The Indian team did not take long to pick up the last wicket as Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed James Anderson to help World number 1 ranked test team beat England by 203 runs in the third test match played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham just a few moments ago.
It was a dominating performance by the Indian team who outplayed hosts England in all departments. The World number 1 ranked test team India came back strongly after losing the first 2 test matches.
In this test match, Virat Kohli performed brilliantly with the bat scoring 97 and 103 runs. Dhawan and KL Rahul gave the team solid starts in both innings. Rahane played well in the first innings scoring 81 runs.
Ishant Sharma was brilliant in both innings. Jasprit Bumrah made a tremendous comeback into the Indian test team after an injury layoff picking 7 wickets in the match. Hardik Pandya 5 wicket in the first innings gave an important 168 runs for the Indian team.
In the second innings for India, Jasprit Bumrah picked his 2nd wicket haul in test match knock the England team out. Ishant Sharma also bowled brilliantly which made life tough for England batsmen.
India showed their class with the bat for the first time in the series scoring 329 and 352 runs. India’s fast bowling has proven to be match winners. With this win, India has come back into the series and reduced the margin to 1-2.
India 329 for 94.5 overs ( Kohli 97, Rahane 81, Dhawan 35, Pant 22*, Chris Woakes 3/75, Stuart Broad 3/72, James Anderson 3/64 ) and 352 for 7 d ( Kohli 103. Pujara 72, Dhawan 44, KL Rahul 36, Adil Rashid 3/101, Ben Stokes 2/68) beat
England 161 in 38.2 overs ( Jos Buttler 39, Cook 29, Hardik Pandya 5/28, Ishant Sharma 2/32, Bumrah 2/37) and 317 in 104.5 overs ( Jos Buttler 106, Stokes 62, Adil Rashid 33*Jasprit Bumrah 5/85, Ishant Sharma 2/70) by 203 runs.
England captain Joe Root said: On the first day, there was live grass on the wicket. India batted extremely well on the first day. The way Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes batted on the fourth day was brilliant. Catching in the slips need to improve. We are working hard for it. We need to find ways of scoring 400 runs in first innings.
Indian captain and Man of the match Virat Kohli: a Very pleasing performance by our team in all three departments. The bowlers did a great job again by picking 20 wickets again like the way they did in South Africa. Very important with way Rahane played. England is quality bowling attack and our batsmen needed to show grit, Rahane did well in first innings and Pujara in 2nd innings. Our slip catching improved a lot. We have worked on our fitness, our mindset and allow our bowlers to bowl consistent line and length. Our belief is still there that we can win the series.
The fourth match of the series will be played at Southampton from 30th August.