IND Vs ENG: Highlights Test-2 End Of Day-3

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IND vs ENG 3rd Test
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The Lord’s Test involving England and India is in the balance with 2 days to play, and it will all come down to who shoots first. Joe Root had a great year in 2021, taking advantage of the finest batting opportunities of the series at the Home of Cricket. He was also backed up by the rest of the batters, as England put up a strong showing with the bat this summer, putting India under pressure. Here is India vs England 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights.

India vs England 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights

The day started with the hosts on 119/3, remaining 245 runs behind the opponent’s first-inning score. Many believed the visitors would have a hard day when Mohammed Shami’s opening ball of the day didn’t come back and was easily caught by the wicketkeeper. Root displayed his class for the 1st time in this series, and it occurred just like that.

The 121-run partnership was ultimately broken when India replied with a short-ball tactic. Bairstow attempted to take on Siraj, but the ball was top-edged to the slip fielder. The run rate stayed approximately 3 as the runs continued to come in hard and fast.

Despite investing some time in the middle, Buttler appeared to be at ease, but Ishant Sharma smashed his stumps with a superb inswinger. It’s no surprise that he was overjoyed after reaching a well-deserved tonne, and his focus remained sharpener despite an occasional mistake. It was Moeen Ali who stayed with him and scored 27 off 72 balls. In the 2nd session, England only missed a couple of wickets and were just 50 runs down in the first innings.

The visitors, on the other hand, stepped in with a new mindset in the final session, making sure to keep an eye on the run rate. Soon after, wickets began to fall in bunches, with Ishant Sharma finally receiving his due with consecutive wickets of Moeen and Sam Curran. As England was reduced to 371/9 from 341/5, Ollie Robinson, as well as Mark Wood, were both sent behind.

Joe Root comes up with his second ton of the series

India had produced a stunning comeback, obliterating any prospect of England gaining a significant lead. Root, on the other hand, was unfazed, churning out some fast runs with James Anderson at the other side, who had to confront Jasprit Bumrah’s devastating 10-ball over.

Root started to make plans to return on the 4th day to finish his double tonne and stretch the margin even more as stumps approached. But it was Mohammed Shami, on the last ball of the day, who broke through Anderson’s defense to dismiss England for 391 runs, giving the hosts a 27-run advantage and keeping Root undefeated on 180.

The visitors let up 33 extras, 17 of which were no-balls, including 13 from Bumrah alone. The Test match is now in the line, and India will be under pressure to bat effectively once more in order to establish a total for England.

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