The ongoing fourth Test match between England and India has grabbed the attention of every cricket lover. The competition between bat and ball so far has been at a high level. After being bowled for 191 runs and conceding a lead of 99 runs, Team India displayed batting of the highest class to take a lead of more than 150 runs on Day 3. However, with two days left for the Test match, it remains to be seen which way will the match go.
After the wicket of KL Rahul in the first session, the onus was on Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara to take the Virat Kohli-led side into the comfortable position. The duo left no stone unturned and was impeccable with the bat, putting on a great show to frustrate the English bowlers throughout the day.
Both kept ticking the scoreboard at regular intervals but were also spot on with their defensive technique. Indian opener and No.3 batter took the Virat Kohli-led side to a dominating position and stitched 153 runs for the second wicket. While Rohit Sharma scored his first overseas Test century, Cheteshwar Pujara notched up a masterful half-century and made sure that the visitors remain on the top throughout the day.
During the 49th over of India’s second innings, an incident took place that made fans on Twitter go berserk. Cheteshwar Pujara smashed Craig Overton for two consecutive boundaries. After being hit for two fours, the pacer was unhappy and frustration got better of him as Pujara defended the next ball, which slowly came to him and he picked the ball in his follow through and acted like as if he was going to throw the ball at the batter.
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Resuming the innings on an overnight score of 43/0, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul looked solid and once again took their team off the flyer scoring 83 runs for the opening partnership until James Anderson sent Rahul packing for 46 runs with a peach of a delivery. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma then carried the Indian ship forward and scored runs all around the ground and helped India take the lead of more the 150 runs.
The duo stitched 153 runs partnership, however both succumbed to a new ball for the scores of 127 (Sharma) and 61 (Pujara). After that Indian skipper, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja joined the hands together and notched up unbeaten 33 runs and take India’s lead past 170 runs until bad light forced umpires to take early stumps on Day 3.