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Ind vs Eng 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights : Kohli, Ashwin lay the platform for a possible Indian win

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Ind vs Eng 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights : India has laid the platform to leave England with an improbable target in the second Test at Vizag by stretching their overall lead to 298, having dismissed the tourists for 255 on Saturday.

At close of play on Day 3, India in their second innings are wobbling at 98 for 3 in 34 overs but with a first innings lead as big as 200 runs are in a position to call the shots.

Skipper Virat Kohli followed up his first innings knock of 167 with 56 not out from 70 balls with half a dozen fours. Giving him company is Ajinkya Rahane who has got to 22 not out in a partnership of 58 for the unbroken fourth wicket.

Otherwise, India were in early trouble at 40 for 3 when first innings centurion Cheteshwar Pujara was bowled through the gate for 1 by a reversing inswinger by Jimmy Anderson. Prior to that, Stuart Broad removed the openers Murali Vijay for 3, caught off an inside edge to gully and Lokesh Rahul for 10, feathering an edge to the keeper.

Check out the Ind vs Eng 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights here.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

England in the morning resumed their first innings at 103 for 5, and found a fighting partnership from the overnight pair of Ben Stokes and wicket keeper Jonny Bairstow. Both the batsmen scored half centuries to defy the Indians.

However, just before lunch, Umesh Yadav with a fast 142 kmph full length inswinger managed to clean up Jonny Bairstow for 53 (from 152 balls with 5 fours) as the right hander played all around in a flick shot. It was the end of a 110-run partnership that began when England were reduced to 80 for 5.

After lunch, Ben Stokes was lbw to R Ashwin’s drifter around middle for 70 (from 157 balls with 11 fours). Ravindra Jadeja got the left-handed Zafar Ansari lbw for 4 with a full ball as the batsman hardly got forward.

R Ashwin then got lucky with a quicker one to Stuart Broad (13) that clearly was sliding down leg, and was wrongly given out lbw.

There were no issues though when R Ashwin bagged his 22nd five-wicket haul when he had Jimmy Anderson plumb in front for a first ball duck. Ashwin will be on a hat-trick when he comes out to bowl his first ball in the English second innings.

The English innings lasted 102.5 overs and India decided to bat again. R Ashwin ended with figures of 5 for 67 in 29.5 overs. Umesh Yadav was particularly impressive with his pace and reverse swing, and so was Mohammed Shami.

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