IndvsEng: Eyes on Ashwin, Jadeja; India 271/6 at stumps
Mohali: Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja's 67-run stand has revived the hopes of India giving lead to England. The day 2 was a glimpse of both teams putting their best with India 271/6 at stumps just 12 runs behind England's 1st inning total in the third Test of the five-match series at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. Ashwin (57) and Jadeja (31) were at the crease.
Resuming the score of 268/8, England was bowled out at 283 runs adding just 15 runs to the score. Mohd. Shami gave the final blows to the Englishmen picking final two of it; Rashid (4) and Batty (1).
India began its innings with wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel and Murali Vijay. Patel looked comfortable from the very start while Vijay gifted his wicket at a score of 12 runs. Then Pujara came and shared solid 75-run partnership with the left-handed batsman. Parthiv was given leg before wicket to Rashid at 42 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli yet again played a stupendous knock of 62 runs with nine boundaries while Pujara found the ropes eight times in his 51-run inning. Ajinkya Rahane's hard time continued as he walked off at a duck. Debutant Karun Nair (4) was the unlucky man as registered his name as the 12th Indian player to get run out on debut.
Earlier, India bowled out England at a score of 283 runs.