Jos Buttler led England's fight-back with a 69 as the hosts reached 260 for eight in their second innings to take a 233-run lead over India on the third day of the fourth Test here on Saturday.
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones on Saturday welcomed the BCCI's decision to rest regular skipper Virat Kohli for the upcoming Asia Cup, saying "it's not an one-man team" while also hailing the inclusion of young guns like Manish Pandey and Khaleel Ahmed for the tournament, starting in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on September 15.
India struck thrice as England were 92/3 at lunch, leading by 65 runs on the third day of the fourth Test at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium here on Saturday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday decided to rest Virat Kohli, and handed the captaincy to Rohit Sharma for the Asia Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 15.
Former India and Tamil Nadu batsman Subramaniam Badrinath on Friday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in a specially organised presser at the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) headquarters here.
India rode an undefeated half century stand between skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara to reach 100/2 after losing two early wickets in the morning session on Day 2 of the fouth Test against England at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground here on Friday.
The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) on Friday suspended five Kerala team members and fined another eight for dissent against captain Sachin Baby.
England won the toss and opted to bat in the penultimate game of the five-match Test rubber against India at the Rose Bowl Cricket GroundÂ on Thursday.
England selectors on Wednesday recalled all-rounders Moeen Ali and Sam Curran for the fourth Test against India, starting at the Rose Bowl cricket ground on Thursday.
Not many would have given India a chance of fighting their way back into the five-Test series against England after losing the first two Tests and crucially not performing like the world No.1 side they are.
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