Steady Patel guides India to 60/1


Mohali, Nov 27 : Parthiv Patel enjoyed a steady start to his international comeback, as India posted 60/1 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the the third Test against England at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Sunday.

Patel was batting on 37 while Cheteshwar Pujara was on eight, when the teams went in for the lunch break.

Ben Stokes dismissed opener Murali Vijay to bag the only Indian wicket to fall so far.

The hosts now trail England’s first innings total of 283 by 223 runs.

Earlier, England started at the overnight score of 268/8 before fast bowler Mohammed Shami bagged the last two wickets to end the visitors’ first innings.

Brief scores:

India (First Innings): 60/1 (Parthiv Patel 37 batting; Ben Stokes 1/9) vs England (First Innings): 283 (Jonny Bairstow 89; Mohammed Shami 3/63)