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India in trouble after batting failure

India are in trouble in the ongoing Test against England as England bowlers had a dominant day on day three and India were 257/6 by the end of day three.

England’s long outing in India has kick-started with the first Test at Chennai. On the opening day of the Test, England skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the fresh Chennai track. England were 263/3 by the end of day one after the dominant batting performance from the visitors.

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England continued the dominance on day two and they were 555/8 with Dom Bess and Jack Leach on the field. Indian bowlers were able to clean the two wickets within the first 30 minutes of play on day three. England ended their first innings on 578.

In reply, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill started the Indian first innings. The hosts were off to a shocking start as Rohit Sharma was dismissed on 6 by Jofra Archer. The fast bowler strikes again with the wicket of Shubman Gill after the batsman got a good start of 29.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli also lost his wicket cheaply on 11 runs followed by the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. The hosts were 73/4 at that point and Rishabh Pant joined with Cheteshwar Pujara and rebuilt the Indian innings. They added 119 runs for the fifth wicket before the wicket of the right-handed batsman on 73.

Rishabh Pant played another quickfire inning and once again he failed to convert it as a three-digit score. Rishabh Pant was the last one to get out on day three. The local boys Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar were on the field and India were 257/6 at stumps. For the visitors, Dominic Bess scalped four wickets.

Match Summary:

Toss: England opt to bat first

1st Innings:

England: 578-all out [ Joe Root 218, Dominic Sibley 87, Jasprit Bumrah 3/84 ]

India: 257/6 [ Rishabh Pant 91, Cheteshwar Pujara 37, Dominic Bess 4/55 ]