Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant held the fort after early bother on Day 3 of the ongoing fifth Test in opposition to England at Edgbaston in Birmingham. After bundling out the hosts for 284, the vacationers but once more had a horrible begin as they misplaced two wickets for simply 43 in 17.3 overs.
Then, Virat Kohli and Pujara stabilised the innings by forming a vital partnership for the third wicket. The pair added 32 runs with out-of-form Kohli wanting optimistic to cruise via. Nonetheless, his unhealthy patch continued as a ripper from Ben Stokes within the thirtieth over removed Kohli for 20.
Earlier than England may capitalise additional, Pujara (50 no) and Pant (30 no) partnered for one more important stand and took previous the lead past 250 runs. The duo added an unbeaten stand of fifty runs for the fourth wicket to place India on high at stumps on Day 3. Pujara bought to his comeback half-century within the last over of the day as India are 257 runs forward.
Earlier, Jonny Bairstow bailed out England via his scintillating century. The correct-handed batter, who bought indulged in a heated change with former skipper Kohli, went on to smash Indian bowlers to place them underneath strain.
Bairstow reached the triple determine mark off simply 119 deliveries, which was his fifth hundred of the 12 months. His splendid knock consisted of 14 boundaries and two sixes. Bairstow’s innings got here to an finish after Mohammed Shami dismissed him for 106. Using on Bairstow’s hundred, the hosts posted 284 on the board of their first innings.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
See you tomorrow for Day 4 motion.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2022
220+ runs forward. Pujara s confronted 106 balls in the intervening time. As a lot because the discuss is of thrilling batters in take a look at cricket atm,the worth of an innings like this should not be underrated! #INDvENG
— Abhinav Mukund (@mukundabhinav) July 3, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 3, 2022
Jonny Bairstow’s Strike Price earlier than Kohli’s Sledging -: 21
Submit Sledging – 150
Pujara ki tarah khel rahe thhey, Kohli ne Pant banwa diya bewajah sledge karke #IndvsEng
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 3, 2022
In final 5 years, it’s fifteenth time India quick bowlers have taken all 10 wickets in a Check innings. Within the earlier 85 years of India’s Check historical past, this occurred solely 13 occasions. #EngvInd
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 3, 2022
The IND-ENG assessments during the last 12-15 months (together with elements of the collection in India), have been hard-fought.
However most of the time IND have discovered a approach out of difficult conditions.
One of many key causes is the Pant-spearheaded lower-middle-order.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) July 3, 2022
🇮🇳🏏 IMPRESSIVE BATTING! Due to Pujara’s regular knock, the lead goes previous 2️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ on the finish of day three.
🙌 Let’s set an enormous goal, lads!
— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) July 3, 2022
STUMPS, DAY 3: #TeamIndia are in command at Edgbaston, with Pujara main the best way with a half-century. 👏
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) July 3, 2022
Fifty by Cheteshwar Pujara – opened the innings on this Check and placed on a resilient present within the 2nd innings. This deserves appreciation, effectively performed Pujara! pic.twitter.com/bpb9Q8sQbg
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 3, 2022
Cheteshwar Pujara returns with a half-century. Sensible 50 👏
— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) July 3, 2022