IND Vs ENG, 3rd Test, Day 3: Yashasvi Jaiswal Century, Shubman Gill Take India's Lead Over 300 In Rajkot - As It Happened

Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal have blew away the English bowlers as India's lead stretched to 322 at stumps on day 3 of the third Test in Rajkot. Catch the major highlights of all the action on Saturday, February 17 here

Shubman Gill (left) and Yashavi Jaiswal have put on an unbeaten 155-run partnership for the second wicket. AP/Ajit Solanki

And That's Stumps On Day 3

India end day 3 with 196/2 and a handy lead of 322 runs. Shubman Gill is batting on 65 whereas Yashasvi Jaiswal has retired hurt and could come back to bat tomorrow. What a day for India, with both the bat and ball.

Hello And Good Morning!

India's ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won't feature in the third Test match due to family reasons as India will field with 10 men. Already battered and bruised by Ben Duckett's onslaught, Indian bowlers will need something out of the ordinary to claw their way back on day 3 of the third Test. As for the visitors, the southpaw is batting at the crease and with pitch not offering anything, a 200 score could be on the cards.

Nathan Lyon Congratulates Ravichandran Ashwin

Aussie off-spinner Nathan Lyon has sent his best wishes to R Ashwin on completing 500 Test wickets.

Stat Alert

Most runs scored in a session in India
133 V Sehwag vs SL Mumbai BS 2009
114 B Duckett vs Ind Rajkot 2024 *
109 MS Dhoni vs Aus Chennai 2013
108 Karun Nair vs Eng Chennai 2016
108 V Sehwag vs SA Chennai 2008
Duckett is the first visiting batter to score 100+ runs in a session in India

Pitch Report From Day 3

Nick Knight And Deep Das Gupta On-Air: More of the same here today. Still got a bit of colour, still a green tinge that suggests there's some moisture. The cracks haven't gotten bigger though. Just a little bit of disintegration on the edges of some of the cracks and that's what the spinners will be looking at, still very little for the bowlers though. Reverse swing might be the only thing that encourages the bowlers but that doesn't have much to do with the surface.

Action Resumes

Jasprit Bumrah begins the proceedings for India as day 3 action starts off in Rajkot between India and England.

Indian Players Wearing Black Armbands

Indian cricket team are wearing black armbands in honour of former India captain Dattajirao Gaekwad who passed away just before the start of this game.

Joe Root Dismissed By Jasprit Bumrah, Again!

For the ninth time in Test match cricket, Jasprit Bumrah has dismissed Joe Root. The former English skipper was trying a reverse-sweep to the pacer but ended up handing the ball into the safe hands of Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Wickets Tumbling In Rajkot

After Bumrah's wicket of Root, it was the turn of Kuldeep Yadav to dismiss Jonny Bairstow. The batter was adjudged LBW and was send back for 0 with England still looking to get out of the blocks after a great evening session on day 2.

England Trail India Under 200 Runs

Duckett has brought up his 150 as India have brought down the India target under 200 and trail by 198 runs.

R Ashwin Can Bowl In This Match At Anytime!

Dinesh Karthik, Ashwin's Tamil Nadu teammate, on air says that the offie can come back anytime during this match and bowl straightaway. The umpires have given Ashwin that favor.

Ben Duckett Out For 153

Short, wide and well outside off, Duckett reaches for it and cuts it in the air, cover is fairly back and it's straight to the fielder who reverse-cups with ease. Shubman Gill with the easiest of catches as India are on a roll here in Rajkot.

Ben Stokes-Ben Foakes Looking Steady

Both Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes have looked steady after early morning strikes from India. The duo have added 29-runs for the sixth partnership going into lunch.

At Lunch, England Are 290/5

England are 290 for the loss of five wickets at lunch after losing three wickets today. The visitors trail by 155 runs.

Action Resumes Post Lunch

And the action has resumed post lunch, and has brought a wicket to India. Ben Stokes has been dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja for 41. Huge wicket given the context of the game.

India Scalp Quick Wickets Post Lunch

After a bright mid-session, England have lost Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes post-lunch to give India the upper-hand in the third Test.

England Lose Wickets In Clusters

England batters seemed to have taken 'Bazball' way too seriously in Test cricket after having thrown away their wickets in Rajkot. Post Lunch, the visitors have lost Stokes, Foakes, Tom Hartley and Rehan Ahmed and are now facing giving away a lead over 100 to India.

Mohammed Siraj Takes Four-For As England Bundles Out For 319

Mohammed Siraj takes the final wicket of James Anderson as the visitors were bowled out for 319 in their first innings. They have handed a lead of 126 to India, who could possibly look to add aplenty given the situation they find themselves in (without Ashwin). What a turnaround from the hosts!

India Bat Again As They Eye Huge Lead

Openers Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal are at the crease as they look to take India towards a respectable target.

Rohit Sharma Dismissed By Joe Root

Indian skipper is sent back by Joe Root after the on-field umpire Joel Wilson called it not out. Ben Stokes sent it upstairs and the decision was reversed by DRS. Wilson is having a poor game officiating but good strike for the tourists.

India Are 44/1 At Tea

Despite the loss of Rohit Sharma, India are still in a comfortable position with a 170 run lead over England. Yashasvi Jaiswal is batting on 19 with Shubman Gill partnering him.

India Come Out To Bat Post Tea

A reminder, though, that the hosts only have ten batters after Ravichandran Ashwin withdrew from the match for personal reasons. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill continue proceedings as India eye post-200 run lead against England.

Indian Batters Not Taking The 'Bazball' Route

Indian strategy is clear here in the 2nd innings - bat and bat and bat! Tire the English bowlers out and put away the loose deliveries. Perhaps, England and most importantly Joe Root will regret to have given away that wicket early in the day.

Yashasvi Jaiswal Attacking James Anderson

There is a 19-year age-gap between Yashasvi Jaiswal and James Anderson but the former is letting the veteran pacer know, he's here to stay. 6,4,4 off Anderson's over! India's lead swelling already.

Joe Root Has Bowled More Overs Than He Has Scored

An intriguing fact from Ravi Shastri on-air. Says the former skipper has bowled more overs than he has scored runs in this series. Moreover, an English daily, The Telegraph, has described his paddle-sweep dismissal as the 'stupidest' in English Test cricket history. Wow!

Yashasvi Jaiswal Nearing Another Century

An impressive start to his Test career, Jaiswal seems to have taken a liking towards red-ball cricket. The southpaw is nearing another Test ton and is few runs away from the triple figure mark.

Michael Vaughan All Praise For Yashavi Jaiswal On BBC Cricket

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has hailed the performance of Yashasvi Jaiswal. Here's what he said on BBC Cricket, "That’s a another special hundred from Jaiswal. Loved the way he gave himself time to get in by playing with sense then exploded into life once the ball got older and bowlers tired. I think he's the next all-format superstar."

Rajat Patidar Walks Back For A Duck

Rajat Patidar walks back for a nought after he ended up hitting a nothing short delivery outside off, but he has short-arm jabbed it to mid-wicket. A easy catch to Rehan Ahmed and England rejoice.