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Live Reporting

Jack Skelton and Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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  1. Farewell

    That's it for this live text.

    Stephan Shemilt's report of day three is here.

    The scorecard is here.

    And head here for the Test Match Special podcast.

    Join us tomorrow from 10:30 BST for what promises to be a decisive day four.

    Cheers.

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    When you're playing against a team with Virat Kohli in, you're not going to sleep too well with the fact that you know he can play incredible innings - as can Pujara. But England are well ahead of the game because Moeen Ali will bowl a lot better than Ashwin.

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    All told, it's just been another cracking day of Test cricket.

    Here are the highlights...

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    England do tend to lose these wickets towards the end of a session and the end of a day's play so India will go in with a little bit of a spring in their steps but I'd much prefer to be in the England dressing room.

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    And then to the last ball of the day, Adil Rashid nicked off to leave this fascinating Test exquisitely poised...

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    If you want to be a high class Test batsman over a period - and we all feel Jos Buttler will continue with the gloves - Bairstow is going to have to bat in the top four. And if the captain wants four there are only three available. There is a situation and I just like the fact that Moeen stuck his hand up and said: 'you know what skipper, I'll do that for you.'

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    But Ishant Sharma hit back with the new ball to remove Buttler for a superb 69...

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    Jos Buttler and Sam Curran started to take the attack back to India, the former reaching his fifty and becoming the first England batsman past 400 runs this season...

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    I don't know if Ashwin is fit. There's nothing in his action and he has not bowled any of those ball we saw at Edgbaston - he's had a really disappointing day for India. Virat Kohli will be thinking 'I needed my spinner today'. But he didn't show up.

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    Jos Buttler came in and moved his feet well from the off...

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    But just as Buttler and Stokes looked to be establishing their second major partnership in as many games, the latter was out to Ashwin.

    That was the India off-spinner's only wicket of the day though, something England will be pleased with.

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    Joe Root and Ben Stokes were settling in well but then got bogged down without scoring for a while, before this happened...

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  12. 'A telling-off for Bairstow'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Jonny is batting outside of leg stump, which favours him in one-day cricket. When he's at his best in Test cricket he gets more over to that off stump so there is not a big gap between bat and pad, and also he's a bit more selective when he first goes out. So there's a bit of a telling-off for Jonny Bairstow, which I think he should accept for the shot he has played.

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    Keaton Jennings was playing off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin very well but fell to the final ball before lunch from Mohammed Shami...

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    And then Jonny Bairstow did this the ball after lunch, giving Shami two in two...

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    When he did come in at four, Joe Root looked in decent touch...

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    England send Moeen Ali in at three before Joe Root but that experiment didn't last long...

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    England resumed on 6-0, still trailing by 21 runs, with Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings both under pressure for runs.

    Cook looked settled early on, edging England up to parity, only to nick off to one that Jasprit Bumrah angled across him...

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    Let's have a run through the highlights from a thrilling day three at the Ageas Bowl...

  18. 'Curran is a real find'

    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Sam Curran is a wonderful player. He's 20 years of age, I keep saying he reminds me so much of Graham Thorpe, letting the ball come and creating angle to get it into the gaps. He plays spin nicely, again very similar to Thorpe, nurdles on the on-side then he'll smash one through extra cover.

    He looks to me like he is going to get further and further up the order because he can play the pressure, he's got the technique, he can play the quick bowling. He's a real find for England.

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    Jos Buttler on Sam Curran, who is 37 not out overnight: "He is suited to international cricket.

    "He's never looked over-awed, he's always up for the fight and never wants to take a backwards step.

    "It's been a promising start and hopefully he can kick on."

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