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Updated: 15 Feb 2024

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Day 1 Highlights, Rohit, Jadeja Century Help India Post 326/5 At Stumps. The third test match between India and England has concluded its first day at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, Gujarat. England has proven they can pose a significant challenge to India, unlike any team has done on Indian soil recently. With the series level at 1-1, the result of this match will be crucial in determining the series outcome.

India won the toss and decided to bat first. However, India struggled at 33-3 in the first hour of play, with Mark Wood showing the effectiveness of extra pace on a slow pitch at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Despite this, Captain Rohit Sharma and middle-order batter Ravindra Jadeja showed great determination, each scoring impressive centuries. Their efforts rescued India from a difficult situation and helped them reach a strong position of 326 for five by the end of the opening day of the third Test against England.

England’s captain Ben Stokes marked his 100th Test appearance in the match, while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who is from Rajkot, returned to the Indian team after sitting out the second Test due to injury. Sarfaraz Khan and Dhruv Jurel were both presented with their Test caps, confirming their inclusion in the playing XI as youngsters in the team.

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IND vs ENG Playing 11 For 3rd Test Match

India Playing 11: 

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England Playing 11:

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

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India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Match Highlights

On day 1 of the third Test against England, India finished at a promising 326/5 staging a recovery after a shaky start. Rohit Sharma’s century and an unbeaten partnership with Ravindra Jadeja were instrumental in this turnaround by his century and Sarfaraz Khan played an outstanding innings in his debut match, scoring 62 runs. 

Despite England captain Ben Stokes’ bowlers taking early two wickets, they couldn’t capitalize on the momentum, leaving him frustrated.

Key Points

  • India: 326/5 (Rohit Sharma 131, Ravindra Jadeja 110*, Sarfaraz Khan 62)
  • England: Yet to bat
  • Man of the Moment: Rohit Sharma

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India vs England 3rd Test Match: Weather Report

The weather in Rajkot was sunny, with no probability of rain or thunderstorms according to AccuWeather. Also, the temperature ranged between 32 degrees and 18 degrees Celsius, with winds blowing at around 11 km/hr in the north-north-east direction over the next 24 hours.

India Full Squad For Test Series 

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

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England Full Squad For Test Series

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