3rd Test Live: India hit back at England with Axar's twin strike

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Day 2 session 1 in a nutshell!

India suffered a shocking batting collapse, triggered by some exceptional bowling from the England spinners as the hosts were bundled out for a paltry 145 in reply to England's 112 in the first innings on Day 2 of the Pink Ball Test. Resuming the day on 99/3, no one would have imagined of such a downslide from India as they lost their remaining 7 wickets for just 46 runs in the first session. Part-time spinner Joe Root led the rout, claiming his first Test fifer ever, finishing with exceptional figures of 5 for 8. But it was Jack Leach, who opened the floodgates removing set Rohit Sharma (66) and a jittery Ajinkya Rahanae (7) early in the day. Root then came in and to a surprise to many picked up Rishabh Pant (1), first-ball of his spell. After that Washington Sundar and Axar Patel too departed for ducks as India downslide continued. Ashwin scored 17 but was eventually removed by Root. The England skipper then trapped Jasprit Bumrah in front to wrap up the India innings. India took a lead of 33 runs after their first innings.

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