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SEE PICS: Kim Jong-un's impersonator spotted at India vs England clash in Birmingham

In bizarre events, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un was seen making his way through the crowd with some high-end security during Day 3 of the 1st Test in Birmingham.

Written by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 03, 2018 19:57 IST ]
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Kim Jong-un's impostor spotted at India vs England 1st Test clash at Birmingham

On Day 3 of the 1st Test between India and England, the visitors are flying high as bowlers R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma were on target to bundle out the top and middle order, giving the Virat Kohli led Team India a huge advantage in the first Test of the series. However, besides witnessing some amazing catches, Kim Jong-un was seen in the crowd. 

In bizarre events, the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un was seen making his way through the crowd with some high-end security. However, it was just an impersonator. He was seen in crowds along with a mini-paper rocket. Watch.

People eventually took to Twitter on witnessing this hilarious yet captivating moment. 

India Tv - The impostor made his way through the crowd, getting some good TV coverage as well

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The impostor made his way through the crowd, getting some good TV coverage as well

At Lunch, R Ashwin ran through the top order before Ishant Sharma wrecked the middle order as India reduced England to 86 for six at lunch on day three to position themselves nicely for a win in the first cricket Test.

Off-spinner Ashwin took 3-34 and gangly pacer Sharma returned 3-21 in a fiery spell to leave England with just a 99-run lead.

At the break, Jos Buttler (1) was the last unbeaten recognised batsman.

Starting from overnight 9 for 1, England did not get much respite as Ashwin bowled non-stop from one end after dismissing Alastair Cook (0) previously on Thursday evening.

The left-handed batsman in the English line-up looked easy fodder for him as the wicket started taking a lot more turn this morning. In the eighth over, Keaton Jennings (8) was the first to go with KL Rahul taking a sharp catch at leg slip.

Joe Root (14) held the key to England's second innings, and eventual course of the game, but Ashwin etched out the big wicket eight overs later. He broke the budding 21-run partnership between him and Dawid Malan (20) as Rahul held another excellent, low catch at leg slip.

It could have gotten worse, as Jonny Bairstow's (28) first shot also landed close to Rahul's hand.

Three overs later, Malan (on 17) got a life when Shikhar Dhawan failed to latch on to a low catch at first slip off Sharma. But the left-hander never looked comfortable at the crease with Sharma constantly troubling him.

Malan and Root added 31 runs for the fourth wicket, and pushed England past 50 in the 17th over. The former looked to play more conservatively, while Bairstow opened up a bit to score at any opportunity he got.

Just when it looked that they were getting comfortable at the crease, Sharma struck a quick triple blow.

Rahane caught first Malan at fourth slip in the 27th over. Then in the last over before lunch, Sharma struck twice to dismiss Bairstow, caught at first slip, and Ben Stokes (6), caught at third slip, in the space of three balls.

England were completely rocked with only the tail left to play with Buttler, as they had no reply to Indian bowlers' intensity.

(With PTI Inputs)

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