India vs England: Twitter hails Ashwin & Jadeja

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Ashwin, Jadeja showed their values as all-rounders.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja rescued India from a precarious situation and put on an unbeaten 67-run partnership for the seventh wicket to get the hosts to within 12 runs of England’s first innings total with four wickets in hand.

The match, though, is still in the balance as India have to bat last on a pitch which is expected to get worse for batting as the game progresses.

As expected, there was a lot of praise for Ashwin and Jadeja on Twitter, with former Indian cricketers Mohammad Kaif and Aakash Chopra hailing the ability of the duo to contribute with both bat and ball.

Commentator Harsha Bhogle noted that this partnership might not just be an important moment in the match, but also in the series.

Also, interestingly, England’s Adil Rashid has already notched up more wickets in this series than legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne ever managed in a single Test series in India.

Here, we list some of the top tweets from the day.

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IN PICS: Ashwin-Jadeja partnership puts India in front

Sport360 staff 27/11/2016

It looked like England would take an unlikely first innings lead when Virat Kohli was dismissed in the post-tea session on day two of the third Test against India at Mohali.

At that point of time, India found themselves on 204/6, 79 runs behind the first innings total posted by the visitors. But all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja put on an unbeaten 67-run stand for the seventh wicket to take the hosts to 271/6 at stumps on Sunday.

Just 12 runs behind and with four wickets in hand, India will feel that they have wrestled the advantage back from England.

Earlier in the day, Indian pacer Mohammed Shami picked up the final two English wickets in quick time as the Alastair Cook-led side would get bowled out for 283. Shami picked up three wickets, while Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja took two scalps a piece. At one stage, India looked to be in complete command of the game with Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli building a promising partnership for the third wicket. But Pujara's dismissal triggered a middle-order collapse as India would go from 148/2 to 156/5. Pujara would register the 11th half-century of his Test career while Kohli would go on score 62 before being dismissed by Ben Stokes, with whom the Indian skipper had an altercation on Saturday. Adil Rashid was the pick of the bowlers for England, ending the day with figures of 3/81. BRIEF SCORES  England 283 all out [Bairstow 89, Shami 3/63] lead India 271/6 [Kohli 62, Ashwin 57*, Rashid 3/81] by 12 runs.

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Already having a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series, India will be buoyed even further by their performance on day one in the third Test against England at Mohali.

On the other hand, resuming their innings on 268/8, England will look for some bonus runs from their tail-enders before taking the field. They will also be hopeful of getting the best out of the pitch just as the Indian bowlers managed on day one.

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