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India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane Says Partnership With Virat Kohli Was Crucial

19 August 2018

The highlight of the day was his 159-run partnership with skipper Kohli.

Live updates: Down and out arriving at Trent Bridge, there was genuine fear India's batsmen could be rolled over by England, 2-0 up in the series after the crushing innings defeat handed out in flawless seaming conditions at Lord's last week.

Asked about Stokes" demeanour in his first match since being acquitted of affray at Bristol Crown Court just four days ago, Woakes said: "There was no real difference in Ben. Fit-again Jasprit Bumrah is likely to play his first Test on English soil, replacing Kuldeep Yadav, who played as the second spinner at Lord's. Once again England captain implemented the same strategy and invited India to bat first.

While that is damaging to their hopes of defeating the world number ones at the earliest possible opportunity, it is good for the spectacle of the remainder of this match and the two that follow. After joining his captain at the crease, Rahane first got into the damage-control mode and then took charge of Indian innings.

While the India top order showed some improvement against the moving ball, the visitors were still in danger of capitulating when Kohli was joined by Rahane. Adil Rashid tosses it up and Virat flicks it away attempting a cover-drive. In between Cook nearly played on to his wickets. An inside edge delivery marks the first wicket for England.

Virat Kohli's dismissal can be the key moment in the third Test. Rashid has quite a record against Indian captain, it was the sixth stance when English spinner had removed the 29-year-old captain in global cricket.

Furious with himself, Kohli shouted his frustrations as he left the field to a standing ovation. Because of that the middle order batsmen were walking in early in hard conditions.

It took the introduction of Woakes, man of the match at Lord's, to improve England's morning.

The hosts, though, were blunted in the afternoon, with Stokes and Rashid disappointing. A stunning catch indeed!

NOTTINGHAM: India captain Virat Kohli fell three runs short of a hundred but had the satisfaction of leading an India batting revival on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

Till the stumps of day one, Pant scored unbeaten 22 off 32 balls that includes two boundaries and a solitary six. England have a good selection headache on their hands. But, England bowlers could not extract much from the pitch as Indian batters smashed them all over the park.

The first day's play will start at 11 am local time and 3:30 pm IST.

"I'm looking forward to seeing more of Pant". The duo always kept the scoreboard ticking despite the England bowlers maintaining a good channel.

James Anderson now has 100 Test wickets against India following his late dismissal of Hardik PandyaAnd finally.

India vs England: Ajinkya Rahane Says Partnership With Virat Kohli Was Crucial