Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s new wall within the center, was out in a weird method towards England on day three of the primary Check match in Chennai. The elegant right-hander scored 73 painstaking runs which got here off 143 balls and took 222 minutes however later he discovered essentially the most uncommon method to get dismissed.
He tried to tug Dom Bess however the ball ricocheted off the person at Brief Leg (Ollie Pope) and located the fielder at Brief midwicket (Rory Burns). With this Pujara needed to begin the lengthy stroll again to the pavillion whilst he tried to understand what had simply transpired between the 2 English fielders.
Earlier within the day, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant steadied India after a top-order collapse because the hosts reached 154-Four at tea on day three of the primary take a look at towards England in Chennai.The duo placed on 81 runs for the fifth wicket after India was diminished to 73-Four earlier within the session Sunday after spinner Dom Bess took the prize wickets of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane cheaply.
On the break, Pujara was batting on 53 not out, whereas Pant performed a counterattacking knock to be unbeaten on 54 off 44 balls, with India nonetheless trailing England by 424 runs.After lunch, England struck two essential blows within the psace of 11 deliveries to depart the Indian first innings in tatters.Kohli was the primary to go as Bess (2-28) discovered the Indian captain’s inside edge which was caught by Ollie Pope at quick leg for 11. Two overs later, Rahane attacked Bess and a flying Joe Root took a diving left-handed catch at cowl to ship him again to the pavilion for one.
With India staring down the barrel of a heavy first innings deficit, Pant performed a rescuing hand as he smashed 50 off 40 balls, together with 4 boundaires and 4 sixes. Jack Leach (0-59) bore the brunt of his assault as Pant launched a number of sixes into the empty stands.