England‘s clear dominance in the third test continued as England put on a huge total and later sclaped up an early wicket at day 2 stumps to keep their upper hand in the game.

Coming from Tea interval, Ian Bell and Jos Butler went allover in a aggressive way hinting signs of declaration. Ian Bell went past his 150 and sonn when he looked towards a double ton, Bhuvneshwar Kumar got rid of him. He along with debutant Butler, put on 106 for 6th wicket ina quick time of 22.4 overs. Woakes joined Butler just to see his partner going over the hapless Indian attack. After Bell‘s departure Butler smashed 43 runs in 5 overs looking set towards a debut century till he was cleaned up by Jadeja on 85. Soon the declaration came out with England score on 569/7. India were needed to face 14 overs before stumps.

Indian innings started on posstive note with Vijay seeking past a boundary in third man region. Dhawan, the out of form opener started with boundary but soon found himself in trouble edging Anderson‘s delivery into hands of Cook. Pujara next joined Vijay ensuring India won’t lose anymore wickets before going on to Day3.

Earlier, the first session was completely dominanted by England with India managing to a wicket of Gary Ballance who scored 156 before felling to Rohit Sharma. In the second session Bell went for allout attack and on other end, Bhuvi managed to pick up wickets of Root & Ali but England kept their dominace didn’t go away.


India: 25 for 1 (M Vijay 11*, S Dhawan 6; JM Anderson 1/14) trail England: 569 for 7 (Ian Bell 167, GS Ballance 156; B Kumar 3/101, RA Jadeja 2/153) by 544 runs

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