IND vs ENG Highlights, 3rd Test Day 4: India thrashes England by 434 runs to go 2-1 up in five-match series

India vs England Highlights, Day 4: Check all the score and updates from Day 4 of the 3rd Test match between India and England being played at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

Updated : Feb 18, 2024 17:05 IST

India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of England’s Ben Stokes. VIJAY SONEJI/THE HINDU
India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of England’s Ben Stokes. VIJAY SONEJI/THE HINDU

India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of England’s Ben Stokes. VIJAY SONEJI/THE HINDU

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s HIGHLIGHTS of Day 4 of the third Test between India and England from the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot.

  • February 18, 2024 16:52
    India beats England by 434 runs

    That was some capitulation by England, bundled out inside 40 overs. No. 10 batter Mark Wood, with 33 runs, was England’s top-scorer in the second innings, and that sums up the visitor’s outing with the bat. Jadeja picked up five wickets, to go with his brilliant century in the first innings. Kuldeep Yadav also chipped in with a couple of crucial breakthroughs. 

    Earlier in the day, the way Jaiswal and Sarfaraz toyed with the English attack during their 172-run partnership off 158 balls, one would have never expected that such a collapse would follow on the same pitch a few hours later. 

    India now leads the series 2-1, and heads to Ranchi for the next game, which begins from February. India may have registered its biggest Test win in terms of runs, may England is an opposition against which you can never let your guard down. However, returning to winning big at home, after a couple of relatively close games, will give India the confidence to seal the series in Ranchi. 

    That will be all from us for this game. Do join us for our coverage for the fourth Test. Until then, it is goodbye. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:46
    ENG 122 all out in 39.4 overs

    Jadeja with the ball. Wood makes room outside off again but finds the cover fielder this time. He now goes inside out and collects a couple at deep cover. A wild slog sweep next ball and Wood misses. OUT! And Wood’s cameo comes to an end. Wood slaps this over cover after making room and finds the fielder in the deep. That’s it then! India win by 434 runs, and Jadeja completes his fifer too. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:43
    ENG 120/9 in 39 overs

    Anderson flicks one off his pads for a single to give Wood the strike back. Ashwin continues, meanwhile. FOUR! Wood continues to chance his arm. This one is thumped past mid-off and to the boundary. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:38
    ENG 114/9 in 38 overs

    Jadeja again. Wood goes for a big hoick on off-side and misses. Jadeja with another no-ball for overstepping. 

    FOUR! Wood slices this behind point for his third boundary in just four balls. 

    FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. Wood backs away on leg-side and slaps the ball to the extra-cover boundary. 

    FOUR LEG-BYES! Wood goes for the paddle sweep, misses and huge appeal for lbw. That looked out, not given, but India has no reviews remaining. 

    SIX! Wood is having some fun here. He launches this one down the ground for a maximum. 

    FOUR! This is lifted slapped again over cover for another boundary. Wood misses the sweep, huge appeal for lbw again and given this time. Wood has reviewed it, understandably. And he gets lucky. This is pitching outside leg-stump and Wood survives. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:34
    ENG 91/9 in 37 overs

    OUT! Ashwin has his first wicket as Hartley gets an inside edge into his stumps. James Anderson is the last man in. India needs one wicket to win. Anderson goes for an expansive sweep off the last ball of the over and misses. 

    Tom Hartley b Ravichandran Ashwin 16 (36b 2x4 1x6)

  • February 18, 2024 16:28
    ENG 91/8 in 36 overs

    Jadeja comes back. OUT! And the bowling change works like a charm. Foakes goes for the cut and Jurel takes it behind the stumps.

    Ben Foakes c Dhruv Jurel b Ravindra Jadeja 16 (39b 2x4)

    Mark Wood is the new man in. FOUR! He opens his account with a boundary through cover. That is also a no-ball by Jadeja for overstepping. FOUR! Wood unleashes the slog sweep and finds the midwicket boundary. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:25
    ENG 82/7 in 35 overs

    Here comes Kuldeep. Foakes steps out and works it on leg-side for one. FOUR! Keeps low outside off and Hartley waits for it and cuts it through the off-side for a boundary. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:22
    ENG 77/7 in 34 overs

    Turning into the right-hander Foakes and he misses trying to whip it off the backfoot. The ball loops up after going off the thigh pad and the Indians appeal for a catch at short-leg but not given. Hartley goes for a pull and the ball goes off the top edge and almost to the fielder at mid-off. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:18
    ENG 76/7 in 33 overs

    Foakes drives Kuldeep again down the ground for a single after advancing down the track. Hartley goes for a reverse-sweep and misses, and Jurel with a loud appeal for caught-behind, but there was no bat on that. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:17
    ENG 75/7 in 32 overs

    Ashwin will continue. Huge appeal for caught behind as Jurel thinks Hartley got an outside edge trying to defend this delivery that spun away. Rohit reviews but UltraEdge confirms there was no spike. India, too, has lost all its reviews. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:10
    ENG 75/7 in 31 overs

    Kuldeep again. Foakes uses his feet to advance and whips off his pads for a single through midwicket. Turning away wide outside off and Hartley cannot connect. Driven down the ground for a single by Hartley. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:06
    ENG 73/7 in 30 overs

    Ashwin will continue. SIX! Hartley steps out and lofts this over wide long-on for a maximum to get off the mark in style. FOUR! Hartley now cuts this through cover for another boundary. He gets an outside edge prodding forward to defend and collects a single as the ball goes past first slip. Foakes dances down the wicket and sweeps behind square-leg for one more. Left alone outside off by Hartley to end the over. 

  • February 18, 2024 16:02
    ENG 61/7 in 29 overs

    FOUR! Short and wide from Kuldeep from over the wicket and cut away by Foakes to the point boundary. FOUR! He steps out next ball and drives it down the ground for another boundary. Stifled appeal for lbw as this one turns into Foakes and beats his defence. Umpire is unmoved but Rohit has reviewed it, quite surprisingly. Surely, the impact must be outside off-stump. Impact is way outside off-stump and India has thrown away a review. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:59
    ENG 53/7 in 28 overs

    Here comes Ashwin into the attack. Good length just outside off and pushed to point by Hartley. This is straighter and defended in front by Hartley. Beaten! Turning away and Hartley follows it but misses. Four dot balls in a row as Ashwin is on the money. Hartley goes for the cut and is beaten again with the ball turning away. This keeps low and Hartley punches it off the backfoot to cover. Maiden over. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:57
    ENG 53/7 in 27 overs

    Kuldeep with his fourth over of the innings. Foakes with an off drive to gather a double. Kuldeep tighten the line now and Foakes is unable to free his arms. Five dot balls follow. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:54
    ENG 51/7 in 26 overs

    Short and wide from Jadeja. Sliced away by Foakes. Kuldeep makes a good diving stop at point. Lots of appreciation for his efforts there. Single taken though. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:51
    ENG 50/7 in 25 overs

    Foakes plays out a maiden over off Jadeja. 

    Kuldeep continues from the other end. Rehan Ahmed with the task of keeping out his fellow wrist spinner. Attempts a cut shot and gets beaten in the process. Full from Kuldeep and Rehan goes after it. Doesn’t get to the pitch of the ball. Siraj completes the catch in the deep. 

    Rehan Ahmed c Mohammed Siraj b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (5b 0x4 0x6)

  • February 18, 2024 15:41
    ENG 50/6 in 23 overs

    Stokes defends and defends against Kuldeep. Until Kuldeep pitches it up. Then he goes for a sweep shot and misses the ball by a big distance. Indian players plead for wicket and the umpire takes his time give him out. Stoke reviews unsuccessfully. England on the brink. 

    Ben Stokes lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 15 (39b 1x4 0x6)

  • February 18, 2024 15:34
    ENG 50/5 in 22 overs

    Jadeja with one that bounced just a bit more than Root expected. Top edge, but it falls in front of Siraj. Once again, Rohit has surrounded Root with three close-in fielders. Jadeja fires one in now. Hits Root on the front pad, while he was going for a sweep. Indian fielders appeal vociferously and the umpire relents. Root reviews hesitantly. DRS doesn’t save him. He has to walk back. 

    Joe Root lbw b Jadeja 7 (40b 1x4 0x6)

  • February 18, 2024 15:29
    ENG 50/4 in 21 overs

    Kuldeep gets his first over of the day. He starts well by nearly trapping Root in front of the stump. Spins in and keeps pretty low. Root somehow jams it down to save himself. Just a single from the over. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:25
    ENG 49/4 in 20 overs

    Jadeja against Stokes. The line is well outside the off stump. Stokes keeps shuffling across to get in line with the ball to defend the left-arm spinner. Concedes a maiden over. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:22
    ENG 49/4 in 19 overs

    On the pads from Siraj and Stokes tucks it away. The timing is good enough for it to run away for a four. Siraj responds by beating Stokes’ outside edge with a fuller one which swinged just a hint. Once again, on the pads from Siraj. Drove away to the mid wicket fence. Patidar makes a diving save to prevent a four. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:17
    ENG 42/4 in 18 overs

    Jadeja over the wicket to Stokes. The English skipper steps forward and threads the gap on the leg side. Single added. Root on strike now. Three fielders around him. Root sees out the rest of the over. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:15
    IND 41/4 in 17 overs

    Three runs from the Jadeja over. Root and Stokes seem to have stemmed the collapse. And now Rohit brings back first-innings hero Siraj. 

    Starts by cutting one into Root. Faint inside edge onto the thigh pad and it pops up. Falls short of Jadeja at point, who may not have realised that there was bat involved. A very straight short mid on in position now for Root. A short mid wicket there in place too as Siraj looks to force a false shot from Root. Maiden over for Siraj. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:07
    IND 38/4 in 15 overs

    Bumrah starts with a front-foot no ball. He then keeps one right outside the off stick. Edge from Stokes, but it lands right in front of the slip cordon. Stokes backs away in the last moment. This is the second time he has done it in two overs. Bumrah now misses his line by a huge margin. Goes way down the leg side and Jurel can’t do anything about it. 

  • February 18, 2024 15:01
    ENG 33/4 in 14 overs

    Jadeja continues. Stokes taps one to mid wicket to take a single off the first ball of the over. Root on strike. Jadeja keeps hanging it outside the off stump. Root is tentative, but he gets through the over without making a false shot. 

  • February 18, 2024 14:58
    ENG 32/4 in 13 overs

    Bumrah goes around the wicket to Stokes. No width on offer from Bumrah. Stokes pressured into defending everything thrown at him. Bumrah drifts onto Stokes’ pads. Clipped away with ease by Stokes. Siraj makes a good diving stop at the deep to save a boundary. Three runs taken though. 

  • February 18, 2024 14:48
    ENG 29/4 in 12 overs

    And Jadeja gets one more. Full from the leftie. Bairstow goes for booming sweep shot. Gets nothing on the ball. Struck in front. Doesn’t even bother to review. England crumbling. 

    Jonny Bairstow lbw b Jadeja 4 (3b 1x4 0x6)

    And English captain Ben Stokes comes out to the middle. He is squared up by one which kept low. Hits him on the pad, well within the crease. No reaction from the umpire. India reviews unsuccessfully. The impact was outside the off stump. 

  • February 18, 2024 14:45
    ENG 28/3 in 11 overs

    Width on offer from Bumrah and Root expertly glides it behind point for his first four of the day. Bumrah realigns his line and Root is back to defending. In swinging fuller ball and Root catches it early. But he can’t clear the infield though with the drive. 

  • February 18, 2024 14:38
    ENG 24/3 in 10 overs

    Jadeja with his second over of the day. Pope on strike. Pitches one on the off stick before ripping it past Pope’s flailing outside edge. The English batter leaves the next one. Jadeja shortens the length, tempting Pope to cut at it. Edge and Rohit pouches it at first slip. 

    Ollie Pope c Sharma b Jadeja 3 (14b 0x4 0x6)

  • February 18, 2024 14:34
    Final session begins!

    R Ashwin is back on the ground. Bumrah to finish off his over. Root on strike. Couple of deliveries on the channel to begin with. Root is watchful to start with. Now Bumrah jags one back in. Root fails to spot the inswing. India feels it was pad first. But Rohit doesn’t risk a review. Couple of singles to wind up the over. 

  • February 18, 2024 14:11
    ENG 18/2 in 8.2 overs at Tea

    Bumrah will continue. On a length on fourth stump, and Crawley decides to leave it late. Huge lbw appeal, Bumrah is pleading with the umpire and given OUT! It is umpire’s call as the ball is clipping the top of leg-stump and Crawley has to go. 

    Zak Crawley lbw b Jasprit Bumrah 11 (26b 2x4)

  • February 18, 2024 14:08
    ENG 18/1 in 8 overs

    Ravindra Jadeja replaces Siraj. He beats Pope first ball outside off, and continues troubling him in that area. Maiden over. 

  • February 18, 2024 14:01
    ENG 18/1 in 7 overs

    Bumrah will continue. OUT! Duckett is run out. He was sent back from halfway down the pitch and excellent work by Jurel at the striker’s end to knock the stumps over. Oliie Pope is the next man in. He is off the mark with a single. Another tight single to end the over as Pope pats this full toss on leg-side and takes off. 

    Ben Duckett run out (Mohammed Siraj/Dhruv Jurel) 4 (15b)

  • February 18, 2024 13:57
    ENG 15/0 in 6 overs

    Siraj continues. A couple of twos for Duckett from the over as he looks for runs on the leg-side. Drifting down leg-side and an acrobatic take from Dhruv Jurel diving to his left. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:50
    ENG 10/0 in 5 overs

    Bumrah again. Around the wicket to Duckett. Keeps it on tight line, just around the fourth stump line. Bumrah gets this to angle into Duckett, who is beaten and hit in an uncomfortable spot and is in a bit of pain. Just a single from the over as England starts off cautiously. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:45
    ENG 9/0 in 4 overs

    Siraj continues. FOUR! Length ball on the pads and Crawley whips it away for another boundary at square-leg. Five dot balls after that first-ball boundary. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:40
    ENG 5/0 in 3 overs

    Bumrah will continue. FOUR! Full on the pads and Crawley gets off the mark with a flick to the deep square-leg boundary. Bumrah darts a slower one to take Crawley by surprise as he looked to dab this to third-man. Bumrah comes around the wicket to Duckett and he defends it back to the bowler. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:37
    ENG 0/0 in 2 overs

    Mohammed Siraj from the other end. On the money straight away. On off-stump, with the angle, on a good length and defended by Duckett. Another maiden and England is yet to get off the mark after two overs. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:32
    ENG 0/0 in 1 over

    Japrit Bumrah to Zak Crawley to begin the chase. Back-of-a-length outside off stump and Crawley lets it go. Slightly short and width outside off, Crawley misses a wild slash. Crawley lets another one alone on fifth stump. Two slips and a gully in place for Crawley. Crawley gets an inside edge as Bumrah gets this to come into him with the angle. Maiden over to start with. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:28
    England needs 557 runs to win

    So, yeah England needs a record 557 runs to win in just over four sessions. James Anderson had said they would have gone for the win even if they were chasing 600 in the last match. Well, they have almost exactly got that task at hand this time around. If anything can come close to achieving this, though, is Bazball. Or at least, that’s what most have come to believe. 

    Nevertheless, with England going for the kill, this will be a fun run-chase. Talking about fun, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan are coming off sensational session, where they clobbered the English attack without mercy. Anderson was taken for three consecutive sixes, while the inexperienced spinners were guilty of being too generous with their lengths. 

    We will be back with the chase shortly. Stay tuned! 

  • February 18, 2024 13:18
    IND 430/4 dec. in 98 overs

    Cut away by Jaiswal for a single as Rehan continues. SIX! Sarfaraz slog sweeps this with absolute vehemence for a maximum over deep square-leg. FOUR! Pitched up outside off and Sarfaraz thumps this to the extra-cover boundary. SIX! Carnage. Slog sweep again and Sarfaraz clears the square-leg boundary. A single to deep point for Sarfaraz to end the over and Rohit calls his boys back! India declares with a lead of 556 runs. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:11
    IND 412/4 in 97 overs

    Single off the first ball through cover by Jaiswal and that’s 200 for him off just 231 balls. Two double-hundreds for him in two matches. SIX! Jaiswal steps out and launches this over long-off for a massive maximum off Root. SIX! This is slog-swept over deep midwicket for back-to-back sixes and Jaiswal is absolutely toying with the English. Yashasvi Jaiswal equals Wasim Akram’s record for most sixes in a Test innings with his 12th maximum in the second innings. Time for a drinks break and a welcome breather for England after being taken apart by Jaiswal today. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:09
    IND 397/4 in 96 overs

    Sarfaraz misses another paddle sweep before getting to his 50 off 64 balls with a gentle flick on leg-side off Rehan for a single. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:07
    IND 395/4 in 95 overs

    Root continues. Just two from the over as the spinners continue bowling on the leg-stump line with a packed leg-side field. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:04
    IND 393/4 in 94 overs

    Rehan again. With Jaiswal and Sarfaraz on the cusp of their milestones, both have become more cautious, and seem to be content picking up the singles. 

  • February 18, 2024 13:00
    IND 390/4 in 93 overs

    FOUR! Sarfaraz steps out, takes this Root delivery on the full and thumps it down the ground for a boundary. FOUR! Consecutive boundaries as Sarfaraz slog sweeps this to square-leg boundary without really timing it very well. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:58
    IND 380/4 in 92 overs

    Sarfaraz miscues another sweep off the last ball of the over and it goes off his body for one leg-bye. Tight over from Rehan. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:56
    IND 376/4 in 91 overs

    Dropped! Root drops a straightforward return catch of Sarfaraz, who is on 37. Just two singles from the over.

    Sarfaraz Khan dropped by Joe Root on 37.

  • February 18, 2024 12:50
    IND 374/4 in 90 overs

    Jaiswal moves to 191 with a flick through midwicket for a single. Four ones from the over as India brings up its 500-run lead. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:43
    IND 370/4 in 89 overs

    Joe Root is reintroduced. Jaiswal starts off with a single through cover. Pitched wide outside leg-stump and Sarfaraz paddles it for one more next ball. Tucked off the pads for one more by Jaiswal. Five singles from the over. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:39
    IND 365/4 in 88 overs

    Rehan with the ball. Sarfaraz is in a bit of trouble. He misses a sweep but England thinks he may have got some glove on it. However, there isn’t anything on UltraEdge and England loses all its reviews. Sarfaraz gets a single on leg-side after three dot balls in a row. Turning in and Jaiswal defends it off the backfoot. Punched to long-on for a single by Jaiswal and he keeps strike. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:33
    IND 363/4 in 87 overs

    Anderson again. FOUR! Flicked off the toes by Sarfaraz, it is in the air a bit and he finds the boundary. The 100-run partnership comes up off just 88 balls between Sarfaraz and Jaiswal. Clipped off the toes by Sarfaraz for one more behind deep square-leg. FOUR! Deftly steered by Jaiswal to the boundary in the third-man region. Attemps this same shot again next ball and misses it this time. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:30
    IND 354/4 in 86 overs

    Rehan continues. Sarfaraz gets a top edge on the sweep and the ball goes high in the air and drops in the vacant area between deep backward square-leg and square-leg. Full toss and hammered down the ground by Jaiswal for just a single. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:24
    IND 350/4 in 85 overs

    Anderson continues bowling very wide outside off to Jaiswal. SIX! Yorker and, just like that, Jaiswal sweeps it for a maximum over deep square-leg. SIX! Back-to-back sixes as Jaiswal lofts this over deep extra-cover for another maximum. SIX! Make it a hat-trick of maximums as Jaiswal goes down the ground for one more. Flicked through midwicket for a couple and that’s 20 runs from the last four balls. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:21
    IND 329/4 in 84 overs

    Rehan Ahmed into the attack. Sarfaraz plays this very late, dabbing it to deep third for three runs. Excellent save from Anderson to keep the ball from touching the boundary rope. India now leads by 450 runs. FOUR! Full toss outside off-stump and Jaiswal belts this through cover for a boundary. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:14
    IND 321/4 in 83 overs

    Anderson continues with the old ball from around the wicket to Jaiswal after Lunch. Jaiswal steps out and dabs the ball to point. This one keeps low and beats Jaiswal’s cut. This is very wide outside off and wide ball called by the umpire. Steered to deep third-man for a single and that’s 150 up for Jaiswal off 192 balls. Sarfaraz defends back to the bowler. Tucked away to fine-leg by Sarfaraz for one more. FOUR! Jaiswal steps across outside off-stump and scoops this to the boundary behind the keeper. 

  • February 18, 2024 12:09
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  • February 18, 2024 11:37
    Lunch, Day 4

    It would take a mighty effort for England to get back into this game now. India’s lead has swelled to 440. Its batters continued on the same vein, with Kuldeep putting in a mighty impressive shift as the nightwatchman. The only blot in the session for India was the run out of Shubman Gill at 91. But a returning Jaiswal and Sarfaraz have kept the momentum going against a hapless English bowling attack. To make it an even better day for India, it was announced earlier that Ashwin has returned for the side, after having left Rajkot a day earlier due to a family emergency. 

    Ben Stokes and his men have an uphill battle on their hands to save this Test. 

  • February 18, 2024 11:33
    IND 314/4 in 82 overs

    Last over of the morning session. Rehan pushes it full and Jaiswal blasts it over long on. SIX!!! Cracking shot. The ball is lost and the umpires call for a replacement. Jaiswal retreats to his defence for the next three deliveries. Short from Rehan and Jaiswal swipes it away for a single. And that is it for the morning session. 

  • February 18, 2024 11:30
    What would be the right target?
  • February 18, 2024 11:29
    IND 307/4 in 81 overs

    Second new ball available for England now. But Stokes sticks to the older one. Hartley returns now. Fuller one outside off and Jaiswal pumps it to deep cover to take a single. Sarfaraz clicks one to backward square to add another single. This games is drifting quickly away from England’s reach. 

  • February 18, 2024 11:24
    IND 304/4 in 80 overs

    Jaiswal starts with a couple of front-foot defence against Rehan. The leggie pushes it up and Jaiswal taps it down off his back foot. Length now from Rehan. Jaiswal brushes it to deep square for a single. Sarfaraz brings out the slog sweep now. FOUR!!

  • February 18, 2024 11:21
    IND 299/4 in 79 overs

    Low full toss from Root and Jaiswal tonks it away for a six over long on. Brilliant timing from the Indian opener. Pushes the next one to mid on to take a single. Now Sarfaraz takes on Root. Full and straight. Smashed over deep mid wicket for another six. India turning the screws. 

  • February 18, 2024 11:19
    IND 284/4 in 78 overs

    Rehan Ahmed pitches it short and Jaiswal happily taps it to deep cover for an easy single. Full and on the pads. Sarfaraz lofts it over mid wicket. No fielder there and it runs away for a four. Dropped short and Sarfaraz slices it away for a double past the point fielder. 

  • February 18, 2024 11:14
    IND 277/4 in 77 overs

    Another over for Root. On the pads and Jaiswal prods forwards before nudging it to the vacant leg side to add a single. Pretty defensive field setup from Stokes. Lot of easy singles on offer for the Indian batters. 

  • February 18, 2024 11:11
    IND 276/4 in 76 overs

    Short from Rehan and Jaiswal pulls it. Doesn’t get the timing right. Just a single there. On the pads to Sarfaraz now. Nicked away for a single behind the square. Full and wide to Jaiswal. Smacked away. But still can’t find the fence. Another single taken.

  • February 18, 2024 11:04
    IND 270/4 in 74 overs

    Jaiswal with a paddle sweep against Rehan. Single taken. A tad short from Rehan and Sarfaraz pats it down for a single to get off the mark. Full and wide to Jaiswal and it is crashed to deep cover for a single. 

  • February 18, 2024 11:02
    IND 265/4 in 73 overs

    Wrong line from Root. Outside Jaiswal’s pads. Swept away for a four. Once more full from Root and and Jaiswal sweeps it again. This time, it is finer and two more runs added. Jaiswal clicks one to mid off and adds another single. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:57
    IND 258/4 in 72 overs

    Jaiswal pushes at a Rehan Ahmed delivery. Thick edge and it falls just short of first slip. Rehan goes short and Jaiswal puts it away for a single. Finally, England manages to dislodge Kuldeep. Fuller from Rehan and Kuldeep edges it to Root. 

    Kuldeep Yadav c Root b Rehan Ahmed 27 (91b 3x4 1x6)

  • February 18, 2024 10:51
    IND 257/3 in 71 overs

    Jaiswal pushes one to mid wicket to take a single early in the over. Kuldeep on strike now. Stokes brings in two slips for the nightwatchman. Outside the off from Root and Kuldeep happily leaves them. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:49
    IND 256/3 in 70 overs

    Rehan Ahmed continues to operate around the wicket. Kuldeep on strike. Rehan mixes his length and brings out his variations too. Kuldeep plays out the over with the confidence of a top-order batter. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:47
    IND 256/3 in 69 overs

    Root floats one in and Jaiswal manages to slice it past point for a couple of runs. Root goes short and Jaiswal slices it past point for a four. India’ lead inching closer to 400. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:43
    IND 250/3 in 68 overs

    Root around the wicket. Reels in a maiden over. 

    Rehan to Jaiswal now. The leftie shifts to the off side before tapping one to the vacant square leg area to add a single. No attacking shots yet from the Indian opener. Kuldeep jumps out of the crease before padding a shorter one. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:39
    IND 249/3 in 66 overs

    Rehan Ahmed too gets his first over of the day. On the pads to start with and Jaiswal flicks it away for a single to fine leg. Kuldeep adds another single to with a nick to square leg. Tidy over from Rehan to start with. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:34
    IND 247/3 in 65 overs

    Jasiwal returns to the crease after having retired hurt at the end of day’s play yesterday. Root with his first over of the day. Jaiswal starts off the day with a single to the mid wicket region. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:29
    IND 246/3 in 64 overs

    Flat and quick from Hartley. Kuldeep goes for a sweep shot. Misses it completely. England go up in appeal for an LBW. No review this time. And guess what. It would have been out if England had reviewed it. Kuldeep smashes one to mid off. Gill sets off, looking to take a quick single. Kuldeep sends him back. Gill forced into a dive. He doesn’t make it back. He is out on 91 and he is rightly furious. 

    Shubman Gill run out (Stokes/Hartley) 91 (151b 9x4 2x6)

  • February 18, 2024 10:23
    IND 241/2 in 63 overs

    Kuldeep continues his aggressive intent against Hartley. Lashes at a fuller length delivery and is rewarded with a four straight down the ground. 

    Wood from the other end. Clever batting from Kuldeep. Back of a length from Wood and Kuldeep uses his pace to guide it behind point for a four. Wood responds with a cutter. Thick inside edge onto the pads from Kuldeep. But England burns a review, more in hope. They just have one left in the bank now.

  • February 18, 2024 10:17
    Ashwin to return

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Ashwin to rejoin Team India on Day 4 in Rajkot

    IND vs ENG: BCCI on Sunday confirmed that lead off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will rejoin the Indian side on Day 4 of the third Test between India and England in Rajkot.

  • February 18, 2024 10:11
    IND 230/2 in 61 overs

    Kuldeep is deft on the front foot. Turns one to square leg to add a single. Couple of singles from the rest of the over. 

    Wood gets his first over of the day. Just outside the off and Kuldeep opens the face of his bat to take a single down deep third. Gill adds another single with a nudge to the leg side. 

  • February 18, 2024 10:04
    IND 227/2 in 59 overs

    Anderson continues. Gill takes a single off the first ball with a cut shot to deep point. Kuldeep continues to be resolute with his defence. Full and wide from Anderson. Gill crashes it for a four. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:57
    IND 219/2 in 58 overs

    Gill gets going, finally. Hartley drops it short and Gill swats it away for a four to the deep square fence. Now he gets off the strike with an easy single to the off side. Kuldeep defends the last three balls. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:54
    IND 214/2 in 57 overs

    Gill up against Anderson. The English pacer sticks to a fifth stump line. Gill is in no mind to take any risks. Defends the first two and then leaves the third. Anderson goes even wider for the fourth ball. Gill cuts it to get a single. Kuldeep’s dead bat defence seems him through the rest of the over. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:49
    IND 213/2 in 56 overs

    Width on offer from Hartley. Gill finds the gap on the off side to get an easy single. He has been watchful so far. Hasn’t tried an aggressive shot yet. Too short from Hartley and Kuldeep whacks it to deep cover for a four. Good going by the Indian night-watchman. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:46
    IND 208/2 in 55 overs

    Anderson with his second over of the day. Wide and Gill slides it to point to take an easy single. Not much sideways movement from Anderson. Kuldeep gets through the rest of the over without much struggle. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:42
    IND 207/2 in 54 overs

    Gill on strike to start with the Hartley over. Full and on the stumps. Gill defends the first two. Hartley goes length for the third ball and Gill fends it to the leg side to take a single. Hartley now goes around the wicket to Kuldeep. Length ball and Kuldeep charges forward before smashing it out of the park. SIX!!

  • February 18, 2024 09:39
    IND 200/2 in 53 overs

    Anderson from the other end. He will be looking to exploit the conditions to get England a breakthrough. Outside off stump and Gill guides it to deep cover for a single. That brings up the 200 for India. Anderson now goes around the wicket against Kuldeep. The English pacer is trying to angle one into Kuldeep’s stumps. Kuldeep is watchful with his defence. Gets through the over without much worry. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:32
    IND 199/2 in 52 overs.

    Day 4 begins.

    Hartley with the ball. Fuller one and Gill pushes it hard to mid off and sets off on a risky single. Stokes chances his arm, but doesn’t hit the target. Single taken. Kuldeep takes Hartley on with a sweep shot. Just a single though. Wide from Hartley now. Gill cuts it to deep cover for a single. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:23
    Day 4 to start in minutes
  • February 18, 2024 09:16
    Pitch Report

    The strip doesn’t look too different from Day 3 and it should still be very good for batting. However, the cracks have widened a bit while there is still a little bit of grass. Deep Dasgupta reckons it looks slightly more abrasive and there could be variable bounce. 

  • February 18, 2024 09:15
    Good news from the middle for India

    Yashasvi Jaiswal is seen warming up at the ground ahead of the day’s play and having a few hits with the bat. He retired hurt yesterday after struggling with his back. 

  • February 18, 2024 08:53
    High praise with a rider?

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Yashasvi Jaiswal ‘is a superstar in the making’, says England opener Duckett

    After being pinned in all the departments right through the day’s play, Ben Duckett, the highest individual scorer of the match, gave India full credit.

  • February 18, 2024 08:30
    Can Yashasvi Jaiswal return to bat?

    Yes, he can.

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Yashasvi Jaiswal retires hurt after scoring century against England on Day 3

    India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal retired hurt on 104 off 133 deliveries during the third day of the third Test against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot on Saturday.

  • February 18, 2024 08:28
    Day 3, Match Report

    England’s fortunes spiralled from great to bad to worse in the span of three sessions as India racked up a mammoth lead of 322 for two wickets at Stumps, writes Ayan Acharya. 

    IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Jaiswal, Siraj give Bazball a reality check, put India in driver’s seat on Day 3

    IND vs ENG 3rd Test: India leads by 322 runs at the end of third day after Yashasvi Jaiswal’s century and Mohammed Siraj’s four-wicket haul put England on the backfoot in Rajkot on Saturday.

  • February 18, 2024 08:25
    Is this the day?

    India is firmly in the driver’s seat after taking a 322-run lead with eight wickets still in hand. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who retired hurt yesterday, smashed a scintillating hundred, while Shubman Gill played a contrasting knock, scoring a steady 65 off 120 balls. This, after England was bowled out for 319 from 299/5, has left the host in a very good position. From here, it will be an uphill task for Bazball, while India will look to assert full domination by the end of the day. 

  • February 18, 2024 08:19
    IND vs ENG Live Streaming Info, Day 4

    The fourth 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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