India vs England 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights: IND 52/1 at stumps as Rohit, Pujara pair in chase, needs 157 to win on day 5

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Stuart Broad struck first as he dismissed KL Rahul in India's 209-run chase on Saturday.   -  AP

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Highlights of Day Four of the first Test between India and England as action unfolds at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

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And another exhilarating day's play closes with India snatching the momentum back from the home side. Root's flawless fightback in the first couple of sessions put England in command and forced Kohli's men step aside. But a fiery new-ball spell from Bumrah meant that England's hopes of a big lead was dashed in quick time. With a tricky 209-run target up its sleeve, India has begun well despite the loss of a solid Rahul early on. Pujara and Rohit will have to see through the first hour tomorrow and fight some personal demons on the pitch as well to seize a win. Root's men aren't out of it either. All to play for with 157 runs remaining on the board as a couple of early scalps could topple the bets altogether. Good night, folks. Join in tomorrow for a thrilling final day.

IND 52/1 in 14 overs: And Pujara closes play with a drive through the covers! Quite and expensive over to finish off play as Robinson's inswinger off the no-ball had Pujara glide it through the slips for four besides it being a no-ball. A good finish for India with momentum swaying back and forth over an exciting day's play in Nottingham. Thankfully, a day without rain's play!

IND 40/1 in 13 overs: Pujara escapes!  Broad goes full and Pujara gets off the mark with a flick to the midwicket boundary. Broad continues to follow the same line and bowls it a tad shorter this time. Pujara fails to play against the bounce and the leading-edge falls tantalisingly close off the short square leg fielder. One over remaining in the day.

IND 35/1 in 12 overs: England loses a review as Robinson's nagging line stuns Rohit with a inswinger that beats the outside-edge. Robinson and Root are excited even as the umpire moves away from their plies. They go for the review, only to see clear daylight between bat and ball.

IND 34/1 in 11 overs: Broad to Rahul. OUT! Broad lands a killer to KL! Simply unplayable as Broad hits the length millimetres away from the off-stump line. Rahul had to play at it and could only manage as much as a soft outside-edge that flies to Buttler. Big jolt for India right before stumps and Root's tactic reaps instant reward as the well set Rahul departs.  KL Rahul c †Buttler b Broad 26 (38b 6x4)

Broad is back for another spell

IND 33/0 in 10 overs: Delectable strokeplay from Rahul as he waits on the short ball outside off from Robinson and nudges it past third slip for another boundary.

IND 28/0 in 9 overs: Rahul's hit the peak. Anderson has negligible swing on offer and relies on his lengths to surprise the batters. Rahul keeps a watchful approach against the seaming deliveries and pounces on the fuller ball from Anderson in a flash. He continues to churn the runs through the covers and finds the fence once again.

IND 23/0 in 8 overs: Robinson unsettles the batsmen instantly. Steep bounce on offer from him from the first ball and Rohit cops a couple on the splice of his blade. Robinson continues to exploit the bounce as he puts Rahul into an awkward spot as well.

Robinson replaces Broad

IND 20/0 in 7 overs: Rohit finds himself in a rare spot with a heap of dot balls. He continues to defend well against Anderson but gets a lucky inside-edge that takes him to two off 18 deliveries!

IND 19/0 in 6 overs: Gorgeous touch play from Rahul once again! Broad tails one in sharply to Rahul but his soft hands takes the edge low past the slip cordon for four. Broad runs in with vigour and draws a inswinger off the fuller length but Rahul caresses the ball down the ground past the bowler for another fine boundary.

IND 11/0 in 5 overs: Anderson with a maiden over but Rohit offers no chance for him as he presents a clean forward defense through the over.

IND 11/0 in 4 overs: Rohit mistimes an on-drive but sneaks a single. Broad fails to make Rahul drive as he draws the ball wide outside off against him.

IND 10/0 in 3 overs: Rahul's brimming with confidence and he lets Anderson feel it with a chanceless straight drive for four.

IND 5/0 in 2 overs: Broad stuns Rahul first up with a ball that shoots up from the length, whiffing past Rahul's forward defence. Broad goes even fuller and Rahul is onto hit in a flash. He opens the face of the bat and whips it through covers for an excellent boundary to get off the blocks.

Broad from the other end

IND 1/0 in 1 over: Anderson hits the spot outside off from ball one and Rahul is up for it with a solid approach. He keeps away the ones that zips in off the length and carefully prods forward to defend the fuller deliveries. Gets a single off the last ball to retain strike.

Thick clouds begin to hover over and the floodlights are being lit. Big challenge for the Indian openers as Jimmy'd be licking his lips.

209 to win and the Indian openers Rohit and Rahul are at the crease. Anderson with the new ball!


68 runs and five wickets in the session and India has clawed back sharply into the contest. Root's exquisite innings coupled with Curran's late surge meant a huge scare for India. Kohli who remained defensive until the new ball, unleashed his best man Bumrah rightaway with the new Dukes and boy, did he deliver. Bumrah struck removed Root, Curran and Broad within the space of three overs to curtail England's hopes of a daunting lead, but things could really tricky from here on for India as its brittle middle-order will be wary of its recent shortcomings. Game on, folks!

Highest successful chase in Nottingham - 208 by WI

India's target - 209

ENG 303 all out in 85.5 overs:
Shami is all over the place and finally gets one to rise sharply to hit Robinson flush on the grille and forces a brief delay.  And Shami wraps it up soon after the break as Robinson holes out to third man. England was up an running away with this one before Bumrah's manic fifer kept India within reach. IND needs 209 runs to win the first Test!

Comebacks are sweet. Sixth Test fifer for Bumrah.   -  BCCI


ENG 296/7 in 85 overs: Bumrah to Curran. OUT! Bumrah's nip-backer stifles Curran! He comes from around the wicket this time and hits the length with the seam jerking inwards. The ball bumps up and forces Curran to poke from an awkward position. The ball lobs straight to Siraj at short mid-on and India is slowly but surely moving towards the end of the pack. Broad, the new man. And Bumrah smashes the stumps first ball! FIFER for Bumrah! Full and straight and Broad fails to bring the bat down in time. He misses the hattrick by a whisker as the ball straightens just enough to save the last man, Anderson's off-stump! Spectacular comeback from Bumrah and India.  Sam Curran c Mohammed Siraj b Bumrah 32 (45b 4x4), Stuart Broad b Bumrah 0 (1b)

ENG 293/7 in 84 overs: A woeful run for Shami continues as Robinson finds another boundary off him after sneaking in three runs, both through the backward point. A bit too full and wide from Shami today and England's lead continues to grow.

ENG 285/7 in 83 overs:  Curran survives as Rahane drops a tough chance at gully. Bumrah springs one up to Curran's chest and he nudges straight towards Rahane who gets a hand at it but fails to hold on.

ENG 281/7 in 82 overs: Runs continue to come at a decent clip as Shami fails to maintain his line. Robinson gets off the mark with a flick off his pads to the backward square leg boundary.

Shami from the other end

ENG 274/7 in 81 overs: Bumrah to Root. OUT! Edged and there goes the big man!  A crackerjack from Bumrah with the new ball as he shapes the ball away late from Root outside the off-stump. Root's forced to push forward but opens his the face of the bat ever so slightly and the edge zips straight to Pant. Huge chance to strike back for India and Kohli's roar lets everyone know about it. Nevertheless, Root's master-class has been a delight to behold.  Joe Root c †Pant b Bumrah 109 (172b 14x4)

New ball taken. Bumrah returns to the attack

ENG 272/6 in 80 overs: Root and Curran evade Siraj's bouncers but manage to sneak in three runs. The new ball is due and we could see a change in attack soon.

ENG 269/6 in 79 overs: Jadeja cuts his pace and lobs the ball outside off, just hoping for Root to nick one to the slips. Nothing smart from the Indians on the field in this short, crucial phase of play.

ENG 266/6 in 78 overs: Siraj continues to push the pace meter up as Root continues to employ a sound defense. No chinks in it at the moment and Kohli is rummaging for a moment of madness in the field.

ENG 264/6 in 77 overs: Kohli brings Jadeja for a short burst and Curran busts the off-side field wide open with a cracking backfoot punch for four.

ENG 259/6 in 76 overs: India quietly losing its sheen and leaking runs. Siraj's tussle with Curran gets the better off him as he draws one to the hips and Curran glides it fine for four.

Well played, skip!   -  Getty Images


ENG 253/6 in 75 overs: What an innings, Joe! Root brings up his 21st Test ton with a firm push down the ground and raises his firsts in jubilation. It's been a phenomenal innings as he has turned the Test back to square one within two sessions. First hundred at home since 2018 and sixth against India in Tests.

ENG 248/6 in 74 overs: Sparks fly as Siraj and Curran have a go at it. Some words are exchanged after Curran wallops Siraj for a thumping boundary through the off-side. Siraj is riled up and ends the over with a quick bouncer and continues to turn in to Curran's ears. In a rare sight, it's Kohli who intervenes and asks his bowler to calm down!

ENG 244/6 in 73 overs: Kohli will be ruing on using up his reviews. Thakur draws Root forward and stuns him with an inswinger that clips the pads. Seems touch and go but the umpire is unmoved. The Indians are up and excited again as Thakur draws one down leg with the ball brushing Root's thighs on the way to Pant. Is the skip feeling the heat of the 90s? Three away from his 21st ton.

ENG 239/6 in 72 overs: Siraj's exceeding eagerness costs India its third review.  He hits Root's pad as the England skipper leans forward to defend. Umpire instantly decides against Siraj's appeal but he continues to plead to Kohli who is forced into the review in the last second. It turns out to be a poor one as the ball misses the stumps on impact.

ENG 239/6 in 71 overs: Thakur to Buttler. OUT! Cleaned him up! What a start to the session as Thakur hits the top of off with a straight delivery! Buttler misreads it completely as he rocks back and employs a careless leave. Big moment for Kohli & Co. and Thakur simply continues to weave magic when the team is in trouble.  Jos Buttler b Thakur 17 (22b 3x4)

Thakur returns to the attack.

Back for the final session! Root and Buttler are back at the crease.


It was an action-packed session, and the Test is evenly poised. A productive partnership between Root and Buttler can take it away from India, and giving how enterprising Buttler is usually, the scales can tilt quickly in England's favour.

Thankfully, the rain has stayed away so far. Join us for the final session, in about 20 minutes.

ENG 235/5 in 70 overs: Bumrah bowls a good length around off-stump in the last over before tea. Root pushes one off the back-foot to backward point for a single, after similarly picking up two runs through third man. Buttler does the same to pick up two through third man. And on the last delivery, a full one, Buttler plays a drive to long-off and picks up one run.

There's a no-ball in the over as well.

That no-ball was Bumrah's sixth of this Test.

ENG 228/5 in 69 overs: A shout for lbw from Shardul, as Root is struck on his thigh pad by a short-of-a-length delivery. India doesn't opt for the review. It would be going over the stumps, replays show.

Another neat over, from Shardul.

ENG 227/5 in 68 overs: Buttler is an enterprising batsman, and he wouldn't miss out on an opportunity to score that's presented to him, or rather, gifted to him. It's a nice present, an overpitched delivery outside off-stump from Bumrah; Buttler plays a stroke unique to him - reaching out to the ball without moving his feet - to pick up four runs through extra-cover. The fielder at deep cover had no chance as the ball ran to the boundary.

ENG 222/5 in 67 overs: Root takes a single to move to 91. It's a neat over, overall, from Shardul.

ENG 221/5 in 66 overs: Bumrah is brought back into the attack. Buttler clips the ball off his legs to pick up four runs, and then gets a full delivery outside off-stump which he drives to pick up his second boundary.

ENG 211/5 in 65 overs: Another one on the legs, and Lawrence lofts it stylishly to the vacant long-leg region to pick up four runs.

And Shardul dismisses him lbw! Good length, on off-stump, it moves in the air and foxes the batsman, missing his hung-out bat and hitting him below the knee-roll. The umpire gives it out, England takes the review but to no avail. Three reds. India has its fifth wicket.

The ball may have reverse-swung.

ENG 202/4 in 64 overs: Shami bowls an excellent delivery and nearly produces the edge from Lawrence. Good length, on off-stump, narrowly misses the edge and the off-stump. Then Shami gets his edge, but this time the ball travels to slip after bouncing a metre or two in front.

A loose delivery in that over as well, from Shami. Lawrence gets one his pads, and he clips it nicely to pick up another four.

He follows it up with a nice cover drive; the result: three runs.

ENG 194/4 in 63 overs: Lawrence gets a short one from Jadeja, and plays it late to get a four through third man.

ENG 189/4 in 62 overs: Shami into the attack. Root gets a short delivery and he pulls to midwicket for a single. A little for strength on that should could have resulted in another wicket, as the ball bounces a yard or two in front of the fielder.

Dan Lawrence respectfully leaves the deliveries alone.

ENG 188/4 in 61 overs: A maiden over, it's been a while we had one. Jadeja darts his deliveries in from around the wicket to Root.

There's an enquiry for a run-out. Root had already reached his ground when the stumps were disturbed; the batsman had driven the ball and taken off, and had to dive in.

ENG 188/4 in 60 overs: Root gets a short, wide one from Siraj and he slices the balll fiercely to deep point for a couple of runs. A single, and a leg-bye makes it four from the over.

ENG 184/4 in 59 overs: Dan Lawrence, the new batsman, is off the mark with a forward defence for two runs. The ball runs away past the diving slip fielder after touching the edge of the bat.

He gets a full delivery on leg-stump and he clips it for a boundary through fine leg. Runs are flowing for England.

ENG 177/4 in 58 overs: A wicket out of the blue, for India!

Bairstow absolutely smashes a short delivery from Siraj, and it travels with a speed of light to the man stationed at the boundary at square leg! The elated Siraj signals to Bairstow to keep quiet. Well, a metre either way would have given Bairstow a six for that.

England four wickets down now.

Jonny Bairstow c Jadeja b Siraj 30 (50b)

ENG 174/3 in 57 overs: A huge shout for lbw! Not given. It's going the leg side. Bairstow took a stride and tried to turn it to leg for a single. He missed it, and it struck him on his front leg.

ENG 173/3 in 56 overs: After plenty of innocuous deliveries from Siraj, he bowls an excellent one that almost produces a wicket. He gets one to come in sharply after pitching on a length outside the off-stump; Bairstow tries to leave, and the ball nearly takes the off-stump along with it.

ENG 171/3 in 55 overs: Jadeja starts off with three back-of-a-length deliveries, all of which are defended off the back foot. He first full delivery produces a single as Bairstow digs it out to mid-on.

Then another full delivery, not as full as the one before. It's paddle-swept by Root for a boundary behind the wicketkeeper. The last ball is defended.

Root moved into the 80s with that four.

Jadeja is back into the attack to bowl his seventh over.

ENG 166/3 in 54 overs: No foot movement from Bairstow as a short delivery from Siraj is cut off the back-foot; it bisects the cover and point fielders perfectly and runs away to the boundary.

Another one on his pads and Bairstow picks up a single through fine leg.

ENG 160/3 in 53 overs: Shami appeals loudly to the umpire after his back-of-a-length delivery angled into Bairstow hits Bairstow on his left thigh. Not much excitement from the others, though, and Kohli smilingly shakes his head to suggest he wouldn't take the review.

The ball would be going over the stumps, replays show.

Bairstow gets one on his pads and he clips to midwicket for a couple of runs.

ENG 158/3 in 52 overs: Short, wide from Siraj; it's cut away to backward point for four by Bairstow. Then another short delivery, which is pulled to midwicket for no run.

He gets one on his pads and clips to long leg for a single.

ENG 153/3 in 51 overs: Shami returns to the attack. He bowls a half-volley outside the off-stump and Bairstow takes full toll of it, square driving to pick up four runs through point.

Bairstow nearly nicks behind as he gets a delivery in the corridor. Off the last delivery, he prods forward for a single through gully to keep strike.

ENG 148/3 in 50 overs: Root picks up a single through point.

Clunky sound off the bat of Bairstow as he plays a drive to Bumrah's good length delivery outside the off-stump. If he had timed it better and placed it better, he may have got a boundary.

Bairstow picks up a single next delivery as he gets a short one and defends it to the leg-side.

ENG 146/3 in 49 overs: A review taken by India, after Siraj's delivery hits Root above the thigh. Upon first impressions, it looked as though the ball could miss the leg-stump. And it's confirmed by technology:India now has one review left.

Bairstow picks up his first boundary, poking it one outside the off-stump to guide the ball to point.

ENG 142/3 in 48 overs: Root is beaten, as he gets an excellent delivery from Bumrah in the corridor. Then, he gets a similar delivery and he edges it; the ball falls short of second slip.

Meanwhile, Bairstow gets off the mark with a flick for three runs.

ENG 139/3 in 47 overs: Meanwhile, Root continues to look imperious in the middle, as gets a full delivery Siraj and plays a drive through extra cover. Shouts of 'Roooot' as well, from the crowd.

He survives a close lbw shout, though. The ball came into him after pitching and hit him on the front pad. Not out, as the ball would be going over the stumps.

Jonny Bairstow is the new batsman.

ENG 135/3 in 46 overs: Sibley has looked so cautious all this while, and now just a small error has cost him his wicket. The excellent partnership (89) is broken as well. It's an inswinging delivery from Bumrah, back of a length, outside the off-stump. Sibley tries to play play a drive, the ball takes the inside edge and Pant makes no mistake.

Sibley c Pant b Bumrah 28 (133b, 4x4, 2x6)

Floodlights are on at Trent Bridge as dark clouds settle around the venue.

ENG 134/2 in 45 overs: Siraj bowls back of a length as well. Root defends off the back foot and picks up a single through square leg. Sibley negotiates the rest of the over cautiously, leaving the deliveries alone or defending them.

ENG 133/2 in 44 overs: Bumrah settles into a nice line and length: back-of-a-length, on off-stump or middle. On the fifth ball, Root plays it late to Rohit Sharma at second slip; Rohit throws it to the stumps, it hits the stumps, and the batsmen run one run on overthrows.

ENG 132/2 in 43 overs: Siraj replaces Jadeja. Overpitched, outside the off-stump, it was a delivery waiting to hit. Root reaches out to it, bending his front knee, and duly picks up four runs through cover-point. The ball just raced away to the boundary.

Short, outside the off-stump, and Root steers it to point for a single. Sibley stays on the front foot and neatly defends the last three deliveries.

ENG 127/2 in 42 overs: Bumrah bowls on the pads of Root, and he works it away to fine leg for four runs. Then he gets a short-of-a-length delivery and picks up a single after defending it on the of-side. Sibley gets a short delivery and he gets on top of it and taps it to mid-on for a single. Another short delivery, pulled this time by Root for another run.

ENG 120/2 in 41 overs: Root punches the first delivery to mid-off off the back foot to pick up a single. Sibley defends on the front foot for the next four deliveries, then he gets a full delivery on leg-stump but works it away straight to the midwicket fielder.

Dark clouds hover above Trent Bridge as we await the start of the second session. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl the first over after lunch.


The half-century from Root was the 51st of his career. He is now six away from Alastair Cook's mark of 57. Root and Cook are the only England batsmen to have scored more than 50 half-tons.

In centuries, however, Root barely makes the top 10. Cook has 33 Test centuries, while Root has 20. His latest: 218 against India in Chennai in February this year.


Meanwhile, Neeraj Chopra makes history in Tokyo. He becomes independent India's first Olympic gold medallist in athletics. Follow all the updates from the men's javelin throw final.


ENG 119/2 in 40 overs: And we have Lunch. A rare session without a rain-break and England has staged a remarkable recovery to keep itself alive in this Test. High class stuff from Joe Root as he soaks the pressure off Dom Sibley to power their side into the lead.

ENG 118/2 in 39 overs: Jadeja darts through his over quickly and Sibley's aiming to see him off quietly to Lunch. A maiden for the left-armer.

ENG 118/2 in 38 overs: Root cruises to his fifty as he waltzes Shami on return with two boundaries. The England skipper has seamlessly cruised through another innings to continue to his fun against India. Root also completes 1000 calendar runs this year.

ENG 109/2 in 37 overs: Root continues to pierce the gaps to keep the scoreboard ticking. Jadeja wafts one slowly through the air and Root sweeps to the deep end to pick three runs.

ENG 105/2 in 36 overs: Thakur continues to trouble the batsmen with the the odd delivery that pushes through swiftly. He beats the edge off Sibley by millimetres and continues to test his verve outside the off-stump.

ENG 101/2 in 35 overs: Root continues to swell in confidence as he rocks back with poise and cuts Jadeja for a beautiful boundary through point. This is just a master at work as England has slackened the pressure with ease in this hour despite the loss of two wickets.

ENG 97/2 in 34 overs: Thakur continues to build a tight line but a couple of runs means England move into the lead. A fine partnership between the skipper and Sibley help England regain composure.

ENG 95/2 in 33 overs: Scores level as India misses another review!  Jadeja ups his pace and quickly troubles the batsmen. Jadeja stifles Root with a ball angling in and striking his pads. Kohli has a long deliberation and goes for it even as Rahane objects the call. The ball is missing the stumps in the reviews and Root survives with England levelling the scoreline.

ENG 91/2 in 32 overs: India loses a review as Thakur slides one in to hit Sibley's pads. The umpire isn't interested but India opts for the review. The replays suggest the ball is missing the leg-stump by a big margin and skipper Root is delighted to have his partner scrape through.

ENG 91/2 in 31 overs: Jadeja zips through his over in trademark fashion. A couple of singles as he varies his pace and wafts through the ball first-up.

Jadeja into the attack

ENG 88/2 in 30 overs: Sibley survives after a massive mix-up as Siraj misses a big chance for a run-out. Sibley flicks one to mid-on and sets off on a single and finds himself at halfway with Root. Siraj who collects the ball throws to the wrong end at the keeper and misses a fine chance at the non-striker's end.

ENG 85/2 in 29 overs: Shami continues to steam in and keeps a more rhythmic compact line to keep Root in check in this over.

ENG 82/2 in 28 overs: Thakur continues with a tight of line attack. No room offered and the batters are forced into a lull against him.

ENG 80/2 in 27 overs: Root cracks Shami with a delectable array of boundaries.  Shami pushes the ball fuller and Root instantly plants himself forward to smack it through extra cover. Shami errs again with a similar length and Root drives once again through covers with assured footwork for another boundary.

ENG 72/2 in 26 overs: Another quiet over passes on as Thakur hits the shorter length to keep the batters back in their tracks. 

Thakur to continue post the break.

ENG 71/2 in 25 overs: The players head to drinks after Root and Sibley find three singles in Shami's over.

ENG 67/2 in 24 overs: Thakur begins with his customary pace that just about touches 130. The ball hits the length and shapes away. Root leaves a couple of them before finding a single to rotate strike.

Thakur replaces Siraj

ENG 66/2 in 23 overs: Shami begins with a couple of slips in line. Decent line of attack to start right outside the off-stump as Sibley finds a lone single.

Shami into the attack

ENG 65/2 in 22 overs: Root regains his touch with a couple of boundaries. He dusts off the cobwebs quickly to offer a elegant push off Siraj for a boundary through covers. Siraj follows up with a delivery that angles in even finer but Root stands up and flicks it with ease through midwicket for another boundary.

ENG 56/2 in 21 overs: Root escapes!  The skipper is way too tentative in his start today and Bumrah finds the outside edge instantly that falls inches short of Kohli in slips.

ENG 51/2 in 20 overs: Peculiar feet movement from Root, just not the usual self in the start here but that doesn't stop a blazing cover drive for four. Root's feet seems to be tied down as he defends and Siraj instantly brings the ball back in to exploit the early niggle. A couple of inside-edges nearly chops onto the stumps but Root manages to keep them out for now.

ENG 47/2 in 19 overs: Bumrah mixes up with a couple of tempters and the shorter stuff. Sibley marks his anchor down and gives away a maiden to Bumrah.

ENG 47/2 in 18 overs: Siraj runs with a smoother line of attack. He carries on with a couple of outswingers to Sibley who leaves them on their way. A solitary run before Joe Root gets on strike. Siraj zips the ball in as Root follows it with a solid block.

ENG 46/2 in 17 overs: Bumrah to Crawley. OUT! There's another edge and Pant takes a fine catch! Bumrah gets his rhythm back and how! He builds momentum with a couple of sharp away-swingers from Crawley before drawing one into the fine channel outside the off-stump. Crawley pushes forward but the ball brushes the edge and falls low to the right of Pant who drops low and completes a fine catch. Double jolt for England in the first hour. Zak Crawley c †Pant b Bumrah 6 (7b 1x4)

ENG 43/1 in 16 overs: Siraj to Burns. OUT! Edged and taken! The ploy to bowl from over the wicket works as Siraj finds the edge off a beautiful delivery. Burns is tempted into the drive but ends up with a thick outside edge that sails straight to Pant. Crawley is the new man and Kohli employs a more aggressive field with three slips and a gully. Siraj gets a leading edge first ball but it falls wide off gully. Top start for India.  Rory Burns c †Pant b Mohammed Siraj 18 (49b 3x4)

ENG 37/0 in 15 overs: Bumrah regains his composure and hits the deck to seam the ball into Sibley. Pretty neat and there's a maiden over for him.

ENG 37/0 in 14 overs: Siraj comes over the wicket to Burns this time after his inswingers failed to flail Burns in the first over. A couple of tempters outside off but Burns holds his guard.

ENG 34/0 in 13 overs: Top start for Burns as he flicks one off the pads for a boundary through square. Bumrah gets his line wrong and instantly pays the price.

Bumrah from the other end

ENG 27/0 in 12 overs: Sibley gets underway first ball as he slides the ball to fine leg. He is up for a scare as Siraj nips one in off the last ball to hit high on his pads. The Indians are interested for a moment before deciding against a review.

Siraj returns with the ball

Here we go. It's bright and beaming in Nottingham right now as England openers Burns and Sibley walk out to the crease.


3:07PM IST: Must be quite the challenge for England's openers today. With the batting taking a bit of a hit lately, England would aim for a rejig pretty soon. Burns and Sibley in particular would know that there's much more to do before resting on the opener's slot.

2:58PM IST: Frowning over what I see in the distance.

Thick clouds in the distance as India prepares to take charge on day four.   -  BCCI


2:55PM IST: 30 minutes to the start. Meanwhile, have a read on two comeback men on either side, KL Rahul and Ollie Robinson who completed a fine return to their respective teams.

2:32PM IST: Live visuals suggest that it's a fine, dry morning and play will begin on time. An hour away from scheduled start.

2:18PM IST: Here's a look at some key numbers from day three

  • James Anderson went past Anil Kumble's tally of  619 Test wickets to become the third-leading wicket-taker in the format.
  • Ravindra Jadeja became the fifth Indian and fifth fastest player to achieve the 2000 runs, 200 wickets double in Test cricket in 53 matches.
  • KL Rahul failed to convert his first fifty-plus score to a Test hundred in SENA nations. He was dimissed by Anderson for 84.
  • Bumrah in WTC Final: 0/57 & 0/35; 0 & 0
    Bumrah in Nottingham* : 4/46; 28(34)
  • KL Rahul has registered three 80-plus scores in SENA countries in 2015 - the most for an Indian opener in the period in Tests


2:00PM IST:
Despite 98 overs being scheduled on day three, nearly 50 overs were lost to rain in the third session. Nasser with a valid point, you'd say?


1:48PM IST: What a moment for the evergreen Anderson, reckon he'll go past Warnie's 708?


1:40PM IST: WEATHER FORECAST: Nearly two hours to the start. Here's the UK Met Department's current forecast for Nottingham. The post noon sessions are likely to take a hit today as well....

Time (UK)10:00am1:00pm3:00pm5:00pm6:00pm
Chances of Rain<5%10%50%40%40%

Day 3 Review

India has seemingly taken the pole position in the inaugural Test of the second World Test Championship. The new cycle has done well to emulate the Southampton final held in June with persistent showers from above marring two exciting sessions of play in the last two days.

India's gritty batting led by a solid KL Rahul and a sublime Jadeja charge later down the order posted a hefty 95-run lead under wet conditions in Nottingham. With the rain helping England openers see off an early spell on day three, Joe Root's men will be aiming to regroup and grind it out on Saturday, given that a win is beyond its reach at the moment.



The Indian bowlers have been relentless with their line and it was evident in their short burst towards the close of play yesterday as well. Bumrah and Siraj forced Burns into a hole while Sibley nudged and pushed out and about to keep himself proactive. With India still in the lead by around 70 runs, can England stage a fighting comeback with rain expected to hit play once again at Nottingham? The moving day has skimmed to day four and the team that could lead the commands in at least two out of three sessions, could dictate the outcome of the Test match from here.

Playing XIs

India XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj,

England Full Squad: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Ollie Robinson, Sam Curran, Stuart Broad, James Anderson,


The first Test between India and England will be shown LIVE on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 4 channels and streamed online on Sony LIV and Jio TV from 3.30 pm IST.