The third day of the third Test is underway and things have not been good for India so far. After bowling England out for 432, the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul deprived of a England bowlers of a wicket for a real long time. However, the task was, as usual, a bit tough with the clouds hovering over the head. James Anderson and Oliie Robinson were able to get enough movement from the pitch and created some sort of trouble for the Indian openers to which Rahul choked at the stroke of Lunch.
Robinson, in particular, posed a threat to KL Rahul with his inswinging deliveries. Rahul was hit three times on the pad and was even given out on the third instance by the on-field umpire. However, he survived the LBW call with a last second review. On the fourth delivery of the tenth over, Robinson got Rahul on the front foot for another inswinging delivery which hit him on the front pad. It looked out to the naked eye as the ball seemed to be finishing on the leg-stump-line.
Richard Kettleborough raised his finger and Rahul was also convinced with the decision. But Rohit Sharma talked Rahul through and forced him to take the DRS. Rahul signalled for it at the very last moment, and guess what, the ball tracking showed the ball missing the stumps by the barest of margins.
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Shami and Bumrah stop England tail from wagging on Day 3
England completely dominated the first two days of the third Test. After bowling out India for a mere 78, the hosts piled on the Indians' misery and took their lead past the 300-run mark. Joe Root, once again, stood up for his team and scored a fabulous 121 before being dismissed by Bumrah. England ended the second day with a mammoth total of 423/8.
However, the third morning for India started on a good note as Shami and Bumrah cleaned up the tail within 15 minutes. Shami first accounted for Craig Overton, who was looking good, with a beautiful inswinger and then Bumrah cleaned up Ollie Robinson in the very first over he bowled today. Shami finished with four wickets - the most among Indian pacers - in the innings, while Bumrah was the most economical bowler for the guests.