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India vs England 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: Rain plays spoilsport in 3rd session, ENG trail by 70 runs

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test Highlights: India were all out for 278, taking an important lead of 95 runs on day three.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 7, 2021 12:39:59 am
India's Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot during the third day of first test cricket match between England and India, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. (AP/PTI Photo)

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test Highlights: England’s openers erased 25 runs out of the 95-run first-innings deficit when rain once again stopped play, in the final session of the third day of the first Test against India here. Rory Burns was batting on 11 and Dom Sibley was on 9 as England batted for 11.1 overs before steady drizzle halted play. Earlier, India scored 278 in their first innings and got a healthy lead of 95 runs.

Playing XIs: 

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya RahaneRishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami.

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 1st Test


183 (65.4) u0026 303 (85.5)


278 (84.5) u0026 52/1 (14.0)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
England drew with India

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India vs England, IND vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja's half-centuries followed by the valuable contributions from tailenders helped India post 278 in the first innings.

22:48 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Play abandoned

After multiple rain interruptions, the third session has been abandoned. England still trail by 70 runs with 10 wickets in hand. ENG 25/0 after 11.1 overs

22:31 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Rain back again

It seems like there will be no further action on Day 3. The rain is back again and the 10:40 PM restart is off. 

22:23 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Third session to resume soon

Rain is making it frustrating for players. Now, the third session will resume at 10:40 PM if there is no more rain at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. 

21:43 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Rain plays spoilsport

It is raining at Trent Bridge, Nottingham again and the players are off the ground. Mohammed Siraj and Virat Kohli were reluctant to get off the field as they felt it was a passing shower but the downpour continued. Expect a long delay in resumption of third session. ENG 25/0 after 11.1 overs

21:38 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Positive start for England

So far, so good for England as they have not lost a wicket. There have been a few that have missed the outside edge but nothing threatening. England would not like to lose more than one wicket in this session. Joe Root will be hoping that the top order gets rid of the trail and bring hosts back in the game. ENG 25/0 after 11 overs

21:20 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Third session begins

The last session of the day begins and skipper Virat Kohli hands the ball to Mohammed Shami. Rory Burns faces a maiden over from Shami, who came round the wicket to bowl his first over of the innings. ENG 11/0 after 7 overs

20:59 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Tea Break

No wickets for India in six overs before the end of the second session. Dom Sibley has scored the lone boundary during this period. Virat Kohli chose to give Mohammed Siraj the new ball from the other end instead of Mohammed Shami but it has not yielded a result so far. Kohli gives a pat on the back to Siraj as he walks back to the dressing room. It will be interesting to see if Kohli persists with Siraj or brings Shamis straight away. ENG 11/0 after 6 overs, trail by 84 runs

20:52 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Cautious start from England

Both the openers have managed to get off the mark. Virat Kohli chose Mohammed Siraj over Mohammed Shami to open the bowling from other end. Siraj starts off with two maiden overs. ENG 6/0 after 5 overs

20:37 (IST)06 Aug 2021
England resume

Rory Burns and Sibley are at the crease. Rory Burns is on strike. Bumrah will open the attack. A tricky period of play for England before Tea.

20:22 (IST)06 Aug 2021
IND all out!

India are out for 278, a lead of 95 runs. KL Rahul top-scored with 84 runs in their first innings. Ollie Robinson took 5/85 while James Anderson claimed 4/54.  India's 8th, 9th & 10th wicket stands added 73 runs, a brilliant effort in trying circumstances. The result was that the lead grew from 22 runs at the fall of the 7th to 95 runs - a potentially match-defining lead.

20:08 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Jasprit Bumrah on fire

Jasprit Bumrah moves to his highest Test score with three boundaries in a row. Bumrah giving Sam Curran a taste of his own medicine  Suddenly a 100 plus run lead and close to 300 odd on the innings is a few more Bumrah swipes and away. India's tail have added 61 so far

20:06 (IST)06 Aug 2021

Robinson gets rid off Shami and bags his fourth wicket! 

19:47 (IST)06 Aug 2021
India's tail continues to wag

Bumrah plays out six deliveries from Sam Curran. How long can India's tail defy England and how many more runs can they get on the board for the visitors? IND- 241/8, lead by 59 runs

19:33 (IST)06 Aug 2021
50 & OUT! Jadeja departs

Ravindra Jadeja brings up his 16th half-century! The sword is out! However, a couple of balls later, Jadeja skies one and is gone for 56. A good back-pedalling catch by Broad off the bowling of Ollie Robinson! IND- 232/8

19:19 (IST)06 Aug 2021
SIXXX! Jadeja takes on Anderson

What a shot! Anderson errs in length bowls it on the pads of Jadeja who helps it on his way and the ball sails over fine-leg for a maximum! IND- 218/7 

19:09 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Edged and Gone! Anderson strikes again

One brings two! Edged and caught, Shardul Thakur is gone for a duck and this time Joe Root takes the catch in slips. IND- 205/7 | Anderson continues to mesmerize. After a Test debut in 2003,he is still going strong and is now the 3rd highest wicket-taker in the history of Test cricket. 

Most wickets vs an opponent at home:
88 James Anderson vs Ind
86 Harbhajan Singh vs Aus
84 Stuart Broad vs Aus
79 Ian Botham vs Aus


18:58 (IST)06 Aug 2021
KL Rahul goes for 84!

What a knock but Anderson gets him & officially reached 620 test wickets.

Most wickets in Tests:

Muthiah Muralidaran - 800
Shane Warne - 708
James Anderson - 620*
Anil Kumble - 619

18:50 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Worrying signs for England slip catching

England slip catching has been abysmal for years, it’s a constant theme throughout all our test series. The difference between New Zealand’s slip catching vs England’s was evident. 76 percent catching success rate since January 2019 & it’s costing us massive moments in matches - points Alex on Twitter.

18:49 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Back for the 2nd session

Just into the second session... A thick edge into the air and Root has dropped KL Rahul at 78*. Since 2006 (when records began), there have been 95 drops off James Anderson's bowling in Test cricket.

18:05 (IST)06 Aug 2021
Lunch on Day 3: India lead by 8 runs

India have reached 191/5 in 66 overs. KL Rahul 77* and Jadeja 27* are in a good partnership worth 46 runs. Some excellent bowling and some brilliant batting.



Virat Kohli, James Anderson and Cheteshwar Pujara on Day 2. (Reuters)

Day 2 of the first Test sprang to life on either side of the lunch break. Rohit Sharma’s dismissal at the stroke of lunch left the door ajar for England. After the break, James Anderson did what James Anderson does – make life difficult for the best of batsmen.

Anderson bowled six overs in the morning, slipped out a couple of beauties, but Rohit and KL Rahul more or less blunted him, playing close to the body and playing late. Also, Anderson was about a foot short in terms of hitting the optimum English length. It changed post-lunch.

His length became fuller, he was making the ball to straighten after pitching and the zip was back. Cheteshwar Pujara shouldered arm and survived a leg-before decision against Ollie Robinson on DRS, but Anderson at the other end was relentless.

James AndersonEngland’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Virat Kohli on Day 2 on the 1st Test. (Reuters/Paul Childs) An inswinger pitched on the off stump and seamed away, taking the outside edge of Pujara’s bat to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. During his brief stay at the crease, India’s No.3 looked a tad edgy.

The lead-up to the battle royal had a big applause from a full house at Trent Bridge. Virat Kohli was walking out to bat. Anderson, his tail up, was waiting. The first round of the contest lasted just one delivery. The ball once again swung in before straightening. Kohli had to play the line, but the India captain stretched out a little to defend it.

Anderson set off for a high-octane celebration. Kohli walked back to the pavilion. “It’s always nice to get a world-class batsman out. (For me) it was just emotions coming out,” Anderson said after the day’s play. Two wickets on Thursday took his Test tally to 619, on a par with Anil Kumble. [READ MORE]

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