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IND vs ENG 5th Test: Rohit Sharma Misses Day 3’s Field Practice; Is India Scared?

<p>The India captain, Rohit Sharma, was sidelined with a stiff back at the start of the third day of the current fifth India vs. England Test at Dharamsala. The team was headed by designated vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah, who assumed leadership in his absence. Following their defeat in the first IND versus ENG Test in Hyderabad, India seems set to win four straight Tests.</p>
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<p>March 9, (Saturday): “Captain Rohit Sharma has not taken the field on Day 3 due to a stiff back,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in an official bulletin.</p>
<p>Regarding the extent of Rohit’s injury and when, if at all, he is expected to return to the field, the BCCI has not released any precise information.</p>
<p><strong>The Rohit-Gill Collaboration Was Essential For India</strong><br />
On the second day of the 5th IND vs. ENG Test, Rohit displayed his batting brilliance by hitting a stunning century, his second of the series and his 12th overall. He was crucial to two significant partnerships. The first was a 104-run combination with Yashasvi Jaiswal (57), who was his opening partner. Even more noteworthy was the second partnership, which saw Rohit and Shubman Gill put up a dominant 171 runs for the second wicket. In the current match, this combination was vital in putting England on the back foot and almost batting them out of contention.</p>
<p><strong>James Anderson Makes History With His Name</strong><br />
As England triumphantly knocked out India for 477 in the early hours of Day 3, James Anderson achieved a historic milestone by claiming his 700th Test wicket. In the current fifth IND versus ENG Test on Saturday, the hosts presently have a dominating lead of 259 runs. By getting rid of Kuldeep Yadav, who made 30 runs before being caught behind, Anderson accomplished this achievement. With his 700 wickets, Anderson joins the ranks of spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets) of Sri Lanka and the late Australian great Shane Warne (708), becoming the first pacer and third bowler overall to accomplish this incredible milestone.</p>