India vs England, Highlights, 5th Test Day 3 at The Oval:Highlights, India vs England, 5th Test, Day 3: Alastair Cook (46*) and Joe Root (29*) were on the crease as England concluded the Day 3 at 114/2, with a lead of 154 runs against India in the fifth and final Test of the five-match series at The Oval. Huge roar from the crowd as Alastair Cook and Joe Root leave the field. England will be delighted at the moment. They have extended their lead to 154 for the loss of only two wickets. The hosts started the day's play in front and have ended it that way as well. Although in between they had to grind hard. Just like the English lower order, the Indian lower order also wagged. Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari showed a lot of resilience in the morning session as they raised a 77-run stand. Post that, Jadeja counter-attacked and reduced the deficit down to 40. (IND vs ENG 5th Test Scorecard)
IND vs ENG, 5th TEST, DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS FROM LONDON:
23.04 IST: England 332 & 114/2 at stumps, lead India (292) by 154 runs at The Oval. Cook 46*, Root 29*, Shami 1/32. Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, 1 run. It's wide outside off, Root keeps it out towards point and takes a single. That will be it. Stumps on Day 3.
22.48 IST: Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
22.46 IST: FOUR! This shot shows his confidence. Beautifully picked up off his pads. Almost similar to the last delivery. Moving back into the batsman from outside off, Root shimmies down the track a bit and flicks it superbly to the deep square leg fence.
22.44 IST: And again! Issues with the shape of the ball. Poor quality Duke balls? The umpires have called for replacement. Last time this happened, India picked a wicket next ball. What will happen this time?
22.38 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries bring up 100 for England. Shot of the evening! This time his head was right on top of the delivery. Full and around off, Root presents a straight bat as he unfurls a fabulous drive down the ground for a boundary. England racing away here and India are lacking intensity in the field.
22.37 IST: FOUR! Runs are coming thick and fast. Shami serves a delivery in the channel outside off. It's on a length and Root is sucked into a cover drive. He doesn't account for the movement and edges it behind. Luckily for him it goes wide of the slip cordon for a boundary. ENG 96/2 in 37.1 overs.
22.32 IST: Mohammed Shami to Joe Root, no run. A hint of inward movement back into the batsman. First signs of reverse? Maybe. It's full and around off, Root presents a straight bat and keeps it out off the inner half. It rolls to mid on.
22.28 IST: Here comes Mohammed Shami for another spell.
22.24 IST: Mohammed Shami seems to be stretching. Might see him soon into the attack.
22.19 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alastair Cook, 1 run. This time Cook jumps on his back foot and works it in the gap on the leg side. Another run. ENG 83/1 in 33 overs.
22.14 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Alastair Cook, no run. In the air... Kohli sprints across to his right from leg gully, puts in a full length dive, catches the ball but as his hand hits the ground, it comes out. No, not a dropped catch.
22.12 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Joe Root, no run. On a length and outside off, Root dabs it down towards gully. Rahane picks it up on one bounce and immediately scores a direct hit at the striker's end. No harm done though as Joe never left the crease.
22.07 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to operate now.
22.05 IST: FOUR! Once again the length is short and Root cashes in. He rocks back immediately and hammers it past the point fielder. The English skipper is off and running in style. ENG 72/2 in 29.3 overs.
22.03 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Jadeja drops it short wide outside off, Root loves it there. He goes deep inside the crease and whacks it through point for a cracking boundary.
21.59 IST: Skipper Joe Root is in next. He bagged a duck in the first innings and will be keen to get off the mark first up. England are effectively 102/2.
21.55 IST: OUT! Jadeja removes Moeen for 20. Bowled 'em! The changed ball brings luck for Jadeja as he pegs the middle stump back. Another delivery which lands in the rough around off and turns back in sharply. Moeen gets on the front foot to push at it but misses the ball completely. It sneaks through bat and pad and shatters the stumps. The Indians are ecstatic. The 35-run stand has been broken. England 332 & 62/2, lead India (292) by 102 runs at The Oval
* Drinks break. Unlike the last two days, there haven't been a flurry of wickets. Although the session started with England losing Keaton Jennings. Another highlight of the evening's play has been India wasting both their reviews inside 12 overs.
21.43 IST: Flighted and full outside off, Cook gets forward and across before defending it back to the bowler.
21.37 IST: EDGED AND DROPPED! It's FOUR also! Sharma delivers an overpitched delivery outside off, Moeen goes for a big booming cover drive but gets a fat outside edge behind. It flies to KL Rahul at second slip who tries to grab it in front of his face but fails to hold on. It bursts through his hangs and races behind for a boundary. KL has been so good with his catching in the series and must be upset with himself.
21.28 IST: Ishant Sharma is back on.
21.24 IST: FOUR! Not this full as he is driven crisply through mid on and the ball races away,. A good over for England, 10 from it.
21.20 IST: FOUR! In the air... but in the gap! There were a few fielders there but the way Shami's luck is running, that was never going to go to hand. Full and outside off, Moeen goes for the full-blooded drive but the ball takes the outside edge and flies through gully for a boundary. ENG 43/1 in 20.3 overs.
21.17 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Moeen Ali, 2 runs. How nonchalant was that? Moeen steps down the track and whips it over mid-wicket. The outfield is a touch slow and hence it does not cross the fence. A couple. ENG 38/1 in 20 overs.
21.13 IST: Mohammed Shami to Alastair Cook, no run. Ohhs and ahhs all around as the bat's edge is once again beaten. Just ahead of a length outside off, Cook goes for the drive but is beaten.
21.04 IST: Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja's fighting 86* has invited rich accolades on Twitter. (Read full story)
20.56 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is back on.
20.52 IST: FOUR! That is Moeen's go-to shot! He gets down on one knee and sweeps it hard through square leg and the ball races away.
20.48 IST: Moeen Ali is the new man in.
20.47 IST: OUT! Shami removes Jennings for 10. TIMBER! There are two types of leaves in cricket, a good one and a bad one and that was a bad one. Shami however, won't care as he gets a well-deserved wicket. He comes steaming in from around the wicket and bowls an inswinger outside off. It comes back in sharply. Jennings offers no shot and he does not cover his stumps as well. The ball kisses the top of off and Jennings has to take the long walk back, cheaply again. An early wicket after the break, exactly what India needed. England 332 & 27/1, lead India (292) by 67 runs at The Oval.
20.38 IST: FOUR BYES! That was quick there by Shami. Ufff! Bends his back on this one and bowls it on off, it skids through. Jennings tries to defend but gets beaten. Pant is not sure on how to collect the ball, he fails to do so and the ball races to the fine leg fence.
20.36 IST: Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end.
20.34 IST: Keaton Jennings Not out! The impact indeed is outside off. It spins back in after hitting the deck as Keaton opts for the sweep shot. He though fails to connect and is rapped on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal. Kohli consults his bowler who tells that there was no bat and then his keeper also is confident. India take the DRS but the replays find that the point of impact outside off. A review wasted.
20.32 IST: Shout for an lbw. Keaton Jennings has missed his sweep shot and is thudded on the pads. The umpire turns down the appeal and Kohli takes the DRS after consulting his bowler and the keeper. Is impact outside off?
20.30 IST: We're back for the final session. So far, 11 wickets have fallen in the evening so far in this Test. A minimum of 35 overs left in the day's play. Ravindra Jadeja to begin proceedings.
20.14 IST: England 332 & 20/0 at Tea, lead India (292) by 60 runs at The Oval. Cook 13*, Jennings 7*. Mohammed Shami to Alastair Cook, no run. Defended solidly this time. A huge round of applause from the crowd as Cook pushes it to covers. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 3!
20.06 IST: Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack.
20.03 IST: FOUR! Expensive start for Shammi here. Cook gets another ball on his pads. Bread and butter stuff for him. He flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. ENG 16/0 in 6.3 overs.
19.55 IST: FOUR! Finally some runs for Cook in his final innings. On the pads, Cook loves it there, he flicks it through square leg and the ball races away.
19.46 IST: A maiden over by Jasprit Bumrah. Jasprit Bumrah to Keaton Jennings, no run. On the shorter side, Jennings keeps it out. Second maiden in a row for Bumrah but again no swing visible for him in this over as well.
19.38 IST: Ishant Sharma to bowl from the other end.
19.37 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alastair Cook, no run. Slightly shorter in length and the line is outside off, Cook leaves it alone. A maiden to begin with by Bumrah.
19.23 IST: India all out for 292 in first innings, trail England (332) by 40 runs at The Oval. Jadeja 86*, Ali 2/50. Ravindra Jadeja OUT! Out! Gone! That's the end of the road for Bumrah and Jadeja. The latter sold his short there as he tapped this flighted one the pads to the fielder at short square leg. Broad there runs and in throws the ball back to Bairstow who does the rest. Bumrah was always struggling. A 32-run stand is broken and India give up a dangerous 40-run lead.
19.09 IST: Moeen Ali is back as well. Spin from both the ends.
19.08 IST: What a block from Bumrah. Commendable! Adil Rashid to Jasprit Bumrah, no run. Too full and easily negotiated by JB .
19.04 IST: Adil Rashid to try his luck out against the last wicket.
19.00 IST: FOUR! More pain for England as Jadeja is chipping away the trail. A wild hoick across the line to the length ball and it reaches the mid-wicket fence just in time. IND 288/9 in 90.4 overs.
18.54 IST: FOUR! Short, on the leg pole and asking for it. Jadeja swivels and gets it fine to the fine leg region for a boundary. Runs coming thick and fast now. IND 281/9 in 89.4 overs.
18.49 IST: SIX! Jadeja stretches his muscles a bit. Bang! Thwarted! What a hit. Jimmy bowls a full ball in line of the stump and swings in away. Jadeja counters for that and goes with the straight bat over the bowlers head. The connection is sweet and it goes way back into the sight screen.
18.46 IST: Stuart Broad to Jasprit Bumrah, 2 runs. Oops! Bumrah was ball watching there else they could have changed strike. It was bowled on leg and Bumrah got something on it. As a result, the ball bounces before reaching Bairstow behind the sticks. Jadeja was half way down there for the run but Bumrah wasn't on the same page as him. Bairstow throws at the bowlers end but no before Jaddu made it in.
18.44 IST: Broad to start a new spell with the second new cherry.
18.42 IST: FOUR! Wide of off and enticing Jadeja. He chops from his crease and a thick outside edge makes it race through the slip cordon for a boundary. England won't mind that though. Bumrah is on strike for the next over and they can finish the innings there. IND 268/9 in 87 overs.
18.37 IST: James Anderson is back on.
18.35 IST: Last man, Jasprit Bumrah is in. He needs to hang in there with Jadeja, just like the previous Test where he hung around for over an hour.
18.33 IST: OUT! Adil Rashid removes Shami for 1. Shami couldn't stop himself for long and pays the price for it. It was tossed up right up there and he lofts it powerfully towards long on. Stuart Broad stationed there runs in a bit, stays low and hangs on to the catch to sent Shami packing. All Shami needed was to hang in there with Jadeja but it wasn't to be. India 260/9, trail England (332) by 72 runs at The Oval.
18.31 IST: FOUR! Not that short but enough for the now set Jadeja. He rocks back and half-pulls it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence.
18.23 IST: Shami is in.
18.22 IST: OUT! Moeen Ali removes Ishant for 4. Gone. Ishant and his resistance ends. A straighter one bowled outside off and it goes on with the angle. Ishant plays for the spin but it never did. The outside edge is found and Bairstow does the rest. Ashwin with his so many variations was looking unimpressive and Moeen with nothing much to show in that department has troubled the Indian batters in the last couple of matches, just like this one. There's a lesson in there somewhere for him. Anyway, India still trail by 83 runs. India 249/8, trail England (332) by 83 runs at The Oval.
18.14 IST: Spin from both ends. Moeen Ali is on from the other end.
18.13 IST: Adil Rashid to Ishant Sharma, 1 run. Leg bye. On the pads, Ishant looks to clip to the fine leg region but it goes off the pads and a run results. Ishant will be on the strike for the next over as well.
18.10 IST: The afternoon session is about to get underway. The players are out in the middle. Ishant will be on strike to face the first ball after the break. Rashid will resume the proceedings for the home team.
17.32 IST: India 240/7 at Lunch, trail England (332) by 92 runs at The Oval. Vihari 56, Jadeja 41*, Ali 1/40. Moeen Ali to Ishant Sharma, 1 run. Sweeps the full ball on off and survives. One run taken and that's Lunch on Day 3.
And, that's Lunch on Day 3 of the 5th Test.#TeamIndia scored 66 runs in 28 overs with a loss of one wicket in the first session— BCCI (@BCCI) September 9, 2018
Score - 240/7, trail England 332 by 92 runs https://t.co/EhPQPnkoy2 #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/0FamDEjNHS
17.24 IST: Adil Rashid is back on.
17.21 IST: Ishant Sharma walks in next.
17.20 IST: OUT! Moeen Ali removes Hanuma Vihari for 56. End of a superb knock by the debutant, his partnership of 77 runs has brought down the deficit to 95. Moeen is the man for England yet again. He serves a tossed up ball outside off and gets it to spin back in just a bit. Hanuma Vihari is forward as he wants to defend but fails to meet the ball from the middle of his willow. It sneaks past the outside edge, Bairstow catches the ball, they appeal and umpire Dharmasena agrees. Vihari goes for the referral and it's quite close than one would have thought. The inside part of the bat is kissing the front pad at the same time when the ball is going past the outside half. The noise could be of the former but still, there appears to be some deflection when it whizzes past the wood. The third umpire has a good look at it and in his words, he says - no reason to overturn. Hanuma walks back but not before impressing. India 237/7, trail England (332) by 95 runs at The Oval.
17.19 IST: Appeal for a caught behind. Umpire Dharmasena raises his finger. Hanuma Vihari takes the DRS.
17.18 IST: Change of ends for Moeen Ali. The breeze behind him will help.
17.17 IST: Sam Curran to Hanuma Vihari, no run. Curran goes short, angles it away from the batsman, Vihari gets away from the line easily. Not sure bowling short should be a plan at least with Curran. He ain't express and needs to pitch up in order to fetch some movement which is his stronger suit.
17.13 IST: Sam Curran is brought into the attack. Two slips and a gully in place.
17.06 IST: FOUR! What a shot to conclude the over! Strong shot! Moeen is a bit too full with his length, it's around off and turning back in, Hanuma kneels and powers his sweep in front of square leg for a boundary. Growing in confidence, Hanuma.
17.05 IST: Keaton Jennings under the lid now. He comes in at silly point. There is already a forward short leg in place along with a slip.
17.04 IST: Two slips in place for Jadeja along with a short cover.
16.57 IST: Moeen Ali is on replacing the other spinner, Adil Rashid.
16.56 IST: Ravindra Jadeja NOT OUT! Nothing on the Snicko and once again umpire Dharmasena is right on the money. He is having a great Test match.
16.54 IST: Review time! Jadeja is the man in question as Dharmasena declines a roaring appeal for a caught behind. It looks close though!
16.52 IST: FIFTY! Hanuma Vihari hits maiden Test half-century off 104 balls. India 220/6, trail England (332) by 112 runs at The Oval. Ben Stokes to Hanuma Vihari, 1 run. Maiden Test fifty for Hanuma Vihari! The Oval explodes to acknowledges this knock from the debutant. Skipper Virat Kohli is also on his feet in the dressing room clapping for him. A length ball around off, Vihari plays it down with soft hands to the off side and scampers across for a single. His partner was also very keen on that run and set off straightaway. A big moment for Hanuma Vihari. All the grind he put in the domestic cricket to get at this stage is finally paying off. Fine innings so far. He has his FC average in the high-50s and is fully justifying it. Can he carry on and get a big one?
16.46 IST: FOUR! Fine shot. Good placement. Stokes overpitches outside off, Vihari leans forward with a still head and compact balance, opens the face of the bat at the last moment as he leans into the drive and places it through point. It speeds through scattering all the pigeons there and reaches the fence. A couple of fielders were after it but once the ball rolls through the practice pitches, it becomes very tough to stop it.
16.44 IST: It appears that there is some issue with the ball. It has lost its shape we are told. The umpires are getting it changed. Still 11.5 overs left before the second new nut will be available.
16.40 IST: Vihari and Jadeja complete 50-run partnership for the seventh-wicket stand. Adil Rashid to Hanuma Vihari, 2 runs! This is good going from India and this pair is showing a lot of grit and determination. The debutant Vihari also moves into the 40s. Floated full ball on middle, it's nudged behind square leg for a brace.
16.35 IST: Ben Stokes comes into the attack.
16.32 IST: Time for drinks! Breather time! India have managed to negotiate the first hour nicely and without any hiccups. The action continues after the short break, stay tuned!
16.30 IST: Adil Rashid to Ravindra Jadeja, no run. Pads the slower, flighted ball which was pitched outside off. An appeal but the umpire ignores it. Not turning in enough. IND 207/6 in 66 overs.
16.22 IST: Adil Rashid to Hanuma Vihari, no run. Another googly from Rashid. Vihari gets on the front foot to defend it. IND 204/6 in 64 overs.
16.20 IST: Adil Rashid is on for the first time in this innings.
16.19 IST: FOUR! Not so convincing this time. Jimmy lands this one full and closer to the off stump. Jadeja lunges forward to defend but gets it off the outside edge. The ball flies past the third slip and into the fence.
16.17 IST: FOUR! 200 up for India. Well played by Jadeja there. He sees the short ball on his off pole and opens the face of the bat to get it through the third man region for a boundary.
16.13 IST: FOUR! EDGED BUT RUNS! Closer to the off pole on a full length, HV again plays at it with soft hands and manages to find the gap between first and second slip. The ball races to the fence. Broad is not happy.
16.10 IST: FOUR! Vihari finds the gap. Creamed! Broad bowls a full ball wide of off looking for some extravagant swing. But it's too full and Vihari pounces on it. He brings out the drive out and gets it through covers. A beautiful looking shot this and patience is helping for sure. IND 190/6 in 61.1 overs.
15.57 IST: Stuart Broad to Ravindra Jadeja, no run. Another ball closer to the off pole and another watchful leave. A good contest between patience and will.
15.50 IST: FOUR! Full, on the pads, flicked with ease. Jadeja gets a rare loose ball from Broad and he makes sure he gets it in the gap and all the way to the square leg fence for a boundary to end the over.
15.48 IST: Frustrated at not getting Virat Kohli's wicket, James Anderson fined for showing dissent (Read full story)
15.42 IST: Stuart Broad to Hanuma Vihari, no run. Defended off the front foot by Hanuma presenting the full face of the bat. IND 178/6 in 54 overs.
15.38 IST: James Anderson to Hanuma Vihari, no run. Lucky, very lucky. This one was the dangerous of the lot. Anderson bowls it wide of the crease and makes it straighten from there after landing it outside off. HV again hangs his bat in anticipation but misses, once again. End of a magnificent over.
15.35 IST: James Anderson to share the attack with Broad.
15.34 IST: Stuart Broad to Ravindra Jadeja, no run. Full, around off, left alone by Jadeja to end the first over of the morning.
15.30 IST: We are ready! Out come the Indian domestic cricket legends, Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja, with average over 40 in First-class for both. The former will face the first ball this morning.
15.25 IST: Pitch report - Sanjay Manjrekar says that the pitch has roughs on the either side now. Adds that the spinners will surely use it to their advantage. Asserts that the dryness is outside the danger area and there is a tinge of grass in the middle of the track which is making assisting the fast bowlers as well.
14.40 IST: Read the Indian captain's view on the Test series so far. - Kohli hits back
14.30 IST: Virat Kohli overtakes Brian Lara to become fastest batsman in history to complete 18000 international runs - Read Article
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the 5th Test between India and England live from the Oval. Play will commence from 3.30 PM IST, Local time 11.00 AM.
IND vs ENG, 5th Test, Day 2 Report: India's susceptibility to quality swing bowling once again came to the fore as they struggled to reach 174 for six after England's tail wagged considerably to give the hosts an upperhand on the second day of the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Saturday. India still trail England by another 158 runs with four wickets in hand and three full day's play remaining in the match. Courtesy birthday boy Jos Buttler's 89 and his 98-run ninth-wicket stand with Stuart Broad (38), England managed a decent first innings score of 332 after they were struggling at 198 for seven at the end of first day's play. (READ FULL REPORT)