India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Live Cricket Score: Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel Strike After Tea, England 6 Down

IND vs ENG, 3rd Test, Day 1 Live Score: Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel Strike After Tea, England 6 Down

IND vs ENG Live: Axar Patel celebrates a dismissal during Day 1 of the 3rd Test.© BCCI

Having lost crucial wickets, England will be aiming to stabilize their innings against India on Day 1 of the ongoing 3rd Test match, at the Narendra Modi Stadium, in Chennai. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat. Ben Stokes is currently unbeaten and will be trying to build a partnership with Ben Foakes. Ishant Sharma, who is also in his 100th Test match, registered the wicket of Dom Sibley. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Ollie Pope and Joe Root. Meanwhile, Axar Patel has taken the wickets of Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley. The series is finely poised at 1-1, and this will also be the first international match in this venue since its renovation. This is also the second Day-Night Test held in India. England won the first Test match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, by 227 runs. The hosts bounced back in style in the second Test match, winning by 317 runs. Defeat for India would see them out of contention for the World Test Championship final. For the hosts, Jasprit Bumrah, Washington Sundar have replaced Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav. Meanwhile for the visitors, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Olly Stone, Moeen Ali make way for James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Bairstow and Crawley. (LIVE SCORECARD)

3rd Test, Day 1 LIVE UPDATES Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad

  • 17:02 (IST)

    OUT! Ben Stokes lbw b Axar Patel 6 (24)

    A length delivery by Axar. It spins to hit Stones above the knee roll, and there was no bat. Stokes reviews it, but ball-tracking goes in India’s favour. ENGLAND ARE SIX DOWN!

    In walks, Jofra Archer.

  • 16:56 (IST)

    OUT! Ollie Pope b Ravichandran Ashwin 1 (12)


    Round the wicket, and Ashwin tosses it up into the off stump. Pope goes for it, but it beaten on the outside edge. The ball hits the off stump. OUT!


    In walks, Ben Foakes.

  • 16:53 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope to resume batting for England. Ravichandran Ashwin will bowl for India.

  • 16:33 (IST)

    One run, ENG: 81/4 | Tea

    A full delivery by Axar on leg stump. Pope guides it through square leg for a single.

    After 27 overs, England are 81 for four, and its Tea time now!

  • 16:26 (IST)

    OUT! Zak Crawley lbw b Axar Patel 53 (84)


    He tosses it wide on the crease and Crawley tries to hit guide it for the turn. he misses it and it hits his front pad, and India appeal. The umpire is on India’s favour and Crawley doesn’t review it.

    In walks, Ollie Pope.

  • 16:21 (IST)


    Ashwin tosses it up for Stokes. He uses his feet and slams it over mid-on for a four!

  • 16:18 (IST)

    One run, ENG: 76/3

    A full delivery by Axar. Stokes tries to sweep it but is late. It goes to long leg for a single.

    After 23 overs, England are 76 for three.

  • 16:14 (IST)

    OUT! Joe Root lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 17 (37)


    Ashwin tosses a fuller delivery, from around the stumps. Root misses the ball, it also misses the inside edge. Its hits the pads, and was going to the top of leg stump. Root reviews it, but it goes on India’s favour.

    In walks, Ben Stokes.

  • 16:07 (IST)


    Axar tosses it up in the middle stump line. Root times his shot well, and guides it to the fine leg fence for a four!

  • 16:06 (IST)


    Ashwin tosses it from outside off. Its on good length, and India appeal for lbw. Not given, so they review it. The ball has hit Crawley on the back leg, but no edge. He is inside the line of the ball, but its hitting on umpire’s call. SAVED BY A WHISKER!

  • 16:01 (IST)

    FOUR! Zak Crawley reaches his half-century!

    Axar tosses it short for Crawley. He smacks it through the deep extra cover region to bring up his half-century.

  • 16:01 (IST)


    A full delivery by Axar. Crawley drives it past cover for a four!

  • 15:50 (IST)

    One run

    Ashwin tosses up his delivery. Root hits it with the turn towards square leg for a single.

  • 15:46 (IST)

    Two runs, ENG: 51/2

    A full delivery by Ishant, on the pads. Crawley guides it through the midwicket region for two runs, and brings up England’s fifty.

    After 14 overs, England are 51 for two.

  • 15:42 (IST)


    A fuller delivery by Ishant, just outside off. Crawley drives it through extra cover for a four!

  • 15:42 (IST)


    A fuller delivery by Ishant. Crawley leans and smacks it through the mid-wicket region for a four!

  • 15:40 (IST)

    One run

    A short delivery by Axar, and Crawley drives it through the cover region. Rohit stops it from extra cover. One run.

  • 15:37 (IST)

    FOUR! ENG: 38/2

    A fuller delivery by Ishant and Root straight drives it down the ground for a four! TIMING!

    After 12 overs, England are 38 for two.

  • 15:30 (IST)


    Axar tosses it full for Crawley. He times it well and goes forward to drive it through the covers for a four!

  • 15:23 (IST)

    No run

    A good delivery by Bumrah, and he uses the pace on the pitch. Root tries to get in line but gets hit on the bottom hand off his bat. He will be tended by the physio and its drinks time now.

  • 15:20 (IST)

    One run

    A fuller delivery by Axar. Root gets back into his crease and sends it past the right of square leg for a single.

  • 15:14 (IST)

    Two runs, ENG: 29/2

    A shorter delivery by Axar. Root goes back in his crease and hits it through midwicket for two runs. 

    After seven overs, England are 29 for two.

  • 15:10 (IST)

    OUT! Jonny Bairstow lbw b Axar Patel 0 (9)


    He tosses it up, into middle stump. Bairstow tries to hit it on the turn, but it doesn’t turn. It nicks the outside of the front pad in line with middle stump. Bairstow reviews, but it goes in India’s favour.

    In comes, Joe Root.

  • 15:08 (IST)


    Crawley attacks this delivery by Bumrah, and times it well. Its comes to his pads, and he hits it through square leg for a four!

  • 15:04 (IST)


    Its a little too full by Bumrah, and Crawley goes on his front foot. He finds the gap between cover and point for a four!

  • 15:02 (IST)

    Two runs, ENG: 18/1

    Ishant delivers a short ball on middle stump. Crawley its it through square leg. Two runs.

    After five overs, England are 18 for one.

  • 15:01 (IST)


    Ishant angles this delivery into the pads. Crawley adjusts and glances it through midwicket for a four!

  • 14:59 (IST)


    Ishant overpitches his delivery. Crawley drives it down the ground for a four!

  • 14:56 (IST)

    One run

    A good length delivery by Bumrah, and Bairstow guides it to mid-on for a single.

  • 14:53 (IST)


    Bumrah delivers it on line to the middle stump. Crawley uses the full face of his bat to push it right of mid-on for a four!

  • 14:49 (IST)

    No ball

    Another no ball for Ishant here. A wicket between two no balls indeed!

    Bairstow leaves this good length delivery, outside off stump. Its a no ball anyways.

  • 14:48 (IST)

    OUT!!! Dom Sibley c Rohit Sharma b Ishant Sharma 0 (7)


    An excellent delivery, outside off. Sibley is forced to put his bat outside off. He edges it to the Rohit at second slip for a simple catch.

    In walks, Jonny Bairstow.

  • 14:43 (IST)

    No run

    A fuller delivery by Bumrah, towards the stumps. Sibley defends it into the offside. No run.

  • 14:41 (IST)

    No run

    Bumrah sends a good length delivery, outside off. Sibley leaves it. Bumrah is getting a lot of movement here!

  • 14:38 (IST)

    No run

    A fuller delivery by Ishant, around off stump. Crawley hits it into the offside. No run.

  • 14:34 (IST)

    No run

    A short delivery by Ishant, outside off. Crawley leaves it, and Pant is taken aback by the sudden bounce.

  • 14:33 (IST)

    The action begins!

    Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley to open the innings for England. Ishant Sharma to bowl the first over for India.

  • 14:30 (IST)

    Ishant Sharma receives a special cap and a memento

    Ishant Sharma has received a special cap and a memento by India’s President for his milestone. The respective skippers introduce their teams to the dignitaries, followed by their national anthems.

  • 14:26 (IST)

    Sachin Tendulkar congratulates Ishant Sharma

    Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter to congratulate former teammate Ishant Sharma on reaching his 100th Test match. Tendulkar wrote, “Playing 100 Tests is a great landmark for any cricketer, especially a fast bowler. Have seen you play from your U-19 days & played alongside you in your 1st Test. Proud of you & your service to #TeamIndia. Continue to serve in the best possible manner. Congrats @ImIshant!”

  • 14:10 (IST)

    Here are the playing XIs

    India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

    England: Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

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