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IND vs ENG, 3rd Test, Day 4: Jaiswal 214*, Jadeja 5-41 empower India to their biggest win in Tests

India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4: Yashasvi Jaiswal's 214*, Ravindra Jadeja's 5-41 empower India to their biggest win in Tests. India lead the series by 2-1. Sessiowise highlights of Day 4, Rajkot Test.


India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4: Yashasvi Jaiswal scored second double ton of his career | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
India vs England: Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 214 in 2nd innings (Images: ©BCCI/Twitter)

Brief Scores: India 445 & 196/2 (Yashasvi 214*, Gill – 91, Hartley 1/78) beat England 319, 122 (Wood 33, Jadeja 5/41) by 434 runs. India leads the series 2-1 with 2 Tests to go.


Player of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja (112, 2/51 & 5/41)


India registered a monumental 434-run win over the visiting England teams thanks to an all-round effort on Day 4 of the Test match. First, Jaiswal’s superlative ton coupled with a half-century from Sarfaraz and a 91 from Gill extended England’s target to an improbable 557 before Jadeja’s fifer scripted a record-breaking win for India. Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ for his combined 7 wickets in the game and a crucial century in India’s first innings. 

 

Talking Point from India vs England, 3rd Test, Rajkot

Yashasvi Jaiswal, playing just his seventh Test match struck his second consecutive Test double century and was instrumental in India dominating England on all fronts in this Test match. Retiring hurt after scoring a century on Day 3 due to a back spasm, the left-hander returned to put further misery on England by notching up his 200 in just 231 balls. 



Shubman Gill falls short of a century but India march ahead

The home team, already in a comfortable position, having had a great time on the moving day of the Test extended their lead further. Their overnight batters Shubman Gill and night watchman Kuldeep Yadav found their runs rather easily as the pair added to the runs in the first hour of play in just 13 overs. However, the handy stand between the duo was broken, thanks to a miscommunication, seeing Gill just short of the crease. The batter departed for 91, missing out on a well-deserved century.


Kuldeep’s vigil ended soon after but the arrival of debutant Sarfaraz Khan and Yashasvi Jaiswal (resuming his innings from 104*) saw quick runs coming as the Mumbai duo added unbroken 56 runs in just 62 balls to take India’s score to 314/4 at lunch and extending the lead to 440 in the process.


India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 4_ Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan added 172 runs for 6th wicket _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
Jaiswal and Sarfaraz Khan added 172 runs for 6th wicket (Images: ©BCCI/Twitter)
Jaiswal’s blistering double ton closes doors on England

India continued their ascendency in the Rajkot Test thanks to their batting duo, Sarfaraz and Jaiswal who showed a Bazball approach of their own to England.


India starting from 314/4 in the 84th over added 116 in the next 15 to eliminate England from the game. The major highlight of the session was Yashasvi Jaiswal who scored his second Test double ton and his hat-trick of sixes in James Anderson’s over. He got good support from the debutant who struck his second half-century of this Test and added further agony to the English team.


Chasing 557, the response from England was rather sedate as they lost both their openers before tea. Last innings’ century-maker Duckett departed by the way of runout as England struggled their way to 18/2.



Ravindra Jadeja leads the way with yet another five-wicket haul

The last session of day 4 proved to be the last of the match as England couldn’t quite recover from the onslaught from the home team in the earlier sessions. Ravindra Jadeja struck twice soon after the break, dismissing Bairstow and Ollie Pope in quick successions. Post this, it was a procession of wickets as India's spin trio got in the groove. England were eventually bowled out for 122 with Ravindra Jadeja taking a fifer for the 13th time in Test cricket.


What’s Next

India, despite being hampered by injuries and the non-availability of some players completely dominated the proceedings after a tough start to this Test match. They will hope to clinch the series when these sides next meet at Ranchi in 5 days from now.

 

England will have a short time in hand to turn this around to level series at Ranchi and would be disappointed with not taking control of the game at different points in the Rajkot Test.


Statistical highlights from India vs England, 3rd Test, Rajkot
  • Kuldeep Yadav struck his first international six during his innings of 27.

  • Shubman Gill was dismissed for the second time in the nineties and both scores have incidentally been 91.

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal registered his highest Test score surpassing his previous best of 209 that he made in the Vishakhapatnam Test a few days back.

  • With 12 sixes, Jaiswal tied with Wasim Akram for the most maximums hit in a Test innings.

  • 18 is the most sixes hit by India in a single Test innings.

  • Jaiswal’s 214* is the third-highest Test score for India while batting in the second innings and the fourth-best coming in the third or fourth innings of a Test match. Laxman’s 281 and Sunil Gavaskar’s (221 and 220) are above Jaiswal’s efforts.

  • This is just the seventh double-century scored by an India batter in their second batting effort.

  • Jaiswal became only the third India player after Virat Kohli and Vinod Kambli to score double centuries in successive Tests.

  • Sarfaraz Khan became just the fourth India batter after Dilawar Hussain, Shreyas Iyer and Sunil Gavaskar to register half-centuries in both innings of his debut Test.

  • 434 run victory is the biggest win for India in terms of runs in their Test history. 

  • 122 in the fourth inning is the 7th lowest total for England in Tests against India.

  • Ravindra Jadeja took his 13th five-wicket haul in Tests.

  • Jadeja (112 and 5/41) has taken a five-wicket haul and scored a century in the same Test for the second time in his career. This is the seventh instance of an Indian all-rounder doing the same.


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