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India vs England 5th Test: Rohit Sharma & Co seals 4-1 series win vs Three Lions

India vs England 5th Test: Rohit Sharma & Co seals 4-1 series win vs Three Lions

India thumped England by innings and 64 runs in Dharamshala

India vs England Live Score 5th Test (IND vs ENG): India dominated England to win Dharamshala Test by an innings and 64 runs. With this thumping win in the fifth and final Test against England, hosts have secured the series by 4-1 margin, inflicting the heaviest defeat on Ben Stokes-led England.

Dominant Batting Display Propels India

Day 2 belonged to the Indian batsmen. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill continued their impressive form, scoring their second centuries of the series. Debutant Devdutt Padikkal also chipped in with a valuable 65, while contributions from all the top five batsmen propelled India to a strong total of 473/8 at stumps.

Bashir Takes Four Wickets, But India Remain in Control

England’s off-spinner Bashir managed a four-wicket haul, but it was India’s day. An unbeaten ninth-wicket partnership of 45 runs between Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah further extended India’s lead, leaving them in a commanding position.

England’s Bowling Woes Continue

England’s bowling attack, minus the injured Jofra Archer, has struggled throughout the series. While James Anderson is one wicket away from his 700th Test scalp, and Ben Stokes finally returned to bowling duties after a long injury layoff, their efforts haven’t been enough to contain the rampant Indian batsmen.

India vs England 5th Test, Day 3: Moving day hopes for visitors?

Traditionally, Day 3 of a Test match is known as “moving day” – the day when the balance of the match can shift. England will be desperate for their spinners, Tom Hartley and Shoaib Bashir, to replicate the success of India’s Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin, who dismantled the English batting line-up on Day 1. James Anderson, with his wealth of experience, could also pose a threat on this pitch.

IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 3: Hosts eye 300-run lead

With a healthy lead already established, India will be looking to extend their advantage further on Day 3. A score of over 500 would put them firmly in control and make it extremely difficult for England to chase down a mammoth target.

Key Points from India vs England 5th Test, Day 2

  • India finished Day 2 at 473/8, leading by 255 runs.
  • Rohit Sharma scored his 12th Test century (103 runs).
  • Shubman Gill reached his 4th Test century (110 runs).
  • Devdutt Padikkal impressed on debut with a score of 65 runs.
  • Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah’s unbeaten ninth-wicket partnership frustrated England’s bowlers.

The stage is set for an intriguing Day 3. Can India extend their dominance and secure a series win? Or can England pull off a remarkable comeback?

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