At the world’s largest Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium, Team India defeated England by 10 wickets in 2 days. For the 22nd time in the 144-year history, a Test has ended in 2 days. This is India’s second Test, which is over in two days. Earlier in 2018, India defeated Afghanistan in 2 days in the Bengaluru Test. At the same time, England’s 12 Tests have ended in two days. Click here to see the scorecard of the match …
This first international match was played at the newly built Ahmedabad stadium. There was a lot of suspense about its pitch. Team India landed in the match with 3 specialist spinners and England 3 specialist pacer. However, the English team’s decision proved to be wrong. A total of 30 wickets fell in the match, of which the spinners took 28 wickets.
England won the toss and decided to bat first. Here, India’s 3-spinner strategy was successful and bowled England out for 112 runs. Spinner Akshar Patel took 6 and Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets.
India got off to a decent start in the first innings, but the team did not manage to score big. England’s strategy of playing with the fast bowlers was not successful. Specialist spinner Jack Leach took 4 and part time spinner captain Joe Root took 5 wickets. As a result, the Indian team was all out for 145 runs. The team had a lead of 33 runs.
In the second innings, England had lost 2 wickets in the first over without opening the account. The team was reduced to 81 runs. This was his lowest ever score against India. Spinner Akshar took 5 and Ashwin took 4 wickets. He gave India a target of 49 runs to win the match.
In response, Team India won the match scoring 49 runs without losing wickets.
Patel, who took the most 11 wickets in a day-night test, became the first bowler in the world to take the highest 11 wickets in a day-night test (both innings). Earlier, Australia’s Pat Cummins and West Indies’s Devendra Bishu have taken 10-10 wickets. Akshar has become the fourth bowler in the world to take 5 or more wickets in 3 consecutive innings.
Akshar hunted 6 players in the first innings and 5 in the second innings. Akshar was adjudged Player of the Match for this outstanding performance.
2-1 lead to India in the series
Team India has taken a 2-1 lead in the series of 4 Tests. The first Test was won by England by 227 runs. After this, Team India equalized the series by owning the second Test by 317 runs. After winning this third Test, the team reached the top of the point table of India Test Championship. The final of the championship will take place on 18 June at the Lords of England. It is now necessary for India to win or draw the last match of the series to reach the final.
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Ashwin is the second fastest bowler to take 400 Test wickets
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 3 wickets in the second innings so far. He completed a career 400 Test wickets in the 77th Test. Ashwin became the second bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan of Sri Lanka to take the fastest 400 wickets. Muralitharan had completed 400 wickets in the 72nd Test.
The fastest Indian to reach 400 wickets in Test cricket was former leg-spinner Anil Kumble. Kumble had completed 400 wickets in the 85th Test.
Ashwin has taken 222 wickets out of his 400 as a catch out. He bowled 85 players and LBW 84 players. He got 9 wickets as a stump.
Ashwin has bowled England all-rounder Ben Stokes for the most number of times in a Test career 11 times. He has dismissed Australian opener David Warner 10 times. Ashwin has taken the wicket of Alastair Cook of England 9 times.
Root took 5 wickets in Test innings for the first time
which Root took 5 wickets in innings for the first time in his Test career. He has become the first English bowler to take 5 wickets for 8 runs in the day-night test. On the Indian pitches, the part time spinner of the foreign team has also shown great feat before. In the 2004 Mumbai Test, Michael Clarke took 6 wickets for 9 runs for Australia. However, the Indian team won that match.
After 37 years, an English captain took 5 wickets,
Root has become the first English captain to take 5 wickets in an innings after 37 years. Earlier in July 1983, Bob Williz did this feat. Willies took 5 wickets for 35 runs in an innings against New Zealand in the Leeds Test.
Kohli becomes the most successful Indian captain
Virat Kohli has become the most successful Indian captain at home with this match. He has so far won 22 Tests at home, while former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won 21 Tests. Dhoni captained Team India in a total of 30 Tests on Indian soil. Out of this, 3 were lost and 6 were Test draws. At the same time, under Virat’s captaincy, India played 28 Tests at home grounds. Of these, 2 suffered losses and 5 were drawn.
Indian captain equals Steve Waugh,
Kohli has equaled the veteran captain of Australia, Steve Waugh, after winning the most 22 Tests at home. Steve Waugh won 22 out of 29 Tests at his home ground (in Australia).