Rahane sweeps a Jack Leach delivery for a four and with the India have equalled England’s total of 112 runs. Each run from here will hurt England. For India it’s an opportunity to seal the match without even batting in the 2nd innings.
James Anderson has been hammered for two boundaries by Rohit Sharma. Both the shots looked gorgeous, they do typically when coming out of the bat of Rohit. Rohit has timed the ball exquisitely towards backward point since yesterday.
Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane have walked in the middle, the crowd behind them. Ajinkya Rahane has a smile on his face as Rohit Sharma explains him something. Anderson with the ball as Rahane does exactly what Rohit had gestured – defends.
“After getting bundled out for 112 England are obviously out of race for World Test chamionship fina,” said Sunil Gavaksar yesterday. India are just 13 runs behind now. Batting in the 4th innings will be tough but India look set to take a handy leave. India will look to score most of their runs under natural light. Spin has been the boss in the match till now and England have come into the match with just one of that kind. The first 30 minutes are going to very crucial for the visitors.
Virat Kohli, Joe Root and others continue to express their disagreement for the decisions coming from the upstairs. The third-umpire used the technology and decalred Rohit Sharma not-out moments ahead of the end of day’s play but the same old drama of a captain arguing with the on-field umpire unfurled after it. Why to bother the on-field umpire if someone else made the decision?!