England was in a deep hole at 103-5 and trailing India by 352 runs after two days of the second cricket test on Friday.
England was reduced to 80-5 in the last session, as it came under severe pressure from the India spinners. Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow halted the rout over the last 15 overs to stumps, finishing unbeaten on 12 each. (BLOG )
India took four wickets in the session.
Opener Haseeb Hameed and Joe Root resumed post-tea, and were untroubled in adding 47 runs for the second wicket until Hameed was run out on 13 after Root refused a second run. (SCOREBOARD )
Ben Duckett added 21 runs with Root until Duckett was bowled for 5 by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Root completed his 24th test half-century off 91 balls, including six fours, but gave Ashwin a second wicket going for an expansive drive and being caught in the deep.
Ashwin had 2-20 off 13 overs.
Moeen Ali was trapped for 1 by debutant Jayant Yadav via a successful video review after umpire Kumar Dharmasena turned down his appeal.
Yadav was unlucky not to dismiss Stokes on 3 when the ball hit the stumps but the bail didn’t come off.
Stokes and Bairstow took England past 100. Their budding partnership was worth 23 runs.