Things went differently for England in the third Test match as compared to the first two Tests. In the first Test that took place in Edgbaston, it was a low scoring Test, and due to the brilliance of Sam Curran, India got a defeat by 31.

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India captain Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Chris Woakes of England during day four of the Specsavers 3rd Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge on August 21, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Things in the Lord’s Test were out of control for India as England dominated every department. Be it bowling, batting or fielding, England outclassed Indian Team completely.

In the third Test match, things went precisely opposite as that of Lord’s Test. In this Test, Indian batting displayed its dominance whereas bowlers did the left.

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Brilliance of Bumrah

When it comes to giving a breakthrough, Jasprit Bumrah is a perfect man to hand over the ball. When Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes was looking dangerously after putting 169 runs partnership for the fifth wicket, Bumrah provided the much-needed breakthrough.

Jasprit Bumrah shines on his comeback game.
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He did not only took the wicket of Jos Buttler but also castled the timber of Jonny Bairstow in the next ball.

Splendid ton from Jos Buttler

When Indian bowlers were running all over the park, it was the brilliant ton from Jos Buttler that helped England to come out of a slump.

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Jos Buttler fell after scoring a brilliant ton.
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He added 169 partnership with Ben Stokes for the fifth wicket partnership. He scored 106 before turning the victim of Jasprit Bumrah. His knock includes twenty-one boundaries.

The bunny story of Ishant Sharma and Alastair Cook

It was once again Ishant Sharma that took the wicket of Alastair Cook. After surviving tricky nine overs in the day four, Cook fell early on the chase.

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Indians celebrating Cook’s wicket (credits – getty)

It was 11th time when Ishant Sharma took the wicket of opening batsman, Alastair Cook.

Opening failure of England

When it comes to opening batsmen, England is struggling to find a suitable opening pair.

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 21: England batsman Alastair Cook looks behind after edging the ball to Rahul off the bowling of Ishant Sharma for 17 runs during day four of the 3rd Specsavers Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on August 21, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Keaton Jennings and Alastair Cook once again failed to struggle a solid foundation for a mammoth chase. In the chase of 521, they put an opening partnership of 27 which is unacceptable.

Struggle from Joe Root

The England skipper once again failed to find himself among the run-getters. In the first inning, Joe Root managed to score only 13 runs.

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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 19: England captain Joe Root is dismissed by Hardik Pandya of India during day two of the Specsavers 3rd Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge on August 19, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

In the chase of 521, Root again failed to lead from the front. Even after facing 40 balls, he was unable to read the pitch well and fell the victim of Jasprit Bumrah.