IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: India Crush England By 434 Runs to Record Biggest Win in Tests

Rajkot: A dominant India crushed England by a record 434 runs in the third Test on Sunday, taking a commanding 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s double hundred (214*) laid the foundation, while Ravindra Jadeja’s five-wicket haul extinguished England’s hopes in the chase.

Resuming at 196/2, India piled on the runs thanks to Jaiswal’s brilliance. The 22-year-old smashed 12 sixes, equalling the record for most in a Test innings, and notched his third century, second in the series. Shubman Gill (91) and debutant Sarfaraz Khan (68*) provided valuable support as India declared at 430/4, setting a mammoth 557-run target.

England’s chase never got going. Chasing an improbable target, they were bundled out for a paltry 122. Jadeja was the wrecker-in-chief, taking five wickets for just 41 runs. His spin magic, aided by Kuldeep Yadav (2/19), Jasprit Bumrah (1/18), and Ravichandran Ashwin (1/19), exposed England’s frailties.

This victory marks India’s biggest win in terms of runs in Test history, surpassing their previous record of 372 runs against New Zealand in 2021. It’s also their first win by over 400 runs in the longest format.

With his exploits, Jaiswal has become the leading run-scorer in the current World Test Championship cycle, amassing 545 runs in just three Tests at an average of 109. He has also breached the 800-run mark in the WTC, overtaking Usman Khawaja for the top spot.

The focus now shifts to Ranchi, where the fourth Test begins on Friday. India will be aiming to seal the series win, while England will desperately need a turnaround to stay alive in the contest.

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