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India vs England, 3rd Test: Hosts hold upper hand as England fall apart

Jonny Bairstow's composed 89 helped England survive some atrocious top order shot-making and reach 268/8 at close of play on Day 1.

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India bowled with a lot of perseverance to restrict England to 268 for 8 despite a defiant 89 from Jonny Bairstow on Day 1. Indian bowlers maintained a disciplined line and length to face resistance from Bairstow, who forged couple of important partnerships — 57 for the fifth wicket with Ben Stokes and 69 for the sixth wicket with Jos Buttler. (Source: Reuters)

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During a frenetic morning, Alastair Cook and Joe Root gifted their wickets to India, as to leave England 92 for 4. Cook, who was an incident-filled stay as he was twice offered lives, got out to R Ashwin as comeback man, Parthiv Patel caught it comfortably. (Source: AP)

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Ben Stokes, who got involved into a verbal spat with Virat Kohli during England’s first innings, had scored 29 and had smashed five fours, before his stay in the middle was stopped by Ravindra Jadeja with Patel producing quick glovework behind the stumps. (Source: AP)

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Jos Buttler, who is in England's squad for Ben Duckett, fell for 43 after his contribution of 69 with Jonny Bairstow. When Buttler trotted out to chip Ravindra Jadeja to Virat Kohli at extra cover in yet another soft dismissal. (Source: PTI)

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Umesh Yadav (2/58 in 16 overs), who drew first blood when he got Haseeb Hameed caught for nine at gully with a delivery that kicked up off a length, delivered a beauty with the second new ball to get rid of Chris Woakes. Woakes, who provided little support to Jonny Bairstow, scored 25 off 70 balls with three fours. (Source: Reuters)

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After tea, Ravindra Jadeja ended the 69-run stand for the sixth wicket between Bairstow and Jos Buttler (43). Jadeja, who was named as the Man of the Match at Mohali against South Africa in 2015, returned with two wickets on Day 1 of 3rd Test. (Source: AP)

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Another Indian bowler who finished with two wickets, Jayant Yadav. Jayant, who was introduced in the 14th over, responded by dismissing Joe Root for 15 in his second over. (Source: Reuters)