India vs England, 3rd Test: Hosts bowled out for 417 at tea; stretch lead to 134

India got the mental edge at tea on Day 3 of the 3rd Test against England after getting bowled out for a score of 417, with the hosts gaining a 134-run lead thanks to strong lower-order performances.

FP Sports November 28, 2016 14:34:12 IST
India vs England, 3rd Test: Hosts bowled out for 417 at tea; stretch lead to 134

India got the mental edge at tea on Day 3 of the 3rd Test against England after getting bowled out for a score of 417, with the hosts gaining a 134-run lead thanks to strong lower-order performances.

Ravindra Jadeja (90) and Jayant Yadav (55) brought up their respective fifties to propel the hosts past the 400-run mark, with Ben Stokes (5/73) and Adil Rashid (4/118) sharing nine wickets between them to emerge as the leading lights of the English bowling unit in the first innings.

India vs England 3rd Test Hosts bowled out for 417 at tea stretch lead to 134

Jayant Yadav brought up his maiden Test fifty in only his second appearance. AP

Resuming from their score of 354/7 at lunch, Jadeja waited for a bit, before launching an all-out attack against Chris Woakes to race away to 90. Having hammered four boundaries in Woakes' 24th over, Jadeja — who earlier celebrated his third Test fifty by wielding his bat like a sword — went for a slog over the bowler's head in the heat of the moment.

Woakes ended up taking a simple catch near the boundary, as the all-rounder got the toe-end of the bat and did not get much power in the shot.

Jayant though, took over as the anchor of the Indian innings after Jadeja's dismissal, and adopted a more cautious approach to bring up his maiden Test half-century in only his second appearance for India.

Stokes suffered a spate of bad luck as skipper Alastair Cook and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow dropped chances in the same over, leaving Stokes livid. Moeen Ali however, made up for their mistakes by taking a simple catch at short midwicket after Jayant miscued a slow off-cutter from Stokes.

Umesh, who earlier brought up the 400 for India with a mighty heave over deep mid-wicket off Moeen, was the last man to depart after edging a Stokes delivery to the keeper to give the New Zealand-born all-rounder his fifth wicket of the innings.

Earlier, Jadeja revived India's innings along with Ravichandran Ashwin with a 97-run partnership that brought India back to life in the match after they were reduced to 204/6 at one stage.

Updated Date:

also read

T20 World Cup 2021: England's Eoin Morgan ready to drop himself in bid for glory
First Cricket News

T20 World Cup 2021: England's Eoin Morgan ready to drop himself in bid for glory

England captain Morgan has scored a mere 82 runs in seven Twenty20 innings for England this year.

Ben Stokes added to England's squad for upcoming Ashes tour of Australia
First Cricket News

Ben Stokes added to England's squad for upcoming Ashes tour of Australia

The ECB has issued a statement saying Stokes had been cleared by its medical team to resume training following his leave to mentally refresh and undergo a second operation on his fractured left index finger.

India vs England, T20 World Cup 2021 Warm-up Match Highlights: India beat England by seven wickets
First Cricket News

India vs England, T20 World Cup 2021 Warm-up Match Highlights: India beat England by seven wickets

India vs England, T20 World Cup warm-up match, Live Updates: Chris Jordan to bowl. too straight from Jordan, and it's in the perfect slot for Hardik, who drills it between mid-off and extra cover for four! Great start to the over for India. Good ball, almost wide but not quite and it's a dot. Low full toss into Pandya's knees. He could have taken the single, but he chooses to stay on strike. Oh, very poor delivery from Jordan. That was wide and high, and it also ran away for four without making any contact with Pandya's bat. Free hit signalled. Pandya gets a huge edge on it, and that's four! It flies over short third man! Another low full toss, and the India duo run a double. Oh my word, a no ball now, and Pandya takes a single. Terrible over this from Jordan. Pant to face a free hit now. India just need 3 from 7 balls. Pant could end it now. It's a six and India win by seven wickets!!