Buttler's maiden Test hundred his proudest England moment

Marcus Trescothick

Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah's heroics helped India beat Englad the third Test match by 203 runs at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.

England were in dire trouble at 62 for four before a stand of 169 between Jos Buttler, whose 106 was his maiden Test century, and Ben Stokes (62) kept India at bay.

As if to emphasise just how superior India's slip-fielding had been to England's this Test, Kohli then leapt high to his left at third slip to hold a superb catch that dismissed Pope, playing in just his second Test. 'Throughout the summer, we've had some very bowler-friendly conditions.

'He's a world-class performer.

"He's a world-class performer, he's proven that time and time again and actually I'd like you to write him off because every time he's written off he comes back and scores a double hundred".

Nevertheless, Buttler had a measure of satisfaction that in his 38th Test innings and four years after his debut, when he made his previous highest score at this level of 85, against India at Southampton, he had finally reached three figures. It is in keeping with his 2018 so far, which extends to a total of 14 innings from eight Tests and an average of 19.

There is the added complication - as revealed by Sportsmail - of the impending birth of Cook's third child, which could yet rule him out of one of the last two Tests.

"I don't think [there are any regrets]", he said. 'We'll play things slightly by ear. As far as Root is aware, he is going to be available for selection.

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With two hundreds and two half-centuries, Kohli has made sure that there are no debates on who is the best batsmen in world cricket now.

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Asked about bowling long spells, Bumrah credited that to first-class cricket, where he says he did bowl a lot of overs before making his worldwide debut.

"I knew Buttler's strengths and weaknesses".

India needed just 10 minutes to wrap up victory with Wednesday's 17th ball after England resumed the fifth day on 311 for nine, the match ending when Ravichandran Ashwin had England No 11 James Anderson caught by Ajinkya Rahane at slip - the first wicket for an India spinner in this fixture. "As a batting group, we spoke about how the bowlers are doing so well and if we just stepped up as batsmen we will definitely be on top and that's exactly what we did". 'We have to keep remembering that.

"We have got a little bit of time now to go away and reflect on what has been a hard week".

Buttler seemed uncomfortable against Bumrah and edged behind a few times: he was fortunate, though, that the ball either did not carry, sped away between two slip fielders, or flew through gully when India had no man there.

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