Kohli-Rahane salvage India from first day disaster at Trent Bridge

India vs England 3rd Test at Trent Bridge: FPJ's Dream XI for India and England

Kohli-Rahane salvage India from first day disaster at Trent Bridge

Meanwhile, England started the second day on a grand fashion finishing India's innings within few overs.

India were 124/2 at stumps with Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli on unbeaten 33 and 8 respectively.

India´s openers put on a brisk 60 before Rahul (36) deflected a drive off Stokes onto his stumps and Shikhar Dhawan (44) was stumped by Bairstow off leg-spinner Rashid.

The tourists were completely outplayed in the second Test with England winning by an innings and 159 runs to leave them trailing 2-0 with three Tests left to play.

England's Chris Woakes celebrates.

On the second day of Nottingham test, team India started the game on a bad note and lose 4 quick wickets.

England - 2-0 up and aiming to seal a series victory - looked set to have their decision to field first vindicated as the ball moved around on a grassy surface. However, it seems he did what he was selected for by removing Indian captain from the crease.

While the India top order showed some improvement against the moving ball, the visitors were still in danger of capitulating when Kohli was joined by Rahane.

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Virat Kohli's dismissal can be the key moment in the third Test. Rashid has quite a record against Indian captain, it was the sixth stance when English spinner had removed the 29-year-old captain in global cricket.

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Rahane came to bat at number five after Chris Woakes had sent three Indian batsmen back to the pavilion at the score of 83.

But Ishant Sharma demonstrated the value of bowling a fuller length and getting the ball to swing and seam. From 54 for no loss England crumbled, handing India a lead of 168 runs. On Saturday, viewers witnessed shades of old Rahane and his returning back to his form will certainly bring a lot of relief inside the dressing room. He short, rising ball nicked to Pant showed India were executing their bowling plans perfectly, after the batting lessons had been put to great use on the first day.

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If England thought Kohli's exit would spark an India collapse, they were frustrated by Pant and Pandya, the latter dropped by Keaton Jennings at third slip after gloving Broad. An inside edge delivery marks the first wicket for England.

What are the squads of India vs England 3rd Test?

Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was included in place of Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan came in place of Murali Vijay and Kuldeep Yadav made way for Jasprit Bumrah. However, it is yet to be seen how long Virat will continue to keep chopping and changing the team.

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