ENG vs IND 2018: Twitter Reacts As England Start Solidly After Making Light Work Of India's Tail
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Last Update on: August 19th, 2018 at 05:42 pm

Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings have given England a solid start in reply to India’s 329 in the first innings of the third England vs India Test.

After wrapping up the Indian innings quickly, England were off to a good start. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings faced some testing deliveries early on. But as the game progressed,  the Indian pacers could not build the pressure. As a result, England openers were scoring freely.

At lunch, England were 46 for no loss off just 9 overs.

Earlier in the day, it took England less than 8 overs to wrap up the Indians innings. Stuart Broad and James Anderson picked up two wickets each as the hosts bowled out the visitors for 329.

Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin began the proceedings with the bat with the scoreboard reading 307 for 6. All eyes where on Pant after his exciting start to the Test career. On day one, he had slammed Adil Rashid for a maximum to get off the mark. However, contrary to the popular speculations, it was Ashwin who was the aggressor.

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The off-spinner hit three boundaries quickly to set the tone. But, with the conditions perfectly suited for swing bowling, England did not take long to break the stand.  Stuart Broad provided the hosts the first breakthrough by castling Pant for 24 with the scorecard reading 323. And within the next 6 runs, India lost their remaining 3 wickets.

Broad took the wicket of Ashwin too before James Anderson sent back Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in quick succession to wrap up the innings.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the session:





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