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A J
9:42 AM
Ok. That's not I had expected
Back to back boundaries from Pujara
IND - 416 & 140/3 (48)
CRR: 2.92
Lead 272
 
I'm not going to say anything to jinx it
 
A J
Rishabh Pant* 31(51)
Cheteshwar Pujara 61(153)
Good
 
Root bowling!
 
A J
And Anderson
 
Well it's not surprising to see Anderson bowling at the start of a day's play
The choice of Root surprised me
 
A J
9:51 AM
Looks like they want Root to get Pant out like in the first inning
 
Ah yes maybe that's the thinking
150 up
Experiment with Root over
 
A J
Pujara out
Ah missed the century but still a good inning
IND - 416 & 153/4 (52.3)
 
10:12 AM
lead now 300
 
A J
Nice
 
10:27 AM
50 for Pant
Iyer gone
190/5 (59.2)
lead 322
 
10:49 AM
Pant out for 57
198/6 (62.2)
200 up
 
A J
11:15 AM
Later half of first session session is going well for England
 
Thakur goes for 4 (26)
207/7 (69.1)
lead 339
@AJ yes
 
A J
Not sure if we will survive till tea
How many overs are left before lunch?
Lead is 350
 
8 overs to the second new ball
226/7 (72) lead 358
@AJ Tea does seem a long way off
 
A J
11:32 AM
Yeah, it's not even lunch yet
Now it is lunch
The first half of the session went well for India but later half for England
 
need to get this lead well over 400
 
A J
Day 4: Lunch Break - India lead by 361 runs
 
interesting game
 
A J
ENG - 284
IND - 416 & 229/7 (73)
CRR: 3.14
It's getting fun
India seemed to be dominant first. Ut
But it's an equal game now
 
Well India are still ahead for me, with runs scored, and batting is getting harder
OTOH England can chase we know that
 
A J
11:36 AM
Yep
That's why I said equal
 
I thought India would bat England out of the match today
Ok quite equal but with India just ahead 🙂
 
A J
Although the highest target England has ever chased is 359 against Australia
@PaulWhite England took some wickets in quick successions to push India on back foot
A lot will depend on the current pair
 
@AJ Interesting so this would already be a record
 
A J
I know Shami can play some good shots and has scored fifty a couple of times
@PaulWhite yep
 
A J
12:20 PM
Here goes Shami
230/8
 
Captain Bumrah to the rescue!
 
A J
Need some quick runs rather than a partnership
@PaulWhite he he
 
12:33 PM
Jadeja goes for 23 (58)
 
A J
Uff!
 
236/9 (79.2)
Lead is 368
Not ideal
Bumrah off the mark 1* (15)
Six by Bumrah
Then out for 7 (20)
India all out for 245 (81.5)
ENG target 378
 
A J
12:49 PM
Not really ideal to win but at least got something to defend
 
A J
1:26 PM
Playing like T20
 
 
2 hours later…
A J
3:25 PM
Opening pair and Pope is gone
Now, the best strikers on the crease
Eng 122/3 (29)
Need 256 runs to win
 
 
4 hours later…
7:16 PM
259/3 at Stumps on Day 4
Another 150 partnership
119 runs from 100 overs to win
 

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