ENG vs IND -3rd Test
Location: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Toss: England (Elected to bat)
Run Rate: 1.79
Run Rate: 3.48
Status: India trail by 544 runs
Last 5 Ovs: 8/0
RR: 1.6 4s: 0 6s: 0
IND 1 Inn: 25/1
ENG 1 Inn: 569/7
1952: England won the 4-match series 3-0
Third Test at Old Trafford
A game that India would not want to remember as the visitors levelled their lowest total then in Test cricket, when they were bundled out for 58 in their first innings. Fred Trueman was the chief destroyer, he ended with career best figures of 8/31. The pacer handed his team a 289-run lead, following which skipper Len Hutton forced India to bat again. The visitors again folded for a low score - 82, this time Bedser being the pick with 5/27. Vijay Hazare was the only batsman to get to double figures in both the innings.
Early on, Ian Bell and Jos Buttler cut loose to power England to a mammoth total. A tough couple of days await India. Can they adhere to solid cricket and keep the resurgent Englishmen at bay? Or will Jimmy and Co. force them to tuck their tails between their legs? Do join us back for Day 3 to find all the answers. Before we sign off, help yourself to part 10 of our detailing of India-England Tests in England.
Day 2, Stumps: Well, it was one-way traffic again as England lorded over the visitors. Their day brightened up further with Jimmy removing Dhawan. The Burnley pacer was in his zone, swinging the ball either way to the keep the Indians on tenterhooks. Broad also got the ball to jag around. Vijay and Pujara though stayed put to take India to stumps without any further casualties.
13.6 Woakes to Vijay, no run, fullish and nipping away around off, Vijay keeps it out to close out the day
13.5 Woakes to Vijay, no run, short and thuds into the gloves of Buttler as Vijay lifts his bat and lets it go