The spinners were on fire right from the get go on Day 4 as they picked four England wickets in the morning session. R Ashwin, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav all picked wickets in the opening session and the two left arm spinners applied the finishing touches within half an hour of the afternoon session.
As expected India’s spinners were bowling most of the overs on the morning of Day 4, and not surprisingly it was Ashwin with a couple of telling blows early on.
Dan Lawrence’s 53-ball innings ended with a stumping while batting on 26. Ashwin’s delivery went through his legs and straight into a waiting Rishabh Pant’s gloves, who was quick to remove the bails as Lawrence was found short of his crease.
Ben Stokes and Joe Root then offered some resistance and were extremely watchful against some very probing bowling by India.
Stokes, who looked quite uncomfortable against Ashwin, was the next to fall a couple of overs after the drinks break. Looking to defend, Stokes edged it towards…