IND vs ENG: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have been in good form in the series.© AFP
India will rely on their openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul once again as they look to move into the lead against England on Day 3 of the fourth Test at the Oval. After England scored 290, taking a first innings lead of 99 runs, Rohit and Rahul survived a good spell of bowling to see the visitors through to Stumps without any damage done to the wickets column. India come in to Day 3 trailing by 56 runs, and the in-form opening pair will be key to their ambitions in the match. England, who edged ahead thanks to half-centuries from Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes, will be confident in their bowling attack once again, after they dismissed India for just 191 in the first innings. (Live Scorecard)
India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Live Updates From The Oval, London
Woakes tries to test Rahul with a bouncer
The Indian batsman pulls it behind the stumps on the leg-side for a huge six
IND 71/0 after 23.3 overs – Trail by 28 runs
Rahul drives Robinson for a splendid boundary on the off-side
IND 64/0 after 23 overs – Trail by 35 runs
Robinson Into The Attack !
Root has brought Robinson into the attack as he continues the search for the first breakthrough
IND 59/0 after 22.3 overs – Trail by 40 runs
Maiden – Anderson !
A maiden from Anderson as Rohit sees him off without much difficulty
IND 55/0 after 21 overs – Trail by 44 runs
Rahul gets into the act now, straight drive Woakes for a superb four
IND 55/0 after 20 overs – Trail by 44 runs
A good start by the Indian openers
50 Up For India !
Rohit and Rahul had added 50 runs now for the first wicket to give India a good start
IND 50/0 after 19 overs – Trail by 49 runs
Maiden – Woakes !
Chris Woakes starts with a maiden as Rahul plays him cautiously
IND 49/0 after 18 overs – Trail by 50 runs
Rohit hits a superb straight drive off Anderson to get going
6 runs off the first over
IND 49/0 after 17 overs – Trail by 50 runs
Chris Woakes from the other end
Day 3 Begins !
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are in the middle as James Anderson starts proceedings for England on Day 3
Rohit to take strike
IND 43/0 after 16.1 overs – Trail by 56 runs
The Rohit Sharma Show !
Rohit Sharma completed 15,000 runs in international cricket across all formats yesterday
Hasn’t he come into his own in Test cricket lately
Team India will be looking for some big runs from him today
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 3, 2021
Exciting Day 3 Action !
What an amazing Day 3 on our hands here !
India started off really well in the second innings as they reached 43/0 at Stumps
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma looked much more comfortable as they overs went by
On the other hand England had their chances coming but failed to grasp as they were left frustrated after going 99 runs ahead in the first innings
Hello And Welcome !
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog of Day 3 of the 4th Test between India and England being played at The Oval
An exciting day’s of play is on our hands as the match remains well poised with no team having a clear advantage
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