India rode on KL Rahul’s 199 to fight back well against England on the third day of the fourth Test in Chennai. Still needing 86 runs to match England’s score of 477, Virat Kohli’s side have its task our for thr fourth day. Get live cricket updates and live cricket score if India vs England 5th Test here. (LIVE SCORECARD)
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India were 391 for four at stumps with Nair (71*) and Murali Vijay (17*) at the crease.
“Hopefully by the end of fourth or the fifth day the wicket might break, there are footmarks there,” Rahul, who looked visibly upset after missing out on 200, told reporters on Sunday.
Rahul, who recorded his fourth Test century, was the ninth batsman in the world to get out on 199 after falling to leg-spinner Adil Rashid in the final moments of the day.
The 24-year-old batsman chased Rashid’s widish delivery on the off-side to give away a catch to point as he crumpled into a heap with hands on head.
Nair recorded his maiden Test fifty in just his third match to play the perfect sheet anchor role as Rahul piloted the Indian innings till his departure.
England pacemen Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad worked hard to claim two crucial wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara (16) and skipper Virat Kohli (15).
It was the first time in the series that Kohli, who leads the batting chart with 655 runs, had been out for less than 40. He chipped a drive to extra cover off Broad.
India hold an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series.