Rohit Sharma and James Anderson Engage in Sledging Duel Amidst Intense Ranchi Test
By CricShots - Feb 26, 2024 10:31 am
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In Ranchi, the fourth Test between India and England is nearing its conclusion, with India on the verge of victory. Openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal set an aggressive tone on the fourth day, adding 84 runs for the opening partnership. The target for India in the fourth innings is 192 to win the match and secure the series.

James Anderson
James Anderson tried to sledge Rohit Sharma

After England won the toss and chose to bat, they posted a total of 353 in the first innings, with Joe Root’s outstanding century contributing significantly. In response, India was bowled out for 307, featuring noteworthy contributions from Yashasvi Jaiswal (73) and Dhruv Jurel (90). India then dominated with the ball, dismissing England for a mere 145 in the second innings.

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In the fourth innings, Rohit Sharma continued his impressive form, reaching his 17th Test half-century. A sledging incident between Rohit and James Anderson added spice to the day’s play. Despite Anderson dismissing Rohit for a modest 2 in the first innings, the Indian skipper responded with a smile after a mixup during Anderson’s over.

The incident occurred as Rohit and Jaiswal misjudged a run, leading to a brief exchange between Rohit and Anderson. Notably, Rohit crossed the 4000-run mark in Test cricket during this innings, showcasing his prowess as an opener since 2019.

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Having lost the first Test in Hyderabad, India bounced back with victories in Vizag and Rajkot, taking a 2-1 series lead. The team aims to maintain their unbeaten streak in Test series at home since 2012 and secure their 17th consecutive home Test series win.

Rohit Sharma’s leadership has been crucial in steering India towards victory in the ongoing series. With the Ranchi Test poised for a favorable outcome, India eyes a series-clinching win before heading to the final Test at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.