IND vs ENG, 3rd Test Day 3: India Extend Lead to 322 After Yashasvi Jaiswal, Bowlers Dominate in Rajkot

Last Updated: February 17, 2024, 17:06 IST

Yashasvi Jaiswal retired hurt a little while after completing his century. (BCCI Photo)

Yashasvi Jaiswal retired hurt a little while after completing his century. (BCCI Photo)

India bossed over England on the third day with the ball and then with the bat as they marched ahead in the third Test in Rajkot.

Nearly a day after India were left searching for answers when Ben Duckett peeled off a dominant hundred, it was the turn of Yashasvi Jaiswal to flatten England as he sprinted to a third century that put his team ahead on Day 3 of the third Test in Rajkot.

At stumps on Day 3, India had reached 196/2 in 51 overs and extended their second-innings lead to 322 runs with Shubman Gill unbeaten on 65 in the company of nightwatchman Kuldeep Yadav on 3.

Jaiswal retired hurt with a dodgy back after hitting 103 off 133 with the help of nine fours and five sixes in what was a dominant show.

Before Jaiswal peppered the boundary. it was a remarkable England collapse that allowed India to storm back and take control of other contest at the Niranjan Shah Stadium on Saturday. Resuming at 207/2 in 35 overs, England were expected to continue on their merry way with the pitch still a batter’s paradise.

Ben Duckett and Joe Root started well. And then Root (18) attempted a reverse scoop off Jasprit Bumrah which proved his undoing. He did connect it to send the ball  jetting towards Jaiswal in the slips but the youngster did extremely well to keep hold of the catch.

Having gotten an early breakthrough, India struck again in the following over with Kuldeep Yadav settling into a nice rhythm to consistently trouble the England batters. He got one to turn in sharply from outside off to trap Jonny Bairstow LBW for a four-ball duck.

Duckett meanwhile went onto complete his 150 but fell to an ordinary delivery from Kuldeep – bowled well outside off with the England opener going for a cut and handing Shubman Gill an easy catch at covers.

England lost three wickets in the session but were still at a decent 290/5 when the lunch break was taken.

After the resumption, India bowlers came out with all guns blazing and ran through England batting order with Mohammed Siraj taking 4/84.

England lost their final five wickets for the addition of just 20 runs and India had taken a sizeable 126-run lead.

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