Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team dominated the Day 2 of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Virat Kohli's men scored 124 runs for 2 in their second innings. India's juggernaut extended their lead to 292 runs and maintained the totat control over the game.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 19th Test fifty and the fourth 50+ score in six innings in England while Cheteshwar Pujara brings up his 18th Test half-century and raised his bat towards the dressing room.
After the Oval Test 2007 (1st innings) this is for the first time that each of the first four Indian batsmen have scored 30-plus runs in an innings outside Asia in Tests.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 44 runs while KL Rahul scored 36 runs in their second innnings of third Test. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 56* and 54* runs respectively till lunch of third day at Nottingham.
Kohli and Pujara go steady through the morning of day three, both reaching half-centuries while England suffer a Bairstow injury scare. India extend their lead to 362 runs, on 194/2 at lunch.#ENGvIND LIVE ➡️ https://t.co/3x88SzxNtJ pic.twitter.com/Iq2lxLRcHD— ICC (@ICC) August 20, 2018
This is the first time after The Oval Test, 2007 (1st innings) that each of the first four Indian batsmen have scored 30-plus runs in an innings outside Asia in Tests.#ENGvIND— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) August 20, 2018
India's pace bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya picked up his maiden five-wicket haul as India thrashed England for 161 in the first innings to strengthen the grip in the third cricket Test match.
Hardik Pandya became the second fastest Indian to take a fifer when he took just 29 balls to take five wickets while India's Turbanator Harbhajan Singh is on the top to take five-wicket haul when he took only 27 balls against West Indies in Kingston back in 2006.
England Playing XI:
Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
India's Playing XI:
Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah