IND vs ENG Live: Washington Sundar, Axar Patel during Day 3 of the 4th Test match.© BCCI
Currently trailing, England will be aiming to gain some momentum against India on Day 3 of the fourth Test match, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Openers Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley are currently batting for England, and the duo will be trying to build a steady partnership in the second innings. India wrapped up their first innings before Lunch, taking a lead of 160 runs. The hosts posted 365 in reply to England’s first innings score of 205. Washington Sundar was left stranded after scoring an unbeaten knock of 96, missing out on a ton by a narrow margin. On Day 3, Ben Stokes was paid for his hard work, taking two wickets, and Joe Root registered a dismissal. The final of the World Test Championship is also at stake for India, who have to avoid defeat in this Test to book a date with New Zealand at Lord’s later this year in the final. (LIVE SCORECARD)
4th Test, Day 3 Live Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
No run, ENG: 6/0 | Trail by 154 runs, Lunch break
Siraj pitches another half-volley and Crawley drives it back to the bowler. Siraj dives and stops it, but has hurt himself on the left thumb. He gets attended to by the physio.
Its Lunch time now, and England have scored six runs in three overs. They trail by 154 runs.
Good fielding by Sundar.
Siraj bowls a half-volley on to the pads of Sibley, and he hits it to deep backward square leg. A running Sundar puts in a dive to prevent a boundary. Saves three runs!
A full delivery by Siraj, into the stumps. Crawley taps it in front of square to mid-on for a single.
Axar tosses it up, and Crawley glances it to backward square for a single.
A length delivery by Siraj, on middle. Crawley guides it towards deep square leg for a single.
A good delivery by Siraj, outside off. Crawley leaves it alone.
England begin their second innings!
Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley to open the innings for England. Mohammed Siraj will open the proceedings for India.
OUT! Mohammed Siraj b Ben Stokes 0 (3), IND: 365 (114.4 overs) | Lead by 160 runs
OH NO! SUNDAR WAS LEFT STRANDED FOR HIS FIRST TEST TON!
A straight delivery by Stokes, and Siraj can’t connect. He gets cleaned up. Bowled!
That’s it for India’s first innings. They post a score of 365 runs, and lead by 160 runs. A big task for England!
OUT! Ishant Sharma lbw b Ben Stokes 0 (1)
A good length delivery by Stokes and Ishant gets trapped in front for a duck. He misses the ball, and it hits him in front.
In walks, Mohammed Siraj.
OUT! Axar Patel run out Jonny Bairstow/Joe Root 43 (97)
A low full toss by Root, and Sundar hits it to mid-on. Axar runs from the non-striker’s end, and Bairstow puts a good throw, and before Axar can reach, the bails are off.
In walks, Ishant Sharma.
A flat delivery by Root into the pads, and Sundar glances it towards long-on for a single.
A length delivery by Stokes, and Axar goes on the backfoot to hit it to mid-on for a single.
Three runs, nice fielding!
Sundar pulls this delivery by Stokes towards deep midwicket. Bess makes a sliding dive to stop a boundary.
Also, Sundar and Axar have reached a century partnership.
One run, IND: 357/7
Root tosses a full length delivery, and Axar glances it to long-on for a single.
A short delivery by Stokes and Axar pulls it through midwicket for a single.
A short length delivery by Stokes, onto the head of Axar, and he ducks underneath it.
A short length delivery by Stokes, at off. Sundar hits it off the backfoot towards mid-on for a single.
Root tosses a short and wider delivery. Sundar carves it to deep cover for a single.
Stokes bowls a full toss, and Sundar guides it fine of long-leg for two runs.
One run, IND: 338/7
Leach tosses it up, and Sundar goes down the track to hit it down to long-on for a single.
After 106 overs, India are 338 for seven, and lead by 133 runs.
Leach tosses up a flighted delivery, and Sundar smacks it much aplomb through the legs of Leach for a four!
A fuller delivery by Stokes, in middle. Sundar gets a leading edge to the right of short cover. One run.
A short delivery by Stokes, outside off. Sundar guides it back to the bowler.
Leach tosses it full, outside off. Axar sends it to long-on for a single.
Too straight by Leach, outside off. Axar goes down the track and launches it over the bowler’s head to the right of long-on for a six!
Leach tosses it full, in middle and leg. Axar guides it to the leg side. No run.
A short length delivery by Anderson, and Sundar pulls it behind square on the on-side for a single.
FOUR! IND: 320/7
Leach tosses it up, outside off. Axar goes deep in his crease and smacks it through the covers for a four!
After 100 overs, India are 320 for seven, and lead by 115 runs.
Leach tosses it through on middle, and Axar launches it over mid-on for a four!
A short delivery by Anderson, and Sundar pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
A low full toss by Bess, on middle. Sundar goes on his back knee and sends it past the fielder at cover for a four!
Poor delivery by Bess, he is really struggling here! He tosses it up, and Sundar smacks it over the bowler’s head for a huge six!
Bess tosses it short, outside off. Axar smacks it straight of mid-off for a four!
No run, IND: 294/7
Good delivery by Anderson! He ends a good length delivery, and it beats Sundar. No run. It misses the edge, Sundar got lucky.
India are 294 for seven after 95 overs.
A full delivery by Anderson, outside off. Sundar leaves it alone.
The action begins on Day 3!
Washington Sundar and Axar Patel to resume India’s first innings on Day 3. James Anderson to begin for England with the ball.
Washington Sundar to build on his fine form
Washington Sundar is currently unbeaten and has already scored 60 runs off 117 deliveries, packed with eight fours. He will obviously be hoping to reach a ton or close to the 80s and 90s. A partnership with Axar Patel could facilitate that for him today!
Good morning and welcome everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 3 of the fourth and final Test match between India and England, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The hosts lead by 89 runs after scoring 294 for seven on Day 2 in reply to England’s first innings score of 205. Washington Sundar and Axar Patel are will resume batting for India and are currently unbeaten. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket today folks!
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