The first Test match between England and India at Edgbaston is turning out to be a great one as India need 84 more runs and England need 5 more wickets to win it.
On the third day's cloudy morning, Indian bowlers ran through the English top order and reduced them to 87/7 but Sam Curran's 63 runs knock helped England to post a fighting total of 180 runs with a lead of 193 runs. In the chase of 194 runs India also crumbled and lost five wickets for just 78 runs but captain Kohli (43*) and Dinesh Karthik's (18*) 32 runs unbeaten partnership brought India back into the game and the duo will be hoping to score another 84 more runs on the fourth day.
All the major stats and facts from the third day of the first Test match between England and India at Edgbaston :
0 - Number of the fifties scored by Murali Vijay in Test cricket outside Asia since January 2016. His scores read 7, 1, 13, 46, 9, 8, 25, 20, 6.
6 - Ishant Sharma (5/51) took his 6th five wickets hauls outside Asia in Test cricket - the joint second most by an Indian fast bowler in Test cricket.
Most five wickets haul in Tests by an Indian pacer outside Asia -
Kapil Dev - 9
Ishant Sharma - 6
Zaheer Khan - 6
Javagal Srinath - 4
Venkatesh Prasad - 4
7/121 - R Ashwin's match bowling figures of 7/121 are the third-best bowling figures by an Indian spinner in England in Test cricket.
Best Test match bowling figures by an Indian spinner in England -
8/114 - B Chandrasekhar at The Oval, 1971
7/111 - E Prasanna at Birmingham, 1967
7/121 - R Ashwin at Birmingham, 2018
7/137 - Ghulam Ahmed at Leeds, 1952
7/146 - Vinoo Mankad at Manchester, 1946
20y 59d - Sam Curran at the age of 20 years and 59 days became the youngest English player to score 50 plus runs and take 4 wickets in an innings in the same Test match. The previous youngest player was Ian Botham who scored 103 and took 5/73 in the 1978's Christchurch Test against England.
26.96 - Ajinkya Rahane's Test batting average since his 188 runs knock against New Zealand in Indore. Since then he could score only 701 runs in 28 Test innings with 1 hundred and 3 fifties.
244 - Ishant Sharma (244) surpassed B Chandrasekhar (242) and is now the seventh leading wicket-taker for India in Test cricket.
Most Test wickets for India -
Anil Kumble - 619
Kapil Dev - 434
Harbhajan Singh - 417
R Ashwin - 323
Zaheer Khan - 311
Bishan Singh Bedi - 266
Ishant Sharma - 244