IndvsEng, 3rd Test: India dismantles England batting, 92/4 at lunch

With all guns firing, India dismantled England batting leaving it struggling at 92/4 on Day 1 of the third Test match of the five-match series at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Ben Stokes (5) and Jonny Bairstow (20) were at the crease

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 26 Nov 2016 6:12 AM GMT

IndvsEng, 3rd Test: India dismantles England batting, 92/4 at lunch
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Mohali: With all guns firing, India dismantled England batting leaving it struggling at 92/4 on Day 1 of the third Test match of the five-match series at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. Ben Stokes (5) and Jonny Bairstow (20) were at the crease.

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.

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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.

Teams:

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

Also read: IndvsEng: Cracker of a contest anticipated at Mohali

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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