England’s Jonny Bairstow pulled off a stunning one-handed catch at second slip to remove KL Rahul and give hosts their first breakthrough on Day 3 of the third test against England on Friday. 3rd Test Blog | Scores | News
The catch left India 34-1 at lunch.
Earlier, England were bowled out for 432 in the morning session. This meant England’s first-innings lead stood at 354.
Rahul was batting well and trying to build an innings when Craig Overton came for the lost over before lunch.
What a catch by Jonny Bairstow. This is a stunner !!!#ENGvIND #IndvsEng #INDvEND #KLRahul #3rdTest #RohitSharma @klrahul11 pic.twitter.com/GTnuYQ6oOE— Pradeep Reddy (@Pradeep63332469) August 27, 2021
Rahul got an edge off a delivery by Overton and Bairstow did well to dive to his left — in front of England captain Joe Root at slip — and took the catch with his left hand.
Rohit Sharma was unbeaten on 25 and India trailed by 320 runs.
Resuming on 423-8, England had Overton trapped lbw by Mohammed Shami for 32 before Ollie
Robinson was bowled by Jasprit Bumrah for 0. India, which was dismissed for 78 inside two sessions on Day 1, leads the five-match series 1-0.