IND vs ENG, 4th Test Day 2: Yashasvi Jaiswal Stands Tall As India Go After England's 353 In Ranchi

IND vs ENG, 4th Test Day 2: Yashasvi Jaiswal Stands Tall As India Go After England's 353 In Ranchi

India have reached 131 for 4 by tea, and are still 222 runs behind England's first innings score of 353.

PTIUpdated: Saturday, February 24, 2024, 03:00 PM IST
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Youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal batted with supreme confidence to compile yet another fifty but England off-spinner Shoaib Bashir's triple strike reduced India to 131 for four at tea on day two of the fourth Test here on Saturday.

Jaiswal hit five boundaries and a six on way to his unbeaten on 54 off 96 deliveries, his fourth fifty-plus score in seven innings this series, which includes two double hundreds.

Shoaib Bashir runs through top-order

While Jaiswal stood firm, India kept losing wickets to Shoaib Bashir (3/32) at the other end with Shubman Gill (38), Rajat Patidar (17) and Ravindra Jadeja (12) falling in addition of just 44 runs.

England were bowled out for 353 in the opening session with Joe Root standing tall with an unbeaten 122 as the visitors showed tremendous recovery from being reduced to 112/5 at one stage on the opening day.

In reply, India lost skipper Rohit Sharma (2) cheaply inside the third over when old warhorse James Anderson produced a superb delivery that moved away slightly off the surface after pitching on a perfect length.

Gill fails to convert good start

After a watchful start, Gill acclerated in the post-lunch session, taking on Anderson with two elegant boundaries -- one flick off the pads, and a punch straight back down the ground.

But the young off-spinner Bashir, who came in place of Rehan Ahmed, provided the breakthrough for England, breaking the fine 82-run alliance between Gill and Jaiswal.

He delivered a ball that took off from the crack just outside off stump, trapped Gill on the pad as Indians reviewed unsuccessfully.

Jaiswal shines again

Jaiswal also survived a scare on 40 when he edged one to Ben Foakes, who took a forward diving catch but replays confirmed that the ball had bounce on the ground before going into his glove.

Jaiswal then used his feet to Robinson, and even danced down the track to launch Bashir over long-on for a maximum.

Patidar played a nervous innings before getting out for 17, while Jadeja again batting at No 5 got out for 12 at the stroke of tea.

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