Published: Sun, August 19, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

When and where to watch Trent Bridge match on TV, online

When and where to watch Trent Bridge match on TV, online

India's batsmen breathed life into their tour of England on day one of the third Test at Trent Bridge.

Stuart Broad strikes again.

India probable playing XI: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

The hosts have dropped Sam Curran, who won the man of the match at Edgbaston, to accommodate Ben Stokes after the all-rounder returned to the squad after being cleared of affray charges. Exactly as in 1959, another of our hottest summers, England had returned from a 4-0 thrashing in Australia and gone 2-0 up against an Indian side that batted feebly in the first two Tests against England's pace bowlers.

While Chris Woakes scalped the first three Indian wickets, England struggled to scalp wickets in the middle phases as Kohli and Rahane put up a 159-run partnership to push England on the backfoot.

So much for England turning up at one of their favourite grounds and rolling India over again to win the series and dream of a whitewash.

Ishant Sharma gets the first wicket of the innings and Cook departs on 29.

Left-hander Rishabh Pant was handed his first cap, while Jasprit Bumrah and Shikhar Dhawan returned to the side, following their embarrassing 159-run innings defeat against England at the Lord's last week.

India's captain Virat Kohli reacts as he leaves the pitch.

DK, who had a torrid time in the first 2 Tests, injured his finger prior to the match on Saturday. One of the most talked about youngster in Indian cricket, Pant (22 batting) clipped Broad through vacant mid-wicket region to show why he is so highly rated. Cheteshwar Pujara might had done nothing wrong in that case, Woakes applied through the perfection leading to a more flawless catch of Adil Rashid standing at deep backward.

Buttler smashed Shami's next three balls for boundaries and passed 1,000 Test runs before holing out off Bumrah to end a 33-run last-wicket stand with Anderson (1no) as England shipped 10 wickets in a session for the second time this year following their 58 all out in New Zealand in March. The ball flew in-between wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow and Alastair Cook at first slip and the latter stuck out his left hand to take a wonderful catch. Stuart Broad played with the patience of debutant bowling on the sixth-seventh stump channel. Bowls outside off and knocks of the stumps and Ashwin OUT on 14.

This is India's highest score against England in England after being asked to bat.

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