IND vs ENG, 4th Test: Shoaib Bashir Completes Maiden Fifer As England Bundle Out India For 307 After Dhruv Jurel's Gritty Fifty On Day 3

IND vs ENG, 4th Test: Shoaib Bashir Completes Maiden Fifer As England Bundle Out India For 307 After Dhruv Jurel's Gritty Fifty On Day 3

Dhruv Jurel scored maiden fifty in the second match of his Test career against England

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Sunday, February 25, 2024, 12:47 PM IST
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Young rookie spinner Shoaib Bashir achieved his maiden Test five-wicket as England wrapped up India's first innings for 307 on Day 3 of the ongoing fourth Test at JCA Cricket Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday, February 25.

England to assume their second innings with a 46-run lead after they put a total of 353 on the board in the first innings.

India resumed their first innings batting at 219/7, with Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav batting on 30 and 17, respectively. Jurel and Kuldeep kept hosts' batting sailing towards the close of Day 2 after India suffered a quick collapse following Yashasvi Jaiswal's dismissal.

The pair kept India in good stead in the first hour of the first session and stitched a crucial 76-run partnership before Kuldeep Yadav was bowled out by James Anderson at 253/8.

Kuldeep Yadav displayed his sheer resilience throughout his batting and batted with grit as he scored 28 off 119 balls. He provided enough support to Dhruv Jurel to help take team past 250-run mark in the 85th over.

Dhruv Jurel shines with maiden fifty

Dhruv Jurel emerged as one of the star performers for Team India as he registered his maiden fifty of his Test career. The 27-year-old led hosts' batting and played a gritty knock of 90 off 149 balls to take past 300-run mark in the first innings.

After playing defensively, Jurel switched his gears and unleashed his firepower to accelerate India's innings before lunch break. The right-handed batter received a good company from Akash Deep in the lower-order.

Dhruv Jurel was looking in good rhythm and eyeing to convert his maiden Test fifty into a century before he was bowled out by Tom Hartley at 307 all-out. Jure's 90-run innings underlined his ability to play according to situations of the match with a calm head.

In the Rajkot Test, Jurel missed out on a well-deserved maiden fifty by just four runs but managed to complete it in the ongoing fourth Test in Ranchi. The Agra-born cricketer showcased his resilience and grit to record first fifty of his Test career.

Shoaib Bashir completes maiden Test fifer

Shoaib Bashir is one of the emerging stars for England as he displayed bowling brilliance in the ongoing Ranchi Test. The 22-year-old toiled hard throughout the innings to get his well-deserved maiden fifer in Test and first-class career.

On Day 2, Bashir bowled 32 overs on the trot and picked four wickets of Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Ravindra Jadeja and Yashasvi Jaiswal. On Day 3, the youngster completed his five-wicket haul by dismissing Akash Deep. In the first innings, Bashir registered the figures of 4/119 with an economy rate of 2.70 in his spell of 44 overs.

Shoaib Bashir made his debut in the Vizag Test, where he picked four wickets across four innings. However, rookie spinner was dropped from the team by England to bring in Mark Wood for the last Test in Rajkot.

Bashir returned to playing XI for the ongoing Ranchi Test after Rehan Ahmed ruled out of the remaining matches of the ongoing series due to personal reasons.

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