England are on the ropes during the opening day of the day-night third Test match against India in Ahmedabad.
Captain Joe Root inspired a heroic victory in the first Test between the sides at the start of the month, but India struck back with a confident win in the second, and they’re right on track to claim another victory in the series.
England were all out for 112 on the opening day of the third Test using the lesser-spotted pink ball with only Zak Crawley picking up more than 17 runs across the entire line-up.
The opener scored an impressive 53, almost half of the grand total, but every other teammate was bowled out for a dozen or less, barring captain Joe Root who scraped up to 17.
India are in firm control, but with plenty more cricket to come, who knows how the remainder of the match will go down.
A late TV rights battle ended in victory for Channel 4 who are showing first England Test matches on a free-to-air platform since The Ashes series in 2005.
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When is India v England 3rd Test?
The third Test is scheduled to run from Wednesday 24th February to Sunday 28th February 2021. It will take place at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.
What time is India v England in the UK?
UK fans will be treated to a full day of action without the early starts, as play is scheduled to begin at 9am on each of the five days for the third Test.
Fans have grown accustomed to 4am starts, but the slightly later timing should be ideal for those in the UK working from home!
India v England Test schedule
The India v England Test schedule is as follows:
- 1st Test (Chennai) – 5th to 9th February
- 2nd Test (Chennai) – 13th to 17th February
- 3rd Test (Ahmedabad) – 24th to 28th February
- 4th Test (Ahmedabad) – 4th to 8th February
We’ll bring you all the latest TV times and details once confirmed.
How to watch India v England on TV
Channel 4 are showing exclusive coverage of India v England live across the duration of the tour.
A late TV rights battle saw the terrestrial broadcaster come out on top and will show the first live Test matches on free-to-air British TV since the 2005 Ashes triumph.
Commentary is provided by the world live feed of the game, while the studio presentation team line-up is yet to be confirmed.
Live stream India v England online
In step with Channel 4’s rights triumph, they are showing full coverage live on their online platform All 4.
For fans who can’t pull all-nighters to keep up with the drama, regular highlights are available online.
Listen to Sri Lanka v England on radio
UK fans can listen to every ball of England’s four Tests, five T20s and three ODIs against India exclusively live on talkSPORT 2.
Kevin Pietersen is among the line-up of experts commanding the mic, with a range of former England stars getting in on the action.
Darren Gough, Mark Butcher, Matt Prior, Steve Harmison and Gareth Batty will be among talkSPORT’s broadcast team throughout the course of the tour.
Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “The India tour is always a big one in England’s calendar and will spark a lot of interest across the country.
“We’re delighted to welcome KP back to our award-winning team along with Kate Cross and Aakash Chopra.
“The talkSPORT network will be the place for comprehensive coverage of an unmissable tour.”