Meanwhile, the keeping gloves is likely to be handed to Dinesh Karthik ahead of young Rishabh Pant as the former carries more experience than the Delhi stumper. Three overs later, Malan on 17 got a life when Shikhar Dhawan failed to latch on to a low catch at first slip off Sharma. Rashid takes the first wicket of the match and what a time to make it happen. Ishant Sharma, who has form for brilliance in England, is getting warm. His verdict was that it is 'typical English conditions'. A big day ahead - Come on lads! First boundary for Shikhar Dhawan and India. The India vs England, 1st Test match begins on August 1, 2018.
Kohli 97 is running out of partners here. The tickets of England vs Australia, 1st Test match will be delivered to you by international courier. India will be playing three pacers, Hardik Pandya as the all-rounder and R Ashwin as the lone spinner. It was young all-rounder Sam Curran who bolstered the England second innings with a fighting 63-run knock, which came off just 65 balls with nine fours and two sixes. May be delivering a message from coach Ravi Shastri about the bowling line to Root.
The England bowlers turned completely flat towards the end as Kohli milked them for runs along with Ishant and Umesh. It is also his 17th 50 in Test cricket. Fishing the out-side off stump deliveries. Pandya was saved by a review as the wickets were missing. Kohli, who turned it around for India in the first innings with a combative 149, now stands between victory and defeat for the visitors. The defiant Indian captain, who saw his batting colleagues perishing one after another, was batting on 43 and giving him company was a disciplined Dinesh Karthik 18 when the stumps were drawn for the day. India, on the other hand, went down to pace.
But this time it is different. Ends the crucial 48-run stand between Rashid and Curran. His wife Anushka Sharma is also applauding the effort of her man. Intriguing day of Test cricket , no!? The boundary shot too was just one bounce over the fence. After starting with a no ball, Ishant ends the over with a brilliant delivery. Seemed like a lot more Indian fans coming in today and what a thrilling end to the match we are set to have. While they might take heart from the fact that they were not bowled out today, they would not be too happy as well with the way the middle order has performed.
Its the googly again which Ishant doesn't pick, but he gets a big stride forward this time. That's Lunch on Day 3 of the 1st Test. He broke the budding 21-run partnership between him and Dawid Malan 20 as Rahul held another excellent, low catch at leg slip. Two-match-old Curran, slammed his maiden Test fifty helping England reach a respectable total of 180. Jonny Bairstow slaps it away for a four. Four in the last two overs.
Anderson swings it away from Mohammed Shami, who flashes an edge to Dawid Malan. England all out for 287. England all out for 180 in the 2nd innings. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings will open the innings for England. England needed that boundary to ease the pressure. But the hero for today is Ravichandran Ashwin, who was doubted for his skills in England.
England have a lead of 22 runs in the second innings. We have to create pressure this morning. That's Stumps on Day 3 of the 1st Test. Rahane caught first Malan at fourth slip in the 27th over. Ashwin on A brilliant catch by Rahul at leg slip and Ashwin gets his second wicket of the morning. Because you still want to watch a live match on your mobile or on your computer and you will be very bullied while watching live cricket scores.
Adil Rashid tempts Virat Kohli with a flighted delivery and has him caught by Stuart Broad at backward point. Shikhar Dhawan drops a dolly at first slip. The whole Indian attack bowled well today, and Ashwin took centrestage with the wicket assisting some turn on Day 1. They need to build a partnership and tire the English bowlers out. Ashwin walks back after scoring 13 runs. They added 32 runs for the unbeaten sixth wicket, playing with maturity.