Left arm spinner Axar Patel claimed yet another five-wicket haul as India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs to win the four match test series 3-1 at Ahmedabad on Saturday.
Rishabh Pant’s blistering ton followed by an unbeaten half-century by Washington Sundar put India in a strong position at the end of Day 2 of the final test on Friday.
Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin shared seven wickets between them, as India gained the upper hand at the end of Day 1 of the fourth test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
England made two changes in the playing XI by playing Dan Lawrence and Dom Bess in place of Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer. On the other hand India included Mohammed Siraj in place of Jasprit Bumrah who had gone home.
Axar Patel along with Ravichandran Ashwin ran through the England batting line up as India won the pink ball test by defeating England emphatically in Ahmedabad at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday.
Left arm spinner Axar Patel claimed six wickets as India gained the upper hand at the end of Day 1 of the third D/N test against England at Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
The home side made 2 changes by including Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah in place of Mohammed Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav, while the visitors brought in James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley for Burns, Lawrence, Stone and Moeen Ali.
England’s Test cricket captain Joe Root did not make a century in 2020, but has since returned to form with the bat in a big way during his team’s tour of the subcontinent.
He seems to love playing in Asia. Root followed-up on big knocks against Sri Lanka with a match- winning contribution in Chennai that handed India a rare home defeat in the first of four Tests. Continue reading “Root Return to Form Timely Ahead of Ashes Series”