Virat Kohli's masterclass has helped India from conceding a big lead. He could have had a wicket too. Well his celebration shows it all. A day that certainly belonged to Virat Kohli who will lead his team off the field here and take in the applause from the crowd as well. England are 196 for the loss of 2 wickets. It was an impressive outing for them and the margin of victory was a record for the Indian side. He was dropped a couple of times and he made England pay dearly for it.
He takes the catch and runs in joy towards the bowler. The Test series begins at Edgbaston in Birmingham from 1st August to 5th August. First wicket for India on Day 3. Ishant Sharma replaces Mohammed Shami. Dinesh Karthik is the next man in. But no, he times his jump to perfection and takes a tumbling catch.
He removes the batsman who could have possibly been the one who could have anchored the run chase for England. That was short and wide outside off from Ishant Sharma. After bad 1st over of Umesh Yadav, his comeback was brilliant. But Malan never looked comfortable against Shami, who trapped him lbw eventually in the 40th over. India need another 144 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining. Ashwin was the only wicket-taker for India in the pre-lunch session, bowling Cook 13 with a ripper in the ninth over.
Flighted delivery and Jennings' fall for it. Virat Kohli Photo Credits: Twitter Creating records by shattering the older ones is surely a routine for the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. Shikhar played and missed to a ball he could have left. . He goes for the pull and he seems to have connected well. Both Morgan and Root have looked quite comfortable today and the Indian bowlers will need to get their act together before the start of the Test series.
Ball picks Malan's outside edge on the way. The Indian team decided to play the limited overs games before the Test matches. Getting them in two balls was brilliant. Jos calls for it and completes the catch behind the wicket. A standing ovation for the Indian skipper as he leaves the field. The ball took the outside edge and the wicket-keeper had no problems in completing the catch.
The ball was wide of the stumps. Virat Kohli batting on 43 along with Dinesh Karthik on 18 runs. Hardik Pandya has come in to replace Raina and has hit a streaky boundary to open his account. Sam Curran is doing it in style at the moment. The game is not over as Kumar and Kuldeep provide India a glimmer of hope! England lost three wickets for eight runs in the next 25 balls. England have a lead of 22 runs in the second innings. The series will hence be decided at Headingley.
Mohammed Azharuddin in 1992 had scored 93 runs. Getting wicket of Joe Root got India a step closer to their victory. Sam Curran and Jos Buttler are out at the crease. We have one change: Jake Ball comes in. A back of a length delivery on the hips from Willey, Kohli swivels and pulls it fine.
Adil Rashid is spinning a web around India. But Eoin Morgan reckons the pitch will remain a good one for the duration of the game. For England, Stuart Broad in particular looked lethal dismissing both the Indian openers at the start. The skipper led from the front. Jennings was the first to go, but in an odd manner. Keaton Jennings departs after scoring 8 runs. Ashwin picks up his second.