India take on England in the do-or-die third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Saturday. England lead the five-Test series 2-0.
Here are the live match updates from Day 1:
Day 1: Stumps
# India 307/6 after 87 overs. Click here for the detailed scorecard.
# WICKET!! Pandya sent off at 18 runs. The outswinger ball was misjudged by Pandya and caught by Buttler at second slip. Anderson has been making it hard for Pant and Pandya.
# Broad trying to push but Pant manages a FOUR towards deep mid-wicket. Pandya too slips a FOUR on the outside edge on Anderson’s delivery. India crosses 300 run mark.
# India 299/5 after 83 overs. Click here for the detailed scorecard.
# The situation remains firm for India. Anderson is back in his attacking form as he does not allows runs to slip from either Pandya or Pant. Meanwhile, Broad nearly misses Pandya’s wicket. The inswinger with an extra bounce hits Pandya’s shoulder and is dropped by Jennings who was placed at 3rd slip.
# Pant and Pandya try to keep a steady situation. Moving with a run rate of 3.64 runs per over, Pant strikes a six on his second ball to lower the building pressure.
# India 279/5 after 77 overs. Click here for the detailed scorecard.
Debutant Rishabh Pant is in at number seven.
# Wicket!! Kohli (97) falls 3 short of his second Test century in England. He flashes hard at Adil Rashid’s tossed up delivery, hands a catch to Stokes at first-slip.
# India 264/4 after 71 overs. Click here for the detailed scorecard.
# Rahane missed out on a scintillating century but India continue to score a healthy run-rate. It needs to be seen if Virat Kohli, who was on par with Rahane, gets to his second Test century in England. The hosts are trying all sorts of things but are leaking runs in the process and India are on course to top them on Day 1.
Hardik Pandya is in at number six.
# Wicket!!! Stuart Broad swings the ball away, Rahane pushes at it and edges the ball to Alastair Cook, who takes a sharp catch at first-slip. A brilliant innings comes to an end. Rahane departs for 81 (131). India 241/4. Click here for the detailed scorecard.
# India 236/3 after 66 overs.
# Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have batted brilliantly and responsibly. They have left the good balls and punished the loose deliveries well. Joe Root is trying all kinds of things, he is rotating his bowlers and has kept an attacking field throughout the past two sessions but India have survived and accelerated comfortably. Kohli and Rahane would look to bat till the end of day’s play and make most of the momentum.
# Ajinkya Rahane completes 3000 Test runs ( 81 innings).
# For the first time in this series, England skipper Joe Root is short on options. The Indian captain and vice-captain outplayed the hosts in the second session post a nervy start. Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane both completed their half-centuries and put up an intimidating century stand. India with 189 ( for the loss of 3 wickets) are in a comfortable position but it needs to be seen if both the batsmen can convert their good starts to three figures? Great day so far for India. India 193/3 after 57 overs.
# Tea break
# India 189/3 ( Ajinkya Rahane 53, Virat Kohli 51 / Chris Woakes 3/45)
# India 181/3 after 52 overs. Click here for the detailed scorecard.
# Half-century!! The vice-captain joins the party. Rahane jumps on to Woakes’ short ball and smashes it towards the point boundary. He brings up 13th Test half-century.