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India vs England Anthony de Mello Trophy, 2024

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2nd Test, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 02 Feb, 2024

India

IND

396/10

(112.0) overs

255/10

(78.3) overs

England

ENG

253/10

(55.5) overs

292/10

(69.2) overs

India beat England by 106 runs

Player Of The Match

Jasprit Bumrah,
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Commentary

Well, with that we come to the end of our coverage of this second Test match between India and England where India finished the match on Day 4, winning it and levelling the series 1-1 as we move on to the third Test that starts on 15th of February at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT). The series hangs in balance after two amazing Test matches. How will the series turn out? Is Virat Kohli joining the team back? Will we see the return of KL Rahul or Ravindra Jadeja? All these answers lie in front as India versus England Test series moves to its next chapter. Till then, it's a goodbye.

Jasprit Bumrah is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliance with the ball. He starts by saying that he does not look at numbers. Further adds that as a youngster, he used to get excited looking at numbers but now it is an added baggage. Shares that as a youngster, yorker was the first delivery he learned. Mentions that he had seen the legends of the game in Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Zaheer Khan do it and he is happy to do it now. States that the team is through a transition so he feels that it is his responsibility to help the younger guys in any way he can. Says that he tries not to be a one-trick pony and assesses the situation and his options.

Rohit Sharma, the skipper of India talks about Jasprit Bumrah and calls him a champion player and what he has down for the team every time is not easy and he certainly looks better every passing day. When asked about Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit says that he is very humble and focused on his work and knows that every opportunity thrown at him is an important one and that's the way he bats. Rohit talks about the middle order to step up a bit more and convert the starts into big runs but at the end of the day, if the game is won, it's all good. The series till now has been really challenging and England has played really good cricket in the series. Ends by saying that they have a week to regroup and come back for the next Test match.

The skipper of England, Ben Stokes says that they had full belief coming into this last innings to chase it down. Feels that they get the best out of themselves in games with scoreboard pressure. Feels that it was another great game to be a part of. States that everyone in the dressing room is a quality player. Adds that they are good enough to go out there and decide their approach to getting the runs. Says that he absolutely loved captaining the inexperienced spinners. Reckons that the spinners showed a lot of maturity beyond the years. On James Anderson's efforts with the ball, he replies that he was amazing in this Test as was Jasprit Bumrah.

... THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY ...

India's double centurion of this Test, Yashasvi Jaiswal is in for a chat. He says that it is a wonderful feeling. Adds that it is one of the best moments to win a game for your country. Mentions that they were just focusing on their processes and felt that it went well. Shares that there were a few cracks and there was some seam movement as well. States that it was a bit hard to play in the fourth innings. On the difference in his approach while playing red-ball and white-ball cricket, he replies that it in Test cricket, he tries to play till the end while in white-ball games, he goes for it from the first ball and has an intent to score. Feels that the way Bumrah bowled was incredible. Ends by saying that his intent in the second innings was the same and he wanted to play out the new ball and build the innings.

Earlier in the game, after opting to bat first, India's openers started cautiously. Rohit Sharma fell early, but Jaiswal found his rhythm, supported briefly by Shubman Gill, who departed just before Lunch. Jaiswal reached his second Test century post-Lunch, while Iyer and Patidar failed to capitalize on their starts. Axar Patel, promoted up the order, showed promise but fell for 27. KS Bharat looked promising until his dismissal. Jaiswal remained composed, ending Day 1 unbeaten on 179 alongside Ashwin. Despite losing the toss, James Anderson and the spin quartet maintained discipline, preventing India from dominating on Day 1. Anderson set the tone early with precise bowling, claiming Gill's wicket before Lunch. Rehan Ahmed and debutant Shoaib Bashir applied pressure, with Hartley taking the only wicket in the second session. Rehan Ahmed dismissed Patidar post-tea, while Bashir removed Axar Patel, and Rehan got Bharat late in the day as India finished Day 1 at 336 for the loss of six wickets.

Day 2 commenced with India facing the daunting task of navigating through the tricky phase with the second new ball, with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin standing firm at the crease. England quickly seized the initiative in the first session, swiftly wrapping up India's tail, but they could not stop Jaiswal from reaching his maiden double hundred in Test cricket. In pursuit of India's first-inning total of 396 runs, England's opening duo of Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett showcased remarkable prowess, with Crawley particularly shining with an explosive knock of 76 runs off just 78 balls. Despite glimpses of promise from some English batters, they struggled to capitalise, falling victim to the relentless bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah's fiery spell saw him claim six crucial wickets, including his 150th Test scalp for India, effectively dismantling the core of England's batting lineup. Additionally, Kuldeep Yadav made significant contributions with three vital wickets, forming a formidable bowling partnership with Bumrah that left the English batters struggling. Ultimately, India's bowling dominance resulted in England being bowled out within just two sessions to take a lead of 143 runs.

On Day 3, India began with a significant 171-run lead, laying the groundwork for what promised to be a crucial day of play. Despite the early dismissals of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, the partnership between Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer steadied India's innings. Gill's resilient century, complemented by Axar Patel's aggressive batting, propelled India's lead to a commanding 398 runs.  England's spinners struggled to capitalize on the early wickets from James Anderson, with Tom Hartley and Rehan Ahmed eventually making crucial breakthroughs. Ben Stokes' strategic captaincy led to further wickets, restricting India to 255 in their second innings. In pursuit of a challenging target of 399 runs, England's openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett displayed resilience, keeping England's hopes alive despite Duckett's eventual departure. Crawley, along with Rehan Ahmed, ensured England ended the day with just one wicket down, setting the stage for what promised to be an intriguing final day of the Test match.

As the sun rose on Day 4 of the Test match between India and England, anticipation filled the air as both teams geared up for a pivotal day of cricket with India needing remaining while England were in pursuit of 332 runs. Sessions may not define a Test match, but the intensity of the first session hinted at the direction in which the match was headed, with India making significant strides by claiming five English wickets. England's innings began steadily, with Zak Crawley and Rehan Ahmed providing a solid start at the crease. However, their promising partnership was disrupted when Axar Patel struck early to dismiss Rehan Ahmed, giving India the breakthrough they needed. Crawley, resilient as ever, continued to anchor the innings with a superb knock, showcasing his batting prowess once again scoring 73 runs before he was sent by Kuldeep Yadav, credits to a brilliant review taken by India. Just when England seemed to be stabilizing, India struck crucial blows in the final moments before lunch. Ravichandran Ashwin, on the brink of a historic milestone with one wicket away from 500 Test wickets, dismantled the English middle order by removing Ollie Pope and Joe Root, exerting his dominance with the ball. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah's relentless pace and accuracy proved too much for Jonny Bairstow, who fell victim to an intriguing review decision. The lunch break saw England reeling at 194/6 after 42.4 overs, with their hopes pinned on the experienced Ben Stokes to guide them through troubled waters. However, India's impeccable fielding came to the fore as Shreyas Iyer executed a brilliant run-out to dismiss Stokes early in the post-lunch session, dealing a significant blow to England's aspirations of mounting a comeback. It was the partnership of Ben Foalks and Tom Hartley to be the highest in the innings. The duo added 55 runs before Ben Foalks fell to the brilliance of Jaspreet Bumrah. It did not take India time to pick up the remaining tail to secure a victory by 106 runs.

That's it, that's the end and India won the Second Test by 106 runs on Day 4 of the Test Match. After getting a massive first-innings lead, India never looked back and kept on piling up the score. England needed 399 runs in their second innings and have been bowled out for 292 by the mighty Indian bowling attack to level the series 1-1 after the Second Test. The daily summary of the Test match is coming up, stay tuned.

69.2W

OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! THAT'S IT! All over for England! Jasprit Bumrah goes through the defence of Tom Hartley and finishes it off in his very own way! Stays around the wicket does Bumrah and bowls it on a hard length, slanting in, on the off-stump line, Tom Hartley stays put and looks to keep this one out with a straight bat. He shapes up to play for the ball angling in but this one nips away late and beats him all end up. It goes past the outside and clatters into the off-stump. Bumrah roars in delight to cap off what has been a Test to remember for him. All smiles in the Indian camp and the crowd will go home with smiles on their faces. India win by 106 runs and level the series at one game apiece!

69.11lb

Leg bye! Steams in from around the wicket and looks for the toe-crushing yorker, slips it down leg, on a full length, James Anderson fails to clip it away. The ball rolls off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 291/9

T Hartley36 (46)

J Anderson5 (7)

R Ashwin18-2-72-3

68.64

FOUR! Nicely cut away! Shortens his length and bowls it closer to the off-stump line, Tom Hartley rocks back and cuts it late to get it right between backward point and short third man for a boundary.

68.51

That could have gone anywhere! Ashwin tosses it up and bowls it full, on off, James Anderson goes for the reverse sweep again but swings a bit early. Gets it off the gloves and it lobs well over Rohit Sharma at first slip for a run.

68.40

This is quicker through the air, fuller and on middle and leg, James Anderson gets his bat out in front of the pads and defends it on the leg side.

68.30

Goes wide of the crease and slows it up as well, drags the length back a bit and bowls it on middle, James Anderson prods forward and keeps it out.

68.20

Fires it in from around the wicket, James Anderson pulls out the reverse sweep and hits it hard but straight to backward point.

68.11

Drops it short and on off, Tom Hartley goes back in his crease and cuts it wide of backward point for a single.

Ravichandran Ashwin (17-2-67-3) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 285/9

J Anderson4 (3)

T Hartley31 (44)

M Kumar5-1-26-1

67.64

FOUR! A proper top-order batter shot from England's number 11! Kumar gets the ball to angle back in this time, fuller and on middle, James Anderson gets on the front foot and shows the full face of the bat and drives it to the right of mid on for a boundary.

67.50

And again! It leaves the batter again, on a good length, in the channel on off, James Anderson stays leg side of the ball and pokes at it, only to be beaten by the away movement.

67.40

Swtiches back to around the wicket for Anderson and bowls it just outside off, on a good length, James Anderson has a tentative push at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

James Anderson walks in to bat.

67.3W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Mukesh Kumar finally gets a wicket in this Test and he looks very relieved! Shoaib Bashir departs without troubling the scorers and India inch closer to a win! Mukesh bowls it full this time and makes the ball go away from the right-hander, on the sixth stump line, Shoaib Bashir could have left it alone but he prods forward to defend and pays the price. The ball nips away and catches the outside edge. The keeper, KS Bharat snaffles it safely for a straightforward catch.

67.21

Bowls it from much closer to the stumps and angles it away, on a back of a length, around off, Tom Hartley uses the pace of the delivery and runs it down to third man for a run.

67.10

Gets the ball to shape away from the left-hander, on a good length, outside off, Tom Hartley extends his arms and dabs it to a deepish cover-point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 280/8

S Bashir0 (7)

T Hartley30 (42)

J Bumrah17-4-46-2

66.60

This is at 139.8 clicks, on a good length, a hint of away movement, Shoaib Bashir has a waft at the delivery away from his body. The ball nips away late and beats Bashir on the outside edge.

66.50

Pace on this time, on a fuller length, on off, Shoaib Bashir stays rooted in his crease and pushes it from the crease to mid off.

66.51nb

NO BALL! Goes for the slower delivery but the ball slips out of his hand and drops beyond the tramline on off. Shoaib Bashir lets it go. The siren goes off as Bumrah has overstepped here.

Commentary

We are back for England's reply. In case you were wondering, 14 overs are remaining in the day's play. Rohit Sharma with some final instructions in the Indian huddle before they spread to take their places in the field. Out walk the two openers of England, Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett, who will look to get their side off to a good start. It will be Jasprit Bumrah to start with the new ball for India. Let's go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

That is the end of India's second innings and the hosts stand strong with a big lead of 398 runs. India started with a first-innings lead of 143 runs and after batting 78.3 overs, have managed to put on another 255 runs on the board. Both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma were dismissed by James Anderson in the first half hour of Day 3 and then it was the Shubman Gill show, who managed a brilliant century, his first at his new position in Test cricket, batting at number 3 for India. Gill scored 104 and was the lone batter who looked in full control. With Axar Patel being the second-highest in the innings with 45 runs, the rest of the Indian batters went back cheap. England were good with the ball and kept picking up wickets. Apart from one good partnership between Axar and Shubman, no other partnership was big enough for India. At Tea, India looked on course to stretch their lead over 400 but they lost their last four wickets for just 27 runs to be bowled out for 255. For England, Tom Hartley was the pick of the bowlers with a four-wicket haul while Rehan Ahmed chipped in with three wickets. It all started with James Anderson's twin strikes whereas the debutant, Shoaib Bashir had one wicket to his name. The visitors will be pleased that they did not allow India to run away with the game and it will be interesting to see how they approach this chase of 399 with two days plus half a session left in the Test.

78.3W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Ravichandran Ashwin falls as the last wicket for India and India ends the innings with a lead of 398 runs. Rehan Ahmed bowls one slow, on the leg stump line and turns it away from the right hander. Ravichandran Ashwin takes a front foot forward and looks to block the ball under his eyes but the extra turn catches the outside feather back to Ben Foakes who takes yet another brilliant catch. India all out at 255 in 78.3 overs.

78.20

Ball keeps low outside the off stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin looks for a big heave over long off but misses the ball completely.

78.10

Tosses the ball up on the leg stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin taps it back to the bowler off the front foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 255/9

M Kumar0 (2)

R Ashwin29 (58)

T Hartley27-3-77-4

77.60

Short ball on the off stump. Mukesh Kumar stays back and blocks the ball well.

77.50

Pitches the ball up outside the leg stump line. Mukesh Kumar gets a hit on the pads.

DRINKS! India are 9 wickets down on 255 and the lead is 2 short of 400 runs. England looking to get back with the bat and start the chase as soon as possible. It's not going to be easy, but the way England plays Test these days, it's surely going to be entertaining. Right now it's Mukesh Kumar to join Ravichandran Ashwin at the crease to continue batting.

77.4W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! End of a vigil from Jasprit Bumrah! Tom Hartley is one wicket away now from another five-wicket haul! Fires it in does Hartley, full and around off, Jasprit Bumrah makes the mistake of pushing at it with hard hands. Get an outside edge that travels quickly and low to second slip. Jonny Bairstow stays low as the ball comes to him and takes a sharp catch near his ankles. India lose their ninth with two runs away from a lead of 400!

77.30

A bit too full, on the pads, Jasprit Bumrah stabs it down on the leg side.

77.20

Fuller and on off, Jasprit Bumrah pushes it off the front foot back to the bowler.

77.10

Darts it in, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah presses forward and defends it onto the deck.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 255/8

R Ashwin29 (58)

J Bumrah0 (22)

R Ahmed24-5-88-2

76.64

FOUR Ravichandran Ashwin has had enough of blocking his way out it seems! Rehan errs in line as he slips it down leg, on a length, Ravichandran Ashwin gets inside the line and gets down on one knee and helps it away to the right of short fine leg for a boundary. 10 runs off the over and India's lead is now 398!

76.50

Floats it up now does Rehan, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin prods forward to keep it out.

76.46

SIX! Excellent use of the feet! This is not that full from Rehan and bowls it around off, Ravichandran Ashwin shimmies down the track and goes through with the shot using his hands. Launches it up and over long on for a maximum.

76.30

That took off! Imparts revs on the ball and bowls it on a good length, Ravichandran Ashwin is tentative to get on the front foot. The ball comes off the shoulder of the bat and lobs well wide of the keeper, Ben Foakes to his left.

76.20

A bit of turn, short and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin punches it sweetly to wide long off.

76.10

Rehan serves it short and straighter, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin punches it along the ground to deep cover and refuses the single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 245/8

J Bumrah0 (22)

R Ashwin19 (52)

T Hartley26-2-77-3

75.60

Blocks it out again does Bumrah! Angles it into the right-hander, a bit short and on off and middle, Jasprit Bumrah allows the ball to come to him and defends it right under his eyeline.

75.50

Tosses it up, full and on the pads, Jasprit Bumrah gets his bat out in front of the front pad to play it back to the bowler.

75.40

Pushes it through, short and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah rocks back and defends it down the wicket.

75.30

Slanting in, slower and fuller, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah defends it well off the front foot.

75.21

Short and on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin nudges it to deep square leg and takes the single.

75.10

Darts this one in, at the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 244/8

J Bumrah0 (18)

R Ashwin18 (50)

R Ahmed23-5-78-2

74.60

Short and turning away, on off, Jasprit Bumrah withdraws his bat and lets the ball go through.

74.50

This is the wrong one from Rehan, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah reads it well and keeps it out nicely.

74.40

Drifting in, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah gets forward to defend but the ball turns away to beat the bat.

74.30

Short and on leg, Jasprit Bumrah defends it off the back foot on the leg side.

74.21

A mix-up but no harm done! Short and straighter, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin makes room and punches it in front of square on the off side. The call is two from Ashwin but there is no second on offer there. He realises it and sends Jasprit Bumrah back who was off for the second run. The throw from the deep towards the keeper is wayward, allowing Bumrah to make his ground.

Commentary

We are back after the break and India will start their second innings with a healthy lead of 143 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma walk out to bat for India. James Anderson will start the attack for England. Let's Play!

... THIRD INNINGS ...

England have been bowled out for 253 by India! India have taken a massive first-innings lead of 143 runs and find themselves in the driver's seat. The visitors were handed yet another strong start from their openers. Zak Crawley was the aggressor of the two batters and got himself going quickly. While Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope struggled a bit, Crawley raced to a 52-ball fifty and looked set for a big score. However, he got out on 76 and it went downhill for England after that. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav combined well on either side of the Tea break and gave India wickets at regular intervals. Jasprit Bumrah goes on to pick up another six-wicket haul and has been brilliant with the ball since Lunch. Along with him, Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 important wickets for his side putting up an excellent bowling partnership with Jasprit since Lunch and both these bowlers kept the English batters at bay. India now walk to bat with a lead of 143 runs and have a huge upper hand in the game. England need to bowl them out as soon as possible to have some chance of a fight back. India dismissed England under two sessions and will walk out to bat again on Day 2 of this Test match.

55.5W

OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Fittingly, Jasprit Bumrah wraps it all up! He makes James Anderson his sixth victim of the inning and England have been bowled out for 253! India take the first innings lead of 143 runs! Gets the ball to tail back in from around the wicket, at the stumps, on a length, James Anderson looks to tap it with a straight bat but fails to account for the inward movement. His feet go nowhere and the ball jags back in ping him on the bent back leg. He is trapped dead straight and it is an easy decision for the umpire. James Anderson knows he is a goner and does not bother about the review.

55.41

Takes pace off does Bumrah and bowls it full and on off, Shoaib Bashir works it to the right of mid-wicket and calls James Anderson through for a quick single. Rajat Patidar fails to hit at the batting end and things would have been interesting had he hit.

55.30

At 140.3 clicks, fuller and on the off-stump line, Shoaib Bashir gets his bat out in front to pat it back to the bowler.

55.20

Swing and a miss! Good-length delivery, in the channel on off, Shoaib Bashir skips down the track and swings but connects with thin air.

55.10

Comes from over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls it on a short of a length, on off, Shoaib Bashir presents a straight bat to keep it out onto the deck.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 252/9

J Anderson6 (18)

S Bashir7 (11)

K Yadav17-1-71-3

54.60

Dishes out a googly, short and around leg, James Anderson backs away to play the cut but the ball spins and scoots through to hit his pad.

54.50

Dipping in, on a fullish length, on middle, James Anderson toe-ends the drive back to the bowler.

54.42b

Two byes! Fuller and on off, turning away and it keeps low as well, James Anderson goes for the reverse sweep but fails to connect. The keeper, KS Bharat fails to get low enough and the ball goes through his legs for a couple of byes.

54.34

FOUR! Smeared away! Tosses it up, full and on off, James Anderson reaches out and nails the slog sweep to the right of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 250 comes up for England and they now trail by 146 runs!

54.20

Pushes it through, short and on middle and leg, James Anderson goes on the back foot and stabs it down onto the deck.

54.11

Bowls it at 84 clicks, shorter and around off, Shoaib Bashir goes on the back foot and dabs it wide of backward point for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 245/9

S Bashir6 (10)

J Anderson2 (13)

J Bumrah15-5-44-5

53.61

This is fuller and on middle, a bit of shape in, Shoaib Bashir clips it between mid-wicket and mid on and retains the strike with a single.

53.51

A bit too straight from Bumrah, on a back of a length, on the pads, James Anderson glances it away off his pads down to fine leg for a single.

53.40

There's that searing yorker again from Bumrah, on middle, James Anderson does extremely well to jam it down off the toe-end of his bat.

53.30

Strays on the pads slightly, on a back of a length, on middle, James Anderson waits back in his crease and pushes it on the leg side.

53.20

At 137.7 clicks, on a length, at the stumps, James Anderson gets his bat out in front and pats it to short cover.

53.10

Oh...so close! On the fifth stump line, on a good length, James Anderson plays for the ball angling back into him but it holds its line this time and goes just past the off-stump.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 243/9

S Bashir5 (9)

J Anderson1 (8)

M Kumar7-1-44-0

52.60

This is on a back of a length, on off, Shoaib Bashir plays inside the line of the ball off the back foot and gets beaten on the outside edge.

52.54

FOUR! Mukesh Kumar has not got his radar right so far and he gifts the debutant his first boundary in Test cricket! Full and swinging into the pads, Shoaib Bashir does not move his feet much and plays it right under his eyes. Clips it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.

52.40

DROPPED! Half a chance but a chance nonetheless! At the stumps, a bit fuller as well, Shoaib Bashir swings through the line to go down the ground. Does not get the connection and hits it to the right of the bowler. Mukesh Kumar sticks out his right hand but fails to  hang on.

52.30

At the batter, on a hard length, Shoaib Bashir has no room to work with and can only pat it to mid-wicket.

52.20

Bowls it fuller and at the stumps, Shoaib Bashir covers the line of the ball and stabs it down on the leg side.

52.10

Angling in from over the wicket, on a back of a length, Shoaib Bashir defends it close to his body on the leg side.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 239/9

J Anderson1 (8)

S Bashir1 (3)

J Bumrah14-5-42-5

51.60

A big, big appeal for LBW but turned down! Bowls it right in the blackhole with a bit of tail into the batter, on middle, James Anderson stays rooted in his crease as he looks to keep this one out. He gets his bat down but the ball sneaks past the inside edge and hits him back on the back leg. He gets trapped right in front of the stumps but the umpire is unmoved. There is a spike on UltraEdge but the third umpire cannot confirm if it was the bat hitting the ball or the bat hitting the ground as both events happened simultaneously. As a result, he goes with the on-field call of NOT OUT.

51.51

Honing in, at the stumps, on a hard length, Shoaib Bashir looks to work it across the line but gets squared up and gets an outside edge that goes down to third man for a single. Bashit takes a single and gets off the mark in Test cricket!

51.40

In the channel on off, on a good length, Shoaib Bashir looks to cover the line of he ball but play down the wrong line and gets beaten on the outside edge.

51.34b

FOUR BYES! Goes searching for the toe-crushing yorker but slips it down leg. The ball swings further away and the keeper, KS Bharat has no chance of cutting it off.

Commentary

We are all set to start the Second innings of the match. The players and the Umpires are at the crease ready to get things underway. It's Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett to open the batting for England. Jasprit Bumrah starts the attack for India. Let's Play!

... SECOND INNINGS ...

England on the other hand should be happy with the way they have bowled and picked up the wickets of the Indian middle order. It would have been worse for England if any of the Indian batters other than Yashasvi Jaiswal had converted their start onto a big score. Both England’s young spinners bowled really well and got the rewards. Rehan Ahmed and Shoaib Bashir on debut, both grabbed 3-3 wickets each and the English veteran James Anderson grabbed 3 for himself. Now, England have the task of batting well on a wicket that still looks good for the batters and is expected to play well throughout the day today. Stay tuned as England comes out to bat soon to start their first innings, chasing 396 posted by India.

With that, we come to the end of the India innings and India has managed to put up a first-innings total of 396 after batting for 112 overs. The Indian batting card shows most of their batters getting decent starts and then throwing away their wickets on a good batting surface on Day 1. India still managed to reach close to the 400 mark all thanks to the brilliant innings by Yashasvi Jaiswal who batted long for his maiden Test Double Century, scoring 209 off 290 balls, which included 19 boundaries and 7 sixes, holding the end from one side and batting through the innings. India now come out to bowl and will look to get early wickets and exert pressure straight away on England.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 112 overs : 396/10

M Kumar0 (3)

K Yadav8 (42)

S Bashir38-1-138-3

111.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Another sharp catch from Joe Root and it is the debutant, Shoaib Bashir who finishes things off! India fall 4 runs short of 400! Comes in from around the wicket and bowls it quicker through the air, angling away, on off, Mukesh Kumar tries to get on the front foot to block it out. He fails to get to the pitch of the ball and pays the price for it. The ball rises off the deck and catches the shoulder of the bat. The ball flies quickly to the right of first slip where Joe Root reacts quickly and takes a good catch at shoulder height. Shoaib Bashir finishes with three wickets and India have been bowled out for 396 in their first innings!

111.50

A bit too full from Shoaib Bashir, on off, Mukesh Kumar gets on the front foot and smothers the spin to defend it to the right of the bowler.

111.41

Keeps it short and wide outside off, Kuldeep Yadav frees his arms and cuts it wide of backward point. The fielder in the deep is quick to get to the ball and keeps it to just a single.

111.30

Slows it up nicely and bowls it short, on off, Kuldeep Yadav is through his cut shot early and fails to get the shot away as it rolls off the toe-end on the off side.

111.20

Short and on off, Kuldeep Yadav waits back and pushes it to short cover.

111.10

Tosses it up, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav firms the drive but can' get it past cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 111 overs : 395/9

M Kumar0 (1)

K Yadav7 (38)

R Ahmed17-2-65-3

110.60

Dishes out a googly, a bit short and turning into the pads, Mukesh Kumar is a bit late to pick the variation and fails to make any contact with the ball. The ball goes past the inside edge to hit him on the front pad. An optimistic shout for LBW but it was going down leg.

Mukesh Kumar walks out as the last man for India.

110.5W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Rehan Ahmed strikes in his first over of Day 2 and India are now 9 down! Rehan bowls it quicker through the air and fuller, on the off-stump line, Jasprit Bumrah stays leg side of the ball a bit and goes for a defensive prod with an angled bat. Gets an outside edge that travels quickly but at a good height to first slip where Joe Root takes a good catch near his waist.

110.40

A bit too full, on off, Jasprit Bumrah is solid in defence this time.

110.30

Quicker and fuller, around off, Jasprit Bumrah fiddles at the delivery but the ball spins away to beat the bat.

110.20

Turning away, fuller and around off, Jasprit Bumrah has a feel for the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

110.14

FOUR! Rehan Ahmed gets greeted with a boundary! Starts with a loosener does Rehan, low full toss, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah does not miss out as he whips it through mid-wicket and hits it to the left of deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 110 overs : 391/8

K Yadav7 (38)

J Bumrah2 (4)

S Bashir37-1-137-2

109.60

This is quicker at 95.9 clicks, on a length, on off, Kuldeep Yadav smothers the spin as gets a good stride in and pushes it on the off side.

109.50

Pulls his length back does Bashir and bowls it outside off, Kuldeep Yadav lets it go and the ball keeps low as well.

109.42

Offers flight but ends up serving a low full toss, on the pads, Kuldeep Yadav rolls his wrists and clips it in front of square on the leg side for a couple of runs.

109.30

Back to bowling full, around off, Kuldeep Yadav lunges and does well to stab it down on the off side.

109.20

Drops it short and wide outside off, Kuldeep Yadav mistimes the cut along the ground to point.

109.10

Slanting in from around the wicket, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav gets on the front foot and bunts it to short cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 109 overs : 389/8

K Yadav5 (32)

J Bumrah2 (4)

J Anderson25-4-47-3

108.61

Quick single taken! Delivers it on a good length, on middle and leg, Kuldeep Yadav nudges it beside the pitch on the leg side and calls Jasprit Bumrah through for a quick single.

108.50

Beaten again! Serves it on a good length, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav looks to cover the line of the ball to block but the ball nips away off the deck and beats the bat.

108.40

This one shapes back into the batter, on the fifth stump line, Kuldeep Yadav lifts his bat and lets the ball go through.

108.30

At 131.5 clicks, fuller in length, around off, Kuldeep Yadav gets on the front foot to defend but does well not to feel for it and gets beaten on the outside edge.

108.20

Gets this one to angle away from the left-hander, on a back of a length, outside off, Kuldeep Yadav is happy to leave the ball alone.

108.11

A bit too straight from Anderson, on the pads, on a length, Jasprit Bumrah glances it off his pads to fine leg and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 387/8

J Bumrah1 (3)

K Yadav4 (27)

S Bashir36-1-135-2

107.61

Tap and run! Angling across the right-hander, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah gets a good stride and drops it with soft hands in front of cover for a quick single.

England
India
England
India
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley

lbw b K Yadav

73 132 8 1 55.30
B Duckett

c Bharat b R Ashwin

28 27 6 0 103.70
R Ahmed

lbw b A Patel

23 31 5 0 74.19
O Pope

c R Sharma b R Ashwin

23 21 5 0 109.52
J Root

c A Patel b R Ashwin

16 10 2 1 160
J Bairstow

lbw b J Bumrah

26 36 5 0 72.22
B Stokes

run out (S Iyer)

11 29 1 0 37.93
B Foakes

c & b J Bumrah

36 69 4 1 52.17
T Hartley

b J Bumrah

36 47 5 1 76.59
S Bashir

c Bharat b M Kumar

0 8 0 0 0
J Anderson

not out

5 8 1 0 62.50
Extras

(b 8,lb 5,w 0,nb 2,Penalty 0)

15
Total 69.2 (RR: 4.21)
292/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B Duckett, 10.5 ov) (R Ahmed, 21.5 ov) (O Pope, 28.2 ov) (J Root, 31 ov) (Z Crawley, 42 ov) (J Bairstow, 42.4 ov) (B Stokes, 52.4 ov) (B Foakes, 65 ov) (S Bashir, 67.3 ov) (T Hartley, 69.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Bumrah
17.2 4 46 3 2.65
M Kumar
5 1 26 1 5.20
K Yadav
15 0 60 1 4.00
R Ashwin
18 2 72 3 4.00
A Patel
14 1 75 1 5.35
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Y Jaiswal

c J Root b J Anderson

17 27 3 0 62.96
R Sharma

b J Anderson

13 21 3 0 61.90
S Gill

c B Foakes b S Bashir

104 147 11 2 70.74
S Iyer

c B Stokes b T Hartley

29 52 2 0 55.76
R Patidar

c B Foakes b R Ahmed

9 19 1 0 47.36
A Patel

lbw b T Hartley

45 84 6 0 53.57
Bharat

c B Stokes b R Ahmed

6 28 1 0 21.42
R Ashwin

c B Foakes b R Ahmed

29 61 2 1 47.54
K Yadav

c B Duckett b T Hartley

0 5 0 0 0
J Bumrah

c J Bairstow b T Hartley

0 26 0 0 0
M Kumar

not out

0 2 0 0 0
Extras

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

3
Total 78.3 (RR: 3.25)
255/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(R Sharma, 6.4 ov) (Y Jaiswal, 8.3 ov) (S Iyer, 27.1 ov) (R Patidar, 31 ov) (S Gill, 56 ov) (A Patel, 60 ov) (Bharat, 64.4 ov) (K Yadav, 65.5 ov) (J Bumrah, 77.4 ov) (R Ashwin, 78.3 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Anderson
10 1 29 2 2.90
S Bashir
15 0 58 1 3.86
R Ahmed
24.3 5 88 3 3.59
J Root
2 1 1 0 0.50
T Hartley
27 3 77 4 2.85
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley

c S Iyer b A Patel

76 78 11 2 97.43
B Duckett

c R Patidar b K Yadav

21 17 4 0 123.52
O Pope

b J Bumrah

23 55 2 0 41.81
J Root

c S Gill b J Bumrah

5 10 1 0 50
J Bairstow

c S Gill b J Bumrah

25 39 4 0 64.10
B Stokes

b J Bumrah

47 54 5 1 87.03
B Foakes

b K Yadav

6 10 1 0 60
R Ahmed

c S Gill b K Yadav

6 15 1 0 40
T Hartley

c S Gill b J Bumrah

21 24 2 1 87.50
J Anderson

lbw b J Bumrah

6 19 1 0 31.57
S Bashir

not out

8 15 1 0 53.33
Extras

(b 7,lb 1,w 0,nb 1,Penalty 0)

9
Total 55.5 (RR: 4.53)
253/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B Duckett, 10.2 ov) (Z Crawley, 22.3 ov) (J Root, 25.5 ov) (O Pope, 27.5 ov) (J Bairstow, 35.4 ov) (B Foakes, 38.2 ov) (R Ahmed, 42.3 ov) (B Stokes, 49.2 ov) (T Hartley, 51.2 ov) (J Anderson, 55.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Bumrah
15.5 5 45 6 2.84
M Kumar
7 1 44 0 6.28
K Yadav
17 1 71 3 4.17
R Ashwin
12 0 61 0 5.08
A Patel
4 0 24 1 6.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Y Jaiswal

c J Bairstow b J Anderson

209 290 19 7 72.06
R Sharma

c O Pope b S Bashir

14 41 0 0 34.14
S Gill

c B Foakes b J Anderson

34 46 5 0 73.91
S Iyer

c B Foakes b T Hartley

27 59 3 0 45.76
R Patidar

b R Ahmed

32 72 3 0 44.44
A Patel

c R Ahmed b S Bashir

27 51 4 0 52.94
Bharat

c S Bashir b R Ahmed

17 23 2 1 73.91
R Ashwin

c B Foakes b J Anderson

20 37 4 0 54.05
K Yadav

not out

8 42 0 0 19.04
J Bumrah

c J Root b R Ahmed

6 9 1 0 66.66
M Kumar

c J Root b S Bashir

0 3 0 0 0
Extras

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

2
Total 112.0 (RR: 3.54)
396/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(R Sharma, 17.3 ov) (S Gill, 28.5 ov) (S Iyer, 50.4 ov) (R Patidar, 71.1 ov) (A Patel, 85.3 ov) (Bharat, 91 ov) (R Ashwin, 100.3 ov) (Y Jaiswal, 106.5 ov) (J Bumrah, 110.5 ov) (M Kumar, 112 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Anderson
25 4 47 3 1.88
J Root
14 0 71 0 5.07
T Hartley
18 2 74 1 4.11
S Bashir
38 1 138 3 3.63
R Ahmed
17 2 65 3 3.82
England
India
England
India

Commentary

Well, with that we come to the end of our coverage of this second Test match between India and England where India finished the match on Day 4, winning it and levelling the series 1-1 as we move on to the third Test that starts on 15th of February at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT). The series hangs in balance after two amazing Test matches. How will the series turn out? Is Virat Kohli joining the team back? Will we see the return of KL Rahul or Ravindra Jadeja? All these answers lie in front as India versus England Test series moves to its next chapter. Till then, it's a goodbye.

Jasprit Bumrah is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his brilliance with the ball. He starts by saying that he does not look at numbers. Further adds that as a youngster, he used to get excited looking at numbers but now it is an added baggage. Shares that as a youngster, yorker was the first delivery he learned. Mentions that he had seen the legends of the game in Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram and Zaheer Khan do it and he is happy to do it now. States that the team is through a transition so he feels that it is his responsibility to help the younger guys in any way he can. Says that he tries not to be a one-trick pony and assesses the situation and his options.

Rohit Sharma, the skipper of India talks about Jasprit Bumrah and calls him a champion player and what he has down for the team every time is not easy and he certainly looks better every passing day. When asked about Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit says that he is very humble and focused on his work and knows that every opportunity thrown at him is an important one and that's the way he bats. Rohit talks about the middle order to step up a bit more and convert the starts into big runs but at the end of the day, if the game is won, it's all good. The series till now has been really challenging and England has played really good cricket in the series. Ends by saying that they have a week to regroup and come back for the next Test match.

The skipper of England, Ben Stokes says that they had full belief coming into this last innings to chase it down. Feels that they get the best out of themselves in games with scoreboard pressure. Feels that it was another great game to be a part of. States that everyone in the dressing room is a quality player. Adds that they are good enough to go out there and decide their approach to getting the runs. Says that he absolutely loved captaining the inexperienced spinners. Reckons that the spinners showed a lot of maturity beyond the years. On James Anderson's efforts with the ball, he replies that he was amazing in this Test as was Jasprit Bumrah.

... THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY ...

India's double centurion of this Test, Yashasvi Jaiswal is in for a chat. He says that it is a wonderful feeling. Adds that it is one of the best moments to win a game for your country. Mentions that they were just focusing on their processes and felt that it went well. Shares that there were a few cracks and there was some seam movement as well. States that it was a bit hard to play in the fourth innings. On the difference in his approach while playing red-ball and white-ball cricket, he replies that it in Test cricket, he tries to play till the end while in white-ball games, he goes for it from the first ball and has an intent to score. Feels that the way Bumrah bowled was incredible. Ends by saying that his intent in the second innings was the same and he wanted to play out the new ball and build the innings.

Earlier in the game, after opting to bat first, India's openers started cautiously. Rohit Sharma fell early, but Jaiswal found his rhythm, supported briefly by Shubman Gill, who departed just before Lunch. Jaiswal reached his second Test century post-Lunch, while Iyer and Patidar failed to capitalize on their starts. Axar Patel, promoted up the order, showed promise but fell for 27. KS Bharat looked promising until his dismissal. Jaiswal remained composed, ending Day 1 unbeaten on 179 alongside Ashwin. Despite losing the toss, James Anderson and the spin quartet maintained discipline, preventing India from dominating on Day 1. Anderson set the tone early with precise bowling, claiming Gill's wicket before Lunch. Rehan Ahmed and debutant Shoaib Bashir applied pressure, with Hartley taking the only wicket in the second session. Rehan Ahmed dismissed Patidar post-tea, while Bashir removed Axar Patel, and Rehan got Bharat late in the day as India finished Day 1 at 336 for the loss of six wickets.

Day 2 commenced with India facing the daunting task of navigating through the tricky phase with the second new ball, with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin standing firm at the crease. England quickly seized the initiative in the first session, swiftly wrapping up India's tail, but they could not stop Jaiswal from reaching his maiden double hundred in Test cricket. In pursuit of India's first-inning total of 396 runs, England's opening duo of Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett showcased remarkable prowess, with Crawley particularly shining with an explosive knock of 76 runs off just 78 balls. Despite glimpses of promise from some English batters, they struggled to capitalise, falling victim to the relentless bowling of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah's fiery spell saw him claim six crucial wickets, including his 150th Test scalp for India, effectively dismantling the core of England's batting lineup. Additionally, Kuldeep Yadav made significant contributions with three vital wickets, forming a formidable bowling partnership with Bumrah that left the English batters struggling. Ultimately, India's bowling dominance resulted in England being bowled out within just two sessions to take a lead of 143 runs.

On Day 3, India began with a significant 171-run lead, laying the groundwork for what promised to be a crucial day of play. Despite the early dismissals of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, the partnership between Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer steadied India's innings. Gill's resilient century, complemented by Axar Patel's aggressive batting, propelled India's lead to a commanding 398 runs.  England's spinners struggled to capitalize on the early wickets from James Anderson, with Tom Hartley and Rehan Ahmed eventually making crucial breakthroughs. Ben Stokes' strategic captaincy led to further wickets, restricting India to 255 in their second innings. In pursuit of a challenging target of 399 runs, England's openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett displayed resilience, keeping England's hopes alive despite Duckett's eventual departure. Crawley, along with Rehan Ahmed, ensured England ended the day with just one wicket down, setting the stage for what promised to be an intriguing final day of the Test match.

As the sun rose on Day 4 of the Test match between India and England, anticipation filled the air as both teams geared up for a pivotal day of cricket with India needing remaining while England were in pursuit of 332 runs. Sessions may not define a Test match, but the intensity of the first session hinted at the direction in which the match was headed, with India making significant strides by claiming five English wickets. England's innings began steadily, with Zak Crawley and Rehan Ahmed providing a solid start at the crease. However, their promising partnership was disrupted when Axar Patel struck early to dismiss Rehan Ahmed, giving India the breakthrough they needed. Crawley, resilient as ever, continued to anchor the innings with a superb knock, showcasing his batting prowess once again scoring 73 runs before he was sent by Kuldeep Yadav, credits to a brilliant review taken by India. Just when England seemed to be stabilizing, India struck crucial blows in the final moments before lunch. Ravichandran Ashwin, on the brink of a historic milestone with one wicket away from 500 Test wickets, dismantled the English middle order by removing Ollie Pope and Joe Root, exerting his dominance with the ball. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah's relentless pace and accuracy proved too much for Jonny Bairstow, who fell victim to an intriguing review decision. The lunch break saw England reeling at 194/6 after 42.4 overs, with their hopes pinned on the experienced Ben Stokes to guide them through troubled waters. However, India's impeccable fielding came to the fore as Shreyas Iyer executed a brilliant run-out to dismiss Stokes early in the post-lunch session, dealing a significant blow to England's aspirations of mounting a comeback. It was the partnership of Ben Foalks and Tom Hartley to be the highest in the innings. The duo added 55 runs before Ben Foalks fell to the brilliance of Jaspreet Bumrah. It did not take India time to pick up the remaining tail to secure a victory by 106 runs.

That's it, that's the end and India won the Second Test by 106 runs on Day 4 of the Test Match. After getting a massive first-innings lead, India never looked back and kept on piling up the score. England needed 399 runs in their second innings and have been bowled out for 292 by the mighty Indian bowling attack to level the series 1-1 after the Second Test. The daily summary of the Test match is coming up, stay tuned.

69.2W

OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! THAT'S IT! All over for England! Jasprit Bumrah goes through the defence of Tom Hartley and finishes it off in his very own way! Stays around the wicket does Bumrah and bowls it on a hard length, slanting in, on the off-stump line, Tom Hartley stays put and looks to keep this one out with a straight bat. He shapes up to play for the ball angling in but this one nips away late and beats him all end up. It goes past the outside and clatters into the off-stump. Bumrah roars in delight to cap off what has been a Test to remember for him. All smiles in the Indian camp and the crowd will go home with smiles on their faces. India win by 106 runs and level the series at one game apiece!

69.11lb

Leg bye! Steams in from around the wicket and looks for the toe-crushing yorker, slips it down leg, on a full length, James Anderson fails to clip it away. The ball rolls off his pads to fine leg for a leg bye.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 291/9

T Hartley36 (46)

J Anderson5 (7)

R Ashwin18-2-72-3

68.64

FOUR! Nicely cut away! Shortens his length and bowls it closer to the off-stump line, Tom Hartley rocks back and cuts it late to get it right between backward point and short third man for a boundary.

68.51

That could have gone anywhere! Ashwin tosses it up and bowls it full, on off, James Anderson goes for the reverse sweep again but swings a bit early. Gets it off the gloves and it lobs well over Rohit Sharma at first slip for a run.

68.40

This is quicker through the air, fuller and on middle and leg, James Anderson gets his bat out in front of the pads and defends it on the leg side.

68.30

Goes wide of the crease and slows it up as well, drags the length back a bit and bowls it on middle, James Anderson prods forward and keeps it out.

68.20

Fires it in from around the wicket, James Anderson pulls out the reverse sweep and hits it hard but straight to backward point.

68.11

Drops it short and on off, Tom Hartley goes back in his crease and cuts it wide of backward point for a single.

Ravichandran Ashwin (17-2-67-3) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 285/9

J Anderson4 (3)

T Hartley31 (44)

M Kumar5-1-26-1

67.64

FOUR! A proper top-order batter shot from England's number 11! Kumar gets the ball to angle back in this time, fuller and on middle, James Anderson gets on the front foot and shows the full face of the bat and drives it to the right of mid on for a boundary.

67.50

And again! It leaves the batter again, on a good length, in the channel on off, James Anderson stays leg side of the ball and pokes at it, only to be beaten by the away movement.

67.40

Swtiches back to around the wicket for Anderson and bowls it just outside off, on a good length, James Anderson has a tentative push at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

James Anderson walks in to bat.

67.3W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Mukesh Kumar finally gets a wicket in this Test and he looks very relieved! Shoaib Bashir departs without troubling the scorers and India inch closer to a win! Mukesh bowls it full this time and makes the ball go away from the right-hander, on the sixth stump line, Shoaib Bashir could have left it alone but he prods forward to defend and pays the price. The ball nips away and catches the outside edge. The keeper, KS Bharat snaffles it safely for a straightforward catch.

67.21

Bowls it from much closer to the stumps and angles it away, on a back of a length, around off, Tom Hartley uses the pace of the delivery and runs it down to third man for a run.

67.10

Gets the ball to shape away from the left-hander, on a good length, outside off, Tom Hartley extends his arms and dabs it to a deepish cover-point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 280/8

S Bashir0 (7)

T Hartley30 (42)

J Bumrah17-4-46-2

66.60

This is at 139.8 clicks, on a good length, a hint of away movement, Shoaib Bashir has a waft at the delivery away from his body. The ball nips away late and beats Bashir on the outside edge.

66.50

Pace on this time, on a fuller length, on off, Shoaib Bashir stays rooted in his crease and pushes it from the crease to mid off.

66.51nb

NO BALL! Goes for the slower delivery but the ball slips out of his hand and drops beyond the tramline on off. Shoaib Bashir lets it go. The siren goes off as Bumrah has overstepped here.

66.40

At pace and at the stumps, on a length, Shoaib Bashir stays leg side of the ball and stays low with the low bounce to stab it down on the leg side.

66.30

Another loud shout for LBW but Rohit Sharma indicates that it was doing too much and they do not take the review! Tailing in sharply, on a hard length, on middle and leg, Shoaib Bashir gets caught in his crease and gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball seams back in to hit him on the back pad.

66.20

Goes searching for that magical delivery but errs in line as he drifts down leg, on a back of a length, Shoaib Bashir fails to get it away as the ball brushes his pads and goes on the bounce to the keeper.

66.10

At 138 clicks, on a back of a length, on off, the ball keeps low but Shoaib Bashir does well to cover the line of the ball and keeps it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 279/8

T Hartley30 (42)

S Bashir0 (0)

M Kumar4-1-21-0

65.60

Trifecta of plays and misses! Goes fuller on this occasion and invites Hartley for the drive, Tom Hartley gets lured into it and pushes at it away from his body. Luckily for him, the ball nips away enough to beat the bat.

65.50

Mukesh Kumar is looking in good rhythm here! Keeps it in the channel on off at pace, on a good length, Tom Hartley fiddles at the delivery again, only for the ball to zip past his outside edge.

65.40

A confident appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved! Mukesh Kumar is very confident and Rohit Sharma opts for the review after having a chat with KS Bharat. However, there is nothing on UltraEdge and it will stay as NOT OUT. Slants it in, on a back of a length, angling in, outside off, Tom Hartley pokes at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge. India lose their second review!

65.34b

FOUR BYES! Whoa, that took off! Mukesh hits the deck hard and bowls it on a back of a length, angling in on middle and leg, the ball kicks off deck and zips past the batter. The keeper, KS Bharat flies away to his right but it goes further away to beat him.

65.20

Targets the stumps, on a good length, Tom Hartley drives it nicely with a full face of the bat down the wicket. Mukesh Kumar gets a hand to it and it rolls away off his hands to mid on.

65.10

Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander and bowls it on a short of a length, around off, Tom Hartley waits on the back foot and stabs it down onto the deck.

The debutant, Shoaib Bashir comes out to the middle now.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 275/8

B Foakes36 (69)

T Hartley30 (36)

J Bumrah16-4-45-2

64.6W

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! A slower ball and Jasprit Bumrah's brilliance does it for India. Runs in hard and nicely rolls his fingers around the ball, pitching in right up on the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes a front foot out and looks to drive the ball but the chance of pace makes him hit it straight into the hands of Jasprit Bumrah who takes an easy catch on his follow through and gets rid of Ben Foakes.

64.50

On the pads, fast from the good length. Ben Foakes flicks it well to square leg.

64.40

Pitches the ball a little up on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

64.30

Another ball staying low from that length around off. Ben Foakes covers the line of the ball and blocks it well.

64.20

Bowls on the good length outside off. Ben Foakes drives the ball off the front foot straight to covers.

64.14

FOUR! What a welcome back to India's premium bowler! Jasprit Bumrah hits the length hard outside the off stump line and Ben Foakes runs his hands out, hitting it between the third slip and gully and the ball runs away to the third man fence.

Jasprit Bumrah (15-4-41-1) is back for a burst.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 271/7

B Foakes32 (63)

T Hartley30 (36)

M Kumar3-0-21-0

63.61

Fuller outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and punches the ball to the left of mid off and runs a single.

63.50

Hits the length on the stump line. Ben Foakes stays back and taps the ball back to Mukesh Kumar.

63.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back at the crease and blocks it off well.

63.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and punches the ball to covers.

63.20

Drifting down the leg side. Ben Foakes looks to flick it but misses the ball.

63.11

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Tom Hartley drives the ball to deep point and runs a single.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 269/7

T Hartley29 (35)

B Foakes31 (58)

R Ashwin17-2-66-3

62.61

Flights the ball on the stumps. Tom Hartley plays a cover drive and runs a single.

62.50

Rohit Sharma takes a blinder! England review! Ravichandran Ashwin comes from around the wicket angle and tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. Tom Hartley is already committed to playing the reverse sweep and swings his bat hard. The ball hits his arm and goes up in the air. Rohit Sharma runs across to his right from first slip and makes a full-length dive to grab the ball just in time and completes the catch. The umpire raises his finger and Tom Hartley takes a review! The UltraEdge shows no contact with the bat as the ball hits the forearm of Tom Hartley. Hartley is safe on the LBW count as well since it is umpire's call on impact and wickets. The decision is overturned to Not Out!

Is that out? Rohit Sharma has taken it and the Indians are celebrating. Tom Hartley has gone for the review though. The replays show that It has come off the forearm and the third umpire wants to check for LBW. It has come as umpire's call and the umpire had ruled it OUT for caught behind and not for LBW. There seems to be a lot of confusion between the Indian players and the umpires and the third umpire rechecks the UltraEdge to assess whether it has come off the back of the bat but it has come off the bat either. Tom Hartley survives!

62.41

Just short at the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

62.31

Fuller on the off stump. Tom Hartley drives it back to Ravichandran Ashwin who misfields it and gives away a single.

62.24

FOUR! Short ball outside the line of the leg stump and Tom Hartley gets down on a knee and pulls it away fine towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

62.11

Pitched up on the stumps. Ben Foakes drives the ball to long on and takes a run.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 261/7

T Hartley23 (31)

B Foakes29 (56)

K Yadav15-0-60-1

61.60

Flighted ball on the off stump. Tom Hartley takes a long stride out and taps it back.

61.50

Too full on the stumps. Tom Hartley drives the ball back to the bowler.

61.40

Fuller on the off stump. Tom Hartley tries a reverse sweep but hits it to Rohit Sharma at slip on the bounce.

61.34

FOUR! Gets the outside edge but falls short! Runs away to the fence. Kuldeep Yadav gets the ball to turn and from off stump and Tom Hartley stays inside the crease and looks to block it, but gets an outside edge falling inbetween Rohit Sharma and KS Bharat and the ball runs away to the third man fence

61.20

Short ball outside the off stump line. Tom Hartley stays back and tucks the ball to covers.

61.10

Just short at the stumps. Tom Hartley stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 257/7

B Foakes29 (56)

T Hartley19 (25)

R Ashwin16-2-58-3

60.60

Just short at the stumps, bouncing extra. Ben Foakes stays on the crease and plays it off well.

60.52

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes looks to block it but gets an outside edge running to the third man area for a couple.

60.40

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to short mid-wicket.

60.30

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

60.21

Just short at the stumps. Tom Hartley stays back and punches the ball to long on for a single.

60.10

Fuller on the off stump. Tom Hartley takes the front foot out and blocks it.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 254/7

T Hartley18 (23)

B Foakes27 (52)

K Yadav14-0-56-1

59.61

Just short on the off stump. Tom Hartley gets an outside edge towards the backward point area for a single.

59.54

FOUR! Cut away late for a boundary. Kuldeep Yadav drags another one short outside the off stump line and Tom Hartley gets deep in the crease and cuts the ball very late and gets it run down the third man boundary into the fence.

59.41

Just short at the pads of Ben Foakes who stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

59.30

Goes further up outside the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball straight to covers.

59.20

Tossed up on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes a long stride out and blocks it off.

59.11

Short and wide, cut away for a single to sweepers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 247/7

B Foakes26 (49)

T Hartley12 (20)

R Ashwin15-2-55-3

58.60

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

58.51

Fuller on the stumps. Tom Hartley taps the ball to the left of mid-wicket and runs a quick single.

58.40

Zips past the outside edge. Ravichandran Ashwin tosses the ball up on the off stump and gets it to leave the batter. Tom Hartley gets beaten.

58.30

Flights one up on the stumps. Tom Hartley comes out and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

58.20

Fuller on the stumps. Tom Hartley blocks it off well.

58.11lb

Floats on the leg stump line. Ben Foakes gets a hit on the thigh pads and runs a single from short fine leg as a leg bye.

DRINKS! England have lost the crucial wicket of Ben Stokes to a brilliant run out by Shreyas Iyer. It's Ben Foakes and Tom Hartley at the crease as England are 245/7 and still in need of 154 runs. India is now just 3 wickets away from making the series 1-1. The players taking Drinks and will resume play shortly. Stay Tuned.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 245/7

T Hartley11 (16)

B Foakes26 (47)

K Yadav13-0-49-1

57.60

This is bowled quicker from Kuldeep and flatter as well, Tom Hartley gets caught in his crease but does well to get his bat in line of the ball to keep it out on the leg side.

57.51

Turning into the batter, short and into the pads, Ben Foakes works it round the corner on the leg side for a run.

57.40

Drops it short, on middle and leg, Ben Foakes waits on the back foot and nudges it to square leg.

57.31

At 80.6 clicks, full and on middle and leg, Tom Hartley clears his front leg and drills it hard to long on for a run.

57.21

A bit too full from Kuldeep, on off, Ben Foakes eases it to long off and rotates the strike.

57.10

This one keeps straight, short and on off, Ben Foakes plays for the turn and gets beaten on the outside edge.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 242/7

T Hartley10 (14)

B Foakes24 (43)

R Ashwin14-2-54-3

56.60

More flight on this one and fuller, on off, Tom Hartley prods forward to keep it out.

56.50

Flatter and at the stumps from Ashwin, Tom Hartley defends it right under his eyes and onto the deck it goes.

56.44

FOUR! Tom Hartley uses his feet again and gets the reward! Ashwin gives the ball air and bowls it on middle and leg, Tom Hartley skips down the track and thumps it to the right of long on for a boundary.

56.30

A bit quicker but the length is the same, on off, Tom Hartley watchfully pushes it back to the bowler.

56.20

Short and around off, Tom Hartley rocks back and pats it back to the bowler.

56.10

Half a shout for LBW but turned down! Ravichandran Ashwin looks confident through and Rohit Sharma sends it upstairs! The keeper, KS Bharat thinks that the impact is outside off. The front on replays roll in and it shows that it has missed the back pad and it has clearly come off the bat. The UltraEdge confirms the same and India lose their review. Angling in, short and on off, Tom Hartley gets rushed but does well to get both his pads out of the way and defends it on the off side.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 238/7

B Foakes24 (43)

T Hartley6 (8)

K Yadav12-0-46-1

55.60

Compensates by dropping it short, around off, Ben Foakes rocks back and dabs it from the crease to point.

55.56

SIX! What a way to go past 1000 runs in Test cricket! Kuldeep lobs it up to the batter, full and on off, right in the slot, Ben Foakes gets down on one knee and nails the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

55.40

A bit too full from Kuldeep, on off, Ben Foakes firms the drive along the ground but straight back at the bowler.

55.30

Dishes out a googly, short and around off, Ben Foakes goes back in his crease and punches it to extra cover.

55.20

Sliding across, full and on off, Ben Foakes leans on it and plays it to cover.

55.10

Gives the ball air nicely, full and on off, Ben Foakes knocks it firmly but straight to short mid off.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 232/7

T Hartley6 (8)

B Foakes18 (37)

R Ashwin13-2-50-3

54.60

Beaten! Shorter and turning away, on off, Tom Hartley hangs back to keep it out but the ball spins away and shoots a bit to go past the outside edge.

54.50

This is fuller, on off, Tom Hartley prods forward to keep it out.

54.46

SIX! Clean strike to a bowler who is on 499 Test wickets! Tosses it up does Ashwin, full and on middle and leg, Tom Hartley shimmies down the track and swings cleanly to smoke it over wide long on for a biggie.

54.30

Pushes it through, full and on leg, Tom Hartley goes back and stabs it down on the leg side.

54.20

Follows the batter as he bowls it on a length at him, Tom Hartley steps out but can only push it to mid on.

54.10

Angling into the left-hander, short and on middle, Tom Hartley stays leg side of the ball and defends it on the off side.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 226/7

B Foakes18 (37)

T Hartley0 (2)

K Yadav11-0-40-1

53.60

Bowls the googly, full and around off, Ben Foakes gets a good stride in and dabs it down on the off side.

53.52

On the pads, stays very low. Ben Foakes gets back in the crease and adjusts to the low bounce just in time to get an under edge running down to the fine leg area. The batters come back for a second run this time.

53.40

Just short at the stumps. Ben Foakes stays back and blocks it back to Kuldeep Yadav.

53.34

FOUR! Overpitched and driven through covers. Kuldeep Yadav tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Ben Foakes takes a long stride forward to cover the line and drives the ball hard with good timing, along the ground. The ball beats covers to his right and runs away to the boundary.

53.20

Flights the ball up, lands on the leg stump line, fuller. Ben Foakes takes a foot out and drives the ball back to Kuldeep Yadav.

53.10

Just short outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and taps it down to point.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 220/7

T Hartley0 (2)

B Foakes12 (31)

R Ashwin12-2-44-3

52.60

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Tom Hartley taps it straight back to Ravichandran Ashwin to end an eventful over for India.

52.50

Fuller on the stumps. Tom Hartley blocks it off the front foot.

Tom Hartley walks out to bat.

52.4W

OUT! RUN OUT! Shreyas Iyer, you beauty! That should be the game for India! A body blow to England as their skipper pays the price for being lazy! Ashwin floats it up from around the wicket and bowls it full, on middle and leg, Ben Foakes presses forward to defend it away. Gets an inside edge onto the pads and it rolls to square leg. A yes-no situation for the single and Foakes is a bit late to get off the blocks. It is still an easy run but Ben Stokes is very casual in his approach and jogs most part of that run. He realises that the throw is coming at his end but the horse has bolted already. Shreyas Iyer swoops in and picks the ball up with hi right hand. He fires in a throw at the batting end and hits despite having only one stump to aim at. The replays show that Stokes had no part of his bat inside the crease when the throw hits the stumps. The Indian players gather around Shreyas Iyer and the crowd is as delighted as anything. India three wickets away now from making it 1-1!

Is that OUT? Shreyas Iyer with sheer brilliance in the field!

52.30

Angling away, on off, flatter as well, Ben Foakes gets on the front foot and defends it nicely.

52.23lb

Three leg byes! Full and sliding down leg, Ben Stokes goes for the sweep but misses out as the ball races away off his pads. Kuldeep Yadav covers good ground to his left and flicks the ball to prevent it from reaching the boundary. Three runs taken.

52.10

Coming in with the angle, short and on middle, Ben Stokes goes on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 217/6

B Foakes12 (29)

B Stokes11 (27)

K Yadav10-0-34-1

51.60

Dishes out the googly and gets a bit of extra bounce on this one, short and on middle, Ben Foakes picks it late but does pick it and rides the bounce to keep it out.

51.50

Fires it in again, around off, Ben Foakes gets half-forward and knocks it to cover.

51.40

This is quicker and fuller, on off, Ben Foakes plays for the turn but the ball keeps straight and catches outside edge and it rolls to point.

51.30

Tosses it up nicely, full and around off, Ben Foakes plays it late and guides it to backward point.

51.20

This is a bit short and on the off-stump line, Ben Foakes rocks back and stabs it down on the off side.

51.11

Quicker through the air and fuller, on middle, Ben Stokes presses forward and defends it out. Gets an inside edge that rolls to square leg for a single.

Halt! Ben Stokes calls for some fluids and a towel. England have not lost any wicket in the first half hour of the session. Ben Foakes and Ben Stokes have added 23 runs so far and are looking comfortable at the crease. England now need 186 runs to win the match.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 216/6

B Stokes10 (26)

B Foakes12 (24)

R Ashwin11-1-44-3

50.61

Buzzers! Sees the batter advance and drags his length back, short and on middle and leg, Ben Stokes is caught in two minds and looks to defend it back to the bowler. The ball sneaks past the inside edge and rolls off the pads to point. A bit of hesitation about the single and Stokes gets sent back. Shreyas Iyer hits the stumps at the batting end but Stokes is in by then. The ball deflects off the stumps to deep square leg, allowing a single.

50.50

Pushes it through, flatter and on the pads, Ben Stokes goes on the back foot and pushes it to mid on.

50.41

Oh..edgy! Tosses it up and invites Foakes for the drive, Ben Foakes leans on it for the drive but the ball spins to catch the inside edge and it rolls down to short fine leg for a run.

50.30

This is at the stumps, full in length, Ben Foakes gets right forward to play it back to the bowler.

50.20

Sliding across the batter, full and on off, Ben Foakes lunges and drives it to cover.

50.10

Starts off with a flighted delivery from around the wicket, Ben Foakes uses his feet and takes it on the full to knock it to mid on.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 214/6

B Stokes9 (24)

B Foakes11 (20)

K Yadav9-0-33-1

49.64

FOUR! Oh, no! A misfield and Rohit Sharma isn't pleased one bit! Kuldeep bowls it short and around off, a hint of turn, Ben Stokes hangs back and punches it along the ground in front of square on the off side. Axar Patel in the deep, runs around to his left but fails to get down low enough. The ball goes through his hands and trickles into the fence.

49.50

Lands a googly, short and on middle, Ben Stokes picks it early and rocks back to pat it back to the bowler.

49.40

Flatter delivery, on off, Ben Stokes goes back to a delivery which he should have played on the front foot but he does well to dab it to point.

49.30

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, on off and middle, Ben Stokes gets a stride in and defends it on the off side.

49.20

A bit too full from Kuldeep, on the pads, Ben Stokes gets his bat out in front of the pads and pushes it back to the bowler.

49.10

At 84.7 clicks, at the stumps, Ben Stokes prods forward and smothers the spin well.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 210/6

B Foakes11 (20)

B Stokes5 (18)

J Bumrah15-4-41-1

48.60

Dishes it out in the channel on off, on a short of a length, Ben Foakes presents a straight bat and blocks it out soldiy from the crease.

48.50

This is on a shortish length, over middle, Ben Foakes hops and rides the bounce to nudge it to mid-wicket.

48.40

Rushes the batter again by bowling it on a hard length, on off, Ben Foakes gets on top of the bounce and stabs it down onto the deck.

48.30

Beats the bat yet again! Slants this one in from over the wicket, on a good length, on the fifth stump line, Ben Foakes is forced to play at it due to the angle. The ball holds its line and whizzes past the outside edge.

48.24

FOUR! Edged but it goes all along the ground for a boundary! This is on a back of a length again, on off, Ben Foakes does not push at it with hard hands and defends it at it late. Gets an outside edge that goes past gully for a boundary.

48.10

Bowls it with a scrambled seam, on a back of a length, outside off, Ben Foakes pokes at the away going delivery and is lucky not to edge this one behind.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 206/6

B Foakes7 (14)

B Stokes5 (18)

K Yadav8-0-29-1

47.61

Shortens his length and gets the ball to turn in, on the pads, Ben Foakes works it with the turn to deep square leg for a single.

47.50

Gives the ball air and this is fuller as well, on middle, Ben Foakes gets on the front foot nicely and blocks it out.

47.41

Bowls it shorter and angling in, on middle and leg, Ben Stokes rocks back and nudges it wide of short mid-wicket for a single.

47.30

On a fullish length, on middle and leg, Ben Stokes flicks it away off his pads but straight to short mid-wicket.

47.20

Nicely tossed up and gets the ball to drift and then turn away, full and on middle, Ben Stokes does well to smother the spin there.

47.11

Floats it up, full and on off, Ben Foakes firms the drive towards the non-striker. Ben Stokes fails to get his right boot out of the way in time and gets hit. The ball rolls away off his boot to the right of mid off, allowing a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 203/6

B Stokes4 (15)

B Foakes5 (11)

J Bumrah14-4-37-1

46.60

Keeps it on a back of a length, outside off, Ben Stokes dabs it down from the crease to gully.

46.50

Beaten! Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander and bowls it on a back of a length, around off, a bit of inward movement, Ben Stokes pushes at it tentatively as the ball seams back in and goes under the bat. It wobbles on its way to the keeper, KS Bharat who collets it well to his right.

46.41

Hurls it in at 139.6 clicks, fuller in length, on off, Ben Foakes presses forward and knocks it to the left of mid off for a quick single.

46.30

Angling in, top of off, on a hard length, Ben Foakes covers the line of the ball and defends it onto the deck again.

46.20

Drags his length back and bowls it on off, Ben Foakes waits back in his crease and blocks it out with a straight bat.

46.14

FOUR! Nicely done and Ben Foakes is away! Tries to get the ball thud into the pads but this is a bit too full, on middle, Ben Foakes stays balanced and clips it between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary. England now need less than 200!

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 198/6

B Stokes4 (13)

B Foakes0 (7)

K Yadav7-0-26-1

45.60

Another one that keeps low! A rank hop from Kuldeep Yadav, on off and middle, there to be put away, Ben Stokes shapes up to get the pull away but the ball stops in the surface and does not rise. Stokes toe-ends his shot back to the bowler.

45.50

Skidding on, short and on leg, Ben Stokes hangs back to whip it away on the leg side. The ball keeps low and scoots through to hit him on the front pad. Not much of an appeal from India as the ball had clearly pitched outside leg.

45.40

That is going to hurt! Kuldeep bowls it a bit too short and slower, on off, Ben Stokes goes on the back foot in a flash and cracks it hard. The substitute fielder, Sarfaraz Khan at silly point takes evasive action as he leaps to get out of the ball's way and cops a blow on the right boot.

45.30

Bowls it short and at the stumps, Ben Stokes rocks back and stabs it down onto the deck.

45.20

A bit too full, on off, Ben Stokes hits it hard down the wicket but can't get it past Kuldeep Yadav.

45.12

Kuldeep bowls it short and on middle and leg, Ben Stokes goes deep in his crease and rolls his wrists to pull it in front of square on the leg side for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 196/6

B Foakes0 (7)

B Stokes2 (7)

J Bumrah13-4-32-1

44.60

There's that in dipper from Bumrah, fuller in length and tailing back in, on middle, Ben Foakes' head falls over on the off side but he does enough to clip it to mid-wicket.

44.50

That took off! Hits the deck hard does Bumrah and hurls it at 141 clicks with an upright seam, this takes off after hitting a crack, outside off, Ben Foakes has a feel for the delivery initially but withdraws his bat at the last moment and lets the ball go.

44.41

A bit too straight from Bumrah, on the pads, on a back of a length, Ben Stokes helps it away off his pads down to fine leg and gets to the other end.

44.30

This is on the sixth stump line, on a hard length, on off, Ben Stokes shuffles a bit and watchfully lifts his bat to leave the ball alone.

44.20

Angles it into the left-hander, on a back of a length, on the fifth stump line, Ben Stokes gets caught in his crease as he looks to present a straight bat to keep it out. The ball keeps low and sneaks under the bat.

44.10

Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander, on a good length, in the channel on off, left alone by Ben Stokes.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 195/6

B Foakes0 (5)

B Stokes1 (3)

K Yadav6-0-24-1

43.60

Drops it short now and flatter as well, on middle, Ben Foakes hangs back and stabs it down onto the deck.

43.50

Offers flight again, full and on middle and leg, Ben Foakes prods forward and defends it well.

43.40

Beaten! Serves a googly, full and on off, Ben Foakes gets his bat out in front and plays for the ball turning into him. He fails to pick the googly as the ball spins away and kicks up to beat the bat.

43.31

Loops it up, full and on the pads, Ben Stokes takes his front foot out and clips it against the turn to the left of mid on for a single to get off the mark.

43.20

Gives the ball more air and bowls it at 84 clicks, on off, Ben Stokes opts to stay on the back foot and keeps it out on the off side.

43.10

Starts off with a flighted delivery, full and around off, Ben Stokes presses forward and smothers the spin as he defends it to silly point.

Kuldeep Yadav will start the attack from the other end for India.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 194/6

B Foakes0 (2)

B Stokes0 (0)

J Bumrah12-4-31-1

42.60

A bit of away shape from the right-hander, on a good length, around off, Ben Foakes extends his arms and covers the line of the ball to guide it to backward point. A wicket-maiden from Jasprit Bumrah!

42.50

Begins at 133.2 clicks, on a short of a length, on off, Ben Foakes hangs back in his crease and defends it right under his eyeline on the off side.

We are back! England walked into LUNCH at 194/6 and still need 205 runs to win the Test match. Ben Foakes joins Ben Stokes, the skipper of England, both without facing a ball walk in to bat. India need 4 wickets to win the Test match and the players led by Rohit Sharma walk out to the field. Jasprit Bumrah comes up to finish his 2 balls after LUNCH for India. Let's Play!

... DAY 4, SECOND SESSION ...

LUNCH! Joyful India take Lunch on DAY 4! Sessions do not define the Test match they say, but this session has gotten us very close to deciding where the match is going as India took 5 English wickets in the session. England right now are 194/6 after 42.4 overs and have been pushed on the backfoot in the second hour of the morning. Zak Crawley and Rehan Ahmed started well before Axar Patel sent back Rehan Ahmed. Zak Crawley went on to play a superb knock once again scorning 73 runs and keeping the innings together, but he was sent back too, thanks to a brilliant review by India in the final minutes before LUNCH. The England middle order was destroyed by Ravichandran Ashwin who now stands one wicket away from 500 TEST Wickets, getting rid of 3 England batters. Jasprit Bumrah was brilliant too in the first spell but came back even better in the second, dismissing Jonny Bairstow, another interesting review, which led us to an early LUNCH. England's last hope hangs on Ben Stokes who is now at the crease and has not faced a single ball, along with Ben Foakes, who hasn't done much with the bat yet, in the series. Ben Stokes has done this before for England and will be looking to back himself in pulling another howitzer. Right now, England needs 205 runs and India needs 4 wickets to win the Test match as players take LUNCH. Is the Test ending with another Ben Stokes classic? Or will the Indian bowlers finish things off in this session? Let's find out when we come back after Lunch.

42.4W

OUT! Given LBW! The finger goes up and India celebrate! Jonny Bairstow has a word with Ben Stokes at the other end and takes the review! It nipped back in sharply to trap Baristow in front and he looks gone for all money! Nothing on UltraEdge and it is clipping the leg stump on Ball Tracking. It is umpire's call and the on-field decision will stand. India go bang, bang just before Lunch and they find themselves in a commanding position! Bumrah stays from over the wicket and bowls it on a good length, tailing back in, on middle and leg, Jonny Bairstow stays leg side of the ball and opens himself up to access the off side. He fails to account for the inward movement and the ball jags back in to hit him above the knee roll on the back leg and it was enough to send him on his way. That will be LUNCH on DAY 4!

42.30

Bowls on a good length on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow stays inside the line of the ball and blocks it off.

42.20

Hits the deck hard, with pace. Jonny Bairstow lets it go as it is way outside the off stump.

42.10

Hits the length outside the line of the off stump. Jonny Bairstow takes a front foot out and lets the ball go through.

Ben Stokes, England skipper walks in to bat.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 194/5

Z Crawley73 (132)

J Bairstow26 (32)

K Yadav5-0-23-1

41.6W

OUT! LBW! Excellent review and what a time to get it right! India get the wicket they desperately wanted and it is a massive blow to England just before Lunch! Kuldeep stays over the wicket and bowls it short and around the leg-stump line, Zak Crawley goes on the back foot to clip it away but misses to get pinged on the front pad. It looks to be turning sharply down leg and the umpire does not raise his finger. After a contemplation, Rohit Sharma goes for the review with not much left on the timer. Nothing on UltraEdge and the Ball Tracking shows that the ball is not doing much and it is three reds on Ball Tracking. India are thrilled to bits and England have now lost half their side with still 205 runs away from victory!

41.51

Short and a bit of turn into the right-hander, on middle and leg, Jonny Bairstow works it with the turn towards backward square leg for a run.

41.41

Floats it up now, full and on the pads, Zak Crawley gets down and sweeps it to deep backward square leg for a single.

41.30

This is fired in now, full and on off, Zak Crawley presses forward and dead-bats it onto the deck.

41.20

Beaten! Nicely tosses it up, full and around off, Zak Crawley reaches out in front and goes for the slog sweep but it is the googly from Kuldeep and it bounces a bit to go over the bat.

41.10

Starts off a bit short, on off, Zak Crawley gets forward and defends it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 192/4

J Bairstow25 (31)

Z Crawley72 (127)

J Bumrah11-3-31-0

40.64

FOUR! Hit with authority! Lands it on a back of a length, around off, Jonny Bairstow waits on it and cracks it past point for four more runs.

40.50

Hurls it on a length, at the stumps, Jonny Bairstow knocks it from the crease to mid on.

40.44

FOUR! Gets it through! Good-length delivery, on the fifth stump line, Jonny Bairstow gets on the front foot and drives it on the up. He manages to beat the diving cover fielder to his right for a boundary.

40.30

Serves it in the channel on off, on a short of a length, Jonny Bairstow plays it late and opens the bat face to steer it to backward point.

40.20

Bowls it short and wide outside off, this one keeps low, Jonny Bairstow adjusts well to cut it along the ground to backward point.

40.10

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it at 137.1 clicks, on a hard length, around off, Jonny Bairstow waits on the back foot and stabs it down onto the deck.

Jasprit Bumrah (10-3-23-0) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 184/4

Z Crawley72 (127)

J Bairstow17 (25)

A Patel14-1-75-1

39.60

Delivers it full now, at the stumps, Zak Crawley gets right on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.

39.50

Slanting into the pads, fuller in length, nudged off the front foot to mid-wicket.

39.40

A bit of air on this one, full and on middle, Zak Crawley reaches out in front to block it out down the wicket.

39.30

Full and on off, Zak Crawley dead-bats it onto the deck.

39.20

Coming in with the angle, full and on off, Zak Crawley presses forward to block it out.

39.10

Short and angling in, on off, Zak Crawley hangs back and defends it on the off side solidly.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 184/4

J Bairstow17 (25)

Z Crawley72 (121)

R Ashwin10-1-42-3

38.60

This is short again, on off, Jonny Bairstow goes on the back foot and gets on top of the bounce to punch it to cover.

38.54

FOUR! Way too short and Jonny Bairstow jumps all over it! This is short and slower, on off, Jonny Bairstow backs away and hammers it in front of square on the off side for a boundary.

38.40

Half a shout for LBW but it has struck outside off! Full and angling away, around off, Jonny Bairstow goes for the paddle but misses as the ball skids through to go past the bat and hit him low on the front pad.

38.31

Serves it full now, full and on middle, Zak Crawley knocks it to long on and rotates the strike.

38.20

Sees the batter advance and slides it across, flatter and on off, Zak Crawley advances early but recovers well to keep it out on the off side.

38.14

FOUR! Good use of the feet! Tosses it up, full and around off, Zak Crawley shimmies down the track and takes it on the half-volley. Does not allow the ball to turn and firms the drive to the right of mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 175/4

J Bairstow13 (22)

Z Crawley67 (118)

A Patel13-0-75-1

37.60

Whoa...more turn! Drops it short and outside off, Jonny Bairstow shapes up to cut it away but gets taken aback by the turn on that one as the ball spins away a long way to go past the bat.

37.50

Coming in with the arm, full and on off, Jonny Bairstow plays it off the front foot on the off side.

37.40

Fires it in, short and on off and middle, Jonny Bairstow stays leg side of the ball and punches it off the back foot to cover.

37.31

This is fuller and on off, Zak Crawley eases it to long off and gets to the other end.

37.20

Darts this one in, full and on the off-stump line, Zak Crawley presses forward and plays it back to the bowler.

37.10

Oh, my word? How did that miss the off-stump? Slows it up and bowls it around off, a bit short, Zak Crawley gets drawn forward and looks to nudge it away. The ball grips in the surface and goes past the outside edge and just over the off-stump.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 174/4

J Bairstow13 (19)

Z Crawley66 (115)

R Ashwin9-1-33-3

36.64

FOUR! In the gap! A bit too full from Ashwin, at the stumps, Jonny Bairstow gets into a good position nice and early and sweeps it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

36.50

Shorter and quicker, on off, Jonny Bairstow goes on the back foot and defends it with a straight bat.

36.41

Loops it up nicely, a bit too full though, on middle, Zak Crawley clears his front leg and knocks it to wide long on for a single.

36.30

Floats it up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley prods forward to defend but fails to get the pitch of it. The ball shoots up and hits the upper half of the bat

36.20

Flighted delivery, slower as well, on middle, Zak Crawley uses his feet to clip it away but gets beaten in the flight and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

36.12

At 94.8 clicks, full and on middle, not much turn, Zak Crawley gets down and rolls his wrists to sweep it to the right of deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 167/4

J Bairstow9 (17)

Z Crawley63 (111)

A Patel12-0-74-1

35.60

Fractionally short and just outside off, Jonny Bairstow goes back in his crease and gets rushed but does well to stay low with the low bounce and dabs it to point.

35.50

This is around the middle and leg stump line, fuller in length, Jonny Bairstow defends it well with a straight bat.

35.40

Continues to fire it in, at the stumps, on a length, Jonny Bairstow pushes it to cover.

35.31

Angling into the right-hander, at the stumps, Zak Crawley wrists it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

35.20

Sliding down leg, fuller in length, Zak Crawley misses the tickle off the front foot.

35.10

Coming in with the arm again, full and on middle, Zak Crawley prods forward to defend it with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 166/4

J Bairstow9 (14)

Z Crawley62 (108)

R Ashwin8-1-26-3

34.60

A bit too straight from Ashwin, on the pads, flatter as well, Jonny Bairstow gets his bat out in front of the pads to stab it down on the leg side.

34.50

Angling away, full and around off, Jonny Bairstow presses forward to smother the spin but this one goes on with the angle to beat him on the outside edge.

34.41

Just past short leg! Loops it up, full and on middle and leg, Zak Crawley closes the bat face and works it to the right of Sarfaraz Khan at short leg for a single.

34.30

Tosses the ball up, landing on the off stump line. Zak Crawley offers a front foot dfeence.

34.20

Bowls the ball fuller on the off stump line. Zak Crawley takes a long stride forward and blocks it off.

34.10

Close but not close enough! Sliding across the batter, full and outside off, Zak Crawley goes for the drive as he reaches out in front. He gets beaten on the angle and loses his balance a bit. KS Bharat takes the bails off in a flash but Crawley had his back leg grounded inside the crease.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 165/4

J Bairstow9 (12)

Z Crawley61 (104)

A Patel11-0-73-1

33.62

Short and around off, Jonny Bairstow makes room and dabs it to the left of deep cover for a couple of runs more.

33.50

Oh..so close! Gets the ball to hold its line this time from around the wicket, just outside off, Jonny Bairstow plays for the ball angling in but this one goes away and beats him on the outside edge.

33.44

FOUR! Timed it beautifully! This is flatter and fuller, around off, Jonny Bairstow stays leg side of the ball and times the drive past cover. He times it very well to beat Mukesh Kumar in the deep to his right despite the dive to pick up a boundary.

33.30

Goes a bit fuller on the off-stump line, Jonny Bairstow gets half-forward and pushes it to short cover.

33.22

Short and quicker, on off, Jonny Bairstow stays leg side of the ball and punches it to the right of deep cover for a couple of runs.

33.11

Speared in at 97.4 clicks, on a length, around off, Zak Crawley reaches out in front and taps it wide of cover for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 156/4

J Bairstow1 (7)

Z Crawley60 (103)

R Ashwin7-1-25-3

32.60

Drops it short now, on off, Jonny Bairstow rocks on the back foot and cuts it along the ground but can't get it past backward point.

32.50

Almost sneaked through! Gives the ball air nicely and gets the ball to dip on the batter, full and on middle, Jonny Bairstow lunges to flick it away but the ball spins in enough to catch the inside edge back onto the pads.

32.40

Fuller and on middle and leg, Jonny Bairstow gets forward and keeps it out to short leg.

32.30

Beaten! Gets the ball to angle across, short and on off, Jonny Bairstow backs away to cut but gets beaten on the outside edge due to the extra bounce.

32.20

Slightly fuller this time, full and on off, Jonny Bairstow knocks it along the ground to mid on.

32.10

Stays around the wicket and floats it up. full and on off, Jonny Bairstow smothers the spin well and defends it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 156/4

J Bairstow1 (1)

Z Crawley60 (103)

A Patel10-0-64-1

31.61

This is shorter and quicker, sliding on, around leg, Jonny Bairstow nudges it through square leg and gets off the mark with a single.

31.51

Short and on off, Zak Crawley pats it wide of cover and takes a quick single.

31.40

On the off-stump line, full in length, Zak Crawley presses forward nicely and blocks it out.

31.30

This is quicker, fuller and on middle, Zak Crawley prods forward to keep it out.

31.20

Darts this one in, full and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it out with a straight bat.

31.10

Fires it in, shorter and flatter, on middle, Zak Crawley goes on the back foot to play it to the right of the bowler.

Jonny Bairstow walks out to bat.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 154/4

J Root16 (10)

Z Crawley59 (98)

R Ashwin6-0-25-3

30.6W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Ravichandran Ashwin strikes again and he is now one wicket away from entering the 500 club! Joe Root was living dangerously and the approach that helped him get a few boundaries has led to his downfall here! Drags his length back nicely and slows it up as well, shorter and around off, Joe Root dances down the track and goes for a hoick across the line. He swings early and gets a top edge that goes straight into the hands of Axar Patel at short third man who settles under it and does the rest. Ashwin is pumped and the crowd have found their voices again!

30.51

Offers flight but it is a bit too full, on off, Zak Crawley gets down and sweeps it well to deep square leg for a single.

30.41

This is shorter and quicker, on off, a bit of extra bounce, Joe Root rides the bounce well and dabs it wide of point for a single.

30.31

Sliding across, full and on off, Zak Crawley drops it with soft hands in the vacant cover region for a single.

30.20

Gives the ball air nicely and bowls it full, on middle, Zak Crawley uses his feet and pushes it back to the bowler.

30.12

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley paddles it fine to the right of fine leg for a couple of runs. Kuldeep Yadav runs around and cuts it off. Two runs taken and the 150 comes up for England!

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 149/3

J Root15 (8)

Z Crawley55 (94)

A Patel9-0-62-1

29.60

Fuller ball, Joe Root gets a hit on the pads! India appeals for LBW but the umpire says NO. Rohit Sharma takes the review. Axar Patel bowls a ball close to the line of the off stump and gets the ball to come in with the arm. Joe Root takes the front foot out and covers the line of the stumps and looks to block it but gets a hit onthe pads just outside the line of the off stump. India appeals byt is turned down. In the review, the UltraEdge its shown that there is no bat involved. The ball tracking shows the impace just outside the line of the off stump and the wickets hitting. Joe Root survives on Umpire's call.

29.56

SIX! Joe Root steps out and launches a long ball! Axar Patel tosses the ball up on the line of the off stump and Joe Root steps down the track and launches the ball way over mid off and the ball flies away all the way over the boundary line for a flat SIX.

29.40

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

29.31

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley taps the ball to the right of covers and runs a quick single.

29.21

Fuller on the off stump line. Joe Root taps the ball to the covers gap and runs a single.

29.11

This is full and straight, at the stumps, Zak Crawley knocks it to long off and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 140/3

J Root8 (4)

Z Crawley53 (92)

R Ashwin5-0-20-2

28.60

Fuller and quicker, on off, Joe Root lunges and keeps it out on the off side.

28.54

FOUR! Not in control but Joe Root gets another boundary! Slows it up does Ashwin and bowls it full, on off, Joe Root changes his stance and goes for the switch hit. Gets this one off the gloves and it lobs over Rohit Sharma at first slip for four more runs.

28.40

Slanting across, short and at the stumps, Joe Root nudges it from the crease to mid-wicket.

28.34

FOUR! A reverse sweep and Joe Root is up and running! Ashwin loops it up but slips in a low full toss, on off, Joe Root brings out the reverse sweep and plays it to the left of backward point for a boundary.

Drinks break! India have struck just at the stroke of drinks and they will be relieved to see the back of Ollie Pope. The hosts leaked boundaries consistently in the first hour but will now look to squeeze in a few tight overs to the new batter and more importantly to Zak Crawley. It is not a surprise that England have come out firing, adding 65 runs so far. Joe Root joins Zak Crawley in the middle now.

28.2W

OUT! CAUGHT! Rohit Sharma takes a blinder at first slip as Ravichandran Ashwin gets his wicket number 498 in Test cricket! Ollie Pope walks back into the hut. Just short on the off stump line. Ollie Pope looks to stay back and cut the ball hard but the ball zips in fast and in the end Ollie Pope gets a thick outside edge flying fast to the left of Rohit Sharma who takes a good reflection catch with his left hand and throws the ball in the air with joy. England now 3 down.

28.10

Fuller on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 132/2

Z Crawley53 (92)

O Pope23 (19)

A Patel8-0-53-1

27.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot.

27.51

Just short at the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball into the mid-wicket gap and takes a run.

27.40

Fuller on the stumps. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

27.34

FOUR! Axar Patel tosses one up on the stump from wide of the crease, using the angle. Ollie Pope steps down the track and flicks the ball against the turn, beating long on to his right and the ball runs away to the boundary. What a brilliant use of the feet and the wrists from Ollie Pope.

27.21

Fuller on the stumps. Zak Crawley drives the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

27.10

Fires it in at 94.8 clicks, full and on off, Zak Crawley defends it right under his eyeline.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 126/2

O Pope18 (16)

Z Crawley52 (89)

R Ashwin4-0-12-1

26.60

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Ollie Pope lunges and dead-bats it onto the deck.

26.51

Going away from the batter, short and on off, Zak Crawley makes room and punches it to deep cover for a run.

26.40

Short and on the pads, flicked off the back foot to mid-wicket.

26.30

Angling away, full and around off, Zak Crawley defends it with soft hands in the vacant short cover region but Ravichandran Ashwin does well to get there quickly and denies the single.

26.20

Pushes it through, short and on off, Zak Crawley drops it beside the pitch on the off side and looks for a single but gets sent back by his partner.

26.10

Bowls it flatter from around the wicket, at the stumps, Zak Crawley gets half-forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 125/2

O Pope18 (15)

Z Crawley51 (84)

A Patel7-0-47-1

25.60

Fuller on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off well to end the over.

25.54

FOUR! More run, another boundary! Ollie Pope taking Axar Patel on. Axar Patel fires it again with pace, on the leg stump line, but fuller in length. Ollie Pope tickles it away off his pads, just using the pace of the ball and the ball races away to the fine leg boundary line in a flash. Ollie Pope up and running!

25.44

FOUR! Swept and swept hard! Ollie Pope with strong intentions from the start! Axar Patel fires the ball on the leg stump line with pace and Ollie Pope says thank you. Gets down on the knee and plays a brilliant sweep shot along the ground beating deep square leg to his right into the boundary.

25.31

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball wide of mid off and takes a run.

25.24

FOUR! Gets to his FIFTY in style! Launches the ball up and over mid off! Axar Patel tosses the ball up on the off stump line and Zak Crawley takes out the front foot and launches the ball up and over mid off and the ball goes to the long off boundary on the bounce. Brilliant innings once again by Zak Crawley at the top of the order.

25.10

Fuller on the stumps. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and blocks the ball back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 112/2

O Pope10 (12)

Z Crawley46 (81)

R Ashwin3-0-11-1

24.60

Tossed up outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball but straight to covers.

24.50

Fuller on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to the right of Shreyas Iyer at mid-wicket who puts in a dive to stop the ball.

24.40

Beats him this time. Ollie Pope trying the reverse sweep and gets beaten by the extra bounce on the ball of Ravichandran Ashwin. There is a noise and Ashwin goes up in appeal for caught behind. The umpire is unmoved and Rohit Sharma is not convinced enough to go for the review.

24.32

Flatter on the stumps and Ollie Pope comes running down the track and heaves the ball to the left of deep mid-wicket and runs a couple.

24.20

Comes from around the wicket and bowls on the stumps. Ollie Pope takes out the front leg and blocks it off well.

24.11

Fuller on the off stump. Zak Crawley taps it down to the covers gap and takes an easy single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 109/2

O Pope8 (7)

Z Crawley45 (80)

A Patel6-0-34-1

23.60

Tosses the ball up on the line of the stumps. Ollie Pope takes out the front foot and blocks the ball well to end the over.

23.50

Fuller on the off stump. Ollie Pope drives the ball off the front foot straight to covers.

23.40

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

23.34

FOUR! Brings out the reverse sweep early in the innings and gets the reward! Axar Patel pitches the ball up outside the off stump and Ollie Pope executes the reverse sweep to perfection, keeping it along the ground to the left of point for a superb boundary.

23.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and drives the ball straight to covers.

23.10

Fuller on the off stump line. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 105/2

Z Crawley45 (80)

O Pope4 (1)

J Bumrah10-3-23-0

22.60

This keeps low! Angling away a touch, on a good length, around off, Zak Crawley looks to stay on the back foot to keep this one out but the ball nips away and sneaks past the bat.

22.54

FOUR! Beautifully played! Tailing back into the right-hander, on a back of a length, at 138 clicks, on off and middle, Zak Crawley gets on his toes and plays it late to whip it between mid-wicket and mid on for a boundary.

22.40

Delivers it on a back of a length, on off, the ball keeps a bit low, Zak Crawley toe-ends his shot off the back foot to cover.

22.30

Gets the ball to nibble away, on a good length, in the corridor of off, Zak Crawley watches it all the way and lets the ball go through.

22.20

Serves this one on a short of a length, on off, Zak Crawley lets the ball come to him and defends it right under his eyes.

22.12

Hits the shorter length on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley stays back and flicks the ball into the mid-wicket gap and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 99/2

O Pope4 (1)

Z Crawley39 (74)

A Patel5-0-30-1

21.64

FOUR! What a way to open the account! Fuller ball outside the line of the off stump and Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and drives the ball hard through covers and finds the covers boundary along the ground to end the over.

Ollie Pope is in at number 4 for England.

21.5W

OUT! LBW! Axar Patel gets his man Rehan Ahmed! England lose their first wicket of DAY 4! Axar Patel fires in an arm ball from a shorter length on the off stump and gets the ball to zip back into the stumps. Rehan Ahmed stays back and looks to flick the ball but misses it completely and the ball rushes onto hit his pads in front of the off stump. The umpire raises his finger and Rehan Ahmed walks back to the hut!

21.40

Just short at the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays back and tucks the ball back to the bowler.

21.30

Fuller on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed taps the ball to covers.

21.24

FOUR! EDGED! Rehan Ahmed gets a lucky boundary! Axar Patel tosses the ball up on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays back and throuws his bat at it. The ball turns sharp and leaves Rehan Ahmed. He gets a thick outside edge that falls to the right of Rohit Sharma at first slip who puts in a full length dive and gets a fingertip to the ball but is not able to stop it and the ball races away to the third man fence.

21.10

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed takes the front foot out and blocks the ball.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 91/1

Z Crawley39 (74)

R Ahmed19 (26)

J Bumrah9-3-17-0

20.60

Length ball on the off stump line. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

20.50

Bowls on a good length on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks the ball off the front foot towards mid-wicket.

20.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Zak Crawley stays on the crease and blocks it off well.

20.34

FOUR! Brilliant! Straight bat and punched down the ground to Jasprit Bumrah! Slightly pitched up by Jasprit Bumrah on the off stump and Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and drives the ball with sweet timing straight back the bowler, beating mid off to his right to find the boundary.

20.20

Hits the good length on off this time. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

20.14b

Misses everyone this time! FOUR BYES it is! Jasprit Bumrah swings one into the right-hander and strays down the leg stump line. Zak Crawley looks to flick it but is beaten by the extra pace and so is KS Bharat behind the stumps as even he is in no condition to stop the ball.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 83/1

R Ahmed19 (26)

Z Crawley35 (68)

A Patel4-0-22-0

19.60

Fuller on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed takes the front foot out and blocks it off well to end the over.

19.50

Just short at the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays back and tucks the ball straight to covers.

19.40

Fuller on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed takes out the front foot and blocks it off well.

19.30

Short and wide outside off. Rehan Ahmed cuts the ball but straight to the fielder.

19.21

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball hard towards mid off and runs a quick single.

19.10

Angling in, full and on off, Zak Crawley presses forward and defends it onto the deck.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 82/1

R Ahmed19 (22)

Z Crawley34 (66)

J Bumrah8-3-13-0

18.60

Hits the length with pace on top of the off stump. Rehan Ahmed blocks it off well to end the over.

18.50

Holds the ball back outside the off stump line. Rehan Ahmed lets the ball go through.

18.40

Pitches the ball further up on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed blocks it off from the crease towards covers.

18.30

Hits the length hard on the fourth stump line and gets the ball to move away from Rehan Ahmed who stays at the crease and looks to poke at it and is beaten by the late swing.

18.20

Back of a length, around off, Rehan Ahmed gets on his toes and punches it to backward point.

18.10

Hits the good length on top of the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays on the crease and gets a thick outside edge to the left of Shreyas Iyer at gully who makes a brilliant diving stop.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 82/1

Z Crawley34 (66)

R Ahmed19 (16)

A Patel3-0-21-0

17.60

Tossed up on the off-stump line. Zak Crawley watchfully taps it back to the bowler to end the over.

17.50

Comes in with the arm again, full and on the off-stump line, Zak Crawley gets a good stride in and pushes it to cover.

17.40

Fuller on the stumps. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and blocks it out.

17.31

Just short at the stumps. Rehan Ahmed punches the ball to long on and runs a single.

17.24

FOUR! That is two in two for Rehan Ahmed! This time on the front foot through covers! Fuller on the off styump by Axar Patel and Rehan Ahmed drives him through covers and beats sweepers to his right to get another boundary.

17.14

FOUR! Rehan Ahmed gets his first boundary of the day Short ball from Axar Patel on the stumps and Rehan Ahmed jumps back and pulls it away beating mid on to his right and the ball races away to the long on fence.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 73/1

Z Crawley34 (63)

R Ahmed10 (13)

J Bumrah7-2-13-0

16.64

FOUR! Pitched up for the first time in the day, and gets punished! Jasprit Bumrah pitches the ball up this time outside the off stump line and Zak Crawley unleashes the cover drive on the up beating mid off to his left and the ball runs away to the boundary.

16.50

Holds his length back outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley covers the line of the ball and dabs it on the bounce to gully.

16.40

Zips past the outside edge of the bat this time. Jasprit Bumrah hits the good length just outside the off stump and gets a bit of extra bounce off the surface. Zak Crawley looks to play at it but the ball is just too good for him.

16.30

Gets the ball to angle into the right-hander, on a good length, outside off, Zak Crawley covers his off-stump as he shuffles and leaves the ball alone.

16.20

Play and a miss! At 138.2 clicks, on a short of a length, around off, Zak Crawley gets on his toes to punch it away from his body. The ball keeps a bit low and sneaks under the bat. It carries behind the wicket to the keeper, KS Bharat at knee height.

16.10

Bowls it in the channel on off, on a back of a length, a hint of away movement, left alone by Zak Crawley.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 69/1

R Ahmed10 (13)

Z Crawley30 (57)

A Patel2-0-12-0

15.60

Fires it in a bit quicker this time, full and on middle, Rehan Ahmed keeps his bat close to the pad and blocks it out solidly.

15.50

Nearly sneaked through! Gives the ball air and invites Rehan for the big shot, fuller and slower, on off and middle, Rehan Ahmed clears his front leg to go over mid on but gets an inside edge back onto the pads.

15.41

Floats it up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley prods forward and eases it to long on for a single.

15.31

Short and slanting in, on off and middle, Rehan Ahmed gives himself room and punches it wide of cover for a single. Rehan Ahmed and England are underway on Day 4!

15.20

Darts this one in, shorter and flatter, on middle and leg, Rehan Ahmed backs away to flick it away off his pads but gets beaten on the inside edge.

15.10

Shouts of 'catch' but it falls short! Axar tosses it up, full and on middle and leg, Rehan Ahmed takes the attacking option straight away and looks to go down the ground. Miscues it aerially but in front of mid on.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Axar Patel.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 67/1

Z Crawley29 (56)

R Ahmed9 (8)

J Bumrah6-2-9-0

14.60

Another good length ball outside off and brings the ball back in. Zak Crawley watchfully lets the ball go through to end the first over of the day.

14.50

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Zak Crawley covers the stumps and lets the ball go.

14.40

Pitches it up, outside the line of the off stump with pace, calling Zak Crawley out to play a shot. Zak Crawley stays on the crease and is not interested to poke at it.

14.30

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Zak Crawley sees the ball go through from the crease.

14.20

Hits the good length outside the off stump line and gets the ball to nip back in. Zak Crawley covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go.

14.10

Starts off just short outside the off stump line, Jasprit Bumrah. Zak Crawley stays on the crease and blocks it off towards covers, low bounce off the wicket. Well played in the end.

All in readiness for action to commence on what promises to be a fascinating day of Test cricket! Just to reiterate, England require 332 more runs to secure a 2-0 lead in the series, while India are in pursuit of taking the remaining nine wickets to level the series. Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Jasprit Bumrah are doing the talking in the Indian huddle before they disperse to take their respective field positions. Also, Shubman Gill will not be taking the field on Day 4, having hurt his right index finger on the third day. Zak Crawley and Rehan Ahmed are all set to resume their innings for England. Jasprit Bumrah is at the top of his mark and he is raring to go. Here we go...

PITCH REPORT - Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan are pitchside. Morgan says that there is a huge crack in that short of a good length area, and it is that exact crack from where Jasprit Bumrah got a couple of balls to keep low and shoot late on Day 3. Mentions that there is a spiderweb of cracks as we go towards the batter that will interest the Indian spinners. Karthik says that the cracks are fuller for the right-hander as well as the left-hander. Adds that the cracks are present right under the batter's eyes. Reckons that English batters might employ sweeps and reverse sweeps to tackle the Indian spinners.

On the other hand, England will fancy their chances of chasing this mountain of a target going into Day 4. On Day 3, it was all set up by James Anderson in the first half hour before the spinners came to the fore to not let the game drift away from them. Although the visitors lost Ben Duckett before the close of the play and there are doubts over Joe Root's participation due to a finger injury, England have ample firepower in the shed to get the remaining 332 runs. The first hour will be pivotal and could heavily influence the outcome of the Test. Who will blink first on Day 4? Join us for the ride to find out.

India's outing on Day 3 was headlined by Shubman Gill, but the rest of the batting unit's performances left a lot to be desired. At one stage in the game on the third day, they looked to be on course to take their lead over 400, but a bizarre passage of play after Tea saw their innings meander and eventually they were bowled out, setting England a target of 399. The hosts have the runs on the board but will still be wary of England's ability to pull off big chases. Given their efforts with the ball in the first inning, Rohit Sharma and his men start as slight favourites to win the Test from here, more so with the surface expected to deteriorate.

Hello and a warm welcome, folks, to our coverage of Day 4 of the second Test between India and England at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The 'Moving Day' lived up to expectations as the game ebbed and flowed to leave us with all four results possible with two days remaining in the Test. Considering England's 'Bazball' approach, it will not be a surprise if the Test does not go into the fifth day and we get the result on Day 4 itself.

... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...

Right then, that's all from our coverage of Day 3. The Test is tantalisingly poised, with two days remaining in the game. Except for the odd ball keeping low, there are no visible gremlins in the surface, and it is likely to get slower as the game progresses. If it behaves so, it should suit England, but if it starts keeping up and down consistently, it will have Jasprit Bumrah and India's spinners licking their lips. Day 4 will commence at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT), but our build-up will begin much sooner. Till then, take care and goodbye!

India's centurion of the second inning, Shubman Gill is in for a chat. He says that it was a good effort today but they could have gotten more runs on the board. He talks about the early LBW review going in his favour which gave him confidence. He mentions that the wicket is not an easy one to bat on as the odd ball is keeping and some of them turning sharp. He ends by saying that his father comes to watch most of his games and he actually feels good when he is there watching. When asked about the situation of the game he responds by saying that it still looks 70-30 in favour of India but England have the batting to chase this score down Ends by saying that he feels that the wicket is going to play a huge role in that tomorrow.

With the new ball only 5 overs old, England's hopes for a good start to the day rested on the shoulders of James Anderson. Anderson made the new ball talk and accounted for both Indian openers. However, the English spinners failed to build on those twin scalps. As they have done throughout this Test, just as India were beginning to breathe freely, Tom Hartley and Rehan Ahmed combined well to strike in quick succession. After India dominated the first hour after Lunch, Ben Stokes used his smarts to set unorthodox fields to be rewarded with the wickets of the two set batters. In the third session, England tightened the screws even more to bowl out India out for 255. In their pursuit of 399 runs, England were helped to another good start by their openers. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett mixed caution with aggression to put the Indian bowlers under pressure. However, Duckett could not see through till the close of play but Crawley along with Rehan Ahmed ensured that England went to Stumps with only one wicket down.

With a lead of 171 runs, India started Day 3 with their noses in front. It was a shaky start to 'Moving Day' for the hosts as Rohit Sharma departed, followed by the double centurion of the first innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal. Shubman Gill and Shreyas joined hands to forge a solid recovery. Iyer squandered yet another start, while Rajat Patidar also couldn't make a significant impact. Gill carried on his merry way and looked determined for a three-figure score. He found an able alley in Axar Patel, and the duo dominated the first hour after Lunch with authoritative batting. Gill brought up his third Test ton before he got out, while Axar fell five runs short of a fifty. After Tea, India went into their shell, and the conservative approach came back to haunt them. The hosts could only muster 28 runs in that passage and had to be content with a 398-run lead. With the ball, Jasprit Bumrah was miserly from his end but Mukesh Kumar failed to support him and leaked boundaries. Kuldeep Yadav gave away runs as well before Ravichandran Ashwin gave India the breakthrough they needed before the close of play.

SESSION SUMMARY - 95 runs, 28.3 overs, and 5 wickets. End of another engrossing day of Test cricket! The 'Moving Day' lived up to the billing, where the game moved at a rapid pace. At Stumps on Day 3, England are left needing 332 more runs to win to go 2-0 up, whereas India are on the hunt for the remaining nine wickets to level the series. As for India, the day was highlighted by a stunning ton from Shubman Gill, his third in Test cricket. Although the hosts left a few runs out there with the bat, they still hold the edge in this Test. It was another one of those days for England where they did not allow the opposition to run away with the game and kept chipping away with wickets. In reply, England batted in the fashion they were expected to and scored runs at just under 5 runs per over.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 67/1

R Ahmed9 (8)

Z Crawley29 (50)

A Patel1-0-10-0

13.64

FOUR! Edged and flows past the first slip! Rehan Ahmed swinging at everything in the last over of the day. Axar Patel bowls the ball short on the stumps with pace and Rehan Ahmed stays back and cuts the ball hard getting the outside edge flying away to the third man fence to end the over and its the end of the day with England 67/1 after 14 overs.

13.50

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

13.44

FOUR! Short at the stumps and Rehan Ahmed goes deep into the crease and pulls it away to the right of mid-wicket and the ball runs away to the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

13.30

Fuller on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed takes the front foot out and drives the ball hard to mid off.

13.21

Pitched up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley drives the ball to the left of mid off and runs a single.

13.11

Just short at the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays back and cuts the ball to the right of point and runs a single.

Axar Patel comes on to bowl the last over of the day.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 57/1

Z Crawley28 (49)

R Ahmed0 (3)

R Ashwin2-0-8-1

12.60

Fuller on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off well to end the over.

12.50

Full and on the leg stump line. Zak Crawley sweeps the ball hard but straight to the man at backward square leg.

12.40

Short on the off stump line. Zak Crawley stays back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

12.30

Fuller on the stumps. Zak Crawley taps the ball straight to mid off.

12.20

Holds the length on the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot.

12.14

FOUR! Drives and drives well! Zak Crawley with a beautiful shot. Fuller on the off stump line. Zak Crawley takes a long foot out and drives the ball into the ground, beating Ravichandran Ashwin straight into the long off boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 53/1

R Ahmed0 (3)

Z Crawley24 (43)

K Yadav4-0-21-0

11.60

At 81.9 clicks, at the stumps, short as well, Rehan Ahmed does well to stay with the low bounce and dabs it on the leg side.

11.50

Quicker through the air, short and on off, Rehan Ahmed rocks back and nudges it to short mid-wicket.

11.41

Bowls a googly, short and around off, Zak Crawley goes on the back foot and punches it with the turn to deep cover for a single.

11.30

This is tossed up again, on off, Zak Crawley reaches out in front with his big stride to keep it out down the wicket.

11.22

A bit of extra bounce on this one, fractionally short, on middle, Zak Crawley gets on the front foot to defend. Gets an inside edge that goes through the vacant leg slip region for a couple of runs.

11.10

Tosses it up from over the wicket, full and around off, Zak Crawley prods forward and pushes it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 50/1

R Ahmed0 (1)

Z Crawley21 (39)

R Ashwin1-0-4-1

10.60

Fuller on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed takes out the front foot and blocks the ball straight to mid off.

Rehan Ahmed walks in as the night watchman for England.

10.5W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! India and Ravichandran Ashwin get their first wicket! Ben Duckett is sent back into the hut. Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a tossed up delivery on the leg stump line, dipping on the batter and bouncing sharp. Ben Duckett takes a front foot out and looks to block it, but gets an inside edge of the bat, onto the pads and lobs up in the air next to the crease. KS Bharat follows the ball and puts in a full-length dive in front and grabs a very low catch to get Ravichandran Ashwin his 497th Test wicket.

10.40

Flatter on the pads and Ben Duckett stays back and tucks the ball to mid-wicket.

10.34

FOUR! Ben Duckett takes out the reverse sweep and gets a boundary! Ravichandran Ashwin tosses the ball up on the lef stump and Ben Duckett tries the switch hit, but gets a nice top edge flowing over the head of the wicket keeper into the fence. Another 50 run partnership for these two batters.

10.20

Flighted ball on the stumps. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and blocks it off under the eyes.

10.10

Flighted ball on the stumps. Ben Duckett taps the ball to mid on.

Wih four overs remaining in the day, Ravichandran Ashwin is introduced into the attack.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 46/0

Z Crawley21 (39)

B Duckett24 (22)

K Yadav3-0-18-0

9.60

Fuller on off. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot.

9.51

Just short on the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and taps the ball to the right of covers and runs a single.

9.40

Short outside the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and tucks the ball to covers.

9.34

FOUR! Sweeps and sweeps well! Kuldeep Yadav drops his length on the stumps and Ben Duckett gets down on a knee and swings his bat beating Axar Patel to his left running in from deep mid-wicket. What a shot!

9.20

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Duckett blocks the ball off the front foot.

9.10

Short and slow, just missing the line of the leg stump. Ben Duckett gets in and is very early to the shot, in the end misses the ball completely.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 41/0

Z Crawley21 (38)

B Duckett19 (17)

J Bumrah5-1-9-0

8.62

On the pads again, clipped away to the left of fine leg for a couple for Zak Crawley.

8.50

Hits the length on top of the stumps. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and taps the ball down to mid-wicket.

8.40

Too short outside the line of the off stump. Zak Crawley lets the ball go through.

8.30

Pitches the ball fuller outside the off stump. Zak Crawley takes his bat away at the right time to let it go.

8.20

Beats him all ends up. Zak Crawley gets the ball zip past the outside edge. Jasprit Bumrah hits the length and gets the ball to move away from the right-hander. Zak Crawley is stuck at the crease again and gets beaten.

8.10

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Zak Crawley stays back on the crease and blocks the ball well.

One of the bails at the bowling end has incurred a lighting issue and the fourth umpire has come out with a replacement.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 39/0

B Duckett19 (17)

Z Crawley19 (32)

K Yadav2-0-13-0

7.60

Fuller on the stumps. Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

7.50

Short and wide, Ben Duckett cuts the ball to covers.

7.40

Full again on the stumps. Ben Duckett gets around the line of the stumps and sweeps the ball along the ground for a single from square leg.

7.32

Fuller on the stumps. Ben Duckett sweeps the ball to deep square leg for a couple.

7.20

Faster on the stumps, fuller. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and blocks the ball.

7.14

FOUR! Slogs the ball over mid-wicket! Ben Duckett showed his intentions straight away to Kuldeep Yadav. Tossed up on the stumps and Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and slogs the ball, not perfectly times but enough to take the ball over the deep mid-wicket fence on the bounce.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 33/0

Z Crawley19 (32)

B Duckett13 (11)

J Bumrah4-1-7-0

6.60

Holds his length on the stumps. Zak Crawley stays on the crease and blocks the ball back to the bowler.

6.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and drives the ball towards covers.

6.42

On the pads from a good length with pace and Zak Crawley flicks the ball to the left of fine leg and the batters pick up a couple.

6.30

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley stays back and blocks the ball well.

6.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball off the front foot towards mid off.

6.10

Hits the good length hard on the off stump. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and blocks the ball straight to mid off.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 31/0

Z Crawley17 (26)

B Duckett13 (11)

K Yadav1-0-7-0

5.61

Fuller on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball to the left of mid off and takes a run.

5.50

Just short outside the off stump. Zak Crawley cuts it straight to point from the crease.

5.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball to mid off.

5.36

SIX! That's flat and long! Zak Crawley takes on Kuldeep Yadav! Pitched up on the stumps, slower in the air and Zak Crawley takes the front foot away from the line of the ball and swings his bat straight, timing it to perfection way over the head of long on for the first SIX of the innings.

5.20

Fuller on the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot.

5.10

Lovely start outside the off stump. Gets the ball to zip past Zak Crawley's bat as he looks to poke at it.

Time for spin as Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack, replacing Mukesh Kumar.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 24/0

B Duckett13 (11)

Z Crawley10 (20)

J Bumrah3-1-5-0

4.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and blocks the ball.

4.50

Hits the length on the off stump. Ben Duckett blocks it off from the crease.

4.44

FOUR! Ben Duckett finds the gap on the off side on this ocassion. Jasprit Bumrah bowls one short outside the off stump and Ben Duckett stays on the crease and punches the ball along the ground to the left of covers and the ball runs away to the fence.

4.30

Another ball from the good length. Ben Duckett tucks the ball to mid on from the crease.

4.20

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and tucks it down.

4.10

Hits the good length on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett takes a front foot out and blocks it off well towards mid on.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 20/0

Z Crawley10 (20)

B Duckett9 (5)

M Kumar2-0-19-0

3.60

Holds the length back on top of the stumps. Zak Crawley taps it away to mid-wicket from the crease.

3.54

FOUR! Two in two for Zak Crawley. India leaking runs at the other end. Mukesh Kumar holds the length back on top of the stumps and Zak Crawley stays on the crease and flicks the ball in front of mid-wicket with sweet timing, taking the ball all the way to the boundary.

3.44

FOUR! Beautiful and straight! Mukesh Kumar pitches the ball up on the stumps and Zak Crawley drives it straight back the bowler, along the ground racing away to the fence. The in-form Zak Crawley making his mark.

3.30

Bowls the ball on the pads, angling away from the leg stump. Zak Crawley gets a hit on the pads.

3.20

Keeps low outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley looks to drive it but misses the ball.

3.22nb

No ball! Drops the ball short at the batter. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to fine leg and runs a single. Umpire signals a NO BALL for overstepping.

3.10

Swings away from a shorter length outside off. Ben Duckett looks to cut the ball but misses it completely.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 10/0

Z Crawley2 (15)

B Duckett8 (3)

J Bumrah2-1-1-0

2.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley blocks it well off the front foot to end a maiden over.

2.50

Bowls a good bumper at the batter. Zak Crawley lets the ball go through.

2.40

Brings one in from the length. Zak Crawley gets a hit high on the thigh pads.

2.30

Beats him again! Jasprit Bumrah bowling another outswinger from a good length outside off. Zak Crawley looks to block it and gets beaten again. Huge appeal for a catch but the Umpire says NO.

2.20

Beats the outside edge this time. Zak Crawley looks to throw his bat at it and the away movement of the ball zips past the bat through to the wicketkeeper.

2.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley taps the ball towards covers.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 10/0

B Duckett8 (3)

Z Crawley2 (9)

M Kumar1-0-9-0

1.64

FOUR! That's two in two! Ben Duckett doing what he knows best. Takes the front foot out to a ball outside the line of the off stump from the length and slices it hard taking the ball flying to the left of deep point for a boundary.

1.54

FOUR! Here is the first from Ben Duckett, he doesn't hold back! Just short outside the line of the off stump and Ben Duckett jumps onto the width and cuts the ball to the right of covers and the ball runs away to the boundary.

1.40

Holds the length on top of the off stump. @ben\stays at the crease and punches the ball back to the bowler with comfort.

1.31

Hits the deck hard at the body of the batter. Zak Crawley flicks the ball to fine leg and runs a single.

1.20

Fuller on the off stump, swinging into the right hander. Zak Crawley flicks it off the front foot straight to mid-wicket.

1.10

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and drives the ball straight to covers.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Mukesh Kumar. He did not have a great outing in the first inning, and he will be looking to redeem himself here.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 1/0

Z Crawley1 (6)

B Duckett0 (0)

J Bumrah1-0-1-0

0.61

Holds his length on the stumps with pace. Zak Crawley flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single to end the over.

0.50

Hits the shorter length with seam on, and gets the ball to move away from the right hander. Zak Crawley is bamboozled at the crease as the ball zips past his outside edge.

0.40

Bowls it into the batter from a good length. Zak Crawley stays back and taps it out to mid-wicket.

0.30

This one keeps low from the good length on the off stump. Zak Crawley adjusts well to the low bounce to keep it out.

0.20

Holds his length back outside the off stump again, gets a good carry back to KS Bharat. Zak Crawley sees it through.

0.10

Starts off with a short ball just outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley watchfully lets the ball go through.

Commentary

We are back for England's reply. In case you were wondering, 14 overs are remaining in the day's play. Rohit Sharma with some final instructions in the Indian huddle before they spread to take their places in the field. Out walk the two openers of England, Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett, who will look to get their side off to a good start. It will be Jasprit Bumrah to start with the new ball for India. Let's go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

That is the end of India's second innings and the hosts stand strong with a big lead of 398 runs. India started with a first-innings lead of 143 runs and after batting 78.3 overs, have managed to put on another 255 runs on the board. Both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma were dismissed by James Anderson in the first half hour of Day 3 and then it was the Shubman Gill show, who managed a brilliant century, his first at his new position in Test cricket, batting at number 3 for India. Gill scored 104 and was the lone batter who looked in full control. With Axar Patel being the second-highest in the innings with 45 runs, the rest of the Indian batters went back cheap. England were good with the ball and kept picking up wickets. Apart from one good partnership between Axar and Shubman, no other partnership was big enough for India. At Tea, India looked on course to stretch their lead over 400 but they lost their last four wickets for just 27 runs to be bowled out for 255. For England, Tom Hartley was the pick of the bowlers with a four-wicket haul while Rehan Ahmed chipped in with three wickets. It all started with James Anderson's twin strikes whereas the debutant, Shoaib Bashir had one wicket to his name. The visitors will be pleased that they did not allow India to run away with the game and it will be interesting to see how they approach this chase of 399 with two days plus half a session left in the Test.

78.3W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Ravichandran Ashwin falls as the last wicket for India and India ends the innings with a lead of 398 runs. Rehan Ahmed bowls one slow, on the leg stump line and turns it away from the right hander. Ravichandran Ashwin takes a front foot forward and looks to block the ball under his eyes but the extra turn catches the outside feather back to Ben Foakes who takes yet another brilliant catch. India all out at 255 in 78.3 overs.

78.20

Ball keeps low outside the off stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin looks for a big heave over long off but misses the ball completely.

78.10

Tosses the ball up on the leg stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin taps it back to the bowler off the front foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 255/9

M Kumar0 (2)

R Ashwin29 (58)

T Hartley27-3-77-4

77.60

Short ball on the off stump. Mukesh Kumar stays back and blocks the ball well.

77.50

Pitches the ball up outside the leg stump line. Mukesh Kumar gets a hit on the pads.

DRINKS! India are 9 wickets down on 255 and the lead is 2 short of 400 runs. England looking to get back with the bat and start the chase as soon as possible. It's not going to be easy, but the way England plays Test these days, it's surely going to be entertaining. Right now it's Mukesh Kumar to join Ravichandran Ashwin at the crease to continue batting.

77.4W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! End of a vigil from Jasprit Bumrah! Tom Hartley is one wicket away now from another five-wicket haul! Fires it in does Hartley, full and around off, Jasprit Bumrah makes the mistake of pushing at it with hard hands. Get an outside edge that travels quickly and low to second slip. Jonny Bairstow stays low as the ball comes to him and takes a sharp catch near his ankles. India lose their ninth with two runs away from a lead of 400!

77.30

A bit too full, on the pads, Jasprit Bumrah stabs it down on the leg side.

77.20

Fuller and on off, Jasprit Bumrah pushes it off the front foot back to the bowler.

77.10

Darts it in, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah presses forward and defends it onto the deck.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 255/8

R Ashwin29 (58)

J Bumrah0 (22)

R Ahmed24-5-88-2

76.64

FOUR Ravichandran Ashwin has had enough of blocking his way out it seems! Rehan errs in line as he slips it down leg, on a length, Ravichandran Ashwin gets inside the line and gets down on one knee and helps it away to the right of short fine leg for a boundary. 10 runs off the over and India's lead is now 398!

76.50

Floats it up now does Rehan, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin prods forward to keep it out.

76.46

SIX! Excellent use of the feet! This is not that full from Rehan and bowls it around off, Ravichandran Ashwin shimmies down the track and goes through with the shot using his hands. Launches it up and over long on for a maximum.

76.30

That took off! Imparts revs on the ball and bowls it on a good length, Ravichandran Ashwin is tentative to get on the front foot. The ball comes off the shoulder of the bat and lobs well wide of the keeper, Ben Foakes to his left.

76.20

A bit of turn, short and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin punches it sweetly to wide long off.

76.10

Rehan serves it short and straighter, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin punches it along the ground to deep cover and refuses the single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 245/8

J Bumrah0 (22)

R Ashwin19 (52)

T Hartley26-2-77-3

75.60

Blocks it out again does Bumrah! Angles it into the right-hander, a bit short and on off and middle, Jasprit Bumrah allows the ball to come to him and defends it right under his eyeline.

75.50

Tosses it up, full and on the pads, Jasprit Bumrah gets his bat out in front of the front pad to play it back to the bowler.

75.40

Pushes it through, short and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah rocks back and defends it down the wicket.

75.30

Slanting in, slower and fuller, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah defends it well off the front foot.

75.21

Short and on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin nudges it to deep square leg and takes the single.

75.10

Darts this one in, at the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 244/8

J Bumrah0 (18)

R Ashwin18 (50)

R Ahmed23-5-78-2

74.60

Short and turning away, on off, Jasprit Bumrah withdraws his bat and lets the ball go through.

74.50

This is the wrong one from Rehan, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah reads it well and keeps it out nicely.

74.40

Drifting in, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah gets forward to defend but the ball turns away to beat the bat.

74.30

Short and on leg, Jasprit Bumrah defends it off the back foot on the leg side.

74.21

A mix-up but no harm done! Short and straighter, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin makes room and punches it in front of square on the off side. The call is two from Ashwin but there is no second on offer there. He realises it and sends Jasprit Bumrah back who was off for the second run. The throw from the deep towards the keeper is wayward, allowing Bumrah to make his ground.

74.10

Beats the bat does Rehan Ahmed! Fractionally short and turning away, around off, Ravichandran Ashwin is drawn forward in defence but it spins away enough to beat the bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 243/8

J Bumrah0 (14)

R Ashwin17 (48)

T Hartley25-2-76-3

73.60

Goes into the wicket, on off, Jasprit Bumrah is happy to ride the bounce and stabs it down on the off side.

73.50

Drags his length back a touch and bowls it around off, Jasprit Bumrah is solid in defence once again.

73.41

In the channel on off, full in length, Ravichandran Ashwin gets on the front foot and steers it to deep point for a single.

73.30

Keeps it at the stumps, full as well, Ravichandran Ashwin reaches out in front and pushes it to short cover.

73.20

Coming in with the arm again, full and on the pads, blocked out by Ravichandran Ashwin.

73.10

Spears it in, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin smothers the spin well off the front foot.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 242/8

J Bumrah0 (12)

R Ashwin16 (44)

R Ahmed22-5-77-2

72.60

Flatter and at the stumps from Rehan, Jasprit Bumrah presses forward and solidly defends it back onto the deck.

72.51

This is bowled at 86.1 clicks, full and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin paddles it nicely down to fine leg and leaves Jasprit Bumrah with one ball to face in this over.

72.40

Sliding onto the pads, full in length, Ravichandran Ashwin gets on the front foot and defends it solidly.

72.30

It is short again, on middle, there to be put away, Ravichandran Ashwin goes on the back foot and slaps it along the ground but straight to Ben Stokes at long on. No single taken.

72.22

Goes fuller this time, around off, Ravichandran Ashwin lunges to defend it out. The ball spins away and catches the outside edge of the bat. It rolls to the right of Zak Crawley at first slip for a couple of runs.

72.14

FOUR! Short and punished with disdain! Rehan drops it way too short and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin rocks on the back foot and flat bats it down to the vacant long on region for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 235/8

J Bumrah0 (11)

R Ashwin9 (39)

T Hartley24-2-75-3

71.60

Fires it in, fuller in length and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah prods forward and solidly defends it out.

71.50

Where are you going, Jasprit Bumrah? Drops it short and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah drops it with soft hands beside the pitch on the leg side and sets off for a single without even looking at his partner. Ravichandran Ashwin sends him back in the nick of time before the keeper, Ben Foakes gets to it and releases the throw.

71.40

Well bowled! GIves the ball air and gets the ball to grip in the surface, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah plays inside the line of the ball and gets beaten on the outside edge.

71.31

At 87.1 clicks, full and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin lunges and eases it to wide long off and takes the single this time.

71.20

Darts this one in, full and on middle and leg, a bit of extra bounce results in Ashwin getting hit on the upper half of the bat.

71.10

Slanting in, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin gets forward to play it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 234/8

R Ashwin8 (36)

J Bumrah0 (8)

R Ahmed21-5-70-2

70.61

Ravichandran Ashwin gets the single to retain the strike and India now lead by 377 runs! Rehan bowls it full, on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin whips it along the ground and in front of square on the leg side for a single.

70.50

Serves a googly, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin makes room for the drive but mishits it back to the bowler.

70.40

Fuller and quicker, on the pads, Ravichandran Ashwin swivels in his crease to sweep it away but misses to connect as the ball brushes his thigh pad and goes nowhere.

70.30

Short and gets the ball to climb onto the batter, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin goes on the back foot and rides the bounce to dab it to point.

70.20

Fuller and quicker, on the off-stump line, Ravichandran Ashwin opens the face of his bat and steers it to point.

70.10

Tosses it up, full and on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin gets his bat out in front of the front pad to defend.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 233/8

J Bumrah0 (8)

R Ashwin7 (30)

T Hartley23-2-74-3

69.60

Goes back to bowling it full, on off and middle, Jasprit Bumrah keeps his bat close to his pads and blocks it well.

69.50

Oh, so close! Drags his length back a bit and bowls it on off, Jasprit Bumrah is drawn forward in defence but fails to get to the pitch of the ball. It spins away nicely and goes past the outside edge. it was not too far from the off-stump.

69.40

Fires it in from around the wicket, on off, Jasprit Bumrah leans on it and defends it past silly point.

69.31

This is fuller from Hartley, on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin gets on the front foot and eases it to wide long on and takes the single.

69.20

There's that hint of extra bounce again, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin gets a good stride in to defend and negates the bounce to keep it down.

69.10

Darts this one in from around the wicket, full and on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin presses forward to bunt it to the right of the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 232/8

J Bumrah0 (5)

R Ashwin6 (27)

R Ahmed20-5-69-2

68.60

Nicely bowled by the leggie! This is quicker through the air and gets the ball to spin away enough to beat the bat as Jasprit Bumrah comes half-forward to block it with a straight bat.

68.50

At 81.2 clicks, a googly from Rehan, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah picks it and confidently drives it back to the bowler.

68.41

Ashwin gets the single again when he needs it! Short and angling in, at the hips, Ravichandran Ashwin helps it away nicely off his pads to fine leg for a run.

68.30

Quicker and fuller, at the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin lunges and pushes it down the wicket.

68.20

It is a bit too straight again, short and on the pads, Ravichandran Ashwin tucks it to short mid-wicket.

68.10

Bowls it quick and short, on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin gets his bat out in front of the front pad and defends it well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 231/8

J Bumrah0 (3)

R Ashwin5 (23)

T Hartley22-2-73-3

67.60

This is outside off, full and slow, Jasprit Bumrah extends his arms and defends it to silly point.

67.51

DROPPED! Zak Crawley puts down a sitter! A horrible misjudgement from the English opener! Slower through the air and it is shorter as well, Ravichandran Ashwin stays leg side of the ball and pushes at it tentatively and gets an outside edge that goes straight to first slip. The ball comes slow off the bat as Zak Crawley goes for a reverse cup grab. The ball almost lobs towards him and hits him on the wrists and rolls away to his left, allowing Ashwin a single.

67.40

Pushes it through, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin plays it to the left of the bowler this time.

67.30

Shorter and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin hangs back and pats it back to the bowler.

67.20

Loops it up, low full toss, on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin whips it to wide long on and asks Jasprit Bumrah to stay where he is.

67.10

Coming in with the arm, short and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin goes on the back foot and cuts it to deep point. Ashwin refuses the single again.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 230/8

J Bumrah0 (2)

R Ashwin4 (18)

R Ahmed19-5-68-2

66.60

Beaten! Offers flight this time does Rehan, full and turning away, outside off, Jasprit Bumrah looks to play at with an angled bat but misses as the ball spins away to go past the bat.

66.51

A bit of extra bounce, short and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin rides the bounce and dabs it in the vacant mid-wicket region for a single.

66.40

Flatter and shorter, on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin goes back in his crease and defends it on the leg side.

66.30

This is full and turning away, around off, Ravichandran Ashwin reaches out in front and drives it to extra cover.

66.20

Drags his length back a bit and keeps it at the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it solidly with a straight bat.

66.10

Floats it up, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin eases it along the ground to long off and refuses the single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 229/8

J Bumrah0 (1)

R Ashwin3 (13)

T Hartley21-2-72-3

65.60

Lobs it up, full and at the stumps, Jasprit Bumrah prods forward to keep it out.

Jasprit Bumrah walks out to bat.

65.5W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Oh, no! What have you done, Kuldeep Yadav? A strong start after Tea for England! Tom Hartley gives the ball air nicely and invites Kuldeep Yadav for the big shot as he throws it up there, full and around off, Kuldeep Yadav falls for the trap as he goes for a slog sweep. He tries to drag his shot on the leg side and skies it high in the air and only as far as mid-wicket where Ben Duckett takes a few steps to his left and settles under it to take it with his fingers pointing downwards. England go bang, bang after Tea with India leading by 372 runs!

65.40

This is short and on the pads, Kuldeep Yadav stays back in his crease and nudges it to square leg.

65.30

This one goes through with the arm, short and on off, Kuldeep Yadav plays for the turn and gets an outside edge that rolls to point.

65.21

Goes full this time, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin plays it with the turn to wide mid off and gets to the other end.

65.10

Darts this one in from around the wicket, on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin gets half-forward and gets his bat out in front to defend it out.

Tom Hartley will bowl the second over of the session.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 228/7

K Yadav0 (2)

R Ashwin2 (11)

R Ahmed18-5-67-2

64.60

Slows it up a touch and bowls it on off, it is the googly from Rehan, Kuldeep Yadav picks it and keeps it out. End of a successful over from Rehan Ahmed!

64.50

Comes from around the wicket and bowls it quicker through the air, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav watchfully plays it late and stabs it down on the leg side.

Kuldeep Yadav walks out to bat for India.

64.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Soft dismissal again for KS Bharat! He has gifted his wicket away to Rehan Ahmed and England are delighted! A hit-me delivery from Rehan, short and on off, KS Bharat rocks on the back foot in a flash and looks to pull it away. Ends up hitting it more straight than he would have liked and fails to get any power behind it. Hits it flat and straight to wide mind on where Ben Stokes times the jump to perfection and reverse cups it with ease. India lose Bharat in the first over after Tea with the lead at 371 runs!

64.31

Good stop! A bit too full, on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin knocks it along the ground to the left of mid on where Ben Stokes dives to his left and cuts it off. Just a single.

64.20

Serves a googly, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin reads it from the hand and defends it well.

64.10

Starts off with a flighted delivery from over the wicket, wide of off, Ravichandran Ashwin reaches out and pushes it to backward point.

We are back! India leads by 370 runs with 2 wickets falling in the last session, 227/6 as Ravichandran Ashwin and KS Bharat walk out to the crease. England looking to pick up the remaining wickets as soon as possible and get back to bat. The final session is about to start as the Players and Umpires are back on the field. Rehan Ahmed will start the attack for England after TEA. Let's Play!

... DAY 3, THIRD SESSION ...

SESSION SUMMARY- 29 Overs, 97 Runs and 2 Wickets. India walks off the session at 227/6 with Ravichandran Ashwin and KS Bharat at the crease. Bothe Shubman Gill and Axar Patel were sent off into the hut in the second hour of play in this session, all thanks to the Mastermind Ben Stokes and the inexperienced English spinners. It was the debutant Shoaib Bashir who got Shubman Gill out after he scored a brilliant century, his first as India's new number 3 batter. India currently leads by 370 runs and have a strong hold in the match. England will walk off with the belief to come out and bat before the day ends. With so much cricket more to come, the players walk off the field to enjoy a cup of TEA.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 227/6

Bharat6 (27)

R Ashwin1 (8)

T Hartley20-2-71-2

63.60

Tom Hartley darts this one in, full and on middle, KS Bharat prods forward and blocks it out with a straight bat. That will be TEA on DAY 3!

63.54

FOUR! A welcome boundary for KS Bharat and that should make him feel a lot better! Hartley bowls it a bit too full and drifts on the pads, KS Bharat gets all his weight on the front foot and shows the full face of the bat. Drives it to the left of Jonny Bairstow at mid on who is standing a bit wide and picks up his first boundary.

63.40

Shorter and on middle, KS Bharat stays leg side of the ball and pats it to cover.

63.30

Fuller on the stumps. KS Bharat takes the front foot out and blocks it.

63.21

Ravichandran Ashwin is finally off the mark! Fires it in, full and at the stumps, Ravichandran Ashwin prods forward to defend. Gets an inside edge that rolls wide of square leg for a single.

63.10

Slanting into the right-hander, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin reaches out in front to keep it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 222/6

Bharat2 (23)

R Ashwin0 (6)

R Ahmed17-5-66-1

62.60

Flatter and shorter, on off, KS Bharat goes on the back foot and steers it to backward point

62.50

Fuller and on off, knocked back to the bowler off the front foot by Rehan Ahmed.

62.40

Darts this one back in, full and on off, KS Bharat comes forward and defends it nicely.

62.30

Another big appeal for LBW and the umpire stays down again! It was the googly from Rehan Ahmed that KS Bharat failed to pick and he might be in trouble here! Rehan stays over the wicket and slips in a googly, fractionally full and on off, KS Bharat gets a big stride in to block it out. The ball spins in sharply to beat the inside edge and it goes on to hit him low on the front pad. Nothing on UltraEdge but the ball is going down leg on Ball Tracking. The massive stride that Bharat took, helped him here!

62.20

Tosses it up, full and on middle, KS Bharat makes room and drives it straight to cover-point.

62.10

Floats it up, full and on off, KS Bharat comes on the front foot and defends it well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 222/6

R Ashwin0 (6)

Bharat2 (17)

T Hartley19-2-66-2

61.60

Fires it in, short and on middle and leg, Ravichandran Ashwin uses the depth of the crease and pushes it with a straight bat to the right of the bowler.

61.50

At the stumps, full again, Ravichandran Ashwin presses forward and taps it to short mid off.

61.40

Coming in with the arm, full and on the pads, Ravichandran Ashwin works it away off his pads to square leg.

61.30

At 92.4 clicks, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin gets forward and stabs it down on the off side.

61.20

Darts this one and pulls his length back as well, on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin gets a good stride in and blocks it well.

61.12lb

Two leg byes! Slips it down leg, full in length, Ravichandran Ashwin misses the tickle as the ball brushes off his pads and rolls wide of short fine leg for a couple of leg byes.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 220/6

Bharat2 (17)

R Ashwin0 (0)

R Ahmed16-4-66-1

60.60

Gives the ball air this time and bowls it around leg, KS Bharat gets his bat out in front and stabs it down on the leg side.

60.50

This one goes straight and shorter, on middle and leg, the ball keeps a bit low but KS Bharat is equal to the task to keep it out.

60.40

Loops it up, low full toss, on middle, KS Bharat makes room and firms the drive to mid off.

60.30

Keeps it full and on the off-stump line, KS Bharat smothers the spin off the front foot and defends it right under his eyes.

60.20

Floats it up again, full and on off, KS Bharat gets forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

60.10

Slower through the air, full, on off, KS Bharat prods forward and defends it on the off side.

Ravichandran Ashwin walks in to bat for India.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 220/6

A Patel45 (84)

Bharat2 (11)

T Hartley18-1-66-2

59.6W

OUT! LBW! A confident appeal for LBW but the umpire shakes his head! It looks dead straight unless it has pitched outside leg. That could be the only factor that could have saved Axar Patel there. It has pitched in line and Axar is gone! Tom Hartley comes from around the wicket and bowls it short, on middle and leg, not the best of deliveries. Axar Patel shapes up to swipe it across the line off the back foot. The ball keeps very low and scoots through to trap him right in front of the stumps. Nothing on UltraEdge and it is three reds on Ball Tracking. Back-to-back successful reviews from Ben Stokes and England. Axar Patel departs with India's lead at 363!

59.50

Fires it in does Hartley, full and on off, Axar Patel gets his bat out in front to keep it out. Gets it off the outer half of the bat to backward point.

59.40

Beaten! Tosses it up nicely and aims the footmarks outside the off-stump, Axar Patel reaches out and goes for the drive but the ball goes straight to beat the bat.

59.30

On the off-stump line, short and on off, Axar Patel blocks it out without much fuss.

59.20

This one keeps straight and it is short as well, around off, Axar Patel hangs back and punches it back to the bowler.

59.10

This is at 89.7 clicks, full and on off, Axar Patel pushes it from the crease to short cover.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 220/5

Bharat2 (11)

A Patel45 (78)

R Ahmed15-3-66-1

58.60

That kept low! Bowls the leg-break now, full and on middle, the ball keeps low and KS Bharat does well to defend it off the front foot.

58.50

Serves a googly, short and on the off-stump line, KS Bharat goes on the back foot and keeps it out solidly.

58.40

A hint of turn, full and on off, KS Bharat strokes it off the front foot back to the bowler.

58.30

A bit too full and quicker as well, KS Bharat drives it to short cover.

58.20

Floats it up, full and on off, KS Bharat knocks it along the ground to mid off.

58.10

Way too short and not much pace behind it, on off, KS Bharat pats it from the crease to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 220/5

A Patel45 (78)

Bharat2 (5)

S Bashir15-0-58-1

57.60

Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander and bowls it on middle, Axar Patel presents a straight bat to smother the spin nicely.

57.51

At 90.5 clicks, short and on the pads, KS Bharat nudges it through square leg and gets to the other end.

57.40

Gives the ball air and bowls it on off, KS Bharat gets on the front foot and blocks it out on the leg side.

57.31

Bowls it nice and full, on the pads, Axar Patel clips it in the vacant mid-wicket region for a single.

57.20

Drops it short and wide on off, Axar Patel rocks back and cuts but can't get it past cover-point.

57.10

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Axar Patel presses forward and taps it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 218/5

A Patel44 (74)

Bharat1 (3)

R Ahmed14-2-66-1

56.61

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and punches the ball to sweepers for a single.

56.54

FOUR! Poor delivery and punishes rightly. Short ball outside the line of the leg stump and Axar Patel helps the ball on the way to find the fine leg boundary. Not a good ball from any means.

56.41

Fuller on the off stump. KS Bharat hits it straight beating the bowler for a single.

56.30

Fuller on off. KS Bharat takes the front foot out and taps the ball to covers.

56.20

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

56.11

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

The local boy KS Bharat walks out to bat in between a lot of cheer!

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 211/5

S Gill104 (147)

A Patel38 (71)

S Bashir14-0-56-1

55.6W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! The debutant, Shoaib Bashir breaks through for England! First successful review of the series from England and what a time to get it right! Bashir offers flight and bowls it on off, Shubman Gill pulls out the reverse sweep but the ball is not that full to execute that shot. The ball does not turn much and it goes on to hit the gloves and lobs up only as far as the keeper. The England players think it has come off the pad and they appeal for LBW, which is turned down by the umpire. Amidst all this, the keeper, Ben Foakes is alert to the situation and sees the lobbing up. He takes it cleanly and then appeals for caught behind. The umpire is still unmoved and England take the review. There is a clear spike on the UltraEdge and the centurion will have to make the long way back. End of a special knock from a special player and he walks off to a standing ovation from the crowd and his teammates.

55.50

This is flatter and shorter, on off, Shubman Gill rocks back and stabs it down on the off side.

55.42

A bit too full this time, full and on off, Shubman Gill calmly pushes it to mid off and calls Axar Patel through for a quick single. Jonny Bairstow runs in a bit too hard and takes his eyes off the ball at the last moment. He fumbles and concedes an extra run.

55.30

Slows it up does Bashir and bowls it at the stumps, Shubman Gill leans on it and defends it on the leg side.

55.20

Drags his length back and gets the ball to go straight, on off, Shubman Gill uses the depth of the crease to keep it out on the off side.

55.10

Bashir floats it up, full and around off, Shubman Gill gets half-forward and plays it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 209/4

A Patel38 (71)

S Gill102 (141)

R Ahmed13-2-59-1

54.64

FOUR! Powered down the ground! Rehan tosses it up and bowls it in the slot, on off and middle, Axar Patel accepts the invitation as he thumps it hard and to the right of Ben Stokes at short mid on. Stokes leaps to his right but it is hit too hard and he only manages to get his fingertips to it.

54.50

Quicker through the air, targeting the pads, full in length, Axar Patel misses out on the defence and gets it on the pads.

54.40

Bowls the googly now, short and on middle, Axar Patel reads it well and wrists it to backward square leg off the back foot.

54.30

On the off-stump line, full as well, Axar Patel reaches out in front to pat it to short cover.

54.20

Gets more turn on this one, a bit full and on middle, Axar Patel lunges and blocks it out.

54.10

Comes back into the attack and starts from around the wicket, full and on middle, Axar Patel clips it neatly but straight to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 205/4

S Gill102 (141)

A Patel34 (65)

S Bashir13-0-54-0

53.60

Floats it up, fuller and on off, Shubman Gill gets forward and smothers the spin well to defend.

53.50

Sharp turn! At 84.8 clicks, short but turning way down leg, Shubman Gill looks to work it away with the turn but misses.

53.40

Serves it flatter and quicker, on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and whips it along the ground to mid-wicket.

53.30

Gives the ball air nicely and bowls it full, on off, Shubman Gill gets a stride in to stab it down onto the deck.

53.21

This is fuller now, full and on the pads, Axar Patel works it off the inner half of the bat to short fine leg for a quick single.

53.11

Bowls it short and turning in, down leg, Shubman Gill glances it away off his pads to fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 203/4

A Patel33 (64)

S Gill101 (136)

T Hartley17-0-66-1

52.60

Short and around off, Axar Patel rides the bounce nicely and dabs it to backward point.

52.61nb

Fuller on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball to mid-wicket and the umpire calls NO BALL as Hartley has overstepped.

52.50

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and blocks the ball back to the bowler.

52.41

Just short at the stumps. Shubman Gill taps the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

52.30

Targets the stumps again with a fuller delivery, on off, Shubman Gill gets forward to block it out.

52.20

Pushes it through, full and on off, Shubman Gill bunts it off the front foot to short cover.

52.10

Coming in with the arm, full and on middle, Shubman Gill is solid in defence again as he comes on the front foot.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 201/4

A Patel33 (61)

S Gill100 (132)

S Bashir12-0-52-0

51.60

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Axar Patel knocks it to mid on.

51.50

Fuller and on off, kept out off the front foot by Axar Patel.

51.41

HUNDRED FOR SHUBMAN GILL AND IT IS THE RETURN TO FORM FOR THE INDIAN PRINCE! After surviving a few close calls, Gill has looked the part and this ton has come at just the right time for him and his team. Bashir keeps it short and at the pads, Shubman Gill rocks back and works it with the turn wide of mid-wicket for a single to bring up his third Test hundred. Not a big celebration from Gill as he takes his helmet off and raises the bat to acknowledge the applause.

51.32

The 200 comes up for India and Shubman Gill moves to 99! Drops it short and a bit too straight, Shubman Gill uses the depth of his crease and nudges it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.

51.20

Drags his length back slightly and bowls it on off, turning in, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and plays it back to the bowler.

51.10

Bowls it at the stumps, full and on middle, Shubman Gill presses forward and clips it to mid-wicket.

Drinks break! India are going along nicely, and they have added 68 runs in the first hour since Lunch to stretch their lead to 341! Closing in on a hundred, Shubman Gill is batting with utmost ease, as is Axar Patel at the other end. As far as England are concerned, they have not been able to create pressure, and they seem to be waiting for something to happen. With the absence of Joe Root, they are a bowler short, which has not helped their cause either.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 198/4

A Patel33 (59)

S Gill97 (128)

T Hartley16-0-64-1

50.60

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel stays back at the crease and blocks the ball well to end the over.

50.51

Swings one in on the legs. Shubman Gill covers the stumps and flicks the ball through mid-wicket for a single.

50.40

Up on the off stump. Shubman Gill punches the ball off the front foot towards silly mid off.

50.30

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

50.21

Fuller on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball to long on and gives the strike to Shubman Gill.

50.14

FOUR! Pulled away! Axar Patel gets a freebee on the stumps. Short ball with no pace on the stumps by Tom Hartley and Axar Patel is all over it. Gets back and pulls it infront of square for a boundary on the bounce.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 192/4

S Gill96 (125)

A Patel28 (56)

S Bashir11-0-49-0

49.62

This time tucks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a couple to end the over. Shubman Gill moves to 96.

49.50

Tossed up on the middle stump line. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

49.40

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

49.34

FOUR! Shubman Gill moves to 94! Shoaib Bashir bowls on the fuller length on the stumps. Shubman Gill slogs the ball over square leg for a boundary on the bounce.

49.20

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

49.10

fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill takes the ball on the front foot towards mid off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 186/4

A Patel28 (56)

S Gill90 (119)

T Hartley15-0-58-1

48.60

Pitched short at the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and knocks the ball off to end the over.

48.50

Just short at the off stump line. Axar Patel stays back and punches the ball to mid-wicket.

48.41

Fuller on the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

48.30

Holds the length back on the stumps. Shubman Gill stays back at the crease and blocks it off.

48.21

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel knocks the ball to long on off the backfoot for a single.

48.10

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 184/4

S Gill89 (117)

A Patel27 (52)

S Bashir10-0-43-0

47.60

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Shubman Gill gets on top of the bounce and plays it down.

47.50

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

47.41

Fuller on the stumps, and Axar Patel flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket. for a single.

47.30

Holds the length on the stumps. Axar Patel stays on the crease and taps it back to the bowler.

47.20

On the pads, fuller. Axar Patel flicks the ball straight to short fine leg.

47.10

Fuller on the off stump line. Axar Patel drives the ball off the front foot to catching covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 183/4

S Gill89 (115)

A Patel26 (48)

T Hartley14-0-56-1

46.60

Short on off. Shubman Gill plays it straight to covers to end the over.

46.50

Short and wide this time. Shubman Gill gets back and cuts the ball straight to point.

46.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Shubman Gill taps the ball to covers off the front foot.

46.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes a front foot out and blocks it off.

46.20

Short and wide outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill stays back and cuts the ball hard to point.

46.11

Drags the length short on the off stump. Axar Patel gets back and taps the ball to covers for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 182/4

A Patel25 (47)

S Gill89 (110)

S Bashir9-0-42-0

45.61

Just short outside the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and taps the ball to sweepers for a single to end the over.

45.50

Tossed up on the off stump. Axar Patel offers a front-front defence to covers.

45.40

Keeps the line the same and drags the length back. Axar Patel takes a small foot out and taps it back to the bowler.

45.30

Fuller on the off stump. Axar Patel takes a leg out and blocks it.

45.21

Just short at the stumps. Shubman Gill gets back into the crease and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

45.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes a big stride forward and blocks the ball off well.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 180/4

S Gill88 (108)

A Patel24 (43)

T Hartley13-0-55-1

44.61

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

44.51

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel taps the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

44.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off the front foot.

44.30

Short again on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

44.20

Holds the length back on the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and blocks it well.

44.14

FOUR! Too much air and Axar Patel pounces on it. Not a good start to the spell for Tom Hartley. Tosses the ball too full on the off stump for Axar Patel to play his favourite shot, the cover drive. Axar Patel drives the ball hard through covers and gets a boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 174/4

S Gill87 (107)

A Patel19 (38)

S Bashir8-0-40-0

43.60

Exact action replay of the previous ball. End of the over.

43.50

Pitched up on off. Shubman Gill turns it to mid-wicket on the front foot.

43.41

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

43.31

Strays on the pads, fuller in length and Shubman Gill tucks the ball to the left of mid-wicket and runs a single.

43.20

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill taps it back to the bowler off the front foot.

43.10

Pitched up on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 172/4

S Gill86 (102)

A Patel18 (37)

R Ahmed12-2-55-1

42.61

Just short at the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single to end the over. India now lead by 315.

42.51

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Axar Patel drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

42.41

Drifting down the leg, fuller. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

42.31

Just short outside the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and blocks it well.

42.21

Loops it up from around the wicket, on the pads, Shubman Gill reaches out and wrists it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

42.11

Bowls it short and around off, Axar Patel rocks back and punches it wide of cover for a run.

JUST IN - England have put out an update on Joe Root, who sustained an external injury to his right little finger while going for a catch at first slip during the first session. As a precautionary measure, the England medical team has opted to keep him off the field temporarily for treatment and icing. Presently, there is no clear timeline for his return to play.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 166/4

S Gill83 (99)

A Patel15 (34)

S Bashir7-0-38-0

41.60

Fuller and on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward and clips it to short mid-wicket again.

41.50

Turning in, short and on leg, Shubman Gill works it with the turn to mid-wicket.

41.41

Short and angling in, at the hips, Axar Patel nudges it behind square on the leg side for a run.

41.30

Flatter and shorter, on middle, Axar Patel waits on the back foot and defends it down the wicket.

41.20

Slanting in, on middle and leg, pushed from the crease to mid-wicket by Axar Patel.

41.10

Floats it up, full and on off, Axar Patel presses forward and plays it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 165/4

S Gill83 (97)

A Patel14 (30)

R Ahmed11-2-49-1

40.60

Slower and shorter, turning away from around the wicket, the ball keeps low but Shubman Gill does well to keep it out on the leg side. 14 runs off the over and India's lead is now 308 runs!

40.50

Just short at the off stump. Shubman Gill gets back and taps the ball to mid off.

40.44

FOUR! The best of the lot! Flicked against the turn into the fence! Pitched up on the leg stump once again by Rehan Ahmed and Shubman Gill takes the foot on the line of the ball and flicks it hard using the bottom hand of the bat taking it to the right of mid on, racing away to the fence. Three boundaries for Shubman Gill in the over.

40.34

FOUR! That is brilliantly swept away! Shubman Gill changing gears! Rehan Ahmed sticks to the negative line outside the leg stump and Shubman Gill stands ready. Slogs the ball hard over the head of square leg into the boundary on the bounce. This is good batting!

40.26

SIX! Shubman Gill comes out and the ball flies! Rehan Ahmed tosses the ball up on the stumps, slower in the air. Shubman Gill dances down the track and slams it straight as an arrow, high and long over Rehan Ahmed's head for a massive six. Powerful shot by India's number 3.

40.10

Pitched outside the leg stump. Shubman Gill pads it away on the front foot.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 151/4

A Patel14 (30)

S Gill69 (91)

J Anderson10-1-29-2

39.60

Beats the outside edge from outside the off stump line. Axar Patel is drawn into the front foot and the ball leaves him after pitching.

39.54

FOUR! Nice flowing drive by Axar Patel! Beautiful shot. Slightly over pitched by James Anderson outside the line of the off stump and Axar Patel takes a long stride forward and leans into the drive, timing the ball beautifully into the small gap between short extra cover and covers. The ball races away through the outfield into the boundary.

39.40

Comes back on the stumps, fuller in length. Axar Patel flicks it down straight to mid on.

39.30

Bowls it away from the off stump this time, from a fuller length. Axar Patel punches the ball off the front foot to mid off.

39.20

Pitches this one on a good length right on top of the off stump. Axar Patel takes a front foot out and covers the line of the ball to block it.

39.10

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Axar Patel hangs back and pats it to cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 147/4

S Gill69 (91)

A Patel10 (24)

R Ahmed10-2-35-1

38.60

Floats it up, full and at the stumps, Shubman Gill prods forward to keep it out.

38.50

tossed up on the stumps. Shubman Gill takes a long foot out and blocks it well.

38.40

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the leg stump. Shubman Gill pads it away on the front foot.

38.31

Turns it in from a shorter length on the stumps. Axar Patel flicks the ball straight to James Anderson at square leg and says NO. James Anderson throws at the bowler's end and the ball hits the stumps with Shubman Gill inside the crease. The ball deflects towards the covers gap with no back up and the batters pick up a single.

38.20

Holds the length back on the googly, on off. Axar Patel stays back and taps it back to the bowler.

38.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump from around the wicket to the right hander. Shubman Gill drives the ball on the up, towards sweepers for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 145/4

A Patel9 (22)

S Gill68 (87)

J Anderson9-1-25-2

37.60

Holds his length back on the fourth stump line. Axar Patel gets back in the crease and blocks it off. India now lead by 288 runs.

37.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Axar Patel takes a foot out and blocks it well.

37.40

Bowls the ball on the length around the fourth wicket line. Axar Patel is stuck on the crease and blocks the ball down onto the deck.

37.31

Holds the length back and bowls it on top of the off stump. Shubman Gill stays back and plays at it late to deep backward point for a single.

37.20

Bowls further up staying on the same line outside the off stump, calling Shubman Gill out to play a shot. Shubman Gill lets the ball go through.

37.10

Hits the length hard outside the line of the off stump. Shubman Gill covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 144/4

S Gill67 (84)

A Patel9 (19)

R Ahmed9-2-33-1

36.61

Short again on the off stump. Shubman Gill stays back and tucks the ball to sweepers for a single to end the over.

36.51

Pitches it up outside the line of the off stump. Axar Patel tucks the ball to the covers gap and runs a single.

36.40

Turns the ball in from the off stump line. Axar Patel blocks the ball from the crease with a straight bat.

36.31

Short again on the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and takes the run.

36.21

just short at the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and punches the ball to long on and takes a run.

36.11

Starts off short on the stumps. Shubman Gill pulls it away to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Rehan Ahmed. Also, Joe Root is off the field for now. Not only did he get hit on the fingers in the first session, but he also took a blow on the same hand while going through the catching drills before the start of the play.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 139/4

S Gill64 (81)

A Patel7 (16)

J Anderson8-1-24-2

35.61

Short and wide, tucked away to sweepers for a single by Shubman Gill. End of the first over after LUNCH, a good one for India, 9 runs off it!

35.51

Pitches the ball up on the stumps and Axar Patel flicks the ball to fine leg for a single.

35.44

FOUR! First boundary of the session and its Axar Patel who drives it through covers. James Anderson pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Axar Patel takes the front foot out and drives the ball through covers and it races away to the fence.

35.30

Pitches it on the length outside the off stump. Axar Patel drives the ball straight to covers off the front foot.

35.21

Gets the ball to nip back into the right-hander. Signs of seam movement early in the session. Hits the length on the off-stump line and gets the ball to rush back in. Shubman Gill gets a hit high on the thigh pads after an inside edge. The batters pick up a single as the ball rolls to point.

35.12

Starts off short outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill gets back in the crease and runs his hands on the ball taking to the left of covers for a couple of runs to start the session.

We are back for the second session! Ben Stokes leads his troops out to the centre and they are followed by the two Indian batters. Shubman Gill and Axar Patel look determined and are all set to resume their innings. England are starting with James Anderson. Away we go...

... DAY 3, SESSION 2 ...

Starting the day at a disadvantage, England required a strong first hour to regain control of the game. James Anderson spearheaded their effort with two crucial wickets in the first half-hour, dismissing Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal. Despite Anderson's twin strikes, the spinners struggled to exert pressure from the other end. Just when the partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill were beginning to trouble Ben Stokes, a moment of brilliance from the English skipper helped them see the back of Iyer. Rehan Ahmed backed it up with the wicket of Rajat Patidar to peg India back a bit. That said, Gill is standing strong for India and the hosts have a substantial lead of 273 runs. It will require another strong first hour after Lunch to keep India in check. As for India, Shubman Gill will look to carry on and stretch the lead to make it more difficult for England in the second innings. Join us back at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT) for what promises to be another riveting session of Test cricket.

SESSION SUMMARY - 102 runs, 30 overs and 4 wickets. End of a pretty entertaining morning session on this 'Moving Day'! The momentum shifted back and forth during the two hours of play, but India have maintained control of the game. India started the day with a lead of 171 runs and the onus was on the Indian openers to set a solid foundation. However, the hosts faced an early setback as Rohit Sharma departed early, adding only a single run to his overnight score. Yashasvi Jaiswal followed suit shortly after, putting India in a spot of bother.  Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer then formed a crucial partnership to weather the storm and kept ticking along nicely. Having survived a few close chances early on, Gill made it count and got to his fifty. Iyer and Gill looked largely untroubled until the former was dismissed. The debutant, Rajat Patidar had a short stay at the crease after which Shubman Gill with the newly arrived Axar Patel held fort to take India into Lunch with a lead of 273 runs.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 130/4

A Patel2 (13)

S Gill60 (78)

R Ahmed8-2-28-1

34.60

Googly from around the wicket on the stumps from a shorter length. Axar Patel stays back and adjusts well to the lack of bounce in the ball and blocks it off. The Umpire takes the bails off and calls for LUNCH! India leads by 273.

34.50

Just short at the stumps with pace. Axar Patel flicks the ball straight to square leg.

34.40

Comes around the wicket and bowls outside the line of the off stump. Axar Patel takes the leg out and blocks it off well.

34.31

Pitched up on the stumps. Shubman Gill drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

34.20

Bowls a wrong one on the stumps. Shubman Gill covers the line of the ball and taps it down.

34.10

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 129/4

A Patel2 (10)

S Gill59 (75)

J Anderson7-1-15-2

33.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Axar Patel takes the front foot out and blocks it well towards mid-wicket to end the over. India now lead by 272 runs.

33.50

Pitched up outside the off stump line. Axar Patel drives the ball off the front foot to mid off.

33.41

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill taps the ball to the sweepers gap and runs a single.

33.30

Pitches the ball up on the of stump. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

33.22

Drags it into the pads from a good length. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to the left of fine leg and runs a couple.

33.10

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and taps the ball to covers.

James Anderson (6-1-12-2) returns to the attack with not much long to go for Lunch.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 126/4

A Patel2 (8)

S Gill56 (71)

R Ahmed7-2-27-1

32.60

Stays back and flicks a short ball towards square leg to end the over. Rehan Ahmed bowls his second maiden of the morning.

32.50

Short ball, getting the extra bounce on top of the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and blocks it on top of the bounce.

32.40

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

32.30

Fuller on the stumps. Axar Patel stays on the crease and tucks the ball down.

32.20

Fuller on the off stump, wrong one. Axar Patel takes a front foot out and blocks it well.

32.10

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

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 126/4

A Patel2 (2)

S Gill56 (71)

T Hartley12-0-49-1

31.61

Fuller outside the off stump. Axar Patel taps the ball into the covers gap and runs a single to end the over.

31.51

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

31.40

Quicker through the air, full and on off, Shubman Gill looks to defend it off the front foot. Gets it off the outer half of the bat to point.

31.30

Slows it up nicely and bowls it a bit fuller, on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward and keeps it out.

31.21

A bit too straight, short and on the pads, Axar Patel glances it wide of backward square leg to get off the mark with a single.

31.11

Just short at the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

Axar Patel walks in at number 6.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 122/4

R Patidar9 (19)

S Gill54 (67)

R Ahmed6-1-27-1

30.6W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! England gets the fourth wicket of the morning! Good low catch from Ben Foakes to dismiss the debutant Rajat Patidar! Rehan Ahmed drags the ball short just outside the off-stump line with no pace on offer. Rajat Patidar gets deep into the crease looking to cut the ball and capitalise on a loose delivery. The ball stays very low and turns away from Rajat Patidar. In order to adjust to the bounce, Rajat Patidar offers a half-hearted jab and gets an inside edge. Ben Foakes is equal to the task to pouch a healthy deflection as the ball nestles into the left glove to get rid of Rajat Patidar. The umpire raises his finger and India lose their fourth with a lead of 265.

30.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Rajat Patidar taps it down with a long stride.

30.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Rajat Patidar takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

30.30

Just short at the stumps. Rajat Patidar gets back and taps the ball to mid on and denies the single.

30.20

Pitched up on the stumps. Rajat Patidar blocks it off the front foot.

30.14

FOUR! Lovely! Rajat Patidar gets his first boundary. Short ball first up from Rehan Ahmed outside the line og the off stump. Rajat Patidar gets back deep into the crease and cuts the ball hard beating cover point to his left and the ball races away to the boundary. India now lead by 265.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 118/3

S Gill54 (67)

R Patidar5 (13)

T Hartley11-0-45-1

29.60

Pitched up on the off stump, flatter in the air. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

29.51

Another short ball on the stumps. Rajat Patidar rocks back and flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

29.40

Short again on the stumps. Rajat Patidar gets back in the crease and taps the ball in the air towards covers, gets him on the bounce.

29.30

Just short outside the off stump. Rajat Patidar stays back and punches the ball to covers.

29.20

Flights the ball up on the stumps. Rajat Patidar takes a long stride and blocks the ball well.

29.10

Pitched up on the stumps. Rajat Patidar takes a small foot out and blocks it well under his eyes.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 117/3

S Gill54 (66)

R Patidar4 (8)

R Ahmed5-1-23-0

28.60

Fuller on the off stump, gets extra bounce. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and plays it on top of the extra bounce to end the over.

28.51

Floats it up, full and on off, Rajat Patidar eases it with a straight bat to long off and gets to the other end.

28.40

It is full again at 87.8 clicks, on off, Rajat Patidar steers it off the front foot to backward point.

28.30

Quicker and fuller, around off, Rajat Patidar prods forward to defend it on the off side.

28.20

Just short at the stumps. Rajat Patidar stays back and tucks the ball to covers.

28.10

Tossed up on the off stump. Rajat Patidar blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 116/3

R Patidar3 (3)

S Gill54 (65)

T Hartley10-0-44-1

27.61

Fuller this time but on the pads. Rajat Patidar taps the ball off the front foot to deep square leg and takes a run.

27.51

Short again on the leg stump. Shubman Gill stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg and takes a run.

27.41

Just short at the stumps. Rajat Patidar flicks the ball to square leg and runs a single.

27.31

Quick single taken! Slanting in, full and on the pads, Shubman Gill works it to the right of mid-wicket and calls Rajat Patidar through for a quick single.

27.21

Bowls it short and on middle, Rajat Patidar hangs back and adjusts well to the extra bounce to nudge it in front of square on the leg side for a single to open his account.

The debutant, Rajat Patidar comes out to bat now.

27.1W

OUT! CAUGHT! Ben Stokes, you beauty! Tom Hartley gets his man and the plan from Ben Stokes has finally worked. Shreyas Iyer not getting the easy singles from the past few overs, looks to take on Tom Hartley as he steps out and goes for a big heave. Tom Hartley drags the length short looking at him stepping out and gets the ball to turn a bit. Shreyas Iyer mistimes the ball high and up going over Ben Stokes at mid off, who turns back and sprints in the direction of the fence. His head stays still and he keeps his eyes on the ball all the way through. Extends his hands forward and takes a brilliant catch. India lose Iyer after a good partnership.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 111/2

S Gill52 (63)

S Iyer29 (51)

R Ahmed4-1-22-0

26.60

Missed out! A real drag-down from Rehan, short and wide outside off, begging to be hit, Shubman Gill frees his arms and slaps it hard, only to find point.

26.50

Good stop! Shorter and quicker, on off, Shubman Gill chops it late from the crease towards short third man where the fielder dives to his right to make the stop.

26.40

Drops it short and gets the ball to turn away, on off, Shubman Gill goes on the back foot and dabs it to backward point.

26.34

FOUR! Shubman Gill gets his FIFTY! Brilliant way to bring it up! Brilliant piece of timing on that occasion by Shubman Gill. Fuller again by Rehan Ahmed but this time outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and drives the ball hard to the left of covers and the ball beats the sweepers and gets into the boundary. Shubman Gill gets his FIFTY. India moving well.

26.24

FOUR! Slap down the ground, Shubman Gill has arrived. Rehan Ahmed tosses the ball up on the line of the stumps and Shubman Gill steps down the track and slaps the ball hard, along the ground and straight as an arrow that runs to the fence line a bullet train. Shubman Gill moves on to 48 and India's lead is now 250!

26.10

Pitched up on the stumps. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 103/2

S Iyer29 (51)

S Gill44 (57)

T Hartley9-0-39-0

25.60

Just short outside the off stump. Shreyas Iyer cuts the ball to point to end the over. India now lead by 246.

25.51

Fuller on the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs a single.

25.40

Fuller on the stumps. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot towards mid-wicket.

25.34

FOUR! Sweeps and sweeps hard! Tom Hartley bowls a low full toss on the line of the stumps with no deep square leg in place. Shubman Gill gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball hard along the ground and it races away to the square leg fence.

25.20

Just short on the off stump. Shubman Gill stays back and punches the ball to covers.

25.12

Strays on the pads, fuller in length. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to the right of deep mid-wicket and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 96/2

S Iyer29 (50)

S Gill37 (52)

R Ahmed3-1-14-0

24.60

Fuller on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball straight to the bowler. A rare maiden over of the morning.

24.50

Short and wide, Shreyas Iyer lets the ball go through.

24.40

Tossed up well on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer offers a front foot defence.

24.30

Fuller on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

24.20

Wrong one on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer flicks the b all straight to mid-wicket.

24.10

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Shreyas Iyer lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 96/2

S Iyer29 (44)

S Gill37 (52)

T Hartley8-0-32-0

23.61

Pitched up on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer drives the ball to long off and takes a single.

23.50

Goes wide of the crease and fires it in on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer takes a long stride forward and blocks it well.

23.40

Angling into the stumps, fuller. Shreyas Iyer covers the line of the stumps and blocks it off.

23.30

Pitched up on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer watchfully plays it off.

23.24

FOUR! Runs flowing for India now! Shreyas Iyer gets a boundary this time. Fuller and straight by Tom Hartley on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer takes the front foot out and flicks the ball to the left of Ollie Pope at mid-wicket and he has no chance to stop it, gets a hand on the ball and it still races away to the mid-wicket fence.

23.10

Pitched up on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 91/2

S Gill37 (52)

S Iyer24 (38)

R Ahmed2-0-14-0

22.60

Fuller on the stumps. Shubman Gill blocks it well off the front foot.

22.54

FOUR! Action replay of the previous boundary! Shubman Gill moving fast!

22.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it well back to the bowler.

22.30

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

22.24

FOUR! Shubman Gill slaps it for a boundary! Short ball outside the line of the off stump from Rehan Ahmed first up and Shubman Gill says thank you. Gets back deep into the crease and slaps the ball in front of the point fielder and the ball runs away to the fence like a bullet. What a shot!

22.11

Drans the ball short on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer gently taps the ball to the left of covers and runs a quick single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 82/2

S Iyer23 (37)

S Gill29 (47)

T Hartley7-0-27-0

21.61

Just short and outside the off stump line. Shreyas Iyer gets in the crease and punches the ball to sweepers for a single to end the over. India now lead by 225.

21.50

Fires in flat on the leg stump. Shreyas Iyer offers a front foot defence.

21.40

Fuller on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer takes a foot out and taps it back to the bowler.

21.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer takes a long stride forward and blocks the ball straight to covers.

21.22

Drags the line on the stumps and Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball in front of deep square leg and runs a couple.

21.10

Holds the length back on the off stump. Shreyas Iyer stays back and tucks the ball to covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 79/2

S Iyer20 (31)

S Gill29 (47)

S Bashir6-0-37-0

20.61

Holds the length back, sticking to the stumps. Shreyas Iyer stays back and flicks the ball to the right of square leg for a single to end the over.

20.51

Fuller on the stumps and another easy single for Shubman Gill to long on.

20.40

Pitched up on the stumps. Shubman Gill taps it down to mid-wicket.

20.31

Fuller on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer flicks the ball to square leg and runs a single.

20.20

Bowls on a nagging length on the stumps. Shreyas Iyer steps down and tucks the ball to mid-wicket.

20.11

Pitched up full on the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to the left of short fine leg and runs a single.

DRINKS! It's time for Drinks on Day 3 and India has lost 2 wickets in the first hour of play and right now it's Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer at the crease with a partnership of 44. James Anderson has been brilliant this morning getting both the openers and England is looking to get a few more from their spinners now. India sits on a lead of 218. Let's see what happens after the break!

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 75/2

S Gill27 (44)

S Iyer18 (28)

T Hartley6-0-24-0

19.61

A bit of air given by Hartley, full and on off, Shubman Gill wrists it nicely through mid-wicket and takes a single to keep strike. An entertaining first hour comes to an end as India lead by 218 runs!

19.50

Coming in with the arm, full and on middle, Shubman Gill gets right forward and plays it back to the bowler.

19.41

Offers flight, full and on off, Shreyas Iyer advances down the track and eases it to long off to rotate the strike.

19.30

Short and on middle, Shreyas Iyer tucks it from the crease to short mid-wicket.

19.24

FOUR! Easy pickings for a batter of Iyer's class! Hartley slips it down leg, full as well, Shreyas Iyer lets the ball come to him and tickles it away nicely off his pads. The fielder at short fine leg gives the chase but the ball wins the race. First boundary for Iyer.

19.10

Serves it on a length, on middle, gets the ball to turn away a bit, Shreyas Iyer defends it on the off side.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 69/2

S Gill26 (42)

S Iyer13 (24)

S Bashir5-0-33-0

18.60

Fires it in, full and on the pads, Shubman Gill closes the bat face a bit early as he looks to work it away. Gets a soft leading edge to short mid on.

18.51

Just short at the stumps. Shreyas Iyer stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

18.41

Pitched up on the pads this time. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

18.30

Slows it up and this is at the stumps, Shubman Gill uses his feet and plays it back to short mid on.

18.20

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Shubman Gill steps down and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

18.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer knocks it to the right of Ollie Pope at short mid on and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 66/2

S Gill25 (38)

S Iyer11 (22)

T Hartley5-0-18-0

17.60

Bowls it short and on off, Shubman Gill stands tall and steers it from the crease to backward point.

17.54

FOUR! Two in two for Shubman Gill and the runs are now flowing nicely for India! Hartley errs in length and line as he bowls it full, on the pads, Shubman Gill uses the angle to his advantage as he clips it off his pads to the right of short fine leg for four more runs.

17.44

EDGED AND FOUR! Fortuitous for Shubman Gill! Darts this one in does Hartley, full and around off, Shubman Gill gets forward but plays inside the line of the ball. Gets an outside edge that goes low and to the left of Joe Root at first slip who is standing a bit wide. Root dives to his left but fails to lay his left hand on it and it races away for a boundary.

17.30

Full and angling in, on leg, Shubman Gill clips it neatly but can't get it past Ollie Pope at mid-wicket who dives to his left to make the stop.

17.20

Hartley keeps it full and straight, at the stumps, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot and pushes it back to the bowler.

17.11

Short and on the pads, flicked away off the back foot to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 57/2

S Gill17 (33)

S Iyer10 (21)

S Bashir4-0-30-0

16.66

SIX! BANG! That's the Shubman Gill everyone knows and India's lead is now 200! Bashir gives the ball air and bowls it full, on middle, Shubman Gill dances down the track and thumps it back over the bowler's head for a flat six.

16.50

Floats it up a bit and bowls it full, on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and pats it to the left of the bowler.

16.40

This is bowled quicker, fuller and on off, Shubman Gill presses forward and pushes it back to the bowler.

16.31

Short and a bit of turn, on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer uses the depth of his crease and tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.

16.21

The 50 comes up for India and the lead is now 193 runs! Bashir tosses it up, on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet again and takes it on the full to knock it to wide long on for a run.

16.11

Dishes it out full and turning in, around off, Shreyas Iyer presses forward and whips it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 48/2

S Gill10 (29)

S Iyer8 (19)

T Hartley4-0-9-0

15.60

Pushed through by Hartley, at 90.1 clicks, on middle, Shubman Gill gets forward to defend it on the off side.

15.50

Fires it in, full and around leg, Shubman Gill gets to the pitch of the ball and plays it back to Hartley.

15.40

Slower and fuller this time, on middle, Shubman Gill taps it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

15.30

At the stumps, a bit short, the ball keeps low but Shubman Gill does well to stab it down on the leg side.

15.21

Short and on the pads, Shreyas Iyer nudges it wide of square leg for a single.

15.11

Darts this one in, full and on off, Shubman Gill presses forward and strokes it to long off for a run.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 46/2

S Gill9 (24)

S Iyer7 (18)

S Bashir3-0-21-0

14.61

And again! Flighted delivery, on off, Shubman Gill advances again and eases it to long on for a run to keep the strike.

14.52

Good use of the feet! Bashir gives the ball air and bowls it on off, Shubman Gill skips down the track and opens himself up to drive it to the right of deep extra cover. Rehan Ahmed in the deep, dives to his right and keeps it to two.

14.40

Bowls it nice and full, on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward to keep it out down the wicket.

14.31

Tosses it up, full and around off, Shreyas Iyer dances down the track and drills it to long on for a single.

14.20

Flighted delivery, full and at the stumps, Shreyas Iyer knocks it to the left of mid-wicket.

14.10

Begins with a flatter delivery at 86.5 clicks, short and on middle, Shreyas Iyer looks to turn it away but the ball keeps straight and goes on to hit him high on the back leg.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 42/2

S Gill6 (21)

S Iyer6 (15)

T Hartley3-0-7-0

13.60

Shorter and a bit of extra bounce, on off, Shubman Gill rides the bounce well and dabs it to backward point.

13.50

Lobs it up but ends up serving a low full toss, on off, Shubman Gill whips it well but picks out the man at short mid-wicket. Hartley is lucky to get away with it!

13.41

Slows it up again and bowls it full, on off, Shreyas Iyer uses his feet and eases it with a straight bat to long off for a run.

13.30

Angles it into the right-hander, on a length, on middle, Shreyas Iyer gets half-forward to block it out.

13.20

Slower through the air, full and on off, Shreyas Iyer prods forward and defends it out on the off side.

13.11

Floats it up, full and on off, Shubman Gill gets forward and cracks the drive towards cover where it is Ben Stokes again who dives to his right this time. Parries the ball away for a run.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 40/2

S Gill5 (18)

S Iyer5 (12)

J Anderson6-1-12-2

12.61

Good cricket all around! Fuller in length this time, in the channel on off, Shubman Gill extends his arms and firms the drive to the left of mid off. Ben Stokes moves swiftly and dives to his left to keep it to just a single.

12.50

This is on a good length, on off, Shubman Gill gets on the front foot nicely and stabs it down on the leg side.

12.40

Hurls it full now, on off, Shubman Gill gets a good stride in and pushes it to mid off.

12.31

Edged but it does not carry! At 133.1 clicks, on a back of a length, on the sixth stump line, Shreyas Iyer fiddles at the delivery as the ball keeps low. Gets an outside edge that falls well short of Joe Root at first slip. Cops a blow on the tip of his fingers as the ball rolls behind for a single.

12.22

Pitched up by Anderson, at 135.6 clicks, on off, Shreyas Iyer angles the face of his bat and times the drive through covers for a couple of runs.

12.10

Goes wide of the crease from over the wicket and angles it in, on a good length, on middle, Shreyas Iyer shows the full face of his bat and defends it solidly down the wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 36/2

S Gill4 (15)

S Iyer2 (9)

T Hartley2-0-5-0

11.60

Targets the pads, on a fullish length, Shubman Gill gets his bat out in front foot and taps it back to the bowler.

11.51

Slows it up and gives the ball air, on off, Shreyas Iyer lunges and drives it through covers for a single.

11.40

Drops it short and gets a bit of extra bounce, on off, Shreyas Iyer goes on the back foot and stabs it down on the off side.

11.30

Darts this one in with the angle but a bit too full, on middle, Shreyas Iyer is solid in defence again.

11.20

Pulls his length back a touch and bowls it at the stumps, Shreyas Iyer presses forward and dead-bats it onto the deck.

11.10

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Shreyas Iyer clips it with the angle to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 35/2

S Gill4 (14)

S Iyer1 (4)

J Anderson5-1-8-2

10.60

Length delivery, just outside off, Shubman Gill watchfully blocks it out off the front foot back to the bowler.

10.50

A big, big shout for LBW but the umpire turns it down! Ben Stokes has a chat with the men behind the stumps and James Anderson. They look convinced and Stokes sends it upstairs. Bowls it with an upright seam does Anderson, on a good length, shaping back in, on middle, Shubman Gill is standing out of his crease as he looks to defend it away. He plants his front foot across and ends up playing all around it. The ball sneaks past the inside edge to hit him above the knee roll on the front pad. Nothing on UltraEdge but it just clipping the middle stump on Ball Tracking and therefore, the wickets is umpire's call. Gill survives by the skin of his teeth again!

10.40

Anderson goes full in search of swing, on off, Shubman Gill closes the bat face and strokes it to wide mid on.

10.30

At 133.3 clicks, angling away slightly, on off, Shubman Gill covers the line of the ball and extends his arms to keep it out down the pitch.

10.20

This one comes back into the batter, on a good length, on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and defends it down onto the deck.

10.11

A bit too straight from Anderson, on a back of a length, on the pads, Shreyas Iyer helps it away from the crease to deep backward square leg for a single to open his account.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 34/2

S Gill4 (9)

S Iyer0 (3)

T Hartley1-0-4-0

9.60

This is short again but much straighter, at the stumps, Shubman Gill uses the depth of his crease and pats it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

9.50

Drops it short and slower, around off, Shubman Gill is a bit tentative on the cut shot and mistimes it to cover.

9.40

Given LBW! A loud shout and up goes the finger! Shubman Gill has a word with Shreyas Iyer and takes the review! It looked adjacent though in real-time. Hartley darts this one into the right-hander, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward to keep it out. The ball comes in with the angle and goes past the bat to ping him near the knee roll on the front pad. However, the UltraEdge shows that Gill had gotten an inside edge before the ball thudded into the front pad. Is that the luck India need this morning?

9.34

FOUR! Not in control but Shubman Gill gets his first boundary! Hartley serves it short again, on off, Shubman Gill stays put and short-arm jabs it in front of square on the leg side. The bat turns in his hand but gets enough bat on it to get it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

9.20

A bit of extra bounce on this one, short and on off, Shubman Gill checks his shot and rides the bounce to dab it to backward point.

9.10

Starts off on a short length does Hartley, at the stumps, Shubman Gill punches it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 30/2

S Iyer0 (3)

S Gill0 (3)

J Anderson4-1-7-2

8.60

Keeps it full again, on middle and leg, Shreyas Iyer shows the full face of the bat and goes for the drive but miscues it to mid on as the ball seams back in a touch.

8.50

Anderson bowls it right up to the batter, on middle, Shreyas Iyer firms the drive but straight to mid on.

8.40

Full and shaping into the pads, Shreyas Iyer rolls his wrists and clips it neatly to mid-wicket.

8.3W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! James Anderson strikes again and the start gets even better for England! India's star of the first inning goes now and the hosts are in some early trouble! Anderson goes full this time and the line is much closer to the off-stump this time, making the batter play. Yashasvi Jaiswal is tempted by the line and goes for the drive. Gets an outside edge to the away-going delivery. It carries well to first slip where Joe Root takes a safe catch near his knees. Shreyas Iyer is the new batter for India.

8.20

Angling away again from the left-hander, on off, on a length, Yashasvi Jaiswal shoulders arms to the delivery.

8.10

Half a shout for caught behind but it looked to be the bat hitting the ground! Anderson hurls it on a fullish length, angling across, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal fails to get his bat down in time to squeeze it out on the off side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 30/1

S Gill0 (3)

Y Jaiswal17 (24)

J Root2-1-1-0

7.60

Shorter and slower, on off, Shubman Gill goes on the back foot and pushes it to cover.

7.51

Width on offer on off, fuller in length, Yashasvi Jaiswal frees his arms and cracks the drive to deep point to get to the other end.

7.40

Whoa...prodigious turn! Root loops it up, full and on off and middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal does not commit on the front foot and fails to smother the spin. The ball dips on him and spins away a long way to beat the bat.

7.30

This one goes straight, short and on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal rocks back and nudges it to square leg.

7.20

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal makes room and strokes it along the ground to cover.

7.10

Tosses it up from over the wicket, full and on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward to keep it out on the off side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 29/1

S Gill0 (2)

Y Jaiswal16 (19)

J Anderson3-0-7-1

6.60

This is on a short of a length, around off, Shubman Gill gets on his toes and defends it down towards cover. End of a successful over from James Anderson!

6.50

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Shubman Gill hangs on the back foot and stabs it down on the off side.

Shubman Gill is in at number 3 for India.

6.4W

OUT! KNOCKED HIM OVER! No surprise that it is James Anderson with the early strike for England on Day 3! Rohit Sharma has had his struggles facing Anderson in this Test and he falls to him now! Serves it on a good length from over the wicket and gets the ball to angle back in. Rohit Sharma shapes up to play at it with a straight bat for the ball slanting back into him. The ball nips away late and ever so slightly to beat the bat of Rohit who does not move his feet much. The ball goes back on to uproot the off-stump and Anderson is ecstatic as are the rest of the England players.

6.30

Slants the ball back into the Indian skipper does Anderson, on a good length, on middle, Rohit Sharma shuffles a bit and wrists it to mid-wicket.

6.21

First runs of the day for Yashasvi Jaiswal and India! Gets the ball to nip back into the left-hander, on a good length, on middle and leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal opts to stay back in his crease but gets rushed a bit. Gets an inside edge that goes down to fine leg for a single.

6.10

Bowls it at 128.1 clicks, on a hard length, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal lets the ball come to him and defends it right under his eyeline.

James Anderson to bowl the second over of the day for England.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 28/0

R Sharma13 (19)

Y Jaiswal15 (17)

J Root1-1-0-0

5.60

Joe Root starts Day 3 with a maiden! Floats it up again from around the wicket, full and on middle and leg, Rohit Sharma gets his front pad out of the way and knocks it to mid on. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks at his skipper for a single but Rohit Sharma says no and sends him back.

5.50

Goes a bit fuller and slower, on the pads, Rohit Sharma leans on it and works it to short mid-wicket.

5.40

This is a bit slower and shorter, on off, Rohit Sharma stays back in his crease and punches it to the left of Root.

5.30

Bowls it short and on the pads, Rohit Sharma hangs back and tucks it down on the leg side.

5.20

Loops it up again, a bit too full, on middle, Rohit Sharma nudges it off the front foot to short mid-wicket.

5.10

Starts from around the wicket and bowls a flighted delivery, on the pads with a leg slip in place, Rohit Sharma watchfully leaves the ball alone.

Right then, India will start the day at 28/0 with Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal walking in to bat. England needs wickets and early ones. The Umpires and the players are on the ground to start the Third day of this Test match. Joe Root will start the attack for England on Day 3. Let's Play!

PITCH REPORT - Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan are near the deck. Morgan says that it is a bit overcast and there is a bit of moisture on this surface, which helped James Anderson extract the seam movement on Day 2. Adds that he expects more of the same this morning. Karthik says that the cracks have expanded and it is only going to get worse. Feels that the dismissal of Ben Stokes was alarming and was a sign that the pitch has started to play tricks. Morgan ends by saying that the conditions will play a bigger role on Day 3 than they did on the first two days.

As the teams gear up for Day 3, the onus is on England to mount a spirited comeback and challenge India's dominance. With the match finely poised, every session becomes crucial in determining the outcome. England will need to strike early and make inroads into India's batting lineup to claw their way back into contention. On the other hand, India will aim to consolidate their position and build a daunting lead to put the visitors on the back foot. With both teams eyeing victory, expect another enthralling day of Test cricket as the battle intensifies. Stay tuned for full coverage of today's action.

The dominance of Jasprit Bumrah  and the Indian team was the defining narrative of Day 2, as they stamped their authority on the match. England, despite claiming early wickets in the first session, were unable to contain the Indian tail, allowing them to post a competitive total. However, it was Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett from the English side who provided a glimmer of hope with their solid opening partnership, setting the stage for a spirited fightback. Yet, it was Jasprit Bumrah's fiery spell that turned the tide in India's favor, as he decimated England's middle order with six crucial wickets. Supported by the guile of Kuldeep Yadav, who chipped in with three vital dismissals, India's bowling attack proved too formidable for the English batters to handle. With Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal steadying the ship in the final phase of play, India ensured a solid start to their second innings, further tightening their grip on the match.

A very warm welcome to everyone joining us here. As the sun rises on Day 3 of the Second Test between India and England, the stage is set for another riveting day of cricket at Vishakapatnam. India, firmly in control of proceedings, resume their second innings at 28/0 after 5 overs, holding a commanding lead of 171 runs over England. With the momentum firmly in their favour, India will look to extend their advantage and put the visitors under further pressure.

... DAY 3, SESSION 1 ...

In the final phase of play, India displayed their dominance once again, with Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal steadying the ship to ensure a solid start to their second innings. As they head into Day 3, India holds a commanding lead of 171 runs, putting the pressure squarely on England's shoulders. England will need to strike early and consistently if they harbour hopes of clawing their way back into contention. At the close of Day 2, it's advantage India, as they continue to assert their authority in this enthralling Test encounter. Day 3 starts at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) but you can join us early for the build-up.

India's star with the ball, Jasprit Bumrah is in for a chat. He says he enjoyed his spell and he is very happy to get the reward. mentions that reverse swing plays an important role in India and it is important to learn how to use it. Adds that he has grown up watching reverse swing setups and he is very happy that he was able to execute them. Feels that it is important to be patient and set the batter up with good deliveries. Ends by saying that he avoids looking at numbers because it adds pressure.

The day began with India resuming their innings with just 4 wickets in hand, with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin at the crease. However, England claimed the early advantage in the first session, swiftly wrapping up the Indian tail and restricting them to a manageable total. Yet again, it was the lethal duo of Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett from the English side who provided a solid start to their team's innings, with Zak Crawley particularly shining with a brilliant knock of 76 runs off just 78 balls. While a few English batters managed to get starts, they were unable to capitalize, falling victim to some unplayable deliveries from the relentless Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah's fiery spell saw him scalp six crucial wickets, bringing up his 150th Test wicket for India and dismantling the heart of England's middle order. Adding to the bowling prowess, Kuldeep Yadav also made significant contributions, claiming three vital wickets and forming a potent partnership with Bumrah to trouble the English batters who were bowled out by India inside of two sessions.

As the sun sets on Day 2 of the Second Test between India and England, it's India who once again finds themselves in a commanding position in this series. With their second innings underway, India stands at 28/0 after 5 overs, holding a substantial first-innings lead of 171 runs. It has been a day dominated by the brilliance of Jasprit Bumrah and the Indian team, as they stamped their authority on proceedings.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 28/0

Y Jaiswal15 (17)

R Sharma13 (13)

R Ahmed1-0-5-0

4.60

This is shorter now and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses the depth of the crease and defends it down the wicket with a straight bat. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 2 AND INDIA END THE DAY WITH A LEAD OF 171 RUNS!

4.50

Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander and fires in, at the stumps, flatter as well, Yashasvi Jaiswal is solid in defence again as he keeps it out with a straight bat.

4.41

Tosses it up this time, full and at the stumps, Rohit Sharma lunges and nudges it to the right of mid on for a single.

4.34

FOUR! Quality shot! Ahmed drops it short this time, outside off, Rohit Sharma goes on the back foot in a flash and gets on top of the bounce to punch it between cover and point for a boundary.

4.20

Loops it up again, full and on off, Rohit Sharma gets forward and dabs it to point.

4.10

Starts off with a flighted delivery but the line is a bit too wide outside off, left alone by Rohit Sharma.

Rehan Ahmed is introduced into the attack.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 23/0

Y Jaiswal15 (15)

R Sharma8 (9)

S Bashir2-0-17-0

3.64

FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries from Yashasvi Jaiswal! Bashir gives the ball air now and bowls it full, on middle and leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal leans on it and shows the full face of the bat. He firms the drive to the right of mid on and picks up yet another boundary.

3.54

FOUR! Two in two but this is even better! Bashir compensates by bowling it short and quicker, on off, not much room to play with. Yashasvi Jaiswal lets his hands create the room and cuts it late and to the right of backward point for four more runs.

3.44

FOUR! Driven down the ground! Bashir bowls it in the arc for the batter, full and on off and middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal clears his front leg and hits it to the right of mid on for a boundary.

3.30

Drops it short and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes on the back foot and rides the bounce to punch it to cover.

3.20

Keeps it full and on the off-stump line, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a good stride in and pushes it to cover.

3.10

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal swings a bit too hard for the drive and loses his shape. He mishits it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 11/0

R Sharma8 (9)

Y Jaiswal3 (9)

J Anderson2-0-6-0

2.60

Angling in, on a good length, on middle, Rohit Sharma shapes to clip it away but the ball seams back in to beat the inside edge and hits him high on the back leg.

2.50

Pulls his length back and bowls it over middle, Rohit Sharma gets right behind the line of the ball and tucks it to short mid-wicket.

2.40

Goes slightly fuller on this occasion and bowls it with an upright seam, on off, Rohit Sharma presses forward and plays it back to the bowler with a straight bat.

2.30

Honing in, at the stumps, at 133.7 clicks, Rohit Sharma nudges it from the crease to short mid-wicket.

2.20

Shaping in a touch, on a hard length, on off, Rohit Sharma shuffles across a bit and covers the line of the ball to defend it on the off side.

2.11

Lands it on a back of a length, at the hips, Yashasvi Jaiswal helps it away off the back foot down to fine leg and takes a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 10/0

R Sharma8 (4)

Y Jaiswal2 (8)

S Bashir1-0-5-0

1.64

FOUR! Classy shot! Bashir overpitches this time as he serves it on off, Rohit Sharma does not allow the ball to turn and takes it on the half-volley. He does not try to overhit this one and times the drive past cover for four more runs. India's lead crosses 150!

1.51

Gets the ball to spin away nicely, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal lunges and knocks it all along the ground to long off to get to the other end.

1.40

A touch quicker this and fuller, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal mistimes the drive towards short cover.

1.30

Slower through the air from Bashir and shorter as well, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes on the back foot and plays it with the turn to cover.

1.20

Drops it short and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal rocks back and chops it from the crease to point.

1.10

Starts from around the wicket and angles it in, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and defends it out solidly.

Shoaib Bashir to bowl the second over for England.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 5/0

R Sharma4 (3)

Y Jaiswal1 (3)

J Anderson1-0-5-0

0.60

Going away from the batter, on a short of a length, Rohit Sharma extends his arms and dabs it down on the off side with an angled bat.

0.54

FOUR! Nicely cut away and the Indian skipper is underway! Fractionally short from Anderson and offers width as well, around off, Rohit Sharma lets the ball come to him and cuts it late to the left of backward point for the first boundary of India's second innings.

0.40

At 129.6 clicks, nipping back in sharply, on a hard length, on middle, Rohit Sharma gets caught in his crease as he tries to defend. The ball jags back in sharply and pings him high on the back leg.

0.31

Yashasvi Jaiswal and India are underway in the second innings! Targets the pads does Anderson, a bit of movement in towards the batter, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets his bat out in front of the pads to defend. Gets an inside edge that goes down to fine leg for a single.

0.20

Serves it on a short of a length, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal hops and gets on top of the bounce to stab it down onto the deck.

0.10

Anderson charges in from over the wicket and bowls it on a good length, on middle, a hint of inward movement, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets on the front foot and defends it right under his eyeline.

Commentary

We are back after the break and India will start their second innings with a healthy lead of 143 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma walk out to bat for India. James Anderson will start the attack for England. Let's Play!

... THIRD INNINGS ...

England have been bowled out for 253 by India! India have taken a massive first-innings lead of 143 runs and find themselves in the driver's seat. The visitors were handed yet another strong start from their openers. Zak Crawley was the aggressor of the two batters and got himself going quickly. While Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope struggled a bit, Crawley raced to a 52-ball fifty and looked set for a big score. However, he got out on 76 and it went downhill for England after that. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav combined well on either side of the Tea break and gave India wickets at regular intervals. Jasprit Bumrah goes on to pick up another six-wicket haul and has been brilliant with the ball since Lunch. Along with him, Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 important wickets for his side putting up an excellent bowling partnership with Jasprit since Lunch and both these bowlers kept the English batters at bay. India now walk to bat with a lead of 143 runs and have a huge upper hand in the game. England need to bowl them out as soon as possible to have some chance of a fight back. India dismissed England under two sessions and will walk out to bat again on Day 2 of this Test match.

55.5W

OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Fittingly, Jasprit Bumrah wraps it all up! He makes James Anderson his sixth victim of the inning and England have been bowled out for 253! India take the first innings lead of 143 runs! Gets the ball to tail back in from around the wicket, at the stumps, on a length, James Anderson looks to tap it with a straight bat but fails to account for the inward movement. His feet go nowhere and the ball jags back in ping him on the bent back leg. He is trapped dead straight and it is an easy decision for the umpire. James Anderson knows he is a goner and does not bother about the review.

55.41

Takes pace off does Bumrah and bowls it full and on off, Shoaib Bashir works it to the right of mid-wicket and calls James Anderson through for a quick single. Rajat Patidar fails to hit at the batting end and things would have been interesting had he hit.

55.30

At 140.3 clicks, fuller and on the off-stump line, Shoaib Bashir gets his bat out in front to pat it back to the bowler.

55.20

Swing and a miss! Good-length delivery, in the channel on off, Shoaib Bashir skips down the track and swings but connects with thin air.

55.10

Comes from over the wicket for the right-hander and bowls it on a short of a length, on off, Shoaib Bashir presents a straight bat to keep it out onto the deck.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 252/9

J Anderson6 (18)

S Bashir7 (11)

K Yadav17-1-71-3

54.60

Dishes out a googly, short and around leg, James Anderson backs away to play the cut but the ball spins and scoots through to hit his pad.

54.50

Dipping in, on a fullish length, on middle, James Anderson toe-ends the drive back to the bowler.

54.42b

Two byes! Fuller and on off, turning away and it keeps low as well, James Anderson goes for the reverse sweep but fails to connect. The keeper, KS Bharat fails to get low enough and the ball goes through his legs for a couple of byes.

54.34

FOUR! Smeared away! Tosses it up, full and on off, James Anderson reaches out and nails the slog sweep to the right of deep mid-wicket for a boundary. 250 comes up for England and they now trail by 146 runs!

54.20

Pushes it through, short and on middle and leg, James Anderson goes on the back foot and stabs it down onto the deck.

54.11

Bowls it at 84 clicks, shorter and around off, Shoaib Bashir goes on the back foot and dabs it wide of backward point for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 245/9

S Bashir6 (10)

J Anderson2 (13)

J Bumrah15-5-44-5

53.61

This is fuller and on middle, a bit of shape in, Shoaib Bashir clips it between mid-wicket and mid on and retains the strike with a single.

53.51

A bit too straight from Bumrah, on a back of a length, on the pads, James Anderson glances it away off his pads down to fine leg for a single.

53.40

There's that searing yorker again from Bumrah, on middle, James Anderson does extremely well to jam it down off the toe-end of his bat.

53.30

Strays on the pads slightly, on a back of a length, on middle, James Anderson waits back in his crease and pushes it on the leg side.

53.20

At 137.7 clicks, on a length, at the stumps, James Anderson gets his bat out in front and pats it to short cover.

53.10

Oh...so close! On the fifth stump line, on a good length, James Anderson plays for the ball angling back into him but it holds its line this time and goes just past the off-stump.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 243/9

S Bashir5 (9)

J Anderson1 (8)

M Kumar7-1-44-0

52.60

This is on a back of a length, on off, Shoaib Bashir plays inside the line of the ball off the back foot and gets beaten on the outside edge.

52.54

FOUR! Mukesh Kumar has not got his radar right so far and he gifts the debutant his first boundary in Test cricket! Full and swinging into the pads, Shoaib Bashir does not move his feet much and plays it right under his eyes. Clips it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.

52.40

DROPPED! Half a chance but a chance nonetheless! At the stumps, a bit fuller as well, Shoaib Bashir swings through the line to go down the ground. Does not get the connection and hits it to the right of the bowler. Mukesh Kumar sticks out his right hand but fails to  hang on.

52.30

At the batter, on a hard length, Shoaib Bashir has no room to work with and can only pat it to mid-wicket.

52.20

Bowls it fuller and at the stumps, Shoaib Bashir covers the line of the ball and stabs it down on the leg side.

52.10

Angling in from over the wicket, on a back of a length, Shoaib Bashir defends it close to his body on the leg side.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 239/9

J Anderson1 (8)

S Bashir1 (3)

J Bumrah14-5-42-5

51.60

A big, big appeal for LBW but turned down! Bowls it right in the blackhole with a bit of tail into the batter, on middle, James Anderson stays rooted in his crease as he looks to keep this one out. He gets his bat down but the ball sneaks past the inside edge and hits him back on the back leg. He gets trapped right in front of the stumps but the umpire is unmoved. There is a spike on UltraEdge but the third umpire cannot confirm if it was the bat hitting the ball or the bat hitting the ground as both events happened simultaneously. As a result, he goes with the on-field call of NOT OUT.

51.51

Honing in, at the stumps, on a hard length, Shoaib Bashir looks to work it across the line but gets squared up and gets an outside edge that goes down to third man for a single. Bashit takes a single and gets off the mark in Test cricket!

51.40

In the channel on off, on a good length, Shoaib Bashir looks to cover the line of he ball but play down the wrong line and gets beaten on the outside edge.

51.34b

FOUR BYES! Goes searching for the toe-crushing yorker but slips it down leg. The ball swings further away and the keeper, KS Bharat has no chance of cutting it off.

Shoaib Bashir walks out to bat for the first time in Test cricket.

51.2W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! JASPRIT BUMRAH HAS FIVE! England lose Tom Hartley with still trailing by 162 runs! Stays around the wicket and slants it in, on the off-stump line, on a good length, Tom Hartley stays leg side of the ball and looks to go up and over the bowler's head. Gets an outside edge that goes straight into the hands of first slip where Shubman Gill holds on for his fourth catch of the inning. Bumrah is ecstatic and why wouldn't he? It has been an absolute masterclass from India's premier pacer to put India in command of the Test.

51.14

FOUR! Streaky, very streaky but England will take it as long as they come! This is angled in from around the wicket, on a good length, at the stumps, Tom Hartley clears his front leg and goes for a hoick across the line. Gets a top edge that goes over the slip cordon for a boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 230/8

J Anderson1 (7)

T Hartley17 (22)

M Kumar6-1-40-0

50.60

Tailing in, on a yorker length, at the toes, James Anderson is on the back foot, waiting for the short ball. He does well to get his bat down in time and jams it down on the leg side.

50.50

Good bumper! This is sharp and quick aimed at the left shoulder of the batter, James Anderson drops his gloves quickly and sways away to let the ball pass.

50.40

At 132.3 clicks, on a short of a length, angling in, over middle, James Anderson shimmies down the track to swipe it away but misses again as the ball goes over the stumps.

50.30

Bangs it in short but the line is outside off, James Anderson ducks and lets the ball go through to the keeper.

50.20

In the channel on off, on a back of a length, James Anderson backs away and uses his feet to throw hands at the delivery but fails to connect.

50.10

Play and a miss! Delivers it on a back of a length, around off, James Anderson goes chasing at the delivery but the ball skids on and goes under the bat.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 230/8

T Hartley17 (22)

J Anderson1 (1)

J Bumrah13-5-37-4

49.60

Goes wide of the crease and angles it in, fuller and on the pads, Tom Hartley gets his bat out in front and blocks it out down the wicket. End of another successful over from Jasprit Bumrah!

49.50

Honing in, at the pads, on a good length, Tom Hartley covers the line of the ball and stabs it down onto the deck.

49.40

Delivers it on a back of a length, on middle, Tom Hartley hangs back and defends it out solidly from the crease.

49.31

A bit too straight from Bumrah, on a back of a length, around the pads, James Anderson gets inside the line and nudges it through square leg to open his account.

James Anderson comes out to bat now.

49.2W

OUT! CASTLED! Jasprit Bumrah comes back and strikes gold for India! 150th Test wicket for the speedster and it is the big one of Ben Stokes! Angles it in from around the wicket and bowls it on a good length, on the off-stump line, Ben Stokes shapes to keep this one out with a straight bat but the ball comes back in and catches the toe-end of the bat. The ball keeps low as well and deflects off the bat to clatter into the off stump. A body blow to England and Jasprit Bumrah has four now!

49.10

Begins from around the wicket and lands it at 132.6 clicks, on a length, on off, Ben Stokes opens the face of his bat and steers it off the front foot to point.

Jasprit Bumrah (12-5-36-3) is back into the attack.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 229/7

T Hartley17 (19)

B Stokes47 (52)

M Kumar5-0-40-0

48.60

Hurls it on a length, on the off-stump line, Tom Hartley plays this one from the crease towards mid off.

48.65nb

FOUR! A gift and Tom Hartley accepts it gleefully! Fuller in length and straying onto the pads, Tom Hartley stays balanced in his crease and flicks it off his pads through mid-wicket for a boundary. It just goes from bad to worse for Mukesh Kumar as he has overstepped here.

48.52

Goes full this time and gets the ball to reverse a bit, at the stumps, Tom Hartley does not move his feet much and extends his arms to stroke it through covers for a couple of runs.

48.40

On the off-stump at 135.4 clicks, on a good length again, Tom Hartley stays leg side of the ball and pats it to short cover.

48.30

Angles it in again, on a back of a length, over middle, Tom Hartley waits back in his crease and stabs it down with a straight bat.

48.20

Almost chopped on! Gets the ball to skid through, on a hard length, on off, Tom Hartley is late in his shot as he looks to push it away. Gets an inside edge that goes back onto the pads.

48.10

Starts from around the wicket and angles it in, on a good length, on off and middle, Tom Hartley punches it with a straight bat to mid off.

Mukesh Kumar (4-0-33-0) is back for a burst.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 222/7

B Stokes47 (52)

T Hartley11 (12)

R Ashwin12-0-61-0

47.60

Sees Stokes step out and bowls it flatter and sliding on, on middle, Ben Stokes uses his feet but the ball skids on to hit him on the front pad and he cannot keep the strike.

47.51

Slows it up and gets the ball to drift into the pads, Tom Hartley closes the bat face early and gets a soft leading edge to cover for a run.

47.41

Angling in, short and on middle and leg, Ben Stokes hangs back and dabs it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

47.34

FOUR! Ben Stokes on the charge! Floats it up from around the wicket, fuller and on middle and leg, Ben Stokes skips down the track and drills it to the right of long on for a boundary.

47.22

Pitched up on the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball into the mid-wicket gap and runs a couple.

47.10

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 214/7

T Hartley10 (11)

B Stokes40 (47)

K Yadav16-1-66-3

46.66

SIX! Brings out the slog and hits it all the way! Fuller on the stumps by Kuldeep Yadav and Tom Hartley gets down on a knee and launches the ball high and long over long on for a massive six.

46.51

Tossed up on the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

46.41

Short and wide, outside the line of the off stump. Tom Hartley stays back and cuts the ball hard to sweepers for a single.

46.31

On the pads outside the line of the leg stump. Ben Stokes sweeps the ball hard to deep square leg for a single.

46.20

Short again outside the off stump. Ben Stokes hangs back and plays it to point.

46.10

Just short at the stumps. Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

Drinks break! After 46 overs, England are currently struggling at 205/7. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have been absolutely brilliant in picking up the English wickets at regular intervals. England looking to get one partnership as Ben Stokes is still at the crease. Let's find out what happens.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 205/7

T Hartley3 (9)

B Stokes38 (43)

R Ashwin11-0-53-0

45.60

Just short on the pads. Tom Hartley keeps it out from the back foot to end the over.

45.51

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Stokes drives the ball to long off and runs a single.

45.40

Holds the length back on the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

45.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Stokes blocks the ball well.

45.26

SIX! Slog and SIX! Pitched up on the stumps and Ben Stokes changes his gears and launches the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket's head for a massive maximum.

45.12

Just short at the stumps. Ben Stokes gets back and flicks the ball into the deep mid-wicket gap for a couple.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 196/7

B Stokes29 (38)

T Hartley3 (8)

K Yadav15-1-57-3

44.61

Just short on top of the off stump. Ben Stokes taps the ball towards sweepers for a single.

44.54

FOUR! Edged and lucky! Gets a boundary this time does Ben Stokes. Short ball outside off by Kuldeep Yadav and Ben Stokes looks to cut it hard but in the end, gets a thick outside edge beating Rohit Sharma quickly to his right at first slip and runs away to the boundary.

44.41

Pitched up on the leg stump. Tom Hartley launches the slog sweep towards deep mid-wicket on the bounce and runs a single.

44.31

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Stokes drives the ball towards sweepers for a single.

44.20

Short ball outside off. Ben Stokes taps it straight to silly mid off.

44.14

FOUR! Starts off slow on the stumps. Ben Stokes gets back deep into the crease and launches the ball over mid on, picks up a boundary from the long on area.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 185/7

T Hartley2 (7)

B Stokes19 (33)

R Ashwin10-0-44-0

43.60

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Tom Hartley takes the front foot out and blocks it well, to end the over.

43.52

Flighted on the stumps. Tom Hartley steps down and makes it a full toss. Heaves it away to the right of deep square leg and runs back for a couple.

43.40

Just short at the stumps. Tom Hartley stays back and taps the ball back to the bowler.

43.30

Just short outside the off stump. Tom Hartley stays back and cuts the ball straight to point.

43.21

Just short at the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

43.10

Just short at the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 182/7

T Hartley0 (3)

B Stokes18 (31)

K Yadav14-1-46-3

42.60

Bowls one into the left hander from a fuller length. Tom Hartley struggles to read the ball but in the end blocks it well.

42.50

Bowls a googly from outside the off stump line. Tom Hartley gets a hit on the pads high, in front of the stumps. appeal for LBW, the umpire says NO.

42.40

Bowls it short on the off stump line. Tom Hartley stays back and taps the ball straight to mid off.

Tom Hartley is the next man in.

42.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! Loosener from Kuldeep Yadav but he still gets the wicket! Rehan Ahmed walks off the field. Kuldeep Yadav bowls a short ball on the leg stump, asking to be hit and Rehan Ahmed gets back in the crease and looks to pull it hard but mistimes it off the toe-end of the bat and it goes straight to Shubman Gill at mid-wicket who takes yet another brilliant catch jumping high in the air. England now 7 down.

42.21

Just short at the off stump line. Ben Stokes pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

42.10

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 181/6

R Ahmed6 (14)

B Stokes17 (29)

R Ashwin9-0-41-0

41.60

Tossed up on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed offers a front foot defence.

41.50

Short ball outside off. Rehan Ahmed walks in and drives the ball to mid off.

41.40

Slower on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed offers a front foot defence.

41.31

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Stokes drives the ball to long off and runs a single.

41.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Stokes flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

41.10

Starts off slow on the off stump, just short. Ben Stokes stays back and taps the ball to covers.

Ravichandran Ashwin (8-0-40-0) returns to the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 180/6

B Stokes16 (26)

R Ahmed6 (11)

K Yadav13-1-45-2

40.61

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Stokes drives the ball to long off and takes a run.

40.50

Just short outside off and the ball bounces extra. Ben Stokes looks to cut but lets it go watchfully after the bounce.

40.40

Flighted ball on the off stump. Ben Stokes steps down and looks to drive it hard but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

40.31

Just short at the stumps. Rehan Ahmed stays back and taps the ball to long on for a single.

40.21

Pitched up on the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball towards deep backward square leg for a single.

40.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Stokes drives the ball to covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 177/6

R Ahmed5 (10)

B Stokes14 (21)

J Bumrah12-5-36-3

39.64

FOUR! Fuller on the off stump and Rehan Ahmed times it beautifully for FOUR! Takes the front foot out and presents a straight face of the bat, middling the ball straight past Jasprit Bumrah and the ball runs away to the boundary.

39.50

Pulls the length back on the off stump channel. Rehan Ahmed stays on the crease with comfort and knocks it down.

39.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays at the crease and blocks the ball well.

39.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Rehan Ahmed drives the ball on the up to the right of Axar Patel at covers who puts in a dive and stops the ball well saving 4 runs for his team.

39.20

Bowls a yorker on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed plays it off well back to the bowler.

39.10

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

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 173/6

R Ahmed1 (4)

B Stokes14 (21)

K Yadav12-1-42-2

38.61

Wrong one, shorter in length on the middle stump line. Rehan Ahmed stays back and flicks the ball to the left of square leg and runs a single.

38.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed drives the ball to mid off.

38.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays back and blocks it right under his eyes.

38.30

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Rehan Ahmed stays back and taps the ball down on the ground.

Rehan Ahmed is in at number 8 for England.

38.2W

OUT! TIMBER! India is running away with the wicket at the moment. Ben Foakes walks back and its Kuldeep Yadav who gets his number. Beautifully flighted delivery just outside the off stump line and gets the ball to turn back in fractionally, and still beats beat the outside edge of the Foakes' bat who is expecting more turn on this one. The ball goes past the bat and rushes onto the top of the off stump. Dream ball for any bowler and Kuldeep Yadav does it in style. England on the backfoot even more now.

38.10

Fuller on the stumps. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and taps it out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 172/5

B Foakes6 (8)

B Stokes14 (21)

J Bumrah11-5-32-3

37.61

Nails a yorker on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to the mid-wicket gap and runs a single.

37.50

Hits the good length on top of the off stump and gets the ball to go away. Ben Foakes stays on the crease and gets an outside edge falling short of the second slip.

37.44

FOUR! Strays on the pads and Ben Foakes gets his first boundary of the innings. Hits the length outside the leg stump and Ben Foakes flicks the ball fine, along the ground and races away to the fine leg boundary.

37.30

Nails a yorker on the off stump. Ben Foakes negotiates it well back to the bowler.

37.20

Beats the outside edge! hits the length hard outside off and gets the ball to leave the batter. Ben Foakes stays at the crease and is beaten all ends up.

37.11b

Bye. Hits the length outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes lets it go and KS Bharat fumbles the ball to long leg for a single. Gets a hit on the fingers.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 166/5

B Stokes14 (20)

B Foakes1 (3)

K Yadav11-1-41-1

36.61

Short at the pads, flicked away by Ben Stokes for a single.

36.51

Pitched up on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball towards mid on and runs a quick single to open his account.

36.41

Fuller again on the stumps. Ben Stokes looks to block it but gets an inside edge towards square leg for a single.

36.30

Pitches the ball up this time. Ben Stokes offers a front foot defence.

36.24

FOUR! Short and pulled away! Ben Stokes looking solid through that mid-wicket area. Short ball again from Kuldeep Yadav and is punished along the ground in front of deep mid-wicket.

36.10

Bowls a wrong one from outside the line of the off stump and gets it to turn back in. Ben Stokes takes the front foot out but the extra turn and bounce hits him straight on the back leg but missing the line of the leg stump.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 159/5

B Foakes0 (2)

B Stokes8 (15)

J Bumrah10-5-27-3

35.60

Ends the over with a good length ball outside the line of the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and lets the ball go through.

35.50

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ben Foakes stays on the crease and blocks the ball well back to the bowler.

Ben Foakes makes his way out to the centre now.

35.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Jasprit Bumrah with another breakthrough! Jonny Bairstow can not believe it! Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line, calling out Jonny Bairstow for a drive and gets the ball to move away from the right hander. Jonny Bairstow takes a good front foot out and pokes at it getting an outside edge going low to the right of Shubman Gill at first slip who completes a brilliant catch. England now 5 down.

35.30

Bowls on a good length outside off. Jonny Bairstow strokes it off the front foot but straight to point.

35.20

Fuller on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow stays on the crease and flicks the ball straight to mid on.

35.10

Hits the length on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 159/4

J Bairstow25 (35)

B Stokes8 (15)

K Yadav10-1-34-1

34.61

Justs short on off, Jonny Bairstow pushes the ball off the backfoot to the right of mid off and runs a single.

34.53

In the air, but safe! Ben Stokes launches a slog sweep to a pitched up ball on the stumps and gets a top edge flying over mid-wicket. The batters come back for three runs.

34.40

Just short at the leg stump. Ben Stokes gets back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

34.30

Just short at the stumps. Ben Stokes gets back and punches the ball back to the bowler.

34.20

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Stokes stays back and blocks it off.

34.10

Just short on the stumps. Ben Stokes stays back and nudges the ball to mid-wicket.

It will be the spin of Kuldeep Yadav from the other end.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 155/4

J Bairstow24 (34)

B Stokes5 (10)

J Bumrah9-4-27-2

33.60

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Jonny Bairstow stays on the crease and watchfully taps the ball to point.

33.50

Bowls on a good length on top of the middle stump, swinging in. Jonny Bairstow takes the front foot out and blocks the ball towards mid on.

33.40

Fires in again from a good length on top of the stumps. Jonny Bairstow gets a hit high on the thigh pads as he looks to block the ball. Appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested.

33.30

Runs in and hits the good length on top of the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow stays back and tucks the ball towards square leg.

33.20

Holds the length back on the fourth stump line. Jonny Bairstow stays on the crease and blocks the ball towards covers.

33.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow stays on the leg stump and taps the ball out to point off the front foot.

We are back for the third and final session of Day 2! The two umpires walk their way out to the centre as do the Indian players. Out walk the two English batters, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. It will be Jasprit Bumrah to start the proceedings with the ball in the last session. Here we go...

... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...

For England, it was all Zak Crawley in the first hour as he continued to find boundaries with regularity. After Duckett fell, Ollie Pope, at number 3, had a scratchy start to his innings. Crawley used his reach to good effect and brought up his fifty off just 52 balls. However, the birthday boy perished on 76 in trying to take down Axar Patel. From a position of strength at 114/1, England found themselves struggling at 136/4 in no time. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes then got together and weathered the storm to ensure that England did not lose any more wickets. Although India got four wickets in that session, England scored at around 4 runs per over but they still trail by 241 runs. Will India continue to chip away with wickets? Or will it be the Bairstow-Stokes combination to 'Bazball' their way out of trouble? Join us back at 2.30 pm IST (9.00 am GMT) to see how the third session unfolds.

SESSION SUMMARY - 123 runs, 27 overs and 4 wickets. End of a pretty entertaining session! After England completely bossed the first hour thanks to Zak Crawley, Jasprit Bumrah's tide-turning spell helped India storm their way back into the game. At the start of the second session, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin bowled with great control with the former getting the first breakthrough. A magnificent catch from Shreyas Iyer gave the hosts the opening they desperately needed. Brought back into the attack for a burst, Jasprit Bumrah produced a seam bowling masterclass and won the battle against Joe Root before going to get rid of India's tormentor from the last game in Ollie Pope.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 155/4

B Stokes5 (10)

J Bairstow24 (28)

K Yadav9-1-30-1

32.64

FOUR! Ben Stokes smashes the last ball before tea into the deep mid-wicket boundary! Kuldeep Yadav tosses the ball up on the stumps and Ben Stokes takes the front foot out and slogs the ball hard, in front of deep mid-wicket, into the boundary on the bounce. England finish 155/4 after 33 overs at TEA!

32.51

too full outside the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to the left of covers and runs a single.

32.40

Fuller on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow takes the front foot out and offers a defence.

32.30

Just short on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow gets back and blocks it off well.

32.20

Fuller on the stumps again. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

32.10

Tosses the ball up slow on the middle stump line. Jonny Bairstow taps the ball back to the bowler off the front foot.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 150/4

B Stokes1 (9)

J Bairstow23 (23)

M Kumar4-0-33-0

31.60

Hits the length outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes lets the ball go through.

31.51

Pitched up outside the line of the off stump. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to deep covers and runs a single.

31.44

FOUR! Jonny Bairstow says he has had enough! Crisp through the off side! Short ball outside the off stump, is not working for Mukesh Kumar at this pace. Jonny Bairstow rocks back and slams the ball hard along the ground for a superb boundary in front of deep point.

31.30

Holds the length back and gets the ball to nip back into the right hander. Jonny Bairstow stays back and taps the ball straight to mid off.

31.22

Holds it short outside the off stump. Jonny Bairstow tucks the ball into the point gap off the backfoot and runs a couple.

31.10

Bangs in short outside the off stump. Jonny Bairstow stays back and pokes at it but the ball zips past his outside edge. Signs of reverse swing for the fast bowlers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 143/4

J Bairstow16 (18)

B Stokes1 (8)

K Yadav8-1-25-1

30.61

Short on the off stump and Jonny Bairstow taps it into the covers gap for a single.

30.50

Bowls a wrong one from outside the line of the leg stump. Jonny Bairstow covers the stumps and blocks the ball from the crease.

30.40

Just short on the leg stump. Jonny Bairstow stays back and blocks it off from the crease.

30.30

Pitched up on the legs. Jonny Bairstow flicks the ball to short fine leg.

30.20

Fuller on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to covers off the front foot.

30.14

FOUR! Width and cut away for a boundary! Drops one short and outside the line of the off stump. Jonny Bairstow gets back and cuts the ball hard infront of point and the ball runs away to the boundary.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 138/4

B Stokes1 (8)

J Bairstow11 (12)

J Bumrah8-3-27-2

29.60

Pitched up on the leg stump. Ben Stokes flicks the ball to square leg and ends a maiden over.

29.50

Holds the length back with pace on top of the stumps. Ben Stokes is rushed on as he looks to block it from the crease. In the end plays the ball under his eyes.

29.40

Another good length ball on the off stump of 136 clicks. Ben Stokes offers a front foot defence back to the bowler.

29.30

Hits the good length on the off stump. Ben Stokes takes the front foot out and plays a defence.

29.20

Pitches it up on the off stump line from around the wicket and gets the ball to move away. Ben Stokes takes a short stride out and taps it down.

29.10

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ben Stokes stays back on the crease and blocks it off back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 138/4

J Bairstow11 (12)

B Stokes1 (2)

A Patel4-0-24-1

28.60

Flighted up on the middle stump line. Jonny Bairstow watchfully blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

28.51

On the pads, fuller in length. Ben Stokes flicks the ball through to deep mid-wicket for a single.

28.41

Bowls on a nagging length outside off. Jonny Bairstow pushes the ball between covers and point and takes a single.

28.30

Pitched up on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow drives it straight back to the bowler.

28.20

Fuller on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

28.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 136/4

B Stokes0 (1)

J Bairstow10 (7)

J Bumrah7-2-27-2

27.60

Hits the good length outside the line of the off stump. Ben Stokes watchfully leaves the ball and ends an eventful over for India.

The skipper of England, Ben Stokes comes in now.

27.5W

OUT! TIMBER! Jasprit Bumrah does it for India. Gets the in-form Ollie Pope with a screamer! Setting up perfectly again with a shorter length ball, nails a perfect yorker this time on the middle stump at 142 clicks. Ollie Pope has no chance to block it and the stumps fly behind the batter. India gets the third wicket of the session. What a comeback from India as England slip from 114/1 to 136/4.

27.42

On the pads on a shorter length. Ollie Pope flicks the ball to the right of deep square leg for a couple of runs.

27.30

Bowls a slower ball, pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and taps the ball to covers.

27.20

Another good length delivery around off. Ollie Pope looks solid on the front foot defence.

27.10

Hits the length just outside off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot towards covers.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 134/3

J Bairstow10 (7)

O Pope21 (50)

A Patel3-0-22-1

26.64

FOUR! Finds the gap despite the change in the field! Axar Patel bowls it too full on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow takes the front foot out and drives the ball beating the newly introduced short covers and mid off and the ball runs away to the fence.

26.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

26.42

Pitched up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to the left of mid off and runs a couple.

26.30

Comes back to hit the stumps, fuller on length. Jonny Bairstow takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

26.24

FOUR! Width on offer and cut away to the fence! Jonny Bairstow setting the intentions straight. Short and wide by Axar Patel and Jonny Bairstow stays inside the line of the ball and cuts it hard to the left of point for a boundary.

26.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow taps the ball straight to covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 124/3

J Bairstow0 (1)

O Pope21 (50)

J Bumrah6-2-25-1

25.61lb

Leg bye! Bowls a perfect yorker on the middle stump line to the new batter. Jonny Bairstow stays rooted at the crease but fails to get his bat down in time. The ball rolls off his toes and goes towards deep square leg for a leg bye.

Jonny Bairstow comes out to the middle now.

25.5W

OUT! CAUGHT! The plan works and Jasprit Bumrah gets Joe Root! Big wicket for India! Sets him up perfectly with an in swinging ball from the good length and then makes this one leave him from the same area around off stump. Joe Root is commited to the defence and has no time to take his bat away, in the end gets an outside edge to the left of Shubman Gill at a wider first slip who takes an easy catch to get rid of the big fish, Joe Root. Jasprit Bumrah gets Joe Root for the 8th time.

25.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump this time. Joe Root walks in and taps the ball down to mid-wicket.

25.30

Goes wider this time outside off. Joe Root stays on the crease and lets it go again.

25.20

Runs in and hits the deck hard outside off on 139 clicks, with extra bounce. Joe Root watchfully lets the ball go through.

25.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Joe Root takes the front foot out and taps the ball back to Jasprit Bumrah who makes a good stop in his follow through.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 123/2

J Root5 (5)

O Pope21 (50)

A Patel2-0-12-1

24.61

Brings out the paddle, Joe Root this time and gets a single from deep backward square leg to end the over.

24.50

Zips past the outside edge of Joe Root. Axar Patel spins one away from the off stump line and Joe Root is beaten on the front foot.

24.41

On the pads this time, fuller. Ollie Pope flicks it down to the right of mid-wicket and takes a run.

24.30

Full again on off, Ollie Pope drives it straight to mid off.

24.22

Fuller on the off and Ollie Pope brings out a paddle sweep taking the ball fine as the batters come back for a second from the right of deep square leg.

24.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 119/2

O Pope18 (46)

J Root4 (3)

J Bumrah5-1-25-0

23.61

On the pads, flicked away for a single to end the over.

23.50

Another ball missing the outside edge. Ollie Pope certainly not looking comfortable against Jasprit Bumrah. Swings one in from the good length outside the off stump. Ollie Pope gets stuck again and the ball zips past the outside edge.

23.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope taps it straight to mid off.

23.30

Beats the outside edge with a screamer! Jasprit Bumrah hits the length hard and gets the ball to move away from the off stump line. Ollie Pope looks to poke at it as he is stuck on the crease and is beaten by the away movement.

23.20

Short and wide, Ollie Pope tucks it straight to gully off the back foot.

23.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope takes out the front foot and blocks it off.

Rohit Sharma brings Jasprit Bumrah (4-1-24-0) back into the attack.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 118/2

J Root4 (3)

O Pope17 (40)

A Patel1-0-8-1

22.60

Darts this one in, short and on off, this keeps a bit low but Joe Root is equal to the task as he gets his bat down to keep it out on the off side. End of a successful over from Axar Patel!

22.54

FOUR! The first reverse sweep executed by an English batter in the innings. Axar Patel pitches the ball up on the off stump and Joe Root reverse sweeps it hard along the ground, beating point to his left and the ball races away to the fence.

22.40

Coming in with the arm, short and on middle, Joe Root goes back in his crease and defends it back onto the deck.

Joe Root is in at number 4 for England.

22.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! Axar Patel gets his man! India gets the breakthrough right after Drinks! Brilliant catch by Shreyas Iyer running back and Zak Crawley walks off. Axar Patel tosses another ball up but this time away from the off stump line as he saw Zak Crawley running down the track. Zak Crawley does not hold back and looks to heave another one but this time only manages to get a top edge flying behind point. Shreyas Iyer runs back and takes a diving catch and India are back in the game.

22.24

FOUR! That is brilliant use of the feet to find another boundary for Zak Crawley. Axar Patel tosses the ball up on the line of the stumps and Zak Crawley steps down the track and heaves it away to the right of mid on and finds himself another boundary.

22.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley takes a long stride out and knocks the ball down.

DRINKS! England are cruising away at 110/1 after the first hour of the second session. Zak Crawley batting beautifully on 72 and with him the in-form Ollie Pope, on 17. India desperately looking for wickets. With a few chances already gone begging, India certainly is on the defensive at the moment. Let's see what happens when the play continues and Axar Patel comes into the attack for the first time in the match.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 110/1

O Pope17 (40)

Z Crawley72 (75)

M Kumar3-0-26-0

21.60

Shaping back into the right-hander, on a length, on the pads, Ollie Pope gets his bat out in front and keeps it out on the leg side.

21.50

Drags his length back and bowls it on middle, Ollie Pope gets into two minds and gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to defend.

21.44

FOUR! Lovely shot by Ollie Pope to bring up the 50-run stand! Kumar errs in line slightly as he drifts onto the pads, full and swinging in, Ollie Pope allows the ball to come to him and clips it neatly to the left of square leg for a boundary.

21.30

Gets the ball to tail back in, full and at the stumps, Ollie Pope stays rooted in his crease and pushes it to mid on.

21.20

Half a shout for LBW but it was going down leg! A bit too straight, on a back of a length, on the pads, Ollie Pope shuffles but fails to get the shot away but misses to get hit high on the front pad.

21.10

Swings one in from a fuller length on the off stump. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and watchfully blocks it off. Signals the presence on inswing to his partner Zak Crawley.

Mukesh Kumar comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 106/1

Z Crawley72 (75)

O Pope13 (34)

K Yadav7-1-20-1

20.60

Just short on the off stump line. Zak Crawley taps it down to mid-wicket to end the over.

20.50

Fuller on the off stump. Zak Crawley knocks it off.

20.40

Tossed up on the off stump. Zak Crawley knocks it off the front foot.

20.31

On the pads, turned away for a single to deep square leg.

20.20

Pitched up on the stumps. Ollie Pope takes a long stride forward to block it off.

20.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Ollie Pope checks on his drive straight to mid off.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 105/1

Z Crawley72 (72)

O Pope12 (31)

R Ashwin8-0-40-0

19.64

FOUR! Short ball outside off and punished rightly! Ravichandran Ashwin bowls one short and Zak Crawley gets back into the crease and punches the ball between covers and point and the ball races away to the boundary.

19.50

Tosses it up on the off stump again. Zak Crawley plays a front foot defence.

19.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Zak Crawley taps it down off the front foot.

19.34

FOUR! Beautifully driven for a boundary. Zak Crawley plays an excellent innings under the conditions. Ravichandran Ashwin tosses the ball up on the off stump line and Zak Crawley takes a long stride forward and drives the ball along the ground beating mid off to his left and the ball runs away to the boundary.

19.22

Strays on the pads from a fuller length. Zak Crawley tucks the ball between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for a couple of runs.

19.10

Pitches the ball well outside the off stump, fuller in length. Zak Crawley takes a big stride out and blocks it well.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 95/1

Z Crawley62 (66)

O Pope12 (31)

K Yadav6-1-19-1

18.61

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Zak Crawley flicks it off the front foot towards deep square leg and runs another single to end the over.

18.51

Holds the length back on the stumps this time. Ollie Pope stays back and tucks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

18.41

Pitched up on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball to long off and runs a single.

18.30

Fuller on off, Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot.

18.21

A wrong one, well dealt with. Kuldeep Yadav tosses the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Pope takes a foot out and flicks it on the bounce to the right of mid-wicket and steals a single.

18.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Pope covers the line of the ball and blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 91/1

Z Crawley60 (63)

O Pope10 (28)

R Ashwin7-0-30-0

17.66

SIX! Zak Crawley isn't going to back down! Ashwin serves it wide on off, fuller as well, Zak Crawley reaches out in front and executes the slog sweep to perfection. Hits it flat and over deep mid-wicket for a maximuṃ.

17.51

A bit too straight from Ashwin, on the pads, Ollie Pope wrists it behind square on the leg side and gets to the other end.

17.40

Nearly! Targets the stumps and it is flatter as well, Ollie Pope goes for the reverse sweep but the ball keeps low. Luckily for him, he gets a bottom edge onto the pads.

17.31

A bit too full again, on off, Zak Crawley turns it away in front of square on the leg side for a run.

17.21

At the stumps, fuller and quicker, Ollie Pope eases it down to long on for a run.

17.10

Nicely bowled! Comes from over the wicket and tosses it up, full and around off, Ollie Pope pushes at it with hard hands but the ball spins in to cut him in half. Ashwin thought he heard something but received no support from behind the wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 82/1

O Pope8 (24)

Z Crawley53 (61)

K Yadav5-1-15-1

16.61

Pushes it through, full and angling away, around off, Ollie Pope opens the face of his bat and guides it wide of point for a single.

16.50

Shorter and at the stumps, Ollie Pope goes on the back foot and defends it out soldily.

16.40

The line is outside off now and slower as well, Ollie Pope lunges for the drive but the ball spins to catch the inner half of the bat and it rolls back to the bowler.

16.30

Drifts on the pads, fuller in length, nudged off the toes by Ollie Pope.

16.20

Imparts good revs on the ball and bowls it on the pads, Ollie Pope tucks it off the front foot to short mid-wicket.

16.10

Floats it up does Kuldeep, full and on middle, Ollie Pope reaches out to defend it with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 81/1

Z Crawley53 (61)

O Pope7 (18)

R Ashwin6-0-21-0

15.60

Good shot for no run! Floats it up and offers width on off, Zak Crawley gets all his weight on the front foot and cracks the drive, only to find cover.

15.51

Shouts of 'catch' but it falls well short! Shorter and angling away from the batter, on off, Ollie Pope cuts it aerially but it lands well in front of Shreyas Iyer at backward point. Iyer fumbles and concedes a single.

15.40

The length is dragged back now and it is on middle, Ollie Pope gets on the front foot initially but adjusts well to rock back to keep it out.

15.34

FOUR! Nicely done! Full and slanting away, pushed through, on off, Ollie Pope gets on the front foot and times the drive. Angles the bat face perfectly to drive it through covers for a boundary. Sarfaraz Khan gives it a chase but the ball wins the race.

15.21

Gives the ball air this time and it is fuller as well, on middle, Zak Crawley clips it off the front foot to mid-wicket for a run.

15.10

Stays around the wicket and bowls it flatter and shorter, on off, Zak Crawley goes on the back foot and stabs it down onto the deck.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 75/1

O Pope2 (15)

Z Crawley52 (58)

K Yadav4-1-14-1

14.60

At 80.8 clicks from Kuldeep, full and turning in, on middle, Ollie Pope is solid in defence again as he presents a straight bat.

14.50

Dishes out a googly, full and on off, Ollie Pope picks it up from the hand and presses forward to block it out.

14.40

Slightly quicker and fuller, on off, Ollie Pope reaches out in front and defends it with hard hands on the off side.

14.31

Hangs it up there, full and outside off, Zak Crawley looks to drag the slog sweep but mistimes it to long on for a single.

14.20

Quicker through the air from Kuldeep, full and just outside off, Zak Crawley covers the line of the ball and bunts it on the off side.

14.10

Bowls a googly, full and on the off-stump line, Zak Crawley picks it well and gets a stride in to defend.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 74/1

O Pope2 (12)

Z Crawley51 (55)

R Ashwin5-0-15-0

13.60

This is slower from Ashwin, fuller and on off, Ollie Pope firms the drive but can't get it past the man at mid off.

13.50

Sliding away, full and on off, Ollie Pope goes for the drive and gets beaten on the outside edge.

13.40

At 87.3 clicks, full and at the stumps, Ollie Pope knocks it a bit aerially but to the left of short mid-wicket.

13.31

Tosses it up on the stumps. Zak Crawley pushes the ball with comfort to long on and runs a single.

13.21

Drags his length back and invites Pope for the drive, on off, Ollie Pope accepts the invitation and takes the risk of playing against the turn. Gets an inside edge to square leg for a single.

13.10

Gives the ball air and bowls it full, on off, Ollie Pope lunges and strokes it to cover.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 72/1

Z Crawley50 (54)

O Pope1 (7)

K Yadav3-1-13-1

12.60

Angling away, full and on off, Zak Crawley goes on the back foot and steers it to backward point.

12.50

Floats it up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley prods forward to block it back onto the deck.

12.46

SIX! Zak Crawley gets to his FIFTY with an authoritative shot! Crawley has batted with intent and has looked to put the pressure back on the Indian bowlers. Fuller and slower, on off, Zak Crawley picks up the length early and nails the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a maximum to bring up his fifty off 52 balls.

12.30

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley stays back, covers the spin and knocks it out.

12.24

FOUR! Checks the drive, and gets a beautiful boundary! Zak Crawley plays a crisply timed push on the up to a pitched up wrong one from Kuldeep Yadav on the off stump. Nothing wrong with the delivery but Zak Crawley gets on top of the bounce and plays it straight back, beating mid off to his right. The timing on the ball is so good that it races away to the boundary.

12.10

Starts off just short on the legs. Zak Crawley gets back on the crease and gets a hit on the pads outside the line of leg stump.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 62/1

Z Crawley40 (48)

O Pope1 (7)

R Ashwin4-0-13-0

11.61

Quick single! Loops it up again does Kuldeep, full and on off, Zak Crawley lunges and firms the drive to mid off and calls Ollie Pope for a quick single.

11.51

Short and bit too straight, on the pads, Ollie Pope works it in front of square on the leg side and gets off the mark with a single.

11.40

Beaten all ends up! This one goes straight on from around the wicket, full and around off, Ollie Pope looks to work it across the line but misses as the ball goes past the bat. The keeper, KS Bharat fumbles again as he fails to gather it cleanly but it would not have mattered much as there was no bat involved.

11.30

Short and a bit of extra bounce again, on off, Ollie Pope does well to ride the bounce and steers it to backward point.

11.21

Turning in at the stumps, short and on middle, Zak Crawley nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a single.

11.10

Short and on middle, Zak Crawley goes on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 59/1

O Pope0 (4)

Z Crawley38 (45)

K Yadav2-1-3-1

10.60

A bit of mix-up but no harm done! Short and on the pads, Ollie Pope tucks it wide of mid-wicket and sets off for the single. A yes-no situation between the two batters and Pope retreats halfway through the run.

10.50

Gives the ball air again, full and on off, Ollie Pope uses his feet and knocks it to mid on.

10.40

Bowls a googly now, short and on off, the ball keeps low but Ollie Pope stays low with the ball and keeps it out on the off side.

10.30

A stumping chance missed! It would have been two in two for Kuldeep Yadav! Tosses it up nicely, full and around off, Ollie Pope reaches out in front as he goes for the drive but plays inside the line. The ball goes past the bat and Pope overbalances and his back leg gets dragged out of the crease. The keeper, KS Bharat fails to get his gloves in the right position and the ball pops out of his gloves.

Ollie Pope, the in-form Centurian, walks in to bat as England's number 3.

10.2W

OUT! TAKEN! The change of bowling has done the trick for India as Kuldeep Yadav! A good sharp catch from the debutant, Rajat Patidar at silly point! He Imparts good revs on the ball as he comes from over the wicket and this is full as well, on off, Ben Duckett fails to get to the pitch of the ball to smother the spin. He pays the price as not only does the ball spin away, a bit of extra bounce results in it coming off the shoulder of the bat. It lobs towards silly point where Patidar reacts quickly and takes a good catch to his right. A much-needed breakthrough for India!

Some words around the bat of Ben Duckett. He checks the field and takes the strike.

10.10

Turning away, slower and shorter, on off, Ben Duckett uses the depth of his crease and defends it out nicely.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 59/0

Z Crawley38 (45)

B Duckett21 (15)

R Ashwin3-0-10-0

9.60

This is short again and a bit of extra bounce, on off, Zak Crawley goes on the back foot to stab it down on the leg side but the ball shoots a bit and catches the upper half of the bat.

9.50

Shortens his length and bowls it on off, Zak Crawley rocks back and steers it from the crease to backward point.

9.40

Tosses it up again, full and on middle, Zak Crawley lunges and pushes it back to the bowler.

9.34

FOUR! Lucky boundary for Zak Crawley! Floats it up, full and turning into the pads, Zak Crawley looks to flick it away off his pads. Gets an inside edge that goes between the keeper and Rajat Patidar at leg slip for a boundary.

9.21

Short and slanting in, on leg, Ben Duckett goes on the back foot and pushes it to the left of mid on for a single.

9.10

Sliding onto the pads, full in length, Ben Duckett prods forward to keep it out on the leg side.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 54/0

Z Crawley34 (41)

B Duckett20 (13)

J Bumrah4-1-24-0

8.64

FOUR! 16 runs off the over and England are flying here! Yet another slower delivery from Bumrah, full and at the stumps, Zak Crawley mistimes the drive but does well to keep it all along the ground. Gets it past mid on for four more runs.

8.50

Slower and fuller, on off, Zak Crawley picks the change of pace and knocks it to mid off.

8.40

Takes pace off and bowls it on a good length, Zak Crawley is through his defensive prod a bit early and miscues it to mid-wicket.

8.34

FOUR! Three in three from Zak Crawley to bring up the 50 for England! Full and honing in at the stumps, Zak Crawley presses forward and shows the full face of the bat. Times the drive back past the bower for four more runs.

8.24

FOUR! Genuine edge but into the gap! Zak Crawley gets two in two. Jasprit Bumrah stays on a good length just outside the line of the off stump. Zak Crawley takes the foot out and looks to block it but gets a thick outside edge taking the ball into the gap between point and gully and the ball races away to the third man fence. Moral victory for Jasprit Bumrah, four runs to Zak Crawley.

8.14

FOUR! Short and punished! Bumrah goes on a short of a length, on off, Zak Crawley stands tall and puts away with ease. Pulls it over wide mid on for a boundary.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 38/0

Z Crawley18 (35)

B Duckett20 (13)

R Ashwin2-0-5-0

7.61

DROPPED! A valiant effort though from Shubman Gill! Tosses it up does Ashwin, full and on middle, Zak Crawley uses his feet to whip it past mid-wicket. He hits uppishly and much straighter than he would have liked. Gill at short mid-wicket flies away to his left and goes for it with his left hand but fails to cling on. Such catches stick or they don't!

7.51

Serves it short and turning away a touch, cut wide of point for a single by Ben Duckett.

7.40

This one goes on with the arm, short and on middle, Ben Duckett goes on the back foot and stabs it down onto the deck.

7.30

Loops it up nicely, full and a bit of turn, on off, Ben Duckett lunges and plays it with the turn to short cover.

7.21

Pushes it through flatter and shorter, on off, Zak Crawley pats it from the crease in front of cover for a run.

7.11

Starts from around the wicket but slips it down leg, short in length, Ben Duckett rocks back and nudges it through square leg for a single.

Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the second over after LUNCH.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 34/0

Z Crawley16 (33)

B Duckett18 (9)

J Bumrah3-1-8-0

6.60

This is angled into the right-hander, on a back of a length, around off, Zak Crawley creates the room by using his hands and punches it along the ground straight to cover.

6.50

Back to bowling with pace, on a good length, on off and middle, Zak Crawley bunts it with an angled bat to mid on.

6.40

Cleverly takes pace off the ball and bowls it at 119.1 clicks, on a fuller length, on off, Zak Crawley does not go through his shot early and picks the change of pace to push it to mid on.

6.30

Hits the deck hard again, in the channel on off, Zak Crawley uses his height to good effect and stands tall to punch it sweetly to cover.

6.21

Comes from around the wicket for the left-hander but serves it a bit too straight, on a back of a length, Ben Duckett helps it away off his hips to fine leg for a run.

6.11

Begins from over the wicket and bowls it on a short of a length, on middle, Zak Crawley gets on top of the bounce and tucks it wide of mid-wicket for a single.

WE ARE BACK! The players and the Umpires are back on the field to start the Second session on Day 2 of this second Test between India and England. England at Lunch are 32/0 after batting 6 overs in the First session. It's Zak Crawley batting on 15 and Ben Duckett on 17 to start the Second session for England. Jasprit Bumrah to start the attack right after Lunch. Let's Play!

... DAY 2, SECOND SESSION ...

England have come out and have been attacking strong from the word GO! James Anderson bowled a brilliant first spell, picking up the important wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin under the circumstances, pushing India back again by dismissing Yashasvi Jaiswal soon after, which was the highlight of the morning. The English spinners Rehan Ahmed and the debutant Shoaib Bashir bowled brilliantly on a good wicket and grabbed 3 wickets each along with James Anderson. England now looks at a healthy target of 396 and anything over 300 runs under the circumstances looks like a good score to go into the second innings of India. England just need to bat and keep getting those runs till the time the wicket is still good for the batters. An exciting session of play coming up for you. Stay tuned.

SESSION SUMMARY- 25 OVERS, 92 RUNS AND 4 WICKETS! That is LUNCH on Day 2!  The session fully belongs to England as after getting 4 Indian wickets since morning, they have come out and batted strong and now are 32/0 in 6 overs with Zak Crawley batting on 13 and Ben Duckett on 17 off just 8 balls. England have batted positively as is their style these days and both the openers have come out hitting boundaries. India is still in search of the first blow as they leave the field for lunch.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 32/0

Z Crawley15 (28)

B Duckett17 (8)

R Ashwin1-0-1-0

5.61

Fires it in now does Ashwin, full and on off, Zak Crawley gets half-forward and drives it towards wide mid off where Kuldeep Yadav dives to his left and keeps it to just a single. That will be LUNCH on DAY 2!

5.50

Slows it up nicely and gets the ball to dip in front of the batter, Zak Crawley looks to play it away with the turn but it spins to hit him above the knee roll on the front pad.

5.40

Makes it go away from the batter, full and on off, Zak Crawley prods forward to keep it out on the off side.

5.30

Drags his length back a touch and bowls it on middle, Zak Crawley gets on the front foot and dead-bats it onto the deck.

5.20

Offers flight and bowls it on the pads, Zak Crawley uses his feet to clip it away but misses as the ball turns past the inside edge and hits him on the pads.

5.10

Starts from around the wicket and angles it across, on off, Zak Crawley gets a good stride in and blocks it out on the off side.

Ravichandran Ashwin is introduced into the attack to bowl the last over of the session.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 31/0

Z Crawley14 (22)

B Duckett17 (8)

K Yadav1-0-3-0

4.61

This is quicker and fuller, at the stumps, Zak Crawley presses forward and taps it in front of cover for a quick single.

4.50

Way too short and turning into the pads, Zak Crawley works it with away with the turn to short fine leg.

4.40

Bowls the wrong one again, short and on off, Zak Crawley stays back in his crease and reads the variation and dabs it on the off side.

4.30

At 93.6 clicks, this one keeps straight, full and on off, Zak Crawley defends for the ball turning in but this goes on straight and catches the outside edge which rolls to short third man.

4.22

Dishes out a googly, short and on off, the ball keeps very low but Zak Crawley does well to get bat to it and pushes it wide of cover for a couple of runs.

4.10

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it quicker and flatter, a hint of turn, on middle, Zak Crawley blocks it out solidly with a straight bat.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 28/0

B Duckett17 (8)

Z Crawley11 (16)

M Kumar2-0-22-0

3.64

FOUR! All too easy for Ben Duckett! Not much pace behind it and a bit of width on offer on off, on a good length, Ben Duckett lets his hands flow into the shot and strokes it through covers for yet another boundary. 12 runs off the over and England are off to a brisk start here!

3.50

Comes from around the wicket and pulls his length back, much straighter on off, Ben Duckett waits on the back foot and stabs it down on the leg side.

3.44

FOUR! Flayed away! Angling away, on a length with an upright seam, Ben Duckett gets the width he needs and cashes in. Punches it from the crease through cover-point for four more runs.

3.30

Gets away with it! Dishes out a half-volley again, on off, Ben Duckett mistimes the drive as he hits it along the ground to mid off.

3.24

FOUR! Nicely driven! Kumar goes a bit too full, around off, Ben Duckett stays still and with minimal foot movement, drives it between cover and mid off for a boundary.

3.10

On the off-stump line, on a length, Ben Duckett plays it close to his body and taps it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 16/0

Z Crawley11 (16)

B Duckett5 (2)

J Bumrah2-1-6-0

2.60

Slanting in, on a good length, on off, Zak Crawley gets half-forward and toe-ends it back onto his feet.

2.52

This is at 137.4 clicks, on a short of a length, on off, Zak Crawley lets the ball come to him and wrists it to the right of square leg for a couple of runs.

2.40

Goes full in search of swing, on off, Zak Crawley knocks it with a straight bat to mid on.

2.30

Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, Zak Crawley gets right behind the line of the ball and pats it back to the bowler.

2.24

FOUR! Intentional or not, Zak Crawley gets the result! A hint of away movement, on a back of a length, around off, Zak Crawley opens the face of his bat and uses the pace of the ball to steer it wide of gully for a boundary.

2.10

At 130.8 clicks, angling in, on off, on a back of a length, Zak Crawley hangs back and nudges it from the crease to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 10/0

Z Crawley5 (10)

B Duckett5 (2)

M Kumar1-0-10-0

1.61

Bowls it on a back of a length, on off, Zak Crawley gets on his toes and rides the bounce to dab it between cover and point for a single.

1.50

This is on a good length, on off, Zak Crawley gets squared up a touch as he looks to defend and gets an outside edge that rolls to point.

1.44

FOUR! A gift for Zak Crawley to open his account! Kumar errs in line as he bowls it on a good length, on the pads, Zak Crawley stays balanced in his crease and meets the ball right under his eyes to clip it through mid-wicket for his first boundary.

1.30

Serves it on a hard length, outside off, Zak Crawley watches it all the way through and leaves it for the keeper to collect.

1.21

And again! Hurls it on a length, on off, Ben Duckett is late to get his bat in the line of the ball and looks to defend it with an angled bat. Gets an inside edge that goes down to fine leg for a run.

1.14

FOUR! Ben Duckett is up and running albeit in a streaky fashion! Mukesh Kumar bowls it with an upright seam from over the wicket, on a good length, on off, Ben Duckett goes for the cut but the ball is too close to play that shot. Gets an inside edge that sneaks past the stumps and races down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Mukesh Kumar 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

Play and a miss to end the first over! Width on offer on off by Bumrah, on a back of a length, Zak Crawley gets tempted by the width and throws his hands at the delivery. The ball keeps low and sneaks under the bat and it is taken by KS Bharat diving low to his right.

0.50

Lands it on a good length, angling in, around off, Zak Crawley watchfully lets the ball go past him harmlessly. The ball dies down on its way to the keeper.

0.40

Serves it around the sixth stump line, on a good length as well, Zak Crawley opts not to cover his off-stump as he shoulders arms.

0.30

Goes searching for nip backer but this is a bit too straight, on the pads, Zak Crawley fails to tickle it fine and the ball rolls off his thigh pad to the left of the keeper, KS Bharat.

0.20

Goes into the wicket and gets the ball to shape away, outside off, Zak Crawley resists again and leaves the ball alone.

0.10

Starts from over the wicket and bowls it on a back of a length, in the channel on off, not much movement, Zak Crawley is happy to let the ball go through to the keeper.

Commentary

We are all set to start the Second innings of the match. The players and the Umpires are at the crease ready to get things underway. It's Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett to open the batting for England. Jasprit Bumrah starts the attack for India. Let's Play!

... SECOND INNINGS ...

England on the other hand should be happy with the way they have bowled and picked up the wickets of the Indian middle order. It would have been worse for England if any of the Indian batters other than Yashasvi Jaiswal had converted their start onto a big score. Both England’s young spinners bowled really well and got the rewards. Rehan Ahmed and Shoaib Bashir on debut, both grabbed 3-3 wickets each and the English veteran James Anderson grabbed 3 for himself. Now, England have the task of batting well on a wicket that still looks good for the batters and is expected to play well throughout the day today. Stay tuned as England comes out to bat soon to start their first innings, chasing 396 posted by India.

With that, we come to the end of the India innings and India has managed to put up a first-innings total of 396 after batting for 112 overs. The Indian batting card shows most of their batters getting decent starts and then throwing away their wickets on a good batting surface on Day 1. India still managed to reach close to the 400 mark all thanks to the brilliant innings by Yashasvi Jaiswal who batted long for his maiden Test Double Century, scoring 209 off 290 balls, which included 19 boundaries and 7 sixes, holding the end from one side and batting through the innings. India now come out to bowl and will look to get early wickets and exert pressure straight away on England.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 112 overs : 396/10

M Kumar0 (3)

K Yadav8 (42)

S Bashir38-1-138-3

111.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Another sharp catch from Joe Root and it is the debutant, Shoaib Bashir who finishes things off! India fall 4 runs short of 400! Comes in from around the wicket and bowls it quicker through the air, angling away, on off, Mukesh Kumar tries to get on the front foot to block it out. He fails to get to the pitch of the ball and pays the price for it. The ball rises off the deck and catches the shoulder of the bat. The ball flies quickly to the right of first slip where Joe Root reacts quickly and takes a good catch at shoulder height. Shoaib Bashir finishes with three wickets and India have been bowled out for 396 in their first innings!

111.50

A bit too full from Shoaib Bashir, on off, Mukesh Kumar gets on the front foot and smothers the spin to defend it to the right of the bowler.

111.41

Keeps it short and wide outside off, Kuldeep Yadav frees his arms and cuts it wide of backward point. The fielder in the deep is quick to get to the ball and keeps it to just a single.

111.30

Slows it up nicely and bowls it short, on off, Kuldeep Yadav is through his cut shot early and fails to get the shot away as it rolls off the toe-end on the off side.

111.20

Short and on off, Kuldeep Yadav waits back and pushes it to short cover.

111.10

Tosses it up, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav firms the drive but can' get it past cover.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 111 overs : 395/9

M Kumar0 (1)

K Yadav7 (38)

R Ahmed17-2-65-3

110.60

Dishes out a googly, a bit short and turning into the pads, Mukesh Kumar is a bit late to pick the variation and fails to make any contact with the ball. The ball goes past the inside edge to hit him on the front pad. An optimistic shout for LBW but it was going down leg.

Mukesh Kumar walks out as the last man for India.

110.5W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Rehan Ahmed strikes in his first over of Day 2 and India are now 9 down! Rehan bowls it quicker through the air and fuller, on the off-stump line, Jasprit Bumrah stays leg side of the ball a bit and goes for a defensive prod with an angled bat. Gets an outside edge that travels quickly but at a good height to first slip where Joe Root takes a good catch near his waist.

110.40

A bit too full, on off, Jasprit Bumrah is solid in defence this time.

110.30

Quicker and fuller, around off, Jasprit Bumrah fiddles at the delivery but the ball spins away to beat the bat.

110.20

Turning away, fuller and around off, Jasprit Bumrah has a feel for the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

110.14

FOUR! Rehan Ahmed gets greeted with a boundary! Starts with a loosener does Rehan, low full toss, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah does not miss out as he whips it through mid-wicket and hits it to the left of deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 110 overs : 391/8

K Yadav7 (38)

J Bumrah2 (4)

S Bashir37-1-137-2

109.60

This is quicker at 95.9 clicks, on a length, on off, Kuldeep Yadav smothers the spin as gets a good stride in and pushes it on the off side.

109.50

Pulls his length back does Bashir and bowls it outside off, Kuldeep Yadav lets it go and the ball keeps low as well.

109.42

Offers flight but ends up serving a low full toss, on the pads, Kuldeep Yadav rolls his wrists and clips it in front of square on the leg side for a couple of runs.

109.30

Back to bowling full, around off, Kuldeep Yadav lunges and does well to stab it down on the off side.

109.20

Drops it short and wide outside off, Kuldeep Yadav mistimes the cut along the ground to point.

109.10

Slanting in from around the wicket, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav gets on the front foot and bunts it to short cover.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 109 overs : 389/8

K Yadav5 (32)

J Bumrah2 (4)

J Anderson25-4-47-3

108.61

Quick single taken! Delivers it on a good length, on middle and leg, Kuldeep Yadav nudges it beside the pitch on the leg side and calls Jasprit Bumrah through for a quick single.

108.50

Beaten again! Serves it on a good length, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav looks to cover the line of the ball to block but the ball nips away off the deck and beats the bat.

108.40

This one shapes back into the batter, on the fifth stump line, Kuldeep Yadav lifts his bat and lets the ball go through.

108.30

At 131.5 clicks, fuller in length, around off, Kuldeep Yadav gets on the front foot to defend but does well not to feel for it and gets beaten on the outside edge.

108.20

Gets this one to angle away from the left-hander, on a back of a length, outside off, Kuldeep Yadav is happy to leave the ball alone.

108.11

A bit too straight from Anderson, on the pads, on a length, Jasprit Bumrah glances it off his pads to fine leg and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 387/8

J Bumrah1 (3)

K Yadav4 (27)

S Bashir36-1-135-2

107.61

Tap and run! Angling across the right-hander, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah gets a good stride and drops it with soft hands in front of cover for a quick single.

107.50

Continues from around the wicket and bowls it at 91.6 clicks, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah gets half-forward to push it back to the bowler.

107.41

Gives the ball air and bowls it fuller this time, on off, Kuldeep Yadav angles the bat face to drive it wide of extra cover for a run.

107.30

Drops it short and around middle, Kuldeep Yadav goes on the back foot and pats it to the left of the bowler.

107.20

Darts this one in, full and at the stumps, Kuldeep Yadav keeps his bat close to the pad and defends it out.

107.12

Loops it up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav makes room and drives it through covers for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 107 overs : 383/8

J Bumrah0 (1)

K Yadav1 (23)

J Anderson24-4-45-3

106.60

Bowls it on a back of a length, shaping in, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah hangs back in his crease and stabs it with a straight bat down onto the deck.

Drinks break! Yashasvi Jaiswal departs just at the stroke of the drinks break and England will be relieved to see the back of the double centurion. India have added 47 runs to their overnight score of 336 and with the departure of Jaiswal, they might now struggle to reach 400. Jasprit Bumrah joins Kuldeep Yadav in the middle.

106.5W

OUT! CAUGHT! There goes the wicket England was looking for and it's James Anderson who gets rid of Yashasvi Jaiswal! Pitches the ball away from the left hander outside the off stump line from a good length. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the aerial route as he steps down and launches the ball high in the air. Jonny Bairstow comes in running from deep covers and completes a good catch under the circumstances and gets rid of Yashasvi Jaiswal who gets out after playing a brilliant innings of 209.

106.40

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

106.30

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and blocks it off well.

106.20

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes out the front foot and pushes the ball to deep point. Denies the single.

106.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a long front foot stride and blocks the ball well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 106 overs : 383/7

K Yadav1 (23)

Y Jaiswal209 (285)

S Bashir35-1-131-2

105.60

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes a long stride forward and gets a hit high on the front pads. Huge appeal for LBW but was turned down by the umpire. The Ball Tracking has rolled in and it shows that the impact was in line but the ball was clipping the middle stump and therefore, the wickets was umpire's call.

105.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and taps the ball to covers.

105.40

Fuller on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

105.30

Bowls one slow outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

105.20

Pitched up on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

105.11

Pitched up outside the off stump line, slower in the air. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball hard to deep covers and runs a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 105 overs : 382/7

K Yadav1 (18)

Y Jaiswal208 (284)

J Anderson23-3-45-2

104.60

Pitches further up outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav is not interested in playing at it.

104.50

Bowls the ball outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and let's the ball go through.

104.41

Drops the ball short on top of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and taps the ball to the right of mid off and runs a single.

104.30

Shaping away, on a length, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a stride forward and pats it to cover.

104.20

Goes full this time, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a good stride in and taps it to deep point but refuses the single as he does not want to expose Kuldeep Yadav against James Anderson.

104.10

On a length and drifting down leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to tickle it fine with the swing but misses as the ball brushes his pads and rolls to the right of the keeper.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 381/7

K Yadav1 (16)

Y Jaiswal207 (280)

S Bashir34-1-130-2

103.60

Slower and fuller, on leg, Kuldeep Yadav stabs it down on the leg side off the front foot.

103.50

A bit of extra bounce, short and on off, Kuldeep Yadav looks to block it out but the ball rises a bit and catches the upper half of his bat.

103.40

Flatter and quicker through the air, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav defends it right under his eyeline.

103.30

Gives the ball air and slows it up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav smothers the spin and blocks it out off the front foot.

103.20

Angling in, full and on leg, Kuldeep Yadav gets on the front foot and dead-bats it.

103.10

Floats it up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav prods forward to defend it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 381/7

K Yadav1 (10)

Y Jaiswal207 (280)

J Anderson22-3-44-2

102.61

Hits the deck hard on the leg stump line. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball towards deep square leg and runs a single.

102.50

Bowls the ball away from the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball gom through.

102.40

Hits the top of the front pads. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out to block the ball but gets a hit straight to the pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says No.

102.30

On the pads, flicked away towards square leg from the crease.

102.21

Pitched up on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps the ball to long on and runs a single.

102.14

FOUR! Edged and runs away to the left of the slip cordon! Yashasvi Jaiswal gets another boundary! James Anderson holds the length back on top of the stumps and gets the ball to move away. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and gets a thick outside edge falling away from the second slip and runs away to the third man fence.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 375/7

K Yadav0 (6)

Y Jaiswal202 (278)

S Bashir33-0-130-2

101.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence towards slips.

101.50

Darts this one in, full and on middle and leg, Kuldeep Yadav shuffles a bit and covers the line of the ball to stab it onto the deck.

101.40

Tosses it up does Bashir, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav gets on the front foot to dab it down on the off side.

101.31

Short and wide, cut away towards deep point for a single.

101.24

FOUR! There it is, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets to his DOUBLE HUNDRED in style! What an innings! On the pads again and Yashasvi Jaiswal plays the conventional sweep in front of the deep square leg fielder who has no chance to stop the ball and Yashasvi Jaiswal brings up his maiden double hundred with a boundary. Jaiswal becomes the third youngest after Vinod Kambli and Sunil Gavaskar to score a Test double hundred for India!

101.16

SIX! Yashasvi Jaiswal takes on Shoaib Bashir and hits him for a maximum! Shoaib Bashir bowls fuller on the stumps and Yashasvi Jaiswal slogs the ball with super timing taking it way over the deep square leg fielder for a massive six! Moves on to 197 now does Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 364/7

K Yadav0 (3)

Y Jaiswal191 (275)

J Anderson21-3-38-2

100.60

Beats the outside edge to end the over, James Anderson bowls another beauty.

100.50

Pitched up around the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav watchfully leaves the ball alone.

100.40

Hits the length outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav looks to keep it out but the ball nips away to beat the bat.

Kuldeep Yadav is in at number 9 for India.

100.3W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! James Anderson bowls a beauty and gets his man! Ravichandran Ashwin walks off! Good length ball on top of the off stump, leaving the batter after pitching on the length. Ravichandran Ashwin gets caught up on the crease and gets squared up, getting a faint outside edge onto the thigh pads and back to Ben Foakes who takes a good catch diving low to his right. Ravichandran Ashwin takes a review but it's shown on UltraEdge that the ball catches the outside edge on the way back. India lose their first wicket of the morning.

A loud appeal for caught behind and up goes the finger! England are celebrating, but Ravichandran Ashwin has taken the review straight away. However, the UltraEdge confirms that the ball has taken the outside edge before it goes on to brush the back thigh pad.

100.24

FOUR! Wonderful shot from Ravichandran Ashwin. Fully controlled and well-timed. James Anderson pitches the ball up on the leg stump line and Ravichandran Ashwin plays a beautiful on drive beating mid on to his right and running away to the boundary. What a shot!

100.10

Hits the deck hard on top of the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back at the crease and blocks it off back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 360/6

R Ashwin16 (34)

Y Jaiswal191 (275)

S Bashir32-0-119-2

99.61

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin drives the ball to long on for a single.

99.51

On the pads, flicked away for a single through square leg.

99.46

SIX! Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet beautifully and gets into the 190s! Tossed up ball on the line of the stumps from Shoaib Bashir and Yashasvi Jaiswal steps down the track and launches the ball over mid on, all the way over the long on boundary for a maximum. First of the day.

99.30

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

99.20

Pitched up on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball back to the bowler.

99.10

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

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 352/6

R Ashwin15 (33)

Y Jaiswal184 (270)

J Anderson20-3-34-1

98.60

Fuller outside off this time. Ravichandran Ashwin drives the ball off the front foot towards covers to end the over.

98.50

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and blocks the ball straight to mid on.

98.40

Just short outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back at the crease and blocks it straight to covers.

98.30

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

98.21

Hits the same length again on the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets an inside edge onto the pads this time and runs a single as the ball rolls to backward point.

98.10

Pitches the ball up around the leg stump channel. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a hit on the front pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says NO. England take a review. James Anderson hits the good length on the leg stump line and the ball sneaks onto the pads straight. The UltraEdge shows that there is no bat involved. On Ball Tracking, the ball pitches in line, the impact is in line as well but the ball is going over the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal survives and England lose their review.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 351/6

R Ashwin15 (29)

Y Jaiswal183 (268)

S Bashir31-0-111-2

97.60

On the up, fuller on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin taps the ball back to the bowler.

97.50

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

97.40

On the pads, spinning away, outside the leg stump. Ravichandran Ashwin gets a hit on the front pad and it lobs wide of leg slip.

97.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin tucks it away to covers.

97.24

FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin gets his second of the day! Beautifully executed cover drive, once again! Fuller on the off stump and Ravichandran Ashwin takes a good stride forward and drives the ball along the ground beating covers to his right and the ball races away to the deep covers fence.

97.11

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off, and runs a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 346/6

Y Jaiswal182 (267)

R Ashwin11 (24)

J Anderson19-3-33-1

96.61

Hits a shorter length on top of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and drops the ball to the left of point, and runs a single.

96.50

Pitched up outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to the left of Ben Duckett at covers who dives to his left and stops the ball well.

96.40

Beauty from James Anderson to the left-hander. Pitches the ball up on the off stump and gets the ball to nip away. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to flick it off the front foot and the ball zips past the outside edge of the bat.

96.31lb

Leg bye. Strays down the pads outside the line of the leg stump. Ravichandran Ashwin gets a hit on the pads and runs a single as leg bye from square leg.

96.20

Hits the deck hard outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and taps the ball to the right of point.

96.10

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and punches the ball straight to covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 344/6

Y Jaiswal181 (264)

R Ashwin11 (21)

S Bashir30-0-106-2

95.60

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

95.50

Holds the length on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a good stride forward and blocks the ball out.

95.41

Holds the length back on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin tucks the ball into the mid-wicket and square leg and runs a single.

95.30

Fuller in the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket off the front foot.

95.20

Tossed up on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot and blocks the ball well.

95.10

Bowls the ball short at the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin flicks the ball from the crease straight to square leg.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 343/6

Y Jaiswal181 (262)

R Ashwin10 (17)

J Anderson18-3-32-1

94.60

Moves one away from the length outside the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal lets the ball go through.

94.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a solid stride forward and taps the ball straight to mid off.

94.41

Touch too straight from James Anderson from a good length. Ravichandran Ashwin stays at the crease and flicks the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

94.30

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays inside the crease and knocks it off.

94.21

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back to defend with soft hands. Gets an outside edge that drops in front of second slip. The fielder parries the ball away to his left, allowing a quick single.

94.10

Pitches the ball up and makes the ball leave the left hander. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets beaten all ends up off the first ball from James Anderson.

Right then, England have taken the second new ball. No surprises as it will be James Anderson to make the first use of it.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 341/6

R Ashwin9 (15)

Y Jaiswal180 (258)

S Bashir29-0-105-2

93.60

Tosses the ball up outside off. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and blocks it well to end the over.

93.50

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

93.40

Tossed up on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin negotiates it well.

93.34

FOUR! Beauty through the off side from Ravichandran Ashwin's bat! First boundary of the day in the first over itself. Pitched up outside the line of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin takes out the front foot and drives the ball along the ground between the gap of covers and mid off and it runs away to the fence.

93.20

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

93.11

Starts off with a short ball outside the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts the ball to the left of point and runs a single to get the first run on the board for the day.

All in readiness for the action to commence on Day 2! It is a bright and sunny morning in Visakhapatnam as the two umpires make their way out to the middle. They are followed by Ben Stokes and the rest of the England players. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin are all set to resume their innings for India. England are starting the day with the old ball and it has been handed to the debutant, Shoaib Bashir. Let's play...

PITCH REPORT - Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan are pitchside. Morgan starts by saying that there are no real signs of deterioration aesthetically. Mention that the odd ball was slowing up on Day 1, and there was variable bounce as well. Feels that day by day, the bounce will continue to be up and down. Adds that there might not be much turn. Reckons that Day 2 and Day 3 are two big days in gaining control of the Test. Karthik ends by saying that it is a very interesting day for both teams.

On the other hand, England will be pleased with how Day 1 turned out for them. Despite losing the toss, James Anderson and the spin quartet were disciplined throughout and did not allow India to run away with the game. With the pitch expected to deteriorate as the Test progresses, England will aim to wrap up the Indian innings quickly, especially with the second new ball due. With not much batting left in the tank, India will be hoping that this pair of Jaiswal and Ashwin can bat for as long as possible. Will England manage to keep India under 400? We shall find out soon, as the first ball is not far away.

India's performance on Day 1 saw them get to 336, although they may rue missed opportunities to capitalise on their starts. Opting to bat first, the Indian openers began cautiously, with Yashasvi Jaiswal demonstrating resilience and building partnerships throughout the day. Despite his teammates falling to make their starts count, Jaiswal's unbeaten innings of 179 propelled the hosts past 300 on a slow-turning surface. As he nears his maiden Test double-century, all eyes will be on his approach at the start of Day 2.

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our coverage of Day 2 of the second Test between India and England at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. It was a captivating day of Test cricket where the momentum swung back and forth, ultimately concluding with England holding a slight advantage at Stumps.

... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ...

Right then, that wraps up the opening day of the second Test where the game ebbed and flowed throughout the 93 overs. With the surface likely to behave the same on Day 2 as it did on Day 1, India will be desperate to bat for as long as they can and the onus will be on Yashasvi Jaiswal again. As for England, the second new ball is due and they are likely to take it straight away on Day 2 in their quest to get into the Indian tail. It promises to be another riveting day of Test cricket. Day 2 will begin on Saturday, 3rd of February at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) but you can join us a lot sooner for the build-up. Cheers!

India's man of the moment, Yashasvi Jaiswal is in for a chat. He talks about his batting, saying that he was looking to bat session by session and was looking to stick to the wicket from one end as there were wickets falling from the other end. He adds that he would love to extend this to a double hundred and take his team to a better position tomorrow. Ends by saying that the wicket has started to do things and is not gonna be the same when India comes in to bat the second time, so the runs that are being scored right now are very important for the course of the Test match.

After choosing to bat first, the Indian openers approached cautiously to assess the pitch. Rohit Sharma fell early, but Jaiswal settled in and received support from Shubman Gill, who departed just before Lunch. Jaiswal continued to excel post-Lunch, reaching his second Test century. However, Shreyas Iyer and Rajat Patidar failed to capitalize on their starts and perished on either side of the Tea interval. Jaiswal then partnered with Axar Patel, who was promoted up the order, but Axar's promising innings was cut short as he was dismissed for 27. Playing on his home ground, KS Bharat got a few boundaries away and looked in great nick until he was dismissed on 17. Jaiswal was unfazed by what was happening at the other end and held his composure to remain unbeaten on 179. He along with Ravichandran Ashwin successfully saw through that tricky phase before the close of play to ensure there were no more hiccups.

Earlier in the day, it was the veteran James Anderson who set the tone as he bowled with immaculate control and did not give much away to the Indian openers. The debutant, Shoaib Bashir was the first to get the breakthrough before Anderson came back to remove Gill before Lunch. In the second session, Joe Root was a bit expensive but Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir combined well to keep India in check with Hartley getting the only wicket to fall in the second session. As the players returned from Tea, Rehan Ahmed got into the act as he got rid of the set Rajat Patidar. Despite being put under pressure by Jaiswal, Bashir came roaring back to remove Axar Patel before Rehan nipped Bharat in the bud towards the end of the day.

SESSION SUMMARY - 111 runs, 30 overs and 3 wickets. End of an absorbing day of Test cricket! Both teams traded blows back and forth but it will be England who will be the happier of the two sides. They kept chipping away with wickets to peg the hosts back at regular intervals throughout the day. As for India, they have gone past 300 but they will be disappointed as it was a story similar to the Hyderabad Test where the batters got off to starts but failed to go on and get the big score for their team. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the stand-out performer for them and he stands unbeaten on 179.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 336/6

R Ashwin5 (10)

Y Jaiswal179 (257)

R Ahmed16-2-61-2

92.60

Tossed up on the off stump and Ravichandran Ashwin plays it off nicely as it is the end of the first day of this test match.

92.54

FOUR! Wrong one picked right by Ravichandran Ashwin! Tossed up ball outside the off stump line, turning into the right-hander and Ravichandran Ashwin launches it high over mid on with no fielders at the boundary line and gets a boundary on the second last ball of the day.

92.40

Pitched up on the off stump line and Ravichandran Ashwin drives the ball straight to mid off.

92.30

Short again on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin taps the ball towards covers off the back foot.

92.20

Short and wide, cut away but straight to covers by Ravichandran Ashwin.

92.10

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

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 332/6

Y Jaiswal179 (257)

R Ashwin1 (4)

S Bashir28-0-100-2

91.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to covers off the front foot to end the over.

91.51

Pitched up on the off stump and Ravichandran Ashwin drives the ball to the left of mid on and runs a single to get off the mark.

91.40

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays on the crease and knocks the ball off.

91.30

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

91.20

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and blocks it off back to the bowler.

91.11

Short and wide, cut away for a single to sweepers.

Ravichandran Ashwin is in at number 8 for India.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 330/6

Bharat17 (23)

Y Jaiswal178 (255)

R Ahmed15-2-57-2

90.6W

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one goes down in the same fashion! KS Bharat walks off on the brink of the day's end. Short ball outside the off stump doing the trick for Rehan Ahmed as this time KS Bharat looks to cut it away hard but hits it straight into the hands of Shoaib Bashir standing at backward point. Very disappointed with himself as he walks back to the hut, KS Bharat.

90.50

Offers a solid front foot defence to a fuller ball on the off stump.

90.40

Beats the outside edge this time, Rehan Ahmed. Pitches the ball up and gets it to move away. KS Bharat looks to block it but gets beaten.

90.30

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

90.21

just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

90.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off well off the front foot.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 329/5

Bharat17 (19)

Y Jaiswal177 (253)

S Bashir27-0-98-2

89.60

Holds the length back on the stumps. KS Bharat tucks it straight to square leg to end the over.

89.50

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

89.46

SIX! Gets it off the middle and all the way for a maximum! Brings the length back on the off stump line. KS Bharat launches the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a flat and long SIX. The first of his innings.

89.30

Fuller again on the off stump. KS Bharat drives the ball straight to mid off.

89.20

Further up on the off stump. KS Bharat taps it back to the bowler.

89.10

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

Halt! The physio is out to attend to Yashasvi Jaiswal who is experiencing discomfort in his right forearm. The treatment is complete and the play will resume now.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 323/5

Y Jaiswal177 (253)

Bharat11 (13)

R Ahmed14-2-56-1

88.66

SIX! That is high and handsome from Yashasvi Jaiswal! Ben Stokes gets everyone inside the circle to avoid giving Yashasvi Jaiswal a single but Yashasvi Jaiswal has other plans, he sees a tossed up ball outside the off stump line and launches it high and long over the head of Rehan Ahmed straight into the stands. Moves on to 177, which is now his highest score in Test cricket.

88.52

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball into the square leg gap and comes back for the second run.

88.40

Pitched up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

88.33

Pitches the ball up on the off stump and gets it to turn away. KS Bharat looks to block it but gets an outside edge towards the third man boundary and the batters pick up three runs.

88.24

FOUR! Short ball and punished well by KS Bharat who brings up his second boundary of the innings. Drags one short at the line of the middle stump and KS Bharat stays back and pulls it away in front of square running away to the boundary for four runs.

88.11

Tossed up outside the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball hard to sweepers for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 307/5

Bharat4 (11)

Y Jaiswal168 (249)

S Bashir26-0-92-2

87.60

Fuller on the off stump. KS Bharat takes out the front foot and blocks the ball well to end the over.

87.50

Pitched up on the off stump. KS Bharat blocks it off well.

87.44

FOUR! Finds his first boundary of the innings, KS Bharat gets a fine shot for a boundary. Pitched up on the stumps and KS Bharat sweeps it away between mid-wicket and square leg and runs away to the deep mid-wicket boundary.

87.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. KS Bharat stays on the crease and blocks it well.

87.21

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to the right of Ben Stokes and runs a single from mid off.

87.10

just short on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and taps the ball to covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 302/5

Bharat0 (7)

Y Jaiswal167 (247)

R Ahmed13-2-40-1

86.60

Just short on the off stump line. KS Bharat stays back and blocks the ball well to end the over.

86.50

Pitched up on the stumps. KS Bharat blocks the ball well off the front foot.

86.40

Beats the outside edge from the off stump line as he gets a good spin off the surface away from the batter. KS Bharat has no response of that ball.

86.30

Flighted ball on the off stump. KS Bharat takes a long stride out and blocks it off.

86.21

Just short at the pads. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball into the square leg gap for a single.

86.10

Pitched up outside the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a long stride out and blocks the ball well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 301/5

Bharat0 (3)

Y Jaiswal166 (245)

S Bashir25-0-87-2

85.60

Just short at the stumps. KS Bharat gets back into the crease and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

85.50

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

85.40

Just short at the stumps. KS Bharat stays back and tucks the ball to square leg.

The local boy KS Bharat comes out to bat to a loud cheer from the crowd.

85.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! Axar Patel holes out! England get the wicket they were looking for! A half-tracker from Shoaib Bashir outside the line of the off stump and Axar Patel cuts the ball hard but fails to keep his shot along the ground. Hits it straight into the hands of Rehan Ahmed standing at backward point. Throws his wicket away at a crucial moment, Axar Patel has to walk back into the hut.

85.21

Tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball hard along the ground to sweepers for a single.

85.10

Short and wide, flatter through the air. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and strokes the ball to covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 300/4

A Patel27 (50)

Y Jaiswal165 (243)

R Ahmed12-2-39-1

84.60

Just short on the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and blocks the ball off back to the bowler to end the over.

84.50

On the up, slower in the air on off stump. Axar Patel drives the ball hard but straight to mid off.

84.40

Fuller on the off stump line. Axar Patel stays back and taps the ball to covers.

84.30

Pitched up this time and Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

84.20

Short on the stumps this time. Axar Patel gets back inside the crease and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

84.10

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump. Axar Patel stays back and plays it off back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 300/4

Y Jaiswal165 (243)

A Patel27 (44)

S Bashir24-0-86-1

83.60

Pitched up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball back to the bowler to end the over.

83.50

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

83.41

Just short on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 300 runs come up for India!

83.30

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel adjusts well to the extra bounce of the ball to keep it down.

83.21

Short ball on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks the ball towards mid-wicket for a single to bring up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.

83.11

Pitched up on the off stump. Axar Patel punches the ball to long on and runs a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 297/4

A Patel25 (41)

Y Jaiswal164 (240)

R Ahmed11-1-39-1

82.61

Outside the off stump line, fuller in length. Axar Patel drives the ball through to sweepers and takes a run to end the over.

82.51

Fuller on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal sweeps the ball to deep square leg for a single.

82.40

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

82.31

Just short at the stumps. Axar Patel stays back and knocks the ball to long on for a single.

82.21

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long on for a single.

82.11

Gives the ball air and bowls it on off, Axar Patel knocks it down the ground to long on and gets to the other end.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 292/4

Y Jaiswal162 (237)

A Patel22 (38)

S Bashir23-0-83-1

81.60

Big swing of the bat, resulting in a dot ball. Shoaib Bashir tosses the ball up on the off stump and turns the ball away. Yashasvi Jaiswal goes for a big heave but misses out due to the away turn. Ben Foakes takes the bails off but Yashasvi Jaiswal is inside the crease.

81.51

Holds the length on the off stump. Axar Patel punches the ball through to sweepers and runs a single.

81.41

Tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off and runs a single.

81.31

On the pads, flicked away for a single to deep mid-wicket.

81.20

Pitched up on the off stump and Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

81.10

Starts off short and wide after the halt, Axar Patel looks to cut the ball hard but misses it completely.

Halt! Ben Foakes has gone off the field for a toilet break and the two Indian batters take this opportunity to sip on some fluids. Foakes is back and we are all good to go now.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 289/4

Y Jaiswal161 (235)

A Patel20 (34)

R Ahmed10-1-34-1

80.60

tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks the ball well off the front foot to end the over.

80.51

Justs short on the off stump. Axar Patel taps the ball through covers and runs a single.

80.40

Quicker and shorter, on off, kept out from the crease by Axar Patel.

80.30

Short and turning in, on middle, Axar Patel punches it off the back foot to mid on.

80.21

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

80.10

Fuller outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal plays a drive to the left of covers and it denied the run as there is a brilliant piece of work at covers by Ollie Pope to stop the ball diving to his left.

The second new ball is now available. Will England take it straight away? No, they are continuing with the old one for now. Also, Rehan Ahmed (9-1-32-1) has been brought back into the attack.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 287/4

A Patel19 (31)

Y Jaiswal160 (232)

S Bashir22-0-80-1

79.60

Tossed up on the off stump line. Axar Patel negotiates well and brings up the 80 overs of the innings.

79.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Axar Patel blocks it off the front foot.

79.41

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to the mid-wicket gap and runs a single.

79.30

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal strides forward to block it.

79.20

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

79.14

EDGED AND FOUR! Short and wide, bowled in with pace. Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts the ball hard and gets a thick outside edge flying past Joe Root at first slip and runs away to the third man boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 282/4

A Patel19 (29)

Y Jaiswal155 (228)

J Root14-0-71-0

78.60

Short ball outside the off stump, stays low. Axar Patel manages to block it off.

78.54

FOUR! Pitches and skids on a little but Axar Patel times it really well to find the boundary. Short from Joe Root, flatter on the stumps. Axar Patel rocks back and flicks the ball with good timing to the left of mid on for a boundary long the ground.

78.40

Fuller on the off stump. Axar Patel lunges in front and keeps it out.

78.30

Tossed up on the off stump. Axar Patel offers a front foot defence.

78.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Axar Patel takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

78.11

Tosses the ball outside the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball hard and flat towards sweepers and runs a single.

Drinks break! India lost Rajat Patidar in the first hour of the final session and are now 277/4 after 78 overs with the second new ball due in 2 overs. England will be formulating plans according to the second new ball now and will look to sneak in a few more wickets.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 277/4

A Patel15 (24)

Y Jaiswal154 (227)

S Bashir21-0-75-1

77.60

Full and sliding onto the pads, Axar Patel turns this one straight to backward square leg

77.52

Edgy! Short and just outside off, Axar Patel hangs back to keep this one out. The ball spins away and catches the shoulder of the bat. It rolls away to the right of short third man before it is cut off by Zak Crawley. Two runs taken.

77.40

Nicely bowled! Flatter and a bit fuller, around off, Axar Patel does not commit fully on the front foot and the ball spins away to beat the bat.

77.30

Coming in with the arm, full and on middle, Axar Patel presses forward to defend it out.

77.23

It is short again, around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes back in his crease and cuts it pretty late to cut it between point and backward point. Zak Crawley gives it a chase and slides forward to save a run for his side.

77.10

Short and wide outside off, cut away hard but straight to backward point.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 272/4

A Patel13 (20)

Y Jaiswal151 (225)

J Root13-0-66-0

76.64

FOUR! Short again, four again! Way too short and down leg as well, Axar Patel pulls this one behind square and it is all along the ground for four more runs. A good over for India, 13 runs off the over!

76.54

FOUR! Poor delivery and duly punished! Short and angling in, on middle and leg, Axar Patel goes on the back foot in a flash and pulls it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.

76.40

Darts this one in, full and on off, Axar Patel gets half-forward to dead-bats it onto the deck.

76.31

Short and sliding onto the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal rocks back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

76.24

FOUR! Absolutely crunched by Yashasvi Jaiswal to bring up his 150! Jaiswal continues on his merry way and he has been the backbone of India's innings. Root offers flight and width on off, fuller as well, Yashasvi Jaiswal frees his arms and cracks the drive to the left of deep point for a boundary.

76.10

Comes back into the attack and starts from around the wicket, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and pushes it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 259/4

A Patel5 (17)

Y Jaiswal146 (222)

R Ahmed9-1-32-1

75.60

Flatter but the line is on the pads, shorter as well, Axar Patel gets rushed but does well to keep it out on the leg side.

75.50

A bit too full from wide of the crease, on middle, Axar Patel bunts it back to the bowler.

75.40

Targets the foot marks as he comes from around the wicket and bowls it full, around off, Axar Patel extends his arms and drives it to cover.

75.30

Tosses it up, full and on middle, Axar Patel presses forward and defends it with a straight bat.

75.24

FOUR! Short and punished! A hit-me delivery from Rehan Ahmed, short and down leg, Axar Patel with minimal foot movement, pulls it behind square on the leg side for his first boundary.

75.10

Loops it up, full and on off, Axar Patel drills it hard but can't get it past mid off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 255/4

Y Jaiswal146 (222)

A Patel1 (11)

J Anderson17-3-30-1

74.60

Honing in at the stumps, on a good length, a hint of away movement, Yashasvi Jaiswal covers the line of the ball well and stabs it down on the off side.

74.50

Delivers it on a good length and going away from the batter, Yashasvi Jaiswal watchfully lets it go through to the keeper.

74.40

Much fuller this time, at the stumps, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it with a straight bat to the right of the bowler.

74.32

Width on offer on off, on a short of a length, Yashasvi Jaiswal stands tall and punches it sweetly to the right of cover-point. Ben Duckett dives to his right and takes the sting out of the ball to keep it to just two.

74.20

At 130.9 clicks, on a back of a length, on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal nudges it from the crease to mid-wicket.

74.10

Pitches right up to the batter, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets all his weight on the front foot and drives it firmly to mid off.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 253/4

A Patel1 (11)

Y Jaiswal144 (216)

R Ahmed8-1-28-1

73.60

Full and around leg, Axar Patel gets on the front foot and works it to mid-wicket.

73.51

Drops it short and at the stumps, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets right behind the line and does well to stay low with the bounce and turns it to deep backward square leg for one.

73.41

Offers flight, full and on off, Axar Patel gets a good stride in and eases it to the right of wide mid off for a single.

73.30

There's that extra bounce again! Slows it up and bowls it short, outside off, Axar Patel rocks back to cut but the ball gets a bit big on him and it comes off the top half of the bat and goes nowhere.

73.21

Loops it up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal leans on it and knocks it to long on for a run.

73.10

Tosses it up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it off the front foot to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 250/4

A Patel0 (8)

Y Jaiswal142 (213)

J Anderson16-3-28-1

72.60

Goes wide of the crease and hurls it on a back of a length, on middle, Axar Patel stabs it down onto the deck off the back foot.

72.50

Shaping into the left-hander, fuller in length, on off, Axar Patel does not move his feet and drives it on the up to mid off.

72.40

At 129.8 clicks, on a back of a length, on off, Axar Patel hangs back and defends it out with a straight bat.

72.31

Fuller this time, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal opens the bat face and gets a good stride in to steer it down to third man for a single. 250 comes up for India!

72.20

Comes from around the wicket and angles it in, around off, on a length, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets on the front foot and leaves the ball alone.

72.10

Angling away, on off, on a good length, left alone by Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 249/4

A Patel0 (5)

Y Jaiswal141 (210)

R Ahmed7-1-25-1

71.60

Quicker through the air and turning in, short and on middle and leg, Axar Patel works it from the crease to mid-wicket. A wicket-maiden from Rehan Ahmed!

71.50

That kept low! Pushes it through, short and on off, Axar Patel goes for the cut but the ball keeps low and Axar gets it off the toe-end and it goes nowhere.

71.40

At 83.5 clicks, on a short of a length, on middle, Axar Patel punches it from the crease to mid-wicket.

71.30

Tosses it up, full and on off, Axar Patel presses forward to defend it onto the deck.

71.20

This is a bit short, on middle and leg, Axar Patel tucks it on the bounce to short leg.

Axar Patel walks in to bat for India.

71.1W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Rehan Ahmed breaks through for England! Unfortunate for Rajat Patidar! Bowls this one with much more intent by it and tosses it up, on middle, Rajat Patidar gets on the front foot to defend it out. There is a bit of extra bounce which does the trick for Rehan. Patidar fails to negate the bounce as he tries to block it out. The ball comes off the top half of the bat and rolls along the ground and back onto the stumps.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 249/3

Y Jaiswal141 (210)

R Patidar32 (71)

J Anderson15-3-27-1

70.60

Hurls it on the sixth stump line, on a good length, Yashasvi Jaiswal shoulders arms and lets it go through to the keeper.

70.50

A bit fuller this time and shaping away, left alone by Yashasvi Jaiswal. The ball keeps low and goes on the bounce to the keeper.

70.40

Angling away a touch, on a good length, top of off, Yashasvi Jaiswal plays it right under his eyes as he steers it to backward point.

70.30

This one is much straighter, on a back of a length, on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it from the crease to mid-wicket.

70.20

Beaten! Gets the ball to go away from the batter, on a good length, in the channel of off, Yashasvi Jaiswal fiddles at the delivery and gets beaten on the outside edge.

70.10

Serves it full, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal presses forward and solidly blocks it out.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 249/3

Y Jaiswal141 (204)

R Patidar32 (71)

R Ahmed6-0-25-0

69.61

Shorter and at the stumps, Yashasvi Jaiswal plays it with the turn and glances it off his pads to fine leg for a run.

69.50

Drifts on the pads, full in length, Yashasvi Jaiswal lunges to work it off his pads but misses.

69.41

Short and at 85.1 clicks, Rajat Patidar rides the bounce and cuts it behind square to deep point for a single.

69.30

Fuller and on off, Rajat Patidar stays leg side of the ball and gets on the front foot to defend it on the off side.

69.21

Short and sliding on, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it with a straight bat to long on for one more run.

69.11

Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 245/3

Y Jaiswal139 (201)

R Patidar30 (68)

J Anderson14-2-27-1

68.60

Shaping away from over the wicket, on a hard length, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal is a bit late to block it out as the ball comes off the bottom half of the bat and rolls towards the keeper.

68.51

A bit too straight from Anderson, on a back of a length, on the pads, Rajat Patidar turns this one away off his hips to deep backward square leg for a single.

68.40

At 130.6 clicks, on a back of a length, around off, Rajat Patidar plays it very late and glides it from the crease to backward point.

68.30

Nipping back in, on a good length, on off, Rajat Patidar lets the ball come to him and defends it right under his eyeline with a straight bat.

68.20

Serves it on a short of a length, on off, Rajat Patidar frees his arms and guides it to backward point.

68.10

Angles it into the right-hander, on a length, on the sixth stump line, Rajat Patidar looks to play at it initially but changes his mind and withdraws his bat to let the ball go.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 244/3

Y Jaiswal139 (200)

R Patidar29 (63)

R Ahmed5-0-21-0

67.64

FOUR! Cuts and cuts well does Jaiswal! Ahmed bowls it quicker and shorter, just outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal picks up the length early and rocks back to chop this one to the right of backward point for a boundary.

67.50

Short and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal waits on the back foot this time and defends it out.

67.46

SIX! Excellent use of the feet! Rehan Ahmed tosses it up and bit short as compared to the previous delivery, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal shimmies down the track and opens his front hip to thump it up and over extra cover for a maximum.

67.30

This is on middle, fuller in length, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out to keep this one out.

67.20

Loops it up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal swings to hit it against the turn but fails to get the connection and miscues it back to the bowler.

67.10

Bowls the googly, full and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets on the front foot to keep it out but gets it off the outer half of the bat on the off side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 234/3

R Patidar29 (63)

Y Jaiswal129 (194)

J Anderson13-2-26-1

66.60

Good-length delivery, zoning in, on middle, Rajat Patidar lunges to work it on the leg side. The ball hits him high on the bat and rolls to the left of short mid-wicket.

66.50

Pulls his length back does Anderson and bowls it around middle, a bit of tail back into the batter, Rajat Patidar hangs back and whips it off the back foot to mid on.

66.51nb

NO BALL! Hurls it at 133 clicks, on a length, around off, Rajat Patidar extends his arms and leans on it to block it out on the off side. Anderson has overstepped!

66.40

Gets the ball to nip away slightly and this is fuller as well, in the corridor of off, Rajat Patidar offers no shot at it and lets it go.

66.31

This is on a short of a length, closer to the off-stump line, Yashasvi Jaiswal hops and steers it wide of point for a single.

66.20

Going across the batter from over the wicket, on a length, around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal reads it well and lifts his bat to let the ball pass.

66.10

Angling away from the left-hander, in the channel on off, on a back of a length, Yashasvi Jaiswal plays it late and dabs it watchfully to backward point.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 232/3

Y Jaiswal128 (191)

R Patidar29 (59)

R Ahmed4-0-11-0

65.61

Slower and fuller, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal turns it away through mid-wicket and retains the strike with a single.

65.51

Gives the ball more air and bowls it too full, on off, Rajat Patidar opens himself up and drives it firmly to wide long off for a run.

65.40

Floats it up, on the pads, Rajat Patidar stabs it down onto the deck off the front foot.

65.32

Dishes out a googly, short and on middle, Rajat Patidar reads it and goes on the back foot to clip it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. The 50-run stand comes up between these two batters.

65.20

Pulls his length back a touch and bowls it on off, Rajat Patidar is through his shot early and chips it in frot of short cover.

65.11

Short and turning in, at the stumps, Yashasvi Jaiswal knocks it off the back foot to long on for a run.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 227/3

R Patidar26 (55)

Y Jaiswal126 (189)

J Anderson12-2-24-1

64.60

Shaping back in again, on a short of a length, Rajat Patidar gets on top of the bounce and pats it from the crease to cover. A maiden from James Anderson!

64.50

Good shot for no run! This is at 126.8 clicks, on a back of a length, on off, Rajat Patidar gets right on his toes and punches it neatly but can't get it past Ben Stokes at mid off.

64.40

Lands it on a back of a length, on off, Rajat Patidar opens the bat face and dabs it from the crease to backward point.

64.30

On the sixth stump line, a bit of inward movement, on a good length, on off, Rajat Patidar does not cover his off-stump and shoulders arms to the delivery.

64.20

Serves it on a short of a length, on off, Rajat Patidar stands tall and presents a high elbow to punch it on the bounce to mid off.

64.10

At 129.4 clicks, back of a length, angling in, down leg, Rajat Patidar fails to tickle it fine and it is a good take by the keeper, Ben Foakes diving away to his left.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 227/3

R Patidar26 (49)

Y Jaiswal126 (189)

R Ahmed3-0-6-0

63.61

Quicker through the air and short, around off, Rajat Patidar punches it along the ground to deep point for a single.

63.50

Lobs it up, full and on off, Rajat Patidar fails to smother the spin as he looks to defend. The ball turns away enough to go past the outside edge.

63.41

Short and turning in again, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal nudges it through square leg for a single.

63.30

Drags his length back and bowls it from wide of the crease, turning in, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal lunges and works it with the turn to mid-wicket.

63.20

Floats it up again, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a good stride in to defend it out.

63.10

Begins from around the wicket and tosses this one up, on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal leans to clip it away but misses to get pinged on the front pad.

We are back for the third session on Day 1 where India is cruising strong at 225/3 with Yashasvi Jaiswal still out there on 125 along with Rajat Patidar on 25 runs and both of them are out to take guard and start the proceedings. England need wickets to get back in the game. It's Rehan Ahmed to start the attack for them after Tea. Let's Play!

... DAY 1, SESSION 3 ...

England have been bowling well but the wicket is a good one for batting and there is not much help from the wicket to the bowlers. A few balls turning here and there and very few keeping low, including the ball that got Shreyas Iyer out, gives a hint on how the wicket is going to play after a few days and it's going to get tough to bat. Tom Hartley again got the important breakthrough but since then Ben Stokes and the others have been made to think a lot about the current plans applied. England needs to pick up a few wickets in the final session of the game as they don't want to fall behind from the first day of the game itself. As for now, the players and the umpires are enjoying a cup of tea and will come back in 20 minutes to start the third and final session on Day 1 of this Test match.

It's time for a cup of TEA! With that, we come to the end of the second session on Day 1 of this Test match and India look absolutely in control at the moment at 225/3 after 63 overs in the day. With Yashasvi Jaiswal still at the crease on 125, batting brilliantly since the start, along with the debutant Rajat Patidar batting well on 25 stitching up another good partnership after the loss of Shreyas Iyer in this session. India totally winning this session with 122 runs in 32 overs after losing one one wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 225/3

R Patidar25 (47)

Y Jaiswal125 (185)

S Bashir20-0-70-1

62.60

Bashir gives the ball air and bowls it full, on middle, Rajat Patidar flicks it off his pads but straight to mid-wicket. That will be TEA on DAY 1!

62.52

Switches to around the wicket and bowls it full, on off, Rajat Patidar shows the full face of the bat and knocks it to the right of mid off for a couple of runs.

62.40

This is fuller now, on off Rajat Patidar leans on it and defends it out.

62.30

Flatter and shorter, on off, Rajat Patidar rocks back and nudges it to mid-wicket.

62.20

At 88.5 clicks, flatter and on off, Rajat Patidar gets his bat out in front of the pads to defend it out. Half a shout for LBW but the impact was outside off even if it had made contact with the pad.

62.10

Pushes it through, full and on off, a bit of turn, Rajat Patidar looks to defend but gets an inside edge to square leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 223/3

Y Jaiswal125 (185)

R Patidar23 (41)

R Ahmed2-0-4-0

61.60

Goes wide of the crease and tries to target the bowler's footmarks, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a big stride in to smother the spin.

61.50

Keeps it on a fullish length, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and is solid in defence again.

61.40

Loops it up, on a fullish length, Yashasvi Jaiswal takes it on the full and drives it to mid off.

61.31

Full and coming in with the arm, Rajat Patidar pushes it in front of mid on and gets to the other end.

61.20

Full and around off, Rajat Patidar gets forward and