IND vs ENG Live: Joe Root celebrates a wicket on Day 2 of the 3rd Test match.© BCCI
Despite taking a first innings lead, India have lost wickets in quick succession against England on Day 2 of the ongoing third Test match, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In response to England’s 112, the hosts are eight wickets down and currently have Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma batting for them. The duo will be aiming to build a stable partnership. Earlier on Day 2, the hosts lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane to Jack Leach. Meanwhile, Joe Root dismissed Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel. On Day 1, Indian spinners bamboozled the visiting batsmen, with Axar taking six wickets and Ashwin registering three dismissals. Also, Ishant, who is in his 100th Test match, took a wicket. Also, Rohit built a 64-run partnership with Virat Kohli, but the Indian captain was dismissed late in the day. (LIVE SCORECARD)
3rd Test, Day 2 LIVE Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Not a good delivery by Root, and Ashwin goes forward to sweep it through the forward square leg for a four!
Leach tosses it full, and Ashwin drives it to wide long-off for a single.
OUT!!! Axar Patel c Dom Sibley b Joe Root 0 (2)
ANOTHER ONE FOR ROOT! HE HASN’T CONCEDED A RUN YET!
Root tosses it up on length and Axar tried to go big. Sibley dives to catch it at short extra cover.
In walks, Ishant Sharma.
OUT! Washington Sundar b Joe Root 0 (12)
ROOT IS ECSTATIC! SUNDAR LOOKS SHELLSHOCKED!
He tossed it up on middle from around the wicket. Sundar tries to hit it, but then it spun past him to hit the off stump.
In walks, Axar Patel.
FOUR! IND: 125/6
Leach tosses it short, and Ashwin goes back in his crease to smack it right of short third man for a four!
A length delivery by Root, and Sundar inside edges it. He was nearly caught at short leg.
Not a good delivery by Leach, and Ashwin steps out of his crease to smack it over mid-on for a four!
OUT!!!! Rishabh Pant c Ben Foakes b Joe Root 1 (8)
CAUGHT BEHIND!!! BIG WICKET FOR JOE ROOT!!
Pant is shocked and disappointed. He wants to take a review, talks to Ashwin about it, but then leaves.
Root tossed it up, around the wicket. Pant came forward, and dipping ball outside edges Pant, and Foakes does the rest.
In walks, Washington Sundar.
Leach tosses it full, outside off. Ashwin guides it through the cover-point region for two runs.
OUT! Rohit Sharma lbw b Jack Leach 66 (96)
BIG ONE FOR LEACH!!!
He tosses a length delivery, towards off. Rohit tries to sweep, but misses it, and the ball hits him on the hip. The ball tracker supports the umpire call of lbw, it was hitting the off stump.
In walks, Ravichandran Ashwin.
Anderson bowls a length delivery, outside off. It goes past Pant’s outside edge. No run.
Leach tosses it full, across off. Pant guides it down to long-on for a single.
OUT! Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Jack Leach 7 (25)
Leach tosses it full, and Rahane tries to hit it, but misses it and it hits his pad in the line with the off stump. OUT!
In walks, Rishabh Pant.
A short delivery by Anderson, outside off. Rahane hits it off the back foot, between point and cover for a single.
One run, IND: 113/3
Leach tosses it full, outside off. Rahane guides it behind the leg umpire for a single.
India lead now by a run.
Leach tosses it full and straight. Rahane sweeps it for a four to fine leg.
A short ball by Anderson, outside off. Rohit creams it to the left of short cover and right of backward point for a four!
A short delivery by Anderson, wide outside off. Rohit smacks it right of the backward point on the backfoot, for a four!
Leach tosses it full, outside off. Rohit guides it to mid-off for a single. 100 up for India.
No run, IND: 99/3
Back of a length by Anderson, and Rahane defends it to leg side.
Its a maiden over, and India are 99 for three in 34 overs.
A full delivery by Anderson, on off stump line. Rahane defends it to cover. No run.
The action begins on Day 2!
Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane enter the pitch to resume batting for India. James Anderson to begin proceedings for England.
The pitch is dry and plenty of turn is expected. The batsmen will have less time to adjust, and it could get worse as the match progresses.
Pressure on Rohit Sharma!
Day 1 ended with the departure of Virat Kohli, who scored 27 off 58 balls. He and Rohit Sharma had built a stable partnership and were anchoring India’s innings, but Jack Leach had other plans. Rohit has already registered a half-century, and will be attempting to stitch together a strong partnership with Ajinkya Rahane.
The Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper will be aiming for a ton, but it won’t be easy. England could be batting again by Dinner time, or India could be close to 300 runs. Only time will tell!
Axar Patel in top form!Axar Patel has been in top form lately. He made his Test debut in the second Test match vs England, and picked a five-wicket haul, and that wasn’t enough for him! He followed it up with six wickets on Day 1 of the ongoing third Test match. He dismissed Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad. Click here for highlights from Day 1.
Snapshots from Ishant Sharma’s 100th Test match
On Day 1, Ishant Sharma reached a personal milestone, his 100th Test match. The pacer also took a wicket, dismissing Dom Sibley. Here are some photos from Day 1:
Words are too less to express my emotions right now!!
Thanks for showering me with all the love & support always!!
Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/YsQhijfoEg
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) February 24, 2021
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the third Test between India and England. The first day saw England win the toss and choose to bat, but India’s spinners ran circles around them, bundling them out for 112. A Rohit Sharma half-century meant India finished the day trailing England by just 13 runs, but England will be happy to have got the big wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli.
We are sure to see another day of some thrilling cricket today
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