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10:00 pm – Shaw selected

Prithvi Shaw (r).

Prithvi Shaw (r).

Teenage batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw has been added to India‘s squad for the final two Tests against England.

The 18-year-old opener has registered seven centuries in his 14 first-class matches to date and captained India Under-19s to World Cup glory earlier this year

Read the full story here.

9:30 pm – Shastri hails India’s best ever pace attack

India coach Ravi Shastri said his team now possesses its most fierce pace attack of all time after the world No1 Test team registered a 203-run victory over England in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

“No other India team comes even close,” Shastri said.

For more, click here.

8:30 pm – Not time to waste, says Root

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Joe Root has warned England they must learn quickly from their Trent Bridge trouncing if they are to stay on top against India.

England’s captain said the hosts effectively lost the third Test in one session on day two when their “very poor” first-innings batting saw all 10 wickets fall between lunch and tea.

Read more quotes here.

6:00pm – Virat Kohli now fourth in list of most successful Test captains

India‘s emphatic 203-run win in the Trent Bridge Test against England was the culmination of some incredible individual and collective efforts. The result not only brought India back into the series, making the scoreline 2-1, it also took captain Kohli past Sourav Ganguly on the all-time most successful Indian captains’ list.

Among the all-time list for Test skippers to have led in at least 20 matches, Kohli has now reached the fourth spot. Read more on Kohli’s incredible statistics here.

Climbing up the ladder of success: Virat Kohli

Climbing up the ladder of success: Virat Kohli

3:00pm – Virat Kohli shines in player ratings from third Test

India came roaring back into the five-match series as they completed a crushing 203-run win over England in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

The visitors now trail 2-1 as the series moves on to the fourth Test at Southampton.

Here, we look at how the 22 players across the two teams fared at Trent Bridge. We have also done an in-depth look at Virat Kohli’s heroic display in the Test here. To take a closer look at Jasprit Bumrah’s maiden Test on English soil, click here.

Kohli was the star for India with 200 runs in his two innings.

Kohli was the star for India with 200 runs in his two innings.

2:10pm – India complete crushing 203-run win over England

Well that didn’t last long! Ravi Ashwin struck in just the third over of the final day at Trent Bridge to hand India a 203-run win in the third Test against England.

The India off-spinner dismissed James Anderson as England’s final innings folded at 317. The visitors now trail 1-2 in the five-match series with two games remaining.

Read more on the match in our report here. There were plenty of talking points generated from the third Test as the series moves on to Southampton. You can read them here.

India claimed the final England wicket early on day five.

India claimed the final England wicket early on day five.

1:45pm – India push for win at Trent Bridge

Just one England wicket stands in the way of an India victory when the two teams take to the field on the final day of the Trent Bridge Test.

Chasing a mammoth 521 for victory in their final innings in the third Test, England will resume from their overnight score of 311-9 with Adil Rashid (30) and James Anderson (8) as the unbeaten batsmen.

Can Rashid and Anderson frustrate India further? Do not miss the action from the final day at Trent Bridge by following the live updates here.

India are searching for the final England wicket.

India are searching for the final England wicket.

11:30am – Stuart Broad fined for Rishabh Pant sendoff

England pacer Stuart Broad has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee and awarded one ICC demerit point for his sendoff to India debutant Rishabh Pant during the first innings in the third Test at Trent Bridge. The incident occurred during India’s first innings early on day two when Pant played on to Broad.

Read more on this breaking story here.

Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fees.

Broad was fined 15 per cent of his match fees.

11:00am – Fakhar Zaman eager to make Pakistan Test debut

Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman is hoping to feature for the Test team after establishing himself as one of the most dangerous openers in limited-overs cricket. With Pakistan due to take on Australia in a two-Test series in the UAE, Fakhar is preparing himself for a call-up.

Read what the opening batsman had to say about his hopes for a Test debut and more here.

Fakhar Zaman is eager to make his Test debut for Pakistan.

Fakhar Zaman is eager to make his Test debut for Pakistan.

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Analysis of India pacer Jasprit Bumrah's performance in maiden Test on English soil

Ashish Peter 22/08/2018
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Bumrah was India's star with the ball in the second innings.

India kept themselves alive in the five-match series against England as they recorded a thumping 203-run win in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

The visitors came back strongly from their losses in the first two Tests to take the game by the scruff of the neck in Nottingham with a “near-complete” display in the words of skipper Virat Kohli.

One of the protagonists of India’s huge win was pacer Jasprit Bumrah who finished with figures of 2-37 in the first innings followed by 5-85 in the second.

Here, we take a closer look at the 24-year-old’s fine performance.

STATISTICS

First Innings 

OVERS BOWLED: 12.2

WICKETS: 2

MAIDENS: 2

RUNS CONCEDED: 37

ECONOMY-RATE: 3.00

Second Innings 

OVERS BOWLED: 29

WICKETS: 5

MAIDENS: 8

RUNS CONCEDED: 85

ECONOMY-RATE: 2.93

30-SECOND REPORT

Making his return to the side after recovering from a thumb injury, Bumrah showed why India had missed his services so badly with a seven-wicket haul in the Test. While he looked menacing in the first innings, it was in the second he really shone with a fiery and hostile spell using the second new ball which left England’s Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes in its wake. A fiver in his maiden Test on English soil was just reward for the pacer who showed no signs of rustiness after his injury layoff.

GOT RIGHT

Relentless is the word for Bumrah’s Trent Bridge display. The pacer’s action makes it look like he might break down at any time but he did not let up on his pace at any point in the patch. There was plenty of gas left in his tank even when he came back for this third and fourth spells in the second inning as he gave England’s batsmen no respite. His excellent use of the second new ball late on day four was a sight to behold.

GOT WRONG

He took his time to get going in the first innings and was not entirely effective with the new ball despite bowling some threatening lines and lengths. Perhaps it took him some time to come to grips with the Duke ball because he was absolutely lethal with the second new-ball in the final innings. He also carried over his tendency to overstep in limited-overs cricket by bowling five no-balls in the Test and that is an aspect he will need to improve in the five-day format.

VERDICT – 8/10

It was an excellent return for the Mumbai pacer and one which will embolden India in the remaining two Tests to come. He could not have asked for a better showing in his maiden Test on English soil and the pace and accuracy he generated in both innings will have England’s batsmen worried.

Missing Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a huge blow for India but if Bumrah keeps up this performance at Southampton and the Oval, India would not really be complaining too much.

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Winners and losers from the third Test between England and India

Ashish Peter 22/08/2018
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Pandya put in a matured all-round display at Trent Bridge.

The five-match series between England and India came well and truly alive as the visitors bounced back in style at Trent Bridge.

Claiming the final English wicket in no time on day five, Virat Kohli and his men scripted a crushing 203-run win in the third Test.

Having suffered losses at Edgbaston and Lord’s, India now trail 2-1 in the series with all to play for in the fourth Test at Southampton.

Here, we look at the winners and losers from the Trent Bridge Test.

WINNERS

Virat Kohli

If there’s one clear winner from the Test apart from the Indian team itself, it is the man-of-the-match Virat Kohli. This time around, the India skipper continues to go from strength to strength in England after his dismal tour of 2014.

The superstar is now making it a habit to score 200 runs precisely in the Tests. He laid down a marker at Edgbaston with innings of 149 and 51 and then bounced back from the disappointment at Lord’s with knocks of 97 and 103 at Trent Bridge.

His first innings display was crucial for India notching up a challenging 329 on the board with his 159-run stand for the fourth wicket with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane sowing the seeds for India’s big win.

He would not be denied his century in the second innings as he notched up his 23rd Test ton before pulling off a spectacular diving catch in the slips to dismiss Ollie Pope.

Leading by example: Virat Kohli.

Leading by example: Virat Kohli.

Jos Buttler

England’s batting might have left plenty to be desired but if there is one batsman they cannot have any complaints about, then it is Jos Buttler. The right-hander continued his remarkable summer which has seen him light up the IPL before making a triumphant return to the Test side.

He played a lone hand with the tail for company in England’s first innings shambles before slamming a maiden Test ton in the second while forming a gritty partnership with Ben Stokes to frustrate the visitors.

England selection chief Ed Smith might have plenty to ponder for now but there is no denying his decision to recall Buttler into the Test fold has been a masterstroke.

A maiden Test century for the renaissance man.

A maiden Test century for the renaissance man.

Hardik Pandya

The India all-rounder showed signs of finally coming off age with one of the most accurate spells of swing bowling in the first innings.

Within a span of just 29 deliveries, Pandya sent back five of England’s batsmen as the hosts went on to incredibly lose all 10 wickets in a single session. Getting the balls to move both ways at will, Pandya showed he can develop into a dependable seam option for India in overseas conditions.

He then displayed his abilities with the bat with a well-taken half-century in the second innings to drive home India’s advantage.

A coming of age display from Pandya.

A coming of age display from Pandya.

LOSERS

Keaton Jennings

The England opener’s place in the squad has been under heavy scrutiny with the left-hander even dropped before being brought back for the series.

His display at Trent Bridge will do him no favours in that regard after another twin failure with the bat. In both the innings, Jennings’ susceptibility outside the off-stump proved to be his undoing as he displayed signs of tentativeness which one would normally associate with a batsman woefully short of confidence.

To top it all, he grassed a few chances in the slip cordon. If heads are to roll for England post their Trent Bridge defeat, then Jennings’ will be the first on the chopping block.

The walls are closing in on Jennings.

The walls are closing in on Jennings.

Mohammed Shami

India might have picked up 20 wickets in convincing fashion at Trent Bridge but Shami’s display would have fallen well short of what is expected from a strike-bowler.

The Indian pacer was erratic with his lines and lengths in the first innings and leaked plenty of runs to relieve some of the pressure on the English batsmen.

He fared marginally better in the second innings but not by much. Struggling to generate his rhythm, Shami was scatter-gun in his approach plenty of times and will need to exert better control over the new ball in the coming Tests if India are to keep up the pressure.

Lack of control plagued Shami at Trent Bridge.

Lack of control plagued Shami at Trent Bridge.

Ollie Pope

It is highly unfair to mention the youngster just playing in his second Test in this column but England’s selectors are doing him no favours by rushing him onto the international stage.

While he did look composed and unflustered for the most part in both his innings, his manners of dismissals will leave England shaking their heads. In the first innings, he trickled a leg-side delivery into the hands of Rishabh Pant behind the stumps while he will quickly want to banish all memories of the shot he played to be dismissed in the second innings.

With England under immense pressure and batting to save their lives in the second innings, Pope had a rush of blood to the head and chased at a wide and full delivery from Mohammed Shami only to edge the ball towards the slips where Kohli pulled off the spectacular.

Pope loses his head and his wicket.

Pope loses his head and his wicket.

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