FEB 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST
England captain Joe Root claims a 5-wicket haul to bowl out India for 145. The hosts have taken a slender lead of 33 runs.
FEB 25, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Joe Root picks up his 4th wicket
· His figures of 4/6 are his best bowling figures in Tests surpassing his figures of 4/87 against South Africa in 2020 at Port Elizabeth.
· Joe Root dismisses Ashwin for the 3rd time in Tests out of which 2 have been in this series
FEB 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Lovely shot from the India No.10 at this point of time. Too full, outside off and Ishant tonks its high over mid-off.
FEB 25, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Joe Root came as surprise package and ran through India’s lower order. He bags a four-wicket haul after dismissing Ravichandran Ashwin. Tossed up outside off and Ashwin was done by the extra bounce. Plays a slog sweep but it goes straight to Zack Crawley at deep mid-wicket. IND: 134/9
FEB 25, 2021 03:48 PM IST
FOUR! A cracking shot from Ashwin and first runs off Root. He picked the length superbly and sweeps it through forward square leg.
FEB 25, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Double wicket maiden for Joe Root
What an over it was for the England skipper. He chipped in as a part-time spinner but suddenly turned the game upside down by scalping three quick wickets. His last over was absolute gold – 2 wickets and no runs. In fact, he hasn’t conceded a single run but has three wickets to his name.
FEB 25, 2021 03:34 PM IST
W, dot, W: Joe Root is on fire
The England captain hasn’t conceded a single run so far but scalped two wickets in the same over to put England on top. He cleaned up Washington Sundar on the first ball of his third over and then dismissed Axar Patel a couple of deliveries later. He has three scalps under his belt now. IND: 125/8
FEB 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
FOUR! A superb shot from Ashwin. Short ball, wide of off and Ashwin leaps back to cut away for four through right of short third man.
FEB 25, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Washington Sundar joins Ashwin at the crease
Washing Sundar is the new batsman in. He joins Ravichandran Ashwin at the center. He has been very effective with the bat down the order in his previous two games. He is now needed to steady the Indian ship with Ashwin after India lost three wickets in quick successions.
FEB 25, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Joe Root to Rishabh Pant: OUT
Edge and gone. Rishabh Pant departs too quick and Root strikes for England with the ball. Tossed up delivery outside off and Pant throws his hands at the ball. A fine edge and Ben Foakes grabs it with no mistake. IND: 117/6
FEB 25, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Ajinkya Rahane goes for 7
· Jack Leach is the second English left-arm spinner to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane in Tests after ZS Ansari at Rajkot in 2016.
· This is the 17th time Rahane has been dismissed by a left-arm spinner in Tests
· The last left-arm spinner to dismiss Rahane in Tests was Taijul Islam at Kolkata in 2019
FEB 25, 2021 03:07 PM IST
LBW! Another big wicket for Jack Leach. This time it’s Rohit Sharma. The sweep shot brings about Rohit’s downfall as he was hit on the beg leg. It was high but not high enough to miss the stumps. India five down.
FEB 25, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Anderson bowls a maiden to Pant
It’s not easy to bowl six dot balls at Pant but then again not everyone is James Anderso. The veteran England seamer bowls in the perfect corridors to keep Pant in check. Credit to the India keeper too for showing respect to the good balls. India 115/4
FEB 25, 2021 02:56 PM IST
OUT! Ajinkya Rahane does not even wait to consult with his partner for the DRS. He knew it had hit his pads first and he was in front. What a big wicket for England. Jack Leach the man again. The ball goes through with the arm, Rahane chose the wrong ball to play the cut shot and it hurrid on to him to hit if front pad. India 114/4
FEB 25, 2021 02:50 PM IST
India go past England’s first innings score
Rahane just taps it on the leg side to take an easy single. India have taken the first innings lead, the first objective is done and now Rohit and Rahane have to make sure they help India take a big lead.
FEB 25, 2021 02:45 PM IST
FOUR! Silky touch from Rahane. Just paddles it fine and gets enough to beat the long-leg fielder to get his first four. The scores are level.
FEB 25, 2021 02:42 PM IST
FOUR! Signature Rohit there. A touch short and wide from Anderson and Rohit punches it off his backfoot to collect his first boundary of Day 2. India 108/3
FEB 25, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Turn and bounce from Leach
Turn and bounce from Leach early on but only if England had a forward-shortleg in place, they would’ve seen the back of Rahane. Nevertheless, a good start from Leach. India 100/3
FEB 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Rohit Sharma skips down the track to Jack Leach’s second ball and takes a quick single to mid-off which brings up India’s 100.
FEB 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Anderson starts with a maiden
A tight over to start a new day. Just what you expect from an experienced pacer like James Anderson. A maiden for England. Ajinkya Rahane didn’t look too troubled either, good signs for both sides so far. India 99/3
FEB 25, 2021 02:31 PM IST
James Anderson with the first over of Day 2
England’s highest wicket-taker James Anderson will start the proceedings on Day 2 of the India vs England 3rd Test in Ahmedabad.
FEB 25, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Rishbah Pant can play key role too
India lost Virat Kohli late on Day 1 but they still have Rishabh Pant apart from the two over night batsmen Rohit and Rahane. Pant is someone who can take the game away from England very quickly. If he gets going then India can very well negate Leach threat easily.
FEB 25, 2021 02:20 PM IST
India need Rohit Sharma to get going
“If he can trust his defence especially at the start of his innings then he can be a special player,” says VVS Laxman on Star Sports while explaining the gameplan for Rohit Sharma. He is the well-set batsman for India and he can once again be the difference between the two sides here like he was in Chennai.
FEB 25, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Jack Leach the threat for India
Jack Leach is closest England have who can answer India’s Axar Patel. The India left-arm spinner did a lot of damage on Day 1 and there is no reason why Leach can’t do the same. He has already dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. India need to be wary of England’s left-arm spinner.
FEB 25, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Next two sessions are crucial.
If India can bat for two sessions on Day 2, they would be in the driver’s seat for the rest of the match.
FEB 25, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Ajit Agarkar has said he knew that the pitch was always going to turn. ‘It was about when and not if,” Agarkar said during the pitch report.
FEB 25, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Should England have picked another spinner?
even though it was a pink ball Test, the track looks dry and has assisted the spinners. However, England have gone in with a spinner less. Will that come back to haunt them in this Test/
FEB 25, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Rohit-Rahane- Key for India
The pitch is slowing down. But Rohit looks in good touch and a lot will depend how he navigates his innings on Day 2. Rahane scored runs in Chennai but can continue to improve his run-streak? We will wait and see
FEB 25, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Root and Silverwood meet match referee
Root and Silverwood were unhappy with two decisions that were sent to the TV umpire that ended up going India’s way. They say that the decisions were made ‘unusually quickly’. They talked to match referee Javagal Srinath about it.
“The England captain and head coach spoke with the match referee after play,” an England team spokesperson said.
“The captain and head coach acknowledged the challenges the umpires faced and asked respectfully that in making any decisions there was consistency in the process. The match referee said the captain was asking the right questions of the umpires.”
FEB 25, 2021 12:51 PM IST
At stumps on Day 1, India were 99 for 3. Rohit Sharma (57*) and Ajinkya Rahane (1*) will resume the Indian innings on the second day of the play. The hosts are 13 runs behind.