India vs England Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane Put India Ahead On Day 1

Updated: 19 August 2018 00:01 IST

Highlights India vs England: Skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane notched up a brilliant 159-run partnership for the fourth wicket helping India bounce back on Day 1 of the third Test.

India vs England Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1: Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane Put India Ahead On Day 1
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scored gritty half-centuries to pull India out of trouble. © Twitter

A brilliant 159-run fourth wicket stand between Virat Kohli (97) and Ajinkya Rahane (81) pulled India out of trouble as the visitors ended Day 1 of the third Test with 307 runs on the board for the loss of six wickets. All-rounder Hardik Pandya (18) got dismissed on the final ball of the day while debutant Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten at stumps. After winning the toss, England skipper Joe Root invited India to bat first on a surface that had plenty of grass on it. The new opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan (35) and KL Rahul (23) provided India with a solid 60-run opening partnership but Chris Woakes cleaned up the top order just before lunch.  With 82 for three on board, India were in trouble at lunch but the Indian skipper and his deputy showed brilliant discipline at the centre. The duo batted out the entire second session frustrating the England bowlers. In the final session, when things were looking pretty smooth for India, Rahane got out to Ben Stokes courtesy a blinder from Alastair Cook at first slip. Virat Kohli played a magnificent 97-run knock but got out trying to reach the three-figure mark quickly. For England, it was a hard day's work at office as premier bowler James Anderson and Stuart Broad failed to impress with the ball. Chris Woakes clinched three wickets while James Anderson, Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes managed a wicket each.(SCORECARD)

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Highlights of India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1, straight from Trent Bridge, Nottingham

22:59 IST: Thank you for joining us on our live coverage of the third Test between India and England.

Stumps Day 1 - India score 307 for the loss of 6 wickets. (Virat Kohli 97, Ajinkya Rahane 81, Chris Woakes 75-3)

22:57 IST: OUT! James Anderson finally gets his first wicket on the final ball of the day. Hardik Pandya is out caught behind handinga simple catch to Jos Buttler at second slip.

22:45 IST: Four and that's 300 up for India! Beautiful flick towards the on side to reach the 300-run mark. Hardik Pandya (18) and Rishabh Pant(18) are at the centre for India. IND 303-5 after 83.3 overs.

22:35 IST: Dropped! Short ball from Stuart Broad takes the glove of Hardik Pandya and balloons in the air. Keaton Jennings at gully drops a sitter. Broad is in sheer disbelief. IND 294-5 after 81.4 overs.

22:26 IST: New ball taken. James Anderson is back on the attack. IND 292-5 after 80 overs.

22:22 IST: 79 overs are up and the new ball will be available after the next over. Will England take it straight away?

22:15 IST: SIX! First of the match. Rishabh Pant opens his account with a colossal strike straight down the ground. Read the googly from Rashid to perfection. IND 285-5 after 77.2 overs.

22:09 IST: Debutant Rishabh Pant comes out at the centre.

22:08 IST: OUT! Adil Rashid strikes! Gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli! Unfortunate for the Indian skipper. Gets out on 97. Trying to go for a flashy drive, Virat edges the ball and Ben Stokes at first slip takes a neat catch.  IND 279-5 after 76 overs.

21:57 IST: Review from England. Neither the bowler (Adil Rashid) nor the wicket-keeper went up but Ben Stokes at first slip felt that there was an edge. Replay clearly shows that there was nothing. Hardik Pandya survives. England waste their review. IND 272-4 after 73.2 overs.

21:51 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya finishes Anderson over with a beautiful cover drive. Connected the ball right under his nose. Gorgeous shot. IND 268-4 after 72 overs.

21:42 IST: Two runs down the fine-leg boundary and Virat Kohli moves into the nineties. IND 264-4 after 71 overs.

21:31 IST: Four and 250 up for India! First boundary for Hardik Pandya. Brilliant timing on that one from the all-rounder. IND 253-4 after 68.4 overs.

21:21 IST: Hardik Pandya comes ahead of Rishabh Pant at number six spot.

21:21 IST: OUT! Alastair Cook takes a one-handed blinder at first slip. Rahane departs after scoring brilliant 81 runs. Stuart Broad finally gets the breakthrough for England. A 159-run fourth wicket stand between Virat and Rahane comes to an end. IND 241-4 after 67 overs.

21:15 IST: 150-run partnership comes up between Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kolhi. IND 232-3 after 65.5 overs.

21:14 IST: FOUR! Now Rahane flicks it fine towards the fine-leg boundary. Woakes strays down the leg side and Rahane does the rest. IND 226-3 after 65.2 overs.

21:08 IST: FOUR! After last-minute adjustments, Virat Kolhi pulls it very fine. Ball races down to the fine-leg boundary for four runs. IND 218-3 after 64.3 overs.

21:05 IST: Artificial lights are coming on now. Natural light is going down as the sky is getting a bit cloudy. IND 214-3 after 64 overs.

21:00 IST: Here's what the other England spinner is doing at the moment.

20:57 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Chris Woakes and Rahane slaps the ball over covers for a boundary. IND 210-3 after 61.3 overs.

20:53 IST: Beaten! Perfect length and a little bit of movement away. Terrific delivery from Stuart Broad. Virat had no clue about that one. IND 206-3 after 60.2 overs.

20:50 IST: FOUR! Anderson fails to scoop the ball in at boundary line. Easy runs for the Indian skipper. IND 205-3 after 59.5 overs.

20:46 IST: 200 up for India! Ajinkya Rahane cuts a wide ball from Stuart Broad to deep-point for a single bringing up 200 runs for India. Both the batsmen are looking solid now at the centre.  

20:44 IST: Dropped! That was hammered from Ajinkya Rahane and James Anderson puts it down at backward point. It was a difficult one but will go down as a dropped chance. Chris Woakes is in disbelief. IND 194-3 after 58 overs.

20:36 IST: FOUR! First ball of the third session and what a glorious drive from Rahane. Over-pitched delivery from Broad and Rahane wasted no time on that one. IND 193-3 after 56.1 overs.

20:35 IST: Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are at the centre to start the final session on Day 1 for India. Stuart Broad will start the proceedings for England.

Tea Break - India score 189 for the loss of three wickets. ( Virat Kohli 51* batting alongside Ajinkya Rahane 53* )

20:15 IST: That's Tea on Day 1. India finish on a strong not.

20:01 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.

19:52 IST: 50 for Ajinkya Rahane as well! Slashes through covers to reach the landmark. Brings up his 13th half-century in Test cricket. IND 181-3 after 51.1 overs.

19:45 IST: 50 up for the Indian skipper. Single through covers to reach the 50-run mark. 18th half-century for Virat in Test cricket. IND 175-3 after 49.1 overs.

19:37 IST: FOUR! Poor ball from Adil Rashid and Virat moves on to 47. Short and wide on the leg side and Virat pounces on to it, pulls it for four runs. IND 168-3 after 47.3 overs.

19:32 IST: Both Rahane (40) and Virat (41) are in the forties now and looking comfortable at the centre. There is bright sunshine on the ground and both the Indian batsmen are doing it with ease at the moment against Rashid and Anderson. IND 161-3 after 46 overs.

19:15 IST: 150 up for India and the last 50 runs have come in at a good pace as well. Virat Kohli batting on 34 along with Rahane on 37 runs. IND 151-3 after 41.4 overs.

19:08 IST: FOUR! Boundary to finish the first over from Rashid. Virat Kohli collects a couple of boundaries in the first over from the leggie. IND 140-3 after 40 overs.

19:07 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.

19:06 IST: So, Adil Rashid comes on to the attack for the first time in the match.  

19:00 IST: FOUR! Boundary to finish the 38th over. Full toss from Ben Stokes and it was too easy for the Indian skipper. Flicks through mid-wicket region for four runs. IND 130-3 after 38 overs.

18:51 IST: Both Virat Kohli (16) and Ajinkya Rahane (18) are looking comfortable now. The pitch seems to have eased out a bit. It's sunny at the moment and there is no movement in the air for bowlers. James Anderson is now back on the attack for the first time in the post-lunch session. IND 114-3 after 36 overs.

18:45 IST: FOUR! Gorgeous cover drive from Virat Kohli. Stand and deliver from the Indian skipper. Wide from Chris Woakes and Kolhi wasted no time on that one. IND 109-3 after 34.1 overs.

18:37 IST: 100 up for India! Virat takes an easy leg-by single. Both Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane trying to rebuild the Indian innings after fall of wickets in quick succession before lunch.

18:26 IST: FOUR! Pure timing! Gentle push down the ground from Rahane and the ball races through to the long-off boundary for four runs. A full length ball from Woakes and Rahane timed it to perfection. IND 94-3 after 30.2 overs.

18:20 IST: Another tidy over Chris Woakes comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Both Indian batsmen pretty watchful at the moment, leaving all the ball outside the off-stump. IND 86-3 after 29 overs.

18:14 IST: First runs for India in the post-lunch session. Virat Kohli taps the ball down to third vacant third man region for a couple of runs. IND 84-3 after 27.3 overs.

18:11 IST: Welcome back! Skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Aninkya Rahane are at the centre to start the post-lunch session for India. Chris Woakes will resume the proceedings for England. Two dot balls to finish the over.

Lunch Break - India 82 for the loss of three wickets after 26.4 overs.

17:31 IST: OUT! Horrendous shot from Cheteshwar Pujara. Short ball, Pujara goes for it and puts it straight into the hands of Adil Rashid at deep fine leg boundary. Umpires have called for Lunch break IND 82-3 after 26.4 overs.

17:24 IST: Review from England. Original decision is not out. Big stride from Virat Kohli saves him this time as the impact is outside the line. Stuart Broad is in displeasure. IND 82-2 after 25.1 overs.

17:23 IST: Another Chris Woakes over comes to an end. Both Pujara and Virat pretty watchful at the moment. IND 82-2 after 25 overs.

17:12 IST: FOUR! Classic cover drive from Cheteshwar Pujara. Leans on to the delivery from Woakes and times it to perfection. IND 72-2 after 22.3 overs.

17:04 IST: OUT! Review from India. Original decision is out. The umpire decision stays. Replay clearly shows that the ball was hitting leg stump. KL Rahul walks back as India lose both openers. Beautiful seeming delivery from Chris Woakes. IND 65-2 after 21 overs.

16:58 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Cheteshwar Pujara. Ben Stokes drifts on to the pads and Pujara flicks the ball through fine-leg boundary for four runs. IND 65-1 after 19.3 overs.

16:52 IST: OUT! Chris Woakes draws first blood. The ball was angled across and Dhawan (35) falls for it. Edged and a simple catch taken by Jos Buttler at second slip. IND 60-1 after 18.4 overs.

16:42 IST: FOUR and 50-run partnership comes up for India. Out-swinging ball from Chris Woakes and that was a glorious cover drive from KL Rahul. IND 51-0 after 16.1 overs.

16:40 IST: FOUR! Width from Ben Stokes and Dhawan yet again dispatches it through covers for four runs. IND 47-0 after 15.4 overs.

16:34 IST: Drinks break. IND 43-0 after 15 overs.

16:30 IST: One hour of the morning session has gone by and India have not lost any wicket yet. This is a brilliant start from both KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul is batting on 10 while Dhawan has moved on to the score of 30. IND 42-0 after 14 overs.

Fact - This is for the first time Indian openers have lasted 10 or more overs on the first morning of a Test outside Asia since Brisbane 2014

16:18 IST: FOUR! Dhawan is looking good now. Another bad ball from Stokes and Dhawan pounces on to it. Slaps it through extra-cover region for four runs. IND 39-0 after 11.2 overs.

16:09 IST: FOUR! Dhawan welcomes Stokes in style. Second ball of the over is short and wide from Stokes and Dhawan slaps it through cover region for a boundary. IND 31-0 after 9.2 overs.

16:07 IST: First bowling change for England. Ben Stokes replaces Stuart Broad. IND 26-0 after 9 overs.

16:03 IST: So, eight overs have gone by and this has been a really good start from the Indian openers. Both Dhawan and Rahul have been really cautious but have also punished the bad balls from the England seamers. Last over from Broad produced two boundaries. IND 25-0 after 8 overs.

15:51 IST: FOUR! Just a push from KL Rahul and the ball races through the point boundary for a four. Broad was just wide and Rahul pounced onto it. IND 16-0 after 5.1 overs.

15:47 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the morning for India. Onto the pads from Anderson and Dhawan flicks it through back-foot square leg for a boundary.  IND 8-0 after 4.3 overs.

15:45 IST: Beaten! Round the wicket tactic is working for Broad. The ball was angled in, pitches and the then straightens. Dhawan was drawn into the ball, gets beaten. IND 3-0 after 3.4 overs.

15:37 IST: First over from Stuart Broad is a maiden. There was some movement off the seam for Broad in the first over. IND 2-0 after 2 overs.

15:35 IST: Four slips for Stuart Broad as well. No gully at the moment. KL Rahul leaves the first ball comfortably.

15:34 IST: Dot ball to finish the first over from James Anderson. Two runs from it. Stuart Broad will share the new ball from the other end.  IND 2-0 after 1 over.

15:30 IST: Shikhar Dhawan and India are off the mark with a couple of runs. Anderson drifts on to the pads and Dhawan flicks to square-leg for two runs. IND 2-0 after 0.2 overs.

15:28 IST: So, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul are at the centre to open for India. Yet another change in the opening slot for the visitors. James Anderson will start the proceedings for England.

15:20 IST: Just 10 minutes to go for the first ball.

15:04 IST: England have also made one change in their team. Playing XI - Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

15:04 IST: Three changes in the playing XI for India. Team - KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah.

15:01 IST: England skipper Joe Root wins the toss and opts to field first.

14:55 IST: A lot of fresh grass on the pitch along with a tinge of brown and dry grass. On Days 1,2 and 3, the seamers will enjoy but spin will come into play later on. A pitch like this will suit India and help them take 20 wickets.

14:45 IST: Here's a look at the pitch on Day 1. What would you do?

14:40 IST: What a moment! Rishabh Pant makes his Test debut for India.

14:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Day 1 of the third Test at Trent Bridge.

All-rounder Chris Woakes cleaned up the top order as India ended the morning session on Day 1 of the third Test with 82 for three on the scoreboard. Cheteshwar Pujara was the final wicket of the session, who got out after playing a horrible shot in the final over just before lunch. After winning the toss, England skipper Joe Root invited India to bat first on a pitch that had plenty of fresh grass on it. The new opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul provided India with a solid start. Both the openers negotiated the new ball pretty well, frustrating the England pacers. Throughout the most part of the morning session there were plenty of plays and misses but both Indian openers kept their wickets intact. With just about forty minutes to go into lunch, Dhawan was caught fishing outside his off-stump as edged a Chris Woakes delivery to give England their first breakthrough. KL Rahul followed Dhawan soon as he was caught right in front of the stumps. Post the quick dismissals, skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the Indian ship. In the final over before lunch Pujara played a ridiculous shot handling Woakes and England their third wicket.

India will be hungry to keep themselves alive in the five-match Test series against hosts England when they square-off in the third Test at the Trent Bridge. After losing the first two matches, India face a must-win situation. India gave a very good fight before losing the first Test by 31 runs in Birmingham. In the second Test, they were outplayed by an innings and 159 runs at Lord's, succumbing within three days. The Indian team management's major responsibility on Saturday would be to find a perfect team combination as players are going through fitness and out of form issues. India's playing eleven is likely to witness few changes with Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant all set to make his Test debut replacing Dinesh Karthik, who has failed miserably so far in the tour, with scores of 0, 20, 1 and 0 in his four innings. Meanwhile, media reports suggest skipper Kohli has more or less recovered from his back problem and is expected to lead his side once again. Also, if opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan returns on Saturday, either Lokesh Rahul or Murali Vijay will be axed from the playing eleven.

Coming to the bowling department, with pacer Jasprit Bumrah having fully recovered from a finger injury and coach Ravi Shastri admitting his side should have dropped chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav at Lord's, the Gujarat right-armer is likely find a place in the team. And with the forecast being a cloudy first four days, it seems difficult for Kuldeep to make a cut because of the seam-friendly condition.

However, with Umesh Yadav, who was dropped at Lord's Test for Kuldeep, the skipper would have to make a choice between him and Bumrah. Pacers Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, along with off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin are guaranteed to feature in the bowling department.

On the other hand, England captain Joe Root on Friday confirmed that all-rounder Ben Stokes will return to the side replacing young seamer Sam Curran.

However, with the pitch condition different from the last time and conditions too, the visitors' first task will be to find a balanced team combination in a do-or-die situation. Play fantasy league and win cash daily 

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The conditions did favour the home team this morning and their pacers took no time in picking up the remaining wickets. The score is still a good one and the conditions are still overcast. It is going to be a testing period for the English openers and they would hope to get through this safely. India, on the other hand, will try their best to get some quick wickets before Lunch. Stay tuned.


The England bowling had contrasting stories. They were brilliant when the conditions overhead were cloudy, the first session of Day 1 was an example as Chris Woakes managed to take three quick wickets. However, as the sun came out, the swing was not visible and the bowlers could not produce the same magic. Adil Rashid was expected to deliver but he was not up to the mark, although he bagged the prized scalp of Virat Kohli.


India though will still be happy with their overall batting performance. First, it was Dhawan and Rahul who got them off to a solid start but then three quick wickets had put them on the back foot. Post that, Virat Kohli along with the vice-captain, Ajinkya Rahane, who was in desperate need of runs, came to the fore. The pair added 159 which set the foundation for a big first innings total. The lower order added handy runs but failed to take the total past the 350-run mark.


Boom, boom, boom, that is how England have gone about their business this morning. 22 runs, that's all India have managed to add to their overnight total. Once again it is the duo of Broad and Anderson who have made use of the bowling-friendly conditions and bundled out the remaining wickets in no time.


James Anderson to Jasprit Bumrah

OUT! Bowled 'em! It's all over for India. England have wrapped up the Indian innings earlier than they would have expected. Anderson fires this outswinger on a length and attacking the stumps. Bumrah tries to block it from the crease. But the slight away movement beats the outside edge of his bat and the ball shatters the stumps. INDIA ALL OUT FOR 329!


Jasprit Bumrah is the next batsman in.


James Anderson to Mohammed Shami

OUT! And the aggressive tactics have not worked for Shami here. Anderson keeps it on a length on middle and off. Shaping away after landing. Shami, as he tried earlier in the over, goes for a wild swing. The ball moves away slightly on hitting the deck and he gets a top edge. The ball flies high in the air and Stuart Broad at mid on takes the skier safely.


James Anderson to Mohammed Shami

Full and attacking the stumps, Shami defends well off the front foot.


James Anderson to Mohammed Shami

Better from Shami. Anderson keeps it on a length around the off stump. Shami gets behind the line of the ball and blocks it out.


James Anderson to Mohammed Shami

Shami swinging with all his might here. Anderson keeps it full just outside off, there is good away shape to the ball. Shami gives it a big swing and misses the ball completely. Is this India's tactics to go after the bowling?

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