IND vs ENG Highlights, 3rd Test Day 2: Duckett’s blistering century takes England to 207/2 at Stumps

India vs England Highlights Day 2: Check the score and updates from Day 2 of the 3rd Test match between India and England being played at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

Updated : Feb 16, 2024 17:24 IST

England's Ben Duckett plays a shot during the second day of the third Test cricket match between India and England at Niranjan Shah stadium in Rajkot on February 16, 2024. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --
England's Ben Duckett plays a shot during the second day of the third Test cricket match between India and England at Niranjan Shah stadium in Rajkot on February 16, 2024. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- | Photo Credit: PUNIT PARANJPE

England's Ben Duckett plays a shot during the second day of the third Test cricket match between India and England at Niranjan Shah stadium in Rajkot on February 16, 2024. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- | Photo Credit: PUNIT PARANJPE

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of the second day of the third Test between India and England from the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

  • February 16, 2024 17:23
    IND vs ENG: 3rd Test, Day 2

    Ben Duckett’s unbeaten innings of 133 on Friday was of such savagery and it engendered such haplessness among Indian players that any footage of the second day’s play from the third Test should probably be watched by home fans with trepidation, writes Ayan Acharya. 

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test Day 2: Duckett’s fiery hundred deflates India

    Ben Duckett pierced India’s vaunted bowling attack with jaw-dropping frequency as he hit the fastest Test century, off just 88 balls, by an Englishman against India, propelling the Three Lions to 207/2

  • February 16, 2024 17:21
    ‘Bazball’ takes the day’s honours

    Despite India scoring 445 in the first innings, it will be England that will be the happier side at the end of the day. Ben Duckett smashed an 88-ball century to deflate the Indian bowling attack, employing all the variants of the sweep shot that have come to define England’s approach to Test cricket. He had Ollie Pope for company, who also showcased stunning innovation, during their 93-run stand for the second wicket. Mohammed Siraj eventually nabbed Pope with a good length delivery after testing him with the short ball. 

    Earlier, R. Ashwin reached a significant milestone, picking his 500th Test scalp with the dismissal of Zak Crawley. That wicket ended an ominous 87-run opening stand after India was bowled out for 445 runs. 

    With England trailing by 238 runs heading into the third day, India will need to make early inroads and hope the pitch offers a bit more for the bowlers. 

    That will be all from us for today. Thank you and see you tomorrow! 

  • February 16, 2024 16:59
    ENG 207/2 in 35 overs at Stumps

    Ashwin to bowl the final over of the day. Duckett drives one to deep cover for a single. Root flicks off the front foot for one more at deep square-leg. Ashwin beats Duckett by getting one to turn into him. It goes off his back thigh and Rohit takes it at first slip. Ashwin believes he has his man and India reviews it. There is daylight between bat and ball, and the ball is pitching outside leg, so lbw is also ruled out. India loses the review. FOUR! Boundary to end the day as Root takes this one on the full and drives this to the cover boundary. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:54
    ENG 200/2 in 34 overs

    Siraj with the ball, probably for the last time in the day. Around the wicket to Duckett. Four dot balls to start the over. Siraj angles one down leg-side and Duckett misses the flick, resulting in a lukewarm appeal. Worked off the hips by Duckett for a single at fine-leg and that’s 200 up for England in 34 overs. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:47
    ENG 199/2 in 33 overs

    Bumrah comes back for one last burst for the day. Duckett cuts this to cover for a single. Bumrah gets one to nip into Root, and it goes off the inside edge onto the pad. He then tucks one behind for a couple as Bumrah looks for some reverse-swing. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:39
    ENG 196/2 in 32 overs

    Siraj with the ball again. Root shuffles across and whips off his pads for a quick single. Duckett flicks a full delivery off his toes and a misfield at square-leg allows him to take a single and retain strike. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:35
    ENG 193/2 in 31 overs

    Jadeja continues. Defended by Duckett in front. Flicked to deep square for a single by Duckett. Joe Root comes in. Jadeja with a no-ball for overstepping. Root is off the mark with a single. Another no-ball for Jadeja for overstepping. Duckett defends but it goes off his inside edge. SIX! Reverse-sweep next ball and Duckett clears the cover boundary for a maximum. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:23
    ENG 182/2 in 30 overs

    Siraj will continue. Starts off with a short one to Duckett and it is pulled away along the ground to square-leg for a single. Five fielders on the leg-side now. Another bouncer, Pope pulls it to deep fine-leg for one more. Another short one, and another pull by Duckett to deep square-leg for a single again. Well-fielded by Gill in the deep. Slower short delivery, and Pope misses the pull and is hit on the helmet. Concussion checks underway. Siraj continues with the short stuff but also oversteps - no-ball. Pulled away again by Duckett for one more. This one is fuller and Pope is rapped on the front pad, and Siraj appeals for lbw. Not given and India goes for the review. 

    OUT! Against the run of play, India has a wicket and what a review. Pope has to go as ball-tracking shows this was hitting leg-stump. 

    Ollie Pope lbw b Mohammed Siraj 39 (55b 5x4 1x6)

  • February 16, 2024 16:18
    ENG 176/1 in 29 overs

    Jadeja again. Duckett pushes a fullish delivery through extra-cover for a single. FOUR! Exquisite reverse-sweep by Pope and he finds the point boundary. Single for him next ball at mid-on. FOUR! England toying with India now. Duckett sweeps this to the boundary behind square. Inside edge and that goes very close to the stumps before running away for a couple. A reverse-sweep from Duckett to end the over and he gets a single. Expensive over - 13 runs from it. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:12
    ENG 163/1 in 28 overs

    Siraj continues. Slapped to point by Duckett for a single as Siraj continues coming from around the wicket. Angling into Pope from a good length and he defends back to the bowler. Pope misses a flick after shuffling across his stumps and a faint appeal by Siraj follows. Slapped again by Duckett but stopped by short cover. Cut away to deep point by Duckett for a single. FOUR! Whipped away off the pads by Pope for another boundary at fine-leg. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:08
    ENG 156/1 in 27 overs

    Jadeja is back. FOUR! Pope brings out the paddle-sweep first ball of the over and finds the fine-leg boundary. FOUR! Innovation at its best! Pope reverse-laps this over the keeper’s head for the second boundary of the over. Loud appeal for lbw next ball and the umpire is not convinced. Rohit doesn’t review it after some deliberation. 

  • February 16, 2024 16:02
    ENG 148/1 in 26 overs

    Siraj is back into the attack. Angling in from around the wicket to Duckett and defended to cover. This is drifting down leg-side with the angle and Jurel with a good take behind the stumps. FOUR! Duckett gets to his century in style, off just 88 balls, and that is the fastest century by an Englishman against India. FOUR! With the monkey off his back, Duckett pulls the next delivery with freedom to the midwicket boundary. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:57
    ENG 140/1 in 25 overs

    Bumrah continues. Pope and Duckett bring up their 50-run partnership in just 66 balls. Duckett seems to have changed his approach and is a lot more watchful now that he is batting on 98. Bumrah gets one to rise awkwardly and beats Pope’s attempted cut wide outside off-stump. Just a couple of runs from the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:53
    ENG 138/1 in 24 overs

    Jadeja into the attack finally. He starts with one outside off that Pope leaves alone. He tucks one off the pads for a single on leg-side. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:47
    ENG 137/1 in 23 overs

    Rohit persists with Bumrah in hopes of another wicket. He attempts another yorker. This time it ends up as a low full toss. Swatted away by Duckett for a four past mid off. Bumrah is bringing out all his variations, but Duckett is unbothered. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:44
    ENG 131/1 in 22 overs

    Pope looks to take Ashwin on with a sweep shot. Under edge onto the pads. No review this time from India. Pope gets off the strike with a push to mid off. Full from Ashwin and Duckett sweeps it in front of the square. SIX THIS TIME!! And he isn’t done for this over. Short from Ashwin and pulled away for a four. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:38
    ENG 117/1 in 21 overs

    Bumrah around the wicket to Duckett. Couple of length balls to start with. Duckett defends both with ease. Bumrah jags one back in and goes off Duckett’s inside edge. Runs away for a single to deep fine leg. Bumrah now angles one into Pope who touches it down to mid on and races off for a quick single. Bumrah spears a yorker into Duckett’s toes. He seems to have got his bat down in time. But the Indian fielders don’t think so. Rohit Sharma goes up for a review. Third umpire confirms an under edge. Duckett survives. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:32
    ENG 115/1 in 20 overs

    Duckett cashes in on a shorter one from Ashwin. Pulled square of mid on for another four. India would love to the see the back of the English opener as soon as possible. Just a single from the rest of the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:27
    ENG 109/1 in 19 overs

    Bumrah back into the attack and Pope welcomes him with an on-drive, which races away for a four. Bumrah recalibrates his line and length. Just a single from the rest of the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:22
    ENG 104/1 in 18 overs

    Full from Ashwin and Duckett brings out the slog sweep. No stopping that. FOUR MORE!! Duckett persists with his aggressive ploy. But can’t get the ball past the infield for the rest of the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:19
    ENG 100/1 in 17 overs

    Pope has had enough of it. He dashes down the track before tonking Kuldeep over the deep mid wicket fence for a six. He tries to follow it up with a reverse hit, but misses the ball completely. Good gather by Jurel. Short and wide and Pope cuts. A misfield from Siraj allows England to run a double. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:15
    ENG 92/1 in 16 overs

    Ashwin continues. Duckett punches one to deep cover to get a single. Pope turns one to square leg and gather a single. Crawley’s dismissal has forced Duckett has slowed down his approach. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:12
    ENG 90/1 in 15 overs

    Pope is the new batter for England. Kuldeep is able to exert greater control against the right-handed batter. Starts with four dot balls. Wrong-un now and it nearly grazes Pope’s outside edge. Jurel completes a quick stumping and the Indians go up in appeal. Pope hadn’t moved his feet. He is safe. Maiden over for Kuldeep. 

  • February 16, 2024 15:08
    Mt. 500 scaled!

    IND vs ENG: Ashwin completes 500 Test wickets; becomes second Indian to the feat

    Ravichandran Ashwin became the second Indian bowler to take 500 wickets in Tests during the third Test between India and England in Rajkot on Friday.

  • February 16, 2024 15:05
    500 for Ashwin!

    Crawley tries to follow Duckett’s ploy. Goes for the sweep shot, but can only top-edge it. Easy catch for Patidar at short fine. Finally a breakthrough for India and that is the 500th Test wicket for Ashwin. 

    Zak Crawley c Patidar b Ashwin 15 (28b 2x4 0x6)

  • February 16, 2024 15:02
    ENG 89/0 in 13 overs

    And the boundaries keep coming. First Duckett uses the sweep and then he pulls a half-tracker. Kuldeep is clueless at this point. Duckett thumps one to deep cover to add couple more runs. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:59
    ENG 79/0 in 12 overs

    Rohit turns to Ashwin to stem the run flow. He starts with a couple of dot balls before Duckett drives him to deep cover for a couple of runs. Another nudge to off side from Duckett. Just a single this time. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:54
    ENG 76/0 in 11 overs

    First misstep from Duckett. He attempts a reverse sweep and it pops up off his top edge. Luckily for England, it lands beyond the first slip. He celebrates his reprieve with a sweep shot. Four in front of the square. Crawley too wades into Kuldeep. Smokes him straight back for a four. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:50
    ENG 67/0 in 10 overs

    Siraj draws a thick outside edge from Duckett. But it is thick enough to race away to the fence through the gully region. Siraj shortens his length. But it is still wide enough for Duckett to slash at it. Add another boundary. Another slice and Duckett adds a single to get to his fifty. And now Crawley gets into the act. Drives one on the up through the off side for a four. This is relentless. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:45
    ENG 54/0 in 9 overs

    Kuldeep continues. This time Duckett whips out the reverse sweep. Aerial, but safe. Another four the English opener. Kuldeep drags the length back and Duckett drags it to deep point for a single. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:41
    ENG 48/0 in 8 overs

    Siraj goes too full and Duckett smashes it straight back for a four. Some start this from Duckett. That was the left-hander’s seventh boundary of the innings. Make that eight. Short from Siraj and it pulled away for a four. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:36
    ENG 40/0 in 7 overs

    Rohit turns to spin right after Tea. Kuldeep with the ball. He starts by spinning one past Duckett’s outside edge. Full and on the pads now and Duckett takes it on with a sweep shit and is rewarded with a four. Kuldeep errs again and Duckett sweeps again. FOUR MORE!!! Length ball wide of the off stump. Pushed to deep cover for a single. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:10
    ENG 31/0 in 6 overs at Tea

    Crawley clips this off his pads for a single first ball as Siraj continues. FOUR! Angling away wide outside off-stump and Duckett has driven this square of the wicket for another boundary. Dabbed late behind point by Duckett for a single. Beaten! This nips back in sharply, stays a little low, and beats Crawley. Defended back to Siraj on this occasion by Crawley. Another dot ball to end the over. That will be Tea. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:05
    ENG 25/0 in 5 overs

    Bumrah. Crawley tucks this away to fine-leg for a single. FOUR! Cut away behind point with an open face by Duckett and he finds his second boundary of the innings. FOUR! Too full outside off and Duckett drives this through cover for another boundary. 

  • February 16, 2024 14:01
    ENG 16/0 in 4 overs

    Siraj again. Swing and miss by Duckett wide outside off-stump. Slapped straight to the cover fielder by Duckett. This one is solidly defended by Duckett on the off-side. Beaten! On fourth-stump, angling across, Duckett hangs his bat and the ball whizzes past the outside edge. Maiden over for Siraj. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:55
    ENG 16/0 in 3 overs

    Bumrah will continue. FOUR! Width outside off-stump and Duckett punches this through cover-point for his first boundary. He defends the next one back to Bumrah. Another length ball and Duckett fends this on leg-side. Beaten! Around fifth stump, coming in with the angle and Duckett misses as he looks to cut it. Tucked away on the leg-side for a single by Duckett and a great stop by Kuldeep at square-leg. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:51
    ENG 11/0 in 2 overs

    Mohammed Siraj from the other end. Short-of-a-length angling across to Duckett, and he defends to mid-off. Beaten! Angling across again and Duckett reaches out for it but misses. Full on middle and leg, and Duckett gets a leading edge through extra-cover for a single. Beautifully driven through cover by Crawley for a couple. Faint appeal for lbw, Siraj looks interested, but clearly going down leg-side. Another shout for lbw, this time slightly louder, as Siraj gets another one to move into Crawley. This was too high and also probably going down leg-side. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:43
    ENG 8/0 in 1 over

    The players make their way to the middle. England trails by 440 runs, and not 445, after India was slapped with a five-run penalty for Unfair Play. 

    Jasprit Bumrah with the ball. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett are the openers. Bumrah starts off with a no-ball for overstepping. Just two slips and a gully. Good length on fifth stump and Crawley lets it go. Fuller on middle and Crawley defends to mid-on. Pushed through cover by Crawley for a couple. Short of a good length on fourth stump and Crawley defends it on leg-side. Crawley leaves this one that shapes in a bit after pitching and the ball just misses the off-stump. Solidly defended back to Bumrah to end the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:41
    India 445 but England trails by 440

    The last partnership added 30 valuable runs, with Bumrah opening up his arms and playing some audacious shots. India lost Ashwin and Jurel soon after lunch, with Rehan picking up both scalps. Though India had already crossed the 400-run mark by then, the 10th wicket partnership will give the host an additional cushion which will hold it in good stead on a pitch that is still good for batting. 

    India, though, will be sweating over the fitness of Siraj, who was hit on the knee while batting and was seen writhing in pain thereafter. England will begin its innings with 5/0 on the board without a ball being bowled after Ashwin was penalised for running in the middle of the pitch. Live action is coming up soon. Stay tuned. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:28
    IND 445 all out in 130.5 overs

    FOUR! Length ball just outside off-stump and Bumrah slogs this to the midwicket boundary. Thumped down the ground by Bumrah for two more, and Siraj is struggling as he completes the second run, and the physio is out again to check on him. 

    Bumrah steers this to point for one more. Loud lbw appeal as Siraj shuffles across his stumps a bit to whip this full ball on leg-side. England reviews but ball-tracking shows the ball was missing leg-stump. OUT! Another loud shout for lbw and given this time! Bumrah reviews this but it is four reds on the screen and India is all out. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:19
    IND 437/9 in 130 overs

    Hartley replaces Rehan. The first ball is flicked away off the backfoot by Bumrah. Loud appeal for lbw as Siraj misses the reverse-sweep and given out. Siraj goes upstairs straight away. There is a small spike as the ball passes the bat and Siraj will survive. 

    Siraj has called for the physio on the field after the ball hit his knee while he was trying to reverse-sweep. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:14
    IND 436/9 in 129 overs

    Wood is back into the attack. Siraj knocks it down to point for a single. Bumrah swings across the line and misses, and almost loses his off-stump in the process. This one is solidly defended back to Wood by Bumrah. Bouncer and awkwardly pulled away to fine-leg by Bumrah for a single. Short again and Siraj misses it trying to tuck it away on leg-side. That hit him somewhere near his chest but he seems to be fine. Defended from the crease to cover by Siraj to end the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:08
    IND 434/9 in 128 overs

    Rehan starts off with a googly to Bumrah, who gets a bottom edge trying to cut. FOUR! Tossed up on middle and Bumrah lifts it over mid-on to collect another boundary. FOUR! A cracking shot from Bumrah. Wide outside off-stump and Bumrah lofts this over cover for another boundary. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:05
    IND 426/9 in 127 overs

    SIX! In the slot for Bumrah, and he slog sweeps Hartley against spin for a maximum over deep midwicket. Bumrah then goes back and flicks one through square-leg for a single. Two more singles to end the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 13:01
    IND 417/9 in 126 overs

    Rehan with the ball again. Siraj survives the over, playing out a maiden, as Rehan tests him with an assortment of googlies and the conventional leg-break deliveries. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:58
    IND 417/9 in 125 overs

    Hartley continues. Bumrah is off the mark with a single. Mohammed Siraj too gets off the blocks with one. Hartley keeps it full and gives the ball some flight. Just two runs from the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:53
    IND 415/9 in 124 overs

    SIX! Jurel steps out to Rehan and launches an audacious maximum down the ground to move to 46 off 102 balls. OUT! Jurel is gone. He was looking to cut and play the ball late even earlier in the over, but on this occasion he gets an outside edge and Ben Foakes takes another terrific catch behind the stumps. 

    Dhruv Jurel c Ben Foakes b Rehan Ahmed 46 (104b 2x4 3x6)

  • February 16, 2024 12:51
    IND 409/8 in 123 overs

    Finally a run for India as Jurel pulls a shorter one through midwicket for a single. He moves to 40 off 99 with that. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:49
    IND 408/8 in 122 overs

    Rehan again. Another maiden over, this time Bumrah negotiating the leg-spinner. A couple of deliveries stay low and beat Bumrah. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:45
    IND 408/8 in 121 overs

    Jasprit Bumrah is the new man in, but debutant Jurel plays out a maiden over off Hartley. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:39
    IND 408/8 in 120 overs

    SIX! Rehan replaces Wood, and Jurel greets him with a maximum. A long-hop, Jurel rocked back and pulled this over deep midwicket. OUT! Ashwin has to go. He steps out looking to go down the ground but ends up giving a simple catch to Anderson at mid-on. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:36
    IND 401/7 in 119 overs

    It is Hartley again. Ashwin is beaten by one that keeps low and turns away slightly. Maiden over. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:31
    IND 401/7 in 118 overs

    Wood will continue. Ashwin pulls along the ground for a single at deep square-leg. Bouncer and Jurel ducks under it nonchalantly. Dropped! Jurel gets another reprieve. It is Stokes who spills the catch at leg-slip. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:28
    IND 400/7 in 117 overs

    Over the wicket. Hartley to Ashwin, who kicks the first ball away. Pitched out leg-stump, but the ball turns in sharply and hits Ashwin on the back thigh. Single next up and 400 up for India in 116.3 overs. Hartley comes back around the wicket to Jurel. Three dot balls to end the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:22
    IND 399/7 in 116 overs

    Wood again. Ashwin defends off the inside half of the bat. The pacer continues with the short-ball tactics. FOUR! Short, Ashwin walks across his stumps and tucks this behind to the boundary. With leg-slip not in place, this was going just one place. Leg-slip now comes in place. Tucked off the pads to backward square-leg for one more by Ashwin. 

  • February 16, 2024 12:18
    IND 394/7 in 115 overs

    Hartley from the other end. Flighted on middle and leg and Jurel defends cautiously in front. Clipped off the legs next ball for a single. Punched down the ground by Ashwin for one more. Hartley comes over the wicket to Jurel. Dropped! Jurel pulls this straight into the hands of midwicket, but Pope has spilt this easy chance. 

    Dhruv Jurel dropped by Ollie Pope on 32

  • February 16, 2024 12:13
    IND 392/7 in 114 overs

    Jurel and Ashwin are back to resume proceedings after lunch. The surface still looks for batting and the duo will hope to take India past the 450-run mark at least. Wood with the ball for the first over after the break. Just short-of-a-length on fourth stump and Ashwin defends off the backfoot. Short, angling down leg-side and tucked behind by Ashwin. Shortish delivery by Wood and Ashwin defends it back to the bowler. Short and going down leg again, and Ashwin shoulders arms. Four fielders on the leg-side inside the circle, including a leg-slip. FOUR! Half-volley and pushed past a vacant mid-on region for a boundary by Ashwin. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:37
    Lunch on Day 2

    Once again, England started the day on top. Root clinched the prize scalp of centurion Ravindra Jadeja with an easy return catch. But debutant Dhruv Jurel and R. Ashwin ensured that India didn’t fold easily. The duo saw out the early movement from Anderson and played the English spinners with ease. Hartley bowled an accurate, miserly spell from the other end. A talking point of the session though was the five penalty runs India incurred courtesy of Ashwin running on the protected area of the pitch. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:32
    IND 388/7 in 113 overs

    Hartley with what should be the last over of the session. Stokes has dragged his field short, tempting Jurel with a chance to go over the top. Short and wide from Hartley and Jurel slashes it to the cover fence for a four. That is the end of the morning session. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:29
    IND 384/7 in 112 overs

    Ashwin’s turn to face Wood’s short ball barrage. He ducks under a few, before Foakes fumbles one, helping Ashwin and Jurel to nick a bye. Now Wood goes over the wicket to Jurel. He is steadfast in his defence. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:24
    IND 382/7 in 111 overs

    Hartley pitches it up and Jurel taps it down the ground to add an easy single. That brings up the 50-run partnership. Ashwin adds another single with a push through covers. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:20
    IND 380/7 in 110 overs

    Wood continues on with his short-ball tactic against Jurel. Wood brings the ball slightly outside the off stump and Jurel guides it to deep point to gather a double. Length ball and Jurel drives it to the vacant mid off region to add three more runs to his tally.

  • February 16, 2024 11:15
    IND 375/7 in 109 overs

    Another over for Hartley. He has well and truly locked Jurel and Ashwin in from one end. Now he goes full and Ashwin turns it off the pitch for a single towards deep mid wicket. Jurel finishes the over with another single. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:11
    IND 373/7 in 107 overs

    Wood goes around the wicket with a short leg, square leg and a deep square leg in place. The ploy is evident as daylight. Test the youngster with some short stuff. Now Ben Stokes puts himself at the leg gully. Tricky time for Jurel. On the hips from Wood and Jurel manages to put it past Stokes for a four. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:04
    IND 369/7 in 106 overs

    Hartley up against Jurel. Not many scoring opportunities available for the Indian batters against Hartley. Jurel squeezes in a single with a nudge to the leg side. Good running there from Ashwin and Jurel. Hartley drags Ashwin forward with one that dipped. Skids past the outside edge. 

  • February 16, 2024 11:00
    IND 368/7 in 105 overs

    Another quiet over from Hartley. He has been putting in quite a shift in the morning session. Just a single, from Ashwin, in this over. Stokes turns to Wood now for a breakthrough. 

    Jurel takes a single with a punch to the leg side off the first ball. Ashwin steers one to deep point to add another single. Full now from Wood and Jurel drives it wide of mid off and gets another single in. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:51
    IND 364/7 in 103 overs

    Hartley fires in another maiden over. This time it is Ashwin who plays out the run-less over. 

    Short and wide from Rehan and Ashwin slices it behind point for a four. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:44
    IND 359/7 in 102 overs

    Full and just outside the off stump from Rehan Ahmed. Ashwin drives it on the up through covers for a classy four. Ashwin pushes one to the cover region and sets off, but is promptly sent back. The umpire though spotted Ashwin had ran through the middle of the pitch and is soon punished with five penalty runs. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:39
    IND 353/7 in 101 overs

    Jurel’s turn to bring out his defensive skills against Hartley. The left-arm spinner continues to attack the stumps, forcing the debutant batter to play at everything. Hartley pitches one outside the leg stump and spins it viciously. Jurel had to check his shot to avoid an inside edge. Another maiden over. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:32
    IND 353/7 in 100 overs

    Rehan Ahmed into the attack. He starts off with a middle stump line. Ashwin deals it with by defending on the front foot. Rehan goes a tad short and Ashwin tucks it away for a single to the square leg region. Just that single from the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:29
    IND 352/7 in 99 overs

    Hartley goes wide and Jurel tries for a cut shot. Drops slightly short of the fielder at point. Hartley pushes the length forward. Jurel doesn’t shift to the front foot and is beaten by the away spinner. Maiden over from the left-arm spinner. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:25
    IND 352/7 in 98 overs

    Anderson misses his line. On the pads and put away for a four by Ashwin towards the square leg fence. Better line from Anderson for the rest of the over. Ashwin defends his way through it. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:21
    IND 347/7 in 97 overs

    Hartley with his first over the day. Length ball outside off and Jurel drives it off the back foot to deep cover to get a single in. Ashwin tries to go past the fielder at mid wicket, but fails in his efforts. Just a single from the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:17
    IND 346/7 in 96 overs

    Rising delivery from Anderson. Ashwin can’t middle it. But the edge falls just short of second slip. Close shave for the Indian batter there. Nothing full from Anderson for the over. Ashwin forced to be on defensive as he plays out a maiden over. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:11
    IND 346/7 in 95 overs

    Short and wide from and Jurel diverts it to deep backward point to take an easy single. Wood with a wide length ball and Ashwin square drives it to add another single. Short from Wood. But it isn’t directed at the batter. Jurel saw it all the way through to his bat. Flicked away for a six over the slip cordon. Some shot that one. Wood responds like a typical fast bowler. Another bouncer, this time at the batter. Jurel ducks under it. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:07
    IND 338/7 in 94 overs

    Anderson now up against Ashwin. He starts with a fifth/sixth stump line. Ashwin leaves those comfortably. Anderson now brings it to the off stump and Ashwin knocks it with soft hands to covers and sneaks in a single. Jurel persists with his defence. Slightly full from Anderson and Jurel pushed it off the front foot in front of point and gets a single in. His first run in Test cricket. 

  • February 16, 2024 10:01
    IND 336/7 in 93 overs

    Mark Wood gets his turn now. Ashwin on strike. Back of a length to start with and Ashwin crunches it through covers. FOUR!! Wood responds with a rousing bouncer. Ashwin sways away from it. Ashwin keeps things moving with a single to the square leg region. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:57
    IND 331/7 in 92 overs

    Two new batters out in the middle now - Dhruv Jurel and R Ashwin. Anderson now operating from over the wicket. Jurel leaves a few and then defends a few from the comfort of his crease. Assured batting from the debutant. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:52
    IND 331/7 in 91 overs

    Root around the wicket. Whizzes one past his outside the edge. Then brings one in with an arm ball. Jadeja leaves that one.. Full now from Root and Jadeja is tempted. He tries to lob it over the bowler. But it ends up being an easy return catch for Root. Big, big blow for India. 

    Ravindra Jadeja c & b Root 112 (225b 9x4 2x6)

  • February 16, 2024 09:46
    IND 331/6 in 90 overs

    Anderson continues on against Jadeja. Drives one to mid on and sets off. Kuldeep is adamant in his no, unlike Sarfaraz, and Jadeja is forced to scamper back to his crease. Jadeja though eventually takes a single with dab to the off side. 

    Anderson goes around the wicket. Nips it away just a tiny bit. Kisses Kuldeep’s outside edge and it is an easy catch for Foakes. 

    Kuldeep Yadav c †Foakes b Anderson 4 (24b 0x4 0x6 17m)

  • February 16, 2024 09:40
    IND 330/5 in 89 overs

    Root continues. Bairstow in as a close second slip. Kuldeep is in no mind to give away his mistake. Root keeps firing it outside the off stick and Kuldeep leaves it with ease. Maiden over. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:38
    IND 330/5 in 88 overs

    Anderson straight up. Jadeja to face his first delivery of the day. Anderson comes over the wicket. Good length and on the stumps. Jadeja defends. Outside the leg stump now. Clips off Jadeja’s pads and Foakes gathers it with a dive to his right. Again on the leg side. This time Jadeja puts it away for a single. Kuldeep adds another with a click to the leg side. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:32
    Day 2 begins

    Root with the first over of the day. Kuldeep on strike. Defends the first three, before edging one past first slip to get a couple of runs. Just those two runs from the over. 

  • February 16, 2024 09:20
    Ben Stokes, the dopamine hit Test cricket needed

    Ben Stokes, the dopamine hit Test cricket needed

    England skipper Ben Stokes won his 100th cap in the third Test against India in Rajkot on Thursday, becoming the 16th man to achieve the landmark for England.

  • February 16, 2024 08:09
    My abbu watching me play for India is dream come true, says Sarfaraz

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: My abbu watching me play for India is dream come true, says Sarfaraz after Test debut

    Sarfaraz Khan’s agonising wait for an India cap ended on Thursday when he was named in the playing XI for the third England Test in Rajkot. Sarfaraz was run out for 62 from 66 balls, having taken down England’s spinners in particular.

  • February 16, 2024 08:05
    Most sixes for India in Test matches

    Rohit Sharma went past a significant milestone on the first day of the third Test, surpassing former skipper MS Dhoni’s tally of sixes in Test cricket. 

    Virender Sehwag - 91

    Rohit Sharma - 79

    MS Dhoni - 78

    Sachin Tendulkar - 69

    Kapil Dev - 61

  • February 16, 2024 07:43
    Ranji Trophy knockout scenarios

    With the final round of matches starting today in the Elite division, find out which teams are in contention for a spot in the quarterfinals and what they need to do to get there. 

    Ranji Trophy 2023-24 quarterfinals qualification scenarios: Which eight teams can qualify for knockouts?

    The race for knockouts qualification intensifies as the Ranji Trophy 2023–24 season enters the last round of the group stage after producing a thrilling round six that was decorated with enthralling draws, spectacular wins and heart-wrenching losses.

  • February 16, 2024 07:38
    IND vs ENG: 3rd Test, Day 1 Match Report

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Rohit and Jadeja’s hundreds, Sarfaraz’s sizzling debut save India’s blushes on Day 1

    India finished the opening day of the third Test against England on 326 for five at the Niranjan Shah Stadium on Thursday. Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja scored centuries, while debutant Sarfaraz Khan struck a brisk fifty.

  • February 16, 2024 07:34
    How Suryakumar Yadav persuaded Sarfaraz Khan’s father to travel to Rajkot for his son’s debut Test

    Had it not been for Suryakumar Yadav’s insistence, Naushad would not have been present on the sidelines to cherish the moment that he aspired ever since Sarfaraz was a little kid, writes Amol Karhadkar. 

    How Suryakumar Yadav persuaded Sarfaraz Khan’s father to travel to Rajkot for his son’s debut Test

    Till Wednesday morning, Naushad Khan was planning to stay in Mumbai. On Thursday morning, he saw his dream come true at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

  • February 16, 2024 07:27
    India vs England 3rd Test Streaming Info

    The second day of the third Test between India and England will be telecast LIVE on the Sports18 Network from 9:30 AM IST. The match will also be streamed LIVE on the JioCinema app and website. 

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