India vs England Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1: India 99/3 at stumps, trail by 13 runs
IND vs ENG 3rd Test, Day 1 Highlights: India were 99 for 3 in reply to England's 112 all, at stumps on the first Test of the third Test. At the close of play, opener Rohit Sharma was batting on 57 and giving him company was vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on 1.
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Feb 24, 2021 10:04 PM IST
Stumps on Day 1
That's stumps on Day 1. After bowling out England for 112, 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.
Feb 24, 2021 10:01 PM IST
Leach to Kohli: BOWLED
That was amazing delivery from Jack Leach to get rid of the Indian captain. Length ball, and Kohli looked to play for the turn. But it just skidded straight on. Gets the bottom edge and on to the off stump.
Feb 24, 2021 09:55 PM IST
Archer to Rohit - FOUR
FOUR! Fuller delivery from Archer and nicely clipped by Rohit Sharma towards the midwicket region. Jack Leach could stick his hand to the ball and India gets four runs. IND: 98/2
Feb 24, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Rohit survives a stumping
Rohit Sharma survives a stumping chance after the TV replay showed his foot grounded during the bails were dislodged by Ben Foakes. The Indian opener attempted the sweep shot but missed at the end. Foakes was quick enough to whip off the bails but "foot is grounded" said the third umpire, Shamshuddin.
The visitors looks unpleased again.
Feb 24, 2021 09:44 PM IST
Kohli dropped on 24 by Ollie Pope
Kohli continues to have luck on his side as he gets dropped on 24 at the gully. Back-of-a-length ball, wide outside off and the extra bounce to surprise the Indian captain. Pope drops a straight catch and Kohli gets a life. IND: 91/2
Feb 24, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Anderson to Kohli - FOUR
A stunning boundary from Virat Kohli. Anderson bowled it wide outside off and the Indian captain punches it hard past cover.
Feb 24, 2021 09:32 PM IST
50 partnership between Rohit and Kohli
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma brings up a 50-run stand for the third wicket. India are 84 for 2 after 27 overs and trail by 28 runs.
Feb 24, 2021 09:24 PM IST
Half-century for Rohit Sharma
· 12th Test fifty
· 2nd fifty+ score vs England
· 6th fifty in India
Feb 24, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Stokes to Rohit - FOUR
FOUR! Rohit goes hard on the punch and fetches it from wide of off-stump. Finds a thick edge and the ball flies over the slip cordon for four runs.
Feb 24, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Stokes to Kohli - FOUR
After bowling a wide ball, Ben Stokes gets punished by Kohli for a boundary. A perfect shot to describe the class of the Indian captain. Waited for the ball, had his time and then just flicked through mid-wicket.
Feb 24, 2021 09:10 PM IST
An expensive over from Jack Leach
That was an expensive over from the England spinner - Two singles, as many doubles and a boundary. A total of 10 runs from the fifth over of Jack Leach. IND: 67/2
Feb 24, 2021 09:07 PM IST
Leach to Rohit - FOUR
FOUR! Another boundary from the HITMAN. Didn't time it well though... Used his feet well and dragged through wide of mid-on for four runs.
Feb 24, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Ben Stokes into the attack
Ben Stokes comes into the attack and Virat Kohli welcomes him with a boundary. A cracking pull on the front foot through mid-wicket. No need to run for those...
Feb 24, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Leach to Rohit and the ball slides on with the angle to hit his front pad. Joe Root & Co appeal but the umpire turns it down. The visitors review the decision. ball tracker shows that the ball is missing bail between the middle and leg.
Feb 24, 2021 08:55 PM IST
Shubman Gill departs for 11:
· 4 out of his 5 dismissals have been by English pacers this series
· Jofra Archer has dismissed him for the 2nd time this series
Feb 24, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Rohit vs Jack Leach this series
Feb 24, 2021 08:43 PM IST
Cheteshwar Pujara dismissed for a duck
· His 8th duck in Tests
· 3rd duck vs England
· Last duck was 10 innings ago against Australia at Adelaide
· After going two previous innings unbeaten at Ahmedabad, Pujara has been dismissed for the first time at this venue
Feb 24, 2021 08:40 PM IST
Rohit goes after Archer
Rohit Sharma has been handling Jofra Archer quite easily on this track. A couple of boundaries again in the 17th over. He pulled the first one through long leg boundary and then, ended the over with another off the top-edge.
Feb 24, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Virat Kohli walks in
The crowd at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium makes noise as Indian captain Virat Kohli walks in to bat after the hosts lose Pujara. Kohli joins Rohit Sharma at the crease.
Feb 24, 2021 08:36 PM IST
Leach to Pujara: OUT!
WICKET! Cheteshwar Pujara departs for a duck. He was expecting the turn but Leach slided this past the inside edge onto the front pad. Huge appeal from England players and umpire gives it. IND: 34/2, trail by 78 runs
Feb 24, 2021 08:30 PM IST
Wicket maiden for Jofra Archer
That was an amazing over from England quick Jofra Archer. After bowling 5 dots, he finally managed to get rid of Shubman Gill. India: 33/1, trail by 79 runs
Feb 24, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Archer to Gill: OUT
WICKET! India lose their first wicket as Shubman Gill departs for 11. Jofra Archer strikes for England
Feb 24, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Jack Leach replaces Broad
Jack Leach, the only spinner in England's line up, comes into the attack and bowls a very good over to start his spell. He conceded just singles from it along with 4 dots. IND: 33/0
Feb 24, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Archer to Rohit - FOUR, FOUR
That's was completely insane from Rohit Sharma. The HITMAN unleashes his iconic pull shot towards mid-wicket and then plays another magnificent hit through the off-side.
Feb 24, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Jofra Archer into the attack
Here comes Jofra Archer into the attack and replaces James Anderson. Rohit Sharma has the strike. IND: 22/0, trail by 90 runs
Feb 24, 2021 08:07 PM IST
Anderson to Gill: FOUR
FOUR! Another scintillating boundary from the young Indian opener. Capitalises on another short ball as he goes back and jabs through the square leg. IND: 19/0
Feb 24, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Gill goes off the mark in style
FOUR! An amazing shot to go off the mark. A short ball from Stuard Broad, and Gill hammers it through covers for a boundary.
Feb 24, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Gill Survives again
After getting dropped in the previous session by Ben Stokes, Shubman Gill survives a DRS now. Broad bowls a length ball that beats Gill and hits his front pad. England appeal but not given. Root reviews it. Ball tracking shows the ball clipping the top of the leg stump but it remains with the on-field call.
Feb 24, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Some issue with the landing area
A bit of delay in the play as there is some issue with the landing area and needs to be levelled. Groundsmen are in with the tools for the necessary repair.
Feb 24, 2021 07:41 PM IST
Anderson into the attack
James Anderson comes to bowl from the Reliance end. Shubman Gill, who is yet to open his account, has the strike. IND: 9/0, trail by 103 runs.
Feb 24, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Broad to Rohit: FOUR
FOUR! Class shot from Rohit Sharma. Broad bowls it outside off and the Indian opener punches this through extra cover for a boundary.
Feb 24, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Third session begins
Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are out to bat and will resume the Indian innings on 5/0. Stuart Broad into the attack.
Feb 24, 2021 06:57 PM IST
After bowling out England for 112, India were 5 for 0 before breaking for dinner on the first day of the third test. Rohit Sharma was unbeaten on 5 while Shubman Gill is yet to open his account. Stay Tuned.
Feb 24, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Lowest 1st innings score for England vs India
106 - Ahmedabad, 2020/21
179 - Nottingham, 2007
194 - Mumbai, 1984/85
200 - Delhi, 1951/52
208 - Nottingham, 2011
Feb 24, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Broad to Rohit - FOUR
FOUR! First boundary of India's first innings, coming off Rohit's blade. A fuller delivery from Broad and the HITMAN directs it down the ground for a four towards long off.
Feb 24, 2021 06:42 PM IST
Shubman Gill survives
That's a close shave for Shubman Gill who hasn't opened his account yet. An outside edge and Stokes claims a clean catch. But the on-field umpires wanted to have a look and the soft signal was OUT.
"The ball clearly bounced," said third umpire Shamsuddin after scrolling the replay. NOT OUT on the big board and life to Shubman Gill.
Feb 24, 2021 06:38 PM IST
Lights playing their part
The ring of light at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium seems to be causing some problems as a few of them haven't switched on now.
Feb 24, 2021 06:35 PM IST
Anderson begins with a maiden
James Anderson come begins the business for England and starts off with a maiden over. Nice carry, and good lengths - giving a tough time to Rohit Sharma.
Feb 24, 2021 06:32 PM IST
Best bowling figures at Ahmedabad
Feb 24, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill out to bat
After bowling out England for 112, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are out to bat. James Anderson will begin the attack for England.
Feb 24, 2021 06:27 PM IST
Lowest totals for England vs India
101 The Oval 1971
102 Mumbai WS 1979/80
102 Leeds 1986
112 Ahmedabad 2020/21 *
128 Leeds 1986
Feb 24, 2021 06:21 PM IST
England all-out for 112
Axar Patel hit the last nail in the coffin as he knocked Ben Foakes over to bundle England for 112. He completed a six-wicket haul, returning with the figures of 21.4-6-38-6.
Feb 24, 2021 06:15 PM IST
· 2nd 5-for for Axar Patel in Tests in 3 innings.
· Broad dismissed for the 19th time by a left-arm spinner
· The last time he was dismissed by a left-arm spinner was in 2018 against Sri Lanka by PM Pushpakumara
Feb 24, 2021 06:12 PM IST
Jasprit Bumrah into attack
India opt for a bowling change and deploy Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. Ben Foakes welcomes him with a boundary towards the midwicket boundary.
Feb 24, 2021 06:10 PM IST
Axar to Stuart Broad: OUT!
WICKET! That's another five-wicket haul for Axar Patel. His second in Test cricket. Slower delivery from the left-arm spinner, Broad slog sweeps and ends up getting caught by Jasprit Bumrah in the deep. ENG: 105/9
Feb 24, 2021 05:58 PM IST
2nd session so far
1.35 run rate
Feb 24, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Axar bowls another maiden
Superb over from Axar Patel. He lefty no scope for wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes to either go for a big shot or steal a quick single. 5th maiden from Axar in his spell so far. ENG: 104/8.
Feb 24, 2021 05:50 PM IST
Stuart Broad survives
Excellent review from Stuart Broad. He went on to play the sweep shot but missed and got struck on the pad. Kohli & Co appeal and umpire gives. Broad reviews and gets safe. ball tracking shows the ball moving away from the off-stump. ENG: 104/8
Feb 24, 2021 05:47 PM IST
England have played 3 day-night Tests out of which registered a win at home and has lost both the day-night Tests in away conditions.
Feb 24, 2021 05:38 PM IST
100-up for England
Amid the fall of wickets, England have managed to bring up 100 runs on the scoreboard. They are 8 wickets down. Ben Foakes and Stuart Broad are batting on 3 and 2 respectively. ENG: 100/8.
Feb 24, 2021 05:36 PM IST
Ashwin to Leach: OUT
WICKET! Indian spinners continue to trouble the England batsman on the first day of the pink-ball Test. Ashwin strikes again to pick up his third wicket. Length ball from the off-spinner that spun away, took a fine edge and landed safely in Pujara's hands at the 2nd slip. ENG: 98/8.
Feb 24, 2021 05:27 PM IST
This is the 2nd time that England have lost 7 wickets before scoring 100 runs in the innings in Asia. The last time was in 2007 at Galle against Sri Lanka.
Feb 24, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Axar to Archer: Bowled
WICKET! Knocked him over completely. Archer remained stuck at the crease while the slow-drifter from Axar straightened to dismantle the top of the off-stump. Fourth wicket for Axar Patel, Jofra departs on 11. ENG: 93/7
Feb 24, 2021 05:17 PM IST
Ashwin to Jofra Archer - FOUR
FOUR! Jofra Archer leading the counter-attack with some good shots. Ashwin dragged this one short and Archer played it behind point in the gap for a boundary.
Feb 24, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Ben Stokes dismissed for 6
· This is the first time England have lost 6 wickets before scoring 100 runs against India in Tests.
· Stokes’s 3rd single digit score in the last 5 innings.
Feb 24, 2021 05:09 PM IST
Ashwin to Archer - FOUR
FOUR! A much-needed boundary for England amid the Indian juggernaut. Quicker delivery from Ashwin and Archer unleashes the sweep shot to collect a boundary past short leg.
Feb 24, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Axar to Stokes: OUT
Wicket! Indian spinners have left England batters reeling on the Motera track. Length ball from Axar, spun in to hit Stokes on the back pad and given. Stokes reviews but it's umpire's call as per the ball tracking. Stokes has to walk back. ENG: 81/6
Feb 24, 2021 04:59 PM IST
Ashwin cleans up Ollie Pope
WICKET! What an amazing delivery from Ashwin to rattle the off-stump of Ollie Pope. A drifter from Ashwin, pitched outside leg and it turns sharply to knock Pope out.
Feb 24, 2021 04:57 PM IST
2nd session begins
Ollie Pope and Ben Stokes are back and will resume the England innings on 81/4. Ashwin begins the attack for India
Feb 24, 2021 04:38 PM IST
It's tea break on Day 1
India had a terrific first session where Ishant Sharma began the juggernaut with the new ball and then the spinners took over. At the break, Ollie Pope and Benstokes were batting on 1 and 6 respectively. ENG: 81/4 at Tea.
Feb 24, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Zak Crawley dismissed for 53
· 5th time he has been dismissed by a left-arm spinner in Tests.
· All of his 5 dismissals by left-arm spinners have been in Asia
Feb 24, 2021 04:30 PM IST
Axar to Zak Crawley - OUT, Lbw
Major blow for England as Axar Patel strikes again to tale down Zak Crawley. A slide from Axar that skidded on and hit Crawley on the front pad, plumb in front. Huge appeal from the Indians and umpire Nitin Menon obliges. ENG: 80/4
Feb 24, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Ashwin to Stokes - FOUR
Ben Stokes joins the party with a beautiful boundary. He uses his feet and muscles the tossed up delivery over mid-on as the bat turns in his hands.
Feb 24, 2021 04:19 PM IST
Ashwin to Joe Root - OUT!
WICKET! England lose their main man - captain Joe Root. Ashwin bowls a fuller and Root plays it outside the line of the ball. It turned and hit Root's pad. The England skipper reviews it. It misses the inside edge of the bat and goes straight away to hit the top of the leg stump. Umpire's call does the job here in India's favour. ENG: 74/2
Feb 24, 2021 04:11 PM IST
Umpire's Call saves Crawley
Another Umpire's call and another disappointment for India. Length ball from Ashwin that spun back from outside off and it has struck Crawley on the back leg. India review it. No bat involved but it's hitting on umpire's call. ENG: 67/2
Feb 24, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Half-century for Zak Crawley
· 4th fifty in Tests
· First fifty+ score after 4 innings
Feb 24, 2021 03:59 PM IST
Crawley hits a boundary
FOUR! Another amazing shot from Crawley. Full, outside off and Crawley drives it through wide of mid-off.
Feb 24, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Ashwin vs Joe Root
113 balls faced
Feb 24, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Here comes Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin, the hero of second Chennai Test, comes into the attack with the pink ball. Let's wait and watch what he has in the store for Joe Root and Co for this face-off.
Feb 24, 2021 03:46 PM IST
50-up for England
50 runs on board for England after losing top two batters pretty early in the opening session. England captain Joe Root batting on 8 while Crawley playing on 39. ENG: 51/2
Feb 24, 2021 03:44 PM IST
Ishant to Zak Crawley - FOUR, dot, FOUR
That's some fantastic batting from Zak Crawley. The English opener has been very patient so far and playing with a cool head. A couple of boundaries against Ishant in this over keeps the scoreboard ticking at a decent rate.
Feb 24, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Ishant to Root - FOUR
FOUR! Amazing shot from the England captain. Overpitched from Ishant and Root plays it beautifully down the ground with full face of the bat.
Feb 24, 2021 03:31 PM IST
Axar to Zak Crawley - FOUR
FOUR! Crawley continues to show his class after a short a break. A muhc-needed boundary to calm the nerves of the visiting party. A flatter delivery from Axar Patel, Crawley finds the room and plays that into the covers.
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
Axar Patel strikes
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
Crawley drives well
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
Here's the team news
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
Two changes for India
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
Four changes for England
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.