Watch: Ben Stokes Mocks Vizag Crowd After Taking Stunning Catch Running Backwards

Ben Stokes Mocks Vizag Crowd After Taking Stunning Catch Running Backwards. Watch

Watch: Ben Stokes Mocks Vizag Crowd After Taking Stunning Catch Running Backwards

Shreyas Iyer once again failed to convert his start as he was dismissed for 29.© X (Twitter)




India batter Shreyas Iyer once again failed to convert his start as he was dismissed on Day 3 of the ongoing third Test against England in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Coming out to bat with India 30/2, Iyer put on an 81-run stand to bail the hosts out of trouble. Iyer looked lively during his stay in the middle, hitting two boundaries. However, Iyer miscued his pull soon after Gill completed his half-century. It took England captain Ben Stokes a stunning catch to send Iyer packing for 29. Seeing mid-off up, Iyer went aerial against Hartley and Stokes showed great athleticism to run backwards to pluck that catch out of thin air.

Stokes made a sarcastic gesture towards the local crowd after the same.

Meanwhile, Gill rode his luck to complete a much-needed half-century to take India to 130 for four at lunch on day three.

Resuming their second innings at 28 for no loss, India scored 102 runs in the session with the loss of Rohit Sharma (12), Yashasvi Jaiswal (17), Shreyas Iyer (29) and Rajat Patidar (9).

Gill (60 batting off 78 balls) and Axar Patel (2 batting) were holding fort at the break with India leading by 273 runs.

Gill survived two close DRS calls in successive overs soon after his arrival into the middle to post his first fifty plus score in 13 innings.

The first 30 minutes of the morning session belonged to Anderson, who continues to lord over batters at 41 years of age.

The veteran pacer first removed Rohit with an unplayable ball that seamed away a touch to knock the Indian skipper’s off stump in his first over of the day before getting the in-form Jaiswal caught at first slip with a full ball in his following over.

The first innings double centurion went through with the loose drive and Joe Root did the rest at first slip.

Debutant Patidar was the last wicket to fall in the session as he got an inside edge off Ahmed and Ben Foakes picked up a sharp low catch behind the stumps.

(With PTI Inputs)

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