IND vs ENG: Ashwin-Akshar bowling, England’s pride again, India’s dominance on the first day! | News

IND Vs ENG: R. R. Ashwin and Axar Patel have also dominated England in the fourth and final Test. The duo combined for 7 wickets to give England no chance.

Ahmedabad, March 4: R. R. Ashwin and Axar Patel have also dominated England in the fourth and final Test (IND vs ENG). The pair’s penetrating bowling ended the third Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on the second day. Despite a favorable pitch in the fourth Test, England could not bat all day. England’s first innings ended at 205 runs. In reply, India lost Shubman Gill’s wicket at the end of the day and scored 24 runs.

England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat. The England batsman could not take advantage of this decision. Akshar Patel gave England two quick hits. This is Akshar’s first test series. He has taken 18 wickets in the previous two Tests. England captain Joe Root was also dismissed for just five runs. He was dismissed by Mohammad Siraj. Siraj has been included in the squad after Jaspreet Bumrah withdrew due to personal reasons. Siraj took a big wicket of Joe Root and proved the faith of the team management.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes tried to keep one side in the match. He also had an argument with captain Virat Kohli during the match. Even after this argument, Stokes played with determination and scored a half century. Washington Sundar dismissed him for 55 runs. By the time of the tea break, half of England’s team was out.

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Ashwin’s magic

R. who could not take a single wicket in the match till the tea break. Ashwin pushed England. Ashwin took three wickets in an instant. Akshar Patel also took two wickets to end England’s first innings. Akshar became India’s most successful bowler. He took four wickets. Ashwin took 3 wickets, Siraj took 2 wickets and Sundar took 1 wicket.

India’s bad start

The Indian team, which came to bat on the first day, also got off to a bad start. England’s veteran bowler James Anderson dismissed Shubhaman Gill in the first over. Gill couldn’t even blow a pumpkin. After a half-century in the first Test, Gill has consistently failed in the series.

After the gill out, the experienced duo of Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara did not allow any further fall. At the end of the first day, India have scored 1 out 24 runs.

Of the World Test Championship (WTC) India need to win or draw this match to reach the final. If that happens, India will face New Zealand in the final at Lord’s. Australia will advance to the final if India loses the Test. England’s challenge in the tournament has come to an end after losing the third Test.

Published by:News18 Desk

First published:March 4, 2021, 5:40 PM IST


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