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Done & Dusted in Ten Minutes

AFP
Published : Aug 23, 2018, 1:35 am IST
Updated : Aug 23, 2018, 1:35 am IST

India win by 203 runs, make it 1-2 in 5-match series.

India captain Virat Kohli (foreground) waves after their win in the third Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday. (Photo:  AFP)
 India captain Virat Kohli (foreground) waves after their win in the third Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

Nottingham (United Kingdom): India beat England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday to cut the home side’s lead in the five-match series to 2-1. England, set a mammoth 521 to win, were bowled out for 317.

India needed just 10 minutes to wrap up victory with Wednesday’s 17th ball after England resumed the fifth day on 311 for nine, the match ending when Ravichandran Ashwin had England No. 11 James Anderson caught by Ajinkya Rahane at slip — the first wicket for an India spinner in this fixture. This was just India’s seventh Test match victory in England.

It was also a personal triumph for India captain and man-of-the-match Virat Kohli who made 103 in his side’s second innings 352/7 declared following the star batsman’s first-innings 97.

England, whose captain Joe Root won the toss and fielded, slumped to 161 all out in their first innings when they were punished by Hardik Pandya’s 5/28 — the medium-pacer’s maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

England were in dire trouble at 62/4 before a stand of 169 between Jos Buttler, whose 106 was his maiden Test century, and Ben Stokes (62) kept India at bay.

But the recalled India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah then took three wickets for eight runs in five balls on his way to innings figures of 5/85 in 29 overs to leave England on the brink of defeat.

This win kept alive India’s hopes of becoming just the second team, after a Don Bradman inspired Australia in 1936/37, to win a five-match Test series from 2-0 down.

It also represented a remarkable turnaround following their innings and 159-run loss in the second Test at Lord’s.

The fourth Test at Southampton starts on August 30.

Broad fined for Misconduct

England’s Stuart Broad has been fined and disciplined by the International Cricket Council for his send-off of Rishabh Pant during the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, the global governing body has said.

Broad dismissed debutant wicket-keeper Pant in India's first innings on Sunday and was deemed by umpires Marais Erasmus and Chris Gaffaney to have “walked towards the batsman and spoke in an aggressive manner”.

Broad admitted breaching the ICC's code of conduct and was fined 15 percent of his match fee by match referee Jeff Crowe.

The fast bowler, whose father Chris Broad is himself an ICC match referee, as well as a former England opening batsman, also had one demerit point added to his disciplinary record.

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