IND vs ENG Live: Rohit Sharma was unbeaten on 47 runs at Lunch on Day 3.© AFP
Indian openers started brilliantly and picked up from where they left off yesterday to frustrate the England bowlers but pacer James Anderson soon dismissed KL Rahul for 46 runs on Day 3 of the fourth Test at The Oval. At Lunch, India were placed at 108/1 after 42 overs, leading by 9 runs. Rohit Sharma was looking strong at 47 not out along with Cheteshwar Pujara at 14. After England scored 290, taking a first innings lead of 99 runs, Rohit and Rahul survived a good spell of bowling to see the visitors through to Stumps without any damage done to the wickets column. England, who edged ahead thanks to half-centuries from Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes, will be confident in their bowling attack once again, after they dismissed India for just 191 in the first innings. (Live Scorecard)
India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Live Updates From The Oval, London
Woakes From The Other End !
Chris Woakes will be hoping to make early inroads as he starts from the other end
IND 111/1 after 43.1 overs – Lead by 12 runs
Craig Overton Starts Post Lunch ! !
Overton starts post Lunch for England and give-away only two runs
Suddenly, the conditions have gone overcast a bit
IND 110/1 after 43 overs – Lead by 11 runs
Lunch – 4th Test, Day 3 !
Lunch Taken !
Indian openers put on 83 runs for the opening wicket before Anderson got rid of Rahul for 46 runs
However, Rohit and Cheteshwar Pujara scored at a brisk pace to help India take lead at the end of the morning session
IND 108/1 after 42 overs – Lead by 9 runs
Rohit Sharma 47*
Cheteshwar Pujara 14*
Lunch at The Oval
— ICC (@ICC) September 4, 2021
Four – India Take Lead !
Pujara hits a boundary as India into the lead now
IND 103/1 after 40 overs – Lead by 4 runs
Rohit moves into the 40’s now, hits a superb cover drive off Anderson for a four
IND 94/1 after 38 overs – Trail by 5 runs
Pujara gets going with a superb straight drive for a boundary off Robinson
IND 88/1 after 37 overs – Trail by 11 runs
India Need Partnership !
England have quickly tightened the screws as the runs look hard to come by after Rahul’s wicket
India will need a good partnership between Rohit and Pujara as Lunch inches closer
IND 84/1 after 36 overs – Trail by 15 runs
England Looking For A Wicket !
Despite India’s strong defense, Anderson hasn’t given up bowling a short of good length with the ball moving either ways
The England bowlers need to be relentless in order to get the first wicket
IND 82/0 after 32 overs – Trail by 17 runs
Brilliant Start By India !
India have got off to an excellent start here as England bowlers remain frustrated with some tight defense
IND 80/0 after 30 overs – Trail by 19 runs
Drinks Taken !
Drinks have been taken after the first hour
Both Rahul and Rohit have looked solid apart from a couple of minor lapses in focus
England will be kicking themselves for not having taken a wicket with missed opportunities
Still a long time to go in the Test
IND 79/0 after 29 overs – Trail by 20 runs
Rohit Dropped By Burns !
Would you believe that
Rohit has been dropped again by Burns in the slip corden
It was a much difficult chance as Burns had to dive to his right with a single hand
IND 77/0 after 27 overs – Trail by 22 runs
England Desperate For Wickets !
England are in desperate need of a wicket now
Indian openers seem to be getting runs rather easily as the lead is cut short
IND 74/0 after 26 overs – Trail by 25 runs
Woakes tries to test Rahul with a bouncer
The Indian batsman pulls it behind the stumps on the leg-side for a huge six
IND 71/0 after 23.3 overs – Trail by 28 runs
Rahul drives Robinson for a splendid boundary on the off-side
IND 64/0 after 23 overs – Trail by 35 runs
Robinson Into The Attack !
Root has brought Robinson into the attack as he continues the search for the first breakthrough
IND 59/0 after 22.3 overs – Trail by 40 runs
Maiden – Anderson !
A maiden from Anderson as Rohit sees him off without much difficulty
IND 55/0 after 21 overs – Trail by 44 runs
Rahul gets into the act now, straight drive Woakes for a superb four
IND 55/0 after 20 overs – Trail by 44 runs
A good start by the Indian openers
50 Up For India !
Rohit and Rahul had added 50 runs now for the first wicket to give India a good start
IND 50/0 after 19 overs – Trail by 49 runs
Maiden – Woakes !
Chris Woakes starts with a maiden as Rahul plays him cautiously
IND 49/0 after 18 overs – Trail by 50 runs
Rohit hits a superb straight drive off Anderson to get going
6 runs off the first over
IND 49/0 after 17 overs – Trail by 50 runs
Chris Woakes from the other end
Day 3 Begins !
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are in the middle as James Anderson starts proceedings for England on Day 3
Rohit to take strike
IND 43/0 after 16.1 overs – Trail by 56 runs
The Rohit Sharma Show !
Rohit Sharma completed 15,000 runs in international cricket across all formats yesterday
Hasn’t he come into his own in Test cricket lately
Team India will be looking for some big runs from him today
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 3, 2021
Exciting Day 3 Action !
What an amazing Day 3 on our hands here !
India started off really well in the second innings as they reached 43/0 at Stumps
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma looked much more comfortable as they overs went by
On the other hand England had their chances coming but failed to grasp as they were left frustrated after going 99 runs ahead in the first innings
Hello And Welcome !
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of Day 3 of the 4th Test between India and England being played at The Oval
An exciting day’s of play is on our hands as the match remains well poised with no team having a clear advantage
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