Here you can catch all the live updates from Day 4 of the third Test between India and England. Action will begin at 9.30 am IST. The Virat Kohli-lead Indian team is at the driver’s seat to win the third Test to take a 2-0 lead in the series at Mohali. Indian all-rounders performed brilliantly on day three which put them in a comfortable position. Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin built a 97-run partnership and scored 72 and 90 respectively. Ravindra Jadeja after a long time played a match-defining innings. He built two crucial partnerships – one was with Ashwin, and another one with Jayant Yadav for 80 runs. Also check- India vs England, 3rd Test Full Scorecard
Jayant, who made his debut in Visakhapatnam, scored 55. India once lost six wickets for 204 runs but Ashwin and Jadeja’s performance changed the hue of the match. India took 134 runs first innings lead.
England when came to commence their second innings they faced the wrath of Ravichandran Ashwin who took three wickets while Jayant Yadav took one. So, today it is expected that Indian spinners will clean the middle order and lower order of England over the session on day four.
With Cook, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Jonny Bairstow were sent back to dressing room Virat Kohli will poly aggressive strategy to get rid of rest of England batsmen on Day four. It is expected that India bowlers would clean the England batting line-up in the first two sessions. With England are currently batting on 78 for 4 so they will probably give India a small target to chase in one four sessions. Also check- (India Vs England 3rd Test Day 3, Video Highlights: Ravi Ashwin’s all-round effort leaves visitors in trouble)
Earlier in the match, England captain Alastair Cook winning the toss elected to bat first and bowled for 283. India in reply were tittering at six for 204 and it seemed that England would get 40 to 50 runs lead which could have been ominous for India, but Ashwin and Jadeja built 97 and Jadeja went on to build another 80 runs partnership with Jayant which helped India to post 417 on board and took 134 runs lead. The lead snatched the advantage from England. The victory in the third -Test will ensure India’s impeccable record at home.
England: 283 & 78 for 4 (Joe Root unbeaten 36, Ravichandran Ashwin 3 for 19)
India: 417 (Ravichandran Ashwin 90, Ravichandran Ashwin 72, Virat Kohli 62, Ben Stokes 5 for 73, Adil Rashid 4 for 118)