IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 3: Today marked the third day of the Hyderabad Test between India and England. England, having won the toss and opted to bat first, posted a total of 246 runs in their initial innings. In response, India began their first innings and reached a score of 421 runs, losing seven wickets.
However, the team lost the remaining three wickets, adding 15 runs to their total. Currently, England is in the midst of their second innings, and by the conclusion of the third day’s play, they had amassed 316 runs while losing six wickets.
Third-day play completed
IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 3: The third day’s play of the first Test between India and England in Hyderabad concluded with England staging a remarkable comeback and securing a lead of 126 runs over India in the second innings.
At the end of the day’s play, the English team had accumulated 316 runs while losing six wickets. Vice-captain Ollie Pope played a stellar innings, notching up a century and finishing unbeaten with a score of 148 runs. On the other hand, Rehan Ahmed remained unbeaten after contributing 16 runs.
In the initial innings, India had posted a total of 436 runs, whereas England managed 246 runs. Consequently, India held a lead of 190 runs. However, England’s strong performance in the second innings has now propelled them to a lead of 126 runs, setting the stage for an intriguing continuation of the match.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 3: India all out for 436 runs
IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 3: India concluded their first innings with a formidable total of 436 runs, establishing a commanding lead of 190 runs over England, who had scored 246 in their initial innings. Ravindra Jadeja fell short of a century, departing after scoring an impressive 87 runs, while KL Rahul contributed 86 runs to the team’s total.
All 10 wickets for England were claimed by spinners, with Joe Root being the standout performer, taking four wickets. This marked Root’s second-best bowling spell in Tests, with his previous notable performance being in 2021 when he secured five wickets for eight runs against India in Ahmedabad.
On the third day of the match, India began at 421 runs for seven wickets and added 15 runs before losing the remaining three wickets. Joe Root played a pivotal role by taking two wickets in consecutive balls in the 120th over.
He first dismissed Jadeja LBW for 87 runs and then clean bowled Jasprit Bumrah, who failed to open his account. Rehan Ahmed concluded the innings by clean bowling Axar Patel, who contributed 44 runs in 100 balls with seven fours and one six.
Root had also made an impact on the second day by dismissing Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was on track for a century, after scoring 80 runs. Rahul fell short of a century as well, managing 86 runs, while other notable contributions came from KS Bharat (41 runs), Ashwin (1 run), Shreyas Iyer (35 runs), Shubman Gill (23 runs), and captain Rohit Sharma (24 runs).
Root took four wickets for England, while Tom Hartley and Rehan claimed two wickets each, and Jack Leach took one wicket.
IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 3: England team innings
IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 3: The England team, batting first after winning the toss, got off to a promising start. Jack Crowley and Ben Duckett formed a solid partnership, adding 55 runs for the opening wicket. By the 12th over, the score stood at 55 without any loss.
However, their momentum took a hit in the 16th over when they lost three wickets for just three runs, reducing their score to 58 for three. Duckett departed after contributing 35 runs, while Ollie Pope managed just one run. Crowley, who scored 20 runs, also fell victim to Ashwin’s bowling alongside Duckett. Pope, on the other hand, was dismissed by Jadeja.
By lunch on the first day (Thursday), England had reached 108 runs for the loss of three wickets. However, their fortunes dwindled soon after the break as Bairstow and Root fell quickly.
Bairstow, with 37 runs to his name, was clean bowled by Akshar, while Root, who scored 29 runs off 60 balls, was caught by Jasprit Bumrah off Jadeja’s delivery.
Ben Fox was Akshar’s next victim after scoring four runs, and Bumrah joined the tally by dismissing Rehan Ahmed caught behind by wicketkeeper KS Bharat. England suffered further blows as Jadeja removed Tom Hartley, Ashwin bowled out Mark Wood, and Bumrah claimed the wicket of Stokes.
England’s innings concluded at 246 runs, with Stokes being the top scorer with 70 runs off 88 balls, including six fours and three sixes. Ashwin and Jadeja secured three wickets each, while Bumrah and Akshar took two wickets each.