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- Author: Angelo Rivera Aug 20, 2018,
Aug 20, 2018, 2:55
India were 124 for two in their second innings against England at stumps on the second day of the third cricket Test, here today.
Rahul was in the thick of things again a little later as Shami snared Ben Stokes, who prodded at the ball. I was happy to get a wicket on the first ball, particularly Root.
Openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul ensured India maintained their dominance over England in the evening session, sharing an opening stand of 60 before Rahul was bowled by Stokes.
Next ball, Jennings, one of 12 batsmen to have opened in Tests with Cook since Andrew Strauss retired six years ago, was squared up by the recalled Jasprit Bumrah and nicked to Pant.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (0/3) went off the field for a short time owing to a stiff hip, but he recovered enough to return to the field.
He caught Chris Woakes by surprise, much like the all-rounder had to get Cheteshwar Pujara in the first innings.
Then an over later, Pandya and Rahul combined again to send Bairstow (15) back.
Pandya wasn't done just yet. The second catch for Pant as Bumrah bowls outside off. Bumrah OUT for 20.
England bossed the morning session, which began 30 minutes later than scheduled due to drizzle, as they took just 7.5 overs to claim the final four India wickets, James Anderson (3-64) and Stuart Broad (3-72) with two each as Kohli's side added just 22 runs to their overnight 307-6.
Earlier, India's tail failed to wag as England dismissed the visitors for 329 in their first innings before reaching 46 for no loss at lunch. "Hardik Pandya got out in the last over but at the end, this is a good score at the end of the first day", he said.
Jos Buttler (39) threw his bat around and hit three fours and two sixes as England barely managed to save the follow on. Captain Virat Kohli has been the only batsman to score more than 26 runs in an innings this series. Also for the Indian bowlers, finding the right length will be the key.
For England, James Anderson (3/64), Stuart Broad (3/72) and Chris Woakes (3/75) picked up three wickets apiece.
England are 2-0 up in the five match Test series; a win in Nottingham would seal the series for them.