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Ind v Eng 3rd Test Day 2: India spin out England for swift win

Ind v Eng 3rd Test Day 2: India spin out England for swift win
Ind v Eng 3rd Test Day 2: India spin out England for swift win

India moved a step closer to the World Test Championship Final against New Zealand with a dramatic 10-wicket win over England in the third Test on the second day of the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday to take a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.

Match Summary - India v England, 3rd Test Day 2, Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

England 1st Innings: 112 (48.4)

India 1st Innings: 145 (53.2)
Fall of wickets: 4-114 (Ajinkya Rahane-38.2 ov), 5-115 (Rohit Sharma-40.1 ov), 6-117 (Rishabh Pant-41.1 ov), 7-125 (Washington Sundar-45.1 ov), 8-125 (Axar Patel-45.3 ov), 9-134 (Ravichandran Ashwin-49.2 ov), 10-145 (Jasprit Bumrah-53.2 ov)

England 2nd Innings: 81 (30.4)
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Zak Crawley-0.1 ov), 2-0 (Jonny Bairstow-0.3 ov), 3-19 (Dom Sibley-8.3 ov), 4-50 (Ben Stokes-17.2 ov), 5-56 (Joe Root-18.5 ov), 6-66 (Ollie Pope-21.6 ov), 7-68 (Jofra Archer-23.2 ov), 8-80 (Ben Foakes-28.2 ov), 9-80 (Jack Leach-29.4 ov), 10-81 (James Anderson-30.4 ov)

India 2nd Innings: 49-0 (7.4)

Result - India won by 10 wickets


England are now out of contention for the World Test Championship final, but they were completely bamboozled by India's spin pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel.

India began the day at 99 for three, but were bowled out for 145 with a lead of 33 runs. England were thereafter bowled out for 81 and India knocked off the required 49 runs for a win with 10 wickets to spare.

Earlier, England captain Joe Root (5-8) and Jack Leach (4-54) tore India apart as the home team struggled to get going on a pitch that offered considerable turn. Rohit Sharma (66: 96b, 208m, 11x4) was the top-scorer in the match as he tried to hold the innings together. Towards the end, Ashwin (17) used the long handle to good effect.

When England batted again, Axar struck off the first three deliveries and thereafter India was all over the visitors.

Axar struck at regular intervals as he ended with five for 32 and Ashwin got four for 48. Root (19) and Ben Stokes (25) added 31 runs for the fourth wicket, but then the rest of the innings collapsed.

Ashwin also claimed his 400th Test wicket in his 77th match to enter an exclusive club. England was bowled out for a mere 81.

India knocked off the required 49 runs for no loss in just 7.4 overs to seal a famous win to take a 2-1 lead.

Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma

England: Dom Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Ben Foakes (wicket-keeper), Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad

Match Details

Toss: India won and elected to bat
Test debut: Axar Patel
Match Officials: Nitin Menon, Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon, C Shamshuddin (TV Umpire), KN Ananthapadmanabhan (Reserve Umpire), Javagal Srinath (Match-Referee)

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