Ben Stokes produced an absolute beauty of a delivery to end a wonderful knock of Rohit Sharma. It needed something special to remove Rohit as he was once again batting like dream. The England-all rounder Stokes swung the ball late and hit the back pad of Rohit Sharma.
As soon as the ball struck Rohit’s pad the entire England side shouted for an LBW and Nitin Menon raised his finger. It was a brilliant over from Stokes as he kept missing his length when Rohit was looking for a single on 49. The last delivery of the over Stokes executed a vicious inswinger and removed a well-set Rohit Sharma.
Ben Stokes Removes Rohit Sharma For 49
The class Indian batsman against the run of play was dismissed as the Test match once again hangs in the balance. It has turned out to be a brilliant day with the ball for Stokes as he has got two valuable wickets of Rohit and Virat Kohli. The talisman of England dismissed the Indian captain for a duck with a brute of a bouncer outside off-stump.
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England needed their star all-rounder to stand up with the ball today as his side is only playing with two specialists fast bowlers. Ben Stokes did just that and took the two most important wickets of the Indian batting line-up. India is currently 125 for 5 with Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin at the crease. Stokes is looking more and more threatening with each ball as he is now using the reverse swing to full effect.
Meanwhile, team India will be aiming to score as many runs as possible in their first innings and get a substantial lead. On the other hand id England bundle out India for under 200 they will be in the driving seat as the Ahmedabad pitch will not get easier to bat on day 4 and 5.