IND vs ENG: Team India’s top order collapses, risk of follow-on

New Delhi: India have scored 257 runs after losing 6 wickets in response to England’s first innings total of 578 runs thanks to the half-century innings of Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara on the third day of the first Test match played in Chennai between India and England. However, there is still a risk of follow-on.

The Indian team is still 321 runs behind the score made in the first innings of the visiting team. At the moment, R Ashwin is on 8 and Washington Sundar 33 runs at the crease. With the help of Root’s double century, the England team has scored 578 runs in their first innings.

In reply to England’s 578 runs, India’s start was very bad, when Rohit Sharma scored only 6 runs. However, Shubman Gill took command from the other side and Cheteshwar Pujara came to support him. But after freezing, Gill also hit 5 fours and scored 29 runs in his short innings. Captain Virat Kohli came after his dismissal. Those who were not in rhythm from the beginning and finally he also became the victim of the spinner base by scoring 11 runs off 48 balls.

Ajikya Rahane too could not do anything special and went on to score just one run. After that Rishabh Pant came to support Pujara who was standing at one end. At one time it seemed as if the two would rescue India together, but it did not happen that Pujara too became the victim of the base on the score of 73. After a while Pant also got out for 91 runs for a quick run. Washington Sundar (33) and Ravichandran Ashwin (8) are at the crease. Today’s match is over.

Jofra Archer dismissed both openers. India were 73 for 4 before the drums struck Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane before the drums in the third period.

England piled up the stalwarts of Team India with the help of superb bowling and fielding. Spinner Dom Bess took 4 wickets of Team India. Joffra Archer took two wickets. India are still 321 runs behind and remain a follow-on threat.