When the day began, India were comfortably placed at 171 runs ahead with seven wickets in hand. However, three wickets in the first session with the lead extended to only 230 by lunch brought England back into the match.
India captain Virat Kohli said he would have bowled first as well but toss isn't something one can control. For England, Ollie Pope and Chris Woakes come in for Jos Buttler and Sam Curran respectively.
The sun had come out, removing the early juice as the home side's opening batsmen -- Haseeb Hameed (60 not out) and Rory Burns (52 not out) -- took England to 120 without loss at stumps. England lead India by 42 runs.
Despite Wood returning to bowl on the last day of the Lord's Test, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Monday that he will not be fit to play in the third Test. Wood had taken five wickets in England's 151-run loss to India at Lord's.
Shami (52 batting, 67 balls), who hit a towering six off Moeen Ali to complete his second Test fifty, might have just given India an outside chance of even winning this Test match with an overall lead of 259 runs and a maximum 64 overs left in the game.
Put in to bat, England rode on Sciver's 27-ball 55, which included eight fours and a hit over the fence, and wicketkeeper Amy Jones' 43 off 27 balls to reach 177 for seven in 20 overs.
Skipper Mithali Raj's second successive fifty went in vain as Sophie Dunkley produced a fighting half-century after Kate Cross' five-wicket haul to help England Women register a five-wicket win over India Women and grab an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Wednesday.
Powered by a gritty unbeaten 80 (154 balls) by debutant Sneh Rana and her unfinished 104-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Taniya Bhatia (44 not out, 88 balls), India stole a draw in the one-off women's Test against England here on Saturday.
After making a solid start replying to England's first-innings' 396 for nine wickets declared, India secularly slipped in the third and final session and ended the second day at 187 for five wickets in the one-off Test here on Thursday.
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