England got the taste of their own medicine on Day 3 as Ravindra Jadeja smashed an unbeaten 86 that took India to a competitive total of 292. On the other hand, England started their 2nd innings on a low note as Shami sent Keaton Jennings back to the pavilion on 10. The number 3 batsman Moeen Ali played some of the beautiful strokes before Jaddu dismissed him for 20. England finished the day with a lead of 154 runs. Here are the Day 3 Match Highlights and Analysis:
Impressive debut for Hanuma Vihari
When Indian batting stars were finding it tough to stay at the crease, the debutant scored an appreciated half-century. Hanuma Vihari’s 56 on Day 3 pushed India back into the game before England’s batting once again took the game in their court. His efforts would really help him further when Windies will tour India. If India can save or win this match, Vihari’s would be one of the reasons for this alongside Sword Man Ravindra Jadeja.
‘Bye Bye’ Keaton Jennings
Keaton Jennings is most probably the only player in the lineup who won’t be happy with the series victory because of his poor form with the bat. He hasn’t been able to score a single fifty on this tour due to which English fans might be seeing him for the last time in the white jersey.
The left-handed batsman became the worst opener-ever at home; having an average of less than 18 (18+ innings). From the last 18 innings, he didn’t score a single half-century which is the most by an English opener till date. The 26-year old would like to forget his horrific tour at the earliest for sure. Even Alastair Cook faced a similar situation in 2009-10 when he couldn’t score a fifty for 14 innings.
Cook’s final day in white jersey
Day 4 would most probably be Alastair Cook’s last day on the cricket field. Every cricket fanatic must be expecting something special from the southpaw. His achievements on the international front can’t be matched and therefore, the ‘Chef’ is considered to be one of the greatest ever to have played this sport.