IND vs ENG 3rd Test: England dominates early session as India loses third wicket

India at 33/3

The pressure mounts on India as they suffer a significant setback in the early stages of the third Test against England. Tom Hartley, the spinner, made an immediate impact by claiming the wicket of Rajat Patidar, who departed after contributing just 5 runs off 15 balls.

Patidar’s dismissal was marked by a soft dismissal, indicating India’s struggle to find their footing in the match. Hartley delivered a length delivery outside off, which gripped and turned sharply. Patidar, looking to cut, was caught off guard by the turn and bounce, resulting in a simple catch for Duckett at cover.


India finds themselves in a precarious position, staring at a potential collapse within the first hour of play on Day 1. England, on the other hand, enjoys an ideal start, seizing early control of the match with their bowlers making significant inroads into the Indian batting lineup.