India v England , 3rd Test Preview – Here Read Some Interesting FACTS. The third day’s play at Mohali well and truly belonged to the India spinners as the impressed with both bat and ball. Three half-centuries prevailed as Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jayant Yadav all helped themselves to impressive half-centuries. As for England, they are reeling at 78/4 at the close of play with most of their best batsmen back in the hut. Even Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow could do little about the spinning ball in spite of being two of the most impressive batsmen for England on the tour.The controversial Decision Review System also came to the rescue for both sides including a terrible wait during the Alastair Cook dismissal as well. Ben Stokes, however, shined for the Brits as he helped by removing the last few hurdles of the Indian batting order along with Adil Rashid as they had done on the previous day. While there were a plethora of talking points on the day, here are five of the most prominent talking points from the day’s play
At the end of the day, England finds themselves 56-runs behind the Indian total. However, that 56 runs seem quite a bridge far as the spinners has made telling contributions with the ball, something that the Britons certainly were not expecting. Joe Root was the only one who remained to be unbeaten on 36 as Gareth Batty would eventually come out to make his way as a nightwatchman. While history remains to be on the side of England, India still remains to hold the upper hand in the match in the grand scheme of things.