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IND vs ENG: Yashasvi Jaiswal retires hurt after smashing blistering hundred in Rajkot Test

Ravichandran Ashwin-less Indian bowling attack impressed on Day 3 to bowl out England to just 319 and then a sensational unbeaten century from Yashasvi Jaiswal stretched India's lead to 280* in the Rajkot Test on Saturday.

Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Updated on: February 17, 2024 17:23 IST
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Image Source : GETTY Yashasvi Jaiswal vs England in the Rajkot Test on February 17, 2024

Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his red-hot form with another brilliant hundred against England on Day 3 of the Rajkot Test on Saturday. The young opener single-handedly took India's second innings lead to 322 with his third Test century and second against England.

After an impressive bowling performance from India in the first two sessions, Yashasvi stole the limelight in the last session. India lost captain Rohit Sharma on 19 while Yashasvi and Shubman Gill struggled for runs in the initial stages of the second innings.

But Jaiswal took it upon himself to lead India's attack with three consecutive boundaries off James Anderson in the 27th over. Jaiswal took 80 balls to reach his fifty but brought his hundred in 122 balls with the help of nine fours and five sixes. 

However, the youngster suffered a back injury while celebrating his century. Jaiswal landed awkwardly during his celebration and complained of back pain after a few overs. Jaiswal managed to bat after seeking physio advice but retired out after the 44th over leaving India in a dominant position on Day 3. 

Jaiswal received a standing ovation from the fans and Indian dressing room after entertaining innings. Jaiswal might come to bat on Day 4 if he gets clearance from the medical team. 

Meanwhile, India lost Rajat Patidar on a ten-ball duck in the closing stages on Saturday as England managed to find some momentum. Shubman Gill registered his fifty with a huge six off Mark Wood and remained unbeaten on 64 runs off 118 balls as India posted 196/2 in 51 overs in their second innings before the end of Day 3.

India Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England Playing XI: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, James Anderson


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