India vs England 3rd Test Day 3: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Heroics Propel India to Commanding Position

India vs England 3rd Test Day 3, In a thrilling day of cricket at the Rajkot stadium, Day 3 of the 3rd Test between India and England witnessed stellar performances from both sides.

England’s Spirited Batting Display: India vs England 3rd Test Day 3

England started the day at 207/2 but faced a middle-order collapse, losing eight wickets and managing a total of 319 runs. Ben Duckett stole the show with a brilliant century, scoring 153 runs before being dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav. India’s bowling attack, led by Siraj’s four-wicket haul, restricted England’s innings, with Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja also chipping in with crucial wickets.

India’s Explosive Start and Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Century:

India began its second innings explosively, with skipper Rohit Sharma leading the charge. However, his dismissal via LBW by Joe Root brought Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill to the crease. The duo showcased exceptional resilience, forming a formidable partnership of 155 runs. Jaiswal’s exceptional century, his third in Test cricket and second in the ongoing series, anchored India’s innings. His swashbuckling knock of 104 runs off 122 balls propelled India to a commanding position.

Shubman Gill’s Resilience and Jaiswal’s Injury:

While Jaiswal shone brightly with his century, Gill’s gritty half-century added crucial runs to India’s total. However, Jaiswal’s innings were cut short due to back spasms, forcing him to retire hurt. Despite this setback, India finished the day at 196/2, boasting a commanding lead of 322 runs over England.

BCCI’s Announcement Regarding R Ashwin:

In a surprising turn of events, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Ravichandran Ashwin had opted out of the ongoing Test due to personal reasons. While the specifics were not disclosed, BCCI urged the media and fans to respect Ashwin’s privacy during this time.

As the match progresses, India finds itself in a strong position. Thanks to stellar performances from Jaiswal, Gill, and the bowling unit. With a substantial lead and key players in good form. India will aim to consolidate their advantage and push for a series-clinching victory. On the other hand, England will look to regroup and stage a comeback in the remaining days of the Test.

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