Match Report
Indian Batsmen Put Strong Fightback On Day 3, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Aug 27, 2021 11:08 pm
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England had run away with the game after the conclusion of day two at Headingley. Team India was already fighting the battle which was already lost after they conceded 354 runs at the halfway mark of the Test.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah removed the remaining two wickets of the England innings. Now it was the turn of the England pacers to replicate their first innings’ effort once again. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma came out to bat with the determination of not repeating the mistakes they did in the first innings.

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Rahul survived several close calls in the first spell and just when it looked that he has weathered the storm, he fell at the stroke of lunch. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma took the charge from thereon. Both batsmen played their shots and managed to take India without any further damage to the tea break.

In the process, Rohit had scored his fifty but fell just after the break to Ollie Robinson. Meanwhile, Pujara was batting with a quick strike rate and was looking threatening. Virat Kohli joined Pujara and both batsmen denied England bowlers to throw their wickets away.

India’s number three announced his return of form with his first fifty in 13 Test innings. Kohli also played his strokes without any hesitation and looked comfortable while batting in the middle.

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Both players scored runs at a fine pace and took India past 200 before the stumps. Bad lights forced an early stumps when India were 215/2 in 80 overs while they still trail by 139 runs. Pujara is batting on 91 while Kohli partnering him at 45.

England will take the new ball at the start of day four in Leeds. It will be interesting to see how things unfold on day four.

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