Team India skipper Virat Kohli grabbed a blinder in the slips to dismiss Ollie Pope as India sense a victory in the third Test against England at Trent Bridge.
Meanwhile, with 498 runs to win, Indian seamers started the day well banking on Ishant Sharma. The overnight English batsmen couldn’t add much as Keaton Jennings departed early on. The tall and lanky fast bowler looked on song from the first ball of the day and it was only coming.
Jennings edged one short-pitched delivery with nipped away a little to the safe hands of Rishabh Pant. It was not too long when Sharma struck back this time to remove another southpaw, Cook. Ishant comes round the wicket to bowl a regulation short pitch delivery outside off, with a hint of away movement, he jabs the defence and KL Rahul grabs a simple one.
Since then, Joe Root and Ollie Pope looked for England but India has sensed something different. Virat Kohli rotated his bowlers well and this time was Jasprit Bumrah who removed the English skipper. With the departure of Root, there were dark clouds on England’s future in this Test.
However, much to their dismay, India struck again and this time it was Mohammed Shami who removed the young Pope.
Virat Kohli grabs a stunner to dismiss Ollie Pope
Teh 20-year-old Ollie Pope looked good throughout the morning session against some good bowling by the India seamers. They constantly poised questions to the young batter.
However, Mohammed Shami, who looked in great rhythm bowled one full outside the off stump. This sucked Ollie Pope into the square drive, he couldn’t keep it down, and the edge was flying at pace towards the third slip cordon.
The ball was just right to KL Rahul, but Kohli dives across to his left and takes it over his head two-handed. It was an absolute blinder from India skipper and one of his best at the slips. Kohli jumped in joy as he signals to someone in the Indian camp as to how he dove and took that.
England is in deep trouble now as India aiming to finish off this game as early as possible.
WATCH – Kohlis sensational catch sends Pope back #ENGvINDhttps://t.co/qJkhoxQOjG
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) August 21, 2018