The tension between India and England increased after the Jadeja – Anderson incident. India faced England for the 3rd Test Match at Southampton. England won the toss and elected to bat first. England played exceptionally well and scored 247 runs with a loss of couple of wickets. India on the other hand seemed weak and was struggling for wickets. But they managed to pick 2 wickets. Here we list the players who were Hits and Flops for today’s session.

Hits of the Day

1. Gary Ballance (England)

Ballance was the plus point for England today. He scored a century and propelled England to a score of 247 at the end of the day. He and Cook stood firm on the ground and score 158 runs in partnership. He hit 15 fours and had a strike rate of 51.

2. Alastair Cook (England)

The skipper was struggling with his bat since the start of the Test series. But today he outperformed and scored 95 runs, just 5 runs shy of century. He looked strong today. He hit 9 fours and had a strike rate of 41.1.

3. Ravindra Jadeja (India)

Ravindra Jadeja proved the best bowler today as he was the most economical and took the wicket of the England skipper Cook who was in his high time today. He took 1 wicket and gave 34 runs off 22 overs with an economy of 1.5 and took 6 maiden overs.

4. Mohammed Shami (India)

Mohammed Shami was expensive today but he took the early wicket of Robson and prevented a good partnership from being created in the initial stage. He took 1 wicket and gave 62 runs of 18 overs with an economy of 3.4 and took 3 maiden overs.

Flops of the Day

1. Pankaj Singh (India)

Pankaj Singh debuted his Test career today but was not good enough for team India. He received the hard hitting and conceded 62 runs of 20 overs with an economy rate of 3.1 and got 3 maiden overs.

2. Sam Robson (England)

Sam Robson didn’t prove much helpful for England and scored only 26 runs and was out in Shami’s over. England were expecting some good runs from him but couldn’t deliver it.

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)

One of the finest bowlers of India didn’t do the magic trick and ended the day with empty hands. He conceded 58 runs off 22 overs with an economy rate of 2.6 and had 7 maiden overs.

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