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Ind v Eng 1st Test Day 3: Bess takes charge after Pant's blitzkrieg

Dom Bess appeals
Dom Bess appeals
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India are in trouble in the first Test against England in the Anthony D'Mello Trophy at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

At the end of the third day of the first Test, India were struggling at 257 for six, still trailing England by a massive 321 runs. Earlier, England inings ended at 578.

The heroes of the day were England's Dominic Bess (4-55) and India's Rishabh Pant 991: 88b, 137m, 9x4, 5x6).

India were struggling at 73 for four. Later, Pant joined forces with Cheteshwar Pujara (73: 143b, 222m, 11x4) for a 119-run fifth wicket stand. Pant was severe in particular on left-arm spinner Jack Leach.

India's top-order was removed by Jofra Archer (2-52). Then India's captain Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane were knocked over by Bess.

Earlier, England's innings ended on 578 with Bess being removed for 34 and later, Anderson was cleaned up by Ravichandran Ashwin. India's best bowlers were Jasprit Bumrah (3-84) and Ashwin (3-146).

When stumps were drawn on the third day were Washington Sundar (33 batting) and Ashwin. The Tamil Nadu pair have thus far added 32 runs for the seventh wicket.

Match Summary - India v England, 1st Test Day 2, Anthony D'Mello Trophy, MA Chidambaram Stadium

England 1st Innings: 578 (190.1)
Fall of wickets:9-567 (Dom Bess-185.3 ov), 10-578 (James Anderson-190.1 ov)

India 1st Innings: 257-6 (74)
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Rohit Sharma-3.3 ov), 2-44 (Shubman Gill-9.2 ov), 3-71 (Virat Kohli-24.4 ov), 4-73 (Ajinkya Rahane-26.3 ov), 5-192 (Cheteshwar Pujara-50.4 ov), 6-225 (Rishabh Pant-56.4 ov)

Stumps: Day 3, India trail by 221 runs


Playing XIs

England: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah


Match Details

Start Time: 03:00

Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Officials: Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon, C Shamshuddin (TV Umpire), Virender Sharma (Fourth Umpire); Javagal Srinath (Match-referee)

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