India extends lead to 190 runs on Day 3 of Opening Test Against England

On the third day of the India vs. England opening Test match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India added 15 runs to their overnight total before being bowled out for 436 in their first innings, establishing a lead of 190 runs. The match saw a dominant performance from the Indian batters, particularly Ravindra Jadeja (81*) and Axar Patel (35*), who built a partnership of 63 runs. With the duo at the crease, India aims to extend their lead beyond 250 on Day 3, potentially avoiding a second innings.

Jadeja’s unbeaten 81 and a significant fifth-wicket partnership of 65 with Rahul (86) highlighted India’s commanding position. Despite England’s efforts, including two wickets each from Joe Root and debutant Tom Hartley, India’s solid batting display puts them in a favorable position. The day also witnessed a mix-up resulting in the run-out of R Ashwin, adding a moment of drama to India’s innings.

England’s assistant coach, Jeetan Patel, acknowledged the tough day for the visitors, praising the effort of the bowlers and emphasizing the missed chances that could have altered the course of the match. The grinding day saw England bowling 87 overs, with Jack Leach facing challenges due to a knee injury sustained while fielding on the earlier days of the Test.