The fourth Test between England and India is currently underway, and it will be interesting to see how the remainder of the match plays out. While England had a slight advantage after the first two matches, India battled back to take lead on Day 3.
India’s top order orchestrated the amazing comeback, forcing England’s bowlers to work hard for scraps.
The obvious standout of the day was veteran opener Rohit Sharma, who blasted a spectacular century (127). This was Rohit’s first century in a Test match away from home, and there could not have been a better time for it to come.
Apart from him, Cheteshwar Pujara contributed a valiant 61 to further strengthen India’s grip. For the second wicket, the pair amassed 153 runs. This is the same venue where the visitors were dismissed for 191 in the first innings. In the third innings, though, Rohit and Pujara put on a batting display that wowed both fans and experts.
Sachin Tendulkar tweets about Rohit Sharma
Many others, including Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, praised the duo. The Master Blaster stated on Twitter that Rohit has been one of the best batters in the series. The veteran also stated that he has always believed in Pujara’s potential.
A solid partnership between @ImRo45 & @cheteshwar1 yesterday.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 5, 2021
Like I had said earlier, Rohit has taken his batting a notch higher ⬆️ in this series & has looked amongst the most comfortable batsmen at the crease.
And with Pujara, I have always believed in him to come good. pic.twitter.com/mcxOdw5cyZ
Tendulkar’s tweet read, “A solid partnership between @ImRo45 & @cheteshwar1 yesterday. Like I had said earlier, Rohit has taken his batting a notch higher in this series & has looked amongst the most comfortable batsmen at the crease. And with Pujara, I have always believed in him to come good.”
India, on the other hand, concluded the third day on 270/3, with a 171-run lead. With two days remaining and seven wickets in hand, the visitors must be confident of putting on a big total on this surface.
Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, and Shardul Thakur are among the players who have yet to be removed. As a result, England’s bowlers have work on their hands.
In particular, the stakes in the present Test at the Kennington Oval in London are extremely high. After the first three games, the series is deadlocked at 1-1. As a result, the winner of this match would have a commanding 2-1 lead.