England 283 all out, Indian bowlers make it a toss worth losing.

India maintained their control of the first Test with the bowlers crumpling England’s resistance.

Preview: After their 246-run win in the second Test, India will be high on confidence while England will look to fight back when they take on the hosts in the third Test of the five-match series at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali on Saturday.

Wriddhiman Saha is out with a thigh strain and it will ensure that Parthiv Patel gets to play a Test match after eight years. Stuart Broad is out with a foot injury and will make way for Chris Woakes.

Virat Kohli and his men will look to take undisputable lead in the series at Mohali; a venue where they have not lost since 1994.

Day 1: Electing to bat after winning the toss, England lost opener Haseeb Hameed (9) before skipper Alastair Cook (27) and Joe Root (15) took them past the 50-run mark.

Alastair Cook wicket (Media Courtesy — BCCI)
Joe Root wicket (Media Courtesy — BCCI)

Bairstow scored a gritty 89 as England managed to reach 268/8 at stumps on day one of the third Test in Mohali. Bairstow fell 11 short of what could have been his fourth Test century when off-spinner Jayant Yadav trapped him in front just before the day’s play ended.

Jonny Bairstow bringing stability.

Things looked a bit dicey for India, after the early drop catches, but Indian bowlers came back strong. Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav scalped two wickets each while R Ashwin and Mohammed Shami had a wicket each.

At stumps, Adil Rashid (4) and Gareth Batty (0) were at the crease.

Day 2 Update: England resumed from the overnight of 268/8 and was planning to add as many runs in the morning session of day two. Jonny Bairstow was the lone batsmen for the visitors with 89 and he got some support from Stokes and Buttler but that was it.

Adil Rashid wicket (Media Courtesy — BCCI)

It has taken only around 15 minutes, 3 overs and 5 balls for India to wrap up the England innings. Shami picked up both the wickets and was the best for India taking 63/3.

Live Scorecard: https://machaao.com/live/indeng_2016_test_03

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