India post 417, lead by 134 runs vs England

kangana-ranautMohali, (IANS) India were bowled out for 417 runs in their first innings, taking a lead of 134 against England at tea on the third day of the third cricket Test here on Monday.

Leftie all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja produced a career-best Test score of 90 to pull India to a sizeable lead. Jayant Yadav scored 55 at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra stadium here.

Resuming the second session at 354/7, Jadeja and Jayant continued their good touch until the Saurashtra batsman was dismissed by leg-spinner Adil Rashid in the 124th over. His 170-ball knock was laced with 10 boundaries and one six.

The fall of Jadeja’s wicket brought in Umesh Yadav (12), who along with Jayant forged a crucial 33-run partnership for the ninth wicket before Jayant was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Ben Strokes (5/73).

Umesh and Mohammad Shami (1 not out) managed to add only three runs to the total and India folded for 417.

Earlier, resuming the day at 270/6, Jadeja’s highest Test score pulled India to a sizeable lead. India scored 84 runs from 30 overs in the morning session of the play losing only a wicket — that of Ravichandran Ashwin (72).

For England, pacer Ben Strokes scalped five wickets to become their most successful bowler followed by leggie Adil Rashid (4/118).

Medaram Jathara

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