A tale of two 160s in which only 4 Indian batsmen got to double figures in both the innings. In the first innings, Tommy Greenhough scalped 5 for 35 and restricted India to 168. Ramakant Desai then bowled England out cheaply for 226 but the Indians could not drive home the advantage as they folded for 165. England needing 108 to go 2-0 up started off poorly, they were 12/2 before Colin Cowdrey and Peter May saw them home.
Can he carry on and carve out an escape route for the visitors? Or will England enforce the follow-on? Do join us back on Day 4 for more thrills and spills. Before we bid cheerio, help yourself to part 12 of our detailing of India-England Tests in England.
Thereafter, Dhoni and Jaddu launched a brief counterattack, adding 58 runs for the 7th wicket. The latter perished by the sword, Bhuvi did not hang on like he did at the HQ and TB but Dhoni stayed put to ensure that India hung on. The Indian skipper was interrogated on and around the off-stump but did considerably well to show restraint, while putting the bad balls away.
Stumps, Day 3: England are still in firm control of this Test. India still need 47 runs to avert the follow-on. India endured a poor start to the final session with half-centurion Rahane toe-ending a pull to mid-wicket, leaving India at a precarious 217-6.
101.6 Jordan to Shami, no run, too wide outside off to interest Shami. Ladies and gentlemen, that is stumps on Day 3. The Englishmen congratulate Ali while Dhoni and Shami troop off