Few back-to-back wickets for Ashwin and Axar Patel in the first session dominate England batters without any doubt. While Ashwin playing mind games with Ben Stokes and Axar Patel beating batsmen with his pace Indian bowling unit skillfully took 5 wickets in this session.
Chasing a target of 482 runs on a turning track, the visitors have already eight seven wickets. The hosts need two more wickets to level the four-match series. Moeen Ali, who is currently unbeaten, will be aiming to build a steady partnership with Olly Stone, and add some pressure on the Indian bowlers.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel have been in fine form, taking three and four wickets respectively during England’s second innings. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav has also registered a dismissal. On Day 3, India were bowled out for 286 in their second innings, with Ashwin slamming a ton and Virat Kohli scoring a half-century.
IND 1st Inns: 329/10(R Sharma 161, Rahane 67, Leach 27-78-2, Moen Ali 29-128-4)
ENG 1st Inns: 134/10 (Foakes 42, Pope 22, Ashwin 23.5-43-5, Ishant Sharma 5-22-2)
IND 2nd Inns:286/10 (Ashwin 106, Kohli 62, Moeen Ali 32-98-4)
ENG 2nd Inns: 133/9 (Root 33, Axar Patel 21-54-5, Ashwin 17-42-3 )