India face a must-win situation as they take on England in the third of the ongoing five-Test series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham from Saturday, August 18. KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan both played with freedom and scored runs around the park - some streaky, some agricultural and some ideal - to put England immediately on the back foot. India managed to add only 23 runs from the last days score as Stuart Broad and James Anderson four wickets.
The drama began three overs after the break. It was the 10th time the Delhi bowler had removed Cook, two balls after he had been dropped by Cheteshwar Pujara at first slip. Both Shami and Bumrah were guilty of pitching the ball too short, but Ishant found the ideal length. 4 delivery is a loose ball down the leg side and Pujara punishes it by playing it towards fine leg for FOUR.
Virat Kohli's dismissal can be the key moment in the third Test. Rashid has quite a record against Indian captain, it was the sixth stance when English spinner had removed the 29-year-old captain in worldwide cricket.
Pandya was on the money with the first ball and dismissed Joe Root and he stopped only with the wicket of Adil Rashid which helped him attain his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket. The second catch for Pant as Bumrah bowls outside off. Bumrah OUT for 20.
Root clearly felt the ball had bounced before reaching the fielder and remained unhappy even after the TV umpire confirmed the dismissal, shaking his head in disapproval. But Ben Stokes (1/30) broke the partnership by cleaning up Rahul in the 12th over.More news: Now Open to All Android Devices
Stokes's exit triggered a collapse of five for 20 in 22 balls.
They got them when Buttler´s leading edge off Shami just cleared Ajinkya Rahane at cover-point. Trent Bridge was stunned.
Pandya was not so fortunate two overs later, however, and edged Anderson to Jos Buttler in what turned out to be the final delivery of the day. But India still went into tea firmly in control.
New Zealand's Mark Craig is the only player in the history of Test cricket to score a six on his first ball. With an overall lead of 292, India will know that another decent batting performance on Day 3 will put the result to bed. Hardik Pandya arrived soon after and in the space of 29 balls wreaked all kinds of havoc on England. In his next over, Broad bowled R. Ashwin with a huge in-swinger.
James Anderson gets a couple of wickets in the last over. The ball nips back in and hits the stumps. Cook, who nibbled at Ishant Sharma behind two balls after a reprieve, averages 19 since his epic double century in Melbourne, while Jennings, who fell the next ball from the jerky Jasprit Bumrah, is yet to truly convince in his second coming and has now gone 13 innings at home without a half century.