Jadeja attacked from the first ball and his well compiled knock was laced with 8 fours and one six at a strike-rate of 65.12.

England bowled out India for 278 and reduced its lead to 70 by another premature stumps on day three of the first Test at Trent Bridge on Friday.

Opener KL Rahul ensured India passed England’s first innings total of 183 before he was out for 84, then Ravindra Jadeja’s 56 and Jasprit Bumrah’s 28-run cameo set up a lead of 95.

Jadeja attacked from the first ball and his well-compiled knock was laced with 8 fours and one six at a strike-rate of 65.12. Michael Vaughan was impressed by the effort of the 31-year old all-rounder and praised him for his display.

Vaughan tweeted, “Brilliant Cricket @imjadeja!!! First name on any team sheet…#ENGvIND”

At eight down, India was 49 ahead and would have been delighted to almost double that with its last two wickets.

The tail flailed their bats with abandon, going aerial almost every time, and mustered four fours and a six to crank up the pressure on England’s imminent second innings.

Robinson eventually ended things with the second new ball, cleaning up Mohammed Shami and benefiting from one wild shot too many from a playful Bumrah.

Robinson, back from a suspension for racist and sexist tweets more than seven years ago, grabbed four of the last six wickets.

It was not enough to stop India from establishing a potentially decisive lead of 95, but its total of 278 would have been a great deal higher without his persistent interrogation of the touring batsmen for 5-85.

Anderson claimed 4-54.

Burns and Sibley blocked out six overs before tea and another 5.1 after before dark skies and more rain robbed the match of more valuable time.

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