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1st Test: England start steady after Rahul, Jadeja take healthy lead on rain-damaged 3rd day

India in England: England were off to a steady start after India earned a priceless first-innings lead of 95 runs on rain-marred Day 3 of the first Test in Nottingham on Friday.

England had reached 25 for 0 before rain forced early stumps on Day 3

India were all out for 278 after taking a first innings lead of 95 runs

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KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja hit fifties in India’s first innings score of 278

KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah led India’s fightback on Day 3 as the visitors earned a 95-run lead in the first innings before rain stopped play shortly after the third session began, with England at 25/0 and trailing the visitors by 70 runs.

KL Rahul, who was chosen to open the innings in the absence of injured openers Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal, looked determined to capitalize on the opportunity as he held the innings with an 84 off 214 balls.

After Rahul’s departure, Ravindra Jadeja played the role of anchor/aggressor hitting eight fours and a six in his 56 off 86 deliveries at Trent Bridge.

 

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