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Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Yashasvi Jaiswal's Century Puts India in Control Against England

Yashasvi Jaiswal's impressive century has helped India take control against England in the 3rd Test match. Stay updated on the latest developments in the game between India and England.

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India has taken a commanding position against England in the ongoing third Test match in Rajkot, thanks to a remarkable century by Yashasvi Jaiswal. The hosts finished day three at 196/2, extending their overall lead to 322 runs. With this exceptional performance, Jaiswal has become a key player in India's quest for victory. Let's take a closer look at the highlights of the match so far.

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Poor Start for England's Innings

England had a disappointing start to their innings on day three. After ending the second day at 207/2, they could only manage to score 112 runs, losing eight wickets. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow departed early in the first 30 minutes, adding to England's troubles. The centurion from the previous day, Ben Duckett, could only add 20 runs to his overnight total.

"England lost five wickets for 20 runs."

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Ben Duckett's Stunning Century

Despite England's collapse, Ben Duckett stood out with a magnificent century. He scored 153 runs off just 151 balls, including 23 boundaries and two maximums. Notably, Duckett's century came off just 139 balls, making it the fastest 150 scored against India in India in this century. With this innings, Duckett has reached 1,405 Test runs at an average of 45.32. This was his third Test century, and he also crossed the milestone of 9,500 runs in First-Class cricket.

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England's Middle-Order Collapse

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After a brief partnership between Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes, England's middle-order collapsed rapidly. The visitors went from 299/5 to 319/10, losing five wickets for just 20 runs. Mohammed Siraj played a crucial role in cleaning up the tail, taking three of the final four wickets. Siraj finished with figures of 4/84, his best Test performance in India. He now has a total of 72 Test scalps, with 25 of them against England.

"Mohammed Siraj claimed four wickets in England's innings."

Ravindra Jadeja's Milestones

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Ravindra Jadeja had a significant impact on England's innings as well. He took two wickets, finishing with figures of 2/51. With these dismissals, Jadeja has now crossed the milestone of 500 First-Class wickets, averaging just over 24. Additionally, he became only the second left-arm spinner to achieve the feat of taking 200 Test wickets at home. Jadeja currently has 282 Test wickets, with 58 of them coming against England. In the same match, he also scored a brilliant century.

Solid Start for India's Innings

India started their second innings with a solid foundation. Despite losing Rohit Sharma early, who could only manage 19 runs, Yashasvi Jaiswal played a remarkable innings. He formed a strong partnership with Shubman Gill, and together they recorded a 150-plus stand, taking India's lead over 300 runs. Jaiswal's century in the second innings was his second of the series, highlighting his exceptional form.

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"Yashasvi Jaiswal retired hurt after scoring a century."

Yashasvi Jaiswal's Feats

Yashasvi Jaiswal's century in the third Test marked his second hundred in the series. In his seventh Test match, the young left-handed batsman has now accumulated 751 runs at an impressive average of 62.58. Jaiswal's brilliant double-century in the second Test showcased his immense talent. He has also completed 2,500 runs in First-Class cricket, reaching a total of 2,596 runs.

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Shubman Gill's Resurgence

After a disappointing first innings, Shubman Gill made a strong comeback in the second innings, scoring a fine fifty. He remained unbeaten on 65 runs off 120 balls, including six boundaries and two sixes. Gill's performance in the second Test, where he scored a century, and his half-century in the current match have proven his ability to contribute significantly to the team's success. He has now accumulated over 1,250 Test runs, averaging above 32.

England's Bowling Struggles

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England's bowlers had a tough time against the Indian batsmen in the second innings. Part-time off-spinner Joe Root was the only successful bowler, claiming one wicket for 48 runs in 14 overs. Pacers James Anderson and Mark Wood were unable to contain Yashasvi Jaiswal's onslaught, conceding 32 and 28 runs respectively. Tom Hartley, who dismissed Rajat Patidar, struggled as well, giving away 42 runs in 15 overs. Rehan Ahmed remained wicketless, conceding 31 runs in eight overs.

"England's bowlers struggled against Yashasvi Jaiswal's aggressive batting."

Rajat Patidar's Early Dismissal

Rajat Patidar had a disappointing outing in the second innings, falling for a duck. Tom Hartley surprised him with a poor delivery, resulting in a catch straight to mid-wicket. Patidar faced 10 balls before being dismissed for no runs. This was a significant blow for India's first innings.

The Way Forward

With India's commanding lead and the outstanding performances by Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill, the team is in a strong position to secure a victory in the third Test against England. The exceptional form shown by Jaiswal and Gill, along with the contributions of Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja, have put India in control of the match. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the match unfolds and if India can maintain their dominance.

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