India only one wicket away from a famous win — Twitter Reactions

Doug Mendoza
August 22, 2018

England are nine down on 291 runs while it seems like a cakewalk for Virat and his team.

India, however, knew they were just one stroke of luck away from being back on top.

The return of Ben Stokes brought some progress. And then Stokes (62), who had looked as assured as Buttler, was caught behind off Hardik Pandya (one for 22).

It's a victory that would rank with the finest for India and the circumstances and margin will make it more special.

Lord's Test centurion Chris Woakes (4) got lethal short ball that reared up and he tried to fend it awkwardly as Rishabh Pant timed his jump to perfection to snap the chance.

# And the 6th wicket for Team India!

The hosts' travails were compounded when wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow had to leave the field after taking a painful blow to the left hand as he went to gather a delivery from James Anderson during the opening session.

# Jasprit Bumrah takes the much-awaited 5th wicket for India. However, there was no doubt in everyone's mind that Kohli was going to notch up another big one given his form and talent.

Root has reached fifty 41 times in his 71-Test career but has only hit 13 centuries.

His views were echoed by England's assistant coach Paul Farbrace who believes his side's batsmen could learn from the way Kohli has gone about his business in the series.

The third Test match between India and England continues at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. But the way we had our partnership, especially in the first session, I think we knew what we wanted to do. Tea break for now! At the other end, Kohli reached his 18th Test half-century as well, off 82 balls. India continue to hunt for a wicket.

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# A wonderful over by Ishant Sharma post lunch.

England leads 2-0 after wins in Edgbaston and Lord's. England desperately need a Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes special to crawl to a draw. The ball is moving around and well the Indian continue to probe the Hosts with remarkable pace. England 84/4 after 34 overs. Root was having trouble comprehending Bumrah's angular delivery while Pope was playing flashy drives at every possible opportunity.

# Mohammad Shami replaces Ishant Sharma.

# India continue to probe the English batsmen at the latter's own hunting ground.

# Ollie Pope is in at number four.

File image of Joe Root and Virat Kohli.

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Skipper Kohli led from the front, smashing his 23rd century in Test cricket.

Among England openers to have batted at least 15 times, Keaton Jennings's average of 23.16 is the fifth-lowest.

He was far from his fluent best but still made 103 on Monday, after his first-innings 97, and Cheteshwar Pujara who demonstrated a patient application in grinding out 72 off 208 balls in more than four hours at the crease to help consolidate the tourists´ already strong position.

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