Watch India vs England 1st Test Day 3 | Ishant Sharma 5 Wickets Haul Rattles England.
India Vs England 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights 2018: Ashwin, Ishant Brilliant Bowling
Ishant Sharma was an ideal foil for Ravichandran Ashwin as England struggled against the duo.
Ishant Sharma produced a disciplined bowling effort to bundle out England on 180 on Day 3 in the first Test at Edgbaston on Friday. Ishant Sharma ran through England's middle and lower order to records figures of 5/51. The Delhi bowler registered his eighth five-wicket haul in the longest format of the game in the process. Courtesy of Ishant's heroics with the ball, India will be chasing a total of 194 runs. Ishant, who played his last Test against Afghanistan in June, scalped the key wickets of Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad.
Ishant's scalps - Malan (20), Bairstow (28), Ben Stokes (6), Jos Buttler (1), Stuart Broad (11) all returned to the dressing room, without helping the hosts rescue their innings, which started on a poor note.
England started their second innings losing three quick wickets to off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin were further put on the back-foot by the prolific spell from Ishant.
Alastair Cook once again fell victim to Ashwin's guile off the last ball of Day 2 - the ninth time the English left-hander has been dismissed by the Indian off-spinner in Tests.
Ashwin started where he left on Day 2, removing Keaton Jennings (8) early on Day 3. England captain Joe Root, who had done well against Ashwin in the first innings, was the next to fall, caught at leg slip for 14.
India were set a target of 194 to win the first Test with more than two days' play left in the game.