1st Test Day 3 Eng v Ind: Rahul, Jadeja and Bumrah propel India to lead
India edged ahead in the first Test of the five Test series for the Pataudi Trophy with a fine 95 run lead at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
India was bowled out for 278 in response to the home team's 183. In their response, England finished the day on another rain-hit Friday at 25 for no loss still behind by 70 runs.
Earlier, resuming at their overnight 125 for four, India was well served by Lokesh Rahul (84: 214b, 346m, 12x4). Rahul's knock was well supported by Ravindra Jadeja (56: 86b, 126m, 8x4, 1x6). Rahul added 60 runs for the sixth wicket with Jadeja. Then the tail wagged for India as Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj added crucial runs.
In fact Bumrah and Siraj added 33 runs for the final wicket to propel India to an impressive 95 run lead.
For England, the wicket-takers were Ollie Robinson (5-85) and James Anderson (4-54).
The entire day's play was affected by heavy rains and bad light. With more rain forecast for the final two days, the result in the Test is looking improbable.
England 1st Innings: 183 (65.4)
India 1st Innings: 278 (84.5)
Fall of wickets: 5-145 (Rishabh Pant-49.6 ov), 6-205 (KL Rahul-68.5 ov), 7-205 (Shardul Thakur-70.5 ov), 8-232 (Ravindra Jadeja-74.6 ov), 9-245 (Mohammed Shami-80.3 ov), 10-278 (Jasprit Bumrah-84.5 ov)
England 2nd Innings: 25-0 (11.1)
End of Day 3: England trail by 70 runs
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj
Toss: England, elected to bat
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Start time: 1100 hrs (UK Time)
Match officials: Michae Gough, Richard Kettleborough (On-field umpires); Richard Illingworth (TV Umpire); David Milns (Reserve Umpire); Chris Broad (Match-referee)
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