England Pile On The Runs In Rajkot; India Solid In Reply

Before this Test, Ben Stokes’s scores against India read a dismal – 0, 0, 0. That was in England in 2014. In Rajkot on Thursday, the three ducks turned into three-figures for him. Stokes, with his fair share of luck, scored his fourth Test century and first against India in India. What stood out in his innings was the counter-attack he did to Indian bowlers. He had his share of luck and to put down Stokes survivals, here is a list – two dropped catches, two run out chances and a stumping opportunity. But he deserved the hundred.