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IND vs ENG LIVE, Day 2: Ben Duckett’s century puts England in command after India post 445

IND vs ENG LIVE, Day 2: Ben Duckett’s century puts England in command after India post 445

Ben Duckett scored a blazing century as England ended Day 2 with 207/2 after India folded for 445.

IND vs ENG LIVE, Day 2: Ben Duckett has nullified India’s advantage with an unbeaten ton on Day 2. He remained not out for 118-ball 133 as England posted 2027/2 in just 35 overs, cutting down the lead to 238. India posted a commanding 445 in their first innings after centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, along with valuable contributions from Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, and even Jasprit Bumrah, propelled the total. But with England Bazballing, India’s advantage went for a toss

IND vs ENG 3rd Test 2024 Live Score

Session 1:

England started the 1st session of Day 2 well, claiming the quick wickets of Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja. However, Dhruv Jurel and Ravichandran Ashwin have dug in their heels, frustrating the English bowlers with a slow but steady partnership.

The pitch softened, making batting easier, and the duo navigated the occasional turning delivery with composure. Despite James Anderson and Mark Wood’s early threat, India have consolidated their position. Anderson dismissed Kuldeep with a clever delivery, while Jadeja chipped a shot back to Joe Root.

India vs England: Visitors eye wickets

The drama-filled first day of the third Test in Rajkot sets the stage for an equally thrilling Day 2. India, riding on centuries from Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, eye a mammoth first-innings total despite England’s fightback.

Resuming at 326/5, all eyes will be on the unbeaten Jadeja (110*). Can he build on his fourth Test ton and guide India towards a dominant score? His partnership with debutant Kuldeep Yadav at the crease will be crucial.

With the second new ball just three overs old, James Anderson and Mark Wood will spearhead England’s attack, aiming for early breakthroughs.

The pitch remains conducive to batting, but there are subtle signs of spin assistance waiting to be exploited.

Though dismissed for 62, Sarfaraz Khan’s debut fifty injected valuable momentum for India. His fearless batting serves as a reminder of the depth in Indian batting reserves.

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Stokes’ 100th Test adds spice

Beyond the tactical battle, Ben Stokes’ landmark 100th Test adds an emotional layer to the contest. Expect him to lead England with extra determination.

Day 1 also saw milestones galore. Rohit surpassed MS Dhoni for most sixes by an Indian in Tests, while Jadeja joined an elite club of all-rounders with 200+ wickets and 3000+ runs.

Unanswered Questions:

Can India capitalize on their strong position and build a fortress? Will England’s bowlers find ways to exploit the pitch and trigger another collapse? Day 2 promises answers to these burning questions, keeping cricket fans on the edge of their seats.

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