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IND vs ENG : Rohit, Jadeja in form, Sarfaraz in jitters; India 326 for 5 | leader

Rajkot; News Agency: Centuries by Rohit Sharma (131) and Ravindra Jadeja (110*) dominated the first day of the India-England third Test. Debutant Sarfraz Khan was a ‘small packet, big bang’. Sarfraz scored a record half-century on his debut to take India to a strong 326 for 5. (IND vs ENG)

On the first day of the third Test against England, England bowled out three Indian batsmen for 33 runs in the first session. Rohit won the toss and decided to bat first. The onus was on captain Rohit Sharma himself to prove that this decision was right. Rohit Sharma also ended his drought of 10 innings with a resounding century of 131 runs. He formed a partnership of 204 runs with Jadeja. After that, Sarfaraz Khan showed his strength on his debut and scored a half-century of 62 runs. India scored 326 for 5 at the end of the first day due to the strong performance of these three men. (IND vs ENG)

The third match of the five-match series between India and England is being played in Rajkot from Thursday (February 15). Indian captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bat first; But India got off to a very poor start. Mark Wood gave India two big blows within the first half hour on the first day. He earlier sent Yashasvi Jaiswal to the pavilion for 10 runs. Later Shubman Gill was dismissed for zero.

Rajat Patidar, who played the second Test match, was also dismissed early, shown the way out by Tom Hartley. Therefore, India was reduced to 33 for 3 in the first hour itself; But then captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja recovered the innings. India scored 93 runs for the loss of three wickets in the first innings without England getting a fourth success until the over.

In the second session, India scored 92 runs in 27 overs without losing a single wicket. This is the first time in three Tests that India have not lost a single wicket while batting this entire season. By tea time, India scored 185 runs for the loss of three wickets.

On the second ball after the tea break, captain Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant century; But he could not make a big knock on the foundation of this century. Rohit was caught for 131 runs off 196 balls with 14 fours and 3 sixes. It was Mark Wood’s third wicket and he cleverly took the wicket of Rohit. Then the debutant Sarfraz came on the field. (IND vs ENG)

It was a very emotional moment for the Khan family. Sarfraz, who played cautiously early on, completed his half-century in 48 balls, making it the joint second-fastest fifty on debut for India (Hardik Pandya vs Sri Lanka 2017). Sarfaraz Khan scored a half-century on debut at a strike rate of 104.2 to take India past the 300-run mark.

Sarfraz looked to be hitting well. However, he was reduced to 62 runs off 66 balls with 9 fours and 1 six. Ravindra Jadeja also reached a century. However, there was confusion while making the century run.

So Sarfraz was dismissed for 62 runs. At this time, Rohit Sharma, who was sitting in the pavilion, looked very angry. Sarfraz and Jadeja shared a partnership of 77 runs. Ravindra completes his century on the next ball. But, the pressure of Sarfraz’s wicket got to him and he did not celebrate the century much. When the day’s play ended, India scored 326 for 5. Jadeja is unbeaten on 110 off 212 balls with 9 fours and 2 sixes, while Kuldeep Yadav remains unbeaten on 1 run.

Jadeja completes 3000 Test runs

Jadeja completed 3 thousand runs in 102 innings of 70 matches in Test cricket. During this time he has scored 20 fifties and 4 centuries.

Sarfraz’s record fastest fifty

Sarfraz scored a big feat to his name with a quick half-century. He completed his half century in 48 balls. He also became the joint second player to score the fastest half-century on Test debut. In this regard, he has equaled Hardik Pandya’s 48-ball half-century against Sri Lanka on his Test debut in 2017.

Rohit Sharma’s new milestone!

Rohit Sharma broke Ganguly’s 17-year-old record in the third Test against England in Rajkot. Rohit scored a century. In the process, he broke a record held by former captain Sourav Ganguly in 2008. (IND vs ENG)

4th highest run scorer for India

Rohit Sharma’s 66 in the Rajkot Test has made him the highest run-scorer in international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) over Sourav Ganguly. He is now the fourth highest run-scorer for India. Sourav Ganguly played 424 matches and scored 18575 runs in international cricket. He retired from cricket in 2008. So it’s been almost 17 years since I retired.

18,510 international runs to Rohit’s name

Rohit Sharma has scored 18,510 runs in 469 matches in international cricket. He has played 56 Test matches and scored 3,827 runs. He has played 262 ODIs and scored 10,709 runs. Rohit Sharma has scored 3,974 runs in 151 matches in T20 international cricket. (IND vs ENG)

Sachin Tendulkar is number one

Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most international runs for India. He has 34,357 runs in 664 matches to his name. Virat Kohli is at the second position. Kohli has scored 26,733 runs in 522 matches. This is followed by Rahul Dravid, who has scored 24,208 runs in 509 matches in international cricket.

Oldest centurion Indian captain

Rohit became the oldest Indian captain (36 years 291 days) to score a century in Test cricket history. He has broken Vijay Hazare’s record (36 years 278 days). Rohit (212) also surpassed Mahendra Singh Dhoni (211) for the most international sixes as Indian captain. Hitman has now reached the second position. Virat Kohli (138) is third in this list.

The father was shocked to see the girl’s ‘test cap’

Team India has included Sarfaraz and Dhruv Jurel in the playing eleven for the Rajkot Test. Both these players were given the cap of Team India before the match. Sarfaraz’s father Naushad Khan and his wife were emotional watching him take the cap on debut. Sarfraz reached his father with the test cap, the father became emotional and could not hold back his tears. He kisses the Test cap and realizes how big a deal it is for Leka to get that debut cap. He hugged Sarfraz.

Scored a century for India ‘A’ team

Sarfraz has also played for the India ‘A’ team. He recently scored a century against England Lions. Sarfaraz had scored 161 runs in the match played at Ahmedabad on 24th January. Previously scored 55 runs in an innings. On January 12, he played a whirlwind knock of 96 runs against the England Lions. (IND vs ENG)

Sarfaraz’s career

Sarfraz Khan has a very good record so far. He has also scored a triple century in first class. He has scored 3,912 runs in 45 matches in this format. He has scored 14 centuries and 11 fifties during this period. Sarfraz’s best score was 301 not out. He has scored 629 runs in 37 List A matches. Sarfraz has also played 96 T20 matches. 1,188 runs have been scored in this.

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