It was a sunny morning for team India when they came out to bat on day 3. India was 13 runs short of England’s first innings total during the India vs. England 3rd test match at Mohali. The morning session was started by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja who together took India to 301 runs. After Ashwin departed, the responsibility came on the shoulders of Jadeja who together with Jayant Yadav formed a partnership of 98 runs, which was enough for team India to dominate England. Ravindra Jadeja missed his first international test century by 10 runs. But before that, he had already done the job for his team. On the other hand, Jayant Yadav played a gem of the innings and completed his first international test half century in his third match.
Ravindra Jadeja comes Handy
Ravindra Jadeja played some stylish shots and got out when he tried to pull one which took the edge of the bat. On the other hand, Jayant Yadav played a gem of the innings and completed his first international test half century in his third match. During the match between India vs. England, Jadeja smashed 10 boundaries and one six.
India vs. England, India’s upper hand on England
After both the players got out, India was bundled up for 417, taking a lead of 134, which was enough to disturb the concentration of England batsman. It was a surprise from the visitors during India vs. England match at Mohali when Joe Root took the opening stance with Alastair Cook instead of their regular opener Hameed. England went on with a shaky start, as the team was finding difficult to score on the pitch that was meant to become a heaven for spinners. Ashwin taking most of the advantage removed Cook when he got him bowled on a ball which went between the bat and pad onto the stumps.
Closing the day with a style
With Cook getting out, India opened the door of opportunities during the India vs. England match. First, they pushed Moeen Ali to commit a mistake which cost him his wicket. Johnny Bairstow, the star of the England’s first innings was also dismissed easily when Parthiv Patel took off a low catch on the bowling of Jayant Yadav. He scored only 15 runs which included one boundary.
Ben Stokes, England’s star all-rounder came on to bat but he got out cheaply on a ball from Ashwin which squared him up, ceasing the score to 78/4. India on Day 3 did a fantastic job with both bat and ball. First, their tailenders came in to score some decent runs and then their bowlers who bowled exceptionally and pushed England to commit mistakes during the India vs. England test match.