They need another 105 in 79. Kohli a hit away from his second century in the series. Kohli seemed in no mood to drag the innings any further and decided to declare the innings, handing his bowlers nine overs to go full throttle. Dinesh Karthik is the next man in. Shikhar drives him for three consecutive boundaries in the over. It is about having enough runs on the board, collectively.
Ben Stokes strikes for England. England too battling time now. Leans on to the delivery from Woakes and times it to perfection. Cook will be under a lot of pressure and Virat will make sure he doesn't make it one bit easy. India were 124 for two in their second innings at stumps on Sunday's second day, an already commanding lead of 292 runs in a game where victory would see them keep the series alive at 2-1 down in a five-match contest. The ball moves away slightly on hitting the deck and he gets a top edge.
Riding on a five-wicket haul from all-rounder Hardik Pandya, India dominated Day 2 of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Poor ball from Adil Rashid and Virat moves on to 47. But no, he times his jump to perfection and takes a tumbling catch. England win by 42 runs and whitewash Sri Lanka 3-0, an achievement for them outside home after 56 long years. Especially with Kohli regaining fitness, Karun Nair still isn't seen to be active during practice sessions. The more they can give their bowlers to defend the better it will be. The only question is of - when - the first ball, the first over, the first 30 minutes, the first hour, the first session or much, much later - How long can England resist? On the other hand, England captain Joe Root on Friday confirmed that all-rounder Ben Stokes will return to the side replacing young seamer Sam Curran.
A brilliant effort from the England batsmen as they play out the session to show good signs of determination after losing four wickets in the first session. Ishant Sharma hares behind it as the ball starts to slow up as it reaches towards the ropes. The ball turns back in and hits the off stump. Trying to go for a flashy drive, Virat edges the ball and Ben Stokes at first slip takes a neat catch. But Alastair Cook 9 not out and Keaton Jennings 13 not out played cautiously to fend off the nine overs with England still needing another 498 runs for win with two full days play remaining. Resuming on their overnight total of 307 for the loss of six wickets, the lower order could only add up 22 more runs before the pace duo of Broad and Anderson wrapped them up. Ishant does not want to stop it but the ball itself stops before reaching the fence.
Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to cover for no runs. Kohli goes for a review, but the call stays with the umpire. However, with the pitch condition different from the last time and conditions too, the visitors' first task will be to find a balanced team combination in a do-or-die situation. But, it is a massive task still. The 57-run partnership is broken by the leg spinner. Eight overs gone and India have yet to break free.
It has been a great show by Eoin Morgan and Joe Root while Indian bowlers are looking clueless against their disciplined batting. Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India. Played down the wrong line to a slider from R Ashwin and is hit on the left pad. Cook gets forward and is able to defend well. With England needing 211 runs to win, the victory looks inevitable.
Evades Ajinkya Rahane at covers after neat timing and power on it from Root. If Pant's Test debut has generated a lot of interest, there is a prayer on every fan's lips that skipper Kohli gets fit enough to wield the willow. Ajinkya Rahane cuts a wide ball from Stuart Broad to deep-point for a single bringing up 200 runs for India. They appeal and the umpire raises his finger after thinking for a while. After a disappointing morning, things turned around for India in the post-lunch session as Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah struck in quick succession. They are not doing anything stupid against Rashid and are trying to play out his 10 overs without any further damage. Latest Updates: Stumps, Day 3 So, Cook and Jennings survive the tricky passage of play before close of play, ensuring England have all their 10 wickets intact.
SuperSport to telecast live coverage of England vs India nine-match series in South Africa; all matches live streamed on the SuperSport digital platform Website, App. Congratulations and on your respective 5 wicket hauls! Despite being favorites, such a comprehensive win for a team that has been historically not so good in the subcontinent is a big achievement. Lakmal misses the forward defense and gets hit low on the pads. He continues to attack the stumps. He reviews and the technology gives him a reprieve. This is the first time kohli has faced two consecutive defeat as captain in his career.