India comfortably won the 3rd test against England in the 5 match test series and make it 2-1.
Chasing a huge total of 521 in the fourth-innings, England collapsed to 62/4 during the 1st session of the fourth day’s play at Trent Bridge. When it seemed like the hosts would fold meekly, Jos Buttler stood up & played an outstanding innings, a defiant maiden test century.
In the 2nd session India was creating chances but was not able to convert it & get wickets. Towards the end of the day, in the 3rd session Jasprit Bumrah sliced open the game for the visitors as India took the 2nd newball. Bumrah was unstoppable by that time by producing a searing spell. His five-wicket haul has taken India to the verge of registering a famous overseas triumph.
The important numbers from the 3rd test in Nottingham are :
1 – Rishabh Pant and Kl Rahul are the first pair of teammates to take more than five catches each in the same test match.
2 – Five-wicket hauls for Jasprit Bumrah from four tests. He is the third Indian fast bowler to achieve this feat after Mohammad Nissar (1936) and Manoj Prabhakar (1989).
3 – Catches taken by Kl Rahul in the match thus far is the most by any fielder in a single test on England soil.
4 – Dismissals effected by Rishabh Pant is the most number of dismissals effected by an Indian wicket-keeper on test debut.
5 – Instances of Ishant Sharma(11) dismissing Alastair Cook in tests. Only Morne Morkel(12) has dismissed the legendary England opener on more occasions.
6 – Wickets taken by jasprit bumrah(21) from four test matches thus far is the most by any Indian fast bowler after his first four tests. The previous best was 19 wickets by Venkatesh Prasad and Munaf Patel.