News

India resume England Test with Ashwin substitute

By AFP

February 17, 2024 09:36 AM


File photo

Twitter Share Facebook Share WhatsApp Share

India took the field on Saturday's day three of the third Test against England with a substitute for Ravichandran Ashwin, who left the match midway due to a "family emergency".

Ashwin on Friday became the ninth international bowler to reach 500 Test wickets in Rajkot but hours later had to leave the Test on account of his ailing mother.

Devdutt Padikkal walked on as a substitute fielder, who cannot bat or bowl, with England on 207-2.

Overnight centurion Ben Duckett, on 133, and partner Joe Root, on nine, returned to the crease.

Ashwin's absence has left India with four bowlers including quicks Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja are the two spinners.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India announced Ashwin's withdrawal late Friday with vice-president Rajeev Shukla saying he had rushed to Chennai "to be with his mother".

England bowled out India for 445 on day two before Duckett launched a batting blitz with his 88-ball ton to punish the bowlers.

The five-match series is level at 1-1 after England won the opener and India bounced back in the second match.


AFP


Most Read

  1. Solar panel rate sinks massively in Lahore Solar panel rate sinks massively in Lahore
  2. Hina Rizvi ties the knot with Ammar Ahmed Khan Hina Rizvi ties the knot with Ammar Ahmed Khan
  3. Police claim girl seen in sub-inspector’s video was his second wife Police claim girl seen in sub-inspector’s video was his second wife
  4. Foreigners safe after suicide-bomber targets their van in Karachi Foreigners safe after suicide-bomber targets their van in Karachi
  5. LHC orders steel mill demolition over pollution LHC orders steel mill demolition over pollution
  6. Mehar Bano and Mamya Shajaffar’s bold dance videos invite public's wrath Mehar Bano and Mamya Shajaffar’s bold dance videos invite public's wrath

Opinion

  1. Insights into the Pakistan Stock Exchange's Recent Record High Triumph
    Insights into the Pakistan Stock Exchange's Recent Record High Triumph

    By Zulfiqar Ali Mir

  2. IMEC to sabotage CPEC
    IMEC to sabotage CPEC

    By Dr Asif Channer

  3. 1947 TO FORM 47
    1947 TO FORM 47

    By Dr Asif Channer

  4. Beijing wants to further highlight industrial sector in its country and take scientific innovation to new heights....
    Beijing wants to further highlight industrial sector in its country and take scientific innovation to new heights....

    By Ali Ramay

  5. Global race: China will reduce its unnecessary expenses
    Global race: China will reduce its unnecessary expenses

    By Ali Ramay

  6. Channer Pir: The Great Saint of Cholistan
    Channer Pir: The Great Saint of Cholistan

    By Dr Asif Channer