England tour of India, 3rd Test: India v England at Mohali, Nov 26-29, 2016
India won by 8 wickets
  England 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* c †Patel b Ashwin 27 72 42 6 0 64.28
15.1 53.2 mph, who writes their scripts? India have turned it around. And Ashwin it is. He dropped a sitter 10 minutes ago. And this is not a wicket-taking ball either. This is short and wide. The cut is on. Just that Cook doesn't play it well. Gets a thin edge into Patel's gloves. England have let India back into the game. And now India feel it 51/3
View dismissal H Hameed c Rahane b UT Yadav 9 45 31 1 0 29.03
9.6 84.3 mph, U Yadav finally gets the reward for a testing spell, and they are all looking at the pitch. There have been balls bouncing in front of the keeper from a similar length, which is just short of a good length. Hameed pushes forward ti this, and it kicks off from nowhere to hit him on the higher glove. Lobs up to Rahane at gully. Even the Indians looking at the pitch here. Poor Hameed. After a shooter in his last innings, he gets one that bounces from a length, like on a trampoline 32/1
View dismissal JE Root lbw b J Yadav 15 21 13 3 0 115.38
14.1 55.6 mph, and J Yadav strikes first ball after drinks. Slightly short of a length, Root pulls across it but the ball stays low a touch. Having said that, this shot is never on. Caught plumb. What makes this shot poor is that this is the first ball of spin he has faced on a pitch expected to be up and down 51/2
View dismissal MM Ali c Vijay b Mohammed Shami 16 42 45 1 1 35.55
26.3 76.0 mph, and Moeen out on the bouncer again. This is a good bowling change, a good plan, and good field placement. Bouncer, head high, Moeen goes for the hook, gets a top edge fine, and Vijay has been placed fine at fine leg as opposed to the squarer long leg that we are used to seeing nowadays 87/4
View dismissal JM Bairstow lbw b J Yadav 89 260 177 6 0 50.28
83.4 50.5 mph, J Yadav has got his man immediately after that drop. This offbreak turns. From just outside off, and finally one turns past Bairstow's bat. Hits him low in front of middle and leg after turning in from outside off. The projection shows it is hitting leg. So Patel will be relieved. J Yadav says it's okay if you guys won't catch, I will take the lbw myself. Bairstow reviews, but it is a desperate attempt as he has not hit the ball 258/7
View dismissal BA Stokes st †Patel b Jadeja 29 56 59 5 0 49.15
43.6 56.1 mph, a terrible way for Stokes to go! Credit to the bowler for beating him all ends up, but Stokes simply walked straight past an ambitious drive, and Parthiv has all the time in the world to whip off the bails. Deceived by the pace and skid of Jadeja's tight line. But there was no need to do that, England were accumulating very calmly after lunch 144/5
View dismissal JC Buttler c Kohli b Jadeja 43 97 80 5 0 53.75
68.1 54.6 mph, tossed up, drilled in the air, and Kohli is on hand at mid-off to gobble a simple catch! Buttler becomes the latest England batsman to give it away after a comfortable start. And kudos to Kohli, he actually anticipated the shot and was running round from cover, Billy's Boots style, as the shot was played 213/6
View dismissal CR Woakes b UT Yadav 25 89 70 3 0 35.71
88.6 86.6 mph, and U Yadav has his man after so much hard work. This is excellent bowling. He has been going wide on the crease, making them play the angle, but the ball has been holdings its line. Two balls ago was wide. The last one was closer to off and beat the outside edge. This is on off and pegs back the pole after beating the outside edge. This is a big wicket just before stumps. Will lift India up for tomorrow 266/8
View dismissal AU Rashid c †Patel b Mohammed Shami 4 29 25 0 0 16.00
91.1 84.4 mph, beauty first up. Perfect ball. Shami has his second. Seam movement here. Shami bowls short of a length, seam upright, Rashid has to play the angle, the ball hits the seam and moves away. Rashid is squared up, and edges it through. Lovely bowling. All bowlers bar Ashwin now have two wickets each. Ashwin has one 268/9
View dismissal GJ Batty lbw b Mohammed Shami 1 20 13 0 0 7.69
93.5 88.2 mph, Batty has reviewed an lbw decision, but this is just because they have a review. Short of a length, angling in, and Batty plays across its line. A sort of half-pull, the kind Root played yesterday. He is hit in front of middle, and with the bounce not extraordinary on this pitch, Batty is out plumb. The review confirms that 283/10
JM Anderson not out 13 12 9 1 0 144.44
Extras (b 8, lb 3, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 93.5 overs; 376 mins) 283 (3.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammed Shami 21.5 5 63 3 2.88 102 9 0
26.3 to Ali, 76.0 mph, and Moeen out on the bouncer again. This is a good bowling change, a good plan, and good field placement. Bouncer, head high, Moeen goes for the hook, gets a top edge fine, and Vijay has been placed fine at fine leg as opposed to the squarer long leg that we are used to seeing nowadays 87/4
91.1 to Rashid, 84.4 mph, beauty first up. Perfect ball. Shami has his second. Seam movement here. Shami bowls short of a length, seam upright, Rashid has to play the angle, the ball hits the seam and moves away. Rashid is squared up, and edges it through. Lovely bowling. All bowlers bar Ashwin now have two wickets each. Ashwin has one 268/9
93.5 to Batty, 88.2 mph, Batty has reviewed an lbw decision, but this is just because they have a review. Short of a length, angling in, and Batty plays across its line. A sort of half-pull, the kind Root played yesterday. He is hit in front of middle, and with the bounce not extraordinary on this pitch, Batty is out plumb. The review confirms that 283/10
View wickets UT Yadav 16 4 58 2 3.62 74 11 0
9.6 to Hameed, 84.3 mph, U Yadav finally gets the reward for a testing spell, and they are all looking at the pitch. There have been balls bouncing in front of the keeper from a similar length, which is just short of a good length. Hameed pushes forward ti this, and it kicks off from nowhere to hit him on the higher glove. Lobs up to Rahane at gully. Even the Indians looking at the pitch here. Poor Hameed. After a shooter in his last innings, he gets one that bounces from a length, like on a trampoline 32/1
88.6 to Woakes, 86.6 mph, and U Yadav has his man after so much hard work. This is excellent bowling. He has been going wide on the crease, making them play the angle, but the ball has been holdings its line. Two balls ago was wide. The last one was closer to off and beat the outside edge. This is on off and pegs back the pole after beating the outside edge. This is a big wicket just before stumps. Will lift India up for tomorrow 266/8
View wickets J Yadav 15 5 49 2 3.26 65 4 1
14.1 to Root, 55.6 mph, and J Yadav strikes first ball after drinks. Slightly short of a length, Root pulls across it but the ball stays low a touch. Having said that, this shot is never on. Caught plumb. What makes this shot poor is that this is the first ball of spin he has faced on a pitch expected to be up and down 51/2
83.4 to Bairstow, 50.5 mph, J Yadav has got his man immediately after that drop. This offbreak turns. From just outside off, and finally one turns past Bairstow's bat. Hits him low in front of middle and leg after turning in from outside off. The projection shows it is hitting leg. So Patel will be relieved. J Yadav says it's okay if you guys won't catch, I will take the lbw myself. Bairstow reviews, but it is a desperate attempt as he has not hit the ball 258/7
View wicket R Ashwin 18 1 43 1 2.38 79 4 0
15.1 to Cook, 53.2 mph, who writes their scripts? India have turned it around. And Ashwin it is. He dropped a sitter 10 minutes ago. And this is not a wicket-taking ball either. This is short and wide. The cut is on. Just that Cook doesn't play it well. Gets a thin edge into Patel's gloves. England have let India back into the game. And now India feel it 51/3
View wickets RA Jadeja 23 4 59 2 2.56 104 3 0 (1nb)
43.6 to Stokes, 56.1 mph, a terrible way for Stokes to go! Credit to the bowler for beating him all ends up, but Stokes simply walked straight past an ambitious drive, and Parthiv has all the time in the world to whip off the bails. Deceived by the pace and skid of Jadeja's tight line. But there was no need to do that, England were accumulating very calmly after lunch 144/5
68.1 to Buttler, 54.6 mph, tossed up, drilled in the air, and Kohli is on hand at mid-off to gobble a simple catch! Buttler becomes the latest England batsman to give it away after a comfortable start. And kudos to Kohli, he actually anticipated the shot and was running round from cover, Billy's Boots style, as the shot was played 213/6
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c †Bairstow b Stokes 12 65 38 2 0 31.57
14.4 89.1 mph, Vijay is walking. Once again a drop has not hurt the fielding side. Stokes strikes in the first over, but Vijay has played a poor shot here. Stokes digs this in short and wide outside off. No need to play at it unless you are going to go hard at it. Vijay just pokes at it. Gets the edge that the umpire Gaffaney doesn't spot, but Vijay saves them the trouble of the review to walk off. There are only a few left but there are walkers in this world. Moeen is another 39/1
View dismissal PA Patel lbw b Rashid 42 115 85 6 0 49.41
25.6 52.2 mph, ambitious appeal as Parthiv advances and is struck on the kneeroll. But England have reviewed. There's no bat involved, but he was a long way down the pitch. Wow, HawkEye gives it the three-red treatment! It turned after pitching, but not enough to miss leg stump. Can't blame Marais Erasmus for turning that down in the first instance, but England have their breakthrough! 73/2
View dismissal CA Pujara c Woakes b Rashid 51 153 104 8 0 49.03
51.2 53.2 mph, good grief, has Pujara holed out to cow corner? A dirty long-hop, and his eyes light up. But Woakes is one of three men on the leg side, and he scampers in to scoop a thrilling low chance, inches from the turf! The umpires are taking a second look, but the soft signal was out, and sure enough, there's no quibbling from the third umpire! 148/3
View dismissal V Kohli* c †Bairstow b Stokes 62 161 127 9 0 48.81
64.3 85.3 mph, Kohli's gone! This is a massive moment in the game. Outside off, maybe nibbles away a touch, Kohli was sizing up another glide to third man but instead he merely feathered an edge to the keeper! 204/6
View dismissal AM Rahane lbw b Rashid 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
53.2 50.4 mph, pinned on the pad by the googly and up goes the finger! Didn't pick this at all, thumps the front pad and it looks like a bit of a futile review. Sure enough, it was umpire's call on impact and smashing the stumps! 152/4
View dismissal KK Nair run out (Buttler) 4 4 4 1 0 100.00
54.2 Woakes to Kohli, wow, that's incredible fielding, and this is surely a run-out! A stab to point, a stunning full-length dive and gather from Jos Buttler, and a fierce shy, while still on his knees, at the non-striker's end. The direct hit does Nair like a kipper, who was halfway down the pitch, answering his captain's call, but had to turn and fling himself back to the crease! 156/5
View dismissal R Ashwin c Buttler b Stokes 72 173 113 11 0 63.71
94.5 82.1 mph, and Stokes strikes. England delayed his introduction too much. Unlike Woakes he is not bowling this dead straight. Wide length ball, Ashwin finally plays a drive like he did against Woakes, and the ball holds its line to take the thick outside edge lands with point. Ashwin walks back frustrated but he has played a crucial innings for India. Raises his bat to the 10 spectators in the stands 301/7
View dismissal RA Jadeja c Woakes b Rashid 90 241 170 10 1 52.94
123.1 48.9 mph, spanged up in the air, this one spirals down to long-on, off the toe of the bat, and Jadeja has holed out for 90! What a pity, that aggressive intent proves his downfall in the end, but it was a mighty and matchturning innings all the same. England, finally, have some respite 381/8
View dismissal J Yadav c Ali b Stokes 55 165 141 5 0 39.00
136.6 71.8 mph, Stokes finally gets a much-deserved wicket. Bairstow gets away with his drop. Stokes bowls a slower offcutter looking to keep Jayant on strike. Jayant has an almighty swing at it, fails to keep it down, and Moeen takes a sharp catch diving to his left at short straight midwicket 414/9
View dismissal UT Yadav c †Bairstow b Stokes 12 61 42 0 1 28.57
138.2 82.1 mph, Stokes has five. The outside edge finally pouched. On a length, just outside off, he has to play the angle, and the ball moves away to take the outside edge. Regulation chance for Bairstow but nowadays there is no guarantee regulation catches are taken 417/10
Mohammed Shami not out 1 6 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 8, lb 4, w 3, nb 1) 16
  Total (all out; 138.2 overs; 581 mins) 417 (3.01 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JM Anderson 21 4 48 0 2.28 103 8 0
  CR Woakes 24 7 86 0 3.58 111 17 0
  MM Ali 13 1 33 0 2.53 61 3 1 (1nb)
View wickets AU Rashid 38 6 118 4 3.10 165 10 1
25.6 to Patel, 52.2 mph, ambitious appeal as Parthiv advances and is struck on the kneeroll. But England have reviewed. There's no bat involved, but he was a long way down the pitch. Wow, HawkEye gives it the three-red treatment! It turned after pitching, but not enough to miss leg stump. Can't blame Marais Erasmus for turning that down in the first instance, but England have their breakthrough! 73/2
51.2 to Pujara, 53.2 mph, good grief, has Pujara holed out to cow corner? A dirty long-hop, and his eyes light up. But Woakes is one of three men on the leg side, and he scampers in to scoop a thrilling low chance, inches from the turf! The umpires are taking a second look, but the soft signal was out, and sure enough, there's no quibbling from the third umpire! 148/3
53.2 to Rahane, 50.4 mph, pinned on the pad by the googly and up goes the finger! Didn't pick this at all, thumps the front pad and it looks like a bit of a futile review. Sure enough, it was umpire's call on impact and smashing the stumps! 152/4
123.1 to Jadeja, 48.9 mph, spanged up in the air, this one spirals down to long-on, off the toe of the bat, and Jadeja has holed out for 90! What a pity, that aggressive intent proves his downfall in the end, but it was a mighty and matchturning innings all the same. England, finally, have some respite 381/8
View wickets BA Stokes 26.2 5 73 5 2.77 121 10 0 (3w)
14.4 to Vijay, 89.1 mph, Vijay is walking. Once again a drop has not hurt the fielding side. Stokes strikes in the first over, but Vijay has played a poor shot here. Stokes digs this in short and wide outside off. No need to play at it unless you are going to go hard at it. Vijay just pokes at it. Gets the edge that the umpire Gaffaney doesn't spot, but Vijay saves them the trouble of the review to walk off. There are only a few left but there are walkers in this world. Moeen is another 39/1
64.3 to Kohli, 85.3 mph, Kohli's gone! This is a massive moment in the game. Outside off, maybe nibbles away a touch, Kohli was sizing up another glide to third man but instead he merely feathered an edge to the keeper! 204/6
94.5 to Ashwin, 82.1 mph, and Stokes strikes. England delayed his introduction too much. Unlike Woakes he is not bowling this dead straight. Wide length ball, Ashwin finally plays a drive like he did against Woakes, and the ball holds its line to take the thick outside edge lands with point. Ashwin walks back frustrated but he has played a crucial innings for India. Raises his bat to the 10 spectators in the stands 301/7
136.6 to J Yadav, 71.8 mph, Stokes finally gets a much-deserved wicket. Bairstow gets away with his drop. Stokes bowls a slower offcutter looking to keep Jayant on strike. Jayant has an almighty swing at it, fails to keep it down, and Moeen takes a sharp catch diving to his left at short straight midwicket 414/9
138.2 to UT Yadav, 82.1 mph, Stokes has five. The outside edge finally pouched. On a length, just outside off, he has to play the angle, and the ball moves away to take the outside edge. Regulation chance for Bairstow but nowadays there is no guarantee regulation catches are taken 417/10
  GJ Batty 16 0 47 0 2.93 64 4 0
  England 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Cook* b Ashwin 12 50 49 1 0 24.48
13.6 46.3 mph, through the gate and smashing the stumps! Simply played the wrong line as Cook played for turn but left a gaping hole between bat and pad. Probing line from Ashwin but the seed of doubt caused by a nibble of turn was enough to unsettle England's master player of spin 27/1
View dismissal JE Root c Rahane b Jadeja 78 251 179 6 0 43.57
66.3 52.8 mph, what a lovely catch from Rahane. And that might be the Test. Root pushes at a length ball. Finally makes an error. Pushing in front of his body. Jadeja gets this to turn from around off, takes a thick edge, and Rahane sticks his left hand out at slip. The ball sticks. England 18 for 7 now. Rahane kisses the ball 152/7
View dismissal MM Ali c J Yadav b Ashwin 5 17 20 0 0 25.00
19.5 46.5 mph, chipped in the air, such a nothing shot, and he is pouched with ease at mid-on! Came down the track, expecting the half-volley, but was bamboozled in flight, tried to check his stroke, and gave his innings away once again! 39/2
View dismissal JM Bairstow c †Patel b J Yadav 15 48 34 1 0 44.11
31.3 51.9 mph, what a catch. That is a stunner. Bairstow goes back and pays the price. This is a shooter that doesn't turn. The only way to deal with them is to meet them on the half-volley but Bairstow has been playing back especially after he fell lbw lunging forward in the first innings. Having said that this is a stunning catch from Patel. He stays low, and the ball is about a foot high when he collects it. Sensational way to come back from the two earlier blows. The best part of the catch is that hands go down as the ball stays low. Helps if you are not too tall 70/3
View dismissal BA Stokes lbw b Ashwin 5 20 19 1 0 26.31
37.1 48.1 mph, big appeal first ball as he squares him up. And Kohli has reviewed this. Given not-out on the field. India have pulled one out of the hat. The review has worked, and the big wicket of Stokes is in the bag. This is pitched middle and off, Stokes is squared up by the turn, and is hit in front of off. The projection shows hitting the top of off 78/4
View dismissal GJ Batty lbw b Jadeja 0 8 7 0 0 0.00
39.2 53.2 mph, and Jadeja has got through the nuisance of the nightwatchman in his first over of the morning. Batty pushes forward with bat and pad together. Jadeja pitches on a length, the ball straightens and also stays low, hitting the pad before it hits the bat. Looks like he is hit in front of off. Hitting middle and off 78/5
View dismissal JC Buttler c Jadeja b J Yadav 18 28 18 1 1 100.00
46.4 55.3 mph, Buttler has found the man at cow corner to perfection. This is not really smart batting. He dances out, looking to go over mid-on, but Jayant keeps it shorter than his reach and Buttler ends up dragging it wide. Easy catch for Jadeja at cow corner. Think Buttler advanced too early, giving Jayant the time to adjust his length. This is unlike Pujara who leaves his crease only after the ball leaves the bowler's hand, but once he leaves the crease he is really quick 107/6
H Hameed not out 59 170 156 6 1 37.82
View dismissal CR Woakes c †Patel b Mohammed Shami 30 56 47 3 0 63.82
83.2 82.3 mph, and Shami doesn't relent. Bowls another bouncer and takes India one strike closer to the win. This is just really really good fast bowling. Follows the bouncer with another sharp bouncer, into his armpit, giving him no chance to get away from it. It lobs off the handle of the bat for easy catch for the wicketkeeper 195/8
View dismissal AU Rashid c UT Yadav b Mohammed Shami 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
83.4 89.1 mph, fantastic clean-up job from Shami. Rashid is not going to get out of the line of the bouncer. This is at his head, and he just hooks. The top edge flies to fine leg. Shami, when he has the bit between his teeth, is a wonderful sight 195/9
View dismissal JM Anderson run out (Jadeja/Ashwin) 5 35 11 1 0 45.45
90.2 Ashwin to Hameed, smashed high and hard over the leg side once more! Good intent as the ball plugs in the deep, but the second run is a tight call ... and Jadeja's shy is smart enough for Ashwin to lob the ball onto the wickets with Anderson inches short! 236/10
Extras (b 8, lb 1) 9
  Total (all out; 90.2 overs; 347 mins) 236 (2.61 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets Mohammed Shami 14 3 37 2 2.64 62 4 0
83.2 to Woakes, 82.3 mph, and Shami doesn't relent. Bowls another bouncer and takes India one strike closer to the win. This is just really really good fast bowling. Follows the bouncer with another sharp bouncer, into his armpit, giving him no chance to get away from it. It lobs off the handle of the bat for easy catch for the wicketkeeper 195/8
83.4 to Rashid, 89.1 mph, fantastic clean-up job from Shami. Rashid is not going to get out of the line of the bouncer. This is at his head, and he just hooks. The top edge flies to fine leg. Shami, when he has the bit between his teeth, is a wonderful sight 195/9
  UT Yadav 8 3 26 0 3.25 33 3 0
View wickets R Ashwin 26.2 4 81 3 3.07 116 9 1
13.6 to Cook, 46.3 mph, through the gate and smashing the stumps! Simply played the wrong line as Cook played for turn but left a gaping hole between bat and pad. Probing line from Ashwin but the seed of doubt caused by a nibble of turn was enough to unsettle England's master player of spin 27/1
19.5 to Ali, 46.5 mph, chipped in the air, such a nothing shot, and he is pouched with ease at mid-on! Came down the track, expecting the half-volley, but was bamboozled in flight, tried to check his stroke, and gave his innings away once again! 39/2
37.1 to Stokes, 48.1 mph, big appeal first ball as he squares him up. And Kohli has reviewed this. Given not-out on the field. India have pulled one out of the hat. The review has worked, and the big wicket of Stokes is in the bag. This is pitched middle and off, Stokes is squared up by the turn, and is hit in front of off. The projection shows hitting the top of off 78/4
View wickets RA Jadeja 30 12 62 2 2.06 143 4 1
39.2 to Batty, 53.2 mph, and Jadeja has got through the nuisance of the nightwatchman in his first over of the morning. Batty pushes forward with bat and pad together. Jadeja pitches on a length, the ball straightens and also stays low, hitting the pad before it hits the bat. Looks like he is hit in front of off. Hitting middle and off 78/5
66.3 to Root, 52.8 mph, what a lovely catch from Rahane. And that might be the Test. Root pushes at a length ball. Finally makes an error. Pushing in front of his body. Jadeja gets this to turn from around off, takes a thick edge, and Rahane sticks his left hand out at slip. The ball sticks. England 18 for 7 now. Rahane kisses the ball 152/7
View wickets J Yadav 12 2 21 2 1.75 55 0 0
31.3 to Bairstow, 51.9 mph, what a catch. That is a stunner. Bairstow goes back and pays the price. This is a shooter that doesn't turn. The only way to deal with them is to meet them on the half-volley but Bairstow has been playing back especially after he fell lbw lunging forward in the first innings. Having said that this is a stunning catch from Patel. He stays low, and the ball is about a foot high when he collects it. Sensational way to come back from the two earlier blows. The best part of the catch is that hands go down as the ball stays low. Helps if you are not too tall 70/3
46.4 to Buttler, 55.3 mph, Buttler has found the man at cow corner to perfection. This is not really smart batting. He dances out, looking to go over mid-on, but Jayant keeps it shorter than his reach and Buttler ends up dragging it wide. Easy catch for Jadeja at cow corner. Think Buttler advanced too early, giving Jayant the time to adjust his length. This is unlike Pujara who leaves his crease only after the ball leaves the bowler's hand, but once he leaves the crease he is really quick 107/6
  India 2nd innings (target: 103 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal M Vijay c Root b Woakes 0 6 8 0 0 0.00
1.5 82.8 mph, edged and gone! Extra bounce from Woakes, and a tighter line, takes the splice and a fizzing head-high catch to Root at second slip! 7/1
PA Patel not out 67 80 54 11 1 124.07
View dismissal CA Pujara c Root b Rashid 25 63 50 4 0 50.00
17.2 53.0 mph, just to make it eight wickets for every day, Pujara has perished trying to sweep from outside leg. Gets a top edge as he looks to sweep this from outside leg. Root takes the catch at short fine leg 88/2
V Kohli* not out 6 11 11 0 0 54.54
Extras (b 4, lb 1, nb 1) 6
  Total (2 wickets; 20.2 overs; 80 mins) 104 (5.11 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  JM Anderson 3 2 8 0 2.66 16 2 0
View wicket CR Woakes 2 0 16 1 8.00 7 3 0
1.5 to Vijay, 82.8 mph, edged and gone! Extra bounce from Woakes, and a tighter line, takes the splice and a fizzing head-high catch to Root at second slip! 7/1
View wicket AU Rashid 5 0 28 1 5.60 17 3 1
17.2 to Pujara, 53.0 mph, just to make it eight wickets for every day, Pujara has perished trying to sweep from outside leg. Gets a top edge as he looks to sweep this from outside leg. Root takes the catch at short fine leg 88/2
  BA Stokes 4 0 16 0 4.00 15 2 0 (1nb)
  MM Ali 3 0 13 0 4.33 11 2 0
  GJ Batty 3.2 0 18 0 5.40 12 3 0

Match details


Toss - England
Series - India led the 5-match series 2-0
Test debut - KK Nair (India)
Player of the match - RA Jadeja (India)
Umpires - M Erasmus (South Africa) and CB Gaffaney (New Zealand)
TV umpire - HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - CK Nandan
Close of play
  • Sat, 26 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 268/8 (AU Rashid 4*, GJ Batty 0*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 27 Nov - day 2 - India 1st innings 271/6 (R Ashwin 57*, RA Jadeja 31*, 84 ov)
  • Mon, 28 Nov - day 3 - England 2nd innings 78/4 (JE Root 36*, GJ Batty 0*, 38 ov)
  • Tue, 29 Nov - day 4 - India 2nd innings 104/2 (20.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • England 1st innings
    • England: 50 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: England - 51/1 in 14.0 overs (AN Cook 27, JE Root 15)
    • Lunch: England - 92/4 in 29.0 overs (JM Bairstow 20, BA Stokes 5)
    • England: 100 runs in 30.6 overs (186 balls), Extras 0
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (JM Bairstow 24, BA Stokes 27, Ex 0)
    • JM Bairstow: 50 off 76 balls (5 x 4)
    • England: 150 runs in 45.3 overs (273 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: England - 152/5 in 48.0 overs (JM Bairstow 55, JC Buttler 1)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (JM Bairstow 17, JC Buttler 30, Ex 5)
    • England: 200 runs in 60.2 overs (362 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: England - 205/5 in 62.0 overs (JM Bairstow 66, JC Buttler 38)
    • Drinks: England - 230/6 in 76.0 overs (JM Bairstow 72, CR Woakes 13)
    • Over 76.2: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - JM Bairstow (Struck down)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (0 successful, 0 unsuccessful); India 1 (0 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • England: 250 runs in 82.1 overs (494 balls), Extras 11
    • Over 83.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - JM Bairstow (Struck down)
    • New ball taken at 86.1 overs
    • End Of Day: England - 268/8 in 90.0 overs (AU Rashid 4, GJ Batty 0)
    • Innings Break: England - 283/10 in 93.5 overs (JM Anderson 13)
    • Over 93.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - GJ Batty (Struck down)
    • India 1st innings
    • Over 5.3: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - PA Patel (Upheld)
    • Drinks: India - 28/0 in 10.0 overs (M Vijay 7, PA Patel 20)
    • India: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: India - 60/1 in 22.0 overs (PA Patel 37, CA Pujara 8)
    • Over 25.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - PA Patel (Upheld)
    • Drinks: India - 94/2 in 35.0 overs (CA Pujara 22, V Kohli 15)
    • India: 100 runs in 39.1 overs (236 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 121 balls (CA Pujara 27, V Kohli 23, Ex 0)
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 100 balls (8 x 4)
    • Tea: India - 148/2 in 51.0 overs (CA Pujara 51, V Kohli 40)
    • India: 150 runs in 52.6 overs (319 balls), Extras 7
    • Over 53.2: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - AM Rahane (Struck down)
    • V Kohli: 50 off 111 balls (8 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 64.1 overs (386 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: India - 208/6 in 67.0 overs (R Ashwin 25, RA Jadeja 1)
    • India: 250 runs in 79.1 overs (476 balls), Extras 12
    • Reviews used before 80th over: India 1 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful); England 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (R Ashwin 24, RA Jadeja 27, Ex 1)
    • R Ashwin: 50 off 77 balls (7 x 4)
    • End Of Day: India - 271/6 in 84.0 overs (R Ashwin 57, RA Jadeja 31)
    • India: 300 runs in 92.6 overs (559 balls), Extras 12
    • Drinks: India - 313/7 in 98.0 overs (RA Jadeja 48, J Yadav 10)
    • RA Jadeja: 50 off 104 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 350 runs in 110.4 overs (665 balls), Extras 15
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 99 balls (RA Jadeja 22, J Yadav 25, Ex 3)
    • Lunch: India - 354/7 in 114.0 overs (RA Jadeja 70, J Yadav 26)
    • Drinks: India - 395/8 in 130.0 overs (J Yadav 45, UT Yadav 2)
    • India: 400 runs in 133.5 overs (804 balls), Extras 15
    • J Yadav: 50 off 132 balls (4 x 4)
    • Innings Break: India - 417/10 in 138.2 overs (Mohammed Shami 1)
    • Tea: India - 417/10 in 138.2 overs (Mohammed Shami 1)
    • England 2nd innings
    • Over 8.6: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - AN Cook (Struck down)
    • Over 9.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - AN Cook (Upheld)
    • Drinks: England - 39/2 in 19.5 overs (JE Root 21)
    • England: 50 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 1
    • Over 37.1: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - BA Stokes (Upheld)
    • End Of Day: England - 78/4 in 38.0 overs (JE Root 36, GJ Batty 0)
    • England: 100 runs in 44.4 overs (268 balls), Extras 5
    • JE Root: 50 off 147 balls (3 x 4)
    • Drinks: England - 122/6 in 54.0 overs (JE Root 57, H Hameed 1)
    • England: 150 runs in 63.4 overs (382 balls), Extras 9
    • Lunch: England - 156/7 in 70.0 overs (H Hameed 13, CR Woakes 1)
    • Reviews used before 80th over: England 2 (1 successful, 0 unsuccessful); India 1 (1 successful, 1 unsuccessful)
    • New ball taken at 82.1 overs
    • England: 200 runs in 84.6 overs (510 balls), Extras 9
    • Over 85.4: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - H Hameed (Struck down)
    • Drinks: England - 205/9 in 86.0 overs (H Hameed 28, JM Anderson 5)
    • H Hameed: 50 off 147 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Innings Break: England - 236/10 in 90.2 overs (H Hameed 59)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Over 2.4: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - CA Pujara (Struck down)
    • Tea: India - 33/1 in 6.0 overs (PA Patel 16, CA Pujara 13)
    • Over 6.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - PA Patel (Struck down)
    • India: 50 runs in 10.3 overs (64 balls), Extras 5
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 62 balls (PA Patel 28, CA Pujara 17, Ex 5)
    • PA Patel: 50 off 39 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 6
 
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