There was a 77-run seventh-wicket partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari, both making their first appearances in the five-match series. Vihari's first Test innings ended on 56. Speaking to media, Hanuma said that he felt the pressure initially when Stuart Broad and James Anderson were bowling at him. He stated that partnership between him and Jadeja was crucial as it reduced the lead to England. Vihari mentioned that contributing to the team is more important than an individual milestone. England was 114-2 at stumps on day three taking a lead of 154 runs over India.