Mohali: India restricted England for 268/8 at stumps on Day 1 of the 3rd test match played here in Mohali on Saturday. India will look forward to take to early wickets to end England’s first inning so that they can have Day 2 on their side to put a respectable total on day 2.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, “On Day 1, Indian bowlers maintained a disciplined line and length only to face resistance from England's wicketkeeper-batsman, who forged couple of important partnerships - 57 for the fifth wicket with Ben Stokes and 69 for the sixth wicket with comeback-man Jos Buttler (43). Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja picked three wickets each on Saturday, and will look to add to their tally on Sunday morning. With India expected to start their first innings early on Day 2, it will be interesting to see how the hosts fare on the Mohali pitch.”
Umesh Yadav's three-wicket haul helped India not to let England score a high total. Speaking on his performance, Umesh Yadav said that he was improving day-by-day.
According to a report in The Times of India, “India pacer Umesh Yadav, who picked up the wickets of Haseeb Hameed and Chris Woakes, acknowledged the role of chief coach Anil Kumble and batting coach Sanjay Bangar in his development as a fast bowler. "I am improving day by day with the matches that I am playing. I talk to my coaches Anil bhai (Kumble) and Sanjay bhai (Bangar). Pace does come with a disadvantage and if you don't pitch it right, you will go for runs.”
England could not capitalize on day 1, when conditions are comparatively in favour of batsman”
According to a report in BBC,” It is a very, very big day for England tomorrow. They have got to get what they can from these last two wickets and bowl India out. They need to bowl their boots off, take every half chance that comes their way and hope for some luck.