Rohit Sharma Out of Third Day of Fifth Test with Stiff Back

Rohit Sharma Out of Third Day of Fifth Test with Stiff Back

India's captain, Rohit Sharma, was forced to sit out the third day of the fifth Test against England in Dharamsala due to a stiff back. Jasprit Bumrah, the designated vice-captain, took over the leadership responsibilities.

Rohit's absence was a significant blow to India, as he has been in excellent form throughout the series. He has scored centuries in two of the last three Tests and played a crucial role in establishing India's advantage in Dharamsala.

With Rohit out of action, India's top-order batsmen stepped up to the plate. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill both scored half-centuries, while Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant made valuable contributions.

India's bowlers also performed well, with Mohammed Siraj and Ravichandran Ashwin taking three wickets each. England were bowled out for 245, giving India a lead of 259 runs.

India's victory in Dharamsala gives them an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series. It is a remarkable achievement, considering that they lost the first Test in Hyderabad.

However, India's victory has been overshadowed by a spate of injuries. Mohammed Shami, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, and Rajat Patidar have all missed matches due to various ailments.

With the IPL just around the corner, India will be hoping that their injured players can recover in time. The IPL is a grueling tournament, and India will need all of their best players available if they want to win the title.

Tags: #Cricket, #India, #England, #RohitSharma, #JaspritBumrah

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