The Day 3 test match between India and England live stream coverage continues Saturday at Lord's and so far the first two days have belonged to India. However, England did bounce back in Day 1 after a lackluster performance in Day 1.
According to a Cricket Country report on July 18, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was once again India’s star but England has battled back in the series. England was in control for much of the match on Day 2, but the Indian team fought back during the final half an hour, and battled to make Day 2 a stalemate.
The good news for England is that Gary Ballance continued his excellent start to the series. If England has a successful Day 3 performance things could get interesting down the stretch. Ballance, who was photographed drunk and topless after the first Test between India and England at Trent Bridge has seemingly learned his lesson and is ready to make this a series.
“I did not see that coming and was a bit embarrassed. I was probably naïve. But I did not break any rules, I was just having fun after a Test match. But I will probably learn from that and not be doing that again. However, it is great to score runs, and especially after what happened.”
Ballance did admit he felt pressure coming into this Test, but he gave the Indian bowlers credit, not taking away anything from Team India in their rout of Day 1.
“They were very disciplined and bowled well on a pitch that offered a bit to them.But, we fought back well and the partnership between myself and Moeen got us back into the match. It is a shame both of us got out then, but there are some good batters to come and if we can get a lead we can put India under a bit of pressure.”
Nevertheless, the first two days are now history. Now England and Ballance hope to continue their improved play after a Day 2 comeback. The third day of action will get underway here in the U.S. at 6 a.m. ET Saturday morning. Cricket fans can catch all the action streaming live on ESPN3.
The odds for Day 3 look this way:
England is the favorite at 6/5 with odds on a draw set at 13/10. India is listed at +170.