India vs England 3rd Test Day 3: As it happened

After outclassing England on all departments Day 2, India look to extend their lead on Day 3 of the third Test against at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday.

India vs England 3rd Test Day 3: As it happened
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After outclassing England on all departments Day 2, India look to extend their lead on Day 3 of the third Test against at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday.

Here are the updates from Day 2:

* With the end of Day 3, England now need 521 runs to win Trent Bridge Test as India declared their second innings on 352/7. Click here to check the detailed scorecard.

* It will be interesting to see how the English openers fare in these conditions under the lights before the end of Day's play. Click here to check the detailed scorecard.

* Virat Kohli is probably waiting for Hardik Pandya to reach his half-century before the declaration, sums up India’s dominance in the match.

* India are in a great position but the question is how long are they going to bat and what is the right time to declare if they want a result out this match. But for a side that succumbed to alien conditions only a week ago to come back like this is remarkable. They out-batted hosts England and toyed around their batsmen with the ball. This Indian team fell but worked hard, adjusted their techniques, adapted to the probing conditions and has come out all guns blazing in a do-or-die contest. They lost the series in South Africa but outperformed the Proteas in the final game and their approach in this must-win Test has proved that this Indian side are not home bunnies, they are the World No.1 in the rankings and they here to stay. 

* Virat and Rahane are moving at a stable pace, with the Captain targetting his 23rd test century. The duo has taken India's lead to 434 runs. Click here to check the detailed scorecard.

* Wicket! Pujara departs for 72, Rahane walks in to bat. Kohli, who seems fairly stable now, heads towards his 23rd century. India lead by 403 runs. Joe Root replaces Ben Stokes.

* Both India's experienced batsmen - Kohli and Pujara - batted half centuries. India lead by 354 runs and look to go beyond 450. Click here to check the detailed scorecard.

* Pujara crosses his 8th half century. The Indian batsmen, by now, are enjoying a 'feel-at-home', with Rashid in the attack. India lead at 353.

* India lead by 314 runs. Unlike the last two matches, India have strong chances to become the show stopper. Anything above 400 or 450 will make India the match drivers. Jos Buttler replacing Jonny Bairstow as the keeper. Click here to check the detailed scorecard.

Skipper Virat Kohli has settled well and would look to continue his form from the first innings when he fell 3 short of his second Test century in England. Cheteswar Pujara, on the other hand, has spent some time in the middle now and has batted much better than his previous outings. He has adjusted his approach and is playing really late. For England, who are on the back foot, the first two sessions are crucial. They desperately need wickets and would look to wrap the visitors early in the day. Testing times for England this. 

For the first time in the series, India outperformed hosts England in both batting and the bowling department. After posting a healthy first innings score of 329, India bowled brilliantly to restrict England to 161. Hardik Pandya, who is in the form of his life, was the pick of the Indian bowlers on Day 2. He made most of the seaming conditions and wrecked the English batsmen with impressive pace and swing.

Earlier, Indian skipper and vice-captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane batted brilliantly and stitched a stunning 159-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Both Kohli (97) and Rahane (81)  kept scoring at a decent run-rate to anchor India to a competitive total (329) in the 1st Innings. 

England lead the five-Test series 2-0

Playing XI: 

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

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