By the tip of the third day’s play, England had scored 53 runs within the second innings, after shedding 3 wickets. India had been all out after scoring a superb complete of 286 runs within the second innings and took India’s result in 482 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin’s century was the catalyst for taking India’s rating to 286. He scored 76 runs with the quantity 10 and 11 batsmen. A VVS Laxman form of an innings, one should say. The Day started slowly for India. They misplaced 5 early wickets and the rating was merely 106-6. Kohli and Ashwin batted collectively until the rating of 202 when Kohli acquired out. Onus was now on Ashwin to do the utmost scoring for India.
The tail-enders Ishant and Siraj additionally performed an necessary half within the innings. They supported Ashwin in his century and piled on 76 runs for the ultimate two wickets. England then got here on to bat on a dry and dusty pitch which was whimsically serving to the spinners. Some balls had been turning, some had been bouncing. It was a marathon for the Indian spinners within the remaining hour of Day 3.