India Vs England Test 3 Day 2: England Fight Back After India’s Dominant Show

India Vs England Test 3 Day 2, The second day of the 3rd Test between India and England at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot has been a captivating display of resilience and attacking cricket. After India dominated the first day with a mammoth 445 runs, England responded in style, reaching 207/2 at stumps, trailing by 238 runs.

India’s Batting Masterclass: India Vs England Test 3 Day 2

Resuming from their overnight score of 304/4, India added another 141 runs thanks to crucial contributions from Ravindra Jadeja (110) and Dhruv Jurel (51). Ashwin continued his fine form with a quickfire 24 before Mark Wood dismissed both him and Bumrah to wrap up the innings.

England’s Solid Start:

England openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett began cautiously, negotiating the early swing from Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami. However, Crawley fell cheaply to Ashwin, bringing Joe Root to the crease. The former England captain played a patient innings, anchoring the chase alongside the aggressive Duckett.

Duckett Steals the Show:

The young opener was in imperious form, unleashing a flurry of boundaries against both pace and spin. He reached his half-century in just 39 balls and continued to dominate, bringing up his century in 74 deliveries – the fastest ever by an England batsman in India. His aggressive knock included 14 boundaries and 2 sixes, putting England firmly in control.

Root Batters Steadily:

While Duckett blazed away, Root provided stability at the other end. He played a patient knock, rotating the strike and capitalizing on any scoring opportunities. The duo put on a crucial 124-run partnership before Root was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav just before stumps.

End of Day: A Balanced Contest:

With Duckett unbeaten on 133 and Ollie Pope joining him at the crease, England are in a strong position. However, India will be buoyed by their bowling performance in the final session, picking up two wickets and restricting the flow of runs.

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