India Dominates England with Yashasvi Jaiswal Heroics in Rajkot Test

Third Test, Rajkot (Day Four of Five): India secures a comprehensive victory against England in the third Test at Rajkot, with Yashasvi Jaiswal leading the charge.

India posted a formidable total of 445 in their first innings, with Rohit Sharma scoring 131 and Ravindra Jadeja contributing a crucial 112, despite Mark Wood’s four-wicket haul for England. In their second innings, India declared at 430-4, thanks to Yashasvi Jaiswal magnificent unbeaten 214, supported by Shubman Gill’s 91 and Sarfaraz Khan’s 68 not out.

Facing a daunting target of 557, England faltered miserably, collapsing to just 122 all out in their second innings, with Jadeja claiming five wickets for 41 runs. This defeat marks England’s largest margin of defeat in terms of runs since 1934 and India’s biggest win of all time.

Yashasvi Jaiswal stellar performance, his second double century in consecutive Tests, propelled India to a commanding lead in the series, now standing at 2-1. His extraordinary innings included a record-equalling 12 sixes.

England dismal display, characterized by poor batting and missed opportunities, contrasts sharply with their earlier triumph in the series. Despite playing against an Indian team reduced to 10 men for part of the match due to Ravichandran Ashwin’s absence, England failed to capitalize on the opportunity.

The fourth Test is scheduled to begin on Friday in Ranchi, where India aims to maintain their unbeaten home record since 2012. Meanwhile, England faces the challenge of regrouping after a series of disappointing performances.

Yashasvi Jaiswal exceptional form continues to dominate the series, establishing him as a rising star in international cricket. His remarkable consistency and aggressive batting style have been instrumental in India’s success against England.

England’s captain Ben Stokes expressed disappointment at the team’s performance, emphasizing the need to win the remaining two matches to clinch the series. In contrast, India’s captain Rohit Sharma praised his team’s resilience and composure under pressure, highlighting the importance of staying focused throughout the five-day format of Test cricket.

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