India in Command After Jaiswal Ton, England Falter in Rajkot

India in Command After Jaiswal Ton, England Falter in Rajkot

India tightened their grip on the third Test against England in Rajkot, taking a commanding lead of 322 runs with eight wickets in hand at the end of Day 3. Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed a scintillating century before retiring hurt due to a back spasm, while Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav shared six wickets between them to bundle out England for 319.

Despite missing Ravichandran Ashwin due to a family emergency, India remained in control. Siraj and Yadav stepped up, with Siraj picking up four wickets and Kuldeep claiming two scalps, including the prized wicket of Ben Duckett who scored a valiant 153. England's batting collapsed after a promising start, losing their last five wickets for a mere 20 runs.

In reply, India started aggressively with Jaiswal leading the charge. The left-hander reached his century in style before retiring hurt, leaving Shubman Gill (65*) and Kuldeep Yadav (3*) at the crease. With a sizeable lead and two days remaining, India are in a strong position to clinch the series.

Key Takeaways

Yashasvi Jaiswal's century put India in control.

England collapsed after a good start, losing their last five wickets cheaply.

Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav were the pick of the Indian bowlers.

India need 123 runs with eight wickets in hand to ensure a series win.

This match is shaping up to be a thrilling contest. Will India seal the series win? Or can England stage a remarkable comeback? Stay tuned for Day 4!


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