Ben Foakes insists England are prepared to contend with more difficult conditions as they bid to square the series against India in the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad next week. File
India, leading 2-1 in the series, struggled to make runs and lost crucial wickets early in the day, including skipper Virat Kohli who failed to score. But Pant put on 113 for the seventh wicket with Sundar to hit back after the England bowlers reduced India to 146 for six at one stage.
England and Joe Root scared the wits out of India by trouncing the hosts in the Chennai Test. But India bounced back in style (“India crush England by 10 wickets inside two days, take 2-1 lead in series,” Feb. 25, Gulf Today).
Hosts India pushed themselves to the top of the World Test Championship standings after defeating England by 10 wickets in the only day-night Test of the series at Motera (“Kohli hails new ‘lethal’ spin king Patel,” Feb. 26, Gulf Today).
The strong winds played havoc at Yas Links but Jamieson remained steady and composed as he battled to a two over par 74 to enter the weekend on a seven under leading total.
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South Africa finished on 288-3 for a seven-wicket victory with 11 balls remaining. South Africa leads the ODI contest 2-0 and clinched the series ahead of a final game in Cape Town on Sunday.