India vs England: Ishant Sharma becomes the second Indian driver to complete 100 tests | Cricket News

AHMEDABAD: Pacer Ishant Sharma became India’s second quick pitcher to play 100 test matches when he played the first in the pink ball test against England at Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday.
Ishant also became the fourth Indian melon to take this glorious milestone. The fast bowler, who is now behind former skipper Kapil Dev as the only stimulator to achieve the feat, is also the eleventh Indian cricketer to take part in 100 test matches.
Former skipper Anil Kumble (132), Kapil (131) and spinner Harbhajan Singh (103) are the only bowlers other than Ishant to participate in 100 tests for India.

Ishant started the procedure for India in the third test. The stimulator sent Dom Sibley back on his second goal as the batsman left without disturbing the scorers after picking the ball from Rohit Sharma on the second slip.

Zak Crawley hit timely limits and sewed a brief 25-point standstill with Jonny Bairstow. But Axar Patel struck with his first ball trapping Bairstow past the stumps as England recorded their second duck of the match.
Previously, England had won the draw and opted to beat India first in the third test. The hosts made two changes when Jasprit Bumrah came for Mohammed Siraj while Washington Sundar came for Kuldeep Yadav. England have made four changes to the squad that played in the second test at Chennai.
India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
England playing XI: Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (w), Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

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