IndvsEng, 3rd Test: India takes eight England wickets on Day 1
Mohali: Surviving initial setbacks, England Cricket team managed to post respectable score of 268/8 helped by the spirited knock of wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow (89) supported by Jos Buttler (43) at stumps on Day 1 of the third Test match of the five-match series at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Adil Rashid and Gareth Batty were at the crease at stumps.
Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel, who came in place of injured Wriddhiman Saha, dropped Baristow for two times. A handy partnership of 69 runs developed between Bairstow and Buttler helping England reach a respectable total.
Opting to bat first, England lost the advantage of winning the toss. The first session totally belonged to India picking four wickets. Hameed (9) was the first to go back into the pavilion. In-form batsman Joe Root (15) was given leg before wicket to Jayant Yadav while skipper Cook departed scoring 27 runs. Moeen Ali left England in trouble after being dismissed to Mohd. Shami at 16 runs. Stokes (29) was set when he became prey of Jadeja's spin. Bairstow and Stokes stitched 57-run partnership. Woakes was bowled out to Umesh Yadav adding 25 runs for the side.
For India, Jadeja, Jayant and Umesh bagged two wickets each while Shami and Ashwin claimed single wicket each.
India came up with two changes in the side with Parthiv Patel and Karun Nair replacing injured Wriddhiman Saha and KL Rahul. For England, Batty, Buttler and Woakes replaced Ansari, Dukett and Broad in the playing 11.
India (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Parthiv Patel(w), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook(c), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Gareth Batty, James Anderson