Advertisement(Photo Courtesy: DNA India)Captain Virat Kohli once again led the team from the front as he scored his 23rd century to set the host’s a target of 521 to chase in the 4th innings.India kicked off day 3 at 124-2 with a lead of 292 runs. Kohli and Pujara continued from where they left off on the previous day to get India off to a brisk start. Both secured their fifties in the first session and increased the lead further to stamp their authority on the host’s.Post lunch, the pair showed no signs of stopping as they continued to building their huge partnership and kept piling on the lead. Pujara eventually fell for 72 after holding to Cook in the slips.Rahane who followed Pujara then continued where he left off in the first innings to start scoring his runs. In the course of the partnership, Virat reached his 23rd test century after being handed with a couple of chances on the way through to his landmark.Following his century, Virat did not last long and fell for 103 to Woakes who trapped him plum before the wicket. Pandya then joined with Rahane to score a quick fire 50 and take the lead to 520 before declaring the innings.England then needed to bat out 8 overs in the day to ensure that they went to stumps without losing a wicket. They negotiated it scoring 23 runs in the process.England now stand on 23-0 at the end of day 3 with them needing another 498 runs to secure a win. With only one result expected from here, India will be hoping to wrap up the game quickly by tomorrow and get their first win of the series.But has this test match got any more twists and turns? Let’s wait and watch.Also Read:Cricket: Hardik Pandya shoots down comparisons with legendary Indian captain Advertisement
Chelsea Chelsea team news: Luiz returns to starting XI against Watford, with Giroud on the bench Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 03:05 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Watford v Chelsea Watford The Blues will be looking to reclaim third spot in the Premier League table when they face the Hornets at Vicarage Road David Luiz has been brought back in from the wilderness by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte for a Premier League clash with Watford.The Brazilian defender has not figured for the Blues since January 20.He has not started a Premier League game since a meeting with Bournemouth on October 28, with the Blues favouring other options. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Luiz has, however, been reinstated for a trip to Vicarage Road which will see Chelsea looking to reclaim third spot in the Premier League table.Chelsea team: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Zappacosta; Willian, Hazard, Pedro. Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Emerson, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Hudson-Odoi, Giroud.While Luiz has made the starting XI, January signings Olivier Giroud and Emerson have had to settle for spots among the substitutes.The former would have been hoping to start, with Alvaro Morata ruled out and regular game time denied him at Arsenal, but the Frenchman finds himself in an all too familiar position.He proved to be a useful impact option while with the Gunners, and that is how Conte will be utilising him against Watford.If the Blues are in need of inspiration from off the bench, then they also have Cesc Fabregas and Danny Drinkwater at their disposal.A positive result of some kind is a much for Conte, with the Blues boss having fallen under increased pressure on the back of a 3-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth last time out. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.