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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.