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India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Highlights: IND 270/3, lead by 171 runs at stumps

India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Highlights: Rohit Sharma's eighth Test hundred put the visitors in the driving seat on the third day of action.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 4, 2021 10:53:33 pm
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India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Highlights: Three days into the fourth Test of a five-match series and still little separates England and India. The Virat Kohli-led side ended the third day with a 171-run lead at the Oval on Saturday.

India lost the wicket of KL Rahul in the morning session before Rohit Sharma (127) and Cheteshwar Pujara (61) stabilised the innings to take them to 108/1 at lunch break in their second essay. Afterwards, the batting pair built on their partnership and added 153 runs to the scoreboard together. Virat Kohli (22*) and Ravindra Jadeja (9*) were at the middle when the play was called off early due to bad light. Earlier, the visitors resumed their innings on an overnight score of 43/0.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 4th Test

England

290 (84.0) u0026 210 (92.2)
vs

India

191 (61.3) u0026 466 (148.2)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 4th Test )
India beat England by 157 runs

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India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Highlights:

22:32 (IST)04 Sep 2021
IND lead by 171 runs at stumps!

Unfortunate but inevitable. The scintillating third day of action comes to an end with Rohit Sharma stealing the headlines with his fine knock of 127. Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja took India to stumps. IND: 270/3 (92 overs)

22:22 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Bad light stops play!

The umpires inform Root about the light conditions but the England skipper chooses not to bowl spin to Kohli and Jadeja. So, play has been stopped due to bad light. The conditions will now be monitored. IND: 270/3 (92 overs)

22:06 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Kohli hits two boundaries!

After the fall of Rohit and Pujara, India's momentum has slowed down a bit. But Kohli, who has been very careful so far, finds his groove against Anderson and punishes him with two boundaries in an over. IND: 263/3 (90 overs)

21:46 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Kohli-Jadeja look to stem wickets

Jadeja comes out at 5, like he had in the first innings. Kohli and Jadeja look to resist the new ball attack from Robinson and Anderson.

IND 250/3, lead by 151

21:21 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Pujara out for 61

2 wickets in 1 over. Ollie Robinson takes 2 wicket for England in the first over with the new ball. After Rohit, now Pujara offers a catch to Moeen. He is out for 61.

IND 237/3

21:16 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Rohit out for 127

Rohit falls to the pull shot off the first ball with the new ball, bowled by Robinson. Rohit departs for 127. Kohli and Pujara now in the middle for India.

21:13 (IST)04 Sep 2021
150 run partnership

England now operate with Root and Mooen. Can spin change things for the hosts after a period of futile aggression from the seamers. The 150 run comes up for the partnership. The second new ball is now available for England.

IND 236/1 after 80

20:49 (IST)04 Sep 2021
50 for Pujara: IND lead by 113

All going right for India at the moment. After Rohit's 100, it's Pujara who gets to his 50 now. With a cracking four off the back foot played towards point. India's score now in the 200s, their lead well past a 100.

20:35 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Third session

Rohit Sharma takes a single off the first ball of play after Tea to take India's lead across 100.

20:20 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Tea Time on Day 3!

A fine century from Rohit Sharma and India lead by 100 at tea. 

20:12 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Watch: Rohit reaches first overseas ton
19:52 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Hundred with a six!!

A magnificent show by the HITMAN! Gets to his first overseas 100 and he got there in some style, a SIX over -long-on. IND- 195/1

19:46 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Century Stand

101-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket. 

19:21 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Lead is upto 50 now

India are basically 54/1. Now add more 50 runs and Root will just be a little worried. Pujara's proactive batting approach with a strike rate of nearly 60 has surely put India ahead in the game. Meanwhile, lights continue to remain switched on -- it's been quite a long time now. Cloudy conditions coupled with lights are ominous signs in England.  Most importantly, it hasn't bothered India much. 

19:10 (IST)04 Sep 2021
That upper cut from Pujara!

Woakes went short and wide, and Pujara sends it over the slip cordon. That Upper cut from Puji will be remembered long time. We told you he seemed like a man on a mission since he stepped out to bat in the first innings. Aggression mixed with intent has been the main ingredient of Pujara's batting. 50 overs have been bowled. 

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19:05 (IST)04 Sep 2021
India motoring along amidst grey skies

Still overcast at the Oval but India would have loved to see the sun out. The pitch has just started to lose its pace a little. England's seamers have responded by bowling a tighter, stump-to-stump line. 

18:44 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Rohit Sharma brings up his fifty

Its his third in the series and Rohit is slowly heading towards the title of 'Mr Consistent' in this Indian line-up That's his 15th Test fifty. He also crosses 1k runs in international cricket in 2021. IND: 120/1 and the lead is now 21.

18:26 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Pujara hits four, twists ankle

After a solid restart by Overton and Woakes, putting the pressure on the batting pair, India find some respite. Pujara (21*) takes on the former and slaps the delivery through the gap at point. But the batsman hurts himself while running between the wickets, twisting his ankle. The physio is out there to attend to him. IND: 117/1 (44.5 overs)

17:33 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Lunch on Day 3:

India are in the lead as the players take a break for lunch. KL Rahul was dismissed four short of a fifty, but Rohit Sharma is still out there unbeaten on 47 with Pujara for company.

17:32 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Pujara continues to attack

Pujara almost pulls it off into the mid-wicket stands! Began with an aggressive mindset and is continuing the good work.

India vs England 4th Test Match Live Score and Updates, Day 3: India vs England 4th Test Match Live Score and Updates, Day 3: India's KL Rahul and England's James Anderson in action during the fourth Test. (Reuters)

India trailed by 56 runs but the match remained too close to call with three days to go. The series is tied at 1-1, with a test in Manchester to come starting next week.

Resuming on 53-3 and quickly losing nightwatchman Craig Overton (1) and Dawid Malan (31), England was thankful to Pope for anchoring crucial stands of 89 runs with Jonny Bairstow (37) and 71 runs with Moeen Ali (35) to creep ahead of the tourists’ meager Day 1 total of 191. However, a 60-ball 50 by Woakes, a great batting option at No. 9, added crucial late-innings runs to frustrate India.There was no top-order collapse in the second innings, though, with Sharma and Rahul looking compact and solid on a pitch that is looking better and better to bat on.

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