India vs England 3rd Test Day 1: Highlights Here
Ahmedabad: The Indian cricket team put themselves in a solid position in the 3rd Test against England with the help of Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 50 along with Ajinkya Rahane that took the host to a 99/3 at stumps.
Axar Patel’s devastating six-wicket haul bundled England out for 112 before Rohit Sharma’s languid elegance shone through in an unbeaten half century that handed India the edge on the opening day of the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
Patel (21.4-6-38-6) grabbed his second five-for in his second Test while Ashwin (16-6-26-3) took three. At Stumps, India were 99 for 3 from 33 overs with Rohit batting on 57 off 82 balls. Ajinkya Rahane (1) was giving him company following skipper Virat Kohli’s dimissal in the second last over of the day.
Kohli was dismissed for 27 off 58 balls by left-arm spinner Jack Leach (10-1-27-2).
India trailed by just 13 runs with seven first innings wickets in hand.
Before this, it was a nightmare that unfolded for England with the 47-run stand for the third wicket being their best.
They lost their last six wickets in the second session. The last seven wickets yielded just 38 runs.