A handy contribution from India’s lower order helped them to take a healthy lead of 95 runs in the first inning in the 1st Test of the ENG vs. IND 2021 series. India rode on KL Rahul’s brilliant 84, Ravindra Jadeja’s sublime 56, and a great fight from tail tenders to finish 278 runs. England openers added 25 runs before rain played spoilsport and force the Umpire to end the day’s play early. England was still 70 runs behind at the end of Day 3.
ENG vs IND 2021: Summary of Day 3
A great session for India
Indian team resumes Day 3 of the 1st Test of ENG vs. IND 2021 series at 125 for four. The morning session was a rain-interrupted session as the play was halted due to rain after 11 balls. Rishabh Pant showed his intent clear by playing some aggressive shots, but he got out as one got stuck in the surface. Rishabh Pant scored quickfire 25 runs. Ollie Robinson took the wicket of Rishabh Pant.
After that KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja ensured that no more wickets will fall in this session. KL Rahul continued to fight hard in this session despite some hit and miss. On the other hand, Ravindra Jadeja found his groove. India took the lead of 8 runs over England at the end of the first session in ENG vs IND 2021.
James Anderson leapforg Anil Kumble
KL Rahul who was playing very well missed out on a century as he got out on 84 runs. James Anderson bowled a length delivery in the fifth stump channel to Rahul. Rahul played the drive and nicked it behind. With this wicket, James goes past Anil Kumble and becomes the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. In his very next over, Anderson picked his fourth wicket in the form of Shardul Thakur who goes for a duck. Anderson bowled a length delivery to Thakur and found the outside edge of his bat.
ENG vs IND 2021: A fine contribution by Tail
Ravindra Jadeja tried to add some quick runs and in this process lost his wicket. He goes for a mighty swing on the outside off stump length delivery and ended up slicing the ball up into the air. Stuart Board who was fielding the mid-off took the catch. Jadeja played a good knock of 56 runs. India added 46 runs for the last two wickets thanks to numbers nine, ten, and eleven. India took the lead of 95 runs in the first inning of the 1st Test in the ENG vs. IND 2021 Test series. Bumrah scored his highest score in Test in this inning. (source)
England openers looked solid and ensured that no wicket falls in the third session. England finished Day 3 at 25/0. Who will win ENG vs IND 2021 series??