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India Fights Back: Rohit Scores 131, Jadeja Hits Unbeaten Ton in India’s 326/5

Team India fought back strongly on Day 1 of the third Test against England in Rajkot after early top-order struggles. After opting to bat first, India was 33/3 as Yashasvi Jaiswal (10), Shubman Gill (0), and Rajat Patidar (5) fell early.

Rohit Leads From the Front with a Composed 131

Rohit Sharma

Skipper Rohit Sharma led India’s recovery with a crucial 131. This was a knock Rohit needed after recent failures. He reached his fifty in 71 balls and converted it into a big hundred with composed shots. However, he fell to Mark Wood’s short ball, caught by Ben Stokes.

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Jadeja Also Hits Unbeaten Century


Ravindra Jadeja joined Rohit in a 204-run stand for the 4th wicket. Jadeja remained unbeaten on 110 to put India in a strong position. His partnership with Rohit laid the foundation for India’s recovery. Following Rohit’s dismissal, debutant Sarfaraz Khan brought a refreshing burst of energy, reaching his fifty in just 48 balls. However, a run-out mishap ended his promising innings at 54.

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Debutant Sarfaraz Impresses with Blistering Fifty

Sarfaraz Khan Test Debut
Sarfaraz Khan
  • Debutant Sarfaraz Khan came in after Rohit’s dismissal at 237/4. He played confidently, hitting 7 fours and a six in his brisk half-century off just 48 balls.
  • Sarfaraz was involved in a mix-up with Jadeja to get run out after a 77-run stand. But his aggressiveness on debut was impressive.
  • Rohit and Jadeja’s centuries along with Sarfaraz’s cameo lifted India to 326/5 after early setbacks. The fightback has put India in a good position in the match.

India Fights Back: Rohit Scores 131, Jadeja Hits Unbeaten Ton

  • 3rd Test, Day 1: India 326/5 vs England in Rajkot
  • Opted to bat first after winning the toss
  • Early trouble at 33/3 as Yashasvi, Gill, and Patidar out cheaply
  • Skipper Rohit leads the fightback with a composed 131
  • Needed a big knock after recent failures
  • Patiently builds innings, hits milestones in 71 and 132 balls
  • Falls to Mark Wood‘s short ball, caught by Stokes
  • Jadeja scores an unbeaten 110, 204-run 4th wicket stand with Rohit
  • Debutant Sarfaraz impresses with aggressive 77-ball 50
  • Hits 7 fours and a six in the blistering half-century
  • Run out after a mix-up with Jadeja, the 77-run stand
  • Rohit, Jadeja’s centuries and Sarfaraz’s cameo lift India to 326/5
  • Strong fightback after top-order collapse
  • India is in a good position after Day 1
  • Dharuv Jurel also debuts in this match.

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