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India vs England 3rd Test, Day 2 Highlights: Root’s ton propels England’s lead to 345 runs

India vs England 3rd Test, Day 2 Highlights: England lead by 104 runs at the end of the first session of the second day after losing both the openers.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 26, 2021 11:22:38 pm
England captain Joe Root celebrates scoring a century. (AP Photo)

India vs England 3rd Test, Day 2 Highlights: Joe Root’s scintillating hundred put England in command on the second day of the third cricket Test as the hosts scored 423/8, taking a first-innings lead of 345 runs against India on Thursday. Root once again led from the front with his 8th hundred against India, a splendid 121 off 165 balls laced with 14 hits to the fence. He added 139 runs with Dawid Malan (70) before sharing a 52-run stand with Jonny Bairstow (29) to put England in a commanding position with three days to go in the match. At the draw of stumps, Craig Overton (24) and Ollie Robinson (0) were at the crease.

Brief Scores:

India 1st innings: 78 allout in 40.4 overs (Rohit Sharma 19, Ajinkya Rahane 18; James Anderson 3/6, Craig Overton 3/14).

England 1st innings: 423/8 in 129 overs (Joe Root 121, Mohammed Shami 3/87).

India (Playing XI): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI): Joe Root (c), Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Craig Overton, James Anderson

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 3rd Test


432 (132.2)


78 (40.4) u0026 278 (99.3)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test )
England beat India by an innings and 76 runs


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India vs England 3rd Test, Day 2 Highlights:

23:05 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Day 2: Stumps

The day will finish with a review from Virat…& It’s been absolutely middled by Robinson into his pads! Shocking review to finish off another bad day for India but a great one for England! They finish on 423/8, with Overton 24* and lead by 345! 

23:02 (IST)26 Aug 2021

Mohammed Siraj gets his second scalp in the form of Sam Curran.

22:40 (IST)26 Aug 2021
FOUR! Overton swings his arms

Craig Overton swings the bat through the line to a fuller one on off-stump, and hammers it towards the long-on fence. Craig Overton has 13 First class fifties and a century as well. Good utility player. ENG- 408/7

22:35 (IST)26 Aug 2021
400 up for England

The lead is now 322. Will Curran and Overton bat through till stumps? Or will Rohit and Rahul come out at some point tonight?

22:23 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Wickets in quick succession

Another wicket falls! Moeen Ali (7) looks to go downtown but can't clear sub Axar at mid-on. England lead by 305 runs but wickets are tumbling!

22:13 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Bowled!! Root falls at last

It took something special from Bumrah to finally get rid of Joe Root. Bumrah breaches Root’s defences and makes a mess of the stumps. The England captain’s outstanding knock has put his side in command of this Test match though. ENG- 383/6

21:56 (IST)26 Aug 2021
How good is Root?
21:47 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Another one for Shami !

Buttler is the latest victim and he falls for 7. England 360/5 | Moeen Ali, left handed bat, comes to the crease 

21:28 (IST)26 Aug 2021
WICKET! J Bairstow

Shami with the upright steam draws the edge of Bairstow and the Indian captain take a good low catch at first slip. India have their fourth wicket now. ENG- 350/4

21:09 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Root hits hundred... again!

A cracking four and yet another hundred for Root! 124 balls and 12 fours, what an innings from the England captain. He's already a shoe-in for the player of the series accolade. Meanwhile, Bairstow's on 15*. ENG: 333/3 (103.2 overs)

20:50 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Rot, Bairstow help ENG cross 300

After Jadeja started off the final session with a maiden, Siraj continues to work in tandem. The bowlers keep the pressure on but Root (83*) deals with it well. Bairstow (2*) is playing it safe. The hosts lead by 225 runs. ENG: 303/3 (99 overs)

20:14 (IST)26 Aug 2021
WICKET! D Malan is out

Siraj bags his first of the match as England lose Malan on the last ball before tea. Siraj breaks the 139-run partnership. Malan (70) falls on the stroke of tea, tickling Siraj down the leg-side. Great review by the seamer! Malan knew that he had hit it. The moment India went for the review, he removed his gloves and looked disappointed. ENG- 298/3, lead by 220 | TEA IS TAKEN

20:09 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Joe Root is a special talent

Joe Root's 2021. Score when he came in & his runs: -

2/17: 228
2/12: 1
2/5: 186
2/62: 11
2/63: 218
32/2: 40
16/2: 6
50/3: 33
27/2: 17
0/2: 19
15/2: 5
10/2: 30
18/2: 42
56/2: 40
73/2: 4
17/2: 11
42/2: 64
46/2: 109
23/2: 180*
1/2: 33
159/2: 79*

19:56 (IST)26 Aug 2021
England lead by 200

Joe Root becomes the first batsman to score more than 1,350 runs in a calendar year in Tests thrice. The brilliant partnership of 120 by skipper Joe Root and Dawid Malan is almost taking the match away from Team India. England lead by 201 runs

19:29 (IST)26 Aug 2021
50 up for up for Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan brings up a fine half-century on his Test comeback. Excellent Partnership for 3rd Wicket between Root and Malan 100*(138).

19:15 (IST)26 Aug 2021
50 for Joe Root

Another one! Root punches four through point to bring up a 51st fifty in Tests, continuing his quite magnificent form this year! 18th score of fifty or more for Joe Root against India. In 2021 alone, Root has three hundreds and two fifties against India. England 236-2, lead by 158.

19:00 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Dream run for Root


18:57 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Root nears 50

Root sweeps Jadeja this time to collect another boundary. He is quickly inching towards the fifty. Root (41*) and Dawid Malan (35*) look settled at the crease as England (221/2) increase lead over India (78) to 143 runs

18:43 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Malan, Root bring up fifty-run stand

50-run partnership between Root and Malan for the third wicket and they took just 70 balls. Joe Root is currently averaging 140.33 with the bat in this series - the highest of any of the 32 Test series in which he has participated. 

18:41 (IST)26 Aug 2021
Injury concern for Jadeja ?

Definitely some sort of injury or niggle for Jadeja. Rahane could be heard asking Jadeja to field at a stationary catching position so he doesn't need to run too much.

A different ball game

Joe Root and his men sewed their lips and let their cricket do the talking. James Anderson’s cultured destruction of India’s top order was connoisseur’s cricket. 78 all out in 40.4 overs was how the Indian innings finished. Twice inside a year now, India have failed to reach three-figures in a Test innings. 36 in Adelaide happened barely nine months ago. India’s innings had two double-digit scores. England finished the day on 120 for no loss, with Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns remaining unbeaten on 60 and 52 respectively. Only the first day of the third Test, but the tourists are in for a long haul. (Read Full Report)

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