Vastavam web: India need one more wicket to thrash England in the third test at Trent Bridge after the hosts ended the fourth day on 311 for nine, 210 runs short of their target. Defeat on Wednesday will see England’s lead in the five test series cut to 2-1, setting up an exciting fourth test encounter at Southampton starting next Thursday. The second new ball proved decisive though as India picked up five wickets in the evening session.
The impressive Jaspit Bumrah took five wickets but the entire Indian seam attack produced excellent sustained accuracy throughout Tuesday’s play, helped by some outstanding catching and some awful shot-selection from England’s top order. Two overs later and Ishant was celebrating the removal of England’s other opener Alastair Cook (17) who edged to Lokesh Rahul at second slip. Ollie Pope showed his inexperience with a poor shot, following a wide delivery outside off stump and finding a diving Virat Kohli at third slip. It could have been even worse for England but Buttler was dropped by Pant off Bumrah.