IND vs ENG: 3rd Test, Day 4 Talking Points – Jaiswal, Jadeja script India’s biggest Test win by runs

Day 4 of the third Test between India and England turned out to be one-sided as the hosts dismissed their opponents for 122 in the fourth innings to register a record-shattering 434-run victory. They also went 2-1 up in the five-match series with this win.

India started the day with overnight batters, Shubman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav, walking out to the middle. Gill batted well and got to 91 before a miscommunication with Kuldeep saw him getting run out. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who had left the field after suffering a back spasm on Day 3, came out to bat at the fall of Gill’s wicket. Kuldeep batted 91 balls for his 27 runs before being dismissed by Rehan Ahmed. Sarfaraz Khan joined forces with Yashasvi and the duo added 172 runs off just 158 balls.

Yashasvi finished unbeaten on 214 when India declared for 430/4, while Sarfaraz ended on 68 not out. England was given a mammoth target of 557 to chase down with more than four sessions of play left. The tourists kept losing wickets at regular intervals in their innings and were eventually bowled out for 122. Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged a five-for.

Let’s take a look at the talking points from Day 4:

1. Sarfaraz Khan showcases his skills in both innings

After waiting for an international debut for quite some time, Sarfaraz Khan displayed his batting prowess, registering half-centuries in both innings of the Test match. In the second innings, his unbeaten 68 came off just 72 balls. He hit six fours and three sixes during his stay at the crease and earned rich praise from the experts.

2. Ravindra Jadeja stars with the ball after first innings heroics with the bat

Ravindra Jadeja had a sensational outing on his home ground in the third Test as he followed up his century in the first innings with a five-for in the fourth. He just ran through the England batting line-up and finished with outstanding figures of 5/41 in 12.4 overs.

3. Yashasvi Jaiswal is here to stay

Yashasvi Jaiswal registered his second double-century in the series. After his Vizag heroics, the southpaw played a brilliant innings of 214 not out off 236 balls, hitting 14 fours and 12 sixes. His spectacular innings were highlighted by a hat-trick of sixes he hit against the legendary James Anderson.