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India vs England Anthony de Mello Trophy, 2024

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3rd Test, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, 15 Feb, 2024

India

IND

445/10

(130.5) overs

430/4

(98.0) overs

England

ENG

319/10

(71.1) overs

122/10

(39.4) overs

India beat England by 434 runs

Player Of The Match

Ravindra Jadeja,
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Commentary

Right then, that concludes this thrilling Test match. Despite the final result, India faced a tough challenge and had to work hard for the win. With the series now at 2-1 in their favor, the hosts will aim to clinch victory in the next game, while England will seek to bounce back and level the series. Join us for the 4th Test starting on 23rd February, Friday at 9:30 am IST (4 am GMT), where we'll bring you all the pre-match excitement. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Ravindra Jadeja is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his excellent hundred and a fine five-wicket haul. He talks about his century in the first innings as he was looking to build a partnership with Rohit Sharma. He further adds that the wicket here is good to bat on and they used the opportunity to bat first really well and got those runs on the board. Ends by saying that it's hard work to pick wickets on a surface like this, and he is very happy with the way they bowled.

Rohit Sharma, the victorious skipper of India says that when you play Test cricket, you have to play well for five days. Adds that England did play well and put them under pressure with some good batting, but he was very happy with how the team fought back in the game. Tells that Ravindra Jadeja has a lot of experience playing here and they wanted to keep a right-left combination that worked in their favour. Mentions that there were a lot of turning points, winning the toss was one as you want to put runs on the board, then again after the English batting onslaught, the bowlers were excellent, and that too without their main spinner. Credits Yashasvi Jaiswal for his incredible performance, but says that he wants to keep calm about him and does not want to talk much, but reckons he has got off to a great start to his career and is an important player for the team.

Ben Stokes, the captain of England says that Ben Duckett gave them a good start but the middle-order batters did not stand up and score those runs in the first innings that led them to a massive lead. He adds that everyone has an opinion about the type of Test cricket England is playing but at the same time when it works in their favour, everyone appreciates it. He ends by saying that they will come back hard next game and look to draw the lead.

Presentation Time...

Yashasvi Jaiswal, the double-centurion is up for a chat. He talks about his innings and says that it has been a good wicket to bat on even on Day 4. He adds that he did not want to go out as retired hurt, but that gave him the time to recover and come out the next day and score his second double hundred. He finishes by saying that he looks to back himself all the time and looks to bat as long as possible once completely set.

India began Day 4 with a substantial lead of 322 runs, with Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav steadily accumulating runs. However, a miscommunication between the batters resulted in Gill's dismissal for 91, depriving him of a well-deserved century, followed by Kuldeep's departure soon after. Despite England hoping for some respite, Yashasvi Jaiswal, the centurion, continued his impressive form. Alongside Sarfaraz Khan, they launched a relentless assault on the visitors' bowling attack, particularly after Tea. The debutant showcased his talent once again with another half-century, while Jaiswal's exceptional performance saw him become only the third Indian player to score back-to-back double-centuries in a Test series. He also equaled Wasim Akram's record of most sixes in a Test innings with 12 maximums. With their dominance evident, India eventually declared, setting a daunting target of 557 runs for England. Despite expectations of an aggressive response from England, their batting performance left much to be desired. They were never really in the chase and some late fireworks from Mark Wood only managed to delay the inevitable. It was the local boy, Ravindra Jadeja who was the star with the ball with a five-wicket haul and sealed the biggest win in terms of runs for India.

The 'Moving Day' belonged entirely to India, despite the absence of Ashwin due to a family emergency. Early in the first session, Joe Root's attempt at the reverse scoop led to his dismissal, triggering an extraordinary collapse for England. Ben Duckett, after reaching his 150, had to alter his approach but was eventually dismissed cheaply. Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes showed resilience until Lunch but fell in consecutive deliveries thereafter, as England were bowled out for 319. Kuldeep Yadav was instrumental in getting the early breakthroughs, while Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj polished off the tail. In the second innings, Rohit Sharma missed out, but Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal capitalized on their opportunities. Initially cautious, Jaiswal unleashed an aggressive onslaught after reaching his fifty. Despite another brilliant century, Jaiswal had to retire hurt due to a back spasm, while Gill also reached his fifty. Rajat Patidar departed for a duck, but Gill, along with nightwatchman Kuldeep Yadav, ensured a commanding position for the hosts at Stumps.

England made early breakthroughs on Day 2, with Anderson dismissing the nightwatchman and Joe Root claiming the crucial wicket of Ravindra Jadeja. However, they failed to capitalize on this momentum, allowing the hosts to forge another partnership, this time between Ravichandran Ashwin and debutant Dhruv Jurel, who showcased his potential. Together, they guided India past the 400-run mark, although Jurel fell just short of his fifty. A late flurry of boundaries from Jasprit Bumrah helped India reach a total of 445 runs before Rehan Ahmed and Mark Wood wrapped up the innings for the visitors. The highlight of the day was Ben Duckett's exceptional performance, as he took charge against the Indian bowlers, with Zak Crawley providing solid support at the other end. Duckett notched up a magnificent century, ending the day unbeaten on 133 runs, as England set a solid platform for the crucial 'Moving Day', with the scoreboard reading 207/2.

After winning the toss and opting to bat, India faced early pressure from the visitors, losing three quick wickets. However, skipper Rohit Sharma, accompanied by local stalwart and experienced campaigner Ravindra Jadeja, steadied the innings, with Rohit benefiting from a missed chance on 27. Both batters showcased their class, notching up brilliant centuries and guiding India towards a substantial total. Debutant Sarfaraz Khan also impressed, crafting a stylish half-century before an unfortunate run-out denied him the chance of a debut hundred. Mark Wood was impressive with the new ball, claiming a couple of early scalps, while Tom Hartley provided crucial support with a wicket of his own. Despite the early setbacks, the pivotal moment for England was Joe Root's drop of Rohit, which proved costly for the visitors.

A remarkable victory indeed for India! With an outstanding performance, they take a commanding 2-1 lead in the series. The hosts showcased their own brand of 'Bazball', securing victory by a massive margin of  434 runs. This is also the biggest win for them in their Test history in terms of runs. It was a collective effort from the team, with the batters laying a solid foundation. Centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja in the first innings, along with Shubman Gill's impressive 91 and Yashasvi Jaiswal's stunning double century in the second, set the stage for India's dominance. Debutants Sarfaraz Khan also made significant contributions with two half-centuries, while Dhruv Jurel impressed with both bat and gloves. Despite being in contention at the start of Day 3, England missed crucial opportunities and have only themselves to blame for the outcome.

39.4W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! There it is! India have sealed the lead in the series 2-1 and have finished the game in 4 days. Ravindra Jadeja gets his FIFER as he tosses the ball up on the stumps and Mark Wood steps out and slogs the ball hard, hitting it straight to Yashasvi Jaiswal at long on who fittingly takes the last catch and throws the ball up in the air with joy!

39.30

Floated, full and on off, Mark Wood goes down across to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.

39.22

Tossed up, full and around off, Mark Wood uses his feet and slices it over cover-point for a brace.

39.10

Short and around off, Mark Wood moves back and slaps it towards extra covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 120/9

J Anderson1 (9)

M Wood31 (11)

R Ashwin6-3-19-1

38.60

Floats the ball up in the air on the off stump line. James Anderson gets beaten outside the off stump as he looks to block it off.

38.50

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

38.41

Short and wide, cut away for a single by Mark Wood.

38.34

FOUR! Mark Wood takes on Ravichandran Ashwin and gets a boundary. Tossed up ball on the off stump and Mark Wood slogs it away through the mid-wicket gap and the ball runs away to the boundary.

38.21

On the pads, fuller. James Anderson flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs a single.

38.10

Fuller on the off-stump line. James Anderson looks to reverse sweep it but gets beaten by the turn.

Runs Scored 23 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 114/9

M Wood26 (9)

J Anderson0 (5)

R Jadeja12-4-39-4

37.60

Tosses the ball up just outside the leg stump line and Mark Wood gets a hit on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW and the Umpire raises his finger. Mark Wood takes a review and the Ball Tracking short that the ball is pitched outside the line of the off stump. Mark Wood survives.

37.54

FOUR! Slaps it over covers this time! Mark Wood takes on Ravindra Jadeja! Fuller on the off stump line and Mark Wood makes room and slams the ball over covers and a superb boundary.

37.46

SIX! Takes the arial route this time and goes a long way! Mark Wood steps down the track and slogs the ball high and long over long off for a handsome maximum!

37.34lb

FOUR LEG BYES!. Another boundary off leg byes! Pitches the ball full on the leg stump line. Mark Wood looks to sweep the ball and gets a hit on the pads that runs away to the fine leg boundary for Four more runs as leg byes.

37.24

FOUR! Two in two! Fuller ball outside teh off stump line. Mark Wood lofts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary on the bounce. Good batting!

37.14

FOUR! Short and wide outside the off stump. Mark Wood slices the ball hard, taking it over the point fielder for a boundary.

37.11nb

No ball! Oversteps once again! Ravindra Jadeja tosses the ball up and gets it to turn square. Mark Wood gets beaten.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 91/9

J Anderson0 (5)

M Wood8 (2)

R Ashwin5-3-13-1

36.60

Fuller outside the line of the leg stump. James Anderson looks to sweep the ball but misses it. End of the over.

36.50

Falls short on the off stump. James Anderson goes back in the crease and taps the ball down to silly point on the bounce.

Commentary

We are back for the run chase! The players are already out in the middle now. Ravichandran Ashwin has still not arrived at the ground, and Devdutt Padikkal is the substitute fielder in place of him. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett are the two openers for England. Jasprit Bumrah has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Here we go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

Brilliant batting performance by the Indian batters. They have completely batted England out of the game. Yashasvi Jaiswal has taken to international cricket like a fish to water and scored another 214 not out in the second innings of the match. With shots all around the ground and hitting 12 sixes in a Test inning, Yashasvi Jaiswal has provided a batting treat for the viewers. Shubman Gill again stood up and got 91 in the second innings of a Test match, giving India the platform for a launch. Then the pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan took the final attack on the English bowlers and got their side to 430 runs before Rohit Sharma thought there was enough time left in this Test match to bowl England out. England now faces the challenge of chasing down 557 runs.

India has put up a mammoth lead of 556 runs in front of England to chase down in their final innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal comes out unbeaten on 214 runs along with the debutant Sarfaraz Khan who too batted brilliantly for his 68 not out. India declares on 430/4 after batting for 98 overs.

Runs Scored 18 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 430/4

S Khan68 (72)

Y Jaiswal214 (236)

R Ahmed25-1-108-1

97.61

Short and outside off, Sarfaraz Khan guides it towards point for a single. 18 runs off the over. Rohit Sharma is waving his hands and India have declared on 430/4. So, the target for England will be a massive 557!

97.50

DROPPED! This is short and around off, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan tries to steer it away but gets a slight edge behind where Ben Foakes fails to grab it.

97.46

SIX MORE! 17 runs already in the over! Rehan Ahmed gives this one some more air, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan once again goes down and bludgeons it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another biggie.

97.34

FOUR! Another boundary now! Rehan Ahmed floats this one up, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan uses his feet to go inside out and thrashes it over extra covers for a boundary.

97.26

SIX! Glorious shot! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan goes down on one knee, takes his front leg out of the way and heaves it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

97.11

Short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it through covers for a single.

DRINKS! India riding high on a lead of 538 and Yashasvi Jaiswal just crossed his second 200+ score in this series. Sarfaraz Khan batting well with him on 51 and both of them are scoring quick runs and adding runs to a huge lead. England waiting for a declaration from Rohit Sharma but no signs yet from the Indian dressing room. The waiting game goes on for England as India continues to bat after DRINKS!

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 412/4

Y Jaiswal213 (235)

S Khan51 (67)

J Root27-3-111-1

96.61

Quicker, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal works it through mid-wicket for one. All eyes on the Indian skipper, but there is still no signal.

96.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal defends it on the front foot.

96.46

SIX NUMBER 12 FOR JAISWAL! Joe Root gives this one some air, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal this time clears his front leg away and dispatches it over the long on fence for another maximum. He has equaled Wasim Akram's world record of most sixes in a Test innings now.

96.36

SIX! Way into the stands!  This is flighted, full and on off, turns away, Yashasvi Jaiswal skips down the track and launches it high and handsomely over the wide long off fence for a biggie.

96.21

Floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan swipes it through square leg for a run.

96.11

DOUBLE HUNDRED FOR JAISWAL! What a player, what an innings! He gets back-to-back double centuries in this series and has been simply sensational. This is tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it through covers for a single. He roars in delight while Sarfaraz Khan is also celebrating while taking the single. Rohit Sharma and the entire team applauds while the whole crowd is up on their feet.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 397/4

S Khan50 (66)

Y Jaiswal199 (230)

R Ahmed24-1-90-1

95.60

Another short delivery, on middle, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it away towards square leg.

95.51

Looped up, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it through covers for a run. He is one run away from the milestone now.

95.41

FIFTY FOR SARFARAZ! Back-to-back half-centuries for him and he is having a dream debut. This short and around leg, Sarfaraz Khan moves back and works it towards short fine leg for a run.

95.30

Flighted, full, on leg, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan tries to paddle it away but misses.

95.20

Floated, short and on middle, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and clips it to the leg slip region.

95.10

Tossed up, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 395/4

S Khan49 (61)

Y Jaiswal198 (229)

J Root26-3-96-1

94.61

A bit short and around leg, Sarfaraz Khan moves back and nudges it towards short fine leg for a run. He moves to 49 now.

94.50

Quicker one, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it straight to square leg.

94.40

Flighted, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to square leg.

94.31

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

94.20

Misses out there! This is a loopy full toss, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it straight to extra covers where Ollie Pope makes a good stop.

94.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it towards short covers and calls for the run but is sent back and rightly so.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 393/4

S Khan48 (58)

Y Jaiswal197 (226)

R Ahmed23-1-88-1

93.60

Flighted, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and keeps it out.

Commentary

We are back for the second innings of India! The players are already out in the middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma are the two openers for India. James Anderson has the new red cherry in his hand. Here we go...

... THIRD INNINGS ...

Ben Duckett has been the star of the England batting lineup with 153 runs, 100 of which, came in a single session of play yesterday. England started the day at 212/2 with Ben Duckett and Joe Root. With the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian bowling lineup was hit by a serious blow but the way Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah set the tone in the first hour of play, England were never looking in the game after the wicket of Ben Duckett. After LUNCH, Mohammed Siraj came in and picked up 3 quick wickets along with Ravindra Jadeja picking up the big wicket of Ben Stokes, India wrapped up the English innings inside two sessions. Brilliant bowling by all the bowlers who stood up and got the job done for the skipper, Rohit Sharma. Now India is all set for another big total on the board as they lead by 126 runs. Stay tuned as the Indian Second Innings start soon.

England are bowled out, and India wraps things up quickly in the second session. 5 wickets in an hour for the first time in this series. England were 221/2 at the start of the day and are now all out for 319. Mohammed Siraj picks up 3 wickets in no time after Lunch along with the 2 picked up by Ravindra Jadeja. India will walk out to start their second innings sitting on a lead of 126 runs.

71.1W

OUT! CASTLED! Mohammed Siraj finishes things off for India! Mohammed Siraj comes around the wicket and serves this full, on off, straightens a bit after hitting the deck, James Anderson tries to block but plays down the wrong line as the ball goes through to rattle the stumps. England have been bowled out for 319 and surrenders a lead of 126 runs to India.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 319/9

M Wood4 (3)

J Anderson1 (2)

R Jadeja10-0-51-2

70.64

FOUR! Good shot! Ravindra Jadeja darts this one full and down the leg side, Mark Wood goes down and paddles it away nicely towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

70.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Mark Wood blocks it out.

70.41

Tossed up, full and on middle, James Anderson reverse sweeps it through point for a single.

70.30

Short and on middle, James Anderson stays back and pats it to the left of the bowler.

James Anderson is the last man coming out for England.

70.2W

OUT! STUMPED! Another one bites the dust now! Ravindra Jadeja sees the batter advance here and bowls this flatter and around off, Tom Hartley goes for the pre-meditated slog across the line, but misses it completely and Dhruv Jurel behind the stumps does the rest. England nine down and still 131 runs behind!

70.10

Floated, full and on middle, Tom Hartley tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 314/8

M Wood0 (1)

T Hartley9 (15)

M Siraj21-2-84-3

69.60

Fuller one and on middle, Mark Wood blocks it out solidly.

Mark Wood walks out to bat for England.

69.5W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! What a response from Mohammed Siraj! A corker of a delivery and Siraj has his third now. He sets the batter up nicely here, following the two short-length balls with a toe-crusher. This is the yorker, on off, tailing in, Rehan Ahmed is not expecting that and fails to get his bat down in time to dig it out, the ball goes through to hit the bottom of the off pole as the bail falls down. England eight down now!

69.40

Slower one now, short of a length and outside off, Rehan Ahmed slaps it straight to extra covers.

69.34

FOUR! Rehan Ahmed gets into the act now! Mohammed Siraj lands this back of a length and around off, Rehan Ahmed gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweetly through covers for a boundary. A shot any top-order batter will be proud of.

69.20

Full again and on middle too, shaping in as well, Rehan Ahmed manages to keep it out towards short mid-wicket.

69.10

Full and on middle, shaping in, Rehan Ahmed tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 310/7

T Hartley9 (15)

R Ahmed2 (8)

R Jadeja9-0-46-1

68.64

FOUR! Fine shot! Ravindra Jadeja flights this one up, on middle, Tom Hartley comes down the track to get to the pitch and drives it firmly past Jadeja for a boundary.

68.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Tom Hartley knocks it down the pitch.

68.40

Floated, full and on middle, Tom Hartley defends it on the front foot.

68.31

A bit short and on off, Rehan Ahmed punches it towards covers for a single.

68.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, taps it past silly point.

68.10

Short and on off, Rehan Ahmed moves back and bunts it past first slip.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 305/7

T Hartley5 (12)

R Ahmed1 (5)

M Siraj20-2-80-2

67.60

Mohammed Siraj comes around the wicket and serves this full, on middle, angling in, Tom Hartley blocks it back towards the bowler.

67.51

Goes back to his fuller length, on middle, shaping in, Rehan Ahmed clips it off the inside half od the bat towards fine leg for a single.

67.40

Back of a length and around off, Rehan Ahmed punches it nicely wide o short covers where Rajat Patidar dives to his left to make a good stop.

67.30

Pitched up, on off, shaping in, Rehan Ahmed hangs his bat away and knocks it towards mid off.

67.20

Full again and on off, Rehan Ahmed tries to drive but gets an inside edge to short mid-wicket.

Commentary

We are back for England's reply! We can see the Indian player make their way out to the middle and spread out to take their respective field positions. Mohammed Siraj looks fit and is taking the field. There is a slight halt as the hosts have come out with the second new ball. It has been replaced now and we are good to go. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett are the two openers for England. Jasprit Bumrah to start proceedings with the ball. Also, as India were given a penalty for Ravichandran Ashwin running down the middle of the pitch, the visitors will be starting at 5/0. Let's play...

... SECOND INNINGS ...

England, on the other hand, would not be satisfied with their performance as they could have cut down a lot of runs if they had taken the catches when they presented themselves. Joe Root dropping Rohit Sharma on 27 did not help them at all while they spilled a few in this session as well. Mark Wood put in a herculean effort and was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets. They started off the day really well but were not able to capitalise on the start provided by their bowlers. Now, the blasting English batting lineup has the task of putting 445 in front of them on a wicket that is still very good for the batters. England will be looking to start well after the break and get most of the runs till the time the wicket plays well. They have been aggressive with the bat and will carry on the batting in the same way. The second inning is coming up soon, so stay tuned.

With that, we come to the end of the Indian first innings and India has managed to score 445 after batting for 130.5 overs and will be really happy with their total. The skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front, scoring a brilliant 131 off 196 ball that included 14 boundaries and 3 sixes. Along with him, the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja posted 112 off 225 balls with the support of the two debutants, Sarfaraz Khan who scored a brilliant 62 and Dhruv Jurel scoring 46 and getting the Indian side to 445 runs in the first innings of this Test Match.

130.5W

OUT! LBW! Mark Wood wraps things up here! He pitches this one up again, on middle and off, shaping in, Jasprit Bumrah moves across to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is another big shout for LBW, and up goes the finger this time. However, Bumrah takes the review, but this time UltraEdge and Ball Tracking both go in the favour of the visitors. India have been bowled out for 445!

130.41lb

An appeal for LBW, but turned down! England take the review this time! This is full and on middle, angling into leg and keeping low, Mohammed Siraj misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that it is missing the leg stump. England lose a review!

130.31

Pitched up and around off, Jasprit Bumrah reaches out for it and steers it through point for a single.

Halt! Mohammed Siraj is really struggling with his right knee and has asked for help again. Things not looking good for India.

130.22

Full again and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah drills it down the ground, Rehan Ahmed from mid on runs to his left and dives to parry it towards mid off, Bumrah calls for the second and Siraj agrees. However, Siraj goes a long way around to complete the second and he is hobbling and looks in some pain.

130.14

FOUR! Great shot! Mark Wood serves this full and around middle, Jasprit Bumrah clears his front leg and swipes it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

Halt! Mohammed Siraj has called for the physio here as he got hit on his right knee. The physio put in the magic spray and he looks good to go for now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 130 overs : 437/9

M Siraj3 (20)

J Bumrah19 (24)

T Hartley40-7-109-1

129.60

Slower through the air, short and on off, turns away a long way, Mohammed Siraj is nowhere near to play at that.

129.50

Looped up, full and on leg, Mohammed Siraj turns it to the leg side.

129.40

An appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger! However, Mohammed Siraj takes the review straightaway. This is floated, full and on middle, turns away, Mohammed Siraj goes for the reverse sweep but it looks like he misses getting hit on his right knee. It looks close in the replay but UltraEdge shows a spike and confirms the under edge. Excellent review from India!

129.30

A bit short and on middle, Mohammed Siraj initially shapes up for the sweep but adjusts well to the length and keeps it out on the pitch.

129.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj blocks it back to the bowler.

129.11

Short and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah moves back and wristily flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 129 overs : 436/9

M Siraj3 (15)

J Bumrah18 (23)

M Wood27-2-107-3

128.60

Fuller again and on off, swinging in, Mohammed Siraj strides out and pushes it towards short covers.

128.50

Short of a length and on middle, Mohammed Siraj hops up to fend it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads.

128.41

Mark Wood bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah gets in an awkward position but manages to pull it towards fine leg for a run.

128.30

Pitched up and on off, Jasprit Bumrah this time watches it through and blocks it out.

128.20

Swing and a miss! Mark Wood serves this full again and on off, angling in, Jasprit Bumrah has a wild heave across the line but misses as the ball just goes past the off pole. Matter of inches!

128.11

Fuller one and around off, Mohammed Siraj is late to get his bat down and stabs it towards covers for a quick single.

DRINKS! Its Drinks taken on Day 2 Second session and India are 434/9 with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj at the crease. England looking for that one last wicket and start batting as soon as possible. Let's see what happens after the break.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 128 overs : 434/9

J Bumrah17 (20)

M Siraj2 (12)

R Ahmed22-2-85-2

127.60

Slower through the air, full and on off, turns away, Jasprit Bumrah lunges out to defend but gets an outside edge along the ground towards short third man.

127.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah turns it to the leg side.

127.44

FOUR! That is a proper cricketing shot! Rehan Ahmed flights this one up full and around off, Jasprit Bumrah gets down and extends his arms to thrash it over extra covers for another boundary.

127.30

Floated, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah prods forward and blocks it out.

127.24

FOUR! Good shot! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah picks up the length early and lofts it towards the long on fence for a boundary.

127.10

Short and on off, Jasprit Bumrah moves back and bunts it down to first slip.

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

lbw b J Bumrah

11 26 2 0 42.30
B Duckett

run out (M Siraj / D Jurel)

4 15 0 0 26.66
O Pope

c R Sharma b R Jadeja

3 14 0 0 21.42
J Root

lbw b R Jadeja

7 40 1 0 17.50
J Bairstow

lbw b R Jadeja

4 3 1 0 133.33
B Stokes

lbw b K Yadav

15 39 1 0 38.46
B Foakes

c D Jurel b R Jadeja

16 39 2 0 41.02
R Ahmed

c M Siraj b K Yadav

0 5 0 0 0
T Hartley

b R Ashwin

16 36 2 1 44.44
M Wood

c Y Jaiswal b R Jadeja

33 15 6 1 220
J Anderson

not out

1 9 0 0 11.11
Extras

(b 5,lb 4,w 0,nb 3,Penalty 0)

12
Total 39.4 (RR: 3.08)
122/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B Duckett, 6.1 ov) (Z Crawley, 8.2 ov) (O Pope, 9.4 ov) (J Bairstow, 11.1 ov) (J Root, 21.5 ov) (B Stokes, 22.5 ov) (R Ahmed, 24.4 ov) (B Foakes, 35.5 ov) (T Hartley, 36.1 ov) (M Wood, 39.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Bumrah
8 1 18 1 2.25
M Siraj
5 2 16 0 3.20
R Jadeja
12.4 4 41 5 3.23
K Yadav
8 2 19 2 2.37
R Ashwin
6 3 19 1 3.16
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Y Jaiswal

not out

214 236 14 12 90.67
R Sharma

lbw b J Root

19 28 3 0 67.85
S Gill

run out (B Stokes / T Hartley)

91 151 9 2 60.26
R Patidar

c R Ahmed b T Hartley

0 10 0 0 0
K Yadav

c J Root b R Ahmed

27 91 3 1 29.67
S Khan

not out

68 72 6 3 94.44
Extras

(b 0,lb 9,w 2,nb 0,Penalty 0)

11
Total 98.0 (RR: 4.39)
430/4

Did not bat: R Jadeja, D Jurel, R Ashwin, J Bumrah, M Siraj

Fall of wickets:

(R Sharma, 11.3 ov) (R Patidar, 47.4 ov) (S Gill, 64 ov) (K Yadav, 71.4 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Anderson
13 1 78 0 6.00
J Root
27 3 111 1 4.11
T Hartley
23 2 78 1 3.39
M Wood
10 0 46 0 4.60
R Ahmed
25 1 108 1 4.32
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley

c R Patidar b R Ashwin

15 28 2 0 53.57
B Duckett

c S Gill b K Yadav

153 151 23 2 101.32
O Pope

lbw b M Siraj

39 55 5 1 70.90
J Root

c Y Jaiswal b J Bumrah

18 31 2 0 58.06
J Bairstow

lbw b K Yadav

0 4 0 0 0
B Stokes

c J Bumrah b R Jadeja

41 89 6 0 46.06
B Foakes

c R Sharma b M Siraj

13 37 2 0 35.13
R Ahmed

b M Siraj

6 13 1 0 46.15
T Hartley

st D Jurel b R Jadeja

9 17 2 0 52.94
M Wood

not out

4 3 1 0 133.33
J Anderson

b M Siraj

1 3 0 0 33.33
Extras

(b 6,lb 5,w 0,nb 4,Penalty 5)

20
Total 71.1 (RR: 4.48)
319/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(Z Crawley, 13.1 ov) (O Pope, 30 ov) (J Root, 39.5 ov) (J Bairstow, 40.4 ov) (B Duckett, 50.1 ov) (B Stokes, 65 ov) (B Foakes, 65.1 ov) (R Ahmed, 69.5 ov) (T Hartley, 70.2 ov) (J Anderson, 71.1 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Bumrah
15 1 54 1 3.60
M Siraj
21.1 2 84 4 3.96
K Yadav
18 2 77 2 4.27
R Ashwin
7 0 37 1 5.28
R Jadeja
10 0 51 2 5.10
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Y Jaiswal

c J Root b M Wood

10 10 2 0 100
R Sharma

c B Stokes b M Wood

131 196 14 3 66.83
S Gill

c B Foakes b M Wood

0 9 0 0 0
R Patidar

c B Duckett b T Hartley

5 15 1 0 33.33
R Jadeja

c & b J Root

112 225 9 2 49.77
S Khan

run out (M Wood)

62 66 9 1 93.93
K Yadav

c B Foakes b J Anderson

4 24 0 0 16.66
D Jurel

c B Foakes b R Ahmed

46 104 2 3 44.23
R Ashwin

c J Anderson b R Ahmed

37 89 6 0 41.57
J Bumrah

lbw b M Wood

26 28 3 1 92.85
M Siraj

not out

3 21 0 0 14.28
Extras

(b 2,lb 4,w 1,nb 2,Penalty 0)

9
Total 130.5 (RR: 3.40)
445/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(Y Jaiswal, 3.5 ov) (S Gill, 5.4 ov) (R Patidar, 8.5 ov) (R Sharma, 63.3 ov) (S Khan, 81.5 ov) (K Yadav, 89.4 ov) (R Jadeja, 90.5 ov) (R Ashwin, 120 ov) (D Jurel, 123.5 ov) (J Bumrah, 130.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Anderson
25 7 61 1 2.44
M Wood
27.5 2 114 4 4.09
T Hartley
40 7 109 1 2.72
J Root
16 3 70 1 4.37
R Ahmed
22 2 85 2 3.86
England
India
England
India

Commentary

Right then, that concludes this thrilling Test match. Despite the final result, India faced a tough challenge and had to work hard for the win. With the series now at 2-1 in their favor, the hosts will aim to clinch victory in the next game, while England will seek to bounce back and level the series. Join us for the 4th Test starting on 23rd February, Friday at 9:30 am IST (4 am GMT), where we'll bring you all the pre-match excitement. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Ravindra Jadeja is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his excellent hundred and a fine five-wicket haul. He talks about his century in the first innings as he was looking to build a partnership with Rohit Sharma. He further adds that the wicket here is good to bat on and they used the opportunity to bat first really well and got those runs on the board. Ends by saying that it's hard work to pick wickets on a surface like this, and he is very happy with the way they bowled.

Rohit Sharma, the victorious skipper of India says that when you play Test cricket, you have to play well for five days. Adds that England did play well and put them under pressure with some good batting, but he was very happy with how the team fought back in the game. Tells that Ravindra Jadeja has a lot of experience playing here and they wanted to keep a right-left combination that worked in their favour. Mentions that there were a lot of turning points, winning the toss was one as you want to put runs on the board, then again after the English batting onslaught, the bowlers were excellent, and that too without their main spinner. Credits Yashasvi Jaiswal for his incredible performance, but says that he wants to keep calm about him and does not want to talk much, but reckons he has got off to a great start to his career and is an important player for the team.

Ben Stokes, the captain of England says that Ben Duckett gave them a good start but the middle-order batters did not stand up and score those runs in the first innings that led them to a massive lead. He adds that everyone has an opinion about the type of Test cricket England is playing but at the same time when it works in their favour, everyone appreciates it. He ends by saying that they will come back hard next game and look to draw the lead.

Presentation Time...

Yashasvi Jaiswal, the double-centurion is up for a chat. He talks about his innings and says that it has been a good wicket to bat on even on Day 4. He adds that he did not want to go out as retired hurt, but that gave him the time to recover and come out the next day and score his second double hundred. He finishes by saying that he looks to back himself all the time and looks to bat as long as possible once completely set.

India began Day 4 with a substantial lead of 322 runs, with Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav steadily accumulating runs. However, a miscommunication between the batters resulted in Gill's dismissal for 91, depriving him of a well-deserved century, followed by Kuldeep's departure soon after. Despite England hoping for some respite, Yashasvi Jaiswal, the centurion, continued his impressive form. Alongside Sarfaraz Khan, they launched a relentless assault on the visitors' bowling attack, particularly after Tea. The debutant showcased his talent once again with another half-century, while Jaiswal's exceptional performance saw him become only the third Indian player to score back-to-back double-centuries in a Test series. He also equaled Wasim Akram's record of most sixes in a Test innings with 12 maximums. With their dominance evident, India eventually declared, setting a daunting target of 557 runs for England. Despite expectations of an aggressive response from England, their batting performance left much to be desired. They were never really in the chase and some late fireworks from Mark Wood only managed to delay the inevitable. It was the local boy, Ravindra Jadeja who was the star with the ball with a five-wicket haul and sealed the biggest win in terms of runs for India.

The 'Moving Day' belonged entirely to India, despite the absence of Ashwin due to a family emergency. Early in the first session, Joe Root's attempt at the reverse scoop led to his dismissal, triggering an extraordinary collapse for England. Ben Duckett, after reaching his 150, had to alter his approach but was eventually dismissed cheaply. Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes showed resilience until Lunch but fell in consecutive deliveries thereafter, as England were bowled out for 319. Kuldeep Yadav was instrumental in getting the early breakthroughs, while Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj polished off the tail. In the second innings, Rohit Sharma missed out, but Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal capitalized on their opportunities. Initially cautious, Jaiswal unleashed an aggressive onslaught after reaching his fifty. Despite another brilliant century, Jaiswal had to retire hurt due to a back spasm, while Gill also reached his fifty. Rajat Patidar departed for a duck, but Gill, along with nightwatchman Kuldeep Yadav, ensured a commanding position for the hosts at Stumps.

England made early breakthroughs on Day 2, with Anderson dismissing the nightwatchman and Joe Root claiming the crucial wicket of Ravindra Jadeja. However, they failed to capitalize on this momentum, allowing the hosts to forge another partnership, this time between Ravichandran Ashwin and debutant Dhruv Jurel, who showcased his potential. Together, they guided India past the 400-run mark, although Jurel fell just short of his fifty. A late flurry of boundaries from Jasprit Bumrah helped India reach a total of 445 runs before Rehan Ahmed and Mark Wood wrapped up the innings for the visitors. The highlight of the day was Ben Duckett's exceptional performance, as he took charge against the Indian bowlers, with Zak Crawley providing solid support at the other end. Duckett notched up a magnificent century, ending the day unbeaten on 133 runs, as England set a solid platform for the crucial 'Moving Day', with the scoreboard reading 207/2.

After winning the toss and opting to bat, India faced early pressure from the visitors, losing three quick wickets. However, skipper Rohit Sharma, accompanied by local stalwart and experienced campaigner Ravindra Jadeja, steadied the innings, with Rohit benefiting from a missed chance on 27. Both batters showcased their class, notching up brilliant centuries and guiding India towards a substantial total. Debutant Sarfaraz Khan also impressed, crafting a stylish half-century before an unfortunate run-out denied him the chance of a debut hundred. Mark Wood was impressive with the new ball, claiming a couple of early scalps, while Tom Hartley provided crucial support with a wicket of his own. Despite the early setbacks, the pivotal moment for England was Joe Root's drop of Rohit, which proved costly for the visitors.

A remarkable victory indeed for India! With an outstanding performance, they take a commanding 2-1 lead in the series. The hosts showcased their own brand of 'Bazball', securing victory by a massive margin of  434 runs. This is also the biggest win for them in their Test history in terms of runs. It was a collective effort from the team, with the batters laying a solid foundation. Centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja in the first innings, along with Shubman Gill's impressive 91 and Yashasvi Jaiswal's stunning double century in the second, set the stage for India's dominance. Debutants Sarfaraz Khan also made significant contributions with two half-centuries, while Dhruv Jurel impressed with both bat and gloves. Despite being in contention at the start of Day 3, England missed crucial opportunities and have only themselves to blame for the outcome.

39.4W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! There it is! India have sealed the lead in the series 2-1 and have finished the game in 4 days. Ravindra Jadeja gets his FIFER as he tosses the ball up on the stumps and Mark Wood steps out and slogs the ball hard, hitting it straight to Yashasvi Jaiswal at long on who fittingly takes the last catch and throws the ball up in the air with joy!

39.30

Floated, full and on off, Mark Wood goes down across to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads.

39.22

Tossed up, full and around off, Mark Wood uses his feet and slices it over cover-point for a brace.

39.10

Short and around off, Mark Wood moves back and slaps it towards extra covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 120/9

J Anderson1 (9)

M Wood31 (11)

R Ashwin6-3-19-1

38.60

Floats the ball up in the air on the off stump line. James Anderson gets beaten outside the off stump as he looks to block it off.

38.50

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

38.41

Short and wide, cut away for a single by Mark Wood.

38.34

FOUR! Mark Wood takes on Ravichandran Ashwin and gets a boundary. Tossed up ball on the off stump and Mark Wood slogs it away through the mid-wicket gap and the ball runs away to the boundary.

38.21

On the pads, fuller. James Anderson flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs a single.

38.10

Fuller on the off-stump line. James Anderson looks to reverse sweep it but gets beaten by the turn.

Runs Scored 23 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 114/9

M Wood26 (9)

J Anderson0 (5)

R Jadeja12-4-39-4

37.60

Tosses the ball up just outside the leg stump line and Mark Wood gets a hit on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW and the Umpire raises his finger. Mark Wood takes a review and the Ball Tracking short that the ball is pitched outside the line of the off stump. Mark Wood survives.

37.54

FOUR! Slaps it over covers this time! Mark Wood takes on Ravindra Jadeja! Fuller on the off stump line and Mark Wood makes room and slams the ball over covers and a superb boundary.

37.46

SIX! Takes the arial route this time and goes a long way! Mark Wood steps down the track and slogs the ball high and long over long off for a handsome maximum!

37.34lb

FOUR LEG BYES!. Another boundary off leg byes! Pitches the ball full on the leg stump line. Mark Wood looks to sweep the ball and gets a hit on the pads that runs away to the fine leg boundary for Four more runs as leg byes.

37.24

FOUR! Two in two! Fuller ball outside teh off stump line. Mark Wood lofts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary on the bounce. Good batting!

37.14

FOUR! Short and wide outside the off stump. Mark Wood slices the ball hard, taking it over the point fielder for a boundary.

37.11nb

No ball! Oversteps once again! Ravindra Jadeja tosses the ball up and gets it to turn square. Mark Wood gets beaten.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 91/9

J Anderson0 (5)

M Wood8 (2)

R Ashwin5-3-13-1

36.60

Fuller outside the line of the leg stump. James Anderson looks to sweep the ball but misses it. End of the over.

36.50

Falls short on the off stump. James Anderson goes back in the crease and taps the ball down to silly point on the bounce.

36.40

Just short on the off stump. James Anderson stays back and blocks it well.

36.30

Sowles down the pace on the ball, fuller on the off stump. James Anderson looks to sweep it but misses.

36.20

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

James Anderson is the last man in. Also, if India fails to bowl out the visitors in the remaining 4.5 overs, the game will be extended by half an hour.

36.1W

OUT! TIMBER! Beauty from Ravichandran Ashwin to get Tom Hartley as his 250th left-hander dismissal in Tests. Tosses the ball up outside the off stump line and Tom Hartley looks to throw a drive, in the end, gets an inside edge dragging onto the stumps and walks off the ground. India needs one wicket to win now.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 91/8

M Wood8 (2)

T Hartley16 (35)

R Jadeja11-4-20-4

35.64

FOUR! Tossed up on the stumps and Mark Wood heaves the ball long and over mid-wicket for another boundary on the bounce.

35.65nb

No ball and FOUR! Ravindra Jadeja overs steps and bowls a ball outside the line of the off stump. Mark Wood drives the ball through covers and finds himself a boundary off the first ball of his innings.

Mark Wood comes out to the middle now.

35.5W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! THe bowling change works! Ravindra Jadeja gets another wicket! Short ball outside the line of the off stump, fired in with pace and gets the ball to turn away. Ben Foakes looks to cut the ball but gets a good deflection from the outside edge of the bat back to Dhruv Jurel who takes a good catch.

35.40

Fast and fuller on the stumps. Ben Foakes knocks it the ball to mid-wicket.

35.30

Tosses it up on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and taps it down.

35.20

Holds the length short outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes stays back and knocks it off.

35.10

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

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 82/7

T Hartley16 (35)

B Foakes16 (34)

K Yadav8-2-19-2

34.64

FOUR! Short, wide and punished! Kuldeep Yadav drags one short outside the off stump. Tom Hartley gets back and cuts the ball through covers and the ball rolls through to the sweepers boundary.

34.50

Just short outside the line of the leg stump. Tom Hartley gets a hit on the front pads.

34.40

Holds the length back on the stumps. Tom Hartley stays back and blocks it.

34.30

Too full on the off stump line. Tom Hartley drives the ball straight to mid off. No run.

34.21

Fuller on the pads. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

34.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives it off the front foot towards mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 77/7

T Hartley12 (31)

B Foakes15 (32)

R Ashwin4-2-13-0

33.60

Too full on the off stump. Tom Hartley drives the ball straight to covers.

33.50

Gets the outside edge to Rohit Sharma on the bounce outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin certainly making things happen now.

33.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Tom Hartley lofts the ball on the bounce to Mohammed Siraj at mid off.

33.31

Fuller on the stumps. Ben Foakes drives it to long on and runs a single.

33.20

Fuller on the leg stump. Ben Foakes gets a hit on the pads and the ball lobs up in the air. Sarfaraz Khan takes it and appeals, but the Umpire is not interested.

33.10

Just short, turning into the right hander. Ben Foakes stays back and gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the leg stump.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 76/7

T Hartley12 (28)

B Foakes14 (29)

K Yadav7-2-14-2

32.60

Low full toss on the leg stump. Tom Hartley looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

32.50

Just short at the stumps. Tom Hartley tucks it to mid-wicket off the front foot.

32.40

Fuller on the off stump line. Tom Hartley taps it down off the front foot.

32.30

Brings out the reverse sweep and misses the ball completely. Kuldeep Yadav bowls a slower ball outside the off stump and beats Tom Hartley.

32.20

Tosses it up slow just outside the off stump. Tom Hartley lets the ball go through.

32.11

Fuller on the stumps. Ben Foakes drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 75/7

T Hartley12 (23)

B Foakes13 (28)

R Ashwin3-2-12-0

31.60

Too full on the middle stump. Tom Hartley drives it straight to mid-wicket to end the over.

31.50

Holds the ball back on the off stump. Tom Hartley stays back and taps it down on the crease.

31.40

Tossed up full on the off stump. Tom Hartley blocks it off well on the front foot.

31.30

Past the outside edge of Tom Hartley! Dhruv Jurel takes it and appeals along with a lot of the infield players. The umpire says NO and India takes another review. Ravichandran Ashwin tosses the ball up slow on the off stump and gets the ball to turn alot. Tom Hartley takes the front foot out and the ball is way too close to the outside edge and goes back to the keeper. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and India are out of all the reviews.

31.20

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Tom Hartley blocks it off the front foot.

31.10

Short and wide, cut away straight to point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 75/7

B Foakes13 (28)

T Hartley12 (17)

K Yadav6-2-13-2

30.60

Quicker, full and on leg, turns in sharply, Ben Foakes misses his flick.

30.51

Looped up, full and on off, Tom Hartley drills it down the ground to long off for a run.

30.40

Flatter, short and outside off, turns away, Tom Hartley tries to cut it away but fails to reach it.

30.31

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet and flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.

30.20

Floated, full and on off, Ben Foakes strides out and pushes it towards short covers.

30.10

Short and wide, cut away hard but straight to point.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 73/7

T Hartley11 (15)

B Foakes12 (24)

R Ashwin2-1-12-0

29.60

Flighted ball on the off stump. Tom Hartley blocks it off well.

29.51

Tossed up full on the stumps. Ben Foakes heaves it away to deep square leg for a single.

29.41

Fuller on the off stump. Tom Hartley drives the ball to the right of mid off for a single.

29.34

FOUR! Too short and punished! Ravichandran Ashwin drops the ball short outside the off stump. Tom Hartley stays back and cuts the ball hard through covers and finds the sweepers boundary line.

29.26

SIX! Gets off the mark with a SIX! Nice use of the feet, getting to the line of the ball and swinging his arms through, taking the ball long over the long on boundary line for a maximum.

29.10

Tossed up on the off stump line. Tom Hartley blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 61/7

B Foakes11 (23)

T Hartley0 (10)

K Yadav5-2-11-2

28.60

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Ben Foakes drives it off the front foot towards silly mid on to end the over.

28.50

Just short on the stumps. Ben Foakes stays on the crease and tucks it to mid-wicket.

28.40

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball to covers.

28.30

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes gets a hit on the pads and there is a huge shout for LBW. The umpire says NO. India take a review. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows the impact to be outside the line of the off stump. Ben Foakes survives.

28.24

FOUR! Thats two in two for Ben Foakes.

28.14

FOUR! Too short and cut away hard!

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 53/7

T Hartley0 (10)

B Foakes3 (17)

R Ashwin1-1-0-0

27.60

Short and wide, cut away straight to the fielder.

27.50

Fuller on the off stump. Tom Hartley offers a front foot defence.

27.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Tom Hartley stays back and blocks it off.

27.30

Good turn from outside off. Tom Hartley gets beaten.

27.20

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Tom Hartley offers a front foot defence.

27.10

Just short on the off stump. Tom Hartley stays back and cuts it to point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 53/7

B Foakes3 (17)

T Hartley0 (4)

K Yadav4-2-3-2

26.60

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off well.

26.50

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes taps it to silly mid on.

26.40

Just short on the pads, flicked away to square leg.

26.30

Bowls it up on the off stump. Ben Foakes flicks the ball towards mid-wicket.

26.20

Short on the pads. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to square leg.

26.12

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes drives the ball through covers for a couple.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 51/7

T Hartley0 (4)

B Foakes1 (11)

R Jadeja10-4-11-3

25.60

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

25.50

Fuller on off. Tom Hartley offers a front foot defence.

25.41

Just short on off. Ben Foakes tucks the ball to the right of covers and runs a single.

25.30

just short on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off from the crease.

25.20

Fuller on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives it straight to covers.

25.10

Spins one away from the off stump line. Ben Foakes lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 50/7

T Hartley0 (2)

B Foakes0 (7)

K Yadav3-2-1-2

24.60

Fuller on the leg stump line. Tom Hartley blocks it off the front foot.

24.50

Bowls a brilliant googly on the stumps. Tom Hartley gets a top edge falling over the short leg fielder.

Tom Hartley is the next man in.

24.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Mohammed Siraj takes another catch and India on the track to finish the game today itself. England now 7 down. Kuldeep Yadav tosses the ball up on the middle stump line and Rehan Ahmed goes for the big one, mistiming the ball high in the air. Mohammed Siraj at long on gets under the ball and completes an easy catch. Rehan Ahmed walks back.

24.30

Flights the ball up on the off stump line. Rehan Ahmed drives the ball straight to covers.

24.20

Flighted ball on off. Rehan Ahmed blocks it off the front leg.

24.10

Tossed up on the stumps. Rehan Ahmed drives it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 50/6

B Foakes0 (7)

R Ahmed0 (1)

R Jadeja9-4-10-3

23.60

Pitched up full on off. Ben Foakes drives the ball to covers.

23.50

Just short on the off stump. Ben Foakes leaves it with the spin.

23.40

Pitches it up outside the off stump. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

23.30

Flighted ball outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes lets the ball go through.

23.20

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes out the front foot and taps it out.

23.10

Tosses it up full on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 50/6

R Ahmed0 (1)

B Foakes0 (1)

K Yadav2-1-1-1

22.60

Short and around off, Rehan Ahmed stays back and punches it towards mid off.

Drinks! India are four wickets away from the win now and they will be looking to avoid taking this to Day 5. England needs a miracle to even draw the game now and it is really a matter of when and not if for the hosts. Also, Rehan Ahmed walks out to bat now.

22.5W

OUT! LBW! Kuldeep Yadav joins the party now! He gets the dangerous Ben Stokes as the English skipper has to walk back to the hut now. It is going from bad to worse for England. This is flighted, full and around middle, Ben Stokes this time goes down to sweep it away but plays all over it to get rapped on his pads in front of the stumps. A huge appeal for LBW, and the finger goes up. However, Stokes reviews it. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds and it is plumb. A massive blow for England as they lose their sixth wicket now. India will believe that they can wrap things up before Stumps!

22.40

Quicker, short and on middle, Ben Stokes stabs it back to the bowler.

22.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Stokes prods forward and dead-bats it.

22.20

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Stokes pushes it towards covers.

22.10

Fires in a yorker, on middle, Ben Stokes digs it out well.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 50/5

B Foakes0 (1)

B Stokes15 (34)

R Jadeja8-3-10-3

21.60

Looped up, full and around off, Ben Foakes pushes it towards covers.

Ben Foakes walks out to bat for England.

21.5W

OUT! LBW! It is that man, Ravindra Jadeja again! He gets the big fish, Joe Root now and the Men in Blue are well and truly on top here. This is a quicker delivery, full and on middle, turns away a bit, Joe Root goes down to sweep it away, but yorks himself and misses to get hit on the pads. The ball lobs up and Rohit Sharma at first slip grabs it as well. There is a huge shout, the umpire gives it out LBW. Root takes the review after discussing it with his skipper. UltraEdge shows a spike but it is of the bat hitting the ground as the replay shows a big gap between bat and ball. Ball Tracking shows two reds and that it is just clipping the off pole. Root just like Crawley is not happy with the decision but will have to walk back. England loses half their side now and still needs 507 runs to win!

21.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Joe Root knocks it to the right of the bowler.

21.30

Flighted, full and on off, Joe Root defends it on the front foot.

21.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Joe Root prods forward and blocks it out.

21.10

Uppish but safe! This is floated, short and around off, turns away with extra bounce, Joe Root hangs his bat away as the ball loops up off the outer half of the bat but lands in front of point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 50/4

J Root7 (35)

B Stokes15 (34)

K Yadav1-0-1-0

20.61

Another one that keeps low, on leg, Joe Root just manages to clip it through square leg for a single.

20.50

Looped up, full and on off, Joe Root defends it on the front foot.

20.40

Oh wow...this one does not bounce at all! This flighted, short and leg, keeps really low, Joe Root tries to pull it away but it goes between his legs as Dhruv Jurel takes is sharply moving to his left.

20.30

Floated, full and on off, Joe Root stays back to play at it but gets an outside edge on the bounce to first slip.

20.20

Flatter, short and on off, turns in, keeps very low, Joe Root just manages to get his bat down to keep it out.

20.10

Kuldeep Yadav starts with a short delivery, on middle, Joe Root flicks it off the back foot towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 49/4

B Stokes15 (34)

J Root6 (29)

R Jadeja7-2-10-2

19.60

A maiden over then! This is flighted, full and on middle, Ben Stokes tucks it to short leg.

19.50

Quicker, full and on off, turns in sharply, keeps low too, Ben Stokes steps across to play but misses and gets hit on the pads.

19.40

Goes short again, on off, Ben Stokes moves back and dabs it to point.

19.30

Floated, full and on off, Ben Stokes prods forward and blocks it out.

19.20

Tossed up, full and on leg, Ben Stokes turns it to short leg.

19.10

Flatter, short and on middle, turns in sharply, Ben Stokes gets surprised by the bounce but nudges it down to square leg.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 49/4

B Stokes15 (28)

J Root6 (29)

M Siraj5-2-16-0

18.63

Another full delivery, on the pads, Ben Stokes clips it away through mid-wicket, Rajat Patidar runs after it and does extremely well to flick it back inside with a dive. The batters runs three here.

18.50

Overpitched and on middle, angling in, Ben Stokes drives it firmly with a straight bat but finds mid on.

18.40

Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Ben Stokes nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

18.30

BEATEN! Mohammed Siraj pitches this one up, on off, straightens a bit, Ben Stokes tries to go for the drive again but gets beaten on the outside edge.

18.20

Fuller one and on off, Ben Stokes drills it towards mid off.

18.14

FOUR! Fine shot! Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length, too straight and angling into the pads, Ben Stokes flicks it away with perfect timing through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 42/4

J Root6 (29)

B Stokes8 (22)

R Jadeja6-1-10-2

17.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Joe Root tucks it towards the short mid-wicket region as Jadeja himself collects it.

17.50

Quicker, short and on middle, Joe Root stays back and stabs it to silly point.

17.40

Looped up, full and on off, Joe Root defends it on the front foot.

17.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Joe Root turns it to the leg side.

17.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Stokes flicks it uppishly but safely wide of short mid-wicket for a single.

17.10

Floated, short and on off, Ben Stokes stays back and pats it down to the short cover region.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 41/4

J Root6 (25)

B Stokes7 (20)

M Siraj4-2-9-0

16.60

Another full delivery, on middle, shaping in, Joe Root knock sit towards silly mid on who lets it through. Siraj starts his spell with a maiden over!

16.50

Pitched up, on middle, swinging in, Joe Root steps across and tucks it to short mid-wicket.

16.40

Full again, shaping into leg, Joe Root clips it wide of short mid-wicket where the fielder makes a fine diving stop.

16.30

Touch fuller, on middle, Joe Root blocks it out.

16.20

Length again, on off, Joe Root stays back and pushes it towards short covers.

16.10

Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and on off, shaping in, Joe Root tries to play at it but misses, the ball lobs up off his thigh pads towards point. There are shouts of 'Catch it' from the fielders but the ball lands in front of Jadeja. UltraEdge shows that there was a nick.

Mohammed Siraj comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 41/4

B Stokes7 (20)

J Root6 (19)

R Jadeja5-1-9-2

15.62

Flatter, full and around off, Ben Stokes pushes it through covers for a brace.

15.50

Another short delivery, on off, Ben Stokes stays back and pats it down past first slip.

15.40

Short again and around leg, Ben Stokes nudges it towards short fine leg.

15.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Stokes strides out and knocks it to the right of the bowler.

15.20

Floated, short and on middle, Ben Stokes moves back and blocks it down the pitch.

15.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Joe Root tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 38/4

B Stokes5 (15)

J Root5 (18)

J Bumrah8-1-18-1

14.60

Short of a length and outside off, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.

14.54b

FOUR BYES! Jasprit Bumrah errs in his line and lands this on a hard length but way down the leg side, Ben Stokes leaves it alone, Dhruv Jurel dives to his right but fails to reach it as the ball races to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

14.40

A bit fuller and on middle, Ben Stokes keeps it out to the off side.

14.30

Edged but does not carry! Jasprit Bumrah lands this on a good length and on off, shaping away, Ben Stokes tries to play at it but gets an outside edge that bounces just in front of second slip.

14.20

Full again and on off, Ben Stokes drives it towards mid off.

14.10

Slower one, full and on off, Ben Stokes bunts it out on the pitch as the ball bounces behind the wicket.

14.11nb

Jasprit Bumrah bangs in a sharp bouncer, on middle, Ben Stokes sways away from it. It is called a No Ball for overstepping.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 33/4

J Root5 (18)

B Stokes5 (8)

R Jadeja4-1-6-2

13.60

Another short delivery, outside off, Joe Root cuts it straight to point.

13.50

Goes short and on off, Joe Root moves back and keeps it out to the off side.

13.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Joe Root defends it on the front foot.

13.30

Floated, short and on off, keeps low, Joe Root moves back and nudges it towards wide mid on.

13.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Joe Root prods forward and taps it to silly point.

13.11

Short and around leg, Ben Stokes moves back and flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 32/4

J Root5 (13)

B Stokes4 (7)

J Bumrah7-1-17-1

12.60

Overpitched and around off, Joe Root drives it straight to short covers.

12.50

Jasprit Bumrah searches for the in-swinging yorker, but bowls it full, on off, shaping in, Joe Root blocks it out solidly.

12.43

Full again but on the pads, Ben Stokes flicks it away nicely through mid-wicket, Mohammed Siraj chases after it and slides forward to push it back inside. Three runs taken.

12.30

Touch fuller this time, on off, Ben Stokes stabs it towards point.

12.20

Jasprit Bumrah lands this on a good length, on middle, angling in, Ben Stokes tries to work it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

12.10

Back of a length and around off, shaping away, Ben Stokes lets it go to the keeper.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 29/4

J Root5 (11)

B Stokes1 (3)

R Jadeja3-1-5-2

11.60

Shortish and around off again, Joe Root moves back and dabs it to point.

11.50

Quicker, full and around off, Joe Root guides it towards point and sends Stokes back.

11.41

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Stokes taps it towards covers for a single.

11.30

Another massive appeal for LBW, but turned down! Jadeja looks confident and convinces Rohit Sharma to take the review. This is floated, short and around off, turns in sharply, keeps low too, Ben Stokes steps across to play at it but misses and gets hit on the pads. UltraEdge shows no bat involved but Ball Tracking indicates that the impact is just outside off. The English skipper survives and India loses a review!

11.20

Short and around leg, Ben Stokes stays back and clips it towards square leg.

Ben Stokes walks out to bat for England.

11.1W

OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Ravindra Jadeja with the double strike! Jonny Bairstow's struggle continues in this series. This is tossed up, full and around middle, Jonny Bairstow goes down for the sweep but misses it completely, gets rapped on his pads right in front of the stumps. A huge shout for LBW, the finger goes up very quickly. Bairstow has a chat with Root and his partner says that it is out. England four down and in deep trouble!

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 28/3

J Root5 (9)

J Bairstow4 (2)

J Bumrah6-1-14-1

10.60

A slower one now, full and on middle, Joe Root waits for it and keeps it out to the off side.

10.50

Overpitched from Bumrah, swinging inwards in the air, Joe Root drives it firmly but straight to short covers.

10.40

Full again, on middle this time, Joe Root knocks it towards mid on.

10.30

Goes fuller this time, on off, angling in, Joe Root stabs it out towards short covers.

10.20

Back of a length and on middle, takes off a bit, Joe Root gets surprised but manages to pat it down the pitch.

10.14

FOUR! Nice shot! Jasprit Bumrah lands this back of a length and outside off, Joe Root gets the chance to free his arms, opens the face of the bar slightly and uses the pace of the ball to guide it through point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 24/3

J Bairstow4 (2)

J Root1 (3)

R Jadeja2-1-4-1

9.60

Looped up, full and on off, Jonny Bairstow prods forward and taps it wide of second slip.

9.54

MISFIELD AND FOUR! This is flighted, full and around off, Jonny Bairstow strides out and steers it wide of point, Mohammed Siraj moves to his left but lets it through his legs as the ball races to the fence for a boundary. Bairstow gets off the mark in this Test!

Jonny Bairstow walks out to bat for England.

9.4W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Ravindra Jadeja strikes straight after Tea! The centurion from the first Test goes back for a low score here. This is pushed through quicker from Jadeja, short and on off, angling in, Ollie Pope moves back to cut it away, but this it too close to his body, and he only manages to get a thick outside edge, Rohit Sharma at first slip shows quick reflexes and takes a sharp catch. India all over England now!

9.30

Flatter, full and on off, Ollie Pope strides out and taps it towards point.

9.20

Tossed up, full and around off, turns away, Ollie Pope leaves it alone.

9.10

BEATEN! This is floated, short and on off, turns away sharply, Ollie Pope stays back and hangs his bat away as the ball just goes past the outside edge.

Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the second over after TEA!

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 20/2

O Pope3 (10)

J Root1 (3)

J Bumrah5-1-10-1

8.61

Risky run! This is full again and on middle, Ollie Pope knocks it in front of mid on and sets off for the run, the fielder picks up and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses with Pope putting in a dive.

8.51

Another shout for LBW, but turned down this time! This is pitched up and on off, shaping in, Joe Root tries to play at it but gets a slight inside edge with his bat very close to his pads. Bumrah thinks it is pad first but Rohit Sharma decides against the review.

8.40

Back of a length and around off, Joe Root dabs it down to point.

8.30

Jasprit Bumrah starts with a fuller one after Tea, on middle, Joe Root strides out and blocks it out solidly.

We are back! The Players and the Umpires take the field to start the final session on day 4 of the Test match. Ollie Pope, batting on 2 runs will walk out to bat with Joe Root who is yet to face a ball for England. England are 18/2 after 8.2 overs and the wicket of Zak Crawley got us an early Tea. England needs 539 runs and India needs 8 wickets to close this test match. Ravichandran Ashwin joins the team back for the final session of the day. Jasprit Bumrah to start the attack after TEA. Let's Play!

... DAY 4, THIRD SESSION ...

With that wicket of Zak Crawley, the umpires have decided to take Tea! Session Summary - 134 runs and 2 wickets in 24.2 overs! After Lunch, India signaled their aggressive intent, with both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan adopting an attacking approach. As the declaration loomed, both batters neared significant milestones. The debutant, Sarfaraz, reached his half-century to complement his fifty in the first innings, while Jaiswal surged past his remarkable double century, joining an exclusive club of cricketers to achieve back-to-back double centuries in a Test series. The duo showcased their dominance, smashing the English bowlers to all parts of the ground. Eventually, the Indian skipper made the decisive call to declare, setting a daunting target of 557 runs for the visitors. The English openers opted for a cautious start, but a mix-up in the middle, coupled with a superb piece of keeping by Dhruv Jurel, resulted in Ben Duckett's dismissal. Jasprit Bumrah then trapped Zak Crawley leg-before-wicket just before Tea, further strengthening India's commanding position as the teams headed into the break. The hosts will look to build on this while England will hope that their batters are able to rebuild to stay in the game. Join us at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT) to catch all the exciting acting in the final session.

8.2W

OUT! LBW! Straight on the pads, from the good length on the stumps. Huge appeal for LBW and the umpire says OUT! Zak Crawley takes the review. Zips one back from a good length on the off stump and gets the ball to nip back in, hitting Zak Crawley on the knee roll of the front pads. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows two reds and it is just clipping the leg pole. The on-field call remains, but Crawley is not happy and walks back in disappointment. India picks up the second wicket and England are in a bit of trouble now~

8.10

Hits the deck on top of the stumps. Zak Crawley blocks it off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 18/1

O Pope2 (9)

Z Crawley11 (24)

R Jadeja1-1-0-0

7.60

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump. Ollie Pope lets the ball go through to end the over.

7.50

Fuller on the off stump, turning away. Ollie Pope gets beaten as he looks to drive the ball.

7.40

Tossed up on the middle stump line. Ollie Pope blocks the ball well off the front foot.

7.30

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Ollie Pope lets the ball go through.

7.20

Fuller outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Pope lets the ball go through.

7.10

Turn straight away! Ravindra Jadeja pitches the ball up on the off stump and gets a good turn, zipping past the outside edge of the driving Ollie Pope.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 18/1

O Pope2 (3)

Z Crawley11 (24)

J Bumrah4-1-8-0

6.61

Fuller on the stumps. Ollie Pope flicks the ball towards the mid-wicket gap and runs a single.

6.50

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope stays back and blocks it off well.

6.41b

Straying down the leg side, Zak Crawley misses his flick as the ball goes past the keeper as well. A bye is taken.

6.30

Bowls on top of the off stump once again. Zak Crawley blocks it off well off the front foot.

6.21

Hits the length on top of the off stump, nipping back in. Ollie Pope flicks it to fine leg and runs a single.

Ollie Pope walks out to bat at number 3.

6.1W

OUT! RUN OUT! India gets the big wicket of Ben Duckett! Thanks to some brilliant work by Dhruv Jurel! Jasprit Bumrah bowls the ball short on top of the stumps and Ben Duckett flicks the ball towards mid-wicket and looks to run a quick single but does not look at his partner who said no. Mohammed Siraj picks up the ball and throws it towards the batters' end, Dhruv Jurel runs forward and takes it on an awkward bounce, collects it well, and hits the stumps. Ben Duckett is well short of his ground. Early blow for England as the centurion from the first innings walks back to the hut now.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 15/0

Z Crawley11 (22)

B Duckett4 (14)

M Siraj3-1-9-0

5.60

Bowls it way outside the line of the leg stump. Dhruv Jurel takes a good take behind the stumps.

5.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball to covers off the front foot.

5.40

Hits the length hard on the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks the ball straight to mid off.

5.32

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley tucks the ball to the right of point and runs a couple.

5.21

Pitches the ball on the good length on the middle stump line. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to the right of mid on and runs a single.

5.12

Drifting on the pads from a length. Ben Duckett flicks the ball through to the right of deep square leg for a couple.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 10/0

Z Crawley9 (18)

B Duckett1 (12)

J Bumrah3-1-6-0

4.60

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

4.51

Bowls on top of the middle stump again with pace. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to the right of mid on for a single.

4.40

Bangs on the length on top of the off stump line. Ben Duckett gets a hit on his inner thigh and is in real pain.

4.30

Holds the length on the stumps. Ben Duckett flicks it back to mid-wicket.

4.20

Hits the deck hard on top of the stumps. Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it off.

4.10

Good ball just on top of the off stump from a good length. No sign of real swing yet to be seen. Ben Duckett stays comfortable on the crease and blocks it off back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 9/0

Z Crawley9 (17)

B Duckett0 (7)

M Siraj2-1-4-0

3.60

Nails it full on the stumps. Zak Crawley blocks it off well towards square leg.

3.50

Pitches the ball fuller on the off stump line. Zak Crawley taps it back to the bowler.

3.40

Jabs in short outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley stays back on the crease and drops the ball down on the crease.

3.30

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley knocks it off the front foot towards covers.

3.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley taps the ball straight to mid off.

3.14

FOUR! Flicked away once again! Mohammed Siraj hits the length on the leg stump and Zak Crawley says thank you and flicks the ball through the square leg for a brilliant boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 5/0

B Duckett0 (7)

Z Crawley5 (11)

J Bumrah2-1-5-0

2.60

Bowls on the length on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

2.51

Hits the length on the pads. Zak Crawley flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

2.40

Bowls an off-cutter in the 3rd over of the innings! Pitches it up outside the off stump. Jasprit Bumrah showing his cards early. Zak Crawley knocks it off.

2.30

Pitches it up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and drives it straight to mid off.

2.24

FOUR! First runs, and Zak Crawley starts with a boundary. Jasprit Bumrah strays down the pads and Zak Crawley stands tall and flicks it away through the square leg gap into the fence. First runs of this English chase.

2.10

Hits the deck hard at 138 clicks on top of the middle stump line. Zak Crawley flicks it down to wards mid on from the crease.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 0/0

B Duckett0 (6)

Z Crawley0 (6)

M Siraj1-1-0-0

1.60

Holds his length back outside the line of the off stump. Ben Duckett tucks the ball straight towards covers to end the second maiden over of the innings.

1.50

just short on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and taps the ball down towards the bowler.

1.40

Pitches it fuller on the stumps with pace. Ben Duckett flicks the ball towards mid on and denies a single.

1.30

Hits the deck hard on top of the stumps. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and knocks it off.

1.20

Bowls a bit fuller on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett takes a front foot out and thumps it back to the bowler.

1.10

Holds the length abck on top of the middle stump line. Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Mohammed Siraj.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 0/0

Z Crawley0 (6)

B Duckett0 (0)

J Bumrah1-1-0-0

0.60

Hits the deck on top of the off stump line. Zak Crawley stays on the crease and knocks it off to end the first maiden over for Jasprit Bumrah of this innings.

0.50

Brings this back into the right hander from a good length. Zak Crawley gets an inside edge of the bat onto the pads. No run.

0.40

Hits the length outside off. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and drives the ball straight to mid off.

0.30

Bowls it fuller outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley lets the ball go through off the front foot.

0.20

gets one moving away from the length outside the off stump. Zak Crawley looks to throw his hands at it but the ball zips past the outside edge of the bat.

0.10

Starts off on a good length outside the off-stump line. Zak Crawley takes a front foot out and lets the ball go through.

Commentary

We are back for the run chase! The players are already out in the middle now. Ravichandran Ashwin has still not arrived at the ground, and Devdutt Padikkal is the substitute fielder in place of him. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett are the two openers for England. Jasprit Bumrah has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Here we go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

Brilliant batting performance by the Indian batters. They have completely batted England out of the game. Yashasvi Jaiswal has taken to international cricket like a fish to water and scored another 214 not out in the second innings of the match. With shots all around the ground and hitting 12 sixes in a Test inning, Yashasvi Jaiswal has provided a batting treat for the viewers. Shubman Gill again stood up and got 91 in the second innings of a Test match, giving India the platform for a launch. Then the pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan took the final attack on the English bowlers and got their side to 430 runs before Rohit Sharma thought there was enough time left in this Test match to bowl England out. England now faces the challenge of chasing down 557 runs.

India has put up a mammoth lead of 556 runs in front of England to chase down in their final innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal comes out unbeaten on 214 runs along with the debutant Sarfaraz Khan who too batted brilliantly for his 68 not out. India declares on 430/4 after batting for 98 overs.

Runs Scored 18 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 430/4

S Khan68 (72)

Y Jaiswal214 (236)

R Ahmed25-1-108-1

97.61

Short and outside off, Sarfaraz Khan guides it towards point for a single. 18 runs off the over. Rohit Sharma is waving his hands and India have declared on 430/4. So, the target for England will be a massive 557!

97.50

DROPPED! This is short and around off, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan tries to steer it away but gets a slight edge behind where Ben Foakes fails to grab it.

97.46

SIX MORE! 17 runs already in the over! Rehan Ahmed gives this one some more air, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan once again goes down and bludgeons it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another biggie.

97.34

FOUR! Another boundary now! Rehan Ahmed floats this one up, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan uses his feet to go inside out and thrashes it over extra covers for a boundary.

97.26

SIX! Glorious shot! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan goes down on one knee, takes his front leg out of the way and heaves it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

97.11

Short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it through covers for a single.

DRINKS! India riding high on a lead of 538 and Yashasvi Jaiswal just crossed his second 200+ score in this series. Sarfaraz Khan batting well with him on 51 and both of them are scoring quick runs and adding runs to a huge lead. England waiting for a declaration from Rohit Sharma but no signs yet from the Indian dressing room. The waiting game goes on for England as India continues to bat after DRINKS!

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 412/4

Y Jaiswal213 (235)

S Khan51 (67)

J Root27-3-111-1

96.61

Quicker, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal works it through mid-wicket for one. All eyes on the Indian skipper, but there is still no signal.

96.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal defends it on the front foot.

96.46

SIX NUMBER 12 FOR JAISWAL! Joe Root gives this one some air, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal this time clears his front leg away and dispatches it over the long on fence for another maximum. He has equaled Wasim Akram's world record of most sixes in a Test innings now.

96.36

SIX! Way into the stands!  This is flighted, full and on off, turns away, Yashasvi Jaiswal skips down the track and launches it high and handsomely over the wide long off fence for a biggie.

96.21

Floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan swipes it through square leg for a run.

96.11

DOUBLE HUNDRED FOR JAISWAL! What a player, what an innings! He gets back-to-back double centuries in this series and has been simply sensational. This is tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it through covers for a single. He roars in delight while Sarfaraz Khan is also celebrating while taking the single. Rohit Sharma and the entire team applauds while the whole crowd is up on their feet.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 397/4

S Khan50 (66)

Y Jaiswal199 (230)

R Ahmed24-1-90-1

95.60

Another short delivery, on middle, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it away towards square leg.

95.51

Looped up, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it through covers for a run. He is one run away from the milestone now.

95.41

FIFTY FOR SARFARAZ! Back-to-back half-centuries for him and he is having a dream debut. This short and around leg, Sarfaraz Khan moves back and works it towards short fine leg for a run.

95.30

Flighted, full, on leg, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan tries to paddle it away but misses.

95.20

Floated, short and on middle, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and clips it to the leg slip region.

95.10

Tossed up, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 395/4

S Khan49 (61)

Y Jaiswal198 (229)

J Root26-3-96-1

94.61

A bit short and around leg, Sarfaraz Khan moves back and nudges it towards short fine leg for a run. He moves to 49 now.

94.50

Quicker one, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it straight to square leg.

94.40

Flighted, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to square leg.

94.31

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

94.20

Misses out there! This is a loopy full toss, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it straight to extra covers where Ollie Pope makes a good stop.

94.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it towards short covers and calls for the run but is sent back and rightly so.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 393/4

S Khan48 (58)

Y Jaiswal197 (226)

R Ahmed23-1-88-1

93.60

Flighted, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and keeps it out.

93.51

Another short ball, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal forces it towards long on for one. He moves to 197 now!

93.41

Goes short and outside off, Sarfaraz Khan punches it wide of sweeper covers for a run, he wants the second but Jaiswal denies it. Sarfaraz is not happy with his partner.

93.30

Tossed up, full and on leg, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan goes down to sweep it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

93.20

Flatter, short and outside off, Sarfaraz Khan tries cut it away but chops it down on the ground.

93.11

Short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and stabs it towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 390/4

S Khan47 (54)

Y Jaiswal195 (224)

J Root25-3-94-1

92.60

Shorter in length and around leg, turns further in, Sarfaraz Khan leaves it alone and Ben Foakes does well to collect it behind the stumps.

92.50

Looped up, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan dead-bats it.

92.42lb

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan misses his glance as the ball goes off his pads wide of short fine leg. Two leg byes taken.

92.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it to square leg.

92.24

FOUR! TWO IN TWO! This is floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan goes down this time and slogs it high in the air towards deep square leg, James Anderson runs to his left, gets a hand to it but only manages to parry it over for another boundary.

92.14

FOUR! Nice use of the feet! Joe Root tosses this one up, on middle, Sarfaraz Khan dances down the track, takes it on the full and lofts it towards the long off fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 380/4

S Khan39 (48)

Y Jaiswal195 (224)

R Ahmed22-1-85-1

91.61lb

Oh..close! This is flighted, full and on leg, turns away sharply, Sarfaraz Khan goes down to sweep it away but misses as it goes off his thigh pads past the keeper. A leg bye is taken.

91.51

Drags his length back, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it towards long on for another run.

91.40

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal defends it on the front foot.

91.31

A bit short and on middle, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan steers it towards point for a run.

91.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it towards long on for a single.

91.10

Short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 376/4

Y Jaiswal193 (220)

S Khan38 (46)

J Root24-3-86-1

90.61

Short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it towards long off for one more.

90.51

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan works it towards short fine leg for one.

90.40

DROPPED! A tough chance though! This is looped up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan drills it uppishly down the pitch where Root gets both hands on it but spills it out.

90.30

Flighted, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to square leg.

90.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan knocks it down the pitch.

90.10

Floated, short and on middle, turns in, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 374/4

S Khan37 (41)

Y Jaiswal192 (219)

R Ahmed21-1-82-1

89.61

Drags his length back, outside off, Sarfaraz Khan cuts it through point for one more. India have reached that magical number and leads by 500 runs now!

89.51

Another short delivery, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal nudges it through square leg for one.

89.41

Flighted, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan clips it through mid-wicket for a run.

89.31

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal eases it towards long on for a single.

89.20

Shorter in length, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and pats it to shrot mid-wicket.

89.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out and taps it to the off side.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 370/4

S Khan35 (39)

Y Jaiswal190 (215)

J Root23-3-84-1

88.60

Shorter in length and on off, Sarfaraz Khan moves back and punches it straight to extra covers.

88.51

Flighted, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it towards long off for one. He moves into the 190s now!

88.41lb

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads towards short fine leg. A leg bye is taken.

88.31

Fires this one full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it to the leg side for another run.

88.21

Floated, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan paddles it towards short fine leg for a run.

88.11

Tossed up, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it towards sweeper covers for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 365/4

Y Jaiswal187 (212)

S Khan34 (36)

R Ahmed20-1-78-1

87.61

Short again, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it wide of mid on for a run.

87.50

Quicker, short and on middle, keeps low, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

87.41

Flatter, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

87.30

Looped up, full and on leg Sarfaraz Khan tucks it towards square leg.

87.20

An appeal for caught behind, but turned down! This is flighted, full and on leg, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan goes for the sweep but misses as the ball pops up off his forearm, Ben Foakes dives forward to take a good catch, The umpires have a discussion, but England takes the review here, UltraEdge shows that he has not gloved it and is safe, The on-field call remains and England lose all their reviews now!

87.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 363/4

Y Jaiswal186 (210)

S Khan33 (32)

J Anderson13-1-78-0

86.60

Back of a length and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to run it down to third man but misses.

86.54

FOUR! Deft touch! James Anderson lands this on a good length and just around off, angling away, Yashasvi Jaiswal lets it come to him, opens the face of the bat and steers it towards the third man fence for a boundary. The fielder had no chance as he was much squarer.

86.41

Fuller once more, on leg, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.

86.30

Pitched up and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan knocks it down the pitch.

86.20

Oh..that is something new! James Anderson lands this on a good length, on middle, Sarfaraz Khan initially shapes up for the lap, but adjusts and just hangs his bat in front as the ball goes off the inside edge to the leg side.

86.14

FOUR! Nicely played! James Anderson serves this full and around leg, Sarfaraz Khan uses his wrists well and flicks it uppishly but towards the vacant deep square leg fence for a boundary. That also brings up the 100-run partnership between these two batters in no time.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 354/4

S Khan28 (28)

Y Jaiswal182 (208)

R Ahmed19-1-76-1

85.61

Short again and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan pulls it through square leg for one.

85.51

Darts this one full, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it down the pitch, Rehan Ahmed gets fingertips on it while the mid off fielder dives to his left to parry it away. Only a run taken.

85.40

Goes short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal stabs it towards covers.

85.31

In the air...safe! This is floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan goes for the sweep but gets a top edge. However, it lands well in front of deep square leg. They cross.

85.21

Short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and flicks it through square leg for a single.

85.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it towards mid on and sets of for the run, but is sent back when he is halfway through. However, he gets back in his crease.

Runs Scored 21 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 350/4

Y Jaiswal180 (204)

S Khan26 (26)

J Anderson12-1-69-0

84.61

On a length and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal steers it through point for a single. 21 runs off the over!

84.52

Overpitched and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it through mid-wicket for a brace.

84.46

SIX! MAKE THAT THREE IN A ROW! James Anderson lands this on a hard length and just around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal picks up the length early, waits for it and swats it over the bowler's head for six more runs.

84.36

SIX MORE! This is an extraordinary shot! James Anderson goes fuller this time, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a big stride out, opens the face of his bat slightly and blasts it over extra covers for another maximum. This is ninth six and it is the most by an Indian batter in a Test innings.

84.26

SIX! BANG! What a shot! James Anderson tries to yorker this time, but serves a low full toss, on middle, angling in, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves across, picks it up from there and whacks it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

84.10

On a length but well outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal leaves it alone and it goes just inside the tramline.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 329/4

Y Jaiswal159 (198)

S Khan26 (26)

R Ahmed18-1-72-1

83.61

Short again, on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and nudges it through square leg for one.

83.54

FOUR! Easy pickings! Rehan Ahmed bowls a loopy full toss, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal stasy in his crease and drills it away wide of mid off for a boundary.

83.40

Goes short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to pull but miscues it towards short fine leg.

83.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

83.20

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal turns it to the leg side.

83.13

Excellent fielding! Rehan Ahmed begins with a short delivery around off, Sarfaraz Khan waits for it and steers it past short third man, James Anderson chases after and dives just in time to push it back inside. Three runs taken. What an effort, especially after bowling an over!

Rehan Ahmed to bowl the second over after LUNCH.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 321/4

Y Jaiswal154 (193)

S Khan23 (25)

J Anderson11-1-48-0

82.64

FOUR! India making their intentions very clear here! James Anderson pitches this one up around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down across and scoops it while rolling on his back towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

82.51

Back of a length and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan nudges it towards fine leg for a run.

82.40

Fuller one and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan blocks it down the pitch.

82.31

150 FOR JAISWAL! Another exceptional knock from the southpaw and he will be eying that double hundred now. James Anderson pulls his length back and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal reaches for it and guides it through point for a single. He raises his bat to celebrate and the entire Indian dressing room is on their feet.

82.31wd

Touch fuller this time, but way outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal leaves it alone. Wided.

82.20

This is on a good length and outside off, keeps very low, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to cut it away but it goes under it bat and rolls to the keeper.

82.10

James Anderson starts with a full delivery around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet and steers it towards point.

We are back! The Players and the Umpires are back on the field to start the Second Session on Day 4. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan walk out to bat for India. James Anderson to start the attack after LUNCH for England. Let's Play!

... DAY 4, SECOND SESSION ...

England have been on the back foot since morning. They have not gotten many chances since morning and have converted the ones that came their way. Getting Shubman Gill was a huge bonus for them but since then, they have been pushed further back. Ben Stokes and England are waiting for a declaration from India as they walk out for Lunch. Every single run scored from here on is a burden for England. The lead is already 440 runs. How many more runs would India pile on before Rohit Sharma decides to declare? Let's find out after LUNCH on Day 4. Stay tuned as we will be back at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT).

India started the Day with Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav who both went on to put up a partnership of 50+ before Shubman Gill got run out at 91. Yashasvi Jaiswal who went back retired hurt yesterday, came out to bat at 123. Kuldeep was dismissed soon after and that got in the debutant Sarfaraz Khan. Both Yashasvi and Sarfaraz batted beautifully and started hitting some brilliant shots around the ground, putting up another 50+ partnership and are still at the crease.

SESSION SUMMARY- 31 OVERS, 118 RUNS, 2 WICKETS. That brings us to the end of the First Session on Day 4 of this Test Match between India and England. India sits on a huge lead of 440 runs and is 314/4 in their second innings with Yashasvi Jaiswal batting on 149 and Sarfaraz Khan on 22 at the crease. Although the wicket of Shubman Gill on 91 came as a heartbreak for the Indian fans, their position in the game is certainly very strong and it's getting better with every run scored.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 314/4

Y Jaiswal149 (189)

S Khan22 (23)

R Ahmed17-1-64-1

81.61

Goes short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!

81.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal defends it on the front foot.

81.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal turns it to the leg side.

81.30

Flatter, short and outside off, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal leaves it alone.

81.26

SIX! Up, up and away! Rehan Ahmed floats it up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal takes his front foot out of the way and tonks it way over the long on fence for a biggie. The ball is lost and we will need a new one. Also, the 50-run partnership comes up between these two batters.

81.10

Tossed up, full and on off, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward to block but gets an inside edge onto the ground and to leg slip.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 307/4

S Khan22 (23)

Y Jaiswal142 (183)

T Hartley23-2-78-1

80.60

Flighted, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan defends it on the front foot.

80.51

Flatter, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal digs it out past the bowler and towards mid on for another run.

80.41

Short and around leg, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and clips it towards square leg for a run.

80.31

Floated, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it towards sweeper covers for a singe.

80.20

Fires in a yorker, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal jams it out towards square leg.

80.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it down the pitch.

The second new ball is available now. However, England wants to continue with the old one.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 304/4

S Khan21 (21)

Y Jaiswal140 (179)

R Ahmed16-1-57-1

79.64

FOUR! He is picking his spots now! Rehan Ahmed flights this one up, full and around middle, Sarfaraz Khan goes down on one knee and swipes it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

79.51

Short and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and clips it through square leg for one. 300 up for India!

79.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal defends it on the front foot.

79.30

Flatter, short and on middle, keeps low, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and blocks it out.

79.20

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and tucks it to short mid-wicket.

79.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and keeps it out off the inside half of the bat to the leg side.

Runs Scored 15 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 299/4

Y Jaiswal139 (174)

S Khan17 (20)

J Root22-3-80-1

78.61

A bit quicker, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal works it through mid-wicket for one. 15 runs off the over!

78.51

Looped up, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan clips it towards square leg for a run.

78.46

SIX! BOOM! Sarfaraz Khan joins the party now! Joe Root flights this one up, full and on middle, in the slot, Sarfaraz Khan clears his front leg away and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

78.31

Floated, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it towards mid off for a single.

78.26

SIX! SMACKED! Joe Root serves a juicy full toss, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays in his crease and smashes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

78.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it hard but finds mid off.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 284/4

S Khan10 (18)

Y Jaiswal131 (170)

R Ahmed15-1-52-1

77.60

Quicker one, short and outside off, Sarfaraz Khan leaves it alone.

77.52

Shorter in length and outside off, Sarfaraz Khan steers it wide of point, James Anderson dives to his left but only manages to parry it behind and allows the second run.

77.44

FOUR! First boundary for Sarfaraz Khan! Rehan Ahmed gives this one some more air, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan uses the flick of the wrists nicely and whips it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four runs.

77.30

Flighted, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan knocks it towards mid on.

77.21

Short again and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it through covers for a single.

77.10

Floated, short and on off, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and keeps it out to the leg side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 277/4

S Khan4 (14)

Y Jaiswal130 (168)

J Root21-3-65-1

76.60

Flighted, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan tuns it to square leg once again.

76.50

Short again and around leg, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it to square leg this time.

76.40

Drags his length back, on middle, Sarfaraz Khan clips it straight to short fine leg.

76.31

Floated, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it through mid-wicket for a run.

76.20

Goes short and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and cuts it straight to backward point.

76.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal lunges out and blocks it out to the left of the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 276/4

Y Jaiswal129 (165)

S Khan4 (11)

R Ahmed14-1-45-1

75.61

Shorter again, on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal nudges it through square leg for one more.

75.51

Flighted, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it towards mid-wicket for one.

75.41

Floated, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it firmly wide of sweeper covers for another run. ​India leads by 400 runs now!

75.31

Short again, on leg, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it off the back foot through backward square leg for a run.

75.21

Short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

75.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and blocks it out solidly.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 271/4

S Khan2 (9)

Y Jaiswal126 (161)

J Root20-3-64-1

74.60

Shortish and around off, angling away, Sarfaraz Khan steers it towards point.

74.50

Quicker, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan drills it down the track, Root dives to his left to make a good stop.

74.41

Flatter, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal works it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a single.

74.30

A bit short and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and pats it down to short covers.

74.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal mistimes his drive towards short covers.

74.10

Floated, full and on middle, keeps very low, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and just manages to keep it out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 270/4

Y Jaiswal125 (157)

S Khan2 (7)

R Ahmed13-1-40-1

73.61

More flight this time, outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out and drills it towards sweeper covers for one more.

73.51

Looped up, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan clips it through square leg for one.

73.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan prods forward and blocks it out.

73.31

Short again and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal punches it towards mid on for another run.

73.21

Floated, short and on off, Sarfaraz Khan moves back and pushes it towards covers for a run and gets off the mark.

73.11

Tossed up, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down across and scoops it towards the short fine leg region for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 265/4

S Khan0 (4)

Y Jaiswal122 (154)

J Root19-3-63-1

72.60

Flighted, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to the leg side.

72.50

A loopy low full toss, on middle, Sarfaraz Khan drills it straight to mid on.

72.41

Uppish but safe! This is floated, full and on middle, turns away, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to flick it away but gets a leading edge, the ball lands well in front of mid off. They cross.

72.30

Short and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts it straight to point.

72.22

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal sweeps it wide of deep square leg for a brace.

72.14

FOUR! Nicely played! Joe Root darts this one full but down the leg side, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down one knee and paddles it around towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 258/4

S Khan0 (2)

Y Jaiswal115 (150)

R Ahmed12-1-35-1

71.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan tries to work it away but gets a leading edge along he ground towards point.

71.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, turns away, Sarfaraz Khan plays inside the line of it and lets it go the keeper.

Sarfaraz Khan walks in to bat for India at number 6.

71.4W

OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Rehan Ahmed strikes and the nightwatchman finally walks back now. This if flighted, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav tries to drive it away hard but gets an outside edge to first sip where Joe Root takes a sharp catch. He hurts his fingers in the process and throws the ball away, but Kuldeep is not moving here. England players appeal and the umpires send it upstairs where UltraEdge clearly confirms the edge. India four down now as Kuldeep Yadav goes back after a fine knock.

71.30

Floated and around off, Kuldeep Yadav comes down the track and blocks it out.

71.21

Flatter, short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal mistimes his pull shot through square leg for a single.

71.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to push it away but gets an outside edge along the ground to first slip.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 257/3

K Yadav27 (89)

Y Jaiswal114 (148)

J Root18-3-56-1

70.60

Slower through the air, full and on off, angles in again, Kuldeep Yadav takes his front foot out and pads it away. A huge shout for LBW, but turned down.

70.50

Oh..close! This is pushed through quicker, full and on off, angling in, Kuldeep Yadav offers no shot at it as the ball goes just past the off pole.

70.40

Flatter, short and outside off, Kuldeep Yadav leaves it alone.

70.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav strides out and defends it out.

70.21

Floated, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

70.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 256/3

K Yadav27 (85)

Y Jaiswal113 (146)

R Ahmed11-1-34-0

69.60

Another maiden over! This is looped up, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav negotiates it well again.

69.50

Flighted, full and around middle, Kuldeep Yadav defends it on the front foot.

69.40

Flatter, full and on middle, turning into the leg side, Kuldeep Yadav leaves it alone.

69.30

Floated, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav blocks it out well.

69.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, turns in sharply, Kuldeep Yadav tries to flick it but misses.

69.10

Short and around leg, Kuldeep Yadav stays back and nudges it towards short fine leg.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 256/3

Y Jaiswal113 (146)

K Yadav27 (79)

J Root17-3-55-1

68.64

FOUR! Good shot! Joe Root lands this short and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back quickly and cuts it away nicely through point for a boundary.

68.50

Quicker, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back to work it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

68.40

Slower through the air, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal keeps it out to the off side.

68.30

Oh..turn and bounce! This is flighted, full and on off, turns away with extra bounce, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

68.20

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and blocks it out.

68.12

Tossed up, full and on off, turns away, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides ou tto play at it but gets an outside edge well wide of first slip, Rehan Ahmed from short third man chases and slides to keep it inside. Two runs taken.

UPDATE - The good news coming from the Indian camp is that Ravichandran Ashwin is set to join the team shortly!

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 250/3

K Yadav27 (79)

Y Jaiswal107 (140)

R Ahmed10-0-34-0

67.60

Flatter, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav is solid in his defence again.

67.50

Slower through the air, on off, turns in, Kuldeep Yadav uses his feet to play at it but misses as the ball lobs up off his pads to the leg side.

67.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav defends it on the front foot.

67.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav lunges it out and dead-bats it.

67.21

Short again and around leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it off the back foot through square leg for a single.

67.10

Floated short and on off, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and blocks it out well.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 249/3

K Yadav27 (75)

Y Jaiswal106 (138)

J Root16-3-49-1

66.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav defends it on the front foot. A maiden over!

66.50

Goes short and around off, Kuldeep Yadav stays back and dabs it towards point.

66.40

Looped up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav drives it towards mid off and sets off for the run, but is sent back and rightly so.

66.30

Flighted, full and on off, Kuldeep Yadav pushes it straight to short covers.

66.20

Floated, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav prods forward and blocks it down the pitch.

66.10

Tossed up, full and around off, Kuldeep Yadav steers it towards point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 249/3

Y Jaiswal106 (138)

K Yadav27 (69)

R Ahmed9-0-33-0

65.60

Flighted ball on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and knocks it off well.

65.50

Fuller on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

65.41

On the pads from a fuller length. Kuldeep Yadav flicks it away to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

65.30

Tossed up on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

65.20

Just short on the stumps, turning away from the leg stump. Kuldeep Yadav lets it go through.

65.11

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 247/3

K Yadav26 (66)

Y Jaiswal105 (135)

J Root15-2-49-1

64.60

Fuller on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav punches the ball to covers to end the over.

64.50

Looped up on off. Kuldeep Yadav knocks it off the front foot.

64.40

Flighted ball on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

64.30

Bowls it full outside the line of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

64.21

Fuller on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

64.10

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

Drinks! A very unfortunate dismissal but Shubman Gill missed out on his hundred here and he looked furious. India were looking solid in the first hour but just one moment of lapse in concentration gave England an opening. The visitors will be looking to build on this and get a couple more before Lunch. However, it is the centurion, Yashasvi Jaiswal walks out to bat again after being retired hurt on Day 3. Also, Joe Root to bowl after the break.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 246/3

K Yadav26 (62)

S Gill91 (151)

T Hartley22-2-75-1

63.6W

OUT! RUN OUT! This is not what India needed! Shubman Gill walks out! Kuldeep Yadav steps down to a fuller ball on the off stump and drives it straight to Ben Stokes at mid on. Shubman Gill calls for a run and is halfway through the crease. Kuldeep Yadav sends him back after taking a couple of steps forward, Stokes throws it at the bowler's end where Tom Hartley collects and breaks the stumps with Gill putting in a desperate dive in. The replay shows that Gill is just short of his crease and he is really disappointed. He was batting so well, and you do not want to get run out in your 90s. Heartbreak!

63.50

Fuller on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

63.40

Bowls up outside the line of the off stump, turning into the left hander. Kuldeep Yadav looks to sweep the ball but gets a hit straight on the front pads. Huge appeal for LBW turned down by the Umpire. England do not take the review but the big screen shows that it was OUT!

63.31

Just short at the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball towards square leg for a single.

63.20

Fuller outside the leg stump line. Shubman Gill takes the leg out and pads it away.

63.14

FOUR! What a shot! Shubman Gill moves into the 90s. Short ball outside the line of the leg stump and Shubman Gill stays back and pulls the ball along the ground to the left of deep backward square leg and picks up a boundary.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 241/2

K Yadav26 (59)

S Gill86 (148)

M Wood10-0-46-0

62.60

Nails a yorker this time. Kuldeep Yadav gets a hit on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the umpire says NO. England take a review. The UltraEdge shows that there is a thick inside edge of the bat involved and England loses another review. Kuldeep Yadav stays safe.

62.50

Low full toss on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball straight towards mid-wicket.

62.44

FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav uses the pace to his advantage! Another short ball outside the line of the off stump and Kuldeep Yadav stays back and plays at it late towards the third man boundary and the ball races away to the fence.

62.41wd

Wide! Too short from Mark Wood that flies over Kuldeep Yadav. The umpire signals WIDE!

62.30

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays on the crease and taps the ball down towards point.

62.21

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Shubman Gill stays back and punches the ball towards sweepers and takes a single.

62.10

Hits the length outside the line of the off stump. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 235/2

K Yadav22 (55)

S Gill85 (146)

T Hartley21-2-70-1

61.60

Fuller on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball to mid-wicket and ends the over.

61.50

Bowls one outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav looks to play the reverse sweep but gets beaten.

61.44

FOUR! Runs down the track and slams the ball down the ground for four. Flighted ball from Tom Hartley on the off stump line and Kuldeep Yadav runs down the track and launches the ball straight over the bowler's head and it runs away to the fence.

61.30

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and knocks it off well.

61.21

Just short from outside the leg stump line. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs a quick single.

61.10

Fuller on the off stump line. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 230/2

K Yadav18 (51)

S Gill84 (144)

M Wood9-0-40-0

60.60

Holds the length back on top of the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it off from the crease towards mid-wicket.

60.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the foot out and taps the ball down.

60.40

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump at 141 clicks. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off well off the front foot.

60.30

Strays down the leg side from around the wicket angle. Kuldeep Yadav looks to flick it but gets beaten.

60.21

Bowls just short on top of the stumps. Shubman Gill stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

60.11

Hits the deck hard on top of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav plays at it late and takes it down to third man for a single.

James Anderson has been given a breather now as Mark Wood replaces him.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 228/2

S Gill83 (143)

K Yadav17 (46)

T Hartley20-2-65-1

59.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes out the front foot and blocks it off to end the over.

59.51

Full, on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball to the right of mid off and runs a quick single.

59.40

Tossed up on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and knocks it out.

59.31

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

59.20

Bowls flat on the off stump. Shubman Gill takes a good stride forward and keeps it out.

59.11

Fuller on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball to the right of short fine leg and runs a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 225/2

S Gill82 (140)

K Yadav15 (43)

J Anderson10-1-41-0

58.64

FOUR! Too full, and punished rightly! James Anderson pitches the ball right up outside the off stump line and the well set Shubman Gill takes the front leg out and drives the ball between covers and extra covers and the ball runs away to the sweeper fence. India now leads by 351 runs.

58.51

Bangs in short at the batter. Kuldeep Yadav pulls it away towards deep square leg for a single.

58.40

Bowls on a good length, just on top of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and blocks it well towards covers.

58.30

Pitches it further up outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

58.20

Hits the deck on top of the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and taps the ball straight to point.

58.11

Just short outside the off stump. Shubman Gill punches the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 219/2

K Yadav14 (39)

S Gill77 (138)

T Hartley19-2-62-1

57.60

Flighted ball just outside the line of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence to end the over.

57.50

Fuller on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav knocks it off the front foot.

57.40

Tossed up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

57.31

Holds the length on the off stump. Shubman Gill stays back and tucks the ball to the left of covers and runs a single.

57.24

FOUR! Punished by Shubman Gill! That's pulled away hard! Short ball in the line of the stumps and Shubman Gill stays back and pulls it away well to the deep mid-wicket boundary line for four runs.

57.10

Tossed up on the off stump. Shubman Gill offers a front foot block.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 214/2

K Yadav14 (36)

S Gill72 (135)

J Anderson9-1-35-0

56.60

hits the length hard on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes a front foot out and offers a defence to end the over.

56.50

Straight and full on the off stump with pace. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and drives the ball to mid off.

56.41

Short and wide outside the off stump. Shubman Gill cuts the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

56.30

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill lets the ball go through.

56.20

Fuller outside the off stump this time. Shubman Gill takes a long stride forward and knocks it off to covers.

56.10

Hits the length outside the line of the off stump. Shubman Gill lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 213/2

K Yadav14 (34)

S Gill71 (131)

T Hartley18-2-57-1

55.64

FOUR! Freebie! Tom Hartley drags his length back and outside off, Kuldeep Yadav has all the time in the world, rocks back and slaps it through extra covers for a boundary.

55.50

A bit short and on off, Kuldeep Yadav moves back and pushes it back to the bowler.

55.40

Flighted, full and around off, Kuldeep Yadav strides out and taps it out to the off side.

55.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav turns it past short leg.

55.20

Flaoted, short and on off, turns in, Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it out.

55.11

Short and around off, Shubman Gill moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 208/2

K Yadav10 (29)

S Gill70 (130)

J Anderson8-1-34-0

54.60

Back of a length and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav keeps it out to the off side.

54.50

On a length and around off, Kuldeep Yadav stays back and pushes it towards short covers.

54.40

Right in the blockhole this one, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav digs it out well back to the bowler.

54.30

Fuller delivery, on middle, angling in, Kuldeep Yadav blocks it out down the pitch.

54.21

Back of a length and on off, Shubman Gill dabs it towards point for a single.

54.10

James Anderson lands this on a good length and just around off, Shubman Gill watches it through and leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 207/2

K Yadav10 (25)

S Gill69 (128)

T Hartley17-2-52-1

53.66

SIX! Oh..wow! Kuldeep Yadav goes big here! Tom Hartley gives this one some air and around middle, Kuldeep Yadav skips down the track and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. This is his first maximum for India in international cricket.

53.50

Shortish and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav stays back and keeps it out to the leg side.

53.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav defends it on the front foot.

53.31

Goes short and on leg, Shubman Gill flicks it off the back foot wide of mid-wicket for a single.

53.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

53.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 200/2

K Yadav4 (22)

S Gill68 (125)

J Anderson7-1-33-0

52.60

James Anderson continues with his fuller length, on middle again, Kuldeep Yadav dead-bats it down the pitch.

52.50

Another full delivery, angling in from middle, Kuldeep Yadav is solid in his defence again.

52.40

Full again and around off, Kuldeep Yadav strides out and taps it towards short covers.

52.30

Hits the good length outside the line of the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and lets the ball go through.

52.21

Short and wide outside the off stump. Shubman Gill cuts the ball hard towards deep point and runs a single. 200 up for India!

52.10

Hits the length just on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

James Anderson to bowl from the other end.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 199/2

K Yadav4 (18)

S Gill67 (123)

T Hartley16-2-45-1

51.60

Tossed up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav taps it out.

51.50

Tossed up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav looks to sweep the ball but misses.

51.41

Fuller on the up. Shubman Gill drives the ball through covers and runs a single.

51.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off well.

51.21

Fuller on the up. Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball through covers for a run.

We are all set to start Day 4! The players are making their way out to the middle now. Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav are the overnight batters for India. Another good news is that Yashasvi Jaiswal is fine and will come out to bat for the hosts later on. Tom Hartley will start proceedings with the ball. Let's play...

51.11

Tossed up on the off stump. Shubman Gill punches it off the front foot to get a single.

However, the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, who was forced to withdraw from the Test squad due to a family emergency, has left a void in the Indian lineup. Ashwin's pivotal role in spearheading India's bowling attack on Day 2, where he claimed his 500th Test wicket by dismissing Zak Crawley, highlights the challenge that India will face in his absence. Yet, with Mohammed Siraj also making crucial breakthroughs, the Indian bowling unit will be eager to capitalize on their momentum and maintain their stranglehold over the English batters. As the match enters a crucial phase, both teams will be looking to seize the initiative and gain the upper hand in what promises to be an exhilarating day of cricket.

The heroics of Yashasvi Jaiswal in the final session of Day 3 turned the tide firmly in India's favor, with his magnificent century taking the game away from England and putting the hosts in a dominant position. Jaiswal's sublime batting display has left the visitors reeling, and India will be hoping for more of the same from their batters as they look to consolidate their position of strength.

As the sun rises on Day 4 of this gripping Test match between India and England, the stage is set for another day of enthralling cricketing action. With India firmly in the driver's seat at 196/2 and holding a commanding lead of 322 runs, the hosts will be looking to extend their advantage and press home their advantage against the visitors. Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav will resume their innings at the crease, determined to build on their unbeaten partnership and further bolster India's total.

... DAY 4, FIRST SESSION ...

That concludes the action-packed Day 3 of this Test match. India has firmly asserted their dominance, but England will be eager to mount a comeback and provide a tougher challenge to the hosts. Day 4 is set to commence on 18th February, Sunday at 9:30 am IST (4:00 am GMT). Join us early for the pre-match buildup and stay tuned for more exciting cricket action. Cheers!

Mohammed Siraj is up for a quick chat. He talks about the plans being very well executed at the field from the start and that's what set the tone for him to grab those quick wickets. He adds by saying that a yorker is a very good option to bowl in a Test match and get a lot of wickets. He talks about being consistent with the line and lengths which is very important against these English batters. Ends by saying that the rest was really good for him and helped him come back well.

After Tea, the two young Indian batters showcased their class. Initially, they focused on rotating the strike and respecting good deliveries. However, once Yashasvi Jaiswal reached his half-century, he shifted gears and Shubman Gill also began to play his shots freely. Jaiswal's wide array of strokes was evident as he aggressively tackled the English bowlers, achieving a splendid century, his second of the series. Gill played a supportive role, securing his own fifty as well. Unfortunately, while celebrating his hundred, Jaiswal sustained a back injury and had to retire hurt. Rajat Patidar failed to make an impact, departing for a duck. Gill remained solid at the crease and, along with nightwatchman Kuldeep Yadav, played out till Stumps, extending the hosts' lead to a massive 322 runs.

The second session clearly belonged to India, as Ben Stokes' dismissal while attempting to accelerate, followed by Ben Foakes' quick departure on the next ball, shifted the momentum decisively in favor of the hosts. Despite Ben Duckett's exceptional century, England suffered a collapse after being 207/2 and were eventually bowled out for 319 runs. Ravindra Jadeja made crucial breakthroughs after Lunch, dismissing the English skipper among others, while Mohammed Siraj swiftly wrapped up the innings. In response, India's openers adopted a cautious approach, aiming to tire out the English bowlers. However, skipper Rohit Sharma fell to Joe Root's bowling just before Tea. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill ensured no further setbacks, guiding India to a lead of 170 runs by the end of the session.

England began their batting innings with the scoreboard showing 207/2, with Ben Duckett batting at 133 and Root providing support. However, Joe Root's decision to attempt his favorite reverse scoop resulted in his dismissal, a pivotal moment in the game. Jonny Bairstow followed suit, falling for a duck to a brilliant delivery from Kuldeep Yadav. The loss of early wickets forced Duckett to alter his approach, ultimately leading to his downfall after a superb knock of 153 runs. Skipper Ben Stokes anchored one end firmly and unleashed some powerful shots towards the end of the session, while Ben Foakes initially struggled but managed to survive until Lunch. The Indian bowlers were relentless from the start, with Jasprit Bumrah setting the tone by dismissing Root, and Kuldeep weaving a spell around the English batters, giving the hosts a slight advantage heading into the break.

India concludes Day 3 with a significant advantage in this Test match. Session Summary - 152 runs and 1 wicket in 35 overs. Termed the 'Moving Day', the game has distinctly shifted in favor of the hosts. Despite concerns over the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian bowlers showcased remarkable resilience, staging a fine fightback. Their stellar bowling performance provided the platform for the batters to express themselves freely. Yashasvi Jaiswal capitalized on this opportunity, crafting a splendid century, while Shubman Gill redeemed himself after a lackluster first innings. Their performances have propelled the Men in Blue into a commanding position in the match.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 196/2

K Yadav3 (15)

S Gill65 (120)

R Ahmed8-0-31-0

50.60

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off to end Day 3 of the Test match.

50.50

Full and wide outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav drives it straight to covers.

50.40

Tossed up on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

50.30

Just short at the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it ball well.

50.21

Up and straight. Shubman Gill flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

50.10

fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 195/2

K Yadav3 (11)

S Gill64 (118)

T Hartley15-2-42-1

49.60

Tossed up full on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes a front foot out and defends the ball well.

49.50

Drops the ball short on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the crease.

49.40

Turns in sharp from way outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays on the crease and pads it out. Appeal for LBW turned down.

49.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

49.20

Fuller on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

49.10

Just short on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 195/2

K Yadav3 (5)

S Gill64 (118)

R Ahmed7-0-30-0

48.63

Tosses it up outside the line of the off stump and Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball through covers and comes back for a third to keep strike.

48.50

Outside the line of the leg stump. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

48.40

Short ball on the pads. Kuldeep Yadav gets a hit on the thigh pads.

48.31

Short and wide, cut away for a single.

48.20

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off well.

48.10

fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill taps it straight to covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 191/2

K Yadav0 (2)

S Gill63 (115)

T Hartley14-1-42-1

47.60

Fuller outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot to end an eventful over.

47.50

Just short outside the off stump, turning in. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it off well.

Kuldeep Yadav walks out bat as the Nightwatchman once again in this Test.

47.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Rajat Patidar can not believe himself! Way too short from Tom Hartley at the stumps and Rajat Patidar goes back and pulls the ball hard but straight into the hands of Rehan Ahmed at mid-wicket who takes an easy catch. India throw a wicket late in the day.

47.31

Just short outside the off stump. Shubman Gill punches the ball up sweepers and runs a single.

47.20

tosses the ball up on the off stump and gets a good turn away. Shubman Gill looks to push at it but the ball zips past the outside edge.

47.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 190/1

R Patidar0 (9)

S Gill62 (112)

R Ahmed6-0-26-0

46.60

Fuller on off. Rajat Patidar knocks it off well to end the over.

46.50

Tossed up on the off stump. Rajat Patidar blocks it off the front foot.

46.40

Tossed up outside the off stump line. Rajat Patidar drives the ball hard but hits Ollie Pope at silly point.

46.31

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

46.20

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

46.10

Just short outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill cuts it straight to covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 189/1

R Patidar0 (6)

S Gill61 (109)

T Hartley13-1-41-0

45.60

Flighted ball on the leg stump line. Rajat Patidar takes out the front leg and tucks the ball down on the crease to end a maiden over.

45.50

Holds the length on the off stump. Rajat Patidar takes a short foot out and taps it down.

45.40

Tosses it up slow on the stumps line. Rajat Patidar blocks it off the front foot.

45.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Rajat Patidar offers a good front foot defence.

45.20

Fuller on the leg stump line. Rajat Patidar flicks it to mid-wicket.

45.10

Fuller on the off stump. Rajat Patidar taps it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 189/1

S Gill61 (109)

R Patidar0 (0)

R Ahmed5-0-25-0

44.64

FOUR! Short and wide, cut away hard to the left of covers along the ground and Shubman Gill finds himself another boundary to end the over.

44.50

On the up, on off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it back to the bowler.

44.40

Pitched up on the off stump. Shubman Gill steps down the track and blocks it off.

44.30

Tossed up on off. Shubman Gill offers a front foot defence.

44.20

Pitched up on the off stump. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

44.10

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

Yashasvi Jaiswal is walking out now as unfortunately, he has to retire hurt. He did not want to come out, but Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid sent the word in as they did not want to take any chances here. It is a sensible call as the turnaround for the next Test is not too long as well. Also, Rajat Patidar comes out to the middle now.

43.60

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and taps it down on the crease.

43.50

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

43.40

Bowls a full toss on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it back to the bowler.

43.30

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

43.21

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump line and Shubman Gill flicks the ball to the left of mid on and takes a run.

43.10

Fuller on the off stump line. Shubman Gill drives the ball to mid off.

Halt! Yashasvi Jaiswal is struggling and has a chat with the physio, but he does want to go out here.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 184/1

Y Jaiswal104 (129)

S Gill56 (101)

M Wood8-0-38-0

42.60

Nails another short ball at the batter from around the wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal jumps on the crease and keeps it out.

42.51

Bangs in short again from around the wicket. Shubman Gill pulls it in the air, falling short of deep mid-wicket and the batters run a single.

42.44

FOUR! Pitches it up outside the off stump at 140 clicks and Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and slaps the ball into the gap between covers and point and the ball races away to the fence for a boundary.

42.30

Too short, left alone by Shubman Gill.

42.26

SIX! High and Handsome! Shubman Gill gets to his FIFTY with a SIX. Mark Wood bangs another short ball at the batter and Shubman Gill pulls it over the deep square leg fielder for a huge SIX. India now leads by 305 runs.

42.11

Bangs in short outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it down to third man for a single.

Halt! Yashasvi Jaiswal is holding his back and looks in some pain. The physio runs in to check on him. He has cramped up as the physio is stretching him up a bit. He takes a tablet and is good to continue for now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 172/1

S Gill45 (97)

Y Jaiswal103 (127)

T Hartley11-0-40-0

41.60

Tosses the ball up outside off. Shubman Gill offers a front foot defence.

41.50

Flighted ball on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off.

41.40

Flights it up on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes a front foot out and taps it out.

41.30

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

41.21

Just short again, outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal punches the ball to sweepers for a single.

41.10

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and blocks it off.

Tom Hartley replaces Joe Root.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 171/1

S Gill45 (93)

Y Jaiswal102 (125)

M Wood7-0-26-0

40.60

Too short over the stumps. Shubman Gill lets it go through.

40.50

Another good short ball on top of the stumps line. Shubman Gill pulls it straight to mid-wicket on the bounce.

40.41

Tucks in short from around the wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

40.30

Wayward outside the leg stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal lets it go through.

40.21

Short ball at 145 clicks at the batter. Shubman Gill pulls it down to deep square leg for a single.

40.11

Bangs in short outside the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it down to third man and takes a run.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 168/1

S Gill44 (90)

Y Jaiswal100 (122)

J Root14-2-48-1

39.62

Just short on the pads. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg for a couple to end the over.

39.50

Stays on the stumps, from a shorter length. Shubman Gill stays back and taps it back to the bowler.

39.40

Fuller on off. Shubman Gill blocks it off well.

39.32

Straying on the pads, flicked away late towards the fine leg region for a couple.

39.26

SIX! This time its Shubman Gill! SIX more! Flatter on the off stump line from Joe Root and Shubman Gill steps down the track and launches the ball flat and straight getting his first SIX of the innings.

39.10

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 158/1

Y Jaiswal100 (122)

S Gill34 (84)

M Wood6-0-23-0

38.64

FOUR! Gets to his HUNDRED in style! Yashasvi Jaiswal gets his second of this series! Another short ball outside the line of the off stump and Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts the ball hard to the left of the covers and it runs away to the sweepers fence. Yashasvi Jaiswal lifts his bat and punches the air. What an innings!

38.51

Another short ball at the batter. Shubman Gill has no problem knocking it around to deep square leg and getting another single.

38.41

Just short on top of the off-stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and taps the ball towards deep point and runs a single.

38.31

Well-controlled pull, along the ground to deep square leg for a single.

38.21

A very good short ball at 145 clicks on the ribs of the batter. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to pull it away but gets a hit on the gloves to take the ball running to the left od fine leg for a single.

38.11

Short ball on top of the leg stump. Shubman Gill tucks it away to deep square leg for a single to bring up 150 for India. The lead of 276 runs now.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 149/1

Y Jaiswal94 (119)

S Gill31 (81)

J Root13-2-38-1

37.60

Fuller on off this time again. Yashasvi Jaiswal offers a front foot defence to end the over.

37.50

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and keeps it away.

37.40

Pitches it up on the middle stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

37.30

Tossed up slow, on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it straight to mid off.

37.22

Brings out the paddle sweep from outside the off stump and makes the ball run down the fine leg area to run a couple.

37.11

Tosses it up outside the off stump. Shubman Gill drives the ball to sweepers and takes a run.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 146/1

Y Jaiswal92 (114)

S Gill30 (80)

M Wood5-0-14-0

36.60

hits the shorter length outside the line of the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal moves away from the stumps and cuts it hard but straight to Ben Duckett at point. No run.

36.50

A short ball 140 clicks, on the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets back and lets it go through.

36.40

Another short ball at the batter and Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and keeps it down well this time.

36.30

A very good bouncer at the batter. Yashasvi Jaiswal jumps up on the crease and manages to knock it off.

36.21

Bangs in short on top of the stumps. Shubman Gill pulls it away along the ground to deep square leg and takes a run.

36.11

Starts off short at the batter on 135 clicks. Yashasvi Jaiswal pulls it down to deep backward square leg and runs a single.

Mark Wood is back on now.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 144/1

Y Jaiswal91 (109)

S Gill29 (79)

J Root12-2-35-1

35.61

Short and wide outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts it to sweepers for a single to end the over.

35.51

Comes around the wicket and pitches it short on the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

35.40

Tosses it up outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill steps down and knocks it back to the bowler.

35.30

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Shubman Gill taps it down to mid-wicket.

35.20

Comes from over the wicket and bowls the ball outside off, shorter in length. Shubman Gill stays back and blocks it off well.

35.10

fuller on the leg stump. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

DRINKS! India is riding high at 142/1 after 35 overs with Yashasvi Jaiswal batting on 90 and Shubman Gill on 28. India now leads by 268 runs and England needs quick wickets as soon as possible if they have to stay anywhere close to the hunt. The Players and the Umpires take Drinks in the final session on Day 3. Let's see what unfoldes in the final hour or so.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 142/1

Y Jaiswal90 (108)

S Gill28 (74)

R Ahmed4-0-21-0

34.60

Flighted, full and on leg, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal misses his flick.

34.50

Shorter in length and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it to the leg side.

34.40

Floated, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it to short mid-wicket.

34.31

Short again, on middle, Shubman Gill flicks it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

34.20

Short and on middle, turns away, Shubman Gill moves back and keeps it out.

34.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal sweeps it well again wide of deep square leg but just for a single. He moves into the 90s now.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 140/1

S Gill27 (72)

Y Jaiswal89 (104)

J Root11-2-33-1

33.60

Goes short and around leg, Shubman Gill stays back and clips it towards square leg.

33.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Shubman Gill turns it to the leg side.

33.41

Flighted, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down and sweeps it nicely towards wide of deep mid-wicket for a run.

33.30

A bit quicker, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal steers it towards backward point.

33.20

Wow..some turn! This is floated, full and on off, lands in the rough and turns away a long way, Yashasvi Jaiswal throws his bat at it but misses as the first slip collects the ball.

33.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill drills it towards mid off for a single.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 138/1

Y Jaiswal88 (101)

S Gill26 (69)

R Ahmed3-0-19-0

32.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal knocks it to the left of the bowler.

32.54

FOUR! Another boundary! This is flighted, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down and nails his reverse sweep again towards the deep point fence for four more runs.

32.40

Looped up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal turns it to the leg side.

32.34

FOUR! Brilliant shot! Rehan Ahmed bowls this a bit short and around middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal changes his stance and reverse sweeps it over point for a boundary.

32.20

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal defends it on the front foot.

32.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it to short fine leg.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 130/1

S Gill26 (69)

Y Jaiswal80 (95)

J Root10-2-31-1

31.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill defends it on the front foot.

31.51

Short and on middle, angling in, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and forces it towards mid on for a single.

31.40

Flighted, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down to swipe it across the line but gets beaten by the turn and bounce.

31.30

Turn and bounce! This is tossed up, full and on off, grips and turns away with extra bounce, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a bit surprised and drops his hands at the last moment.

31.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it towards covers.

31.16

SIX! No stopping Jaiswal now! This is a loopy full toss, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down to sweep it away but gets a top edge as the ball flies over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

Yashasvi Jaiswal is batting beautifully on 73 and along with him is Shubman Gill on 26, and India now leads by 256 runs!

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 123/1

S Gill26 (68)

Y Jaiswal73 (90)

R Ahmed2-0-11-0

30.60

Flighted, full and around off, Shubman Gill drives it straight to short covers.

30.50

Shorter in length and on off, Shubman Gill fends it on the back foot.

30.40

Flatter, full and on off, Shubman Gill drills it towards mid off.

30.31

Floated, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal slices it towards sweeper covers for a single.

30.20

Goes short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and nudges it towards mid-wicket.

30.16

SIX! Up, up and away! This is tossed up, full and on middle, in the slot as well, Yashasvi Jaiswal clears his front leg away and launches it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 116/1

Y Jaiswal66 (87)

S Gill26 (65)

J Root9-2-24-1

29.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal sweeps it aerially but on the bonce to deep square leg for one.

29.50

Flatter, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it towards covers.

29.44

FOUR! Top shot! Joe Root lands this one short and around middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back to make some room and punches it sweetly past mid on for a boundary.

29.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it towards covers.

29.20

Floated, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and blocks it out.

29.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 111/1

S Gill26 (65)

Y Jaiswal61 (81)

R Ahmed1-0-4-0

28.60

Slower through the air, full and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it towards short covers.

28.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it towards mid-wicket.

28.40

Short and on off, Shubman Gill stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

28.30

Floated, full and around off, turns away, Shubman Gill leaves it alone.

28.24

FOUR! Short and punished! Rehan Ahmed drags his length back and outside off, Shubman Gill rocks back and cuts it away nicely through point, the fielder from sweeper runs to his left and dives to stop it but fails to stop it from going for a boundary.

28.10

Rehan Ahmed starts with a tossed-up delivery, full and on off, Shubman Gill blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 107/1

Y Jaiswal61 (81)

S Gill22 (59)

T Hartley10-0-39-0

27.66

SIX! TWO IN TWO! This si flighted and around off, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal dances down the track and tonks it with the turn over the long on fence for another maximum. 13 runs off the over!

27.56

SIX! FIFTY FOR JAISWAL! He continues his fine form in this series and gets to his half-century in good style. Tom Hartley severs a juicy full toss, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal is never going to miss out and pummels it over the long on fence for a biggie.

27.40

Flatter, full and on middle, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to drive but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket.

27.30

Flighted, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it to the off side and sets off for the run, Tom Hartley is quick to get to the ball and denies the run.

27.20

Floated, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and blocks it out.

27.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 19 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 94/1

Y Jaiswal49 (76)

S Gill21 (58)

J Anderson6-1-32-0

26.64

FOUR MORE! Yashasvi Jaiswal changing gears now! James Anderson bangs this short again and around middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal picks up the length early and pulls it away towards the deep square leg fence for four more runs. 19 runs off the over!

26.54

FOUR! A streaky one this time! James Anderson serves this full and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal throws the kitchen sink at it, gets an outside edge as the ball flies to the third man fence for a boundary.

26.46

SIX! BANG! Yashasvi Jaiswal goes big now! James Anderson lands this short of a length and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal rides the bounce well and hammers it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

26.31

Full again and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it wide of covers for a quick single.

26.20

Fuller one and on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill turns it to the leg side.

26.14lb

FOUR LEG BYES! James Anderson lands this on a good length, on middle, angling into leg, Shubman Gill misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads to the fine leg fence for a boundary.There is a huge shout for LBW, but turned down. It looked like going down the leg side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 75/1

Y Jaiswal35 (73)

S Gill20 (55)

T Hartley9-0-26-0

25.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal defends it on the front foot.

25.50

Flatter, short and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back to cut it away but misses it completely.

25.41

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it through mid-wicket for a run.

25.31

Floated, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it into the vacant cover region for a quick single. India leads by 200 runs now!

25.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out and blocks it out.

25.10

Short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and pulls it hard, but the mid-wicket fielder dives to his left to make a fine stop.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 73/1

S Gill19 (54)

Y Jaiswal34 (68)

J Anderson5-1-17-0

24.60

A maiden over! Overpitched and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it to silly mid on. Anderson putting pressure on Gill here.

24.50

James Anderson pitches this one up, on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet to flick it away, but he does it a bit uppishly. However, it lands in front of square leg.

24.40

James Anderson lands this on a good length and on off, nips back in, Shubman Gill plays it late and dead-bats it on the pitch.

24.30

On a length and on middle, shaping in again,Shubman Gill turns it to the leg side.

24.20

Full again but down the leg side this time, Shubman Gill misses out on his flick shot.

24.10

Fuller and on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill clips it to square leg.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 73/1

Y Jaiswal34 (68)

S Gill19 (48)

T Hartley8-0-24-0

23.60

Short again and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal dabs it down to point.

23.50

Good response from Tom Hartley! He bowls this flatter, short and around off, this one lands in the rough and turns in a long way, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back to cut but chops it down on the pitch. There is an appeal for LBW, but turned down. That was not far away from hitting the pads though,

23.44

FOUR! Swept and swept for four! This is flighted, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down on one knee and nails his sweep shot towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

23.31

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill works it towards wide mid on for a run.

23.20

Floated, short and on middle, keeps low, Shubman Gill stays back and bunts it back to the bowler.

23.11

Short and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and cuts it towards backward point where James Anderson fumbles and allows the single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 67/1

S Gill18 (46)

Y Jaiswal29 (64)

J Anderson4-0-17-0

22.60

James Anderson finishes the over with a pitched-up delivery, on off, straightens a bit, Shubman Gill negotiates it well down the pitch.

22.50

Another fuller delivery, on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill clips it towards square leg Good battle going on here between Gill and Anderson.

22.40

Pitched up and on off, swinging in once more, Shubman Gill strides out and knocks it back to the bowler.

22.30

Goes fuller and on off, shaping in, Shubman Gill drives it towards mid off.

22.24

FOUR! Easy pickings! James Anderson lands this back of a length but outside off, Shubman Gill gets on top of the bounce and crunches it through point for a boundary.

22.10

Fuller one and on middle, holding its line, Shubman Gill blocks it out solidly back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 63/1

Y Jaiswal29 (64)

S Gill14 (40)

T Hartley7-0-18-0

21.60

Swing and a miss! Tom Hartley gives this one some air, full and around off, no turn this time, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes for the big slog across the line but only connects with thin air.

21.51

Looped up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

21.40

Flatter delivery, short and on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and pats it down to the right of the bowler;

21.30

Flighted, full and on middle, turns away, Shubman Gill strides out and keeps it out to the off side.

21.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill taps it off the leading edge well wide of short covers.

21.10

Floated, short and on off, Shubman Gill stays back and pushes it towards extra covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 62/1

S Gill13 (35)

Y Jaiswal29 (63)

M Wood4-0-12-0

20.61

Overpitched and around off, Shubman Gill drills it wide of mid off for a run.

20.50

Pitches this one up again, on middle, swinging in, Shubman Gill works it towards mid on again. Wood is finding some reverse swing here.

20.44

FOUR! Fine shot! Mark Wood serves this full again but just outside off, Shubman Gill gets the chance to free his arms and caresses it through covers for a lovely boundary.

20.30

Goes fuller this time, on off, shaping in sharply, Shubman Gill stays in his crease and knocks it towards mid on.

20.20

Length again and on middle, Shubman Gill plays the short-arm jab but straight to square leg.

20.11

On a length and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal guides it towards deep point for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 56/1

S Gill8 (30)

Y Jaiswal28 (62)

T Hartley6-0-17-0

19.60

Short again, on middle, Shubman Gill moves back and punches it towards mid on.

19.51

Shorter one now, on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a quick run.

19.40

Looped up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal lunges out and taps it to the off side and calls for the run, but is sent back.

19.34

FOUR! Wonderful shot! Tom Hartley flights this one up and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and smashes it through covers for a boundary.

19.20

Floated, full and on middle, turns in, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and blocks it to the right of short leg.

19.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill works it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 50/1

S Gill7 (28)

Y Jaiswal23 (58)

M Wood3-0-6-0

18.61

Mark Wood continues with his fuller length, on off, swinging in this time, Shubman Gill goes for the drive but gets an inside edge towards fine leg for one. That could have easily gone back onto the stumps.

18.50

Full again and on middle, shaping into the right-hander, Shubman Gill tucks it to short mid-wicket.

18.41

Fuller in length, on middle, angling in, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it through square leg for another run.

18.31

Pitches this one up, on off, Shubman Gill strides out and pushes it just wide of mid off for a quick run.

18.20

This is on a good length and on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill pats it down to mid on.

18.11

Mark Wood bangs in another sharp bouncer now, on leg, falls to the ground on his follow-through, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes for the pull but gets hurried and only manages to glove it towards wide of fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 46/1

S Gill5 (24)

Y Jaiswal21 (56)

T Hartley5-0-11-0

17.60

Flighted, full and around off, Shubman Gill steers it towards point.

17.50

Tom Hartley sees the batter advance and drags his length back, on off, Shubman Gill is out of his crease but adjusts well to punch it towards extra covers.

17.40

Flatter, short and around leg, Shubman Gill tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads.

17.30

Floated, full and on off, Shubman Gill strides out and taps it to short covers.

17.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, turns away, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it out off the outer half of the bat to the off side.

17.11

Tom Hartley begins with a short delivery, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and nudges it wide of mid-wicket and calls for the run, Gill is a bit late to react but makes his ground safely in the end.

Tom Hartley to share the attack after Tea.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 45/1

S Gill5 (19)

Y Jaiswal20 (55)

M Wood2-0-2-0

16.60

Mark Wood bangs in a quick bouncer now, on middle and leg, Shubman Gill ducks under it.

16.50

On a length this time, on off, Shubman Gill stays back and pats it down to short covers.

16.40

Pitched up and on off again, nips back in, Shubman Gill strides out and blocks it in front of his pads as the ball rolls to mid on.

16.30

Full again and shaping into the pads, Shubman Gill flicks it away nicely, but the square leg fielder dives to his right to make a good stop.

16.20

Goes fuller this time, on off, shaping in, Shubman Gill pushes it towards short covers.

16.11

Mark Wood starts with a hard-length delivery around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal opens the face of his bat and steers it towards point for a single. The umpire has a chat with Jaiswal as he took a couple of steps in the middle of the pitch.

The Players and the Umpires are walking out to the middle to start the Final session on Day 3. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill walk out to bat for India and are 44/1 after 16 overs in the second innings, currently sitting on a lead of 170 runs. England looking to pick up early wickets in this session. Mark Wood will start the attack for England after TEA. Let's Play!

... DAY 3, THIRD SESSION ...

SESSION SUMMARY - 73 runs and 6 wickets in 26.1 overs. India's session by a mile! England were in a decent position after Lunch, but Ben Stokes got a bit greedy and lost his wicket in the process. The very next ball, Ben Foakes went back to the hut that put the visitors on the back foot again. The tail couldn't wag around for much and they conceded a lead of 126 runs which was disappointing as at one point they were looking likely to get much closer to the Indian total. Ravindra Jadeja got the big wicket of the opposition skipper and added another to his tally later on while Mohammed Siraj cleaned up the tail quickly and ended up with a four-wicket hall. The Indian openers got off to a steady start as run scoring wasn't that easy with the English bowlers hitting the right line and lengths. However, the skipper Rohit Sharma fell victim to Joe Root not too long before Tea, and Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill had to be cautious and saw out till the end of the session as the hosts went into the break with a lead of 170 runs. The hosts would like to extend this further while England hopes to pick up a few wickets in the next session to restrict India from posting a big target. Join us at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT) to catch all the exciting action in the last session.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 44/1

Y Jaiswal19 (54)

S Gill5 (14)

J Root8-2-19-1

15.61

Tossed up full on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball long the ground towards long off and runs a single to end the over and the Umpires call TEA.

15.50

Pitches it further up. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

15.40

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and taps it down.

15.30

Fuller on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal watchfully plays it out.

15.20

Tossed up on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

15.14

FOUR! Half volley and punished hard! Yashasvi Jaiswal gets a boundary after 48 balls. Joe Root tosses it up fuller on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball through covers with superb timing and the ball rolls away to the fence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 39/1

S Gill5 (14)

Y Jaiswal14 (48)

T Hartley4-0-10-0

14.60

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Shubman Gill stays back and taps the ball back to the bowler.

14.50

Tossed up on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

14.41

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball in the gap of mid-wicket and square leg and runs a single.

14.30

Bowls this one outside the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it well and straight to mid off.

14.20

full on the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

14.10

Tosses it up on the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal steps down the track and swings his bat hard, in the end finding his bottom going back to the bowler. No run.

Just one over for Mark Wood as Tom Hartley replaces him.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 38/1

Y Jaiswal13 (44)

S Gill5 (12)

J Root7-2-14-1

13.61

Width outside the off stump, fuller in length. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball along the ground to sweepers and runs a single.

13.51

Holds the length on the pads this time. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

13.40

Pitches the ball up, slower in the air, on the middle stump. Shubman Gill gets down the track and taps it back to Joe Root.

13.30

Fuller on the middle stump. Shubman Gill offers a front foot defence.

13.20

Tosses the ball up from around the wicket on the stumps. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

13.11

Too full on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 35/1

S Gill4 (8)

Y Jaiswal11 (42)

M Wood1-0-1-0

12.60

Hits on the good length on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and blocks it off towards covers.

12.50

Bangs in short outside the off stump. Shubman Gill stays back and blocks it off.

12.40

Holds the length just outside the off stump line. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot towards covers.

12.30

Fuller on the line of the stumps. Shubman Gill flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

12.20

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump at 138 clicks. Shubman Gill blocks it off from the crease.

12.11

Short and wide, slashed away hard by Yashasvi Jaiswal but could only get 1 as Rehan Ahmed cuts it off at the point boundary.

Mark Wood comes into the attack for England.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 34/1

S Gill4 (3)

Y Jaiswal10 (41)

J Root6-2-11-1

11.60

Just short at the stumps. Shubman Gill stays back and blocks it off.

11.54

FOUR! Shubman Gill gets off the mark in style! He is not messing around at all! Fuller on the stumps and Shubman Gill goes arial over the mid-wicket fielder and fetches himself a boundary to open his account.

11.40

pitches the ball up on the leg stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

Shubman Gill walks out to bat.

11.3W

OUT! LBW! That's full and straight, looks very close! Huge appeal for LBW and the umpire says NO. England take the review. Rohit Sharma gets down on a knee and looks to sweep the ball but misses it and gets a hit on the front foot. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows three reds. Superb review for England. India lose their first and its the centurian from the first innings Rohit Sharma walking back.

11.20

short on the off stump. Rohit Sharma taps it back to Joe Root.

11.10

Just short on the stumps. Rohit Sharma stays back and flicks it to square leg.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 30/0

Y Jaiswal10 (41)

R Sharma19 (25)

T Hartley3-0-9-0

10.60

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and taps it out to end the over.

10.50

Fuller on the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

10.41

Low fulltoss on the leg stump line. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

10.31

Another short ball at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets back and drives the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

10.21

Just short outside the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and taps the ball through covers and runs a single.

10.10

Fuller on the middle stump. Rohit Sharma takes out the front foot and blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 27/0

Y Jaiswal9 (38)

R Sharma17 (22)

J Root5-2-7-0

9.60

Holds the length on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and blocks it off towards covers to end the over. Another maiden for Joe Root.

9.50

Bowls it outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it towards covers.

9.40

Fuller on the off. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot back to the bowler.

9.30

Tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball but straight to mid off.

9.20

Holds the length a bit back on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

9.10

Too full on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball straight to covers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 27/0

R Sharma17 (22)

Y Jaiswal9 (32)

T Hartley2-0-6-0

8.64

FOUR! Flighted ball on the stumps. Rohit Sharma takes the ball from the stumps and lofts it cover extra covers off the front foot and the ball runs away to the sweepers boundary for four runs.

8.51

Just short on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it to deep square leg and runs a single.

8.40

Fuller on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal plays it straight to mid-wicket.

8.30

Tossed up on the stumps line. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to block the ball but it hits the pads high and lobs in the air. Ben Foakes grabs it and appeals for a catch. The umpire says NO and England take the review. The UltraEdge shows no sign of any bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows the ball missing the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays. A review lost for England.

8.20

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off straight to square leg.

8.10

Just short and slow on the pads. Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it down to square leg.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 22/0

Y Jaiswal8 (27)

R Sharma13 (21)

J Root4-1-7-0

7.61

just short on the pads. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single to keep the strike for the next over.

7.50

Just short outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts the ball straight to covers.

7.40

Flighted on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal offers a front foot defence.

7.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off well.

7.22

Finds the outside edge of the bat, from a fuller length on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal runs a couple as the ball runs down the third man area where James Anderson does well to keep it to two runs.

7.10

Too full, on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 19/0

R Sharma13 (21)

Y Jaiswal5 (21)

T Hartley1-0-1-0

6.60

Fuller on the off stump. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

6.50

Short outside the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and cuts the ball straight to covers.

6.40

Fuller on the middle stump. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

6.30

Holds it just short on the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays on the crease and tucks the ball to point.

6.21

Short ball on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal goes back and pulls the ball along the ground towards deep square leg and runs a single.

6.10

Flights it up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a long stride out and taps it back to the bowler.

Tom Hartley comes into the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 18/0

Y Jaiswal4 (19)

R Sharma13 (17)

J Root3-1-4-0

5.61

Low full toss on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single to end the over.

5.50

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and taps the ball towards covers.

5.41

On the pads, fuller. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

5.31

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball straight to long off and runs a single.

5.20

Pitches it further up, just outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball straight to covers.

5.10

Fuller on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 15/0

R Sharma12 (16)

Y Jaiswal2 (14)

J Anderson3-0-13-0

4.62

Pitches it full outside off. Rohit Sharma drives the ball through covers off the front foot and comes back for a second run to end the over.

4.50

Bowls a bit fuller outside the off stump line. Rohit Sharma offers another front foot defence.

4.40

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Rohit Sharma takes out the front foot and middles the ball straight to covers.

4.30

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and flicks the ball towards square leg.

4.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump this time. Rohit Sharma times the ball off the front foot, straight to covers.

4.10

Straight and full on the middle stump line. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and drives the ball straight to mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 13/0

Y Jaiswal2 (14)

R Sharma10 (10)

J Root2-1-1-0

3.60

Holds the length back just outside off. Yashasvi Jaiswal punches the ball to covers and ends the over.

3.50

On the up outside off, slower in the air. Yashasvi Jaiswal offers a front foot defence.

3.41

Fuller on the middle stump. Rohit Sharma drives it down to long on for a single.

3.30

Outside the line of the leg stump. Rohit Sharma pads it down on the crease.

3.20

On the pads, fuller. Rohit Sharma taps it towards square leg and Yashasvi Jaiswal calls for a quick single but is sent back by his captain.

3.10

Comes round the wicket and bowls on the stumps. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and blocks the ball well.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 12/0

Y Jaiswal2 (12)

R Sharma9 (6)

J Anderson2-0-11-0

2.60

Hits the length hard outside the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and lets the ball go through.

2.51

On the pads again from a good length. Rohit Sharma tucks the ball to deep square and runs a single.

2.41

Just short at the line of the leg stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

2.30

Bowls it fuller on the off stump line at 136 clicks. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes the front foot out and drives the ball straight to mid off.

2.21lb

Leg Bye! On the pads once again, with pace. Rohit Sharma looks to run it down to square leg but gets a hit on the pads and the batters pick up a quick single as leg byes.

2.10

Drifting outside the leg stump line. Rohit Sharma looks to flick it but the ball leaves the bat and goes through.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 9/0

Y Jaiswal1 (9)

R Sharma8 (3)

J Root1-1-0-0

1.60

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot to end a maiden over.

1.50

Flights it on the middle stump this time. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it back to the bowler.

1.40

Lot more fuller this time on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it on the front foot to mid off.

1.30

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it to point off the front foot.

1.20

Tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal lunges forward and middles the ball towards covers.

1.10

Starts off full on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off the front foot.

Who will bowl from the other end? We will see some spin now as Joe Root has been handed the new ball.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 9/0

R Sharma8 (3)

Y Jaiswal1 (3)

J Anderson1-0-9-0

0.64

FOUR! Attacking shot from Rohit Sharma again on the backfoot, and will find the boundary for the second time in the over. James Anderson pitches it short and wide and is punished rightly between covers and point.

0.54

FOUR! Little back of length, fetches it from outside off stump, Rohit Sharma, and pulls it to the right of mid-wicket into the boundary. First of this inning.

0.40

Holds the length back on the fourth stump line. Rohit Sharma stands comfortably inside the crease and taps it down.

0.31

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball from the crease to the left of mid on and runs a single.

0.20

Another ball from the good length outside the off stump, leaving the batter this time. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays inside the line of the ball and lets it go through well.

0.10

Starts off on the money, right outside the off stump line, getting the ball to nip back in over the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal lets the ball go through judging the bounce.

Commentary

We are back for the second innings of India! The players are already out in the middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma are the two openers for India. James Anderson has the new red cherry in his hand. Here we go...

... THIRD INNINGS ...

Ben Duckett has been the star of the England batting lineup with 153 runs, 100 of which, came in a single session of play yesterday. England started the day at 212/2 with Ben Duckett and Joe Root. With the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian bowling lineup was hit by a serious blow but the way Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah set the tone in the first hour of play, England were never looking in the game after the wicket of Ben Duckett. After LUNCH, Mohammed Siraj came in and picked up 3 quick wickets along with Ravindra Jadeja picking up the big wicket of Ben Stokes, India wrapped up the English innings inside two sessions. Brilliant bowling by all the bowlers who stood up and got the job done for the skipper, Rohit Sharma. Now India is all set for another big total on the board as they lead by 126 runs. Stay tuned as the Indian Second Innings start soon.

England are bowled out, and India wraps things up quickly in the second session. 5 wickets in an hour for the first time in this series. England were 221/2 at the start of the day and are now all out for 319. Mohammed Siraj picks up 3 wickets in no time after Lunch along with the 2 picked up by Ravindra Jadeja. India will walk out to start their second innings sitting on a lead of 126 runs.

71.1W

OUT! CASTLED! Mohammed Siraj finishes things off for India! Mohammed Siraj comes around the wicket and serves this full, on off, straightens a bit after hitting the deck, James Anderson tries to block but plays down the wrong line as the ball goes through to rattle the stumps. England have been bowled out for 319 and surrenders a lead of 126 runs to India.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 319/9

M Wood4 (3)

J Anderson1 (2)

R Jadeja10-0-51-2

70.64

FOUR! Good shot! Ravindra Jadeja darts this one full and down the leg side, Mark Wood goes down and paddles it away nicely towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

70.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Mark Wood blocks it out.

70.41

Tossed up, full and on middle, James Anderson reverse sweeps it through point for a single.

70.30

Short and on middle, James Anderson stays back and pats it to the left of the bowler.

James Anderson is the last man coming out for England.

70.2W

OUT! STUMPED! Another one bites the dust now! Ravindra Jadeja sees the batter advance here and bowls this flatter and around off, Tom Hartley goes for the pre-meditated slog across the line, but misses it completely and Dhruv Jurel behind the stumps does the rest. England nine down and still 131 runs behind!

70.10

Floated, full and on middle, Tom Hartley tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 314/8

M Wood0 (1)

T Hartley9 (15)

M Siraj21-2-84-3

69.60

Fuller one and on middle, Mark Wood blocks it out solidly.

Mark Wood walks out to bat for England.

69.5W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! What a response from Mohammed Siraj! A corker of a delivery and Siraj has his third now. He sets the batter up nicely here, following the two short-length balls with a toe-crusher. This is the yorker, on off, tailing in, Rehan Ahmed is not expecting that and fails to get his bat down in time to dig it out, the ball goes through to hit the bottom of the off pole as the bail falls down. England eight down now!

69.40

Slower one now, short of a length and outside off, Rehan Ahmed slaps it straight to extra covers.

69.34

FOUR! Rehan Ahmed gets into the act now! Mohammed Siraj lands this back of a length and around off, Rehan Ahmed gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweetly through covers for a boundary. A shot any top-order batter will be proud of.

69.20

Full again and on middle too, shaping in as well, Rehan Ahmed manages to keep it out towards short mid-wicket.

69.10

Full and on middle, shaping in, Rehan Ahmed tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 310/7

T Hartley9 (15)

R Ahmed2 (8)

R Jadeja9-0-46-1

68.64

FOUR! Fine shot! Ravindra Jadeja flights this one up, on middle, Tom Hartley comes down the track to get to the pitch and drives it firmly past Jadeja for a boundary.

68.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Tom Hartley knocks it down the pitch.

68.40

Floated, full and on middle, Tom Hartley defends it on the front foot.

68.31

A bit short and on off, Rehan Ahmed punches it towards covers for a single.

68.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, taps it past silly point.

68.10

Short and on off, Rehan Ahmed moves back and bunts it past first slip.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 305/7

T Hartley5 (12)

R Ahmed1 (5)

M Siraj20-2-80-2

67.60

Mohammed Siraj comes around the wicket and serves this full, on middle, angling in, Tom Hartley blocks it back towards the bowler.

67.51

Goes back to his fuller length, on middle, shaping in, Rehan Ahmed clips it off the inside half od the bat towards fine leg for a single.

67.40

Back of a length and around off, Rehan Ahmed punches it nicely wide o short covers where Rajat Patidar dives to his left to make a good stop.

67.30

Pitched up, on off, shaping in, Rehan Ahmed hangs his bat away and knocks it towards mid off.

67.20

Full again and on off, Rehan Ahmed tries to drive but gets an inside edge to short mid-wicket.

67.10

Fuller one and on off, Rehan Ahmed pushes it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 304/7

T Hartley5 (11)

R Ahmed0 (0)

R Jadeja8-0-41-1

66.60

Flighted, full and on middle, Tom Hartley is solid in his defence again.

66.50

Short again and on middle, Tom Hartley knocks it down the pitch as Jadeja stops it well.

66.40

Goes short and on middle, Tom Hartley moves back and keeps it out.

66.34

FOUR! Lovely shot! This is flighted, full and on off, Tom Hartley dances down the track and drills it hard and wide of mid off for a boundary.

66.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Tom Hartley defends it on the front foot.

66.10

Floated, full and on middle, Tom Hartley prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 300/7

T Hartley1 (5)

R Ahmed0 (0)

M Siraj19-2-79-2

65.61

Another full delivery, on middle, Tom Hartley works it off the inner half of the bat towards deep square leg for a single. 300 up for England!

65.50

Pitched up and around off, Tom Hartley tries to defend but gets an outside edge along the ground to first slip.

65.40

In the blockhole, on leg, Tom Hartley digs it out to the leg side.

65.30

Touch fuller and on off, Tom Hartley knocks it towards mid off.

65.20

On a length and on off, Tom Hartley blocks it out well.

Tom Hartley walks out to bat at number 9 for England.

65.1W

OUT! TAKEN! TWO IN TWO FOR INDIA! The crowd has found its voice once again and the Men in Blue are on top now. It is Mohammed Siraj this time, he pitches this one up, full and on middle, sticks to the surface a bit, Ben Foakes is a bit early into his stroke and checks it at the last moment. As a result, he only manages to chip it straight to mid on where Rohit Sharma takes a dolly. England loses both set batters in quick succession and still trails by 146 runs!

Rehan Ahmed walks out to bat for England at number 8.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 299/6

B Stokes41 (89)

B Foakes13 (36)

R Jadeja7-0-37-1

64.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Ravindra Jadeja strikes after Lunch! A massive wicket for India as the English skipper goes back to the hut now. This is tossed up, full and outside off, Ben Stokes goes down on one knee and tries to take the aerial route, but fails to middle it as he has to drag it and his bat turns in his hands as well, As a result, it goes high in the air towards wide of long on, Jasprit Bumrah gets enough time to move to his left and settle under it, and pouches it safely in the end. England lose their sixth now as Stokes walks back after a decent knock!

64.50

A bit short and on leg, Ben Stokes stays back and nudges it towards square leg.

64.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Stokes turns it to the leg side.

64.30

Flaoted, full and on middle, Ben Stokes reverse sweeps it straight to point.

64.22

Tossed up, full and on leg, Ben Stokes flicks it away nicely wide of deep square leg for a brace.

64.10

Short and around leg, Ben Stokes moves back and clips it towards backward sqaure leg, Foakes sets off for the runs but is sent back.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 297/5

B Foakes13 (36)

B Stokes39 (83)

M Siraj18-2-78-1

63.60

Pitched up and on middle, Ben Foakes works it off the inner half of the bat to short mid-wicket.

63.50

Mohammed Siraj nails the yorker this time, swinging in sharply, Ben Foakes gets his bat down in time to dig it out.

63.40

On a length this time, in middle, Ben Foakes pushes it down the ground but mid on runs to his left to collect it.

63.30

Full again, on middle, angling in, Ben Foakes knocks it down to mid on.

63.22

Fuller in length and on middle, shaping in, Ben Foakes tries to drive but gets an inside edge wide of deep square leg for a couple of runs.

63.14

FOUR! Top shot! Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and just around off, Ben Foakes just pushes it gently, but times it perfectly from the middle of the bat as the ball teases Jasprit Bumrah at mid off all the way through but wins the race to the fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 291/5

B Stokes39 (83)

B Foakes7 (30)

R Jadeja6-0-35-0

62.60

Quicker, full and on middle again, Ben Stokes moves back inside his crease and negotiates it on to the pitch.

62.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Stokes stays in his crease and keeps it out.

62.40

Flighted, full and outside leg, Ben Stokes tries to go for the reverse sweep but fails to connect.

62.30

Short again but around leg this time, Ben Stokes stays back to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads.

62.21

Goes short and around off, Ben Foakes moves back and punches it to sweeper covers for a single.

62.10

Ravindra Jadeja begins with a floated delivery, full and on middle. Ben Foakes prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 290/5

B Stokes39 (79)

B Foakes6 (28)

M Siraj17-2-72-1

61.60

A maiden over to start the second session! Mohammed Siraj serves this much fuller and on middle, angling in, Ben Stokes is solid in his defence again.

61.50

Mohammed Siraj sees the batter advance and shortens his length, on middle, Ben Stokes adjusts well and keeps it out as the ball rolls to mid on.

61.40

This is pitched up and angling into leg, Ben Stokes knocks it with a straight bat towards mid on.

61.30

Back of a length and around off, Ben Stokes bunts it down to mid off.

61.20

Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Ben Stokes gets behind the line of it and blocks it down the pitch.

61.10

Mohammed Siraj starts with a full delivery, on middle and leg, Ben Stokes clips it towards short mid-wicket.

The Players and Umpires are out in the middle to start the second session of the Day. Ben Foakes and Ben Stokes will walk out to bat for England and will start the session at 290/5. Mohammed Siraj will start the attack for India after Lunch. Let's Play!

... DAY 3, SECOND SESSION ...

The morning session saw a flurry of wickets as Bumrah's precision bowling accounted for the prized scalp of Joe Root, putting England on the back foot early in the day. Kuldeep Yadav then joined the party, wreaking havoc with his deceptive spin, as he dismissed Jonny Bairstow and the well-set Duckett to leave England reeling. Despite the onslaught from the Indian bowlers, the resilient duo of Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes dug deep, determined to weather the storm and guide their team through the challenging period. With the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav rose to the occasion, shouldering the responsibility of leading the spin attack with aplomb. With Stokes and Foakes showing resilience at the crease and India's bowlers relentless in their pursuit of wickets, the stage is set for a gripping contest as the day progresses. Stay tuned as we will be back for the Second Session at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT).

The start of Day 3 witnessed a captivating display of cricket as England's batting stalwarts, Ben Duckett and Joe Root, took to the crease with intentions to further fortify their team's position. Duckett, who had showcased brilliance the previous day with an impressive 133 runs, continued his fine form, adding another 20 runs to his tally to reach a commendable 153 before departing in the morning session. However, the Indian bowlers, led by the relentless Jasprit Bumrah and the crafty Kuldeep Yadav, were quick to assert their dominance, striking crucial blows to derail England's momentum.

As the morning session draws to a close on Day 3 of this gripping Test match, the scoreboard tells the tale of a hard-fought battle between bat and ball. England finds themselves at 290/5 after 61 hard-fought overs in their first innings, still trailing by 155 runs. Despite the early setbacks, England's batters have shown resilience and determination to weather the storm and keep their team in contention.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 290/5

B Foakes6 (28)

B Stokes39 (73)

R Jadeja5-0-34-0

60.60

Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, Ben Foakes defends it on the front foot. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 3!

60.50

Flighted, full but well outside off, Ben Foakes leaves it alone.

60.40

Flatter, short and outside off, keeps very low, Ben Foakes tries to cut it away but it goes under his bat to the keeper.

60.30

Tossed up, full and on off, grips and turns away, Ben Foakes leaves it alone.

60.20

Short again and around off, Ben Foakes punches it straight to short covers.

60.11

Floated, short and on leg, Ben Stokes moves back and flicks it through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 289/5

B Foakes6 (23)

B Stokes38 (72)

M Siraj16-1-72-1

59.60

Back of a length, on leg, Ben Foakes nudges it straight to square leg.

59.50

Mohammed Siraj hits the length hard, on off, tails in sharply, Ben Foakes watches it carefully and makes a good leave.

59.40

Pitched up and on middle, shaping in, Ben Foakes clips it towards mid-wicket.

59.30

Great take! Full again but angling down the leg side, Ben Foakes misses his flick, Dhruv Jurel dives to his left to grab it well one-handed. Jurel has been excellent behind the stumps!

59.20

Touch fuller and around off, Ben Foakes pushes it towards short covers.

59.11

On a length and on middle, Ben Stokes works it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 288/5

B Foakes6 (18)

B Stokes37 (71)

K Yadav18-2-77-2

58.60

A bit short and around off, turns in sharply, Ben Foakes watches it through, stays back and keeps it out well.

58.54

FOUR! Nice shot! Kuldeep Yadav flights this up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet to get on top of it, clips it away using the flick of the wrists well wide of mid on for a boundary.

58.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet but flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

58.30

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes strides out and knocks it to the left of the bowler.

58.20

Floated, full and on middle, turns in, Ben Foakes prods forward and blocks it out down the pitch.

58.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Foakes drives it firmly but straight to mid off.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 284/5

B Stokes37 (71)

B Foakes2 (12)

M Siraj15-1-71-1

57.60

Pitched up and on middle, Ben Stokes tucks it to short mid-wicket.

57.50

Oh..close! Mohammed Siraj continues with his hard length, in the sixth stump line, Ben Stokes throws his hands at it but gets an inside edge as the ball bounces just past the stumps.

57.40

This is on a hard length and on off again, Ben Stokes stabs it to short covers again.

57.30

Back of a length and on off, Ben Stokes punches it down to short covers.

57.22

On a length and on middle, Ben Stokes stays back and clips it through mid-wicket again for a couple of runs.

57.14

FOUR! Good shot! Mohammed Siraj bangs this short and on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Ben Stokes rides the bounce well and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 278/5

B Foakes2 (12)

B Stokes31 (65)

K Yadav17-2-73-2

56.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes defends it on the front foot.

56.50

Excellent stuff from Kuldeep Yadav! He floats this up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards point.

56.41

In the air...safe! This is flighted, full and on middle, Ben Stokes goes down for the sweep but gets a top edge that lands safely in the short fine leg region. They cross.

56.32

Short and around off, Ben Stokes punches it nicely wide of sweeper covers for a brace.

56.20

Absolute peach! This is tossed up in the rough outside off, turns away with some bounce, Ben Stokes gets drawn forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge, it goes off Dhruv Jurel's pads as Rohit Sharma at first slip collects it.

56.10

Floated, full and on leg, turns away, Ben Stokes turns it to the leg side, some hesitation between the batters and they decided against the run in the end.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 275/5

B Stokes28 (61)

B Foakes2 (10)

M Siraj14-1-65-1

55.61

Short of a length and on middle, Ben Stokes rolls his wrists and pulls it along the ground through square leg for a single.

55.50

Full again and around middle, Ben Stokes knocks it towards mid on.

55.40

Pitched up and on middle, Ben Stokes dead-bats it down the pitch, the bounce takes it over Siraj but he manages to get a hand to it and parries it to the left of the stumps at the non-striker's end.

55.30

Back of a length and around off, Ben Stokes mistimes his pull towards wide of mid-wicket.

55.20

Much fuller, on middle, angling in, Ben Stokes drills it straight to mid on.

55.10

On a length and on off, Ben Stokes blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 274/5

B Foakes2 (10)

B Stokes27 (55)

K Yadav16-2-70-2

54.60

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes strides out and drives it towards mid off.

54.50

Short again and on middle, Ben Foakes defends it on the back foot.

54.41

A bit short and on midde, Ben Stokes moves back and clips it through mid-wicket for a run.

54.34b

FOUR BYES! That beats everyone! Kuldeep Yadav dishes out the googly now, full and on off, turns in sharply with bounce, Ben Stokes prods forward to defend but gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball just goes past the stumps and Dhruv Jurel as well to race to the fence for a boundary.

54.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet and eases it towards mid on for a single.

54.10

BEATEN! This is floated, short and on off, holding its line, Ben Foakes stays in his crease and tries to block it but misses, Dhruv Jurel fails to collect it cleanly as well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 268/5

B Stokes26 (53)

B Foakes1 (6)

M Siraj13-1-64-1

53.60

Short of a length and on middle, Ben Stokes goes for the pull but gets a bottom edge onto his thigh pads as the ball goes nowhere.

53.50

Hits the length hard this time, on middle, Ben Stokes stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.

53.41

Mohammed Siraj bangs in a good bouncer now, on middle, Ben Foakes gets a bit hurried but manages to hook it away towards fine leg for a single.

53.31b

Goes fuller but down the leg side, Ben Stokes misses his flick and Dhruv Jurel dives to his right and gets his right glove on it, the ball slows down a bit and rolls to third man. A bye is taken.

53.20

Back of a length and on off again, Ben Stokes stabs it down towards short covers.

53.10

This is on a good length and around off, angling in, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 266/5

B Stokes26 (48)

B Foakes0 (5)

K Yadav15-2-68-2

52.61

Shorter in length and around off, Ben Stokes moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

52.50

Looped up, full and on off, Ben Stokes strides out and pushes it to covers.

52.44

FOUR! Nicely played!  Kuldeep Yadav gives this one some flight again, full and on middle, Ben Stokes goes down, takes his front leg out of the way and swipes it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary. Stokes mixing patience with aggression here!

52.30

Floated, full and around leg, Ben Stokes tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

52.20

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Stokes stays back in his crease and blocks it out towards covers.

52.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Stokes taps it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 261/5

B Stokes21 (42)

B Foakes0 (5)

M Siraj12-1-63-1

51.61

Back of a length and around off, Ben Stokes punches it wide of short covers for a quick single.

51.50

Pulls his length back now, on off, Ben Stokes is solid in his defence again.

51.40

Full again and on middle, Ben Stokes knocks it towards mid on.

51.30

Goes much fuller and on middle, Ben Stokes drives it down the ground firmly but mid on dives to his left to make a good stop.

51.20

Length again and on off, angling in, Ben Stokes strides out and keeps it out to the off side.

51.10

On a length and around off, Ben Stokes stabs it towards covers.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 260/5

B Foakes0 (5)

B Stokes20 (36)

K Yadav14-2-63-2

50.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes prods forward to play at it but misses as the ball pops off his pads to the off side.

50.50

Just short at the stumps. Ben Foakes stays back and flicks the ball to square leg.

50.40

An appeal for LBW, but turned down! Kuldeep Yadav flights this one up, full and middle, turns in, Ben Foakes strides out to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. Probabaly going down the leg side.

50.30

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Foakes defends it on the front foot.

50.20

Tossed up, full and on of, Ben Foakes blocks it out to the left of the bowler.

Ben Foakes walks out to bat for England.

50.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Kuldeep Yadav gets the big fish! The softest of dismissal and the centurion has to walk back now, but India won't mind one bit. Kuldeep Yadav drags his length back and bowls this well outside off, turns away sharply, Ben Duckett stays back in his crease and tries to slap it away but checks his shot at the last moment. As a result, he only manages to hit it straight into the hands of extra covers where Shubman Gill takes a dolly. Duckett goes back after a exceptional hundred but England are in a spot of bother now!

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 260/4

B Stokes20 (36)

B Duckett153 (150)

M Siraj11-1-62-1

49.60

Fuller in length and down the leg again, Ben Stokes tries to glance it away but misses again.

49.50

This is on a good length but angling down the leg side, Ben Stokes misses his flick as Dhruv Jurel dives to his right to collect it.

49.44

FOUR! Ben Stokes on the charge! Mohammed Siraj pitches it up and around off, Ben Stokes skips down the track to get to the pitch of it and thumps it over extra covers for another boundary.

49.30

Back of a length and outside off this time, Ben Stokes leaves it alone.

49.24

FOUR! Excellent timing! Mohammed Siraj goes a bit fuller and on middle, angling in, Ben Stokes steps across, uses his wrists and flicks it with good timing past mid on for a boundary.

49.10

On a length and on middle, Ben Stokes clips it towards mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 252/4

B Stokes12 (30)

B Duckett153 (150)

K Yadav13-1-63-1

48.61

Shorter in length again and around off, Ben Stokes punches it through covers for a single.

48.50

Shortish and on middle, Ben Stokes moves back and keeps it out.

48.44

FOUR! Up and over! Kuldeep Yadav flights this one up, full and around middle, Ben Stokes goes down, opens the face of the bat and lofts well over the mid off fielder for a one-bounce four.

48.30

Uppish but safe! This is short and around off, turns away a bit, Ben Stokes goes for the cut but slices it in the air, the ball lands well in front of backward point.

48.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Stokes strides out and drills it towards mid off.

48.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Stokes prods forward and blocks it out towards short covers.

Drinks! India will be happy with how things went in this first hour as they were able to pick up a couple of wickets and restricted Duckett as well. Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav both were excellent with the ball and the hosts will hope to get one or two more wickets before Lunch. England cannot afford to lose more wickets and build up a partnership, and the good thing for them is that Ben Duckett is still out there and will hope to get support from his skipper. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 247/4

B Duckett153 (150)

B Stokes7 (24)

J Bumrah15-1-54-1

47.60

Pitches it up on the stumps. Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and blocks it off. Ends a maiden over.

47.50

Holds the length back on top of the stumps. Ben Duckett stays back and knocks it off.

47.40

Bowls it fuller outside the off stump. Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and pushes the ball straight to point.

47.30

Another good length ball on top of the off stump line. Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it off.

47.20

Just short outside the off stump line. Ben Duckett stays back and tucks the ball straight to covers.

47.10

Hits the length hard on the fourth stump line at 138 clicks. Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 247/4

B Duckett153 (144)

B Stokes7 (24)

K Yadav12-1-58-1

46.61

Flighted ball on the leg stump and Ben Duckett switches sides and sweeps the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

46.50

Just short at the off stump line. Ben Duckett tucks it back to the bowler.

46.41

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

46.30

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ben Stokes stays back and blocks it off well.

46.21

Bowls it just short outside the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and cuts the ball to sweepers for a single.

46.10

Tossed up fuller on the off stump. Ben Duckett blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 244/4

B Stokes6 (22)

B Duckett151 (140)

J Bumrah14-0-54-1

45.60

Holds the length on top of the off stump. Ben Stokes blocks it off, getting an outside edge falling short of the second slip.

45.50

Goes for the yorker but serves a low full toss, on middle, Ben Stokes drills it towards mid on.

45.40

Hits the length outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes is not interested in playing at that.

45.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and blocks it well.

45.20

Good length ball outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes lets the ball go through.

45.11

Hits the length on the stumps. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 243/4

B Stokes6 (17)

B Duckett150 (139)

K Yadav11-1-55-1

44.60

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off to end the over.

44.54lb

4 Leg byes. Superb googly by Kuldeep Yadav from outside the off stump line, turning into the left hander. Ben Stokes looks to block it but the ball zips past the bat and takes a faint edge off his elbows and runs away to the fine leg boundary as 4 leg byes.

44.41

With that single, Ben Duckett goes on to 150! What an innings! Brings out another reverse sweep and gets an inside edge towards short fine leg and runs a single.

44.30

DROPPED! Tough chance but Rohit Sharma gets a hand to the ball! Fuller ball from Kuldeep Yadav outside the off stump line and Ben Duckett takes out a reverse sweep and hits it to the left of Rohit Sharma at slips. Tough chance but Rohit Sharma gets a hand on the ball but drops it.

44.20

Fuller on the off stump again. Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot.

44.10

Just short on the off stump line. Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 238/4

B Stokes6 (15)

B Duckett149 (135)

J Bumrah13-0-53-1

43.64

FOUR! Edged and FOUR! Another good length ball just outside the off stump line and Ben Stokes looks to play a front foot defence but in the end, gets a thick outside edge going between gully and slip and the ball runs away to the third man boundary.

43.50

Pitches the ball up, swinging away from outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes is not interested in playing at that.

43.40

Hits the length outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes stays on the crease and lets the ball go through.

43.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Ben Stokes stays on the crease and taps it back to the bowler.

43.21

Fuller and on the pads. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to the left of square leg and runs a single.

43.14

FOUR! Lucky! Very Lucky on that occasion, Ben Duckett! Slower ball outside the line of the off stump, fuller in length, calling Ben Duckett out to play a shot. Ben Duckett looks to drive it but checks the shot, getting a thick outside edge flying over the gully fielder and the ball runs away to the boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 229/4

B Stokes2 (11)

B Duckett144 (133)

K Yadav10-1-54-1

42.60

Pitches the ball up, full on the stumps. Ben Stokes flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket to end the over.

42.50

Just short at the off stump line, turning away. Ben Stokes stays back and watchfully lets the ball go through.

42.42

Fuller now, outside off. Ben Stokes drives the ball to the left of sweepers and runs a couple.

42.30

Holds the length on the stumps. Ben Stokes stays back and blocks it off.

42.21

Tossed up on the stumps. Ben Duckett flicks the ball into the mid-wicket gap and takes a run.

42.10

Pitched up outside the line of the off stump line. Ben Duckett looks to cut it but misses the ball.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 226/4

B Stokes0 (7)

B Duckett143 (131)

J Bumrah12-0-44-1

41.60

Nails an inswinging yorker from around the wicket. Ben Stokes watchfully blocks it out towards mid on to end the over.

41.50

Pitches it up on the stumps with pace. Ben Stokes flicks the ball straight to mid on.

41.40

Length ball outside the line of the off stump. Ben Stokes lets the ball go through.

41.30

Fuller on the stumps with pace. Ben Stokes taps the ball out off the front foot.

41.20

Goes past the outside edge! Jasprit Bumrah has his tail up, pitches the ball just short outside the line of the off stump. Ben Stokes looks to block it but the ball zips past the outside edge of the bat.

41.11

Hits the deck on the off stump line. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to the left of mid on and runs a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 225/4

B Stokes0 (2)

B Duckett142 (130)

K Yadav9-1-51-1

40.60

Fuller and straight on the middle stump line. Ben Stokes blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

40.50

Bowls short outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes lets the ball go through.

The English skipper, Ben Stokes walks out to bat now.

40.4W

OUT! LBW! Kuldeep Yadav catches Jonny Bairstow in front of the stumps with a big turn on the ball from outside the off stump line. The Umpire takes his time and raises the finger. Jonny Bairstow takes a review. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows three reds without any doubt. Jonny Bairstow is out to a superb leg spinner from Kuldeep Yadav. India getting right back into the game.

40.30

Just short at the stumps. Jonny Bairstow flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

40.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow takes the front foot out and drives it to mid off.

40.11

Just short on the pads. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 224/3

J Bairstow0 (1)

B Duckett141 (129)

J Bumrah11-0-43-1

39.60

Nails the yorker on the middle stump line. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off well in time to keep the ball out. Ends an eventful over for India.

Jonny Bairstow is the next man in.

39.5W

OUT! TAKEN AT SLIPS! Jasprit Bumrah strikes early on Day 3! Joe Root goes back to the hut trying to play his go-to shot here. This is pitched up and around off, Joe Root changes his stance to go for the reverse scoop but hits it from the inside half of the bat, the ball flies aerially towards second slip where Yashasvi Jaiswal shows really quick reflexes to take it on the second attempt. This is a brilliant catch as it was traveling. England three down now and still trails by 221 runs!

39.40

On a length and on middle, shaping in, Joe Root nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

39.30

Jasprit Bumrah takes pace off this time, serves this very full and on off, Joe Root gets low and keeps it out to the off side.

39.21

Short of a length and on off, Ben Duckett guides it through point for a single.

39.10

Back of a length and around off, Ben Duckett stabs it towards point.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 223/2

J Root18 (28)

B Duckett140 (127)

K Yadav8-1-50-0

38.60

Looped up, full and around off, Joe Root drives it straight to short covers, the fielder parries it towards mid off but no run taken.

38.51

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Duckett clips it towards square leg for another run.

38.41

Short again and around off, Joe Root stays back and steers it past short third man for a run.

38.31

Risky single! This is short and on leg, Ben Duckett stays back and tucks it to the leg side and sets off for the run, Dhruv Jurel quickly moves to his right and throws it with his gloves to the bowler's end, but it is a bit wide of Kuldeep Yadav and Duckett dives in to make his ground. A better throw and he could have been in trouble.

38.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Duckett prods forward and blocks it out.

38.14

FOUR! There comes the broom again! This is tossed up, full and around middle, Ben Duckett goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps it nicely towards the deep mid-wicket fence for an easy boundary.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 216/2

J Root17 (26)

B Duckett134 (123)

J Bumrah10-0-42-0

37.62

Pitches this one up, on middle, angling into the pads, Joe Root clips it away through square leg for a brace.

37.50

Jasprit Bumrah hits the length hard this time, on off, shaping in a bit, Joe Root offers no shot at it.

37.40

Touch fuller, on off, Joe Root gets behind the line of it and blocks it to the left of the bowler.

37.34

FOUR! Beautiful shot! Jasprit Bumrah lands this short of a length and on the sixth stump lin, Joe Root lets it come to him, opens the face of the bat and just guides it through point for a boundary.

37.20

Back of a length in that channel outside off, Joe Root lets it go to the keeper.

37.10

Jasprit Bumrah bowls this on a good length but well outside off, Joe Root leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 210/2

B Duckett134 (123)

J Root11 (20)

K Yadav7-1-43-0

36.60

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line to the left-hander. Ben Duckett drives the ball towards covers to end the over.

36.51

Just short on the leg stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

36.40

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Joe Root pushes the ball to covers off the front foot.

36.30

Just short at the stumps. Joe Root stays back and tucks the ball towards short leg.

36.20

Fuller on the stumps. Joe Root flicks the ball late towards short fine leg.

36.10

Tossed up on the off stump. Joe Root drives it back to the bowler.

Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the second over of the Day.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 209/2

B Duckett134 (122)

J Root10 (15)

J Bumrah9-0-36-0

35.60

Good length on the off stump. Ben Duckett blocks it off well to end the first over of the day.

35.50

Straying down the leg side. Ben Duckett looks to flick it but misses the ball completely.

35.41

Just short at the batter. Joe Root looks to block it and gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single.

35.30

Hits the length hard outside the off stump line. Joe Root covers the stumps and leaves the ball.

35.21

Bowls it just short outside the off stump. Ben Duckett cuts the ball to sweepers and runs a single. First runs on the board for the day.

35.10

Starts off full outside the off stump line. Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and taps it to covers.

We are back! Ben Duckett and Joe Root walk out to bat along with the Indian players and Umpires to start the Day 3. Jasprit Bumrah to start the attack for India. Let's Play!

On Day 2, India showcased their batting prowess, posting a formidable total of 445 runs in their first innings, thanks in large part to resilient performances from Ravichandran Ashwin, debutant Dhruv Jurel, and a late cameo from Jasprit Bumrah. However, the loss of overnight batter Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in the first hour provided England with a glimmer of hope, which was further amplified by Ashwin and Jurel's feisty partnership of 76 runs for the eighth wicket. With the match delicately poised and England set to commence their innings from 207/2, Day 3 promises to be yet another exhilarating chapter in this captivating Test encounter. Stay tuned.

Ben Duckett's magnificent knock, which saw him amass an impressive 133 runs, has not only put England in a strong position but has also placed India on the back foot despite the hosts holding a substantial lead of 238 runs. While England trail, their brisk scoring rate has undoubtedly rattled the Indian camp, setting the stage for a tantalizing battle as both teams look to seize the momentum.

Indian cricket team spinner Ravichandran Ashwin withdrew from the Test match against England in Rajkot due to a family medical emergency. The withdrawal came just hours after he became the second Indian bowler ever after Anil Kumble to take 500 Test wickets.

As the sun rises over the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot, anticipation fills the air as we gear up for the start of play on Day 3 of the enthralling Test match between India and England. With the visitors finishing Day 2 on a high note, courtesy of Ben Duckett's scintillating century propelling England to 207/2 at stumps, the stage is set for another day of riveting cricketing action.

... DAY 3, FIRST SESSION ...

Right then, that is it from this riveting Day 2 of this Test match. The game is nicely poised at the moment as England will try to continue batting like this and cut the deficit quickly while India will be looking to make early inroads to put some sort of pressure on the visitors. Day 3 will begin on 17th February, Saturday at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT), but you can join us early for all the build-up. Cheers!

In the second session, India decided to attack a bit more, but Ravichandran Ashwin lost his wicket in that process. Dhruv Jurel also couldn't stay for much longer and just missed out on his half-century but the pair helped the hosts get past the 400-run mark. A few lusty blows from Jasprit Bumrah steered India to a total of 445. Rehan Ahmed got rid of both the set batters while Mark Wood wrapped things up finishing with four wickets in total. The England openers, Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett managed to go to Tea without any trouble. The last session completely belonged to the visitors as they went hammer and tons especially Ben Duckett who was smashing the bowlers all around the park. Zak Crawley became the 500th victim of Ravichandran Ashwin, but the openers added 89 runs before that. Ollie Pope looked a bit unsettled initially but calmed himself and built up another big partnership of 93 runs along with Duckett, but unfortunately got out not too long before Stumps. It was really all about the exceptional century from Ben Duckett as it was also the second fastest by an English opener in Test cricket.

Ravichandran Ashwin, the man of the moment is up for a chat. He talks about his 500 wickets in Test cricket and is very happy to reach the milestone. Talks about his father being very proud as it was his dream that Ashwin get 500 Test wickets. Adds by saying that there has been a lot of hard work and dedication throughout his career till now and it gives him ample satisfaction when he stands on 500 Test Wickets.

Just like Day 1, India lost a couple of wickets early on Day 2. The Nightwatchman Kuldeep Yadav and the centurion Ravindra Jadeja. However, very similar to the first session on the opening day, the hosts recovered brilliantly this time through a big partnership between the much-experienced Ravichandran Ashwin and debutant Dhruv Jurel. They managed to keep the scoreboard ticking and saw out till Lunch. It was James Anderson who got the early breakthrough for the visitors while the plan to give the ball to Joe Root worked as he got rid of Jadeja, but after that, they failed to build on that and allowed the hosts to steady their ship again.

Ben Duckett, take a bow! He walks back to a round of applause from the crowd and the Indian players show their appreciation as well. We have witnessed one of the best Test knocks as Duckett was simply sensational right from the start. He remains unbeaten on 133 off just 118 balls while England now trails by 238 runs with 8 wickets in hand. India for most of the session were on the back foot, but the highlight for them would be the 500th Test wicket for Ravichandran Ashwin who becomes only the second Indian bowler to achieve this feat after the great Anil Kumble. However, the hosts will have a lot to think about as we head into the 'Moving Day' of this Test match.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 207/2

J Root9 (13)

B Duckett133 (118)

R Ashwin7-0-37-1

34.64

FOUR! Full toss and punished! The last ball of the day goes away to the fence. Ravichandran Ashwin bowls a low full toss just outside the line of the off stump to Joe Root who takes a front foot out and drives the ball through the covers gap and picks up a boundary to himself to end DAY 2 of this cricket match.

34.51

Pitched up fuller on the stumps. Ben Duckett flicks the ball into the square leg gap and runs a single.

34.40

On the line of the leg stump and Ben Duckett gets a hit on the back pads! Huge appeal for LBW turned down by the Umpire! India take another review. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved. The ball tracking shows that the ball is pitched outside the leg stump line but only just. India lose a review and Ben Duckett survives a late scare.

34.31

Bowls the ball up on the off stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

34.21

Fuller again, slow outside the off stump. Ben Duckett drives the ball to deep point and runs a single.

34.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Duckett drives the ball to covers off the front foot.

Ravichandran Ashwin is back on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 200/2

B Duckett131 (114)

J Root4 (11)

M Siraj10-1-54-1

33.61

Short ball straying down the leg side. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and flicks it with comfort to long leg and runs a single.

33.50

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ben Duckett drives it straight to mid on once again.

33.40

Hits the pads but outside the line of the leg stump from a fuller length. Ben Duckett looks to flick the ball but misses it completely.

33.30

Pitches the ball up on the stumps line and Ben Duckett times the drives well but straight to mid on. Is annoyed with himself for missing out on a boundary option.

33.20

Hits the deck on 135 clicks on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and taps it back to the bowler.

33.10

Holds the length outside the off stump line. Ben Duckett plays at it late towards gully on the bounce.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 199/2

J Root4 (11)

B Duckett130 (108)

J Bumrah8-0-34-0

32.60

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

32.50

Nails the yorker on the middle stump line. Joe Root blocks it off well.

32.42

Short ball on top of the leg stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to the right of fine leg and runs a couple.

32.30

Holds the length on top of the off. Joe Root stays on the crease and blocks it off.

32.20

Swings the ball into the right-hander from a good length on the off stump. Joe Root blocks it towards mid-wicket.

32.11

Short and wide outside the off stump. Ben Duckett cuts the ball to the right of covers and runs a single.

India are not happy with the condition of the ball and asks the umpire to check it. It fails to pass through the ring twice but on the third attempt it does and the hosts will have to continue with it. Also, Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack now.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 196/2

B Duckett129 (107)

J Root2 (6)

M Siraj9-1-53-1

31.61

Full and straight on the leg stump. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to the right of deep square leg and completes a single to end the over.

31.51

Swings one into the right hander, fuller in length on the middle stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to mid-wicket and runs a single off the midfield.

31.40

Goes wide of the crease and gets the ball to move into the right hander, on top of the middle stump line from the length. Joe Root taps it back to the bowler.

31.30

Bowls the ball on top of the off stump from a good length. Joe Root stays on the crease and blocks it off well.

31.21

Holds the length back on the stumps. Ben Duckett swings the bat getting an inside edge to fine leg for a single.

31.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 193/2

B Duckett127 (104)

J Root1 (3)

R Jadeja4-0-33-0

30.61

Just short at the stumps. Ben Duckett flicks it to long on for a single.

30.56

SIX! What a shot! Reverse sweep into the crowd! Ravindra Jadeja holds the length back on the leg stump line and Ben Duckett changes stance and reverse slogs the ball over the sweepers boundary for a flat six.

30.40

Tossed up on the stumps. Ben Duckett taps it to mid-wicket.

30.42nb

Another NO BALL again from Ravindra Jadeja! Bowls it fuller on the stumps and Joe Root flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket for a single.

30.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

30.31nb

Flighted ball on the stumps. Joe Root taps it back to the bowler. The umpire signals a NO BALL for overstepping.

30.21

Just short at the stumps. Ben Duckett stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg.

30.10

tossed up on the stumps. Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot.

Joe Root comes out to the middle now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 182/2

O Pope39 (55)

B Duckett119 (99)

M Siraj8-1-50-1

29.6W

OUT! LBW! Mohammed Siraj sends back Ollie Pope and breaks the partnership! Superb review for Rohit Sharma against the run of play! Mohammed Siraj hits the length on the off stump line and gets the ball to move into the right-hander. Ollie Pope is stuck on the crease and the ball rushes on to hit him on the front pads infront of the stumps. There is a huge appeal for LBW turned down by the umpire. Rohit Sharma takes the review and the UltraEdge shows no bat involved. The Ball Tracking shows that the ball has pitched in line, hits Ollie Pope in the line of the stumps, and goes on to clip the top of the leg stump. Ollie Pope walks back!

29.51

Bangs in short at 138 clicks on top of the leg stump. Ben Duckett pulls it along the ground to deep square leg for a single.

Is that out? Mohammed Siraj looks confident and convinces Rohit Sharma to take the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved but Ball Tracking comes up with three reds. Ollie Pope cannot believe it but will have to walk back.

29.52nb

Another short ball at the batter and Ollie Pope pulls it away to deep square leg, slightly in the air and runs a single. The umpire calls a NO BALL for overstepping.

Slight halt! The physio is in for the mandatory concussion check. He asks a few questions to Ollie Pope and we are good to continue now.

29.40

Hits the helmet this time, Mohammed Siraj! Another short ball just outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Pope looks to pull it but goes through it early and misses the ball and it hits him on the helmet.

29.31

Another short ball at the batter. Ben Duckett grills the ball hard to the right of Shubman Gill at deep square leg and runs a single.

29.21

Bangs in short at the body of Ollie Pope, who walks around and pulls the ball along the ground to fine leg for a single.

29.11

Bowls the short ball at the batter and Ben Duckett pulls it away to deep square leg, along the ground for a single.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 176/1

B Duckett116 (96)

O Pope37 (51)

R Jadeja3-0-22-0

28.61

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Duckett reverse sweeps the ball to deep point and runs a single.

28.52

So close! Holds the length back on the stumps and gets the ball to turn back in. Ben Duckett gets a thick inside edge running away to the fine leg fence and the batters pick up a couple.

28.44

FOUR! Swept over the top and finds the fence! Ravindra Jadeja strays on the pads with pace and Ben Duckett gets on a knee and slogs the ball over square leg in to the fence on the bounce.

28.31

Fuller on the stumps. Ollie Pope taps the ball to long on and runs a single.

28.24

FOUR! Timed it to perfection, another boundary! Ravindra Jadeja pitches the ball on the off stump, fuller in length and Ollie Pope switches the stance and reverse sweeps the ball perfectly into the deep point gap and the ball runs away to the fence.

28.11

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Duckett drives the ball towards long on and runs a comfortable single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 163/1

O Pope32 (49)

B Duckett108 (92)

M Siraj7-1-44-0

27.64

FOUR! Strays down the leg side from a good length. Ollie Pope flicks the ball very fine and the ball beats Ravindra Jadeja to his right at fine leg and goes into the boundary line.

27.51

Pitches it a bit up, stays outside the line of the off stump. Ben Duckett cuts the ball to sweepers and runs a single.

27.40

Short and wide outside the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and cuts the ball straight to covers.

27.31lb

Leg bye. Swinging in, fuller, missing the leg stump. Ollie Pope gets a hit on the pads and the batters run a leg bye.

27.20

Hits the length hard on the off stump line. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

27.11

Just short at the stumps. Ben Duckett tucks it to the left of mid-wicket and runs a single.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 156/1

O Pope28 (46)

B Duckett106 (89)

R Jadeja2-0-9-0

26.60

Fuller on the off stump. Ollie Pope blocks it off the front foot.

26.50

Tosses the ball up on the stumps and the ball goes in through the arm. Ollie Pope gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the leg stump and there is a huge appeal for LBW, turned down by the umpire.

26.44

FOUR! Ollie Pope brings out the reverse paddle! Plays it straight over the keeper's head! Ravindra Jadeja tosses the ball up on the off stump and Ollie Pope gets on a reverse position and scoops it over the head of Dhruv Jurel behind the stumps and the ball runs away to the boundary.

26.30

Just short on the leg stump, turning sharp. Ollie Pope is very uncomfortable at the crease and gets a hit high on the thigh pads.

26.20

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

26.14

FOUR! Superb start to the over! Ollie Pope joins in! Ravindra Jadeja stays on the leg stump and Ollie Pope paddles the ball fine, taking it all the way to the fine leg boundary to start the over.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 148/1

B Duckett106 (89)

O Pope20 (40)

M Siraj6-1-38-0

25.64

FOUR! Straight away after the HUNDRED, Ben Duckett swings hard! Jasprit Bumrah hits the deck outside the off-stump line and Ben Duckett pulls it away over mid-wicket and the ball races away to the boundary.

25.54

FOUR! Gets to his HUNDRED in style! Ben Duckett! What a way to get to the milestone! Jasprit Bumrah pitches the ball slightly up on the off stump line from around the wicket angle and Ben Duckett takes a short step forward and drives the ball straight, beating mid onto his right and the ball runs away to the fence. This is also the fastest hundred by an English batter against India in Tests. Ben Duckett punches the air in delight and gets a big hug from the vice-captain as well!

25.40

Pitched up on the off stump at 135 clicks. Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and punches the ball to mid on.

25.30

Bowls the ball away from the leg stump. Ben Duckett looks to flick it hard but gets beaten. Good take behind the stumps by Dhruv Jurel.

25.20

Hits the deck hard on the pads of the batter. Ben Duckett stays back and tucks the ball straight towards mid-wicket.

25.10

Holds the length back, on top of the off stump, with pace. Ben Duckett stays back and taps the ball towards covers. Stays on 98.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 140/1

O Pope20 (40)

B Duckett98 (83)

J Bumrah7-0-31-0

24.60

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope takes the front foot out and taps the ball towards covers to end the over.

24.50

Fuller and straight at the middle stump line. Ollie Pope flicks the ball hard towards mid on.

24.40

Beats the outside edge of Ollie Pope! Jasprit Bumrah hits the deck hard just outside the off stump and Ollie Pope goes fishing outside the off stump and the ball zips past the outside edge of the bat.

24.30

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

24.21

Bowls a slower ball, fuller on the off stump. Ben Duckett watchfully taps it down to deep point and runs a single. Moves on to 98 now.

24.11

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Ollie Pope taps the ball to the right of Ravindra Jadeja at point and runs a quick single. A sharp throw comes from Jadeja and it hits Pope on the back. No harm done.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 138/1

B Duckett97 (82)

O Pope19 (35)

R Jadeja1-0-1-0

23.60

Jadeja drags his length back yet again, on middle this time. Ben Duckett stays back and tucks the ball towards mid-wicket to end the over.

23.50

Just short at the leg stump. Ben Duckett stays back and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

23.41

Goes short and on the stumps now. Ollie Pope stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

23.30

Tossed up outside off. Ollie Pope lets the ball go through.

23.20

Just short at the stumps. Ollie Pope stays back and taps it to covers.

23.10

Tosses it up outside off. Ollie Pope lets it go through.

DRINKS! The 'Bazball' is in full throttle powered by Ben Duckett. He is looking in scintillating form and taking the famed Indian bowlers to the cleaners. England are batting with a run rate close to 6 and they are quickly eating out the deficit. Still, a long way to go and a wicket or two before Stumps will put pressure on the visitors. Let's see what happens after the break. Also, Ravindra Jadeja has been introduced into the attack now.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 137/1

B Duckett97 (80)

O Pope18 (31)

J Bumrah6-0-29-0

22.60

Back of a length and on off, Ben Duckett stands back and keeps it out to the off side.

22.50

A loopy delivery now, full toss and on off, Ben Duckett stabs it onto the ground towards covers.

22.44

FOUR! Top shot! Jasprit Bumrah goes for the yorker, but bowls a low full toss, on middle, angling in, Ben Duckett waits for it in his crease and drills it away firmly past mid on for a boundary. He moves to 97 now!

22.31b

Good stop! Jasprit Bumrah serves this full but down the leg side, angling further in, Ollie Pope misses his flick, Dhruv Jurel dives to his left and makes a fine one-handed stop as the ball parries behind. A bye is taken.

22.21

On a length and around off, Ben Duckett pushes it through covers for a single.

22.10

Fuller one and around off, Ben Duckett knocks it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 131/1

B Duckett92 (75)

O Pope18 (30)

R Ashwin6-0-30-1

21.63

Darts this one full, on leg, Ben Duckett tickles it away nicely wide of short fine leg, Ravindra Jadeja chases after it and shows good footwork to stop it with his boots. Three runs taken. Ben Duckett moves into the 90s now!

21.54

FOUR! Put away! Ravichandran Ashwin drags his length back this time, on middle, Ben Duckett is already expecting that, rocks back and heaves it away through mid-wicket for a boundary now.

21.46

SIX! Ben Duckett showing no signs of stopping here! Ravichandran Ashwin flights this one up again, full and middle, Ben Duckett goes down and clears his front leg away, nails the slog-sweep as it sails over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

21.31

Flighted and around off, Ollie Pope uses his feet and drills it towards mid off for a quick single.

21.20

Floated, full and middle, turns in, Ollie Pope goes for the sweep but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.

21.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ollie Pope tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 117/1

B Duckett79 (72)

O Pope17 (27)

J Bumrah5-0-24-0

20.60

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Rohit Sharma has a chat with his keeper, Dhruv Jurel and goes for the review. Jasprit Bumrah finally nails the yorker, on middle, angling in, Ben Duckett gets his bat down to dig it out, but the ball passes close to the bat before hitting him on the pads. The replay shows a little bit of deflection and UltraEdge confirms the under edge. India lose a review!

20.51

Touch fuller, on middle, nips back in, Ollie Pope works it wide of mid on for a run.

20.40

Pulls his length back, on middle, Ollie Pope keeps it out on the pitch.

20.31

Almost! Jasprit Bumrah goes much fuller this time, on middle, shaping in sharply, Ben Duckett tries to play at it but gets an inside edge just past the stumps towards fine leg for a single.

20.20

Back of a length and on off, nips away, Ben Duckett stays back and pats it down back to the bowler.

20.10

Jasprit Bumrah comes around the wicket, lands this on a good length on middle, Ben Duckett nudges it towards mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 115/1

O Pope16 (25)

B Duckett78 (68)

R Ashwin5-0-16-1

19.60

Darts this one full and on leg, Ollie Pope turns it to short leg.

19.50

Quicker, short and on middle, Ollie Pope moves back and knocks it back to the bowler.

19.41

Flighted, full and around off, Ben Duckett pushes it through covers for a single. Sensible batting!

19.34

FOUR! Brilliant timing! Ravichandran Ashwin drags his length back and on middle, Ben Duckett moves back and gently punches it through the vacant mid on region for a boundary.

19.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Duckett blocks it back to the bowler.

19.11

Tossed up, full and on leg, Ollie Pope flicks it uppishly but safely through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 109/1

O Pope15 (22)

B Duckett73 (65)

J Bumrah4-0-22-0

18.61

Jasprit Bumrah pitches this one up, on off, swinging in, Ollie Pope looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls towards square leg. They cross. That could have easily gone back onto the stumps.

18.50

Short of a length an on off, Ollie Pope dabs it down to gully.

18.40

Back of a length and in that channel outside off, Ollie Pope leaves it alone.

18.30

Pulls his length back now, on off, angling in, Ollie Pope stands tall and blocks it out solidly towards short covers.

18.20

A slower one now, full and around off, Ollie Pope steers it straight to point.

18.14

FOUR! Nicely played! Jasprit Bumrah attempts the yorker but serves this full and on middle, Ollie Pope uses the flick of the wrists to whip it away wide of mid on for a boundary.

Jasprit Bumrah (3-0-21-0) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 104/1

B Duckett73 (65)

O Pope10 (16)

R Ashwin4-0-10-1

17.60

Shortish and around off, Ben Duckett bunts it towards short covers.

17.50

Very slow through the air, full and on middle, Ben Duckett is solid in his defence again.

17.40

Flatter, full and on off, Ben Duckett defends it on the front foot.

17.34

FOUR! That is an excellent shot! Ravichandran Ashwin flights this one up, full and on middle, Ben Duckett goes down and takes his from leg out of the way to access the leg side, and smacks it though mid-wicket for a boundary.

17.20

Floated, full and middle, Ben Duckett goes down but mistimes his reverse sweep towards backward point.

17.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Duckett drives it firmly but straight to short covers.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 100/1

O Pope10 (16)

B Duckett69 (59)

K Yadav6-1-42-0

16.60

Slows it up, full and on middle, Ollie Pope prods forward to block it.

16.52

Goes short and outside off, Ollie Pope cuts it wide of point, Mohammed Siraj dives but lets it through and chases after it again, he picks up and quickly throws it to the keeper's end. Pope had to put in a dive in the end to make his ground. 100 up for England in no time!

16.40

Looped up, full and middle, Ollie Pope defends it on the front foot.

16.30

Flighted, full and on off, turns in, Ollie Pope goes for the reverse sweep but misses.

16.26

SIX! BANG! Brilliant use of the feet! This is the googly, full and on middle, Ollie Pope picks it up, dances down the track and shovels it over the wide long on fence for a biggie.

16.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ollie Pope blocks it down the pitch.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 92/1

B Duckett69 (59)

O Pope2 (10)

R Ashwin3-0-6-1

15.60

Flatter, full and on leg, Ben Duckett turns it to the leg side.

15.50

Ravichandran Ashwin continues with his shorter length, on off, Ben Duckett dabs it towards point.

15.41

Another short delivery, on leg, Ollie Pope flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a run.

15.30

Shorter once more, on off, Ollie Pope stays back and blocks it out.

15.21

Short again and on off, Ben Duckett guides it through point for a single.

15.10

Short and around off, Ben Duckett pushes it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 90/1

O Pope1 (8)

B Duckett68 (55)

K Yadav5-1-34-0

14.60

Looped up, full and on off, Ollie Pope goes for the reverse sweep again but miscues it along the ground to first slip.

14.50

BEAUTY! This is a googly, full and on off, turns away, Ollie Pope plays down the wrong line and misses out on his defensive shot, Dhruv Jurel gathers and breaks the stumps. There is an appeal for stumping, but the replay shows that Pope's foot is grounded.

Is that OUT? Appeal for stumping, but Ollie Pope survives.

14.40

A bit short and on middle, Ollie Pope stays back and tucks it on the bounce to short leg.

14.30

Flighted, full and on off, Ollie Pope goes down and reverse sweeps it towards short third man and sets off for the run, but is sent back and righty so.

14.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ollie Pope drills it towards mid on.

14.10

Tossed up, full and around off, Ollie Pope strides out and pushes it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 90/1

B Duckett68 (55)

O Pope1 (2)

R Ashwin2-0-4-1

13.60

Oh..close! Ravichandran Ashwin bowls this flatter, full and on middle, skids through, Ben Duckett gets stuck in his crease and just manages to keep it out.

13.50

Drags his length back and on leg, Ben Duckett clips it towards square leg and wants the run but is sent back by Pope.

13.40

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Duckett defends it on the front foot.

13.31

Short again and around off, Ollie Pope punches it through covers for a single and gets off the mark.

13.20

Floated, short and on middle, Ollie Pope stays back and blocks it out.

Ollie Pope walks out to bat for England!

13.1W

OUT! TAKEN! 500TH TEST WICKET FOR ASHWIN! What an achievement! A long servant for his country and he deserves this as the whole team surrounds him and congratulates him on this milestone. He tosses this one up, full and around leg, turns in a bit, Zak Crawley goes down to sweep it away, but the extra bounce catches the top edge and the ball flies in the air, Rajat Patidar at short fine leg backtracks a bit and pouches it safely. A much-needed breakthrough for India!

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 89/0

B Duckett68 (52)

Z Crawley15 (27)

K Yadav4-0-34-0

12.60

Another short delivery, on off, turns away, Ben Duckett stays back and steers it towards short third man.

12.50

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Ben Duckett tries to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

12.42

More runs! This is short again and around off, Ben Duckett moves back and punches it wide of sweeper covers for a brace.

12.34

FOUR! A poor delivery and rightly punished! Kuldeep Yadav drags his length way back, on middle, Ben Duckett rocks back quickly and heaves it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four more runs.

12.20

Floated, full and on middle, turns away, Ben Duckett strides out and blocks it out to the off side.

12.14

FOUR! Ben Duckett is targeting Kuldeep Yadav here! This is tossed up, full and on middle and leg, Ben Duckett goes down and swipes it away in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 79/0

Z Crawley15 (27)

B Duckett58 (46)

R Ashwin1-0-3-0

11.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it on the front foot.

11.50

An appeal for LBW, but turned down! This is flighted, full and around middle, Zak Crawley goes for the reverse sweep but gets an inside edge back onto his pads. That saves him!

11.41

Goes short and on off, Ben Duckett moves back and punches it towards short covers where a fumble allows the single.

11.32

Tossed up, full and around off, Ben Duckett drives it on the up a bit uppishly but safely through covers for a brace.

11.20

Quicker, short and on off, angling in, Ben Duckett gets a bit hurried and bunts it back to the bowler.

11.10

Ravichandran Ashwin begins with a flatter delivery, full and on off, Ben Duckett drills it back to the bowler.

Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack for India.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 76/0

Z Crawley15 (25)

B Duckett55 (42)

K Yadav3-0-24-0

10.64

FOUR! Nice shot! Kuldeep Yadav gives this one some air, full and on middle, Zak Crawley gets his front foot out of the way and lofts it over the bowler's head for four more runs.

10.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, turns in, Zak Crawley keeps it out off the inner half of the bat to the leg side.

10.40

Flighted, full and on off, Zak Crawley blocks it out well.

10.31

Gies short and on off, Ben Duckett moves back and bunts it towards extra covers for a single.

10.24

FOUR! Excellent shot! This is floated, full and on middle and leg, Ben Duckett gives himself some room by moving to the leg side and whacks it towards the deep mid-wicket fencefor a boundary.

10.10

Oh..just wide! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Duckett goes for the reverse sweep but misses as the ball pops up off his gloves. However, it lands just wide of the first slip.

Runs Scored 13 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 67/0

Z Crawley11 (22)

B Duckett50 (39)

M Siraj5-1-30-0

9.64

FOUR! Zak Crawley joins the party now! Mohammed Siraj overpitches it this time, on off, Zak Crawley leans onto his drive nicely and places it well wide of mid off for a boundary.

9.50

On a length and on off, Zak Crawley pushes it towards covers.

9.41

FIFTY FOR DUCKETT! Bazball is in full flow here as he gets to his half-century in just 39 balls. This is short of a length and outside off, Ben Duckett cuts it towards deep point for a single. India looks a bit shell-shocked with how the English openers have started.

9.34

FOUR MORE! Don't bother running for that! Mohammed Siraj lands this back of a length and around off, Ben Duckett frees his arms, gets on top of the bounce and crunches it through cover-point for yet another boundary.

9.20

Goes fuller this time, on middle, Ben Duckett knocks it back to the bowler, Siraj picks up and throws it to the keeper to show some aggression.

9.14

FOUR! Deft touch! Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and on middle, anlging away, Ben Duckett lets it come to him, opens the face of the bat and guides it nicely past gully for a boundary.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 54/0

Z Crawley7 (20)

B Duckett41 (35)

K Yadav2-0-15-0

8.60

Short again and on off, Zak Crawley stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

8.51

Short and around off, Ben Duckett moves back and punches it through covers for a run.

8.44

FOUR! Ben Duckett playing with the field here! This is flighted, full and around middle, Ben Duckett goes down and reverse-sweeps it over point for a boundary. He knew there was no protection in the deep and picked up four more runs. Also, the 50-run partnership comes up between the two openers.

8.31

Tossed up, full and on leg, Zak Crawley clips it in front of short fine leg for a quick single.

8.20

Floated, short and on off, turns in, Zak Crawley stays back and blocks it out.

8.10

Shorter in length and on middle, Zak Crawley moves back but mistimes his pull towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 48/0

B Duckett36 (33)

Z Crawley6 (16)

M Siraj4-1-17-0

7.60

A bit fuller and on middle and leg, shaping away, Ben Duckett tries to work it away but gets a bit of a leading edge that falls way in front of mid off. 17 runs off the first two overs after Tea!

7.50

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Ben Duckett nudges it towards mid on.

7.40

Pitches this one up, on middle, shaping away, Ben Duckett pushes it towards covers.

7.34

FOUR! Up and over! Mohammed Siraj bangs this one short and around middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Ben Duckett gets into a good position and pulls it well over mid-wicket for another boundary.

7.20

On a length and around off, Ben Duckett flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

7.14

FOUR! Pleasing to the eye! Mohammed Siraj begins with a full delivery, on middle, Ben Duckett presents the full face of the bat and drives it elegantly down the ground for a boundary.

Mohammed Siraj to bowl the second over after TEA.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 40/0

Z Crawley6 (16)

B Duckett28 (27)

K Yadav1-0-9-0

6.60

Looped up, full and on off, Zak Crawley strides out and steers it towards point. 9 runs off Kuldeep's first over then.

6.51

Goes short and around off, Ben Duckett moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

6.44

FOUR! Two in two! Kuldeep Yadav flights this one up again, full and on leg this time, Ben Duckett goes down again and swipes it nicely past backward square leg for another boundary.

6.34

FOUR! Sweeps and sweeps well! This is flighted, full and around middle, Ben Duckett goes down on one knee and brings out the broom to nail it through square leg for a boundary.

6.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Duckett prods forward and blocks it out.

6.10

Turn straightaway! Kuldeep Yadav starts with a floated delivery, short and on middle, turns away, Ben Duckett stays back to play at it but gets an outside edge along the ground towards point.

We are back after the TEA break and its Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett coming out to bat and are 31/0 after 6 overs. India looking for early wickets and England looking to get runs. Let's see what happens. Kuldeep Yadav to start the attack for India right after TEA. Let's Play!

... DAY 2, LAST SESSION ...

SESSION SUMMARY - 88 runs and 3 wickets in 23.5 overs! Another brilliant session of Test cricket comes to an end. India started the well after Lunch with both Ravichandran Ashwin and Dhruv Jurel looking solid as ever. They were able to rotate the strike more often and also increased the scoring rate putting away the loose balls. However, Ashwin lost his wicket trying to go big while Jurel got a couple of reprieves from the English fielders, but just missed out on his fifty. That pair pushed the hosts over the 400-run mark and some lusty blows from Jasprit Bumrah down the order got them close to 450. Rehan Ahmed picked up a couple of wickets while Wood wrapped things up for the visitors, but they could have bowled the hosts out earlier if they had taken their chances. However, the two English openers, Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett saw out the rest of the session nicely and scored quickly as well. They will be hoping to build on that and extend this partnership to set the base for this innings while India will be looking to make early inroads in the last session. Join us at 2.30 pm IST (9 am GMT) to catch all the exciting action in the final session.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 31/0

Z Crawley6 (15)

B Duckett19 (22)

M Siraj3-1-9-0

5.60

Hits the deck on the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off towards mid-wicket and ends the over. The umpires call TEA.

5.50

Hits the good length on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot back to the bowler.

5.40

Bowls the ball outside the off stump line from a good length and gets the ball to nip back in. Zak Crawley looks to drive it on the up but gets beaten between bat and pads.

5.31

Hits the length on the off stump. Ben Duckett taps the ball to covers and runs a single.

5.24

FOUR! Nothing wrong with the ball, but a beautiful shot through covers by Ben Duckett. Mohammed Siraj hits the good length on top of the off stump line and Ben Duckett stays on the crease and drives the ball to the right of covers and the ball races away to the fence.

5.11

just short on the pads, Zak Crawley flicks the ball to fine leg and runs a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 25/0

B Duckett14 (20)

Z Crawley5 (11)

J Bumrah3-0-17-0

4.64

FOUR! Driven away! Second boundary of the over! Fuller outside the off stump line and Ben Duckett is onto it in a flash. Takes the front foot out and drives the ball through covers, for another boundary to end the over.

4.50

Fuller on the off stump from around the wicket. Ben Duckett takes the front foot out and blocks it off back to the bowler.

4.40

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ben Duckett taps the ball straight to mid on from the crease.

4.30

Hits the length on the stumps. Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot.

4.24

FOUR! Short and wide and punished! Ben Duckett stands tall and cuts the ball hard, beating point to his right and finds the boundary.

4.11

Hits the length on the stumps. Zak Crawley flicks the ball through mid-wicket and runs a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 16/0

B Duckett6 (15)

Z Crawley4 (10)

M Siraj2-1-3-0

3.60

Another huge swing of the bat from Ben Duckett, and once again he fails to get any connection with the bat. Mohammed Siraj finishes a maiden over.

3.50

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett blocks it off the front foot.

3.40

Pitches the ball up just outside the off stump line. Ben Duckett looks to block it but the ball zips past his outside edge.

3.30

Holds the length on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and blocks it off.

3.20

Short and wide outside off. Ben Duckett cuts the ball hard but straight to covers.

3.10

Swing and a miss outside the off stump. Mohammed Siraj bowls the ball away from the left hander and Ben Duckett goes out chasing it with a big swing of the bat, in the end misses out on the contact.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 16/0

B Duckett6 (9)

Z Crawley4 (10)

J Bumrah2-0-8-0

2.61

Bowls on the pads, from the length. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to the left of Kuldeep Yadav at mid-wicket and runs a single.

2.50

Just short on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett stays on the crease and blocks it off.

2.40

Short outside the off stump line with pace. Ben Duckett looks to cut the ball but misses it completely.

2.30

Bowls a bumper at the batter with pace. Ben Duckett stays back and drops the ball down on the crease.

2.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it off.

2.14

FOUR! Just short outside the off stump and punished rightly. Ben Duckett starts off the way he always does. Short and wide by Jasprit Bumrah and Ben Duckett stays back and punches the ball through covers and finds the sweepers boundary for four runs.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 11/0

Z Crawley4 (10)

B Duckett1 (3)

M Siraj1-0-3-0

1.60

Holds the length back on the top of the stumps. Zak Crawley looks to flick the ball but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

1.50

Hits the length on top of the leg stump line. Zak Crawley gets a hit high on the thigh pads and the ball falls on the crease.

1.42

Swings one away from a fuller length outside off. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and drives the ball to the right of covers and runs a couple.

1.31

Pitches the ball on the off stump. Ben Duckett drives the ball to the right of mid off and runs a single.

1.20

Swings one away from the left hander from the good length outside the off stump. Ben Duckett looks to cut it but gets beaten.

1.10

Hits the deck hard on top of the off stump. Ben Duckett stays back and blocks it off back to the bowler.

Mohammed Siraj has recovered and will share the attack.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 8/0

Z Crawley2 (7)

B Duckett0 (0)

J Bumrah1-0-3-0

0.60

Bowls on a good length on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot to end the first over.

0.50

Hits the length just outside the off stump line, gets the ball to move in. Zak Crawley lets the ball go and the ball goes over the off stump.

0.40

Just short on top of the stumps. Zak Crawley stays back and tucks the ball to mid-wicket.

0.32

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley drives the ball through covers and runs a couple to get off the mark.

0.20

Fuller on the stumps. Zak Crawley takes the front foot out and taps the ball to mid on.

0.10

Bowls it outside the off stump from a good length. Zak Crawley lets the ball go through.

0.11nb

Starts off on the good length outside the off stump. Zak Crawley lets the ball go. The Umpire signals a NO BALL!

Commentary

We are back for England's reply! We can see the Indian player make their way out to the middle and spread out to take their respective field positions. Mohammed Siraj looks fit and is taking the field. There is a slight halt as the hosts have come out with the second new ball. It has been replaced now and we are good to go. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett are the two openers for England. Jasprit Bumrah to start proceedings with the ball. Also, as India were given a penalty for Ravichandran Ashwin running down the middle of the pitch, the visitors will be starting at 5/0. Let's play...

... SECOND INNINGS ...

England, on the other hand, would not be satisfied with their performance as they could have cut down a lot of runs if they had taken the catches when they presented themselves. Joe Root dropping Rohit Sharma on 27 did not help them at all while they spilled a few in this session as well. Mark Wood put in a herculean effort and was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets. They started off the day really well but were not able to capitalise on the start provided by their bowlers. Now, the blasting English batting lineup has the task of putting 445 in front of them on a wicket that is still very good for the batters. England will be looking to start well after the break and get most of the runs till the time the wicket plays well. They have been aggressive with the bat and will carry on the batting in the same way. The second inning is coming up soon, so stay tuned.

With that, we come to the end of the Indian first innings and India has managed to score 445 after batting for 130.5 overs and will be really happy with their total. The skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front, scoring a brilliant 131 off 196 ball that included 14 boundaries and 3 sixes. Along with him, the Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja posted 112 off 225 balls with the support of the two debutants, Sarfaraz Khan who scored a brilliant 62 and Dhruv Jurel scoring 46 and getting the Indian side to 445 runs in the first innings of this Test Match.

130.5W

OUT! LBW! Mark Wood wraps things up here! He pitches this one up again, on middle and off, shaping in, Jasprit Bumrah moves across to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is another big shout for LBW, and up goes the finger this time. However, Bumrah takes the review, but this time UltraEdge and Ball Tracking both go in the favour of the visitors. India have been bowled out for 445!

130.41lb

An appeal for LBW, but turned down! England take the review this time! This is full and on middle, angling into leg and keeping low, Mohammed Siraj misses his flick and the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that it is missing the leg stump. England lose a review!

130.31

Pitched up and around off, Jasprit Bumrah reaches out for it and steers it through point for a single.

Halt! Mohammed Siraj is really struggling with his right knee and has asked for help again. Things not looking good for India.

130.22

Full again and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah drills it down the ground, Rehan Ahmed from mid on runs to his left and dives to parry it towards mid off, Bumrah calls for the second and Siraj agrees. However, Siraj goes a long way around to complete the second and he is hobbling and looks in some pain.

130.14

FOUR! Great shot! Mark Wood serves this full and around middle, Jasprit Bumrah clears his front leg and swipes it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.

Halt! Mohammed Siraj has called for the physio here as he got hit on his right knee. The physio put in the magic spray and he looks good to go for now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 130 overs : 437/9

M Siraj3 (20)

J Bumrah19 (24)

T Hartley40-7-109-1

129.60

Slower through the air, short and on off, turns away a long way, Mohammed Siraj is nowhere near to play at that.

129.50

Looped up, full and on leg, Mohammed Siraj turns it to the leg side.

129.40

An appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger! However, Mohammed Siraj takes the review straightaway. This is floated, full and on middle, turns away, Mohammed Siraj goes for the reverse sweep but it looks like he misses getting hit on his right knee. It looks close in the replay but UltraEdge shows a spike and confirms the under edge. Excellent review from India!

129.30

A bit short and on middle, Mohammed Siraj initially shapes up for the sweep but adjusts well to the length and keeps it out on the pitch.

129.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj blocks it back to the bowler.

129.11

Short and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah moves back and wristily flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 129 overs : 436/9

M Siraj3 (15)

J Bumrah18 (23)

M Wood27-2-107-3

128.60

Fuller again and on off, swinging in, Mohammed Siraj strides out and pushes it towards short covers.

128.50

Short of a length and on middle, Mohammed Siraj hops up to fend it away but misses and gets hit on the thigh pads.

128.41

Mark Wood bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah gets in an awkward position but manages to pull it towards fine leg for a run.

128.30

Pitched up and on off, Jasprit Bumrah this time watches it through and blocks it out.

128.20

Swing and a miss! Mark Wood serves this full again and on off, angling in, Jasprit Bumrah has a wild heave across the line but misses as the ball just goes past the off pole. Matter of inches!

128.11

Fuller one and around off, Mohammed Siraj is late to get his bat down and stabs it towards covers for a quick single.

DRINKS! Its Drinks taken on Day 2 Second session and India are 434/9 with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj at the crease. England looking for that one last wicket and start batting as soon as possible. Let's see what happens after the break.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 128 overs : 434/9

J Bumrah17 (20)

M Siraj2 (12)

R Ahmed22-2-85-2

127.60

Slower through the air, full and on off, turns away, Jasprit Bumrah lunges out to defend but gets an outside edge along the ground towards short third man.

127.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah turns it to the leg side.

127.44

FOUR! That is a proper cricketing shot! Rehan Ahmed flights this one up full and around off, Jasprit Bumrah gets down and extends his arms to thrash it over extra covers for another boundary.

127.30

Floated, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah prods forward and blocks it out.

127.24

FOUR! Good shot! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah picks up the length early and lofts it towards the long on fence for a boundary.

127.10

Short and on off, Jasprit Bumrah moves back and bunts it down to first slip.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 127 overs : 426/9

J Bumrah9 (14)

M Siraj2 (12)

T Hartley39-7-108-1

126.61

Short delivery again, on middle, Jasprit Bumrah moves back and clips it towards square leg for one.

126.51

Flighted, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj goes down and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a run.

126.40

Floated, short and on middle, turns away, Mohammed Siraj stays back and blocks it out.

126.31

Shorter in length and on off, Jasprit Bumrah flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.

126.26

SIX! Jasprit Bumrah finally breaks the shackles! This is tossed up, full and around middle, Jasprit Bumrah clears his front leg away and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.

126.10

Short and on off, Jasprit Bumrah pushes it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 126 overs : 417/9

M Siraj1 (10)

J Bumrah1 (10)

R Ahmed21-2-77-2

125.60

Another googly, full and on middle, turns in, Mohammed Siraj strides out to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

125.50

A bit short and on off, Mohammed Siraj is solid in his defence again.

125.40

Floated, full and on off, Mohammed Siraj keeps it out to the off side.

125.30

A leg-break now, full and on off, turns away this time, Mohammed Siraj lets it got to the keeper again.

125.20

A googly now, full and around off, turns in sharply, Mohammed Siraj strides out and makes a good leave.

125.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Mohammed Siraj prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 125 overs : 417/9

J Bumrah1 (10)

M Siraj1 (4)

T Hartley38-7-99-1

124.60

Gives this one more air, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah drives it towards mid off.

124.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah defends it on the front foot.

124.41

Flighted, full and on leg, Mohammed Siraj flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. He almost stepped on the middle of the pitch but jumped across to make sure he did not. Good awareness!

124.30

Floated, full and on middle again, Mohammed Siraj strides out and keeps it out.

124.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj stays back and blocks it out.

124.11

Short and outside off, Jasprit Bumrah cuts it towards sweeper covers for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 124 overs : 415/9

M Siraj0 (1)

J Bumrah0 (7)

R Ahmed20-1-77-2

123.60

Shortish and on middle, Mohammed Siraj stays back and keeps it out.

Mohammed Siraj is the last man in.

123.5W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Rehan Ahmed strikes again! It's heartbreaking for Dhruv Jurel as he just misses out on his fifty on debut. This is bowled with a flatter trajectory, short and around off, turns away a bit as well, Dhruv Jurel moves back to cut it away, but this is not that short and close to his body as well. As a result, he only manages to get a thin outside edge behind where Ben Foakes takes a really sharp catch as there was not much gap between his gloves and the bat. The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma shows his appreciation as Jurel walks back to the hut after a fine knock.

123.40

Quicker, full and on off, turns away and keeps low, Dhruv Jurel tries to guide it away but misses.

123.36

SIX! Excellent use of the feet! This is flighted and around middle, Dhruv Jurel skips down the track to get to the pitch of the ball and smacks it over the long off fence for a biggie.

123.20

Floated, full and around off, Dhruv Jurel drives it towards mid off this time.

123.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel clips it towards mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 123 overs : 409/8

J Bumrah0 (7)

D Jurel40 (99)

T Hartley37-7-97-1

122.60

Short again and around off, Jasprit Bumrah guides it through point but no run taken.

122.51

Shortish and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and pats down towards long on for a single.

122.40

Pushes this one quicker through the air, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel drives it straight to mid off.

122.30

Goes short again and around off, Dhruv Jurel dabs it down to point.

122.20

Tossed up, full and on leg, Dhruv Jurel clips it towards square leg but denies the run.

122.10

Floated, short and on off, turns away, Dhruv Jurel steers it towards backward point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 122 overs : 408/8

J Bumrah0 (6)

D Jurel39 (94)

R Ahmed19-1-71-1

121.60

Slows it up, short and on off, keeps low again, Jasprit Bumrah knocks it towards mid off. A maiden over!

121.50

On middle, blocked out.

121.40

A googly now, full and around off, turns in, Jasprit Bumrah plays down the wrong line as the ball sneaks under the bat to the keeper.

121.30

Flighted, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah pushes it to short covers.

121.20

Floated, full and on middle, Jasprit Bumrah defends it on the front foot.

121.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Jasprit Bumrah prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 121 overs : 408/8

D Jurel39 (94)

J Bumrah0 (0)

T Hartley36-7-96-1

120.60

Gives this one some air, full and around off, turns away again, Dhruv Jurel hangs his bat and keeps it out to the off side. Rehan Ahmed will have a whole over to bowl to Jasprit Bumrah now.

120.50

A bit quicker this time, on middle, Dhruv Jurel knocks it back to the bowler.

120.40

Flighted, full and on off, turns away a bit, Dhruv Jurel tries to defend but gets squared up as the ball takes the outside edge and rolls towards point.

120.30

Floated, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

120.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel blocks it out solidly.

120.10

Oh..that keeps low! This is slower through the air, full and on off, turns away and does not bounce at all, Dhruv Jurel somehow manages to keep it out.

Jasprit Bumrah walks out to bat in the middle.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 120 overs : 408/8

R Ashwin37 (89)

D Jurel39 (88)

R Ahmed18-0-71-1

119.6W

OUT! TAKEN! Rehan Ahmed strikes! England finally manages to break the big partnership and more importantly hold onto a catch. This one is tossed up, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin uses his feet to loft it away but fails to get under it and hits it flat and in the air towards mid on, James Anderson dives forward to take it, but fumbles it a bit as the ball lobs up, but he manages to grab it on the second attempt. Ashwin has his hand on his head but has to walk back after a gritty knock.

119.51

Shorter in length and outside off, Dhruv Jurel moves back and cuts it wide of backward point, Ben Duckett dives to his right to make a good half-stop. They cross.

119.40

On off, kept out.

119.30

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out.

119.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel taps it towards short covers.

119.16

SIX! BANG! Dhruv Jurel gets a gift here! Rehan Ahmed bowls a half-track and around off, Dhruv Jurel has enough time to rock back and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 119 overs : 401/7

R Ashwin37 (88)

D Jurel32 (83)

T Hartley35-6-96-1

118.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin is solid in his defence again.

118.50

Looped up, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin turns it to the leg side.

118.40

Flighted, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin pushes it straight to covers.

118.30

Floated, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin defends it on the front foot.

118.20

Tossed up, full and on middle Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it out down the pitch.

118.10

Slower through the air, and on off, turns away, Ravichandran Ashwin is early into his push and misses.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 118 overs : 401/7

D Jurel32 (83)

R Ashwin37 (82)

M Wood26-2-105-3

117.60

DROPPED! Would you believe it? The English skipper is the culprit this time. Mark Wood serves this very full and down the leg side, Dhruv Jurel flicks it but does so uppishly straight to leg gully, Ben Stokes gets surprised and is a bit late to react to take on the reverse cup near his belly but spills it out. Jurel gets another chance!

117.50

On a length and on middle, angling in, Dhruv Jurel stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

117.40

Another bumper, on middle and leg, Dhruv Jurel ducks under it this time.

117.30

A bouncer angling down the leg side, Dhruv Jurel leaves it alone.

117.21

Short of a length and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin takes it on and pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

117.10

Back of a length and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin stabs it towards covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 117 overs : 400/7

D Jurel32 (79)

R Ashwin36 (80)

T Hartley34-5-96-1

116.60

A bit quicker, full and middle, Dhruv Jurel strides out and taps it towards short covers.

116.50

More flight this time, on middle, Dhruv Jurel turns it to the leg side.

116.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out.

116.31

Flighted, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin goes down and paddles it through square leg for a single. A huge roar from the crowd as 400 is up for India!

116.20

Floated, full and around leg, turns away sharply, Ravichandran Ashwin prods forward to play but misses and gets hit on his thigh pads. He does not really need to play at those.

116.10

Tossed up, full and on leg, turns away sharply, Ravichandran Ashwin offers no shot and lets it hit his front pad.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 116 overs : 399/7

R Ashwin35 (77)

D Jurel32 (76)

M Wood25-2-104-3

115.61

Length again and around leg, Ravichandran Ashwin clips it through square leg for a single.

115.50

This is on a good length and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin pats it wide of the bowler, Mark Wood moves to his left and doves to make a good stop. He sees Ashwin set off for the run and has a shy at the batter's end but misses. Ashwin was back anyways.

115.40

Mark Wood bangs this into the pitch again, on middle, angling into the leg side, Ravichandran Ashwin misses out on his flick as the ball goes past very close from the gloves.

115.34

FOUR! Fine shot! Mark Wood lands this on a hard length and on middle, angling in, Ravichandran Ashwin moves right across and glances it nicely towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.

115.20

Short of a length and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin fends it down to the leg side.

115.10

Back of a length and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin knocks it off the inner half of the bat towards mid on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 115 overs : 394/7

D Jurel32 (76)

R Ashwin30 (71)

T Hartley33-5-95-1

114.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

114.50

DROPPED! Ollie Pope drops a sitter! Tom Hartley drags his length back again and on middle, turns away a bit, Dhruv Jurel rocks back to pull it away but fails to keep it down and hits it straight to short mid-wicket, Pope gets both hands on it but spills it out and fails to gather it in the second attempt as well. The debutant gets a life!

114.40

Short again and on middle, Dhruv Jurel moves back and flicks it straight short mid-wicket.

114.31

Goes short and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin moves back and punches it towards long on for a run.

114.21

Tossed up, full and on leg, Dhruv Jurel clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

114.10

Tom Hartley begins with a floated delivery, full and on middle, turns away, Dhruv Jurel taps it towards short covers.

Tom Hartley to bowl the second over after LUNCH.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 114 overs : 392/7

R Ashwin29 (70)

D Jurel31 (71)

M Wood24-2-99-3

113.60

Mark Wood lands this one on a hard length and around middle, angling in again, Ravichandran Ashwin moves across just leaves it alone at the last moment.

113.54

FOUR! Nicely played! Mark Wood tries to bluff the batter and goes for the yorker, but serves this full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin is ready for it and drives it beautifully through the vacant mid on region for a boundary.

113.40

Mark Wood bangs this into the pitch, angling down the leg side, Ravichandran Ashwin lifts his bat and lets it go to the keeper.

113.30

On a length and around off this time, Ravichandran Ashwin knocks it back to the bowler.

113.20

Short of a length and around leg, Ravichandran Ashwin fends it away to the left of the keeper and sets off for the run, but he is sent back and rightly so.

113.10

Mark Wood starts with a back-of-a-length delivery, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

We are back! The Players and the Umpires are back on the field to start the Second session on DAY 2. Dhruv Jurel and Ravichandran Ashwin walk out to bat for India. Mark Wood will start the attack after Lunch for England. Let's Play!

... DAY 2, SECOND SESSION ...

England, buoyed by the early breakthroughs, came out all guns blazing in the first hour of play, displaying discipline and tactical acumen with the ball. However, despite their best efforts, they were unable to capitalize on the early momentum, allowing the Indian pair to settle in and build a crucial partnership. While England's bowlers continued to pose probing questions with their well-laid plans, Ashwin and Jurel exhibited patience and resolve, thwarting every challenge thrown their way and ensuring that India ended the session on a high note. As the players retreat to the pavilion for a well-deserved Lunch break, India will take solace in their resilient showing, knowing that they are well-placed to post a formidable total in their first innings. Stay tuned as the Second Session starts at 12.10 pm IST.

SESSION SUMMARY - 27 OVERS 62 RUNS 2 WICKETS. As the morning sun reaches its zenith, signaling the end of the first session on DAY 2 of this gripping Test match, India finds themselves in a commanding position at 388/7 after 113 overs in their first innings. The session has been one of ebbs and flows, with India weathering early setbacks to consolidate their position thanks to a resilient partnership between Ravichandran Ashwin and debutant Dhruv Jurel. After the early dismissals of Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav, it was imperative for India to steady the ship, and Ashwin and Jurel rose to the occasion admirably, showcasing composure and grit to guide their team closer to the coveted 400-run mark.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 113 overs : 388/7

D Jurel31 (71)

R Ashwin25 (64)

T Hartley32-5-93-1

112.60

A dot to end the over! This is looped up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 2!

112.50

Excellent response from Tom Hartley! He slows it up, full and on off, grips and turns away, Dhruv Jurel lunges out to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

112.44

FOUR! Good effort in the deep but in vain! Tom Hartley drags his length way back and outside off, Dhruv Jurel has all the time in the world to rock back and cuts it away through extra covers, Rehan Ahmed in the deep runs to his left and dives but fails to stop it from going for a boundary.

112.30

Flighted, full and on off again, Dhruv Jurel strides out and keeps it out to the off side.

112.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and taps it towards covers.

112.10

Floated, short and on off, turns away, Dhruv Jurel stays back and steers it towards point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 112 overs : 384/7

D Jurel27 (65)

R Ashwin25 (64)

M Wood23-2-95-3

111.61

Overpitched and down the leg, Dhruv Jurel glances it wide of leg gully towards fine leg for a single.

111.50

Short of a length again, on middle, angling in, Dhruv Jurel manages to pat it down in front of short leg.

111.40

Mark Wood comes 'over the wicket now, lands this on a good length, on middle, shaping into the legs die, Dhruv Jurel goes for the flick this time but misses. That was not too far away from taking his gloves.

111.31b

Goes fuller and down the leg side, Ravichandran Ashwin misses his flick, Ben Foakes dives to his left but only manages to parry it to his right, Dhruv Jurel shows good awareness and steals a bye run.

111.20

Back of a length and outside off, Ravichandran Ashwin keeps his bat hanging as the ball hits the toe-end and goes towards backward point.

111.10

Short of a length and around leg, takes off a bit, Ravichandran Ashwin withdraws his hands at the last moment.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 111 overs : 382/7

R Ashwin25 (61)

D Jurel26 (62)

T Hartley31-5-89-1

110.61

More flight, full and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin eases it towards long off for a run.

110.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin strides out and taps it to the off side.

110.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin turns it to the leg side, he wants the run but Ben Foakes is quick to collect it.

110.31

Shorter in length and on middle, Dhruv Jurel moves back and punches it towards long on for an easy single. That brings up an important 50-run partnership between these two batters.

110.20

Floated, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel strides out and knocks it to the left of the bowler.

110.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out solidly.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 110 overs : 380/7

R Ashwin24 (58)

D Jurel25 (59)

M Wood22-2-94-3

109.60

Short ball around leg, Ravichandran Ashwin this time ducks under it.

109.53

Pitches this one up to surprise the batter, on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and just pushes it gently down the ground, the timing is good and ball goes through the vacant mid on region. Three runs taken.

109.40

This is on a good length and down the leg side, tempting the batter for the glance, Dhruv Jurel does not oblige to it.

109.30

Another bumper around leg, Dhruv Jurel ducks under it again.

109.22

Short of a length and outside off, Dhruv Jurel guides it wide of third man for a couple of runs.

109.10

Mark Wood bangs in a bouncer, on middle, Dhruv Jurel ducks under it. Who will blink first in this battle?

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 109 overs : 375/7

D Jurel20 (54)

R Ashwin24 (57)

T Hartley30-5-87-1

108.61

A bit short now, on middle, Dhruv Jurel moves back and punches it towards long on for a run.

108.50

BEATEN! This is slower through the air, full and around off, grips and turns away, Dhruv Jurel strides out to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

108.40

Flatter delivery, full and on leg, Dhruv Jurel lunges and knocks it down the pitch.

108.30

Floated, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel stays back and taps it towards short covers.

108.21

Loopy full toss, on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

108.10

Tossed up, full and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin pushes it on the up towards short covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 108 overs : 373/7

D Jurel19 (50)

R Ashwin23 (55)

M Wood21-2-89-3

107.60

One more bouncer to end the over, on leg, Dhruv Jurel shoulders arms to it.

107.54

FOUR! Just wide! Mark Wood lands this on a hard length and around leg again, Dhruv Jurel goes for the flick this time, he hits it aerially just past Stokes at leg gully as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.

107.40

Short of a length but down the leg side, Dhruv Jurel leaves it at the last moment. Ben Stokes is waiting for the edge at leg gully.

107.30

Back of a length and outside off, angling away, Dhruv Jurel lets it go to the keeper.

107.20

Another bouncer, on middle, angling away, Dhruv Jurel sways away again. Ben Stokes have set the field for the short-ball and Juerl's patience will be tested here.

107.10

Mark Wood comes around the wicket and bangs in a bouncer, on middle, Dhruv Jurel sways away from it.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 107 overs : 369/7

R Ashwin23 (55)

D Jurel15 (44)

T Hartley29-5-85-1

106.60

BEAUTY! Tom Hartley tosses this one up nicely, full and on off, hits a crack and turns away with good bounce, Ravichandran Ashwin is drawn forward into his defensive stroke and gets beaten on the outside edge.

106.51

A bit short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and nudges it wide of mid-wicket scampers across for a single.

106.40

Flighted, full and on off again, Dhruv Jurel strides out and drives it towards mid off.

106.30

Flatter, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel taps it towards short covers.

106.20

Floated, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

106.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it down the pitch.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 106 overs : 368/7

R Ashwin23 (54)

D Jurel14 (39)

M Wood20-2-85-3

105.60

Mark Wood continues with his fuller length, on off, Ravichandran Ashwin knocks it towards mid off.

105.51

Another full delivery, on off, Dhruv Jurel drives it nicely wide of mid off for another run, Ben Stokes fumbles a bit but no harm down.

105.40

Overpitched this time, on off, Dhruv Jurel blocks it out solidly as the ball rolls towards mid off. Ashwin is still having a discussion about the penalty and trying to explain his innocence.

105.31

Pitched up and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin guides it off the outer half of the bat through point for a run.

105.20

Full again and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin stabs it towards point.

105.11

Fuller one, angling into leg, Dhruv Jurel clips it through square leg for a single.

Mark Wood (19-2-82-3) comes back into the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 105 overs : 365/7

R Ashwin22 (51)

D Jurel12 (36)

T Hartley28-5-84-1

104.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin strides out and taps it to short covers.

104.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin goes down and sweeps it straight to backward square leg.

104.40

Quicker, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin clips it straight to short mid-wicket.

104.30

Tossed up, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it back to the bowler.

104.21

Goes short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel punches it down to long on for a single.

104.10

Flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Dhruv Jurel pushes it to the left of short covers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 364/7

R Ashwin22 (47)

D Jurel11 (34)

R Ahmed17-0-64-0

103.64

FOUR! Short and punished! Rehan Ahmed drags his length back and outside off, Ravichandran Ashwin moves back, gets the chance to free his arms and places his cut graciously between point and backward point for a boundary.

103.50

Looped up, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin drills it straight to mid off.

103.40

Floated, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin pushes it towards short covers.

103.31

Short again and outside off, Dhruv Jurel cuts it towards sweeper covers for a single.

103.20

Shorter in length and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and pats it down towards mid on.

103.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out with the ball hitting his bat twice and going nowhere.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 359/7

R Ashwin18 (44)

D Jurel10 (31)

T Hartley27-5-83-1

102.60

A maiden over! Tom Hartley gives this one some flight again, full and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin drives it well but finds short covers.

102.50

Looped up, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin tucks it to the right of the bowler.

102.40

Flighted, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin drills it towards mid off.

102.30

Flatter, short and around off, turns away and keeps low, Ravichandran Ashwin adjusts well and pushes it back to the bowler.

102.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin strides out and knocks it back to the bowler.

102.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it with a straight bat back to the bowler.

5 runs Penalty to England. Ravichandran Ashwin runs down straight on the wicket with Ravindra Jadeja already receiving the final warning for running on the wicket yesterday. The Umpire signals a penalty and England will start their inning at 5/0.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 359/7

R Ashwin18 (38)

D Jurel10 (31)

R Ahmed16-0-59-0

101.61

Goes short again and outside off, Ravichandran Ashwin steers it through point for one.

101.50

Quicker, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin drives it straight to covers;

101.40

Short and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin punches it towards covers.

101.30

Flighted, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin pushes it wide of covers and sets off for the run, but is sent back. The umpire gives him a warning as he runs down the middle of the pitch.

101.24

FOUR! Lovely shot! Rehan Ahmed floats this one up, full and just around off, Ravichandran Ashwin leans on to his drive nicely and caresses it through covers for a boundary.

101.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin prods forward and blocks it to short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 354/7

D Jurel10 (31)

R Ashwin13 (32)

T Hartley26-4-83-1

100.60

Goes short and outside off, Dhruv Jurel moves back to cut but bunts it on the ground and towards short covers again.

100.50

Flatter, full and around middle, Dhruv Jurel keeps it out towards short covers.

100.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns away sharply, Dhruv Jurel tries to flick it away but check his shot at the last moment as the ball rolls back to the bowler.

100.30

Flighted, full and on leg, turns away, Dhruv Jurel lunges and taps it towards short covers.

100.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

100.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin strides out and pushes it through covers for a single.

Drinks! England once again got early breakthroughs just like they did on Day 1. They have been really good with their line and lengths and checked the runs as well. India would have hoped for Ravindra Jadeja to score quickly and extend their total, but that was not the case. It is now on Ravichandran Ashwin and Dhruv Jurel to bat a bit long and take the score past 400 to put pressure the visitors. Tom Hartley to continue after the break.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 353/7

D Jurel10 (26)

R Ashwin12 (31)

R Ahmed15-0-54-0

99.60

Just short on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays back and blocks the ball to end the over.

99.51

Just short on the leg stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin flicks it to deep square leg from the crease and runs a single.

99.40

Fuller on the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front leg out and taps it out.

99.30

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

99.20

Holds it just short on the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and knocks it off.

99.10

Pitches the ball up just outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin takes a long stride forward and blocks it off.

Spin from both ends as Rehan Ahmed comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 352/7

D Jurel10 (25)

R Ashwin11 (26)

T Hartley25-4-82-1

98.60

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. Dhruv Jurel taps the ball towards mid off to end the over.

98.50

Zips past the outside edge this time from a shorter length just outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays back and gets beaten.

98.40

Flighted, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel strides out and drives it towards covers.

98.30

Floated, full and on leg, turns away, Dhruv Jurel tries to work it away but closes the face of the bat early and misses to get hit on the pads.

98.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

98.10

Just short! Tom Hartley lands this short and outside off, Dhruv Jurel moves back and tries to cut it away, but fails to keep it down. However, it lands just in front of backward point.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 352/7

R Ashwin11 (26)

D Jurel10 (19)

J Anderson25-7-61-1

97.60

Goes much fuller and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin drives it firmly but straight to short covers.

97.50

Back of a length and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and knocks it back to the bowler.

97.40

Length again and around off, Ravichandran Ashwin stabs it towards short covers.

97.34

FOUR! Easy pickings! James Anderson errs in his line a bit and bowls this on the pads, on a good length as well, Ravichandran Ashwin picks it off and uses his wrists to flick it with excellent timing, the ball races to the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

97.20

Touch fuller and on middle, shaping away, Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and blocks it out towards short covers.

97.11

On a length and angling into leg, Dhruv Jurel nudges it through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 347/7

R Ashwin7 (21)

D Jurel9 (18)

T Hartley24-3-82-1

96.60

Pitches the ball up on off. Ravichandran Ashwin taps it out.

96.50

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

96.40

Flights the ball up outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin drives the ball towards point.

96.31

Just short again on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball to sweepers for a single.

96.20

Holds the length back again outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel looks to cut it but the ball stays low and he gets beaten.

96.10

Just short on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays back and taps the ball to covers.

Tom Hartley replaces Mark Wood.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 346/7

R Ashwin7 (18)

D Jurel8 (15)

J Anderson24-7-56-1

95.60

Just short on top of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and taps it down to end the over.

95.50

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

95.40

just short outside the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin punches the ball to covers from the crease.

95.30

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin stays comfortable on the crease and guides the ball towards point.

95.20

Hits the length on the stumps line. Ravichandran Ashwin flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

95.10

Just short outside the off stump line, and Ravichandran Ashwin looking to block the ball, gets an outside edge falling just short of Zak Crawley at second slip.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 346/7

D Jurel8 (15)

R Ashwin7 (12)

M Wood19-2-82-3

94.60

Hits the back of length with pace on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays back and blocks it off well.

94.50

Another good bumper at the batter. Dhruv Jurel ducks and lets the ball go through.

94.46

SIX! Dhruv Jurel gets his first SIX in Test Cricket in style! A good short ball with pace by Mark Wood just outside the line of the off stump and Dhruv Jurel sways back and plays an upper cut taking the ball long over the third man boundary for a maximum.

94.31

Bowls the ball outside the line of the off stump from a good length. Ravichandran Ashwin drives it to deep point and takes a run.

94.20

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin blocks it off the front foot towards covers.

94.11

Bangs in short outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball to deep point off the backfoot and runs a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 338/7

D Jurel1 (11)

R Ashwin6 (10)

J Anderson23-6-56-1

93.61

First runs in Test cricket for Dhruv Jurel. Fuller on the off stump line and Dhruv Jurel pushes the ball between point and covers and runs a single to end the over.

93.50

Holds the length back on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel gets stuck on the crease and taps the ball towards point.

93.41

hits the length on top of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin tucks the ball between covers and point and runs a quick single.

93.30

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin lets the ball go through.

93.20

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ravichandran Ashwin stays back and blocks it off.

93.10

Fuller on the stumps, with pace. Ravichandran Ashwin takes the front foot out and looks it block it, but gets an inside edge to square leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 336/7

D Jurel0 (9)

R Ashwin5 (6)

M Wood18-2-74-3

92.60

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes a foot out and blocks it well, offering the full face of the bat.

92.51

On the pads, from a good length. Ravichandran Ashwin flicks the ball to deep backward square leg for a single.

92.40

Bowls another short ball outside off. Ravichandran Ashwin tucks the ball to covers from the crease.

92.30

Another short ball at the body of Ravichandran Ashwin who stands tall at the crease and taps it down.

92.20

Bangs a good bouncer right at the helmet of Ravichandran Ashwin with pace. Ravichandran Ashwin leaves it well from the crease.

92.14

FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin gets off the mark in style! Just short of length outside the line of the off stump from Mark Wood and Ravichandran Ashwin stands tall on the crease and punches the ball through to the left of covers and the ball runs away to the fence.

Mark Wood has been introduced into the attack now.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 331/7

D Jurel0 (8)

R Ashwin0 (1)

J Anderson22-6-54-1

91.60

Pitches this one up just outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes the front foot out and knocks it off well to end another maiden over.

91.50

Just short on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel stays back and taps the ball down towards point.

91.40

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off to covers on the front foot.

91.30

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and blocks it off well.

91.20

Fuller, outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel lets the ball go through.

91.10

Pitches the ball on the off stump from the length. Dhruv Jurel offers a solid front foot block.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 331/7

R Ashwin0 (1)

D Jurel0 (2)

J Root16-3-70-1

90.60

Fuller on the middle stump line. Ravichandran Ashwin punches the ball off the front foot towards mid on to end an eventful over.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the next man in.

90.5W

OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Ravindra Jadeja, the centurion walks back! It's Joe Root once again who picks up Ravindra Jadeja. Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line, slower in the air. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out and drives the ball in the air straight back into the hands of Joe Root who is not going to drop those. What a start to the day for England.

90.40

tosses it up outside the off stump and gets the ball to go through with the arm. Ravindra Jadeja covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

90.30

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and taps the ball to covers.

90.20

Beauty outside the off stump from Joe Root. Tosses the ball up and gets a big turn leaving the left hander. Ravindra Jadeja gets beaten.

90.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out and drives the ball straight to mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 331/6

D Jurel0 (2)

R Jadeja112 (220)

J Anderson21-5-54-1

89.60

Hits the shorter length just outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

89.50

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel sees it through to the wicketkeeper.

89.4W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! James Anderson sends the Nightwatchman back! Comes from around the wicket and hits the good length outside the off stump and gets the ball to jab back in. Kuldeep Yadav, looking to block the ball gets a faint outside edge back to Ben Foakes who takes an easy catch. The debutant, Dhruv Jurel walks out to bat now.

89.31

Bowls on the good length just outside the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja drops the ball down on the crease and the batters run a quick single.

89.20

Hits the length hard on top of the middle stump. Ravindra Jadeja offers a solid front foot defence.

89.10

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja drives the ball to mid on and sets off for a single. Kuldeep Yadav sends him back.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 330/5

K Yadav4 (23)

R Jadeja111 (217)

J Root15-2-70-0

88.60

Fuller on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and blocks it off.

88.50

Bowls this fuller but again outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav covers the stumps and sees it through.

88.40

Short and wide again. Kuldeep Yadav watches it go by.

88.30

Holds the length back outside off. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and lets the ball go.

88.20

Fuller on off again. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

88.10

Pitches the ball up from around the wicket. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 330/5

R Jadeja111 (217)

K Yadav4 (17)

J Anderson20-5-53-0

87.60

Straying down the leg side again. Ravindra Jadeja gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the leg stump.

87.51

Pitches the ball up, straight on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball in between mid-wicket and mid on and runs a single.

87.41

On the pads from a shorter length. Ravindra Jadeja is comfortable with flicking the ball to long leg and taking a single.

87.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja takes a stride forward and punches the ball to mid on.

87.20

Bowls it outside the leg stump line. Ravindra Jadeja looks to flick the ball hard but gets a hit on the pads and the ball goes back to the wicketkeeper.

87.10

Hits the good length on top of the middle stump line from over the wicket. Ravindra Jadeja stays on the crease and taps the ball back to the bowler.

James Anderson to bowl the second over of the day.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 328/5

K Yadav3 (16)

R Jadeja110 (212)

J Root14-1-70-0

86.60

Tosses the ball up, on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes a front foot out and knocks it off to end the first over of the day.

86.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives it straight to point.

86.42

Pitched up outside the off stump line and Kuldeep Yadav looks to poke at it, getting an outside edge running down to the third man area for a couple of runs.

86.30

Holds the length back on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and taps it off.

86.20

Fuller, tossed up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes a foot out and blocks it well.

86.10

Starts off slow outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

Right then, the Players and the Umpires are taking the field to start DAY 2 of this Test Match. It will be Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav to start the day for India. Joe Root will be starting the attack for England. Let's Play!

England, meanwhile, may rue missed opportunities to seize full control of the game despite making early breakthroughs. Joe Root will regret dropping the Indian captain on 27, a costly error that impacted their momentum. Nonetheless, with a batting-friendly pitch, they remain optimistic about their chances. If they can quickly dismiss the hosts on Day 2, they believe they can still be competitive in the match. Mark Wood shone with three wickets, supported by Tom Hartley's contribution with one wicket. England will look to replicate their strong start from Day 1 and hope their batters can also put on a good show later on. Stay tuned as the action unfolds on Day 2.

After opting to bat first, India suffered an early setback, losing three wickets quickly. However, the decision to promote Ravindra Jadeja up the order proved to be a stroke of genius, as he and skipper Rohit Sharma orchestrated a remarkable recovery with a substantial partnership. Both batters notched brilliant centuries, while debutant Sarfaraz Khan showcased his talent with a sparkling half-century before an unfortunate run-out. Despite Jadeja apologizing on social media for the run-out incident, he remains unbeaten and will aim to guide the tailenders to push India's total beyond the 400-run mark. Stay tuned as India looks to consolidate their position on Day 2 of the match.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of Day 2 of the 3rd Test between India and England. Day 1 was packed with entertainment and excitement. While the visitors initially seized control of the game, they failed to capitalize on their advantage, allowing the hosts to stage a remarkable comeback. As a result, the hosts find themselves in a strong position heading into Day 2. Stay tuned for more thrilling action as the match unfolds.

... DAY 2, SESSION 1 ...

Right then, India have runs on the board and still have more than enough wickets to target 450 runs from here. One positive for England is that the wicket in all certainty will be even better for batting on Day 2 and if they bundle out India early enough, they would be able to bat in excellent conditions. A fascinating Day 2 will begin on Friday at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) but you can join us sooner for the build-up. Cheers!

England on the other end will not be entirely pleased with how things ended on Day 1 given they had the hosts on a string in the first 10 overs of the game. Mark Wood was their best bowler and even in the final session, he looked the most likely to pick up a wicket and he did exactly that by sending back the Indian skipper with a well-planned maneuver. England failed to capitalize though and allowed the debutant to play his shots and conceded quick runs. They also missed a couple of LBW calls on which they could have taken the DRS and got rid of both Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja which did prove costly. However, a lucky chance fell their way and it was Mark Wood yet again but made sure to get the direct hit in and that got them the wicket of Sarfaraz Khan. The second new ball was taken very late in the day and they will hope to do some early damage with it on Day 2.

Session Summary - 34 overs, 141 runs and 2 wickets. What a stellar final session on Day 1 and the runs really flowed late in the day. India began the post-Tea session with two set batters on the crease and both looked to accelerate a bit. Rohit Sharma got a barrage of short balls and dealt with them well until one that he really snatched at and got out on 131. The highly-rated debutant, Sarfaraz Khan then took to the crease and soon enough, he started taking on the spinners. Khan was aggressive and raked up boundaries for fun with Ravindra Jadeja a mere spectator at the other end. Khan brought up his 50 and looked good but was a bit unfortunate to have gotten run out with just a few overs remaining. Jadeja went on to notch up his 4th Test ton and India ended the day with still half of their wickets intact.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 326/5

R Jadeja110 (212)

K Yadav1 (10)

J Anderson19-5-51-0

85.60

On the back of a length on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja defends it to short mid-wicket. This brings us to the end of the first day's play. Stumps on Day 1.

85.54

FOUR! This brings up 3000 runs for Jadeja in Test cricket. On the pads on a fuller length, Ravindra Jadeja waits and flicks it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

85.41

Too full at 129.2 clicks outside off, Kuldeep Yadav opens the bat's face and runs for a quick single towards backward point. Jadeja wants the double but is sent back by Kuldeep in time with a sharp call.

85.30

Around the wicket and on a length on off, Kuldeep Yadav hangs his bat in the air again and offers no shot at it.

85.20

BEAUTY! Gets the angle away from the left-hander on a nagging length, Kuldeep Yadav plays inside the line of the ball and it zips past his outside edge to the keeper.

85.10

A bit of an outswing on off, and on a length, Kuldeep Yadav hangs his bat in the air and leaves.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 321/5

R Jadeja106 (210)

K Yadav0 (6)

J Root13-1-68-0

84.60

On a good length and on the pads, Ravindra Jadeja steers it to mid-wicket but denies to run a single.

84.50

Full and on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja defends it onto the pitch on the front foot.

84.40

Drags his length again on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja stays back and defends.

84.30

Back of a length and turning away from outside off, Jadeja lets it go.

84.22

Short and on the stumps, Jadeja pulls it through square leg for a brace.

84.14

FOUR! Greets Root with a top shot! Full toss on offer on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja simply gets ahead and drives it past mid on for a boundary. Jonny Bairstow dives to his left and even gets his hand on it but ricochets as he falls with the momentum and races away to the fence on long on.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 315/5

K Yadav0 (6)

R Jadeja100 (204)

J Anderson18-5-46-0

83.60

Absolute beauty from the veteran. Angles it across the middle and off stump line on a length, Kuldeep Yadav plays completely down the wrong line looking to defend. The ball whispers his outside edge and zips through to the keeper to end the over.

83.50

Just in the area of uncertainty around off on a length, Kuldeep Yadav offers no shot.

83.40

Angling away from Kuldeep outside off on a length, Kuldeep Yadav leaves it alone.

83.30

Slanting across off on top of off on a length, Kuldeep Yadav lets it go through to the keeper.

83.20

Another one on the stumps and on a length, Kuldeep Yadav gets hit on the pad again.

83.10

Over the wicket on a length that nips back, Kuldeep gets hit on the thigh pad looking to defend.

The second new ball is finally taken by England. It will be James Anderson who will get the first bite at the brand-new cherry. Can England do more damage late in the day?

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 315/5

R Jadeja100 (204)

K Yadav0 (0)

T Hartley23-3-81-1

82.60

On the back of a length around off, Ravindra Jadeja defends it to mid on. A maiden over.

82.50

Full in length on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja defends it to mid on.

82.40

Short and on stumps, Ravindra Jadeja defends it to the pitch.

82.30

Tossed up ball on the stumps, Jadeja comes down to the pitch of the ball and pads it away.

82.20

On the dragged length on stumps, Ravindra Jadeja pushes it to point.

82.10

Back of a length and spinning away outside off, Jadeja lets it go.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 315/5

R Jadeja100 (198)

K Yadav0 (0)

J Anderson17-4-46-0

81.61

Jadeja breaches the 100 finally! A sensational innings from the southpaw at his home ground. On the back of a length on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja tucks it to backward square leg for a single. He gets to the century after a long wait in his nineties. A valuable knock and that sword celebration again comes out but it is fairly muted given the circumstances. India were under extreme pressure after being three down under ten overs, but he made it look easy to bat. A sheer display of patience and composure by him after being promoted on number 4, and he does the job for his team.  A brilliant knock from Jaddu.

Kuldeep Yadav, the night watchman is the new man in.

81.5W

OUT! RUN OUT! Would you believe it? Sarfaraz Khan departs on 62, sacrificing his wicket here. This is on a fuller length on off, Ravindra Jadeja steers it to mid on and calls for the single but stops midway. But Sarfaraz Khan is quick to respond and is already halfway outside the crease when Jadeja sends him back and Mark Wood hits the bull's eye at the non-striker's end to remove Sarfaraz Khan. A fantastic innings from the debutant comes to an end in a disappointing way!

81.41

On the back of a length and on the middle stump line, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it off the back foot towards deep square leg for a single.

81.31

On 99 now with that single. Around the wicket from Anderson on a fuller length around off, Ravindra Jadeja pushes it towards point again and shoots off for a single. The fielder picks up quickly and throws at the keeper's end but has a shy. Sarfaraz Khan is anyways home with a timely dive, helping his partner to get a single.

81.22

Moves to 98 now Jadeja. On the back of a length outside off by Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja stays put and guides it between the gap towards deep point for a couple of runs.

81.10

Still now new ball. Anderson continues with the old cherry and pitches it on a length outside off, Ravindra Jadeja guides it to the point region, he looks to run a single but gets a sendback from Sarfaraz.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 310/4

S Khan61 (65)

R Jadeja96 (193)

M Wood17-2-69-3

80.60

Holds onto the short length ploy down leg, Sarfaraz Khan is not interested in even looking at the ball and lets it go through to the keeper.

80.50

Short and keeps a bit low on the bounce, Sarfaraz Khan comfortably sits under the ball and lets it go.

80.40

Short, on the body, Sarfaraz Khan patiently drops it to the leg side staying on the back foot.

80.30

Another short-pitched delivery but wayward down leg this time. Left alone by Khan to go to the keeper.

80.20

Short and on the body again from Wood, Sarfaraz Khan hops back and bunts it underneath the bat.

80.10

Wood steams for a new spell and continues to bowl short on the bodyline, Sarfaraz Khan ducks underneath it.

The second new ball is now available and Ravindra Jadeja has just been handed a final warning for running onto the pitch. The new ball isn't taken yet but Mark Wood is brought back into the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 310/4

R Jadeja96 (193)

S Khan61 (59)

J Anderson16-4-41-0

79.60

Hard length on the stumps, angling into the batter from the middle stump line, Ravindra Jadeja gets squared up as the ball keeps a bit low on the bounce and wears on his pads. A tentative appeal for LBW but it's only Anderson who looks adamant. A maiden over.

79.50

Full and on the middle and off-channel, Ravindra Jadeja eases it to mid on. Jadeja has got a warning from the Umpire for running on the wicket here.

79.40

On the back of a length, sliding into the middle stump from off, Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off the back foot.

79.30

Sneaking back in from off on a length, Ravindra Jadeja gets squared up and wears on his pads.

79.20

Angles into the southpaw from off on a fuller length, Jadeja pushes it to the left of mid off.

79.10

Full, angling into the batter, Ravindra Jadeja covers his stump and blocks it solidly.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 310/4

S Khan61 (59)

R Jadeja96 (187)

T Hartley22-2-81-1

78.60

Flighted delivery around off Sarfaraz Khan gets in line of the ball and defends.

78.54

FOUR! He looks unstoppable at the moment. Hartley gifts another half-volley in front of the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan clears his front leg and picks it up over the bowler's head for a boundary.

78.40

On a dragged length on of,f Sarfaraz Khan defends it nicely.

78.30

How did this miss the stumps? Drifts it on the middle and turns it away from middle on a fuller length, Sarfaraz Khan leans ahead to defend but plays inside the line of the ball and it sneaks past his outside edge to the keeper from top of off.

78.20

Sharp turn from the middle on a length, defended watchfully by Sarfaraz Khan.

78.10

Around the wicket and drops it on short and turns away from off, Sarfaraz Khan blocks it off the back foot ot the off side.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 306/4

R Jadeja96 (187)

S Khan57 (53)

J Anderson15-3-41-0

77.60

A dot to end the over. Around the wicket and on a length in front of the stumps, Jadeja pats it on the pitch off the back foot. The scoreboard has accelerated since Sarfaraz entered the crease.

77.51

On a nagging length down leg, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it to deep backward square leg for a single.

77.40

On the back of a length and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it to mid-wicket.

77.34

FOUR! Nicely done by the debutant. Anderson offers some width on a length outside off, Sarfaraz Khan just guides it to the left of the short third man fielder for a boundary.

77.20

Back of a length and outside off, Sarfaraz pats it to the cover fielder.

77.12

Over the wicket comes Anderson and pitches it on a short length outside off, Sarfaraz Khan walks a couple steps ahead covering his off stump and dabs it towards deep point for a brace. Also, 300 comes up for India.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 299/4

R Jadeja96 (186)

S Khan50 (48)

T Hartley21-2-77-1

76.60

A dot to end the over. Flighted delivery on middle, Jadeja defends it to square leg for a single.

76.51

FIFTY FOR SARFARAZ! That too on his debut. He has waited for this moment for a very, very long time. Tossed up on the pads, Sarfaraz flicks it nicely to widish mid-wicket for a single. A fantastic inning by him so far. He gets a standing ovation from his teammates and also, from his parents who proudly clap for their son.

76.46

SIX! He moves onto 49 with that! Beautifully struck! Serves a loopy half-volley on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan with an excellent balance and shape lifts it up with a full face of the bat over the bowler's head for a biggie.

76.30

Around the wicket and on a short length outside off, Sarfaraz Khan punches it to the point region.

76.21

Tossed up on the leg stump line, Jadeja flicks it towards backward square leg for a single.

76.10

Down the track comes Jadeja and Tom Hartley adjusts his length on a shorter length, Ravindra Jadeja somehow manages to keep it down to the strip getting an inside edge.

Just a slight delay in proceedings as the two Indian batters are getting some refreshments from the dug out and the umpire tells them to hurry on and get on with things.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 291/4

S Khan43 (45)

R Jadeja95 (183)

J Root12-1-62-0

75.60

Flatter trajectory on offer on a fuller length, Sarfaraz Khan negotiates it pretty well and blocks it back to the bowler to end the over.

75.51

Short in length on the middle and off stump line, Ravindra Jadeja stays deep in the crease and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

75.40

On a fuller length around the middle and off, Ravindra Jadeja defends again.

75.30

Flighted ball on the stumps, Ravindra Jadeja defends it solidly.

75.21

Short and turning away from the middle stump line, Sarfaraz Khan rocks back and tucks it to short fine leg for one. A 50-run partnership too comes up between the two in no time with Sarfaraz Khan being the aggressor.

75.14

FOUR! Into his 40s now Sarfaraz. Another sweep from the debutant. Flighted on the stumps on a fuller length, Sarfaraz Khan sits on his knee reaching out to the ball and uppishly sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 285/4

S Khan38 (42)

R Jadeja94 (180)

T Hartley20-2-69-1

74.61

Fuller in length and on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to backward square leg for a single to end the over. 9 runs from it.

74.54

FOUR! His intentions are pretty clear. Poor ball and gets the treatment. Too short and turning from the middle stump, Sarfaraz Khan stays deep in the crease and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He is hitting the ball with sheer timing and this partnership is flourishing well for India.

74.40

Tossed up on the middle stump and fuller in length, Sarfaraz Khan defends it off the front foot.

74.30

Flighted ball on the stumps with a good turn, Sarfaraz Khan leans ahead and turns it to mid-wicket.

74.20

Turns away from the middle on a fuller length, Sarfaraz Khan steers it to short mid-wicket.

74.14

FOUR! Into his 30s in no time! Fine positive intent by Sarfaraz Khan. This is overpitched on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan clears his front foot for room and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 276/4

S Khan29 (36)

R Jadeja94 (180)

J Root11-1-56-0

73.61

Short and turning back into the batter from off and around the wicket, Sarfaraz Khan rocks back and punches it towards point for a solitary run to end the over.

73.50

Full and on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it to short mid-wicket.

73.41

A low full toss drifting on the stumps from around the wicket, Jadeja pushes it to widish mid on for a single. He moves to 94. Just a hit away from the milestone.

73.31

Fuller in length and tossed up on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to deep square leg for one.

73.24

FOUR! Bravely swept away! Too full and on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan fetches the sweep shot towards the vacant deep backward square leg for a boundary.

73.10

Around the wicket and on off, Sarfaraz Khan defends it.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 269/4

R Jadeja93 (179)

S Khan23 (31)

T Hartley19-2-60-1

72.60

An appeal for LBW but is turned down by Kumar Dharmasena. Fuller in length and just around off, Ravindra Jadeja misses out on the flick shot and wears it on the pads. No real intent to go upstairs. The replays later on show that the ball hit the pad first and was going on to hit middle stump. The second time that England haven't been proactive with the appeal and have missed out on getting an LBW decision in their favour and this one could be a huge miss.

72.50

Low full toss on offer, Ravindra Jadeja drills it with no timing towards mid on.

72.41

Another single. Flighted delivery in the stump line on a shorter length, Sarfaraz tucks it with soft hands to square leg for another single.

72.31

Short and on the leg stump line, Ravindra Jadeja pulls it off the back foot towards deep backward square leg for a single.

72.21

Drags the length this time and turns away from outside off and also keeps a bit low, Sarfaraz Khan rocks back and punches it towards backward point for a single.

72.11

Flat and on shorter length on leg, Ravindra Jadeja bunts it off the back foot towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 265/4

S Khan21 (29)

R Jadeja91 (175)

J Root10-1-49-0

71.64

FOUR! Sarfaraz moves into his 20s. A risky shot there but he gets a boundary. Overpitched on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan sits on his knees and uppishly sweeps getting a top edge for a boundary towards deep square leg.

71.51

Tossed up ball wide outside off on a length, Ravindra Jadeja backs away and cuts it to deep point for a single.

71.41

Short and on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it with softer hands to deep square leg for a single.

71.30

Flighted ball on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan defends it back to the bowler.

71.20

Slow and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan steers it to mid-wicket.

71.10

Continues in tandem and flights it on the middle and leg stump on a fuller length, Sarfaraz Khan leans ahead and pushes it to the bowler.

The over rate has been pretty slow and yet again, Ben Stokes is taking his time setting the field. Joe Root has the ball in hand but has a long discussion with the skipper regarding the field placements before eventually bowling a ball.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 259/4

R Jadeja90 (174)

S Khan16 (24)

T Hartley18-2-56-1

70.60

Pitches it on leg and turns into the batter from the middle. Ravindra Jadeja tucks it to widish leg slip, and looks to sneak quick single. Sarfaraz sends him back on a very sharp call.

70.50

Down leg on a length which turns further outside leg, left alone by Jadeja.

70.41

Slower through the air and on off, Sarfaraz Khan rocks back and tucks it to mid-wicket for a quick single.

70.30

Slower on the stump line on a fullish length, defended on the front foot by Sarfaraz Khan.

70.20

Too full and on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan turns it to mid-wicket.

70.10

Comes from around the wicket and drops it fuller and on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan eases it to mid-wicket.

Tom Hartley to bowl for the first time in this session.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 258/4

R Jadeja90 (172)

S Khan15 (20)

J Root9-1-43-0

69.60

On a length on the pads again, Ravindra Jadeja looks to steer it to the leg side but it hits the pad.

69.51

Dragged length on pads, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it toward deep square leg for a single.

69.44

FOUR! Excellent shot! Drops it in the hitting arc of Sarfaraz Khan in front of the stumps on a fuller length, Sarfaraz Khan clears his front foot and lofts it over mid on for a boundary towards long on.

69.30

Drags his length now around off, this is defended on the leg side.

69.20

Full in length on the stumps, Sarfaraz defends it to mid on.

69.10

Continues his spell and bowls on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it to mid-wicket.

Time for the last Drinks break of the day. Mark Wood finally provided a breakthrough for England by getting rid of the centurion Rohit Sharma, who was all in the zone to unleash an aggressive approach. Sarfaraz Khan, the debutant is on the crease after a long wait in the dugout. Ravindra Jadeja has entered in the 90s and is eyeing a ton to his name. England have deployed spin from both ends. Let's see how the final hour of play pans out.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 253/4

S Khan10 (15)

R Jadeja90 (171)

R Ahmed14-0-53-0

68.61

Flatter delivery on the stumps, tucked away 'round the corner for a single.

68.54

FOUR! Sarfaraz Khan doesn't miss out this time and picks up his first boundary in international cricket. Way too short and wide, Khan reaches out and places the cut in between point and backward point for a boundary.

68.40

Nice and full on the stumps, Sarfaraz Khan flicks it away to mid-wicket.

68.31

A bit shorter and turning in from middle, Ravindra Jadeja works it away off the back foot past square leg for a single.

68.20

On the shorter side and around off stump, Ravindra Jadeja hangs back to defend.

68.11

A bit of shoddy play all around. Short and wide outside off, begging to be hit and Sarfaraz Khan misses out by cutting it straight to the fielder who in the end lets it through his legs and allows the single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 246/4

R Jadeja89 (169)

S Khan4 (11)

J Root8-1-38-0

67.60

Full and wide outside off, a bit too wide for Ravindra Jadeja to play at it.

67.52

A tad bit short and on the pads, tucked away past the man at square leg for a couple of easy runs.

67.40

Brings the line back onto the stumps and Ravindra Jadeja watchfully defends it out.

67.30

A bit more round arm, bowled full and outside off, turning away, left alone by Ravindra Jadeja.

67.20

Fuller again around off and this one comes in with the angle, Ravindra Jadeja leans on to defend but gets an inside edge onto the leg side.

67.10

Nicely tossed up, full and around off stump, gripping and turning away sharply with some extra bounce, Ravindra Jadeja strides across but leaves it alone.

Joe Root (7-1-36-0) replaces Mark Wood.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 244/4

S Khan4 (11)

R Jadeja87 (163)