India 40-2 (Gill 5, Shreyas 5) Overs: 13
India lead England by 183 runs
Shreyas squirts one away through the covers for two off Anderson. He was not in control of that at all, and Anderson is continuing to cause India’s batters significant issues.
An edge drops well short of Root at first slip next ball, with the bouncing ball catching Root on the end of the finger and running away for another single.
Stokes does well to save a boundary off the last ball of the over as Gill unfurls the drive and four runs come off the over.
It’s still a bit gloomy and hazy out there, but things are slowly brightening up. How much more damage can Anderson cause in this spell? He has two already, but England need more.
India 36-2 (Gill 4, Shreyas 2) Overs: 12
India lead England by 179 runs
Hartley continues with two right-handers on strike, and one single comes from a tight over.
The task for India is to just see out this testing spell without too much further damage. The weather should become clearer as the morning unfolds, and it’ll be easier to score later on, so they just need to stick in there if they can.
India 35-2 (Gill 4, Shreyas 1) Overs: 11
India lead England by 178 runs
It’s another big let-off for Gill. He plays all around an Anderson delivery that swings into the pads and England opt for the review. It’s a tad on the high side, and that’s what saves him, with DRS showing umpire’s call on height.
That was extremely close to being three reds, and Stokes throws his head back in frustration. India may be on top in the match, but England are on a roll this morning.
One single comes from the over.
India 34-2 (Gill 4, Shreyas 0) Overs: 10
India lead England by 177 runs
Stokes throws the ball to Hartley and he thinks he’s got Gill in his first over of the day, trapping him plumb in-front, with the finger going up.
The batter opts for the review after a discussion with his partner, and a thin edge saves him. The smile on his face suggests the batter didn’t even know he’d hit that, but it’s a let-off and is that the stroke of fortune that India needed to stop this England momentum?
A pull to the boundary is the only scoring shot of the over and it will be Anderson to continue from the other end.
WICKET! India 30-2 (Gill 0, Shreyas 0) Overs: 9
Yashasvi Jaiswal caught by Joe Root bowled James Anderson 17 (27b)
India lead England by 173 runs
This is ridiculous from Anderson, who has a ball that is still in its first ten overs and conditions that offer just a hint of assistance, and he’s taking full advantage.
He lures Jaiswal down the wrong line and finds the edge, with Root taking the catch at first slip.
England are buoyant and the India think-tank look concerned as Anderson completes a wicket maiden.
India 30-1 (Jaiswal 17, Gill 0) Overs: 8
India lead England by 173 runs
Root gets some decent turn to beat the bat of Jaiswal. That’s a good sign for England’s hopes of bowling India out cheaply here, but less good news for their hopes of chasing down a target in the fourth innings. This is England though, so that sort of negative thinking won’t come into it.
The bowler collides with Jaiswal at the non-striker’s end off the last ball of the over, and Root apologises to the youngster.
WICKET! India 29-1 (Jaiswal 16, Gill 0) Overs: 7
India lead England by 172 runs
Rohit Sharma bowled by James Anderson for 13 (21b)
Oh my word, Jimmy Anderson that is an absolute beauty!
England hand the newish ball to their experienced swing bowler at the start of the day, with conditions potentially in his favour until the sun burns through this morning haze.
And he gets the ball to talk in his first over of the day, bamboozling Rohit Sharma with a ball that rips out the off stump, moving just enough to have the India skipper playing all around the ball. What a peach!
England are well behind in this game and it’s going to take something extraordinary for them to win it from here, but if they can bowl India out cheaply today then you never know.
Shubman Gill is the new batter and he survives the remainder of the over.
India 28-0 (Jaiswal 15, Rohit 13) Overs: 6
India lead England by 171 runs
Here we go then. Joe Root bowls the first over of the day, with conditions looking a bit muggy and close in Vizag.
It’s a maiden to start things off, as India’s openers look to settle in for a session of putting England to the sword. That’s the plan at least.
03:55 – Hear from Cook, Finn and Mason in the studio
Kate Mason is joined by Sir Alastair Cook and Steven Finn in the TNT Sports studio once again today, so tune in to TNT Sports and discovery+ to hear their expert analysis of the second Test.
03:50 – Hello and welcome
Good morning and welcome to live updates of day three of the second Test between India and England in Visakhapatnam.
My name’s Tom Bennett and I’ll be bringing you over-by-over coverage of the day’s play, with live coverage also available on TNT Sports and discovery+ throughout the morning.
India in control of second Test after Bumrah’s six-wicket haul
India took control of the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam on Saturday and lead by 171 runs after a terrific six-wicket haul from Jasprit Bumrah put the hosts well in control of the Test.
Yashasvi Jaiswal compiled a superb 179 on the opening day of the second Test and continued his sparkling form on day two to reach 209 from 290 balls.
India were eventually bowled out for 396 before the tourists, having been 114-1, were all out for 253.
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