Daily Digest: India on the brink of third Test victory over England at Trent Bridge

Sport360 staff 08:02 22/08/2018
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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Jasprit Bumrah of India leads his team from the field at stumps on day four of the Specsavers 3rd Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge on August 21, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Pace ace Jasprit Bumrah leads India off the field in Nottingham.

England look bound for defeat against India but will leave Trent Bridge with the consolation of Jos Buttler’s maiden Test century.

Buttler’s 106 and a gritty 62 from Ben Stokes defied the tourists in a fifth-wicket stand of 169 which helped to take this match into a final day – albeit with England on 311 for nine and 210 runs shy of their target.

Barring a double-century last-wicket stand between Adil Rashid and James Anderson or relentless resilience, the hosts will head to Southampton for next week’s penultimate Test with only a 2-1 series lead.

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FOOTBALL

Magic: Leo Messi.

Magic: Leo Messi.

Our La Liga expert Andy West dissects the key things we learned from the opening weekend of action in the Spanish top flight.

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CRICKET

Kohli is set to reclaim the No1 ranking for batsmen after the third Test.

Kohli is set to reclaim the No1 ranking for batsmen after the third Test.

Our cricket writer Ashish Peter lauds India captain Virat Kohli after his superb performance in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

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REGIONAL

(Al Ain).

Picture credit via Al Ain.

Al Ain’s next generation are ready to pick up the mantle left behind by mentor Omar Abdulrahman – beginning with Saturday’s Arabian Gulf Super Cup against bitter rivals Al Wahda.

This is the message from Rayan Yaslam. From 2017/18’s drive to a club-first double of the Arabian Gulf League and President’s Cup, the 23-year-old emerged as Amoory’s heir apparent for club and country.

Read more, here.

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