IND vs ENG, 3rd Test Day 2

Elena Summers
August 19, 2018

England were bowled out for 161 in their first innings in reply to India's 329.

KL Rahul (36) and Shikhar Dhawan (44) were the only two Indian wickets to fall in the second innings.

Watch day three of the third Test between England and India, from Trent Bridge, live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) and Sky Sports Main Event (channel 401) from 10.30am on Monday. He added 33 runs for the last wicket with Anderson before holing out off Bumrah in the deep.

England's Chris Woakes celebrates.

Team India started day 2 on 307/6 and concluded it on 124/2 and what happened in between those 77 overs has effectively shaped the fortunes of the Test match.

There was no such doubt when Rahul then caught Ben Stokes and cupped his ear to elements of a Trent Bridge crowd that had booed him for rightly claiming the dismissal of Root.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again guided his side from the front as visitors put up 307 runs for the loss of six wickets till stumps on the first day of the third Test match. England have a good selection headache on their hands.

And while Kohli and Rahane both perished before reaching thee figures, India still reached the close in a healthy position on 307-6.

Virat Kohli's dismissal can be the key moment in the third Test. Rashid has quite a record against Indian captain, it was the sixth stance when English spinner had removed the 29-year-old captain in worldwide cricket.


The remaining India batters didn't last long as England seamers cleaned the tail easily.

Rahane came to bat at number five after Chris Woakes had sent three Indian batsmen back to the pavilion at the score of 83. The visitors need to take inspiration from the way they had fought back in the final Test of a three-match series in South Africa earlier this year after losing the first two to the Proteas.

All-rounder Pandya took five wickets for 28 runs in six overs, including four for eight in 11 balls, as he revelled in the swing-friendly conditions. Pant secured 24 runs off 51 balls.

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When Cook edged Ishant Sharma to give Pant an easy first Test catch it meant England´s all-time leading Test run-scorer had made 252 runs in the format at a meagre average of 19.38 this year.

After a confident innings from the young wicket-keeper batsmen, Pant played a no shot to throw away his wicket. Rashid, who had struggled on a pitch offering little assistance, caught his edge with a wide delivery and Stokes took the catch at first slip.

England bowler Stuart Broad appeared to suffer a nasty sting when running in to bowl on Saturday afternoon when a wasp, or something similar, flew into his mouth and landed on his tongue.

In the third Test, Virat Kohli once again altered team's playing XI.

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