Cricket Live Streaming India vs England 3rd Test, IND vs ENG Live
India vs England 2012 3rd Test Live Cricket Streaming.
England got a lucky breakthrough as Virender Sehwag was run out on the first day of the third Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday. The breakthrough for England came after Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat.
India replaced Harbhajan Singh with Ishant Sharma. England brought in Ian Bell and Steven Finn in place of Jonny Bairstow and Stuart Broad.
Having lost the first Test in Ahmedabad, England hit back hard in Mumbai to square the series 1-1.
The Indians would be bruised after the defeat at the Wankhede, being outclassed by the spin of Monty Panesar, Graeme Swann and Kevin Pietersen's carnage. They would be looking to bounce back and regain their lead.
On the other hand, England have the momentum in their hand and they would be looking to continue the same aggression and make it consecutive wins.
With India now having lost five of the six Tests they have played against England in the last 15 months, there is choking pressure on MS Dhoni and his boys to salvage their reputation in what is essentially now a two-Test series.
A 4-0 whitewash in England last year cost Team India the coveted No. 1 ranking in Test matches. An identical setback Down Under not only left the team bruised and battered but also ended a couple of glorious careers.
Patience will be the key on this track which is likely to play slow and aid spinners as the match progresses.
It's the sort of surface that Indian batsmen have been weaned on and it will test the young brigade's temperament rather than their technique as the home team looks to put a substantial first innings score on the board.
All eyes will be on Sachin Tendulkar after his three successive failures in the series, but the Little Master knows what it takes to turn it around. Rarely have India failed when Sachin has contributed substantially and it will be no different here as his team looks up to him for inspiration.
However, one person who is under most pressure is the skipper himself after his team was humbled by England on Mumbai's turner. Dhoni's own form with the bat is also a matter of great concern.
India: MS Dhoni (Capt.), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma.
England: Alastair Cook (Capt.), Nick Compton, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Samit Patel, Matt Prior, Graeme Swann, Monty Panesar, James Anderson, Steven Finn.