India post 354/7 at lunch

atm-banksMohali, (IANS) India reached 354/7 in their first innings, in reply to England’s 283 runs, at lunch of the third day of the third cricket Test match here on Monday.

Resuming at 270/6, Ravindra Jadeja’s highest Test score of 70 not out pulled India to a 71-run lead. India scored 84 runs in the morning phase of play losing only a wicket.

Jadeja was supported during the first session by Jayant Jadav unbeaten 26. Together they put on a crucial and unconquered 53-run eighth-wicket partnership.

The only wicket to fall for India in Monday’s first session was Ravichandran Ashwin’s (72), who was caught by Jos Butler off the bowling of Ben Stokes.

Medaram Jathara

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