Full delivery outside off from Plunkett is dispatched over deep extra cover from Kohli. Only when a player is too good to be dispensed. And the replays show that Dhawan lost his bat before dragging it in and his foot was still outside the line. But if India had held onto their catches, they could well have dismissed England today! England three down and are now in trouble. And out of nowhere Chahal turns the ball square to beat Morgan and Dhoni both.
He lacks the speed of a Kohli between the wickets. He also mentioned that the second spinner could come into contention. Flick down the leg side but Jos Buttler takes another brilliant diving catch to send Pandya back on 21. This is where the hard part begins for India. Eight overs gone and India have yet to break free.
Bairstow is off the mark in style. Hardik Pandya hits the winning runs as the ball flies over long-on boundary for a mammoth maximum. Latest Updates: Stumps, Day 2 Again a day filled with twists and turns aplenty but it was the stoic Cheteshwar Pujara, who grabbed the headlines for a gutsy century. Bairstow clears the front foot and sends Umesh Yadav towards sweeper cover for a maximum. England need 18 runs in 54 balls. Willey goes full on the pads, Rohit walks down and lifts the ball over deep mid-wicket for his first maximum of the match.
Liam Plunkett takes his second wicket. Rahul catches the ball with ease but Root will remain not out. Right after that there is an appeal for a stumping, but Chahal oversteps. India need another 161 runs from 17 overs with 5 wickets remaining. He pitches this one up again but it is wider this time. Gave too many runs away in the morning session. After Moeen's wicket no other batter supported Curran, and as a result the hosts were bundled out for 246 just before the end of play.
Jason Roy punishes short ball from from Kuldeep Yadav. But Bumrah scuttled such ambitions by scalping Bairstow, caught behind by Rishabh Pant in the 13th over before first-change bowler Hardik ended Cook's 55-ball resistance, thanks to a brilliant low catch at the third slip by Virat Kohli. Extras lb 4, w 1, nb 0, b 0 5 Fall of wickets : 1-16 Jason Roy , 2. The ball goes in the air and Root at fine leg takes a great catch diving forward. Goes for a big heave, misses and gets clean bowled. Bairstow stands tall and delivers. Bairstow swivels and pulls it towards Kuldeep Yadav at fine leg.
It hits the stumps directly and Root is short of his crease here. This is good strategy for now but they need to accelerate quickly in the last few overs. Kuldeep gets the breakthrough again. Well his celebration shows it all. Chris Jordan gets the big fish, Virat Kohli departs for 43. Jason Roy welcomes Hardik Pandya in style. Dhawan goes after it but puts the ball straight into the hands of Ben Stokes at back-ward point.
With Pujara and Rahane already back in the hut. Bairstow muscles it towards extra cover for a boundary. He continued playing his shots and that laid the foundation of the wicket. It was the case in Birmingham and London, as well as in Nottingham, and playing an extra specialist batsman is not in the management's immediate plans as yet. Kuldeep Yadav picks up 3 for 68. With only 10 minutes to go until the toss, you can kill time by clicking and reading what Mark Wood feels the hosts must do to nullify the Chinaman bowler. He smashes Umesh Yadav towards long off.
Virat Kohli looked good before he was removed by Chris Woakes. Where will India be without him. His mind works like a computer behind the stumps. Joe Root hits the ball straight to Virat Kohli. That will release some pressure off him. India opener Rohit Sharma struck a brilliant unbeaten century to power his team to a seven-wicket victory against England in the 3rd T20I at Bristol on Sunday. Not the best of shots here, it was a short and wide delivery, he looks to cut but gets a big inside edge straight onto his stumps.
Hawk Eye shows the impact to be umpire's call. What tips the balance in favour of Karthik is that he has prior experience of playing in England as he was part of the series-winning Indian team of 2007. This was what Root was talking about animatedly with the fast bowler in the last over. Smarting from their 86-run loss at the Lord's after winning the first game in Nottingham by eight wickets, India have their task cut out. Pujara is unable to get bat on ball. Hits the ball high but it lands safely between Chahal and Dhawan.