63.11

Floated up around off, pushed away to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 252/5

O Pope106 (164)

B Foakes31 (70)

A Patel11-2-56-0

62.60

That is a top comeback from Axar Patel. Bowls it on a nagging length and flights it up on the off stump, Ollie Pope is drawn forward but the ball grips and turns away, bouncing a bit extra as well and just beats the outside edge.

62.54

FOUR! Ollie Pope is as confident as ever at the moment. Tossed up full on the stumps, Pope skips down the track and whips it away in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

62.40

Drifted in full and onto middle, Ollie Pope with a solid block off the front foot.

62.30

Nice and full again around off, pushed out on the off side.

62.20

Full and straight at the stumps, Ollie Pope keeps it out.

62.10

Edged away! On a length and floated up outside off, Ollie Pope has to reach for the drive and he gets an outside edge well wide of first slip and toward backward point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 248/5

B Foakes31 (70)

O Pope102 (158)

R Ashwin20-3-88-2

61.60

Spears it in on middle stump, Ben Foakes jams it back to the bowler.

61.51

Slightly shorter on the stumps, tucked away off the back foot in front of square leg for one more.

61.40

Flighted delivery, fuller and around off, Ollie Pope leans forward to defend.

61.31

On the shorter side around off, Ben Foakes rocks back and cuts it to deep point for a single.

61.20

Tossed fuller and on the stumps, Ben Foakes flicks it away straight to mid-wicket.

61.11b

Bye! Fired in full and around off, Ollie Pope looks to sweep hard but the ball goes under the bat and it is fumbled by the keeper. The batters pick up a bye.

Drinks break! The ball seems to have lost its shape and will be changed as the players take drinks. This has been a fine session for England so far and they haven't lost any wickets. The lead is now stretched to 55 runs and they will be looking to add to it without losing more than a couple of wickets before Day 3 ends. India have looked a bit flat for the first time in this game and will need to pull their socks up now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 245/5

B Foakes30 (67)

O Pope101 (155)

R Jadeja19-1-62-1

60.60

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and offers a straight face of the bat to keep the ball away.

60.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Foakes defends it off the front foot.

60.41

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Pope drives the ball to the right of mid on and runs a single.

60.31

Fuller ball on the off stump line, Ben Foakes takes a stride out and drives the ball through covers for a run.

60.23

There it is, the first hundred of the game and it comes from Ollie Pope. What a turnaround it has been for the Englishmen from the first innings where he was jarring at balls and now he has notched up a 5th TEST CENTURY. This is full and straight, Poepe gets down on one knee and brooms it away past mid-wicket and races for the third run.

60.11

Drops one short on the stumps and Ben Foakes drops the ball to the right of mid on and takes a quick run.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 239/5

B Foakes28 (63)

O Pope97 (153)

R Ashwin19-3-86-2

59.61

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Ben Foakes drives the ball towards mid-wicket and takes a run.

59.52

Thick outside edge toward third man for a couple. Ravichandran Ashwin bowls it up on the off stump and gets a thick outside edge.

59.40

Tossed up on the stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

59.31

Gets down and reverse sweeps the ball to deep backward point for a a single. Ravichandran Ashwin pitches the ball up outside the off stump and pays for it.

59.20

Steps down again, and gets a hit on the front pads line before, this time there is no appeal for LBW>

59.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope steps down the track and blocks it well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 235/5

B Foakes25 (60)

O Pope96 (150)

R Jadeja18-1-56-1

58.60

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Foakes taps it towards covers to end the over.

58.50

Short and wide by Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Foakes looks to cut it hard but is beaten again.

58.41

Just short on the pads, flicked away for a single by Ollie Pope.

58.30

Pitched up on the stumps. Ollie Pope drives the ball through towards covers.

58.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope taps it straight to covers.

58.21nb

No ball! Pitched up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja bowls another NO BALL. Ollie Pope blocks it off well.

58.10

tosses the ball up slow, on the middle stump. Ollie Pope taps it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 233/5

B Foakes25 (58)

O Pope95 (145)

R Ashwin18-3-82-2

57.60

Just short at the stumps. Ben Foakes stays back and tucks the ball away to end the over.

57.50

Pitched up on the off stump line. Ben Foakes offers a front foot defence.

57.42

Pitched up slow on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to the right of long on and runs a couple.

57.31

Brings out the paddle to a low full toss on the leg stumps. Takes a single from deep square leg.

57.21

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

57.11

Tossed up outside off. Ollie Pope brings out the reverse sweep and runs a single from deep point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 228/5

O Pope93 (143)

B Foakes22 (54)

R Jadeja17-1-54-1

56.61

On the pads, fuller. @olflicks the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

56.50

Tossed up ball on the stumps. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

56.40

Fuller on the stumps. Ollie Pope plays a reverse sweep straight to short third man.

56.30

Tossed up on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a defence.

56.20

Fires one in on the middle stump line. Ollie Pope gets an inside edge towards short fine leg.

56.11

Pitched up on the stumps. Ben Foakes pushes the ball to the right of mid off and takes a run.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 226/5

B Foakes21 (53)

O Pope92 (138)

R Ashwin17-3-77-2

55.61

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball through covers for a single.

55.51

JUst short at the stumps. Ollie Pope stays back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket for a run.

55.40

Tries the reverse again but this time hits it straight to Rohit Sharma in slips on the bounce.

55.34

FOUR! Moves into the 90s now! Ollie Pope brings out the reverse sweep infront of point to find a superb boundary. First batter to cross the 90 run mark in this Test Match.

55.21

On the pads, short on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball through mid-wicket for a single.

55.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and tucks the ball to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 219/5

B Foakes19 (50)

O Pope87 (135)

M Siraj3-0-8-0

54.61

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Foakes taps the ball to the left of mid off and runs a single.

54.54b

4 Byes! Outside the line of the leg stump, beats everyone. Mohammed Siraj swings the ball from the stumps and the ball swings in too much than expected. Misses the batter and falls away from the reach of KS Bharat behind the stumps. 4 Byes called.

54.41

Straying on the pads, flicked away to fine leg for a run.

54.32

Hits the length hard outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Pope throws his hands out at the ball and cuts it hard to the left of deep point for a couple.

54.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope drives the ball but straight to covers.

54.10

Hits the good length on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope stays back in the crease and blocks the ball well.

Mohammed Siraj (2-0-4-0) is back on.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 211/5

B Foakes18 (48)

O Pope84 (131)

R Ashwin16-3-70-2

53.60

Holds the length back on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball but finds mid on. No run.

53.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks the ball well off the front foot.

53.44

FOUR! Another sweep yielded the result for England. Ben Foakes sweeps the ball well, along the ground to the right of deep square leg to pick up a superb boundary. Ravichandran Ashwin is under pressure straight away.

53.32

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to the right of Shreyas Iyer at mid on and the batters pick up a couple.

53.21

On the pads, swept away for a single from deep square leg.

53.14b

4 Byes! Beats everyone! Ravichandran Ashwin tosses the ball up outside the off-stump line and gets the ball to turn sharp back in. Ollie Pope looks to drive the ball through the off side but the turn beats him between bat and pads. KS Bharat has no chance to stop the ball behind and the ball rushes away to the boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 200/5

B Foakes12 (44)

O Pope83 (129)

J Bumrah10-3-23-2

52.60

Another inswinger from the off stump line and Ben Foakes keeps it out off the front foot.

52.50

Gets the ball to come in from the length outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays inside the line of the ball and blocks it off.

52.40

Just short on the pads, flicked away straight to square leg. No run.

52.30

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and pushes the ball to covers.

52.20

Hits the length hard on the off stump. Ben Foakes stays at the crease and blocks it off.

52.10

Full and straight on the middle stump line. Ben Foakes flicks the ball straight to silly mid on.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 200/5

O Pope83 (129)

B Foakes12 (38)

R Jadeja16-1-52-1

51.60

On the pads this time, just short in length. Ollie Pope stays back and knocks the ball towards mid-wicket to end the over.

51.50

Just short at the stumps. Ollie Pope stays back and defends the ball out.

51.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope takes a big front foot out and taps it down.

51.41nb

No ball! Over stepping by Ravindra Jadeja once again. Pitches the ball short on the off stump. Ollie Pope stays back and blocks it off.

51.31

Pitched up on the off stump, turning away. Ben Foakes taps the ball between covers and point and runs a single.

51.20

Just short on the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and drives the ball straight to covers.

51.11

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 197/5

O Pope82 (124)

B Foakes11 (36)

J Bumrah9-2-23-2

50.61

Slower ball from the length on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope taps the ball towards covers a runs a quick single.

50.50

Misses the outside edge of the bat once again, this time outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Pope looks to throw his hands at the ball way outside off and gets beaten.

50.40

Low full toss on the pads of the batter. Ollie Pope gets a hit on the pads back to the wicketkeeper. Good take by KS Bharat.

50.30

Good ball, swinging in from the length just missing leg stump as Ollie Pope gets a hit on the pads.

50.20

Short and wide, stays low. Ollie Pope looks to cut but misses it due to the lack of bounce off the wicket.

50.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball straight to covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 195/5

O Pope81 (119)

B Foakes10 (35)

R Jadeja15-1-49-1

49.60

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

49.54

FOUR! Boundary again through Ravichandran Ashwin! Ollie Pope gets another one and moves into the 80s. Pitched up by Ravindra Jadeja on the stumps and Ollie Pope sweeps the ball into the mid-wicket gap and Ravichandran Ashwin gives up the chase along with Rajat Patidar to let away the boundary that's a comedy of errors from thos two fielders.

49.40

Pitched up again on the stumps. Defended off well by the batter.

49.30

Pitched up on the stumps. Ollie Pope offers a good solid defence.

49.20

Sharp turn once again from a shorter length. Ollie Pope looks to cut it but lets it go through.

49.10

Misses the outside edge again. Pitched-up ball on the off stump that turns away. Ollie Pope looks to block it off the front foot but is beaten.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 191/5

B Foakes10 (35)

O Pope77 (113)

J Bumrah8-2-21-2

48.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball, straight to mid off.

48.50

Nails the yorker just outside the line of the off stump, swinging in. Ben Foakes misses it completely and gets beaten.

48.40

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Ben Foakes drives the ball straight to mid on.

48.30

Bowls on the good length just outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes out the front foot and blocks the ball towards covers.

48.20

Hits the length hard on top of the middle stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and taps it back to the bowler.

48.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives it off the front foot towards mid off.

Jasprit Bumrah is brought back into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 191/5

O Pope77 (113)

B Foakes10 (29)

R Jadeja14-1-45-1

47.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope keeps it out to end the over.

47.51lb

LEG BYE! On the pads again, this time the ball brushes the pads of Ben Foakes and the batters pick up a run and England now lead by 1 run.

47.41

On the pads, flicked away for a single through mid-wicket.

47.31

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball to the left of covers and runs a single.

47.20

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Ben Foakes offers a front foot defence.

47.10

On the up outside the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it well off the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 188/5

O Pope76 (111)

B Foakes9 (25)

A Patel10-2-52-0

46.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

46.50

Steps down the track, and gets a hit on the pads. Appeal for LBW denied by the Umpire. Review taken by India. Axar Patel saw him coming forward and fires the ball in just outside the off stump. Ollie Pope steps down the track and gets a hit straight on the front pads. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved but in the Ball Tracking, the Impace is way outside the line of the off stump, also the batter is 3 M outside the crease. The decision stays NOT OUT.

46.40

Fires it in from the off stump line, fuller in length. Ollie Pope stays back and gets his bat down in time to keep it off.

46.30

Just short on the off stump line. Ollie Pope stays back and taps the ball down.

46.20

Just short on the off stump. Ollie Pope taps the ball to covers off the backfoot.

46.12

Short on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball in front of mid-wicket and picks up a couple of quick runs.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 186/5

O Pope74 (105)

B Foakes9 (25)

R Jadeja13-1-43-1

45.61

Just short outside the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

45.50

Bowls one fast on the stumps. Ollie Pope blocks it well off the front foot.

45.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

45.33

Fuller on the stump this time and Ben Foakes times it well of the front foot as he flicks the ball to the right of Ravichandran Ashwin and runs 3 runs.

45.20

Pitches the ball short outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes taps the ball towards covers off the back foot.

45.11

Fuller on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 181/5

B Foakes6 (23)

O Pope72 (101)

A Patel9-2-50-0

44.60

Fuller on the off stump, slow in the air. Ben Foakes drives the ball back to the bowler.

44.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball towards covers.

44.40

Just short at the stumps. Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it off well.

44.30

Tosses it up, slow on the off stump. Ben Foakes plays it off towards covers.

44.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes in on the front foot to block the ball.

44.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 181/5

O Pope72 (101)

B Foakes6 (17)

R Jadeja12-1-38-1

43.60

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope plays it straight to covers.

43.50

Beats the outside edge of the bat with turn and bounce. Ollie Pope has no answer to the ball.

43.40

Stays on the off stump from a fuller length. Ollie Pope drives the ball to covers.

43.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope plays the ball towards covers.

43.24

FOUR! Timed well and misfield by Ravichandran Ashwin helps Ollie Pope to get another boundary! Tossed up on the stumps, Pope flicks it away through mid-wicket as Ashwin gives chase and the ball slows up but Ashwin makes a mess of it on the slide for a boundary.

43.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

Ravindra Jadeja to continue from the other end.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 177/5

B Foakes6 (17)

O Pope68 (95)

A Patel8-1-50-0

42.64

FOUR! Just an extention of the arm and superb timing by Ben Foakes to find himself a boundary! Pitched up on the off stump and Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and drives the ball through covers, along the ground to find the boundary to end the over.

42.50

Just short outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes stays back and taps it to covers.

42.40

Straighter one on the leg stump line, hitting Ben Foakes on the pads outside the line of the leg stump as he looks to play a defence.

42.30

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

42.20

Tosses the ball short at the stumps. Ben Foakes stays back on the crease and blocks it off.

42.11

Short ball on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

We are back for the final session on Day 3! The umpires are back out in the middle and Jasprit Bumrah is seen warming up. The Indian players take their places on the field after the huddle as Ben Foakes and Ollie Pope are set to resume their stay on the crease. It will be Axar Patel though who will begin proceedings with the ball after the break.

... DAY 3, THIRD SESSION ...

India will be delighted with that session as they have been able to make inroads and have dismissed all of the dangerous batters. The second started in a similar way to much of the previous one with the Indian spinners being put away for boundaries but then Jasprit Bumrah came back into the attack and made things happen as the ball started to reverse a bit. Bumrah knocked over Ben Duckett after not going upstairs for a clear LBW and looked very pumped up and then he also sent the mighty Joe Root packing. Later on, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowled good spells and picked up a crucial wicket each to hand their side a big advantage. India only lead by just 18 more runs but will be hoping to pick up all five remaining wickets in the final session and chase down as small a total as possible. Join us in about 15 minutes for the final session on Day 3.

SESSION SUMMARY - 27 overs, 83 runs and 4 wickets. Not the session England would have wanted as they have lost 4 wickets and after a wonderful start and they are well behind the eight ball once again. They were 89/1 coming into the second session and both Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope started off well, playing their shots and raking in the runs but then Duckett was cleaned up by Bumrah and Joe Root fell prey to the same man a few minutes later. Pope held one end well and @jon gave him good support by playing with a clear mind. However, the latter was bamboozled by a beauty from Jadeja and then skipper Ben Stokes too was bowled, leaving Pope stranded at one end and 67 unbeaten runs to his name. Ben Foakes is alongside Pope and this pair is now very crucial for England.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 172/5

B Foakes2 (12)

O Pope67 (94)

R Jadeja11-1-34-1

41.60

Lovely arm ball, drifting in from the arm but missing the stumps outside leg. Ben Foakes stays back and gets a hit on the front pads outside the line of the leg stump.

41.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and blocks it off.

41.40

Just short on the stumps. Ben Foakes drives the ball to the left of Shreyas Iyer who puts in a full length dive to grab the ball with a single hand and deny the run at covers.

41.30

Tosses up slow on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball straight to covers.

41.20

Pitched up on the stumps. Ben Foakes plays a solid front foot defence.

41.10

Tosses the ball up on the stump. Ben Foakes blocks it ball off the front foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 172/5

O Pope67 (94)

B Foakes2 (6)

A Patel7-1-45-0

40.60

Maiden! Fuller and slow on the off stump. Ollie Pope taps the ball to covers to end the over.

40.50

Pitches it up now on the stumps. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

40.40

Fuller on off, with pace. Ollie Pope stays on the crease and taps it back to the bowler.

40.30

Pitches the ball up gain on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

40.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

40.10

Starts off short on the stumps. Ollie Pope stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 172/5

O Pope67 (88)

B Foakes2 (6)

R Jadeja10-0-34-1

39.61

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball towards mid off and runs a single.

39.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a solid front foot defence.

39.40

Short ball on the stumps. Ollie Pope stays back and punches the ball back to the bowler.

39.30

Pitches the ball further up on the off stump. Ollie Pope stays back and taps it down to point again.

39.20

Short and wide. Ollie Pope plays it late but straight to point.

39.11

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ben Foakes drives the ball to the left of mid off and takes a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 170/5

O Pope66 (83)

B Foakes1 (5)

R Ashwin15-3-63-2

38.60

Just short at the stumps. Ollie Pope stays back and tucks the ball towards mid-wicket to end the over.

38.50

Looks to sweep the ball well but gets beaten in the process. The ball turns big and hits him on his shoulders.

38.41

On the up on the off stump. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to long on and runs a single.

38.31

Flight on offer and Ollie Pope steps down and drives the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

38.20

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball towards square leg and demies the single.

38.12

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to the right of long on and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 166/5

B Foakes0 (4)

O Pope63 (78)

R Jadeja9-0-32-1

37.60

Short ball, turning away from outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and lets the ball go through.

37.50

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and offers a front foot defence.

37.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

37.31

Just short outside the off stump. Ollie Pope tucks the ball towards weepers for a single.

37.20

Sharp turn from the stumps. Ollie Pope gets beaten again off the front foot.

37.12

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball off the front foot to the right of point and comes back for a second. Good work by Shubman Gill near the boundary to keep it down to 2 runs.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 163/5

B Foakes0 (1)

O Pope60 (75)

R Ashwin14-3-59-2

36.60

Beats him up first ball. Tosses the ball up outside the off stump line and Ben Foakes looks to defend it but the ball moves past the outside edge of his bat.

Ben Foakes is the new man in for England.

36.5W

OUT! TIMBER! Cleans him up, once again in his career. Ravichandran Ashwin gets the big wicket of Ben Stokes with a beauty and for a 12th time in Test matches. Tossed the ball up, slow and gets a good drift into the left hander. The ball pitches on the middle stump line and turns away enough to beat the outside edge of Ben Stokes's bat who is stuck on the crease looking to block the ball but he is beaten and the ball goes on to hit the off stump. Huge wicket for India under the circumstances as England still trail by 27 runs!

36.41

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope flicks the ball into the mid-wicket gap for a single.

36.31lb

LEG BYE! Just short on the leg stump line, leaving the batter. Ben Stokes gets a hit on the pads and runs a single from deep square leg.

36.21

Sweeps the ball in the air but falls short of Mohammed Siraj at deep mid-wicket. Ollie Pope gets a single.

36.11

Tossed up on the off stump. Ben Stokes pushes the ball to the left of covers and runs a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 159/4

O Pope58 (73)

B Stokes5 (30)

R Jadeja8-0-29-1

35.60

Fuller on the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball straight to covers to end the over.

35.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks the ball well off the front foot.

35.41

Just short at the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

35.30

Beats him outside the leg stump line. Very well gathered by KS Bharat behind the stumps.

35.21

Pitched up ball on the off stump. Ollie Pope sweeps the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

35.10

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it towards covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 157/4

B Stokes4 (28)

O Pope57 (69)

R Ashwin13-3-56-1

34.60

On the full, slow on the off stump. Ben Stokes stays back and blocks the ball well.

34.50

Beats him outside the off stump line. Flighted ball from Ravichandran Ashwin that misses the outside edge of Ben Stokes bat as he looks to block it off the back foot.

34.40

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

34.30

Just short on the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball to mid-wicket off the back foot.

34.20

Tosses it up slow outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes flicks the ball towards square leg but denies the single.

34.10

Just short at the stumps. Ben Stokes stays back and blocks the ball well back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 157/4

O Pope57 (69)

B Stokes4 (22)

R Jadeja7-0-27-1

33.60

Pitched up again on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence to end the over.

33.61nb

No ball! Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope taps the ball to point off the front foot. No Ball was called by the umpire.

33.51

Brings out the reverse sweep to a ball outside the off stump and runs a single from deep point.

33.40

Just short on the stumps and Ben Stokes stays back and blocks it off well.

33.30

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes offers a front foot defence.

33.21

On the pads, pitched up. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to mid-wicket gap and takes a run.

33.10

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Ollie Pope brings out the reverse sweep but hits it straight to short third man.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 154/4

B Stokes3 (19)

O Pope56 (65)

R Ashwin12-2-56-1

32.60

Pitched up on the middle stump. Ben Stokes flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket to end the over.

32.50

Tosses the ball up and away from the off stump, slower in the air forcing Ben Stokes to drive the ball. In the end edge a thick outside edge towards short third man.

32.40

Nails a yorker on the stumps. Ben Stokes stays on the crease and blocks it well in the end.

32.30

Goes wide of the crease and bowls one on the off stump line. Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

32.20

Pitched up outside the off stump line and Ben Stokes lets it go through.

32.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line, and makes it leave the batter after pitching. Ben Stokes is completely bamboozled by the spin and gets beaten off the outside edge. KS Bharat grabs the ball and takes the bails off. Umpire refers it to the Third Umpire and the big screen shows NOT OUT as Stokes seems to have a bit of toe on the ground!

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 154/4

O Pope56 (65)

B Stokes3 (13)

R Jadeja6-0-24-1

31.60

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

31.50

Just short at the off stump line. Ollie Pope blocks it off the back foot towards covers.

31.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope plays a solid defence to it.

31.30

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball to covers.

31.24

FOUR! Swept away infront of square for FOUR! Tossed up ball on the pads from Ravindra Jadeja at pace and Ollie Pope gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball along the ground to find another superb boundary.

31.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 150/4

B Stokes3 (13)

O Pope52 (59)

R Ashwin11-1-56-1

30.60

Bowls a maiden as Ben Stokes keeps this one away off the front foot as well to end the over.

30.50

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ben Stokes blocks it off.

30.40

Just short on the stumps. Ben Stokes stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.

30.30

Bowls it slow and fuller on the off stump. Ben Stokes taps it towards covers.

30.20

Tosses the ball up on the stumps and Ben Stokes offers a front foot defence.

30.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Stokes drives it to short third man.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 150/4

O Pope52 (59)

B Stokes3 (7)

R Jadeja5-0-20-1

29.60

Tossed up on the stumps. Ollie Pope blocks it off well to end the over.

29.50

Pitches the ball up on the stumps and makes it turn sharp, leaving the right hander. Ollie Pope gets beaten all ends up as he looks to block the ball off the front foot.

29.41

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Ben Stokes stays back and taps the ball to covers for a single.

29.30

Pitched up on the off stump line, slower in the air. Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

29.20

Fuller again on the stumps. Ben Stokes tucks it to mid-wicket.

29.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Stokes blocks it off.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 149/4

O Pope52 (57)

B Stokes2 (3)

R Ashwin10-0-56-1

28.60

Brings out the reverse sweep again and misses it again. Ravichandran Ashwin finishes with a dot outside the off stump.

28.52

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Ollie Pope drives it into the covers gap and runs a couple.

28.40

On the pads, fuller with pace. Ollie Pope flicks it to short fine leg.

28.34

FOUR! Full toss and rightly punished! Ravichandran Ashwin tosses the ball up outside the leg stump line and Ollie Pope steps down the track, makes it a full toss and drives the ball along the ground beating deep mid-wicket to his left for a superb boundary. That brings up a well-made FIFTY as well for Pope, his 12th in Tests.

28.20

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Ollie Pope switches his position and looks to play the reverse sweep but does not connect it at all.

28.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ben Stokes taps it towards covers and runs a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 142/4

O Pope46 (52)

B Stokes1 (2)

R Jadeja4-0-19-1

27.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence to end the over.

27.51

On the pads, flicked away for a single off deep square leg.

27.51nb

No ball! Short and outside the leg stump line. Ben Stokes gets a hit on the pads outside the line of leg stump and the umpire signals a No ball.

The skipper, Ben Stokes walks out to bat next.

27.4W

OUT! TIMBER! Classic Ravindra Jadeja, gets his man Jonny Bairstow! What a ball. Pitches the ball up just outside the off stump line and this time gets it come come back in with the arm. Jonny Bairstow who is looking to play for the turn, takes the front foot out and leave the ball through thinking it would turn away but the ball rushes on and hits the top of the off stump. England lose another big fish.

27.30

Beats the outside edge with a beauty! Tossed up ball, turning away sharp and beating the outside edge of Jonny Bairstow as he looks to block it off the front foot.

27.24

FOUR! Misfield in the deep! Jonny Bairstow gets a welcome boundary. Pitches the ball up on the stumps with decent pace and allows Jonny Bairstow to use it well as he gets down oin a kee abnd paddles it fine towards the fine leg boundary where the substitute fielder Rajat Patidar misfields and gives away a boundary.

27.10

Short ball on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow taps it to covers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 136/3

O Pope46 (51)

J Bairstow6 (20)

A Patel6-0-45-0

26.64

FOUR! Lovely hit using the feet to perfection! Axar Patel tosses the ball up on the stumps line and Ollie Pope runs down the track and launches the ball on the rise over mid on to find the boundary after a bounce.

26.50

Tosses it up, slow on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

26.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope drives it straight to covers.

26.31

Holds the length back again on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow punches the ball towards sweepers off the backfoot for a single.

26.20

Short at the stump again. Jonny Bairstow stays back and taps it back to the bowler.

26.10

Starts off pitching it short on the stump. Jonny Bairstow walks around and cuts it straight to Ravindra Jadeja at point.

DRINKS! After the first hour of the Second Session, England are 131/3 and have lost 2 wickets to Jasprit Bumrah in this hour. India now trying to squeeze a few more and get straight to the tail. England will be hoping for a partnership that takes them to the lead. The match hangs in between. Let's see what unfolds after Drinks.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 131/3

J Bairstow5 (17)

O Pope42 (48)

R Jadeja3-0-13-0

25.61

Sharp single! Flatter and quicker on the stumps, nudged away off the back foot to the right of short mid-wicket and Jonny Bairstow gets across for the quick single.

25.51

Angled into middle and leg, Ollie Pope leans on and works it past mid-wicket for a single.

25.40

Extra bounce! Tossed up in and around the off stump, Ollie Pope brings out the reverse sweep again and this time the ball turns and bounces past the bat.

25.30

A bit shorter and around off, Ollie Pope goes on the back foot and pushes it out on the off side.

25.20

Bowled flatter and around off, Ollie Pope goes back and across to keep it out.

25.14

FOUR! Nicely played! Quicker one at 94 clicks, full and around off, Ollie Pope brings out the reverse sweep and paddles it down to third man for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 125/3

J Bairstow4 (16)

O Pope37 (43)

J Bumrah7-1-21-2

24.60

Almost went through! The inswinging yorker at 140 clicks and gets it right at the toes, Jonny Bairstow somehow manages to squeeze that one out as the ball goes off the inside edge onto the pads and lobs up past the stumps.

24.51

Another slower one at just 117.6 clicks and floated up outside off, Ollie Pope gets deceived a bit and gets it off the inside edge toward square leg. Jonny Bairstow shows good awareness and calls Pope for the single.

24.40

A touch fuller again on middle, Ollie Pope clips it away but can't get it past the man in front of square leg.

24.30

Full and straight looking for the late inswinger, Ollie Pope punches it with a straight bat and toward mid on.

24.21

Full and outside off, the slower one again, Jonny Bairstow watches it well and squeezes out late past the point region for a single.

24.11

Length ball, sliding on from the fifth stump line, Ollie Pope gets forward well and hits it on the up through covers for one.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 122/3

O Pope35 (39)

J Bairstow3 (14)

R Jadeja2-0-7-0

23.61

Flighted delivery, full and around off, Ollie Pope gets on the front foot and strokes it away to sweeper cover for a single. England need to rebuild here as they still trail by 68 runs.

23.51

Gets the short ball and rocks back to hit it away through cover-point for a single.

23.40

Floated up on middle and leg, turning away, Jonny Bairstow plays it with soft hands and straight to silly point.

23.30

Flighted delivery around off stump, Jonny Bairstow gets a big stride across and blocks it past silly point.

23.20

Drifts it onto the legs, Jonny Bairstow leans forward and makes the block.

23.10

Short and outside off to begin with from Ravindra Jadeja, Jonny Bairstow cuts it off the back foot to backward point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 120/3

J Bairstow2 (9)

O Pope34 (38)

J Bumrah6-1-18-2

22.61

Good running! Bumrah just drops the length back and bowls it around off, Jonny Bairstow taps it in front of covers and scampers through to the other end.

22.50

Looks for the yorker again but bowls it a bit too full on middle and leg, Jonny Bairstow plays it late again and tucks it to the leg side.

22.40

Pitched up right on the stumps, Jonny Bairstow keeps standing on middle and leg and is able to cover the line and blocks it down the pitch with a straight bat. Good from Bairstow so far.

22.30

A touch fuller and on middle and leg, Jonny Bairstow gets his hands out in front and blocks it to mid on.

22.20

On a good length in the channel and going straight on, Jonny Bairstow leaves it alone.

22.10

Full and on the money around middle stump, Jonny Bairstow stays leg side of the ball and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 119/3

J Bairstow1 (3)

O Pope34 (38)

M Siraj2-0-4-0

21.61

Back of a length, sliding back in from around off, Jonny Bairstow stands tall and plays it on the up through cover-point to get off the mark with a single.

21.50

Length ball around off, angled back into middle stump, Jonny Bairstow punches it right back to the bowler.

21.40

A bit too straight at the moment from Siraj as he slides one down the leg side on a fuller length and Jonny Bairstow fails to flick it away.

21.31

Length again and on the pads this time, flicked away toward deep backward square leg for a single.

21.20

Good length again around off and angled back into the batter, Ollie Pope keeps his head down and tucks it away to mid-wicket.

21.10

On a fuller length and angled well down the leg side, Ollie Pope shoulders arms and lets it through.

Jonny Bairstow walks in to bat at number 5 for England.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 117/3

J Root2 (6)

O Pope33 (35)

J Bumrah5-1-17-2

20.6W

OUT! LBW! A huge shout and given! Joe Root has reviewed it straightaway though. On a good length around off stump at 140 clicks and this one nips back in sharply. Root gets a bit across the off stump to flick it away but seems to be beaten past the inside edge. The ball raps him on the pads in front of the stumps and there is nothing on UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows that the wickets are Umpire's call and the onfield decision stands. Root looked very confident when he reviewed that one but has to walk back for a low score. Jasprit Bumrah in full flow at the moment.

20.51

Oh, that could have gone anywhere! Full and around off stump but it is floated up at just 122.5 clicks, Ollie Pope is beaten by the pace of pace as he leans on to block and the ball gets lobbed up off the face of the bat and over the cover region. Pope gets a single.

20.40

Brings out the yorker now and nails it right on middle at 143.1 clicks, Ollie Pope does well to jam his bat down in time and keep it out on the leg side.

20.31

Short of a length and outside off, Joe Root hops back and plays it away with an angled bat to sweepers for a run.

20.20

Fuller and wider of the off stump, an easy leave to make for Joe Root this time.

20.10

Inside edge! Nagging length around off stump and angling back in sharply, Joe Root goes across the off stump a bit but gets caught on the crease and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 115/2

O Pope32 (33)

J Root1 (2)

M Siraj1-0-2-0

19.60

Pitches this one up around off, inviting the drive against the angle and Ollie Pope does so but crunches it straight to covers.

19.50

Nagging length, on a tighter line around off stump and coming back in, Ollie Pope stays in his crease and blocks it out on the on side.

19.40

Slightly fuller and angled back in from outside off, Ollie Pope crouches a bit and guides it straight to gully.

19.30

Hard length, slinging it back in from outside off, Ollie Pope stays back and dabs it down on the bounce to gully.

19.21

Good length angling it into the pads, Joe Root flicks it down to fine leg and gets off the mark with a single.

19.11

Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack now and starts off on the shorter side over middle. The ball angles in and Ollie Pope gets across to tuck it behind square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 113/2

J Root0 (1)

O Pope31 (28)

J Bumrah4-1-15-1

18.60

On a good length and well outside off, seaming further away, Joe Root with an easy leave first up.

Joe Root walks in to bat at number 4 for England.

18.5W

OUT! TIMBER! Jasprit Bumrah does get the last laugh here and he is absolutely pumped up. What a gem of a ball from Bumrah and he shows his class here. Bumrah steams in and pitches this one a bit further up around the off stump at 142.4 clicks and gets the ball to swing back in a long way. Ben Duckett goes for the booming cover drive but is beaten well through the gate and the ball crashes into the off stump, knocking it out of the ground. Duckett departs three runs shy of his 50 and England lose their second wicket.

18.44

FOUR! Poor line and another boundary for Ben Duckett here. Slightly shorter and angling down leg, Duckett looks to pull but gets it off the glove and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.

18.30

Good length again, moving away from middle and off, Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it with a straight bat.

18.20

Good length over the off stump line and reversing a bit again, Ben Duckett blocks it down the pitch.

18.14

FOUR! Adding salt to the wounds but that is a cracking shot. Jasprit Bumrah could have got Ben Duckett on the previous ball but this is bowled on a length around off and Duckett punches it with the away swing and past the diving fielder at covers to get the boundary.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 105/1

O Pope31 (28)

B Duckett39 (47)

R Ashwin9-0-49-1

17.60

Straughter this time and Ollie Pope flicks it away with soft hands toward mid-wicket.

17.50

Tossed up full on the stumps, Ollie Pope watchfully blocks it out.

17.40

Flighted outside off and turning in, Ollie Pope strides out and looks to reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads.

17.30

Tossed up on the stumps, blocked back to the bowler.

17.24

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Ollie Pope and England eating into India's lead here. Flighted on the legs, Pope with a lovely glance fine of fine leg and the diving fielder cannot stop the boundary.

17.14

FOUR! Top shot! The 100 comes up for England now. Tossed up around off, Ollie Pope steps out and drives it gently past the bowler and to the right of mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 97/1

B Duckett39 (47)

O Pope23 (22)

J Bumrah3-1-7-0

16.60

A huge appeal for LBW but probably doing a bit too much. The umpire turns it down and the keeper too feels it is going down leg. A ripper of a delivery though from Jasprit Bumrah as he goes wider on the crease and bowls a big inswinger on a fuller length into the pads at 140 clicks. Ben Duckett is caught on the back foot and is beaten all ends up as the ball raps him on the pads. The replays later on show that it was crashing into leg stump and India have missed a trick by not reviewing that one. Jasprit Bumrah is devastated as seen on the big screen.

16.50

Comes from around the stumps to the left-hander and bowls it full on the fourth stump line, Ben Duckett drives it off the inner half toward mid on.

16.41

Fullish length in the channel, Ollie Pope is a bit tentative to play at it and ends up getting an inside edge past the stumps to backward square leg for one.

16.32

Looks for the big indipper and bowls it full outside off, Ollie Pope gets on the front foot well and punches it on the up through the cover region for a couple of runs. The 50-run stand comes up in just 43 deliveries.

16.20

On a good length and angling down the leg side at 136.3 clicks, Ollie Pope misses the flick and the ball goes through to the keeper.

16.10

Starts with a back-of-a-length ball around off stump and gets it to go away off the deck, Ollie Pope watchfully plays it out to covers.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the second over after LUNCH for India.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 94/1

O Pope20 (18)

B Duckett39 (45)

R Ashwin8-0-41-1

15.61

Another one that is tossed up on the stumps, Ollie Pope plays the reverse sweep through cover-point and gets across for the single.

15.52

Full and outside off, Ollie Pope drives it away off the outer half of the bat and gets it fine of third man for a couple of runs.

15.41

This is floated full and on the pads, Ben Duckett flicks it away to the left of mid-wicket and picks up his first run after the interval.

15.30

Nicely flighted, on the stumps, Ben Duckett stays watchful and keeps it out with soft hands.

15.20

Tosses this one up full and on off stump, Ben Duckett drives it away but straight to mid off.

15.11

Begins with a shorter one on the leg stump, Ollie Pope goes on the back foot and chips it in the air through the vacant mid-wicket region and picks up a single right after the break.

We are back after the LUNCH break and the Umpires and the players are on the field to get things started! It's Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope walking out to bat for England. Ravichandran Ashwin to start the attack for India after Lunch. Let's Play!

... DAY 3, SECOND SESSION ...

The Indian bowlers have not been up to the mark this first hour. They have been leaking boundaries almost every over and have been under pressure since the start of the English second innings. Ravichandran Ashwin was the only one to grab a wicket of Zak Crawley and since then, there have been some easy runs scored by the English batters. Rohit Sharma and the team have a lot to talk about during LUNCH and formulate a game plan to stop the flow of runs and pick up some good wickets to get back to the driver's seat in the Match. Will India be able to push England back? Or will England bat the day and cover the lead that India set? We will find out in the upcoming SECOND SESSION that starts in 30 minutes from now. Stay tuned.

SESSION SUMMARY - 26 overs 104 runs 4 wickets. The first session on Day 3 comes to an end where England in their second Innings are 89 after 15 overs with one wicket down still trailing by 101 runs. Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope are at the crease building a decent partnership and are batting really well. They have been scoring at a very good rate and have walked out to play positive cricket. Bringing out all the types of sweeps to counter the Indian spinners is working well and scoring a boundary in every over is getting them closer to the lead very quickly. The English batters are executing their plans well and look really comfortable at the moment. They came out today bowling with a plan and got India all out in the first hour and then battled brilliantly in the second, giving them their first session win of this match.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 89/1

O Pope16 (15)

B Duckett38 (42)

R Jadeja1-0-5-0

14.61

A single to end a productive session for England and they are 89/1 on the stroke of Lunch on Day 3. A bit too short and on leg stump, worked away 'round the corner for yet another single.

14.51

Shorter and turning in from the pads, worked away with the spin past square leg for one more.

14.41

Slow and shorter on middle, keeping a bit low, Ollie Pope goes on the back foot and works it away nicely through mid-wicket for one more.

14.31

A tad shorter on the legs, nudged away in front of square on the leg side for a single.

14.24b

FOUR BYES! Through the keeper's legs. Quicker and fired down the leg side, Ben Duckett looks to run it off the face of the bat but misses and the ball goes through the keeper and rolls away into the fence.

14.11

Ravindra Jadeja comes in to bowl the final over before Lunch and starts with a fuller one around off. Ollie Pope drives it away to deep cover for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 80/1

B Duckett36 (39)

O Pope13 (12)

R Ashwin7-0-36-1

13.60

Tosses this one up very full and on middle, Ben Duckett just about keeps it out off the front foot.

13.50

Flatter again on the stumps, Ben Duckett watchfully keeps this one out.

13.40

An appeal for caught behind and the bowler and keeper are interested. The umpire says no and Rohit Sharma at slip isn't interested. Bowled flatter and down leg, Ben Duckett looks for the reverse sweep but is beaten on the angle and the ball zips past the edge.

13.31

Fuller one, angling across the off stump, Ollie Pope leans on and edges it down with soft hands past slip for a single.

13.21

Quicker and shorter around off stump, cut away off the back foot behind point for one more.

13.11

Good use of the feet from Ollie Pope. This is full and on the leg stump, Pope comes down the track and works it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 77/1

B Duckett35 (35)

O Pope11 (10)

A Patel5-0-40-0

12.64

FOUR! Change of angle from Axar Patel and Ben Duckett hammers him off the conventional sweep now. Way too full and around off stump, Duckett gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it well in front of square to pick up yet another boundary.

12.51

Oh, that stayed low! Flatter and quicker on middle, Ollie Pope looks to play off the back foot but gets almost beaten by the low bounce, does well to inside edge it behind square leg for a single.

12.44

FOUR! Much better from Ollie Pope. Flighted delivery around off, Pope gets forward well and punches the cover drive with great timing and finds the gap for a boundary.

12.30

Beaten all ends up! This is floated up on a fuller length outside off, Ollie Pope looks to fetch and sweep but is beaten in the flight. The ball shoots off the deck and goes straight into the keeper's helmet.

12.20

A bit more round arm and angled onto the stumps, Ollie Pope gets a big stride forward to defend.

12.11

Full on middle and leg, Ben Duckett flicks it off the front foot toward deep square leg and rotates the strike.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 67/1

B Duckett30 (33)

O Pope6 (6)

R Ashwin6-0-33-1

11.61

Full and on the stumps, Ben Duckett with yet another reverse sweep and he gets it past backward point for a single.

11.51

On a length around middle, Ollie Pope now brings out the reverse sweep and plays it to a deepish backward point for one run.

11.41

Full and around off stump, pushed out on the off side for a single.

11.34

FOUR! Excellent adjustment from Ben Duckett and he keeps on raking in the boundaries. Ravichandran Ashwin sees Dyuckett pre-meditating the reverse sweep and loops it right up at just 77 clicks but it turns out to be a full toss around off. Duckett helps the reverse sweep fine of third man and picks up another boundary.

11.20

Full and drifted into middle and leg, Ben Duckett blocks it back to the bowler.

11.11

A bit quicker and shorter on the legs, Ollie Pope goes on the back foot and pushes it out past the man at mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 59/1

B Duckett24 (29)

O Pope4 (4)

A Patel4-0-30-0

10.60

Flights it up a bit around off stump, Ben Duckett opts to defend this time.

10.54

FOUR! Wow, that was hit really hard and Ben Duckett is taking a liking to Axar Patel's bowling. Fuller again on the stumps, Duckett gets in position quickly and thumps the reverse sweep in front of the point region for another boundary.

10.40

Quicker one on off stump, Ben Duckett defends it off the front foot.

10.30

A bit fuller and on the leg stump line, nudged away past short leg.

10.24

FOUR! Pre-meditated and nailed as well! This is floated up on the stumps, Ben Duckett brings out another reverse sweep and hammers it away well wide of the man at deep backward point for a boundary.

10.12

Good running and the 50 is up for England. Axar Patel angles this one across the off stump on a fuller length, Ben Duckett strokes it away past the point region and hustles back for two.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 49/1

O Pope4 (4)

B Duckett14 (23)

R Ashwin5-0-25-1

9.60

Flights this one up on the stumps, Ollie Pope leans on but jars at it with hard hands and keeps it out.

9.52

Full and outside off, driven away once again through covers for yet another brace.

9.40

Oh, was that another chance? Ollie Pope got himself into a real tangle there. This is tossed up full again around off, Pope looks to bring out the reverse sweep but misses and the ball eventually comes off the back of the bat, wrong-footing the keeper. The ball lobs up behind the keeper and Rohit Sharma cannot get to it.

9.32

Tossed up way too full and around off, Ollie Pope leans ahead well and strokes it away past covers for a couple of runs.

Ollie Pope walks out as England's number 3 batter.

9.2W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Ravichandran Ashwin with a lovely change of pace and he gets the first wicket for India. Ashwin comes from around the wicket to the right-hander and gives this one a bit more air bowling it at 88 clicks, full and around off. Ashwin gets this one to dip beautifully and Zak Crawley gets a faint outside edge as he looks to block off the front foot. Rohit Sharma at first slip picks up a sharp catch and the quickfire opening stand is broken.

9.11

A fraction shorter and sliding onto the leg stump, Ben Duckett backs away and works it away in front of square on the leg side for one. Duckett looks for two but Zak Crawley rightfully sends him back.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 44/0

B Duckett13 (22)

Z Crawley31 (32)

A Patel3-0-20-0

8.61

Flighted delivery on the legs, Ben Duckett leans on and clips it just behind short leg for one more.

8.50

Around the pads, tucked away off the back foot but straight to short leg.

8.41

Fuller in length and around off, driven away square through the cover region for an easy single.

8.30

Flatter one, sliding it into the off stump, Zak Crawley blocks this one from his crease.

8.20

Fuller in length around off, Zak Crawley leans on and pushes it tentatively back to the bowler.

8.13

Fractionally short around off, Ben Duckett rocks back and punches it nicely through the cover region. Ravichandran Ashwin gives chase but the batters hustle back for the third run.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 39/0

Z Crawley30 (29)

B Duckett9 (19)

R Ashwin4-0-20-0

7.64

FOUR! Top shot but that's a poor delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin. This is floated up too full and too wide of the off stump, Zak Crawley gets on the front foot and creams the drive through covers for a boundary.

7.51

Flatter and on middle and leg, worked away in front of mid-wicket for a single.

7.40

Back to around the wicket for the left-hander and bowled very full on the stumps, Ben Duckett brings out the reverse sweep again and hits it straight to Ravindra Jadeja at backward point.

7.31

Tossed up full and on middle, Zak Crawley knocks it down to long on and picks up an easy single.

7.20

Floats this one up wider outside the off stump, Zak Crawley leaves it alone.

7.10

Comes from over the stumps now and tosses it up full around off, Zak Crawley looks to get on the front foot but gets beaten and the ball goes off the pads straight into the grasp of first slip.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 33/0

B Duckett8 (17)

Z Crawley25 (25)

A Patel2-0-15-0

6.64

FOUR! Ben Duckett now connects well and England have come out guns blazing with the bat. Flighted delivery on off stump, Duckett pre-meditates and goes for the switch hit and hammers it away along the ground to the point fence.

6.50

Fuller and around off stump, Ben Duckett keeps it out.

6.41

Drags the length back and angles it in from middle, Zak Crawley gets on the back foot and nudges it 'round the corner for one.

6.36

SIX! Beautiful shot! This is tossed up a bit on the stumps, Zak Crawley dances down the track and lifts it right back over the bowler's head for a maximum.

6.20

Bowled flatter and angled into the stumps, Zak Crawley leans forward to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.

6.12

Fired in a bit fuller on the stumps, Zak Crawley gets inside the line and laps it around the corner for a couple of runs. Crawley playing his shots here.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 20/0

Z Crawley16 (21)

B Duckett4 (15)

R Ashwin3-0-14-0

5.61

Nicely tossed up again, Zak Crawley gets on the front foot and defends it on the off side for a quick single.

5.54

FOUR! Excellent use of the reverse sweep from Zak Crawley. This is tossed up at just 80 clicks and turns in from middle stump, Crawley gets it right off the middle off the bat and well wide of the man at 45 on the off side for a boundary.

5.41

Nice and full again on the stumps, this time Ben Duckett drives it away through covers and picks up a single.

5.30

Too full and on the stumps, Ben Duckett nails the reverse sweep but finds the fielder at backward point.

5.20

Beaten! Ravichandran Ashwin bowls this one flat and pushes it on length onto the stumps, Ben Duckett rocks back to defend but the ball turns away square past the off stump and keeps low. Good take from KS Bharat behind the stumps.

5.11

Fuller and floated on the pads, Zak Crawley clips it away with ease through mid-wicket and turns the strike over.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 13/0

Z Crawley10 (18)

B Duckett3 (12)

A Patel1-0-2-0

4.61

Nagging length in and around the off stump, Zak Crawley looks to defend off the front foot but gets it off the edge and the ball rolls past point as the batters pick up a quick single.

4.51

Flatter and drifting into the pads, Ben Duckett flicks it away behind square on the leg side and picks up a single.

4.40

A bit fuller and on middle, Ben Duckett goes back in his crease to make the block.

4.30

Tossed up on the stumps, Ben Duckett keeps it out.

4.20

Risky shot again from Ben Duckett. This is bowled on a length and around leg stump, Duckett goes for the big reverse sweep but is beaten in flight and with the bounce as well.

4.10

Axar Patel comes in now and starts with a flatter one from around the stumps. This is angled across off stump and Ben Duckett defends it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 11/0

Z Crawley9 (17)

B Duckett2 (7)

R Ashwin2-0-7-0

3.60

Tossed up on the stumps, Zak Crawley blocks it out.

3.50

Was there an inside edge on that one? Certainly looked like it. Floated up from around the stumps on leg stump and turning in. Zak Crawley leans on to block but is beaten on the inside edge and the ball lobs up off the pads in front of Yashasvi Jaiswal at short leg and he can't get to it. The replays show that there was an inside edge but well out of Jaiswal's reach.

3.41

Fuller one on the stumps, Ben Duckett leans on to get inside the line and sweeps it away to deep backward square leg for a single.

3.30

On the shorter side and looking to cramp the batter for room, Ben Duckett has enough time to go back and dab it down past short leg.

3.20

Flights it up a bit and bowls it onto middle, Ben Duckett gets forward this time and blocks it on the off side.

3.10

Nagging length around off, quicker too at 95 clicks, Ben Duckett goes on the back foot to keep this one out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 10/0

Z Crawley9 (15)

B Duckett1 (3)

J Bumrah2-1-4-0

2.60

Length ball well outside off and again the pace was taken off the ball, Zak Crawley lets it through the keeper and the ball dies on its way to KS Bharat.

2.50

Pitches it up around off looking for the big inswinger, Zak Crawley gets on the front foot and plays it off the inner half of the bat to square leg.

2.40

Hard length over middle at 139.3 clicks, this one does bounce well and Zak Crawley nudges it down past short leg.

2.30

The slower off-cutter comes out now and this is bowled full and wide, Zak Crawley watches it well and doesn't play the drive.

2.24

FOUR! Great balance from Zak Crawley and he puts this one away. Hard length outside off at 138 clicks, Crawley stands tall and gets on the front foot a bit before hammering it away square through cover-point for a boundary.

2.10

Bowled back of a length and around off, angling back in at a gentle pace, Zak Crawley gets right behind the ball and keeps it out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 6/0

B Duckett1 (3)

Z Crawley5 (9)

R Ashwin1-0-6-0

1.60

Tossed up on off stump, Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot. A probing first over from Ravichandran Ashwin.

1.50

Oh, that is dangerous from Ben Duckett! Flighted delivery on a length and on off stump, Duckett looks to get well in front and drag the sweep across but is beaten in flight. The ball bounces a bit extra as well and goes over the stumps.

1.41

Tosses this one up the leg stump, Zak Crawley flicks it away off the inner half and well behind short leg for a single.

1.34

FOUR! Nicely done and Zak Crawley gets off the mark as well. This is tossed up on the stumps, Crawley brings out the reverse sweep and nails it through backward point for a boundary.

1.20

Right off the pads! Floated up slower and on leg stump, this one turns back in as Zak Crawley looks to defend and the ball goes off the pads. The fielder at short leg dives to his right and pouches it well.

1.11

Oh, briefly in the air but Ben Duckett gets off the mark right away! Floats it up on middle and leg, Duckett leans on to block but gets an inside edge well wide of Yashasvi Jaiswal at short leg and gets across for the single.

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the second over for India.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 0/0

Z Crawley0 (6)

B Duckett0 (0)

J Bumrah1-1-0-0

0.60

A maiden over to begin with! Just drags the length back a touch and bowls it over off stump, this one nips back in a bit and Zak Crawley misses, getting hit on the thigh pads.

0.50

Fuller and straighter on the stumps, nudged away straight to the man in front of square leg.

0.40

Nicely bowled! Changes the line to around off and bowls it on a good length, this one angles in and leaves the batter gently. Zak Crawley just drops his arms and plays inside the line of the ball.

0.30

A bit of movement but the line is wrong! Short of a length again, starting on middle and leg and swinging down the leg side, left alone by Zak Crawley.

0.20

Short of a length at around 138 clicks and lover middle stump, Zak Crawley stands tall and pushes it down gently to mid on.

0.10

Starts off on the money! This is bowled on a slightly fuller length around middle and angling back in, Zak Crawley stays watchful and tucks it away in front of the man at square leg.

Commentary

We are all set for England's reply! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the players of India. It will be Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley to open the innings for England. Jasprit Bumrah has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

... THIRD INNINGS ...

India have a massive lead of 190 runs but they will be a tad disappointed to have added just 15 runs on Day 3. Both Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel were a bit passive against the likes of Mark Wood and Joe Root and the runs only flowed in the one over that Jack Leach bowled. Jadeja kept on just blocking and missed one that got him out LBW and then it was all over within a span of five minutes. However, that stand between Jadeja and Axar has given India a good chance of bundling out the opposition and they have a real shot of an innings victory here. A big innings in the context of the match is coming up and all eyes will be on the English openers. Join us in a few minutes as England's second innings is up next.

Right then, a quick turnaround for England in the first hour or so on Day 3 and they will be fairly relieved to have not conceded many runs either. Joe Root has been their best bowler and got a couple of quick wickets to give his side the much-needed breather and ended with 4 wickets overall. Rehan Ahmed then came in and got the final wicket to keep India's lead under the 200-run mark. Overall, it was a sedate display with the ball but they have done well here to give themselves half a chance of making a comeback in the game.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 121 overs : 436/10

A Patel44 (100)

M Siraj0 (2)

R Ahmed24-4-105-2

120.6W

OUT! TIMBER! It's all over for India as they are bowled out for 436! A short ball outside the line of the off stump, gets it to turn back sharp into the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and looks to cut it hard but the lack of bounce on the ball beats his bat and rushes onto the middle stump. Axar Patel goes for a well-made 44. India conclude their first innings with a lead of 190.

120.50

Pitches the ball up, slow on the off stump. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

120.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel takes the front foot out and taps it back to the bowler.

120.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off from the crease.

120.20

On the pads again. Axar Patel pulls it away to deep backward square leg and denies the single.

120.10

Just short on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball straight to square leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 120 overs : 436/9

M Siraj0 (2)

A Patel44 (94)

J Root29-5-79-4

119.60

Fuller on the off stump. Mohammed Siraj blocks it off to end an eventful over for England.

119.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Mohammed Siraj offers a good front foot defence to the Hat Trick ball.

Mohammed Siraj is the last man in for India and will face the hat-trick ball.

119.4W

OUT! TIMBER! Two in two for Joe Root! Tosses the ball up on the off stump line and gets the ball to turn sharp back into the right hander. Jasprit Bumrah looks to take a big stride forward and block the ball but in the end the sharp turn beats him between bat and pads and crashes into the stumps. Jasprit Bumrah goes out on a first ball duck.

Jasprit Bumrah walks out to bat next.

119.3W

OUT! LBW! Given! Ravindra Jadeja doesn't look happy and takes a review! Joe Root tosses the ball up on the fourth stump line from around the wicket angle and gets the ball to shape in through the arm. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out to block it but gets a hit on the front leg with the bat very close to the ball. The umpire raises his finger and in the review, the UltraEdge shows that the ball might be in contact with bat and pad at the same time and it is too hard to determine one way or another and the third Umpire has to go with the onfield call. The Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitched in line, impact Umpire's call, and the wickets are Umpire's call as well. Another Indian batter falles short of a well deserved century. Ravindra Jadeja walks off!

119.20

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off the front foot.

119.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 119 overs : 436/7

A Patel44 (94)

R Jadeja87 (177)

J Leach26-6-63-1

118.64

FOUR! Almost an action replay to the last one. Tossed up way too full and outside off again, Axar Patel gets on the front foot and thrashes it away through the vacant cover region for another boundary.

118.50

Tossed up on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off.

118.44

FOUR! Lovely shot! Nice flowing cover drive! Brings up the first boundary for India on Day 3. Pitched up outside the line of the off stump by Jack Leach and Axar Patel plays a perfect cover drive through covers, along the ground for a superb boundary.

118.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump again. Axar Patel offers a solid block off the front foot.

118.20

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

118.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja drives the ball towards mid on and runs a quick single.

Jack Leach comes into the attack for the first time on Day 3. Ben Stokes taking too much time to set his field here and England even with all the spinners have been behind on the over rate since Day 2.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 118 overs : 427/7

A Patel36 (89)

R Jadeja86 (176)

J Root28-4-79-2

117.60

Holds the length back on the off stump. Axar Patel takes a long stride forward and blocks it well to end another maiden over for Joe Root.

117.50

Pitches it further up. Almost a yorker on the off stump. Axar Patel knocks it off from the crease.

117.40

On the off stump this time, fuller. Axar Patel watchfully blocks it off the front foot.

117.30

Fuller on the stumps. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

117.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel drives the ball straight to mid off.

117.10

Holds the length on the middle stump. Axar Patel stays on the crease and lets the ball come to him and defends it under his eyes.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 117 overs : 427/7

R Jadeja86 (176)

A Patel36 (83)

M Wood17-1-47-0

116.60

Bangs it short at the batter. Ravindra Jadeja ducks and lets the ball go through.

116.50

Pitches the ball up and straight on the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja drives the ball straight to mid on from the crease.

116.40

Just short on top of the stumps from around the wicket this time. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and tucks the ball towards mid-wicket.

116.30

Hits the length outside the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja lets it go through.

116.20

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja leaves it well covering his stumps.

116.10

Comes over the wicket to the left hander and pitches the ball outside the off stump, creating the angle. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front leg out and lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 116 overs : 427/7

A Patel36 (83)

R Jadeja86 (170)

J Root27-3-79-2

115.60

On a length onto off and middle, Axar Patel defends it out from the crease.

115.51

On the shorter side and sliding onto the pads, Ravindra Jadeja stays back and tucks it away past square leg for a single.

115.40

On a length and onto the stumps, this one comes a bit slower off the deck and Ravindra Jadeja adjusts well to keep it out.

115.30

Floated up full and around off, Jadeja leans on to defend it back to the bowler.

115.20

Quicker and flatter outside off, Ravindra Jadeja leaves it alone.

115.10

Lovely ball beating the outside edge of the bat. Joe Root flights the ball up on the off stump line and gets the ball to turn and bounce away from the left hander. Ravindra Jadeja looking to block the ball off the front foot, gets his outside edge beaten.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 115 overs : 426/7

A Patel36 (82)

R Jadeja85 (165)

M Wood16-0-47-0

114.60

Short ball on top of the off stump line. Axar Patel stays back and blocks it well to end the over.

114.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel takes the front leg out and blocks it off well.

114.41

Short again by Mark Wood on top of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja pulls it away to deep square leg for a single.

A slight halt in play as Ravindra Jadeja takes a blow on the side of the grill of the helmet and the physio comes out to perform a mandatory concussion check. Everything seems fine and we are good to continue and there was no concussion test done as the ball hit Jadeja on the grill and not the helmet.

114.30

Bangs in short on top of the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja looks to pull it but is too early to swing his bat and the ball rusher onto hit his helmet.

114.20

Strays down the leg side from a good length. Ravindra Jadeja gets a hit on the front pad outside the line of the leg stump.

114.10

Pitches the ball on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja punches the ball straight to mid off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 114 overs : 425/7

A Patel36 (80)

R Jadeja84 (161)

J Root26-3-78-2

113.60

Just short again on the stumps. Axar Patel punches the ball back to the bowler.

113.50

Just short on the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and pushes the ball to covers.

113.40

Flighted, fuller on the stumps. Axar Patel taps it back to the bowler.

113.30

Pitches the ball on the off stump line, fuller. Axar Patel takes a big stride forward and knocks it off.

113.20

Tossed up on the off stump line. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

113.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 113 overs : 425/7

A Patel36 (74)

R Jadeja84 (161)

M Wood15-0-46-0

112.61

Just short outside the off stump line. Axar Patel taps the ball towards deep point for a single to end the over.

112.50

Pitches the ball up outside off stump. Axar Patel drives the ball off the front foot towards mid off.

112.40

A ripper with pace on the off stump line. Axar Patel stays at the crease and very watchfully let's the ball go through.

112.30

Bowls one outside the off stump line from a good length. Axar Patel covers his off stump and lets the ball go through.

112.20

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence back to the bowler.

112.11

Hits the shorter length hard on top of the off stump from around the wicket on 140 clicks. Ravindra Jadeja stays on the crease and watchfully taps the ball towards the point gap and jogs over for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 112 overs : 423/7

A Patel35 (69)

R Jadeja83 (160)

J Root25-2-78-2

111.60

Holds the length back on the off stump. Axar Patel takes a big stride forward and knocks it off to end the over.

111.50

Tossed up full on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off well.

111.41

Fuller on the off stump this time. Ravindra Jadeja drives the ball to the right of mid off and runs a quick single.

111.30

Tosses the ball up on the leg stump line this time. Ravindra Jadeja plays it straight towards silly mid on.

111.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

111.10

Starts off just short outside off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and taps the ball towards covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 111 overs : 422/7

A Patel35 (67)

R Jadeja82 (156)

M Wood14-0-44-0

110.60

Beaten this time! Mark Wood hits the length outside the off stump. Axar Patel looks to cut it hard but his outside edge is beaten. End of the first over of the day.

110.50

Pitches the ball on the length on the leg stump. Axar Patel flicks the ball towards square leg.

110.40

Low fulltoss, with pace on the off stump line. Axar Patel pushes at it towards mid off.

110.30

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Axar Patel blocks the ball off the front foot.

110.20

Pitches the ball short, outside the off stump line on 135 clicks. Axar Patel stays back and pushes the ball towards mid off.

110.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump with pace. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front leg out and punches the ball to the left of mid on and runs a quick single. First runs of the day.

We are all set! The Umpires and the players are out in the field and ready to start the Day 3. Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are the overnight batters for India. Mark Wood to start the attack for England on Day 3. Let's Play!

... DAY 3, FIRST SESSION ...

England haven't been able to make inroads with the ball and a lot will depend on their top order when they eventually do come out to bat but it is going to be a really difficult ask for them. Stay tuned as the start of Day 3 isn't far away.

India have a huge first innings lead and aren't quite done yet with the bat and with the spin attack they have, they will be looking to make the second English innings the last one of the game.

Hello and a warm welcome to Day 3 of the first Test match between India and England at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The hosts have enjoyed an amazing couple of days and are well ahead in the game. England will need to conjure up a special performance with the bat to salvage something here.

... DAY 3, SESSION 1...

Right then, India already lead by 175 runs which is massive and with still some gas left in the tank, it could get really amazing for them. As for England, they have been dealt a big blow in the very first innings of the very first Test match on this long red-ball tour and will have to pull off an amazing heist to take the game into a fourth innings. Day 3 is generally the moving day and we are well poised to see plenty of action one way or another. Day 3 will begin on Saturday at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) but you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Cheers!

KL Rahul is down for a quick chat and says that the hundred in South Africa has given him a lot of confidence. He was just looking to enjoy his batting and is happy with where the team stands. He also adds that the wickets are very different from that in South Africa but that is the challenge, he has to adapt to the conditions and play accordingly. He finally talks about his mindset of being a middle-order batter and says that it helps him prepare better as to the plans of the bowler. Ends by saying that they are looking to bat as long as possible as there are still 3 days to come in this Test match.

England have been made to toil long and hard in the field and at the end of it all, they look to be heading toward a heavy defeat with the style of batting they have adapted to, there is still that glimmer of hope but it is quite slim. The bowling from all bowlers was erratic but Jack Leach did provide a bit of control whenever he bowled and Joe Root looked the most likely to pick up a wicket. Root, who will have to play a big role in the next innings with the bat had to do a fair bit with the ball and in the field as well which will surely take its toll on him. The two young spinners in the form of Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley just haven't been able to match their counterparts and have received a lot of stick throughout the day. England need to be on it early on Day 3 if they are to make any impact in the second innings.

SESSION SUMMARY - 34 overs, 112 runs and 2 wickets. End of a pretty engrossing day of Test cricket that has seen India take complete control of the game and with the lead being stretched to 175 runs, they will have an eye on the 200-run mark and with two batters who have both spent time on the crease, it looks like a mere formality. In all three sessions, India lost a couple of wickets but managed to build partnerships right throughout, never allowing the opposition to make a comeback in the game. Ravindra Jadeja has played a fabulous unbeaten knock of 81 runs after a couple of 80s from Yashasvi Jaiswal and KL Rahul and has been well-supported by the likes of KS Bharat who scored 41 before getting out and now Axar Patel who is unbeaten on 35.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 110 overs : 421/7

A Patel35 (62)

R Jadeja81 (155)

T Hartley25-0-131-2

109.64

FOUR! He goes again, what a way to finish a day! Slogs it away over mid-wicket for a one-bounce boundary. Fuller again by Tom Hartley outside the off stump line and Axar Patel slogs one again this time in front of deep mid-wicket and the ball bounces just inside the boundary line. India finish Day 2 on 421/7.

109.56

SIX! He has connected it really well! Completely in control this time and hits his first SIX of the innings, Axar Patel. Tom Hartley tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Axar Patel gets down on a knee and slogs the ball connecting it well for a flat SIX over deep mid-wicket.

109.44

FOUR! Smacks it back, past the bowler for a boundary. Pitched up full on the off stump line and Axar Patel says thank you and drives the ball straight past the bowler with mid on up front and the ball running away to the boundary.

109.31

Just short on the leg stump line. Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

109.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja covers the line of the ball and taps it down.

109.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja strides forward and blocks the ball well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 109 overs : 406/7

A Patel21 (59)

R Jadeja80 (152)

R Ahmed23-3-105-1

108.60

Slow ball on the stumps. Axar Patel blocks it well.

108.50

Brilliant ball, slow in the air and leaves the batter after pitching. Axar Patel is done in the flight and gets stuck at the crease. Looks to throw his bat at the ball and is beaten completely.

108.40

Tossed up on the off stump. Axar Patel pushes the ball to covers.

108.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump from over the wicket. Axar Patel offers a solid block to the ball.

108.21

Short again on the leg stump. Ravindra Jadeja drops the ball down towards square leg and runs a single.

108.10

Short ball from outside the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 405/7

A Patel21 (55)

R Jadeja79 (150)

J Leach25-6-54-1

107.60

Just short on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball this time from the backfoot towards backward square leg to end the over.

107.50

Pitched up on the off stump line. Axar Patel flicks it straight to mid-wicket off the front foot.

107.40

Holds the length on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off well.

107.31

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja pushes the ball into the covers gap for a single.

107.21

Pitches the ball short on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

107.10

Wayward outside the leg stump line, short and low. The batter lets the ball go and its a good take behind the stumps by Ben Foakes.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 107 overs : 403/7

R Jadeja78 (149)

A Patel20 (50)

R Ahmed22-3-104-1

106.60

Wrong one, shorter in length and keeping low just outside the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.

106.50

Fuller again on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja taps it down off the front foot.

106.40

Tossed up again on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

106.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja plays it off the front foot.

106.24

FOUR! Another full toss and another boundary! Brings up the 400 for India. Fulltoss on the leg stump to a well set batter and Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball between mid on and mid-wicket and the ball runs away to the boundary.

106.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja takes a stride forward and blocks the ball back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 106 overs : 399/7

A Patel20 (50)

R Jadeja74 (143)

J Leach24-6-52-1

105.60

Bowls one outside the line of the off stump, fuller in length from around the wicket. Axar Patel strokes it back to the bowler.

105.50

Pitched up on the off stump again, from around the wicket angle. Axar Patel stays on the crease and knocks it off.

105.40

Holds the length back a little on the off stump. Axar Patel takes the front leg out and blocks the ball.

105.32

Tossed up outside the off stump line. Axar Patel takes a long stride out and drives the ball through covers for a couple of runs.

105.20

Just short on top of the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and taps the ball back to the bowler.

105.11

Short ball on the leg stump line. Ravindra Jadeja flicks it to deep backward square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 105 overs : 396/7

A Patel18 (45)

R Jadeja73 (142)

R Ahmed21-3-100-1

104.60

Flatter one on leg stump, turning away, Axar Patel goes on the back foot and keeps it out.

104.50

On the stumps, kept out by Axar Patel.

104.44

FOUR! A bit of aggression from Axar Patel and the Indian lead stretches past 150 runs. Tossed up outside off and turning in, Axar Patel gets down on his knees and brings out the slog sweep, hitting it well in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

104.30

The wrong'un now, bowled flatter on leg stump, turning away, Axar Patel watchfully keeps it out.

104.20

Full again in and around the off stump, Axar Patel defends it off the front foot.

104.10

This is full on the off stump, Axar Patel crunches the drive but straight to mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 392/7

R Jadeja73 (142)

A Patel14 (39)

J Leach23-6-49-1

103.60

Just short again outside off. Ravindra Jadeja stays on the backfoot and flicks the ball to short leg to end the over.

103.50

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja gets back in time and knocks it off to mid on.

103.40

Another tossed up ball just outside the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

103.30

Tossed up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja strides forward and blocks the ball down on the ground.

103.20

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja goes back and taps the ball to mid on and denies a single.

103.11

Short ball on the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 391/7

A Patel13 (38)

R Jadeja73 (137)

R Ahmed20-3-96-1

102.61

Pitched up on the off stump line. Axar Patel drives the ball towards sweepers for a single.

102.50

Pitched up on the stumps. Axar Patel plays a front foot defence back to the bowler.

102.40

On the pads again, fuller. Axar Patel stays back and knocks it off on the leg side.

102.30

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump. Axar Patel flicks it down on the crease.

102.20

Wrong one, falling short on the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and taps it towards covers.

102.10

Tossed up slow on the off stump line from around the wicket. Axar Patel takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 390/7

R Jadeja73 (137)

A Patel12 (32)

M Wood13-0-43-0

101.60

Bowls the ball outside the line of the off stump from a good length. Ravindra Jadeja sees it through to the wicketkeeper to end the over.

101.50

Another good length ball on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja offers another solid front foot defence.

101.40

Pitches the ball short outside the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and punches the ball straight to covers.

101.30

Hits the length hard from around the wicket on top of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja takes a big stride forward and blocks the ball well towards covers.

101.20

Fuller and straight, just outside the line of the leg stump. Ravindra Jadeja looks to flick it hard but misses it and the ball hits on his front leg.

101.12

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out and drives the ball into the deep point gap and comes back for a second run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 388/7

A Patel12 (32)

R Jadeja71 (131)

J Root24-2-77-2

100.60

Tosses it up slow outside the line of the off stump. Axar Patel walks in and lets the ball go through to end the over.

100.50

Fuller and slow. Axar Patel takes a good stride forward to keep the ball out.

100.40

Tosses it up slow on the middle stump line. Axar Patel knocks it back to the bowler.

100.30

Pitches the ball full and straight on the middle stump. Axar Patel takes a small foot out and taps the ball out.

100.21

Just short on the leg stump line. Ravindra Jadeja tucks the ball to deep mid-wicket off the backfoot for a single.

100.10

Tosses the ball up, slow on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a solid front foot defence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 387/7

A Patel12 (28)

R Jadeja70 (129)

M Wood12-0-41-0

99.60

Pitched up on the off stump. Axar Patel flicks the ball straight to mid on off the front foot.

99.50

Pitches the ball up and straight on the off stump. Axar Patel stays at the crease and knocks the ball back to the bowler.

99.41

Short ball outside the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja taps the ball to deep point for a run.

99.30

Pitches the ball up again on the middle stump with pace. Ravindra Jadeja adjusts well and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

99.20

Bangs it in short at the body of the batter and Ravindra Jadeja pulls it away along the ground, hard, but straight to backward square leg.

99.10

Bowls a brilliant yorker on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front leg out and taps it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 386/7

A Patel12 (26)

R Jadeja69 (125)

J Root23-2-76-2

98.60

Short and wide outside off. Axar Patel looking to cut, misses out on timing the ball well. End of the over.

98.50

Bowls this one outside the line of the off stump, slower in the air. Axar Patel covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

98.40

Tossed up ball on the off stump again. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

98.31

Fuller again, slow in the air. Ravindra Jadeja taps the ball off the front foot towards mid off and runs a quick single.

98.20

Tosses the ball up slow outside the line of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

98.10

Straying down the leg stump line, fuller. Ravindra Jadeja gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the leg stump.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 385/7

A Patel12 (23)

R Jadeja68 (122)

M Wood11-0-40-0

97.60

Just short on top of the stump from over the wicket. Axar Patel stays tall and knocks it off.

97.51

Bangs in short outside the line of the off stump and high. Ravindra Jadeja jumps in the air and pulls it away to deep square leg with good control and runs a single.

97.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front leg out and blocks the ball well.

97.34lb

4 LEG  BYES! Healthy runs for India! Mark Wood hits the length hard outside the line of the off stump and gets the ball to nip back in fast on to middle stump line. Ravindra Jadeja gets stuck on the crease and gets a hit high on the front pads and the ball flies over the slip fielder and goes on to run away to the third man boundary.

97.21

Angles the ball into the stumps from around the wicket on 142 clicks. Axar Patel stays on the crease and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a run.

97.11

Bangs in short on top of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays tall on the crease and pulls it away with control to the right of deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 378/7

A Patel11 (21)

R Jadeja66 (118)

J Root22-2-75-2

96.60

Bowls a floater from around the wicket angle on the middle stump line. Axar Patel looks to offer a front foot defence and gets a slight inside edge onto the front pad.

96.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Axar Patel knocks it off the front foot.

96.41

Fuller from the angle on the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

96.31

Short ball outside the line of the off stump. Axar Patel creams it towards Ben Duckett at covers and he mis fields the ball and gives away a single.

96.20

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Axar Patel defends the ball towards point.

96.11

Strays on the pads, fuller in length. Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 375/7

R Jadeja64 (116)

A Patel10 (17)

M Wood10-0-37-0

95.61

Fuller on the leg stump at 145 clicks. Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball well straight to deep square leg along the ground and runs a single to end the over.

95.50

Bangs one in short on top of the leg stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

95.40

Pitches the ball further up on the off stump on 140 clicks. Ravindra Jadeja middles the ball from his front foot back to the bowler.

95.30

Holds the length back from around the wicket on top of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays comfortable at the crease and taps the ball down on the crease.

95.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja gets a good stride forward and knocks the ball with the full face of the bat towards covers.

95.11

Starts off with a good length ball on top of the off stump. Axar Patel takes a little step forward and opens the face of the bat to take the ball to third man for a single.

Mark Wood is brought back into the attack.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 373/7

R Jadeja63 (111)

A Patel9 (16)

J Root21-2-72-2

94.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

94.51

Short again on the stumps. Axar Patel goes back in the crease and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

94.40

Just short on top of the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and knocks it off.

94.34

FOUR! Drives the ball through covers with power! Axar Patel gets his first boundary of the innings. Too full from Joe Root on this occasion outside the line of the off stump. Axar Patel takes his front stride out and creams the ball to the left of covers and the ball races away to the sweeper fence in no time.

94.20

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

94.11

Pitches the ball up on the block hole from around the wicket, on the leg stump line. Ravindra Jadeja looks to flick it but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg and runs a single.

DRINKS! After 94 overs, it's now time for Drinks in the 3rd session of Day 2. India stands on 367/7 with a solid lead of 121 runs and Ravindra Jadeja still at the crease. England is looking to close out the innings as soon as possible. The last hour of play coming up. Stay tuned!

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 367/7

A Patel4 (12)

R Jadeja62 (109)

J Leach22-6-48-1

93.60

Uppish but on the bounce! Tossed up full around off stump, Axar Patel looks to drive off the front foot but mistimes it on the bounce to mid off.

93.50

Fuller length on middle, turning back in, Axar Patel blocks it off with soft hands.

93.40

Tossed up around off, Axar Patel gets a big stride in and defends it out.

93.31

Shorter, turning into the pads, Ravindra Jadeja goes on the back foot and works it away to deep backward square leg for a run.

93.20

Tossed up around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja strides out and blocks it off.

93.14b

FOUR BYES! Through everyone! Floated up down the leg side and turning further away and this one stays low and skids on as well. The keeper, Ben Foakes is well beaten and the ball rolls away into the fence.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 362/7

A Patel4 (9)

R Jadeja61 (106)

J Root20-2-66-2

92.60

Full and on the stumps, punched away off the front foot to covers. Another maiden!

92.50

Bowled flatter and outside off, this one keeps low as Axar Patel lets it through to the keeper.

92.40

Close but not close enough! Pushed through a bit quicker and fuller around off, Axar Patel leaves for the spin but the ball goes straight on and misses the off stump.

92.30

Floated up on middle, Axar Patel gets on the front foot and makes the block.

92.20

Flatter one on a length and sliding back into the off stump, Axar Patel tentatively keeps it out.

92.10

A bit fuller and angled into middle and leg, Axar Patel defends it with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 362/7

R Jadeja61 (106)

A Patel4 (3)

J Leach21-6-47-1

91.60

Maiden! Flatter one around off, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it out.

91.50

Nicely looped up around off, Ravindra Jadeja skips down the track and mistimes the drive straight to silly mid on yet again.

91.40

Flighted delivery on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja drives it away back to the bowler.

91.30

Tossed up full on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja looks to drive but firms it to the man at silly mid on.

91.20

Floated up a bit shorter and turning right back in from outside off, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off the back foot.

91.10

On the shorter side and turning into the body, Ravindra Jadeja rocks back and pushes it down to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 362/7

A Patel4 (3)

R Jadeja61 (100)

J Root19-1-66-2

90.60

A tad short and around off, left alone by Axar Patel.

90.50

Tossed up delivery on off stump, Axar Patel keeps it out.

90.44

FOUR! That was touch and go but a valiant effort from Rehan Ahmed nonetheless. Tossed up outside off, Axar Patel drives it uppishly in front of cover-point and Rehan gives the chase. The ball rolls away and Rehan puts in a dive to flick it just in but the replays show that his hand was in slight contact with the ropes when the ball was flicked in. The batters did run three but they will get four.

Axar Patel walks in to bat at number 9 for India.

90.3W

OUT! RUN OUT! Oh, that is catastrophic! Joe Root bowls it slower and shorter, turning it into middle. Ravichandran Ashwin rocks back and dabs it out in front of short cover and sets off for the single. His partner though, Ravindra Jadeja, is ball watching and is late to realize that there's a single on offer. Jadeja does start to come for the single but soon realizes that he won't be getting to the other end and turns right back. Ashwin is also stranded at his partner's end and Tom Hartley picks up the ball and throws it at the keeper's end where Ben Foakes whips off the bails and for the first time in the game, England are able to pick up a couple of wickets in quick succession.

90.20

Quicker and angled across on a length, bouncing a bit extra, Ravichandran Ashwin keeps it down past the slip region.

90.11

A big drag down from Joe Root outside off stump, Ravindra Jadeja has to reach for it and cuts it to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 357/6

R Ashwin1 (9)

R Jadeja60 (99)

J Leach20-5-47-1

89.60

Maiden! Tossed up on the stump line, Ravichandran Ashwin watchfully keeps it out on the off side.

89.50

Drifts this one into middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it off.

89.40

Full again on off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it square on the off side.

89.30

Pushed through a bit fuller and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin keeps it out.

89.20

Flatter and on the stumps, kept out by Ashwin.

89.10

Nicely bowled! Holds it back a touch and bowls it on a length around off at just 80 clicks. Ravichandran Ashwin leaves his bat hanging as the ball turns past the outside edge.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 357/6

R Jadeja60 (99)

R Ashwin1 (3)

J Root18-1-61-2

88.60

Quicker one, bowled a bit flatter and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja lets it through to the keeper safely. End of a fruitful over from Joe Root, five runs and a wicket off it.

88.51

Way too full, a low full toss on leg stump, Ravichandran Ashwin flicks it away to the right of square leg where Rehan Ahmed puts in the dive and keeps it down to a single.

88.40

Very full and angled across the off stump, Ravichandran Ashwin plays it away to cover.

88.30

Goes full and fires it in at 92 clicks on the toes, Ravichandran Ashwin jams it out to mid-wicket. No one on the boundary for Ashwin.

Ravichandran Ashwin walks in to bat now.

88.2W

OUT! LBW! Appeal and given! KS Bharat does review it though. Joe Root bowls this one much flatter and on a nagging length around off stump. KS Bharat looks to fetch and sweep by leaning on but is beaten by the turn and the low bounce. The ball goes on to hit the back leg. Nothing on UltraEdge and three reds come up on Ball Tracking. Joe Root yet again gets the job done for his side and KS Bharat falls while looking to attack. India lead by 110 runs with 4 wickets in hand now.

88.14

FOUR! Top shot! This is bowled full and on middle and leg, right in the slot and this time KS Bharat nails the slog-sweep and gets it into the cow corner fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 352/5

R Jadeja60 (98)

Bharat37 (79)

J Leach19-4-47-1

87.60

Tossed-up delivery, full and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja gets a big stride across off stump and gets struck on the pads outside the line of off stump.

87.51

Full and around off, slightly turning away, KS Bharat just bunts it out through the vacant cover-point region and picks up another single.

87.40

Nicely flighted up around the off stump, KS Bharat strides out to defend.

87.31

Short and sharply turning down leg, Ravindra Jadeja goes deep in the crease and helps it on its way past short fine leg for a single.

87.21

Short and wide again, cut away to deep point for a single and the 350 comes up for India.

87.10

Beaten! Starts with a short and wide one at just 82 clicks, KS Bharat looks to reach out and cut but is beaten past the outside edge.

Jack Leach (17-1-56-1) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 349/5

R Jadeja59 (96)

Bharat35 (75)

J Root17-1-56-1

86.60

Quicker one at 90 clicks and pushed through outside off, this one goes straight on Ravindra Jadeja leaves it alone.

86.51

Floated up on leg stump, KS Bharat brings out the sweep and nails it to deep square leg for another single.

86.41

Gives it a bit of loop and bowls it on middle, Ravindra Jadeja leans on and nudges it away in front of mid-wicket for one more.

86.30

Nice and full, darted in around off, Ravindra Jadeja punches it to mid off.

86.21

Tossed up around leg stump, KS Bharat looks to hoick it over mid-wicket but gets it off the inner half to deep square leg for a single.

86.10

Quicker and fuller at 94 clicks, speared in on middle and leg, KS Bharat gets the front leg out of the way and jams it on the leg side.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 346/5

Bharat33 (72)

R Jadeja58 (93)

T Hartley24-0-116-2

85.61

Slow and short around off, grips and turns away, KS Bharat tucks it off the back foot in front of mid-wicket and scampers across for a single. The lead now standa at 100 runs!

85.50

Quicker one, angling it into middle and leg, KS Bharat goes on the back foot to keep this one out.

85.40

Flighted, fuller and around off, kept out by KS Bharat.

85.32

Good running between the wickets! Slightly short around off, KS Bharat rocks back and cuts it away square behind cover-point and races back for the second run.

85.20

Fuller one on middle and leg, KS Bharat gets his hands out in front and blocks it to mid off.

85.10

Tossed up on off stump, KS Bharat defends it right under the eyes.

Tom Hartley (23-0-113-2) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 343/5

R Jadeja58 (93)

Bharat30 (66)

J Root16-1-53-1

84.60

Here comes the swinger! Joe Root bowls it with a lower trajectory and angles it quick and outside off and the ball jags back in sharply. Ravindra Jadeja makes a good leave.

84.50

Pushed through a bit quicker on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja watchfully keeps it out.

84.40

Fuller and around off, kept out off the front foot by Ravindra Jadeja.

84.30

Grips this one nicely and bowls it flatter on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja defends off the back foot.

84.24

FOUR! Too easy! This one slips from Joe Root's hands and turns out to be a juicy full toss on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja thumps it away to the right of mid on for a boundary.

84.10

Starts off with a flatter one around middle, this one skids right on and Ravindra Jadeja gets a leading edge toward silly mid off.

England take the second new ball. Joe Root to bowl the first over with the new ball.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 339/5

Bharat30 (66)

R Jadeja54 (87)

R Ahmed19-3-95-1

83.60

Flatter one on the off stump line, punched away straight to covers.

83.50

Fuller in length and on the stumps, kept out by KS Bharat.

83.41

Too full and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja gets on the front foot and drives it away wide of mid off for a single. Good hustle from the fielder there to put in the dive and keep it down to a run.

83.31

Drops it short again on the stumps, KS Bharat tucks it away through mid-wicket for one that brings up the 50-run stand between these two.

83.21

Shorter and turning into the legs, Ravindra Jadeja works it off the back foot past leg gully for a single.

83.10

Bowls it on a nagging length on off and gets it to turn back in, Ravindra Jadeja goes on the back foot to defend it out.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 336/5

Bharat29 (63)

R Jadeja52 (84)

J Root15-1-49-1

82.60

Pushed through a bit by Joe Root across off stump but KS Bharat stays solid in defense.

82.50

Fuller and on the stumps, kept out again by KS Bharat.

82.40

Floated up around off stump, KS Bharat gets on the front foot and blocks it out.

82.33

Gets this one through and finally, Ravindra Jadeja brings up a FIFTY and brings out the usual sword celebration. This is tossed up outside off, Jadeja pushes it through covers and hustles for one but there is a misfield as the fielder lets the ball through and they get a couple of extra runs.

82.20

Full again outside off, Ravindra Jadeja gets on the front foot and nudges it wide of silly mid off for no run again.

82.10

This is floated up around middle stump, Ravindra Jadeja just leans on and makes another block down the pitch.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 333/5

Bharat29 (60)

R Jadeja49 (81)

R Ahmed18-3-92-1

81.60

Tossed up full outside off, pushed away off the outer half of the bat toward backward point.

81.54

FOUR! Poor over eventually from Rehan Ahmed as he leaks 10 crucial runs and there's still one ball to go. Way too short again and this time KS Bharat makes sure that he pulls the ball well in front of square. No chance for Tom Hartley this time and it will be a boundary.

81.42

Two more for KS Bharat! Shorter one turning away from off stump, Bharat goes on the back foot and cuts it late past short third man for a brace.

81.32

Edged away! Nice and full outside off, Rehan Ahmed gets this one to turn away, KS Bharat gets a good stride in and gets it off the outside edge well wide of slip for a couple of runs more.

81.20

Tosses this one right up on off stump and inviting the drive, KS Bharat does go for a cover drive but ends up getting an inside edge on the pads.

81.12

Excellent effort in the deep from Tom Hartley. This is dragged down over middle, KS Bharat rocks back and pulls it away well in front of deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 323/5

R Jadeja49 (81)

Bharat19 (54)

J Root14-1-46-1

80.60

Floated up on middle and leg, Ravindra Jadeja leans on and makes a good block.

80.50

Tossed up on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off.

80.40

Still can't get that single! Tossed up around off, Ravindra Jadeja uses his feet and pushes it away on the off side but can't get it past short cover.

80.30

Big inside edge! Another big appeal and this time the finger goes up. Joe Root bowls this one flatter and angles it in from the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja gets pushed onto the back foot and gets caught on the crease as the ball hits him on the pads in front of the stumps. Jadeja does review it right away and we can see clearly there was an inside edge. Good review.

80.20

Short and wide, cut away bt straight to point.

80.11

Just past the man at first slip! Joe Root sees KS Bharat stepping out and smartly pushes one across the off stump. Bharat almost runs past it but manages to get an outside edge that goes past a diving Zak Crawley at first slip for a single.

Its 80 overs up and England have the Second New Ball is available from now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 322/5

R Jadeja49 (76)

Bharat18 (53)

R Ahmed17-3-82-1

79.60

Tossed up again on a similar line and length and again, Ravindra Jadeja just leans right on and blocks it out.

79.50

Nicely tossed up around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja leans right on and defends to the pitch of the ball.

79.41

Tossed up full on off stump, pushed away toward mid off for a quick single.

79.30

Half a shout from the keeper for LBW but there was clearly an inside edge. Nice and full, the wrong'un on off and this one turns back in, KS Bharat gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to block.

79.20

Nicely drifted into middle and leg, turning away from the right-hander, KS Bharat manages to keep it out.

79.10

Slightly shorter around off and turning away, KS Bharat goes on the back foot and defends it on the off side.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 321/5

R Jadeja49 (74)

Bharat17 (49)

J Root13-1-45-1

78.60

Flatter delivery in the channel around off, left alone by Ravindra Jadeja.

78.51

Full again outside off, KS Bharat eases it away in front of covers and rotates the strike.

78.40

Full and around off, kept out by KS Bharat.

78.34

FOUR! Way too short and put away with ease! Slower and shorter, turning into the leg stump, KS Bharat goes deep in his crease and pulls it firmly through square leg for a boundary.

78.20

Another appeal for LBW but seemed to be pitching outside leg stump. A bit more round arm and flatter, trying to angle it across from leg stump. KS Bharat leans on to block but misses and gets rapped on the pads.

78.12

Floated up on the leg stump line, KS Bharat takes the front leg out and flicks it away in front of Rehan Ahmed at deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 314/5

R Jadeja49 (73)

Bharat10 (44)

R Ahmed16-3-81-1

77.62

Shorter one down leg, Ravindra Jadeja gets into a bit of an awkward position but manages to just help the ball off the top edge down to fine leg for a couple of runs. Jadeja moves to 49 now.

77.50

Fuller and on the leg stump line, Ravindra Jadeja gets a big stride in and works it toward mid-wicket.

77.41

Good running! Floated full on middle and leg, KS Bharat pushes it in front of mid on and hustles across for the single.

77.30

Gives it more air this time and floats it full outside off, KS Bharat leans ahead to drive but finds the man at covers.

77.20

On a length around off and turning away at 85 clicks, KS Bharat solidly blocks it to covers.

77.11

A tad shorter around the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja goes on the back foot and tucks it behind the man at short leg for a single.

Rehan Ahmed will bowl the second over of this session.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 310/5

Bharat9 (41)

R Jadeja46 (70)

J Root12-1-38-1

76.60

Another dot to end a probing first over after Tea from Joe Root. Fuller and floated around off, KS Bharat pushes it out on the off side.

76.50

Loops it up now in and around the off stump, KS Bharat gets on the front foot and blocks it out.

76.40

Full and angled across off stump, KS Bharat defends it on the off side.

76.30

Another huge shout for LBW and again it is turned down. Flighted delivery around off stump, KS Bharat leans right on and looks to block but the ball turns in to beat the bat and crashes into the pads. The replays show that it was going over the stumps.

76.21

Tossed up delivery on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja pushes it out on the off side for a single.

76.10

A huge appeal right away! Joe Root bowls it more round arm and floats it up on the stumps from around the wicket. Ravindra Jadeja leans on and looks to block but the ball is hitting the bat and pad at the same time. Lucky for Jadeja as it was given Not Out onfield otherwise it would have been really close.

We are back after a cup of tea and the players and the Umpires are walking out to the middle to start the Third and final session on Day 2 of this 1st Test match between India and England. India is currently on a lead of 63 and it's Ravindra Jadeja and KS Bharat at the crease, building a partnership. England with the second new ball due in 4 overs, will be looking to get a wicket early and use the new ball well. Just like the first session, Joe Root will start the proceedings for England. Let's Play!

... DAY 2, THIRD SESSION ...

Despite England managing to scalp 2 crucial wickets, including the prized dismissal of KL Rahul who threw his wicket to Rehan Ahmed at 86, the partnership between Jadeja and Bharat has injected stability into the Indian innings. After the tea break, England awaits the arrival of the second new ball, due in the next 4 overs. England will be poised to utilize it to their advantage in a bid to make further inroads. The upcoming session promises to be pivotal in shaping the trajectory of the Test match, with both teams eager to gain ascendancy. join us again in 15 minutes as we bring you everything that is happening in Hyderabad. Stay tuned for a deciding final session of Day 2.

SESSION SUMMARY - 26 overs, 87 runs and 2 wickets. As the players take a well-deserved break for tea on Day 2 of the first Test match between India and England, the stage is set for a captivating finale to the session. India finds themselves at 309/5 after 76 overs in the second innings, holding a slender lead of 63 runs. Ravindra Jadeja, batting on a composed 45, is accompanied by KS Bharat, who stands firm on 9 not out. With the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel yet to come, India harbors aspirations of building a substantial lead of over 200 runs, a target that seems not all that out of reach at this juncture.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 309/5

Bharat9 (37)

R Jadeja45 (68)

R Ahmed15-3-77-1

75.60

Ends with a dot and that will be Tea on Day 2! This is tossed up full and round off stump, KS Bharat leans on and keeps it out on the off side.

75.50

Floated on middle and leg, turning away, KS Bharat watchfully keeps it out.

75.40

Top delivery! Gives it a fair bit of rip and bowls it flatter at 83 clicks around off. This one turns and bounces and KS Bharat does well to drop his hands down just in time.

75.30

Just a fraction short and turning away quickly from around off, KS Bharat rocks back and dabs it down past point.

75.21

Floated up full on middle and leg, Ravindra Jadeja leans on and works it away past square leg for a single.

75.14

FOUR! Starts the final over before Tea with a boundary. This was a poor delivery from Rehan Ahmed as he bowls it short and down the leg side, Ravindra Jadeja goes on the back foot and just helps the pulls past backward square leg for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 304/5

Bharat9 (33)

R Jadeja40 (66)

J Root11-1-37-1

74.60

Tossed up down the leg side and KS Bharat pads it away. Back-to-back maidens for England.

74.50

Tosses it up and just drags the length back around leg stump, KS Bharat looks to lean right on but struggles to reach the ball and just about keeps it out.

74.40

Floated up on the leg stump line, KS Bharat flicks it away toward square leg.

74.30

Flighted delivery, on a length and on the stumps, KS Bharat stands tall and pats it away to mid off.

74.20

Tossed up again a bit fuller on off stump, KS Bharat strides ahead and makes the block.

74.10

Nicely bowled! Tosses this one up across the off stump on a nagging length and gets it to turn back in. KS Bharat looks to lean forward and blocks but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 304/5

R Jadeja40 (66)

Bharat9 (27)

R Ahmed14-3-72-1

73.60

Bowled fuller and around leg stump, Ravindra Jadeja strides forward to block but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is half a shout for LBW but turned down.

73.50

Shorter and turning down leg, Ravindra Jadeja helps it on its way to short fine leg.

73.40

Flatter delivery on middle, Jadeja stands tall and punches it away to short mid on.

73.30

Floats it up full and on off stump at just 82.6 clicks, Ravindra Jadeja jams it back to the bowler.

73.20

A tad shorter on leg stump and turning in, Ravindra Jadeja goes on the back foot and dabs it down to leg gully.

73.10

Starts the new spell with a drag-down past the leg stump, the ball turns further down and it is well collected by Ben Foakes behind the sticks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 304/5

R Jadeja40 (60)

Bharat9 (27)

J Root10-0-37-1

72.61

Slightly shorter on middle and leg, Jadeja goes on the back foot and works it away in front of mid-wicket for a single. Jadeja looks for two but KS Bharat sends him back.

72.50

Short and outside off, cut away off the back foot to the man at short cover.

72.40

Tossed up on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja leans right on and blocks it down the pitch.

72.30

Quicker and flatter around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja goes on the back foot to keep it out on the off side.

72.20

Nicely looped up, full and around off, Ravindra Jadeja gets on the front foot and punches it straight to silly mid off.

72.10

Floated full and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja looks to stride across and defend but miscues it back to the bowler.

Halt! It is getting hot out there and the batters call in for some drinks.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 303/5

Bharat9 (27)

R Jadeja39 (54)

M Wood9-0-35-0

71.60

A bumper around off stump at 143 clicks, KS Bharat sits under it but the ball dies on its way to the keeper.

71.51

A bit shorter and takes pace off, angled into the legs, Ravindra Jadeja tucks it away easily past square leg for one.

71.41

Full and straight, tailing in a bit at well over 140 clicks, KS Bharat clips it down to fine leg for a single.

71.30

Goes wider on the crease and bowls it fuller at just 132 clicks outside off, KS Bharat looks to play away from the body but is beaten past the outside edge.

71.20

Short and banged in at the body, KS Bharat just stands tall and doesn't play at it as the ball thuds into the thigh pads.

71.11

Steams in from around the stumps and bowls it bowls around off at 144.5 clicks, Ravindra Jadeja gets on the front foot and drives it wide of mid off for a quick single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 300/5

Bharat8 (23)

R Jadeja37 (52)

J Root9-0-36-1

70.60

England are fully confident and are celebrating but the umpire turns it down again. Joe Root bowls it slower at 85.5 clicks and loops it up around leg stump. KS Bharat is a bit tentative but ends up trying to pad it away. The ball loops up and the man at backward short leg completes an easy catch. The replays once again show that there was no bat or glove involved.

70.51

Just short! Joe Root flights this one up on a nagging length onto middle, Ravindra Jadeja comes forward to flick but is beaten in the flight and the outside edge is found. The ball loops up and falls in front of a diving Jack Leach at backward point. The batters sneak in a single as well and the 300 comes up for India.

70.40

A bit more round-arm and tosses up on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja defends it back to the bowler.

70.30

Nice and full, floated up on middle stump, Ravindra Jadeja gets a big stride in and blocks it off.

70.21

Flatter and angled across off, KS Bharat stands tall and punches it away past covers for a run.

70.10

Joe Root comes back into the attack and starts from around the stumps. This is bowled full and angled well across the stumps, KS Bharat drives it straight to short mid off.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 298/5

Bharat7 (20)

R Jadeja36 (49)

M Wood8-0-32-0

69.61

Full and quick at 146.3 clicks and tailing into the legs, KS Bharat gets inside the line a bit and flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

69.50

Back of a length and tighter around off stump, KS Bharat looks to go on the back foot and play it square but dabs it down off the inner half of the bat on the off side.

69.40

Good take behind the stumps! Full and quick but drifting onto the pads at 144.6 clicks, KS Bharat misses the flick and the ball goes off the pads. Ben Foakes dives down well to his left and stops a certain boundary.

69.30

A quick bumper now at 146 KPH and angled over middle and leg stump, KS Bharat ducks under it well.

69.21

Good running! Full and around off, Ravindra Jadeja leans on and eases on the drive toward mid off and runs with it to the other end without a fuss.

69.11

Slightly fuller at 141 clicks and around off, KS Bharat lets the ball come on and plays it out with soft hands square on the off side and gets across for an easy single. The lead now goes to 50.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 295/5

R Jadeja35 (48)

Bharat5 (15)

J Leach18-4-44-1

68.60

Fuller and bowled across the left-hander from around the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it out.

68.50

Tossed-up delivery around off, Ravindra Jadeja leans on and keeps it out.

68.40

Flighted, on a nagging length and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja gets on half-forward this time and punches it a bit uppishly in front of short cover.

68.30

Slightly shorter and turning into the legs, Ravindra Jadeja goes back in his crease and nudges it to leg gully.

68.20

Floated up and around the off stump, Ravindra Jadeja gets a big stride in and blocks it right under his eyes.

68.11

Jack Leach switches ends now and starts with a flatter one on the pads, KS Bharat works it away to the right of mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 294/5

Bharat4 (14)

R Jadeja35 (43)

M Wood7-0-29-0

67.61

Goes wider on the crease and serves it very full on middle at 144.5 clicks, KS Bharat digs it out back past the bowler and hustles across for a quick single. Both fielders from mid off and mid on try to get to it and Ben Stokes isn't happy with the other man who came in front and fumbled the ball.

67.50

Hits the hard length now and bowls it around off, angling it in, KS Bharat goes on the back foot to keep it out on the off side.

67.40

A hint of reverse there for Mark Wood. Full and quick on off and middle, this one tails back in late and KS Bharat keeps it out.

67.31lb

Leg bye! Half-hearted appeal for LBW, probably angling down leg. On a fuller length again around middle and angling back in, Ravindra Jadeja gets across a bit to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls away behind point and they pick up a leg bye. Later, Ball Tracking confirms that it was going down leg.

67.20

Steams in again and pitches the ball up around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it solidly onto the off side.

67.10

Comes from around the wicket and bowls it full at almost 142 clicks on off stump, Ravindra Jadeja gets on the front foot and punches it away to mid on.

Mark Wood is brought back into the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 292/5

Bharat3 (11)

R Jadeja35 (40)

T Hartley23-0-113-2

66.60

Flighted yet again and on the stumps, KS Bharat gest on the front foot and blocks it past silly point.

66.50

Pushed through quicker and fuller around off stump, KS Bharat jams this one out toward covers.

66.40

Drags the length back and bowls it around off, KS Bharat looks to pull off the back foot but gets an under edge just past the keeper.

66.30

Drifted into middle and leg, looking to turn it away, KS Bharat leans right on and keeps it out.

66.21

Tossed up full on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja punches it off the front foot and down to long on for a single.

66.10

A friendly full toss around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja gets on the front foot and only pushes it gently to extra cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 291/5

Bharat3 (7)

R Jadeja34 (38)

J Leach17-4-43-1

65.60

Another maiden for Jack Leach! This is flighted right up on middle and leg and dips late on the batter, KS Bharat solidly defends it off the front foot.

65.50

On middle and leg, KS Bharat watches it well and blocks it to the on side this time.

65.40

Fuller and a bit straighter, KS Bharat pushes it out to silly point.

65.30

Tossed up delivery on off stump again, KS Bharat leans on to make the block.

65.20

Floated up around off stump, KS Bharat watchfully defends it out.

65.10

JAFFA! And every single fielder goes up in the appeal for caught behind but the umpire remains unmoved and England do not have any reviews left. This is beautifully flighted on a nagging length around off stump, KS Bharat is drawn forward but the ball grips and turns away sharply past the outside edge. Ben Foakes with a good grab high to his right but Bharat survives. UltraEdge later shows that there was no edge on it.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 291/5

Bharat3 (1)

R Jadeja34 (38)

T Hartley22-0-112-2

64.63

Off the mark right away! Floated up very full on middle and leg, KS Bharat makes a bit of room leg side and drives it away through wide mid off. The fielder chases it down and saves one run for his side.

KS Bharat walks out to bat at number 7 for India.

64.5W

OUT! CAUGHT! Would you believe it? KL Rahul has thrown it away! A real drag down from Tom Hartley as he bowls it short over the stumps but bowls it slower at 86 clicks. The ball grips a bit and Rahul goes on the back foot to hoick it away. Rahul can't quite hold his shape and has to force it toward deep mid-wicket. Rehan Ahmed takes a pressure catch in the deep and Rahul departs 14 short of his hundred. A big wicket this for England.

64.41

Short and turning back into the legs, Jadeja stays back and tucks it past short leg for a single.

64.30

On the shorter side and angled into middle and leg, Ravindra Jadeja punches it off the back foot toward mid on.

64.26

SIX! Down the track and into the stands! Too much air on that one from Tom Hartley as he tosses it up around off, Ravindra Jadeja uses his feet well and lofts it well over long on for a biggie.

64.10

Floated up on a length and around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja covers the line well and makes the block.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 281/4

Rahul86 (122)

R Jadeja27 (34)

J Leach16-3-43-1

63.60

Maiden! A touch short and outside off, KL Rahul waits and taps it with the turn toward covers.

63.50

Just a tad short and turning away from off, KL Rahul goes on the back foot and caresses it to point.

63.40

Nicely flighted and drifting into middle and leg, KL Rahul leans on and blocks it with soft hands.

63.30

Way too full and straight again, KL Rahul gets on the front foot and drives it to mid on.

63.20

Too full on middle and leg, KL Rahul pushes it back to the bowler.

63.10

Beauty! Tossed up on the off stump line and on a nagging length, KL Rahul is drawn forward but the ball grips and rips past the outside edge.

Drinks break! Time for a breather as India keep on raking up the runs and England slip further behind in the game. It was been a fascinating first hour post-Lunch and England did get a wicket early in the session again but couldn't build on it. KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja have put on a quick 50-plus stand and are taking India to a solid lead. Let's see if England can make any inroads in the next hour as Rahul nears a stellar hundred.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 281/4

R Jadeja27 (34)

Rahul86 (116)

T Hartley21-0-102-1

62.60

Pitches the ball outside the line of the off stump and gets it to turn in. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and knocks the ball off to end the over.

62.54

FOUR! Another full toss, converted into a boundary by Ravindra Jadeja! Tom Hartley tosses the ball up on the middle stump line and it ends up being a low fulltoss to Ravindra Jadeja who take his front foot out and drives the ball straight past the bowler and beats long on to his right as the ball races away to the boundary.

62.40

Pitched up ball outside the line of the off stump, spinning in after pitching. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out and looks to block it off.

62.31

Bowls the ball outside the line of the off stump. KL Rahul stays inside the line of the ball and drives it to sweepers for a single.

62.20

Holds the length on the off stump. KL Rahul takes his front foot out and blocks the ball off.

62.10

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the leg stump. KL Rahul looks to sweep the ball hard but misses out the timing on the ball.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 276/4

R Jadeja23 (31)

Rahul85 (113)

J Leach15-2-43-1

61.60

Tossed up ball on the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball off the front foot towards mid-wicket.

61.50

Pitches the ball just short on the stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and flicks the ball to short fine.

61.41

Just short and wide again. KL Rahul pushes the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

61.30

Just short at the stumps. KL Rahul stays back and sees it off back to the bowler.

61.20

Pitches the ball up on the stump. KL Rahul offers a front foot defence.

61.10

Just short on the off stump. KL Rahul stays back and blocks the ball back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 275/4

R Jadeja23 (29)

Rahul84 (109)

R Ahmed13-2-72-1

60.64

FOUR! Driven away, on the up. Ravindra Jadeja making things look easy. Rehan Ahmed pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front leg out and drives the ball well straight, beating mid off to his left for a superb boundary.

60.51

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball through to sweepers for a single.

60.41

Short on the pads. Ravindra Jadeja flicks the ball away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

60.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

60.20

Bowls short outside the line of leg stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and gets a hit on the thigh pads outside the line of leg stump. There is a slight appeal for LBW but the umpire says No.

60.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front leg out and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 269/4

R Jadeja18 (24)

Rahul83 (108)

J Leach14-2-42-1

59.61

Steps down and launches the ball in the air to the right of deep mid-wicket and runs a single to end the over.

59.50

Pitches the ball up this time and Ravindra Jadeja blocks it well off the front foot.

59.40

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back on the crease and blocks it well adjusting to the bounce.

59.30

NOT OUT! Good review from India. Jack Leach tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump, slow in the air and makes it turn sharp into the left-hander. Ravindra Jadeja takes a big stride forward and looks to block it. The ball is dangerously close to his gloves and goes on to hit the front pads and tosses up in the air. The short-leg fielder catches the ball and everyone goes up for an appeal for a catch. The umpire says OUT and immediately Ravindra Jadeja takes a review. The UltraEdge shows no involvement of the gloves of any kind and the ball looks to be missing the stumps on Ball Tracking. The decision is overturned! India and Ravindra Jadeja survive.

There is a shout for a catch and the finger goes up. Ravindra Jadeja as soon as the finger goes up though. On first glance, there seems to be a gap between bat and ball but the ball is close to the gloves. The UltraEdge rolls in and there's no bat or glove involved but the LBW is also checked and the ball is going comfortably over the stumps. NOT OUT comes up on the big screen!

59.26

SIX! Ravindra Jadeja takes the left arm spinner on and gets it deep into the crowd. tossed up ball on the of stump line and Ravindra Jadeja steps down the track and launches the ball over deep mid-wicket with superb timing and distance to take it all the way over the fence.

59.11

Tossed up ball on the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball into the cover gap for a run.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 261/4

R Jadeja11 (19)

Rahul82 (107)

R Ahmed12-2-66-1

58.64

FOUR! Gets it in the gap this time. Finds himself another boundary. Ravindra Jadeja looks comfortable at the crease now. Not looking good for England. Short ball again by Rehan Ahmed on the leg stump line. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and pulls it away through mid-wicket for a superb boundary.

58.50

full toss on the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja misses out as he times it well but straight to mid on.

58.40

Bowls a wrong one outside the line of leg stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and gets on top of the bounce to block it off well.

58.31

Too full again on the stumps. KL Rahul drives the ball past the bowler and runs a single from mid on.

58.20

Bowls one outside the leg stump line into the rough. KL Rahul takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

58.12

Comes from around the wicket angle and bowls one on the rough on the leg stump line. KL Rahul makes room for himself outside leg stump and drives the ball past mid off and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 254/4

R Jadeja7 (16)

Rahul79 (104)

J Root8-0-34-1

57.60

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja covers the stumps with his front leg and lets the ball spin away to the wicketkeeper to end the over.

57.54

FOUR! Full toss on the stumps and punished rightly! Ravindra Jadeja gets his first boundary of the innings. Drives the ball with superb timing beating mid on to his right and the ball races away to the fence. Bad bowling by the ex-English captain.

57.40

Fuller again on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

57.30

Pitches the ball up this time on the middle stump. Ravindra Jadeja taps it back to Joe Root.

57.20

Short again on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja looks to flick it on the leg side but gets an inside edge falling on the crease.

57.10

Just short from around the wicket angle, targetting the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and gets his bat down at the right time to keep the ball from hitting his pads.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 250/4

Rahul79 (104)

R Jadeja3 (10)

R Ahmed11-2-59-1

56.60

Pitched up ball on the off stump. KL Rahul blocks it off to end the over.

56.56

SIX! Massive again, straight as an arrow but this time off the backfoot! What a shot! Short ball again by Rehan Ahmed on the stumps and KL Rahul stands tall on the crease and launches the ball with a straight bat way over the bowler's head for another massive maximum and India now lead by 4 runs.

56.40

Holds the length back on the stumps. KL Rahul stays back and negotiates it well.

56.30

Just short on the off stump. KL Rahul blocks it off the back foot.

56.20

Pitches the ball up again on the off stump. KL Rahul drives it back to the bowler.

56.16

SIX! Straight as an arrow. KL Rahul moving swiftly through his 70s now. Pitched up ball on the middle stump line and KL Rahul stands on the crease and swings the bat in the line of the ball, timing it brilliantly over the head of Rehan Ahmed and takes it all the way for a SIX. First of his innings so far.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 238/4

R Jadeja3 (10)

Rahul67 (98)

J Root7-0-30-1

55.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off the front foot.

55.51

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball into the mid0wicket gap for a single.

55.40

Bowls the ball just short and slow on the middle stump line. KL Rahul gets stuck on the crease and the ball bounces and hits him high on the front pads. There is a huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says NO. Unfortunately England have no reviews left.

55.31

Just short at the middle stump line. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and tucks the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

55.21

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. KL Rahul drives it back to the bowler and Joe Root mis fields it and gives the batter a single.

55.11

Tosses the ball up slow on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out and punches the ball to the right of point and runs a quick single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 234/4

Rahul65 (95)

R Jadeja1 (7)

R Ahmed10-2-47-1

54.64

FOUR! Second one of the over and it's again off KL Rahul's bat. This time hits it behind square on the leg side. Rehan Ahmed pitches the ball up but misses his line and strays down the leg side. KL Rahul gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball hard, along the ground, beating deep square leg to his left for a superb boundary.

54.51

Short ball again on the middle stump line. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

54.41

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball towards mid off and runs a quick single.

54.34

FOUR! Slight width provided and KL Rahul is onto it in a flash. Makes room and cuts it hard to the right of point to pick up a superb boundary. The short ball not working well for England and Rehan Ahmed.

54.20

Fuller on the middle stump line. KL Rahul punches the ball back to the bowler.

54.10

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. KL Rahul flicks the ball towards mid on off the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 224/4

R Jadeja0 (6)

Rahul56 (90)

J Leach13-2-34-1

53.60

Tossed up slow on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence to end the over.

53.50

Holds the length back outside the line of the off stump and gets the ball to turn in. Ravindra Jadeja looks to block it but gets a hit high on his thigh pads.

53.40

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump line to the left hander. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

53.31

Pitched up ball on the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball towards sweepers for a single.

53.20

Holds the length back outside off. KL Rahul looks to cut it but hits it straight to covers.

53.10

Bowls a fuller ball on the off stump. KL Rahul blocks the ball towards covers off the front foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 223/4

R Jadeja0 (3)

Rahul55 (87)

R Ahmed9-2-37-1

52.60

Another wrong one, fuller on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja punches the ball straight to covers off the front foot towards covers. A wicket-maiden this time for Rehan Ahmed.

52.50

Bowls a wrong one on the stumps. Ravindra Jadeja covers the line of the ball and blocks it off.

52.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line to the left hander. Ravindra Jadeja offers a front foot defence.

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.

52.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! Rehan Ahmed wins the reward of being patient and gets his man. Shreyas Iyer walks back into the hut! Pitched up ball on the leg stump line and turning in as it is the googly, asking Shreyas Iyer to go for a big shot. Shreyas Iyer launches a slog but does not time it as well as he would have liked, in the end hits the ball straight down the throat of Tom Hartley standing at deep mid-wicket who takes an easy catch to dismiss Shreyas Iyer. India lose their fourth.

52.20

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and keeps the ball away.

52.10

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer gets in deep into the crease and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 223/3

Rahul55 (87)

S Iyer35 (60)

J Leach12-2-33-1

51.60

Holds the length back on the off stump, makes the ball turn away from the right hander. KL Rahul stays back and taps the ball back to the bowler to end the over.

51.50

Pitched up outside the line of the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball hard but straight to covers.

51.40

Bowls the ball slow outside the line of the off stump. KL Rahul stays back and looks to cut it but gets an inside edge back to the keeper on the bounce.

51.31

Pitches the ball further up on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball to the right of mid on for a single.

51.20

Holds the length on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer stays at the crease and cuts the ball towards point.

51.10

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump. Shreyas Iyer takes the front leg out and blocks the ball.

Jack Leach to operate from the other end.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 222/3

Rahul55 (84)

S Iyer34 (57)

R Ahmed8-1-37-0

50.60

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball off the front foot towards point. The first maiden over in quite a while for England.

50.50

Bowls one up on the off stump. KL Rahul takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

50.40

Short again on the off stump line. KL Rahul stays back and cuts it straight to point.

50.30

Bowls a wrong one short outside the off stump. KL Rahul stays back and punches the ball to covers.

50.20

First signs of spin since the morning. Rehan Ahmed pitches the ball up on the off stump and makes it leave the batter. KL Rahul takes the front foot out to block the ball but gets beaten.

50.10

Starts off bowling up on the off stump line. KL Rahul takes the front foot out and blocks if off well.

We are back for the post-Lunch session on Day 2! The umpires are back out in the middle and so are the English players. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are all set to resume their stay at the crease as well. It will be Rehan Ahmed to begin proceedings with the ball after the break.

... DAY 2, SESSION 2 ...

England might have been frustrated last evening with the runs flowing but they will be even more frustrated this morning. Joe Root finally got the ball and in the very first over of the Day, got rid of the dangerman Yashasvi Jaiswal. After that though, Ben Stokes employed the same tactics from Day 1 by bowling Tom Hartley for a long spell and that didn't work out. They created a bit of early pressure but bowled way too many bad balls and Root wasn't used much after his first spell of four overs. Mark Wood bowled a fiery spell in the middle but the short deliveries were put away by KL Rahul and then finally Tom Hartley got one wicket. At the moment though, England are staring at a big first-innings deficit and will have to turn things around very quickly if they are to stay in the game. Join us at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT) for the post-Lunch session.

SESSION SUMMARY - 27 overs, 103 runs and 2 wickets. The first session of Day 2 and it was once again dominated by India and even though they lost a couple of wickets, the runs kept on flowing and they are now just 24 runs away from England's first innings total with 7 wickets in hand. The man on song from last evening, Yashasvi Jaiswal perished in the very first over of the day after hitting a boundary but then KL Rahul walked in at number 4 for the first time in Tests and he didn't miss a beat from the very off. Rahul did nick one very early on but that was it and he scored freely against the spinners. Shubman Gill couldn't turn his shaky start from last evening into a positive one and held out mid-way through the session. Shreyas Iyer looked tentative at the start but hit his way out of trouble and now the set pair of Rahul and Iyer looks set to pile on the misery on the visitors.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 222/3

Rahul55 (78)

S Iyer34 (57)

J Root6-0-26-1

49.61

On the pads once again, fuller in length and KL Rahul flicks the ball through mid-wicket to get a single and end the over.

49.52

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump again. KL Rahul drives the ball between mid-wicket and long on and runs a couple.

49.41

Pitched up on the leg stump. Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball into the mid-wicket gap for a single.

49.30

Holds the length back outside the line of the off stump line and Shreyas Iyer gets stuck on the crease and looks to throw his hands at the ball, in the end missing it completely.

49.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot.

49.11

Short ball on the pads, flicked away to the right of mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 217/3

S Iyer33 (54)

Rahul51 (75)

R Ahmed7-0-37-0

48.64

FOUR! Too full on this occasion and is hammered away for a boundary! Rehan Ahmed pitches the ball up on the leg stump line, slower in the air. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and drives the ball along the ground beating mid on to his left and finds the long on boundary in no time.

48.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot.

48.40

Drops one short and gets away with it. Shreyas Iyer looks to cut the ball but gets an inside edge back to the wicketkeeper on the bounce.

48.31

Another full length delivery on the off stump. KL Rahul punches the ball through covers and runs a single.

48.20

Holds his length on the off stump. KL Rahul takes a small lung out and plays the ball late towards point.

48.10

Pitched up ball on the off stump. KL Rahul blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 212/3

Rahul50 (72)

S Iyer29 (51)

J Root5-0-21-1

47.61

Pitches the ball short outside the off stump line. KL Rahul cuts it away to sweepers and takes a run to bring up his FIFTY in his 50th Test match for India.

47.51

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump this time. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

47.40

Holds the length back on the off stump, gets some extra bounce on this occasion. Shreyas Iyer watchfully blocks it off from the crease.

47.34

FOUR! Short ball again on the off stump and Shreyas Iyer punishes him again. Moves around the crease to make room and cuts the ball hard to the left of covers and the ball races away to the fence on the off side.

47.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump to Shreyas Iyer who blocks it off the front foot.

47.11

Bowls a low full toss outside the line of the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

Joe Root (4-0-14-1) is brought back into the attack 10 minutes from Lunch.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 205/3

S Iyer24 (47)

Rahul48 (70)

R Ahmed6-0-32-0

46.60

Holds the length back on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket to end the over.

46.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot.

46.40

Bowls a low full toss at the leg stump line. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball straight to mid on.

46.31

Fuller ball outside off, driven away to sweepers for a run. KL Rahul is now 1 short of his half century.

46.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. KL Rahul takes out the front foot and strokes the ball back to the bowler.

46.11

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball off the front foot towards sweepers and runs a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 203/3

S Iyer23 (43)

Rahul47 (68)

T Hartley20-0-97-1

45.61

Fuller delivery outside the line of the off stump. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball towards sweepers and picks up a single.

45.50

Pitched up ball on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer negotiates it well off the front foot.

45.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

45.30

Bowls one on the block hole on the leg stump line. Shreyas Iyer strokes it back to the bowler.

45.20

On the pads this time, fuller in length. Shreyas Iyer looks to flick it through mid-wicket but gets a leading edge towards point.

45.10

Fuller on the off stump line, still no signs of spin from the young left arm spinner. Shreyas Iyer takes his front foot out and offers a defence.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 202/3

S Iyer22 (37)

Rahul47 (68)

R Ahmed5-0-30-0

44.61

Fuller ball on the leg stump line. Shreyas Iyer looking to flick it on the leg side, gets a leading edge between covers and point and the batters run a quick single. Good running by the batters.

44.52

Pitches the ball further up on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball to the left of sweepers and comes back for a comfortable second run.

44.40

Tossed up ball on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and blocks the ball.

44.31

Pitched up ball outside the line of the off stump. KL Rahul drives the ball through towards sweepers for a single.

44.20

Just short at the off stump line. KL Rahul stays back and pushes the ball towards covers.

44.10

Bowls a full toss on the line of the off stump. KL Rahul taps the ball back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 198/3

S Iyer19 (34)

Rahul46 (65)

T Hartley19-0-96-1

43.60

Pitched up ball on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

43.51

Short and wide, cut away towards sweepers for a single.

43.41

Drifting on the pads this time, pitched up. Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball into the mid-wicket gap for a single.

43.30

Bowls on a fuller length this time on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer takes the front leg out and blocks the ball.

43.21

Fuller delivery on the stumps, KL Rahul flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs a single.

43.10

Pitched up on the off stump line. KL Rahul blocks the ball off the front foot.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 195/3

S Iyer18 (31)

Rahul44 (62)

R Ahmed4-0-26-0

42.60

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off to end the over.

42.54

FOUR! Short ball, punished rightly by Shreyas Iyer. Rehan Ahmed drops one short on top of the leg stump line and Shreyas Iyer says thank you. Rocks back inside the crease and launches the ball long over mid-wicket for a superb boundary.

42.40

Tossed up ball on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and taps the ball back to the bowler.

42.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump again. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot this time.

42.20

Thick outside edge, falling short of Joe Root at first slip. Rehan Ahmed produces the edge off his second ball off the morning. Shreyas Iyer looking to block the ball gets an edge falling short.

42.10

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump, getting the ball to turn away from the right hander. Shreyas Iyer looks to block it but the ball beats his outside edge.

Rehan Ahmed (3-0-22-0) has been tossed the ball now but not before Ben Stokes has a chat with the umpire regarding the condition of the ball. All good and Rehan will bowl with the same ball.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 191/3

Rahul44 (62)

S Iyer14 (25)

M Wood6-0-28-0

41.60

Finishes off with another bumper nut outside the line of the leg stump. KL Rahul is not interested in playing at that one. End of the over.

41.50

Hits the length hard on this occasion on the leg stump. KL Rahul stays on the crease and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

41.40

Pitches the ball further up on top of the off stump. KL Rahul hangs back and watchfully plays the ball towards point.

41.30

Runs in hard and bangs another one in short outside the line of the off stump. KL Rahul ducks down and lets the ball go through.

41.21

Just short this time, around off. Shreyas Iyer jumps up on the crease and blocks it off from the middle of the bat to the left of covers and the batters take a quick single.

41.11

Starts off with the bumper again at the body of KL Rahul, who stays back and gently pulls it fine and picks up a single till the time the wicket keeper ran and collected the ball.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 189/3

S Iyer13 (24)

Rahul43 (57)

T Hartley18-0-93-1

40.60

Fuller again on the leg stump this time. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and flicks the ball back to the bowler to end the over.

40.50

Pitches the ball up again on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot.

40.46

SIX! Short ball and rightly punished! Shreyas Iyer is not going to miss out on those. Tom Hartley drops one short at the leg stump line and Shreyas Iyer rocks back and pulls it away long, over the deep mid-wicket boundary line for a massive SIX. His first of the innings.

40.30

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line, slower in the air. Shreyas Iyer offers a front foot defence.

40.20

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer takes a long stride infront and taps the ball out.

40.12

Bowls fast and short at the pads of Shreyas Iyer who goes deep into his crease and flicks the ball to the left of deep backward square leg and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 181/3

Rahul43 (57)

S Iyer5 (18)

M Wood5-0-26-0

39.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. KL Rahul takes the front foot out and strokes the ball back to the bowler to end the over.

39.51

Bowls on a good length but straying down the pads of Shreyas Iyer at 143 clicks. Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball off the front foot towards deep backward square leg for a single.

39.40

Short ball again outside the line of the leg stump. Shreyas Iyer lets the ball go through.

39.30

Attacks the stumps from a good length on this occasion at 146 clicks. Shreyas Iyer stays at the crease and brings his bat down at the right time, with no foot movement to block the ball and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

39.20

Bowls another bumper just outside the line of the off stump and Shreyas Iyer gets beaten on the outside edge as he looks to block the ball from the crease.

39.11

Starts off with a well-directed bouncer at the helmet of KL Rahul who plays a well-controlled pull along the ground towards deep backward square leg for a single.

There is a long hold-up in play before the new over begins as Mark Wood and Ben Stokes discuss field placements and strategies. However, it is the spider-cam that is bothering the batter and it is being moved to the off side. All good to go now.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 179/3

S Iyer4 (14)

Rahul42 (55)

T Hartley17-0-85-1

38.60

Fuller length on the leg stump line. Shreyas Iyer stays at the crease and blocks the ball back to the bowler to end the over.

38.52

Flighted ball on the stumps line and Shreyas Iyer steps down to go all the way over the top of mid on, in the end mistimes the ball to the left of deep mid-wicket and the batters come back for a second run.

38.41

Pitched up ball again on the stumps. KL Rahul tucks the ball off the front foot to the right of the bowler and the batters pick up a quick single.

38.30

Holds the length back on the middle stump line. KL Rahul stays back and watchfully keeps the ball out.

38.21

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump. Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

38.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer takes the front leg out and blocks it well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 175/3

Rahul41 (53)

S Iyer1 (10)

M Wood4-0-24-0

37.60

Another short ball over the line of the stumps at 147 clicks. KL Rahul looks to roll his wrists and pull it along the ground but misses the ball completely.

37.51

Another short ball at the helmet of Shreyas Iyer with good pace. Shreyas Iyer pulls it away, a bit uppish keeping the fielders and the bowler interested and takes a single from deep backward square leg.

37.40

Hits the deck on this occasion, on the line of the stumps. Shreyas Iyer stays back inside the crease and ducks down to let the ball go through.

37.30

Bowls the good length again on top of the off stump this time. Shreyas Iyer takes his front foot out and taps the ball straight to covers.

37.20

Bowls the good length just outside the off stump line on 142 clicks and beats the outside edge of the bat of Shreyas Iyer as he looks to block the ball from the crease.

37.11

Runs in hard and hits the deck on the body of the batter. KL Rahul pulls it away along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.

DRINKS! It's Drinks being taken when India are 173/3 in the first session of Day 2. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are at the crease and they will be looking to build a partnership from here on. England have managed to pick up 2 wickets this morning and will be looking to get a few more quickly and make the match interesting. Let's see what happens.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 173/3

S Iyer0 (6)

Rahul40 (51)

T Hartley16-0-81-1

36.60

Flatter and drifted into leg stump looking to turn it away, Shreyas Iyer goes on the back foot and defends it on the leg side.

36.50

Flighted delivery around off stump, Shreyas Iyer blocks it out.

36.40

Nagging length around middle and angling in, Shreyas Iyer gets his hands out in front and blocks it with a dead bat.

36.30

Tosses this one up on the stumps, Shreyas Iyer defends it off the front foot.

36.20

Short ball over off stump, Shreyas Iyer goes on the back foot but is taken aback a bit and keeps it down in front of short leg.

36.11

Floated full and on the legs, KL Rahul backs away a bit and flicks it away wide of square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 172/3

Rahul39 (50)

S Iyer0 (1)

M Wood3-0-22-0

35.61

Excellent cricket from KL Rahul! Good length on the stumps, Rahul pushes it with gentle hands in front of mid on and gets across for the run.

35.54

FOUR! Bumper but just down the wrong line and the boundaries are flowing for KL Rahul. Quick and short just down leg, Rahul gets inside the line and controls it well helping it down to fine leg for four more runs.

35.40

Banged in a bit at over 143 clicks and angling into the body, KL Rahul manages to fend it away on the leg side.

35.34

FOUR! Top shot! Short of a length at 144.5 clicks but outside off, KL Rahul gets on the back foot and creams it square past the point region for another boundary.

35.24

FOUR! Lucky for KL Rahul! Back of a length at 141.8 clicks and over off stump, Rahul looks to play off the back foot but its too close to the body and takes the inside edge. The ball goes past the stumps and into the fine leg fence.

35.10

Mark Wood steams in for the first time on Day 2 and begins with a 139 KPH loosener. This is bowled fuller and outside off, KL Rahul leaves it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 159/3

S Iyer0 (1)

Rahul26 (44)

T Hartley15-0-80-1

34.60

Floated very full on leg stump, Shreyas Iyer tentatively just looks to work it away but ends up getting a leading edge to the right of the bowler.

Shreyas Iyer walks in to bat for India at number 5.

34.5W

OUT! CAUGHT! Soft dismissal but Tom Hartley has his first Test wicket. This is tossed up on middle and leg, Shubman Gill looks to take the front leg out and flick it over mid-wicket but doesn't quite get to the pitch of the ball. The ball gets heaved off the inner half of the bat to the right of mid-wicket where Ben Duckett almost doesn't pick it up and just instinctively moves to his right and grabs it with soft hands. Gill never looked in full flow and that wicket will give Hartley a bundle of confidence.

34.41

Good running! A bit too full on middle and leg, KL Rahul jams it out wide of mid on and pinches a quick single.

34.30

Nagging length floated up on middle and leg, KL Rahul blocks it out with soft hands.

34.20

Flighted one on middle and leg, KL Rahul nudges it onto the leg side.

34.10

Short of a length angled in over middle, KL Rahul rocks back and punches it straight to short cover.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 158/2

S Gill23 (65)

Rahul25 (40)

J Leach11-2-32-1

33.60

Floated full on the legs, Shubman Gill stands tall and clips it straight to mid-wicket.

33.50

On a length and on off stump, Gill defends it out.

33.41

Just drifted onto the legs, KL Rahul gets his hands out in front and nudges it past square leg for an easy single.

33.30

Flighted delivery, drifting into middle, KL Rahul uses his feet and blocks it back to the bowler.

33.20

Tossed up at just 84.6 clicks and around middle, KL Rahul leans on and defends it out with soft hands.

33.10

Nice bit of flight on that one, bowled full on off stump, KL Rahul blocks it from his crease.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 157/2

S Gill23 (63)

Rahul24 (36)

T Hartley14-0-79-0

32.60

Tossed up delivery on off stump, Shubman Gill with another solid defense off the front foot.

32.50

Full on off stump, Shubman Gill blocks it down the pitch.

32.41

Quicker and shorter, angled into the body, KL Rahul makes room and punches it square off the back foot to deep cover for one.

32.30

Angled in again, this time onto off and middle, KL Rahul makes another block.

32.20

Comes a bit wider on the crease and angles this one in from outside off, KL Rahul gets well forward to defend.

32.10

This one is flighted on a length and around middle, KL Rahul blocks it out.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 156/2

S Gill23 (61)

Rahul23 (32)

J Leach10-2-31-1

31.60

Nice and full outside off stump, Shubman Gill leans on to defend but gets an outside edge that rolls toward backward point.

31.51

Drags the length back a bit and KL Rahul strokes it away off the back foot through the cover region for another single. England simply cannot stop the flow of runs here.

31.41

Good hustle from the batters! This is bowled very full again around off, Gill drives it away and pierces the gap between silly mid off and short over and gets the ball to wide mid off for a quick single.

31.30

Flighted delivery around off stump, Shubman Gill defends it to silly mid off.

31.24

FOUR! Easy, too easy! A juicy full toss on the stumps, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and clips it away through the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary.

31.11

Very full and around off, KL Rahul drives it away with an open bat face square to deep cover-point for a single.

Jack Leach (9-2-24-1) is into the attack for the first time on Day 2.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 149/2

Rahul21 (30)

S Gill18 (57)

T Hartley13-0-78-0

30.61

Too full and around off stump, KL Rahul opens the bat face late and eases it past point for another easy single. India looking in total command at the moment.

30.50

Beaten! Flatter one, angled in from a bit wide on the crease, KL Rahul looks to rock back and cut but is beaten on the outside edge.

30.41

Way too full and on the legs again by Tom Hartley, Shubman Gill clips it away with ease through mid-wicket and picks up another single.

30.31

Full and around off, KL Rahul leans on and bunts it out on the off side for a quick single. The deficit is in double digits now.

30.20

Shorter and looking to give it a real rip from off stump, KL Rahul goes on the back foot and wrists it toward mid-wicket.

30.11

Very full and angled into the legs, Shubman Gill tucks it past the man at mid-wicket and picks up a single. India now trail by exactly 100 runs.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 145/2

Rahul19 (26)

S Gill16 (55)

J Root4-0-14-1

29.60

A fraction short and quick on middle, KL Rahul looks to work it off the back foot but can't get it away.

29.50

Flatter on off stump, KL Rahul goes on the back foot again and plays it out to covers.

29.40

Drops the length back a touch and floats it onto middle stump, KL Rahul goes right back in his crease and blocks it to short leg.

29.34

FOUR! KL Rahul is shifting gears quickly here. Way too full and down the leg side, Rahul stays inside the line and sweeps it hard past leg slip for a boundary.

29.20

Nice and full on the leg stump line, KL Rahul clips it on the bounce to short leg.

29.10

Nagging length, angling across middle and off stump at 92 clicks, KL Rahul plays it out with soft hands to short leg.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 141/2

S Gill16 (55)

Rahul15 (20)

T Hartley12-0-74-0

28.60

Tossed up full around off, Shubman Gill gets a big stride in and pushes it out to wide mid off.

28.50

Slightly straighter, Shubman Gill leans on to make another block.

28.40

Flights it up a bit and angles it onto the off stump, Shubman Gill strides out to defend.

28.31

Flatter one around off stump, KL Rahul dabs it out to covers and picks up a single.

28.24

FOUR! And again! Just too full from Tom Hartley and KL Rahul drives it along the ground this time and beats silly mid on for another boundary.

28.14

FOUR! Crunched! Tossed up on the stumps, KL Rahul skips down the pitch and drives it a bit uppishly and well to the left of silly mid on for a boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 132/2

S Gill16 (52)

Rahul6 (17)

J Root3-0-10-1

27.62

In the air...and no one knows where the ball went until it was too late. Joe Root tosses this one up on middle and leg, Shubman Gill comes down the track and mistimes the lofted shot over mid on and picks up a couple of runs. Ben Stokes is the closest man to it and even after it landed, Stokes had no idea.

27.50

On a length and on off stump, Shubman Gill defends it out.

27.41

Short of a length on leg stump, forced away off the back foot to deep square leg for a single.

27.30

KL Rahul with a narrow escape there. Rahul comes down the track and Joe Root sees him coming. The ball is pushed quicker and down the leg side for a stumping chance but Rahul just about manages to get the leading edge of the bat on the ball.

27.22

Shorter and angles across the off stump, KL Rahul with that side-on stance goes on the back foot and eases it away past point for a couple of runs.

27.10

Nagging length, onto the rough area around leg stump, KL Rahul stays watchful and nudges it to the right of short leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 127/2

S Gill14 (50)

Rahul3 (13)

T Hartley11-0-65-0

26.60

Floats it up on the stumps again and Shubman Gill just leans on to defend it down the pitch.

26.50

A bit more leg-sidish from Hartley, Gill works it away towards mid-wicket.

26.40

Slightly tossed up in and around middle stump, Shubman Gill makes another solid block off the front foot,.

26.30

Stump-to-stump bowling from Tom Hartley at around 87 clicks, Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

26.21

Angling into the legs again, KL Rahul uses soft hands to nudge it past short mid-wicket and picks up a single.

26.10

Flighted delivery, bowled fuller and into leg stump, KL Rahul watchfully defends it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 126/2

S Gill14 (46)

Rahul2 (11)

J Root2-0-5-1

25.60

Quicker one, angled across on middle, Shubman Gill gets a stride in and blocks it to the on side.

25.50

Floated up around leg stump, Shubman Gill gets a big stride out and pads the ball away.

25.40

Full on leg stump, Shubman Gill advances and tucks the ball on the full to square leg.

25.31

On the shorter side around off, KL Rahul goes right back in his crease and bunts it into the off side for a run.

25.20

Tossed up on middle and leg, KL Rahul uses his feet and pushes the ball straight to silly mid on where the fielder keeps Rahul on his toes by firing a quick throw back at the batter's end.

25.10

A bit more round-arm from Joe Root and floated up on the leg stump, KL Rahul nudges it to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 125/2

Rahul1 (8)

S Gill14 (43)

T Hartley10-0-64-0

24.61

KL Rahul gets officially off the mark now. Just a fraction too short over off stump, Rahul punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover and picks up a single.

24.50

Floated full and on the legs, KL Rahul gets an inside edge as he looks to flick and the ball goes behind square leg.

24.40

Nicely bowled again. Nicely flighted and drifts this one onto middle and leg, KL Rahul looks to defend off the front foot but gets beaten and gets hit on the pads. There's half an appeal for LBW but nothing doing says the umpire..

24.30

Flights this one up gently around middle, KL Rahul leans on to defend.

24.20

Floated up on the stumps, KL Rahul blocks it off the front foot.

24.10

Starts off with a fuller one on middle and leg, tucked away 'round the corner.

Tom Hartley to bowl the second over of the day.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 124/2

Rahul0 (2)

S Gill14 (43)

J Root1-0-4-1

23.61b

Was there an edge on it? No, it has been given as byes. Nicely bowled by Joe Root as he slid one across at 93.2 clicks. KL Rahul leans on to block but is beaten past the outside edge and the ball goes off the keeper's gloves past first slip. They cross for a bye but it is a stellar start for Root with the ball. The replays show that there was a faint edge and that is a dropped catch by Ben Foakes and a big one too.

23.50

Quicker again, angled across the off stump on a nagging length, KL Rahul defends it out with soft hands on the off side.

KL Rahul walks in to bat at number 4 for India.

23.4W

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Would you believe it? The golden arm of Joe Root has done it in the very first over of the day and Yashasvi Jaiswal has to walk back. Root bowls this one quite fuller onto off and middle at over 90 clicks, Jaiswal looks to get on the front foot and drive but is late on it and ends up chipping it off the inner half of the bat. Root leaps up over his right shoulder and takes a sharp catch with both hands. England with a big wicket early on but can they build on it?

23.30

Flatter one around off stump, Yashasvi Jaiswal keeps it out on the off side.