FEB 24, 2021 03:29 PM IST
Another super over from Bumrah
Indian quick Jasprit Bumrah has been creating a bit of a problem for the English batters. he bowls another maiden – 3rd out of five overs so far in his spell. ENG: 30/2 after 10 overs.
FEB 24, 2021 03:25 PM IST
Joe Root gets hit on right finger
A back of a length ball from Bumrah and that bounced quick and hit Root’s finger as the English captain was trying to get forward. Looks like a serious blow as Root seems uncomfortable. England physio rushes in for assistance while others take drinks. ENG: 30/2
FEB 24, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Another maiden from Bumrah
Another brilliant over from Jasprit Bumrah. Six dots to put some pressure on the England batters at the start of the innings. India have been off to a rollicking start in this game. ENG: 29/2
FEB 24, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Jonny Bairstow goes for a duck
· This is the 35th time that 2 ENG top-order batsmen have been dismissed for a duck
· This is only the 3rd time vs India that 2 ENG top order batsmen have been out for a duck. The last time was in 1993 at Chennai.
· Jonny Bairstow’s 11th duck in Tests
· 3 ducks in his last 4 innings vs India in Tests.
FEB 24, 2021 03:12 PM IST
What a first over from Axar
He looked like picking up a wicket every ball. Test cricket is all too easy at the moment fro Axar Patel. A wicket and two runs from his first over. England 29/2 after 7 overs.
FEB 24, 2021 03:09 PM IST
OUT! A first ball wicket for Axar Patel! Jonny Bairstow goes for a duck. A straighter delivery from Axar Patel, it went through with the arm. Bairstow’s bat hit his pads and the ball found its way to his front pad. The umpire had no hesitation. Bairstow went for the review but it showed three reds. England lose Bairstow and a review. England 27/2
FEB 24, 2021 03:05 PM IST
Crawley showing his class
FOUR! Zak Crawley is already looking a class apart. Another pitched up delivery from Bumrah, this time a bit away from Crawley’s body but the tall right-hander gets a good stride forward and just strokes it through the gap to collect his fourth boundary.
FEB 24, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Back-to-back fours. Exquisite driving from Zak Crawley. The ball is just flying from the face of his bat. One through the mid-off another one between mid-wicket and mid-on. Good sings for Crawley and England. They are 18/1 after 5 overs.
FEB 24, 2021 02:57 PM IST
Early signs that it’s not going for easy for the keepers
There is a lot of movement after the ball has passed the batsman, making life difficult for the Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. He has to keep his eyes on the ball till the very last moment. England 7/0 after 4 overs.
FEB 24, 2021 02:53 PM IST
First runs off the bat for England
FOUR! Fantastic timing from Zak Crawley. It was a pitched up delivery from Bumrah. Crawley just kept at his bat and steady and the ball somehow raced off the face of it, no chance for the mid-on fielder. First boundary for England and Crawley.
FEB 24, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Brilliant over from Ishant
A long but successful over from Ishant Sharma comes to an end. 3 runs from it and all three extras but more importantly the wicket of Dom Sibley. England 3/1 after 3 overs.
FEB 24, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Ishant Sharma gets Sibley for a duck
OUT! Perfect length, perfect line, a hint of away movement and Dom Sibley gets an outside edge – What a start for India and Ishant Sharma. The lanky pacer strikes early in his 100th Test. Sibley gone for a duck. England 2/1
FEB 24, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Bumrah starts with a maiden
An even better from Jasprit Bumrah. This is a big occasion for him – his first Test match on his home ground and what a start he has had. The bowl swung both ways for Bumrah, giving a hard time to Sibley. England 0/0 after 2 overs.
FEB 24, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Maiden to start from Ishant
Nice carry, good lengths, a hint of outswing – A very good first over from Ishant Sharma, a maiden to start the day-night pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad.
FEB 24, 2021 02:32 PM IST
Players out in the middle
The England openers Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley are out in the centre. It looks like Ishant Sharma will start the proceedings for India.
FEB 24, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Players greeted by President and Home Minister of India
Both India and England cricketers greeted by India President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah before the start of the India vs England third Test.
FEB 24, 2021 02:22 PM IST
India hoping the pitch will turn
Interesting selection from India. They have brought Burah back, which was expected but the inclusion of Washington Sundar in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel keeping his place indicates that India believe the pitch will assist spinners as the Test match progresses.
FEB 24, 2021 02:16 PM IST
As many as six changes – two for India, four for England.
FEB 24, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Here’s what Joe Root had to say at the toss
“Hopefully, we will get a big score like the first Test. Hoping the wicket will dry out as the game goes along. It is certainly harder and seems to swing more compared to the red ball. We are very excited to be here 1-1 and are looking to do well,” said England captain Joe Root.
FEB 24, 2021 02:12 PM IST
Virat Kohli speaks at the toss
“We would look to get into the game early on. The practice wickets have been quite spicy. Something that we have enjoyed as a team. It is such an exciting atmosphere here at the largest cricket stadium. I am a bit worried about the lights. We have played in a similar stadium in Dubai,” said India captain Virat Kohli.
FEB 24, 2021 02:09 PM IST
India Playing XI for third Test against England
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
FEB 24, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Ind vs Eng 3rd Test live score – England Playing XI
Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
FEB 24, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Jasprit Bumrah has come in place of Mohammed Siraj while India have gone for the better batsman in Washington Sundar in place of Kuldeep Yadav.
FEB 24, 2021 02:02 PM IST
James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Jofra Archer return to the England XI.
FEB 24, 2021 02:01 PM IST
England captain Joe Root wins the toss and opts to bat first against India in the third Test Ahmedabad.
FEB 24, 2021 01:55 PM IST
India vs England 3rd Test – Pitch report
Pitch looks dry, there is grass but they are dry. There some cracks are there, the grass is there to bind it. The red soil will allow the ball to bounce: Deep Dasgupta and Ajit Agarkar with their pitch report from Ahmedabad.
FEB 24, 2021 01:48 PM IST
‘Definite scope for spinners’
There is a lot of anticipation about the pitch for the Ind vs Eng 3rd Test in Ahmedabad. While it is normal for the pitch to have a decent covering of grass in a pink-ball Test, former England spinner Graeme Swann believes the pitch will assist the spinners too.
FEB 24, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Umesh Yadav or Mohammed Siraj
The veteran right-arm seamer was drafted into the Indian side for the final two Tests of the series after he passed in the fitness test. Umesh’s ability to reverse the ball makes him one of the frontrunners to start in the Indian XI but will India drop an in-form Mohammed Siraj?
FEB 24, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Bumrah to return, what should be India’s playing XI?
Jasprit Bumrah is set to return to the Indian XI for this pink-ball day-night Test as India are slated to field three seamers against England in Ahmedabad. It will be interesting to see who Bumrah replaces. In all likelihood, he will come in place of Kuldeep Yadav.
FEB 24, 2021 01:37 PM IST
India can’t afford to lose this Test
Remember, India can’t afford to lose this Test as it will end their dream of making it to the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Lord’s later this year. India need to win this series 2-1 or 3-1 to ensure qualification, any other result will see either England or Australia through to the finals.
FEB 24, 2021 01:32 PM IST
Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Ishant Sharma’s ‘100’
Ishant Sharma is set to become only the second Indian pacer after the legendary Kapil Dev to play 100 Test matches. It will be a big moment for the tall pacer who also became only the third Indian seamer after Kapil and Zaheer to claim 300 Test wickets in the previous Test against England.
FEB 24, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Sardar Patel Stadium is now Narendra Modi Stadium
NEWS UPDATE: Refurbished Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad renamed after PM as Narendra Modi stadium.
FEB 24, 2021 01:20 PM IST
President Kovind inaugurates world’s largest cricket stadium
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s largest cricket arena — the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera — a state-of-the-art facility which can accommodate an awe-inspiring 1.32 lakh spectators
FEB 24, 2021 01:18 PM IST
India vs England 3rd Test Test live – India and pink ball
‘Pink is the new red’ – India started their pink-ball Test journey on November 22, 2019 against Bangladesh. While they won the match comfortably inside three days they plunged to their lowest ever total in their second day-night pink ball Test against Australia in Adelaide. Today they will play their first ever pink-ball Test against England.
FEB 24, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Welcome to cricket’s ‘colosseum’
Social media has been flooded with images of the Motera stadium, the infrastructure and the facilities. In short there could not have been a better curtain-raiser to world’s largest cricket stadium that will make its international debut with the India vs England 3rd Test today. In England pacer Stuart Broad’s words, it’s like a ‘colosseum’.
FEB 24, 2021 11:54 AM IST
India vs England 3rd Test Day 1 – LIVE!
Virat Kohli. Joe Root. India. England. Pink-ball. Day/Night Test. World’s largest stadium. Series levelled at 1-1.
If a film director says these words, there are chances even the biggest of Hollywood actors including Tom Cruise would sign the offer to act in this. A story cannot be better told than this. The third Test is an unpredictable as it gets – with all the variables mentioned above. On the line is a spot in the ICC World Test Championship. Things are about to get heated in Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.