Team India is on the verge of bouncing back in the five-match Test series as they need one wicket to beat England in the third Test at Trent Bridge.
Meanwhile, the England middle-order put up a brilliant fight riding on Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. The duo added 168 runs before England lost four wickets in the afternoon session of day four.
They dominated the afternoon session as India struggled to pick any wicket. the duo played some good looking shots and took the attack on the opposition. As a result, Buttler reached his debut hundred while Stokes scored yet another half-century.
Virat Kohli tried all his option before handing the ball to Jasprit Bumrah, who produced a magical spell on the evening session of day 4 at Trent Bridge. He bagged five wickets to take India on the verge of the win at Trent Bridge.
However, England tailenders showed enough grit to throw away their wickets. Adil Rashid first partnered Stuart Broad to stretch and then he and James Anderson took the game on day five.
India now needs only one wicket to come back in the series and make it 2-1 in favour of England.
Here are the statistical highlights of day four of the third Test between England and India at Trent Bridge:
Jasprit Bumrah (20) now has the most wickets by an Indian paceman after four Tests. Venkatesh Prasad and Munaf Patel had 19 wickets each after four Tests.
For the first time in the history of Test cricket, two players from the same side – Rishabh Pant & KL Rahul – has taken six catches each in the same match at Trent Bridge.
Only Jack Hobbs and Graham Gooch had scored as many 70-plus scores as Jos Buttler – five – for England before scoring his maiden Test 100. Gooch ended with 20 and Hobbs with 15 hundred.
India’s Ishant Sharma now has dismissed Alastair Cook 11 times in Test cricket. This the second most number of time an Indian bowler has dismissed an opposition batsman. Kapil Dev tops the list with 12 wickets of Mudassar Nazar.
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