England vs India 2018, 3rd Test – India Win Trent Bridge Test by 203 Runs
Despite coming into Trent Bridge on the back of a shameful performance at Lords, India outclassed England by 203 runs in the third Test match and made it 1-2 in the five-match Test series.
The win at Trentbridge made the equation 2-1 in favour of England. With two games still left in the series, all the three results are open wide. Meanwhile, the Trentbridge Test win will give massive confidence to the Indian team.
On Day 1: Virat Kohli-Rahane put India on top
Initially, Joe Root won the toss and asked the visitors to bat first. The change in the opening slot, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan pleasantly started the things by registering 60 runs for the first wicket.
However, Chris wakes once again showed his mettle by ratting through the defence of India’s top trio Dhawan, KL Rahul and Pujara.
Meanwhile, India skipper, Virat Kohli and the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane took back the attack to England. They both smashed the ball beautifully to register an excellent 159-run partnership between them.
On Day 2: Hardik Pandya’s magic help India dictate terms
India failed to build on Virat-Rahane partnership, as they got bundled out for 329.
The England team subtly started the things with Cook and Jennings adding 49 before losing a wicket. However, then came the magical spell by Hardik Pandya.
Hardik picked up five wickets in the span of six overs to push England on the back foot. The wickets of Ishant and Shami restricted England to mere 161 to hand India a massive lead of 168 runs at Trent Bridge.
On Day 3: Virat Kohli-Pujara helps India take a big lead
Starting the day three with two wickets down, the experienced duo Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara knocked the ball to all corners of the park. They both stitched on a fantastic 113-run partnership to give a wicket-less morning session for England.
Later, the onslaught has been carried by Hardik Pandya to give a massive target of 521 on the board. Alastair Cook and Jennings play down those tricky nine overs left at the end of day three.
On Day 4: Bumrah steals the show despite Buttler-Stokes’ fight:
The day four has seen the pure form of Test cricket. Earlier in the day, Ishant Sharma’s two wickets and Bumrah, Shami’s one wicket each left England reeling on 62/4. However, then came the majestic knock by Jos Buttler.
He carried his rich vein of form by knocking a fantabulous century alongside the gritty Ben Stokes. They both removed the 2nd session without a wicket making things tough for India.
After adding 169 runs for the 5th wicket, the second new ball did the work for the Indians. Jasprit Bumrah bowled a sensation spell to pick five quick wickets that were added by Hardik Pandya’s first wicket as well. Though India tried well to rattle the game on day four at Trent Bridge, the exemplary fight from Adil Rashid pushed things to day five.
On Day 5: Ashwin finishes it
Starting the day with one wicket for victory, the Indian team ended the things in just 2.5 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin had drawn curtains on James Anderson’s stand with Adil Rashid.
Brief Scores of England vs India 3rd Test:
India – 329-all-out; England – 161-all-out
India – 352/7- dec (Virat Kohli-103; Adil Rashid 3/101)
England – 317-all-out (Jos Buttler – 106; Jasprit Bumrah – 5/85)
Match Result – India won by 203 runs facing England at Trentbridge.