India vs England 5th Test: Mohammed Siraj and Team India dream of series win after ending Day 3 on top

Team India pacer Mohammed Siraj was the pick of the pace bowlers

claiming 4/66 as the visitors ended the third day with a lead of 257 and seven wickets in hand.

“It was a memorable series in Australia (in 2020-21). 

 A victory in the current match will ensure a series triumph.

Revealing India’s thinking while bowling, he said: “We had to be patient given (Jonny) Bairstow’s form.

 He added it was an advantage that India had ‘140 km plus bowlers’.

But he switched to bowling straighter when the ball was wasn’t moving that much.

About Cheteshwar Pujara, who was unbeaten on a half century in India`s second innings, he added:

After bowling England out for 284 runs, India were 124 for three at close

giving them an overall lead of 257 runs, with two days play remaining.

The star of the England batting, Bairstow, answering questions from media, said:

I have never been a great technician.”

He completed his third century in consecutive Tests on Sunday.

In doing so we are going to lose a few games. It can only be good for the game.”

He felt the pitch in this Test was quicker

than the ones in England’s series with New Zealand.