At the end of the third day, Cheteshwar Pujara (91) and captain Virat Kohli (45) were dismissed for eight runs in the second innings. Played in Leeds. On Friday, the third day of the match, India broke the remaining two wickets of England within 10 runs. The hosts were bowled out for 432 in the first innings. The Joe Root-led side took a massive 354-run lead.
However, amidst speculations that India’s second innings would be a tumultuous one and the match would end on the third day, Virat Senna made a comeback against England. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have performed brilliantly. India scored 215 for 2 in their second innings at the end of the third day on Friday. Cheteshwar Pujara (91) and Virat Kohli (45) are in the game. India are still 139 runs behind.
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Rahul Fail, Rohit Sharma’s fifty
With a loan of 354 runs for the second innings, the start of the Indian team on the field was disappointing. Lokesh Rahul could not perform well in the second innings. Craig Overton gave a big blow to India by dismissing Rahul. Rahul faced 54 balls but could only score 8 runs. However, his fellow opener Rohit Sharma batted vigorously and scored a half-century. Rohit Sharma scored 59 runs in 156 balls with the help of seven fours and one six.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli hit back
India were bowled out for 78 in the first innings. Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli are also playing in poor form in the current series. So there was a discussion among cricket lovers that maybe the match will end on the third day. However, the pairing of Pujara and Kohli surprised the England bowlers.
Rohit Sharma broke Kapil Dev’s record by hitting sixes. Against him, aggressive batsmen like Rohit Sharma and Kohli were also playing at a slow pace. But Pujara played the innings in a different way than his batting style. Pujara has scored 91 runs in 180 balls with the help of 15 fours and is in the game. Meanwhile, Kohli scored 45 runs in 94 balls with the help of six fours. There is a partnership of 99 runs between this pair.
England’s huge score and huge lead
In the third test match being played in Leeds, England made a huge score of 432 in the first innings against India. With this, the team led by Joe Root took a lead of 354 runs. England scored 423 for eight at the end of the second day of the match on Thursday. At the start of the third day, Mohammed Shami ended England’s first innings early with two wickets.
England captain Joe Root played the highest innings of 121 runs. David Malan contributed 70, Rory Burns contributed 61 and Haseeb Hamid contributed 68. Mohammed Shami took the fastest four wickets for India. While Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj got two hits each.
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