WATCH: Rohit Sharma burns DRS after Dhruv Jurel misreads closed chance against England

Team India burn all three reviews inside Tea of the Ranchi Test.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The fourth Test match between India and England is being held in Ranchi. Earlier, England drew the first blood in the series but the hosts made inroads in the upcoming games and deservedly won back-to-back Tests to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

The ongoing Test is a must-win game for the tourists to remain alive in the series. Winning the toss and opting to bat first, England’s top-order batters – Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope were outsmarted by Test debutant Akash Deep.

Despite the early collapse, England steadied the ship in the form of Joe Root, who finally found his mojo back in the need of the hour. The lone warrior showed defiance against India’s bowling attack with his compelling 106* as England finished Day 1 with 302/7.

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Dhruv Jurel’s confident appeal convinces Rohit Sharma to take DRS but pays the price

Indian players had a bad day at the office as far as taking the DRS calls is concerned. The hosts burned not one but three reviews inside Tea and the highlight of them was when Dhruv Jurel misread the close chance of Ben Foakes in the 60th over.

The drama unfolded when Ravindra Jadeja cornered Ben Foakes by drifting the ball towards the leg side. Meanwhile, the right-hander had no intention of hitting the red cherry as he was planning to defend it in the first place.

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As it turned out, the ball went on to hit the batsman’s front pads, which saw the Indian players appealing. Among them, Dhruv Jurel, who had a clear view than anyone else sounded extremely confident as he made a full-hearted appeal. However, the on-field umpire wasn’t interested one bit.

The majority of the Indian players gathered as they discussed whether or not the ball was hitting the stumps. Dhruv Jurel explained his theory that the ball might be hitting the leg stump and even other players agreed.

However, after taking inputs from the wicketkeeper and teammates, the skipper took the DRS but the red cherry was angling down the leg side and it was missing the stumps.

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