After losing back-to-back wickets in the form of Dom Sibley and Haseeb Hamid at the start of the third session, English captain Joe Root and opening batsman Rory Burns took control of the proceedings with a brilliant stand of 85 runs for the third wicket.
The duo missed the Test period of Mohammed Siraj before taking full advantage of the opportunities he got from the latter at the back of his period and also from Joe Root.
Burns in particular was ominous towards anything that was short or on his legs, while adorning some wonderful borders.
But just as it looked like Burns and Root would scare the day off for England, Mohammed Shami struck gold on the second installment of his game.
When he got around the corner, Shami found one of a length of a length in Rory Burns pads.
The Indians immediately went up, just like the finger of the referee. At first glance, it looks at the impact and Burns rightly decided to challenge the decision.
However, the ball tracking confirmed that it would have crashed into the stumps that confirmed Rory Burns’ departure.
Watch: Mohammed Shami catches Rory burning lead 49 years ago:
Burns fall for 49, trapped in the fold by Shami ☝🏻
– Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) 13 August 2021