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Ashwin & Sharma rock England

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Ravi Ashwin and Ishant Sharma fired India into a commanding position on the morning of the third day of the first Test, with England 86-6 at lunch.


Two late wickets in the first session on Friday made it an exceptional morning for the tourists, with Sharma getting both Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes caught in the slips on the stroke of lunch.

Sharma had earlier dismissed Dawid Malan in similar circumstances, while Ashwin followed up his dismissal of Alistair Cook yesterday evening with the prize scalp of Joe Root and Keaton Jennings.

Unlike England yesterday, India have caught very well in this innings, with their packed slip cordon doing the job.

England are asking a lot from their lower order to keep them in this Test match. Time for a Jos Buttler counter-attacking masterclass?


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