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

Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2018

"It's really tough. It's tough cricket, it tests you in all sorts of ways and yeah, it's definitely the proudest moment in an England shirt".

# Woho! Another wicket for India. When Hardik Pandya got Stokes caught at slip, Ishant Sharma carried his younger teammate. Hardik Pandya joined Lala Amarnath, Vinoo Mankad, Kapil Dev and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (twice) in doing so.

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. Bumrah delivered a flawless ball which took an edge and keeper Rishabh Pant made no mistakes and grabbled it easily.

# And the 6th wicket for Team India!

However things changed dramatically after skipper Virat Kohli took the second new ball and Bumrah got Buttler and Jonny Bairstow (0) off successive deliveries. Big wicket for Kohli and his men.

Buttler stepped up the scoring after Tea and went on to bring up his maiden Test hundred with a flick off Shami.

"I thought it was a partnership which I hope the England dressing room were studying and say "that's the way we want to play". Both Buttler and Stokes - who reached his fifty sometime back - look like at home.

Prior to today Stokes and Buttler have had 11 partnerships in Test cricket and averaged just 15.9.

Stokes and Buttler scored 89 runs in the second session, showing patience despite being naturally aggressive batsmen. For England, many would argue that it was a disappointing day with the ball as the pacer failed against the batting pair of Pujara and Virat Kohli.

Thankfully for England, the lunch break soon followed, and the bowlers would be able to gain some rest for the arduous task ahead.

England find themselves in this hopeless position after being rolled over for 161 in their first innings on Sunday. The ball is moving around and well the Indian continue to probe the Hosts with remarkable pace. England 84/4 after 34 overs.

Pujara faced 208 balls, including 19 fours, and put on 113 with Kohli. Root edges the ball to KL Rahul at slip.

Needing 522 to win, the job for England is to restore pride and some levels of form.

# Mohammad Shami replaces Ishant Sharma.

While he achieved his career-best figures of 3/66, in the second Test at Lord's, but went unnoticed as English trio of Broad, Anderson and Woakes routed the Indian batting lineup.

# Joe Root is in at number three.

The reintroduction of Ravi Ashwin initially posed problems for the left-handed Stokes, but the recalled all-rounder settled to reach 52 not out to give renewed belief that England could yet take this match into a final day. England openers survived nervy nine overs in the last session on Day 3. Courtesy Kohli's 103, his second ton of the series, India declared their second innings at 352 for seven, leaving the hosts an improbable victory target of 521 runs.