The Indian slip catching has been a matter of concern in the last year or so. However, India made a huge improvement in the slip catching department during the 4th day of the 3rd Test against England in Nottingham today. KL Rahul in particular who took 3 catches in the 1st innings continued his good time in the slip cordon.
Just as England started building a partnership of sorts, it was Jasprit Bumrah who induced an edge from the blade of Joe Root. KL Rahul who was in the 2nd slip moved quite brilliantly and took the catch to further put England under trouble. He celebrated in an animated manner. It was indeed a special take from the young sensation.
Captain Virat Kohli added another stunner in the very next delivery of the bowling of Mohammed Shami. He flew to his left and completed a stunning catch. It was a great take and it would definitely help India going into the next couple of Tests. India is currently in a position of strength courtesy of their brilliant all-round performance.
WATCH – Rahuls superb catch at second slip to dismiss Root https://t.co/AZMVTebu5z
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For the first time in the series, the Indian batters have put their hands up and have batted better than their counterparts. Hence they find themselves in a completely commanding position to make the scoreline 2-1. After batting first India posted a good total of 329 runs. It was largely possible due to a sensational 159 runs partnership between Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.
While the Indian skipper fell just 3 runs short of a well deserved century, Rahane was dismissed on 81 runs. It has turned out to be the most crucial partnership of the match. The bowlers were quite spectacular. Hardik Pandya produced a magical spell of swing bowling and returned with figures of 5/28. More importantly, India bowled out England for a paltry score of just 161 runs in the 39th over. When the articles was written England were batting on 150/4 with Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes at the crease.