India started the day with overnight score of 271/6. Ashwin and Ravinder Jadeja had 7th wicket partnership of 97 runs. 1st wicket of the day came in 95th over when Ashwin caught bay Buttler on the ball of Stokes at the score of 72 runs. Ravindra Jadeja top-scored and his best score so far in test with a dominant 90 while Jayant Yadav’s 55 his maiden test fifty in his second gave the England bowlers a frustrating two sessions of play. Jadeja, who registered his career-best Test score surpassing his 68 at Lord’s in 2014, fell 10 runs short of his maiden Test ton.
But his 80-run stand with Jayant Yadav underpinned India’s impressive lower-order performance. Total 5 centuries hit by India in 1st innings. India got the valiant lead of 134 runs in 1st Innings. England Seam bowler Stokes affirmed his 3rd Test 5-wicket haul while leg-spinner Adil Rashid took 4 wickets.
In reply England not got the best of start in 2nd innings as skipper Alastair Cook was bowled by Ashwin on 12 runs. Joe Root is the only batsman who is batting steadily on one end as wickets again started falling on other end. England is reduced to 78/4 in 2nd innings. Ashwin is the men this time with ball fluster the three Englishmen in this innings also. So far he showed all round performance in this match also.
Ravichandran Ashwin made 545 runs and 59 wickets this year so far. England in terrible position they need a big partnership to stay live in this match.
Day 3, Stumps
|Eng 1st Inn||283/10||93.5|
|Eng 2nd Inn||78/4||38|