Indian openers didn’t give a good start again like what happened in the first innings. They both return back to the pavilion with a total of 13 runs. Lokesh Rahul scored 10 and Murali Vijay scored 3. Similarly Pujara also followed them and return back to pavilion with a score of just 1 run. And there is only one man who is standing on the crease as like always and he is none other than Virat Kohli. Virat kohli is still on crease with a his half century. he is bating at 56 with Rahane batting at 22. If India wants to win this match then they have to stay on the crease upto the 3rd session of Day 4. Stay tuned with us for more updates.
India 2nd Innings – 98-3 (34 overs)
Day 3: Stumps – India lead by 298 runs
Murali Vijay – c J Root b Broad – 3 runs
Lokesh Rahul – c Bairstow b Broad – 10 runs
Cheteshwar Pujara – b J Anderson – 1 run
Virat Kohli (c) – Batting at 56
Ajinkya Rahane – Batting at 22
Yet to Bat
Ashwin, W Saha, Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, U Yadav, Shami
“Haven’t had a five-wicket haul against England. It was at the back of my mind but I knew it would come if I stuck along to doing the right things. I am not yet counting the chickens. I wanted to get into a good rhythm. In Rajkot, you can go for a few boundaries and your rhythm can be off, so I wanted to start well today. Very few balls spun, so it’s a challenge for the batsmen. Tried to vary the pace, bowl it slow. I told Virat that I will get Root caught at short-mid-wicket because he was stepping out and driving. But Virat had the mid-on in place. I tried to get a little more side-on in my delivery action. It’s about the heart to try something different in the game. Virat batted solidly today.” Ashwin said.
ENG – 255-10 (102.5)
Trail by – 200 runs
England is looking good on day 3 of the 2nd test match against England. After the early loss of 5 wickets in the 3rd session of Day 2, it is assumed that Indian bowlers will wrap up the England innings in first session of Day 3. But the partnership between Bairstow and Stokes washes away the assumption. Both were looking good on the crease until Yadav breaks the parternship between the two. Brilliant bit of comeback from the Indian spinners after Bairstow and Stokes defied them for most of the morning session.
Both the players, Bairstow and Stokes completed their half centuries and made the 100+ partnership between the two which is a good sign to England Side. Talking about the previous day, Joe root also manages to make his fifty in the 3rd session of Day 2.
Talking about the Indian Batting in the first inning, only four players crosses the 30+ score and once again Pujara and Kohli manage to get centuries and Ashwin with a half century. And a contribution of 35 runs by Jayant Yadav is not forgettable. So if we sums up all the score of these four players, it reaches 379, which is very good. Out of 455, 379 runs are from these four players and rest 7 players will only manage up to make 76 runs only.
ENG 234/8 (95.1 Ovs)
Zafar Ansari – 4 lbw Jadeja
This time Jadeja, He did the rest and move Ansari out of of ground.
Ashwin did his work, and removes Stokes out of the ground. Brilliant Lbw by Ashwin.
Day 3: Lunch Break – England trail by 264 runs
WICKET! Umesh Yadav has given India their first breakthrough on day three.
Ind vs Eng, 2nd Test, England tour of India, 2016-17
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Monday, November 21, 2016
Venue: Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Alastair Cook (c), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Zafar Ansari, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson