Here’s more about Jack Leach’s troubles:
poor jack leach. He only threw 16 pitches as he recovered from lower back stress. It was not what England expected from their leading spinner and a shock to his knee prevented him from doing anything more. Whether he will participate today remains to be seen.
Yesterday was the Republic Day of Indiaand of course their batsmen came to the party.
Read Ali Martin’s report here:
The third day. They called it an emotional day. On this day, the fate of the game came into view through the haze, and everything that had happened before began to make sense.
England need this team to go in a significantly different direction to the route they have taken so far. Trailing by 175 runs in this five-match Test series and facing a tough test, the good news is that it can’t get much worse than this.
The decision to select three spinners, two of them rookies, backfired. In particular, Tom Hartley and Rehan Ahmed bleed with runs of 5.24 and 4.56 respectively. Joe Root looked good, bowling with both control and penetration. I expect the former captain to dominate with the ball this morning.
Of course, it wasn’t just a lack of English that brought us here, India was also overbearing. The first to tie up their guests with the ball 246 – Many people try to pass off scores around par – Then with the bat trio scoring 80+, they took the score to 421-7.
One of those octogenarians is Ravindra Jadeja, who will recover from 81 not out. With a batting average of 35.94 and a bowling average of 24.07 while being an absolute fielder, he has firmly established himself as one of the great all-rounders. of the modern era.
Alongside him was Axar Patel, who ended yesterday’s match by hitting Hartley for four, six, four and finally on 35 Enter the shed.
A partnership of 63 is likely to keep England in the dust in this match. But if Ben Stokes’ boys can put in a good performance and score their own points, this is a team that is used to pulling off impressive wins.
The match starts at 4:30am UK time / 10am India time. I’m off to make a much needed cup of coffee and will be back soon with a few accumulated nuggets.