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Rahul 199 puts India in Command, India trail by 93 runs

England tour of India
5th Test: India v England
Date & Venue: 16th-20th December, 2016, M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Day 3: India started the day with 60/0 on overnight score. Parthiv Patle and Lokesh Rahul started the day positively and played natural game and duo added 152 run opening stand before Parthi Patel got out on 71 runs. Pujara and Kohli didn’t stay long on the crease as they both made 16 and 15 runs respectively. England thought of picking more wickets but Lokesh Rahul and Karun Nair both Karnatka batsmen added 161 for the fourth wicket and kept skipper Alastair Cook in worries before Lokesh Rahul got out on 199 missing out his 1st double ton. No doubt the day belonged Rahul as he placed India in commanding position. Rahul previous best was 38 runs in India. At stumps, India was speeding at 391/4, behind England’s 1st innings total of 477 by 86 runs with 6 wickets in hand. Karun Nair (71) and Murali Vijay (17) were on the crease at the stumps on day 3

Batsmen who got out on 199 

Batsmen Runs Against Ground Start Date
Mudassar Nazar (PAK) 199 INDIA Faisalabad 24-Oct-84
Mohammad Azharuddin (IND) 199 SRI LANKA Kanpur 17-Dec-86
Matthew Elliott (AUS) 199 ENGLAND Leeds 24-Jul-97
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 199 INDIA Colombo 09-Aug-97
Steave Waugh (AUS) 199 WEST INDIES Bridgetown 26-Mar-99
Younis Khan (PAK) 199 INDIA Lahore 13-Jan-06
Ian Bell (ENG) 199 SOUTH AFRICA Lord’s 10-Jul-08
Steave Smith (AUS) 199 WEST INDIES Kingston 11-Jun-15
Lokesh Rahul 199 ENGLAND Chennai 16-Dec-16

Day 3 Stumps

Team Score Over’s
England 477/10 157.2
India 391/4 108
India trail by 86 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings

Australia needed another 2 wickets to win the 1st Test

Pakistan tour of Australia, 3 Test match series
1st Test (Day-Night Match)

Date & Venue: 15th December 2016, Brisbane Cricket Ground, gabba, Brisbane

Day 4: Australia Just 2 wickets away from clinching the first Test at Brisbane, Azhar Ali and Younis started the day and played brilliantly as the duo added 91 runs for the 3rd wicket before Azhar Ali caught by keeper Wade on 71 runs bowling Starc. Younis also fightsback and played great knock of 65 runs. Some quick wickets and Pakistan were in a trembling position but Asad Shafiq came in to steady the innings. He played remarkable knock and still on the crease unbeaten on 100. Sarfraz Ahmed also played decent knock 24 runs and both added 47 runs for 6th wicket. Lower added brilliantly gelled with Asad Shafiq and played liitle great knocks to push Pakistan on 382/8 at the end of day. Pakistan will be thinking that why the batsmen didn’t performed in 1st innings otherwise they will be good position. Asad Shafiq is still at the crease; if he can do some miracle with little tale.

Day 4 Stumps

Team Score Overs
Aus 1st Inn 429/10 130.1
Pak 1st Inn 142/10 55
Aus 2nd Inn 202/5 dec 39
Pak 2nd Inn 382/8 123
Pakistan require another 108 runs with 2 wickets remaining

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