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India vs England Anthony de Mello Trophy, 2024

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4th Test, JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, 23 Feb, 2024

England

ENG

353/10

(104.5) overs

145/10

(53.5) overs

India

IND

307/10

(103.2) overs

192/5

(61.0) overs

India beat England by 5 wickets

Player Of The Match

Dhruv Jurel,
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Commentary

That concludes this enthralling Test match! With India clinching the series with one match to spare, they'll aim to extend their dominance with a 4-1 victory, while England will be eager to salvage a win in the final Test. Join us for the fifth and final Test starting on 7th March, Thursday at 9:30 am IST (4 am GMT), and don't forget you can catch all the pre-match excitement by tuning in early. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Dhruv Jurel is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his amazing batting performance and contributions with the gloves as well. He talks about playing the situation well and building a partnership with Shubman Gill in the second innings. He further adds that the credit should also go to the lower-order batters to stick with him in the first innings and get so close to the score of England which gave them a good chance to turn the course of the match. When asked about James Anderson, he says that it's a huge thing to bat against him and he was more focused on the ball than the bowler.

Rohit Sharma, the victorious skipper of India says that it has been a very hard-fought series and it is good to be on the right side. Adds that there were a lot of challenges but they overcame them effectively. Tells that the youngsters have shown great determination, and that shows that they want to be here and take up the international challenge after grinding it out in the domestic circuit. Says that as a captain he always tries to keep an encouraging environment, and the players have responded well to that. Further adds that it is always difficult when you miss key players but the youngsters stepped up well for them and this will give them motivation. Ends by saying that they go to every Test with a view to win it and they will do that in the final Test as well.

Ben Stokes, the captain of England says that it was a great Test match and says that the scoreboard doesn’t give enough credit to the way they played but they have done well to bat first and then pick up and push India back like that. He further adds that he always allows people to come out and express themselves. The young bowlers did really well and there is a lot of work put up with them behind the scenes that is converted into the performances. He talks about the batting being better, especially in the second innings but gives credit to the Indian spinners for bowling so well. End by saying that Joe Root played an incredible knock for them and it is a good sign for the side with the Ashes coming up.

Presentation Time...

Shubman Gill, one of the architects for India's win is up for a chat. He talks about the openers giving a good start which helped them to get over the line. He further adds that this is his first innings in which he has scored a fifty without hitting a four. Tells that the bowlers were bowling really well and were not giving away anything. He mentions that Dhruv Jurel came in and batted really well and rotated the strike well which took so much pressure off the dressing room and off him as well. In the end, he says that the team and the players are really happy with the win.

Day 4 commenced with India firmly in control, as their openers, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, orchestrated a solid start, accumulating runs and constructing a formidable partnership. Sharma's impressive fifty laid the foundation for India's pursuit of victory, as the duo combined for a promising 84-run opening stand. However, England's Joe Root intervened, claiming the crucial wicket of Jaiswal to spark a shift in momentum. Tom Hartley's dismissal of Sharma further bolstered England's resurgence, but Shoaib Bashir's double breakthrough after Lunch injected fresh uncertainty into the contest. Despite England's spirited fightback, India's young duo, Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel, displayed remarkable composure and resilience, thwarting the visitors' aggressive tactics. Gill notched up an excellent half-century with only two maximums and no boundaries which shows how patient he had to be while Jurel also stayed unbeaten till the end. Their patient partnership of 72 runs guided India across the finish line, securing a memorable victory for the Men in Blue.

Day 3 of the Test match witnessed India's remarkable turnaround, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion. Dhruv Jurel's resilient innings and a stellar bowling display, headlined by Ravichandran Ashwin's five-wicket haul and Kuldeep Yadav's four-wicket contribution, propelled India into a commanding position. Despite facing early setbacks, India showcased determination and resilience, narrowing England's lead to a mere 46 runs. England, in their second innings, encountered fierce resistance from India's bowlers, with Ashwin's fiery spell dismantling their top order. However, Zak Crawley's counter-attacking fifty provided some stability before India struck back with crucial wickets. As England set a target of 192 runs, India's openers, led by Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, launched a brisk start, placing them in a favorable position to secure victory on the Final Day.

As Day 2 of the Test match concluded, England emerged as the dominant force, buoyed by commendable performances from Joe Root and Ollie Robinson. Root's masterful century anchored England's innings, while Robinson's spirited batting bolstered the team's total, marking his maiden Test fifty. However, India found solace in the resilient partnership between Yashasvi Jaiswal, who notched up another gritty half-century, and Sarfaraz Khan, offering a glimmer of hope for the hosts. Despite facing setbacks, the duo showcased determination and resolve, setting the stage for an enthralling Day 3. Meanwhile, Shoaib Bashir's stellar bowling effort yielded his best figures in first-class cricket, further solidifying England's position. Conversely, Kuldeep Yadav and Dhruv Jurel's tenacity ensured no further wickets fell before Stumps, hinting at a potential resurgence in India's innings.

On Day 1 of the Test match, England seized control with a dominant performance led by Joe Root's remarkable century, his 31st in Tests and 10th against India, marking the highest by any player against the hosts. Despite early setbacks, Root's resilience alongside Ben Foakes anchored England's innings, forming a crucial partnership of 86 runs. However, India's debutant, Akash Deep, showcased his talent with the ball, claiming two quick wickets and maintaining pressure on the English batters. While England's fightback after a precarious position of 112-5 showcased their determination, India needed to regroup and refine their strategies ahead of Day 2 to capitalize on early breakthroughs and restrict England's imposing total.

What a thrilling victory for India! This match was a rollercoaster ride, with momentum swinging back and forth, but the hosts showed greater resilience, clinching a decisive 3-1 series lead. England will rue missed opportunities, sealing their fate in this match and the series. The partnership between Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel proved pivotal in India's win, extending their remarkable streak to 17 consecutive Test series wins at home. England's defeat marks their first series loss under Ben Stokes' captaincy and Brendon McCullum's coaching tenure.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 192/5

D Jurel39 (77)

S Gill52 (124)

T Hartley25-2-70-1

60.62

That is it, India seals the series, and it is Dhruv Jurel who hits the winning runs for them. Tom Hartley flights the ball up on the leg stump line and Dhruv Jurel flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and the batters pick up a couple to finish things off. INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

60.50

Brings back the length slightly on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

60.40

Lofts the ball up on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel offers a front-foot defence.

60.30

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and knocks it off well.

60.24

FOUR! Dhruv Jurel pulls a short ball on the middle stump line, over the mid-wicket fielder and the ball flies away to the boundary. India now need only 2 runs to win the match.

60.10

Flighted ball on the off stump line, and Dhruv Jurel offers a front foot block.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 186/5

D Jurel33 (71)

S Gill52 (124)

S Bashir26-4-79-3

59.61

Holds the length on the stumps and Dhruv Jurel steps down the track and flicks the ball towards mid-wicket and runs a single off the misfield.

59.51

Flighted ball on the stumps. Shubman Gill steps down and drives the ball to long on for a single.

59.40

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes out the front foot and blocks it off well.

59.36

SIX! BANG! FIFTY for Shubman Gill! He gets to in style as well. This has been a gritty knock and India needed this in this game. This is floated, full and around middle, Shubman Gill skipa down the track and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. India just 8 runs away from the win now!

59.20

Holds the length short on the stumps. Shubman Gill stays back and blocks it off well.

59.16

SIX! Shubman Gill goes big and clears the boundary line! Flighted ball outside the off-stump line. Shubman Gill steps down the track and launches the ball up and over long off for a superb maximum. He has not hit a four in this inning but gets a six now. India 14 runs away from the win.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 172/5

S Gill39 (119)

D Jurel32 (70)

T Hartley24-2-64-1

58.61

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Shubman Gill steps down the track and drives the ball to long off for a single to end the over.

58.51

Tossed up outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel drives it through covers and runs a single.

58.41

Brings up the FIFTY partnership with the single. Shubman Gill drives a fuller ball on the off stump towards long off and runs a single.

58.30

Flights the ball on the leg stump line. Shubman Gill covers the line of the stumps and tucks it down towards mid-wicket.

58.20

Fuller on the stumps. Shubman Gill taps it down to mid-wicket.

58.10

Holds the length back on the leg stump. Shubman Gill stays back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 169/5

D Jurel31 (69)

S Gill37 (114)

S Bashir25-4-65-3

57.60

Short ball on the middle stump line. Dhruv Jurel gets deep into the crease and blocks it back to the bowler.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The players are already out in the middle now. Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal are the two openers for India. England going with spin straightaway as Joe Root will start proceedings with the ball. Here we go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

England will be really disappointed with their batting performance as even though the wicket is turning and keeping low, it is not one where you get bowled out for 145 runs. They were in an excellent position before the start of Day 3, but have let the hosts take control of this game. They just could not build any significant partnerships and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Zak Crawley played a fine knock of 60 runs and was the top-scorer while Jonny Bairstow's contributions and a few starts from other batters have helped them post a target of 192 runs. It will be difficult for the bowlers but they will be looking to get a couple of wickets before Stumps to make things interesting here. Join us in a bit for the run chase.

What a turnaround from India! A fantastic effort with the ball led by a stunning five-wicket haul from Ravichandran Ashwin has put the hosts in a firm position to win this Test now. He was well-supported by Kuldeep Yadav who exploited the conditions brilliantly and bagged a fout-fer as well. Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with one as well which meant that all ten wickets were taken by the spinners. Now, the openers will have to see out a tricky few overs in the chase and they will hope to go into Day 4 without losing any wickets.

53.5W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! That is the end of England as Ravichandran Ashwin gets yet another Five five-wicket haul! James Anderson looking to play the reverse sweep to a flighted ball outside the off stump line and misses it with the bat. The ball hits him on the back leg, lobs on to hit his gloves and falls to the right of Dhruv Jurel who takes a brilliant one-handed catch to send James Anderson back. England are all out for 145 runs.

53.40

Pitches it up on the stumps. James Anderson blocks it off the front foot.

53.30

Fuller ball on the off stump. James Anderson offers a front foot defence.

James Anderson is the last man in for England.

53.2W

OUT! CAUGHT & BOWLED! Ravichandran Ashwin gets his 4th. Ben Foakes walks back this time! Tosses the ball up and gets it to dip on the batter just outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and looks to turn the ball to the long on gap, but ends up getting athe outer edge lobbing back towards Ravichandran Ashwin who takes the catch and throws the ball in the air! England now 9 down.

53.10

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives the ball to long on and does not take the run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 145/8

S Bashir1 (20)

B Foakes17 (74)

K Yadav15-2-22-4

52.60

Just short on the leg stump. Shoaib Bashir gets back and knocks it off well.

52.51

Just short on the pads. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

52.40

Driving length outside the off stump. Ben Foakes plays a good cover drive but does not take the run again.

52.30

Too full on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives it down to long off and denies the single.

52.20

Tosses it up on the middle stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

52.10

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ben Foakes gets back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 144/8

B Foakes16 (69)

S Bashir1 (19)

R Ashwin15-0-51-3

51.61

Fuller on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives the ball to long on for a single.

51.50

Ben Foakes gets caught infront of the stumps and the Umpire raises his finger. Ben Foakes takes a review straight away! Tossed up ball on the off stump line and Ben Foakes looks to play the reverse sweep. The ball slides under the bat and goes on to hit the front pads. The UltraEdge shows that there is a spike when the ball passes the inside edge of the bat. The decision is overturned and Ben Foakes survives.

51.40

Flighted ball outside the lien of the off stump. Ben Foakes covers the line of the stumps and flicks it out.

51.30

Drops it short outside the off stump. Ben Foakes gets back and looks to pull it, getting the inside edge onto the ground.

51.20

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes flicks the ball towards mid-wicket.

51.10

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 143/8

S Bashir1 (19)

B Foakes15 (63)

K Yadav14-2-21-4

50.60

To much turn from the middle stump line. Shoaib Bashir stays back and gets beaten outside the leg stump line.

50.51

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

50.40

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes offers a front foot defence.

50.30

Runs in straight and tosses the ball up outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes reads the turn and gets behind the line to tap it down.

50.20

Flights the ball a bit up, slower in the air. Ben Foakes gets deep in the crease and blocks it off.

50.10

Holds the ball just short outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and taps it down.

DRINKS! England are 142/8 and the Players take Drinks in the third session on Day 3. Ben Foakes still out there trying to get as many runs as possible and Shoaib Bashir is along with him. India needs 2 quick wickets to start their chase and they want to do that as soon as possible. Let's see what happens after Drinks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 142/8

S Bashir1 (18)

B Foakes14 (58)

R Ashwin14-0-50-3

49.60

Pushed through quicker, full and on off, keeps low, Shoaib Bashir manages to bunt it out on the pitch.

Commentary

We are back after LUNCH! The Players and the Umpires have taken the field to start the England Second Innings with a lead of 46 runs and Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley are their opening batters. Ravichandran Ashwin to start the attack for India. Let's Play!

... DAY 3, SECOND SESSION ...

As England prepares to take their turn with the bat, holding a slender lead of 46 runs, the match's momentum hangs delicately in the balance. The stage is set for an intriguing battle in the upcoming sessions, as both teams vie for supremacy on a wicket that promises to be challenging for batting. The question looms, will England opt for an aggressive approach, reminiscent of Bazball? Or will they adopt a more measured strategy to set a challenging target for India? The answer to this question and more awaits us when the action resumes Post-Lunch on Day 3. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds in what promises to be a captivating continuation of this Test match. Join us at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT)

Dhruv Jurel emerged as the hero of the morning for India, exhibiting exemplary resilience and determination as he battled alongside the tail-enders to inch his team closer to England's total. His impressive innings of 90 runs provided a glimmer of hope for India after they faced a stern challenge from the English bowlers late yesterday. However, Jurel was eventually dismissed by Tom Hartley, bringing an end to India's innings. Credit must be given to England's bowlers, particularly Shoaib Bashir, who showcased his prowess by claiming his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket. Bashir's devastating spell dismantled the Indian middle order, providing England with crucial breakthroughs at crucial junctures.

LUNCH! As the players make their way off the field for the lunch break, we mark the conclusion of an eventful session that has seen the culmination of India's batting innings in this intriguing Test match. After a valiant effort by the Indian lower order, they have been bowled out for 307 runs, narrowing the gap to England's first-innings total to just 46 runs.

103.2W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! England needed something special and Tom Hartley provides exactly that. Dhruv Jurel just misses out on his century but he has got the hosts back in this game. Tom Hartley floats this one up, full and around middle, grips and turns away sharply, Dhruv Jurel prods forward to block, but plays down the wrong line as the ball sneaks past the outside edge and shatters the stumps. India have been bowled out for 307 and conceded a lead of 46 runs.

103.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 307/9

M Siraj0 (6)

D Jurel90 (147)

S Bashir44-8-119-5

102.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns in, Mohammed Siraj strides out to block but misses and gets hit on the pads.

102.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj is solid in his defence again. Every defence from Siraj is getting applauded by the crowd.

102.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj defends it on the front foot.

102.30

Floated, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj negotiates it well.

102.24b

FOUR BYES! Free runs for India! Shoaib Bashir fires this one full and down the leg side, Mohammed Siraj misses his flick, Ben Foakes fails to stop it as the ball goes between his legs and runs to the fence for a boundary.

102.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 303/9

D Jurel90 (147)

M Siraj0 (0)

T Hartley27-6-68-2

101.64

FOUR! Up and over! Tom Hartley gives this one some air, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel uses his feet a bit and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He moves into the 90s now.

101.50

Quicker, full and on middle, keeps very low, Dhruv Jurel bunts it out off the toe-end to first slip.

101.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

101.36

SIX! There she goes again! Tom Hartley drags his length back and around off, Dhruv Jurel drags his pull from there, he does not middle it and the deep mid-wicket thinks that he is in the game but it sails way over his head for a biggie.

101.20

Flatter, full and outside off, Dhruv Jurel throws his bat at it but fails to connect.

101.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel turns it to the leg side.

Mohammed Siraj comes out to bat for India.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 293/9

A Deep9 (29)

D Jurel80 (141)

S Bashir43-7-119-5

100.6W

OUT! LBW! FIVE-WICKET HAUL FOR BASHIR! The first one of his career and he thanks the almighty for it. He slows this one up, shortish and middle, Akash Deep stays back to play at it but misses it completely and gets hit on the pads in front of the stumps. A huge shout for LBW, and up goes the finger. However, India takes the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates two reds and wickets is umpire's call. India nine down now and trails by 60 runs!

100.50

Oh..close! Shoaib Bashir pushes it through quicker, full and around off, Akash Deep strides out and tries to block it with a flat bat but misses.

100.40

An appeal for stumping and the umpire send it upstairs! This is slower through the air, full and on off, Akash Deep goes for the big shot again but misses it, Ben Foakes is quick to collect it and breaks the stumps. The replay shows that Akash Deep's foot is in the air for a moment but it is grounded when the stumps are broken. Not Out it is!

100.30

Floated, full and on middle, Akash Deep prods forward and blocks it out.

100.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Akash Deep turns it to short leg.

100.16

SIX! Akash Deep joins the party now! Shoaib Bashir tosses this one up, full and on middle, Akash Deep goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. India trails by 60 runs now!

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 287/8

D Jurel80 (141)

A Deep3 (23)

T Hartley26-6-58-2

99.60

Slows it up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel pushes it to short covers again. A maiden over!

99.50

Gives this some air, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel drives it towards short covers where Ben Stokes fumbles but no harm done.

99.40

Looped up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel drills it back to the bowler.

99.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel taps it to short covers.

Commentary

We are back! Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal walk out to bat for the first time in the match as all the Players and the Umpires take the field to start the Second Innings of the match. James Anderson to start the attack for England. Let's Play!

... SECOND INNINGS ...

India now come out to bat for the first time in the match with England sitting of 353 runs. The Indian batters have been in good form in the series, especially Yashasvi Jaiswal. The task in hand can be a tough one as the wicket is still favoring the bowlers from time to time. What is going to be India's reply? Let's find out as the Second session starts soon.

Joe Root, once again proving his mettle on Indian soil, anchored the innings with a splendid knock of 122 runs off 274 balls not out, exhibiting unwavering concentration and skill throughout his stay at the crease. His innings was not only a display of individual brilliance but also marked by crucial partnerships with the middle and lower-order batters. Particularly noteworthy was his alliance with Ollie Robinson, who notched up his maiden Test fifty, contributing significantly to England's cause before falling to Ravindra Jadeja earlier today. In addition to Root's heroics, Ben Foakes played a pivotal role in stabilizing the innings alongside his captain yesterday, ensuring that England capitalized on the opportunities presented to them after the early setbacks.

As the dust settles on the first innings of this Test match, England, having won the toss and elected to bat, have showcased their resilience and determination by posting a commendable total of 353 runs on the board. Despite a shaky start, with the scoreboard reading 110/5 in the first session yesterday, the visitors orchestrated a remarkable recovery, largely thanks to the masterclass displayed by their seasoned campaigner, Joe Root.

104.5W

OUT! LBW! Ravindra Jadeja wraps things up here or does he? James Anderson takes the review here. This one is flatter, full and on middle and off, James Anderson goes down to paddle it away but takes his eyes off it and gets hit on the pads. A huge shout for LBW, and up goes the finger. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. England have been bowled out for 353 but Joe Root remains unbeaten on 122!

104.41

Flighted, full and on off, Joe Root drives it towards long off and takes the single this time.

104.30

Goes short and outside off, Joe Root cuts it towards deep point and refuses the run again.

104.20

Floated, full and around middle, Joe Root goes down and sweeps it well towards deep mid-wicket but denies the single.

104.10

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

Drinks! England enjoyed a good first hour or so until that Ravindra Jadeja double-wicket over. Ollie Robinson and Joe Root added over 100 runs with the former getting a half-century as well, but it is now completely on Root to extend this total along with the last man, James Anderson. India were a bit disappointing after taking the second new ball but Jadeja have given them a platform to quickly bowl the visitors out. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 352/9

J Anderson0 (3)

J Root121 (270)

K Yadav12-4-22-0

103.60

Bowls a wrong one, fuller outside the off stump line for the left hander. James Anderson takes a front foot out and taps it down on the crease.

103.51

Fuller outside the off stump. Joe Root drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

103.40

Pitches it up outside the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

103.30

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

103.20

Fuller on the off stump. Joe Root taps it to mid-wicket.

103.10

Just short at the stumps. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg and denies the single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 351/9

J Anderson0 (2)

J Root120 (265)

R Jadeja32-7-66-3

102.62lb

2 Leg byes. Outside the line of the leg stump again. James Anderson gets an edge from the pads and the ball runs down to the fine leg area for a couple of runs as leg byes.

102.50

Fuller on the pads and James Anderson gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the leg stump.

James Anderson is the last man in.

102.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Second in the over for Ravindra Jadeja! England are 9 down now! Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Shoaib Bashir launches a wild swing of the bat towards mid-wicket and gets a top edge taking the ball up in the air towards Rajat Patidar at point who takes an easy catch and sends back Shoaib Bashir.

102.31

On the pads, fuller. Joe Root flicks the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

102.21lb

BYE! Too much spin on that occasion, misses everyone and runs down the third man area for a single and byes.

Shoaib Bashir comes out to the middle now.

102.1W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Huge appeal for Caught behind from the Indian players and the finger goes up! Ollie Robinson takes a review! Ravindra Jadeja pitches the ball up on the off stump and gets the ball to spin away. Ollie Robinson looks to play the reverse sweep and the ball gets a faint edge of the gloves on the way to Dhruv Jurel who grabs the ball and throws it in the air. The UltraEdge shows a clear spike when the ball is near the gloves and Ollie Robinson walks back to the hut. A huge partnership broken by India.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 347/7

J Root119 (264)

O Robinson58 (95)

K Yadav11-4-21-0

101.60

Just short outside the off stump. Joe Root stays back and taps it down.

101.50

Fuller on the off stump. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

101.40

CHANCE! Edge falls just short of the skipper Rohit Sharma! Tossed up on the off stump line and Joe Root offers a front foot defence getting an outside edge that falls just infront of Rohit Sharma at slip. The umpires check the catch and the decision is NOT OUT.

Is that a catch? Rohit Sharma is not sure whether he has taken it cleanly at first slip or not. The umpires send it upstairs and the replay shows that it bounce before going into his hands.

101.30

Pitches it fuller on the middle stump this time. Joe Root flicks the ball to mid-wicket off the front foot.

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

c B Foakes b T Hartley

55 81 5 1 67.90
Y Jaiswal

c J Anderson b J Root

37 44 5 0 84.09
S Gill

not out

52 124 0 2 41.93
R Patidar

c O Pope b S Bashir

0 6 0 0 0
R Jadeja

c J Bairstow b S Bashir

4 33 0 0 12.12
S Khan

c O Pope b S Bashir

0 1 0 0 0
D Jurel

not out

39 77 2 0 50.64
Extras

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

5
Total 61.0 (RR: 3.15)
192/5

Did not bat: R Ashwin, K Yadav, A Deep, M Siraj

Fall of wickets:

(Y Jaiswal, 17.3 ov) (R Sharma, 25.1 ov) (R Patidar, 26.2 ov) (R Jadeja, 38.1 ov) (S Khan, 38.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Root
7 0 26 1 3.71
T Hartley
25 2 70 1 2.80
S Bashir
26 4 79 3 3.03
J Anderson
3 1 12 0 4.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley

b K Yadav

60 91 7 0 65.93
B Duckett

c S Khan b R Ashwin

15 15 2 0 100
O Pope

lbw b R Ashwin

0 1 0 0 0
J Root

lbw b R Ashwin

11 34 0 0 32.35
J Bairstow

c R Patidar b R Jadeja

30 42 3 0 71.42
B Stokes

b K Yadav

4 13 0 0 30.76
B Foakes

c & b R Ashwin

17 76 0 0 22.36
T Hartley

c S Khan b K Yadav

7 25 0 1 28
O Robinson

lbw b K Yadav

0 3 0 0 0
S Bashir

not out

1 20 0 0 5
J Anderson

c D Jurel b R Ashwin

0 3 0 0 0
Extras

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

0
Total 53.5 (RR: 2.69)
145/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B Duckett, 4.5 ov) (O Pope, 5 ov) (J Root, 17 ov) (Z Crawley, 28.1 ov) (B Stokes, 32.3 ov) (J Bairstow, 33.1 ov) (T Hartley, 40.3 ov) (O Robinson, 41 ov) (B Foakes, 53.2 ov) (J Anderson, 53.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
R Ashwin
15.5 0 51 5 3.22
R Jadeja
20 5 56 1 2.80
M Siraj
3 0 16 0 5.33
K Yadav
15 2 22 4 1.46
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Y Jaiswal

b S Bashir

73 117 8 1 62.39
R Sharma

c B Foakes b J Anderson

2 9 0 0 22.22
S Gill

lbw b S Bashir

38 65 6 0 58.46
R Patidar

lbw b S Bashir

17 42 4 0 40.47
R Jadeja

c O Pope b S Bashir

12 12 0 2 100
S Khan

c J Root b T Hartley

14 53 1 0 26.41
D Jurel

b T Hartley

90 149 6 4 60.40
R Ashwin

lbw b T Hartley

1 13 0 0 7.69
K Yadav

b J Anderson

28 131 2 0 21.37
A Deep

lbw b S Bashir

9 29 0 1 31.03
M Siraj

not out

0 6 0 0 0
Extras

(b 12,lb 5,w 0,nb 6,Penalty 0)

23
Total 103.2 (RR: 2.97)
307/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(R Sharma, 2.4 ov) (S Gill, 24.1 ov) (R Patidar, 34.3 ov) (R Jadeja, 36.5 ov) (Y Jaiswal, 46.4 ov) (S Khan, 51.3 ov) (R Ashwin, 55.2 ov) (K Yadav, 88.3 ov) (A Deep, 101 ov) (D Jurel, 103.2 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
J Anderson
18 4 48 2 2.66
O Robinson
13 0 54 0 4.15
S Bashir
44 8 119 5 2.70
T Hartley
27.2 6 68 3 2.48
J Root
1 0 1 0 1.00
Batter R B 4s 6s SR
Z Crawley

b A Deep

42 42 6 1 100
B Duckett

c D Jurel b A Deep

11 21 1 0 52.38
O Pope

lbw b A Deep

0 2 0 0 0
J Root

not out

122 274 10 0 44.52
J Bairstow

lbw b R Ashwin

38 35 4 1 108.57
B Stokes

lbw b R Jadeja

3 6 0 0 50
B Foakes

c R Jadeja b M Siraj

47 126 4 1 37.30
T Hartley

b M Siraj

13 26 1 1 50
O Robinson

c D Jurel b R Jadeja

58 96 9 1 60.41
S Bashir

c R Patidar b R Jadeja

0 2 0 0 0
J Anderson

lbw b R Jadeja

0 4 0 0 0
Extras

(b 5,lb 9,w 0,nb 5,Penalty 0)

19
Total 104.5 (RR: 3.37)
353/10

Did not bat:

Fall of wickets:

(B Duckett, 9.2 ov) (O Pope, 9.4 ov) (Z Crawley, 11.5 ov) (J Bairstow, 21.2 ov) (B Stokes, 24.1 ov) (B Foakes, 67.4 ov) (T Hartley, 75.3 ov) (O Robinson, 102.1 ov) (S Bashir, 102.4 ov) (J Anderson, 104.5 ov)
Bowler O M R W ER
M Siraj
18 3 78 2 4.33
A Deep
19 0 83 3 4.36
R Jadeja
32.5 7 67 4 2.04
R Ashwin
22 1 83 1 3.77
K Yadav
12 4 22 0 1.83
Y Jaiswal
1 0 6 0 6.00
India
England
India
England

Commentary

That concludes this enthralling Test match! With India clinching the series with one match to spare, they'll aim to extend their dominance with a 4-1 victory, while England will be eager to salvage a win in the final Test. Join us for the fifth and final Test starting on 7th March, Thursday at 9:30 am IST (4 am GMT), and don't forget you can catch all the pre-match excitement by tuning in early. Until then, cheers and goodbye!

Dhruv Jurel is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his amazing batting performance and contributions with the gloves as well. He talks about playing the situation well and building a partnership with Shubman Gill in the second innings. He further adds that the credit should also go to the lower-order batters to stick with him in the first innings and get so close to the score of England which gave them a good chance to turn the course of the match. When asked about James Anderson, he says that it's a huge thing to bat against him and he was more focused on the ball than the bowler.

Rohit Sharma, the victorious skipper of India says that it has been a very hard-fought series and it is good to be on the right side. Adds that there were a lot of challenges but they overcame them effectively. Tells that the youngsters have shown great determination, and that shows that they want to be here and take up the international challenge after grinding it out in the domestic circuit. Says that as a captain he always tries to keep an encouraging environment, and the players have responded well to that. Further adds that it is always difficult when you miss key players but the youngsters stepped up well for them and this will give them motivation. Ends by saying that they go to every Test with a view to win it and they will do that in the final Test as well.

Ben Stokes, the captain of England says that it was a great Test match and says that the scoreboard doesn’t give enough credit to the way they played but they have done well to bat first and then pick up and push India back like that. He further adds that he always allows people to come out and express themselves. The young bowlers did really well and there is a lot of work put up with them behind the scenes that is converted into the performances. He talks about the batting being better, especially in the second innings but gives credit to the Indian spinners for bowling so well. End by saying that Joe Root played an incredible knock for them and it is a good sign for the side with the Ashes coming up.

Presentation Time...

Shubman Gill, one of the architects for India's win is up for a chat. He talks about the openers giving a good start which helped them to get over the line. He further adds that this is his first innings in which he has scored a fifty without hitting a four. Tells that the bowlers were bowling really well and were not giving away anything. He mentions that Dhruv Jurel came in and batted really well and rotated the strike well which took so much pressure off the dressing room and off him as well. In the end, he says that the team and the players are really happy with the win.

Day 4 commenced with India firmly in control, as their openers, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, orchestrated a solid start, accumulating runs and constructing a formidable partnership. Sharma's impressive fifty laid the foundation for India's pursuit of victory, as the duo combined for a promising 84-run opening stand. However, England's Joe Root intervened, claiming the crucial wicket of Jaiswal to spark a shift in momentum. Tom Hartley's dismissal of Sharma further bolstered England's resurgence, but Shoaib Bashir's double breakthrough after Lunch injected fresh uncertainty into the contest. Despite England's spirited fightback, India's young duo, Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel, displayed remarkable composure and resilience, thwarting the visitors' aggressive tactics. Gill notched up an excellent half-century with only two maximums and no boundaries which shows how patient he had to be while Jurel also stayed unbeaten till the end. Their patient partnership of 72 runs guided India across the finish line, securing a memorable victory for the Men in Blue.

Day 3 of the Test match witnessed India's remarkable turnaround, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion. Dhruv Jurel's resilient innings and a stellar bowling display, headlined by Ravichandran Ashwin's five-wicket haul and Kuldeep Yadav's four-wicket contribution, propelled India into a commanding position. Despite facing early setbacks, India showcased determination and resilience, narrowing England's lead to a mere 46 runs. England, in their second innings, encountered fierce resistance from India's bowlers, with Ashwin's fiery spell dismantling their top order. However, Zak Crawley's counter-attacking fifty provided some stability before India struck back with crucial wickets. As England set a target of 192 runs, India's openers, led by Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, launched a brisk start, placing them in a favorable position to secure victory on the Final Day.

As Day 2 of the Test match concluded, England emerged as the dominant force, buoyed by commendable performances from Joe Root and Ollie Robinson. Root's masterful century anchored England's innings, while Robinson's spirited batting bolstered the team's total, marking his maiden Test fifty. However, India found solace in the resilient partnership between Yashasvi Jaiswal, who notched up another gritty half-century, and Sarfaraz Khan, offering a glimmer of hope for the hosts. Despite facing setbacks, the duo showcased determination and resolve, setting the stage for an enthralling Day 3. Meanwhile, Shoaib Bashir's stellar bowling effort yielded his best figures in first-class cricket, further solidifying England's position. Conversely, Kuldeep Yadav and Dhruv Jurel's tenacity ensured no further wickets fell before Stumps, hinting at a potential resurgence in India's innings.

On Day 1 of the Test match, England seized control with a dominant performance led by Joe Root's remarkable century, his 31st in Tests and 10th against India, marking the highest by any player against the hosts. Despite early setbacks, Root's resilience alongside Ben Foakes anchored England's innings, forming a crucial partnership of 86 runs. However, India's debutant, Akash Deep, showcased his talent with the ball, claiming two quick wickets and maintaining pressure on the English batters. While England's fightback after a precarious position of 112-5 showcased their determination, India needed to regroup and refine their strategies ahead of Day 2 to capitalize on early breakthroughs and restrict England's imposing total.

What a thrilling victory for India! This match was a rollercoaster ride, with momentum swinging back and forth, but the hosts showed greater resilience, clinching a decisive 3-1 series lead. England will rue missed opportunities, sealing their fate in this match and the series. The partnership between Shubman Gill and Dhruv Jurel proved pivotal in India's win, extending their remarkable streak to 17 consecutive Test series wins at home. England's defeat marks their first series loss under Ben Stokes' captaincy and Brendon McCullum's coaching tenure.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 192/5

D Jurel39 (77)

S Gill52 (124)

T Hartley25-2-70-1

60.62

That is it, India seals the series, and it is Dhruv Jurel who hits the winning runs for them. Tom Hartley flights the ball up on the leg stump line and Dhruv Jurel flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and the batters pick up a couple to finish things off. INDIA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

60.50

Brings back the length slightly on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

60.40

Lofts the ball up on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel offers a front-foot defence.

60.30

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and knocks it off well.

60.24

FOUR! Dhruv Jurel pulls a short ball on the middle stump line, over the mid-wicket fielder and the ball flies away to the boundary. India now need only 2 runs to win the match.

60.10

Flighted ball on the off stump line, and Dhruv Jurel offers a front foot block.

Runs Scored 14 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 186/5

D Jurel33 (71)

S Gill52 (124)

S Bashir26-4-79-3

59.61

Holds the length on the stumps and Dhruv Jurel steps down the track and flicks the ball towards mid-wicket and runs a single off the misfield.

59.51

Flighted ball on the stumps. Shubman Gill steps down and drives the ball to long on for a single.

59.40

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes out the front foot and blocks it off well.

59.36

SIX! BANG! FIFTY for Shubman Gill! He gets to in style as well. This has been a gritty knock and India needed this in this game. This is floated, full and around middle, Shubman Gill skipa down the track and heaves it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. India just 8 runs away from the win now!

59.20

Holds the length short on the stumps. Shubman Gill stays back and blocks it off well.

59.16

SIX! Shubman Gill goes big and clears the boundary line! Flighted ball outside the off-stump line. Shubman Gill steps down the track and launches the ball up and over long off for a superb maximum. He has not hit a four in this inning but gets a six now. India 14 runs away from the win.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 172/5

S Gill39 (119)

D Jurel32 (70)

T Hartley24-2-64-1

58.61

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Shubman Gill steps down the track and drives the ball to long off for a single to end the over.

58.51

Tossed up outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel drives it through covers and runs a single.

58.41

Brings up the FIFTY partnership with the single. Shubman Gill drives a fuller ball on the off stump towards long off and runs a single.

58.30

Flights the ball on the leg stump line. Shubman Gill covers the line of the stumps and tucks it down towards mid-wicket.

58.20

Fuller on the stumps. Shubman Gill taps it down to mid-wicket.

58.10

Holds the length back on the leg stump. Shubman Gill stays back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 169/5

D Jurel31 (69)

S Gill37 (114)

S Bashir25-4-65-3

57.60

Short ball on the middle stump line. Dhruv Jurel gets deep into the crease and blocks it back to the bowler.

57.50

Holds the length back on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel comes infront and flicks the ball back to the bowler.

57.40

Fuller again on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and knocks it off.

57.30

Floats the ball outside the line of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off towards covers.

57.20

Flighted ball on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel tucks it down on the crease.

57.10

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump line and gets it to turn in. Dhruv Jurel takes a long foot out and gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the off stump.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 169/5

S Gill37 (114)

D Jurel31 (63)

T Hartley23-2-61-1

56.60

Fuller again on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes out the front foot and knocks the ball off.

56.50

Flighted ball on the stumps. Shubman Gill takes a long stride out and blocks it off well.

56.40

Holds the length back on the leg stump. Shubman Gill stays back and taps the ball to covers.

56.30

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

56.21

Short and wide. Dhruv Jurel stays back and taps the ball toward sweepers and runs a single.

56.10

Starts off fuller on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and blocks it off late.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 168/5

S Gill37 (110)

D Jurel30 (61)

S Bashir24-3-65-3

55.60

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Shubman Gill steps out and blocks it off well.

55.51

On the pads, fuller. Dhruv Jurel drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

55.40

Flighted ball on the stumps. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off well.

55.32

Fuller on the elg stump. Dhruv Jurel drives the ball straight to the left of long on and runs a single.

55.20

Holds the length back on the stumps. Dhruv Jurel stays back and blocks it off.

55.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 165/5

D Jurel27 (56)

S Gill37 (109)

T Hartley22-2-60-1

54.61

Quicker, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel steers it towards point for a run.

54.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

54.41

Bowls one quick on the pads. Shubman Gill flicks the ball to the mid-wicket gap and runs a single.

54.30

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

54.20

Fuller on the off stump line. Shubman Gill takes the front foot out and knocks it off well.

54.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot.

DRINKS! India needs 29 runs to win the series and England still looking for 5 more wickets. Dhruv Jurel and Shubman Gill are at the crease steering the ship through for their team. Let's see what happens after the break.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 163/5

D Jurel26 (54)

S Gill36 (105)

S Bashir23-3-62-3

53.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns in, Dhruv Jurel negotiates it well.

53.50

Quicker, short and on middle, turns in, Dhruv Jurel leaves it alone.

53.40

Flatter, short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and keeps it out.

53.31

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and drills it towards long on for a run.

53.20

Floated, full and on middle, turns in, Shubman Gill uses his feet to play at it but misses and gets hit on the pads.

53.11

Short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and clips it through mid-wicket for a single. India needs just 30 runs now!

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 161/5

S Gill35 (103)

D Jurel25 (50)

J Root7-0-26-1

52.60

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

52.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it to short mid-wicket.

52.41

Quicker, short and on off, Dhruv Jurel steers it towards point for one.

52.32

Flatter, full and around off, Dhruv Jurel strides out to play but gets an outside edge along the ground to first slip, Zak Crawley lets it through as the batters takes a double.

52.21

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it through square leg for a run.

52.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel drills it towards long on for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 156/5

S Gill34 (100)

D Jurel21 (47)

T Hartley21-2-58-1

51.60

Darts this one full and around off, Shubman Gill stays back and steers it towards point.

51.50

Another short delivery, outside off, Shubman Gill punches it wide of short covers, Ben Stokes dives to his right to make a good stop.

51.40

Quicker, short and on off, Shubman Gill stabs it towards short covers.

51.30

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill lunges out and taps it wide of short covers.

51.20

Floated, full and on off, Shubman Gill strides out and leaves it alone.

51.10

Short and around off, Shubman Gill moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 156/5

D Jurel21 (47)

S Gill34 (94)

S Bashir22-3-60-3

50.60

Another short delivery, on middle, Dhruv Jurel moves back and pats it down towards mid-wicket.

50.50

Flighted, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

50.40

Quicker, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel tucks it towards mid-wicket.

50.30

Short again and on middle, Dhruv Jurel moves back but mistimes his pull towards square leg.

50.21

Short and on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and clips it through square leg for a single.

50.10

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

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 155/5

S Gill33 (92)

D Jurel21 (43)

T Hartley20-1-58-1

49.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill flicks it through square leg for one.

49.50

Slower through the air, short and on off, turns away, Shubman Gill pats it down to mid on.

49.42

Flatter, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it past square leg for a brace.

49.30

Flighted, full and on off, Shubman Gill taps it to short covers.

49.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill strides out to block but gets an inside edge towards square leg.

49.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 152/5

S Gill30 (86)

D Jurel21 (43)

S Bashir21-3-59-3

48.61

Darts this one full and on middle, Shubman Gill drills it back to the bowler, Shoaib Bashir gets a hand but fails to stop and allows a run. India 40 runs away from sealing the series here!

48.50

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

48.42

Quicker delivery, full and on middle, Shubman Gill flicks it with soft hands wide of deep square leg and comes back for the second run. Good running!

48.31

Flighted, full and on leg, Dhruv Jurel tucks it through square leg for a single.

48.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel clips it towards mid-wicket.

48.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel lunges out and dead-bats it.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 148/5

S Gill27 (83)

D Jurel20 (40)

T Hartley19-1-55-1

47.60

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

47.51

Quicker, short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel flicks it through mid-wicket for a run, Jurel wants the second run but is sent back.

47.40

Flighted, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel strides out and taps it to short covers.

47.30

Flatter, full and on the pads, Dhruv Jurel tucks it to short mid-wicket.

47.20

Floated, full and on middle, turns away, Dhruv Jurel steers it towards point.

47.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill works it towards wide mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 146/5

D Jurel19 (36)

S Gill26 (81)

S Bashir20-3-55-3

46.64

FOUR! A boundary after a long time! Shoaib Bashir darts this one full and outside off, Dhruv Jurel leans onto his drive nicely and creams it through covers for a boundary.

46.50

Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, angling away, Dhruv Jurel manages to keep it out to the leg side.

46.41

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and eases it towards long on for a run. India needs just 50 runs to win now!

46.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it to short mid-wicket.

46.21

Short again and around off, Dhruv Jurel bunts it towards covers for a single.

46.10

Flatter, short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and pats it wide of short leg.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 140/5

D Jurel14 (32)

S Gill25 (79)

T Hartley18-1-53-1

45.61

Short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel nudges it through mid-wicket for a run.

45.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns away, Dhruv Jurel strides out and tries to defend it with soft hands, but gets an outside edge on two bounces to first slip.

45.40

Flatter, short and on off, Dhruv Jurel keeps it out towards point.

45.32

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel goes inside out and drives it firmly wide of long off for a couple of runs.

45.21

Shorter in length and on off, Shubman Gill stays back and pats it wide of short covers for a single.

45.10

Floated, full and around off, Shubman Gill leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 136/5

D Jurel11 (28)

S Gill24 (77)

S Bashir19-3-49-3

44.60

Another short delivery, on off, Dhruv Jurel stabs it towards point and sets off for the run but is sent back by Gill.

44.50

Quicker one, short again and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and keeps it out.

44.41

Goes short and around off, Shubman Gill dabs it towards point for a run.

44.30

Flatter, full and on middle, Shubman Gill drills it down the pitch, Shoaib Bashir dives to his right to make a fine stop.

44.20

Floated, full and on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and fends it to short mid-wicket.

44.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 134/5

D Jurel10 (25)

S Gill23 (74)

T Hartley17-1-49-1

43.61

Strays down the pads and Dhruv Jurel drives the ball to long on and runs a single to end the over.

43.50

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and blocks it off.

43.40

Holds the length short on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel gets deep inside the crease and taps it away.

43.30

Fuller on the leg stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and blocks it off.

43.20

Just short on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel stays back and blocks it off.

43.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel looks to go over the top but gets a thick outside edge falling short of point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 133/5

S Gill23 (74)

D Jurel9 (19)

S Bashir18-3-47-3

42.60

Holds the length back on the leg stump line. Shubman Gill stays back and flicks the ball to square leg and ends the over.

42.50

Fuller on the off stump. Shubman Gill blocks it off the front foot towards mid-wicket.

42.41

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel takes a front foot out and gets an inside edge to the square leg area for a single.

42.30

Flighted, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel uses his feet and keeps it out.

42.21

Floated, full and on off, Shubman Gill lunges out to play at it but gets an outside edge as the ball rolls through point. They cross.

42.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill strides out and blocks it down the pitch.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 131/5

D Jurel8 (17)

S Gill22 (70)

T Hartley16-1-48-1

41.60

Just short! He gives this some more air, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel drives it uppishly but just on the bounce to Hartley.

41.50

Flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

41.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel keeps it out to the off side.

41.30

Slower through the air, full and on off, turns away and does not bounce at all, Dhruv Jurel has a poke at it but misses it completely.

41.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out.

41.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 130/5

S Gill21 (69)

D Jurel8 (12)

S Bashir17-3-45-3

40.61

Darts this one full, on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it through mid-wicket for one.

40.51

Looped up, full and around leg, Dhruv Jurel works it towards square leg for another run.

40.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

40.31

Quicker, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

40.21

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel eases it towards long on for a single.

40.10

Flatter, short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and keeps it out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 126/5

S Gill19 (67)

D Jurel6 (8)

T Hartley15-1-47-1

39.60

Flighted, full and on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill strides out to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW, but turned down.

39.51

Another short delivery, on middle, Dhruv Jurel clips it through mid-wicket for one.

39.40

Short again and on middle, Dhruv Jurel pats it down to wide mid on, Shubman Gill sets off for the run but is sent back, he safely makes his ground as Zak Crawley fumbles a bit.

39.32

A bit short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel moves back and nudges it through mid-wicket for two more runs.

39.22

Tossed up, full and on off, turns away, Dhruv Jurel prods forward to block but gets a thick outside edge well wide of first slip for a couple of runs.

39.10

A low full toss, on middle, Dhruv Jurel drills it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 121/5

S Gill19 (66)

D Jurel1 (3)

S Bashir16-3-41-3

38.60

Slower through the air, full and on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and fends it down the pitch. A double-wicket over for England!

38.51

Quicker, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel drills it towards long on for a single.

38.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

38.30

No Hat-trick for Shoaib Bashir! This is flighted, full and on off, turns in again, Dhruv Jurel prods forward to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

38.2W

OUT! TAKEN! TWO IN TWO! Shoaib Bashir with the double-whammy and this game has opened up here. This one is tossed up nicely, full and around middle, turns in a bit, Sarfaraz Khan prods forward to defend but gets the slightest of inside edges onto his pads, the ball pops up in the air and Ollie Pope at short leg takes a dolly. A huge shout for it, but the umpire says no. Ben Stokes takes the review straightaway. UltraEdge shows a spike and India loses half their side now as Sarfaraz Khan goes back for a golden duck. Also, Dhruv Jurel comes out to the middle to face the hat-trick ball.

Sarfaraz Khan walks out to bat for India.

38.1W

OUT! TAKEN! Shoaib Bashir strikes straight after Lunch! Ravindra Jadeja cannot believe it as this is not a wicket-taking ball at all but he has to walk back. This is full toss around middle, Ravindra Jadeja gets forward and tries to flick it away, but does so aerially and straight towards short mid-wicket where Jonny Bairstow takes a really good low catch. India four down and still needs 72 runs to win here!

Shoaib Bashir to bowl the second over after LUNCH.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 120/3

S Gill19 (65)

R Jadeja4 (32)

T Hartley14-1-42-1

37.60

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

37.51

A loopy low full toss, on middle, Ravindra Jadeja drills it toward long on for a run.

37.40

Goes short again, on off, Ravindra Jadeja stabs in front of short covers and wants the run but is sent back.

37.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja lunges out and knocks it back to the bowler.

37.21

Short and around middle, Shubman Gill flicks it off the back foot towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

37.10

Tom Hartley starts with a floated delivery, full and on leg, Shubman Gill turns it to the leg side.

We are back for the second session and the Player and the Umpires are walking out to start the play after LUNCH! Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja walk out to bat for India and will start the chase at 118/3 still needing 74 runs to win the series. England need 7 wickets to draw the series 2-2 and move to the final Test Match. This session holds the answer to everything. Tom Hartley to start the attack for England after LUNCH. Let's Play!

... DAY 4, SESSION 2 ...

With the game delicately balanced and the pitch offering assistance to the bowlers, the outcome remains uncertain. Will India manage to chase down the target and clinch the series, or will England's bowlers capitalize on the favorable conditions to secure victory and level the series 2-2? The answers to these questions and more will unfold in the upcoming session. As we await the resumption of play after lunch, the stage is set for another gripping passage of play. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds in what promises to be a thrilling continuation of this Test match. Join us back at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT)

The duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Shubman Gill has showcased commendable resilience at the crease, steadily building a partnership amidst the challenging conditions. After the early dismissals of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal by the English bowlers Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir, respectively, the responsibility fell on Jadeja and Gill to anchor India's innings. India's innings commenced with promise as Rohit and Jaiswal provided a solid start, but the English bowlers struck back swiftly, claiming crucial wickets to keep the match finely poised. Despite the pressure, Jadeja and Gill have shown maturity and composure, ensuring that India continues to inch closer to their target without further setbacks.

SESSION SUMMARY- 29 Overs, 78 Runs, 3 Wickets. As the morning session draws to a close on Day 4 of this gripping Test match, the players make their way off the field for the Lunch break, marking the end of a session filled with tension and anticipation. India, chasing a target of 192 runs to win the Test match and claim the series, finds themselves at 118/3, still requiring 74 runs for victory.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 118/3

R Jadeja3 (29)

S Gill18 (62)

S Bashir15-3-40-1

36.60

Another short and on off, Ravindra Jadeja moves back and bunts it down to second slip. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!

36.50

BEAUTY! This is flighted, full and on off, turns away a shy bit, Ravindra Jadeja strides out to push at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

36.40

Short again, on middle, Ravindra Jadeja nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

36.31

Short and around leg, Shubman Gill moves back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

36.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it back to the bowler.

36.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 117/3

R Jadeja3 (26)

S Gill17 (59)

J Root6-0-21-1

35.60

Pushed through quicker, full and on leg, angling in, Ravindra Jadeja goes down, almost loses his balance but manages to fend it to short leg.

35.51

Flatter, full and on leg, Shubman Gill clips it towards mid-wicket for a run.

35.40

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

35.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill drills it down the pitch, Joe Root dives to his right and parries it to short mid-wicket to deny the run.

35.20

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

35.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja knocks it towards mid on for a quick single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 115/3

S Gill16 (55)

R Jadeja2 (24)

S Bashir14-3-39-1

34.60

Quicker, short and on off, Shubman Gill pushes it towards extra covers and sets off for the run but is sent back and rightly so.

34.50

Flatter, full and on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet to play at it but gets an inside edge towards square leg.

34.40

Short and on leg, Shubman Gill pats it down just wide of short leg.

34.30

Flighted, full and on middle, turns in, Shubman Gill strides out to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. A slight appeal for LBW, but turned down.

34.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it out.

34.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill turns it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 115/3

S Gill16 (49)

R Jadeja2 (24)

T Hartley13-1-40-1

33.61

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

33.50

Quicker, full and on middle, another one that keeps low, Shubman Gill keeps it out to the leg side.

33.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Shubman Gill defends it on the front foot.

33.30

Short and on middle, Shubman Gill moves back and nudges it towards square leg, Jadeja wants the single but is sent back.

33.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it straight to short mid-wicket again.

33.10

Floated, full and on middle, keeps low, Shubman Gill stays back and tucks to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 114/3

R Jadeja2 (24)

S Gill15 (43)

S Bashir13-2-39-1

32.60

Maiden over! This is looped up, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja taps it past silly point.

32.50

Pushed through quicker, full and on off, skids through and keeps low, Ravindra Jadeja stays back and just manages to keep it out.

32.40

Goes short and on off, Ravindra Jadeja stays back and stabs it to short covers.

32.30

Flatter, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja strides out and defends it well.

32.20

Floated, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja once again steers it off the outer half of the bat towards short third man.

32.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja guides it towards short third man.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 114/3

S Gill15 (43)

R Jadeja2 (18)

T Hartley12-1-39-1

31.60

Darts this one full, on off, angling in, Shubman Gill defends it on the front foot.

31.50

Looped up, full and around off, Shubman Gill pushes it straight to covers.

31.40

Quicker, short and on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and keeps it out down the pitch.

31.30

Flighted, full and on off, Shubman Gill taps it to short covers.

31.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it towards square leg.

31.12

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill drives it nicely through covers for a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 112/3

S Gill13 (37)

R Jadeja2 (18)

S Bashir12-1-39-1

30.61

Quicker, full and around off, Shubman Gill guides it through point for a run. India needs 80 runs to win now!

30.51

Slower through the air, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja steers it towards short third man for a quick single.

30.40

BEATEN! This is floated, full and on off, turns away sharply, Ravindra Jadeja strides out and plays inside the line of it as the ball goes well past the outside edge.

30.30

Flighted, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja knocks it back to the bowler.

30.23

Flatter, full and around off, Shubman Gill moves back, plays it very late by opening the face of the bat wide of short third man, Joe Root chases and slides forward to push it back inside. Three runs taken.

30.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and blocks it down the pitch.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 107/3

R Jadeja1 (15)

S Gill9 (34)

T Hartley11-1-37-1

29.60

Flatter, short and on leg, Ravindra Jadeja misses his flick as the ball lobs up off his pads and lands in front of the diving short leg fielder.

29.50

Looped up, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja defends it on the front foot.

29.41

A bit quicker, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

29.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it back to the bowler.

29.20

Floated, full and on middle, turns away, Shubman Gill looks to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards short covers.

29.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill strides out and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 106/3

R Jadeja1 (13)

S Gill8 (30)

S Bashir11-1-34-1

28.60

Angles this one in, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja turns it past short leg.

28.50

Flatter, full and around off, turns away a long way, Ravindra Jadeja watches it go to the keeper's hands. It is turning a lot more now.

28.40

BEAUTY! Shoaib Bashir pushes this one through a bit quicker, full and on off, turns away a shy bi, Ravindra Jadeja gets forward to block but the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper. A slight appeal for caught behind but turned down.

28.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja knocks it to the left of the bowler.

28.20

Floated, full and on off, turns away, Ravindra Jadeja strides out and keeps it out to the off side.

28.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja prods forwad and blocks it out well.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 106/3

R Jadeja1 (7)

S Gill8 (30)

T Hartley10-1-36-1

27.61

Quicker, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.

27.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja turns it to the leg side.

27.44b

FOUR BYES! India won't mind this at all! This is flatter, full and on middle, turns in sharply and keeps really low, Ravindra Jadeja leaves it and Ben Foakes has no chance of stopping that as it runs away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.

27.31

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill drills it towards mid on for a quick single, the fielder has a wild throw at the batter's end where Ben Foakes fails to reach it but Joe Root backs up extremely well to collect it diving to his right. Certainly saves four there.

27.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it out.

27.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill drives it firmly but straight to extra covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 100/3

R Jadeja0 (4)

S Gill7 (27)

S Bashir10-0-34-1

26.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja negotiates it well.

26.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Ravindra Jadeja defends it on the front foot.

26.40

Fires this one full and down the leg side, Ravindra Jadeja misses his flick and Ben Foakes only manages to parry it to square leg.

26.30

Flighted, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja prods forward and blocks it off the outer half of the bat to the off side.

Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat for India.

26.2W

OUT! TAKEN! Shoaib Bashir strikes now! Rajat Patidar's struggles continue in this series as he walks back for a duck. This is floated, full and on middle, hits the rough and turns in sharply, Rajat Patidar prods forward to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads, the ball loops up wide of short leg where Ollie Pope leaps to his right to take a fantastic catch. India three down now and England are back in the game.

26.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and drills it towards long off for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 99/2

R Patidar0 (5)

S Gill6 (26)

T Hartley9-1-34-1

25.60

A wicket-maiden over! This is looped up, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar is solid in his defence again.

25.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar knocks it down the pitch.

25.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar tries to play at it but gets an outside edge along the ground to first slip.

25.30

Floated, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar blocks it out well.

25.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar turns to the leg side.

Rajat Patidar walks out to bat now.

25.1W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! A huge, huge moment in this game! England gets the massive wicket of the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. Tom Hartley gives this one some air, full and on off, Rohit Sharma skips down the track to defend, but gets beaten by the flight and the turn away takes a slight edge to Ben Foakes who collects it behind the stumps and breaks the stumps too. Even if he did not get the edge, he would have been stumped. India two down and still needs 93 runs to win!

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 99/1

S Gill6 (26)

R Sharma55 (80)

S Bashir9-0-33-0

24.60

Short again and on middle, turns in, Shubman Gill nudges it to short mid-wicket.

24.50

Quicker, short and on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and keeps it out on the pitch and kicks it away to deflect it away from the stumps.

24.41

Looped up, full and on off, Rohit Sharma uses his feet and eases it towards long on for a single.

24.30

Flighted, full and on off, Rohit Sharma tucks it uppishly but safely to short mid-wicket.

24.20

Floated, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma prods forward and blocks it out.

24.11lb

A loud shout for LBW, but turned down! This is tossed up, full and on middle, turns in sharply, Shubman Gill goes down to sweep but misses as the ball goes off his pads towards fine leg. A leg bye is taken. England opts against the review as this is probably going down the leg side.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 97/1

S Gill6 (23)

R Sharma54 (77)

T Hartley8-0-34-0

23.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill clips it wide of mid on for a run.

23.50

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

23.40

BEATEN! Tom Hartley flights this one up, full and on middle, grips and turns away sharply with bounce, Shubman Gill prods forward to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

23.30

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

23.21

Short and outside off, Rohit Sharma moves back and cuts it towards sweeper covers for a single.

23.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma works it towards mid on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 95/1

S Gill5 (19)

R Sharma53 (75)

S Bashir8-0-32-0

22.60

Short again, on middle, Shubman Gill moves back and pats it down to short mid-wicket.

22.51

A bit short and on leg, Rohit Sharma clips it past short leg and wide of square leg for a single.

22.40

Flighted, full and on off, Rohit Sharma gets to the pitch of it and tucks it to short mid-wicket.

22.30

Floated, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma tries to flick it but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball lobs up through the vacant leg slip region.

22.20

Flatter, full and around off, Rohit Sharma stays back and knocks it to the left of the bowler.

22.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and drills it towards mid off, Dan Lawrence (Sub) lets it through and allows a single.

DRINKS! India have managed well in this first losing only the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal. Rohit Sharma is looking solid as ever registering a fine half-century and will hope to get much closer to the target along with Shubman Gill. England got the breakthrough and they are trying hard to build on that. A wicket or two here in quick succession will make things a lot more interesting here. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 93/1

S Gill4 (17)

R Sharma52 (71)

T Hartley7-0-32-0

21.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

21.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns away, Shubman Gill keeps it out to the off side.

21.40

Flighted, full and on off, Shubman Gill strides out and taps it to short covers.

21.30

Flatter, full and around off, Shubman Gill steers it towards point.

21.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it out.

21.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill knocks it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 92/1

S Gill3 (11)

R Sharma52 (71)

S Bashir7-0-30-0

20.61

Flighted, full and around off, Shubman Gill skips down the track and drills it towards mid off for a quick run. India needs 100 runs to win now!

20.50

A bit short and on off, turns in, Shubman Gill stays back and keeps it out.

20.40

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Shubman Gill turns it past short leg.

20.30

Flighted, full and on leg, Shubman Gill swipes it off the inside half of the bat straight to short fine leg.

20.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and knocks it back to the bowler.

20.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma lobs it safely towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 90/1

S Gill2 (6)

R Sharma51 (70)

T Hartley6-0-31-0

19.60

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

19.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it out.

19.41

Another short delivery, on off, Rohit Sharma moves back and punches it towards sweeper covers for a single.

19.32

FIFTY FOR SHARMA! The Indian skipper leading from the front here and this has been a great knock. This is short again and around off, Rohit Sharma pushes it towards deep point for a couple of runs.

19.20

A bit short and on off, turns away, Rohit Sharma stays back and keeps it out on the pitch.

19.10

Floated, full and just outside off, keeps low, Rohit Sharma strides out and leaves it alone.

Tom Hartley replaces Joe Root now.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 87/1

R Sharma48 (66)

S Gill2 (4)

S Bashir6-0-28-0

18.61

Looped up, full and on off, Rohit Sharma gets to the pitch of it and chips it towards long on for a run.

18.50

Flighted, full and on off, Rohit Sharma uses his feet again and pushes it back to the bowler.

18.40

Quicker, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma takes a couple of steps forward and knocks it back to the bowler.

18.30

Flaoted, full and on off, turns in, Rohit Sharma stays back and nudges it to short mid-wicket.

18.21

Flatter, full and on middle, Shubman Gill comes down the track again and clips it past short leg for a single.

18.10

Tossed up, full and on middle,, Shubman Gill uses his feet and knocks it towards silly mid on.

.Change of ends for Shoaib Bashir.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 85/1

R Sharma47 (62)

S Gill1 (2)

J Root5-0-19-1

17.60

Quicker, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma tucks it to short mid-wicket.

17.51

Flatter, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and drills it towards long on for a run and gets off the mark.

17.40

Fires in a yorker, on middle, Shubman Gill digs it onto his pads as the ball goes nowhere.

Shubman Gill walks out to bat at number 3.

17.3W

OUT! CAUGHT! The bowling change working for Ben Stokes as Yashasvi Jaiswal is walking back! Tossed up slow outside the line of the off stump, asking the batter to hit the ball hard. Yashasvi Jaiswal accepts the invitation and looks to go over the top of covers and swings the bat hard, in the end only managing to find a thick outside edge flying towards James Anderson at point who dives infront and finishes a brilliant catch for his team to send back the dangerous Yashasvi Jaiswal.

17.21

Flighted ball on the stumps. Rohit Sharma drives it down to long on and takes a run.

17.10

Flights the ball up on the stumps. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball straight back to the bowler.

Joe Root comes into rhe attack now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 83/0

Y Jaiswal37 (43)

R Sharma46 (59)

T Hartley5-0-28-0

16.60

Holds the length back on the stumps line. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and knocks it off well to end the over.

16.50

Flighted ball outside the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off well.

16.41

Short on the pads and Rohit Sharma tucks it into the mid-wicket gap and takes a single.

16.30

Another short ball on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma stays back and taps it back to the bowler.

16.20

Flights the ball up on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma offers a front foot defence.

16.10

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

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 82/0

Y Jaiswal37 (41)

R Sharma45 (55)

S Bashir5-0-26-0

15.64

FOUR! Two in two for Yashasvi Jaiswal! Short and wide from Shoaib Bashir from around the wicket outside the line of the off stump and Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and cuts the ball hard, along the ground beating point to his left and sweepers to his right and the ball races away to the fence.

15.54

FOUR! Yashasvi Jaiswal has decided to take Shoaib Bashir on! drifting down the pads, fuller in length and Yashasvi Jaiswal offers a paddle sweep, timing it well and placing it fine to reach the fine leg boundary line.

15.43

Short ball outside the line of the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and plays at it late taking it to the deep point boundary line and the batters run 3 runs.

15.30

Flights the ball up on the stumps. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball towards mid-wicket.

15.20

Tossed up on the stumps. Rohit Sharma taps it down to short leg on the bounce.

15.10

Just short on the stumps. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to short fine leg

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 71/0

Y Jaiswal29 (39)

R Sharma42 (51)

T Hartley4-0-27-0

14.64

FOUR! Excellent shot! Tom Hartley tosses this one up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down and reverse sweeps it aerially but from the middle of the bat and over and wide of point for a boundary.

14.50

Flatter, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and dead-bats it.

14.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out to defend but fends it onto his pads as the ball goes uppishly and just wide of short leg.

14.30

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Ben Stokes goes for the review. This is floated, full and on off, turns in sharply, Yashasvi Jaiswal comes a long way down the track to play but misses and gets hit on the pads. The question here is if he is more than 3 meters out or not. However, UltraEdge shows a spike when it is close to the bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal survives and England loses a review.

14.20

Flatter, short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and nudges it to short leg.

14.11

Short and around off, Rohit Sharma dabs it wide of point for a single.

Tom Hartley replaces James Anderson.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 66/0

R Sharma41 (50)

Y Jaiswal25 (34)

S Bashir4-0-15-0

13.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma eases it towards long on for a single.

13.54

FOUR! Nicely played! Shoaib Bashir offers some flight, full and around middle, Rohit Sharma goes down on one knee and sweeps it hard and towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

13.40

Floated, full and on middle, Rohit Sharma turns it to the leg side.

13.30

Flatter, full and around off, Rohit Sharma uses his feet and blocks it out.

13.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Rohit Sharma strides out and knocks it to the left of the bowler.

13.10

Short and on middle, Rohit Sharma stays back and tucks it on the bounce to short leg.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 61/0

R Sharma36 (44)

Y Jaiswal25 (34)

J Anderson3-1-12-0

12.61

Short and wide outside the off stump line. Rohit Sharma plays at it late and runs it down to third man for a run to end the over.

12.51

Just short on the pads again. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it down to deep square leg and runs a single.

12.41

Just short outside the line of the off stump. Rohit Sharma taps it down to third man and runs a single.

12.31

Pitches the ball up on the pads again. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

12.21

Just short on the pads. Rohit Sharma drops it down on the crease and takes a single.

12.10

Swings one in from a good length outside the off stump. Rohit Sharma takes a front foot out and knocks it off.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 56/0

Y Jaiswal23 (32)

R Sharma33 (40)

S Bashir3-0-10-0

11.60

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and knocks it off.

11.50

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal plays it off the front foot.

11.40

Fuller on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal blocks it off well.

11.34

FOUR! Lucky and FOUR! Flighted ball on the off stump line and Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to offer a front foot defence and gets an outside edge running down the third man region for a boundary.

11.20

Just short on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and taps it down.

11.10

Pitches the ball outside the line of the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to play the sweep but misses the ball completely.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 52/0

R Sharma33 (40)

Y Jaiswal19 (26)

J Anderson2-1-7-0

10.60

Hits the length pon top of the off stump. Rohit Sharma taps it towards covers to end the over.

10.50

Bowls on a good length outside the off stump. Rohit Sharma takes out the front foot and blocks it off.

10.46

SIX! Fuller on the stumps and punished! FIFTY up for India! Slightly fuller from James Anderson on the stumps and Rohit Sharma launches a flick over mid-wicket and times it so good that it goes all the way over the deep mid-wicket boundary line for the first SIX of the day.

10.30

Hits the length on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

10.20

Swings one in, at 138 clicks, on the leg stump line. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

10.11

Short ball on the pads. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to fine leg and runs a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 45/0

R Sharma27 (35)

Y Jaiswal18 (25)

S Bashir2-0-6-0

9.60

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma covers the line of the off stump and blocks it off.

9.51

Holds the length back on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and punches the ball to long off for a single.

9.43

Drifting down the pads, Rohit Sharma flicks the ball towards the fine leg gap and runs three from James Anderson who puts in a good effort to stop the boundary.

9.31

Fuller on off. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it to the right of point and runs the first runs of the day.

9.20

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

9.10

Fuller on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball straight to covers.

Shoaib Bashir to share the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 40/0

R Sharma24 (33)

Y Jaiswal16 (21)

J Anderson1-1-0-0

8.60

Hits the length hard at 136 clicks on top of the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back on the crease and blocks it down to end the first over of the day.

8.50

Drifting down the leg stump line. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to mid-wicket off the front foot.

8.40

Bowls it fuller just outside the off stump. Rohit Sharma takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

8.30

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Rohit Sharma stays back and knocks it off well.

8.20

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Rohit Sharma taps it towards covers from the crease.

8.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot.

We are all set to begin Day 4! This is going to be the Final Day of this Test as India needs 152 runs while England have to take all 10 wickets. The openers, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal will resume the batting for the hosts while James Anderson will start proceedings with the ball. Let's play...

England, on the other hand, will be eager to stage a comeback and turn the tide in their favor. The onus will be on the young spin duo of Shoaib Bashir and Tom Hartley and they need to get early breakthroughs to make a game out of this while Joe Root will be crucial too along with the support of the pacers. The tension is palpable, and the stakes couldn't be higher, as India seeks to clinch victory and seal the series, while England aims to stage a fightback and level the scores. Strap yourselves in for another day of gripping Test cricket action as the players take to the field. Let the battle commence.

India made a brilliant turnaround in the game with Ravichandran Ashwin's devastating spell, yielding a five-wicket haul, and Kuldeep Yadav's exceptional bowling reduced the visitors to a mere 145 in their second innings. The hosts' dominant display with the ball left them with a realistic chance of clinching victory. As we embark on the fourth day's play, all eyes will be on India's openers, Captain Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, who looked composed at the crease during yesterday's stumps. However, the pitch conditions, characterized by sharp spin and occasional low bounce, pose a formidable challenge for the battersas they look to chase down 192 to seal the series.

Good morning, cricket enthusiasts! Welcome to the start of what promises to be an exhilarating Day 4 of the fourth Test between India and England here in Ranchi. The stage is set for a thrilling conclusion to this captivating match, with India requiring 152 runs to secure victory with all 10 wickets still intact. Yesterday witnessed a remarkable turnaround for India, orchestrated by the heroic performances of Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Dhruv Jurel. Jurel's magnificent innings of 90 runs off 149 balls propelled India to a total of 307, setting the stage for an intriguing chase. His partnership with Kuldeep, who displayed incredible patience and resilience in his 131-ball vigil, proved instrumental in India's recovery.

... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...

Right then, that wraps up an exhilarating Day 3 of this Test match, marked by India's impressive turnaround and commanding position. England faces an uphill battle, needing early breakthroughs to keep their hopes alive. Day 4 promises to be decisive, with the likelihood of a result looming large. It will be starting on 26th February, Monday at 9:30 am IST (4 am GMT). Join us for what promises to be an action-packed continuation. Cheers!

Ravichandran Ashwin, the pick of the bowlers for India is up for a chat. He says that he really enjoyed bowling with the new ball and it worked really well for the team. He further talks about the surface being two-paced and has started to stay low on occasion. He adds that when he got his length right he was looking not to give away runs. Ends by talking about Kuldeep Yadaw being a brilliant bowler and getting those 4 wickets for the side along with the determination he has shown with the bat.

India dominated the third session, led by Ravindra Jadeja's early breakthrough of Jonny Bairstow after Tea. Despite Ben Foakes' resilience, England struggled to extend their lead, eventually getting bowled out setting a target of 192 runs with Ravichandran Ashwin claiming yet another five-wicket haul. In pursuit of the target, India's openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal got off to a blazing start, quickly reducing the required runs. The Men in Blue now need 152 runs with all wickets in hand and are firm favourites to get over the line.

England, aiming to build a substantial lead, faced a stern challenge in their second innings post-Lunch, with Rohit Sharma's aggressive tactics thwarting their intentions. Ravichandran Ashwin capitalized on the opportunity, wreaking havoc by dismissing Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope in consecutive deliveries, before claiming the prized wicket of Joe Root shortly thereafter. Despite the setbacks, Zak Crawley showcased resilience, launching a counter-attacking innings to reach a well-deserved fifty. Supported initially by Root and later by Jonny Bairstow, Crawley's efforts provided stability until Kuldeep Yadav's delivery saw him depart. Kuldeep continued to trouble England, snaring the crucial wicket of skipper Ben Stokes, who survived several close calls before his dismissal. With the lead stretching beyond 150 runs, the responsibility fell on Bairstow and Ben Foakes to extend England's advantage further.

India displayed remarkable resilience and determination in the opening session, as Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav steadily chipped away at England's lead. Kuldeep's patient innings began to wear down the English bowlers, while Jurel maintained a steady flow of runs, reaching his maiden Test fifty. However, Kuldeep's dismissal after drinks halted their momentum, but not before adding a vital 76 runs with the young wicketkeeper-batter. Jurel then adjusted his approach, taking on the bowlers with aggressive strokes. Shoaib Bashir, continuing his impressive form, claimed a five-wicket haul by dismissing Akash Deep, while a brilliant delivery from Tom Hartley dashed Jurel's hopes of a maiden Test century, falling just 10 runs short. Despite this, Jurel's valiant effort propelled India significantly closer to England's total, conceding only a narrow lead of 46 runs.

India dominated proceedings on the 'Moving Day', asserting their dominance with a commanding performance. Dhruv Jurel's impressive 90 set the tone, supported by a stellar bowling effort led by Ravichandran Ashwin's five-wicket haul and Kuldeep Yadav's four-wicket contribution. England finds themselves on the back foot, outplayed by the hosts and facing the prospect of a series defeat.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 40/0

Y Jaiswal16 (21)

R Sharma24 (27)

J Root4-0-17-0

7.60

Just short on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets back and taps the ball back to the bowler to end the last over of Day 3.

7.50

Pitched up outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball hard straight to covers off the front foot.

7.40

Keeps it short on top of the off stump from around the wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets back deep in the crease and plays it out.

7.32

Short again outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and punches the ball to the right of sweepers and runs a couple.

7.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and blocks it well.

7.10

Short and wide. Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts it straight to point.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 38/0

R Sharma24 (27)

Y Jaiswal14 (15)

S Bashir1-0-1-0

6.60

Flights the ball up just outside the off stump line and Rohit Sharma offers a front foot defence to end the over.

6.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to mid-wicket for a single.

6.40

Loops up on the air on the off stump line. Rohit Sharma taps it down off the front foot.

6.31

Short and wide outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts the ball hard to sweepers for a single.

6.20

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes out the front foot and blocks the ball well.

6.10

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

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 37/0

Y Jaiswal13 (12)

R Sharma24 (24)

T Hartley3-0-22-0

5.61

Fuller ball on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it down to long on and takes a run.

5.50

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

5.41

On the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

5.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Rohit Sharma tucks it straight to mid-wicket.

5.21

Fuller on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long on fora single.

5.11

On the pads, flicked away for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 33/0

Y Jaiswal11 (9)

R Sharma22 (21)

J Root3-0-15-0

4.60

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

4.51

Floats it wide outside the off stump. Rohit Sharma dances down and drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

4.41

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal taps the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs a single.

4.31

Tossed up on the off stump. Rohit Sharma drives the ball to long on and takes a single.

4.20

On the pads, fuller. Rohit Sharma blocks it off well.

4.11

Tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball towards long off and runs a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 29/0

R Sharma20 (18)

Y Jaiswal9 (6)

T Hartley2-0-18-0

3.64

FOUR! Bowls the full toss outside the line of the off stump. Rohit Sharma steps down the track and flicks the ball up and over mid-wicket and gets a boundary.

3.50

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

3.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot.

3.34

FOUR! On the pads and punished. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball along the ground to the right of Jonny Bairstow at mid-wicket and the ball wins the race and crashes into the deep mid-wicket boundary.

3.20

Just short on the stumps and gets to move in with the arm. Rohit Sharma gets a hit on the pads but the ball looks to be missing the leg stump.

3.11

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 20/0

Y Jaiswal8 (5)

R Sharma12 (13)

J Root2-0-11-0

2.61

Full and drives through covers for a single.

2.54

FOUR! Swept and swept hard! Joe Root tosses the ball outside the line of the off stump and Yashasvi Jaiswal gets down on a knee and sweeps the ball infront of square leg and watches it race away to the fence.

2.41

Gets a single this time. Flicks the ball to the right of mid-wicket and runs one.

2.30

On the pads, flicked but straight to mid-wicket. No run.

2.20

On the middle stump line from around the wicket angle, fuller. Rohit Sharma knocks it off the front foot.

2.11

Flighted ball on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off and takes another single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 13/0

R Sharma11 (10)

Y Jaiswal2 (2)

T Hartley1-0-9-0

1.60

Holds the length back on the stumps. Rohit Sharma takes a long foot out and knocks it off.

1.54

FOUR! Carbon copy of the previous boundary! Fuller on the leg andflicked picking up the gap between mid on and mid-wicket and the ball races away to the boundary.

1.44

FOUR! In the gap this time. Beautiful timing! Flighted ball on the leg of Rohit Sharma and his leans on the ball and flicks the ball using his wrists and picks up the gap between mid on and mid-wicket and the ball races away to the boundary.

1.30

Fuller on the stumps again. Rohit Sharma drives the ball to mid on.

1.20

Drifting on the stumps line. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball straight to short leg.

1.11

Tosses the ball up outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to covers and runs a single.

Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Tom Hartley.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 4/0

R Sharma3 (5)

Y Jaiswal1 (1)

J Root1-0-4-0

0.62

Bowls it up fuller on the stumps again. Rohit Sharma drives the ball into the mid-wicket gap and runs a couple.

0.50

Holds the length back on the stumps and Rohit Sharma flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

0.40

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

0.31

Tosses it up full on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball hard to long off and gets off the mark as well.

0.21

On the pads, fuller. Rohit Sharma flicks the ball to deep square leg and gets off the mark.

0.10

Starts off fuller on the leg stump. Rohit Sharma blocks it off the front foot.

Commentary

We are back for the chase! The players are already out in the middle now. Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal are the two openers for India. England going with spin straightaway as Joe Root will start proceedings with the ball. Here we go...

... FOURTH INNINGS ...

England will be really disappointed with their batting performance as even though the wicket is turning and keeping low, it is not one where you get bowled out for 145 runs. They were in an excellent position before the start of Day 3, but have let the hosts take control of this game. They just could not build any significant partnerships and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Zak Crawley played a fine knock of 60 runs and was the top-scorer while Jonny Bairstow's contributions and a few starts from other batters have helped them post a target of 192 runs. It will be difficult for the bowlers but they will be looking to get a couple of wickets before Stumps to make things interesting here. Join us in a bit for the run chase.

What a turnaround from India! A fantastic effort with the ball led by a stunning five-wicket haul from Ravichandran Ashwin has put the hosts in a firm position to win this Test now. He was well-supported by Kuldeep Yadav who exploited the conditions brilliantly and bagged a fout-fer as well. Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with one as well which meant that all ten wickets were taken by the spinners. Now, the openers will have to see out a tricky few overs in the chase and they will hope to go into Day 4 without losing any wickets.

53.5W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! That is the end of England as Ravichandran Ashwin gets yet another Five five-wicket haul! James Anderson looking to play the reverse sweep to a flighted ball outside the off stump line and misses it with the bat. The ball hits him on the back leg, lobs on to hit his gloves and falls to the right of Dhruv Jurel who takes a brilliant one-handed catch to send James Anderson back. England are all out for 145 runs.

53.40

Pitches it up on the stumps. James Anderson blocks it off the front foot.

53.30

Fuller ball on the off stump. James Anderson offers a front foot defence.

James Anderson is the last man in for England.

53.2W

OUT! CAUGHT & BOWLED! Ravichandran Ashwin gets his 4th. Ben Foakes walks back this time! Tosses the ball up and gets it to dip on the batter just outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and looks to turn the ball to the long on gap, but ends up getting athe outer edge lobbing back towards Ravichandran Ashwin who takes the catch and throws the ball in the air! England now 9 down.

53.10

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives the ball to long on and does not take the run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 145/8

S Bashir1 (20)

B Foakes17 (74)

K Yadav15-2-22-4

52.60

Just short on the leg stump. Shoaib Bashir gets back and knocks it off well.

52.51

Just short on the pads. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

52.40

Driving length outside the off stump. Ben Foakes plays a good cover drive but does not take the run again.

52.30

Too full on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives it down to long off and denies the single.

52.20

Tosses it up on the middle stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

52.10

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ben Foakes gets back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 144/8

B Foakes16 (69)

S Bashir1 (19)

R Ashwin15-0-51-3

51.61

Fuller on the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives the ball to long on for a single.

51.50

Ben Foakes gets caught infront of the stumps and the Umpire raises his finger. Ben Foakes takes a review straight away! Tossed up ball on the off stump line and Ben Foakes looks to play the reverse sweep. The ball slides under the bat and goes on to hit the front pads. The UltraEdge shows that there is a spike when the ball passes the inside edge of the bat. The decision is overturned and Ben Foakes survives.

51.40

Flighted ball outside the lien of the off stump. Ben Foakes covers the line of the stumps and flicks it out.

51.30

Drops it short outside the off stump. Ben Foakes gets back and looks to pull it, getting the inside edge onto the ground.

51.20

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Foakes flicks the ball towards mid-wicket.

51.10

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 143/8

S Bashir1 (19)

B Foakes15 (63)

K Yadav14-2-21-4

50.60

To much turn from the middle stump line. Shoaib Bashir stays back and gets beaten outside the leg stump line.

50.51

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

50.40

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes offers a front foot defence.

50.30

Runs in straight and tosses the ball up outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes reads the turn and gets behind the line to tap it down.

50.20

Flights the ball a bit up, slower in the air. Ben Foakes gets deep in the crease and blocks it off.

50.10

Holds the ball just short outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and taps it down.

DRINKS! England are 142/8 and the Players take Drinks in the third session on Day 3. Ben Foakes still out there trying to get as many runs as possible and Shoaib Bashir is along with him. India needs 2 quick wickets to start their chase and they want to do that as soon as possible. Let's see what happens after Drinks.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 142/8

S Bashir1 (18)

B Foakes14 (58)

R Ashwin14-0-50-3

49.60

Pushed through quicker, full and on off, keeps low, Shoaib Bashir manages to bunt it out on the pitch.

49.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Shoaib Bashir taps it past silly point.

49.41

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Foakes tucks it through mid-wicket and once again takes a run on the fourth ball of the over.

49.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Foakes defends it on the front foot.

49.20

Floated, short and on off, Ben Foakes moves back and keeps it out to the off side.

49.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes drills it towards long on for no run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 141/8

S Bashir1 (16)

B Foakes13 (54)

K Yadav13-2-20-4

48.60

Looped up, full and on leg, Shoaib Bashir defends it on the front foot.

48.50

Quicker, full and on middle, Shoaib Bashir stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.

48.41

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet and drills it towards wide of long on for a single.

48.30

A googly now, full and around off, does not bounce at all, Ben Foakes tries to play at it but misses it completely.

48.20

Short and on middle, turns in, Ben Foakes moves back pats it past short leg.

48.10

Floated, full and on middle, turns in, Ben Foakes moves back and keeps it out to the off side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 140/8

S Bashir1 (14)

B Foakes12 (50)

R Ashwin13-0-49-3

47.60

Gives this one some more air, full and outside off, turns in, Shoaib Bashir makes an easy leave.

47.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Shoaib Bashir comes down the track and taps it to short covers.

47.41

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet and drills it to long on for a single.

47.30

Slows it up, full and on middle, turns in, Ben Foakes strides out to defend but misses and gets hit high on the body.

47.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Foakes eases it towards long on.

47.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Foakes pushes it to sweeper covers for no run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 139/8

S Bashir1 (12)

B Foakes11 (46)

K Yadav12-2-19-4

46.60

Looped up, full and on off, Shoaib Bashir taps it to silly point.

46.50

So close! This is pushed through quicker, full and on off, turns in and keeps very low, Shoaib Bashir stays back and just manages to get his bat down in time, the ball goes of the toe-end onto his boots.

46.41

Floated, full and on off, Ben Foakes uses his feet and drills it towards long off for a single.

46.30

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes tucks it off the inside edge of the bat along the ground to short leg.

46.20

Flatter, short and on off, turn in, Ben Foakes stays back to play at it but misses it.

46.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Foakes pushes it through covers and stays put.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 138/8

S Bashir1 (10)

B Foakes10 (42)

R Jadeja20-5-56-1

45.60

Quicker, full and on middle, Shoaib Bashir defends it on the front foot.

45.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Shoaib Bashir turns it to the leg side.

45.41

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes drills it towards long on for a single.

45.30

Quicker, full and on middle, skids through, Ben Foakes stays back and just manages to stab it to the off side.

45.20

Short and on middle, Ben Foakes moves back and keeps it out down the pitch.

45.10

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Foakes prods forward and blocks it out solidly.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 137/8

S Bashir1 (8)

B Foakes9 (38)

K Yadav11-2-18-4

44.60

Flatter and in the blockhole, on middle, Shoaib Bashir digs it out to the off side.

44.50

Looped up, full and around off, Shoaib Bashir guides it towards third man for no run.

44.41

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet and eases it towards long on for a run.

44.30

Short and around off, Ben Foakes steers it towards deep point but denies the single.

44.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes works it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg.

44.10

Floated, full and on middle, turns in, Ben Foakes moves back and turns it to short leg.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 136/8

S Bashir1 (6)

B Foakes8 (34)

R Jadeja19-5-55-1

43.60

Quicker, full and on off, Shoaib Bashir is solid in his defence and survives the over.

43.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Shoaib Bashir defends it on the front foot.

43.41

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes knocks it towards mid off for a single. Shoaib Bashir has two balls to survive in this over.

43.30

Floated, full and on off, Ben Foakes strides out to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

43.20

Flatter, short and on off, Ben Foakes stays back and dabs it past silly point.

43.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Foakes pushes it towards extra covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 135/8

S Bashir1 (4)

B Foakes7 (30)

K Yadav10-2-17-4

42.60

Short again and on middle, turns in sharply, Shoaib Bashir moves back to play at it but misses and gets hit on the pads.

42.51

Flatter, full and on midde, Ben Foakes nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a quick run.

42.40

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet and knocks it to the bowler.

42.31

Shortish and on middle, Shoaib Bashir flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.

42.20

A googly now, full and on off, Shoaib Bashir tries to push at it but misses it.

42.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shoaib Bashir tries to play at it but gets an inside edge wide of short leg.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 133/8

B Foakes6 (28)

S Bashir0 (0)

R Jadeja18-5-54-1

41.60

Another short delivery, on middle, Ben Foakes clips it straight to square leg. Shoaib Bashir will be on strike in the next over.

41.50

Quicker, short and on middle, Ben Foakes stays back and stabs it straight to short covers. He needs to find the single on the next ball.

41.40

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes drills it wide of mid off but the fielder dives to his left to stop the single.

41.30

Floated, full and middle, Ben Foakes defends it on the front foot.

41.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Ben Foakes prods forward to block it out.

41.10

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Foakes strides out to block but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 133/8

O Robinson0 (3)

B Foakes6 (22)

K Yadav9-2-15-4

40.6W

OUT! LBW! Another huge shout for LBW, and up goes the finger again. Ollie Robinson is not confident this time but takes the review after a chat with his partner. However, this time he has to walk back. Kuldeep Yadav flights this one up, full and on middle, turns in a shy bit, Ollie Robinson prods forward to defend but misses as the ball sneaks past the inside edge and hits the pads. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows two reds and that wickets is umpire's call. England eight down now and in huge trouble! Shoaib Bashir walks out to join Ben Foakes in the middle.

40.50

Flatter, full and around off, Ollie Robinson tries to push it away but misses.

40.40

A huge shout for LBW, and up goes the finger! However, Ollie Robinson takes the review straightaway. This is flighted, full and around middle, Ollie Robinson goes down to reverse sweep it but it looks like he misses it, the ball hits him on the pads and lobs to the leg side. UltraEdge shows a spike when the ball is close to the gloves and Robinson survives for now.

40.3W

OUT! TAKEN IN THE DEEP! A fantastic catch and Kuldeep Yadav gets his third wicket now. He pushes this one quicker through the air, full and on off, turns away, Tom Hartley goes for the big heave across the line, but fails to get under the ball and hits it flat from the inside half of the bat, Sarfaraz Khan at long on runs towards the ball and dives forward to take a stunning catch. He gets up and blows a kiss to the crowd. England seven down and the lead is 179 runs!

40.20

Flatter, short and on middle, Tom Hartley backs away and bunts it to short covers.

40.10

Tossed up, full and around off, turns away a long way, Tom Hartley tries to play it but misses it completely.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 133/6

B Foakes6 (22)

T Hartley7 (22)

R Jadeja17-4-54-1

39.60

Maiden over! Ravindra Jadeja lands this short and on middle, angling in, Ben Foakes misses his flick and gets hit high on the pads. A slight appeal for LBW, but turned down.

39.50

Quicker, full and on off, Ben Foakes stays back and keeps it out.

39.40

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes knocks it towards mid off.

39.30

Short and on off, Ben Foakes stabs it past silly point.

39.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Foakes turns it to the leg sdie.

39.10

RIPPER! Ravindra Jadeja tosses this up, full and on off, turns away sharply, Ben Foakes prods forward to block but the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 133/6

T Hartley7 (22)

B Foakes6 (16)

K Yadav8-1-15-2

38.60

Quicker, full and on leg, Tom Hartley clips it towards square leg.

38.50

Flatter, full and on off, keeps really low, Tom Hartley tries to play at it but misses, Dhruv Jurel does well to get down and collect it.

38.41

Goes short and on middle, Ben Foakes moves back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for another run.

38.31

Floated, full and around off, Tom Hartley goes for the reverse sweep but toe-ends it through cover-point for a run.

38.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Tom Hartley taps it towards short covers.

38.11

Short and around leg, Ben Foakes moves back and flicks it wide of square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 130/6

T Hartley6 (18)

B Foakes4 (14)

R Jadeja16-3-54-1

37.60

Looped up, full and on off, Tom Hartley defends it on the front foot.

37.50

Ravindra Jadeja drags his length back seeing the batter advance, full and on middle, turns in, Tom Hartley tries to play it but misses, luckily for him it deflects off his pads and rolls wide of the keeper giving him time to get back in the crease.

37.40

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

37.36

SIX! Tom Hartley gets off the mark in some style! Ravindra Jadeja flights this one up, full and on off, Tom Hartley goes down on one knee, fetches it from there and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

37.21

Short and around of, Ben Foakes moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

37.10

Oh..that keeps really low! This is tossed up, full and on off, hits the crack and turns away but does not bounce at all, Ben Foakes stays back to play at it but misses it completely.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 123/6

T Hartley0 (14)

B Foakes3 (12)

K Yadav7-1-12-2

36.60

Short and around off, turns away, Tom Hartley moves back and dabs it towards backward point.

36.51

Looped up, full and on off, Ben Foakes uses his feet and drives it wide of mid off for a single.

36.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Ben Foakes tucks it to short mid-wicket.

36.30

Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, skids through, Ben Foakes moves back and keeps it out to the off side.

36.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Foakes defends it down the pitch.

36.10

Tossed up, full and on off, grips and turns in sharply, Ben Foakes strides out to block but misses and gets hit on the pads.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 122/6

T Hartley0 (13)

B Foakes2 (7)

R Jadeja15-3-47-1

35.60

Quicker, full and around off, Tom Hartley moves back and fends it to the off side.

35.50

A bit short and on middle, Tom Hartley stays back and keeps it out on the pitch.

35.40

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

35.30

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

35.21

Floated, full and around off, Ben Foakes pushes it through covers for a single.

35.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes prods forward and blocks it down the pitch.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 121/6

T Hartley0 (9)

B Foakes1 (5)

K Yadav6-1-11-2

34.60

Flatter, short and outside off, turns further away with a lot of bounce, Tom Hartley leaves it alone.

34.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Tom Hartley defends it on the front foot.

34.40

Good stop! Kuldeep Yadav flights it up, full and on middle, Tom Hartley goes down and connects with his reverse sweep well wide of backward point, Ravindra Jadeja anticipates it early and dives to his right to make a fine stop.

34.30

BEATEN! This is floated, full and on off, turns away and keeps low, Tom Hartley lunges out to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

34.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes uses his feet and drills it to mid on for a quick single.

34.10

Kuldeep Yadav begins with a flatter delivery, full and on middle, Ben Foakes stays back and blocks it out.

Kuldeep Yadav will bowl the second over after TEA.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 120/6

T Hartley0 (5)

B Foakes0 (3)

R Jadeja14-3-46-1

33.60

A bit quicker, full and on middle, keeps low too, Tom Hartley just manages to keep it out.

33.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Tom Hartley is solid in his defence again.

33.40

Quicker, full and on middle, Tom Hartley negotiates it well.

33.30

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

33.20

Flaoted, full and on middle, Tom Hartley pros forward and blocks it out.

Straight away after the break, Tom Hartley walks out to bat for England.

33.1W

OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! What a start to this session for India! Ravindra Jadeja strikes and gets rid of the danger man, Jonny Bairstow. This is tossed up, full and around off, lands on the crack, grips and turns away with extra bounce, Jonny Bairstow pushes at it with hard hands, the ball goes off the sticker of the bat and lobs up towards silly point where Rajat Patidar takes a good catch moving to his left. Bairstow fails to convert his start once again. England six down now and leads by 166 runs!

We are back after TEA! England looking for a way to build up a partnership. Jonny Bairstow still out there batting on 30 and along with him is Ben Foakes. England is 120/5 sitting on a lead of 166 runs currently. India looking to close things down as soon as possible. Ravindra Jadeja will start the attack for India after TEA! Let's Play!

... DAY 3, THIRD SESSION ...

SESSION SUMMARY - 120 runs and 5 wickets in 33 overs! England embarked on their second innings with a slim lead of 46 runs, but Rohit Sharma's aggressive captaincy led India's resurgence. Deploying close-in fields and starting with spinners, India struck early with Ravichandran Ashwin removing Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope in quick succession. Zak Crawley, however, launched a spirited counterattack, finding the boundary with ease. Partnering with Joe Root, he stabilized England's innings until Ashwin's brilliance claimed his wicket. Jonny Bairstow then joined Crawley, guiding England's lead past the 100-run mark with a crucial partnership. Kuldeep Yadav intervened with a peach to dismiss Crawley. Ben Stokes, surviving a couple of close calls, eventually fell to Kuldeep, leaving Bairstow to hold the fort alongside Ben Foakes. As the match hangs in the balance, both teams will vie for supremacy in the final session. Tune in at 2:30 pm IST (9 am GMT) to witness the thrilling climax.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 120/5

B Foakes0 (3)

J Bairstow30 (41)

K Yadav5-1-10-2

32.60

Slower in the air, drifting outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes a long stride out and blocks it off well. The umpires call for TEA!

32.50

Fuller just outside the lien of the off stump. Ben Foakes plays a front foot defence.

32.40

Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and taps it down.

Ben Foakes is the next man.

32.3W

OUT! TIMBER! Kuldeep Yadav gets his second wicket and its the England skipper Ben Stokes. Flights the ball up on the leg stump line from over the wicket and gets it to turn away well. Ben Stokes takes out the front foot to block it but the turning ball misses the bat, hits him on the back leg and drops down on the middle stump dislodging the bails. Ben Stokes cannot believe it and India get another wicket.

32.20

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Stokes offers a front foot defence.

32.10

Short just outside the off stump, stays very low. Jonny Bairstow looks to dig deep into the crease and pull it away but gets beaten.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 120/4

J Bairstow30 (41)

B Stokes4 (10)

R Jadeja13-2-46-0

31.60

Too full on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to mid off.

31.50

Opens him up and beats him! Ravindra Jadeja floats one pitching on the leg stump and gets it to turn square, beating Jonny Bairstow outside the off stump as he tries to play a defence.

31.40

Flights the ball up on the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

31.30

Pitches the ball up on the off stump again. Jonny Bairstow punches the ball towards point.

31.20

Zips past very close to the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow leaves the ball without covering the line of the off stump. Survives just!

31.10

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 120/4

B Stokes4 (10)

J Bairstow30 (35)

K Yadav4-0-10-1

30.60

Just short outside the off stump line. Ben Stokes gets back in the crease and punches the ball back to the bowler.

30.51

On the pads, fuller. Jonny Bairstow flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

30.42

Bowls the ball away from the off stump line, fuller. Jonny Bairstow takes the front leg out and plays it late towards the third man area for a couple of runs.

30.30

Holds the length back on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow stays back and knocks it off.

30.20

floats one outside the leg stump. Jonny Bairstow looks to sweep the ball but misses it completely.

30.10

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow takes out the front foot and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 117/4

B Stokes4 (9)

J Bairstow27 (30)

R Jadeja12-1-46-0

29.60

Fuller on the off stump. Ben Stokes offers a front foot defence.

29.50

Just short on the off stump. Ben Stokes stays back and knocks it off.

29.40

Hits the front pads! Huge appeal! The umpire says NO! India take the review. Ravindra Jadeja flights the ball up on the line of the stumps and Ben Stokes looks to block the ball but gets a hit straight on the front pads. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitched in line, impact in line and the wickets Umpire's call. Ben Stokes survives.

Is that out? Rohit Sharma takes the review at the very last moment. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking saves Ben Stokes as wickets is umpire's call.

29.32

Low full toss on the pads. Ben Duckett flicks the ball to the right of deep mid-wicket for a couple.

29.21

Fuller on the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.

29.12

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to long off and takes a single. The batters come back for the second after an over throw at the bowler's end.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 112/4

B Stokes2 (5)

J Bairstow24 (28)

K Yadav3-0-7-1

28.60

Spins away well from a fuller length on the off stump. Ben Stokes gets beaten and Dhruv Jurel takes a good take behind the stumps.

28.50

Tosses it up slow on the of stump. Ben Stokes takes a long front foot out and blocks it off well.

28.42

Just short outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes stays back and cuts the ball between covers and mid off and runs a couple.

28.30

Flights the ball up on the off stump line. Ben Stokes offers a front foot defence.

28.20

Just short on the off stump line. Ben Stokes stays back and knocks it off.

Ben Stokes, the skipper of England walks out to bat with his side in a bit of trouble.

28.1W

OUT! TIMBER! Kuldeep Yadav breaks the partnership and knocks off Zak Crawley. Holds the ball short just outside the off-stump line and gets the ball to turn back into the right-hander. Zak Crawley gets back into the crease and looks to cut the ball hard but the ball zips past the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. India gets their man and Kuldeep Yadav gets his first of the innings.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 110/3

Z Crawley60 (90)

J Bairstow24 (28)

R Jadeja11-1-41-0

27.61

Looped up, full and on off, Zak Crawley drills it to short extra covers who fumbles and allows a single.

27.50

BEAUTY! Ravindra Jadeja bowls this slower through the air, full and on middle, turns away sharply, Zak Crawley plays inside the line of it as the ball goes to the keeper.

27.40

Quicker, full and on middle, Zak Crawley is solid in his defence again.

27.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it on the front foot.

27.20

Floated, full and off, Zak Crawley tries to drive but gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket.

27.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Zak Crawley taps it towards short covers.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 109/3

Z Crawley59 (84)

J Bairstow24 (28)

K Yadav2-0-5-0

26.61

Looped up, full and on off, Zak Crawley drills it towards long off for one.

26.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it on the front foot.

26.41

Fuller on the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to the right of covers and runs a single.

26.30

Just short on the pads, turning away. Jonny Bairstow gets a hit on the thigh pad towards square leg.

26.20

Floated, full and on middle, Jonny Bairstow prods forward and blocks it out.

26.11

Tossed up, full and on leg, Zak Crawley tucks it towards square leg for a quick single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 106/3

J Bairstow23 (25)

Z Crawley57 (81)

R Jadeja10-1-40-0

25.60

CHANCE GOES BEGGING! Dhruv Jurel drops a stumping opportunity and Jonny Bairstow gets a life! Tosses the ball up on the off stump line and gets it to turn away from the right-hander. Jonny Bairstow, commited to his shot takes a long foot out and loses his balance as the ball turns away. Dhruv Jurel drops the ball from his hands and Jonny Bairstow gets a life.

25.51

Fuller on the pads, flicked away to the right of mid-wicket for a single.

25.41

Holds the ball short outside the off stump. Jonny Bairstow cuts the ball to sweepers for a single.

25.31

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley drives the ball to the right of mid off and takes a run.

25.24

FOUR! Cracking shot! Zak Crawley gets another boundary! Pitched up outside the off stump line and Zak Crawley drives the ball through covers into the fence.

25.10

Fuller on the off stump. Zak Crawley offers a front foot block.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 99/3

Z Crawley51 (77)

J Bairstow22 (23)

K Yadav1-0-2-0

24.61

Just short at the pads. Zak Crawley flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

24.50

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley plays the front foot defence.

24.40

Short on the stumps, turning away. Zak Crawley gets an inside edge to short square leg.

24.30

Flighted ball on the stumps. Zak Crawley offers a block.

24.20

Fuller on the off stump. Zak Crawley takes a front foot out and knocks it off.

24.11

Just short outside the off stump. Jonny Bairstow taps it down towards sweepers for a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 97/3

Z Crawley50 (72)

J Bairstow21 (22)

R Jadeja9-1-33-0

23.60

Flights the ball up on the stumps. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

23.51

Flicked off the pads for a single from deep square leg.

23.40

Fuller on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow offers a front foot defence.

23.31

Brings up his FIFTY! Zak Crawley drives it through covers and runs a single to get to it. Raises his bat in the air with joy.

23.20

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Zak Crawley knocks it off the front foot.

23.10

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

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 95/3

J Bairstow20 (20)

Z Crawley49 (68)

R Ashwin12-0-48-3

22.64

FOUR! Short and punished! Very well-executed shot!

22.50

Flights one on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow keeps it down off the front foot.

22.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow offers a front foot block.

22.30

Flat on the stumps, fuller. Jonny Bairstow takes out the front foot and knocks it off.

22.21

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Zak Crawley taps it to the right of covers and runs a quick single.

22.12

Drifting on the pads from around the wicket. Zak Crawley flicks the ball down to the fine leg area and the batters pick up a couple.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 88/3

J Bairstow16 (16)

Z Crawley46 (66)

R Jadeja8-1-31-0

21.60

Holds the length outside the off stump. Jonny Bairstow stays on the crease and taps the ball towards covers to end the over.

21.50

Tosses it up outside the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball straight to covers.

21.40

Bowls one in flat, on the middle stump line. Jonny Bairstow watchfully taps it out.

21.30

Pitched up on the off stump. Jonny Bairstow offers a good front foot block.

21.20

Fuller outside the off stump. Jonny Bairstow looks to make room and cut the ball but mistimes it completely.

21.10

Straight away zips past the outside edge of Jonny Bairstow outside the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja starts well.

Ravindra Jadeja comes back into the attack now.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 88/3

Z Crawley46 (66)

J Bairstow16 (10)

R Ashwin11-0-41-3

20.62

Fuller outside the off stump and driven between covers and mid off for a couple to end the over.

20.50

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Zak Crawley flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

20.40

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off back to the bowler.

20.30

Flights this outside the off stump. Zak Crawley drives it to covers.

20.20

Fuller on the stumps. Zak Crawley taps it down to mid-wicket.

20.11

Pitched up on the stumps. Jonny Bairstow drives the ball to long on and runs a single.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 85/3

Z Crawley44 (61)

J Bairstow15 (9)

M Siraj3-0-16-0

19.60

Fuller on the off stump line. Zak Crawley drives the ball straight to covers to end the over.

19.50

Swings one in from outside the off stump line, hitting the good length. Zak Crawley stays tall on the crease and flicks it down on the crease.

19.40

Straying on the pads again, from a good length. Zak Crawley knocks the ball down to silly mid on from the crease.

19.33

Uppish drive on the up but in the gap. Jonny Bairstow comes back for 3 runs from the sweepers area. Mohammed Siraj pitches the ball up outside the off stump and Jonny Bairstow plays a soothing drive for 3 runs.

19.22

Drifting on the leg stump once again. Jonny Bairstow flicks the ball between deep square leg and fine leg and runs a couple.

19.14

FOUR! Short and Punished! Jonny Bairstow shows his intentions clearly! Mohammed Siraj bangs the first ball short at the body of the batter and Jonny Bairstow pulls it away, timing the ball superbly into the deep square leg fence on the bounce.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 76/3

Z Crawley44 (58)

J Bairstow6 (6)

R Ashwin10-0-38-3

18.60

Floats one on the middle stump line, holds the length back. Zak Crawley takes a long stride out and taps it down to end the over.

18.50

Tosses it up outside the line of the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off well.

18.41

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

18.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow offers a front foot defence.

18.20

Holds the length back on the middle stump line from around the wicket. Jonny Bairstow stays on the crease and negotiates it down.

18.14

FOUR! Driven down the ground for a boundary! Ravichandran Ashwin flights the ball up on the off stump line and Jonny Bairstow takes a stride forward and drives it hard along the ground, beating mid off to his right and the ball runs away to the boundary.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 71/3

Z Crawley44 (56)

J Bairstow1 (2)

M Siraj2-0-7-0

17.64

FOUR! On the pads and punished! Mohammed Siraj swings one on the pads of Zak Crawley and he just helps it on the way, edging it towards the fine leg area for a boundary.

17.50

Pitches it further up on off. Zak Crawley knocks the ball off towards covers.

17.40

Runs in hard and hits the good length on top of the off stump. Zak Crawley blocks it off the front foot towards covers.

17.31

Inside edge of the bat and the ball runs down to fine leg for a single.

17.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Jonny Bairstow blocks it off the front foot.

17.11

Hits the deck on the off stump line. Zak Crawley taps it down towards the point area and gets a single.

DRINKS! India has just got the big wicket of Joe Root and will feel a lot relieved now. England still has a good lead and Zak Crawley needs to convert his start into a good one but will need support from the other batters as well to post a competitive target for the hosts. India will look to build on this and pick up a couple of more wickets in this session only. Also, Jonny Bairstow comes out to the middle now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 65/3

J Root11 (34)

Z Crawley39 (52)

R Ashwin9-0-33-3

16.6W

OUT! LBW! A massive moment in this Test match! India takes a brilliant review here and the centurion from the first innings walks back to the hut now. Ravichandran Ashwin pushes this one quicker through the air from around the wicket, full and turns in a bit, Joe Root stays in his crease and tries to flick it away but yorks himself and misses getting hit on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW, but the finger stays down. Ashwin is quite confident and convinces Rohit Sharma to take the review. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and the only thing that can save Root is if it has pitched outside leg or wickets is umpire's call, but it is not as Ball Tracking shows three reds. Root is disappointed but will have to go back on just 11 and India will feel they are well in the game now.

16.50

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

16.40

Quicker, full and on middle, Joe Root moves back and clips it to short fine leg.

16.30

Floated, full and around off, Joe Root pushes it straight to short covers.

16.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley drills it between the bowler and silly mid on for a single.

16.10

BEATEN! Ravichandran Ashwin bowls this quicker, full and on off, goes with the arm, Zak Crawley tries to block and plays for the turn in but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 64/2

J Root11 (30)

Z Crawley38 (50)

M Siraj1-0-1-0

15.60

Pitches it up again and on off, Joe Root drives it nicely but straight to mid off.

15.50

Much fuller this time, on off, shaping in, Joe Root strides out and defends it to short covers.

15.40

Touch fuller and on off, Joe Root stays back and steers it to point again.

15.30

Back of a length and on off, Joe Root hops up and dabs it to point.

15.21

Length again and around off, Zak Crawley guides it through point for a single.

15.10

Mohammed Siraj starts with a good-length delivery, on off, Zak Crawley blocks it out towards mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 63/2

J Root11 (26)

Z Crawley37 (48)

R Ashwin8-0-32-2

14.60

Short again and on middle, Joe Root stays back and turns it past short leg.

14.50

Quicker delivery, full and on off, Joe Root moves back and keeps it out to the off side.

14.40

Flatter, full and around off, Joe Root strides out and steers it towards backward point.

14.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Joe Root tucks it short mid-wicket.

14.21

Floated, full and on off, Zak Crawley comes down the track and eases it towards long off for a single.

14.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley works it off the inner half of the bat to square leg.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 62/2

Z Crawley36 (46)

J Root11 (22)

R Jadeja7-0-31-0

13.61

Flatter, full and on middle, Zak Crawley lunges out to defend but gets an inside edge through square leg for another run.

13.54

FOUR! Wonderful shot! Ravindra Jadeja bowls this much quicker, full and around off, Zak Crawley strides out, opens the face of the bat and time his drive beautifully through covers for a boundary.

13.40

Flighted, full and on off, Zak Crawley keeps it out to the off side.

13.30

Floated, full and on off, Zak Crawley pushes it towards short covers.

13.21

Slower through the air, full and on off, Joe Root pushes it with soft hands and gets an outside edge along the ground and wide of first slip for a run.

13.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley drills it to the left of the bowler, Ravindra Jadeja gets a hand to it but only parries it to long on. A single,is taken.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 55/2

Z Crawley30 (41)

J Root10 (21)

R Ashwin7-0-31-2

12.61

Uppish but safe! Ravichandran Ashwin pushes this one a bit quicker, full and on off, Zak Crawley mistimes his drive in the air but it goes safely towards long off for one.

12.50

Floated, full and on off, Zak Crawley taps it to short covers.

12.40

Flighted, full and on off, Zak Crawley defends it on the front foot.

12.31

Quicker, short again and around off, Joe Root moves back and guides it wide of point for a run. England leads by 100 runs now!

12.20

Flatter, short and on middle, Joe Root stays back and pushes it back to the bowler.

12.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Zak Crawley taps it to the off side for an easy single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 52/2

J Root9 (19)

Z Crawley28 (37)

R Jadeja6-0-24-0

11.60

Gives this one some more air, full and on middle, Joe Root turns it to the leg side.

11.51

Looped up, full and on off, Zak Crawley eases it towards long off for one.

11.40

Slower through the air, full and on off, Zak Crawley keeps it out to the off side.

11.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Zak Crawley strides out and defends it as the ball rolls to mid off.

11.21

Floated, full and on middle, Joe Root tucks it wide of mid-wicket for a run.

11.11

Tossed up, full and around off, Zak Crawley drives it along the ground wide of long of for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 49/2

J Root8 (17)

Z Crawley26 (33)

R Ashwin6-0-28-2

10.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Joe Root knocks it down the pitch.

10.52

Darts this one full and on the pads, Joe Root nudges it past square leg for a couple of runs.

10.41

Flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Zak Crawley uses feet and tucks it aerially but through the vacant square leg region for a run.

10.30

Flighted, full and on off, Zak Crawley prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

10.21

Floated, full and on middle, Joe Root flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

10.10

Tossed up, full and on leg, Joe Root clips it towards square, Zak Crawley sets off for the run but is sent back.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 45/2

Z Crawley25 (31)

J Root5 (13)

R Jadeja5-0-21-0

9.60

Loopy delivery, full and on off, Zak Crawley taps it to silly point.

9.50

Slows it up, full and on off, Zak Crawley strides out and steers it towards point.

9.41

Goes short now and around off, Joe Root moves back and punches it to sweeper covers for another run.

9.31

Flighted, full and on off, Zak Crawley drives it towards long off for a run.

9.24

FOUR! Zak Crawley finding his feet now! This is floated, full and around middle, Zak Crawley uses his wrists extremely well and flicks it away nicely between mid on and  mid-wicket for a boundary.

9.11

Tossed up, full and on middle, Joe Root works it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 38/2

Z Crawley20 (27)

J Root3 (11)

R Ashwin5-0-24-2

8.64

FOUR! Same shot, same result! Ravichandran Ashwin bowls this flatter, full and on middle, Zak Crawley goes a bit inside out and drives it beautifully past mid off again for four more runs.

8.54

FOUR! Good shot! This one is quicker, full and on middle, Zak Crawley gets his front foot close to the ball, extends his arms nicely and drills it well past mid off for another boundary.

8.40

Darts this one full and on middle, Zak Crawley tucks it to short mid-wicket.

8.34

FOUR! Up and over! Ravichandran Ashwin flights it up, full and on off, Zak Crawley backs away a bit and lofts it well over mid off for a one-bounce four.

8.20

Floated, full and on middle, Zak Crawley knocks it to the right of the bowler.

8.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Zak Crawley uses his feet and drives it firmly but straight to extra covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 26/2

Z Crawley8 (21)

J Root3 (11)

R Jadeja4-0-14-0

7.61

Quicker, full and on off, Zak Crawley drills it to long off for a run.

7.51

Looped up, full and around off, Joe Root drives it towards sweeper covers for a single.

7.40

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

7.30

Flatter, short and on off, Joe Root stabs it to short covers.

7.20

Short and around off, Joe Root moves back and steers it to silly point again,

7.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Joe Root prods forward and blocks it to silly point.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 24/2

Z Crawley7 (20)

J Root2 (6)

R Ashwin4-0-12-2

6.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it on the front foot.

6.51

Quicker, full and around off, Joe Root pushes it wide of short covers for a run.

6.40

Flatter, full and on off, Joe Root strides out and dead-bats it.

6.30

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

6.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Zak Crawley drills it uppishly but safely towards long on for a single.

6.10

No hat-trick for Ravichandran Ashwin! This is floated, full and on off, Zak Crawley keeps it out to the off side.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 22/2

J Root1 (3)

Z Crawley6 (17)

R Jadeja3-0-12-0

5.60

More flight from Jadeja, full and on middle, Joe Root prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

5.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, Joe Root defends it on the front foot.

5.41

Looped up, full and on off again, Zak Crawley drives it to sweeper covers for another run.

5.30

Flighted, full and on off, Zak Crawley taps it to short covers.

5.21

Floated, full and around off, Joe Root steers it towards backward point for a quick run and gets off the mark.

5.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Zak Crawley pushes it through covers for a single.

Joe Root comes out to bat for England.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 19/2

O Pope0 (1)

Z Crawley4 (14)

R Ashwin3-0-10-2

4.6W

OUT! LBW! TWO IN TWO! The crowd goes berserk here as Ollie Pope walks back for a golden duck. Ravichandran Ashwin once again bowls this flatter and quicker, full and on middle, skids through as well, Ollie Pope gets stuck on his crease and tries to work it away, but he late into his shot as the ball hits his pads before the bat comes down. A huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. This looks out but Pope takes the review. UltraEdge confirms no bat and Ball Tracking shows two reds and that wickets is umpire's call. Ashwin will be on a hat-trick in the next over. England in a spot of bother now!

Ollie Pope walks out to bat for England.

4.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Ravichandran Ashwin gets the early breakthrough! Rohit Sharma's plan to go with the spinner has worked a treat for the hosts. Ravichandran Ashwin pushes this one through quicker, full and on middle, gets some extra bounce, Ben Duckett strides out to block but the ball loops off the splice of the bat straight to short leg where Sarfaraz Khan takes a good low catch. Ben Duckett goes for a low score here and England lose their first wicket.

4.41

Flatter, full and on middle, Zak Crawley flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

4.30

Floated, full and on middle, Zak Crawley uses his feet and knocks it back to the bowler.

4.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Zak Crawley blocks it down the pitch.

4.11

Quicker, full and on middle, Ben Duckett tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 17/0

B Duckett14 (13)

Z Crawley3 (11)

R Jadeja2-0-9-0

3.61

Flatter, full and around off, Ben Duckett goes down to reverse sweep but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball lobs up towards point. They cross.

3.50

Quicker, full and on middle, keeps low, Ben Duckett stays back and keeps it out to the leg side.

3.42

Short and around off, Ben Duckett moves back and punches it through covers for a brace.

3.31

Flighted, full and on off, Zak Crawley taps it towards covers for a single.

3.20

Floated, full and on off, Zak Crawley knocks it down the pitch.

3.10

BEAUTY! This is tossed up, full and on off, turns away, Zak Crawley prods forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 13/0

B Duckett11 (10)

Z Crawley2 (8)

R Ashwin2-0-8-0

2.64

FOUR! Nice shot! Ravichandran Ashwin gives this one some air, full and on middle, Ben Duckett goes down and nails his reverse sweep this time towards the deep point fence for a boundary.

2.50

Darts this one full and on middle, angling in, Ben Duckett stays back to work it away but gets rapped around his pads.

2.40

Oh.turn and bounce! This is flighted, full and around off, hits a cracked and turns away with extra bounce, Ben Duckett is nowhere near to play at it.

2.31

Tossed up, full and on off, Zak Crawley pushes it through covers for a run.

2.20

Flatter, full and on off, Zak Crawley guides it off the outer half of the bat towards point.

2.11

Short and around off, Ben Duckett cuts it towards point for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 7/0

Z Crawley1 (6)

B Duckett6 (6)

R Jadeja1-0-5-0

1.60

BEATEN! Ravindra Jadeja slows it up full and on off, grips and turns away sharply, Zak Crawley tries to play at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

1.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Zak Crawley defends it on the front foot.

1.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Zak Crawley steers it to backward point.

1.31

Tossed up, full and around leg, Ben Duckett goes for the reverse sweep but misses it as the ball goes off the keeper's pads towards square leg. They cross.

1.24

FOUR! First boundary of the innings! This is floated, full and on off, Ben Duckett goes down and paddles it away nicely it towards the fine leg fence, the fielder dives to his left but fails to stop it from going for a boundary.

1.10

Ravindra Jadeja begins with a flatter delivery, full and on leg, turns in, Ben Duckett misses his flick as Dhruv Jurel collects it well behind the stumps.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

B Duckett1 (3)

Z Crawley1 (3)

R Ashwin1-0-2-0

0.61

Slider this time, drifting in, Ben Duckett works it off the inner half of the bat towards mid-wicket for a run and gets off the mark.

0.50

Quicker, full and on middle, keeps a bit low, Ben Duckett stays back and manages to keep it out well.

0.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Duckett knocks it back to the bowler.

0.31

Zak Crawley and England are underway! This is flighted, full and on middle, Zak Crawley uses his feet and drills it towards long on for a single.

0.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Zak Crawley prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

0.10

A beauty to start with! Ravichandran Ashwin starts with a floated delivery, full and on off, Zak Crawley strides out to play for the turn but this one keep straight and beats the outside edge.

Commentary

We are back after LUNCH! The Players and the Umpires have taken the field to start the England Second Innings with a lead of 46 runs and Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley are their opening batters. Ravichandran Ashwin to start the attack for India. Let's Play!

... DAY 3, SECOND SESSION ...

As England prepares to take their turn with the bat, holding a slender lead of 46 runs, the match's momentum hangs delicately in the balance. The stage is set for an intriguing battle in the upcoming sessions, as both teams vie for supremacy on a wicket that promises to be challenging for batting. The question looms, will England opt for an aggressive approach, reminiscent of Bazball? Or will they adopt a more measured strategy to set a challenging target for India? The answer to this question and more awaits us when the action resumes Post-Lunch on Day 3. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds in what promises to be a captivating continuation of this Test match. Join us at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT)

Dhruv Jurel emerged as the hero of the morning for India, exhibiting exemplary resilience and determination as he battled alongside the tail-enders to inch his team closer to England's total. His impressive innings of 90 runs provided a glimmer of hope for India after they faced a stern challenge from the English bowlers late yesterday. However, Jurel was eventually dismissed by Tom Hartley, bringing an end to India's innings. Credit must be given to England's bowlers, particularly Shoaib Bashir, who showcased his prowess by claiming his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket. Bashir's devastating spell dismantled the Indian middle order, providing England with crucial breakthroughs at crucial junctures.

LUNCH! As the players make their way off the field for the lunch break, we mark the conclusion of an eventful session that has seen the culmination of India's batting innings in this intriguing Test match. After a valiant effort by the Indian lower order, they have been bowled out for 307 runs, narrowing the gap to England's first-innings total to just 46 runs.

103.2W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! England needed something special and Tom Hartley provides exactly that. Dhruv Jurel just misses out on his century but he has got the hosts back in this game. Tom Hartley floats this one up, full and around middle, grips and turns away sharply, Dhruv Jurel prods forward to block, but plays down the wrong line as the ball sneaks past the outside edge and shatters the stumps. India have been bowled out for 307 and conceded a lead of 46 runs.

103.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 307/9

M Siraj0 (6)

D Jurel90 (147)

S Bashir44-8-119-5

102.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns in, Mohammed Siraj strides out to block but misses and gets hit on the pads.

102.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj is solid in his defence again. Every defence from Siraj is getting applauded by the crowd.

102.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj defends it on the front foot.

102.30

Floated, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj negotiates it well.

102.24b

FOUR BYES! Free runs for India! Shoaib Bashir fires this one full and down the leg side, Mohammed Siraj misses his flick, Ben Foakes fails to stop it as the ball goes between his legs and runs to the fence for a boundary.

102.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Mohammed Siraj prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 303/9

D Jurel90 (147)

M Siraj0 (0)

T Hartley27-6-68-2

101.64

FOUR! Up and over! Tom Hartley gives this one some air, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel uses his feet a bit and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He moves into the 90s now.

101.50

Quicker, full and on middle, keeps very low, Dhruv Jurel bunts it out off the toe-end to first slip.

101.40

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

101.36

SIX! There she goes again! Tom Hartley drags his length back and around off, Dhruv Jurel drags his pull from there, he does not middle it and the deep mid-wicket thinks that he is in the game but it sails way over his head for a biggie.

101.20

Flatter, full and outside off, Dhruv Jurel throws his bat at it but fails to connect.

101.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel turns it to the leg side.

Mohammed Siraj comes out to bat for India.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 293/9

A Deep9 (29)

D Jurel80 (141)

S Bashir43-7-119-5

100.6W

OUT! LBW! FIVE-WICKET HAUL FOR BASHIR! The first one of his career and he thanks the almighty for it. He slows this one up, shortish and middle, Akash Deep stays back to play at it but misses it completely and gets hit on the pads in front of the stumps. A huge shout for LBW, and up goes the finger. However, India takes the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates two reds and wickets is umpire's call. India nine down now and trails by 60 runs!

100.50

Oh..close! Shoaib Bashir pushes it through quicker, full and around off, Akash Deep strides out and tries to block it with a flat bat but misses.

100.40

An appeal for stumping and the umpire send it upstairs! This is slower through the air, full and on off, Akash Deep goes for the big shot again but misses it, Ben Foakes is quick to collect it and breaks the stumps. The replay shows that Akash Deep's foot is in the air for a moment but it is grounded when the stumps are broken. Not Out it is!

100.30

Floated, full and on middle, Akash Deep prods forward and blocks it out.

100.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Akash Deep turns it to short leg.

100.16

SIX! Akash Deep joins the party now! Shoaib Bashir tosses this one up, full and on middle, Akash Deep goes down on one knee and slog-sweeps it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. India trails by 60 runs now!

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 287/8

D Jurel80 (141)

A Deep3 (23)

T Hartley26-6-58-2

99.60

Slows it up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel pushes it to short covers again. A maiden over!

99.50

Gives this some air, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel drives it towards short covers where Ben Stokes fumbles but no harm done.

99.40

Looped up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel drills it back to the bowler.

99.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel taps it to short covers.

99.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out well.

99.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel turns it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 287/8

A Deep3 (23)

D Jurel80 (135)

S Bashir42-7-113-4

98.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Akash Deep strides out to defend but misses and gets hit on the body.

98.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Akash Deep defends it on the front foot.

98.41

Flatter, full and around off, Dhruv Jurel drills it towards sweeper covers for a single.

98.36

SIX! Into the stands! Shoaib Bashir gives this one some air and around middle, Dhruv Jurel gets his front leg out of the way and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for another maximum. India trails by 67 runs now!

98.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out.

98.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and knocks it to the left of the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 280/8

A Deep3 (21)

D Jurel73 (131)

T Hartley25-5-58-2

97.60

Quicker, full and on middle, Akash Deep eases it towards long on and stays put.

97.51

Slower through the air, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel taps it in front of point and gets a quick single. Akash Deep had to dive in to make his ground.

97.40

Darts this one full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel drills it to the right of the bowler, Tom Hartley quickly moves to his right and stops the single.

97.30

Flatter, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and knocks it towards the bowler.

97.20

Floated, full and on middle, keeps low, Dhruv Jurel taps it to short covers.

97.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel drives it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 11 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 279/8

A Deep3 (20)

D Jurel72 (126)

S Bashir41-7-106-4

96.60

Quicker, full and on off, turns in, Akash Deep defends it on the front foot.

96.50

Flighted, full and on leg, Akash Deep prods forward and pads it away to short fine leg.

96.41

Short again and on middle, Dhruv Jurel punches it towards long on for a single.

96.30

Flatter, short and outside off, Dhruv Jurel withdraws his bat at the last moment.

96.24

FOUR! A boundary now! Shoaib Bashir floats this one up, full and on middle again, Dhruv Jurel gets his front foot out and smashes it over the bowler's head for four runs now.

96.16

SIX! BANG! Dhruv Jurel goes big now! This is tossed up, full and around middle, Dhruv Jurel takes a step forward and tonks it over the bowler's head for a biggie.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 268/8

D Jurel61 (122)

A Deep3 (18)

T Hartley24-5-57-2

95.61

Quicker, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel knocks it towards mid off and scampers across for a single.

95.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel steers it towards point.

95.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel keeps it out to the leg side.

95.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel is solid in his defence again.

95.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

95.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 267/8

A Deep3 (18)

D Jurel60 (116)

S Bashir40-7-95-4

94.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Akash Deep turns it to leg side.

94.51

DROPPED! A big chance goes begging here! Shoaib Bashir flights it up again, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel uses his feet and flicks it, but fails to keep it down as the ball goes aerially towards short mid-wicket, Ollie Robinson gets both hands on it above his head but it bursts through the fingers. A run is taken. Jurel gets a life and that can cost England here.

94.41

Just over! This is slower through the air, full and on middle, Akash Deep goes for the slog but gets it from the inside half of the bat, the ball just flies over the leaping Ollie Robinson at short mid-wicket. They cross.

94.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Akash Deep strides out to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.

94.20

Quicker, short and on middle, turns in sharply into leg, Akash Deep leaves it alone and Ben Foakes collects it brilliantly moving to his left.

94.10

Flatter, full and on middle, Akash Deep knocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 265/8

D Jurel59 (115)

A Deep2 (13)

T Hartley23-5-56-2

93.60

A bit short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel knocks it wide of mid on but James Anderson is quick to move to his left and stops the runs. Akash Deep to be on strike in the next over.

93.54

FOUR! Nice shot! Tom Hartley bowls this flatter, full and on middle and leg, Dhruv Jurel goes down and sweeps it nicely towards the vacant deep square leg fence for a boundary.

93.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

93.30

Flighted, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel strides out and taps it to short covers.

93.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out.

93.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel drills it towards long off for no run.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 261/8

A Deep2 (13)

D Jurel55 (109)

J Anderson18-4-48-2

92.60

Another full delivery but angling down the leg, Akash Deep leaves it alone.

92.50

Pitched up, on middle, angling in, Akash Deep blocks it out solidly towards mid off.

92.41

Back of a length and outside off, Dhruv Jurel steers it towards deep point for a single.

92.30

James Anderson bangs in a bouncer now but down the leg side, Dhruv Jurel ducks under it easily.

92.20

Fuller in length, on middle, shaping in, Dhruv Jurel uses his feet and drills it towards long on but denies the single.

92.10

Good bowling! James Anderson lands this on a good length and around off, nips away, Dhruv Jurel tries to push at it away from his body but misses as the ball goes on the bounce to the keeper.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 260/8

A Deep2 (11)

D Jurel54 (105)

T Hartley22-5-52-2

91.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Akash Deep defends it on the front foot.

91.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Akash Deep knocks it back to the bowler.

91.41

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel tucks it towards deep mid-wicket and takes the single this time.

91.30

Fires one full and on leg, turns away, Dhruv Jurel goes down to sweep it away but misses as the ball lobs up off his pads and lands on the pitch.

91.20

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stabs it towards the short cover region.

91.10

Flatter, short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and punches it towards long on but for no run.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 259/8

A Deep2 (9)

D Jurel53 (101)

J Anderson17-4-47-2

90.60

Another full delivery, on middle, shaping in, Akash Deep works it off the inner half of the bat towards deep square leg but they do not take the run.

90.51

Pitched up and on middle, Dhruv Jurel clips it through mid-wicket for a single. Akash Deep has to survive one ball in this over.

90.40

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

90.30

Goes fuller again and angling into leg, Dhruv Jurel misses his glance as the ball goes off his pads to the keeper. Ben Foakes grabs it and appeals but it is turned down.

90.20

On a length and on off, Dhruv Jurel stays back and pats it down towards short covers.

90.12

Fuller one and around middle, shaping in, Dhruv Jurel flicks it nicely wide of deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second run. Excellent running!

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 256/8

A Deep2 (8)

D Jurel50 (96)

T Hartley21-5-51-2

89.60

Looped up, full and on off, Akash Deep knocks it towards mid off.

89.50

Flighted, full and on off, Akash Deep steers it towards point.

89.42

Floated, full and on middle, Akash Deep heaves it off the inside half of the bat through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

89.30

Flatter, full and on middle, Akash Deep strides out to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls to silly point.

89.20

Darts in yorker now, on middle, Akash Deep digs it back to the bowler.

89.11

FIFTY FOR JUREL! A maiden Test half-century and the youngster has played a very impressive knock here. This is short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel moves back and punches it towards long on for a single. India needed someone to step up and Jurel has done exactly that as the hosts trail by under 100 now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 253/8

A Deep0 (3)

D Jurel49 (95)

J Anderson16-4-44-2

88.60

Touch fuller and on middle, Akash Deep tucks it towards wide mid on.

88.50

Short of a length and on middle, Akash Deep hops up and keeps it out on the pitch.

88.40

Back of a length and on off, Akash Deep stays back and pats it to short covers.

DRINKS! Just as when India were looking set to see out the first hour solidly, Kuldeep Yadav fell to an unlucky dismissal. The hosts still trail by 100 runs and Dhruv Jurel will need to narrow it by managing with the tail-enders now. England would not care how they got the breakthrough and will look to build on this and wrap things up quickly to maintain a healthy lead for them. Also, Akash Deep comes out to the middle now.

88.3W

OUT! TIMBER! James Anderson breaks the partnership! Kuldeep Yadav walks back and India is 8 down now! Holds the length back from around the wicket, at the batter and Kuldeep Yadav jumps back to block it but is a bit late in the process and the ball hits the bottom edge of the bat and drops down onto his boots and rolls to the stumps dislodging the bails. James Anderson and England go up in joy!

88.21

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel taps the ball into the point gap and runs a single.

88.10

Swings one into the right-hander from a fuller length on the middle stump. Dhruv Jurel drives the ball off the front foot straight to mid on.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 252/7

K Yadav28 (130)

D Jurel48 (93)

T Hartley20-5-48-2

87.60

Flighted ball on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes out the front foot and knocks it off to end the over.

87.50

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

87.40

Flights it up outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and keeps the ball down.

87.30

Pitches it up, full on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a good front foot defence.

87.20

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

87.11

Just short outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel stays back and drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

Tom Hartley to bowl for the first time on Day 3.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 251/7

K Yadav28 (125)

D Jurel47 (92)

J Anderson15-4-43-1

86.60

Hits the length hard on top of the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot block towards square leg.

86.50

Short and wide, outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

86.41

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel taps the ball towards the point gap and runs a single.

86.30

Strays down the leg side, outside the lien of the stumps. Dhruv Jurel gets a flick of the pads and the ball goes back to Ben Foakes. Appeal for Caught Behind but the Umpire says NO.

86.20

Pitched up on the middle stump line. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and drives the ball to mid on.

86.10

Bowls on a good length hard on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 250/7

K Yadav28 (123)

D Jurel46 (88)

S Bashir39-7-93-4

85.60

Fuller on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

85.50

Looped up outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

85.40

Tosses it up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball to covers.

85.31

Just short on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel taps the ball to long on and takes a run.

85.21

Straying on the pads, fuller in length. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball to the right of square leg and runs a single.

85.11

Flighted ball outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel flicks the ball to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 247/7

D Jurel44 (86)

K Yadav27 (119)

J Anderson14-4-42-1

84.61

Fuller outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel drives the ball to deep point and takes a run.

84.51

Holds the length back outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and taps it down to third man for a single.

84.40

Bowls it up outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence at it.

84.31

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel taps it towards mid on and runs a quick single again.

84.21

Just short at the leg stump line. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the down towards mid-wicket and runs a single.

84.11

Hits the length hard on the middle stump line. Dhruv Jurel flicks the ball to the right of mid on and runs a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 242/7

K Yadav25 (116)

D Jurel41 (83)

S Bashir38-7-90-4

83.60

Floats the ball up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drops the ball on the crease off the front foot.

83.50

Bowls an arm ball from around the wicket on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav gets an inside edge towards square leg as he looks to block the ball.

83.40

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

83.31

Fuller on the stumps. Dhruv Jurel drives the ball to long on for a single.

83.20

Flights the ball up outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel takes out the front foot and keeps it down.

83.10

Holds the length on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and knocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 241/7

D Jurel40 (80)

K Yadav25 (113)

J Anderson13-4-37-1

82.61

Bangs in short on the stumps. Dhruv Jurel jumps back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket and takes a run.

82.50

Hits the deck on the middle stump line. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball straight to mid on.

82.40

Holds it short on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel plays it down towards covers and Kuldeep Yadav calls for a quick single but Dhruv Jurel refuses.

82.30

Pitches the ball on a good length on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stamps the ball towards covers and looks for a single but is denied by Kuldeep Yadav.

82.20

Holds the length back around the fourth stump line. Dhruv Jurel stays back and taps it down.

82.10

Starts off well just outside the off stump from a good length. Dhruv Jurel plays it off well from the crease.

James Anderson comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 240/7

K Yadav25 (113)

D Jurel39 (74)

S Bashir37-7-89-4

81.60

Fuller on off. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

81.50

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

81.40

Pitches the ball up on off. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

81.34

FOUR! Nicely timed! Kuldeep Yadav joins the party! Shoaib Bashir pitches the ball up outside the off stump line and Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and drives it between covers and point and the new ball runs away to the fence for a boundary.

81.20

Gives it a riff on the middle stump. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball straight to square leg off the front foot.

81.10

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

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 236/7

K Yadav21 (107)

D Jurel39 (74)

O Robinson13-0-54-0

80.61

Bowls it outside the line of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives it to deep point and runs a single to end the over and keep strike.

80.50

Hits the length hard on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

80.41

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump line. Dhruv Jurel taps it to the right of James Anderson at mid on and takes a single.

80.34

FOUR! First boundary of the morning! Dhruv Jurel, you beauty! Pitches the ball up on the stumps with no sign of swing. Dhruv Jurel takes the front foot out and leans into the on drive, timing it beautifully straight past the bowler, beating mid on to his left and the new ball races away to the fence.

80.20

Swings one away from outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel is not interested in playing at that.

80.10

Pitches the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel looks to play the cover drive but mistimes it straight to covers.

The Second New Ball is available now. England have taken it.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 230/7

K Yadav20 (105)

D Jurel34 (70)

S Bashir36-7-85-4

79.60

Gives it air on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav takes a long stride forward and knocks it off well to end the 80th over of the Innings.

79.50

Floats it up on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav keeps it down off the front foot.

79.40

Solid defence offered to a fuller ball on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav looking good.

79.30

Tossed up on the off stump line, slower in the air. Kuldeep Yadav taps it down off the front foot.

79.20

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

79.10

Overpitched outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball straight to covers.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 230/7

K Yadav20 (99)

D Jurel34 (70)

O Robinson12-0-48-0

78.61

On the pads, fuller in length. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single to end the over.

78.50

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav taps it down to mid-wicket off the front foot.

78.40

Pitches the ball up, on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot block.

78.30

Hits the length outside off again. Kuldeep Yadav raises his arms and lets the ball go.

78.20

Holds his length back outside the off stump line from around the wicket. Kuldeep Yadav watchfully sees the ball through.

78.22nb

No ball! Low full toss on the leg stump line. Dhruv Jurel flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single. The Umpire signals another NO BALL!

78.10

Another bumper outside the line of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel sees it through to the wicketkeeper.

78.11nb

No ball! Good short ball outside the line of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel lets the ball go through. The Umpire signals NO BALL. The FIFTY partnership between these two batters comes up!

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 226/7

K Yadav19 (94)

D Jurel33 (67)

S Bashir35-6-85-4

77.60

Fuller on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a defence to end the over.

77.50

Flighted ball on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav taps it down off the front foot.

77.40

Floats the ball outside the lien of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

77.30

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

77.20

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence,

77.10

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

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 226/7

D Jurel33 (67)

K Yadav19 (88)

O Robinson11-0-44-0

76.60

Superb bouncer at the batter with pace. Dhruv Jurel ducks and lets it go.

76.51

Just short at the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav punches the ball to deep point and takes a run.

76.40

Bangs in short outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav looks to run it down to third man but Joe Root grabs it with one hand standing at 3rd slip. No run.

76.31

Short and wide outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel cuts it hard towards deep point for a single.

76.20

Bowls the good length hard on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and punches the ball back to the bowler.

76.10

Hits the deck hard on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and knocks it off well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 224/7

K Yadav18 (86)

D Jurel32 (63)

S Bashir34-5-85-4

75.60

Fuller and straight on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence to end the over.

75.50

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

75.40

Fuller ball on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

75.30

Flighted ball on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball straight towards mid-wicket.

75.21

Just short on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel gets back and punches the ball to long on for a single.

75.10

Holds the length back on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and taps the ball back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 223/7

K Yadav18 (82)

D Jurel31 (61)

O Robinson10-0-42-0

74.60

Another good length ball on top of the off stump pole. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and taps the ball back to the bowler to end the over.

74.51lb

Leg bye. Straying down the leg side once again, from a good length with pace. Dhruv Jurel gets a hit on the thigh pads and the ball rolls over towards fine leg. The batters take a single as Leg Byes.

74.40

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays back and knocks it off well.

74.31

Bowls it further up outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav punches the ball to the right of point off the front foot and gets a single to get his first run of the day.

74.20

Pitches the ball on the good length on top of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and blocks it off towards point.

74.21nb

Hits the good length hard outside the off stump and Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through. The Umpire signals NO BALL for overstepping!

74.11

Straying down the leg side and Dhruv Jurel flicks the ball to fine leg and runs the first run for the day.

Ollie Robinson to share the attack.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 219/7

K Yadav17 (78)

D Jurel30 (58)

S Bashir33-5-84-4

73.60

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

73.50

Pitched up on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav taps it off the front foot.

73.40

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

73.30

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

73.20

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

73.10

Flighted ball outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav pads it down off the front foot.

We are all set to begin the 'Moving Day'! The two umpires make their way out to the middle followed by the England players who spread out and take their respective field positions. Kuldeep Yadav and Dhruv Jurel are the overnight batters for India. Shoaib Bashir to bowl the first over of Day 3. Let's play...

Moreover, the fate of this Test match could be influenced by the unpredictable weather conditions. The forecast for Sunday suggests the possibility of showers in the afternoon, while Day 5 is expected to be cloudy with intermittent showers. Such conditions might further complicate the proceedings, adding another layer of uncertainty to the match. As the players take to the field, all eyes will be on India's lower order batters as they strive to chip away at England's lead and set up a competitive total. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds on what promises to be a captivating day of Test cricket.

After a stellar performance with the ball, cleaning up England for 353, India's batting order faced a stern test on Day 2. Unfortunately, big names like Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and Ravindra Jadeja have all returned to the pavilion, leaving the hopes of narrowing the deficit resting on the shoulders of Kuldeep Yadav and Dhruv Jurel. England's spinner, Shoaib Bashir, proved to be a thorn in India's side, claiming four crucial wickets for 84 runs. His scalps included the likes of Jaiswal, Gill, Rajat Patidar, and Jadeja, denting India's batting line-up significantly. With the pitch expected to assist spinners as the day progresses, India will need to navigate carefully against Bashir's threat. Adding to India's challenges, Tom Hartley also made significant contributions with the ball, dismissing Ravichandran Ashwin and Sarfaraz Khan, while the experienced James Anderson accounted for the prized wicket of Rohit Sharma.

Good morning and welcome to the start of Day 3 of this gripping Test match between India and England. As the sun rises over the field, we find ourselves at a crucial juncture in the game with India trailing England by 134 runs, standing at 219/7 in their first innings.

... DAY 3, FIRST SESSION ...

Right then, that concludes an eventful Day 2 of this Test match. England holds a slight advantage thanks to their bowling performance, but they'll aim to swiftly dismiss the hosts. India, meanwhile, will seek to accumulate as many runs as possible and narrow the gap. Day 3 is set to commence on 25th February, Sunday at 9:30 am IST (4 am GMT), but feel free to join us earlier for all the pre-match analysis. Cheers!

Joe Root, the centurion is up for a chat. He talks about the innings being a very special one as he was struggling with form and the team needed him to step up and get the job done and he is happy that he was able to do it. He talks about his reverse lap shot and says that this wicket is not very suitable for a shot like that and he was looking to play on the merit of the ball and get the runs. He talks about the young bowling attack of England and says that it looks like a good sign for the upcoming Ashes series.

In the third session, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan initially provided stability, but Stokes' astute captaincy applied pressure, making scoring difficult. Jaiswal fell victim to Shoaib Bashir, misjudging a delivery and dragging it onto his stumps. Shortly after, Sarfaraz departed to Tom Hartley's bowling, followed by Ravichandran Ashwin's dismissal. Despite the setbacks, Dhruv Jurel showcased defensive prowess and, alongside Kuldeep Yadav, ensured no further wickets fell before Stumps, adding crucial 42 runs for the hosts.

After Lunch, Shubman Gill settled in quickly and began scoring freely, finding the boundary regularly. Yashasvi Jaiswal, on the other hand, had to navigate through a testing spell from Ollie Robinson and survived a close call when an edge didn't carry to the keeper. Nonetheless, he showed resilience and brought up yet another half-century in this series. However, just as the partnership was blossoming, Shoaib Bashir trapped Gill lbw with a beautiful delivery, swinging momentum in England's favor. He then went on to dismiss Rajat Patidar and Ravindra Jadeja cheaply, further denting India's hopes before the end of the session. Despite the setbacks, Jaiswal remained steadfast, and Sarfaraz Khan joined him to initiate a rebuilding phase for the hosts.

The overnight partnership for England proved resilient, with Joe Root anchoring the innings with a gritty unbeaten century, frustrating the Indian bowlers. Meanwhile, Ollie Robinson played his shots freely and reached his maiden Test half-century. However, just before the hour mark, Robinson's attempt at something different cost him his wicket, followed by the quick dismissal of the last two batters. Despite this, England posted a commendable total of 353, a significant score on this wicket. When India came out to bat, the visitors applied pressure immediately, with veteran James Anderson removing the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma early on. However, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill held firm for the rest of the session, ensuring no further damage to India's innings.

A captivating day of Test cricket draws to a close! Session Summary - 88 runs and 3 wickets in 35 overs! England will be pleased with their performance and have cemented their commanding position as we head into the crucial 'Moving Day'. Shoaib Bashir was the standout performer on Day 2, delivering a marathon spell and making crucial breakthroughs. He also achieved his best figures in first-class cricket with a four-fer and has the opportunity to improve upon them further. Although India finds themselves trailing by 134 runs, the resistance shown by Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav offers hope for a resilient comeback when they resume their innings.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 219/7

D Jurel30 (58)

K Yadav17 (72)

T Hartley19-5-47-2

72.60

Holds the length back on top of the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel takes a small foot out and knocks it off to end the Day number 2 of this Test Match.

72.50

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel offers a front foot block.

72.40

Pitches it up on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball back to the bowler.

72.30

Floats the ball outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel taps it towards covers off the front foot.

72.20

Flights it up on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel offers a front foot defence.

72.10

Flights the ball up outside the leg stump line. Dhruv Jurel looks to sweep the ball but misses it.

Tom Hartley to bowl the last over of Day 2.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 219/7

D Jurel30 (52)

K Yadav17 (72)

S Bashir32-4-84-4

71.61

Short outside the off stump. Dhruv Jurel taps the ball to deep point and runs a single to keep the strike for the last over of the day.

71.50

Floats one outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off the front foot.

71.40

Flighted ball outside the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel offers a front foot defence.

71.30

Pitches it up on the middle stump. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball off the front foot towards mid on.

71.20

Fuller on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel takes the front foot out and taps it out.

71.10

Holds the length on the off stump line. Dhruv Jurel stays on the crease and knocks it off.

Well, we thought Shoaib Bashir got a break but he did not as he comes back from the other end now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 218/7

K Yadav17 (72)

D Jurel29 (46)

J Root1-0-1-0

70.60

Short and wide, left alone by Kuldeep Yadav to end the over.

70.50

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

70.40

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

70.30

Spins one away from the left-hander. Kuldeep Yadav covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

70.20

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

70.11

Starts off short on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball to long on for a single.

Finally, Shoaib Bashir gets a break after bowling 31 overs on the trot. Joe Root replaces him.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 217/7

K Yadav17 (67)

D Jurel28 (45)

J Anderson12-4-36-1

69.60

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

69.50

Bowls it outside the off stump from over the wicket line. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

69.40

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

69.30

Good bumper outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav taps it down towards point.

69.20

Hits the length on top of the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off from the crease.

69.10

Hits the length outside the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 217/7

K Yadav17 (61)

D Jurel28 (45)

S Bashir31-4-83-4

68.61

Pitched up on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav taps the ball to deep point and runs a single.

68.50

Flights it up on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

68.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it well.

68.30

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

68.22b

2 Byes. Drifting down the leg side. Ben Foakes misses it and the batters pick up a couple as byes.

68.11

Bowls it just short on the middle stump. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball to long on and takes a run.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 213/7

K Yadav16 (56)

D Jurel27 (44)

J Anderson11-3-36-1

67.60

Holds the length back on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav gets behind the ball and punches it back to the bowler to end the over.

67.50

Bowls the good length on top of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes a small foot out and blocks it off.

67.40

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

67.30

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes out the front foot and taps it down.

67.20

Just short on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav tucks the ball down on the crease.

67.10

Hits the length on top of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays on the crease and blocks it off well.

James Anderson is back on.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 213/7

K Yadav16 (50)

D Jurel27 (44)

S Bashir30-4-81-4

66.61

Short and wide, cut away for a single to keep strike for the next over.

66.50

Tossed up outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav lets the ball go through.

66.40

Floats it outside the line of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav sees it through.

66.31

Just short on the stumps. Dhruv Jurel punches the ball to long on for a single.

66.20

Holds the length back on the off stump again. Dhruv Jurel is on the crease and taps it back to the bowler.

66.10

Drops it short on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 211/7

K Yadav15 (47)

D Jurel26 (41)

T Hartley18-4-47-2

65.60

On the pads, fuller. Kuldeep Yadav taps it back to the bowler to end the over.

65.50

Overpitched on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives it back to the bowler.

65.40

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

65.30

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

65.21

Just short again on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel taps the ball to long on for a single.

65.14

FOUR! BANG! Dhruv Jurel plays it nicely for a boundary! Short ball at the stumps and Dhruv Jurel stays back and pulls it along the ground between long on and deep mid-wicket for a superb boundary.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 206/7

D Jurel21 (39)

K Yadav15 (43)

S Bashir29-4-79-4

64.61

Just short outside the off stump line from around the wicket. Dhruv Jurel stays back and cuts the ball to the left of point and takes a run.

64.51

Full and outside off. Kuldeep Yadav punches the ball to deep covers and runs a single.

64.40

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

64.30

Outside the line of the leg stump. Kuldeep Yadav knocks it off the front foot.

64.20

Tossed up on the leg stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off well.

64.10

Stays a lot low from a shorter length on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 204/7

D Jurel20 (38)

K Yadav14 (38)

T Hartley17-4-42-2

63.60

Width outside off, fuller in length. Dhruv Jurel drives the ball straight to covers to end the over.

63.50

Holds the length on the middle stump line. Dhruv Jurel plays it back to the bowler.

63.40

Full on off. Dhruv Jurel plays it off well.

63.30

Flighted ball on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel knocks it off the front foot.

63.20

Fuller on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel offers a front foot defence.

63.10

Pitched up on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 204/7

K Yadav14 (38)

D Jurel20 (32)

S Bashir28-4-77-4

62.60

Drifting down the leg side. Kuldeep Yadav gets a hit on the pads and its the end of the over.

62.50

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav watchfully knocks it off.

62.40

Pitched up again. Kuldeep Yadav offers another front foot defence.

62.30

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

62.20

Short and wide outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav cuts the ball hard towards point.

62.10

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

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 204/7

K Yadav14 (32)

D Jurel20 (32)

T Hartley16-3-42-2

61.61

Gets the outside edge of the bat outside the line of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav runs a single from the third man area and keeps strike for the next over.

61.50

Fuller on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav taps it back to the bowler.

61.42

Low full toss on the off stump line and Kuldeep Yadav drives it well to the right of mid off and runs another couple.

61.30

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

61.24b

4 Byes! That one stayed low from the pitch. No chance for Kuldeep Yadav or Ben Foakes to get anywhere close to the ball and it runs away as byes. India gets the lucky runs.

61.12

Overpitched on the off stump line. Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball through covers and runs a couple.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 195/7

K Yadav9 (26)

D Jurel20 (32)

S Bashir27-3-77-4

60.61

Holds the length back on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav tucks the ball to the right of covers and runs a single.

60.51

Short and wide, cut away late towards the third man region for a single.

60.40

Pitches the ball on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off well.

60.30

Tossed up full on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel offers a front foot defence.

60.21

On the pads flicked away for a single through mid-wicket.

60.10

Flights the ball up on the middle stump line. Kuldeep Yadav offers a front foot defence.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 192/7

K Yadav7 (23)

D Jurel19 (29)

T Hartley15-3-37-2

59.61

Fuller outside the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

59.50

Just short on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav flicks it to mid-wicket.

59.40

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

59.30

Just short on the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and taps it down.

59.20

Flights the ball on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off.

59.10

Holds the length back on the stump. Kuldeep Yadav stays back and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 191/7

D Jurel19 (29)

K Yadav6 (17)

S Bashir26-3-74-4

58.66

SIX! Dhruv Jurel slams a maximum to end the over. Shoaib Bashir tosses the ball up on the off stump line and Dhruv Jurel launches the ball straight over the bowler's head, flat and long enough to clear the boundary for a SIX!

58.51

On the pads, flicked away to the fine leg region for a single.

58.40

Tosses it up on off. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it well.

58.30

Flights the ball on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav takes the front foot out and taps it down.

58.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav blocks it off the front foot.

58.10

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

India somehow needs to find a way to put pressure on the English spinners.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 184/7

K Yadav5 (12)

D Jurel13 (28)

T Hartley14-3-36-2

57.61

Flights the ball outside the line of the off stump. Kuldeep Yadav drives the ball through covers and gets a single.

57.50

On the pads, from a fuller length. Kuldeep Yadav flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

57.40

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

57.31

Tossed up on the leg stump line. Dhruv Jurel drives it to long on and takes a single.

57.20

Drags it down on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel stays on the backfoot and blocks it off.

57.10

Fuller on the off stump. Dhruv Jurel blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 182/7

K Yadav4 (9)

D Jurel12 (25)

S Bashir25-3-67-4

56.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav is solid in his defence again.

56.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav turns it to the leg side.

56.40

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

56.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Kuldeep Yadav prods forward and blocks it out.

56.20

Short again, on middle, Kuldeep Yadav stays back and keeps it out.

56.11

Short and around leg, Dhruv Jurel moves back and flicks it through square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 181/7

K Yadav4 (4)

D Jurel11 (24)

T Hartley13-3-34-2

55.60

A loopy full toss, on off, Kuldeep Yadav drills it straight to mid off.

55.50

BEATEN! This is flatter, full and on off, angling away, Kuldeep Yadav strides out and plays for the turn but gets beaten on the outside edge.

55.44

FOUR! Kuldeep Yadav gets off the mark in style! This is floated, full and around middle, Kuldeep Yadav goes down one one knee and nails his reverse sweep it through point for a boundary.

55.30

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

DRINKS! Its time for DRINKS with Ravichandran Ashwin's wicket. India struggling at 172/7 as Kuldeep Yadav walks in to join Dhruv Jurel. They desperately need this pair to add some crucial runs or else they could get well behind in this game. England will now be looking to go for the kill and try to wrap things up before Stumps.  Let's see what happens after the break!

55.2W

OUT! LBW! Ravichandran Ashwin gets trapped by a shooter and Tom Hartley gets his second wicket now. This is pushed through quicker, full and around middle, skids through and keeps very low, Ravichandran Ashwin strides out to block it but misses and gets hit just above his boots. It looks really close and the umpire raises his finger as well. Ashwin goes for the review though. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows two reds and that wickets is umpire's call. Stokes said before the game that the umpire's call should be removed, but it has helped England for the third time in this innings. India eight down and still trails by 176 runs!

55.11

Short and around off, Dhruv Jurel moves back and punches it to sweeper covers for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 176/6

D Jurel10 (23)

R Ashwin1 (12)

S Bashir24-3-66-4

54.61

Another short delivery, on middle, Dhruv Jurel punches it off the back foot to long on for a run.

54.51

Goes short and around leg, Ravichandran Ashwin moves back and clips it to fine leg for a single.

54.40

Flatter, full and on middle, keeps low, Ravichandran Ashwin stays back adn just manages to keep it out.

54.30

Floated, full and on off, Ravichandran Ashwin knocks it back to the bowler.

Halt! Shoaib Bashir gets a cramp on his right hamstring. Calls for some fluids and the doctor to check up on him.

54.23

Buzzers! This is short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a single, James Anderson picks up but fumbles while throwing it back and allows the second run. He then throws it at the bowler's end where the ball hits the stumps and deflects away, the Indian batters are quick to respond and get the third run as well. Shoaib Bashir goes to pick up the ball but gets cramped up a bit here.

54.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it to the left of the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 171/6

R Ashwin0 (9)

D Jurel6 (20)

T Hartley12-3-29-1

53.60

THREE MAIDENS IN A ROW! Tom Hartley gives this one some air, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin knocks it down the pitch.

53.50

Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin defends it on the front foot.

53.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin clips it straight to short mid-wicket.

53.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin works it off the inner half of the bat to mid on.

53.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin prods forward and blocks i out.

53.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin pushes it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 171/6

D Jurel6 (20)

R Ashwin0 (3)

S Bashir23-3-61-4

52.60

Another maiden over! This one is flatter, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel taps it to short covers again.

52.50

Quicker, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel pushes it to short covers.

52.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

52.30

Flighted, full and around off, Dhruv Jurel strides out and steers it to point.

52.20

Floated, short and on middle, turns in, Dhruv Jurel moves back and nudges it wide of short mid-wicket where the fielder collects it moving to his left.

52.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 171/6

R Ashwin0 (3)

D Jurel6 (14)

T Hartley11-2-29-1

51.60

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin turns it to te leg side. A maiden-wicket over then!

51.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Ravichandran Ashwin knocks it back to the bowler.

51.40

Flatter, full and on leg, Ravichandran Ashwin defends it on the front foot.

Ravichandran Ashwin walks out to bat for India.

51.3W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Tom Hartley gets into the wicket-taking act now! This is a brilliant catch at slips. Tom Hartley bowls this slower through the air, full and on off, grips and turns away a shy bit, Sarfaraz Khan tries to push it with hard hands but only manages to get a thin outside edge towards the first slip, Joe Root this time dives to his left and takes a stunning catch with both hands. England are well on top now!

51.20

Flatter, short and on off, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and steers it to point.

51.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan pushes it to short covers.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 171/5

D Jurel6 (14)

S Khan14 (50)

S Bashir22-2-61-4

50.60

Short again and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and is solid in his defence again.

50.50

Slows it up, short and on off, Dhruv Jurel moves back and keeps it out.

50.44

FOUR! Up and over! Shoaib Bashir flights this one up, full and around middle, Dhruv Jurel takes his front leg out of the way and heaves it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a one-bounce four. The umpire wants to check and the replay shows that it just bounce before hitting the cushions.

50.31

Flatter, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan eases it towards long on for a single.

50.20

Floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan tries to play at it but gets a leading edge as the ball rolls to covers.

50.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan uses his feet and turns it to the leg side.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 166/5

D Jurel2 (11)

S Khan13 (47)

T Hartley10-1-29-0

49.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

49.51

Quicker, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan works it wide of mid on for a single.

49.40

Flighted, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan taps it towards point.

49.30

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Ben Stokes has a chat with his keeper and bowler and takes the review. This one is slower through the air, full and on middle, angles in, Sarfaraz Khan strides out to defend but the ball goes past the inside edge and hits him on the body. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates that it is missing leg. A close call but England lose their second review now!

49.20

Floated, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan prods forward and blocks it out well.

49.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan drills it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 165/5

D Jurel2 (10)

S Khan12 (42)

S Bashir21-2-56-4

48.60

Looped up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

48.50

Slower through the air, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and keeps it out to the off side.

48.40

Quicker, short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and tucks to short mid-wicket.

48.31

Flighted, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan drives it towards mid off for a single.

48.20

Floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan knocks it back to the bowler.

48.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan clips it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 164/5

D Jurel2 (7)

S Khan11 (39)

T Hartley9-1-28-0

47.60

Flighted, full and on middle and leg, angling in, Dhruv Jurel tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads, the lobs up but Ollie Pope at silly point fails to grab it. A slight appeal for LBW, but turned down.

47.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel prods forward and blocks it out.

47.40

Goes short again and on off, slower too, Dhruv Jurel stays back and keeps it out.

47.32

Floated, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel flicks it nicely through square leg for a brace and gets off the mark.

47.20

Tossed up, full and on off, Dhruv Jurel strides out and taps it past silly point.

47.11

Short and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan moves back and nudges it through mid-wicket for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 161/5

D Jurel0 (2)

S Khan10 (38)

S Bashir20-2-55-4

46.60

Looped up, full and on middle, Dhruv Jurel defends it on the front foot.

46.50

Short and on middle, Dhruv Jurel stays back and keeps it out.

Dhruv Jurel walks out to bat for India at number 7.

46.4W

OUT! DRAGGED ON! Shoaib Bashir gets a huge wicket here! The danger man, Yashasvi Jaiswal walks back to the hut now. This one is pushed through quicker, full and on middle, skids through and keeps a bit low, Yashasvi Jaiswal misjudges the length and instead of getting on the front foot moves back to play at it, but gets a bottom edge as the ball bounces on the pitch and then goes onto hit the stumps. Jaiswal stands there in disbelief but has to walk back after yet another brilliant knock. England's pressure has given them a massive breakthrough here as the hosts lose half their side, still trailing by 192 runs.

46.31

Flighted, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan uses his feet nad drills it wide of mid off for a run.

46.24

EDGED AND FOUR! This is tossed up, full and on off, straightens a bit, Sarfaraz Khan prods forward to block but gets an outside edge, Joe Root dives to his left and stretches his left hand but the ball flies well past him and to the third man fence for a boundary.

46.10

Floated, full and on off, turns in, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and blocks it out to short covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 156/4

S Khan5 (35)

Y Jaiswal73 (116)

T Hartley8-1-25-0

45.61

Short and around off, Sarfaraz Khan punches it to sweeper covers for a single.

45.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, keeps low, Sarfaraz Khan manages to negotiate it well.

45.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan drills it to mid on this time.

45.30

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

45.20

Floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan strides out and turns it to the leg side.

45.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Sarfaraz Khan pushes it to short covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 155/4

S Khan4 (29)

Y Jaiswal73 (116)

S Bashir19-2-50-3

44.61

Flighted, full and around off, Sarfaraz Khan drives it through covers for a run.

44.50

Flatter, full and middle, skids through, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and keeps it out to the off side.

44.40

Short and around off, Sarfaraz Khan punches it straight to short covers.

44.31

Quicker, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it through square leg for a single. With that, India have gone past the follow-on score.

44.20

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

44.14

FOUR! Nicely played! Shoaib Bashir drags his length back and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back to create some room and smacks it through backward point for a boundary.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 44 overs : 149/4

S Khan3 (26)

Y Jaiswal68 (113)

T Hartley7-1-24-0

43.60

Darts this one full and on the pads, Sarfaraz Khan clips it towards square leg.

43.50

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

43.40

A bit short and on off, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and fends it to short covers.

43.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan strides out and blocks it out well.

43.21

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it through covers for a single.

43.12b

Oh..that keeps really low! This is floated, full and on off, does not bounce at all and skids through, Yashasvi Jaiswal misses it and Ben Foakes fails to stop it as well as it goes between his legs. Two byes taken.

Runs Scored 9 Runs

Score after 43 overs : 146/4

S Khan3 (22)

Y Jaiswal67 (111)

S Bashir18-2-44-3

42.60

Quicker, full and on off, turns in, Sarfaraz Khan knocks it back to the bowler.

42.51

Flatter, full and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal slices it towards sweeper covers for a single.

42.44

FOUR! Fine shot! Shoaib Bashir flights this one up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal goes down on one knee, uses his bottom hand extremely well to loft it over extra covers for another boundary.

42.30

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

42.20

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

42.14

FOUR! A bit streaky! This is flatter, short and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and slashes hard at it, the ball flies off the outside edge towards the third man fence for a boundary.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 42 overs : 137/4

S Khan3 (21)

Y Jaiswal58 (106)

T Hartley6-1-23-0

41.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle again, Sarfaraz Khan clips it to short mid-wicket.

41.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan is solid in his defence again.

41.40

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

41.30

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

41.21

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

41.10

Short and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and punches it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 41 overs : 136/4

S Khan3 (17)

Y Jaiswal57 (104)

S Bashir17-2-35-3

40.60

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

40.50

On middle, blocked out.

40.40

Sarfaraz Khan survives a big scare here! This is flatter, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it wide of short mid-wicket and sets off for the run but is sent back when he is halfway through, the fielder throws it to the keeper where Ben Foakes collects and breaks the stumps. Sarfaraz Khan puts in a desperate dive with the back of the bat ground and it goes up in the air while he slides in. England thinks that they have got their man but the replay shows that the bottom of the bat is just grounded before the breaking of the stumps. A very lucky escape!

40.31

Flighted, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drills it towards long off for a run.

40.21

Floated, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan eases it towards long on for a single.

40.10

Tossed up, full and on leg, Sarfaraz Khan clips it towards square leg.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 40 overs : 134/4

S Khan2 (12)

Y Jaiswal56 (103)

T Hartley5-1-22-0

39.61

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Sarfaraz Khan tucks it to the short leg region and sets off for the run, keeper Ben Foakes runs towards it, picks it up, and hits the stumps at the bowler's end. However, the replay shows that Sarfaraz Khan is well inside the crease.

39.50

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

39.40

Flighted, full and on middle and leg, Sarfaraz Khan tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

39.30

Flatter, short and on off, angling in, Sarfaraz Khan gets hurried and stabs it down to backward point.

39.20

Short and around off, Sarfaraz Khan stays back and punches it to covers.

39.11

Tom Hartley begins with a flighted delivery, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet and pushes it through covers for a single.

Tom Hartley to share the attack.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 39 overs : 132/4

Y Jaiswal55 (102)

S Khan1 (7)

S Bashir16-2-33-3

38.61

Quicker, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet and drills it to long off for a single. With that, he completes 600 runs in this Test series.

38.50

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

38.40

Slower through the air, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out to play but gets a bottom edge onto his boots as the ball rolls to the off side.

38.30

Floated, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it wide of short mid-wicket and wants the run but is sent back.

38.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, turns away, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward to block but gets an outside edge along the ground towards backward point.

38.10

Shoaib Bashir starts off with a shorter delivery, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and punches it towards covers.

We are back for the final session! The conditions are a bit overcast here and England players will feel a lot at home. They will be looking to exploit and get through the Indian batting order. However, the set Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan will look to rebuild for the hosts. Shoaib Bashir to start proceedings with the ball. Here we go...

... DAY 2, SESSION 3 ...

SESSION SUMMARY - 97 runs and 3 wickets in 28 overs! A hard-fought Test session draws to a close, with both teams giving their all after Lunch. The visitors managed to gain a slight edge in this period all thanks to a brilliant spell from Shoaib Bashir. Shubman Gill looked promising, finding the boundaries fluently, while Yashasvi Jaiswal faced some challenges against Ollie Robinson's impressive spell but persevered to reach his half-century. He did nick one behind but it just bounced before Ben Foakes and survived that scare. However, Gill fell victim to Bashir's off-spin, and Rajat Patidar also departed to Shoaib's bowling. Ravindra Jadeja, promoted up the order, showcased some aggressive strokes but was dismissed by Bashir just before Lunch. Jaiswal remained solid, aiming to build a partnership with Sarfaraz Khan to stabilize the hosts' innings. England will aim to capitalize on their breakthroughs and make further inroads in the last session. Join us at 2:30 am IST (9 am GMT) for the thrilling action in the final session.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 38 overs : 131/4

S Khan1 (7)

Y Jaiswal54 (96)

T Hartley4-1-20-0

37.60

Flighted ball on the off stump. Sarfaraz Khan offers a front foot block and the Umpires take TEA.

37.50

Holds the length back on the off stump and gets the ball to turn away. Sarfaraz Khan gets back into the crease and gets an outside edge falling short of Ben Stokes at the slip.

37.40

Holds the length on the off stump. Sarfaraz Khan gets back and punches the ball to covers.

37.30

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Sarfaraz Khan offers a front foot defence.

37.20

Just short on the leg stump. Sarfaraz Khan stays back and blocks it off well.

37.10

Fuller on the off stump line. Sarfaraz Khan takes out the front foot and knocks it down.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 37 overs : 131/4

S Khan1 (1)

Y Jaiswal54 (96)

S Bashir15-2-32-3

36.61

Gets off the mark straight away. Short ball outside the off stump and Sarfaraz Khan gets back and taps the ball towards the covers gap and runs a single to end the over.

Sarfaraz Khan walks out to bat now.

36.5W

OUT! TAKEN! Shoaib Bashir has three now! A soft dismissal for Ravindra Jadeja and the move to promote him up the order has not worked for India. This is tossed up nicely, full and on middle, gets some top-spin on that, Ravindra Jadeja strides out to defend but only manages to get an inside edge onto his pads, the loops up and Ollie Pope at short leg takes the easiest of catches he will ever get. Jadeja goes back after hitting two maximums and India are four down now.

36.40

Flatter, full and on off, Ravindra Jadeja defends it on the front foot.

36.30

Flighted, full and on middle, turns away, Ravindra Jadeja prods forward and blocks it out.

36.20

Floated, full and outside off, Ravindra Jadeja leaves it alone.

36.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it towards long off for a single.

Runs Scored 17 Runs

Score after 36 overs : 129/3

R Jadeja12 (8)

Y Jaiswal53 (95)

T Hartley3-0-20-0

35.60

Flighted ball outside the line of the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

35.56

SIX! Two in two for Sir Ravindra Jadeja! Tossed up on the off stump this time and Ravindra Jadeja slogs the ball high and flat, times it well to take it all the way over the deep mid-wicket boundary line. Ravindra Jadeja makes his intentions clear.

35.46

SIX! Bang! Ravindra Jadeja goes big! Tom Hartley pitches this on up pon the middle stump line and Ravindra Jadeja takes the front foot out and launches the ball high and long over the long on boundary line for a massive maximum.

35.34lb

FOUR LEG BYES! Tom Hartley tosses the ball up on the middle stump line and the ball turns a lot, hitting Ravindra Jadeja on the front pads as he looks to block the ball. The ball runs down to the fine leg area and runs down to the boundary and Leg byes. England takes the review and the UltraEdge shows no bat involved. The Ball Tracking shows that the ball is missing the leg stump low, due to the extra tune. England lost the review.

Is that out? England thinks that the ball has hit the pads of Ravindra Jadeja and takes the review. UltraEdge proves them right but Ball Tracking does not go in their favour. They lose a review.

35.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ravindra Jadeja stays back and blocks the ball.

35.11

Holds the length back on the leg stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and flicks the ball to the mid-wicket gap and takes a run.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 35 overs : 112/3

R Jadeja0 (3)

Y Jaiswal52 (94)

S Bashir14-2-30-2

34.60

Flights the ball up on the off stump line. Ravindra Jadeja takes a foot out and taps it down. End of an eventful over for England.

34.50

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

34.40

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Ravindra Jadeja flicks it down to short fine leg.

Ravindra Jadeja is the next man in.

34.3W

OUT! LBW! Huge appeal and the Umpire raises the finger! Rajat Patidar takes the review. Shoaib Bashir drops it short with pace on the off-stump line and the ball spins into the right-hander. Rajat Patidar is caught at the crease and looks to flick it on the leg side but misses the ball. The ball hits the front pads and it looks really close. The UltraEdge rightly shows no bat involved and the Ball Tracking shows that the ball is pitched in line, the impact is on the middle stump line and the wicket is Umpire's Call! India retain the review but lose the wicket of Rajat Patidar.

34.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Rajat Patidar stays back and blocks it off well.

34.10

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

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 34 overs : 112/2

R Patidar17 (39)

Y Jaiswal52 (94)

T Hartley2-0-7-0

33.61

Short again and on middle, Rajat Patidar clips it off the back foot through mid-wicket for a run.

33.50

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Rajat Patidar moves back and keeps it out.

33.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Rajat Patidar stays back and blocks it off.

33.30

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

33.24

FOUR! Slashed and slashed hard! Short and wide by Tom Hartley outside the off stump line. Rajat Patidar gets back in the crease and cuts the ball hard beating point to his left for a boundary.

33.11

Short on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 33 overs : 106/2

R Patidar12 (34)

Y Jaiswal51 (93)

S Bashir13-1-30-1

32.60

Just short on the stumps. Rajat Patidar blocks it off the front foot.

32.50

Fuller on the off stump. Rajat Patidar flicks it to mid-wicket off the front foot.

32.41

Fuller on the leg stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball through mid-wicket and runs a single.

32.30

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

32.20

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

32.10

Flighted ball on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal smacks it hard but straight to Ben Stokes at covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 32 overs : 105/2

R Patidar12 (32)

Y Jaiswal50 (89)

T Hartley1-0-1-0

31.60

Pitches the ball up on the leg stump. Rajat Patidar flicks the ball to mid-wicket to end the over.

31.50

CArbon copy of the previous ball, no run taken.

31.40

Fuller on the off stump line. Rajat Patidar offers a front foot defence.

31.30

Just short at the off stump line. Rajat Patidar stays back and punches the ball to covers.

31.21

That is another FIFTY for Yashasvi Jaiswal in the series! Tossed up ball on the off stump and Yashasvi Jaiswal steps down the track and drives the ball to mid off and runs a quick single. Raises his bat with joy.

31.10

Starts off fuller on the leg stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays on the crease and taps it down.

Tom Hartley has been introduced into the attack for the first time in this Test.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 31 overs : 104/2

R Patidar12 (28)

Y Jaiswal49 (87)

S Bashir12-1-29-1

30.60

Tosses one up, outside the line of the off stump, slower in the air. Rajat Patidar takes a long stride out and tucks the ball towards point to finish the over.

30.50

Holds the length back on the stumps. Rajat Patidar gets back and taps the ball down.

30.41

Flights one up on the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off and gets a single.

30.30

Angles one into the leg stump, fuller. Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks the ball to mid-wicket off the front foot.

30.20

Tossed up on the middle stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it back to the bowler.

30.10

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

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 30 overs : 103/2

R Patidar12 (26)

Y Jaiswal48 (83)

J Anderson10-2-36-1

29.60

Pitches the ball on the good length on top of the off stump. Rajat Patidar takes a small foot out and blocks it down to end the over.

29.50

Gets one to nip back into the right-hander from a good length on the off stump. Rajat Patidar gets a hit high on the thigh pads. No run taken.

29.44

FOUR! BANG! Rajat Patidar gets his third! Short ball outside the off stump by James Anderson and Rajat Patidar gets inside the line of the ball and slices it late, taking the ball to the left of point, into the fence.

29.31

Olds it short on the fourth stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and tucks the ball to deep point for a single.

29.20

Pitches it fuller from the angle, into the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal looks to play the straight drive but gets an inside edge towards square leg.

29.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump from around the wicket. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a solid front foot out and taps it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 29 overs : 98/2

R Patidar8 (23)

Y Jaiswal47 (80)

S Bashir11-1-28-1

28.60

Pitched up on the off stump pole. Rajat Patidar takes the front foot out and flicks the ball down to end the over.

28.50

Tossed up on the off stump line. Rajat Patidar offers a front foot defence.

28.40

Fuller this time on the off stump. Rajat Patidar takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

28.30

Short again on the pads. Rajat Patidar sets back and flicks the ball to short fine leg.

28.20

Just short on the off stump. Rajat Patidar stays back and knocks it back to the bowler.

28.11

Tossed up on the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to long off and takes a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 28 overs : 97/2

R Patidar8 (18)

Y Jaiswal46 (79)

J Anderson9-2-31-1

27.60

Hits the length just outside the off stump. Rajat Patidar covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

27.54

FOUR! On the pads and punished! Rajat Patidar gets his second boundary. James Anderson drifts down the leg stump, fuller and Rajat Patidar stays on the crease and flicks the ball from the middle of the bat and the ball rolls along the ground and smashes into the deep mid-wicket fence.

27.40

Just short at the batter. Rajat Patidar jumps back and blocks it off.

27.30

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

27.20

Hits the deck hard on top of the off stump line. Rajat Patidar takes a small foot out and taps it down to covers.

27.11

Comes around the wicket and bowls a ball up outside the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal drives the ball to deep point and takes a single.

James Anderson replaces Ollie Robinson.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 27 overs : 92/2

R Patidar4 (13)

Y Jaiswal45 (78)

S Bashir10-1-27-1

26.60

Flights the ball fuller on the off stump. Rajat Patidar taps it back to the bowler off the front foot to end the over.

26.50

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Rajat Patidar flicks it from the crease towards mid-wicket.

26.40

Fuller on the off stump. Rajat Patidar plays it late to short third man and denies a single.

26.30

Pitches the ball way outside the off stump line. Rajat Patidar covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

26.20

Tossed up on the off stump line. Rajat Patidar takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

26.11

Just short at the stumps. Yashasvi Jaiswal gets back and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 26 overs : 91/2

R Patidar4 (8)

Y Jaiswal44 (77)

O Robinson9-0-39-0

25.64

FOUR! Placed in the gap well to get off the mark! Ollie Robinson pitches this outside the line of the off stump from a good length and Rajat Patidar takes the front foot out and times the ball late, taking it to the left of point. The timing on the shot was really good and the ball raced away to the third man fence.

25.50

Holds the length back on top of the off stump line. Rajat Patidar stays on the crease and taps the ball down on the crease.

25.40

Pitches the ball on the good length on the middle stump. Rajat Patidar takes the front foot out and adjusts to the low bounce of the ball and blocks it off.

25.31

Hits the length on 126 clicks, on top of the off stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal punches the ball off the front foot towards deep point and runs a single.

25.20

Pitches the ball fuller on the middle stump line. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a front step and taps it down to mid on.

25.10

Comes around the wicket and hits the length hard outside the off stump. Yashasvi Jaiswal steps down the track and the ball zips past the outside edge of the bat.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 25 overs : 86/2

R Patidar0 (5)

Y Jaiswal43 (74)

S Bashir9-1-26-1

24.60

Bowls this outside the off stump line, slower in the air. Rajat Patidar drives the ball straight to mid off to end the over.

24.50

Flighted ball on the stumps. Rajat Patidar blocks it off the front foot.

24.40

Holds the length on the off stump. Rajat Patidar stays back and punches the ball to mid-wicket.

24.30

Fuller on the off stump, hits the crack and pops up, getting the inside edge of the bat and lobs over the short leg fielder.

24.20

tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Rajat Patidar offers a front foot defence.

At the wicket of Shubman Gill, the Umpires call for DRINKS! Rajat Patidar walks out to join Yashasvi Jaiswal who is batting on 43. England just got a big wicket of Shubman Gill and has broken the partnership. Will there be a few more wickets coming up? Let's find out. Also, Rajat Patidar is the next man in for India.

24.1W

OUT! LBW! Shoaib Bashir strikes! Things were starting to happen in the last few overs and England finally have the breakthrough. This is tossed up, full and on off, turns in sharply, Shubman Gill prods forward to block but plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the inside edge and hits him on the pads. A huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. Gill has a chat with Jaiswal and takes the review. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates two reds and impact is umpire's call. Gill was just beginning to get into his groove but has to walk back now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 24 overs : 86/1

Y Jaiswal43 (74)

S Gill38 (64)

O Robinson8-0-34-0

23.60

Another fuller delivery, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal is solid in his defence.

23.50

On a length and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal bunts it on the ground and towards point, he calls for the single but is sent back.

23.40

Continues with the fuller length, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it to short covers.

23.30

Fuller delivery from around the wicket, on off, angling in, Yashasvi Jaiswal mistimes his drive off the bottom half of the bat to mid off.

23.31nb

Pitches this one up, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet again and drives it wide of mid off. Oh..no! Robinson has overstepped again and it is another No Ball.

23.20

This is on a good length and on off, hits one of the cracks and does not bounce at all, angles away too, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to play at it but misses it completely.

23.10

Fuller one and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet and blocks it out well.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 23 overs : 85/1

S Gill38 (64)

Y Jaiswal43 (67)

S Bashir8-0-26-0

22.60

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

22.50

Quicker one, shortish and on middle, Shubman Gill goes down to sweep it away, but misses as the ball lobs up off his pads then goes off the back of the bat past short leg.

22.40

Flatter, full and on middle, turns in, keeps low too, Shubman Gill stays back and just manages to get some bat on it to clip it to short fine leg.

22.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and knocks it down the pitch.

22.21

Floated, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal steers it towards point for a single.

22.10

Tossed up, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it towards mid off.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 22 overs : 84/1

S Gill38 (60)

Y Jaiswal42 (65)

O Robinson7-0-33-0

21.64

FOUR! The extra ball goes for a boundary! Ollie Robinson once again bowls this short and outside off, Shubman Gill gets on top of the bounce and cuts it away nicely towards deep point fence for four more runs.

21.61nb

Hits the length hard and on off, nips back in sharply, Shubman Gill stays back to keep it out but gets an inside edge onto his pads. It is called a No Ball fro overstepping.

21.54

FOUR! Shubman Gill finding his feet now! Ollie Robinson lands this back of a length and outside off, Shubman Gill accepts the width on offer and crunches it through point for a boundary.

21.41

Goes fuller but on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it towards fine leg for a single.

21.30

BEAUTY! Ollie Robinson lands this one on a hard length and on off, nips away with extra bounce, Yashasvi Jaiswal has a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

21.20

Full again and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet and blocks it out.

21.10

Fuller one and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal taps it to short covers.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 21 overs : 74/1

S Gill30 (57)

Y Jaiswal41 (61)

S Bashir7-0-25-0

20.60

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill is solid in his defence.

20.51

Quicker, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal works it through square leg for one.

20.43

Shorter in length and around off, Shubman Gill cuts it away through the vacant cover-point region and collects three runs.

20.32

Flatter, short and on middle, Shubman Gill flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.

20.20

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

20.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill blocks it out.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 20 overs : 68/1

Y Jaiswal40 (60)

S Gill25 (52)

O Robinson6-0-23-0

19.60

Just short! England cannot quite believe it. Ollie Robinson hits the length hard this time, on off, shaping away, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to play at it with soft hands but gets a thin outside edge behind, Ben Foakes dives forward and the ball goes into his gloves. The fielders think it has carried and the umpire sends it upstairs. The replay shows that the ball just bounces in front of the gloves. However, England starts celebrating but the third umpire says it is Not Out!

19.51

On a length and around off, Shubman Gill steers it just wide of point for a single.

19.40

Another full delivery, on middle, Shubman Gill keeps it out to the leg side.

19.34

FOUR! Beautiful shot! Ollie Robinson pitches it up again, on off, Shubman Gill strides out and gently pushes it with hard hands, the ball flies off the middle of the bat and zips past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.

19.20

Full again and around off, Shubman Gill drives it nicely as the fielder at short covers dives to his left to stop it.

19.10

A real loosener! Ollie Robinson serves this full but way down the leg side, Shubman Gill misses his glance.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 19 overs : 63/1

Y Jaiswal40 (59)

S Gill20 (47)

S Bashir6-0-19-0

18.60

Slower through the air, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal turns it to the leg side.

18.50

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

18.40

Flighted, full and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. A slight appeal for LBW, but turned down. Probably pitched outside leg.

18.36

SIX! BANG! Yashasvi Jaiswal goes big now! Shoaib Bashir floats this one up, full and on middle and leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal skips down the track and tonks it over the long on fence for a biggie.

18.20

Short and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and punches it towards mid off.

18.10

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

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 18 overs : 57/1

S Gill20 (47)

Y Jaiswal34 (53)

J Anderson8-2-26-1

17.64

FOUR! Classy shot! James Anderson tries to target the pads again, serves this full and swinging in, Shubman Gill takes his front foot forward and drives it elegantly with the full face of the bat, the ball races past the bowler to the fence for a boundary. That also brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters.

17.50

On a length and on off, Shubman Gill dabs it towards point.

17.40

Back of a length and on middle, Shubman Gill stays back and blocks it out.

17.30

Pitched up and on middle again, Shubman Gill this time fails to clip it away and takes it on the pads.

17.24

FOUR! Nice timing! This is full again from James Anderson shaping in, Shubman Gill flicks it away with excellent timing towards the deep square leg fence, Tom Hartley covers a lot of ground to his left, dives to push it back inside but his left knee touches the ropes while he tries to flick the ball inside on the second attempt. The replay confirms it and the umpire signals a boundary.

17.10

Fuller in length and around off, Shubman Gill drives it firmly but straight to mid off.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 17 overs : 49/1

S Gill12 (41)

Y Jaiswal34 (53)

S Bashir5-0-13-0

16.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tries to defend but gets a leading edge as the ball rolls towards the vacant point region. They cross.

16.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill strides out and fends it off the inner hal of the bat to the leg side.

16.40

Flatter, full and on leg, Shubman Gill clips it towards mid-wicket.

16.30

Floated, full and on off, Shubman Gill prods forward and blocks it out.

16.20

Tossed up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and knocks it to silly mid on.

16.10

Quicker, short and around off, Shubman Gill stays back and stabs it wide of backward point, Ben Duckett dives to his left to make a good stop.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 16 overs : 48/1

Y Jaiswal34 (53)

S Gill11 (35)

J Anderson7-2-18-1

15.60

This is on a hard length and on middle and leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to work it away but gets hit on this thigh pads.

15.51

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Shubman Gill pats it down in front of mid off for a quick run.

15.40

Pitches this one up, on off, shaping in this time, Shubman Gill looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

15.30

James Anderson hits the length hard and on middle, shaping away, Shubman Gill tries to play at it but gets an outside edge along the ground to backward point.

15.20

Goes fuller and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

15.11

On a length and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal steers it towards point for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 15 overs : 46/1

Y Jaiswal33 (51)

S Gill10 (31)

S Bashir4-0-12-0

14.61

Shorter in length and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and forces it towards sweeper cover for another run.

14.50

Looped up, full and on leg again, Yashasvi Jaiswal misses his flick as the ball goes off his pads to square leg.

14.40

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

14.30

Floated, full and on leg, turns away, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward and blocks it out.

14.21

Tossed up, full and on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and works it towards long on for a run.

14.11

Short and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal moves back and punches it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 14 overs : 43/1

S Gill9 (30)

Y Jaiswal31 (46)

J Anderson6-2-16-1

13.60

Full again and on off, Shubman Gill takes his front foot out and defends it.

13.50

James Anderson goes a touch fuller this time, on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill knocks it down the pitch.

13.40

Length again and just outside off, Shubman Gill fends it towards short covers again.

13.30

On a length and on off, Shubman Gill stays back and pushes it towards short covers.

13.21

Back of a length and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for a single.

13.10

Hard-length delivery, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and blocks it out solidly.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 13 overs : 42/1

Y Jaiswal30 (44)

S Gill9 (26)

S Bashir3-0-9-0

12.61

Shortish and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal cuts it away towards point for a single.

12.50

BEAUTY! This is slower through the air, full and on off, turns away a bit, Yashasvi Jaiswal prods forward to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

12.40

Quicker, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal knocks it back to the bowler, Shoaib Bashir fails to collect it cleanly but still fakes a throw at the batter's end. That got some reaction from the crowd here.

12.32

Tossed up, full and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet but drills it off the bottom half of the bat down the ground, Ben Stokes from mid on chases after it and pushes it back inside. Two runs taken.

12.20

Fires this one in the blockhole, on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal digs it out towards mid off.

12.10

Flatter, short and outside off, Yashasvi Jaiswal stabs it down to cover-point.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 12 overs : 39/1

S Gill9 (26)

Y Jaiswal27 (38)

J Anderson5-2-15-1

11.60

Maiden over! This is pitched up and on on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill clips it to short mid-wicket.

11.50

Back of a length and on off, Shubman Gill dabs it down to short covers.

11.40

On a length and around middle, Shubman Gill gets behind the line of it and blocks it out on the pitch.

11.30

James Anderson serves this a touch fuller this time, on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill stays on the back foot and tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.

11.20

James Anderson bangs in a sharp bouncer at 135.4 clicks, on middle, Shubman Gill tries to pull it away but fails to connect.

11.10

James Anderson begins with a short-of-a-length delivery, on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill gets hurried onto his pull shot and miscues it to the vacant short leg region.

James Anderson to bowl the second over after LUNCH.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 11 overs : 39/1

S Gill9 (20)

Y Jaiswal27 (38)

S Bashir2-0-6-0

10.61

Looped up, full and on middle, Shubman Gill eases it towards long on for a single.

10.54

FOUR! Excellent shot! Shoaib Bashir slows it up a bit, full and around off, Shubman Gill takes a couple of steps forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams it through extra covers for a boundary.

10.40

A bit short and on middle, turns in, Shubman Gill stays back and keeps it out.

10.30

Flighted, full and on middle, Shubman Gill strides out and tucks it to short mid-wicket.

10.20

Floated, full and on middle, Shubman Gill uses his feet and knocks it back to the bowler again.

10.10

Shoaib Bashir starts with a tossed-up delivery, full and on middle, Shubman Gill blocks it back to the bowler.

We are back after LUNCH! The Players and the Umpires are on the field to start the Second Session on Day 2. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill continue the Indian 1st innings from 34/1 after 10 overs. Shoaib Bashir to start the attack for England after LUNCH. Let's Play!

... DAY 2, SECOND SESSION ...

As the players break for lunch, India trails by 319 runs in their first innings, with much riding on their performance in the upcoming sessions. Will they be able to mount a substantial total and narrow the deficit? The answers to these questions and more await as the action resumes post-lunch on Day 2. Stay tuned for what promises to be an intriguing afternoon session that starts at 12.10 pm IST (6.40 am GMT).

At the crease, Yashasvi Jaiswal has impressed with a brisk innings, remaining unbeaten on 27, showcasing his repertoire of elegant strokes. Alongside him, Shubman Gill is gearing up to provide the necessary support as India looks to build a solid foundation in response to England's imposing first innings total. Reflecting on the morning's play, England, starting the day at 302/7, rode on the masterful partnership between Joe Root and Ollie Robinson, propelling them to a respectable first innings total of 353. Root, in imperious form, departed unbeaten on a magnificent 122, steering his team to a substantial lead. However, India's bowlers staged a spirited fightback, claiming the remaining three wickets swiftly in the second hour of play, thereby limiting England's total and setting the stage for their batting effort.

SESSION SUMMARY- 24.5 Overs, 95 Runs, 4 Wickets. As the morning session draws to a close on Day 2 of this enthralling Test match, the players make their way back to the pavilion for a well-deserved lunch break. India, having commenced their innings after a disciplined bowling effort from England, find themselves at 34 for the loss of their skipper Rohit Sharma early in the proceedings.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 10 overs : 34/1

Y Jaiswal27 (38)

S Gill4 (14)

O Robinson5-0-18-0

9.60

Good leave! Ollie Robinson lands this on a good length and on off again, nips back in, Yashasvi Jaiswal watches it through and lets it go to the keeper. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 2!

9.50

Pitched up and on off, angling away, Yashasvi Jaiswal leaves it alone.

9.40

Back of a length and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal stabs it wide of short covers and wants the run but Gill is not interested.

9.34

FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Ollie Robinson bowls this full again and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his wrists this time and flicks it away beautifully towards the deep square leg fence for four more runs.

9.24

FOUR! Lovely shot! Ollie Robinson serves this full and on middle, shaping in, Yashasvi Jaiswal presents the full face of the bat and drives it fabulously past the bowler and to the long on fence for a boundary.

9.10

On a length and around leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal nudges it towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 9 overs : 26/1

S Gill4 (14)

Y Jaiswal19 (32)

S Bashir1-0-1-0

8.60

Slower through the air, full and on off, Shubman Gill uses his feet and drills it straight to mid off.

8.50

Pushed through quicker, full and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it to short mid-wicket.

8.41

Flatter, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal drives it towards long off for a single.

8.30

Flighted, full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out and pushes it towards short covers.

8.20

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

8.10

Shoaib Bashir starts with a floated delivery, full and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to go for the big drive over covers but misses it off the toe-end back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 8 overs : 25/1

S Gill4 (12)

Y Jaiswal18 (28)

O Robinson4-0-10-0

7.60

Back of a length and on middle, Shubman Gill tucks it towards short leg.

7.52

Full again and on middle, Shubman Gill gently knocks it down the pitch, James Anderson from mid on runs to his left and slides but lets it through and allows a couple of runs.

7.40

Goes fuller and just outside off, shaping in, Shubman Gill lets it go to the keeper.

7.30

On a length on off, Shubman Gill guides it off the outer half of the bat towards point.

7.21

Fuller and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it uppishly but safely through square leg for a single.

7.10

BEATEN! Ollie Robinson lands this on a hard length and around middle, nips away after hitting the deck, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to play at it but misses as the ball zips past the outside edge to the keeper.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 7 overs : 22/1

S Gill2 (8)

Y Jaiswal17 (26)

J Anderson4-1-15-1

6.60

James Anderson ends the over with a good-length delivery, on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill negotiates it well.

6.50

Pulls his length back, on middle, angling in, Shubman Gill keeps it out in front of short leg.

6.41

Pitched up and on middle and off, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out to push it away but gets an inside edge well past leg slip and to fine leg for a run.

6.30

Touch fuller and on middle, shapes away a bit, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back in his crease and blocks it out back to the bowler.

6.20

Hits the length hard and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal uses his feet and pats it down towards short covers.

6.11

Fuller in length, on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill works it wide of mid on for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 6 overs : 20/1

Y Jaiswal16 (23)

S Gill1 (5)

O Robinson3-0-7-0

5.60

Another full delivery, on off, shaping away, Yashasvi Jaiswal steers it to point again.

5.50

Fullish delivery, on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out and blocks it out to the right of short covers.

5.40

On a length and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal dabs it down towards point.

5.31

Pitched up and angling into leg, Shubman Gill clips it through square leg for a single and gets off the mark.

5.20

Goes fuller this time, on middle, Shubman Gill knocks it towards silly mid on.

5.10

Ollie Robinson bowls this on a good length and just around off, Shubman Gill watches it through and leaves it alone.

Runs Scored 10 Runs

Score after 5 overs : 19/1

Y Jaiswal16 (20)

S Gill0 (2)

J Anderson3-1-13-1

4.60

This is on a good length and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal is solid in his defence again.

4.50

Back of a length and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal stays back and blocks it back to the bowler.

4.40

Goes back to his fuller length, on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal clips it towards backward square leg.

4.32

On a length and around middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal flicks it towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.

4.24

FOUR! Easy pickings! James Anderson pitches it up but too straight and on the pads, Yashasvi Jaiswal glances it away as the ball races to the fine leg fence for another boundary.

4.14

FOUR! Nice shot! James Anderson serves this a bit too full and around off, Yashasvi Jaiswal extends his arms nicely and drills it nicely past mid off for a boundary.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 4 overs : 9/1

Y Jaiswal6 (14)

S Gill0 (2)

O Robinson2-0-6-0

3.61

On a length and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal pushes it towards covers for a single.

3.50

Oh..close! Ollie Robinson bowls this short of a length, nips back in this time, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets hurried and stabs it onto the pitch, the ball almost bounces onto the stumps but Jaiswal was ready to deflect it away with his foot.

3.44

EDGED AND FOUR! Ollie Robinson lands this on a hard length and around off, nips away, Yashasvi Jaiswal tries to play at it from his crease but gets a thick outside edge, the ball falls short of the diving second slip fielder and runs to the third man fence for a boundary.

3.30

Back of a length and on off, takes off a bit, Yashasvi Jaiswal rides the bounce well and keeps it out to the off side.

3.20

Full again and on middle and on off, Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a couple of steps forward and steers it straight towards point.

3.10

Fuller one and on leg, Yashasvi Jaiswal tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 3 overs : 4/1

S Gill0 (2)

Y Jaiswal1 (8)

J Anderson2-1-3-1

2.60

Hits the length hard, on middle, shaping in, Shubman Gill tries to play at it but misses and gets hit high on the body.

2.50

Overpitched this time, angling in, Shubman Gill flicks it away but finds Ollie Pope at short leg who grabs it and has a shy at the batter's end to keep Gill on his toes.

Shubman Gill walks out to bat for India.

2.4W

OUT! EDGED AND GONE! James Anderson draws first blood and gets rid of the Indian skipper! Anderson has been really good with his lengths right from the start, this one is again on a good length and on the fifth stump line, Rohit Sharma tries to push at it but with no foot movement at all. As a result, he gets the faintest of edges behind where Ben Foakes makes no mistake. England get an early breakthrough here!

2.32

James Anderson serves this a touch fuller, angling into leg, Rohit Sharma clips it a bit uppishly but well wide of short leg for a couple of runs,

2.21

On a length and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single and gets off the mark.

2.10

Fuller one and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets behind the line of it and blocks it out.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 2 overs : 1/0

R Sharma0 (7)

Y Jaiswal0 (6)

O Robinson1-0-1-0

1.60

Short of a length and outside off, shaping away this time, Rohit Sharma slashes at it but fails to connect.

1.50

Back of a length and on off again, shaping in, Rohit Sharma tries to punch it away but gets a bottom edge on two bounces to the keeper.

1.40

Pitches this one up around off, Rohit Sharma tries to drive it away but gets an inside edge down the pitch.

1.30

Similar line and length, in that channel outside off, Rohit Sharma leaves it alone.

1.31nb

Goes a bit fuller time and just outside off, Rohit Sharma leaves it alone. It is called a No ball for overstepping. India gets underway with extras!

1.20

Good shape! Ollie Robinson lands this on a good length and on off, swings away, Rohit Sharma stays back and pats it back to the bowler.

1.10

Ollie Robinson begins with a fuller delivery, on off, shaping away, Rohit Sharma taps it towards covers.

Ollie Robinson to bowl the second over for England.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 1 overs : 0/0

Y Jaiswal0 (6)

R Sharma0 (0)

J Anderson1-1-0-0

0.60

James Anderson starts off with a maiden over! He persists with his fuller length and just around off, shaping away, Yashasvi Jaiswal offers no shot at it.

0.50

Pulls his length back a bit, on middle and off, Yashasvi Jaiswal keeps it out to the off side.

0.40

Pitched up and on middle, Yashasvi Jaiswal has to play at it and blocks it out solidly down the pitch.

0.30

Full again and a bit more outside off this time, angling away once more, Yashasvi Jaiswal strides out and shoulders arms to it.

0.20

Goes a bit fuller and in that channel outside off, shaping away again, Yashasvi Jaiswal lets it go to the keeper.

0.10

Right on the money! James Anderson steams in and starts with a good-length delivery, on the fifth stump line, shaping away, Yashasvi Jaiswal leaves it alone.

Commentary

We are back! Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal walk out to bat for the first time in the match as all the Players and the Umpires take the field to start the Second Innings of the match. James Anderson to start the attack for England. Let's Play!

... SECOND INNINGS ...

India now come out to bat for the first time in the match with England sitting of 353 runs. The Indian batters have been in good form in the series, especially Yashasvi Jaiswal. The task in hand can be a tough one as the wicket is still favoring the bowlers from time to time. What is going to be India's reply? Let's find out as the Second session starts soon.

Joe Root, once again proving his mettle on Indian soil, anchored the innings with a splendid knock of 122 runs off 274 balls not out, exhibiting unwavering concentration and skill throughout his stay at the crease. His innings was not only a display of individual brilliance but also marked by crucial partnerships with the middle and lower-order batters. Particularly noteworthy was his alliance with Ollie Robinson, who notched up his maiden Test fifty, contributing significantly to England's cause before falling to Ravindra Jadeja earlier today. In addition to Root's heroics, Ben Foakes played a pivotal role in stabilizing the innings alongside his captain yesterday, ensuring that England capitalized on the opportunities presented to them after the early setbacks.

As the dust settles on the first innings of this Test match, England, having won the toss and elected to bat, have showcased their resilience and determination by posting a commendable total of 353 runs on the board. Despite a shaky start, with the scoreboard reading 110/5 in the first session yesterday, the visitors orchestrated a remarkable recovery, largely thanks to the masterclass displayed by their seasoned campaigner, Joe Root.

104.5W

OUT! LBW! Ravindra Jadeja wraps things up here or does he? James Anderson takes the review here. This one is flatter, full and on middle and off, James Anderson goes down to paddle it away but takes his eyes off it and gets hit on the pads. A huge shout for LBW, and up goes the finger. UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. England have been bowled out for 353 but Joe Root remains unbeaten on 122!

104.41

Flighted, full and on off, Joe Root drives it towards long off and takes the single this time.

104.30

Goes short and outside off, Joe Root cuts it towards deep point and refuses the run again.

104.20

Floated, full and around middle, Joe Root goes down and sweeps it well towards deep mid-wicket but denies the single.

104.10

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

Drinks! England enjoyed a good first hour or so until that Ravindra Jadeja double-wicket over. Ollie Robinson and Joe Root added over 100 runs with the former getting a half-century as well, but it is now completely on Root to extend this total along with the last man, James Anderson. India were a bit disappointing after taking the second new ball but Jadeja have given them a platform to quickly bowl the visitors out. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 104 overs : 352/9

J Anderson0 (3)

J Root121 (270)

K Yadav12-4-22-0

103.60

Bowls a wrong one, fuller outside the off stump line for the left hander. James Anderson takes a front foot out and taps it down on the crease.

103.51

Fuller outside the off stump. Joe Root drives the ball to sweepers for a single.

103.40

Pitches it up outside the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

103.30

Tosses it up on the off stump line. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

103.20

Fuller on the off stump. Joe Root taps it to mid-wicket.

103.10

Just short at the stumps. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg and denies the single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 103 overs : 351/9

J Anderson0 (2)

J Root120 (265)

R Jadeja32-7-66-3

102.62lb

2 Leg byes. Outside the line of the leg stump again. James Anderson gets an edge from the pads and the ball runs down to the fine leg area for a couple of runs as leg byes.

102.50

Fuller on the pads and James Anderson gets a hit on the pads outside the line of the leg stump.

James Anderson is the last man in.

102.4W

OUT! CAUGHT! Second in the over for Ravindra Jadeja! England are 9 down now! Tosses the ball up outside the line of the off stump and Shoaib Bashir launches a wild swing of the bat towards mid-wicket and gets a top edge taking the ball up in the air towards Rajat Patidar at point who takes an easy catch and sends back Shoaib Bashir.

102.31

On the pads, fuller. Joe Root flicks the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

102.21lb

BYE! Too much spin on that occasion, misses everyone and runs down the third man area for a single and byes.

Shoaib Bashir comes out to the middle now.

102.1W

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Huge appeal for Caught behind from the Indian players and the finger goes up! Ollie Robinson takes a review! Ravindra Jadeja pitches the ball up on the off stump and gets the ball to spin away. Ollie Robinson looks to play the reverse sweep and the ball gets a faint edge of the gloves on the way to Dhruv Jurel who grabs the ball and throws it in the air. The UltraEdge shows a clear spike when the ball is near the gloves and Ollie Robinson walks back to the hut. A huge partnership broken by India.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 102 overs : 347/7

J Root119 (264)

O Robinson58 (95)

K Yadav11-4-21-0

101.60

Just short outside the off stump. Joe Root stays back and taps it down.

101.50

Fuller on the off stump. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

101.40

CHANCE! Edge falls just short of the skipper Rohit Sharma! Tossed up on the off stump line and Joe Root offers a front foot defence getting an outside edge that falls just infront of Rohit Sharma at slip. The umpires check the catch and the decision is NOT OUT.

Is that a catch? Rohit Sharma is not sure whether he has taken it cleanly at first slip or not. The umpires send it upstairs and the replay shows that it bounce before going into his hands.

101.30

Pitches it fuller on the middle stump this time. Joe Root flicks the ball to mid-wicket off the front foot.

101.20

Carbon copy of the previous ball. No run taken.

101.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Joe Root taps it back to the bowler off the front foot.

Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 101 overs : 347/7

O Robinson58 (95)

J Root119 (258)

R Jadeja31-7-65-1

100.60

Fires one in, fast, on the off stump. Ollie Robinson takes his bat infront of the pads and taps the ball down in time to end the over.

100.50

Tosses it up on the off stump. Ollie Robinson takes out the front foot and blocks it off.

100.41

On the pads fuller. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

100.30

Pitches it fuller outside the off stump. Joe Root drives the ball to point.

100.20

Short and wide. Joe Root plays it late and straight to point.

100.10

Fuller on the off stump line. Joe Root offers a front foot defence towards point.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 100 overs : 346/7

O Robinson58 (93)

J Root118 (254)

M Siraj18-3-78-2

99.60

Another short ball at 131 clicks. Ollie Robinson ducks and lets it go through again. Looks at Mohammed Siraj and gives him a smile.

99.50

Bangs in short at 133 clicks. Ollie Robinson lets the ball go through. Mohammed Siraj exchanging some words with Ollie Robinson after the delivery.

99.41

Just short on the pads and Joe Root flicks it to fine leg for a comfortable single.

99.30

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

99.24

FOUR! BANG! What a shot! Mohammed Siraj bangs in short at the body of Joe Root and he stands tall on the crease and pulls it away along the ground between deep square leg and fine leg and gets himself a boundary.

99.10

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Joe Root stays on the crease and knocks it off towards covers.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 99 overs : 341/7

O Robinson58 (91)

J Root113 (250)

R Jadeja30-7-64-1

98.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Robinson offers a front foot defence to end the over.

98.50

Just short at the stumps. Ollie Robinson stays back and blocks it off well.

98.41

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

98.30

Tossed up on the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off well.

98.20

Fuller on the pads. Joe Root flicks the ball straight to short fine leg.

98.10

Tosses it just short slow outside the off stump line. Joe Root looks to cut the ball but gets a thick inside edge onto the pads of Dhruv Jurel. No chance for a catch.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 98 overs : 340/7

J Root112 (246)

O Robinson58 (89)

M Siraj17-3-73-2

97.61

On the pads from a good length with pace. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg and takes a single.

97.50

Another good bouncer, with pace at the batter. Joe Root gets hurried as he looks to pull the ball and misses it completely. Superb one handed take by Dhruv Jurel behind the stumps.

97.41

Pitches the ball fuller on the off stump line. Ollie Robinson drives the ball to deep point for a single.

97.30

Bangs in short at the batter. Ollie Robinson swings the bat hard but misses the ball completely.

97.21

On the pads from a good length, rushing Joe Root a bit, getting the inside edge to fine leg for a single.

97.11

Starts off with a length ball on top of the off stump line. Ollie Robinson tucks the ball to the left of covers and takes a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 97 overs : 336/7

J Root110 (243)

O Robinson56 (86)

R Jadeja29-7-63-1

96.60

Flighted ball on the fourth stump line. Joe Root taps it straight to covers off the front foot to end the over.

96.50

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

96.40

This one stays low from a shorter length on the off stump. Joe Root stays back and adjusts it well.

96.30

Pitches the ball on the stumps and gets the ball to zip past the outside edge of Joe Root. Good signs for the spinners.

96.20

Just short outside the off stump. Joe Root cuts it straight to point.

96.11

Short ball outside the off stump. Ollie Robinson punches the ball to sweepers for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 96 overs : 335/7

O Robinson55 (85)

J Root110 (238)

M Siraj16-3-69-2

95.61

Swings one up, on the off stump line. Ollie Robinson tucks the ball towards deep point and takes a single to end the over.

95.51

Another good bumper at the batter. Joe Root pulls it away to the left of fine leg and takes a run.

95.41

Pitches it further up on the off stump. Ollie Robinson taps it between covers and point and the batters steal a quick single.

95.30

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump. Ollie Robinson blocks it off the front foot well.

95.20

A good short ball at the batter by Mohammed Siraj. Ollie Robinson lets the ball go through.

95.11

Hits the deck on the pads of Joe Root and he flicks the ball towards fine leg for a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 95 overs : 331/7

O Robinson53 (81)

J Root108 (236)

R Jadeja28-7-62-1

94.64

FOUR! What a way to get to a Maiden TEST FIFTY for Ollie Robinson. Ravindra Jadeja flights this one up and around middle, Ollie Robinson sits down on one knee and sweeps it nicely towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary.

94.50

Flatter, full and on middle, skids through, Ollie Robinson stays back and just manages to keep it out.

94.41

Short again and around off, Joe Root stays back and punches it through covers for another run.

94.30

Floated, full and on middle, Joe Root prods forward and blocks it out.

94.21

Tossed up, full and around off, Ollie Robinson uses his feet and pushes it away from his body through covers for a run.

94.11

Shorter in length and around off, Joe Root moves back and cuts it towards sweeper covers for a single.

Runs Scored 12 Runs

Score after 94 overs : 324/7

O Robinson48 (78)

J Root106 (233)

A Deep19-0-83-3

93.64

FOUR! Ollie Robinson 2 runs away for a maiden FIFTY! Get's another boundary. Akash Deep hits the length on top of the middle stump line, getting the ball to swing in and Ollie Robinson stands tall on the crease and launches the ball on the rise over the mid on fielder and gets back to back boundaries to end the over.

93.54

FOUR! Finally some Bazball from England! Akash Deep holds the length back again outside the lien of the off stump and Ollie Robinson dances down the track and ramps the ball with a horizontal bat and puts it in the gap between covers and mid off and the ball races away to the fence. What a shot!

93.40

Hits the deck hard on the fourth stump line. Ollie Robinson gets caught on the crease and the ball zips past the outside edge of the bat.

93.30

Good ball on the fourth stump line, leaving the batter after pitching. Ollie Robinson covers the stumps and lets the ball go through.

93.20

Swing and a miss this time! Good comeback from Akash Deep as he pitches the ball further up outside the off stump, swinging it away and Ollie Robinson throws his hands at it again and gets beaten.

93.14

FOUR! Short, wide, and punished! Akash Deep bangs one short outside the line of the off stump and Ollie Robinson throws his hands at it hard, timing it up and over the point fielder for a superb boundary to start the over.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 93 overs : 312/7

O Robinson36 (72)

J Root106 (233)

M Siraj15-3-65-2

92.61

Hits the length hard on top of the middle stump. Ollie Robinson tucks the ball to deep square leg off the front foot and takes a single.

92.50

Fuller on the pads again. Ollie Robinson flicks the ball off the front foot towards mid-wicket.

92.40

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line with pace. Ollie Robinson gets a faint inside edge onto the pads. Huge appeal for LBW from Mohammed Siraj but the Umpire says NO.

92.34b

4 Byes. Too short on a pitch that has shown variable bounce and the ball flies over everyone! 4 more runs added to the total.

92.20

Holds the length back on top of the stumps. Ollie Robinson jumps back in the crease and taps it down towards mid-wicket.

92.10

Strays down the leg side from a good length. Ollie Robinson lets the ball go through.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 92 overs : 307/7

J Root106 (233)

O Robinson35 (66)

A Deep18-0-71-3

91.60

BAngs it short outside the off stump. Joe Root looks to play it late but gets an inside edge onto the ground towards gully to end the second over of the day.

91.61nb

No ball! Overstepping on a fuller delivery outside the off stump. Joe Root lets the ball go through.

91.50

Hits the deck on top of the off stump. Joe Root stays back and drops the ball down on the crease.

91.40

Strays down the leg side from a shorter length. Joe Root gets beaten as he looks to run it to fine leg.

91.30

Holds his length back outside the off stump line. Joe Root stays at the crease and lets the ball go through.

91.20

Pitches it fuller, outside the off stump line and Joe Root takes a front foot out and lets the ball go through.

91.10

Swings one into the right hander from the off stump. Joe Root drives the ball straight to mid off.

Akash Deep to bowl the second over of the Day. India have taken the second New Ball.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 91 overs : 306/7

O Robinson35 (66)

J Root106 (226)

M Siraj14-3-64-2

90.60

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Ollie Robinson knocks it off the front foot to end the first over.

90.50

Pitches it up on the off stump line. Ollie Robinson offers a solid front foot defence.

90.40

Swings one away from outside the off stump line. First signs of swing in the morning. India have taken the second new ball. Ollie Robinson lets the ball go through.

90.30

Hits the deck hard at the batter. Ollie Robinson stays back and adjusts well, tapping it down to mid-wicket.

90.20

Hits the length hard on top of the off stump line. Ollie Robinson takes the front leg out and blocks it well.

90.14

FOUR! Too much on the pads and Ollie Robinson enjoys that for a start! Mohammed Siraj pitches the ball on the pads with pace and Ollie Robinson helps it along the way getting a glove on it towards the fine leg boundary and England starts off with a boundary.

Right then! The Players and the Umpires are taking the field to start DAY 2. Joe Root and Ollie Robinson walk out to start Day 2 at 302/7. India does not take the New Ball straight away and it is Mohammed Siraj to start the attack on Day 2. Let's Play!

As we prepare for the day's play, with the sun breaking through the morning haze, the match hangs delicately in the balance. Stay tuned as the drama unfolds here in Ranchi, promising another day of gripping Test cricket. England will start the day with Joe Root and Ollie Robinson still at the crease at 302/7. Stay tuned as there is a lot of excitement in the air for the start of Day 2.

Root's innings was a testament to his resilience and class, as he meticulously constructed his century throughout 226 deliveries, guiding England away from the early troubles they faced at 112-5. The afternoon session saw a more cautious approach from England, as they focused on rebuilding their innings, with Root and Foakes adding 113 crucial runs for the sixth wicket. However, as the day progressed, the spotlight shifted to India's bowlers, particularly the skipper Rohit Sharma, who will be eager to dismiss Root and his resilient partner Ollie Robinson (31*) early on, as they aim to wrap up England's innings swiftly. The contrasting narratives of debutant Akash Deep's promising start and Root's masterful display have set the stage for an enthralling continuation of the contest.

Good morning and welcome to the start of Day 2 of the fourth Test between India and England here in Ranchi. After a captivating display of cricket on the opening day, we find ourselves on the precipice of another day filled with excitement and anticipation. Joe Root, silenced his critics with a magnificent century, his 31st in Test cricket, rescuing his team from a precarious position to finish the day unbeaten on 106. His partnership with Ben Foakes steadied the ship after a rocky start, propelling England to 302 for 7 at stumps.

... DAY 2, FIRST SESSION ...

Right then, that concludes an enthralling Day 1 of this Test match. England showcased resilience and determination. They will aim to capitalize on their momentum and post a competitive total, while India will seek to make quick inroads and restrict the visitors. Day 2 will begin on 24th February, Saturday, at 9:30 am IST (4 am GMT), but you can join us early for all the build-up. Cheers!

The debutant and the pick of the bowlers for India, Akash Deep is up for a chat. He talks about being very comfortable on the field today. He says that he was not worried about his debut and was only looking to play good cricket. He further adds that the Zak Crawley wicket off the NO BALL was very heartbreaking for him but getting him out the second time was even better. Ends by saying that the wicket is turning slow and it's gonna be very tough to play the spinners on a surface like this in the coming days.

In the third session, England adopted a slightly different approach, with Ben Foakes in particular adopting a more aggressive stance. The partnership between him and Joe Root flourished, surpassing the 100-run mark. However, Foakes's attacking approach ultimately led to his dismissal, depriving him of a well-deserved fifty. Tom Hartley's departure further compounded England's woes, but Root remained resolute at the crease, defying the Indian bowlers with his unwavering determination. Undeterred by external scrutiny, Root silenced his critics in emphatic fashion, crafting a magnificent century to guide his team out of a precarious situation. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj emerged as India's key performer, redeeming himself after a lackluster first spell. Utilizing reverse swing to his advantage, Siraj shattered pivotal partnerships, effectively halting England's momentum. Jadeja should have had Ollie Robinson but the on-field umpire did not raise his finger and the hosts already used all their reviews earlier in the game. They would be a bit disappointed as after that first session, they would have expected to bowl England out before Stumps.

England displayed remarkable resilience in the post-Lunch session, staging a remarkable fightback from a precarious position of 112-5. Joe Root and Ben Foakes joined forces to anchor the innings, constructing a vital partnership worth 86 runs. Their collaboration not only steadied the ship but also marked the first session in which England remained unscathed, a testament to their tenacity and determination. Root, in particular, showcased his class with a well-earned half-century, ably supported by Foakes, who complemented his captain's efforts with a composed batting display. Despite facing a challenging pitch and disciplined bowling from India, the English duo exhibited commendable composure and resilience. Although the Indian bowlers created some opportunities, they were unable to break the partnership before Tea.

It was a captivating first session of Test cricket dominated by the debutant, Akash Deep, who showcased his talent with the ball for India. Despite an unfortunate overstep denying him a wicket, he remained composed and struck twice in quick succession to remove Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope. His disciplined bowling kept the English batters under pressure throughout the session. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin complemented Akash Deep well, claiming a wicket each to dent England's early progress. Winning the toss, England opted to bat but faced early setbacks as their openers struggled against the Indian bowlers. Although Joe Root provided stability with a solid inning, Zak Crawley's departure after a promising start and Ben Stokes' dismissal just before Lunch further hindered England's momentum.

England concludes Day 1 with a commanding position in the Test match! Joe Root's magnificent century, his 31st in Tests and 10th against India which is the highest for any player against the hosts stood out as the highlight of the day. Ending the day unbeaten on 106 runs, Root led the charge for England alongside Ollie Robinson, aiming to further bolster their already imposing total. While India made early breakthroughs in the first session courtesy of an exceptional spell from the debutant, Akash Deep, they couldn't capitalize on the momentum and will need to regroup and refine their strategies ahead of Day 2.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 90 overs : 302/7

J Root106 (226)

O Robinson31 (60)

Y Jaiswal1-0-6-0

89.60

Pitches the ball up on the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot to end the First Day of this 4th Test match of the series.

89.50

Tosses the ball up slow outside the leg stump line and Joe Root gets a hit on the pads.

89.41

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

89.34

FOUR! Too short and punished! Yashasvi Jaiswal drops it short again on the off stump line and Ollie Robinson gets deep into the crease and pulls it to the right of mid on and the ball runs away to the long on boundary. 300 up for England!

89.20

Just short at the off stump. Ollie Robinson stays back and taps it down.

89.11

Drops the ball short outside the line of the off stump. Joe Root cuts the ball hard towards sweepers and runs a single.

Surprisingly, Yashasvi Jaiswal will bowl the last over of Day 1.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 89 overs : 296/7

O Robinson26 (57)

J Root105 (223)

K Yadav10-3-21-0

88.60

Stays short on the middle stump line. Ollie Robinson jabs back and taps it down on the crease.

88.50

Bowls a wrong one outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Robinson offers a front foot block.

88.40

Tosses the ball outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Robinson covers the line of the stumps and lets the ball go through.

88.30

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

88.20

Holds it short on the off stump. Ollie Robinson blocks it off the front foot.

88.10

Just short at the off stump. Ollie Robinson stays back and knocks it off.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 88 overs : 296/7

O Robinson26 (51)

J Root105 (223)

A Deep17-0-70-3

87.61

Full toss on the pads. Ollie Robinson flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

87.65nb

No ball and FOUR! Too full outside the line of the off stump and Ollie Robinson drives it well beating Rohit Sharma to his left at covers and the ball runs away to the sweepers boundary. The Umpire signals a NO BALL for over stepping.

87.50

Another bumper at the batter. Ollie Robinson leaves it alone again.

87.40

Bangs it in short at the batter. Ollie Robinson ducks down and lets it go through. Good take behind the stumps by Dhruv Jurel.

87.30

Swings one back into the right hander from outside the off stump. Ollie Robinson taps it down to covers.

87.20

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Robinson blocks it off well from the crease.

87.11

Hits the length on the middle stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 87 overs : 289/7

O Robinson21 (45)

J Root104 (222)

K Yadav9-2-21-0

86.66

SIX! Tossed up and SIX! Ollie Robinson gets his first later in the day. Fuller on the off stump from Kuldeep Yadav and Ollie Robinson slogs the ball hard and gets it over deep mid-wicket for a huge six.

86.50

Just short on the off stump. Ollie Robinson gets back and plays it out.

86.40

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ollie Robinson offers a front foot defence.

86.30

Tosses the ball up, fuller on the off stump. Ollie Robinson keeps it out off the front foot.

86.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ollie Robinson stays back and knocks it off.

86.11

Just short at the off stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep mid-wicket and runs a single.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 86 overs : 282/7

O Robinson15 (40)

J Root103 (221)

A Deep16-0-63-3

85.60

Holds the length back on top of the off stump. Ollie Robinson stays back and blocks it out.

85.50

Pitches the ball fuller on the stumps. Ollie Robinson flicks it in the air, landing infront of square leg.

85.40

Hits the length hard at 137 clicks on top of the off stump. Ollie Robinson stays on the crease and blocks the ball towards covers.

85.30

Swings it in from outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Robinson taps it straight towards point.

85.20

Drifting down the leg side. Ollie Robinson looks to flick it but gets beaten.

85.12

Hits the deck at the batter and Ollie Robinson flicks it to the left of Kuldeep Yadav at fine leg and runs a couple of runs.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 85 overs : 280/7

J Root103 (221)

O Robinson13 (34)

K Yadav8-2-14-0

84.60

Tosses the ball up on the stumps. Joe Root taps it down to wid-wicket to end the over.

84.50

Just short outside the leg stump. Joe Root flicks the ball to square leg for no runs.

84.41

Just short on the leg stump. Ollie Robinson flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

84.30

Holds it back on the stumps. Ollie Robinson stays back and blocks it well.

84.20

Fuller on the leg stump from over the wicket. Ollie Robinson taps it back to the bowler.

84.10

Just short on the off stump. Ollie Robinson stays back and knocks it down.

Change from both ends as Kuldeep Yadav replaces Ravindra Jadeja.

Runs Scored 8 Runs

Score after 84 overs : 279/7

J Root103 (219)

O Robinson12 (30)

A Deep15-0-61-3

83.64

FOUR! There it is, Joe Root gets to his HUNDRED! An innings of the highest class! What a way to get to his HUNDRED! Akash Deep pitches the ball up outside the off stump and Joe Root leans into the drive, beating mid off to his left and the ball runs away to the boundary. Joe Root shows his bat to the dressing room and he now has the highest number of centuries against India in Tests.

83.50

Pitches the ball up just outside the off stump line and Joe Root blocks it off the front foot, towards covers.

83.42

On the pads, from a good length. Joe Root flicks it down to the right of the deep square leg for another couple and reaches to 99.

83.30

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

83.20

Brings one in from the length on the stumps. Joe Root gets a hit on the front pads with the ball swinging away. Huge appeal for LBW but the Umpire says no.

83.12

Just short on top of the leg stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball down to the right of deep square leg for a couple.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 83 overs : 271/7

O Robinson12 (30)

J Root95 (213)

R Jadeja27-7-55-1

82.60

Fires one in from a shorter length on the stumps. Ollie Robinson takes a small foot out and knocks it off.

82.50

Holds the length on the off stump, slow. Ollie Robinson offers a front foot defence.

82.40

Beats the outside edge from a fuller length outside off. Ollie Robinson looking to block it, gets beaten.

82.34

FOUR! Ollie Robinson launches the ball straight and gets a boundary!

82.20

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ollie Robinson blocks it off the front foot.

82.10

Fuller on the stumps. Ollie Robinson offers a full face of the bat to keep it out.

Runs Scored 6 Runs

Score after 82 overs : 267/7

J Root95 (213)

O Robinson8 (24)

A Deep14-0-53-3

81.60

Pitches it further up on the middle stump line. Joe Root knocks the ball off the front foot to mid-wicket to end the over.

81.50

Hits the length hard on top of the middle stump. Joe Root walks around and tucks the ball straight to square leg.

81.40

Strays down the leg side. Joe Root lets the ball to through.

81.32

Fuller again on the pads. Joe Root flicks the ball to the right of square leg and runs a couple of runs more.

81.24

FOUR! Flicked away to the fine leg fence. Into the 90s Joe Root. Fuller on the pads from Akash Deep and Joe Root flicks the ball from the crease, fine enough to run away to the fine leg boundary line for four runs.

81.10

Hits the length hard on top of the middle stump at 135 clicks. Joe Root blocks it off towards mid-wicket.

Akash Deep comes back into the attack now.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 81 overs : 261/7

O Robinson8 (24)

J Root89 (207)

R Jadeja26-7-51-1

80.60

Flighted ball on the off stump line. Ollie Robinson takes the foot out and plays it out.

80.50

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ollie Robinson stays back and taps the ball down.

80.40

Fuller on off. Ollie Robinson takes out the front foot and knocks it off.

80.30

Tosses the ball up on the leg stump line and gets it to turn away. Ollie Robinson gets a hit on the pads and there is a Huge appeal for LBW. The Umpire says NO. Turnes out, it was OUT as we see the Ball Tracking.

80.20

Pitches it up on the off stump. Ollie Robinson offers a front foot defence.

80.11

Flighted ball outside the line of the off stump and Joe Root drives it to sweepers for a single.

The Second New Ball is available now. Will India take it straightaway? No, they are continuing with the old one for now.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 80 overs : 260/7

O Robinson8 (19)

J Root88 (206)

M Siraj13-3-60-2

79.62

Hits the length hard just outside the off stump line. Ollie Pope takes out the front foot and punches the ball to the right of sweepers and the batters pick up a good couple of runs to end the over.

79.50

Short and wide outside the off stump line. Ollie Robinson cuts the ball well straight to the hands of point.

79.40

Way too full on the off stump. Ollie Robinson drives it straight towards mid off.

79.30

Pitches the ball up, just outside the line of the off stump. Ollie Robinson takes a small foot out and knocks it down towards covers.

79.20

Bangs in short on top of the stumps. Ollie Robinson ducks down and lets the ball go through.

79.11

A good short ball at the batter from over the wicket angle. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep backward square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 79 overs : 257/7

O Robinson6 (14)

J Root87 (205)

R Jadeja25-7-50-1

78.60

On the up, pitching on the middle stump. Ollie Robinson taps it out towards mid-wicket to end the over.

78.50

Fuller on the middle stump line. Ollie Robinson looks to defend it but gets an inside edge towards short fine leg.

78.40

Pitches the ball up on the stumps. Ollie Robinson blocks it off the front foot.

78.31

Driving length outside the off stump line. Joe Root drives it to sweepers for a single.

78.20

Pitches it full again on the off stump. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

78.10

Tosses the ball up on the middle stump line. Joe Root takes the front foot out and knocks it off.

Halt! Ollie Robinson is looking a bit uncomfortable and the physio is in to check on him. Rohit Sharma is out of the field and Devdutt Padikkal is the substitute fielder in for him. Also, the second new ball will be available after 2 overs from now.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 78 overs : 256/7

J Root86 (202)

O Robinson6 (11)

M Siraj12-3-57-2

77.61

On the pads from a good length. Joe Root flicks the ball to the right of mid on and runs a risky single to end the over.

77.52

Too full outside the off stump line and Joe Root plays a beautiful drive to the left of Devdutt Padikkal at mid off who puts in a well-timed dive to stop the ball and keeps it to a couple of runs.

77.41

Hits the length on top of the off stump line. Ollie Robinson takes the front foot out and tucks the ball to sweepers for a single.

77.31

Bowls a full toss on the off stump line. Joe Root drives it to the right of sweepers and runs a single.

77.20

Swings one into the right hander from outside the line of the off stump. Joe Root covers the line of the stump and taps it down to short mid-wicket.

77.10

Hits the deck hard on the off stump line. Joe Root takes a stride out and keeps the ball down to covers.

DRINKS! India and Mohammed Siraj got 2 important wickets after TEA and will be looking to get the remaining 3 and start batting today itself. Joe Root is still out there on 82 and is steering the ship for England along with Ollie Robinson as players take Drinks. Final Hour of the day's play coming up.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 77 overs : 251/7

O Robinson5 (10)

J Root82 (197)

R Jadeja24-7-49-1

76.60

Quicker, full and on leg, Ollie Robinson clips it towards square leg.

76.50

Flighted, full and on middle, Ollie Robinson defends it on the front foot.

76.40

Flatter, short and around off, Ollie Robinson moves back and punches it wide of point.

76.45nb

NO BALL AND FOUR! What happened there? Ravindra Jadeja completely loses his grip and bowls a very high full toss, on middle, Ollie Robinson gets surprised but manages to heave it away towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary. 250 up for England!

76.30

A bit short and on off, Ollie Robinson moves back and dabs it towards silly point.

76.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ollie Robinson strides out and knocks it towards the bowler again.

76.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ollie Robinson blocks it back to the bowler.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 76 overs : 246/7

O Robinson1 (3)

J Root82 (197)

M Siraj11-3-52-2

75.61

On a length and on middle, Ollie Robinson nudges it through mid-wicket for a single and gets off the mark.

75.50

A low full toss now, on middle, Ollie Robinson drills it down the pitch, Siraj grabs it on the bounce and fakes a throw at the batter's end. He looks in great rhythm now.

75.40

Mohammed Siraj comes 'over the wicket now, pitches it up, on middle, swinging in, Ollie Robinson tries to play it from his crease but gets an inside edge onto his pads. A slight appeal for LBW, but turned down.

Ollie Robinson walks out to bat.

75.3W

OUT! BOWLED'EM! Mohammed Siraj gets his second with a beauty! He comes around the wicket and serves this full, on middle, straightens a bit after hitting the deck, Tom Hartley stays in his crease and tries to block but plays down the wrong line, the ball sneaks past the outside edge and rattles the stumps. That single that Hartley did not take on the first ball of this over has cost him his wicket here. England seven down now!

75.24

EDGED AND FOUR! Mohammed Siraj hits the length hard and on middle again, nips away, Tom Hartley stays back to play at it but gets and outside edge that fall in front of the second slip, Yashasvi Jaiswal dives to his left but the ball goes through to the third man fence for a boundary.

75.10

This is on a good length and on middle, shaping away, Tom Hartley guides it off the outer half of the bat wide point. He misses out on a single there.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 75 overs : 241/6

J Root82 (197)

T Hartley9 (23)

R Ashwin22-1-83-1

74.60

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Joe Root tries to fend it but gets an inside edge onto his pads as ball lobs up but lands safely to the leg side.

74.50

Looped up, full and on leg, Joe Root tucks it to short leg.

74.41

Half-chance! This is flighted, full and on middle, Tom Hartley uses his feet and drills it down the track, Ravichandran Ashwin sticks out his right leg and parries it to mid off, Hartley sets off for the run but Akash Deep fumbles and the chances go begging.

74.30

Pushed through quicker, short and on middle, Tom Hartley stays back and keeps it out to short leg.

74.20

Floated, full and on leg, Tom Hartley turns it past short leg.

74.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Tom Hartley knocks it towards silly mid on.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 74 overs : 240/6

J Root82 (195)

T Hartley8 (19)

M Siraj10-3-47-1

73.60

Overpitched this time, on middle, Joe Root clips it straight to short mid-wicket. Maiden over!

73.50

Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Joe Root stays back and blocks it out down the pitch.

73.40

Oh..that is close! Mohammed Siraj continues with his fuller length, on off, tails in a bit more this time, Joe Root steps across to drive but gets an inside edge to mid-wicket. If he missed that, it would have been curtains.

73.30

Pitched up and around off this time, Joe Root strides out and pushes it towards short covers.

73.20

Full again and on middle, shaping in, keeps a bit low, Joe Root adjusts well and tucks it to mid-wicket.

73.10

Fuller but angling well down the leg side, Joe Root misses his flick and Dhruv Jurel collects it behind the stumps.

Runs Scored 7 Runs

Score after 73 overs : 240/6

T Hartley8 (19)

J Root82 (189)

R Ashwin21-1-82-1

72.60

A huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger! However, Joe Root tells Tom Hartley to take the review. This is the arm-ball, full and on middle, goes in with the arm, Tom Hartley gets stuck in his crease and tries to work it away, but it looks like he misses, and gets hit on the pads. However, UltraEdge shows a spike when the ball passes the bat and the on-field call is changed, Good review from England!

72.56

SIX! Into the stands! Ravichandran Ashwin gives this one some air, on middle and leg, Tom Hartley skips down the track, gets into a good position and smokes it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.

72.40

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

72.31

Flighted, full and on off, Joe Root taps it towards covers for a single.

72.20

Floated, full and on middle, Joe Root stays back and turns it to the leg side.

72.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Joe Root clips it towards mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 72 overs : 233/6

T Hartley2 (16)

J Root81 (186)

M Siraj9-2-47-1

71.60

Mohammed Siraj bowls this full and outside off, Tom Hartley offers no shot at it.

71.50

A good yorker now, angling into leg, Tom Hartley jams it out towards short mid-wicket.

71.41

Tip and run! This is pitched up and on off, Joe Root taps it in front of point for a quick run.

71.31

On a length again and on off, Tom Hartley pushes it wide of extra covers, Rajat Patidar runs to his right and dives to make a fine stop. They cross.

71.20

Pulls his length back and just around off, Tom Hartley leaves it alone.

71.11

Fuller one and on middle, swinging in, Joe Root clips it towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 3 Runs

Score after 71 overs : 230/6

T Hartley1 (12)

J Root79 (184)

R Ashwin20-1-75-1

70.60

A bit short and on middle, turns away, Tom Hartley moves back and keeps it out.

70.50

Flatter, full and on middle, Tom Hartley drills it down the track, Ravichandran Ashwin gets his right hand to it and makes a half-stop.

70.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Tom Hartley prods forward and blocks it back to the bowler.

70.31

Flighted, full and on off, Joe Root pushes it towards covers for a single.

70.22

Floated, full and around off, Joe Root goes down to reverse-sweep it but gloves it just past first slip for a couple of runs.

70.10

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

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 70 overs : 227/6

T Hartley1 (9)

J Root76 (181)

M Siraj8-2-44-1

69.60

BEATEN! Mohammed Siraj serves this full and in that channel outside off, nips away, Tom Hartley has a feel for it but gets beaten on the outside edge. A maiden over!

69.50

Mohammed Siraj lands this on a good length and on the sixth stump line, shaping away, Tom Hartley withdraws his bat at the last moment as the ball goes though to the keeper.

69.40

Mohammed Siraj nails the yorker this time, on middle, angling in, Tom Hartley is up to the task and digs it out well to the off side.

69.30

Fuller in length once more, on middle, Tom Hartley works it towards mid on.

69.20

Full again and on off, angling in, Tom Hartley knocks it back to the bowler, Siraj leaps up, gets a hand to it and parries it to mid on.

69.10

Fuller one and around off, Tom Hartley hangs his bat away and blocks it out on the pitch.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 69 overs : 227/6

J Root76 (181)

T Hartley1 (3)

R Ashwin19-1-72-1

68.60

Looped up, full and around leg, Joe Root clips it towards square leg, there is a bit of miscommunication between the batters but they decide against the run and gets home safely.

68.50

Flatter and shorter this time, on middle, Joe Root stays back and works it past short leg.

68.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, turns in, Joe Root moves back and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

68.30

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

68.21

Floated, full and on middle, Tom Hartley works it off the inner half of the bat towards square leg for a run.

68.11

Tossed up, full and on off, Joe Root pushes it through covers for a single.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 68 overs : 225/6

T Hartley0 (2)

J Root75 (176)

M Siraj7-1-44-1

67.60

Another full ball to end the over, on off, Tom Hartley keeps it out on the pitch.

67.50

Mohammed Siraj goes around the wicket and serves this full, on middle, angling in, Tom Hartley knocks it back to the bowler.

Tom Hartley walks out to bat for England at number 8.

67.4W

OUT! TAKEN! Mohammed Siraj strikes! The bowling change has worked wonders for India and they get a wicket against the run of play here. Siraj pitches this one up again, on middle, swinging in, hint of reverse swing there, Ben Foakes steps across to flick it away, but fails to keep it down and hits it from the inside half of the bat straight into the hands of Ravindra Jadeja at short mid-wicket who makes no mistake. Foakes punches his bat in frustration, but he will have to walk back on 47 and the hosts finally break the big partnership here.

67.30

Mohammed Siraj continues with his fuller length, on middle, Ben Foakes blocks it out solidly back towards the bowler.

67.20

Full again, on middle, shaping in, Ben Foakes tucks it towards short mid-wicket.

67.11

Fuller but angling into the leg side, Joe Root flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 16 Runs

Score after 67 overs : 224/5

B Foakes47 (123)

J Root74 (175)

R Ashwin18-1-70-1

66.62

Slower through the air, full and on off, Ben Foakes strides out to play but gets an outside edge along the ground and wide of short third man for a brace.

66.50

Looped up, full and on off, Ben Foakes keeps it out to the off side.

66.44

FOUR! TWO IN TWO! This is flighted, full and around middle, Ben Foakes once again goes down on one knee, this time slog-sweeps it from the middle of the bat towards the vacant deep mid-wicket fence for another boundary.

66.34

FOUR! A bit streaky! Ravichandran Ashwin bowls this flatter, full and around leg, Ben Foakes goes down to sweep it away, but gets it from the inside half of the bat, the ball races away to the deep square leg fence for a boundary. Ashwin will not mind that at all.

66.20

A bit short and on middle, Ben Foakes stays back and pats it to short mid-wicket.

66.16

SIX! Ben Foakes breaks the shackles! This is tossed up, full and around middle, Ben Foakes dances down the track and whips it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. That brings up the 100-run partnership between these two batters.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 66 overs : 208/5

J Root74 (175)

B Foakes31 (117)

R Jadeja23-7-44-1

65.60

Another maiden over from Ravindra Jadeja! He slows it up this time, full and on off, Joe Root keeps it out to the off side.

65.50

Pushed through quicker, full and around off, Joe Root drives it to short covers.

65.40

Flatter, full and on off, Joe Root taps it to short covers.

65.30

Flighted, full and on off, Joe Root once again pushes it back to the bowler.

65.20

Floated, full and on middle, Joe Root knocks it to the right of the bowler this time.

65.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Joe Root prods forward and blocks it to the left of the bowler.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 65 overs : 208/5

J Root74 (169)

B Foakes31 (117)

R Ashwin17-1-54-1

64.61

Fires this one full and on the pads, Joe Root easily clips it towards deep square leg for a run.

64.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Joe Root turns it to backward short leg.

64.40

Slower through the air, full and on middle, Joe Root defends it on the front foot.

64.31

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes drives it wide of mid on for a single.

64.20

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Foakes turns it to the leg side.

64.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes clips it towards short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 64 overs : 206/5

J Root73 (166)

B Foakes30 (114)

R Jadeja22-6-44-1

63.60

A bit short and on off, keeps low, Joe Root moves back and manages to negotiate it well.

63.50

Looped up, full and on middle, Joe Root turns it tucks it to the leg side.

63.40

Flatter, full and on middle, Joe Root is solid in his defence again.

63.31

Brilliant effort! This is short again and around off, Ben Foakes punches it hard and wide of short covers, Shubman Gill dives to his left to get a hand to it and parries it to mid off. He saves three runs there as the batters takes one.

63.21

Shorter in length and outside off, Joe Root moves back and cuts it towards deep point for a single.

63.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Joe Root turns it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 63 overs : 204/5

J Root72 (161)

B Foakes29 (113)

R Ashwin16-1-52-1

62.61

Slower through the air, full and on off, Joe Root taps it to the off side for a run.

62.52

Looped up, full and on middle, Joe Root flicks it towards deep square leg and turns around for the second run, there is a bit of a mix-up but the fielder fumbles in the deep and allows the batters to get to their home easily.

62.41

Floated, full and on middle, Ben Foakes works it through square leg for a run.

62.30

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Foakes stays back and blocks it out on the pitch.

62.21

Tossed up, full and on middle, Joe Root clips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 200 up for England!

62.10

Ravichandran Ashwin begins with a quicker one, full and around off, Joe Root moves back to guide it but gets a bottom edge onto the ground as the ball hits the keeper's pads and goes nowhere.

Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl the second over after TEA.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 62 overs : 199/5

B Foakes28 (111)

J Root68 (157)

R Jadeja21-6-42-1

61.60

Flatter delivery, full and on off, Ben Foakes strides out an taps it to silly point.

61.50

Short again and on off, Ben Foakes moves back and punches it towards short covers.

61.40

Flighted, full and on off, Ben Foakes defends it on the front foot.

61.31

Goes short this time, on off, Joe Root stays back and steers it towards short third man for a quick single.

61.20

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

61.10

Ravindra Jadeja starts with a floated delivery, full and on middle, Joe Root prods forward to block but gets an inside edge towards square leg.

We are back after TEA and the Players and the Umpire and out on the field to start the Final Session on Day 1 of this Test match. It's The pair of Joe Root and Ben Foakes still at the crease looking comfortable as England are 198/5. India looking for a wicket to get the tail exposed. Let's see what happens in the Final Session of the day. Ravindra Jadeja to start the attack after TEA. Let's Play!

... DAY 1, THIRD SESSION ...

SESSION SUMMARY - 86 runs and 0 wickets in 36.5 overs! This is the first time in the series that England have managed to go through an entire session wicketless. It's been an intriguing session of Test cricket with England showing resilience after their batting collapse in the previous Test and in the first session. Joe Root led from the front with a well-constructed innings notching up his first half-century of the series, finding support from Ben Foakes to stabilize the innings. Their partnership of 86 runs has been crucial in helping England recover and build towards a competitive total. India's bowlers have been persistent, but they haven't been able to break through as frequently as they would have liked. As we head into the final session, England will be looking to build on this partnership and set a challenging target for India, while the hosts will be eager to make breakthroughs and restrict England's total. Join us at 2:30 PM IST (9:00 AM GMT) for what promises to be an exciting conclusion to Day 1.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 61 overs : 198/5

B Foakes28 (108)

J Root67 (154)

R Ashwin15-1-47-1

60.60

Flights the ball up outside the line of the off stump. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and knocks it off to end the over and the Umpire calls TEA!

60.50

Just short outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes stays back and drives the ball to covers.

60.40

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

60.31

Short and wide, Joe Root stays back and taps the ball to the left of mid off and runs a single.

60.20

Tossed up on the off stump. Joe Root tucks the ball down to mid-wicket.

60.10

Fuller on the off stump line. Joe Root flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 60 overs : 197/5

B Foakes28 (105)

J Root66 (151)

R Jadeja20-6-41-1

59.60

Short ball on the off stump line, staying low. Ben Foakes negotiates well from the crease to keep it out.

59.50

Short and wide, cut away straight to point once again.

59.40

Holds the length back outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes stays back and tucks the ball to point.

59.30

A huge shout for LBW, but turned down! Ravindra Jadeja looks confident but Dhruv Jurel does not so much as he thinks it is going down the leg side. However, Rohit Sharma still goes for the review. This is the slider, full and no middle, skids through and angles in, Ben Foakes gets stuck on his crease as he looks to fend it, but misses and gets hit on the pads. UltraEdge confirms no bat involved and Ball Tracking shows that it is missing the leg stump. India have lose all of their reviews now!

59.20

Flatter, full and on middle, Ben Foakes drills it towards mid on.

59.10

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes tucks it to short mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 59 overs : 197/5

J Root66 (151)

B Foakes28 (99)

R Ashwin14-1-46-1

58.60

Flights one up on the off stump line. Joe Root takes the front foot out and knocks it off well.

58.50

Holds the length back on the off stump line. Joe Root stays back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

58.40

Flights one on the off stump line. Joe Root Stays back and blocks it off.

58.31b

Beats the outside edge from a fuller length outside the off stump. Ben Foakes looking to block the ball gets beaten and the ball is fumbled by Dhruv Jurel and the batters run a single.

58.20

Floats one on the off stump. Ben Foakes taps it down towards short leg on the bounce.

58.10

Flights the ball on the off stump line. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 58 overs : 196/5

J Root66 (148)

B Foakes28 (96)

R Jadeja19-5-41-1

57.64

FOUR! Short and wide and Joe Root uses the pace of the ball and cuts it hard to make it run it down to third man for a super boundary

57.50

Fuller on the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off well.

57.41

Just short on the pads, flicked away for a single to deep square leg.

57.30

Pitches it up on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes a long stride forward and knocks it out.

57.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

57.10

Fires in quick on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 57 overs : 191/5

J Root62 (146)

B Foakes27 (92)

R Ashwin13-0-46-1

56.60

Fuller on the off stump line. Joe Root knocks it off the front foot.

56.50

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

56.44

FOUR! Just short on the off stump. Joe Root stays back and drives the ball with the full face of the bat, beating covers and mid off and the ball runs away to the fence.

56.30

Tossed up on the off stump. Joe Root knocks it off the front foot.

56.20

Just short on the off stump. Joe Root stays back and knocks it off.

56.11

On the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 56 overs : 186/5

J Root58 (141)

B Foakes26 (91)

R Jadeja18-5-36-1

55.60

Fuller on off. Joe Root taps it down to end the over.

55.50

Fires one in on the off stump. Joe Root Bowls it up well outside the off stump. Joe Root lets the ball go through.

55.40

Holds the length back on the off stump. Joe Root stays back and taps the ball back to the bowler.

55.30

Pitches the ball up outside the off stump. Joe Root blocks it off well.

55.20

Tossed up outside off. Joe Root tucks the ball to covers.

55.10

Fuller with pace on the off stump. Joe Root taps it towards covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 55 overs : 186/5

J Root58 (135)

B Foakes26 (91)

R Ashwin12-0-41-1

54.61

Short and wide, cut away for a single.

54.50

Tosses the ball up on off. Joe Root negotiates well off the front foot.

54.40

Floats one up on off. Joe Root Blocks it off well.

54.30

Fuller on the off stump. Joe Root taps it down towards mid-wicket.

54.21

Flights the ball on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and blocks it off well.

54.10

Floats one on the leg stump line. Ben Foakes flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 54 overs : 184/5

J Root57 (131)

B Foakes25 (89)

K Yadav7-2-13-0

53.60

Flights one outside the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot to end the over.

53.50

On the pads, fuller. Joe Root flicks the ball straight to short leg on the bounce.

53.40

Floats one on the off stump. Joe Root watchfully taps it down in the crease.

53.30

Fuller on the off stump. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

53.20

Holds the length back on the off stump. Joe Root stays back and blocks it off.

53.14

FOUR! Driven in the gap! What a shot! Kuldeep Yadav flights the ball from over the wicket outside the line of the off stump line, fuller in length and Joe Root takes a front foot out and drives the ball through covers, beating mid off to his left and the ball races away to the fence even after a good attempt to stop it from Ravichandran Ashwin.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 53 overs : 180/5

B Foakes25 (89)

J Root53 (125)

R Ashwin11-0-39-1

52.60

Pitches it short on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball well towards mi-wicket to end the over.

52.50

Floats the ball outside the line of the off stump. Ben Foakes offers a front foot defence.

52.41

Holds the length back on the leg stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

52.30

Fuller on the off stump line. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot.

52.20

Tossed up on the stumps. Joe Root flicks the ball to mid-wicket and denies a single.

52.10

Nagging length on the off stump. Joe Root stays back and taps it down.

Runs Scored 1 Runs

Score after 52 overs : 179/5

B Foakes25 (87)

J Root52 (121)

K Yadav6-2-9-0

51.60

Drops the length back on the off stump, gets a small turn into the right hander. Ben Foakes stays back and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

51.50

Tosses it up outside the off stump line. Ben Foakes drives the ball straight to mid off.

51.41

Too full this time on the stumps. Joe Root flicks the ball to deep square leg and runs a single.

51.30

Holds the ball back on the stumps. Joe Root stays back and tucks the ball to mid-wicket.

51.20

Fuller on off. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

51.10

Tosses the ball up on the off stump. Joe Root takes a foot out and knocks it off well.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 51 overs : 178/5

B Foakes25 (85)

J Root51 (117)

R Ashwin10-0-38-1

50.60

Pitched up on the stumps. Ben Foakes flicks the ball off the front foot straight to short mid-wicket.

50.51

Brings out the sweep once again and connects it well this time, towards deep square leg for a single.

50.40

Fuller on the off stump line again. Joe Root blocks it off the front foot again.

50.30

Tosses it up on the off stump. Joe Root looks to sweep the ball but gets beaten.

50.21

Too full on the stumps. Ben Foakes gets down the track and flicks the ball to long on for a single.

50.10

Flights the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes takes out the front foot and blocks it off.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 50 overs : 176/5

J Root50 (114)

B Foakes24 (82)

K Yadav5-2-8-0

49.60

Just short on the off stump line. Joe Root stays back and punches the ball to mid off to end the over.

49.50

Flights the ball up on the middle stump line. Joe Root flicks the ball to short leg off the front foot.

49.40

On the pads, fuller. Joe Root flicks the ball straight to short fine leg.

49.30

Tosses it up on the off stump. Joe Root offers a front foot defence.

49.20

Fuller on the middle stump line. Joe Root takes out the front foot and flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

49.10

Holds the length back on the off stump. Joe Root stays back and drives the ball to covers.

Runs Scored 2 Runs

Score after 49 overs : 176/5

B Foakes24 (82)

J Root50 (108)

R Ashwin9-0-36-1

48.60

Tossed up on the off stump. Ben Foakes steps down and tucks the ball straight to silly mid on.

48.51

There is the FIFTY for Joe Root and it has been a superb innings so far. Fuller on the stumps and he flicks the ball to square leg and runs a single to bring it up. Raises his bat in the air.

48.40

Just short on the off stump line. Joe Root stays back and taps it down.

48.30

Holds the length back on the off stump and the ball stays a bit low. Joe Root jabs back and adjusts well to the bounce.

48.20

Fuller on the off stump, gets a good drift on the ball. Joe Root takes a good stride forward and blocks it off.

48.11

Tosses the ball up on the off stump line. Ben Foakes steps down the track and drives the ball to long on for a single.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 48 overs : 174/5

J Root49 (104)

B Foakes23 (80)

K Yadav4-1-8-0

47.60

Tossed up ball on the off stump line. Joe Root takes a front foot out and blocks it off to end the over.

47.50

Goes short and on middle, Joe Root goes down and pulls it straight to backward square leg.

47.41

Darts this one full and on the pads, Ben Foakes stays back and clips it through square leg for a run.

47.30

Tossed up, full and on middle, Ben Foakes blocks it out.

47.21

Quicker, short and on leg, Joe Root flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.

47.12lb

Oh..was there an edge there? The umpire signals leg byes but UltraEdge shows a spike here. This is flatter, full and around leg, Joe Root tries to glance it away but gets a slight inside edge, Dhruv Jurel moves to his left but fails to grab it as the ball goes behind. Two runs are taken here which are given as leg byes. A really tough chance for Jurel but Root gets a life here.

Runs Scored 5 Runs

Score after 47 overs : 170/5

B Foakes22 (78)

J Root48 (100)

A Deep13-0-47-3

46.60

Holds his length back on top of the off stump. Ben Foakes jumps up and tucks the ball towards covers.

46.50

Pitches the ball up on the off stump. Ben Foakes blocks it off the front foot.

46.40

Bowls on a good length on the off stump. Ben Foakes taps it out, off the front foot.

46.30

Holds his length back on top of the stump. Ben Foakes stands tall on the crease and flicks the ball to square leg.

46.24

FOUR! A lovely shot finds the gap as well! Akash Deep bowls this one fuller outside the off stump line with no swing on the ball. Ben Foakes takes the front foot out and drives the ball well through the gap between covers and point and the ball runs away to the fence.

46.11

Hits the deck hard on top of the middle stump. Joe Root stays back and flicks the ball to deep square leg for a single.

Runs Scored 0 Runs

Score after 46 overs : 165/5

B Foakes18 (73)

J Root47 (99)

K Yadav3-1-6-0

45.60

Holds the length back just outside the off stump. Ben Foakes stays back and drops the ball down on the crease to end the over.

45.50

Tosses one up on the leg stump line. Ben Foakes drives the ball to mid-wicket off the front foot.

45.40

Pitches the ball up on the middle stump line. Ben Foakes flicks the ball to mid-wicket.

45.30

Fires it up on the off stump, flat. Ben Foakes knocks it off the front foot.

45.20

Shoots one up on the off stump, slower in the air. Ben Foakes takes a long stride out and offers a full face of the bat to keep it down.

45.10

Flights the ball up on the off stump line, Ben Foakes stays on the crease and blocks it off well.

Runs Scored 4 Runs

Score after 45 overs : 165/5

J Root47 (99)

B Foakes18 (67)

A Deep12-0-42-3

44.60

Swings one in, from the good length. Joe Root flicks the ball down towards mid-wicket to end the over.

44.50

Hits the good length hard just outside the off stump line, gets