Vengsarkar calls for Pant`s inclusion in 3rd Test

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India's Virat Kohli during nets at Trent Bridge Nottingham

India added 107 runs in the second session, without the loss of a wicket, and suddenly it was England who looked anxious in the field.

"If you look at it from another point of view, it's actually a good situation to be in because you literally have no room for thinking about anything else apart from what the team requires at that particular moment from you throughout the course of the Test match", the star batsman added.

"Catching's part of that - he's constantly out there training hard on that". It was a big wicket.

"It would have been nice for him to pick up a couple of wickets, but that's the game".

England playing XI: Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson. "He's an attacking bowler who bowls good lines and lengths. It's about us as a squad delivering over five games and on this occasion Sam is unfortunate to miss out", said Root. He leaves behind Sourav Ganguly (1693) who held the record for a long time. I'm sure Sam will play a part in the series, going forward.

Meanwhile Woakes told reporters: "It was an even day overall". When you do win the toss, and go out there and have a bowl, there's always that added pressure to skittle them early. With hindsight, I think India have got the wrong team.

"It was one of the most hard decisions I've had to make as captain". "Sometimes you have to sit in and be patient".




After the hosts won the toss and elected to bowl at Trent Bridge, the openers got off to a fifty-run stand before Chris Woakes struck in style.

Dhawan, dropped after the Birmingham Test, opened the innings, initially showed more patience as he played 65 balls hitting seven boundaries in the process.

"I'm feeling absolutely fine".

"If he could do that when he's on nought, that'd be nice", Woakes said. It was only the second time Kohli was dismissed in 90s in his Test career.

Curran's efforts in the first Test included a crucial second-innings half-century and five wickets, making it hard for either him or Woakes to be dropped - but it was the 20-year-old Surrey prospect who missed out. The ball was pitched up from Stuart Broad.

But a fourth-wicket partnership of 159 between Kohli (97) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (81), that spanned more than 40 overs, revived India.

India's batting efforts in the first two Tests had left them sufficiently traumatisaed that they were making two changes to their top seven. "We've got a huge opportunity in front of us, but ultimately - as we have so far - we've got to start well first morning, and then try to carry that forward", said Joe Root.

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