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IND Vs ENG, 4th Test, Day 3: Spinners Put India In The Driver's Seat As England Capitulate; Hosts Require 152 Runs To Win In Ranchi - As It Happened

Ravichandran Ashwin (5/51) and Kuldeep Yadav (4/22) shared nine wickets as England were bowled out for 145 in their second innings, setting India a 192-run target in the final session on day 3 of the fourth Test being played on Sunday. In reply, India were 40/0 at stumps as they require another 152 runs to seal the Test match and the series. The Three Lions failed to take much advantage of their 46-run first-innings lead as they never got going and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Here's what transpired on India vs England, 4th Test, Day 3

India's captain Rohit Sharma, left, and Yashasvi Jaiswal touch gloves as the share the crease on the third day of the fourth cricket Test match. AP/Ajit Solanki

Stumps On Day 3

It's stumps on day 3 of the fourth Test match in Ranchi and it seems India are right on top. Well, who could have imagined that yesterday? Shoaib Bashir's five-for in his maiden Test series was overshadowed by Ravichandran Ashwin's 35th career Test five-wicket haul and he was well supported by Kuldeep Yadav (4/22). The visitors, who could have had a 100-run plus lead, lost momentum early morning thanks to Dhruv Jurel's 90. Despite a 46-run lead, Ben Stokes-led side capitulated and in the end, were bowled out for 145, eventually setting up a target of 192.

India - 40/0 (8 Overs)

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Hello And Welcome To Day 3 Action

The fourth Test match between India and England is moving rapidly at Ranchi's JSCA International Stadium. With the visitors making 353 in their first innings, the hosts' reply was rather timid apart from Yashasvi Jaiswal. The young batter again rocked the England bowling as he made a well-made 73. For England, Shoaib Bashir was the pick of the bowlers by scalping four wickets. India are seven down on day three as Ben Stokes' side look to take a huge lead in their second innings. Get all the live scores and updates right here. (Streaming | Scorecard)

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Playing XIs

Teams:

India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj.

England (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.

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Pitch Report

The pitch is looking very dry. The ball is tending to scoot low when it hits the edge of the cracks. Those cracks are widening now and it'll become a tricky surface to bat, especially if India get close to England's first innings total, opine Deep Das Gupta and Graeme Swann, in their pitch report. 

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Yashasvi Jaiswal Speaking Ahead Of Day 3

"It's been nice and challenging as well. I've been trying to learn how to play on different wickets and make sure that I stay for a long time. It's been one year with the Indian team, have had a lot of talk with Rahul sir and Rohit bhai on how to change my mindset, I'm trying to keep in mind what my team needs. I want to play according to the situation, I'm preparing the same during the net sessions, speaking with the seniors. I didn't find a lot of difficulties (on this pitch), I was looking to think as to how I was going to bat, initially there was a lot of spin, so I was looking to get my bat in front of my pad, keep rotating the strike and find the boundaries. Looking forward to today, we'll enjoy the game and give our best."

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Action Resumes

Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav are out in the middle to face the music as England bowlers look to make the most of the conditions early on.

Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Yadav Standing Firm

The Indian pair of Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav are standing firm and are negating all that the English bowlers are throwing at them. Half-an-hour into the game and still no breakthrough for the visitors.

India - 226/7 (78 overs)

Jurel-Yadav Partnership Frustrating England

The Indian duo have stitched a 70-plus partnership for the eight wicket as India crossed 250-run mark. England bowlers have found it difficult to breakthrough their defences as both the batters look to bring down the deficit.

India - 251/7 (87 overs)

Kuldeep Yadav's Resistance Ends

Kuldeep Yadav's 131-ball resistance was ended by James Anderson who saw the batter drag on the ball onto his stumps. England rejoice as Indian fans hope that the tail and Dhruv Jurel can bring some parity into the game.

India - 265/8 (94 overs)

Dhruv Jurel Keeps India In The Game

A sensational fifty from wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel has kept India in the game as they brought down the deficit to under 100-runs in the fourth Test. Ravi Shastri on-air says, "If India get the deficit to around 50, we could have a game on our hands."

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Lunch Update

India are finally all out for 307 thanks to Dhruv Jurel's sensational 90. At one time, it looked England would take a lead of over 100-runs but Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav earlier, breathed life into the Indian innings as they brought down the deficit towards 46. For England, Shoaib Bashir scalped five-for in his maide

Post-Lunch Session

Ravichandran Ashwin has brought life into this match and how! He got two wickets in two deliveries (Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope) and sees England tailing at 19/2 despite the lead of 65 runs.

Zak Crawley-Joe Root Stabilising Innings

After an early bust from R Ashwin leaving England 19/2, the visitors have recovered well to take the lead past 100. Zak Crawley and Joe Root are leading the attack back to the Indian bowlers.

England - 64-2 (16 overs)

Joe Root Dismissed, India Fightback

Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Joe Root, the centurion from first innings, to hand India the initiative. Root was sent back for 11 (34 balls).

England - 85-3 (20 overs)

Kuldeep Yadav Sends Back Zak Crawley

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav sent back Zack Crawley for 60 as India look to wrestle their way back into the game. Crawley who was batting beautifully, got bowled as Yadav castled his stumps. England still lead over 150 against India in the fourth Test.

England - 117-4 (30 overs)

Tea

England are 120/5 at tea on day three of the fourth Test match in Ranchi. The visitors still lead by 166 runs but have five wickets in hand. For the hosts, R Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers with 3/48. Kuldeep Yadav took two.

Action Moves Ahead Post Tea

This Test match is moving in at the pace of knots, with Ravi Jadeja removing Jonny Bairstow post tea. Soon, Kuldeep Yadav removed the dangerous Tom Hartley and then trapped Ollie Robinson leg before with England's lead still under 200.

England - 133-8 (41 overs)

Sunil Gavaskar Reckons 230 Will Be A Difficult Chase

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on-air reckons that if England pile another 40-50 runs, a target of 230-plus will be a tough one to chase for the Indians.

England All Out

England are all out for 145 with Ravi Ashwin taking another five-for (35th in Tests) as India require 192 to win this Fourth Test match in Ranchi.

England - 145 All Out (53.5 Overs)

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