England v India Live: Pandya falls on last ball as visitors end day one on 307/6

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Virat Kohli has notched up a half-century.

India came up with a good batting performance against England in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

India skipper Virat Kohli missed his century by three runs as the visitors were well-placed at 279-5.

England skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bowl first. Dhawan and KL Rahul have made a watchful start for India and added 60 runs for the first wicket. Woakes struck twice to reduce India to 65-2.

Post lunch, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane stitched together a steady partnership with the former notching up his 18th Test half-century. The pair took India to 189-3 when before tea was taken on day one.

The two continued their fine form in the final session, taking their stand past 150 and and the score to 236-3. Rahane fell for 81, caught at slip off Stuart Broad.

There was heartbreak for Kohli as he was dismissed for 97 by Adil Rashid.

Do not miss any of the action from Nottingham by following the live ball-by-ball updates in the link below.

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7:00pm – Murali Vijay latest casualty of India’s new approach in Tests

Another one bites the dust. As India looked to get back up on their feet after batting debacles in the first two Tests, they sacrificed another proven performer in the pursuit of results.

Sport360’s Ajit Vijaykumar takes a look at how dropping Murali Vijay at Trent Bridge is the latest move in a worrying trend for India. You can read his take on Vijay’s dropping here.

India batsman Murali Vijay.

India batsman Murali Vijay.

6:30pm – Kohli and Rahane lead India fightback at Trent Bridge

After Chris Woakes did the early damage by picking up three wickets in the opening session of the Trent Bridge Test, India skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have led a spirited fightback post lunch with half-centuries.

The duo have taken India to 189-3 before tea was taken at Nottingham. Read more on the how the match has panned out so far here.

Virat Kohli has notched up a half-century.

Virat Kohli has notched up a half-century.

6:00pm – Justin Langer looking for answers to Australia’s batting issues

Australia coach Justin Langer believes he will get a better idea of the composition of his Test squad after the completion of the ‘A’ team’s tour of India. Australia are due to take on Pakistan in a two-Test series in the UAE this October and Langer has stated that the squad will be finalised only a week before the start of the tour.

Read Langer’s quotes in full here.

Langer is hoping to find answers to Australia's batting puzzle.

Langer is hoping to find answers to Australia’s batting puzzle.

5:00pm – UAE announce squad for Asia Cup Qualifiers

Youngsters Rahul Bhatia and Fahad Nawaz have been named in the UAE squad which will compete in the Asia Cup Qualifier later this month.

Read who else made the cut in our full story here.

Fahad Nawaz has made the cut.

Fahad Nawaz has made the cut.

4:30pm – Steyn asks Proteas fans to cut AB de Villiers some slack

Dale Steyn has called on South African cricket fans to respect AB de Villiers’ decision to retire from international cricket.

Read what the South Africa pacer had to say about ABD’s decision to retire here.

Steyn has asked fans to cut ABD some slack for his decision.

Steyn has asked fans to cut ABD some slack for his decision.

4:00pm – Jason Roy suffers self-inflicted injury to face

England international Jason Roy missed Surrey’s crucial Vitality Blast game on Friday night due to a self-inflicted facial injury.

Roy suffered a blow to his face after throwing a bat in frustration following his dismissal in Surrey’s victory against Hampshire on Wednesday night. The bat bounced and hit the 28-year-old.

Read more on this story here.

Jason Roy.

Jason Roy.

3:30 pm – Woakes strikes twice

Chris Woakes removed openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul after the Indian pair added 60 for the opening wicket in the Trent Bridge Test.

India gave Rishabh Pant his Test debut while Dhawan came in for Murali Vijay and pacer Jasprit Bumrah replaced Kuldeep Yadav.

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1:30 pm – Steyn defends De Villiers

Dale Steyn has called on South African cricket fans to respect AB de Villiers’ decision to retire from international cricket.

“He is married with children. Family time is a big pull for him right now,” Steyn said after De Villiers’ shock retirement.

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11:30 am – Pant set for debut

Rishabh Pant is all set for an India Test debut.

Rishabh Pant is all set for an India Test debut.

A Test debut for young Rishabh Pant is expected as England and India prepare to do battle in the third match of the series at Trent Bridge which gets underway on Saturday.

The 20-year-old is set to replace wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik in what is a must-win game for the visitors.

Read more team news here.

11:00 am – Imran Khan takes oath

Former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan was sworn in as the country’s Prime Minister on Saturday.

Khan – who led the team to the 1992 World Cup win – took oath on Saturday, a day after being elected by lawmakers in the national assembly.

Read the full story here.

10:00 am – Pollard ton ends win wait

Darren Sammy (l) and Kieron Pollard of St Lucia Stars. Image: CPL T20/Getty Images

Darren Sammy (l) and Kieron Pollard of St Lucia Stars. Image: CPL T20/Getty Images

Kieron Pollard hit his maiden T20 hundred to hand St Lucia Stars their first win in 15 matches in the Caribbean Premier League, setting up a 38-run triumph over Barbados Tridents.

Captain Pollard led by example, smashing a 53-ball century – his first in T20s in his 384th innings.

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Justin Langer hopes to find answers to batting issues during Australia A's tour of India

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Langer is hoping to find answers to Australia's batting puzzle.

Australia coach Justin Langer believes he will get a better idea of the composition of his Test squad after the completion of the ‘A’ team’s tour of India.

Australia are due to take on Pakistan in a two-Test series in the UAE this October and Langer has stated that the squad will be finalised only a week before the start of the tour. The team management will be taking into account the performance of Australia ‘A’ in India before taking a call on the selection.

Australia ‘A’ are currently participating in a quadrilateral one-day series in India also involving India ‘B’ along with South Africa ‘A’. The limited-overs fixtures will be followed by two first-class matches against India ‘A’ in September.

The international cricket bans handed to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft has thrown up multiple vacant spots in the batting order and Langer is hoping players can stake their claims for these roles in the tour of India.

“It’s unprecedented. We’re going to wait until probably a week before the UAE tour to select the (Test) team,” Langer told the Weekend Australian.

When asked if he knew who his best batsmen were, Langer replied: “The answer is straight up no. Do we know the best six batsmen in Australia? The answer is no.”

Mitch Marsh will lead Australia 'A' in the first-class matches.

Mitch Marsh will lead Australia ‘A’ in the first-class matches.

“It’s two-fold with India and Australia ‘A’. One, we want to see who performs under pressure and two, we want to start to get some continuity in our side where possible, but we also need to reward performance, not just talent,” the Australia coach added.

While Travis Head is currently leading the Australia ‘A’ squad in the one-day matches in India, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will take over the captaincy in the two first-class matches.

The Australians have picked many Test regulars for the first-class matches in India apart from Marsh and Head.  Among them are Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja and Matt Renshaw.

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