India Vs England LIVE SCORE (test)

India Vs England At Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad, 04 March, 2021

04 March, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

205/10 (75.5 ov)

135/10 (54.5 ov)

4th Test

365/10 (114.4 ov)

India beat England by an innings and 25 runs

205/10

Overs

75.5

Fours

26

Sixes

2

Extras

10

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
James Anderson not out 10 15 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ishant Sharma 9 2 23 0
Mohammed Siraj 14 2 45 2

365/10

Overs

114.4

Fours

42

Sixes

4

Extras

19

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Washington Sundar not out 96 174 10 1
Bowling 0 M R W
James Anderson 25 14 44 3
Ben Stokes 27.4 6 89 4

135/10

Overs

54.5

Fours

9

Sixes

1

Extras

12

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
James Anderson not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammed Siraj 4 0 12 0
Axar Patel 24 6 48 5

Right then! Virat Kohli lifts the trophy and India take the series 3-1 and have booked a place to face New Zealand in the WTC final to played in June, 2021. England, on the other hand, have been outplayed and they will look to come back stronger in their next series. Tests are done now and it is time for the limited-over series. First up is the T20Is which will be played in Ahmedabad. The first one is on 12th March 2021 at 1900 local (1330 GMT). Do join us for that. Until then, cheers and take care.

Virat Kohli, the INDIAN SKIPPER, says the comeback after the loss in the first Test pleased him the most, England outplayed them in the first game, the toss became very crucial in the first Test but from the next game onwards it became more interesting and the comeback pleased him the most. States their bench strength is very strong and that is a great sign for Indian cricket, they want the youngsters to play fearless cricket and that is what they are doing, especially Axar, Pant and Sundar. Adds they are happy they are winning so many series but they need to keep learning, they can't take things lightly and always have to be at their best. Adds Ashwin has been a banker for them and his performance speaks, Rohit's knock was the defining moment of them coming back into the series and it is one of his best knocks which gave them the momentum which they needed to get back into the series. Ends by saying the WTC was more of a distraction so far for them but now they are in the finals and he is happy about it.

Ravichandran Ashwin, the MAN OF THE SERIES, says that the fact that they have qualified for the WTC final is pleasing and after they lost the first Test, the intensity was low but they have come back well. Adds that the players stood up and they have had a good series win. Tells that the last four months have been very good for him and he was not in good form with the bat but in Chennai, the moment arrived and he scored a century. Says that the kind of confidence the team management gave in him was motivating and he did not expect him to play in Australia but Kohli and  Shastri saw something in him and he says that this is the best month that he has had in his career. Tells that being content is not the greatest but being happy is very important for him and he goes back every day trying to be happy. Says that Rishabh has been amazing and he could not be more happier for him and he has been compared to legends already. Goes onto say that the way he has kept in this series is outstanding. Mentions that Axar is someone who came in Jaddu's position and he bowled extremely well and he deserves every bit of praise.

Rishabh Pant, the MAN OF THE MATCH, says he feels the hardwork he has put in is paying off and that has also given him confidence. Mentions his batting performance has given him the confidence to keep well. States his knock was important as they were in a tough situation when he came out to bat and he is happy about his performance. Adds he has always wanted to enjoy while playing and that is what is in his mind all the time.

Joe Root, the England skipper, says that the first positive was the first Test but they could not match India in the rest. Adds that they will continue to learn and believes that they will become a better side from this experience. States that India managed to take home the advantage at crucial times and the partnership between Sundar and Pant was magnificent. States that India outplayed them and wishes India best of luck for the final. Goes onto say that Ahmedabad has a brilliant stadium and it has been a good experience. Says that they can look for excuses but the rotation policy is not going to go away and they cannot be playing guys until they fall over and they look at what's next as well and they want to look after their players. Mentions that it has been a very good series and they have been looked at well.

Ravi Shastri is up now for a chat. He says that when youngsters are coming through the ranks, it is pleasing to see. Adds that what Pant and Sundar did was amazing and they have worked really hard to get to the top of the table. Says that the boys just took one series at a time and they were not bothered about the WTC final. Says that they deserved to be in the final. Goes onto say that the first Test in Chennai would have been different had they got more rest but does not take the credit away from England as they outplayed them. Says that the groundsman in Ahmedabad is an amazing curator and the scoreline does not show how close this series was. Tells that he is waiting to get out of the bubble and it is time for the bubble to burst. Goes onto say that the players' first prayer is to get out of the bubble. Goes onto say that it is tough to stay in a bubble and these guys have been magnificent. Tells that the most important thing is teamwork and there is no single individual and it is 6-7 players performing at a time. States that they have been on top, they have been in trouble but they fought from there and not just in Australia but here as well. Adds the support staff have put in hours of work and it is very easy to be hard on the boys but empathy has to be shown especially in the times they live in. Goes onto say that Pant is a genuine match-winner and has worked very hard and the results are here to see. Mentions that he was fearless especially in the first innings as he played against his nature as he built his innings and that confidence rubbed off on Sundar. Adds that his keeping was superb.

Washington Sundar comes up now. He says that he is very happy to win the series and he is very happy to contribute. States that he is not disappointed on missing out on a hundred and his time will come later on. States that if the team could succeed because of his performance, that makes him happy. Says that the pitch was very good to bat on and it was doing something on Day 2 but they all felt that the wicket was good overall and it was also a challenging wicket.

Axar Patel is up for a chat. He says that he could do this after the confidence he got in the first game that he played. Adds that when he and Ashwin were bowling, his plan was to vary the speed and he bowled with the same speed in the last two Test matches. Goes onto say that when he came back to the dressing room, he did not get time to talk to Washington Sundar after India's innings but will have a chat with him now.

The visitors then bowled well and did keep themselves in the game but the Indian lower order, Pant, Sundar and Axar added more than 200 runs to put India in the driver's seat. Once a big lead was taken, it was always going to be difficult for England to get back in the game and they ended up surrendering quite easily. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony.

England, on the other hand, should have done better not only in this innings but in this Test. They won the toss again and elected to bat but did so poorly. They should have scored a lot more than 205 on a wicket which was not that bad to bat on. However, no batter showed application and the willingness to grind it out in the middle. It was a combined effort from the Indian bowlers to restrict England to a low score in the first innings.

Once again it was the two spinners who starred for the Indians! Ashwin and Axar bowled almost all of the overs India did in this innings and bagged 5 each and it just took them a little over one session to bowl this English side out. Brilliant bowling performance from the Indian spinners and they have hammered England in this series.

An emphatic win for for the Indians! England have just surrendered! Very poor display of batting once again from their side as they have let India inflict an innings defeat. With this win, India not only win the series 3-1 but also ensure their place in the finals of the WTC against New Zealand.

54.5

OUT! TIMBER! Knocked him over and 30TH 5-five wicket haul for Ashwin! India win the match by an innings and 25 runs. Flighted ball around middle, Lawrence looks to swing it away but misses and the ball hits the timber behind. THEY TAKE THE SERIES 3-1 AND THEY QUALIFY FOR THE WTC FINAL.

54.4

Loopy ball down the leg side, Lawrence looks to flick but misses.

54.3

Flighted ball on middle, Anderson works it to the leg side for a single.

James Anderson is the last man in.

54.2

OUT! CAUGHT AT FIRST SLIP! Rahane has taken this one cleanly and Leach has to go! India just one wicket away from a 3-1 victory. Loopy ball on off, Leach looks to defend but it takes the outside edge and goes to Rahane. Rahane at first slip catches it and then calmly gives the ball to the square leg umpire. The two umpires want to be sure and take it upstairs. The soft signal is out. The replays roll in and they show that Rahane has taken it cleanly. The brief resistance from Leach is over.

Another referral for a catch! This time Rahane is confident and the soft signal is OUT!

54.1

BEATEN! Wow, that is some turn! Floated ball around off, it spins away. Leach looks to defend but misses.

53.6

Floated on off, Leach pushes it to cover for a single. 134/8

53.5

Flatter ball on middle, Leach tucks it to short leg.

53.4

On off, punched to cover.

53.3

Almost! Gill tries hard but it pops out! Flighted ball on the pads, Leach looks to defend but it seems to have gone off the inside edge, onto the pads and goes to the short leg fielder. Gill dives but fails to hold on. The replays show that there is no bat on it.

53.2

FIFTY FOR DAN LAWRENCE! 2nd one for him in Tests. He has been the lone bright spot in this innings. Floated ball outside off, Lawrence punches it to cover for a single.

53.1

Flatter ball outside off, Lawrence cuts it straight to point.

52.6

Flighted ball outside off, played to the off side. 132/8

52.5

Loopy ball outside off, driven to mid off.

52.4

BEATEN! Loopy ball outside off, Leach looks to defend but gets beaten.

52.3

On off, defended to point.

52.2

NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge and it is pitching outside leg. Leach survives! Flatter ball on middle and leg, it turns in. Leach looks to defend but it seems to have taken an outside edge. India appeal and the finger has gone up. Leach has taken the review. The Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows nothing while the Ball Tracker shows that it is pitching outside leg.

Leach has been given out caught behind but he reviews it immediately.

52.1

BEATEN! Beautifully bowled! Flighted ball outside off, Leach looks to defend but gets beaten.

Drinks! India are just 2 wickets away from a victory and it looks like they will end the game today itself. They have bowled superbly and they are on top while England have meekly surrendered. Dan Lawrence has played really well but with only two wickets in hand, they would look to take the lead. Can they? 15 overs are left in the day with one hour to go but the umpires can play for extra half hour if they feel that a result is possible today.

51.6

Another one on middle, blocked. 132/8

51.5

Angled into the pads, this is worked to square leg.

51.4

On the pads, this is worked to square leg.

51.3

Two! Dan moves onto 49! Shorter and on off, this is pushed through covers for two.

51.2

A polite enquiry! Down the leg side, Lawrence looks to flick but misses. It hits Pant's glove and lobs towards first stlip. Nothing.

51.1

Down the leg side, Lawrence lets it be.

50.6

Flatter ball on middle, tucked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 130/8

50.5

Flighted ball on middle, Dan works it to mid-wicket.

50.4

FOUR! Poor ball from Ashwin! Short ball down the leg side, Lawrence waited for it and then pulls it to the fine leg region for a boundary.

50.3

Flatter on middle, Dan defends it out onto the pitch.

50.2

On off, punched to cover.

50.1

Flatter ball on the pads, Lawrence looks to flick but it brushes his pads and goes to leg slip.

49.6

Angled into the pads, Leach nudges it to mid-wicket. 125/8

49.5

Lawrence takes one as he works it through mid-wicket.

49.4

Leach comes down the track and swings, it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.

49.3

On middle, this is worked with the turn to mid-wicket.

49.2

This is on middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.

49.1

Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

48.6

Slower through the air and on middle, it is pushed back to the bowler. 122/8

48.5

BEATEN! This lands on off and then spins away. Leach is beaten as he tries to defend it.

48.4

Outside off, not played at.

48.3

Nice and solid! On middle, blocked.

48.2

Tossed up on middle, defended.

48.1

This lands on middle and then spins in. It hits the pad and goes over leg gully towards fine leg for one.

47.6

Lawrence keeps strike as he guides it towards point for one. 121/8

47.5

On middle, defended.

47.4

FOUR! Up and over! Tossed up on off, Lawrence goes uppish, he clears mid off and it results in a boundary.

47.3

FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Shorter and outside off, Lawrence slaps it through covers and it races away to the fence.

47.2

On the stumps, defended.

47.1

On off, Lawrence pushes it to covers.

46.6

On middle, defended. 112/8

46.5

Goes past the outside edge again! From over the wicket now, this lands on middle and then spins away. Leach tries to block it but it whizzes past the outside edge.

46.4

Slower through the air, it lands outside off and then turns away. Beaten.

46.3

This one goes on with the arm on the stumps. Leach blocks it.

46.2

BEAUTY! This lands on off and then turns away. Leach is beaten as he tries to defend.

46.1

Flatter and on middle, this is pushed down to long on and the single is taken.

45.6

PLAY AND A MISS! Flatter ball outside off, Leach looks to defend but misses it altogether. 111/8

45.5

On middle, defended back to the bowler.

45.4

Floated on the pads, Leach looks to flick but it hits his pads and lobs towards short leg.

45.3

Tossed up on middle, Leach looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

45.2

BEATEN! That went straight through! Floated ball outside off, Leach looks to defend but misses.

Jack Leach comes out to bat.

45.1

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Axar has another 5-fer! This man has made Test cricket look very easy! 4th 5-fer for him in 3 Test matches. Superb performance from the local lad. Tossed up ball outside off, Bess looks to play the slog sweep but gets an edge back to the keeper. Pant makes no mistake. India two wickets away.

44.6

On the stumps to end the over. Lawrence pushes it to mid on. 111/7

44.5

Quicker and on off, Dan stays back and blocks.

44.4

Quicker and on off, Lawrence goes back and defends it.

44.3

Floats it up on off, it is pushed to the man at mid off.

44.2

On the pads again, this is clipped to the man at mid-wicket.

44.1

On middle, Lawrence works it to short leg.

43.6

On middle, blocked. 111/7

43.5

Bess is off the mark! Shorter and outside off, he cuts it through point for two.

43.4

Good take! OUtside off, Bess looks to sweep. This one turns away as it beats the bat. Pant does well to collect it.

43.3

On off, this pitches and then turns. Bess looks to defend but it goes off the outer half on the off side.

43.2

Outside off, left alone.

Dom Bess is the next man in.

Is that another wicket? Ajinkya Rahane is not sure and the two umpires converge and take it upstairs. The soft signal is not out.

43.1

OUT! That has indeed carried and it is a fine, fine catch from Rahane! Not sure why he was not confident about that! OUT flashes on the big screen and Foakes has to walk back. The gritty stand has come to an end. The change of ends for Axar has worked. He caused a lot of problems in the last over and now has got Foakes. He slows it up, lands it on off and then gets it to turn away. Foakes looks to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes low towards Rahane who dives to his left. He is not sure whether it has carried or not. The umpires take it upstairs. Soft signal being 'NOT OUT'. Replays roll in and they show that it has carried easily. India into the bowling all-rounders now. Trail still above 50.

42.6

Down the leg side, Lawrence lets it go. 109/6

42.5

Tossed up on middle, Dan uses his feet and works it to mid on.

42.4

Loopy ball on off, Lawrence defends it to cover.

42.3

Shorter and on middle, Ben flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

42.2

Flatter ball on the pads, Foakes goes back in his crease and then pads it away.

42.1

Flighted ball on middle, Foakes defends it to silly mid on.

41.6

Now bowls the arm ball on middle, defended. 108/6

41.5

BEATEN! Axar is getting a lot of turn and bounce from this end! This lands on off and then turns away. Lawrence looks to block but is beaten by the away turn.

41.4

On off, it is pushed to covers.

41.3

Edgy two! Tossed up outside off, Lawrence goes after it. It goes off the outside edge past the diving second slip fielder for two.

41.2

How has that missed the off pole? What a delivery! This lands on middle and then turns square. Lawrence goes back and tries to defend but the ball goes just past the off pole.

41.1

On off, this is pushed to mid off.

Change of ends for Axar Patel.

40.6

The arm ball, it lands on middle and then goes on with the angle. Foakes looks to defend but it goes off the outer half on the off side. 106/6

40.5

Loopy ball on middle, Foakes defends it onto the ground.

40.4

On the pads again, this is worked to the fielder at short leg.

40.3

On the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

40.2

A little too full, this is worked back to the bowler.

40.1

On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.

39.6

Plays it well! This lands on off and then there is extra bounce. Lawrence plays it with soft hands onto the ground. 5 singles from the over then. 104/6

39.5

Outside off, Foakes pushes it through covers for one.

39.4

Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.

39.3

One more single! On middle, this is eased down to long on.

39.2

A yorker on off, Lawrence jams it out towards cover for one more.

39.1

100 up for England! Foakes plays it nicely as he comes down and works it down to long on.

38.6

On middle, flicked to the leg side. 99/6

38.5

BEATEN! Flatter ball outside off, Lawrence looks to punch it off the back foot but misses.

38.4

Flighted ball outside off, Lawrence pushes it to cover.

38.3

On middle, Lawrence defends it back to the bowler.

38.2

Very full ball on middle, defended to cover.

38.1

Flatter ball outside off, Dan cuts but finds the point fielder.

37.6

On middle, Foakes hangs back and keeps it out. 99/6

37.5

This one is eased down to long on. Two is the call but they have to settle for one.

37.4

On middle, played back to the bowler.

37.3

Loopy ball on off, Lawrence blocks.

37.2

Dan comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. Keeps it out.

37.1

On middle, Lawrence works it to square leg.

36.6

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket. 98/6

36.5

On the stumps again, Ben defends it with his bat in front of his pad.

36.4

On middle, defended.

36.3

Gives it nice flight and lands it on off, it is pushed to mid off.

36.2

Angled into the pads, Foakes works it to short leg.

36.1

On middle, Lawrence works it to mid-wicket.

35.6

Tossed up on off, Foakes lunges and blocks. 97/6

35.5

Shorter and on middle, Lawrence makes room and pushes it through covers for one.

35.4

On middle, this is defended.

35.3

Once again on the pads, it is kicked away by Lawrence.

35.2

Slower through the air and on the pads, it is padded away.

35.1

On middle, Lawrence works it to mid-wicket.

34.6

BEATEN! Foakes misreads the length there! This lands on off and then spins away. Foakes goes back to a delivery he should be forward to. Gets beaten. 96/6

34.5

Slightly shorter, Lawrence shapes up to pull but then it turns away. He slaps it down to long on for one.

34.4

Slower through the air and on middle, Lawrence keeps it out.

34.3

Angled into the stumps, Dan keeps it out.

34.2

On middle, defended.

34.1

Angled into the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Who will bowl from the other end? Axar Patel it is.

33.6

Flatter on middle, Lawrence works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 95/6

33.5

On middle, tucked to deep square leg for a single.

33.4

Leading edge but safe! Flatter ball on middle, Lawrence looks to work it to the leg side but gets a leading edge which goes to the cover region for a single.

33.3

Floated on middle, Dan uses his feet and then pushes it down to mid on.

33.2

Shorter and on middle, Lawrence tucks it to short leg.

33.1

Flatter ball on the pads, Foakes flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

We are back for the post-Tea session! The Indian players make their way out to the middle, followed by Dan Lawrence and Ben Foakes. Washington Sundar will start with the ball.

... Day 3, Session 3 ...

Coming to the session, it was the Indian spinners once again who wrecked havoc. Ashwin and Axar both have three each. The English batters have just not showed enough determination. Root and Pope did look like building a stand but the two went in quick succession. Foakes and Lawrence have started off well and the visitors will hope they can take them past the deficit. Right then, the third session will begin at 1430 local (0900 GMT). Will that be the final session of the game as well? We will wait and see.

Don’t think we need to mention who this session belongs to. India are well on course to inflict an innings defeat. They just need one more wicket before they are into the bowling all-rounders and England are still 69 runs behind.

India have taken a review! There was no shot offered. The Ball Tracker rolls in and it shows that it is missing the leg stump.

32.6

NOT OUT! Missing the stumps! India lose a review! Ashwin sounded confident but pant from behind was saying that it is going down and that is what happened. Flighted ball on middle and leg, Lawrence pads it away. Ashwin appeals but the umpire is unmoved. Ashwin consults Kohli for the review and Kohli takes it. The Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the leg stump. 91/6

32.5

Flatter ball outside off, punched through the cover region for a couple.

32.4

Flighted ball on the pads, Lawrence flicks it to mid-wicket.

32.3

Loopy ball on off, Foakes pushes it wide of the bowler and take a run.

32.2

On middle, nudged to the leg side.

32.1

Flatter ball on middle, Foakes defends it out.

31.6

FOUR! Good effort in the deep! Short ball around the pads, Lawrence looks to pull but it takes the top edge. The deep square leg fielder runs ahead for the catch, dives but cannot catch it and goes into the fence behind. 88/6

31.5

Flatter on the pads, Foakes works it down to fine leg for a single.

31.4

On the pads, Foakes pads it away.

31.3

Well done by Rishabh Pant! Floated ball down the leg side, Ben looks to flick but misses. Pant collects and then flicks the ball back onto the stumps but Ben was in.

31.2

Flatter ball down the leg side, Foakes looks to flick but misses.

31.1

Flighted ball on middle, Foakes defends it back to the bowler.

30.6

Floated on middle, defended back to the bowler. No run. 83/6

30.5

Flatter ball outside off, DL punches it through the cover region for a couple.

30.4

Shortish on off, Lawrence pushes it to cover.

30.3

Tossed up on off, Dan defends it out.

30.2

Floated ball on off, Lawrence defends it back to the bowler.

30.1

Flatter on the pads, Foakes flicks it to the deep square leg region and pick up three before the fielder cuts it off.

29.6

Floated on the pads, Dan pads it away. 78/6

29.5

On the pads, worked to mid-wicket.

29.4

EDGED AND FOUR! Just wide of first slip! Flatter ball outside off, Lawrence goes hard at that and looks to cut but it takes the outside edge and flies past first slip and into the third man fence.

29.3

Loopy ball on the pads, Dan works it to short mid-wicket.

29.2

On the pads, nudged to the leg side.

29.1

Flat on middle, Lawrence goes back in his crease and then plays it back to the bowler.

28.6

Loopy ball outside off, Foakes drives it to mid off. 74/6

28.5

Quicker on middle, Foakes defends it onto the pitch.

28.4

Full on middle, worked down to mid on.

28.3

Flatter ball on middle, Foakes punches it back to the bowler.

28.2

Loopy ball on middle, defended back to the bowler.

28.1

Full and on the pads, Ben defends it out towards mid on.

27.6

Full and on middle, Foakes works it wide of mid-wicket for a single. 74/6

27.5

Quicker ball on off, Ben defends it out.

27.4

Flighted ball down the leg side, Foakes looks to flick but misses.

27.3

Floated ball on the pads, Foakes flicks it to mid-wicket.

27.2

Full on middle, Lawrence nudges it down to long on for a single.

27.1

Flatter ball on the pads, Lawrence looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.

26.6

Loopy ball on off, Ben defends it off the front foot. 72/6

26.5

Tossed up on off, Foakes plays it back to the bowler.

26.4

On off, defended out.

26.3

On middle, tucked to the leg side for a single.

26.2

FOUR! Nicely cut away! Flatter ball outside off, Lawrence cuts it through the cover-point region for a boundary.

26.1

Loopy ball on off, Dan defends it to silly mid off.

25.6

Flatter on middle, Dan tucks it to the leg side for a single. 67/6

25.5

Flatter ball on off, Lawrence defends it to cover.

25.4

LEG BYE! Tossed up on middle, Foakes looks to flick but it goes off his pads and goes over the leg slip fielder for a leg bye.

25.3

On middle, defeded back to the bowler.

25.2

Full on middle, Foakes flicks it to mid-wicket.

Ben Foakes is the next man in.

Joe Root has been given out LBW! He has taken the review immediately! Let's see what happens. The Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows that it had missed the bat. The Ball Tracker shows that all reds. England lose a review but they have lost Root.

25.1

OUT! LBW! All reds it is and Root has to go! Ashwin gets his third as well. The end is nigh for England. They are in deep trouble and only a miracle can save them now. The big fish, Joe Root goes and takes a review along with him. Flatter ball on middle, Root goes back in his crease and then looks to defend but he seems to have missed it and gets rapped on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW and the finger has gone up. Root takes the review immediately. The Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows no bat while the Ball Tracker shows all reds. India just 4 wickets away and they still lead by 95 runs.

24.6

On middle, defended back to the bowler. 65/5

Dan Lawrence comes out to bat now.

An appeal for stumping taken upstairs. Out is the signal as Pant has done really well here.

24.5

OUT! STUMPED! Excellent work from Pant and Pope has to go! This is excellent bowling from Axar as well. It is his third and Axar keeps on having a great Test series. Flighted ball on off, Pope uses his feet and then looks to flick but the ball turns away and beats the edge of the bat. Pant fails to hold it at first cleanly but still manages to recover and whip the bails off. The third man is called for and the replays show that Pant has done well and Pope is well out. Pant did drop the ball but it was after he whipped the bails off. England 5 down.

24.4

Another beauty from Axar! Floated ball outside off, Ollie prods forward to defend but misses it completely.

24.3

Loopy ball on middle, Pope looks to sweep but gets an inside edge onto the leg side.

24.2

BEATEN! Another one which has turned viciously! Loopy ball outside off, it spins away a lot. Pope looks to defend but gets beaten.

24.1

Full and on off, Root pushes it to mid off for a single.

23.6

An appeal for LBW turned down! Flighted ball around the pads, Pope looks to play the reverse sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. India appeal but the umpire is unmoved. 64/4

23.5

Tossed up on off, spinning in. Pope looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads.

23.4

Just wide of the leg slip fielder! Flighted ball on the pads, Ollie looks to flick but it brushes his pads and it goes past the leg slip fielder for a couple of leg byes.

23.3

Loopy ball on off, Pope defends it to cover.

23.2

On middle, defended back to the bowler.

23.1

FOUR BYES! Vicious turn! Flighted ball down the leg side, it spins a lot. Pope looks to flick but misses. Pant fails to collect and it has gone to the fine leg region for a boundary.

22.6

TOP EDGE BUT SAFE! Flighted ball on middle, Pope uses the feet and then looks to sweep but it takes the top edge and goes over the keeper. Rahane gives it a chase and he seems to have pulled it back in. The third umpire is called for to check whether it is a clean save. He checks various replays and finally deems that it is fine. Three taken. 58/4

22.5

Flatter ball on middle, Pope works it to the leg side.

22.4

Flatter ball on middle, Root works it to the leg side for a single.

22.3

Tossed up outside off, Root punches it to cover.

22.2

Loopy ball outside off, this is left alone by Joe.

22.1

Flatter ball outside off, punched to cover.

21.6

Floated on middle, Pope looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 54/4

21.5

Down the leg side, Pope looks to reverse sweep but misses.

21.4

Floated on middle, Pope uses the feet and then defends it back to the bowler.

21.3

Loopy ball on middle, Pope sweeps it to square leg.

21.2

SIX! This is a beautiful shot though from Pope! Lovely use of the feet! Flighted ball on middle, Pope dances down the track and then lifts it over long on for a maximum.

21.1

Flighted ball on middle, Pope reverse sweeps it but straight to point.

20.6

Quicker ball on the pads, Root looks flick but gets hit on the thigh. A good over from Axar comes to an end. 48/4

20.5

BEATEN! Beauty from Axar! Root has no clues! Floated outside off, it spins away. Root looks to defend off the back foot but misses.

20.4

Short and outside off, Root punches it to cover.

20.3

Floated on off, Root defends it off the front foot.

20.2

Shortish and outside off, it spins away. Root rides the bounce and taps it to first slip.

20.1

Flatter on off, Root defends it out.

Axar Patel is back on.

19.6

Just wide of short leg! Floated on middle, Pope looks to flick but it takes the inner half of the bat and goes past short leg. 48/4

19.5

Outside off, pushed to the off side for a single.

19.4

Shortish on middle, tapped to the leg side.

19.3

Flatter ball on the pads, Root looks to pull but it takes the inside edge and goes to leg slip.

19.2

Flatter ball on middle, Joe nudges it to mid-wicket.

19.1

Full on middle, played towards mid on for a single.

DRINKS! All India so far! They have got 4 and have strengthened their position in this game even more. England on the other hand, need a big stand. They will be relying on Root and hope Pope can give him able support. Is there a fightback in store? Ravichandran Ashwin is back on as well.

18.6

On a length outside off, Pope looks to defend but it goes off the thickish outside edge past gully for a single. 46/4

18.5

On a length on middle, Joe works it to deep square leg for a single.

18.4

Full ball on the pads, Root shuffles across and then flicks it through the square leg region for a couple of runs.

18.3

Full and on off, Root drives but finds the fielder at mid off.

18.2

Back of a length ball on the pads, Ollie works it to deep square leg for a single.

18.1

Good length ball on middle, Pope works it to mid-wicket.

17.6

Floated ball outside off, left alone by Root. 41/4

17.5

Full on off, pushed to point. Kohli tries to throw it back to the keeper but it hits Root near the box. Och!

17.4

Floated on middle and leg, Joe is solid in defense.

17.3

Flighted ball on off, Root defends it to silly point.

17.2

Flatter ball on middle, Root defends it out onto the pitch.

17.1

FOUR! Swept and swept hard! Flighted ball outside off, Root drags it from outside off and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

16.6

Good length ball on off, defended to cover for a single. 37/4

16.5

Full ball on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

16.4

On off, Root gets behind the line of the ball and then blocks it out.

16.3

On a length on off, Root defends it to cover.

16.2

Good length ball on off, defended to point.

16.1

Good length ball on off, Pope pushes it to the point region for a single.

15.6

Attacks the stumps again, blocked. 35/4

15.5

Quicker and on off, Root hangs back and defends it onto the ground.

15.4

Fires it on middle, Root defends it out.

15.3

Tosses it up on off, Root pushes it to mid off.

15.2

Quicker and fired on middle, this is defended.

15.1

Very full, Root probably was looking to sweep but then realized that it is a little too full so jams it back to the bowler.

14.6

Short ball on the pads, Root pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 35/4

14.5

Flatter ball on the pads, Root pads it away.

14.4

Full on the pads, Pope flicks it to the leg side for a single.

14.3

On middle, Pope nudges it to short leg.

14.2

Tossed up on middle, Pope uses his feet and then defends it back to the bowler.

14.1

Floated on off, Pope looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

13.6

Tossed up on middle, Root looks to defend but it takes an inside edge onto the pads. 33/4

13.5

Top edge but safe! Loopy ball on middle, Root looks to sweep but it takes the top edge and it goes to the vacant fine leg area for a couple.

13.4

Flatter ball on middle, OP works it to square leg for a single.

13.3

Flatter ball on off, Pope defends it to point.

13.2

Loopy ball on off, Pope defends it to silly point.

Ollie Pope is the new man in!

13.1

OUT! CAUGHT AT SHORT LEG! Straight to the fielder at leg slip! Poor shot and Stokes won't be proud of the shot. Axar Patel gets his second. England are collapsing big time in the second innings and it looks highly likely that this game will end today itself. Flighted ball on middle, Stokes looks to paddle sweep but does not keep it down. It goes uppishly towards leg slip where Virat Kohli takes a simple catch. Stokes walks back disappointed.

12.6

Flighted ball on middle, Stokes nudges it to mid-wicket for a single. 30/3

12.5

BEATEN! Beautifully bowled by Ashwin! Loopy ball outside off, Stokes looks to defend but gets beaten.

12.4

Full on the pads, Stokes defends it back to the bowler.

12.3

Flatter ball outside off, punched to cover.

12.2

Tossed up on the pads, Stokes defends it out.

12.1

Flatter ball on the pads, Stokes defends it out.

11.6

Tossed up on off, Root drives it to mid off. 29/3

11.5

On middle, pushed back to the bowler.

11.4

On middle, Root defends it out.

11.3

Flatter ball on middle, Root defends it back to mid on.

11.2

Flatter ball on middle, Stokes flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

11.1

Flatter ball on the pads, Stokes looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.

10.6

Flatter on the pads, Root tucks it to short leg. 28/3

10.5

FOUR! This is class from Root! Brilliant from Root! Flighted ball outside off, Root drives it throuhg extra cover for a boundary.

10.4

FOUR! Lovely shot from Root! Flatter ball outside off, Root punches it through the cover region for a boundary.

10.3

Tossed up on middle, Root looks to defend but misses. It goes off his pads towards leg slip.

10.2

On off, defended out.

10.1

Flatter on off, Root defends it out.

Ben Stokes is the next man in.

9.6

OUT! CAUGHT! Another unfortunate dismissal for England! It was Ollie Pope in the first innings and now it is Dom Sibley in the second. Sibley cannot believe it but he has to walk back. Axar bowls a full ball on middle, Sibley sweeps it hard but it hits Gill on the knees at short leg and lobs up in the air. Pant gets underneath it and catches it safely. The two on-field umpires converge and take it upstairs. The soft signal is out. The replays roll in and they show that it has gone directly off Gill's knees. How unfortunate for Sibley? 20/3

Is that a clean catch? The umpires converge and take it upstairs. The soft signal is out. Sibley has started to walk back without even waiting for the umpire's decision. Let's see what happens.

9.5

Floated on off, Dom defends it back to the bowler.

9.4

Loopy ball on middle, Sibley works it to short leg.

9.3

Short ball on middle, Root pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

9.2

Loopy ball on middle, Joe defends it to short leg.

9.1

On middle, blocked back to the bowler.

8.6

BEATEN! Beautiful ball from Ashwin! Flighted ball outside off, Sibley prods forward to defend but gets beaten. 19/2

8.5

Flat delivery on middle, Root nudges it down to long on for a single.

8.4

Full on middle, Sibley gets to the pitch of the ball and then flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

8.3

Quicker on off, Dom taps it to first slip.

8.2

Shortish and around off, Sibley looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.

8.1

Flatter ball on off, Sibley plays it back to the bowler.

7.6

Flatter ball outside off, Root plays it to cover for a single. 17/2

7.5

Flighted on the pads, Root defends it back to the bowler.

7.4

Top edge but safe! Flighted ball on middle, Root looks to sweep but it takes the top edge and goes towards deep square leg where it falls short of the fielder. A couple taken.

7.3

Flatter ball outside off, Root punches it to cover-point.

7.2

Quicker ball on middle, Root goes back in his crease and then blocks it out onto the pitch.

7.1

Flighted ball on off, Root prods forward and then defends it to the cover region.

6.6

Shortish on the pads, Root pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 15/2

6.5

On the pads, tucked to the leg side.

6.4

Flatter on middle, Root defends it back to the bowler.

6.3

Floated on off, Sibley uses his feet and then pushes it to long on for a single.

6.2

Tossed up on off, Root goes on his knees and then sweeps it to backward square leg for a single.

6.1

Flighted ball on middle, Root nudges it down to mid on for nothing.

5.6

Loopy ball on off, pushed wide of mid off for a single. 12/2

5.5

Full on middle, Root pushes it back to the bowler.

5.4

Outside off, left alone.

5.3

An appeal for LBW turned down! Flighted ball on the pads, Root looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but the umpire says no. Kohli, Pant and Axar are involved in a discussion about whether to take the review but decide not to. The Ball Tracker rolls in and it shows that it was umpire's call on hitting the stumps.

5.2

Flighted ball outside off, it spun away. Root watches it carefully and leaves it alone.

5.1

Flighted ball on middle, Root defends it back to the bowler.

4.6

No Hat-Trick for Ashwin! Root plays this full ball on middle to square leg for a single. A brilliant start from Ashwin. 11/2

Joe Root is the next man in.

4.5

OUT! CAUGHT AT SHORT LEG! Bairstow goes for a first-ball duck and England lose two-in-two. Excellent captaincy from Virat Kohli. Kept a fielder there for this shot and it has worked to perfection. End of a tough series for Jonny Bairstow. This is the third duck for him in 4 innings. Flighted ball on middle, Bairstow flicks but it goes uppishly towards short leg where Rohit Sharma takes a good catch. Ashwin is on a Hat-Trick now. What a start for India!

Jonny Bairstow comes out to bat at number 3.

4.4

OUT! CAUGHT AT FIRST SLIP! Ashwin strikes in his first over and this is the perfect start for India in the second session. Crawley's Test is over and he does not create much of an impact. Ashwin tosses this one up around off, Crawley prods forward to defend but it takes the outside edge and it goes to first slip where Rahane pouches it safely. England still trail by 150 runs and have 9 wickets in hand.

4.3

On off, pushed to cover.

4.2

FOUR LEG BYES! Vicious turn! Nothing much Rishabh Pant could have done there! Flighted ball on middle, it spins a lot. Crawley looks to flick but it brushes his pads and goes to the fine leg region for four leg byes.

4.1

Ashwin starts with a floated ball on off, Crawley defends it out to the off side.

Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl from the other end.

3.6

Floated ball outside off, Sibley lets it go to the keeper. 6/0

3.5

Full on middle, Sibley pushes it back to Axar.

3.4

Floated ball on middle and leg, Sibley blocks it out onto the bat.

3.3

Loopy ball on off, Sibley strides forward and solidly blocks it to cover.

3.2

Flighted ball on middle, Dom defends it back to the bowler.

3.1

Axar starts with a full ball on off, Sibley prods forward and then plays it back to the bowler.

We are back for the start of the second session of Day 3. The Indian players stride out to the middle, followed by Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley. Axar Patel will start with the ball.

... Day 3, Session 2 ...

So first mission achieved for England. They have gone through the nervy period unscathed after India got a lead of 160, courtesy a fine batting performance from Washington Sundar, Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant who scored a century on Day 2. There’s still a long way to go though in the test. The visitors will need a good opening stand. India, on the other hand, just have to be patient and hope their bowlers can do what they have been doing throughout this series. Stay tuned for the afternoon session which will begin at 1210 local (0640 GMT).

2.6

Excellent stop by Siraj! Full ball on off, Crawley drives it crisply towards the bowler. Siraj, on his followthrough dives and does really well to stop. He seemed to have hurt himself in the process and is in some pain. He gets up and walks back along with the physio. LUNCH ON DAY 3. 6/0

2.5

On a length on middle, Crawley flicks it through the square leg region for a couple of runs.

2.4

Good fielding from Washington Sundar! Full ball on the pads, Sibley flicks it to the backward square leg region. Sundar comes across from fine leg, slides and makes a good stop. Keeps it down to a single.

2.3

On a length on middle, Dom works it to mid-wicket.

2.2

Good length ball on off, Sibley prods forward and then blocks it to cover.

2.1

Full delivery on middle, Zak flicks it wide of mid on for a single.

1.6

Floated ball on middle, Sibley looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes to the leg side. No harm done. 2/0

1.5

Full on middle, Sibley uses his feet and then looks to flick but gets a leading edge which goes towards cover.

1.4

Probably going down leg! Flatter ball on the pads, Sibley looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a mild appeal for LBW but the umpire says no.

1.3

Flatter ball on the pads, Zak flicks it to the square leg region for a single.

1.2

BEATEN! Lovely ball from Axar! He tosses this one outside off, Crawley looks to defend but the ball spins away a little and beats the outside edge of Crawley's bat.

1.1

Patel starts with a flighted ball on off, Crawley drives it to mid off.

Who will bowl from the other end? Axar Patel it is.

0.6

Crawley and England are underway! Good length ball on the pads, Crawley flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 1/0

0.5

Good length ball outside the off stump line, Crawley shoulders arms to it.

0.4

Siraj gets this one to come back in. He bowls a length ball on middle, Crawley though is up for the challenge as he flicks it to square leg.

0.3

On a length outside the off stump line, Crawley shoulders arms to it.

We are all set to begin England's second innings! The Indian players make their way out to the middle, followed by Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley. Mohammed Siraj will start with the ball.

0.2

Full ball outside off, Crawley has once again no problems in leaving it alone.

0.1

Siraj starts with a good length ball outside off, Crawley lets it through to the keeper.