(Video) Joe Root ends match-changing partnership as spin finally re-introduced

Shardul Thakur

Ollie Phillips

As England's seamers continued to toil away on a pitch that is only getting flatter, Joe Root finally decided to re-introduce spin to break a game-changing partnership between Shardul Thakur and Rishabh Pant. He did so himself, tossing one up to Thakur outside off and finding the all-rounder's outside edge. Thakur made 60 in a partnership stretching beyond 100 with India's 'keeper-batsman, one which seemed to have taken the game all but away from the hosts given the nature of history and their inconsistent batting line-up.