After losing the toss, India could have easily just said: "alright, let's just see how many runs they score, and we will take it from there," such was the flat nature of the pitch for this third Test in Mohali. Instead, the hosts put in a wonderful bowling performance to end the opening day with eight England wickets.
While most of those England wickets came thanks to the batsman's own mistakes, what India did well was in creating pressure and bowling good ball after good ball. On a flat pitch, that is all the bowlers can do and by building the pressure and stopping the run flow, they induced mistakes from the batsmen.
Day two for India will be about taking the remaining two wickets as quickly as they can before turning their own attentions to batting.
England will want to frustrate the India bowlers for as long as possible – they have a capable lower order batsmen in Adil Rashid and Gareth Batty at the crease, with both capable of hanging in there for a sustained period of time.
When England do eventually get the ball in their hands, though, the onus will be on James Anderson and Chris Woakes to make as much as they possibly can with the new ball – they will have the advantage of bowling at Parthiv Patel, who is making his comeback to the Test team after eight years and is not a natural Test match opener. India's Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav bowled brilliantly throughout the opening day, so there will be pressure on Anderson and Woakes to put in a similar show.
Then, the focus will naturally turn to the spinners. Rashid is the leading wicket-taker in this series so far, so the leg-spinner will be expected to lead from the front. Moeen Ali always seems to trouble the India batsmen, while Batty will be keen to make as much of an impression as possible.
Where to Watch Live
India vs England third Test, Day 2 is set to begin at 9.30am IST (4am GMT). Live Streaming and TV information is below.
India: TV: Star Sports HD3, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Cricket Live.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports 1. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.
US and Canada: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Online.