India ve England: Hardik Pandya leaves England reeling in Trent Bridge Test

  • India ve England: Hardik Pandya leaves England reeling in Trent Bridge Test

India ve England: Hardik Pandya leaves England reeling in Trent Bridge Test

Hardik Pandya took his maiden five-wicket haul as India moved in a commanding position in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

All-rounder Pandya took five wickets for 28 runs in six overs, including four for eight in 11 balls, as he revelled in the swing-friendly conditions.

The partnership of 54 between Cook and Keaton Jennings was England's highest for the first wicket in 13 Test innings in 2018.

India, who made 329 in their first innings before being all out 40 minutes into the rain-hit morning session, were 124/2 in their second innings at stumps on Day 2, a potentially match-winning lead of 292 runs.

NOTTINGHAM: Hardik Pandya took five wickets and debutant wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant claimed five catches before India´s batsmen piled on the agony for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

The good work of Rahul and Dhawan was taken forward by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane.

Ishant Sharma gets the first wicket of the innings and Cook departs on 29.

Pandya then had Bairstow caught at second slip with a full ball that shaped away, and Woakes caught behind in the same over, off a bouncer.

This was the second time this year that England had lost all 10 wickets inside a session of Test cricket following an embarrassing 58 all out against New Zealand in Auckland in March.

Pant completed his third catch soon after, as Ishant had Pope edging behind to leave England at 75/3. Dhawan and Pujara have been absolutely dominant since Rahul's dismissal, and England looking completely out of sorts at the moment.

Pandya came on after drinks and struck with his very first ball, drawing an edge from Root. Resuming at 307 for six, the remaining four Indian batsmen could add just 22 runs in 7.5 overs before English bowlers wrapped up the innings. Coming to the 3rd Test, Kohli and Shastri will aim to get team combination right with the most awaited change likely to be the inclusion of 20-year-old Rishabh Pant, who might replace Dinesh Karthik, who is in bad form. The Indian captain missed out on a well-deserved by a whisker as his 97 came off 152 balls while Rahane also looked good for a three figure before Alastair Cook's reflex catch brought about his downfall at 81. It has left the visitors in a great position to push for victory and being their revival in the five-match series.