Rishabh Pant’s century and Washington Sundar’s unbeaten half-century put India in a strong position in the fourth Test against England.
Ahmedabad, March 5: Rishabh Pant’s century and Washington Sundar’s unbeaten half-century put India in a strong position in the fourth Test against England. At the end of the second day’s play, India’s score was 294-7. Washington Sundar is on 60 and Akshar Patel is on 11. India now have an 89-run lead.
Rishabh Pant’s third century in Test cricket and his first in India. He had previously scored centuries in England and Australia. India got off to a bad start after England were bowled out for 205 in the first innings, but Rishabh Pant helped India recover with the help of Washington Sundar.
Pant was dismissed for 101 off 118 balls. His play included 13 fours and 2 sixes. Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar had a 113-run partnership for the seventh wicket. James Anderson pushed Rishabh Pant back.
After Shubhaman was bowled out for zero, Rohit Sharma fought hard for India, but on the other hand, India’s wickets were running out. Pujara was dismissed for 17 while Virat Kohli was dismissed for zero. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane scored 27 runs. After this, while Rohit Sharma was expected to make a big play, Stokes lbw him for 49 runs. After this, Pant and Sundar did not allow India to fall. It also extended India’s lead to 50 runs.
This match is very important for India in terms of the final of the World Test Championship. India will have to draw or win this match to reach the final. If India loses this match, Australia will advance to the final. England have already been knocked out of the tournament, while New Zealand have reached the final.