Moeen Ali, Man of the Match: Great to be back. I have missed Test cricket a lot. Needed a break. Just to appreciate everything in general. To enjoy my cricket again. When I was watching the guys at home, I missed it. Great to come back and contribute to winning a game. Playing in England for a while now, back myself a bit more. Got more confidence from county cricket. Done a lot of hard work with Saqlain. Feel like I'm getting better as a spinner everyday. When they were about eight down, Root asked me if I fancied it (batting at three). Did enjoy the 15 balls I faced. If I do bat there again, I need to tighten up. Something I'm not thinking much about.
Joe Root: He has, not just in this game but throughout the series. For a young guy (Curran) to have such an influence is outstanding. Credit to the group, they were outstanding throughout. From being up against it on the first morning, character has been a massive strength of this team. Then the skill level to back it up has been phenomenal. For the seamers it was about hitting the surface as hard as possible and for spinners it was about being as aggressive as possible. Keep the catchers in and trust that there would be one ball that would turn the game around. Way we went about how to approach the day's play was outstanding. Bit of time away from this environment can help. Have spoken with Mo about that. Going to the IPL experiencing a different side of it. Today was probably the best I've seen him bowl in an England shirt. Such a testament to how he's gone about things. That strength and depth of the squad really excites me. When you're in the form he's in, it's a nice luxury to have (about playing him at three). We do bat deep. Has been a great strength for us this series.
Kohli: I thought England did well to give us that target. They batted well in third innings. Seeing how the pitch was, how the ball was turning, they applied themselves and got to a total that was challenging. Thought we were in with a fifty-fifty chance last night. Didn't get a good start, England applied a lot of pressure. All in all it was a challenging day, we put our best foot forward but it wasn't good enough. Don't think we made too many mistakes today. Credit to them. We never thought like that (of an impending collapse). Me and Jinks did well with that partnership, but if you don't have a partnership before or after it becomes difficult. But we were always under the pump. The pressure was non-stop. We felt the passion of eleven players on the field, wanting to win the Test match for their country. Me and Jinks (Rahane) had the same passion. It was getting competitive. It was tough for England as well that phase. But they pulled it back. That's the beauty of Test cricket. I thought about my dismissal as well in the first innings, if I had carried on we would've got a larger lead. Nothing to take away from Pujara. He was outstanding in the first innings to get us a lead of 30-odd. He played so well to get us that lead.Weren't many negatives for us from this game. Need to focus on positives. Have to take heart going into the final Test. It is quite handy to have guys who can strike the ball well in those positions. Once those partnerships get going, it gets frustrating. Every team feels like that, when the lower-order gets runs. They were braver in tough situations than us. Those contributions from lower-order have been significant. Would like to congratulate Sam Curran, a nice find for England and he's doing well. Joe (Root) was saying, it might not look like it but it has been a competitive series. Agree with him, been enjoyable to play. Fun for the people to watch too. Won't throw in the towel, we will come out with same intensity at The Oval.
England won by 60 runs and lead the series with 3-1
Over 69.4 Sam Curranbowls a good length deliveryto Ravichandran Ashwin,out Lbw!! Ashwin goes on to the back foot and misses the defense and the ball hits behind the ankle and the Umpire raises the finger
Over 69.3 Sam Curranbowls a good length deliveryto Ravichandran Ashwin, no runs, comes on to the front foot and driven straight to the man at cover.
Over 69.2 Sam Curranbowls a good length deliveryto Ravichandran Ashwin, no runs, gets forward and looks to play inside the line, the ball beats the outside edge of the bat.
Over 69.1 Sam Curranbowls a good length deliveryto Ravichandran Ashwin, no runs, gets forward and looks to defend on the off-side, the ball takes the inside edge on to the pads.
End of Over 69 (9 runs) India 184/9
Ravichandran Ashwin 25/32 Moeen Ali 26-3-71-4 Jasprit Bumrah 0/8
Over 68.6Moeen Ali bowls flighted delivery to Ravichandran Ashwin, gets forward and defends it towards the bowler.Single
Over 68.5Moeen Ali bowls flighted delivery to Ravichandran Ashwin, pulls it away through mid wicketSixer!
Over 68.4Moeen Ali bowls flighted delivery to Ravichandran Ashwin, gets forward and defends it towards silly point.No runs
Over 68.3Moeen Ali bowls flighted delivery to Ravichandran Ashwin, gets forward and defends it towards silly point.No runs
Over 68.2Moeen Ali bowls flighted delivery to Ravichandran Ashwin, gets forward and defends it towards the bowler.No runs
Over 68.1Moeen Ali bowls flighted delivery to Ravichandran Ashwin, plays a slog sweep over squareleg.Two runs
End of Over 68 India 175/9
Jasprit Bumrah 0/8 Sam Curran 3-2-1-0 Ravichandran Ashwin 16/26