It was perhaps the most balanced day of Test cricket in this series. India started off well with a couple of early wickets but then Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow put up a brilliant counter-attacking partnership to bring England back in the contest. After Siraj got rid of Bairstow, it was Moeen Ali who joined hands with Pope to help England take the lead. When it was looking that England will take the game away from India, Moeen played a rash stroke off Jadeja. Pope too dragged one onto his stumps for 81. Chris Woakes struck a quickfire fifty but India kept getting wickets from the other end to bowl England out for 290. In reply, Rohit and Rahul took India to safety with 43 for no loss.