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Aakash Chopra, Harsha Bhogle Leads Wishes As Washington Sundar Left Stranded On 96

Washinton Sundar fell agonisingly short of his maiden Test ton.

Washington Sundar was left stranded on 96 Test ton on day 3 of the fourth Test against England. After a string of good scores and an 85 in the first Test in Chennai, Sundar was once again stranded agonisingly short of his maiden Test ton. He started day 3 on 60 and played watchfully to bring up his maiden Test ton. He was ably supported by Axar Patel at the other end as the duo added a 106-run stand.

Both Sundar and Axar played the situation very well and capitalised on the first session extending their overnight stand. India had scored quickly in the partnership before Axar Patel was run-out at the non-striker’s end in an attempt to help Sundar get close to his personal milestone. The Indian scorecard read 365 after Axar’s dismissal.

Ben Stokes picked up India’s final two wickets in the same over. First, he trapped Ishant Sharma plumb in front of the wicket. A couple of balls later, he went through the defenses of Mohammed Siraj.

Siraj played a gritty knock to help Ravichandran Ashwin get to a century in the third Test. However, he could not repeat the feat this time around, as Washington Sundar treaded back in disappointment. England meanwhile, will start their second innings looking to get past India’s 160 run lead first and then build on that.

The first session thus belonged to India largely due to the 106-run stand between Sundar and Axar which helped India get past 350 runs in the first innings. The unbeaten 96 now becomes Washington Sundar’s highest Test score after an unbeaten 85 in the first Test.

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