Nov 20, 2016 17:19(IST)
That's it us from us today. Join us tomorrow for the Day 5 of 2nd Test.
Broad: The openers showed us the way to bat on this pitch to try and save this game tomorrow. We've still got 8 wickets. We're still very much in this Test match. (We need to) learn from what we did this afternoon, and take it tomorrow. (On his spell) It was a decent time to bowl. Had some bounce and reverse swing. We dragged ourtseleves back into this game. We applied pressure and didn't let India control the game. (On his injured foot) It's sore, but im having a fair Test match. Just the sole of the foot makes it worse. 16:49(IST)
Stumps, Day 4: Ravindra Jadeja got rid of Alastair Cook on the last ball of the day to help India regain the momentum on Day 4. Cook and Hameed showed brilliant discipline, but now England will start the last Day with Root and a new batsman. The England have shown that they will not go down without fighting and India should expect the same resistance on Monday. 16:42(IST)
Our cricket expert Ayaz Memon discussing the fourth Day's play. 16:34(IST)
OUT! Jadeja gets the big fish with four balls left. He traps Cook lbw for 54.
Cook lbw b Jadeja 54(189) 16:27(IST) 16:18(IST) 16:18(IST)
Meanwhile Cook moves on to another Test fifty.
England reach 81/1 in 55 overs. They have their two best batsmen in the crease now, and Cook and Root will be looking to see off the Indian spinners till the end of day's play and pick up the threads tomorrow. 16:11(IST)
Another heart-stopping moment for Cook. Jadeja induces an inside edge onto the pad; the ball balloons up but lands safely.
Joe Root is the new batsman.
Out! India get their first wicket and it's that man Ashwin again. The ball almost rolls along the surface to catch Haseeb Hameed plumb in front. He goes for 25. England 75/1 after 50.2 overs. 15:59(IST) 15:57(IST) 15:54(IST) 15:53(IST) 15:53(IST) After 48 overs,England 73/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 46 , Haseeb Hameed 24)
Ashwin gets hammered for a couple of boundaries in the 45th over — Cook guiding it between cover and mid-off, before Hameed sends the next one down the ground.
Both Ashwin and Jadeja use up their reviews in a space of a few deliveries after the ball was pitching outside off by a whisker. This could be taken up by the hosts later.
15:32(IST) After 43 overs,England 55/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 35 , Haseeb Hameed 20)
Outstanding grit shown by Cook and young Hameed. Not a single error, they've come out with a defensive strategy and are executing it with perfection. If they continue this till stumps, India will go into the fifth day with immense pressure to bundle the visitors out. And finally Ashwin is back into the attack a over before drinks. Only 2 off it. Drinks are on the field now.
15:24(IST) 15:14(IST) After 38 overs,England 51/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 33 , Haseeb Hameed 18)
Jadeja comes into the attack and creates a half chance, Hameed leans forward to defend, edges and the ball falls short of Rahane at 1st slip. And it has started spinning, huge turn for Jadeja. Pitched on the rough and it comes back sharp into Cook who manages to put it away. India have decided to exploit the rough, fielders all around the fielder off Jadeja. Cook and Hameed bring up their 50-run stand in the 38th over.
14:58(IST) 14:55(IST) 14:55(IST) After 33 overs,England 48/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 30 , Haseeb Hameed 18)
Kohli started the session with pace from both ends. But it has been a frustrating phase of play. Both Umesh and Shami have bowled way outside off and the English openers have left them all alone. Hameed just tickles Shami to fine leg for a four.
Tea, Day 4: The session has belonged to England. Cook and Hameed have battled their way out against the Indian spin trio. Both the openers look settled and would be confident going back. India needs to strike in the last session and not should not let the advantage slip. England are 40/0 and need 365 runs to win. 13:58(IST) After 25 overs,England 35/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 23 , Haseeb Hameed 12)
Jayant comes into the attack. Fielders all around the bat now off Jadeja, cover is open to lure the English batsmen. But both batsmen have been patient. The pitch is not doing and India should try to force the visitors to make a mistake.
Jayant Yadav replaces Ashwin to come into the attack.
13:44(IST) After 20 overs,England 29/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 18 , Haseeb Hameed 11)
After going over the wicket to Hameed for 6 overs, Ashwin finally decides to go round on the last ball, the youngster blocks it. The same story follows for the next five overs. India won't mind this spell, as soon as the ball gets old, it'll start spinning. Ashwin bowls a short and Cook puts it away to square leg for a four.
Meanwhile in Badminton, after winning the silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016, PV Sindhu has become the China Open Super Series champion.
13:29(IST) After 15 overs, England 21/0 (Hameed 11, Cook 10)
England are blocking each and every ball. Not that one expected them out to go all out, but there has been no intent to score whatsover. The most interesting bit has been Kohli, who's encouraging Jadeja, "Yes Jadeja, beautiful line, keep bowling, I like it." Only 4 off the last 5 overs.
13:24(IST) 13:11(IST) After 10 overs,England 17/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 9 , Haseeb Hameed 8)
Kohli goes to spin in the 6th over, Ashwin introduced into the attack. And the offie misses his hattrick (he dismissed Broad and Anderson off consecutive deliveries in the last innings). Shami gives 2 runs in his 4th over. Oh! It has started spinning, pitched in front of the off stump and spun away from Cook off Ashwin. Jadeja starts off with a maiden. Cook plays out Ashwin too.
13:06(IST) 12:55(IST) After 5 overs,England 11/0 ( Alastair Cook (C) 6 , Haseeb Hameed 5)
India has started brilliantly after lunch, they've not had any wickets so far. But both Shami and Yadav have troubled Cook and young Hameed. The pitch has uneven bounce, a a few have stayed low while and a couple have gone over the Saha's head. A shout from Vijay I reckon from the slip cordon after that head high delivery. Hameed tickles Shami down to leg side. A cautious start from England. 11 off the last five overs.
England openers are on the field after lunch for the chase. Shami starts proceedings for India and beats Cook the very first ball.
Lunch, Day 4: India will feel they have more than enough on the board. They lost their way after losing a flurry of wickets as an injured Broad and Rashid dented India. However, the last wicket partnership between Jayant and Shami took them past 400. England need 405 runs to win. 11:57(IST)
Our cricket expert Ayaz Memon analyses the first session of Day 4. 11:54(IST)
OUT! Moeen comes into the attack and strike immediately, Shami stumped by Bairstow, decision goes upstairs and the third umpire declares him out. Shami st Bairstow b Moeen Ali 19(22) 11:36(IST) After 59 overs,India 184/9 ( Jayant Yadav 17 , Mohammed Shami 13)
After hosts lost Umesh Yadav, Jayant has mixed caution with aggression to try and get India past the 400-run mark. He's ensured that he faces most of the deliveries instead of Shami.
OUT! Umesh Yadav out for duck. He edged it to Bairstow while trying to go against the line and work it to leg side. Rashid gets his fourth. U Yadav c Bairstow b Adil Rashid 0(4) 11:09(IST) After 53 overs,India 162/8 ( Jayant Yadav 8 , Umesh Yadav 0)
Jayant Yadav comes out to replace Kohli at the centre. Broad is finally replaces by Anderson after bowling an eight over spell. An edged four and a few singles, not much happening. India eight down now after Jadeja gets caught at deep mid wicket by Moeen Ali. Despite the wickets, the match is under hosts' control. They lead by 362 runs.
11:04(IST) OUT! Jadeja caught at mid wicket by Moeen Ali at deep mid wicket. Rashid picks up his third. India lead by 362 runs. Jadeja c Moeen Ali b Adil Rashid 14(24)
Anderson has now replaced him to come into the bowling attack.
10:51(IST) 10:49(IST) After 48 overs,India 153/7 ( Ravindra Jadeja 13 , Jayant Yadav 1)
A mini collapse, but the match is still under India's control, they lead by 340 runs, but they would fancy another 50-60 runs to safeguard the Test. Kohli lured by Broad to come forward, edges and the ball runs away for a four to third man. Jadeja slams it over long on for a six off Rashid. Meanwhile, Broad is still bowling, is he really injured? Stokes takes a magnificent catch at 1st slip to get rid of Kohli
OUT! Sensational catch by Stokes to dismiss Kohli. A tentative poke by the Indian captain and he pays the price for it. No century for him in each innings, but nonetheless a brilliant knock. Kohli c Stokes b Adil Rashid 81(109) 10:33(IST) 10:30(IST) 10:24(IST) After 44 overs,India 134/6 ( Virat Kohli (C) 74 , Ravindra Jadeja 3)
Ravichandran Ashwin is the new man in. And the offie comes down the ground and slams Rashid straight down the ground for a four. Broad has looked dangerous and is troubling India with the leg cutter. Has beaten Kohli a couple of times. Huge appeal for a LBW off Broad and Ashwin has been given out by Rod Tucket. He reviews it almost immediately and there's big inside edge and survives. The DRS might have helped him the previous over, but Broad removes him in his next, a faint edge to Bairstow and Ashwin is out for 7. Saha removed by Rashid shortly. India have already lost three wickets and are in a spot of bother.
OUT! Rashid removes Saha for 2. He reviews it, but Dharmasena's decision stays. It was a googly, Saha prods forward to defend it. No edge, impact is in line and hawk eye suggests that it would've hit the leg stump. Saha lbw b Adil Rashid 2(4) 10:12(IST)
OUT! Broad strikes again, Ashwin nicks it to Bairstow. He's gone for 7. The leg cutter again! Ashwin leans forward to push it to off side and edges, a feather one. Saha comes out to bat. Ashwin c Bairstow b Broad 7(12) 09:59(IST) After 39 overs,India 118/4 ( Virat Kohli (C) 70 , Ravichandran Ashwin 1)
Day 4 is underway and Kohli scores the first runs with a cover drive. A appeal for LBW on Broad's last ball, the bowler thinks it's pad first, but Cook refuses to review it. Oh, another shout for a lbw, this time Rahane, England don't opt for DRS again, as it was going down the leg side. Just as India gifted England 4 bonus yesterday, the visitors have returned the favour. Kohli pushes it to point for a single, and Stokes has a shy at non striker's end, it hits and runs away for a boundary. Sublime! Full and outside off, Kohli goes forward, opens the face of the bat and hits it through extra cover for a four. Broad gets rid of Rahane and the poor of form of India's vice-captain continues.
OUT! Broad bowls the leg cutter and Rahane gloves it to Cook at first slip. He falls for 26 and the lean patch continues for Rahane. Rahane c Cook b Broad 26(65) 09:36(IST) 09:34(IST)
100 comes up for India in the 35th over. Hosts now lead by 300 runs. 09:31(IST)
The Indian batsmen are out at the centre for the start of Day's play. Stuart Broad to start the proceedings for England. India lead by 298 runs.
After being on the back foot for the entire first Test, India are in a familiar position at home at the end of Day 3 of the second Test.
There is a wide consensus that England's chances in the Vizag Test are all but over and it is only a matter of time before Virat Kohli's rampant team notches up another win at home.
Our cricket expert Ayaz Memon previewing Day 4 of the second Test between India and England. 23:11(IST)
Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 4 of the second Test between India and England in Vizag. India will look to add to their 298-run lead, with Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane going great guns. Follow this space for live scores and updates.
Report, Day 3: Skipper Virat Kohli and premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin put India in the driver's seat, as the hosts managed a healthy 298-run second innings lead against England at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test at Visakhapatnam on Saturday.
Kohli followed up his brilliant 167 in the first innings to lead from the front with an unbeaten 56 to take India to 98/3 in the second essay after Ashwin ripped through the English line-up with his 22nd Test fifer to give India a 200-run lead.
India has England on the mat and will look to increase lead on Day 4.
India's second innings started on a disastrous note with the top three batsmen – Murali Vijay (3), Lokesh Rahul (10) and Cheteshwar Pujara (1) – departing with just 40 runs on the board.
Vijay was dismissed in controversial circumstances with the England team appealing for a futile leg before chance and then went for a catch.
The Chennai opener got an edge onto his pad as Broad's ball looped behind square to be beautifully taken by Joe Root at gully diving forward.
Rahul, who returned to the squad after being sidelined with an injury was caught behind by stumper Jonny Bairstow off Broad after England approached for a review when the on-field umpires turned their appeal down.
Pujara, the centurion in the first innings, could not last long as a ripper from Anderson knocked his middle stump.
Thereafter, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (22 not out) stabilised the innings with an unbeaten 58-run fourth wicket stand. Kohli's 70-ball knock was laced with six hits to the fence.
For the visitors, pacer Stuart Broad took two wickets while veteran James Anderson bagged one.
Earlier, Ashwin returned with figures of 5/67 while Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav bagged a wicket each as England were bowled out for 255 in their first innings shortly before the tea break.
All-rounder Ben Stokes top scored for the visitors with 70 while stumper Jonny Bairstow also notched up a half-century for England.
Resuming at the overnight score of 103/5, Bairstow and Stokes survived the occasional scare to complete a 110-run partnership.
Ashwin caused plenty of trouble for the English duo on a pitch which does not have too much grass.
Stokes and Bairstow however, batted steadily to help the visitors reach a respectable total.
Umesh restored the morale within the Indian camp a couple of overs before lunch with a full length delivery that beat Bairstow with its pace and clipped the pads before sending the middle stump for a walk.
Bairstow scored 53 runs off 152 balls with five hits to the fence.
Ashwin trapped Stokes leg before shortly after the lunch break to hand the hosts a vital breakthrough.
Stokes 157-ball stay in the middle included 11 boundaries.
His departure saw England's first innings come to a rapid close as Ashwin and Jadeja removed the last three wickets in the space of just 30 runs.
First Published On : Nov 20, 2016 18:02 IST