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  • 11:06 PM IST

    And that’s stump. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings go unscathed taking England to 23/0. England still 498 runs adrift of the target and they have two full days to have a crack at the total. India have two full days to bowl out England. Highest total ever to be chased at Trent Bridge is 287 so India bowling out England seems to be the liekly outcome. Virat Kohl once again led from the front with 103. That’s 200 run in the Test, the second time he has managed in the series. Cheteshwar Pujara was back in the thick of runs scoring 72. Hardik Panbdya made 52 to go with his five-for in yesterday.

  • 10:49 PM IST

    Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings ahve survived most of the that testing session. Six overs done and they are 20 for no loss. Target of 521 is still a long long long way away

  • 10:28 PM IST

    England innings underway

  • 10:15 PM IST

    And it finally comes – the declaration at 352/7. India set a massive 521-run target for England. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings – both low on confidence, low on runs, dropped catches – have a tough one hour’s play to survive. India in commanding position, courtesy Virat Kohli’s 103, Chesteshwar Pujara’s 72 and Hardik Pandya’s 52. India on the charge

  • 10:11 PM IST

  • 10:11 PM IST

    50! for Hardik Pandya, what a game he is having and off the next ball Mohammed Shami is holed out at cow corner and India still in the middle batting. Lead is 517 now

  • 10:05 PM IST

    And with SIX Hardik Pandya takes India’s lead past the 500-run mark yet they continue to bat. Pandya is on 44. Maybe waiting for his fifty. India 340/6

  • 10:00 PM IST

    WICKET! Top delivery from Adil Rashid, googly and Ajinkya Rahane misses it completely. He was on the back foot and tried to guide it to the third man boundary but the ball spins away past Rahane’s bat and on to the stumps. India 329/6, leady by 497 runs

  • 9:50 PM IST

    It seems the message has been sent. Shardul Thakur comes in with the bottle and Hardik Pandya gets his heave going. Declaration coming soon. India 321/5, lead by 489

  • 9:32 PM IST

    300 up for India. This is only the 25th time India have managed to score 300+ in each innings of a Test, 14th time away from home

  • 9:10 PM IST

    King Kohli second only to the Don


  • 9:00 PM IST

    WICKET! James Anderson takes Rishabh Pant’s outside edge. Round the wicket, angling in but helds its line after pitching, Pant prods, edge is lapped up by Alastair Cook at first slip. India 282/5, lead by 450

  • 8:58 PM IST

    WICKET! Chris Woakes has been bowling that inswinger for long and finally he gets that right. Virat Kohli plays across a tad bit early and is trapped. India go for the review but it was good decision by umpire Erasmus. Rishabh Pant walks in. Time to up the ante. India’s lead swells to 450. India 282/4

  • 8:47 PM IST

  • 8:45 PM IST

    No 23 for Virat Kohli. Streaky, edge wide of the second slip and boundary. But Virat Kohli will care less. That’s a well deserved 100, following it up after the 97 in the first innings. India 279/3, lead by 447

  • 8:39 PM IST

    DROPPED! What an embarrasing miss that by Keaton Jennings. James Anderson had Kohli playing away from the body and a genuine edge and that went through Jennings. Boundary and Kohli moves to 97.

  • 8:16 PM IST

    And that’s tea – Another session that goes India’s way. Virat Kohli is leading the way. India continue to pile on the run. Lead is a massive one now – 438 runs. India have reached 270 for 3. Ajinkya Rahane is unbeaten on 17*. Just one wicket that of Cheteshear Pujara for England to show for their effort.

  • 7:34 PM IST

    Second new ball due, and duly taken by England. James Anderson is back in the attack. England will be hoping to get a few wickets with the new ball before the end of the session

  • 7:25 PM IST

    The lead goes past 400 and there is no sign of declaration from India. They are taking their sweet time accumulating the runs. Conditions are good for batting and India are grinding it out, in the process making England nervy. The lead has gone past 400. Kohli on 81*, Rahane on 8*. India 249/3

  • 6:57 PM IST

    WICKET! Finally, Ben Stokes makes his imapct. In coming delivery seamed in further after pitching and a bit of bounce surprises Cheteshwar Pujara and the edge is safely pouched by Alastair Cook at first slip. India 224/3, lead by 392 runs. 113-run stand comes to an end.

  • 6:48 PM IST

    Yet another landmark breached by Virat Kohli. He becomes the sixth Indian batsmen to score 400 plus runs in a Test series in England – And he has done that in just the third Test. That means he is well on track to score the most runs by an Indian in a Test series in England. Here’s everything you need to know about this landmark. READ ON – With 400 runs in three Tests, Virat Kohli on course for historic series in England

  • 6:43 PM IST

    100-run stand up for the third wicket between Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.

  • 6:30 PM IST

    So, Jonny Bairstow has a small fracture in his left middle finger

  • 6:13 PM IST
    And the second session is underway. Adil Rashid starts the proceedings with Virat Kohli taking strike. He takes a single off the first delivery. Will India up the ante and continue to grind England further?
  • 5:35 PM IST

    And that’s lunch – second wicketless session for India in the series. 70 runs for no loss – India will take that. The lead swells to 362 runs. England were good all morning but lacked that penetration. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara batted well and grinded it out. India reach 194/2 at lunch on day three. Long day ahead for England.

  • 5:18 PM IST

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  • 5:17 PM IST

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Virat Kohli Joe Root
India are aiming to keep the series alive

When India surrendered their last five wickets for 22 runs to be bowled out for 329 during the morning session of day two at Trent Bridge, it still felt like a very good total. When Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings reeled off 46 in nine overs before lunch, it felt like India could potentially let the advantage slip.

From 54 without loss, however, England crashed to 161 in one session to hand India a match-winning lead, thanks to Hardik Pandya’s maiden five-wicket haul in Tests – all in six overs, on the trot – and Rishabh Pant, who became the first Indian wicketkeeper to hold five catches in the first innings of his debut Test. With the freedom to attack after India gained a lead of 168, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul freed their arms and the result was two fifty-plus opening stands in the same Test in England since 1986.

By stumps, India’s lead had swelled to 292 with Cheteshwar Pujara batting on 33, his best contribution of the series, and Virat Kohli on 8. A 16-wicket day proved utterly enthralling, as has been the template all series

Editorial team of CricketCountry.