Highlights, India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 at SouthamptonIndia vs England, 4th Test, Day 3: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the fourth Test of the five-match series between India and England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. India maintained upper hand after England skipper Joe Root was run-out for 48 as the home team reached 152 for 5 in their second innings at tea on the third day of the fourth Test. England now have an overall lead of 125 runs with Jos Buttler (22, 39 balls) and stodgy Ben Stokes (20, 79 balls) at the crease. This was after a well-set Root was back in the pavilion for 48 after Mohammed Shami's direct throw found him short of crease. Having removed Keaton Jennings (36) at the stroke of lunch, Mohammed Shami (2/40) was on a hat-trick when he removed Jonny Bairstow (0) off the very first ball post break. However Stokes and Root negotiated the Indian bowling well for the next 14 overs before the skipper didn't ground his bat properly while sprinting towards the striker's end. Stay tuned for live cricket action from India vs England 2018. (LIVE SCORECARD) (LIVE STREAMING)
HIGHLIGHTS, INDIA VS ENGLAND 4TH TEST, DAY 3 LIVE FROM SOUTHAMPTON:
This is a Day which has belonged to England. They will be really pleased with their efforts. Their lower middle order has come through with flying colours. Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes were involved in a vital partnership and took England to safe harbours. The former scored a fine fifty and though his partner failed to convert his start, the job was pretty much done.
23.05 IST: OUT and it's Stumps! Shami gets a 3-fer! He has been the most threatening among the Indian bowlers and has produced good results. Good length ball on off, shapes away a touch after landing. Rashid has no option but to play at it and gets a healthy edge behind. Pant moves to his right and takes a regulation catch. THAT'S STUMPS ON DAY 3!
22.54 IST: FOUR! Streaky but effective! Back of a length ball outside off, Rashid tries to punch it through the line but gets it off outer half past backward point. ENG 258/7 in 89.2 overs
22.53 IST: Bye! Down the leg side, Curran tries to glance it away but misses. Pant flies to his right but fails to gather it properly. A run taken. ENG 254/7 in 89.1 overs
22.47 IST: FOUR! A pretty safe shot! With the lead continuing to swell, India will be pretty worried. Short and room on offer, Curran flashes at it and gets it off the outer half of the bat over third man to pick up another boundary. ENG 251/7 in 88 overs
22.41 IST: FOUR! That is a shot which Rashid loves to play, states Nasser Hussain on air. Overpitched ball on leg stump, Adil clips it nonchalantly through square leg. The fielder in the deep hares across to his right but has no chance of cutting it off. ENG 245/7 in 87 overs.
22.34 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Curran is playing another important knock. All these are vital runs for England. Pitched up ball outside off, Sam caresses it through covers to find the fence. ENG 241/7 in 85.5 overs.
22.33 IST: FOUR! Well played! Half-volley outside off, Curran strokes it nicely through mid off to pick up another boundary. ENG 237/7 in 85.4 overs.
22.28 IST: OUT! Buttler out for 69. Not dead but it is impact's call which is good enough! England do not lose a review but they lose the dangerous Buttler. Sharma lands this one on a length in the avenue of apprehension from wide of the crease. After pitching, the ball seams in appreciably. Buttler shuffles a touch in order to flick it across but his head is not on the top of the ball. Ends up missing it to get flush in front. Ishant and Co rise up in a vociferous appeal and up goes the umpire's finger. ENG 246 & 233/7 vs IND (273) at Southampton.
22.19 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to share the second new ball from the other end.
22.17 IST: FOUR! This youngster has a lot of confidence! Tossed up outside off, Curran comes forward and drives it with authority through wide mid off to find the ropes. ENG 228/6 in 83 overs.
22.15 IST: The second new ball has been taken. Ashwin gets to use it first.
22.04 IST: FOUR! Exquisite! Off cutter from Pandya on a fuller length outside off. Buttler comes forward and drives it beautifully through extra cover. The timing is spot on and the ball whistles away to the fence. ENG 218/6 in 79.3 overs.
22.00 IST: FOUR! Buttler is flowing like a river at the moment! Similar length ball outside off, Jos waits for it and guides it deftly through third man to find the fence. ENG 214/6 in 78 overs.
21.55 IST: There is a bit of a delay. The physio comes out and attends to Pant. He might have hurt his throat actually. Let's hope he is fine.
21.49 IST: FOUR! Jos Buttler scores his 9th Test half-century. Crisp! Tossed up outside off, Buttler leans into it and strokes it through extra cover for a majestic boundary. He lifts his bat towards the crown and gets a warm round of applause. He has played a fine knock and will want to continue in the same vein. ENG 246 & 205/6 vs IND (273) at Southampton
21.44 IST: Time for Drinks. ENG 201/6 in 76 overs. The new ball is four overs away for India.
21.41 IST: 200 up for England. The lead has swelled up to 173.
21.38 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to Sam Curran, 2 Byes. That's gone off the pitch. Hurled on off, the ball spins away from Curran who makes a good leave at the last moment. Pant fails to collect it as the ball rolls towards third man. They pick another brace. ENG 198/6 in 74.4 overs.
21.32 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to Jos Buttler, The rough doing its bit. Ashwin lands it there Buttler fails to put bat on ball.
21.27 IST: FOUR! Curran does not need an invitation. Sees this ball outside off, he extends his arms and cuts it through point for a good looking boundary. ENG 189/6 in 71.2 overs.
21.17 IST: Sam Curran is the new man in. He was the star for England in their previous innings. Can he put in a similar performance?
21.13 IST: OUT! Ashwin removes Stokes for 30. India have broken through and it is Ashwin who has given them a vital breakthrough! He switches to over the wicket and bowls a quicker one outside off on a fullish length. Stokes tries to jam it out but gets a thick outside edge behind. Rahane at first slip is sharp as a hawk and takes a fine catch. The 56-run stand has been cut short. Is this the opening India needed? They will certainly hope so. ENG 178/6 in 68.1 overs.
21.08 IST: FOUR! Nicely done. Full and outside off, Buttler leans ahead and creams it through covers for another boundary. ENG 178/5 in 67.2 overs.
21.05 IST: Review time! It is regarding a caught behind appeal against Jos Buttler. Have India got it right? The answer is no.
21.00 IST: Hardik Pandya to bowl for the first time today and also in this innings. Just one slip in place for him. What does he have for us?
20.56 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to Jos Buttler, Floated ball outside off, the ball spins into Jos. He prods forward and tries to block it. It touches something and goes to Rahane at first slip. They appeal but nothing from the umpire. No inside edge there and it was way outside of for an LBW.
20.53 IST: FOUR! Delicate glance and will get a boundary for it. Back of a length ball on the leg side, Buttler helps it on it's way and the ball races to the fence. ENG 164/5 in 63.2 overs.
20.36 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end.
20.33 IST: We are back for the last session of the day. Kohli has some final words in the hurdle. Let's see how long they persist with Ashwin.
20.14 IST: That's Tea as Stokes and Buttler have prevented any further damages to pile the pressure on India. Do join us for the last session of the day's play. England 246 & 152/5 at Tea, lead India (273) by 125 runs at Southampton.
20.07 IST: 150 up for England and the lead is now a healthy 123 runs! Testing times for India. They are desperate for wickets.
19.57 IST: There is some movement near the sightscreen. A guy was coming in the sight of Buttler and he has been asked to move away.
19.50 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin to Ben Stokes, On a flatter trajectory and going straight on, Stokes defends it besides the pitch on the leg side. Ashwin is bowling pretty quick for anyone's liking. Needs to slow it down to extract more out of the pitch.
19.39 IST: FOUR! Bread and butter stuff for Buttler! Anything on his pads and he will put it away. Full on middle and leg, Jos flicks it nonchalantly through mid-wicket to find the fence. ENG 134/5 in 47.4 overs.
19.31 IST: FOUR! Did that carry? probably not. The Indians have their tail up and are firing on all cylinders. Back of a length ball in the tight off stump channel, straightens a bit to square Buttler up. He has to play at it and gets an outside edge behind. Kohli at second slip gets low to his left but the ball drops in front of him and goes past to reach the fence. ENG 126/5 in 47.4 overs.
19.27 IST: Jos Buttler is the new man in.
19.22 IST: OUT! Shami's direct hit runs Root out for 49. This can well turn out to be the defining moment of the game! Shami has caught the English skipper napping. The Indians are absolutely elated and why not! ENG 246 & 122/5 vs IND (273) at Southampton.
19.20 IST: FOUR! ENG 122/4 in 45.4 overs.
19.15 IST: Drinks break. India started off in flying form with Mohammed Shami dismissing the dangerous Jonny Bairstow on the first ball itself. Post that, skipper Joe Root and Ben Stokes have shored things up a bit and need to continue on. The pacers are doing the best they can, but Ravichandran Ashwin needs to do more. He's trying too much, so just has to keep it simple, as he's crucial to India's chances in this game.
19.09 IST: Joe Root is on 48* with Stokes on 7*. The lead is slowly nearing a hundred
19.05 IST: Ishant Sharma to Joe Root, Ooohh! Root was expecting that one to come in but ever so rarely, Ishant Sharma makes it go the other way. This was one such occasion and Root almost got undone because of it. Left his bat hanging and nearly edged it behind. Good end to the over from the pacer. ENG 117/4 in 42 overs.
18.56 IST: Back with spin now as Ravichandran Ashwin returns to the attack. A slip, a leg gully and a short leg in place for him.
18.56 IST: The lead is now of 81 runs. India will hope it doesn't touch 200.
18.51 IST: Ishant is back for a burst.
18.40 IST: Mohammed Shami to Joe Root, Superb! Mohammed Shami looks boosted with those two wickets either side of the break. Lands a length delivery just outside off and there's a hint of away movement. Root is seduced to feel for it and almost edges it behind. So close.
18.33 IST: FOUR! This is a good shot. Anything on the pads and Root will put it away. Picks up the length ball with ease and places it through square leg for a boundary. 100 up for England! ENG 103/4 in 35.1 overs.
18.32 IST: Ben Stokes is having a change of bats.
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18.23 IST: FOUR! No hat-trick for Shami. Back of a length outside off, Root stands tall and punches this off the outer half through gully. The fielder chases it down but can't stop it, even with a dive. ENG 98/4 in 33.2 overs.
18.18 IST: Ben Stokes is the new man in.
18.15 IST: OUT! Shami bowls Bairstow for a duck on the first ball after lunch. What a cracker! Absolute beauty! Mohammed Shami has got two in two and has castled Jonny Bairstow. What has he had for food? Feed him some more. Comes in from round the wicket and hurls on a fuller length on middle and leg. Bairstow looks to play it with a straight bat but is beaten all ends up. The ball goes between bat and pad and roots up the leg stump. What the ball you want first up. England have lost their fourth wicket. ENG 92/4 in 32 overs.
18.00 IST: Join us soon for the second session of the day.
17.37 IST: That's Lunch too. England 246 & 92/3 at Lunch, lead India (273) by 65 runs at Southampton. Root 30*, Ishant 1/11
17.35 IST: OUT! Shami removes Jennings for 36. Plumb! There were no second thoughts about it. I don't know what was the review about. Shami comes in from round the wicket and hurls this on a back of a length around off. The ball comes back in and keeps really low, before hitting Jennings on the back leg who is beaten through his defense. Shami appeals while celebrating and the umpire raises his finger. Keaton, after a long chat with his partner, takes it upstairs. Replays show us three reds and Jennings can have his meal in his own time. ENG 246 & 92/3 vs IND (273) at Southampton.
17.31 IST: FOUR! No third man and Keaton gets another boundary to his name. This will boost his confidence. Full and outside off, Jennings cuts it towards the third man region for a boundary. ENG 92/2 in 31.4 overs.
17.23 IST: Fifty partnership up between Root and Jennings. It's looking dangerous for India. The lead is now 60 for England.
17.20 IST: FOUR! Class! Overpitched ball in line of the stumps, Root drives it along the turf straight back the bowler for a boundary. ENG 81/2 in 29.1 overs.
17.16 IST: FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Joe Root, FOUR! Gets it in the gap this time. Good length ball outside off, Root waits for it and cuts it late through the gully area for a boundary. ENG 75/2 in 27.5 overs.
17.10 IST: Shami is into the attack now, in tandem with Ashwin.
17.04 IST: FOUR! Great shot! Loopy ball around off, Root gets on one knee, brings out the broom and sweeps this through square leg all the way to the fence. ENG 70/2 in 24.5 overs.
16.58 IST: FOUR BYES! Nothing Pant can do about it. Short and down the leg side from Bumrah. Root ducks under it, the ball moves away from the batsman. Pant moves to his left but cannot get any glove to it. The ball runs to the fine leg boundary. ENG 65/2 in 23.1 overs.
16.56 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Jennings. He is looking in a different form today. Gets low and sweeps this ball through square leg for another boundary. ENG 59/2 in 22.2 overs.
16.55 IST: FOUR! Great improvisation. Premeditates and gets a boundary off it. Ashwin darts this on leg, Jennings reverse sweeps this through third man for a boundary. ENG 55/2 in 22.1 overs.
16.53 IST: FOUR! Sweet! Pitched up ball on off, Root leans ahead and drives it neatly through covers for a boundary. ENG 51/2 in 22 overs.
16.50 IST: NOT OUT! Poor review from India. Back of a length ball outside off, Root goes back and tries to block it. Misses it and gets hit on his pads. India appeal but the umpire is not interested. Kohli has a chat with the bowler and takes it up. Replays show that the ball is missing the top of the stump. India lose a review.
16.43 IST: FOUR! Missed his line and pays the price for it. Bumrah serves this on the pads, Jennings just helps it on it's way towards the fine leg region for a boundary. ENG 42/2 in 19.3 overs.
16.38 IST: R Ashwin is back into the attack.
16.35 IST: Drinks are on the field. A good first hour for India. They've managed to nab a couple of wickets in the form of Cook and Ali with Bumrah and Ishant getting a wicket apiece. The ball isn't moving much, but it's doing just enough. Root and Jennings have to see the session out. A good phase awaits in the next hour for us.
16.35 IST: Ishant has just received the second official warning for flirting with the danger zone on the pitch. Straight away he decides to bowl over the wicket. Strike three and he's out.
16.24 IST: Joe Root, the captain, makes his way out in the middle.
16.22 IST: OUT! Ishant removes Moeen for 9 c Lokesh Rahul b Ishant Sharma . The catch is clean according to the TV umpire and Moeen Ali is out of here. The move to send him up the order hasn't worked out. Lovely delivery from Ishant Sharma. Uses that round the wicket angle so well. Angles it in at first and then makes it go away. Moeen Ali has no choice but to put bat on ball as it's dangerously close to the off stump. The edge is drawn and it goes behind towards Rahul at second slip. He dives low to his right, takes it and celebrates. The umpire, however, isn't sure if the catch is clean and refers it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that there's no problem, Rahul got his fingers underneath and Moeen is out of here. ENG 246 & 33/2 vs IND (273) at Southampton.
16.16 IST: FOUR! Length delivery, on off, Ali brings his bat down to play but the ball takes the outer portion and flies through the vacant gully region for a boundary. Kohli doesn't like that one bit, expect him to plug that area up soon. ENG 32/1 in 14.3 overs.
16.10 IST: Ishant Sharma has been given an official warning for stepping in the middle of the pitch. Going to have to be careful now.
16.07 IST: FOUR! Streaky runs but they are runs. ENGLAND TAKE THE LEAD BY 1 RUN. Back of a length outside off, Ali is in two minds about what to do with this. Ends up trying to leaving it late and gets it off the edge. It falls short and gets through the slip cordon for a boundary. ENG 28/1 in 12.3 overs.
16.06 IST: Moeen Ali is the next man in.
16.06 IST: OUT! Bumrah removes Cook for 12. It's Alastair Cook he gets this time. A full delivery going across, perfect length for Cook as he's drawn into the cover drive. He plays away from his body and a thick edge results. It flies to KL Rahul at second slip, who can't take it on the first go. Juggles a couple of time but eventually holds on to it. India have their first breakthrough. England trail by 3 runs. ENG 246 & 24/1 vs IND (273) at Southampton.
16.02 IST: England now just three runs away from wiping the deficit.
15.55 IST: FOUR! Bumrah switches to around the wicket and instantly get hammered for a boundary. Length delivery with width outside off, Jennings cuts this through the vacant gully position and finds the fence. ENG 21/0 in 10.2 overs.
15.54 IST: Jasprit Bumrah replaces Ashwin. He was the one who dismissed Jennings in the first innings. A repeat on the cards? Three slips in position.
15.51 IST: Indian skipper Virat Kohli who completed 6000 Test runs yesterday was greeted by a sweet gesture from the hotel staff in Southampton.
15.42 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the morning. Overpitched from Sharma on middle and leg. Cook gets behind the ball and flicks it with force through the gap of mid-wicket. The ball races to the boundary. The umpire signals four runs. ENG 13/0 in 7.3 overs.
15.39 IST: First runs of the morning for Jennings as he pushes the Ashwin delivery for a couple. ENG 9/0 in 6.4 overs.
15.34 IST: Ishant Sharma will run in from the other end.
15.33 IST: First run of the day. Cook flicks this just past short mid-wicket and gets to the other end. ENG 7/0 in 5 overs.
15.30 IST: We are ready to get underway. Ashwin to Cook.
15.25 IST: Meanwhile, BCCI has announced the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup.
15.24 IST: Pitch Report - Sanjay Manjrekar out in the middle reckons the rough areas have a new dimension. Feels that till now, Moeen Ali was more equipped to use them than Ravichandran Ashwin. Adds that even the pacers, like Jasprit Bumrah, can utilize this as he hits the deck outside off and makes it come back in, much like Ishant Sharma. States it's a decent batting track, but the bowlers will have something in it for them, both the seamers and spinners.
15.20 IST: Hello and welcome, everyone, for what's going to be a gripping Test match. The first two days displayed some entertaining battles throughout and both teams put mounted a fight. The bowling has been good in the series so far, but with the addition of good batting performances, things are getting highly exciting. The top order of respective teams were rolled over, but the lower order showed good resistance and exceeded expectations. It was Sam Curran for England first with the bat, followed by Cheteshwar Pujara who scored his first ton in England.
Day 2 Highlights: Cheteshwar Pujara carved out one of his finest Test hundreds, a knock punctuated by a mix of trademark tenacity and grace, as India eked out a slender 27-run lead against England.
Owing to the 30-year-old's unbeaten 132, his first century outside the sub-continent since 2013, India recovered from a precarious 195 for eight to go past England and finish at 273 in their first innings.
Leading the five-match series 2-1 hosts England were all out for 246 in their first innings and finished the second day at six for no loss in their second innings to trail by 21 runs. (Read full story)