Moeen Ali is doing his bit to help England to reach at least near to the target set by India. Moeen Ali hits three sixes in three balls of Axar Patel’s over. And it looks like there is no stopping for Moeen Ali as he smashed fifth six of his innings. Moeen Ali is just 11 runs behind to register fastest test half century. Moeen’s last minute outstanding performance is like ray of some hope for the visitor’s.
Earlier on Day 3, England were 53/3 at the Stumps after Ravichandran Ashwin’s Century helped India to set a huge target of 482 runs for England to achieve. Ashwin’s 106 runs brilliant knock took India closer to victory in the 2nd test against England who have to chase a huge target of 482 runs to claim victory. England who is leading the four match test series with 1-0 were struggling at 53 runs with 3 wickets already down at stumps. Axar Patel took two wickets while Ashwin took the crucial wicket of Rory Burns to raise his wickets count to 6 in 2nd test against England. Ashwin scored his 5th Test century on Day 3 against England before India were bowled out for 286 runs in their final batting session. For visitors, Spinners Moeen Ali and Jack Leach claimed four wickets each. Ashwin scored his 5th test century & stitched a 96 runs strong partnership with Captain Virat Kohli to give England a record chase of 482 runs. Virat Kohli smashed 62 runs before getting out on Moeen Ali’s delivery. Olly stone then bowled Ashwin to end Mohammed Siraj & Ashwin’s blooming partnership of 49 runs & to end India’s innings.