Siraj returns four as India gain 132-run lead


Aryan Surana

Jonny Bairstow set a host of records as he raced to his third Test century in as many matches but his belligerent 106 could not prevent India from attaining a substantial first-innings lead of 132 runs. The hosts were bowled out for 284 and India pushed the lead to 169 for the loss of Shubman Gill by Tea on Day 3.

That the tourists walked away with a 100-plus lead despite Bairstow's thrill-a-minute hundred was a testament to their pace attack that shared all the 10 spoils among itself. Mohammed Siraj was a tad expensive but finished with a four-fer while Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami returned three and two respectively.