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India vs England, 3rd Test Day 1 at Trent Bridge, highlights - as it happened: Kohli, Rahane propel visitors on action-packed day

India were 307 for six after losing the toss at stumps on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

By HT Correspondent | Aug 18, 2018 23:29 IST
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India were 307 for six after losing the toss at stumps on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. James Anderson took his 100th Test wicket against India when he had Hardik Pandya (18) caught at second slip by Jos Buttler off what became the last ball of the day. Test debutant Rishabh Pant was 22 not out, with Chris Woakes taking three for 75 in 20 overs. India had been in trouble at 82 for three on the stroke of lunch before a stand of 159 between Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (81) revived their fortunes.

India vs England Day 1 as it happened -

23:22 hrs IST

Signing off

That’s it from our side, thank you so much for joining us. Do join us again tomorrow for Day 2 of the third Test between England and India. Until then, goodnight and goodbye!

23:13 hrs IST

Day 2 in the balance

England will look for early wickets tomorrow in a bid to wrap up India’s first innings quickly. However, a good partnership for Pant and Ashwin (who will most likely come out to bat tomorrow) could well put India in a better position. One thing’s for sure, we are in for an exciting day tomorrow.

23:01 hrs IST

Anderson strikes at the end

It just had to be him. Anderson gets Pandya caught by Jos Buttler at second slip and that’s the end of the day. India are 307/6 at stumps.

22:55 hrs IST

Pandya, Pant on the offensive

Both Pandya and Pant are looking solid and even getting the occasional boundary. England will be desperate to break this partnership before the day ends. India are 307/5 after 86 overs.

22:38 hrs IST

Late drama

England do in fact take the new ball and they have a chance to get Pandya out but Jennings drops a decent chance in the slips. He looked quite sheepish after the ball went down, did Jennings. Still, India hang in for now. They are 294/5 after 82 overs.

22:25 hrs IST

India near 300

Both Pant and Pandya have played sensible cricket thus far. India are 292/5 with 80 overs played and the new ball is now due. Will be interesting to see if England take it now.

22:18 hrs IST

Pant steady

Rishabh Pant, making his Test debut, shows no fear and charges down the track to smash Adil Rashid for the first six of the day. Him and Pandya are now key. India are 288/5 in 78 overs.

22:09 hrs IST

Kohli goes

OUT! Adil Rashid gets the dangerous Virat Kohlii out and England are ecstatic. This could prove to be a game-changing wicket. Kohli falls three short of his century, India are now 279/5.

22:05 hrs IST

England desperate

Skipper Root brings on Adil Rashid and the hosts - weirdly - review when it’s clear there’s no edge and lose their second review. They are obviously eager for wickets now. India are 277/4 after 75 overs.

21:56 hrs IST

Pandya holds fort

England make a bowling change, bringing Ben Stokes back into the attack. Neither him nor Anderson can break through the defence of either Kohli or Pandya though. India are 272/4 after 73 overs.

21:47 hrs IST

Kohli in 90s

Virat Kohli is looking in dominant touch and England aren’t helping themselves. After Kohli smacks Broad for four on the first ball of the over, Broad then loses his line big time and gives away free runs. Not a good look for the hosts, this. India are 264/4 after 71 overs.

21:37 hrs IST

Pandya, Kohli steady

Kohli and new man Pandya have looked steady for now. The key for the two of them would be to bat through the day. India are after 70 overs.

21:31 hrs IST

Pandya at the crease

Whether from internet trolls or cricketing greats, Hardik Pandya has been under a lot of fire recently. Today’s as good a day as any to silence a few of his doubters.

21:24 hrs IST

Rahane departs

OUT! Stuart Broad breaks the partnership, removing Ajinkya Rahane. He goes for 81. India are 241/4 after 67 overs. This is a big blow for India.

21:21 hrs IST

Stat attack

This is the first 150+ stand for India in England in a whopping 16 years - 16 Tests have been played in that time. The last time this happened? Leeds in 2002 - 170 by Bangar & Dravid, 150 by Dravid & Tendulkar and 249 by Tendulkar & Ganguly. Amazingly, they all happened in the same innings.

21:18 hrs IST

Kohli, Rahane bring up 150-run partnership

Kohli and Rahane are really turning up the heat here. Both are in the 70s now and they take apart poor Chris Woakes, hammering his over for an astonishing 17 runs. The hosts are 236/3 after 66 overs.

21: 05 hrs IST

England need to break partnership

Kohli and Rahane have looked really good in the middle, despite some of the balls doing a bit off the wicket. Luckily for both the batsmen, they haven’t had their number on the good balls. This partnership will go a long way in deciding India’s fate in this game. The score reads 214/3 as the partnership stands at 132 at the moment.

20:58 hrs IST

Kohli & Rahane look to dominate

Having played the waiting game in the post-lunch session, both Kohli and Rahane are now looking to take advantage of the bad balls as this has been a very good phase of batting by the two experienced Indian batsmen. They need to ideally stay at the crease till stumps to put the visitors in the driver’s seat. The score reads 210/3 after 62 overs with Kohli on 58 and Rahane on 67.

20:49 hrs IST

3000 Test runs for Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane gets to 3000 Test runs with a streaky boundary off Broad. It took the batsman 81 innings to reach the milestone. He has had a torrid time in this series and will look to make the most of this opportunity and score a much-deserved 100 here. Kohli is giving him company as the two have taken India to a position of strength in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

20: 42 hrs IST

Rahane gets a life

That was a screamer of an effort from Anderson, but he fails to latch onto the full-blooded cut from Rahane’s bat as the India deputy gets a life on 57. Anderson at backward point gave it his all, but the ball just did not stick on. Rahane will now look to make most of the chance. The score reads 194/3

20:35 hrs IST

Indian batsmen look to hold fort

Kohli and Rahane are back after the short tea break and are looking to carry on from where they left in the post-lunch session. The wicket has slowed down considerably and that could be due to the amount of cricket that has been played here through the English summer. Kohli and Rahane will look to make the English bowlers grind further as they look in complete control of the situation. The score reads 193/3

20:15 hrs IST

Kohli & Rahane play out second session

107 runs without losing a wicket with both skipper Kohli and deputy Rahane bringing up their respective fifties. This session definitely belonged to the visitors with the English bowlers failing to pile pressure after Woakes dominated the show in the first session. The score reads 189/3 as the players head for the tea break.

20:01 hrs IST

100-run partnership for Kohli & Rahane

Coming in with the score at a precarious 82/3 and the match titled in England’s favour, skipper Kohli and deputy Rahane have done a brilliant job to get the Indians right back into this game. They now need to ensure that they do not lose another wicket before going into the tea break. The score reads 182/3 as we head closer to the tea break.

19:52 hrs IST

Rahane brings up 13th fifty

Having looked focused and decisive in his footwork, Rahane brings up his first fifty of the series and the 13th of his Test career as skipper Kohli applauds from the other end. A quality partnership this one and could go a long way in deciding the outcome of this game. The score reads 181/3 as the visitors look to make this count and make the session India’s.

19:45 hrs IST

Kohli hits fifty no.18

India skipper Virat Kohli has looked to stay positive and brings up his 18th half century. After India lost three wickets in the first session and lost the plot somewhat, Kohli took it upon himself to lead from the front in the post lunch session. The score reads 176/3.

19: 32 hrs IST

English bowlers looking ordinary

Kohli and Rahane have dominated proceedings here and have been looking to stay positive. This has put the pressure right back on the England bowlers. Adil Rashid failing to pitch it in the right areas has made it all the more difficult for the English attack to maintain pressure. The score reads 162/3 after 47 overs.

19:22 hrs IST

Root turns to Adil Rashid

England is looking at Adil Rashid to pick a wicket and break this partnership between Kohli and Rahane, but the two have looked very good against the leg-spinner. The bowler has given away 18 runs from his 3 overs as both Kohli and Rahane have looked to take the attack to the bowler.

19:12 hrs IST

Solid show from Kohli & Rahane

After England took the first session, the Indian batsmen have come back strongly in the post-lunch session. The first hour after the lunch break definitely belongs to the Indian duo of Kohli and Rahane as they have looked good and waited for the bad ball. The English bowlers have tried their best to make further inroads, but a lot of determination from the Indian batsmen as the score reads 146/3 after 41 overs.

19:00 hrs IST

Rahane showing signs of returning to form

While Virat Kohli has looked good in almost every innings this series, Rahane is finally showing signs of adapting to the conditions and making it count. He is batting on 27 and has in fact outscored Kohli. A lot of positive intent from the vice-captain as the English bowlers keeping bowling a good line and length.

18:50 hrs IST

Kohli looking to dig in

Even though skipper Kohli is yet to cross the 20-run mark, the batsman has looked to dig in and curb his aggressive instinct to an extent. He has played a few quality drives, but Kohli has been more than happy to leave the balls outside the off-stump. Rahane too has been looking good and positive in his footwork.

18:40 hrs IST

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18:25 hrs IST

Kohli and Rahane look to grind

With the English bowlers bowling a nagging line outside the off-stump, the Indian batting duo of Kohli and Rahane are looking to grind it out and steady the ship. India needs these two experienced batsmen to click in the middle and build a solid partnership to get the visitors back into the game. The score reads 90/3 after 30 overs.

18:10 hrs IST

Rahane joins Kohli at the crease

The players are back after the lunch break with the score reading 82/3. Deputy Ajinkya Rahane has joined skipper Virat Kohli in the middle. These two will have to play out the first hour after the lunch interval to ensure that the visitors can claw back into the game. Very important knock for Rahane on the personal front as well as he has failed to rise to the challenge in this series.

17:30 hrs IST

Woakes sends back Pujara

Chris Woakes gets his third here as Pujara pulls that straight to Adil Rashid at long leg. Pujara goes for 14 as the umpires call for lunch. This is definitely England’s session as they finish with 82/3 at lunch on the first day of the third Test. Kohli is unbeaten on 4 as the players walk into the pavilion.

17:12 hrs IST

Kohli joins Pujara in the middle

With Woakes picking two quick wickets after the drinks break, India skipper Virat Kohli has joined Cheteshwar Pujara in the middle and the two of them must ensure that they bat India into lunch without losing any more wickets here. The England bowlers will be hoping to pick at least one more wicket before the lunch interval to undo the good show from the Indian openers.

17:02 hrs IST

Woakes traps Rahul plumb

KL Rahul is hit plumb in front and that is the worst review taken by Pujara. There was no way that was missing the stumps. In fact, Rahul was walking back when Pujara got him to review the decision. Woakes and the English players celebrate as the score reads 65/2 after 21 overs with Rahul gone for 23.

16:52 hrs IST

Woakes gets Dhawan

Here is the first one of the morning as Woakes bowls it in the right area outside the off-stump and Dhawan edges it to Buttler at second slip. All the hardwork undone as Dhawan goes for 35 off 65 balls. The England players are celebrating as the opener was looking in fine form. The score reads 60/1 after 18.4 overs.

16:42 hrs IST

Dhawan & Rahul bring up 50-run partnership

Looking to make most of the start here as Rahul hits the most classy drive of the morning to the cover boundary as the 50-run partnership is up. The duo of Dhawan and Rahul looking good in the middle and the slowness of the wicket is helping the Indian batsmen. 35 from Dhawan’s bat and 14 from Rahul’s bat. This is the start the Indian skipper would have hoped for after losing the toss.

16:32 hrs IST

Indian openers play out first hour

Good job from Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul to play out the first hour of the Test match without taking any risk as such. Just one hard flash from Dhawan that went over the slip cordon. But apart from that, both the batsmen have looked to apply themselves and not play any untoward shot. The scoreboard reads 43/0 after 15 overs. Dhawan is batting on 31 and Rahul on 10.

16:20 hrs IST

English bowlers a bit off line

In conditions suited for fast bowling, the English bowlers have been not only bowling a bit too short, but have also been pitching it in the sixth or seventh wicket line and that has allowed the Indian openers to wait for the bad balls and put them away. The score reads 41/0 after 12 overs with Dhawan on 29 and Rahul on 10.

16:10 hrs IST

Dhawan & Rahul Show Determination

Finally the Indian openers are looking to play how batsmen should approach the first session of a Test match in bowler-friendly conditions like in England. The first 40 minutes have been played out by Dhawan and Rahul with the former looking more confident of the two batsmen. Rahul seems more happy to pick the singles and rotate the strike. The score reads 34/0 after 10 overs.

16:02 hrs IST

Dhawan looking confident

Having spent some quality time in the middle, Dhawan is now looking to score runs and dealing in a couple of boundaries in the 8th over off Broad. The length from the bowler looks a tad bit short, even though the ball is swinging quite a bit. Dhawan has been strong off his legs and the score reads 25/0 after 8 overs.

15:51 hrs IST

Dhawan & Rahul keep scoreboard moving

After looking to play steadily for the first four overs, the Indian batsmen are now slowly looking to open up. While Dhawan gets one on the legs and dispatches it to the boundary, the next one is a flash over the slip cordon off Anderson’s bowling. Rahul too shows good technique as he drives Broad to the cover point boundary. The score reads 17/0 after 6 overs.

15:43 hrs IST

Indian openers showing intent

Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul look happy to play the waiting game. The first session is always crucial and it becomes all the more crucial when the conditions are helping the bowlers. A new duke ball and clouds in the sky. It could not have been a better situation for the English bowlers. The score reads 3/0 after 4 overs as both Broad and Anderson are bowling a tight line.

15:33 hrs IST

Slow and steady

Even though there isn’t rain forecast, the weather is pretty cloudy and there is a strong breeze blowing here. The perfect conditions for the English bowlers as James Anderson starts proceedings. Bowling a probing line and length here as Dhawan seems ready to grind it out. There was a half volley on offer, but Dhawan decided against it. The score reads 2/0 after the first over.

15:20 hrs IST

Kohli wants batsmen to be positive

Asked if he has spoken to the batsman about their places in the team, Kohli said: “That is basically your thinking. I’m not thinking like that. I don’t speak to the guys like assuring them that their careers are not on the line. That, as I said, is quite a bizarre thought to have.”

15:03 hrs IST

3 changes for India

Jasprit Bumrah replaces Kuldeep Yadav, Rishabh Pant for Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan in for Murali Vijay.

Let’s get going now.

15:01 hrs IST

India bat first

Joe Root wins the toss and elect to bowl first. Ben Stokes in.

Virat Kohli says he would have batted first anyway. Well, okay, he wants the batsmen to express themselves.

14:54 hrs IST

Pitch report

Liberal cover of grass on the surface but then there also brown grass to accompany the green tinge. Spin might come into play. But, it is a track for the seamers to enjoy.

Test once again for the batsmen!

14:50 hrs IST

Look of the pitch

As always, the 22-yards will get all the attention. The first look of the pitch is out and it does look a good sporting Test track.

Well Kohli has to win the toss, for starters to decide anything.

14:41 hrs IST

Pant makes debut

A big day for young Rishabh Pant as he has been handed a Test cap by captain Virat Kohli.

Go well, young lad.

14:30 hrs IST

Weather headache for India

Lord’s seamed and swung and the Indian batting fell in a heap. Conditions in Nottingham have always favoured movement and India should be worried.

More about the weather forecast here.

14:19 hrs IST

Ishant edging close

Ishant Sharma, India’s most experienced bowler needs five more wickets to reach the milestone of 250 wickets in Test cricket.

Read the story here.

14:09 hrs IST

Rishabh Pant in?

Media reports suggest skipper Virat Kohli has more or less recovered from his back problem and is expected to lead his side once again.Some of the reports also predicted that Rishabh Pant is 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. Read our full prediction here.

13:56 hrs IST

A look at the conditions

13:47 hrs IST

Virat Kohli’s appeal

Unprecedented rains have brought the state of Kerala to a standstill. Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey after announcing an interim relief fund of Rs 500 crore.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli thanked the NDRF and Army for their efforts while football captain Sunil Chhetri has asked every person to chip in with help. Read the full story here.

13:37 hrs IST

India’s struggles

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.

13:27 hrs IST

Welcome to 3rd Test

Hello and welcome to the third Test match between India and England in Nottingham. The visitors are currently trailing 2-0 after defeats at Edgbaston and Lord’s while England will be looking to wrap up the series with a victory in this encounter.