Shardul Thakur gets dinged on the helmet by Matty Potts

The morning session ended on an even keel with England taking four wickets, and India stretching their lead to 361 runs. England’s pacers used the short-ball strategy against Shardul Thakur too, and troubled him a fair bit in 20-odd minutes during which he faced 26 balls. India’s No.8 copped a couple of blows to the helmet from Potts before he decided to take on the short ball at his own peril. The top-edge flew towards fine leg where Zak Crawley took a few steps to his left to complete the catch.