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India pile pressure on England after Ashwin's triple strike

Virat Kohli reacts after dismissing Ben Stokes.
Virat Kohli reacts after dismissing Ben Stokes.
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England 283 & 78-4 (Ashwin 3-19) v
India 417 (Jadeja 90)
Third Test, Mohali, day three

After the lower middle order of India helped them post 417 in their first innings, Ravichandran Ashwin picked a three-wicket haul to restrict England to 78 for four in their second innings at stumps on day three of the third Test in Mohali.

India resumed the day at 271 for six, trailing England by 12 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin (72) started the proceedings with a boundary off the first ball in the day.

Just after bringing the 300-run mark, Ashwin was caught at backward point off Ben Stokes (5-73). Jadeja completed his fifty off 104 deliveries and also brought the 50-run stand with Jayant Yadav (55). India went into lunch at 354 for seven.

The 122nd over bowled by Chris Woakes (0-86) saw Jadeja smash four boundaries but he fell short 10 runs of a deserving century when he holed out to long on off Adil Rashid (4-118).

Jayant also completed his maiden Test fifty after he was dropped twice in the 137th over as India were bowled out for 417 in their first innings with Stokes completing a five-wicket haul.

Haseeb Hameed did not come to bat for England as he was suffering from a finger injury. Alastair Cook (12) and Joe Root (36 not out) shared a 27-run opening stand before the former was castled by Ashwin (3-19). The England survived two reviews before his dismissal.

Moeen Ali (5) chipped one to long on to give Ashwin his second wicket while Jayant had Jonny Bairstow (15) caught behind. In the last over of the day, India successfully reviewed a LBW decision against Stokes to leave England restricted at 78 for four at stumps.

They now trail India by 56 runs with six wickets in hand.

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