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Highlights, India vs England, 3rd Test: Hardik Pandya stars as India conclude Day 2 with 292-run lead Read In Hindi

Cheteshwar Pujara (33*) and Virat Kohli (8*) were at the crease as India concluded the second day at 124/2, with a lead of 292 runs against England.

Reported by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 19, 2018 23:48 IST ]
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India vs England, Highlights, 3rd Test at Nottingham, Day 2:

India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2: What a day of cricket we have had. The team from subcontinent will be elated with the position they find themselves in at the end of day's play. Their batters have made sure that their already advantageous position is solidified even more in the last session. Just like the first innings, Shikhar-Rahul stitched a 50-run stand and the former lost his wicket at exactly the same score. After that, Pujara and Dhawan played cautiously before Gabbar got stumped out for 44 to Rashid. Afterwards, Indian skipper along with Pujara played to the stumps. Earlier in the day, Pant along with Ashwin came in to bat on an overcast morning. They couldn't do much as the remaining four wickets were removed by Broad-Anderson duo. India could only add 22 runs to the overnight score, however, it looks more than enough on this Trent Bridge track. Cook and Jennings did rushed to 50-run for the opening stand but afterwards, it was one way traffic. Pandya, the star, ran through the middle order on his way to his maiden 5-fer in Tests. (SCORECARD

IND vs ENG, 3RD TEST, DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS FROM TRENT BRIDGE:

23.33 IST: India 329 & 124/2 at stumps, lead England (161) by 292 runs in Nottingham. Pujara 33*, Kohli 8*, Rashid 1/23. Ben Stokes to Virat Kohli, no run. And it's another easy leave outside the off stump for Kohli. 

23.21 IST: Ben Stokes to Virat Kohli, no run. Short and wide outside off, Kohli leaves it. IND 122/2 in 28 overs.

23.16 IST: Ben Stokes to Virat Kohli, 1 run. A bit short and on middle, Kohli stands tall and works it down to fine leg for one.

23.09 IST: James Anderson is back on.

23.05 IST: Ben Stokes is back on after an extended spell by Woakes.

23.02 IST: Skipper Virat Kohli walks in next.

23.01 IST: OUT! Adil Rashid removes Dhawan for 44. Against the run of play, Dhawan is stumped. He has a wry smile on his face as he walks back to the pavilion. Beautiful bowling by Rashid. He has outfoxed the Indian opener with a well-disguised wrong 'un. Dhawan runs down the track without reading the variation, is deceived in flight first and then tries to defend it. But to his bad luck, it's a googly, turning away from his blade. Bairstow does the stumping easily. Shikhar misses out on his maiden fifty in Tests in England. Anyway, a fine knock. India lead by 279 runs. India 329 & 111/2, lead England (161) by 279 runs in Nottingham.

22.55 IST: FOUR! This time on the leg stump line to the left-hander, Dhawan picks it off his pads and neatly deflects it to the fine leg fence. Struggling with his line, Woakes.

22.53 IST: Adil Rashid to Shikhar Dhawan, no run. Rashid changes his angle for the southpaw and bowls a leg spinner, Dhawan allows it to spin back in and then plays it out to the leg side. Not in the gap. IND 103/1 in 22 overs.

22.42 IST: Chris Woakes to Cheteshwar Pujara, no run. Extra bounce this time, on a length and coming back into the batsman, Pujara goes on his toes and blocks it on the leg side. IND 97/1 in 19 overs.

22.37 IST: Shikhar Dhawan DROPPED BY COOK! A repeat of the first innings but then he was caught. Woakes with a back of a length ball around off, it's angled across and Dhawan tries play inside the line from the back foot. But he ends up nicking it behind where Cook puts down a sitter. Nothing going England's way as the sun continues to shine on India.

22.30 IST: FOUR! Pujara in 'punisher more'. A gentle losener from Rashid, a shortish delivery in line of the stumps, Pujara goes back and punches it past the bowler for another boundary. End of a good over. IND 90/1 in 16 overs.

22.28 IST: FOUR! A lot of room and width for a player like Pujara. He rocks back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary. IND 86/1 in 15.3 overs.

22.27 IST: Adil Rashid is into the attack now.

22.21 IST: FOUR! The stylish southpaw gets into the act now. Woakes lands this fuller on Dhawan's pads. The left-hander flicks it gracefully past the square leg fielder for a boundary. India off to a flying start. IND 80/1 in 14.4 overs.

22.18 IST: FOUR! Second classy shot of the over. Stokes angles this into Pujara, fuller in length. Pujara waits for the ball to arrive and at the last moment turns his writs and flicks it. The ball goes racing past the square leg fielder for a cracking boundary. IND 76/1 in 14 overs.

22.17 IST: FOUR! BEAUTY! Pujara gets out a classy straight drive. Stokes goes full on off. Pujara leans forward and with a straight bat and perfect balance, just caresses down the ground for a four. IND 72/1 in 13.4 overs.

22.12 IST: FOUR! England cannot afford to leak runs. Stokes angles in this short of a length ball, it pitches and keeps coming in Pujara who works it to fine leg with the angle. It is fine enough to cross the boundary. IND 64/1 in 11.4 overs.

22.08 IST: Pujara is the next batsman in.

22.07 IST: OUT! Stokes removes Rahul for 36. Bowled em'! Stokes strikes. Can he get England back into the match. He bowls it full on the off stump. Rahul goes for the drive, does not move his feet much. The ball pitches and seams in ever so slightly to take the inside edge of Rahul's bat. And the ball rattles the timber. First one for England. India 329 & 60/1, lead England (161) by 228 runs in Nottingham.

22.00 IST: FOUR! Lucky escape for Rahul. Stokes gets this length delivery on off to nip back prodigiously after pitching. Rahul goes for the forward defence. The classy right-hander is cut into half because of the inward movement. ball takes the inner edge and flies to the left of diving Bairstow for a boundary. IND 56/0 in 10 overs.

21.58 IST: Ben Stokes is into the attack.

21.53 IST: FOUR! Cracker of a shot! Dhawan sees that the length is shorter and line is a bit wider on this one. Goes for cut and gets it past the diving point fielder for a four. 50 up for India.

21.52 IST: Chris Woakes comes into the attack.

21.51 IST: FOUR! KL is seeing the ball like a football now. He has thrashed the bowlers in this innings so far and he isn't done yet. Gets a full ball with a lot of width. He slaps it through cover-point and earns a handsome boundary.

21.46 IST: FOUR! Flashes and flashes hard for a four. A fuller ball outside off, Dhawan throws his bat at it and gets it up and over the slip cordon.

21.43 IST: FOUR! Second consecutive boundary and this one is even better. Anderson pulls his length back. Lands it just outside off. Rahul rocks back, stands tall on his toes and punches it through the cover-point region for another four.

21.41 IST: FOUR! Rahul is looking good here. Anderson floats it a bit fuller. Rahul comes forwards and drives it past mid off's right and it crosses the ropes.

21.33 IST: FOUR! Class, pure class. He tried to play the similar kind of shot but found the fielder but this time he goes up and over. A shortish ball juts outside off, Rahul makes room and square cuts it over the point fielder for another boundary.

21.31 IST: FOUR! Streaky but runs. A touch fuller this time outside off, KL hangs his bat and gets a thick outside edge. The ball goes through gully and a boundary results.  IND 22/0 in 3.3 overs.

21.26 IST: FOUR! Wayward from Anderson. Goes for the magic delivery from leg to off, but the ball holds it line this time. Rahul flicks this incoming delivery to the deep square leg boundary.

21.20 IST: Stuart Broad to bowl from the other end.

21.15 IST: FOUR! Classic Cover Drive from Dhawan to get off the mark. Anderson, trying to go for the swing, pitches it full. But it's fuller than he wanted. Dhawan leans forward and unleashes a beautifully timed and place cover drive. The ball races across the ropes. Good start for Dhawan and India.

20.56 IST: England 161-all out, trail India (329) by 168 runs in Nottingham. Pandya 5/28, Ishant 2/32, Buttler 39. Jos Buttler OUT! That is it! Buttler holes out! However, it is an excellent cameo from him. Bumrah bangs in another short of a length delivery. Buttler tries to clear the cow corner region but gets a top edge towards long on. Shardul Thakur, the substitute there, runs in and takes a good catch. ENGLAND ARE BOWLED OUT FOR 161 and INDIA GAIN A 168-RUN LEAD!

20.48 IST: SIX! Smashed by Buttler. Boom boom goes Buttler! 171 is what the trail is. This was right in his arc, full and outside off. Buttler smashes it over long off for a biggie.  ENG 158/9 in 37.1 overs.

20.45 IST: The session has been extended by half an hour as England are nine down.

20.43 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is back on.

20.42 IST: Ishant Sharma to James Anderson, no run. That one ball almost did the trick. Ishant Sharma comes around the wicket and bowls it on a length around off, it shapes away late. Anderson plays inside the line and gets beaten.

20.38 IST: Ishant Sharma is back on.

20.33 IST: FOUR! 14 from the last three balls. However, the good thing for India is Anderson will be on strike. A length ball on middle, Buttler pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away.

20.31 IST: SIX! BANG! That has been pulled with disdain! Short and on middle, Buttler maybe was expecting it as he is in position early. He pulls it right off the middle and into the stands for a biggie.

20.30 IST: FOUR! Up and over! Buttler has activated the T20 mode. This is on a length around middle, Buttler lofts it over the bowler's head and it goes for a boundary.

20.26 IST: James Anderson is the last man in.

20.25 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Broad for 0. That is plumb! Fifer for Hardik Panya. All the talks about why he is being selected have just been thrown out of the window. He has turned the game around in just 29 balls. Another delivery which is on the fuller side has done the trick for him. It swings back in late from outside off, Broad from within his crease tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire raises the finger. Broad asks his partner about the review but Buttler asks him to keep walking. England need another 2 to avoid the follow-on, they have one wicket in hand.  England 128/9, trail India (329) by 201 runs in Nottingham.

20.21 IST: Stuart Broad walks out to the middle.

20.20 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Adil Rashid for 5. Maiden four-fer for Pandya in Tests! He is relishing the conditions out there. Wickets on consecutive balls for him. Lovely stuff again. He has really found his length and line today. He bowls it around off, just behind the fuller length. Once again it swings away. Rashid tries to defend inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge of the bat and settles into the mitts of Pant who is having a dream debut with the gloves. His fifth catch and the end now is nigh for England. Hat-trick ball coming up. England 128/8, trail India (329) by 201 runs in Nottingham.

20.17 IST: FOUR! Wrong line from Shami. Angles this length ball a bit too much towards the batsman's pads. Rashid nudges it to the fine leg boundary for a four.

20.15 IST: FOUR! Bowls it very full on the off stump. Looking for some swing, but gets none. Buttler plants his front foot forwards and drives it crisply and beats mid off to his right and crosses the boundary ropes.

20.14 IST: Adil Rashid comes in for a bat.

20.13 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Woakes for 8. Snicko shows a spike and Woakes starts walking back. He takes a review along with him, and England are now in dire straits. This is excellent from Pandya. He says enough of the full ones and bangs in a short one. It is a well-directed one as well. It surprises Chris Woakes as he goes for the pull without keeping his eyes on the ball. It seems to have taken the glove and Rishabh Pant behind takes it a jumping one-handed. The Indians appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Chris Woakes walks up to his partner and has a chat. He then goes for the review and replays show there is an edge. Pandya now has a three-fer and the centurion of the last game walks back with a single digit score. England 118/7, trail India (329) by 211 runs in Nottingham.

20.11 IST: Woakes has been given caught behind! He though goes for the review, not immediately though. Strange as a batsman most of the times knows whether he has hit it or not and had he not, he would have gone for it straightaway.

20.10 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is delightful! Full again by Pandya, no swing on offer, Woakes strokes it past covers and the ball races away.

20.09 IST: FOUR! Streaky! Fuller in length on off, Woakes tries to drive but the ball takes the outside edge and goes through backward point for a boundary.

20.08 IST: Chris Woakes is the next batsman. Can he repeat what he did in the last match?

20.07 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Bairstow for 15. Another one bites the dust! Hardik Pandya is silencing his critics in some style. He gets his second and India are all over England now. This is another top nut. The outswinger on a fuller length around off, Bairstow tries to drive but his feet are rooted to the crease. The ball takes the edge and goes into the hands of Rahul who takes his third catch of the innings.  England 110/6, trail India (329) by 219 runs in Nottingham.

20.02 IST: Jos Butler comes in to bat next. He hasn't had a good series so far. Can he make amends today?

20.01 IST: OUT! Shami removes Stokes for 10. EDGED AND TAKEN! England have half the side back in the hut and they still trail by another 221 runs. Ben Stokes' poor form with the bat continues. Shami gets a wicket and boy didn't he need that? He bends his back on this one and bowls it just behind a length on off, Stokes is squared up as he tries to block it but the ball takes the outside edge and goes at a comfortable height to Rahul at second slip. He takes it without any doubt this time. England 108/5, trail India (329) by 221 runs in Nottingham.

19.56 IST: EDGY FOUR! Pandya is really bowling well here. He bowls this very full and on off, it shapes away. Bairstow goes for the booming drive but the ball takes the outside edge and goes through gully for a boundary.

19.50 IST: Ben Stokes NOT OUT! Umpire's call and India retain the review! A very good one by the visiting side. Pandya steams in and bowls it fuller on middle, Stokes walks down the wicket and goes for the flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Hardik starts appealing, he actually is pleading as he falls over in doing so. The umpire shakes his head. Virat has a chat with his teammates and they go for the review. Replays roll in and it shows the ball to be clipping the off pole. Excellent decision in the end by the umpire.

19.48 IST: A huge appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Stokes is the man in question and India have gone for the review. Pitching could be an issue here.

19.45 IST: Meanwhile, Bajrang Punia has won India's first gold in the wrestling event at the Asian Games 2018. (Read full story)

19.41 IST: FOUR! On a length around off, Stokes comes down the track to negate the swing and does well to hit it wide of the fielder at short square leg. The ball manages to touch the boundary. Stokes takes England closer to 100 with this boundary.

19.39 IST: FOUR! Not convincing but every run is handy. Short and outside off, Stokes slashes at it, he gets a thick outside edge through backward point and the ball races away.

19.35 IST: Ben Stokes comes out to bat.

19.34 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya removes Root for 16. Is what the big screen flashes and Root has been given his marching orders. The crowd is not happy at all and nor is Root as he shakes his head while walking off. The soft signal played a big role in this being given out as it could have gone either way. India though won't care as they have the talisman of the English batting line-up and they get him cheaply. Hardik Pandya delivers straight away. He bowls it on a back of a length around off, it pitches and straightens. Root goes back and tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes low towards Rahul at second slip. He seems to have taken it and starts celebrating. Root waits there. The umpires have a chat and then take it upstairs. The soft signal is OUT. Time for the replays and several ones, it is ruled in the favour of the visiting side. The Indians are ecstatic as they are right on top now. England trail by another 243 runs. England 86/4, trail India (329) by 243 runs in Nottingham.

19.32 IST: Has that carried? huge moment in the game. Rahul certainly feels he has taken it but Root wants the umpires to have a look. They do go upstairs and the soft signal is out.

19.31 IST: Hardik Pandya comes in for a spell.

19.30 IST: Drinks! So, after a lousy start with the ball, the Men in Blue have managed to bring the game back in their corner with three quick wickets. The home team have their skipper, Joe Root, grinding out in the middle. The next hour is crucial for both the teams. Let's see who will end the day on top.

19.28 IST: Mohammed Shami to Jonny Bairstow, no run. Nice tight, in the corridor of uncertainty. Jonny presents the full face of the willow and defends it.

19.22 IST: Mohammad Shami is back on. He was wayward in his first spell, Kohli would be hoping for a better spell by him. Also, the two substitutes are off the field and Ashwin and Pujara are back on the field. With Ashwin coming back on, are we in for a double change in the bowling? Well, might be as Bumrah now looks like running out of gas.

19.20 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Jonny Bairstow, no ball. Oversteps. Bumrah, may be in trying to put in that extra efforts, goes a bit ahead and delivers a No Ball. He digs it in short and Bairstow ducks under it. Bumrah needs to be more careful.

19.16 IST: Now, Ashwin is seen walking with the physio outside the fence and across the stadium. Still no concrete answers as to what is going on. Is he injured?

19.15 IST: FOUR! Streaky but a boundary. Bairstow gets a fullish ball in line of the stumps and he gives it a whack. The timing is okay and as a result, it goes over Dhawan at short leg with his helmet on.

19.10 IST: Ashwin is practicing in the nets indoors. He hasn't taken the field post Lunch session. What is going on?

19.09 IST: Joe Root Dropped! Edged and falls short. A short of a length ball on off, pitches and nips away. Root looks to defend with a straight bat. The movement away gets the outside edge. But Root has done well to play it with soft hands and hence it bounces short of the man at second slip.

19.07 IST: Ishant Sharma to Jonny Bairstow, no run. Ooh! Everything is happening for Ishant and India here. Another good ball around off, and it moves away just a tad after pitching. Bairstow does well to defend it with a full face of the bat. End of a successful over for the visitors. ENG 75/3 in 20 overs.

19.03 IST: Jonny Bairstow is the new man in.

19.02 IST: OUT! Ishant removes Ollie Pope for 10. Not a nice way to get out but Pope has to go nonetheless. A bouncy delivery tickling the rib cage. Pope tried to work it fine but Sharma's ability to extract bounce off the pitch does him. The ball brushes his glove and Pant takes his third catch diving to his left. England are in a similar position as India, losing three after the opening stand put on a 50-run stand. The visitors are in the driver's seat now. Can they make further inroads in this session? England 75/3, trail India (329) by 254 runs in Nottingham.

18.58 IST: FOUR! Streaky. the English captain is riding his luck here. Ishant keeps it full on off, ball pitches and straightens. gets the outside edge of Root's bat but the ball flies between the keeper and first slip. Did it carry? Rishabh pant is seen moving towards the leg side as soon as Bumrah releases the ball. Due to this he is left wrong-footed when he has to move to his right to take that edge. he does not reach the ball and Root survives. ENG 75/2 in 18.2 overs.

18.52 IST: FOUR! Bad ball Ishant. He goes for the bumper to surprise the batsman may be. But gets his line wrong and strays down leg. Root swivels and pull it very fine. Fine enough of the fielder on the deep fine leg boundaary for a four.

18.45 IST: Ishant Sharma to Joe Root, No run. A bit shorter of length on off. Defended off the front foot, presenting the full face of the bat.  ENG 64/2 in 16 overs.

18.32 IST: FOUR! Shot! The balance and the timing on this one is just emasculate. He gets to the full ball with a forward lunge and drives it through cover-point for a boundary.

18.29 IST: Ollie Pope is the next man in.

18.28 IST: OUT! Bumrah removes Jennings for 29. Gone! Two in Two. Bumrah the man this time. India back in the hunt! He again pushed it across Jennings who threw his bat with his feet glued to the crease. The ball kicks off and speeds off the surface, taking the outside edge of the hanging bat of Jennings. Pant makes no mistake in taking his second catch of his Test career. England lose second wicket as India rejoice the breakthrough.  England 54/2, trail India (329) by 275 runs in Nottingham.

18.27 IST: In comes Joe Root to the crease.

18.26 IST: OUT! Ishant removes Cook for 29. And the drop has not cost anything. Pujara will be relieved. Ishant gets rewarded for consistently bowling in that area of uncertainty. The away movement, which has troubled Cook until now, again gets a faint outside edge. Pant does not miss this time. India are up and running.  England 54/1, trail India (329) by 275 runs in Nottingham.

18.24 IST: FOUR! Cook gets his first boundary after Lunch. Back of a length delivery on off. Cook guides towards the vacant third man region. Cook gets four more.

18.22 IST: Ashwin is out of the field currently and Jadeja has come in as his replacement. Tactics or some rest?

18.16 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to share the attack.

18.15 IST: FOUR! Not totally in control but Cook will take it. Ishant goes wider and shorter this time. Cooks throws his hands at it and gets it in the gap at cover-point. The ball races across and that is the first fifty run opening stand for England in this series. ENG 50/0 in 9.5 overs

18.11 IST: We are back for the afternoon session. Out comes the Indian team. They will dearly want to get some quick wickets. The English openers, Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings, will resume. The former will be on strike. Ishant Sharma is given the new ball. Let's get started.

17.34 IST: England 46/0 at Lunch, trail India (329) by 283 runs in Nottingham. Cook 21*, Jennings 20*. Jasprit Bumrah to Keaton Jennings, no run. Outside off on a length, left alone by KJ. THAT IS LUNCH ON DAY 2.

17.29 IST: Change of ends for Jasprit Bumrah.

17.26 ISTRavichandran Ashwin is into the attack.

17.24 IST: FOUR! Streaky again but England won't mind at all. Back of a length outside off, Jennings tries to defend but then the ball takes the outside edge and races to the third man fence. England off to a very good start here. They trail by another 293.

17.20 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alastair Cook, no ball. Bumrah oversteps and bowls a no ball, first of this Test match. A length ball in line of the stumps, Cook covers the line and blocks. Strange to see a bowler, known to be a shorter format specialist, overstep. If you remember, he bowled a big no ball in the Champions Trophy final and the rest is history.

17.18 IST: FOUR! That's a cracking drive. Bumrah delivers it with a wobbly seam and lands it too full around off. Cook without taking his front foot too forward, drives it crisply through covers.

17.15 IST: Michael Holding (on air) is not too pleased with the way the slip fielders are standing. They are too close to each other, too narrow and they might fail to understand whose catch it is. Fair point.

17.13 IST: FOUR! Well if you offer so much width, Cook will pounce on it. He says thank you very much and slaps it through covers for a boundary.

17.11 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Keaton Jennings, no run. Howzzat? The answer to that question is not out. On a length around off, this pitches and comes back in. Beats the defense of Jennings and hits him on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Bumrah indicates it is going down with the angle.

17.10 IST: ENG 16/0 in 4 overs.

17.00 IST: FOUR! EDGY AGAIN! This was in the air for quite a while. Not sure why there was not a dive there. Bumrah almost makes an immediate impact on his return. Back of a length on off, this one straightens. Takes the outside and goes between third slip and gully and into the third man fence.

16.58 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl from the other end.

16.55 IST: Alastair Cook EDGED AND FOUR! England are straightaway underway but this is encouraging signs for the bowler. Shami bowls it a touch short on middle, this one angles away after pitching. Cook tries to defend but gets an outside edge which goes between gully and third slip and into the third man fence.

16.43 IST: India all out for 329 in their first innings against England in Nottingham. Broad 3/72, Anderson 3/64. India settle for 329, which is the highest total for India in England after being asked to bat.

16.41 IST: Jasprit Bumrah is the next batsman in.

16.40 IST: OUT! Anderson removes Shami for 3. And the aggressive tactics have not worked for Shami here. Anderson keeps it on a length on middle and off. Shami, as he tried earlier in the over, goes for a wild swing. The ball moves away slightly on hitting the deck. Shami gets a top edge and the ball flies high in the air. Stuart Broad from mid on settles under the ball and takes it comfortably.  India 329/9 in 94.4 overs vs England in Nottingham.

16.36 IST: Mohammad Shami walks in to bat.

16.34 IST: OUT! Broad removes Ashwin for 14. KABOOM! What an absolute beauty! That has swung in like a banana and very late. Almost similar to the delivery Broad got Pujara with in the last Test. Just how do you play those, Pujara had no answers and now Ashwin too has none. Broad comes running in and bowls it full outside off, it comes back in very late. Ashwin has his front foot planted across but then seeing the ball tail back in, he tries to flick. He misses, the ball hits his pads and then uproots the middle pole. Broad gets his second this morning and England are now into the tail which they would want to clean up as quick as possible. India 326/8 in 93.4 overs vs England in Nottingham.

16.30 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin EDGED BUT DROPPED! Pope drops a sharp chance. Excellent delivery to end the over. Another outswinger, once again it is fuller than the previous deliveries. Ashwin is only half forward as he tries to defend it. The ball takes the outside edge and goes low and quickly towards fourth slip. The man there dives and gets a hand to it but fails to hang on. The ball rolls towards short third man and the batsmen take a run.

16.25 IST: Ishant Sharma walks in next. He has been promoted up the order, batted at no. 11 in the last game and no. 10 in the first Test.

16.24 IST: OUT! Broad removes Pant for 24. England draw first blood of the day. And it's the debutant, Pant, who has to take the long walk back. Broad this time keeps it a bit fuller outside off. He is getting it to swing away from Pant on pitching. The southpaw, who was showing good patience and grit until now, goes for an extravagant drive through the covers. He reaches out a bit, away from his body. The ball takes the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Pant looks dejected. Broad gives him a send-off. India 323/7 in 91.4 overs vs England in Nottingham.

16.17 IST: FOUR! EDGED BUT FOUR! Anderson this time bowls it fuller, meaning Ashwin can't play it that late. The batter pokes at it with soft hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes through the slip cordon for the second boundary of the over. So runs coming thick and fast for India this morning and they have crossed the 320-run mark. IND 323/6 in 91 overs.

16.15 IST: FOUR! Excellent by Ashwin! He is playing the ball very late, which is working in his favour. Another good delivery by Anderson, on off, shapes away. Ashwin stays rooted to his crease, lets the ball come to him and then guides it through backward point for a boundary. His second.

16.10 IST: Stuart Broad to Rishabh Pant, 2 runs. Broad comes from round the wicket, a length ball angled into Pant, who gets inside the line of the ball and tries to tuck it around. The ball hits his thigh pad and runs down fine on the leg side. Adil Rashid on deep fine leg boundary does well to dive and stop 2 runs for his team.

16.05 IST: James Anderson will bowl from the other end.

16.04 IST: Five runs from the over. FOUR! What just happened there? Did Buttler not sight the ball or he could just not react? Will have to wait for a replay to find out as Ashwin gets off the mark with a boundary. Not in convincing manner though. Broad bowls it on a back of a length outside off, Ashwin goes after it with no foot movement, a needless shot to be honest. The ball takes a thick outside edge and goes over Buttler at third slip, who just could not get up in time and into the third man fence. End of a good over for India, they have started on a positive note. IND 312/6 in 88 overs.

16.02 IST: Sir Ian Botham (on air) feels that the pitch will get quicker today and it was a bit tacky yesterday. David Bumble adds to it that usually Day 2 is the best day to bat as the pitch becomes easy-paced.

16.00 IST: So after the delay we are all set for the action to begin now. The Indian batsmen, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rishabh Pant walk out to the middle. The latter will be on strike and he will face Stuart Broad.

15.42 IST: The start time has been delayed by another 15 minutes. The new start time is 4:00 PM IST.

15.18 IST: UPDATE! The play will begin at 03:45 PM IST.

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READ: SACHIN TENDULKAR LAUDS TEAM INDIA'S PERFORMANCE AT TRENT BRIDGE

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 2 of the 3rd Test from Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The visitors will aim to build on a mammoth score, leaving England under immense pressure. With the stakes high for India, the Virat Kohli led Team India have to win the 3rd Test in order to stay alive in the series as the Englishmen already lead the five-match rubber 2-0. Play will resume at 3.30 PM IST.

IND vs ENG, 3rd Test, Day 1 Report: India captain Virat Kohli fell three runs short of a century as India produced an improved batting display to reach 307/6 at stumps on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Chris Woakes (3/75) reduced India to 82/3 at lunch after Joe Root had made the tourists bat but Kohli (97) and Ajinkya Rahane (81) put on 159 runs for the fourth-wicket, India's first-century stand of the series, to take control. (Read Full Preview Here)

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