England vs India, 3rd Test, Day 1 Cricket Photos

Paola Ditto
Agosto 19, 2018

Pandya OUT on 18 off 58 balls. Pant opened his innings with a fantastic SIX!

Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya. But gets the outside edge and hands it over to Ben Stokes at the first slip.

Furious with himself, Kohli shouted his frustrations as he left the field to a standing ovation. Only Broad's effort after tea, coupled with Cook's stunning catch, began to drag England back into it. Rahane OUT on 81 off 131 balls. Virat Kohli still around!

Unfortunately for India, neither batsman reached three figures with Kohli - who made a brilliant first Test century in England in the series opener at Edgbaston - dismissed when he edged an intended drive off an Adil Rashid leg-break to Ben Stokes at slip. At 200 for 3, India still have Kohli and Rahane going strong against the likes of Chris Woakes, Jame Anderson, and Stuart Broad. Both looked to play the ball right below their nose and the moment there was something short or on the on-side, they were ready to pounce.

The 159-run stand between skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane helped India post 307 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of six wickets at the end of Day 1 of the third test at Trent Bridge. Does Joe Root and company have a plan B for the Indians?

Rahane played a number of delightful shots through the offside: cover drives, a few slashes over point, a fierce square drive off Woakes. The vice-captain gets his 13th test 50.

While that is damaging to their hopes of defeating the world number ones at the earliest possible opportunity, it is good for the spectacle of the remainder of this match and the two that follow.

James Anderson & Co knew it was a matter of getting one among Kohli and Rahane out early in the second session to take charge of the match. So far the second session is dominated by the Indians.

"It was one of the most hard decisions I've had to make as captain".

Even someone Harsha Bhogle can't stop praising Kohli and Rahane. It always seemed a mistake to have two spinners at Lord's, so the introduction of a fit-again Bumrah was no surprise and a first Test cap for Pant beckoned after his fellow keeper's struggles with the bat. As per the pictures coming in, it's a bright day at Nottingham so the fans can enjoy a full game of 90 overs.

Joe Root has made a huge call by dropping first Test's Man of the Match, Sam Curran to include Ben Stokes in the playing XI for the third Test. After just five innings as captain, Kohli is already in fourth place on the list of most Test runs by an Indian captain in England.

James Anderson now has 100 Test wickets against India following his late dismissal of Hardik PandyaAnd finally. Here's a small trivia about Pant. But credit to India, I thought they played pretty well.

Yet a bowling attack which was negated by a slow pitch and some obdurate batting appeared to miss the left-arm variation of Sam Curran, the 20-year-old all-rounder who was unlucky to be dropped to accommodate the return of Stokes.

"We were thinking that if we get a good start and if the top order do well, the middle order can capitalize. We were looking to bat first, our intent was positive".

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