[ad_1] ​2nd Test: Shubman Gill ton puts India ahead as England chase record 399-run target

Feb 4, 2024

​2nd Test: Shubman Gill ton puts India ahead as England chase record 399-run target


Gill regains form with a fine century

Shubman Gill struck form with a century as India left England a record victory target of 399 on day three of the second Test on Sunday.

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England 67/1 at stumps, need 332 more runs to win

England, who lead the five-match series 1-0, reached 67-1 at stumps after opener Ben Duckett fell for 28 in Visakhapatnam.

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Ashwin gets rid of opener Duckett

Left-hander Duckett put on an attacking 50-run stand with fellow opener Zak Crawley, batting on 29, before Ravichandran Ashwin got him out for his 497th Test wicket. Nightwatchman Rehan Ahmed, on nine, joined Crawley with England needing another 332 for victory.

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Can England do it again?

The highest fourth-innings target successfully chased against India is England's 378 at Edgbaston in 2022, and the most successful in India was when the hosts got 387 against England in 2008.

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Hartley-Ahmed bowl out India for 255

Spinners Tom Hartley and Ahmed combined to bowl out India for 255 after Gill's 104 on a day of bowling and fielding brilliance.

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Anderson dismisses Indian openers early

Veteran pace bowler James Anderson struck early to remove the openers, and India slipped further after a stunning catch by captain Ben Stokes before Gill stabilised the innings.

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Struggling Gill hits third Test century

Gill hit his third Test ton, and first in his 12 innings since March 2023, to pull India out from 122-4 with two key stands including 89 runs with Axar Patel.

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Bashir scalps Gill soon after his hundred

Gill soon attempted a reverse sweep and departed when Bashir got him caught behind, a dismissal that was turned down by the umpire but replays showed the ball grazed the batsman's glove before wicket-keeper Ben Foakes took a sharp catch.

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Hartley traps Axar to leave India six down by tea

England kept chipping away, as Hartley, who returned figures of 4-77 with his left-arm spin, sent back Axar lbw for 45 to leave India six down by tea.

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Gritty knock by Ashwin

Ashwin played a stubborn knock of 29 before Ahmed took him down to wrap up the innings with his third strike.

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Stokes takes a stunner to send Iyer back

Earlier, Shreyas Iyer made 29 and was out after a moment of magic by Stokes. Iyer attempted a big hit off Hartley but Stokes sprinted back from mid-off and dived at full stretch to pull off a screamer of a catch.

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Anderson rattles Rohit's stumps with a superb delivery

Anderson, in an excellent morning spell of fast bowling, rattled Rohit Sharma's stumps with a superb delivery that pitched and moved away from the right-hander.

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