India vs England 5th Test Day 3 Kenington Oval: It was Moeen Ali who brought an end to Hanuma Vihari’s dream debut on 56 with a classical floater. Batting at No 6, Vihari came in at a time when India was in trouble as they had lost two early wickets, but then he took his time, got his eye in and the went on to smash a half-century that is worth gold, considering the situation India was in.
Ali got rid of Vihari with a ball that pitched and held its line to bring an end to his stay, here is the video.
He is the first Indian since Sehwag in 2001 to score a 50-plus while making debut outside the subcontinent and the first Indian since Ganguly & Dravid in 1996 to score a 50-plus in debut innings in England.
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Vihari is now in the fifth spot on the list. Vihari stitched a crucial partnership of 77 runs with Jadeja to close in the deficit.
As we speak, Vihari is out and India are 240/7 as Ishant Sharma walks out to the middle to join Ravindra Jadeja, who is on 43. India still trails by 92 runs at lunch on Day 3.
Meanwhile, England pacer James Anderson has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the second day of the ongoing fifth Test against India at the Oval on Saturday.
Earlier, at stumps on Day 2, India were 174/6 with Ravindra Jadeja and debutant Hanuma Vihari at the crease. India are trailing by 158 runs and will look to close the gap on day 3 at the Oval.