'Waqt badal diye, jazbat badal diye, zindagi badal di' - Fans react as India make comeback on crucial third day of fourth Test against England

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal were unbeaten there in the middle as India had started the run-chase of the target of 192 runs in the ongoing Ranchi Test.

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Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal (File Photo: X)

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal (File Photo: X)

India made a strong comeback on the third day of the ongoing fourth Test of the five-match series against England. The hosts started their batting from the overnight score of 219 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, having Dhruv Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav there in the middle. Wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel played a crucial knock of 90 runs off 149 balls, with 6 fours and 4 sixes.

Besides him, the lower-order batter Kuldeep Yadav also scored 28 runs, with 2 boundaries and stitched an all-important 76-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Dhruv Jurel. On the back of this partnership and a fightback from Jurel, India managed to post a total of 307 runs to reduce England’s first-innings lead to 46 runs.

While batting in the second innings, it was only the opener Zak Crawley for England who scored 60 runs off 91 balls, with 7 fours. Besides him, Jonny Bairstow scored 30 runs, with 3 fours. All the batters looked clueless against the Indian spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja.

Indian openers take charge after spinners' brilliance

All of England’s ten wickets in the second innings were scalped by the Indian spinners; the veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a sensational five-wicket haul, picking 5 wickets just at the cost of 51 runs in 15.5 overs. Apart from him, left-arm unorthodox spinner Kuldeep Yadav also picked 4 wickets, alongside one wicket bagged by Ravindra Jadeja.

On the back of these brilliant bowling performances, India bundled out England just at the score of 145 runs in the second innings. Eventually, England posted a target of 192 runs for India to chase in the fourth innings of the game. Batting for 8 overs around the time of stumps on the third day, India had quickly scored 40 runs without any loss, with an aggressive run-rate.

Skipper Rohit Sharma and young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal were unbeaten with the individual scores of 24 and 16 runs, respectively.

Here’s how fans reacted to India’s comeback on the third day of Ranchi Test:

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