Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin utilized themselves on a treacherous pitch to share an unbeaten 50-run stand and prolong India’s result in a cushty 351 on day three of the second Check right here on Monday. India have been at 156 for six at lunch with Kohli and Ashwin going sturdy after India misplaced a flurry of wickets within the first hour of play. India began Day three on the flawed word, shedding Cheteshwar Pujara off the final ball of the day’s first over. He was runout trying to regain his crease after he stepped out to flick a Leach supply and his bat acquired caught into the pitch and could not get his foot again in time. (IND v ENG 2nd Test Day 3 LIVE BLOG | IND v ENG 2nd Test Day 3 LIVE SCORECARD)
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India added 102 helpful runs within the session with the lack of 5 wickets after resuming the day at 54 for one.
For England, left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who bowled a protracted spell this morning, was the perfect bowler with three for 63 whereas Moeen Ali (2/46) was the opposite wicket-taker.
Ashwin, who joined the captain on the fall of Axar Patel (7), regarded optimistic and used the sweep shot to good impact to maintain the scoreboard ticking.
Kohli regarded assured throughout his knock and performed some superb drives on a deteriorating floor.
The visiting workforce had hit again earlier within the session by selecting 5 wickets together with these of Rohit Sharma (26) and Cheteshwar Pujara (7).
Rohit, who had checked out ease throughout his keep within the center, was stumped by Ben Foakes, who continued his good work to offer Leach his first scalp of the day.
Rishabh Pant (8), pushed up the order with a watch on countering Leach, was sufferer of one other sharp stumping by Foakes as he stepped and tried an enormous shot solely to overwhelmed by a ball that spun sharply.
Ajinkya Rahane (10) hit two good photographs earlier than falling to Moeen Ali. He danced down the wicket and defended a supply that spun again leading to an inside edge on to his pad which was snaffled by an alert Ollie Pope at short-leg.