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India in control over England in third test

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
India’s Shikhar Dhawan (right) plays a shot during the second day of the third Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England, yesterday.


India tightened their grip on the third Test yesterday by taking 10 England wickets in one session before reaching 124-2 by the close to hold a formidable lead of 292 runs after two days.

After losing four wickets for six runs to be dismissed for 329 just one hour into Day 2, India then bowled out England for 161. All the wickets fell in the second session, with England collapsing from 54-0 to 128-9 as Hardik Pandya took 5-28.

Shikhar Dhawan (44) and Lokesh Rahul (36) put on 60 for the first wicket of India's second innings before both departed.

Cheteshwar Pujara (33) and captain Virat Kohli (8) were in the middle at stumps, with India the favourites to win and to reduce the deficit to 2-1 in the five-match series.

A total of 16 wickets fell in the day.