On the opening day of 3rd Test, England bowled with great determination as they reduced India to 273 for 7 at stumps.
James Anderson made magic with swing bowling, troubling Tendulkar and other batsmen throughout and took 3 for 68. He had Tendulkar (76) and Virat Kohli (6) caught by wicketkeeper Matt Prior, enticing them to edge the deliveries.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat, then Gambhir (50*) and Virender Sehwag (23) laid a solid foundation, sharing 47 Indian before the two involved in a terrible mix-up that made Sehwag out.
During the second session, India lost the wickets of Gambhir (60) and Kohli. After completing his half century and taking India to 90 for 2, Gambhir was dismissed again playing a loose cut shot off Panesar.
Cheteshwar Pujara was also playing delightfully before getting out at 16 by Panesar’s length delivery, which pitched in line and found the gap between bat and pad before hitting the timber.
Yuvraj threw his wicket away, chipping to Alastair Cook at short extra-cover for 32. Ravichandran Ashwin (21) tried some good shots before getting bowled by Anderson.
Despite Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir, no Indian batsmen could score big. Skipper MS Dhoni (22) and Zaheer Khan (0) remain unbeaten at stumps. Except the 79-run fifth wicket partnership between Tendulkar and Yuvraj, the hosts failed to make any other notable partnership.
India included Ishant Sharma in place of Harbhajan Singh for this match, for seamers tend to get some help in the air and off the wicket throughout the day, especially in first and last hour of the day.
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