India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey spoke about the situation of the ongoing Test against England after Day 3. He said they are not looking at any particular target as they are focused on taking early wickets on Day 4.
After dominating both days of the game, India came under pressure on Day 3. England made a solid comeback and were on top with bat and ball, ensuring they took the game to the fourth day and gave a big target to the opponents. . .
England first bowled out India for 436, conceding just 15 runs on Day 3. And after that, they were rock solid with the bat. Zak Crawley (31) and Ben Duckett (47) gave the team a solid start, but the real hero for them was Ollie Pope.
Despite wickets falling at the other end, he made sure to bat for as long as possible and helped the team end the 175-run deficit. If this was not enough, the batsman helped England take the lead as well and ensured that India batted again in the fourth innings as well.
Ollie Pope is hitting 148 runs and has extended England’s lead to 126 runs. This could well have set off alarm bells among the Indian contingent. Because chasing a big target in the fourth innings on Indian fields is not as easy as it seems. The Hyderabad surface is not very changeable, but there is plenty of help for the spinners.
India must pick early wickets on Day 4, otherwise the game will slip out of their hands. However, bowling coach Paras Mhambrey is optimistic about the team taking early wickets at the start of the penultimate day of the game.
Speaking to reporters, Paras Mhambrey said that they do not have any goal in mind because they do not want to receive pressure. He spoke about the wicket and said that he helps the spinners and they should be patient. He elaborated:
“We are not looking at any particular objective. The aim is to limit the total by taking early wickets. We don’t want to take pressure off the goal.
“He still has something for the bowlers, he’s still moving away from the line of stump, so I don’t think it’s going to change. The pace of the wicket has become slower, making it easier to negotiate spin, but also has something to keep players in the game. “We have to be patient with the lines and wait for a wicket.”
We expected their aggression, thanks to them for being brave enough – Paras Mhambrey on England
Paras Mhambrey believes batting will be easier in the fourth innings because the wicket does not have as much spin as on sub-continental wickets. He also praised England for their brave effort and admitted they put pressure on her. He added:
“If you look at how the game has developed He progressed in the last three days, the batting improved in the second innings, there is still a turn, but not the usual turn you see on subcontinental wickets.
“We expected their aggression, and you have to give them credit for being brave enough. “Pope made brave shots and put pressure on us.”
It remains to be seen how things will unfold on Day 4. With the way both teams played, it promises to be an exciting end to the test match.