Leeds: India put up resistance through Rohit Sharma (batting 59) and Cheteshwar Pujara (batting 40) as the duo added 78 in the second session of the third day to take the fight to England camp. The visitors at 112/1, however, are still 242 runs behind England who were all out for 432 in their first innings.
India had begun the day well, removing the last two English wickets without much damage. England could add only nine to their overnight score.
Openers Sharma and K.L. Rahul (8) got off to a decent start but at the stroke of tea, the latter fell to pacer Craig Overton.
Both hit seven fours each and hit some glorious strokes. Sharma’s standout shot was the straight drive off Sam Curran. He also hit a six over the slips, deliberately guiding the upper cut over the third man fence.
Brief scores (at tea, Day 3): India 78 & 112/1 in 46 overs (R Sharma batting 59, C Pujara batting 40, C Overton 1/18) vs England 432 all out in 132.2 overs.