India vs England Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 1: India 99/3 at stumps, trail by 13 runs

Updated on Feb 24, 2021 10:21 PM IST

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.

India vs England Highlights, 3rd Test, Day 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

    Rohit survives

    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

    Stats Alert!

    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

    3 innings

    129 balls

    49 runs

    3 dismissals

    SR 37.98

  • 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

    Dinner Break

    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

    Best bowling figures at Ahmedabad
    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


    (SOURCE: Cricbuzz)

  • 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

    Stats Alert!

    · 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

    17 overs

    23 runs

    4 wickets

    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.


    Drinks Break!

  • 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

    Stats Alert

    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

    Stats Alert

    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

    8 innings

    67 runs

    113 balls faced

    4 dismissals

  • 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

    Toss update

    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.

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Maninder Singh, Nayan Mongia re-apply for national selection panel

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 11:30 PM IST

BCCI had announced Monday as the deadline for applications. Former players with lucrative TV and coaching jobs have stayed away

The deadline to apply was Monday evening(HT Photo)
The deadline to apply was Monday evening(HT Photo)

‘I’ve been through it, it's tough': Warner's verdict on Green playing in IPL

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 10:38 PM IST

Australia opener and teammate David Warner has cautioned the youngster about the burnout and heavy toll the Indian conditions will have on his fitness and form.

Cameron Green(left) with David Warner(getty images)
Cameron Green(left) with David Warner(getty images)

Seven sixes in 43-run over, Ruturaj Gaikwad creates world record

Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:28 PM IST

On Monday, Gaikwad finished with 16 sixes, equalling Jaskaran Malhotra, Soumya Sarkar, AB de Villiers and Rohit Sharma on the list of most sixes in a List A individual innings

Maharashtra opener Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the first batter in the history of white-ball cricket to have struck seven consecutive sixes in an over during Maharashtra's match against Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-final match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, in Ahmedabad on Monday.(Lucknow Super Giants Twitter)
Maharashtra opener Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the first batter in the history of white-ball cricket to have struck seven consecutive sixes in an over during Maharashtra's match against Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-final match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, in Ahmedabad on Monday.(Lucknow Super Giants Twitter)

Twitter erupts as Riyan Parag's century takes Assam to Vijay Hazare Semis

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 10:51 PM IST

Riyan Parag's brilliant knock received plaudits from all quarters and several appreciation tweets were lined up on social media for the IPL star.

Riyan Parag smashed a quickfire 174 off 116 balls(Twitter)
Riyan Parag smashed a quickfire 174 off 116 balls(Twitter)

‘What were they playing for?’: Steve Waugh on England vs Australia ODIs

Published on Nov 28, 2022 08:41 PM IST

During the bilateral series between arch-rivals Australia and England, the low turnout of spectators in the stadiums grabbed quite a few eyeballs. While some cricket experts draw their reasons for the low attendance, former Australia captain Steve Waugh has opined on the matter.

Former Australian Cricketer Steve Waugh(Getty Images)
Former Australian Cricketer Steve Waugh(Getty Images)

‘No venom in Team India's bowling’: Former Pakistan star

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 10:46 PM IST

Sharing some words of advice for the Indian think tank, the ex-cricketer noted them to be content with medium pace, which he believes is not helping the Men In Blue at all.

India pacers Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik during a practice session(BCCI Twitter)
India pacers Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik during a practice session(BCCI Twitter)

‘Arms are worth 40 lakhs’: Young PAK fans go bonkers after meeting Babar - Watch

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 07:18 PM IST

Young Pakistan fans went bonkers after getting to meet Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in Islamabad. They got their bats autographed and one fan also got a signature on his arms.

A young fan shows his arms which have been autographed by Babar Azam.(Twitter)
A young fan shows his arms which have been autographed by Babar Azam.(Twitter)

'A big loss no doubt': McCullum on Shaheen injury ahead of PAK vs ENG Tests

Published on Nov 28, 2022 05:38 PM IST

Pakistan have suffered a big blow to their preparations against England as superstar bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi is out of the series due to injury.

Shaheen Shah Afridi is out of the series against England due to injury.(getty images)
Shaheen Shah Afridi is out of the series against England due to injury.(getty images)

Bumrah hints at comeback with encouraging three-word post, Mumbai Indians react

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 08:26 PM IST

As of now, there is no fixed timeline as to when Jasprit Bumrah will return, but a latest post by the India pacer hints that the wait might end sooner than later.

Could Jasprit Bumrah's latest social media post be a pre-curser to his impending return?(Getty)
Could Jasprit Bumrah's latest social media post be a pre-curser to his impending return?(Getty)

'To be back here...': Stokes' incredible gesture for Pakistan before Test series

Published on Nov 28, 2022 04:23 PM IST

For the first time in 17 years, England are touring the Asian nation. Ben Stokes-led England will meet Babar Azam's Pakistan in the Test series opener on Tuesday at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

England captain Ben Stokes looks on after winning the series (AP)
England captain Ben Stokes looks on after winning the series (AP)

'Saleem Malik treated me like servant, told me to wash his clothes': Wasim Akram

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 05:44 PM IST

Wasim Akram has made certain startling revelations about how he was mistreated by former Pakistan teammate Saleem Malik during his early playing days.

Wasim Akram and Saleem Malik hardly saw eye-to-eye(Getty)
Wasim Akram and Saleem Malik hardly saw eye-to-eye(Getty)

Seven sixes in over of 43 runs, Ruturaj Gaikwad creates world record

Published on Nov 28, 2022 02:31 PM IST

Ruturaj Gaikwad hit a world record seven sixes in the 49th over of Maharashtra's Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh in Ahmedabad, on Monday. In the process, Gaikwad also carried the bat and finished on an unbeaten 220, also a record in List A cricket.

Ruturaj Gaikwad entered history books by smashing 43 runs in an over(Twitter)
Ruturaj Gaikwad entered history books by smashing 43 runs in an over(Twitter)

'Shaw, Gaikwad there but this guy will score big 100s': Nehra on India youngster

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 03:43 PM IST

Former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra has made a huge prediction on a 23-year-old batter, whom he believes is a better bet than the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Prithvi Shaw (L), Ruturaj Gaikwad (M) and Shubman Gill with Suryakumar Yadav(Getty Images)
Prithvi Shaw (L), Ruturaj Gaikwad (M) and Shubman Gill with Suryakumar Yadav(Getty Images)

Watch: Gaikwad smashes 7 sixes in an over to script unthinkable world record

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 01:37 PM IST

En route to his colossal knock of 220* runs in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament, in the match against Uttar Pradesh in the quarterfinal, Gaikwad smashed seven sixes in an over.

Ruturaj Gaikwad smashes 7 sixes in an over
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashes 7 sixes in an over

'We foresee a lot more involvement from former India cricketers in coming years'

Updated on Nov 28, 2022 01:16 PM IST

Speaking to Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview, Rajeev Khanna talked about the ongoing sixth season of the Abu Dhabi T10 league, the competition it faces from another new format of the game, The Hundred and whether he expects participation from active Indian cricketers in the near future.

Rajeev Khanna, Chief Operating Officer of Abu Dhabi T10 League
Rajeev Khanna, Chief Operating Officer of Abu Dhabi T10 League
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