James Anderson finally gets his first wicket in the third test. Balls an outswinger and Pandya edges it and Buttler makes no mistake. Pandya OUT on 18 off 58 balls. So that calls for stumps and India makes a good total of 307 for the first time in the Pataudi Trophy 2018. 

Both Hardik Pandya and the test debutant Rishabh Pant have taken on the field after the departure of Kohli and Rahane. Pant opened his innings with a fantastic SIX! As of now, India look in total control as both Pant and Pandya are hitting FOURS occasionally. 

Now that's the man England wanted! Adil Rashid tosses it up and Virat flicks it away attempting a cover-drive. But gets the outside edge and hands it over to Ben Stokes at the first slip. Kohli kicking himself and gets OUT on 97. 

England's Stuart Broad finally gets the breakthrough with the wicket of India's vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane who departs on 81. Rahane edges it and Cook extends his left hand. A stunning catch indeed! Rahane OUT on 81 off 131 balls. Hardik Pandya the new man in for India! Virat Kohli still around!

Both Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli have gone into the attacking mode. The captain and vice-captain have displayed nerves of steel against the fiery bowling of Stuart Broad, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, James Anderson. Joe Root and company really need to figure out a way to break this partnership which has contributed more than 130 runs. Rahane is on 67 & Kohli on 60. 

So as India head to tea on Day 1, both Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have contributed with 107 runs.  This is for the first time in the series that the Indians have not lost a single wicket in a session. Both the captain and vice-captain have challenged the England bowlers  and even got half-centuries. Does Joe Root and company have a plan B for the Indians? Stay with us, as we come back in 20 minutes.

With that amazing shot FOUR towards point, Ajinkya Rahane gets his 50. The vice-captain gets his 13th test 50. Happy faces in the dressing room. The scenario today is much better than the previous two Tests. India looks in total control and the two are batting beautifully. 

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have displayed immense grit post lunch. With that one run, Kohli gets his half-century. The Indian captain's 18th Test 50 came from 74 balls hitting 6 fours. Anjinkya Rahane too is inching toward his 50. So far the second session is dominated by the Indians. It's getting more and more difficult for England to break this partnership. 

Even someone Harsha Bhogle can't stop praising Kohli and Rahane. Check out his tweet.

After Chesteshwar Pujara's departure, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane handle the reins of India. Kohli and Rahane have jointly brought in 64 runs for the wobbly side. Both Rahane and the Indian captain are inching towards their 50s. 

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After losing a couple of Test Matches in Lords and Edgbaston, India is all set to take on England once again at Trent Bridge. As per the pictures coming in, it’s a bright day at Nottingham so the fans can enjoy a full game of 90 overs. India lost the first test match in Edgbaston by 31 runs and the one at Lord’s was quite a humiliating one. England thrashed India by an inning and 159 runs. The third test could be the decider for India as this could be the last chance for the guests to get back to winning ways.

The biggest headache for Virat Kohli to sort out the top order woes and he will have to juggle a bit with his batting options. However, Rishabh Pant could make a debut today considering the fact that KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shikhar Dhawan have disappointed the skipper. Here’s a small trivia about Pant. Rishabh Pant becomes the 291st player in history to represent India in Test cricket.

For England, Ben Stokes makes a comeback in place of Sam Curran. "As a team, we've just got to make sure we have five days of good solid cricket. We've got a huge opportunity in front of us, but ultimately - as we have so far - we've got to start well first morning, and then try to carry that forward,” said Joe Root.


England (From): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, James Porter

India (From): Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Shikhar Dhawan, Karun Nair, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Rishabh Pant