India Lose the plot on the first day of the third test

As the India vs England 2021 third test is underway, the Indian team does not look comfortable. The first day started off well for them as they won the toss. They elected to bat, and then the matters went downhill for them. They did not get off to a great start on the first day with the loss of star batter Rishabh Pant straight after lunch.

In the first session, the team lost key wickets of skipper Virat Kohli, along with KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. With Rohit Sharma. scoring 18 runs of 100 balls, he needs a support on the other end to move the team to a respectable score. Since the batsmen were not able to produce the result, at the time of writing this piece (7.00 p.m. IST, 25th April), they stood at 68 for three wickets. With Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah on the crease, if India reach 100 runs, it will be a miracle.

James Anderson with three wickets impressed the audiences and his team mates, giving his team the hope of still winning the series. India, who were lauded in Lords, are facing a home team looking to avenge their losses. The host team is bowling and fielding well, and are in no mood to give runs. 

Kohli’s Eleven are looking to repeat their Lord’s feat, which seems a difficult task given the low score. Captain Joe Root, on the other hand, will look to share India’s confidence and not let them win the series so easily. 

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  1. https://sports.ndtv.com/england-vs-india-2021/eng-vs-ind-england-vs-india-3rd-test-match-day-1-live-cricket-updates-2518226
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