India vs England. 3rd Test, Day 2: As it happened...

Ravichandran Ashwin (57) and Ravindra Jadeja (31) were at the crease as the hosts trail by 12 runs in response to England`s 283.

India vs England. 3rd Test, Day 2: As it happened...

India were 271 for six at stumps in their first innings on the second day of the third Test against England in Mohali on Sunday. Ravichandran Ashwin (57) and Ravindra Jadeja (31) were at the crease as the hosts trail by 12 runs in response to England`s 283.

Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes shared five wickets between them.


Over 84 || Score 271/6 (Ravichandran Ashwin 57; Ravindra Jadeja 31)


An unbeaten 67-run stand between Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja has helped India wrest back the momentum from England.

India still trail England by another 12 runs.

Over 80 || Score 250/6 (Ravichandran Ashwin 45; Ravindra Jadeja 22)

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have thwarted English attack. They have added 46 runs in 15.3 overs.

In the last 10 overs, India have scored 30 runs without losing a wicket. India now trail by 33 runs.

A minimum of four overs' play left in the day.

Over 75 || Score 228/6 (Ravichandran Ashwin 39; Ravindra Jadeja 6)

Another good batting show from Ravichandran Ashwin. He's in control of his fate. India still trail by another 55 runs in the first innings.

Nine more overs in the day.

Over 67 || Score 208/6 (Ravichandran Ashwin 25; Ravindra Jadeja 1)

India added four runs after the fall of Virat Kohli, and both teams took Drinks. Still 17 overs left in the day.

Over 65 || Score 204/6 (Ravichandran Ashwin 22; Ravindra Jadeja 0)

India lost their skipper Virat Kohli. A cup of tea changes all. It's the fourth wicket after the tea. Credit to Ben Stokes for probing the around the off-stump area. Caught behind.

WICKET: Virat Kohli c Jonny Bairstow b Ben Stokes 62 (127b)

Ravindra Jadeja is the new man. India still trail by 79 runs with 4 wickets remaining in the first innings. 19 overs' play left in the day.

Over 60 || Score 180/5 (Virat Kohli 49; Ravichandran Ashwin 15)

In the last 10 overs, India have lost three wickets. But the arrival of R Ashwin has helped increase the run rate. Skipper Virat Kohli need another single to reach a fifty.

Over 55 || Score 156/5 (Virat Kohli 40; Ravichandran Ashwin 0)

India lost another wicket, this time debutant Karun Nair thanks to a brilliant run out from Jos Buttler. Direct hit at the non-striker's end.

WICKET: Karun Nair run out 4 (4b)

That happened off the second ball of the 55th over. Unlucky. India now in a mess.

Over 54 || Score 156/4 (Virat Kohli 40; Karun Nair4)

Ajinkya Rahane consulted with Virat Kohli and called for a review. But it returned negative. Rahane's poor form continues. LBW, to Adil Rashid. He failed to pick the line.

WICKET: Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Adil Rashid 0(6)

That happened off the second ball of the 54th over. And that brough debutant Karun Nair in the centre.

Over 52 || Score 148/3 (Virat Kohli 40; Ajinkya Rahane 0)

Lapse of concentration from Cheteshwar Pujara. No need to play big shots and he, going for a six over deep midwicket, ended up losing the wicket.

Brilliant catch by Chris Woakes.

WICKET: Cheteshwar Pujara c Chris Woakes b Adil Rashid 51 (104b)

That happened off the second ball of the first over after Tea. Ajinkya Rahane is the new man for India.

Over 51 || Score 148/2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 51; Virat Kohli 40)

A 75-run stand between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have given India as strong foundation. At tea, India need another 135 runs to make England bat again.

Over 47 || Score 127/2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 45; Virat Kohli 25)

Fifty-run stand between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli has helped India's cause. In the last ten overs, India have scored 30 runs.

Over 40 || Score 104/2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 27; Virat Kohli 20)

India have moved past the 100-run mark with Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli dropping the anchor at Mohali.

Another 43 overs' play left in the day.

Over 35 || Score 94/2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 22; Virat Kohli 15)

A slow period of play for India. In the last ten overs, they have lost one wicket scoring 21 runs.

Pujara and Kohli are in the midst of rebuilding the innings.

Over 27 || Score 73/2 (Cheteshwar Pujara 16; Virat Kohli 0)

Soon after LUNCH, India lost another wicket, in the form of Parthiv Patel. Trapped in front by Adil Rashid.

WICKET: Parthiv Patel lbw b Adil Rashid 42 (85b)

That happened off the last ball of the 26th over. Skipper Virat Kohli joined Cheteshwar Pujara in the centre.

India were 60 for one in reply to England's first innings total of 283 at lunch on the second day. Jonny Bairstow was the top scorer for the visitors with his 89-run knock while Mohammed Shami took three wickets for India.

Comeback-man Parthiv Patel (37) and in-form Cheteshwar Pujara (8) were at the crease for the hosts at the break.

Brief Scores:

England 1st innigs 283 all out in 93.5 overs (Jonny Bairstow 89, Jos Buttler 43; Mohammed Shami 3/63, Umesh Yadav 2/58, Jayant Yadav 2/49).
India 1st innings: 60 for 1 in 22 overs. (P Patel 37 batting, M Vijay 12; Ben Stokes 1/9) 

Over 22 || Score 60/1 (Parthiv Patel 37; Cheteshwar Pujara 8)


21 runs in quick time for India as Parthiv Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara take on England bowlers at Mohali.

Over 15 || Score 43/1 (Parthiv Patel 26; Cheteshwar Pujara 4)

Ben Stokes got the breakthrough for England in his first over. Murali Vijay walked. Caught behind.

WICKET: Murali Vijay c Jonny Bairstow b Ben Stokes 12 (38b)

That happened off the fourth ball of the 15th over, and Cheteshwar Pujara joined Parthiv Patel.


Over 10 || Score 28/0 (Murali Vijay 7; Parthiv Patel 20)

Clearly, comeback kid Parthiv Patel is enjoying his stay in the middle. The wicket-keeper batsman is leading India's charge.

Over 6 || Score 19/0 (Murali Vijay 6; Parthiv Patel 13)

Steady start from the Indian openers. Patel survived a huge shout for caught behind. Initial decision out, but Patel challenged it and returned unharmed.

That happened off the third ball of the 6th over, bowled by Chris Woakes.

Over 2 || Score 4/0 (Murali Vijay 0; Parthiv Patel 4)

First run from India, thanks to a boundary from Parthiv Patel off the last ball of second over, bowled by Chris Woakes. Beat the man at square leg. Lovely timing.

Patel's opening partner Murali Vijay is quiet.

For England, James Anderson and Woakes are doing the new ball duty.

England were all out for 283 on day two. The visitors, who resumed on 268 for 8, could only survive 3.5 overs. James Anderson remained unbeaten on 13. Mohammed Shami claimed three wickets for India.



Over 93.5 || Score 283 All Out (James Anderson 13)

Mohammed Shami cleaned up English tail. Trapped Gareth in front. Desperate review from the England batsman.

WICKET: Gareth Batty lbw b Mohammed Shami 1 (13b)

That happened off the third ball of the 94th over.

England, probably wasted the chance to score a good first innings total. Good job from Indian bowlers, everyone of them contributing.

Over 92 || Score 274/9 (Gareth Batty 0; James Anderson 6)

Cracking start from Mohammed Shami. A beautiful delivery to remove Adil Rashid, caught behind.

WICKET: Adil Rashid c Parthiv Patel b Mohammed Shami 4 (25b)

That happened off the first ball of the day's second over. And the new man in the centre, James Anderson, fresh from his kings pair in Visakhapatnam.

Over 91 || Score 268/8 (Adil Rashid 4; Gareth Batty 0)

First over of the day done, a maiden from Ravindra Jadeja. Gareth Batty contented to have blocked all six deliveries.

Day 1 Recap:

India bowled with a lot of perseverance to restrict England to 268 for 8 despite a defiant 89 from Jonny Bairstow on the first day of the third cricket Test.

On a slow track, the home team bowlers maintained a disciplined line and length only to face resistance from England's wicketkeeper-batsman, who forged couple of important partnerships -- 57 for the fifth wicket with Ben Stokes and 69 for the sixth wicket with comeback-man Jos Buttler (43).

With the Mohali track not among the most batting-friendly pitches, Bairstow showed steely temperament and admirable technique against India's spin trio and faced 177 balls hitting six fours in the process.

A well-deserved century was denied when Jayant Yadav (2/49 in 15 overs) flighted one that had turn and drift to find him leg before.

Umesh Yadav (2/58 in 16 overs), who bowled a lethal delivery first up to remove opener Haseeb Hamid (9), delivered a beauty with the second new ball to get rid of Chris Woakes (25 off 70 balls).

The stodgy Woakes also provided some support to Bairstow and the duo added 45 runs for the seventh wicket.

Ravichandran Ashwin (1/43 in 18 overs), Mohammed Shami (1/52) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/56 in 21 overs) were the other wicket-takers for the home team.

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