India vs England: Axar Patel’s sheer brilliance with the ball as he claimed an 11-wicket hall and defeated England by 10 wickets in the third Pink ball test inside two days. With the loss, England’s hopes for the ICC World Test Championship final are also dead. While India is still in the race along with Australia. If India manages to win or at least draw the last test game against England, then India will play the final against New Zealand, however, if England wins the last test game, Australia will go to the final.
The short game of Test Cricket was displayed at the revamped Narendra Modi Stadium which ended within two days and just 844 deliveries were bowled.
The pink ball test is always a treat for the pacers while this was not the case in Narendra Modi Stadium. Turners played a crucial role in the game as 27 wickets have been gone to the spinners.
England batting woes against spin duo Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel continues as they got folded to mere 112 and 81 runs in the first and third innings respectively. India got to chase the target of 49 runs in the fourth innings to which Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill answered in just 7.4 overs.
Records tumble at Narendra Modi Stadium:
Axar Patel getting best figures in D/N tests: England batsmen had no answers to Patel’s accuracy. He picked six wickets in the first innings while five in the third to end England’s run to ICC World Test Championship. Now he has three 5 wickets haul in four test innings.
Ten-wicket hauls in D/N Tests:
- 11/70 AXAR PATEL v Eng Ahmedabad 2020/21
- 10/62 Pat Cummins v SL Brisbane 2018/19
- 10/174 Devendra Bishoo v Pak Dubai 2016/17
Ashwin enters 400 wickets club:
Ravichandran Ashwin added four more wickets to the three he picked in the first innings to enter the 400 wickets club in the Test Cricket. He is the fourth Indian to enter the milestone after Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417).
He also becomes the second-fastest cricketer in the world to bag 400 wickets in just 77 test games.