India vs England Highlights, 3rd Test Day 3: Virat Kohli Stars With Ton As India Set 521-Run Target For England
Highlights, India vs England: England were 23 without any loss at stumps on Day 3 requiring another 498 runs to win with 10 wickets remaining in the fourth innings.
England were 23 without any loss as the openers Alastair Cook (9*) and Keaton Jennings (13*) negotiated the tricky nine over of play towards the end of Day 3 of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. At stumps, England required another 498 runs to win with 10 wickets in hand and two days of play still remaining. Earlier, in their second innings India declared on 352 for seven, just forty minutes before stumps, setting a target of 521 for England in the fourth innings. Skipper Virat Kohli (103) yet again led the team from the front, notching up his 23rd century in Test cricket. Cheteshwar Pujara (72) batted brilliantly along with the skipper stitching a 113-run partnership for the third wicket, in the first two sessions of the day. Hardik Pandya also scored run-a-ball 52 in the final session, bringing up his first half-century of the series. For England, it was a disappointing day with the ball as the pace battery failed against the batting pair of Pujara and Virat Kohli. England needed wickets at regular intervals to restrict India from piling on big runs but failed miserably as the duo batted England almost out of the game on the third day. (SCORECARD)
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Highlights of India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3, straight from Trent Bridge, Nottingham
23:05 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of Day 3 of the third Test between India and England.
Stumps, Day 3 - England 23-0 after 9 overs. Require another 498 runs to win with 10 wickets remaining.
Stumps on Day 3 of the 3rd Test, England 23/0, chasing 520 runs.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/KOchG5KA87— BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2018
23:01 IST:England openers survive. Score 23 without any loss in the second innings.
22:56 IST:Keaton Jennings living dangerously at the moment. Almost dragged the last ball from Ishant back on to the stumps. Eventually survives. ENG 23-0 after 7.4 overs.
22:49 IST: Bowling change for India.Ravichandran Ashwin is on the attack for the first time in the second innings. India needs a break through before stumps and Virat has brought his best man in. ENG 20-0 after 6 overs.
22:40 IST: Just misses the stumps!Beautiful delivery from Jasprit Bumrah. Angles in moves across opening up Alastair Cook. Misses the off-stump by inches. ENG 16-0 after 4.2 overs.
22:31 IST: FOUR!First boundary for England and Keaton Jennings in the second innings. Pushes through cover region and the timing on the ball takes it over the fence. ENG 7-0 after 2.2 overs.
22:26 IST:Punch down the ground from Keaton Jennings for a couple of runs. England open their account in the second innings. Ishant operating with 5 slips at the moment. ENG 2-0 after 1.2 overs.
22:24 IST:First over from Jasprit Bumrah is a maiden. Ishant Sharma will share the new ball with Bumrah from the other end. ENG 0-0 after 1 over.
22:20 IST:Openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are out at the centre for England. Jasprit Bumrah will start the proceedings for India. Nine overs of play remaining in the day.
Innings break - England need 521 runs to win.
22:10 IST: India declare their second innings on 352 for 7.Virat Kohli 103, Hardik Pandya 52 not out.
India declare! Virat Kohli calls his men in on 352/7, with a lead of 520 runs. Will they make inroads into England's lineup tonight?#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/3x88SzPolh pic.twitter.com/USkEQZh3Bh— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
22:09 IST: OUT!Mohammed Shami is out. Goes for a big hoick over deep mid wicket but gets caught at the fence. Second wicket for Adil Rashid.
22:06 IST: 50 for Hardik Pandya!Single off Adil Rashid's ball and Pandya brings up his 4th fifty in Test cricket.
22:06 IST:This should be the final over before the declaration comes in. Hardik is batting on 45 runs and these might be the final six deliveries for him.
21:59 IST: SIX and India's lead crosses 500-run mark.Big hit from Hardik Pandya towards deep mid-wicket and the ball sails over the fence. IND 336 for 6 after 107.5 overs.Lead England by 504 runs.
21:57 IST: OUT!Rashid gets his first wicket. Trying to cut the ball Rahane (29) misses. Ball hits the top of off stump. IND 329 for 6 after 107.1 overs.
21:49 IST:Hardik Pandya goes for the reverse sweep against Adil Rashid, misses. Pandya clearly looking to go after the bowlers now. IND 320 for 5 after 105.3 overs.
21:44 IST: FOUR!Hardik Pandya goes over the in-field again. Hits Stokes over extra-cover region for four runs. IND 317 for 5 after 104.1 overs.
21:32 IST: FOUR!India now looking to accelerate the run scoring. Hardik Pandya swings hard and the ball goes two bounces over the fence. Boundary to finish Rashid's over. IND 308 for 5 after 102 overs.
21:29 IST: Four and 300 up for India!Width on offer from Stokes and Rahane pounced on that one. India now lead by 470 runs. Ajinkya Rahane is batting on 25 along with Hardik Pandya on 12 runs. IND 302 for 5 after 100.4 overs.
Another sublime knock by @imVkohli and a gritty one by @cheteshwar1. #TeamIndia in a really strong position to finish the game now. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/MvF7bvpBTZ— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 20, 2018
21:21 IST: Leggie Adil Rashid replaces Chris Woakes. IND 295 for 5 after 95 overs.
21:08 IST: FOUR!Another boundary for Hardik Pandya. This time through the covers. Times it to perfection. IND 290 for 5 after 96.5 overs.
21:06 IST: Four and off-the-mark!Fabulous timing from Hardik Pandya. Hits Anderson through vacant mid-wicket region for four runs. IND 286 for 5 after 96.1 overs.
20:59 IST: OUT!Edge and straight into the hands of Alastair Cook at first slip. Rishabh Pant takes the long walk back after scoring just 1 run. James Anderson strikes. IND 282 for 5 after 94.4 overs.Lead England by 450 runsin the second innings.
#ENGvIND WICKET | Anderson has a much-deserved wicket, Pant edging to slip, Cook completing the catch, India 282-5— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) August 20, 2018
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20:51 IST: OUT!Review from Virat Kohli! Original decision is out. The decision from the on-field umpire stays. The ball was just clipping the leg stump. Virat walks back after scoring 103 runs. Chris Woakes finally gets a chance to celebrate. IND 281 for 4 after 93.4 overs.
#ENGvIND WICKET | Kohli is gone, Woakes has him trapped in front for 103, a review can't save the Indian captain, India 281-4 pic.twitter.com/qOgS4ywLXk— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) August 20, 2018
20:43 IST: Four100 for Virat Kohli! Take a bow. What a knock from the Indian skipper. Yet again leading from the front. Gets his 23rd century in Test cricket. IND 279 for 3 after 91.3 overs.
for @imVkohli!— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
After falling on 97 in the first innings, he reaches his 23rd Test ton this time, his second century of the series! What a player! #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/6g6XUjKUNo
20:38 IST: FOUR!Edge and the ball goes between second slip and gully region.Virat Kohli moves on to 97. Despair from Anderson. IND 274 for 3 after 90.4 overs.
20:34 IST:First over after the tea break is a maiden from Chris Woakes. James Anderson to continue from the other end. IND 270 for 3 after 90 overs.
20:31 IST:Final session of the day commences. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are at the centre. Chris Woakes will start the proceedings for England.
Tea Break, Day 3 - India 270 for 3 after 89 overs. Lead England by 438 runs in the second innings.
Virat Kohli is on the brink of another century on 93* as India reach 270/3 at tea on day three, leading by 438 runs.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/3x88SzxNtJ pic.twitter.com/J1flsunR8D— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
20:10 IST:Last over before Tea break is a maiden from Adil Rashid.
20:01 IST: FOUR!Flick on the on-side and Virat Kohli moves into the nineties. Poor ball from Anderson, dispatched with ease from Virat.IND 270-3 after 86.5 overs.
20:00 IST: 10 minutes to go for Tea break.Can England manage a break-through?
19:49 IST:There has been literally no swing with the new ball for both Broad and Anderson.The ball is kicking off the surface but not posing much trouble for either Virat or Rahane. IND 258-3 after 84 overs.
19:37 IST:First over from Anderson with the new ball produces 1 run. Stuart Broad will share the new ball with him from the other end. IND 255-3 after 81 overs.
19:33 IST: Second new ball taken by England straightaway.James Anderson is back on the attack.
19:29 IST: FOUR!On to the pads from Joe Root and brilliant placement from from Ajinkya Rahane. Ball races to the deep-mid wicket boundary. IND 254-3 after 79.4 overs.
19:25 IST: 250 on the board for India!Lead has extended to 418 runs now. Virat Kohli is batting on 81 and inching closer to yet another Test century.
19:21 IST: FOUR!Gorgeous cover drive from Virat Kohli. Full delivery from Ben Stokes and Virat timed it to perfection. IND 247-3 after 77.2 overs.
19:09 IST: FOUR and the lead is now 403 for India!Dragged down the leg side form Ben Stokes. Ball takes the pad of Virat Kohli and runs down the fine-leg boundary.IND 235-3 after 75.2 overs.
19:06 IST:Single to end the over from Adil Rashid. 4 runs from it. India have extended their lead to 398 runs. IND 230-3 after 75 overs.
18:52 IST: OUT!Finally a breakthrough for England. Pujara pokes at a wide ball from Ben Stokes. Alastair Cook hangs on to it at first slip. Pujara walks back after scoring 72 runs. IND 224-3 after 71.3 overs.
#ENGvIND WICKET | Stokes makes the first breakthrough of the day, Pujara caught at first slip by Cook for 72, India 224-3 (lead by 392) pic.twitter.com/FHwEND7Zev— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) August 20, 2018
18:49 IST: FOUR! Pujara rocks on to the back-foot and slams the short ball from Rashid through mid-wicket region for a boundary. IND 223-2 after 70.3 overs.
18:41 IST: Jonny Bairstow injury update!
England injury update - @jbairstow21 has suffered a small fracture to his left middle finger #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/6ZNDn7LOwf— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
18:40 IST: 100-run partnership! Superb batting display from Virat and Pujara. India continue to pile more misery on England. IND 211-2 after 68.2 overs.
18:36 IST:Huge appeal from England, umpire rules not out. England have decided not to take the review. Bowler Chris Woakes was not sure whether the ball struck the bat or the pad first on the way to the keeper. Pujara smiles it away. IND 210-2 after 67.22 overs.
18:20 IST: Four and 200 up for India!Pujara pulls Adil Rashid through deep-square leg for a boundary. It was a short ball and Pujara wasted no time on that one. IND 203-2 after 62.5 overs.
18:14 IST:First over from Adil Rashid after lunch produces 2 runs. Chris Woakes to share the ball with him from the other end. IND 196-2 after 61 overs.
18:11 IST: Slip and a short-leg for Adil Rashid. England in desperate need of wickets.
18:10 IST: Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are back at the centre for the post-lunch session. Adil Rashid will start the proceedings for England.
Lunch, Day 3 - India 194 for 2, lead England by 362 runs in the second innings. ( Virat Kohli 54*, Cheteshwar Pujara 56*)
Kohli and Pujara go steady through the morning of day three, both reaching half-centuries while England suffer a Bairstow injury scare. India extend their lead to 362 runs, on 194/2 at lunch.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/3x88SzxNtJ pic.twitter.com/Iq2lxLRcHD— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
17:31 IST: That's Lunch on Day 3.Last over before the break from Joe Root produces 2 runs.
17:24 IST:Joe Root comes on to bowl with just over 5 minutes to go for lunch on Day 3.
17:13 IST: 50 for Virat Kohli as well!Second for the skipper in the game. Takes the single off Adil Rashid to reach fifty. IND 185-2 after 54.2 overs.
And, here comes the 19th Test FIFTY for the Run Machine.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/7uzmhQhnFT— BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2018
17:11 IST: 50 for Cheteshwar Pujara! His 18th in Test cricket. Pujara must be relieved with his knock as he was under pressure after a series of low-scores. Also, India extend their lead to 351 runs.
FIFTY!— BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2018
A hard fought half century for @cheteshwar1. This is his 18th 50 in Test cricket.
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17:02 IST: FOUR!Glorious cover drive from Virat Kohli. Full and wide from Stuart Broad and Virat pounced on to that one. Great timing there from the Indian skipper. IND 169-2 after 51.4 overs.
16:59 IST: FOUR!Short and wide from Adil Rashid. Pujara rocks on to the back-foot and smashes it for a boundary. Moves on to 48 runs. IND 165-2 after 50.5 overs.
16:57 IST:Bowling change for England. Adil Rashid introduced for the first time on Day 3.
16:53 IST:Update on Jonny Bairstow injury.
Jonny is going for an X-Ray on his left middle finger.https://t.co/8J6Ps5vQ1O#ENGvIND— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 20, 2018
16:50 IST: Review from England!Original decision is not out. Replay clearly shows that there was an inside edge before the ball struck the pads. Virat Kohli survives. Broad is in disbelief. IND 157-2 after 49.1 overs.
16:41 IST: 150 up for India!Pujara tucks the ball for a single on the leg side and India now have a lead of 318 runs in the second innings. IND 150-2 after 46.5 overs.
16:37 IST:First over from Stuart Broad comes to an end. Just one run from it. Presently, England bowlers are bowling too wide outside the off-stump, trying to dry-up the runs. Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli are in no hurry, leaving the balls with ease at the moment. IND 148-2 after 46 overs.
16:24 IST:England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow walks back to the pavilion after getting hit by the ball. Trying to collect a straight ball from James Anderson, Bairstow awkwardly gets hit on the finger tips. Looks in excruciating pain. Jos Buttler will replace him as the keeper.
A nasty blow to the left hand and England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow has had to leave the field with Jos Buttler assuming duties behind the stumps.— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
India are 147/2, leading by 315 runs.#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/3x88SzxNtJ pic.twitter.com/O3DxGNGmTD
16:14 IST:Another maiden over from James Anderson. The seamer has bowled brilliantly since the morning but has not managed to get the breakthrough for England. IND 145-2 after 42 overs.
16:10 IST:First over from Ben Stokes on Day 3 produces 3 runs. IND 145-2 after 41 overs.
16:07 IST:First bowling change for England. Ben Stokes replaces Chris Woakes.
16:03 IST: Dropped!Jos Buttler is the culprit this time at second slip. Drops Cheteshwar Pujara on the score of 40. Anderson is disappointed. IND 142-2 after 39.2 overs.
15:54 IST: FOUR!Perfect timing from Cheteshwar Pujara on that one. On the pads from Anderson and Pujara wasted no time one that one. Flicks it away for four runs. He moves into the forties. IND 138-2 after 37.1 overs.
15:46 IST:Single on the leg-side and India now lead by 300 runs in the second innings. IND 132-2 after 35.2 overs.
15:41 IST:Another terrific over from James Anderson comes to an end. Just one run from it. There is not much of a swing at the moment but Anderson is bowling at a beautiful length. IND 129-2 after 34 overs.
15:36 IST: FOUR!First boundary of the morning for India. On the pads from Chris Woakes and Virat flicks it away for four runs. Excellent timing from the Indian skipper. IND 128-2 after 32.4 overs.
15:33 IST:First over of the morning from James Anderson is a maiden. IND 124-2 after 32 overs.
Day three at Trent Bridge is underway!— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
India resume on 124/2 with a lead of 292 runs - how far will they extend it?#ENGvIND LIVE https://t.co/3x88SzxNtJ pic.twitter.com/F2ptgD3N2E
15:28 IST: Virat Kohli (8) and Cheteshwar Pujara (33) are out at the centre for India. James Anderson will start the proceedings for England on Day 3.
15:15 IST: Hardik Pandya on Honours Board!
#ENGvIND WATCH | There's something special about the Trent Bridge honours board pic.twitter.com/xZk3UEUOhw— Nottinghamshire CCC (@TrentBridge) August 20, 2018
15:05 IST: Pitch Report - Slightly overcast but much warmer on Day 3 of the third Test. What happens up in the sky will decide what happens on the pitch says Sanjay Manjrekar in his pitch report.
15:00 IST: We are 30 minutes away from the start.
14:45 IST: The all important team huddle ahead of day's play.
We are ready for Day 3. Time to capitalize. #TeamIndia #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/Db7ZiIaN2i— BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2018
14:35 IST: Here's how the pitch looks on the morning of Day 3 of the third Test.
Day 3!— BCCI (@BCCI) August 20, 2018
What's your prediction?#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/Gws23481fC
14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 3 of the third Test at Trent Bridge.
Tea report - A 113-run partnership for the third wicket between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli placed India in a commanding position as the visitors extended their lead to 438 at tea on Day 3 of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Virat Kohli was unbeaten on 93 runs along with the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on 17 runs as India scored 270 for the loss of three wickets in the second innings. After a terrific morning session both the Indian batsmen continued to pile more misery on England. With weather conditions providing no assistance, England seamers looked helpless against the batting duo of Virat and Pujara. Ben Stokes finally got the much-needed breakthrough for England, getting rid of Pujara for 72 runs. Post Pujara's dismissal, the captain and his deputy stitched and unbeaten 46-run partnership putting India in the driver's seat.
Lunch report - Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara (56*) and Virat Kohli (54*) continued to frustrate England bowlers as India extended their lead to 362 at lunch on Day 3 of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Both the batsmen notched up half-centuries as India finished on 194 without losing any wicket in the morning session. Resuming from the overnight score of 124 for two, both Pujara and Virat played cautiously at the start of the session with slightly overcast but warmer conditions. James Anderson created a chance for England but Jos Buttler failed to grab Pujara's edge when he was on the score of 40. In the first hour of the play, Indian scoring was pretty slow but in the latter part of the session both batsmen scored runs freely. For England, things could not have been worse. None of the seamers except James Anderson were able to trouble the Indian batsmen. Adil Rahid too seemed ineffective as both batsmen played him with ease. With a healthy lead and wickets in hand, India will now look the up the scoring rate in the second session of the day.
Coming into bat, England started their innings steadly. The hosts were 46/0, trailing by 283 runs at lunch. England openers Alastair Cook Aand Keaton Jennings applied themselves handsomely and made sure they went for lunch without losing any wicket. Cook faced 30 balls and slammed three boundaries while Jennings played 25 deliveries and hit the same number of boundaries. But after lunch, England struggled as Indian bolwers bounced back in style.
Hardik Pandya's 5/28 broke the back of English batting line-up as the hosts were bundled out for 161 in their first innings. India rode on a brilliant bowling display as the entire England batsmen were wrapped after they added just 115 runs in the second session of the second day.
Apart from Pandya, pacers Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah scalped couple of wickets each conceding 32 and 37 runs respectively while Mohammed Shami bagged one. Jos Buttler was the top scorer for the hosts with his 39 runs while openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings chipped in with 29 and 20 runs respectively.
The final session saw Indian batsmen swelling their overall lead. Openers Shikhar Dhawan (44) and Lokesh Rahul (36) gave the steady start. But just when things seemed good in the middle Rahul was sent back to the pavilion. He was clean-bowled by Ben Stokes. Soon, after adding 61 runs with Pujara, Dhawan was also dismissed by spinner Adil Rashid when scoreboard was reading 111. But Kohli and Pujara then played sensibly and without losing their wickets and ended the day by swelling their lead. (Play fantasy league and win cash daily)
The England bowlers weren't poor. They tried hard but without much success. A few chances went down too. But you cannot take the credit away from India. They dealt with the conditions superbly to blunt the English pacers. Adil Rashid was a big disappointment for the home team. Hardik Pandya towards the end salted the wounds even more with an attacking half century. Stay tuned for England's reply...
A powerful batting show by India yet again. After gaining a handsome lead, their batsmen came out with positive intent and batted with a lot of control. Their openers once again laid a strong platform and then the pair of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli swelled the lead with a century partnership. The former missed his ton but the Indian skipper once again displayed his class by notching up his second hundred of the series. One can feel that the tourists delayed in declaring their innings but they still have 189 overs to take England's 9 wickets (Bairstow with a fractured finger is doubtful to bat).
Here comes the declaration. England's misery is over, finally. India have set a gigantic target of 521 runs in front of the home team to win this Test and seal the series. A nearly impossible task and England will consider themselves lucky if they come out unscathed.
Tossed up fuller on the stumps. Pandya comes forward and turns it away towards the mid-wicket region for a single. Is Kohli calling his boys back?
Ashwin elegantly drives this floated delivery to the mid on region. They cross over.
Pandya has pulled this short ball on middle. The fielder at deep mid-wicket keeps it for just a single.
OUT! Tossed up on middle. Shami gives this a full swing of the bat, and connects. It looks like it will sail over the ropes but it has been taken near the boundary line at deep mid-wicket by Cook. No declaration still as Ashwin is seen coming out to bat.
Way outside off by Rashid, Pandya reaches out and cuts it to the fielder at cover point for a single
FOUR! Rashid continues and Pandya also continues, smashing him. He is in T20 mode now. Rashid drags this one a bit shorter. Pandya stays back and hits it hard straight down the ground. No chance for the fielder at long on to cut it off. Gets to his fifty with a good strong shot.
Excellent running! A yorker on off, Shami jams it out towards covers and the batsmen run two.