Monday, 02:30 AM IST
India vs England: India is in good shape in the second Test in England after Gill’s brilliant century, 370-run lead at tea break
In the second Test at Visakhapatnam, India reached a good place after Gill’s brilliant century. The morning on the third day of the second Test did not go well for India. Due to the loss of wickets, the Indian team was under a lot of pressure. After that, Shubman Gill’s century took the Indian team to a favorable position. He overcame the lack of consecutive runs and scored a hundred in a barrage of impeccable runs. Till the tea break, India’s scoreboard was 6 for 227 runs.
He was unable to play this red ball cricket. This young player was believed to be the last Indian player after the Virat-Rohit era. But in the last few matches, there was a drought of runs for him, his runs did not come. But India’s young player Shubman Gill breathed a sigh of relief after scoring a brilliant century on the third day of the second Test at Visakhapatnam. The young player from Punjab scored the third century in his Test career. After 2017, after almost 7 years batting at number 3 from an Indian team bat it was again seen to play a hundred innings on Indian soil. He was a disappointment in the first innings. But in the second innings, he played a great century of 104 runs. And took India to a better place. He gave England a lead of more than 350 runs.
At the end of the second day of the second Test, India’s scoreboard was 27 runs for one wicket. But at the start of the third day, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Yasswi Jaiswal are seen returning to each other’s pavilion dressing room. After that, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer handled the innings by stopping wickets. But after freezing at the crease, he returned to the pavilion for just 29 runs. Both Gill and Iyer played a half-century partnership innings from the crease. By scoring his personal half-century, he raised the hope of returning to that form. At 111, India’s third wicket fell to Shreyas Iyer. He scored 29 runs. The fourth wicket fell soon after that in the form of Rajat Patid. He was dismissed by Rehan Ahmed for 9 runs. Akshay Patel and Gill teamed up soon after that. India’s score at lunch was 4 for 130 runs.
After that, Gill and Akshay started batting coolly after lunch. They both made half-centuries. After that, Durant scored a hundred, and Shubman Gill returned to the pavilion with a catch to the wicketkeeper after a reverse sweep by Shoheb Basir. He scored 104 runs off 147 balls including 11 fours and 2 sixes. Akshay Patel could not stay at the crease for long after Gill got out and he got out after scoring 43 runs. Their partnership saw 89 runs on the scoreboard. Bharat and Ashwin were unbeaten at the crease. They stayed till tea break. The Indian team led by 370 runs till the tea break.