India limp to 76 for three after Curran strikes

India captain Virat Kohli warms up with Umesh Yadav ahead of a nets session at Edgbaston

India captain Virat Kohli warms up with Umesh Yadav ahead of a nets session at Edgbaston

Here's how they got on against the upbeat Indians.

The India captain reminded everyone why he, when on song, is the best batsman in the world. He is a superstar who is not afraid to speak his mind, as with Wednesday's overzealous mic-drop send off for opposite number, Joe Root, but the fact is he backs it up out in the middle - and never more so that here.

India's last two wickets added 92 runs before Kohli was finally last man out after he misjudged leg spinner Adil Rashid's delivery and was caught by Stuart Broad at point. When asked if the India captain's innings was essentially standing between England and victory after a thrilling third day, Anderson admitted that was "more than likely" the case.

Post lunch, Sharma didn't allow Jos Buttler (1) to get settled, nicking him off on the second ball after resumption of play.

Yesterday we saw his skill with the ball, pitching it up, swing bowling and getting good players out.

AFTERNOON SESSION (India 160-6, England 287): What a session that was, it was Test cricket at its best - high drama, tension and sporting intensity.

The groundsman here at Edgbaston has to take a lot of credit for that, he's produced a great pitch; you can bat on it, as Virat Kohli has shown, you can definitely bowl seam on it and there's been a bit of spin as well so it's a wonderful surface.

The second session started as the first had ended, with a wicket. In-between Malan's errors, Cook also shelled a chance at first slip. It was the all-rounder's 100th Test wicket and evidence, if any were needed, of just what an exciting talent he is. The right-hander thanked his lucky stars as he was dropped twice on a score of 21 and 51 by Dawid Malan at slip.

NASA names astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights
She has spent a grand total of 322 days in space including a stint commanding the space station and performing seven spacewalks. I'll be ready, I can't wait", Williams said in an interview posted Friday on the International Space Station Facebook page.

Anderson, England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker, admitted that it had been brilliant.

James Anderson was England's most economical bowler with 41 runs off 22 overs while Curran bagged four wickets.

The outcome of England's 1,000th Test was on a knife-edge after they and India traded memorable blows on a compelling third day at Edgbaston. The good news is he strikes me as someone who's willing to look honestly at his own game, and has the desire to improve.

As the bowlers relaxed for a while, Sam Curran walked in to bat and scored a quick-fire 63 to take his team out of the trouble and take them to a decent position.

India, chasing a target of 194 to win the thrilling match, were 110/5 at stumps, needing 84 to win.

However, it was Curran who put a fearless fight and stood firm at one end despite English batting kept tumbling, Curran forged 48 run partnership with Rashid for their 8th wicket partnersip and then in similar fashion further added 41 runs with Broad for 9th wicket.

And India's hopes again hinged on skipper Virat Kohli, who looked a cut above the rest as he finished unbeaten on 43.

Recommended News

  • Sask. Premier reacts to feds' carbon tax easing

    Sask. Premier reacts to feds' carbon tax easing

    Taxing above 10 to 20 per cent would hurt a company's ability to innovate and find a viable solution, Elgie said. Ottawa's new carbon plan still doesn't work, won't reduce environmental outcomes and will cost jobs, said Moe.
    Demi Lovato reportedly expected to leave hospital this week

    Demi Lovato reportedly expected to leave hospital this week

    Demi Lovato is making the choice to get help. " Demi is well enough to leave the hospital this weekend". There was blood on her pillow.an ominous sign because it's evidence of haemorrhaging.

    CDC: Condoms are not meant to be reused

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tweeted on its sexually transmitted disease site that condoms are for single use. One user, champale mami, wrote: "I'm just upset that this is something that people needed to be told".
  • Parents now hiring Fortnite tutors for their kids

    Parents now hiring Fortnite tutors for their kids

    Another parent noted that their 12-year-old son was struggling to win when competing in Fortnite Battle Royale. Forget baseball or hoops, parents are now spending money to get their children coaching help for video games.
    Jetliner In Mexico Crashes, Catches Fire, But All 103 Aboard Escape

    Jetliner In Mexico Crashes, Catches Fire, But All 103 Aboard Escape

    Before the clip ends, passengers can be seen trying to get out as the inside of the plane that appears to be filled with smoke. Officials said the impact ripped both engines off the Embraer 190 jetliner, and fires immediately broke out in the wings.
    Man who killed president's doctor held 20-year-old grude, police say

    Man who killed president's doctor held 20-year-old grude, police say

    Pappas also put together an extensive intelligence file on the doctor, which investigators found at his home, according to police. It's believed that Pappas allegedly killed the cardiologist in June as an act of revenge for his mother's death 21 years ago.
  • Crazy Rich Asians film was nearly  made by Wendi Deng, author reveals

    Crazy Rich Asians film was nearly made by Wendi Deng, author reveals

    CRA is the first major studio film set in modern times to feature an all-Asian cast since The Joy Luck Club in 1993, a feat Wu is still pinching herself over.
    Madonna Preps New Album For 2018

    Madonna Preps New Album For 2018

    Madonna says being mother to a rising soccer star requires her to "have no life". Madonna has announced that she will be releasing a new album later this year.
    National Basketball Association  strikes deal with MGM Resorts to become 'gaming partner'

    National Basketball Association strikes deal with MGM Resorts to become 'gaming partner'

    The NBA and MGM are expected to promote the direct data feed relationship because it will enhance the live betting product. It is now clear that MGM is not going to allow themselves to go quietly in the new United States markets.
  • Molson Coors Canada and Hydropothecary announces a joint venture

    Molson Coors Canada and Hydropothecary announces a joint venture

    Molson Coors will attempt to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada, where consumable marijuana will soon become legal. If Molson Coors can get ahead of everyone, they just might seal the deal for the top cannabis-infused beverage.
    Chris Rock to star in new season of 'Fargo'

    Chris Rock to star in new season of 'Fargo'

    FX further states, "And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies". Emmy victor Noah Hawley will again lead the creative team for Fargo Season 4, with will begin production in 2019.
    Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser's emails

    Harvey Weinstein seeks to dismiss case based on accuser's emails

    Vance Jr. said the 66-year-old Weinstein is charged with "some of the most serious sexual offenses" that exist under state law. When contacted by CNN, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office declined to comment on Friday's motion for dismissal.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.