Mohammed Shami starred for India in the second session picking up two wickets but could not find support from the other end. Ashwin traps him right in front of the stumps. Ashwin on A brilliant catch by Rahul at leg slip and Ashwin gets his second wicket of the morning. Took them just 10 balls to wrap up the last wicket. India need another 94 runs to win the first Test. Trapped in front of the stumps.
There are now two of India's best performers so far in this Test match in the middle - Ashwin and Kohli. Source: Reuters India vs England 1st Test Day 1 Highlights:. Vicious outswingers, one after another, and Tendulkar kept stretching forward, covering for the swing and driving through off. And how dare we not come back? Flicks through deep mid wicket for four. The plan is very obvious. Chasing a tricky target against the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Sam Curran, India lost Murali Vijay for 6 runs.
Inside edge and the ball races to the fine-leg boundary for four. This time Virat latches on to it at third slip. First wicket for India on Day 3. Hits it for four through vacant cover region. Ishant jams the 3 rd delivery into the ground and Jennings holds onto the ball at slips. First ball after tea and the ball flies past the second slip for four.
Two wickets have charged him up. Original decision stays as the ball just clips the top of his off-stump. Batsman leaves the 2 nd delivery for the wicket-keeper. Angling in and late movement away. Mainstream for him these days. Two-match-old Curran, slammed his maiden Test fifty helping England reach a respectable total of 180.
Broad walks back after scoring just 1 run. Ends the crucial 48-run stand between Rashid and Curran. This pitch hasn't changed much from what it was on Day 2 of the Test. Lead by 52 runs in the second innings. Post the setback, Root 31 and Keaton Jennings 38 built on, playing the bowlers, especially Ashwin with caution.
Chasing a wide delivery from Stuart Broad, Shikhar Dhawan 13 hands a simple catch to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. Covers have been on throughout the morning even though it has been light rainfall with dark clouds hovering over Sydney Cricket Ground. They didn't get to the psychological 300-run mark but now have work to do with the ball. Bairstow departs after scoring 28 runs. Batsman gets a thick inside edge of the 4 th delivery and he runs a single.
Just went inches over the stumps. Ajankya Rahane 2 found himself unlucky as he was dismissed after wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow took a sharp low catch. The left-handed batsman in the English line-up looked easy fodder for him as the wicket started taking a lot more turn this morning. Jonny Bairstow gaining confidence now. It could have gotten worse, as Bairstow's 28 first shot also landed close to Rahul's hand. But the introduction of Curran turned the tide in England's favour. The big stride by Karthik apparently saved him.
The home team were 6 for no loss in their second innings. First ball is right on the money. Coming into today, it was going to be a stiff challenge and we knew that if we stayed calm throughout, we would give ourselves the best chance to win. Kohli going across but the ball comes back in to wrap him on the pads. The partnership between Sam Curran 30 and Adil Rashid 15 has moved on to 44 runs and are looking dangerous. Just two runs from it.