Thanks to Hardik Pandya’s excellent bowling (5 for 28), Team India has strengthened its position against England in the third Test match. In reply to India’s 329 runs, England’s first innings ended on 161 runs just before tea on the second day of the match. On the basis of first innings, the Indian team achieved a significant lead of 168 runs. In the performance of the team, the all-rounder played the leading role of the Pandya, for the first time, he got five wickets in the Test career. For England, Jos Buttler played the highest innings of 39 runs and he became the victim of Bumrah as the last wicket. Earlier, the Indian team started playing at the score of 305 runs for six wickets on the first day, and the whole team returned to Pavilion after scoring 329 runs. Team India’s score at stumps on the second day was 124 runs in two wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara 33 and Virat Kohli are unbeaten on 8 runs.
The Indian team’s lead has reached 292 runs and the remaining eight are left out. In such a situation, the team has a good chance to win this match. England is currently leading the 2-0 lead in the series.
On the first day of the match, England’s captain Joe Root won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first. The Indian team made three changes in the playing eleven. Jaspreet Bumrah instead of Chinnaman Kuldeep Yadav, replaced Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik instead of Murali Vijay, young wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was replaced in the team.