With 194 runs required to win the first Test, India made a mess of their run-chase in their second inning ending day three with 110 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets. Skipper Virat Kohli (43 not-out) once again was the only bright star in the Indian inning as he stood solid at one end. India still required another 84 runs to win with two days of play still to go in the first Test. Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik (18 not out) was battling it out for India alongside Virat as the final session of the day ended. Chasing a tricky target against the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Sam Curran, India lost Murali Vijay for 6 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (13), too, followed him soon leaving India with 22-2 on the board. Although, KL Rahul (13) survived for 24 balls but never looked comfortable at the centre. Ajankya Rahane (2) found himself unlucky as he was dismissed after wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow took a sharp low catch. Ashwin came ahead of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik but walked back after scoring 13 runs. For England, Stuart Broad in particular looked lethal dismissing both the Indian openers at the start. Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and James Anderson took one wicket each.(Play fantasy league and win cash daily)
Ishant Sharma clinched 5-wickets as India bundled out England for 180 in the second innings of the first Test at Edgbaston. India now have a target of 194, to win the first Test against the hosts, England. Ishant's 5-51 (his eighth 5-wicket haul in Tests) rattled England batting line-up as the middle order felt like a pack of cards in front of the lanky pacer. For England, Sam Curran, the 20-year-old all-rounder was the only highlight for the team as his 63-run knock took England out of trouble. Two-match-old Curran, slammed his maiden Test fifty helping England reach a respectable total of 180. The team was reduced to 86-6 at lunch but Sam Curran along with Adil Rashid stitched a brilliant 48-run partnership to save the day for England. England vice-captain Jos Buttler got out on the second ball after lunch but gritty partnership between Rashid and Curran frustrated India and skipper Virat Kohli. Umesh Yadav finally got the breakthrough dismissing Adil Rashid and later picked up Sam Curran to wrap up England's inning. (Highlights)
Highlights between India vs England, 1st Test, DAY 3, straight from Edgbaston
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India score 110 for the loss of 5 wickets, require another 84 runs to win with 5 wickets remaining. Virat Kohli batting on 43 along with Dinesh Karthik on 18 runs.
23:22 IST: Stumps on Day 3.
23:18 IST: Both Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli are battling out the final few overs of the day. Karthik has played with composure leaving every short pitched ball thrown at him. In form Virat Kohli is looking comfortable. IND 109-5 after 35 overs.
22:59 IST: 100 up for India with a leg-bye. Karthik takes an easy single to bring up 100. India need another 94 runs to win the first Test.
22:50 IST: India are 94 for 5 at the moment and now exactly require 100 runs to win with 5 wickets remaining.
22:32 IST: Dinesh Karthik, who is on a pair comes in at 7 for India. Visitors are in deep trouble.
22:29 IST: OUT! Edge and India are 5 down in chase of 194. Vintage Anderson strikes. Simple catch to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. Ashwin walks back after scoring 13 runs. 78/5 after 24.3 overs.
22:26 IST: Ashwin living dangerously at the moment. Fishing the out-side off stump deliveries. India 73/4 after 24 overs.
22:16 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin comes in at number 6 slot ahead of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik.
22:15 IST: OUT! Ajinkya Rahane (inside edge) departs as Jonny Bairstow takes a clinical low catch off Sam Curran. India 63/4 after 21.4 overs. India still require 131 runs to win.
22:06 IST: Review from England, original decision is not-out. Replay clearly shows that the ball is going over the top. Curran is disheartened as it was the big fish, Virat Kohli. Original decision stays. Virat Kohli survives. IND 62-3 after 19.4 overs.
21:58 IST: James Anderson is back and beats Virat Kohli on the very first ball. Peach of a delivery. Beautiful out-swinger. Angles in and moves across. IND 59-3 after 18.1 overs.
21:54 IST: FOUR! Beautiful shot from Virat Kohli. Minimum effort, maximum result. Wide from Sam Curran and with a big stride, Virat puts the ball through cover region for a four. IND 58-3 after 17.1 overs
21:43 IST: FOUR and 50 up for India! Beautiful cover drive from Virat Kohli off Sam Curran to bring up India's fifty after 15.5 overs. India need another 144 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining.
21:39 IST: OUT! Crucial 24-run partnership between Virat Kohli and KL Rahul comes to an end as Stokes provides the breakthrough. Ball moves across and it catches Rahul's edge. Simple catch for Jonny Bairstow. Rahul walks back after scoring 13 runs. IND 46-3 after 15 overs
21:30 IST: Jos Buttler saves a run on the boundary. That was a fantastic piece of fielding effort from the England vice-captain. Virat Kohli chases a wide one from Ben Stokes and times it to perfection. Buttler charges towards the boundary and saves a run with a brilliant dive. IND 42-2 after 12.3 overs.
21:17 IST: Stuart Broad troubling KL Rahul from the other end. Inside edge and the ball races to the fine-leg boundary for four.Just went inches over the stumps. Broad looking really threatening at the moment. Two wickets have charged him up. IND 31-2 after 9.5 overs.
21:16 IST: Here's the maestro praising Ishant Sharma
21:13 IST: And the epic Anderson-Kohli battle continues. Yet again James Anderson beats the outside edge of the Indian skipper and it receives a huge roar from the audience. Brilliant competition at the moment between both champions. IND 27-2 after 8.4 overs.
21:05 IST: OUT! Chasing a wide delivery from Stuart Broad, Shikhar Dhawan (13) hands a simple catch to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. India are two down. Both openers are back in the pavilion. IND 22-2 after 7.3 overs. In-comes King Kohli.
20:55 IST: OUT! England draw first blood. Murali Vijay is out for 6 runs. Wrong judgement to leave the incoming the ball. Trapped in front. Vijay thought for a moment to review the decision but walks back. IND 19-1 after 5.5 overs.
20:48 IST: Dropped! Dawid Malan yet again drops a simple catch at second slip. Vijay tries to reach a wide ball from Anderson but only manages a thick outside edge. Simple chance, put down. IND 14-0 after 4.2 overs.
20:36 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Shikhar Dhawan and India. It was a wide ball from Stuart Broad and Dhawan leans on to it. Times it to perfection. Ball races through the cover region for four. IND 6-0 after 1.2 overs.
20:31 IST: First runs on the board for India. Murali Vijay opens his account with a single. IND 1-0 after 0.2 overs.
20:30 IST: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay are at the centre for India in the second innings. James Anderson will tart the proceedings for England.
England set a target of 194 for India in the first Test. (Sam Curran 63, Ishant Sharma 5-51)
20:10 IST: OUT and it's all over for England.
20:04 IST: OUT! Breakthrough for India. Ishant Sharma strikes. Stuart Broad walks back after scoring 11 runs. Another valiant partnership comes to an end. 5-wicket haul for Ishant Sharma. His eighth in Test cricket. ENG 176-9 after 52 overs, lead India by 189 runs.
Ishant Sharma completes a superb five-wicket haul before Umesh Yadav dismisses Sam Curran to end the England innings. Tremendous fight shown by the 20-year-old, 63 off 65 balls.— ICC (@ICC) August 3, 2018
England all out for 180, India need 194 to win.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/jre8L0pd2t pic.twitter.com/Bhf88NOkFF
19:51 IST: SIX and what a way to bring up his maiden Test fifty. Sam Curran you beauty. Launches Ishant Sharam over extra-covers for a six. ENG 167-8 after 49.2 overs.
19:43 IST: SIX! FOUR! Sam Curran is doing it in style at the moment. Launches Ashwin out of the park. The boundary shot too was just one bounce over the fence. Curran has moved on to 47. England lead is 172 now.
19:39 IST: FOUR! Umesh Yadav's bouncer goes over Stuart Broad and keeper Dinesh Karthik's head. Four important byes for England. The lead has stretched to 156 runs.
19:31 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav does it himself this time. Cleans up Adil Rashid with a beautiful delivery. Ends the crucial 48-run stand between Rashid and Curran. ENG 135-8 after 44.4 overs.
19:21 IST: Players are back on the field and the match has resumed.
Bad light stops play. England 131 for 7 with a lead of 144 runs in the second innings.
19:03 IST: And, now bad light interrupts the play. Players are moving back to the pavilion. May be it's a blessing in disguise for India as they get time to review their strategies. The partnership between Sam Curran (30) and Adil Rashid (15) has moved on to 44 runs and are looking dangerous. England now have a lead of 144 runs.
18:57 IST: Dropped! Shikhar Dhawan drops a dolly at first slip. It was at somewhat at an awkward height for him and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik distracting him as well but that should have been taken at the international level. Umesh Yadav is disheartened. England slowly and steadily stretching their lead. ENG 129-7 after 40.4 overs.
18:52 IST: And rightly so, Virat Kohli replaces Mohammed Shami and brings Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl.
18:51 IST: India leaking boundaries. Four in the last two overs. Flurry of runs. Though they have not been conventional strikes from the batsmen but England have stretched their lead to 138 runs. ENG 125-7 after 39 overs.
18:43 IST: Dropped! Edged and through slips. Shikhar Dhawan just couldn't get down in time at first slip. Ball races to the fence. Shami is disheartened. Welcome boundary for England. It was a difficult chance but would have been a blinder if Dhawan would have latched on to it. ENG 111-7 after 37.3 overs.
18:35 IST: Run rate for England is 2.86 but that's not the real issue at the moment. Ishant Sharma and Shami are bowling beautifully at the moment. Last ball of Shami's over yet again went past the outside edge of Sam Curran. England living dangerously. ENG 103-7 after 36 overs.
18:30 IST: 100 up for England with an odd boundary from Sam Curran. Apart from the last loose ball, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have continued to rattle England batsmen from both the ends. Sam Curran and Adil Rashid clinging on at the moment. ENG 100-7 after 35 overs. Lead India by 113 runs
18:11 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma strikes yet again. Jos Buttler departs for 1. Ishant ends the over with three wickets. Magical spell from the lanky bowler. England in deep trouble. ENG 87-7 after 31 overs.
Now Jos Buttler goes! Three wickets in an over either side of the break for Ishant Sharma, all caught by the keeper or in the slips - what a spell of fast bowling!#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/jre8L0pd2t pic.twitter.com/1o4DcugYS4— ICC (@ICC) August 3, 2018
18:08 IST: Charged up Indian team is at the centre looking to wrap up England's second inning. Sam Curran and Jos Buttler are out at the crease. Ishant Sharma will resume and finish his final two deliveries of his over.
Incredible session by India .. Outstanding bowling & tactics .. oh & Catching !!!! #ENGvIND— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 3, 2018
17:29 IST: Lunch on Day 3, England 86-6. Lead India by 99 runs in the second innings.
17:29 IST: OUT and it's Lunch on Day 3! Ishant Sharma is on fire. This time it's Ben Stokes. Brilliant slip catching from India on third day. This time Virat latches on to it at third slip. England are in deep trouble
17:25 IST: OUT! Excellent catch from Shikhar Dhawan at first slip. Ishant strikes again. England are five down and in big trouble. Bairstow departs after scoring 28 runs. ENG 85-5 after 30.2 overs.
17:25 IST: Five minutes to go for lunch on Day three. Will Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes see it out or will India clinch another one? ENG 84-4 after 30 overs.
17:07 IST: OUT! Neat catch from Ajinkya Rahane at gully. Ishant's comes from round the wicket. Angling in and late movement away. Ball picks Malan's outside edge on the way. ENG 70-4.
16:54 IST: FOUR! Boundary to finish the 23rd over. That was short and wide outside off from Ishant Sharma. Jonny Bairstow slaps it away for a four. ENG 65-3.
16:51 IST: Third maiden for Ashwin in the second inning. England batsmen are playing Ashwin very cautiously at the moment. Leaving all the balls outside the off-stump and only defending the balls on stumps. ENG 57-3 after 22 overs.
16:38 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow pounces on it. Hits it for four through vacant cover region. England needed that boundary to ease the pressure. ENG 56-3 after 19.4 overs.
16:35 IST: Refereed to third umpire from on-field umpire Aleem Dar. Soft signal is not-out. Even Shikhar Dhawan at first slip was not sure. The final decision remains not-out. Dawid Malan survives. Bad luck for Ishant Sharma. After starting with a no ball, Ishant ends the over with a brilliant delivery. ENG 52-3 after 19 overs.
16:33 IST: That kept a bit too low. Variable bounce on day 3? The ball was wide of the stumps. Lucky for Dawid Malan. ENG 52-3 after 18.2 overs.
16:29 IST: Bowling change for India! Ishant Sharma replaces Mohammed Shami. Starts off with a no ball.
16:25 IST: FOUR and 50 up for England in the second innings! Beautiful cover drive from Jonny Bairstow finds the gap. reaches the fence in no time. England lead by 63 runs in the second innings.
16:23 IST: FOUR! Short and down the leg side from Mohammed Shami and Dawid Malan pulls the ball with ease for a boundary. ENG 45-3 after 16.2 overs.
16:16 IST: OUT! Joe Root is walking back. Sharp low catch at leg gully by KL Rahul. Ashwin claims his third wicket. Highest scorer for England in the first inning walks back after scoring 14 in the second. ENG 39-3 after 15.1 overs. Lead by 52 runs in the second innings.
16:12 IST: Twelfth man Cheteshwar Pujara having a word with R Ashwin at the boundary after his over. May be delivering a message from coach Ravi Shastri about the bowling line to Root.
16:10 IST: FOUR! Short ball from Ashwin, Joe Root rocks on to back-foot and punches through vacant cover region for four. ENG 37-2 after 13.4 overs.
16:00 IST: Another tight over from Mohammed Shami. Just 1 run from it. Both Ashwin and Shami are bowling at terrific line and length at the moment, troubling England batsmen. ENG 28-2 after 11 overs.
15:45 IST: OUT! First wicket for India on Day 3. Ashwin picks up his second. Keaton Jennings departs after scoring 8 runs. Flighted delivery and Jennings' fall for it. Presses forward, manages only an edge. Simple catch for KL Rahul at second slip. ENG 18-2 after 7.4 overs.
15:35 IST: Four runs from Mohammed Shami's first over on day 3. ENG 14-1 after 5 overs.
15:31 IST: Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end for India.
15:30 IST: One run from the last ball of Ashwin's second over. ENG 10-1 after 4 overs.
15:30 IST: Joe Root and Keaton Jennings are at the centre for England. Ashwin will resume from where he left off yesterday.
15:15 IST: Pitch report, Day 3 - Similar conditions were at the start of the match yesterday. Overcast and cool breeze ahead of the start. This pitch hasn't changed much from what it was on Day 2 of the Test.
15:05 IST: Planning and strategies ahead of Day 3.
15:00 IST: We are just 30 minutes from the first ball on day 3. England were 9 for the loss of 1 wicket at stumps on day 2 after Indian skipper Virat Kohli played a brilliant knock of 149, helping the visitors score 274 in their first innings. England have a lead of 22 runs in the second innings.
15:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 3 of the first Test between India and England at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham.
His 22nd Test hundred had 22 boundaries and a six and the unbridled joy on competing the coveted hundred was palpable as he let out a wild roar and kissed his wedding ring. He was beaten but he looked unfazed. He covered the swing, the footwork was more assured whenever he met the ball on the frontfoot.
Kohli's innings is worth its weight in gold simply because of the situation the team was in. Dhawan and Murali Vijay (20) did the hardwork of seeing off the new ball with a 50-run stand but it all went awry after that. Curran used conditions to good effect as he trapped Vijay leg before, got KL Rahul (4) to play a lazy shot and then Dhawan edged one to the slip cordon. Ajinkya Rahane (15) and Dinesh Karthik (0) joined the procession to make it 100 for 5 before Hardik Pandya (22) added 48 with his skipper.