England captain Joe Root celebrates scoring a century. (AP Photo)
India vs England 3rd Test, Day 2 Highlights: Joe Root’s scintillating hundred put England in command on the second day of the third cricket Test as the hosts scored 423/8, taking a first-innings lead of 345 runs against India on Thursday. Root once again led from the front with his 8th hundred against India, a splendid 121 off 165 balls laced with 14 hits to the fence. He added 139 runs with Dawid Malan (70) before sharing a 52-run stand with Jonny Bairstow (29) to put England in a commanding position with three days to go in the match. At the draw of stumps, Craig Overton (24) and Ollie Robinson (0) were at the crease.
England 1st innings: 423/8 in 129 overs (Joe Root 121, Mohammed Shami 3/87).
England (Playing XI): Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, James Anderson
Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 3rd Test
78 (40.4) u0026 278 (99.3)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test )
England beat India by an innings and 76 runs