3rd Test Live: Indian Pacers Rattle England Top Order

Openers Alastair Cook (21 not out) and Keaton Jennings (20 not out) provided England with a solid start as the hosts were 46 without any loss at lunch on Day 2 of the Trent Bridge Test. Both the openers looked solid against the likes of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in overcast conditions. Just before the break, skipper Virat Kohli tried Ravichandran Ashwin but the off-spinner couldn’t manage to get the much-needed breakthrough. Earlier, in the first hour of the play, India got bundled out for 329 runs. Resuming on their overnight total of 307 for the loss of six wickets, the lower order could only add up 22 more runs before the pace duo of Broad and Anderson wrapped them up. Stuart Broad, clinched the first wicket of the second day as Rishabh Pant (24) dragged a full length ball on to the stumps. Ravichandran Ashwin (14) followed him soon, getting cleaned up by the Stuart Broad. James Anderson did the rest by cleaning up the tail for England. England still trail by 283 runs in the first innings. (LIVE SCORECARD)

3rd Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Aug 18, 2018

  • ENG

    81/3 (21.3)


  • IND

    329/10 (94.5)


Day 2 | Post Lunch Session

CRR: 3.76

trail by 248 runs

  • Joe Root13 (26)
  • Jonny Bairstow4 (8)
  • Jasprit Bumrah 29/1 (10)
  • Ishant Sharma 22/2 (6.3)

(Play fantasy league and win cash daily) 

Live updates between India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2, straight from Trent Bridge, Nottingham

19:26 IST: First over from Mohammed Shami in the post-lunch session is a maiden. Struck Bairstow twice on the pads but was far off from the stumps. ENG 86-3 after 24 overs.

19:21 IST: Bowling change for India. Mohammed Shami replaces Ishant Sharma after a 7-over spell from the lanky pacer. ENG 86-3 after 23 overs.

19:08 IST: Edged again but falls short! Bumrah manages to get the outside edge of Joe Root but the ball falls short of Virat Kohli at third slip. England batsmen living dangerously at the moment. Indian bowlers are at the top. ENG 77-3 after 20.2 overs.

19:00 IST: OUT! Trying to flick the ball down the leg-side, Ollie Pope (10) edges the ball straight into the hands of the wicket-keeper. Second wicket for Ishant Sharma. ENG 75-3 after 19.1 overs.

18:56 IST: Edged! This time the ball goes through between the keeper and first-slip for four runs. It was a really difficult chance for Pant. The ball was dying as it approached Pant. Pujara dives to stop the ball but fails. ENG 75-2 after 18.2 overs.

18:51 IST: FOUR! Ishant drags on to the leg side and Joe Root helps the ball on it’s way. ENG 68-2 after 17.2 overs.

18:46 IST: Huge lbw appeal from Ishant Sharma turned down! Big booming in-swinger from the lanky pacer traps Joe Root in front. No review from India. Replay shows that the ball was clearly missing leg-stump. Wise decision from the Indian skipper. ENG 64-2 after 15.5 overs.

18:37 IST: Indian pace duo of Ishant and Bumrah bowling terrific spell at the moment. Another excellent over from Ishant Sharma comes to a end. ENG 62-2 after 14 overs.

18:27 IST: OUT! Two in two for India. Jasprit Bumrah strikes this time. Both England openers are back in the hut. Jennings departs after scoring 20 runs. Second catch for Rishabh Pant. ENG 54-2 after 12.1 overs.

18:26 IST: OUT! Ishant Sharma draws first blood. Terrific delivery from Ishant and the ball takes the edge of Cook’s bat. Rishabh Pant does the rest. Cook walks back after scoring 29 runs. ENG 54-1 after 12 overs.

18:22 IST: FOUR! No third man and Cook guides the ball through the vacant region for four runs. ENG 54-0 after 11.3 overs.

18:20 IST: First over from Jasprit Bumrah in the post-lunch session is a maiden. ENG 50-0 after 11 overs.

18:16 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to share the ball with Ishant Sharma from the other end. ENG 50-0 after 10 overs.

18:14 IST: FOUR! Wide delivery from Ishant Sharma and Alastair Cook dispatches it through back-ward point boundary for four runs. First boundary for Cook and England in the post-lunch session. 50 up for England.

18:10 IST: Openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are back at the centre for the post-lunch session. Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India. Virat Kolhi operating with three slips at the moment. 

Lunch, Day 2 – England score 46 without any loss. ( Alastair cook 21, Keaton Jennings 20) The hosts trail India by 283 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the innings.

17:32 IST: Last over from Jasprit Bumrah before lunch produces 5 runs.

17:29 IST: First over from Ashwin produces three runs.  ENG 41-0 after 8 overs.

17:25 IST: Bowling change for India! Ravichandran Ashwin comes in to replace Jasprit Bumrah in the eighth over.  

17:23 IST: FOUR! Indian pacers are leaking runs at the moment. Another boundary through the vacant gully region. Mohammed Shami bowling his heart out but the ball is just not carrying. ENG 36-0 after 6.5 overs.

17:14 IST: Last over from Mohammed Shami was not quite up to the expectations. Two loose balls,  dispatched for a couple of boundaries. ENG 25-0 after 5 overs.

17:11 IST: Huge appeal from Indian slip cordon on the final ball of the over but Bumrah goes against taking the review. Suggests height as the issue on that one. Both Indian pacers are bowling at good areas at the moment. ENG 16-0 after 4 overs.

16:58 IST: What a start from Jasprit Bumrah! Edged and the ball goes through the gap between third and fourth slip. Virat Kolhi and Ajinkya Rahane were mere spectators. Jasprit Bumrah is in disbelief. ENG 10-0 after 1.1 overs.

16:58 IST: Four byes to end the first over! That was an eventful start from Mohammed Shami. ENG 10-0 after 1 over.

16:52 IST: Edged and four! What a start from Mohammed Shami. Alastair cook edges the first ball but it falls short of Virat Kohli at third slip. England are underway. ENG 4-0 after 0.1 overs.  

16:52 IST: Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are at the centre to start the England  innings . Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India. 

Innings Break

India, first innings – 329 all-out. (Virat Kohli 97, Ajinkya Rahane 81, Stuart Broad 3-72, James Anderson 3-64)

16:41 IST: OUT! First ball. Jasprit Bumrah had no clue about that one. Anderson’s ball crashes on to the stumps. It’s all over for India. 

16:40 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami tries to hit the ball out of the park, misses. Balloons the ball and a simple catch to the long-on fielder. IND 329 for 9 after 94.4 overs.

16:33 IST: OUT! Knocked him over. Ashwin gets a perfect in-swinger from Stuart Broad. The ball uproots middle stump of Ashwin. He walks back after scoring 14 runs. Broad gets his thir wicket of the match. IND 326 for 8 after 93.4 overs.

16:30 IST: Dropped! Ashwin pokes at an out-swinger from Anderson. The ball finds the edge but Ollie pope fourth slip drops the ball. It was a sharp chance but should have been taken. 

16:24 IST: OUT! Inside edge and on to the stumps. Unlucky dismissal for Rishabh Pant. He walks back after scoring 24 runs. Broad gets his second wicket. IND 323 for 7 after 91.4 overs.

16:17 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the over from James Anderson. Edge from Ashwin and this time the ball goes past the gap between second and third slip. IND 323 for 6 after 91 overs.

16:15 IST: FOUR! Out-swinging ball from James Anderson, Ashwin guides it through the gully region for a boundary. IND 319 for 6 after 90.4 overs.

16:09 IST: Just one run from James Anderson’s first over of the day. IND 313 for 6 after 89 overs.

16:03 IST: FOUR! Boundary to end the first over of the day from Stuart Broad. Flashy drive from Ashwin, only manages an edge. The ball goes over second slip for a boundary. IND 312 for 6 after 88 overs.

16:02 IST: First run on the board for India on Day 2. Rishabh Pant taps the ball to square-leg for a single. IND 308 for 6 after 87.3 overs.

15:59 IST: Here we go! Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin are finally out at the middle for India. Stuart Broad will start the proceedings for England.

15:38 IST: Update – Play will now start at 16:00 IST.

15:30 IST: Just 15 minutes more to go before the start of morning session on Day 2.

15:12 IST: Players are on the field, warming up ahead of the start of play. 

15:05 IST: Good news! The covers are being taken off. We will have a 15-minute delayed start. 

14:35 IST: Oh no! Delayed start expected as clouds cover the Trent Bridge. 

14:30 IST: A slight drizzle with overcast conditions on Day 2 at the moment in Trent Bridge. The covers are on and it looks like we could have a delayed start.

14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live updates of the third Test, day 2 play between India and England.

India captain Virat Kohli missed his century by three runs but had the satisfaction of leading an India batting revival on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. At stumps, India were 307 for six after losing the toss. A day of fluctuating fortunes ended when James Anderson, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker, struck with the new ball to have Hardik Pandya (18) caught by Jos Buttler at second slip. That meant Anderson, who prior to this match had 60 Test wickets at Trent Bridge at just 18.95, had become only the second bowler after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan to take 100 Test wickets against India.

Earlier India, sent in to bat at 2-0 down in a five-match series on a ground renowned for aiding swing, were in trouble at 82 for three come lunch. Chris Woakes took all those wickets en route to figures of three for 75 in 20 overs. But a fourth-wicket partnership of 159 between Kohli (97) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (81), that spanned more than 40 overs, revived India. Unfortunately for India, neither batsman reached three figures with Kohli — who made a brilliant first Test century in England in the series opener at Edgbaston — dismissed when he edged an intended drive off an Adil Rashid leg-break to Ben Stokes at slip. (Play fantasy league and win cash daily)

India Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

England Playing XI: Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson


Leave a Comment