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England’s tour of India – 3rd test at Mohali – Day 1

Mohali: India had taken control by the time the first day’s play of the ongoing third test match at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, ended.

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first. India’s new ball pair of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav , bowled brilliantly. But once again it was the feilding that let India down. However Yadav bowled a peach of a delivery to send Hameed back to the pavilion, when the score was 32. Introduction of Jayant Yadav as first change proved to be a masterstroke by Kohli, as he dismissed Joe Root. From the other end Ravichandran Ashwin finally got rid of Alastair Cook, much to the relief of Indian camp. Cook was dropped twice by Jadeja and Ashwin, when he on 3 and 23 respectively. Moin tried to hit his way out but he was undone by terrafic short pitch delivery by Shami. At Lunch, England were struggling at 92 for the loss of 4 wickets.

After Lunch it was Bairstow’s session as he involve in Two half century partnerships, first with Ben Stokes and then with Jos Buttler. At tea England had reached 205 for the loss of 5 wickets, as both Buttler and Bairstow started to look dangerous.

After Tea, Jadeja struck to send back Buttler to the pavilion. Bairstow then had a 45 runs partnership with Woakes. In last few overs both of them were dismissed in quick succession as England ended first day at 268 for the loss of 8 wickets.

Brief Score at the end of Day 1:
England: 268/8 (Bairstow 89, Woakes 43, Jayant 2/49, Jadeja 2/56)

England’s tour of India – 2nd Test at Visapatanam – Day 4

India 455 & 204 (Kohli-81 Broad 4/33, Rashid 4/82 England 255 & 87/2 (Cook -54, Jadeja 1/25)Click To Tweet Captain Cook leads English fightback. However his wicket in the last over of the day has dented visitors chase.

Earlier today India resumed from their overnight score of 98/3 only to be reduced to 162/9. India lost six wickets for 45 runs as injured pacer Stuart Broad and leg spinner Adil Rashid bowled exceptionally well to raise hopes of an English comeback. However, a last wicket partnership of 42 runs between debutant Jayant Yadav and Mohammed Shami ensured that India set visitors a target in excess of 400 runs.

In reply, chasing 405 runs English openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed kept Indian bowlers at bay for more than 40 overs with their patient partnership.

It was only when all-rounder Ashwin removed Hameed for 25 runs. This brought Joe Root to the crease, who survived a few anxious moments. However, in the last over of the day, Jadeja trapped English captain Cook to bring relief to the Indian camp.

England still need another 318 runs to win, while India need another 8 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the 5 match series.

Brief Score at the end of Day 4:

India 455 & 204 (Kohli-81 Broad 4/33, Rashid 4/82)

England 255 & 87/2 (Cook -54, Jadeja 1/25)