England vs India, 4th Test: Hosts lose skipper Joe Root, 3 down

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England have a ready-made replacement in Jos Buttler, who took over from Bairstow after the Yorkshireman injured his left middle finger, taking a delivery from James Anderson during England's heavy defeat at Trent Bridge.

The pitch played beautifully in the last three hours, as the ball got older.

Resuming the post-lunch session at 57/4, Stokes and Buttler played out the initial few overs cautiously before Buttler started opening up only to bring his downfall, caught by Virat Kohli off Shami.

The hosts, which lead the five-match 2-1, won the toss and made a decision to bat. It's all very well mugging India at Lord's when it's damp and dark, but putting them in at Trent Bridge was a daft mistake.

India's pacers had reduced England to 86/6 in less than 35 overs, exploiting swing and seam movement, although it was sometimes far too much for young keeper Rishabh Pant, who agonised over the 23 byes he conceded. Jasprit Bumrah got rid of Jennings with a beauty that came back sharply and Jennings misjudged the line and left it resulting in a plumb LBW.

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WICKET! Hardik Pandya removes Alastair Cook for 17 runs, thanks to a fantastic catch by captain Kohli bat third slip. The umpire gives it out but Root decides to go for the review. But Ishant Sharma, trapped him with a full delivery that nipped back, giving him his 250th wicket in his 86th Test. He departed for a four-ball duck as England lost their first wicket with just a single on board.

After Adil Rashid was trapped leg before by Sharma, Stuart Broad provided valuable support for Curran with 17 in a 63-run partnership that pushed England towards a total that had looked very unlikely earlier in the day.

The pair replaced top-order batsman Ollie Pope and all-rounder Chris Woakes, ruled out with a thigh problem.

Bairstow's finger injury meant he was ruled out of wicketkeeping duties for the fourth test. Buttler took over behind the stumps.

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