ENG vs IND 2018: Twitter Erupts as England Extends the Game to Fifth Day at Trent Bridge
Team India bowlers put up a brilliant show but England showed enough grit to take the third Test on the final day 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 morning session of day four.
Ishant Sharma started the day on great fashion removing both the openers early. The poor form of the England openers continued as Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook once again failed to put a good opening stand. However, skipper Joe Root and Ollie Pope looked good trying to revive the innings.
But, moments before lunch, India pacer once again stood up to send these two batsmen back to the pavilion. Jasprit Bumrah removed Root while Mohammed Shami got Pope out banking on a blinder from Virat Kohli at slips.
Since then, it was all England as Stokes and Buttler dominated the afternoon session. Kohli tried all his troops only to get hit for a boundary. Buttler continued his good form to bring his second half-century of the match while Stokes provided good support. The duo played some brilliant shots as Joe Root & Co looked confident at one stage.
The duo frustrated the Indian bowlers as the England batters kept their wickets intact throughout that session. Stokes and Buttler started the last session of the day on a high aiming to finish it with six wickets in hand. Buttler brought his maiden Test hundred, however, departed shortly after that.
Jasprit Bumrah provided the much-needed breakthrough as India sensed a victory. The young pacer continued his magical spell to remove Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow to skittle England at 241 for 6. Much to the host’s dismay, Hardik Pandya removed the set Ben Stokes in the next over to crash the hosts hopes to seal the series.
However, much to everybody’s surprise Stuart Broad and Adil Rashid resisted the Indian attack who came all guns blazing. They added 50 runs before Jasprit Bumrah removed Broad for 20. However, Rashid partnered James Anderson to stretch the game on day five at Trent Bridge.
Here is how the Twitter reacted as India beat England by runs at Trent Bridge:
India's 5th test match victory outside Asia since 2010 . There could be another one in the next 2 matches . #ENGvsIND
— Vinay Vashistha (@VinayVashistha1) August 21, 2018
— Sumit paswanji 7 (@7Paswanji) August 21, 2018
Buttler back to form.stokes back to form. thanks to Indian bowlers .
Just need Joe Root back and this series will spice up .come on Root #EngvsInd
— Punter Gilchrist (@Puntergillyy) August 21, 2018
— Sports News (@sportsnews365x) August 21, 2018
@StuartBroad8 must be penalised for abusing #RishabhPant after abusing him in first innings after taking his wicket by @ICC @ICCMediaComms #Refree else it will show #ICC as a #racist #body as it acted against @ImIshant in earlier #Test in #EngVsInd .@SPNSportsIndia @bhogleharsha
— White Marigold (@marigold_white) August 21, 2018
No Ball wickets always have to paid by hard work ?? #ENgvsIND
— Keshu Bhogesara (@GalliCricketer) August 21, 2018
Oh no. Not again. Bumrah takes wicket of no ball. Remember last time in England when he took wicket of no ball.. It is unacceptable from bumrah. #Engvsind
— Tamilvanan (@tamil_vanan) August 21, 2018
Love reading everybody on twitter go 'Yessss Boom Boom Bumrahhh!' and after a moment, replying under it with 'BC no ball!' ?? It's funny now but wasn't the same last year. It hurt then ffs. Bandh karo ye no balls daalna please#ENGvsIND #EngvInd
— Highderabadi (@paavambitch) August 21, 2018
— Rahul Jakhar (@rahul__jakhar) August 21, 2018