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Ind vs Eng 1st Test, Day 3 - India take 95-run lead; Rahul, Jadeja stand tall with fifties

England 183 & 25/0 (Burns 11*, Sibley 9*) trail India 278 (Rahul 84, Jadeja 56, Robinson 5-85, Anderson 4-54) by 70 runs.

India vs England 2021: India vs England 1st Test Day 3 highlights; KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja gives India a much needed lead in the game.
KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja stitched a 60-run partnership for 6th wicket. (Image: ©BCCI)

In the sports heavy month of August, India went into a busy Friday with two major events to play. As the Indian women’s hockey team battled for a bronze medal, the Men’s cricket team stepped on the field at Trent Bridge in Nottingham holding along a sliver of advantage going into the crucial 3rd day of first test.

The 1st Test of the England vs India 2021 series in Nottingham, sat evenly poised at the end of day 2 after the hosts came back strong, taking wickets in quick succession and running through India’s middle order following a 97-run opening stand between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Although India seemed to hold a small advantage going into the 3rd day, they sat as the more nervous side out of the two, hoping to stop a full batting collapse and play through difficult conditions in a hope to conjure up a lead.

Rahul, Jadeja provide impetus to India

KL Rahul who batted brilliantly for his 57* yesterday went on to make 84 runs along with developing a crucial 60-run partnership with Ravindra J