No bat there and UltraEdge confirms it. That was an eventful start from Mohammed Shami. One of the major disappointment for them was the batting form of Kusal Mendis, who barring the last innings, failed to contribute much. But he will continue to be a part of their set-up in what should be a thrilling finale to the limited-overs' leg of this long tour. The batsmen have to be applauded too, Bairstow, in particular, standing out with a century in tough conditions and supported by Ben Stokes.
Clearly, this is about breaking English spirits. Thakur got the head covered but that wouldn't be all as Ravindra Jadeja gets the guard for the abdomen. The Indians are celebrating as England is five wickets down here and looking at conceding a big lead to India in the first innings. Mohammed Shami bowling his heart out but the ball is just not carrying. This will be a brilliant knock from the batsman considering that England were four down in the opening session today. Can the remaining two wickets be claimed before the break? Indian pacers are leaking runs at the moment.
Task at hand see out this phase of play. But Woakes had to share honours with India skipper Virat Kohli 97 and Ajinkya Rahane 81 , who led a fightback with a 159-run partnership on Day 1 of the third Test encounter at Trent Bridge. Cook gets a boundary off the next ball as Bumrah slips it on to his pads. Kohli's condition seemed to have improved a lot and as he had maintained, he will be out there at the toss alongside Joe Root. It's clipping the leg pole and the umpire's call stays! Perhaps, if wins, they will get a relief atÂ Trent Bridge and leads 1-2 against England while walking away from theÂ Trent Bridge cricket stadium. It was the case in Birmingham and London, as well as in Nottingham, and playing an extra specialist batsman is not in the management's immediate plans as yet.
England are bowling with a defensive field at the moment, trying to restrict the scoring. Dhawan and Rahul laid the foundation. Can the English batsmen continue to keep the Indian bowlers at bay post the lunch interval? Being hailed as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's successor, Pant's entry into the squad happened after three half-centuries in the two first-class matches against England Lions. Adds that they knew they had the ability and hopes to keep improving from here on. Mohammed Shami replaces Ishant Sharma after a 7-over spell from the lanky pacer. Chris Woakes had rescued England with a maiden Test century in an innings and 159-run win at Lord's last week.
The Indian bowlers will look to make most of the overcast conditions now and make early inroads into the English batting line-up before the lunch break. Jasprit Bumrah is in disbelief. Credits his boys for stepping up and praises the experienced players for sharing the burden. Seven down as England are in trouble here. Cook gets forward and is able to defend well. Ollie Pope departs for 16, Mohammed Shami strikes. They have played bravely and lived on so far.
Nevertheless, there are bound to be changed in the playing eleven for some vital members of the squad are now seemingly bereft of confidence. Congratulations to for his maiden Test five-wicket haul! And Trent Bridge has witnessed that team turnaround. A wry smile on the face of Bumrah as the players walk off for a drink. Beautiful delivery from Mohammed Shami gets the outside edge. New batsman Ollie Pope fell for 10 when a genuine glance off Sharma was well caught down the legside by the 20-year-old keeper. Terrific delivery from Ishant and the ball takes the edge of Cook's bat.
Also check- Jayant, who made his debut in Visakhapatnam, scored 55. HawkEye says it was going on to hit the outside of the leg stump and it could have gone either way. He says that Sri Lanka put them under pressure with that early partnership. Runs flowing for India at the moment. On Monday, Kohli completed his 23rd century, which would have been the 24th but for his getting out for 97 in the first innings. Selection woes for India None of the players other than Kohli played English bowlers with content. They are looking to wait for the bad balls and not flirting with the ones just on or outside the off-stump.
This is a fightback of sorts even though the target is still miles away. Great balance and timing on that one from Pujara. He will be facing Messrs Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran, ready to make life miserable for him just like they have done with his illustrious seniors. Chahal is the culprit this time. Live Updates:That's it then, a wide and then a boundary from Root sees England seal the victory and also the series. Easy stumping opportunity for Jonny Bairstow and he gets it done. All-rounder Pandya took five wickets for 28 runs in six overs as he revelled in the swing-friendly conditions.