Player of the Match
Player of the Match

14 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 52/1

  • Cheteshwar Pujara12 (13b)
  • Rohit Sharma12 (34b)
  • Ollie Robinson4-0-21-0
  • Stuart Broad5-1-18-1

7.05pm So, where's your money? Personally, I reckon India have had the upper hand all Test, and they have put themselves back on course this evening. But Joe Root did his damnedest to drag the game back for his side before Jasprit Bumrah's five-for - and nine for the match - prevented a testing target from becoming an insurmountable one. That said, Anderson has been more of a threat this summer with an older ball than a newer one. A huge final day coming up... weather permitting. From Miller, KK, Thilak and the team, thanks and goodnight!

7.01pm And breathe! That was a truly breathless session, the ball dominating the bat in tricky overcast conditions, but India doing magnificently to pick off 52 runs for the loss of just the one wicket - KL Rahul, who played outstandingly before getting an unplayable one from Broad. Rohit Sharma won't make many more valuable 12 not outs though. He's seen India through an intense passage, and tomorrow they'll need another 157 for victory.

Ashique: "India is in dominant position, but tomorrow first hour is extremely crucial for both the teams, whoever wins the first hour will take the game."

Ritesh: "That last boundary reminded me of Virender Sehwag's nonchalant last ball boundary off Glen McGrath with India chasing a tricky total on the last day in Chennai "

Ashish: "Before you call it a day, this is a shout out for KL RAHUL. The way he batted, just defied the England bowling. 28 off 34 in a test match in swinging conditions against English top bowlers is a statement of its own!"

Robinson to Pujara, FOUR, overpitched to finish the day, and that's a statement boundary! Crushed off the front foot, through the covers, up comes the fifty, and India finish a thrilling day with their victory hopes very much on track!
Robinson to Pujara, no run, stabbed onto the front foot, back past the non-striker... a bit of indecision in the running, which would be careless at this stage!
Robinson to Pujara, (no ball) FOUR, soft hands, angled down through third man! Precious runs, but the pressure is still on

Vijay: "Hey Miller how does your performance review goes. Is it allowed for you to be so visibly partial." It's been a session in which the ball has dominated, and India have battled brilliantly. If you don't understand that, you don't understand cricket

Robinson to Pujara, no run, angled bat on the front foot, or leaning forward at any rate, poked to gully
Robinson to Sharma, 1 run, tucked off the pads, Rohit jogs to the non-striker's end, and might be happy to stay there!
Robinson to Sharma, 2 runs, bouncer, and Rohit takes it on, pulling down to backward square. He got out that way in the first innings, so a smart move at this stage, but he played it well
Robinson to Sharma, no run, very full, attacking the pads, forward and defended

13 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 40/1

  • Cheteshwar Pujara4 (9b)
  • Rohit Sharma9 (31b)
  • Stuart Broad5-1-18-1
  • Ollie Robinson3-0-9-0
Broad to Pujara, no run, pops in the air, inches short of Bairstow at square leg! So nearly the breakthrough! Bairstow scrambled to make the ground as Broad aimed so full at the pads, and earned a loopy inside-edge for his troubles.
Broad to Pujara, no run, very full length, another appeal as the pads get thudded, but no enthusiasm for the review. Inside-edge on a leg-stump line, as it happens

Affan: "Whatever you say which is not a compliment of sorts, Miller will not have any of it." I'll take that as a compliment, thanks!

Broad to Pujara, no run, better line from Broad, full and straight, attacking the top of off, firm block back down the track