England clashed against Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel as the spin duo defeated England by 18 wickets for 112 and 82 runs respectively in both innings.
While Ashwin went on to become the third Indian player to achieve the grand feat of 400 Test wickets – only to become the third Indian – local boy Axar Patel, playing in his second Test, took 10 wickets for his first wicket in Test cricket .
Both teams had opposite decisions in terms of team selection. England picked up three pacers in their playing eleven while India went with three spinners – both captains read the pitch differently.
After winning the toss, England decided to bat first and three spinners from India came into play, as captain Virat Kohli handed the ball to Axar in the sixth over of Day 1, while Axar and Ashwin played the web for the English batsmen. Used. The crowd inside the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium increased a lot.
Zuck Crowley was the only batsman to score a half-century in the first innings, the second-highest 17 by Joe Root as England finished the innings with just 112. Axar played six, Ashwin three and Ishant played his 100th Test.
With India’s innings commencing during the twilight phase, England continued with their three seamers. While Troika troubled the Indian openers, Rohit Sharma scored a half-century. India’s batting line-up suffered a 2-day defeat under the captaincy of Jack Leach and Joe Root, who took their first five wickets in Test cricket – as India were bowled out for 145, taking a 33-run lead. . .
With Suraj in Ahmedabad on Day 2 of the pink ball test, Ashwin and Axar bowled 30 overs and took nine wickets. Washington Sundar was given the first over of the match and the youngster took a wicket off his fourth ball to pile England up for just 81 runs.
With a target of 49 runs, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill played their strokes and ended the match in the third innings of Day 2.
India, with a thumping victory, are taking a 2–1 lead in the four-Test series and will take the series and one place up in the final of the ICC World Test Championship when they take on the field for the fourth Test.