SOMERSET'S Jack Leach claimed two of the 15 wickets to fall on the first day of the third Test between India and England, but it was the hosts who dominated proceedings - reaching 99-3 in reply to England's 112 all out.

England made four changes to their side for this day/night match under lights in Ahmedabad, with James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley coming in for Moeen Ali, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence and Olly Stone.

No place for ex-Somerset player Dom Bess left Leach as the sole spinner in an attack which also featured Anderson, Archer, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes.

And it looks like he will have a heavy burden of bowling on his shoulders, as nine of England's wickets fell to spinners.

England skipper Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first, but there were some concerning sights for the batsmen in the first couple of overs, with unpredictable and inconsistent bounce from the very first ball.

Dom Sibley soon fell for a duck, and when Bairstow followed the tourists were on 27-2.

Crawley (53) and Root (17) batted well to take their side up past 70, but their departures heralded a collapse - 73-2 becoming 81-6.

When Jofra Archer (11) was clean bowled by Axar Patel (6-38), Leach entered the fray at 93-7, but the Somerset man could only add three runs in a 14-ball stint before edging to Cheteshwar Pujara at gully, off the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin (3-26).

Ben Foakes (12) was the last man to go, and England were all out for 112 after lasting just 48.4 overs.

The tourists would need to bowl brilliantly to haul themselves back into contention, but were frustrated by a series of contentious decisions.

Stokes claimed a catch low to the ground after Broad found Shubman Gill's outside edge, but the TV official ruled in the batsman's favour with surprising haste given that the available replays appeared uncertain.

Anderson and Broad both appeared to have trouble with their run-ups at the start of the final session, calling out the groundstaff to tamp down the loose soil and slow down the game.

When they did bowl, the ball was stubbornly refusing to swing, with the pink ball behaving itself under lights.

It was Archer who provided the breakthrough at the end of the 15th over, as Gill top-edged an attempted pull to Crawley.

The next man in, Pujara, lasted just four balls before being sent back for a duck by Leach, the left-armer smashing the batsman on the front pad with one that went straight on.

England saw a stumping appeal against Indian captain Virat Kohli thrown out with haste but Leach got his man just before the close.

Kohli (27) was tempted into a cut shot with one that was too close to allow it, diverting into the stumps to make it 98-3.

It was 99-3 at the close of play, with Rohit Sharma sitting on 57* and Leach finishing the day with figures of 2-27 off 10 overs.