Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: The umpires called the game off for the day 1 as the England scored 268 for the loss of 8 wickets. Indian spinners turned the game in favour of the Indians, who struck 5 of the 8 wickets. Jonny Bairstow is the only English batsman who fought well against the Indian spinners and scored 89 in 177 balls.
Other than Bairstow, no other batsmen were able to defend their wicket. Except for Joss Buttler, who has partnered well with Bairstow, but lost his wicket to Ravinder Jadeja. However, Bairstow misses the opportunity to score a century as he lost his wicket to Jayant Yadav.
Here is the Scorecard of the game of Day 1 of Ind vs Eng 3rd Test:
Alastair Cook (c) c Parthiv Patel b Ashwin 27(42)
Haseeb Hameed c A Rahane b Umesh 9(31)
Joe Root lbw b Jayant Yadav 15(13)
Moeen Ali c Vijay b Shami 16(45)
Jonny Bairstow (wk) lbw b Jayant Yadav 89(177)
Ben Stokes st Parthiv Patel b R Jadeja 29(59)
Jos Buttler c Kohli b R Jadeja 43(80)
Chris Woakes b Umesh 25(70)
Adil Rashid batting 4(24)
Gareth Batty batting 0(0)
Yet to Bat: James Anderson
Out of Indian bowling unit,Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin took one wicket each. Whereas Ravinder Jadeja, Jayant Yadav and Umesh Yadav struck two wickets each.
After winning the toss, England’s Batsman could not capitalise the opportunity to put pressure on the Indian bowling unit. Until the lunch , the English team has lost the 4 wickets on the score of 92/4 and then the middle order batsman tried to create some partnership and not losing wickets. The partnership between Bairstow and Buttler went good and looked steady but then both lost their wickets till the second break.
If England were struggling at the end of the first session after a flurry of wickets, their middle-order made sure they steadied the ship and put the visitors in a safe position of 205/5 at tea on Day 1 of the final Test against India at Mohali.