Anyway, the decision has been made and the Indians are celebrating. Quality work, first test 5fer. Day 1 mostly belonged to the Indian bowlers, who stuck to a tight line and length. The forecast for this third Test is of decent cloud cover through the first four days, and if the Indian team takes into consideration, they would surely opt for just the lone spinner. Bumrah bangs in another short of a length delivery.
Not a nice way to get out but Pope will have to go. Ali c: Vijay b: Shami 16 45 1 1 35. England are 152 for the loss of 2 wickets as Eoin Morgan slams a boundary straight down the ground. This could be such a big, er, mo-ment for this young side. He gets his second and India are all over England now. It was the perfect game.
End of a magnificent innings from the Indian skipper. We've heard of Competitive Dad but I like the idea of a comic character called Competitive Son, who works his dad over with some short stuff and a bit of sledging. The senior players came to the party with their hands up: Cook scored 167 runs, Bell 188, Anderson took seven wickets and Broad deserved a lot more than three. Rahul and Murali, averaging 12. In the third test, Everest is climbing in India because one false trick can prove to be underground and they will cost the whole series.
Coming to the delivery, it's a length ball in line of the stumps. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was again ruled out, having not fully recovered from the abdominal strain that sidelined him in the second Perth test. A slightly peculiar dismissal which leaves England three wickets away. His knock included five hits to the fence. They are now falling like a pack of cards! End of a fighting knock by Cummins. Get highlights of India vs.
The ball kicks off and speeds off the surface, taking the outside edge of the hanging bat of Jennings. That said, surely there will be a tactical appeal in that case. He missed a zesty swipe across the line at a very full delivery from Moeen Ali that skidded straight on to hit the stumps. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, hit pad to. The third Test between India and Australia will take place between 26-30 December, 2018.
Ravichandran Ashwin to James Anderson. Jadeja slams the leggie over the bowler's head for a six. Rishabh Pant completes the formalities and now has the most dismissals for an Indian wicket-keeper on a Test debut. He digs in a short ball, targeting the grille of Woakes. Gone, this time he is gone.
Good news for the side is the return of Bumrah, which has been recovered from her injuries. This is the 11th time he has dismissed him in Tests and what a beauty to remove him. It's a slightly deceptive average, as it's early in his career, but his average in away Tests of 56. Gets it around the off stump, in that corridor of uncertainty. Bumrah is the man this time.
We pretty much won every single session and it's a great win. His fifth catch and the end now is nigh for England. He straightaway runs in joy and does a 'Delle Alli challenge' celebration towards one of his teammates in the dressing room. What I can say is that I think we've done brilliantly putting that out of our mind to win this game of cricket. Worrying times for England as Indian Batsmen open up their shoulders. Sadly for them though the forecast is not for torrential rain today.