India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4, Highlights: Hosts win by 8 wickets

Nov, 29 2016 IST

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    Watch our cricket expert Ayaz Memon review India's emphatic win at Mohali in firstpost Gameplan. 

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    Jadeja: I'm very happy with my performance, especially with the bat. When I went out there, I was looking to play 40-50 balls, I knkew I can convert. Knew I can easily score runs later on. I was just thinking I am not going to take chance against off spinners. Wanted to take chance against leg-spinner. Unfortunately the ball came slow and didn't hit the middle (talking about his dismissal). Next time I reach 90, I'll be careful and play normal shots. There was nothing for spinners.Had a chat with Virat about trying to bowl 5 maiden overs. I was just looking to bowl in the right area and not to give them boundaries. Luckily I got Ben Stokes in the first innings and Joe Root in the second.

     

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    Kohli: None of the pitches have been turners. We have just played very good cricket. Amazing to see the lower-order contribute. Professional job by Parthiv to win the game in the end. I was surprised by the cheer after the toss, there was five more days to play after it. We had to show that there is more to cricket than just winning the toss. A proud achievement by the lower order. Guys who are capable with the bat stand up (referring to Ashwin and Jadeja). Ashwin is a champion. Seamers have been standing out in every game. We pushed them on the back foot, and it was pleasing to see them bounce them out. These guys are really motivated to play. Shami also feels the injury was a blessing in disguise for him, and he has been working harder. You have to give him confidence to express himself, and he will continue to be the match winner. Really happy with the way the guys stood up. felt bad for Karun the debutant who got run out, looking forward to the next game. We'll enjoy the break right now.

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    Cook: It was a good toss to win. To get bowled out for 283. It was frustrating, and we need to improve on that. Stokes is a brilliant player, and is one of the all-rounders who balances the team out. He's one of those guys who's going to get better and better. It's been a frustrating four days, and credit to India. But a few days of now, and we can refresh ourselves and go our separate ways. Unfortunately, Hameed has to go home. It's pretty bad. Real testament to his courage (talking about his unbeaten fifty in the second innings).

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    Ravindra Jadeja is adjudged as man of the match. 

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    Ravichandran Ashwin: "Yeah a little bit of lower abdominal strain. It was very bad on the second day but it has got better. We were in a bit of bother on Day two but we back backs itself to put on 125 runs every time. We put on a stellar show. We got the wickets because of the pressure. Special mention needs to go to Jaddu. The wicket wasn't doing much, he kept bowling those boring areas. I enjoyed both Cook and Moeen's wickets. I knew he would step out, so I slowed it down. Parthiv plays like the (same) in first-class cricket too."

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    Parthiv Patel: Absolutely, I was very nervous before the start of the Test. But,the kind of welcome I got from the dressing room, it never felt I was joining them after eight years. That's the beauty of this team. Playing aggressively suits my game. The intent was very important, and I backed myself. (When asked about keeping wickets to Ashwin) Ashwin was brilliant. The way he (Ashwin) varied his pace was brilliant. He deceived even me."

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    India have been better than England in all the departments. There were a couple of changes in the side after they lost KL Rahul and Wriddhiman Saha early on. While, Parthiv Patel made the most of the opportunities, Karun Nair was unlucky to be run out for 4. Lower order contributions from Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant bailed India out of the tough position. The same trio continued to haunt the English batsmen in their second innings. They have a 2-0 lead. Stay tuned for our cricket expert Ayaz Memon's review of the third Test.

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    FOUR! Parthiv goes inside out and drives Batty over extra over for a boundary. India win by 8 wickets and lead the 5 match Test series 2-0. 

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    After 19 overs,India 100/2 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 63 , Virat Kohli (C) 6)

    Patel dances down the ground and slams Rashid over the mid-wicket fielder for a four. India one hit away from a win. Parthiv drives to cover and sets off instantly for a single. Kohli defends towards off side and collects a couple to bring up India's 100.

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    After 19 overs,India 100/2 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 63 , Virat Kohli (C) 6)

    Patel dances down the ground and slams Rashid over the mid-wicket fielder for a four. India one hit away from a win. Parthiv drives to cover and sets off instantly for a single. Kohli defends towards off side and collects a couple to bring up India's 100.

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    After 19 overs,India 93/2 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 58 , Virat Kohli (C) 4)

    Rashid gets rid of Pujara for 25. But the crowd is overjoyed as Kohli comes out to bat. Kohli gets off the mark with a single to square leg. Will he score the winning runs? We will have to wait and see. Kohli drives Batty to mid-off for a single. Parthiv rotates the strike next ball. Jeez, Kohli looks to pull and the ball falls short of square leg. He takes a double on the last ball. India need 10 runs to win. 

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    After 19 overs,India 93/2 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 58 , Virat Kohli (C) 4)

    Rashid gets rid of Pujara for 25. But the crowd is overjoyed as Kohli comes out to bat. Kohli gets off the mark with a single to square leg. Will he score the winning runs? We will have to wait and see. Kohli drives Batty to mid-off for a single. Parthiv rotates the strike next ball. Jeez, Kohli looks to pull and the ball falls short of square leg. He takes a double on the last ball. India need 10 runs to win. 

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    OUT! Pujara looks for the sweep, miscues and Root takes a running catch near short fine leg. He falls for 25. Loud cheers at Mohali as Kohli comes out to bat. Pujara c Root b Adil Rashid 25(50)

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    After 17 overs,India 88/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 57 , Cheteshwar Pujara 25)

    A couple of runs in Rashid's 3rd over. SHOT! Pujara walks down the track and flicks Batty to mid-wicket. Pujara uses his feet again and hits it straight, Batty blocks it with his left shoe. He nudges it to square leg for one. 

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    After 15 overs,India 81/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 56 , Cheteshwar Pujara 19)

    Parthiv wants to finish this off quickly. He has made most of the opportuinty presented to him. He upper cuts one over the keeper off Stokes for four. Then gets a bit lucky as his outside edge flies just wide of the first slip fielder into the fence. He then charges down the track and hammers Rashid over long on for a six to bring up his first Test maximum. A single earns him his fifty. He then thumps a punch through covers off Batty for another four. 24 runs off the last 3 overs.

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    FIFTY for Parthiv. He brings it up off just 39 balls. His 5th in Tests. Making most of the opportunity! He batted decently in 1st inns too. 

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    After 12 overs,India 57/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 35 , Cheteshwar Pujara 17)

    Pujara and Parthiv looked solid in that three-over period. Stokes is bending his back and bowling good fiery stuff but both Parthiv and Pujara have been unflustered. Parthiv flicks one nonchalantly through mid-wicket off Moeen for four. He then hammered one through mid-wicket off a pull in Moeen's next over to bring up the 50-run stand with Pujara. 6 more singles and a no ball make it 15 off the last three overs.

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    After 9 overs,India 42/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 24 , Cheteshwar Pujara 14)

    England bowlers troubling Indian batsmen in bits. Stokes is ramping up decent pace. There was a loud shout for an LBW turned down against Parthiv. England went for a review but replays showed Parthiv had got an inside edge. England have now lost both their reviews. Moeen Ali was then introduced into the attack and he beat Pujara's outside edge with one that went straight on. Parthiv then had a waft outside off, off Stokes but missed. But in between the two have done well to take singles and made sure they haven't bogged down.

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    Tea, Day 4: As expected, India are in driver's seat and it's just a matter of time before they seal the match unless something dramatic happens.

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    After 6 overs,India 33/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 16 , Cheteshwar Pujara 13)

    Now Pujara gets into the action. Pujara first cuts Woakes to point for a boundary and then follows it up with a lovely cover drive for another. Rashid comes into the attack, Patel works it to the leg side and brings Pujara on strike. Beautiful! Pujara drives it to deep extra cover. Yikes, Rashid's delivery goes for four byes down the leg side. And it's tea!  Stay tuned for Ayaz Memon's review of second session. 

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    After 4 overs,India 16/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 15 , Cheteshwar Pujara 1)

    Anderson digs in short and has started appealing for a caught behind. England review after some discussion, ultra-edge shows there was no edge. Pujara survies. England not allowing India any respite. Parthiv punches to covers and Stokes dives to save a single. Parthiv gets into an uncomfortable position and pulls Woakes to deep mid-wicket fence. One more! Patel cuts it past the point fielder for another four. 

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    After 2 overs,India 8/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 7 , Cheteshwar Pujara 1)

    Murali Vijay starts cautiously and plays out Anderson's 1st. Parthiv cuts Woakes' 1st ball through covers for a four. Goes on the back foot and punches it down the ground to pick up 3. England strike early, Vijay departs for duck. Pujara gets off the mark straightaway with a single towards mid-on. 

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    After 2 overs,India 8/1 ( Parthiv Patel (W) 7 , Cheteshwar Pujara 1)

    Murali Vijay starts cautiously and plays out Anderson's 1st. Parthiv cuts Woakes' 1st ball through covers for a four. Goes on the back foot and punches it down the ground to pick up 3. England strike early, Vijay departs for duck. Pujara gets off the mark straightaway with a single towards mid-on. 

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    OUT! Woakes strikes. Extra bounce and Vijay edges it to Root at second slip. The horror series continues for Vijay as he falls for a duck. Vijay c Root b Woakes 0(8)

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    Murali Vijay and Parthiv Patel have come out for the chase. James Anderson takes the new ball.

     

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    OUT! The Ashwin-Jadeja partnership continues, this time to effect a run out. Jadeja throws from mid-wicket and Ashwin lobs it to the wickets, Anderson is caught short of his crease. England all out 236 Anderson run out (Jadeja/Ashwin) 5(11) 

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    After 90 overs,England 235/9 ( Haseeb Hameed 58 , James Anderson 5)

    Hameed slog sweeps Ashwin over mid-wicket for a six and gets to his fifty. Gritty knock. Runs flowing in! Hameed opens the face ot bat to play it down to third man for a boundary. Hameed flicks to mid-wicket and takes a couple to England's lead to a 100. Kohli seems frustrated. Smart cricket by the 19-year old, takes a single on the fifth ball. Can Anderson see off the last ball? Yes, he does. Shami bowls short, Anderson leaves it alone. 

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    After 88 overs,England 221/9 ( Haseeb Hameed 44 , James Anderson 5)

    Hameed's thick edge runs down for a boundary to third man. Hameed is accelerating, he slog sweeps Ashwin for a boundary to mid-wicket. He dabs it to third man for a single. Anderson blocks the next ball. Jadeja comes back into the attack and Hameed greets with a boundary to mid-wicket. Hameed drives to long-on and Jadeja is livid! The throw should've been at the non-striker's end, but Vijay throws it to the keeper. Even Kohli wasn't impressed with the sloppy throw. India concedes a single on the last ball and Hameed takes strike. England lead by 87 runs.

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    After 86 overs,England 205/9 ( Haseeb Hameed 28 , James Anderson 5)

    Nasty! Shami's bouncer hits Woakes on the helmet and his neck guard comes off. Kohli asks him whether he's fine. Fantastic bowling! Shami digs in another short and Woakes top edges to Parthiv. The short ball treatment continues and Rashid gets caught at fine leg. Anderson slams Umesh through covers for a boundary to bring up the 200-run mark for England.

     

    Hameed pulls Shami to fine leg for four. The youngster goes for another hook, misses. India appeal for a catch, and Kohli reviews after the decision was turned out. There's clear daylight between bat and ball, and Hameed is safe. Lots happening, Hameed pushes it to silly mid-on and goes for a quick single. Shami runs and throws at striker's end. The decision goes upstairs and Anderson was comfortably in. 

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    OUT! Shami bouncing England out. Rashid caught at fine leg by Umesh Yadav. Adil Rashid c U Yadav b Shami 0(2)

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    OUT! Shami bowls a bouncer and Woakes top edges it to Parthiv. The frustration ends. England eight down. Woakes c Parthiv Patel b Shami 30(47)

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    After 83 overs,England 195/7 ( Haseeb Hameed 23 , Chris Woakes 30)

    Oh, Jadeja bowls from the other end. Woakes paddle sweeps and Shami chases it from long leg and saves a certain four. England run 3. Umesh takes the new ball and starts off with a full ball, Hameed blocks it to mid-wicket. A shout for caught behind. Parthiv doesn't look interested, and asks Kohli to not waste a review. Hameed drives on the up to the cover fielder.  

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    India has taken second new ball in the 83rd over. Umesh Yadav to bowl with it. 

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    After 81 overs,England 191/7 ( Haseeb Hameed 22 , Chris Woakes 27)

    Hameed finally breaks free and slog sweeps Ashwin to deep mid-wicket for a four. His first boundary of the innings. Runs flowing in easily right now. Woakes drives to long-on for one. It's 80 overs and the new ball is available. Reviews have also been reset. India opts against it and Umesh continues comes into the attack and bowls a maiden.

     

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    After 79 overs,England 186/7 ( Haseeb Hameed 17 , Chris Woakes 27)

    Woakes plays it to third man for a single, meanwhile Hameed's blockathon continues. Woakes drives Jadeja through covers for a single. Hameed nudges it towards square leg and runs one. Woakes goes back and blocks the last ball. 

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    After 77 overs,England 183/7 ( Haseeb Hameed 16 , Chris Woakes 25)

    Woakes plays it to third man and runs 3. Ashwin bowls slightly full, Hameed goes on back foot and defends it. Hameed works it to off side and instantly runs for a single. Woakes goes back again and cuts it through covers for a boundary. Hameed plays out Jadeja. He's faced 103 balls for his 16.

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    After 75 overs,England 175/7 ( Haseeb Hameed 15 , Chris Woakes 18)

    Flighted delivery, Woakes drives it and picks up the gap between cover and mid-off. Just a push to mid-wicket by Woakes to take a single. Ashwin bowling from round the wicket, ball going down the off-side, Woakes leaves it alone. Woakes has been extremely busy so far in his innings. Cuts to backward point for a single. Hameed's resistance continues as he blocks the last ball. Woakes punches it to deep square leg and urges Hameed to come for the second, taken comfortably at the end. Another punch towards point for a single. 

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    After 72 overs,England 164/7 ( Haseeb Hameed 14 , Chris Woakes 8)

    Jadeja starts off with a maiden. Ashwin to bowl from other end. Hameed takes a single on first ball. Woakes goes back and cuts Ashwin to off side for a four. Dabs it to third man and collects a couple. Sensible batting from Woakes, drives down the ground and picks up single. Hameed leans forward and blocks it towards off-side.

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    Players are back out after lunch. England 156/7, lead by 22 runs.

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    Watch Cricketwallah review the first session of Day 4. 

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    Lunch, Day 4: But India still on top. Root lead from the front with his 78, but his dismissal has left England in a spot of bother. Hameed, who didn't open due to injury, has shown immense grit and patience. He's played 88 balls for his 13 and has been untroubled (expect one edge off Ashwin) despite the pressure. England are 22 runs ahead. Catch our cricket expert Ayaz Memon's review of the first session shortly. 

Day 3, report: India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led from the front, claiming three wickets to reduce England to 78/4 at stumps on day three of the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Monday.

After conceding a 134-run lead in the first innings, England lost their top order -- skipper Alastair Cook (12), Moeen Ali (5), Jonny Bairstow (15) and Ben Stokes (5) -- in quick succession, to still trail by 56 runs.

Virat Kohli and Alastair Cook. AP

Virat Kohli and Alastair Cook. AP

Joe Root, who opened the innings in place of injured Haseeb Hameed, was unbeaten on 36 along with night-watchman Gareth Batty (0) when the umpires removed the bails for the night.

Coming out to bat in the post-tea session after bundling India out for 417 in their first innings, England found the going tough on a pitch which gradually came to the Indian spinners' assistance.

Trailing by 134 runs, Cook with make-shift opener Root batted cautiously for the initial few overs but the southpaw's 49-ball stay was soon ended by Ashwin, who managed to break through his defence.

Cook's wicket brought in Moeen Ali, whose struggle with the willow continued as Ashwin bamboozled him with a flighted delivery -- and fellow offie Jayant Yadav pouched him with ease at mid-on.

Struggling at 39/2, England promoted Jonny Bairstow to No.4 for the first time in his career but the stumper too departed after forging a brief 31-run third-wicket stand with Root.

Bairstow's wicket belonged more to wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, who took a brilliant low catch off Jayant, when the English right-hander went back into the crease only to end up nicking it behind.

Ashwin then returned to take the wicket of danger-man Ben Stokes, who found himself squared up by a delivery pitched on the off and middle stump.

The controversial Decision Review System (DRS) came to India's rescue by ruling Stokes out after the on-field umpire was not convinced by Ashwin's call for a leg-before as the visitors found themselves tottering at 78/4, still 56 runs behind the host's first innings score.

England's woes seemed to get worsened with opener Haseeb Hameed still nursing a hand injury and it will be interesting to see whether the 19-year-old right-hander will come out to bat on the penultimate day.

Earlier, riding on late-order heroics of all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja (90), Ashwin (72) and Jayant Yadav (55), India managed to cross the psychological barrier of 400 and added 17 more runs in their first essay.

Jadeja produced his career-best Test score while Jayant notched his maiden Test half century to pull India to a sizeable lead.

Resuming the second session at 354/7, Jadeja and Jayant continued their good touch until the Saurashtra batsman was dismissed by leg-spinner Adil Rashid in the 124th over. His 170-ball knock was laced with 10 boundaries and one six.

The fall of Jadeja's wicket brought in Umesh Yadav (12), who along with Jayant forged a crucial 33-run partnership for the ninth wicket before Jayant was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Ben Strokes (5/73).

Umesh and Mohammad Shami (1 not out) managed to add only three runs to the total before India were packed off to the pavilion.

Earlier, India scored 84 runs from 30 overs in the morning session of the play losing the lone wicket of Ashwin (72).

For England, pacer Ben Strokes scalped five wickets for 73 to become their most successful bowler followed by leggie Adil Rashid (4/118).