Pant missed a century by 9 runs, made this record
Rishabh Pant has become the second Indian batsman to score more than 50 in his first three innings at home. Pant has scored more than 50 in his first three innings played in India. Earlier, Indian team captain Virat Kohli had scored more than 50 runs in five innings, including a century.
Pujara hits 29th half-century
Cheteshwar Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara), looking in great rhythm, smashed 73 off 143 balls which included 11 fours. This is the 29th half-century of Pujara’s Test career. The right-handed batsman was caught by Bess at the hands of Rory Burns.
Team India’s ‘new wall’ Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant took on a 124-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Both took the total score of the Indian team closer to 200. Pujara scored 73 runs.
Pant hits 5th half-century of Test career
Rishabh Pant was dismissed for 91 runs off 88 balls. He hit 9 fours and 5 sixes in this explosive innings. Pant was caught in the best rhythm by Dom Bess caught by Jack Leach. Pant completed his 5th half-century of his Test career.
Indian pacers and spinners distributed 5-5 wickets
England scored 578 in the first innings thanks to captain Joe Root’s 218, Dominic Sibley’s 87 and Ben Stokes’s 82. For India, Jasprit Bumrah and Ashwin took three wickets each in the first innings, while Ishant and Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets each.