IND vs ENG 3rd Test
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IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Day 3 Highlights, Jaiswal Hits 3rd Test Century, India Extend Lead To 322 Runs. India began the third session positively, with Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal settling in and beginning to play their shots confidently. India’s strategy appears to bat for as long as they can in the second innings, aiming to extend their lead over England. So far, Rohit Sharma is the only batsman to be dismissed. The lead has now surpassed the 300-run mark.

England had a decent start in the first 15 minutes of Day 3, but India soon took charge of the match. The visiting team lost three important wickets in the first session and then suffered a major collapse in the second session. Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj played crucial roles in bowling out England for 319. They dismissed key batsmen like Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, and James Anderson, contributing to India’s success with the ball.

England’s opening batsman, Kuldeep Yadav maintained pressure on England’s batsmen and eventually dismissed Ben Duckett, who scored 153 runs off 151 deliveries. India faced a challenging day as England scored quickly, maintaining a run-a-ball rate throughout their innings. At the close of play, Joe Root remained unbeaten on nine runs, with England trailing India by 238 runs.

The Indian batting lineup will be missing Ravichandran Ashwin, who has withdrawn from the Indian squad with immediate effect. The statement from the BCCI mentioned that he withdrew “due to a family medical emergency.”

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IND vs ENG 3rd Test Playing 11

India Playing 11: Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Rajat Patidar, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma (C), Dhruv Jurel, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Sarfaraz Khan, Devdutt Padikkal 

England Playing 11: Mark Wood, Rehan Ahmed, James Anderson, Joe Root, Ben Duckett, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (C), Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill extended India’s lead to 170 runs by tea, following Rohit Sharma’s dismissal after being trapped by Joe Root. Ben Stokes successfully reviewed the decision to dismiss Sharma.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has reached his third Test century in India’s ongoing third Test against England in Rajkot. He has been scoring runs rapidly, putting pressure on the England bowlers. Jaiswal has been hitting boundaries effortlessly and has formed a strong partnership with Shubman Gill for the second wicket. Jaiswal achieves the distinction of being the first batsman to score 400 runs in this series.

Shubman Gill now batting alongside Rajat Patidar after Yashasvi Jaiswal left the field due to injury. Gill remains unbeaten after reaching his fifty in India’s ongoing third Test against England in Rajkot. With a lead of 322 runs, the hosts are firmly in control of the match.

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India’s Full Squad

Rajat Patidar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, KL Rahul, Ravindra, Axar Patel, Sarfaraz Khan, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Shubman Gill, Mohd. Siraj, Dhruv Jurel (WK), Akash Deep, Jadeja, Yashasvi Jaiswal, KS Bharat (WK), Rohit Sharma (C), Washington Sundar.s

England’s Full Squad 

Joe Root, Mark Wood, Ben Foakes, Zak Crawley, Ollie Robinson, Gus Atkinson, Tom Hartley, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (captain), Ollie Pope, Rehan Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), James Anderson, Shoaib Bashir.

Key Points

– England began Day 3 at 207/2, trailing India by 238 runs.

– India asserted control in the first session, with Jasprit Bumrah dismissing Joe Root and Kuldeep Yadav sending Jonny Bairstow back to the pavilion.

– Kuldeep Yadav then claimed the crucial wicket of Ben Duckett, who departed for 153 off 151 deliveries.

– England suffered a collapse in the second session, with Mohammed Siraj taking four wickets.

– England was eventually bowled out for 319 runs, giving India a lead of 126.

– By Tea on Day 3, India’s lead had extended to 170 runs.

– Ravichandran Ashwin achieved a milestone by taking his 500th wicket, breaking the opening partnership of 89 runs between Duckett and Zak Crawley.

– India will be without Ashwin for the remainder of the Test due to his withdrawal, prompted by a family emergency on Friday.