Finally, India is on the verge of winning a Test in the five-match series against England. Meanwhile, the veteran India opener Gautam Gambhir hails the performances of particular individuals for coming good at the right time.

He feels the day four belongs to India with the wickets getting rattled at a quick pace. Apart from Jos Buttler-Ben Stokes show, India completely dominated the things on the penultimate day of the third game.

Day 4 completely belongs to India – Gautam Gambhir

The Indian opener opined it was a great day for the team on Tuesday when they bagged nine wickets. Gautam hailed Ishant Sharma for picking up the wickets in the first session of the game to set it up for the bowlers to make the best out of it.

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Ishant Sharma (Credits – Getty).

Gambhir feels setting up the game in the first session always gives a big advantage for the bowling team. He mentioned the effort put in by Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah with the second new ball and the support from Shami.

”Ishant Sharma bowled well to set up the entire game. Once we get 4 wickets in the first sessions, it is always tough for the opposition. I thought Jasprit Bumrah was brilliant, Hardik Pandya is very disciplined and well supported by Shami as well,” Gautam Gambhir said.

”Jasprit Bumrah’s effort with the second new ball is outstanding. Overall, it is a fantastic team effort by India. I have to mention slip fielding as well. It is difficult to field in England but KL Rahul took catches well and Virat Kohli too supported nicely,” the southpaw added to his lines.

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Jasprit Bumrah (Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs)

Player of the day is Jasprit Bumrah: Gambhir

Picking the player of the day, the stylish southpaw chose Jasprit Bumrah for the way he bowled his heart out. Bumrah’s incredible spell helped India to make a comeback in the day, thus inched them closer to their first Test win on tour.

”According to me, the player of the day for me is Jasprit Bumrah. Because the way he bowled with the second new ball has been brilliant and also kept the relentless pressure on England. Overall, India deserved to win the game. They have completely outplayed England in all the departments of the game,” Gambhir inferred while speaking to Times of India.

However, the day five would see the pair of Adil Rashid and James Anderson to play for the remaining one wicket.