IND vs ENG 4th Test, Day 3 highlights: India 40 for no loss at stumps, need 152 runs to seal 5-match series

India vs England 2024: In the 4th Test match between India and England, India requires just 152 runs to win the match as well as the series.

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In the 4th Test match between India and England, India requires just 152 runs to win the match as well as the series. Currently, India is leading the series, 2-1. Day 3 of the match started with India batting at 219 runs at the loss of seven wickets. Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav batted at 30 and 17 runs, respectively. However, after Kuldeep's wicket, Jurel played extremely well to help India reach a respectable score. However, he was dismissed at 90 runs by Tom Hartley. With that India scored 307 runs.

England started their 2nd innings on a slow note as they lost Ben Duckett's wicket before the end of the fifth over. With Zak Crawley's 60 runs and Johnny Bairstow's 30 runs, England managed to take a lead of 192 runs in the second innings. The cause behind England's batting collapse was Ravichandran Ashwin's fifer. As Ashwin is in red-hot form, he claimed a five-wicket haul at an economy of 3.22. 

Along with Ashwin, it was Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets which pushed the English batters to their back foot. As India got a target of 193 runs, this seems like an opportunity for them to play well and cease the series. As the day 3 ended, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal batted on 24 and 16 runs, respectively. If India manages to play a responsible innings, they will have a fair chance of winning the match. 

'I felt his defence was good' - Ravichandran Ashwin praises Kuldeep Yadav

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a five-wicket haul in the 4th Test match against England. However, while having a conversation with Sunil Gavaskar, Ashwin praised Kuldeep Yadav for his batting performances throughout the series. Moreover, he also praised the debutant Dhruv Jurel for painting his calm and playing well in the first innings. 

Ashwin, post the day said, "It was hard on him (Kuldeep) yesterday, we sent him to bat a bit too early than what he would have desired. I felt his defence was good, he showed a lot of grit and composure, kept the dressing room calm and it was even better from Jurel I thought, for someone who was playing just his second Test match, he showed great composure, trusted his defence, had a great gameplan, didn't go bonkers, picked the right bowlers to hit and yeah, it gave us a great boost."

Rohit Sharma