India vs England, 3rd Test: Five talking points from Day 1

India vs England, 3rd Test: Five talking points from Day 1

England bundled India out within the first hour of Day 2 at Trent Bridge for 329 runs in the first innings of the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge.

Hardik Pandya caused the damage with five wickets in just 29 balls, and India reached the close having lost just two wickets with a lead of 292.

Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul started the innings promisingly, perhaps not so assuring for five day contest, before Chris Woakes downsized the first partnership of India to 60.

Today, India's first Innings ended on 329/10 in 94.5 overs.

After tea, opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan (44) and KL Rahul (36) looked to build on India's advantage by making another cautious start.

Ishant Sharma has now dismissed Alastair Cook 10 times in Test cricket.

Shami and Bumrah then shared the new ball, with Ishant surprisingly held back.

From that moment, England were always fighting a rearguard action, with Ollie Pope edging down the leg side before Pandya had captain Joe Root caught by Rahul's fingertips at slip.

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Meanwhile, 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is expected to replace out-of-form Dinesh Karthik. The square of the wicket shots, the cover drives were there to see, Both Kohli and Rahane showed enough patience waiting for the loose deliveries, leaving a lot of deliveries outside the off-stump. He also joined Harbhajan Singh to become the bowler to take fewest balls for a fifer.

But trying to hook Pandya on eight, he got a top edge and Pant, going down the legside, changed direction and lept back to his right before holding a brilliant one-handed catch. Shami redeemed himself after a horrid first session by squaring up Stokes to give Rahul his second catch - this one sans the doubt.

Jos Buttler (39) threw his bat around and hit three fours and two sixes as England barely managed to save the follow on.

Resuming at overnight score of 307 for six, the remaining four Indian batsmen could add just 22 runs in 7.5 overs as England bowled out the visitors in 94.5 overs.

When Indian skipper edged the good one to Stokes, he was standing at 97 appearing 152 balls, opening up the tail in front of English pacers.

For England, James Anderson (3/64), Stuart Broad (3/72) and Chris Woakes (3/75) picked up three wickets apiece.

England motored to the friendliest of Test venues seeking an unassailable 3-0 lead.

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