As it stands, India is in need of 84 runs to make history at Edgbaston. Dinesh Karthik 18 (44) is giving much needed support to the beacon of the Indian team – Virat Kohli, who is on 43 (76).
India were having a fantastic outing with the ball when England were left stranded on 97 for the loss of 7 wickets with all the key batsmen back in the hut. But Sam Curran stepped up yet again, and this time it was with the bat, by scoring a quick fire 63 (65). Last wicket partnerships with Rashid and Broad added that extra pressure on Team India. Ishant Sharma picked another fifer in England by bowling impressive line and length, while Ashwin continued his good form with the ball by scalping three. Umesh Yadav cleaned up the tail by taking two towards the end.
India went on to bat with Vijay 6 (17) and Dhawan 13 (24) failing to impress for the second straight innings, as Broad being the pick of the bowlers got the better of the two openers. KL Rahul’s : 13 (24) -struggle with the red ball went on as he nicked one to Bairstow on Stoke’s bowling. Ajinkya Rahane :2 (16) - was dismissed due to an inside edge to the keeper, on Curran’s bowling . Ashwin played a small cameo of 13 (15)- by scoring three boundaries in quick succession before he became the fourth victim to nick one to Bairstow on Anderson’s bowing.
The fourth day will surely be the final one of this ever so entertaining Test, which is evenly poised between two power packed teams.
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