Rohit Sharma & Cheteshwar OPujara are currently on the crease to steady India’s innings & keep England’s bowlers at bay in the second session of Day 3 of the ongoing ENG vs IND 3rd Test 2021 at Headingley, Leeds on Friday.
At the tea break, India’s score read 112/1 still trailing by 242 runs with nine wickets still in hand. For India Rohit 59* & Oujara 40* at the crease. Resuming the innings at 34/1, Rohit & Pujara gave India a little relief as both the batsmen looked well settled at the crease, & they mixed caution with aggression to keep England bowlers at bay. England missed the opportunity to send Rohit Sharma back to the pavilion in the 32nd over But Joe Root didn’t opt for a review & Rohit got saved from getting dismissed.
Rohit Sharma then scored his half-century in the 38th over of the innings. He along with Pujara ensured that India doesn’t lose any wickets before the tea break. Earlier, England’s bowler Craig Overton struck at the stroke of lunch to remove KL Rahul back to the pavilion as the hosts strengthened their control on the third test.
Trailing by 354 India’s openers Rohit & Rahul were rock solid & the duo surpassed the threatening opening spell of James Anderson. Both batsmen displayed their A-game to make sure that visitors don’t lose any wickets. However, the growing partnership was soon broken at the verge of a tea break. For the hosts, it is just the momentum which they would need to continue even after the break. Earlier, Mohammed Shami scalped four wickets as England was bowled for 432 runs in the opening session of day 3.
Joe Root’s stunning ton helped England to take a 354 runs lead & put the visitors on the back foot. Joe Root top-scored for England by registering a knock of 121 runs. Resuming day 3 on 432/8 England’s batsmen Craig Overton & Ollie Robinson added eight runs to the total before Overton (32) was removed by Mohammed Shami & as a result, England was reduced to 431/9. Bumrah took the prized wicket of Robinson (0) in the very next over & England’s innings were wrapped up for 432 runs.
ENG vs IND 3rd Test 2021, Live Cricket Score
India 78 & 112/1 (Rohit Sharma 59*, Cheteshwar Pujara 40*, Craig Overton 1-18) England 432
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