IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Yashasvi Jaiswal Headlines India's Dominance After England's Batting Collapse On Day 3

IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Yashasvi Jaiswal Headlines India's Dominance After England's Batting Collapse On Day 3

Yashasvi Jaiswal's century has put India in firm control of the Rajkot Test after day 3.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Saturday, February 17, 2024, 06:33 PM IST
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Yashasvi Jaiswal and Joe Root. | (Credits: Twitter)

Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal cracked a quick-fire hundred, helping the hosts to take a lead of 322 at the end of day 3 of the 3rd Test against England in Rajkot. The left-handed batter smashed a hundred off 122 deliveries, but retired out himself in the closing stages of the day. With England's batting collapse earlier in the day, they have left themselves with a mountain to climb.

The hosts were hit by Ravichandran Ashwin's absence even before day 3, leaving them with only four frontline bowlers to work with. Nevertheless, England's unforced errors gave India three wickets in the morning session. It started with Joe Root playing a reverse scoop off Jasprit Bumrah's bowling, resulting in Jaiswal taking a sharp catch at slip.

Jonny Bairstow was unsuccessful despite taking the DRS, departing for a duck, while Ben Duckett tamely fended toe-ended a innocuous delivery to cover. Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes plotted a brief recovery before the visiting captain flayed one to mid-wicket. Foakes perished in the first ball of the following over and India removed the tail without much fuss to gain a 126-run lead.

Yashasvi Jaiswal pummells England after India lose Rohit Sharma:

Joe Root struck first blood for England, trapping Rohit Sharma LBW as the right-hander tried to sweep. However, the remaining session clearly belonged to India as Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill left no stone unturned in dominating the English bowlers.

Jaiswal brought up his century off only 122 deliveries and added 155 with Gill before retiring out due to back spasm. England got a late wicket in the form of Rajat Patidar, but India's lead will already put them under pressure.

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