IND🆚ENG: Stokes Stands Defiant✋

By Shadowfax🐎

India have been made to work hard😓 in the first session of day 3 after a defiant partnership from Ben Stokes (55*) and Johnny Bairstow (53) helped them reach 191/6 at lunch🍱.

India were hoping🙏 to make quick inroads at the start of the session and really turn the screws on England but Stokes and Bairstow played extremely watchfully👀, eking out runs whenever they could. Both batsmen reached their half-centuries as Indian spinners toiled hard on a pitch that was not doing as much as it did late on day 2😯. Regardless, India were afforded a big breakthrough💥 right at the end of the session when Bairstow played around a straight delivery😑 from Umesh Yadav and was castled, ending a 110-run stand.

India are still ahead by 264 runs and are still very much on top of England💪 but they need to bundle them out very soon.

📜Scorecard: *550

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