India again on third day has kept upper hand on England though Ben Stokes and Bairstow has rebuild partnership, Indian Captain Virat Kohli struck a half-century  to help India go further and grip on the second Test after England's pacers troubled the Indian top order on the third day of Second Test Match.

Team India dismissed England for 255 runs in the first innings, and Indians in second innings 98 for three at stumps with Kohli (56) and Ajinkya Rahane (22) at the crease.

Hosts dominating with 298 runs lead, Englishmen will be fearing as Indians are still batting and hundred or near about two hundred runs can place enormous total in front of them.

Brief Scorecard:

India 98/3 lead by 298 runs, Kohli (56*), Rahane (22*) Ashwin (5 wickets) 

Murali Vijay (3) ,Lokesh Rahul (10),Cheteshwar Pujara (1)

 Fall of wicket 40/3 (16.5 ov); Partnership: 23 runs, 6.4 overs, RR: 3.45 (Pujara 1, Kohli 21)

Anderson 1/16,Stuart Broad Broad 2/6,Adil Rashid Rashid 0/37,Ben Stokes 0/25,Moeen Ali 0/9

England Bowlers Ben Stokes (70), Root (53),Bairstow (53)


 In the Second test match between India and England at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam. second day come to an end where India once again dominating like day 1 though early blows in the morning may alarmed hosts.

England were tumbling from the spin web tied down by Indians  they were 103/5 at stumps in reply to India's mammoth total of 455 runs in first innings . English team trailing by 352 runs with three days still left in the Test on the pitch which seems dangerous on second day.

Brief scores: England 103/5 (Root 53; Ashwin 2/20) vs India 455 (Kohli 167, Pujara 119; Anderson 3/62)


Remarkable century of Indian Captain Virat Kohli (151*) and batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (117), India set up happily at 317 for the loss of four wickets at stumps on day 1 of second test match at at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.

India won the toss and elected to bat first, England took two early wickets but solid stand between Kohli and Pujara of 226 runs vanished the dreams of English team.

M Vijay (21),KL Rahul (0),CA Pujara (119),Kohli (151*),Rahane (23),Ashwin (1).

Fall of wickets 1-6 (Rahul, 1.5 ov), 2-22 (Vijay, 4.6 ov), 3-248 (Pujara, 66.4 ov), 4-316 (Rahane, 88.3 ov).

England Bowlers: Anderson 3/34, Broad 1/39.

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