Jos Butler hit his maiden test century as England ended day four at 311 for 9 in the ongoing third test against India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Earlier on day three, England was set a target of 521 [VIDEO]runs by the tourists in their second innings to win the test.

The Indians are on the edge of a historic win as they are just one wicket away from changing the five-match series' scoreline to 2-1, with two more matches to go. England still needs 210 runs to win, and they would expect some sort of a miracle to achieve those many runs on the fifth and the final day.

Morning belongs to India

England started the day on 23-0, but Keaton Jennings (13 runs) got out to Ishant Sharma in the first over of the day with only four runs added to the total.

Alastair Cook (17 runs) fell to Ishant soon after, [VIDEO] but their problems increased when Ollie Pope (16 runs) and captain Joe Root (13 runs) got out in consecutive overs as England were reduced to 62-4. In came Jos Butler and Ben Stokes, who saw the hosts through to lunch at 84-4, but there was no doubt that the morning session had belonged to India.

Butler and Stokes hang around for longer than expected

The post-lunch session was about only two Englishmen, as Butler and Stokes showed a lot of resistance against the fiery Indian pacers.

The duo kept building their partnership and slowly started controlling the game. England didn't lose a single wicket in the second session and by tea reached the score of 173-4. With Stokes batting cautiously, Butler started attacking the Indian bowlers to put some pressure back on them. He soon brought up his first test ton, crashing 21 fours in the meantime.

Bumrah's fifer changes the game

India took the new ball after the 80th over, as Jasprit Bumrah started swinging it in all of a sudden. Bumrah first got rid of Butler (106 runs) breaking the 169-run partnership between him and Stokes and then cleaned up Jonny Bairstow for a duck the very next ball, changing the course of the game. Chris Woakes (4 runs) didn't survive the Bumrah spell and Hardik Pandya got Stokes (62 runs) out.

England had again collapsed to 241-8 from 231-4.

A brief 50-run partnership between Adil Rashid and Stuart Board (20 runs) kept India on the edge, but Bumrah came back to claim the wicket of Broad, his fifth in the innings. England somehow crawled to 311-9 at stumps on day four, with Adil Rashid still not out on 30 runs alongside Anderson on 8 runs. Other than Bumrah's fifer, Ishant took two wickets as Shami and Pandya got one wicket each.

Going into day five, it's pretty evident that India will win this test if the rain doesn't play a spoilsport and the chances of that are pretty low. The fifth and the final day is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM GMT, 3:30 PM IST on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.