India vs England, 3rd Test: Stuart Broad, James Anderson keep India to 329 at Trent Bridge
Rishabh Pant added two to his total before he was bowled by Stuart Broad. @Getty

Fact: India have never lost a Test match in England in which they have made over 300 in the first innings. That statistical landmark was ticked off on day one of the Trent Bridge Test, but the job at hand on Sunday was to extend an overnight total of 307/6 into the vicinity of 350. It didn’t happen, as the last four wickets fell for 22 runs, and yet India, with 329, have a total from where their quick bowlers can aim to put England under the pump on an overcast and windy day.

After play began 30 minutes late due to some wet patches on the field, India added 22 runs to the total on the second morning through a mixture of fortuitous edges and scampered singles. Rishabh Pant, 22 overnight, added two to his total before he chased at a wide ball from Stuart Broad and was bowled off the inner edge. That ended a promising debut innings from the 20-year-old Pant, who ignored Broad who mouthed him off with an unsportsmanlike send-off that may yet draw sanction from the match referee.

R Ashwin slashed over Jos Buttler at second slip, steered wide of gully and edged between gully and third slip for his first 12 runs. He was dropped by Ollie Pope at fourth slip, off James Anderson, but it only cost England one run. Broad swung one in sharply and hit the base of middle stump.

The next two went in a flash. Mohammed Shami slogged Anderson to mid-on and next ball Jasprit Bumrah was bowled. Anderson will be on a hat-trick if India bat again.