At Stumps on Day 3, Pujara Unbeaten on 91 as India Trail England by 139

Live updates from Day 3 of the India vs England third Test being played at Headingley.

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A brisk innings by Cheteshwar Pujara on Day 3 of the Headingley Test has helped India post 215/2 at Stumps after Rohit Sharma too scored a half-century earlier in the day.

After England were bowled out for 432, with their lead at 354, India ended the day trailing the hosts by 139 runs.


England Bowled Out in 10 Mins

The hosts started on the overnight score of 423/8 but lasted all of 10 minutes before both overnight batsmen Ollie Robinson and Craig Overton were back in the hut.

England could add only nine runs to their overnight score of 423 and took a 354-run lead in the first innings.

Shami sent back overnight batter Craig Overton lbw on 32 while Bumrah picked up the last wicket of the innings - Ollie Robinson clean bowled on a 15-ball duck.

England were bowled out for 432 in 132.2 overs.

Live updates from Day 3 of the India vs England third Test being played at Headingley.

Leeds: India's KL Rahul, left, plays a shot during the third day of third test cricket match between England and India, at Headingley.

(Photo: PTI)


India's Second Innings

Rahul and Rohit Sharma started India's innings and Ollie Robinson was troublesome with his in-swingers. He almost had Rahul LBW but the decision was overturned as the right-hander took a late review and was saved. Rahul was immaculate in his judgement to balls outside the off-stump but struggled against the nip-backers.

After seeing off the new ball duo, Overton came on and took out Rahul on the last ball before lunch. Angling around off-stump, the delivery enticed Rahul forward and got a thick outer edge from the shoulder of the bat. The edge was snapped by Jonny Bairstow diving to his left and sticking his left hand out for a sensational catch at second slip.

The post-lunch session, however, belonged to India as Pujara got into his groove and in a rare show, outscored his partner. As England searched for swing on the pitch that had flattened out, they made mistakes often giving easy runs on the legs of Pujara, who clipped the deliveries to boundary with comfort.

Both hit seven fours each and hit some glorious strokes in the second session. Sharma's standout shot was the straight drive off Sam Curran. He also hit a six over the slips, deliberately guiding the upper cut over the third man fence.


Rohit's stint in the middle though ended when he was given out lbw off Ollie Robinson soon after the Tea break. Sharma asked for a DRS appeal and the replay showed the ball was missing leg stump by a whisker but he was forced to return to the dressing since it was an 'umpire's call' decision.

Rohit out on 59 off 156 balls.

Virat Kohli then joined Pujara in the middle even as the number three batter almost raced to a half century, off 91 deliveries.


The skipper and Pujara saw out the last hour of play where England mostly tried their spinners. But when Root chose to call on a pacer, the umpires called time and ended the day's play.

The batting pair had scored 99 off 196 deliveries with Cheteshwar Pujara on 91 and Virat on 45.

Pujara faced 180 deliveries on the day, hitting 15 boundaries and scoring at a strike rate of 50.55, better even than Virat's 47.87.

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