ENG vs IND 1st Test: Rishabh pant departs; KL Rahul & Jadeja helps India to take a lead on Day 3

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Eng vs IND 1st Test: Rishabh pant departs; KL Rahul & Jadeja helps India to take a lead on Day 3

ENG vs IND 1st Test: England removed Rishabh Pant but Ravindra Jadeja & KL Rahul steadied the innings as India went into lunch by taking a lead in the first innings on day three of the opening test on Friday.

India is 191/5 with a lead of eight runs. Rahul 77* & Jadeja 27* are still unbeaten at the crease. For England Ollie Robinson picked a wicket by removing Rishabh Pant from the crease on Friday. Resuming day three India suffered a setback as they lost Rishabh Pant right in the 50th over. But thanks to KL Rahul & Ravindra Jadeja who stitched an unbeaten 46 runs stand to help visitors take a lead before both the teams headed to the lunch.

During his innings, Ravindra Jadeja surpassed the 2000 test runs mark by hitting a stunning boundary. Earlier in the first session on day three, James Anderson removed Rishabh Pant but Ravindra Jadeja & KL Rahul steadied India’s innings as India went for lunch by taking a lead in the first innings. However, India lost seven wickets after surpassing 200 runs mark. James Anderson struck & removed KL Rahul followed by Shardul Thakur.  

Earlier on Day two England had an edge over India as the momentum of the game shifted towards England after they made a comeback in the second session by scalping crucial wickets of visitors. India was 125/4 with Rahul & pant playing at the crease before an early stump was called due to rain.

In the third session on Day 2, only one ball was bowled as rain again interrupted the gameplay & resulted in early stumps. In the second session, India had suffered a major blow as they lost three quick wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane all were dismissed poorly. James Anderson dismissed Indian Captain Virat Kohli for a duck.

ENG vs IND 1st Test Brief Scores:

England 183 all out, India (KL Rahul 77*, Rohit Sharma 36, James Anderson 2-23)

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