IND vs ENG / First day's play over, India 326-5, Rohit-Jadeja's centuries, Sarfaraz's fifty on debut

Vikrant Shekhawat : Feb 15, 2024, 05:34 PM
IND vs ENG: On the basis of century innings of captain Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, India scored 326 runs after losing 5 wickets on the first day of the third test match against England. At the time of stumps, Ravindra Jadeja remained not out on 110 and Kuldeep Yadav scored 1 run. Fast bowler Mark Wood took three wickets for England. Rohit and Jadeja made a partnership of 204 runs for the fourth wicket. This is the first century partnership from India in this series.

India won the toss and decided to bat first. The team did not have a good start and 3 wickets fell at the score of just 33 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal (10), Shubman Gill (0) and Rajat Patidar (5) returned to the pavilion cheaply. After this, Rohit took over the Indian innings by making a partnership of 204 runs with Ravindra Jadeja, who came to bat at number-5. Apart from these two, Sarfaraz Khan scored a half-century.

First day's play over

In the third Test in Rajkot, the Indian team, which won the toss and came to bat first, has scored 326 runs after losing five wickets in its first innings by the end of the first day's play. At present Ravind Jadeja is unbeaten on 110 runs and Kuldeep Yadav is unbeaten on one run.

The Indian team had a bad start. Team India had lost three wickets for 33 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal was out after scoring 10 runs, Shubman Gill could not open the account, while Rajat Patidar could score five runs. After this Rohit Sharma and Jadeja made a partnership of 204 runs. Rohit scored the 11th century of his Test career. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 131 runs. Wood broke this partnership. He dismissed Rohit. When Rohit was out, debutant Sarfaraz Khan came to the crease.

When Sarfaraz came to bat, Jadeja was batting after scoring 84 runs in 153 balls. After this, Sarfaraz played an inning of 62 runs in 66 balls with the help of nine fours and one six, while Jadeja took 45 balls to score 16 runs. Jadeja completed the fourth century of his Test career in 198 balls.

India got a shock in the form of Sarfaraz at the score of 314. Sarfaraz, who was batting brilliantly, was run out in the pursuit of Ravindra Jadeja's century. Actually, Jadeja was on the score of 99. After this, in the 82nd over of the innings, Jadeja played a shot at mid-on on Anderson's ball. Jadeja called Sarfaraz for a single, took two steps forward but then came back. In this time Sarfaraz had reached half the pitch. In such a situation, he had no time left to return. Wood ran out Sarfaraz on a direct throw.

Rohit-Jadeja partnership of 204 runs

There was a partnership of 204 runs between Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja. This partnership broke with the wicket of Rohit. Rohit became the victim of Mark Wood after scoring 131 runs.

Rohit was dismissed by Mark Wood

Indian captain Rohit Sharma was out on the third ball of the 64th over. He was caught by Mark Wood at the hands of Ben Stokes. Rohit scored 131 runs on 196 balls.