All-rounder Sam Curran played a fighting knock as hosts England posted 260/8 at stumps on Day 3 against India in the fourth Test at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Curran (37 not out) played a cautious knock to bat through out the day while tailender Adil Rashid (11) fell on the final delivery of third day. Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers for India, returning figures of 3/53. Jos Buttler (69) played a vital knock before he fell prey to Ishant Sharma post tea. His 122-ball knock was laced with seven boundaries and no hits over the fence. Buttler was also involved in a crucial 55-run seventh wicket stand with Sam Curran, which pushed the Indian bowlers to the backfoot. Earlier in the day, Joe Root (48) and Ben Stokes (30) contributed vital runs to England's tally but failed to convert their start into big scores. England, will resume Day 4 with Curran and Stuart Broard at crease. (HIGHLIGHTS)
Highlights between India vs England, 4th Test, Day 3, straight from The Rose Bowl, Southampton
23:07 IST: Umpires have called it a day! At stumps - England 260/8 (Sam Curran 37 not out, Jos Buttler 69), lead India by 233 runs.
23:02 IST: Edged and taken! Adil Rashid departs on the final delivery of Day 3. Angled in delivery by Shami, Rashid takes the outside edge and the ball carries straight into the gloves of Rishabh Pant. Shami bags a three-wicket haul. He has been the most successful bowler for India on Day 3, returning figures of 3/53.
23:00 IST: Mohammed Shami to bowl the final over of the day! Sam Curran on strike. He nudges the ball for a single towards third man.
22:57 IST: Ravichandran Ashwain gets through his first three deliveries quickly, costing none. One more over to go after this maiden over from Ashwin!
22:53 IST: Boundary! Adil Rashid cuts the shortish delivery from Mohammed Shami to find the fence towards deep backward point.
22:51 IST: Byes! Single taken down the fine leg to end Ishant Sharma's over. England 253/7 after 80 overs.
22:46 IST: Up and over! Sam Curran plays the ball over third man to find the fence. Shami went for 6 runs in that over. England 251/7 after 88 overs. Ishant Sharma to continue from the other end.
22:44 IST: Inside edge, the ball misses the stumps by inches. Adil Rashid will pick a single. England 247/7 after 87.3 overs.
22:43 IST: Bowling change for India! Mohammed Shami has been given the new ball. Single from Sam Curran to start his over with.
22:34 IST: Four more! Back-to-back boundaries from Sam Curran's willow, this time he hits the ball through the mid-on. The chase from the Indian fielders will only end in vain. Jasprit Bumrah punished! England extend their lead to 214 runs.
22:33 IST: Boundary! Sam Curran hit the ball straight down the ground and there's no stopping it. Curran waited to punch the delivery from Jasprit Burmrah.
22:33 IST: Tailender Adil Rashid joins Sam Curran in the centre.
22:27 IST: OUT! Jos Buttler caught leg-before wicket by Ishant Sharma. The delivery from Ishant jags back in as Buttler failed to read it. Buttler departs after playing a fighting knock of 69 runs from 122 balls. His innings was laced with seven boundaries. England 233/7 after 85 overs.
22:24 IST: Pace from both ends! Ishant Sharma to bowl from the other end. Sam Curran picks him up early for a single in the first ball which is followed by another single taken comfortably by Jos Butler in the second delivery.
22:19 IST: Bowling change for India. Jasprit Bumrah has been brought back into the attack. He returns with a maiden over. England 228/6 after 84 overs.
22:16 IST: Boundary! Sam Curran shows his class, drives Ashwin's delivery through the mid-on splitting, the Indian fielders. England now extend their lead to 201 runs.
22:15 IST: Second new ball has been taken! Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the first over with it.
22:13 IST: 5 runs from that Hardik Pandya over, easy pickings from England. The hosts have now extended their lead to 196 runs.
22:11 IST: Pulled by Sam Curran for a single! Hardik Pandya in his ninth over on a trot. He has failed to provide India with a breakthrough.
22:09 IST: Maiden from Ashwin! He quickly ran through his over as Sam Curran defended every single ball without taking any risk. England 218/6 after 81 overs, lead by 191 runs. That must be hurting India.
22:07 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin continues from the other end.
22:04 IST: Boundary! Elegant looking cover drive from Jos Butler and that ball traveled like a bullet to the fence. England now extend their lead to 191 runs. England 218/6 after 80 overs.
22:03 IST: Long spell for Hardik Pandya continues. He is into his eighth over. His figures are currently 0/29 after 7.2 overs.
22:01 IST: New ball due in two overs. Ravichandran Ashwin to bowl the next over. Virat Kohli has deployed a slip and a gully for Ashwin with Sam Curran on strike.
22:00 IST: Boundary from Jos Butler's willow to end Hardik Pandya's over. Eight runs came from that over. England 214/6 after 78 overs.
21:49 IST: Four and that's 50 for Jos Buttler! Brilliant knock from the England wicket-keeper under pressure. Beautiful cover drive off Ashwin to bring his 9th half-century in Test cricket. ENG 205-6 after 76.2 overs.
21:41 IST: 200 up for England and they have now stretched their lead to 173 runs in the second innings. Jos Buttler is batting on 46 alongside Sam Curran on 12 runs. ENG 200-6 after 75.1 overs.
21:27 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Sam Curran in the second innings. Wide outside off-stump from Hardik Pandya and Curran wasted no time on that on. Hits it through cover region for four runs. ENG 189-6 after 71.2 overs.
21:24 IST: Beaten! Beautiful flighted delivery from Ashwin. That turned and bounced more than expected. Sam Curran is surprised with the delivery. ENG 184-6 after 70.3 overs.
21:13 IST: OUT! Gritty Ben Stokes knock comes to an end. Ajinkya Rahane takes a fine catch at first slip as Ashwin strikes for the first time in the second innings. Stokes departs after scoring 30 runs. England lead by 151 runs in the second innings. ENG 178-6 after 68.1 overs.
21:07 IST: Four and 50-run partnership comes up between Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Brilliant fight shown from both middle order batsmen. ENG 178-5 after 67.2 overs.
21:03 IST: Review from India! Original decision is not out. And the on-field decision stays. It was an appeal for caught behind but ultra edge shows there was no bat involved. It was very close but Stokes survives. India have now lost both their reviews. ENG 169-5 after 66.1 overs.
20:58 IST: Bowling change for India! Hardik Pandya comes to bowl for the first time in the day. ENG 166-5 after 65 overs.
20:49 IST: Another tight over from Jasprit Bumrah comes to an end. The Indian bowlers are working hard to reverse the ball there has been no significant movement so far. ENG 158-5 after 62 overs.
20:37 IST: Just one run from Ashwin's first over after tea break. Jasprit Bumrah will share the ball from the other end. ENG 153-5 after 59 overs.
20:31 IST: Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes are back at the centre to start the final session for England on day 3. Ravichandran Ashwinn will start the proceedings for India.
Tea, Day 3 - England 152 for 5, lead India by 125 runs in the second innings.
England only lose the wickets of Bairstow and Root in the second session, but the Indian bowlers have contained them well.— ICC (@ICC) September 1, 2018
They are 152/5, 125 runs ahead of India. Whose position would you rather be in?#ENGvIND
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20:13 IST: Jos Buttler negotiates the last ball of Bumrah's and umpires decide to go for tea break. Ben Stokes is batting on 20 alongside Jos Buttler on 22 runs.
20:06 IST: 150 up for England! The partnership between Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler has now moved on to 28 runs. Both batsmen looking solid now. England now lead by 123 runs in the second innings. ENG 150-5 after 56.5 overs.
19:50 IST: 20 minutes to go for Tea! Both Jos Buttler (16) and Ben Stokes (14) playing cautiously at the moment. Will India manage another wicket before the break?
19:39 IST: Bowling change for India! Mohammed Shami comes back into the attack. Replaces Ishant Sharma.
19:31 IST: FOUR! Jos Buttler gets off the mark with a cheeky boundary. Ishant Sharma's delivery gets the edge but the ball falls short of second slip. Passes between the slip fielders and runs away to the fence. England now have a 100-run lead in the second innings. ENG 126-5 after 47.4 overs.
19:23 IST: OUT! Joe Root gets run-out after scoring 48 runs. Mohammed Shami with a direct hit from mid-on and Root finds himself short. Bad call from Ben Stokes. India finally manage to get the break through. ENG 122-5 after 46 overs.
19:19 IST: Huge Lbw appeal from Ishant Sharma. The entire slip cordon goes up as well. Ben Stokes fall over but umpire rules not out. After discussing, Virat decides not to take the review. Replay clearly shows that the ball was pitched out side the leg stump. ENG 118-4 after 45.2 overs.
19:13 IST: Drinks Break! Both Joe Root and Ben Stokes pretty watchful at the moment. Both have stitched a 25-run partnership for the fifth wicket. ENG 117-4 after 44 overs.
After taking the wicket of Jonny Bairstow with the first ball of the session, India haven't taken another in the hour since. @root66 and @benstokes38 holding strong for England. #ENGvIND— ICC (@ICC) September 1, 2018
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19:03 IST: Beaten! Beauty from Ishant Sharma this time. Just misses the outside edge of England skipper Joe Root. ENG 117-4 after 42 overs.
18:56 IST: Bowling change! Ashwin comes back into the attack. Will operate with a slip, a leg slip and a forward short-leg. ENG 108-4 after 40 overs.
18:49 IST: Beaten! Absolute beauty from Jasprit Bumrah. Beats the outside edge of Ben Stokes. Ajinkya Rahane heard some thing but he was the only one to do so. With no support from the bowler or slip fielders, Virat Kohli decides not go for the review. ENG 107-4 after 38.5 overs.
18:40 IST: Another maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah. He has kept things really tight from the opposite end. Mohammed Shami will continue. ENG 105-4 after 37 overs.
18:33 IST: 100 up for England! Mohammed Shami strays on to the pads and Root clips in away for a boundary. Fine-leg fielder gives up the chase. England skipper moves into the forties as well with the boundary. ENG 103-4 after 35.1 overs.
18:22 IST: FOUR! Joe Root denies Shami a hat-trick. Places the ball in the vacant gully region and it runs away for a four. Brilliant diving effort from Rahul but is unable to stop the ball. ENG 97-4 after 33.1 overs.
18:17 IST: Huge Lbw appeal from Jasprit Bumrah! Umpire rules not-out. Joe Root trapped in front but height was the factor on that one. Virat decides not to take the review. ENG 92-4 after 32.1 overs.
18:13 IST: OUT! First ball after lunch and Jonny Bairstow walks back for a duck. Perfect delivery from Mohammed Shami cleans up Bairstow. Shami will be on a hat-trick in his next over. ENG 92-4 after 32 overs.
Shami is on a hat-trick!— ICC (@ICC) September 1, 2018
He clean bowls Jonny Bairstow the first ball after lunch.
Can he do it? England are 92/4, 65 runs ahead of India.#ENGvIND
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Lunch, Day 3 - England 92 for the loss 3 wickets. Lead India by 65 runs.
England lost three wickets in the first session, including the one of Jennings on the last ball before lunch. England are on 92-3, leading India by 65.— ICC (@ICC) September 1, 2018
Which team is in the better position? #ENGvIND
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17:32 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes just before lunch. The ball kept a bit low and Jennings is trapped in front of the stumps. He walks back after scoring 36 runs. ENG 92-3 after 31.5 overs.
17:24 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Joe Root and Keaton Jennings.
17:19 IST: Huge shout from Ashwin and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. Joe Root looks confident. Virat decides not to take the review. Replay clearly shows that the ball was going down the leg side. ENG 77-2 after 28.4 overs.
17:07 IST: Bowling change for India! Mohammed Shami comes in to replace Jasprit Bumrah.
17:04 IST: FOUR! Another boundary off Ashwin. This time it's Joe Root who sweeps Ashwin on the on-side to collect a boundary. ENG 70-2 after 24.5 overs.
17:02 IST: Just under 30 minutes to go for lunch and Mohammed Shami can be seen warming up. He might be on the attack soon. ENG 66-2 after 23.5 overs.
16:56 IST: FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Keaton Jennings against Ashwin. First one is a daring reverse sweep which pays off. Second one is more conventional sweep on the leg side. Jennings looking confident now against the off-spinner. ENG 59-2 after 22.3 overs.
16:54 IST: Four and 50 up for England! Joe Root cuts the ball square of the wicket to collect a boundary. Bumrah is disappointed with himself. ENG 51-2 after 22 overs.
16:50 IST: Huge LBW appeal from Jasprit Bumrah. Virat Kohli decides to take the review. Replay clearly shows that the ball was going over the stumps. On-field decision stays. Joe Root survives and India lose their review. ENG 47-2 after 21.2 overs.
16:37 IST: Bowling change for India straight after drinks break! Ashwin brought back into the attack, replaces Jasprit Bumrah.
16:34 IST: Ishant Sharma receives second official warning for running on the pitch. He has now switched to over the wicket after the warning from the umpire. Another warning and Ishant will be out of the attack. ENG 36-2 after 17.5 overs.
16:21 IST: OUT! It's Ishant Sharma this time for India. Second wicket falls for England as Moeen Ali (9) fails to impress at number three spot. KL Rahul takes a sharp low catch at second slip. The ball was angled in and then moved across after pitching taking Ali's outside edge on the way. ENG 33-2 after 15.4 overs.
England will need some resistance from Root and Jennings now after losing two wickets in the first hour of day three.— ICC (@ICC) September 1, 2018
The home side are 36/2 with the bowlers bowling very well. #ENGvIND
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16:15 IST: FOUR! Thick outside edge from the bat of Moeen Ali and the ball races to the fence through the vacant gully region. Bumrah is disappointed. England are now in the lead. ENG 32-1 after 14.3 overs.
16:08 IST: Change in batting order for England! Moeen Ali promoted to number three position. Comes in ahead of skipper Joe Root.
16:07 IST: OUT! First wicket of the morning for India. Jasprit Bumrah strikes. Over the wicket from Bumrah and the ball goes with the angle taking outside edge of Alastair Cook. Rahul at second slip takes the catch in the third attempt. Cook walks back after scoring 12 runs. ENG 24-1 after 12.1 overs.
15:55 IST: FOUR! Keaton Jennings collects his first boundary of the day. Plays the ball late through the vacant gully region for four runs. ENG 21-0 after 10.2 overs.
15:54 IST: Bowling change for India! Jasprit Bumrah replaces Ravichandran Ashwin. ENG 16-0 after 10 overs.
15:42 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the morning for England and Alastair Cook. Ishant strays on to the pads and Cook flicks it away to mid-wicket region for four runs. ENG 13-0 after 7.2 overs.
15:40 IST: Big appeal for LBW from Ashwin on the final ball of his second over. Umpire adjourns not out. Skipper Virat decides not to take the review. ENG 9-0 after 7 overs.
15:37 IST: Maiden! Ishant Sharma starts with a maiden from the other end. Right on the money from the lanky pacer in his first over. ENG 7-0 after 6 overs.
15:33 IST: Just one run from Ashwin's first over of the morning. Ishant Sharma will share the ball with him from the other end. ENG 7-0 after 5 overs.
15:32 IST: First run on the board for England on the third day. On the pads from Ashwin and Cook guides the ball to the on-side for a single. ENG 7-0 after 4.5 overs.
15:29 IST: Openers Alstair Cook and Keaton Jennings are at the centre to start day 3 for England. Ravichandran Ashwin will start the proceedings for India.
14:50 IST: Big day for England with the bat!
14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live match updates of day 3 of the 4th Test between India and England.
Pujara's innings and his last-wicket stand of 46 runs with Jasprit Bumrah (6) have virtually made the encounter at Rose Bowl a game of second innings. He got to his 15th century, and second outside Asia, with a double over the bowler's head, and well aware of the significance of the knock to the final outcome, the unassuming India number three raised his bat and helmet in celebration.
It was appropriate, even as the visitors inched closer to England's first-innings effort. Pujara's footwork against spin, always a feature of his game in home conditions, came to the fore in the first innings of an overseas Test, and it helped India. As he settled down, the batsman looked comfortable against the pacers and ensured there was no hiccup from at least one end. In what turned out to be another eventful day of Test cricket, India slumped from 161 for four to 195 for eight in the final session of play, with veteran off-spinner Moeen Ali doing the bulk of the damage.
Had it not been for Mooen's impressive return of 5/63, India would have run away with the game as the visitors negated the seam duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the first session, reaching 100 for two at lunch. England enjoyed the upper hand in the post-lunch session despite dogged defiance from Pujara as India went into tea at 181 for five. Rishabh Pant (0) patiently left the deliveries outside the off-stump before Moeen Ali got one to straighten and trapped him leg-before at the stroke of tea.
Pujara, however, batted in his customary style, reaching 70 off 151 balls with nine boundaries to his credit. Pujara took time to settle down and waited patiently for the loose deliveries to dispatch them to the boundary. Skipper Virat Kohli (46) once again looked good for a big score before Sam Curran managed to draw him forward, inducing a thickish outside edge to Alastair Cook in the slip cordon.