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3:05 AM
Rain reduced 3rd T20I, NZ need 126 from 10 overs to win
 
3:50 AM
NZ 98/3 (10)
AUS won by 27 runs (DLS method) and take the series 3-0.
 
 
2 hours later…
A J
5:50 AM
Ah rain
IND 🔎 lbw
Another umpire's call
IND 293/9(101) trail by 60 runs
Luck has been on England's side for the first time in this series
If it's not been umpire's call, things would have been different.
<end rant>
300 up
IND 303/9 (102) CRR: 2.97 trail by 50 runs
Deficit is now less than 50
Jurel misses century like fifty in the last game
🔴 Dhruv Jurel b Tom Hartley 90(149) [4s-6 6s-4]
But good job
IND 307 (103.2) CRR: 2.97
Day 3: Lunch Break - India trail by 46 runs
 
 
1 hour later…
7:17 AM
Excellent from Jurel. A much smaller first innings deficit than looked likely
🔴 Ben Duckett 15 (15) c Khan b Ashwin (4.5)
🔴 Ollie Pope 🥇🍐🦆 lbw b Ashwin (4.6)
ENG 🔎 the lbw but it is umpire's call again so Pope gets his pair
ENG 19/2 (5)
50 up
ENG 52/2 (12) - lead by 98
 
7:43 AM
IND 🔎 Root lbw
🔴 Joe Root 11 (34) lbw b Ashwin (16.6)
Good review
ENG 65/3 (17)
ENG 85/3 (20)
 
8:35 AM
🔴 Zak Crawley 60 (91) b Kuldeep Yadav (28.1)
ENG 112/4 (29)
ENG 120/4 (32)
🔴 Ben Stokes 4 (13) b Kuldeep Yadav (32.3)
ENG 120/5 (33) at tea on day 3 - they lead by 166 runs
 
A J
9:08 AM
Bairstow goes on the first ball after tea
🔴 Bairstow c Rajat Patidar b Jadeja 30(42) [4s-3]
ENG 120/6(33.1)
> STAT: England's scores at the fall of fifth wicket this series
Hyderabad: 125 & 163
Vizag: 159 & 194
Rajkot: 260 & 50
Ranchi: 112 & 120
 
A J
9:24 AM
🔴 Tom Hartley c Sarfaraz Khan b Kuldeep Yadav 7(25) [6s-1]
ENG 133/7 (40.3) CRR: 3.28 lead by 179 runs
 
Excellent
A target < 250 would be quite chaseable
 
A J
Yeah, the pitch suddenly looks like helping bowler-friendly.
Robinson 🔎 lbw again
The umpire's call favors IND this time\
🔴 Robinson lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 0(3)
ENG 133/8 (41) CRR: 3.24
listening to stump mic is fun sometimes
Good that ENG players do not get almost none of it.
 
A J
10:14 AM
Foakes 🔎 lbw
a small spike on ultraedge
 
ENG 145/8 (53)
 
A J
🔴 Foakes c and b Ashwin 17(76)
ENG 145/9 (53.2) CRR: 2.72 lead by 191 runs
Display of sharp reflexes from Jurel
Unfortunate out for Anderson
35th 5-fer for Ashwin
🔴 Anderson c Dhruv Jurel b Ashwin 🤣🥉🦆
 
Well, that was quick
192 to win then
 
A J
10:29 AM
Yup
ENG 145 (53.5) CRR: 2.69 lead by 191 runs
 
Not even day four
 
A J
yup
> This is the first time England have scored under three runs per over (2.69) in an innings during the Stokes-McCullum era. They scored at 3.13 across both innings which is the lowest in this period. Previous lowest: 3.45 vs NZ Lord's 2022 (first match under the present regime)
> STAT: Most five-fers in Tests
67 M Muralitharan (133 Tests)
37 S Warne (145)
36 R Hadlee (86)
35 R Ashwin (99)
35 A Kumble (132)
 
No 👑🦆 again
 
A J
Were you expecting one? 🙄
 
No, just checking if it would happen
Root opening the bowling
 
A J
10:39 AM
It's a spinner-friendly pitch. No doubt why Stokes asked Root to open
 
Hartley now
 
A J
This is a crucial phase for both teams
Both players ❌ 🦆
IND 13/0 (2) CRR: 6.5 need 179 runs
No century in last two innings
Jurel may get promoted as a regular wicket-keeper for IND now.
Sharma has completed 1000 runs against ENG in tests
while Jaiswal has scored 621 runs already in this series
 
IND 29/0 (4)
Fast start
 
A J
Yup, you don't know how the pitch will behave in the morning.
let's have less pressure for tomorrow
And these two can give some quick start. It will definitely put ENG bowlers under pressure
 
Yes, an aggressive start could be useful
 
A J
10:57 AM
Feeling bad about the clean sweep. I believe there was no game NZ couldn't have won. First game was very close, missing key players in the second, and the rain set a big target in the last one.
IND 40/0 (8) CRR: 5
Day 3: Stumps - IND need 152 runs
 
11:22 AM
I wonder what approach India will take tomorrow
 
A J
The pitch will have a roller ran once again tomorrow morning. So, they might continue the aggressive approach.
ENG should start with pacers rather than spinners until the pitch deteriorates
 

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