Day in Pictures: India vs England, 4th Test, Southampton, Day 3
Day in Pictures: India vs England, 4th Test, Southampton, Day 3

England were 260 for eight in their second innings, a lead of 233 runs, at stumps on the third day of the fourth Test against India at Southampton on Saturday. Sam Curran was 37 not out after Adil Rashid (11) was caught behind off Mohammed Shami in the last ball of the day’s play. Jos Buttler made 69 after England slumped to 92 for four.

Alastair Cook England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, and fellow left-handed opener Jennings were both in need of runs

Alastair Cook England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer, and fellow left-handed opener Jennings were both in need of runs (Getty Image)

But Cook fell for 12 when, drawn into driving at a full and wide Jasprit Bumrah delivery, he got an outside edge that second slip KL Rahul clung onto at the third attempt.

But Cook fell for 12 when, drawn into driving at a full and wide Jasprit Bumrah delivery, he got an outside edge that second slip KL Rahul clung onto at the third attempt (Getty Image)

Moeen Ali, surprisingly promoted to number three instead of Root, became the latest victim of Ishant Sharma's excellent bowling to left-handed batsmen

Moeen Ali, surprisingly promoted to number three instead of Root, became the latest victim of Ishant Sharma’s excellent bowling to left-handed batsmen (Getty Image)

Mohammed Shami dismissed Keaton Jennings with what became the last ball before lunch to leave India well-placed at lunch

Mohammed Shami dismissed Keaton Jennings with what became the last ball before lunch to leave India well-placed at lunch

The first ball of the second session saw Shami clean bowl Jonny Bairstow for a golden duck to leave England 92 for four

The first ball of the second session saw Shami clean bowl Jonny Bairstow for a golden duck to leave England 92 for four (Getty Image)

Ben Stokes again showed plenty of determination with the bat

Ben Stokes again showed plenty of determination with the bat (Getty Image)

But, for the second time this series, Root was run out when well well set after he failed to beat Shami's direct hit from mid-on after being called through for a needless run by Stokes.

But, for the second time this series, Root was run out when well well set after he failed to beat Shami’s direct hit from mid-on after being called through for a needless run by Stokes (Getty Image)

England were 152 for five in their second innings at tea on the third day, a lead of 125 runs, with Stokes on 20 and Jos Buttler on 22

England were 152 for five in their second innings at tea on the third day, a lead of 125 runs, with Stokes on 20 and Jos Buttler on 22 (Getty Image)

Ashwin ended Stokes’ innings of 30 off 110 balls by tossing one up wider to have the left-hander caught at slip

Ashwin ended Stokes’ innings of 30 off 110 balls by tossing one up wider to have the left-hander caught at slip (Getty Image)

Sam Curran showed the benefits of his first-innings 78, looking assured and helped England’s lead past the 200-run mark

Sam Curran showed the benefits of his first-innings 78, looking assured and helped England’s lead past the 200-run mark (Getty Image)

Jos Buttler was eventually out for 69. The new ball brought the wicket, with Buttler hit in line with the stumps by Ishant as he played all over an in-cutter.

Buttler was eventually out for 69. The new ball brought the wicket, with Buttler hit in line with the stumps by Ishant as he played all over an in-cutter (Getty Image)

Curran however continued to frustrate India as England took their lead to 233 with two wickets in hand

Curran however continued to frustrate India as England took their lead to 233 with two wickets in hand (Getty Image)

Mohammad Shami picked three wickets for India including that of Adil Rashid with the last delivery of the day

Mohammad Shami picked three wickets for India including that of Adil Rashid with the last delivery of the day (Getty Image)