India Vs England Test Day 3:Ollie Pope’s Impressive Century Gives England Edge in First Test Against India.

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India Vs England Test Day 3

India Vs England Test Day 3:In the first Test between India and England, Ollie Pope played exceptionally well, scoring an unbeaten 148 runs on Day three in Hyderabad. England faced a challenging moment when they lost their fifth wicket at 163/5 with Ben Stokes out for six. However, Pope and Ben Foakes partnered effectively, adding 112 runs for the sixth wicket, enabling England to secure a lead of over 100 runs.

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Ollie Pope Shines on Day 3. Finished day on 148 not out.

By the end of Saturday’s play, England had reached 316/6, with Ollie Pope (148) and Rehan Ahmed (16*) building an unbroken 41-run partnership. The day began with India resuming their innings from an overnight score of 421/7. Nevertheless, spinners Joe Root and Rehan Ahmed took crucial wickets, limiting India to 436. This meant that England entered their second innings with a lead of 190 runs.

Jadeja fell short of scoring his anticipated fourth Test century, being dismissed leg before to Root. The umpire’s decision was upheld even after Jadeja opted for a review, as the replays didn’t provide conclusive evidence. In the following ball, Root bowled out Bumrah, and Ahmed cleaned up Axar, swiftly ending India’s innings with no additional runs.

During England’s second innings, Zak Crawley (31) was caught by Rohit Sharma off Ashwin’s delivery, but Ollie Pope and Ben Duckett built a solid 68-run partnership for the second wicket. Duckett was eventually dismissed for 47 by Bumrah, but an earlier LBW appeal in the 17th over could have removed him at 39 if India had opted for a review. Hawkeye later indicated that the impact was in line, hitting the leg stump.

Ollie Pope’s resilient performance led to his century in 154 balls. Despite losing the fifth wicket at 163/5 with Ben Stokes’ dismissal, Pope and Ben Foakes collaborated effectively, contributing to England’s 100-plus run lead in the match.

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