Ishant Sharma becomes second Indian pacer to play 100 Tests

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AHMEDABAD: Pacer

Ishant Sharma

became the second India fast bowler to play 100 Test matches when he bowled the first over of the pink-ball Test against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Wednesday.
Ishant also became the fourth Indian bowler to achieve the glorious milestone. The fast bowler, who is now behind former skipper

Kapil Dev

as the only pacer to reach the feat, is also the eleventh Indian cricketer to feature in 100 Test matches.
Former skipper

Anil Kumble

(132), Kapil (131), and spinner

Harbhajan Singh

(103) are the only bowlers other than Ishant to feature in 100 Tests for India.

.@ImIshant was felicitated by the Honourable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind & Honourable Home Minister of… https://t.co/inHQGLrV2R

— BCCI (@BCCI) 1614158298000

Ishant started the proceedings for India in the third Test. The pacer dismissed Dom Sibley in his second over as the batsman departed without troubling the scorers after nicking the ball to

Rohit Sharma

at second slip.

What a way to start your 1⃣0⃣0⃣th Test! 👏👏@ImIshant strikes early for #TeamIndia as England lose Dominic Sibley.… https://t.co/335UKPkpDM

— BCCI (@BCCI) 1614159374000

Earlier, England won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the third Test. The hosts made two changes as

Jasprit Bumrah

came in for Mohammed Siraj while Washington Sundar came in for Kuldeep Yadav. England made four changes to the team that played in the second Test in Chennai.
India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
England playing XI: Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

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