India vs England 3rd Test, Day 3: IND 215/2 at stumps; Pujara, Kohli, and Rohit lead fightback
India’s top order fought back on the third day of the Headingley Test. At stumps, Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were unbeaten at the crease with India trailing by 139 runs. India will be resuming their innings on the fourth day from 215/2.
A huge amount of credit goes out to the way Rohit and Pujara soaked in all the pressure after Rahul's dismissal. Rohit continues to grow in stature in his role - unfortunate that he's yet to reach three figures to exhibit his prowess truly. While Rohit kept a watchful eye, Pujara strode in like a boss and maintained a fine tempo from the start.
England is still in pole position for a series-leveling victory in the third Test against India after Joe Root’s 23rd Test ton guided the hosts to 432 in the first innings, boasting a massive lead of 354. England, who began the day at 423/8, managed to bat for less than half an hour on the third day of the third Test at Headingley with Mohammed Shami (4/95) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/59) removing Craig Overton and Ollie Robinson respectively. India reached the end of the first session on 34/1 with KL Rahul (8) being the sole dismissal.
Poor light forces for early stumps on day 3. Cheteshwar Pujara returned unbeaten on 91 and captain Virat Kohli was not out on 45. India posted 215/2 at stumps, trailing England by 139 runs.