IND vs ENG Highlights, 3rd Test: Jaiswal hundred, Siraj four-for put India ahead of England on Day 3

India vs England highlights Day 3: Follow for all the highlights from Day 3 of the 3rd Test match between India and England being played at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

Updated : Feb 17, 2024 17:30 IST

Rajkot: India's Yashaswi Jaiswal celebrates after scoring a century on the third day of the third test cricket match between India and England, at the Niranjan Shah Stadium, in Rajkot, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil) (PTI02_17_2024_000224B)
Rajkot: India's Yashaswi Jaiswal celebrates after scoring a century on the third day of the third test cricket match between India and England, at the Niranjan Shah Stadium, in Rajkot, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil) (PTI02_17_2024_000224B) | Photo Credit: KUNAL PATIL

Rajkot: India's Yashaswi Jaiswal celebrates after scoring a century on the third day of the third test cricket match between India and England, at the Niranjan Shah Stadium, in Rajkot, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil) (PTI02_17_2024_000224B) | Photo Credit: KUNAL PATIL

India vs England highlights Day 3: Follow for all the highlights from Day 3 of the 3rd Test match between India and England being played at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

  • February 17, 2024 17:08
    Stumps, Day 3

    England started the day on the top. It had a free-stroking Duckett out in the middle, and had the cream of its batting left in store. But inexplicably, the English batters lost the plot, crashing from 224/2 to 319 all-out, thanks to a mix of calamitous shot selection and incisive bowling. To its credit, India was relentless, with Kuldeep and Siraj being the pick of the bowlers. 

    Indian batters ensured the advantage seized by their bowlers wasn’t surrendered. Jaiswal started slow, but then zoomed away with a string of boundaries, eventually reaching the three-figure mark. Gill backed up Jaiswal’s knock with a chanceless fifty. India now has a lead of 322 and if it plays its cards right on Day 4, it can ascertain a win and a series lead. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:59
    IND 196/2 in 51 overs

    Gill on strike. Rehan Ahmed with the last over of the day. He clips Gill’s inside edge. But there is no short fielder behind the square on the leg side and he gets off the strike with a single. Kuldeep sees out the rest of the over. India ends the day at 196/2. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:57
    IND 195/2 in 50 overs

    Hartley to bowl the penultimate over of the day. Kuldeep on strike and India would love to keep him there for the rest of the day. Four fielders around Kuldeep as Stokes look to scrape another wicket. He is resolute enough and sees through the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:54
    IND 195/2 in 49 overs

    Kuldeep Yadav in as the nightwatchman. He gets off the mark with a slice past the fielder at cover off Rehan Ahmed’s bowling. Three runs taken and he retains the strike. Not too many overs left in the day. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:48
    IND 191/2 in 48 overs

    Hartley spins one past Gill’s outside edge. That spun from just outside the off stump to land in the hands of first slip. Short now from Hartley and Gill pushes it to deep cover for an easy single. Another short ball. Outside the off stick. But Patdar somehow manages to hit straight to short mid wicket. Horror moment for the Indian batter.

    Rajat Patidar c Rehan Ahmed b Hartley 0 (10b 0x4 0x6)

  • February 17, 2024 16:44
    IND 190/1 in 47 overs

    Patidar takes it safe against Hartley’s left-arm spin. Plays out a maiden over. 

    Rehan Ahmed continues on against Gill. Gill cuts one to get off strike. Patidar gets three deliveries. But can’t still get off the mark. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:39
    IND 189/1 in 45 overs

    Patidar is the new batter for India. Rehan Ahmed with the ball for England. Keeps it tidy, until the last ball of the over. Drops its short and it is carved away for a four by Gill. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:36
    IND 185/1 in 44 overs

    Full from Hartley and Gill brushes it to long on to get a single. Jaiswal seems to be exhausted from frantic knock. He resorts to defence to get through the rest of the Hartley over. And now he walks off the pitch. Jaiswal has retired hurt. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:31
    IND 184/1 in 43 overs

    A short break in play as Jaiswal receives some medical attention. Wood gets another crack at the two Indian batters. Back of a length and into the body. Gill picks it up and deposits deep into the square leg stands. SIX!! And that is his fifty too. Now Wood goes wide of the off stump. Gill waits on it, before slicing it behind point for a four. The runs are flowing in for India in the final session. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:21
    IND 172/1 in 42 overs

    Hartley back into the attack. Over the wicket to Jaiswal. Pitches way outside and spun in, keeping pretty low. Hits Jaiswal low on the pads. But it is way outside the off stump. Length ball now and Jaiswal tucks it away for a single to the off side. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:16
    IND 171/1 in 41 overs

    Short and away from the body. Jaiswal guides it to deep third for an easy single. At the risk of jinxing it, Gill and Jaiswal have dealt with Wood’s and England’s short-ball ploy well so far. Wood drifts outside Jaiswal’s pads. Foakes dives to his right to gather it on the bounce. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:11
    IND 168/1 in 40 overs

    Gill decides to join in on the fun. Dances down the track before lofting Root over long off for a six. Couple of doubles adds on to India’s lead which close to brimming over the 300-run mark. 

  • February 17, 2024 16:07
    IND 158/1 in 39 overs

    Gill nudges one off Wood to deep fine leg to take a single to bring up India’s 150. Short from Wood and Jaiswal manages to get it behind the keeper for a single. Good diving stop by Crawley down at deep fine. Gill takes another single to bring Jaiswal on strike. Short again from Wood. Jaiswal brings it down deftly to the off side to add a single. He is on 96 now. Short and wide from Wood and Jaiswal cracks it through covers for a four. HUNDRED!!! Second of the series for Jaiswal.

  • February 17, 2024 16:02
    IND 149/1 in 38 overs

    Jaiswal kicks off Root’s over with a tidy paddle sweep. Couple of runs there. Full from Root. Jaiswal whacks it straight to deep mid off. Doesn’t risk a single. He is one hit from getting to his hundred. Just another single from rest of the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:54
    IND 146/1 in 37 overs

    Wood returns. Packed leg-side field for Jaiswal again. He pats a shortish delivery for a single at deep square-leg and moves to 92. Similar field for Gill too. Wood comes around the wicket to him. Gill pulls another short delivery for a single. Good bouncer and Jaiswal fends it almost in front of his face. Short again and Jaiswal tucks it on leg-side. Jaiswal ducks under a bouncer now and the umpire says that’s the second one for the over. Jaiswal backs away outside leg and cuts it to point. No run. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:51
    IND 144/1 in 36 overs

    Root continues. Gill continues to defend, staying back in his crease and then coming forward. After four consecutive dot balls, Root goes back around the wicket and Gill gets a single with a flick on leg-side. Jaiswal cuts the last ball of the over for a single. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:45
    IND 142/1 in 35 overs

    Jaiswal sweeps the first ball of the over to deep square again for one more as Rehan continues. Gill goes back and defends. He tucks one off his hips for a single. Jaiswal on 90 off 105 balls. Three dots to end the over. That will be Drinks. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:42
    IND 140/1 in 34 overs

    Root comes around the wicket to Gill. Single off the first ball and Jaiswal is back on strike. Root gets the ball to turn away viciously off the rough and beats Jaiswal’s drive. Swept away to deep square for a single by Jaiswal. Two dot balls to end the over as Gill continues to show restraint. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:38
    IND 138/1 in 33 overs

    Rehan comes around the wicket to Jaiswal. He starts off with a couple of defensive shots. FOUR! Switch-hit from Jaiswal and he fetches another boundary in the vacant deep square-leg region. FOUR! Fuller and Jaiswal gets lower and reverse-sweeps this to the boundary behind square-leg. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:35
    IND 130/1 in 32 overs

    SIX! Jaiswal takes it on the full and sweeps it over deep square-leg for a maximum. 

    The 100-run partnership comes up off just 122 balls.

  • February 17, 2024 15:31
    IND 123/1 in 31 overs

    Rehan again. SIX! Jaiswal is not sparing anybody. He launches this fullish delivery down the ground for another maximum. This is drilled to deep extra-cover by Jaiswal for one more. Three dot balls to end the over as Gill is cautious. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:27
    IND 116/1 in 30 overs

    Root comes back into the attack. Jaiswal drives the first ball of the over to mid-off for a dot. He presses forward to defend the next one on the off-side. Driven again by Jaiswal and intercepted by the cover fielder. FOUR! He goes back in his crease and Jaiswal punches this to the long-on boundary. Swept to deep square-leg for a single and Jaiswal keeps strike. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:25
    IND 111/1 in 29 overs

    Rehan comes into the attack. FOUR! Cut away by Gill behind square-leg and that runs away to the fence. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:22
    IND 107/1 in 28 overs

    Jaiswal calls for a risky single and is sent back by Gill after coming halfway down the pitch. Nervous 49 for Jaiswal. SIX! Full toss from Hartley and Jaiswal despatches that over wide long-on for a maximum and gets to his 50 off 80 balls. SIX! Back-to-back sixes for Jaiswal. This time he steps out and smashes this over long-on. Two big overs for India, with 32 runs coming off the last 12 balls. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:14
    IND 94/1 in 27 overs

    FOUR LEG-BYES! Gill shuffles slightly and misses the flick as the ball goes down leg-side. It goes off his pads and runs away for four leg-byes. Anderson appeals desperately but clearly that was missing leg-stump. Pushed to cover for a single by Gill and that’s the 50-run partnership off 90 balls. SIX! Anderson comes around the wicket to Jaiswal with a packed leg-side field. Short ball and Jaiswal pounces on it with a pull that takes the ball all the way and over the rope behind deep square-leg. FOUR! Jaiswal swings hard outside off-stump and the ball goes off the outside edge and runs away to the third-man boundary. FOUR! Three boundaries in a row as Jaiswal pulls another short delivery to the deep square-leg boundary. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:12
    IND 75/1 in 26 overs

    Hartley again. Jaiswal fails to put away a rank long-hop and smashes it straight to square-leg. Just a couple of singles from the over. 

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  • February 17, 2024 15:06
    IND 73/1 in 25 overs

    Anderson continues. He pitches it up in search of reverse-swing. Gill steps out off the fifth ball of the over but flicks it to square-leg. Five dot balls in a row. Defended to short mid-on to end the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 15:02
    IND 73/1 in 24 overs

    Hartley continues from the other end. Cut away by Jaiswal for a single first ball. Gill defends after going inside his crease. Pushed off the front-foot by Gill to midwicket for a single. FOUR! Swept hard by Jaiswal and he finds the boundary at deep square-leg. That was close! Jaiswal is surprised as the ball turns into sharply, leaving a puff of dust in its wake, and hits him on the pad. England, though, doesn’t review. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:57
    IND 67/1 in 23 overs

    Anderson replaces Wood. There have been some glimpses of the ball reversing and Anderson will hope to make the most of it. FOUR! Short and wide and slapped away by Gill with disdain for a boundary through cover-point. Reverse-swing on display as the ball nips in a bit and Gill pushes it to mid-off. Full on middle and off and Gill flicks it on leg-side. Defended back to Anderson solidly to end the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:53
    IND 63/1 in 22 overs

    Hartley again. Just a single from the other. Jaiswal goes for a wild heave on leg-side and misses it completely. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:49
    IND 62/1 in 21 overs

    Punched through point by Jaiswal for a single as Wood continues. FOUR! Too full and too wide outside off, and Gill leans into a crisp drive through cover. Driven again to cover but just a single this time for Gill. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:45
    IND 56/1 in 20 overs

    Hartley continues. FOUR! Deft footwork by Jaiswal. He steps out, gets to the pitch of the ball and creams a drive through cover. Pushed off the backfoot to midwicket by Jaiswal for another quick single. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:40
    IND 50/1 in 19 overs

    Wood darts in a bouncer to Jaiswal, who gets some glove on the pull behind the keeper and collects a single. Gill pushes to cover and hares for a quick one. Jaiswal flicks this off his pads for a single at deep square-leg. Gill gets an inside edge on the drive and the ball dribbles away behind square-leg for a single. Fifty up for India in 19 overs.

  • February 17, 2024 14:36
    IND 46/1 in 18 overs

    Hartley from the other end. A tight single for Jaiswal after he flicks this off the backfoot to midwicket. Five dot balls in a row after that single. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:31
    IND 45/1 in 17 overs

    Jaiswal and Gill are back to resume India’s innings after Tea. The hosts are in the driver’s seat, but expect England to spring some surprises. Mark Wood has the ball. Jaiswal dabs behind point for a quick single.

    Looks like Kumar Dharmasena is having a word with Jaiswal for running on the pitch!

    Gill is looking solid in his defence. Bouncer to end the over. Just a single from it. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:12
    Tea, Day 3

    An eventful session comes to an end. It all began with England’s capitulation. The visiting side was 290/5 after Lunch, with Stokes and Foakes out in the middle. But it all went downhill from there as Siraj’s fiery spell ended England’s first foray at 319. 

    Jaiswal and Rohit started watchfully for India. Root though struck a vital blow, trapping Rohit LBW to give England a foothold in the game. More to come in the last session of the day. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:10
    IND 44/1 in 16 overs

    And finally, Jaiswal gets his first boundary of the innings. Root goes full on the off side and Jaiswal crashes it through the cover region for a flowing four. Last ball of the session. Jaiswal thumps the ball to long on to add a single. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:08
    IND 39/1 in 15 overs

    Jaiswal still unable to get going. Hartley pitches it full and wide, but Jaiswal can’t get it through the off side gap. Just a single from the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:04
    IND 38/1 in 14 overs

    Stokes has no intention to stop the Root experiment. He has a short leg and leg slip in place for Gill. The line is outside the leg stump and Gill is forced to defend with soft hands. Root puts it a bit short and Gill turns it to square leg to get of the strike. 

  • February 17, 2024 14:00
    IND 35/1 in 13 overs

    Wood gets his first over of the day. Short and wide to start with. A little bit of away movement. Jaiswal cracks it to deep cover to get a single. Wood now zones in on Gill. Couple of inswingers to start with and Gill watches it all the way through before defending them. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:52
    IND 34/1 in 12 overs

    Full from Root and Rohit could not forego the temptation to take it on with a sweep shot. The ball ducks under his bat and strikes him on the pads. Loud appeal from the English fielders. Once again, no reaction from the umpire. England reviews. This time though they are not to be denied. It is all three red. Rohit has to walk back. 

    Rohit Sharma lbw b Root 19 (28b 3x4 0x6)

    Gill walks in and gets off the mark soon enough with a lofted strike over mid wicket. Four. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:48
    IND 30/0 in 11 overs

    Back of a length from Hartley and Rohit drives it to the off side for an easy single. Jaiswal squeezes one of his pads to add another single. The Indian openers have been largely untroubled in the opening phase of their second innings. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:45
    IND 27/0 in 10 overs

    Root against Jaiswal. The young Indian opener has been unable to break free, yet and Root is in no mood to let him do that either. He keeps firing it in close to the stumps, preventing Jaiswal from freeing his arms. Another maiden over for the offie. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:40
    IND 27/0 in 9 overs

    Hartley strikes Jaiswal on the pads. The ball pops up and Foakes gathers it and goes up in appeal. No reaction from the umpire. England burns a review, more in hope. Too short from Hartley against Rohit, who lobs it over covers for a four. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:35
    IND 22/0 in 8 overs

    Root drags Jaiswal forward and gets a thick outside edge. Runs away past first slip. But a good diving stop by Anderson to prevent a boundary. Nagging line from Root, not allowing Jaiswal any room to work with. A single of the last ball of the over helps him retain the strike. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:31
    IND 19/0 in 7 overs

    Stokes tosses the ball to Hartley. Off stump line to start with. Jaiswal gets his bat on the line and defends it. Hartley pushes it full and Jaiswal puts it away for a single to deep square. Hartley drops it short against Rohit. But he can’t put away the loosener. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:27
    IND 18/0 in 6 overs

    Stokes continues to attack with Root. Full and on the pads against Rohit. Easy single on offer there and Rohit takes it. Low full toss now against Jaiswal. Tucked away for another single. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:25
    IND 15/0 in 5 overs

    Third over for Anderson. Full and straight to start with. Rohit’s straight drive isn’t forceful enough to get it past mid on. Anderson goes full and wide and Rohit creams the cover drive. FOUR!!

  • February 17, 2024 13:19
    IND 13/0 in 4 overs

    Root around the wicket against Rohit. A slip and a leg slip in place as Root looks to attack Rohit’s outside and inside edges. Full from Root and Rohit drives to long on to add a single. Jaiswal continues to deal with Root off the front foot. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:16
    IND 12/0 in 3 overs

    Anderson continues. On the pads and India add a leg bye. Jaiswal and Rohit trade singles to keep the scoreboard moving for the rest of the over. Not much of movement for Anderson. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:10
    IND 9/0 in 2 overs

    Root from the other end for England. Around the wicket against Jaiswal with a first slip in place. Jaiswal defends on the front foot to nullify Root’s spin. Maiden over to start with. 

  • February 17, 2024 13:08
    IND 9/0 in 1 over

    Jimmy Anderson with the new ball for England. Just outside the off stump and Jaiswal shoulders arms to it. Another one on the same corridor. Jaiswal leaves it again. On the pads and Jaiswal touches it to mid on and takes a single. First runs on board for India in this innings. Short from Anderson and Rohit pulls it for a four. Not the greatest connection there. Length ball outside the off stick and Rohit punches it off his back foot. FOUR MORE!!

  • February 17, 2024 12:54
    England all-out for 319!

    Boom!! And it is over. Siraj, deservedly, strikes the final blow. Full and straight from him and Anderson’s off stick is rattled. England started the day at 207/2, but has crumbled to 319 in just more than a session. Advantage India now!

  • February 17, 2024 12:49
    ENG 319/9 in 71 overs

    And we have one more. Hartley tries to stick to his attacking intent against Jadeja. He dances down the track, but Jadeja pulls his length back. Easy stumping there for Jurel. 

    Tom Hartley st †Jurel b Jadeja 9 (17b 2x4 0x6)

    Wood gets off the mark with a delicate little sweep shot. FOUR!!

  • February 17, 2024 12:45
    ENG 314/8 in 70 overs

    India persists with the leg side heavy field for Rehan Ahmed. Middle and leg line from Siraj, tempting a mistake from Rehan. Siraj goes a tinge wide and Rehan punches it off his back foot through the covers . FOUR!! Siraj responds with a sharp yorker, which takes Rehan by surprise. He can’t get his bat down in time. Shoots onto the base of the off stump. 

    Rehan Ahmed b Mohammed Siraj 6 (13b 1x4 0x6)

  • February 17, 2024 12:41
    ENG 310/7 in 69 overs

    Jadeja goes over the wicket to Hartley now. No length for Hartley to work with, forcing him to come down the pitch. Connects the straight drive well enough. Four more for Hartley. 

  • February 17, 2024 12:37
    ENG 305/7 in 68 overs

    Hartley brings out a classy cover drive against Jadeja. FOUR!! No width for the rest of the over from Jadeja. 

    Siraj now up against Rehan. A short mid on and and a short mid wicket in place. India looking to force an error from the new batter. Siraj draws a thick inside edge out of Rehan. Runs away for a single. 

  • February 17, 2024 12:27
    ENG 300/7 in 66 overs

    One brings two!

    Foakes mistimes a regulation straight delivery from Siraj. Chips it straight to Rohit Sharma at mid on. India on the rise!

    Ben Foakes c Sharma b Mohammed Siraj 13 (37b 2x4 0x6

    Hartley gets off the mark with a single that is the 300 for England. 

  • February 17, 2024 12:25
    ENG 299/6 in 65 overs

    Jadeja keeps the pressure on Stokes, until he finally cracks. Pushes it a tad full and Stokes flays at it. Doesn’t middle it and Bumrah takes a good catch in the deep. 

    Ben Stokes c Bumrah b Jadeja 41 (89b 6x4 0x6)

  • February 17, 2024 12:23
    ENG 292/5 in 64 overs

    Siraj continues. Good length ball and Foakes pushes at it on his back foot. Gets the connection right and it pierces the cover field. FOUR!! Leg side now from Siraj and Foakes slides it to deep square leg to add two more runs. 

  • February 17, 2024 12:17
    ENG 291/5 in 63 overs

    Jadeja reintroduced. Short cover and a slip in place for the left-arm spinner. Foakes on strike. Jadeja fires one in and Foakes slices it to the off side for a single. Stokes now tries to take on Jadeja with a flourishing reverse sweep. Doesn’t connect. Pops off the Jurel’s gloves. 

  • February 17, 2024 12:14
    ENG 290/5 in 62 overs

    The second session begins. Siraj with the first over of the session. Straight line from Siraj to start with and Stokes defends within the confines of his crease. Siraj getting the ball to nip in, just a bit. Stokes responds by moving out of the crease to defend with a straight bat. Maiden over!

  • February 17, 2024 11:37
    England trails by 155 runs

    A good session for India and some engrossing cricket in the first session. Three wickets for the hosts in the session, with two of them coming thanks to poor shot selection. Joe Root reverse-scooped a Jasprit Bumrah delivery in the slips and Ben Duckett cut a rank short and wide delivery to the cover fielder. Kuldeep Yadav, though, bowled a beauty to trap Jonny Bairstow in front for a duck. Ben Stokes was tested with the short stuff by Mohammed Siraj. In the absence of R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav stepped up, bowling a marathon spell and picking two key wickets. Stokes and Ben Foakes have steadied things a bit for England with a 30-run partnership and India will need to break the stand soon to take a healthy first-innings lead. See you for the post-lunch session at 12:10 PM IST. 

  • February 17, 2024 11:29
    ENG 290/5 in 61 overs at Lunch

    Here comes Ravindra Jadeja for probably the last over before lunch. First-ball single again for Stokes. Jadeja beats Foakes with one that keeps low. Solidly defended back to Jadeja and that will be lunch. 

  • February 17, 2024 11:24
    ENG 289/5 in 60 overs

    Siraj bowls his last over before lunch. Stokes starts off with a single. Going away down leg-side and excellent from Jurel to dive to his left and take this low one behind the stumps. Just one slip now and four in catching positions on leg-side. Foakes leaves one outside off but it comes in with the angle and just misses off-stump. 

  • February 17, 2024 11:21
    ENG 288/5 in 59 overs

    Kuldeep continues. Kuldeep comes around the wicket after four dot balls. FOUR! Change of angles and Foakes flicks it for a boundary through midwicket after stepping out. He defends off the backfoot to end the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 11:16
    ENG 284/5 in 58 overs

    FOUR! Stokes pulls this short one from Siraj to the midwicket boundary. A couple more for him next ball on the leg-side. Stokes gets an inside edge looking to cut this away on off-side and almost chops on. 

  • February 17, 2024 11:11
    ENG 278/5 in 57 overs

    Another one for Kuldeep in this marathon spell. Starts off by pitching it on leg-stump and Stokes tries to whip it away. Beaten! This turns away to beat Stokes’ outside edge as he comes forward to defend. Driven next ball by Stokes for a couple. Stokes gets a top edge on the sweep and collects a single behind the keeper. 

  • February 17, 2024 11:07
    ENG 275/5 in 56 overs

    Siraj again. Five dot balls and then a single off the last ball for Stokes, who trudges to 28 off 61 deliveries. 

  • February 17, 2024 11:03
    ENG 274/5 in 55 overs

    Kuldeep to continue. He gets one to turn and Foakes’ outside edge is beaten as he looks to defend off the backfoot. FOUR-BYES! Beaten! Slight turn and extra bounce and goes through Stokes’ forward defence and beats Jurel to run away for four-byes. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:57
    ENG 268/5 in 54 overs

    Siraj to continue. Angling down leg-side and Jurel does well to get a hand to it and keep it down to one leg-bye. Foakes is off the mark with a single, pulling a surprise bouncer behind deep square-leg for a single. Another short ball to end the over and Stokes miscues the pull. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:54
    ENG 266/5 in 53 overs

    Kuldeep again. FOUR! Swept with panache by Stokes to the midwicket fence. Stokes keeps strike with a single off the last ball. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:49
    ENG 261/5 in 52 overs

    Siraj will continue. Around the wicket to Stokes. Three dot balls to start the over. Make it four as Stokes continues to find the fielders on leg-side. Just a single from the over as Stokes punches through cover off the last ball. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:43
    ENG 260/5 in 51 overs

    OUT! Duckett has to go and he will be kicking himself. It was a short and wide delivery from Kuldeep and the left-hander guides it straight into the hands of the cover fielder. Ben Foakes is the new batter and there is a loud shot for lbw off the third ball he faces. India doesn’t review it though. 

    Ben Duckett c Shubman Gill b Kuldeep Yadav 153 (151b 23x4 2x6)

  • February 17, 2024 10:39
    ENG 260/4 in 50 overs

    Mohammed Siraj replaces Bumrah in the attack. FOUR! Full and Stokes flicks this to the wide long-on boundary. FOUR! Now Stokes steps out and flays it through cover and mid-off for another boundary. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:35
    ENG 254/4 in 49 overs

    Kuldeep continues. Stokes looks to cut one off the backfoot but doesn’t connect well and the ball goes the backward point on the bounce. SIX! Stokes finally opens up his arms. Goes down on one knee and launches this over mid-off for a maximum. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:28
    ENG 247/4 in 48 overs

    One more for Bumrah. Continues around the wicket to Duckett. Three slips in place now. Bumrah tries his variations, including a slower one, but Duckett is solid in defence. Maiden over. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:27
    ENG 247/4 in 47 overs

    Kuldeep again. Duckett misses a sweep and then connects one off the last ball of the over for a single. Just three singles from the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:18
    ENG 244/4 in 46 overs

    Another over for Bumrah. Another leading edge as Duckett looks to defend this full ball on the toes, but gets it through point for a single. Stokes is cautious, and leaves one outside off-stump. Five dot balls in a row to end the over. Stokes gets an outside edge off the last ball but it doesn’t carry to the slip cordon. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:14
    ENG 243/4 in 45 overs

    Kuldeep will continue. Duckett getsa top edge on the reverse-sweep and the ball just goes over Rohit Sharma at first slip. Duckett then gets a bottom edge trying to reverse-sweep next ball again and collects a single to get to his 150 off 139 balls. FOUR LEG-BYES! Googly beats Stokes all ends up and goes through his defence and past the keeper for four extra runs. Beautiful ball though from Kuldeep. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:10
    ENG 238/4 in 44 overs

    FOUR! Lucky boundary for Duckett to start the over. Slower one from Bumrah, Duckett gets a leading edge over the fielder at gully and collects a fortuitous boundary. FOUR! Boundary to end the over too. Outside edge and Stokes gets his first boundary as the ball runs away through the slip cordon. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:06
    ENG 229/4 in 43 overs

    Kuldeep again. Stokes gets off the mark with a couple after facing eight dot balls. Kuldeep gets one to turn away from the left-hander and Stokes cannot connect. 

  • February 17, 2024 10:02
    ENG 226/4 in 42 overs

    Bumrah comes around the wicket to Duckett, who starts off with a single with a whip to midwicket. Beaten! Whizzes past the outside edge as the ball angles in a bit from a good length. Stokes misses a flick next ball as Bumrah angles it in on the leg-stump. This is wide outside off-stump and left alone by Stokes. Good yorker to Stokes to end the over. 

  • February 17, 2024 09:54
    ENG 225/4 in 41 overs

    Kuldeep continues. Worked away off the pads for a single by Duckett. OUT! Long appeal for leg-before and finally given by the umpire. Bairstow reviews it after a discussion with Duckett. This one turned in after pitching just outside off and Bairstow was caught defending off the backfoot. This is hitting middle of the middle stump and Bairstow had started walking back even before the four reds appeared on the screen. Ben Stokes comes in next and starts by leaving one outside off, and then defends a full one on the stumps. 

    Jonny Bairstow lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (4b)

  • February 17, 2024 09:48
    ENG 224/3 in 40 overs

    Bumrah will continue. Cut away by Duckett to deep point for a single. Slower one, yorker length, but outside off-stump and Root defends. OUT! Absurd shot selection again from Root, who tries the reverse-scoop. Yashasvi Jaiswal takes a good catch in the slips after a slight fumble. Bumrah has Root out for the ninth time in Tests. Yorker to greet Jonny Bairstow and the batter digs it out. 

    Joe Root c Yashasvi Jaiswal b Jasprit Bumrah 18 (31b 2x4)

  • February 17, 2024 09:44
    ENG 223/2 in 39 overs

    Kuldeep again. FOUR! Duckett gets low to bring out the first sweep of the day and finds the square-leg boundary. Fullish around off-stump and defended in front by Duckett. A quick single next ball and Duckett could have been in a little bit of trouble at the non-striker’s end. Guided behind point off the backfoot for a couple more by Root. Flicked off the toes for a single by Duckett. 

  • February 17, 2024 09:40
    ENG 216/2 in 38 overs

    Bumrah continues. Wide outside off-stump to Root and left alone. Similar delivery and Root shoulders arms again. FOUR! Punched through cover-point by Root for the first boundary of the day. Closer to off-stump now and Root defends it back to Bumrah. Shortish just outside off-stump and Root lets it go. Clipped away behind square-leg for two more by Root. 

  • February 17, 2024 09:35
    ENG 210/2 in 37 overs

    Kuldeep Yadav from the other end. Tossed up and driven back to Kuldeep by Root. Tucked to short fine-leg for another dot. Root goes back in his crease and defends this to short-leg. Punched off the backfoot through midwicket by Root for a single. Driven to mid-off by Duckett. Tidy over, just one from it. 

  • February 17, 2024 09:30
    ENG 209/2 in 36 overs

    Devdutt Padikkal is on the field for R. Ashwin. Ben Duckett and Joe Root will resume England’s innings. Jasprit Bumrah to begin the day’s proceedings. Bumrah comes around the wicket. Two slips and a gully. Wide outside off-stump on a fullish length first up and Duckett defends. Angling in a bit towards off-stump and guided past point for a single. Short-of-a-length just outside off-stump and Root shoulders arms. Root defends and the ball goes off the inside half of the bat for a single at fine-leg. Angling down leg-side and well kept by Dhruv Jurel behind the stumps. Just a couple from the first over of the day. 

  • February 17, 2024 09:29
    Indian team to wear black armbands

    Team India will be wearing black arm bands in memory of Dattajirao Gaekwad, former India captain and India’s oldest Test cricketer who passed away recently.

  • February 17, 2024 08:55
    Part-time spin in sight
  • February 17, 2024 08:38
    Will India be allowed to field a substitute player for Ashwin?

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Will India be allowed to field a substitute player for Ashwin?

    India’s hopes of going ahead in the five-match Test series against England were dealt a huge blow when its leading spinner R Ashwin withdrew from the match due to a personal emergency.

  • February 17, 2024 08:09
    Ashwin at 500: Cricket’s voice of reason and innovation carves his own niche in a censorious sport

    Ashwin at 500: Cricket’s voice of reason and innovation carves his own niche in a censorious sport

    Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday became the second Indian bowler, after Anil Kumble, to pick up 500 Test wickets when England opener Zak Crawley top-edged a sweep to be caught at leg-slip on the second day of the third Test.

  • February 17, 2024 08:03
    Day 2 Report

    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. 

    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 after they had bowled India out for 445 at the Niranjan Shah Stadium. And to think Duckett was averaging 6 when he last came to India in 2016!

    England’s response began in trademark fashion. With a new ball and no real movement for the quicks, Zak Crawley and Duckett ratcheted up 31 in the 30 minutes before Tea. India then introduced Kuldeep Yadav immediately at the start of the third session for England’s first trial by spin in this Test. Duckett responded by getting low to sweep Kuldeep for two consecutive fours. 

  • February 17, 2024 07:49
    Ashwin withdraws due to family emergency

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Ashwin withdraws due to family emergency

    Ashwin withdrew from the squad for the ongoing Test match between India and England in Rajkot due to a family emergency, the BCCI confirmed on Friday.

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