India vs England 4th Test Match Live Score, Day 3: Rohit, Rahul to resume at Oval, IND trail by 56 runs

India vs England Live Score, IND vs ENG 4th Test Live Match Score, Day 3: Three days into the fourth test of a five-match series and still little separates England and India.

India vs England 4th Test Live Scorecard, Day 3 Updates: Three days into the fourth test of a five-match series and still little separates England and India. England eked out a first-innings lead of 99 runs thanks to half-centuries by recalled players Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes in a total of 290, a strong recovery considering the team was reeling at 62-5 at one stage at the Oval on Friday.

India’s openers were faced with a tough last hour to negotiate as shadows lengthened across the south London venue but they did it, with Rohit Sharma on 20, KL Rahul on 22 and the tourists closing on 43-0 after 16 overs.

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India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Craig Overton, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson

India vs England 4th Test Match Live Score and Updates, Day 3:

India have 5 of the top 7 top run-scorers in this Test series. KL Rahul is India’s best at 2nd with 291 and Rohit placed 3rd with 261.

When stumps were drawn on Day Two of the fourth Test, India were 43 for no loss in their second innings. Rohit Sharma survived a dropped catch against James Anderson on six. Otherwise, the opening partnership so far has been steady. Stay tuned as we build up towards an exciting third day.

India vs England 4th Test Match Live Score and Updates, Day 3: India’s KL Rahul and England’s James Anderson in action during the fourth Test. (Reuters)

India trailed by 56 runs but the match remained too close to call with three days to go. The series is tied at 1-1, with a test in Manchester to come starting next week.

Resuming on 53-3 and quickly losing nightwatchman Craig Overton (1) and Dawid Malan (31), England was thankful to Pope for anchoring crucial stands of 89 runs with Jonny Bairstow (37) and 71 runs with Moeen Ali (35) to creep ahead of the tourists’ meager Day 1 total of 191. However, a 60-ball 50 by Woakes, a great batting option at No. 9, added crucial late-innings runs to frustrate India.There was no top-order collapse in the second innings, though, with Sharma and Rahul looking compact and solid on a pitch that is looking better and better to bat on.

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