England opener Dom Sibley found one of the most bizarre ways to get out as the visitors are already struggling in the second innings with four wickets down. Sibley was the third English wicket to fall in the second session. Earlier India scored 365 in their first innings with contributions from Rohit Sharma (49), Rishabh Pant (101), Washington Sundar (96*), and Axar Patel (43).
Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets in one over to start the England slide. He caught Zak Crawley off Ajinkya Rahane in the slips followed by Jonny Bairstow for a duck in leg slips. Bairstow almost unnoticingly played the ball down to leg slip’s hands.
The wicket of Dom Sibley was very unfortunate as England further slumped into trouble. He swept the ball hard which took the shin guard of Shubman Gill at silly point and lobbed up in the air as Rishabh Pant completed a smart catch.
Watch – Dom Sibley’s Unlucky Dismissal in 4th Test
The Gill+Pant relay catch https://t.co/MerKpMEGRH
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Earlier in the day, England bowled India out for 365. Washington Sundar was stranded on 96 as India lost the last three wickets on the same score after Axar Patel was run-out while trying to help Sundar get close to his personal milestone.
He started day 3 on 60 and played watchfully to bring up his maiden Test ton. He was ably supported by Axar Patel at the other end as the duo added a 106-run stand.
Both Sundar and Axar played the situation very well and capitalised on the first session extending their overnight stand. India had scored quickly in the partnership before Axar Patel was run-out at the non-striker’s end in an attempt to help Sundar get close to his personal milestone. The Indian scorecard read 365 after Axar’s dismissal.
Ben Stokes picked up India’s final two wickets in the same over. First, he trapped Ishant Sharma plumb in front of the wicket. A couple of balls later, he went through the defenses of Mohammed Siraj.