Team India is in good shape in the last match of the five-match Test series being played at Edgbaston in Birmingham, but the team will have to work hard to get in better position against England. Day three of the Edgbaston Test match is over and Team India is in the driving seat. Even though Team India is ahead in the match against hosts England, but the difficulties have not diminished yet.
If the Indian team has to win the series, then at least two sessions or 60 to 70 overs will have to be played on the fourth day. At present, Team India has a lead of 257 runs and in the second innings, the Indian team has scored 125 runs losing 3 wickets in 45 overs. Cheteshwar Pujara returned unbeaten on 50 and Rishabh Pant scored 30 runs. On the basis of the first innings, the team got a lead of 132 runs. Now if the team wants to win the series, then on the fourth day, it will have to bat carefully.
If Team India plays 60-70 overs on the fourth day, then it will comfortably score 200-225 runs and if Rishabh Pant scored fast then this figure can reach around 250. In this way, there will be around 450 to 500 runs on the board and Team India will have enough chance to defend these runs and to bowl England out, because if the England team plays 20 overs on the fourth day and 90 overs the next day. If the game happens, then India can smash the hosts in the fourth innings in 110 overs.
The Indian team should remember that if the England team has to chase less than 400 runs, then Ben Stokes’s team will not back down from it. England have recently won two similar matches against New Zealand. In such a situation, Team India will have to score at least 400 runs on the board to win or draw the match. Apart from this, rain will also be a factor and because of this, early wickets will also have to be taken. India lead 2-1 in this series after 4 matches. India will be the winner of the series even if this match is drawn.