England openers Jack Crowley and Alex Lees got off to a good start. Crowley was dismissed by Bumrah after a partnership of 107 runs in 21.4 overs. On the very first ball after the tee break, Bumrah sent Ollie Pope to the pavilion without opening the account. Lees (56) was run out in the very next over. After this it seemed that Team India would return but Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow had different intentions. Bairstow took full advantage of two lives and completed the half-century. By the time of the stumps, the partnership of 150 runs has been made between the two batsmen.
Earlier, with the help of Rishabh Pant’s half-century, India had taken the lead of 361 runs till lunch. Cheteshwar Pujara and Pant started with confidence while playing yesterday’s score at 125 for three. Pujara played a poor shot off Stuart Broad and took a catch at backward point. Shreyas Iyer was dismissed cheaply once again after playing some good shots. The England bowlers once again trapped him on the slammed ball.
Pant meanwhile completed his half-century and became the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score a century and a half-century in a Test on foreign soil. After hitting Jack Leach for a four, Pant played reverse pool in the next over but was caught by Root at first slip. There was no significant contribution from the tail batsmen. After lunch, Ben Stokes took three wickets to bundle India’s innings for 245 runs.