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Team India bowlers did an outstanding job on the morning session of day four of the third of the five-match Test series against England at Trent Bridge.
Meanwhile, with 498 runs to win, Indian seamers started the day well banking on Ishant Sharma. The overnight English batsmen couldn’t add much as Keaton Jennings departed early on. The tall and lanky fast bowler looked on song from the first ball of the day, and it was only coming.
Jennings edged one short-pitched delivery with nipped away a little to the safe hands of Rishabh Pant. It was not too long when Sharma struck back this time to remove another southpaw, Alastair Cook. Ishant comes round the wicket to bowl a regulation short pitch delivery outside off, with a hint of away movement, he jabs the defence, and KL Rahul grabs a simple one at Trent Bridge.
Since then, Joe Root and Ollie Pope looked for England, but India has sensed something different. Virat Kohli rotated his bowlers well and this time was Jasprit Bumrah who removed the English skipper.
With the departure of Root, there were dark clouds on England’s future in this Test.
However, much to their dismay, India struck again, and this time it was Mohammed Shami who removed the young Pope. A full pitch delivery from Shami sucked Ollie Pope into the square drive, he couldn’t keep it down, and the edge was flying at pace towards the third slip cordon.
Virat Kohli dived to his right to grab a blinder and was extremely delighted with his effort. Furthermore, it was one of his best catches at the slip till date.
Since then, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes see off any further damage and England went to lunch at 84 for 4. Jos Buttler played some good shots and England will rely on him to take them close to the score. On the other hand, India need just six more wickets to win this Test at Trent Bridge.